racism

Ex-U.S. Marine Kills 3 Policemen in Racially Tense Baton Rouge

By Sam Karlin BATON ROUGE, L.A, July 17 – A decorated ex-U.S. Marine sergeant opened fire on police in Baton Rouge on Sunday, killing three officers, nearly two weeks after the fatal police shooting of a black man there sparked nationwide protests, one of them shattered by the massacre of five Dallas policemen. The Baton

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Two Muslim Teens Beaten Outside New York Mosque: Rights Group

July 5 – Two Muslim teenagers were beaten outside a New York City mosque by an attacker who shouted slurs at them, a rights group said on Monday, calling for police to investigate the incident as a bias crime. The attack early on Sunday was at least the third involving Muslims in the United States

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Muslim Doctor Shot Near Houston Mosque on Way to Prayer

By Barbara Goldberg July 4 – A Muslim doctor headed for morning prayers on Sunday at a Houston mosque was shot in an attacked by three men, police said. The motive for the attack was unclear, but comes a day after another Muslim man was beaten outside a Florida mosque. The victim of the Texas

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Islamophobia on the Rise in Germany, Study Shows

BERLIN, June 15 – Islamophobia has risen markedly in Germany, a study published on Wednesday showed, underscoring the tensions simmering in German society after more than one million migrants, mostly Muslims, arrived last year. Every second respondent in the study of 2,420 people said they sometimes felt like a foreigner in their own country due

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Muslim Boxing Champion and Cultural Symbol Muhammad Ali Dead at Age 74

By Ricardo Arduengo SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 5 – The death of Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight champion known as much for his political activism as his boxing brilliance, triggered a worldwide outpouring of affection and admiration for one of the best-known figures of the 20th century. Ali, who had long suffered from Parkinson’s syndrome which impaired

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Alienation Grows in Brussels District that Bred Paris Attackers

By Alissa de Carbonnel BRUSSELS, June 1 – When Moroccan-born former boxer Mohamed Idrissi orders a young man out of his gym for smoking, the respect is tangible. The youngster stubs out his cigarette and leaves, head bowed. Inside the gym, the muted thud of leather gloves striking punchbags resumes. Idrissi’s influence goes beyond his

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Beyond The Pale

America’s Arab and South Asian activists are redefining whiteness BY Zahir Janmohamed In 1996, Stephen Holmes wrote a piece in The New York Times on the rising influence of Arab Americans in that year’s U.S. presidential elections. Reporting from Dearborn, Michigan, home to America’s largest Arab American community, Holmes revealed how Republican and Democratic leaders

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U.N. to Campaign Against Xenophobia, Racism in Dealing with Refugees

By Ellen Wulfhorst UNITED NATIONS, May 9 – The United Nations on Monday proposed that its member countries create and agree upon a system to share responsibility more fairly for the hundreds of millions of refugees and migrants around the world. The global compact would be accompanied by a U.N.-led campaign to combat the xenophobia

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