Muslims

Israel Removes All Security Apparatus from Holy Site After Unrest

By Luke Baker and Ali Sawafta JERUSALEM, July 27 – Israel overnight removed all security infrastructure it had put in place this month at Muslim entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, stepping up its efforts to defuse political and religious tension. The government had already dismantled metal detectors it installed in

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The Bodywashers Living with a Taboo

Click here for the Arabic version of this story. By Tabish Khan It was the summer of 1992 and massive protests were going on in Soura, Srinagar —the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir. Thousands of protesters had come out on the streets. They had gathered around an unidentified decaying body of a 16-year-old boy lying

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U.S. Lays Out Criteria for Visa Applicants from Six Muslim Nations

By Arshad Mohammed and Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, June 29 – Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close U.S. family relationship or formal ties to a U.S. entity to be admitted to the United States under guidance distributed by the U.S. State Department. The directive defined close family as a parent, spouse, child,

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Mosul: First Eid Without Daesh

By Alaa Marjani MOSUL, Iraq, June 28- People in the Iraqi city of Mosul celebrated their first Muslim Eid holiday without Daesh in years on Sunday after the militants were ejected from much of the city, and hoped the battle to recapture the remaining area would soon be over. Children gathered in squares on the eastern side of

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How a Hashtag on Wednesdays is Fighting Iran’s Dress Code for Women

BEIRUT, June 28 – Before she begins her Wednesday morning, Iranian activist Masih Alinejad spends hours sifting through scores of videos and photos sent to her of women in Iran wearing white headscarves or white clothing as part of a growing online protest. To campaign against the obligatory wearing of headscarves – or hijabs –

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Family of Suspect in Attack on London Muslims Say They Are Devastated

By Michael Holden LONDON, June 20 – The family of a man suspected of driving a rented van into Muslim worshippers after they left prayers at a north London mosque said they are devastated at the “madness” of the attack. The vehicle swerved into the group of worshippers, mainly of North and West African origin,

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Van Rams Worshippers Leaving London Mosque, Killing At Least One

LONDON, June 19 – A van ploughed into worshippers leaving a London mosque on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 10 others in what witnesses said was a deliberate attack on Muslims. The incident was being treated as a potential terrorist attack said Prime Minister Theresa May, which if confirmed would make it

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Two Men Stabbed to Death on Oregon Train Trying to Stop Anti-Muslim Rant

By Alex Dobuzinskis May 27 – A man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a Portland, Oregon, commuter train after they tried to stop him from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, police said on Saturday. Police identified the assailant, who was arrested soon after the Friday afternoon attack, as Jeremy Joseph Christian

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