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  • Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric whips up hate

    At a campaign rally in New Hampshire Wednesday night, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump declined to correct a supporter who declared that “Muslims” are “a problem in this country” and urged the candidate to “get rid of ‘em.” Voicing the beliefs of nearly half of U.S. Republicans, the speaker.. More

  • UN 'shocked' over Hungary action against refugees

    The UN chief has said he was "shocked" after Hungarian riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at crowds of refugees desperate to cross the border from Serbia. When asked about the border clashes on Wednesday, Ban Ki-moon said the treatment of the refugees by the Hungarian police was "not acceptable". Tensions boiled over at.. More

  • India 'covering up abuses' in Kashmir

    The Indian government has concealed over three hundred human rights abuse cases, including extrajudicial killings, torture and enforced disappearances in the India-occupied Kashmir, a new report alleged. Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society coordinator Khurram Parvez says that the Indian government had allowed systemic violence to take root in.. More

  • Islamophobia related crime in London up by 70%

    According to police department statistics, hate crimes against Muslims in London has risen by 70% in the past year according to an article in The Huffington Post. Crimes that specifically targeted Muslims were tagged at 816, compared to the 478 in the 12 months to July 2015. Incidents ranged from cyber-bullying and assaults to extreme violence. Merton,.. More

  • 1,000 Gaza children disabled by Israel's 2014 attack

    More than 1,000 Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip sustained permanent disabilities during last year’s 51-day Israeli military onslaught, according to Defense for Children International (DCI), an NGO devoted to children’s rights. In a report entitled “Operation Protective Edge: A war waged on Gaza's Children”, released on.. More

  • Survivors remember Ghouta chemical massacre

    On the second anniversary of the notorious Ghouta chemical massacre in Syria, survivors recount what happened on that fateful day. Syrian opposition-held areas in Ghouta, eastern Damascus, were attacked with chemical weapons and nerve agents on Aug. 21, 2013. More than 1,400 civilians were killed, most of whom women and children, according to local.. More

  • Babies die in Gaza due to the resource siege

    Sixteen-month-old Ezzedin Jad al-Kafarneh died as a result of an electrical fire at an UN school in the north of the Gaza Strip. "On February 16, UNRWA staff discovered smoke coming from a closed room at a Collective Centre in Beit Hanoun. Preliminary reports indicate that one infant died and two others were injured, reportedly as a result of.. More

  • UK Muslims uneasy with Cameron's anti-extremism plan

    The five-year counter-extremism plan unveiled by Britain has drawn strong reactions from Muslim groups and non-governmental organizations in the country. As part of the plan to be submitted to the parliament in the fall, the British government aims to prevent its citizens from leaving the country to join radical groups and confront home-grown extremism,.. More

  • Thousands commemorate victims of Srebrenica genocide

    Tens of thousands of people have travelled to Srebrenica to attend a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide in the town. More than 50,000 people, including 80 foreign dignitaries, were expected to include the event on Saturday that will include the funeral of recently found victims. The genocide was Europe's largest war crime since.. More

  • Israel killed 23 Palestinians since start of 2015: PLO

    At least 23 Palestinians have been killed and another 2,156 detained by the Israeli military since January 1, 2015, thePalestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said in a report issued Sunday. In its report, the PLO added that 131 Palestinian homes had been destroyed in armed operations carried out by the Israeli army in the first half of this year alone. The.. More

  • Uighur leader: World silent while persecution goes on

    The World Uyghur Congress has used a reported ban on Muslims fasting to ratchet up the rhetoric on China, this time accusing Beijing of "an unnamed war against Muslims and Islam." "Unfortunately the world is still keeping silent," the Vice President of the Congress Seyit Tumturk told Anadolu Agency this week. According to international.. More

  • South African Muslims Launch Ramadan Charity Drive

    Islamic charity organizations in South Africa have begun distributing food packages to less fortunate Muslims across Africa to ensure they do not lack food with which to break their Ramadan fast. “We have distributed uncooked food packages in South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi,” Hassan Choonara, regional director of the South Africa-based.. More

  • Many Egyptians fearful in Ramadan amid new ‘security measures’

    As Egyptian Muslims flock to mosques to perform taraweeh, a special nightly prayer only performed during Ramadan, many say they are avoiding prominent mosques for fear of harassment by security forces in a country dogged by political unrest since President Mohamed Morsi was ousted in a 2013 military coup. “This year I’m going to perform.. More

  • Kids on their own among migrants who arrived in Indonesia

    It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each other when rolling waves thrashed their boat, when their empty bellies ached and when they were beaten for trying to stand up to.. More

  • Venice’s Biennale fair features ‘mosque’ inside church

    A Swiss-Icelandic artist has launched a mosque installation at an old church as part of the 56th Biennale art fair in the Italian city of Venice, local media reports said Sunday. According to the artist Christoph Buchel, 48, his installation titled “The Mosque: The First Mosque in the Historic City of Venice” was to promote religious tolerance,.. More