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Australia Far-right Targets Muslims Online

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SYDNEY – An Australian far-right group has escalated its hate campaign against the Muslim community, urging its supporters to take photos of veiled Muslim women in public and using them in hateful posts online. “I was in my way to work as I usually do,” a mother of three who was photographed on the train and then humiliated in a series......





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STOCKHOLM – Seeing her dream of joining police shattered over her hijab, a Finnish Muslim has urged the government to allow Islamic headscarf in police uniform to encourage integration of the minority in the society. “I want to be part of society, but society does not want me,” a 38-year-old Muslim woman, who was barred from joini......



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CAIRO – France's annual report on racism has revealed a dramatic increase in intolerance among French people, reaching its highest level since 2002, amid concerns among anti-racism groups of the growing anti-immigration sentiments in the society. “The commission’s report presents figures that are very worrying for French society,” wr......



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20 March 2014 Ethnic Tatars in Crimea will be asked to vacate their land for resettlement elsewhere in the region, a top Crimea ...



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13 March 2014 An interesting initiative has been launched in Komotini to help the earthquake victims on the island of Cephaloni ...



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21 January 2013 European Union foreign ministers on Monday unanimously approved a joint military force to assist French and Afr ...



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CAIRO – As voting gets underway in the biggest-ever democratic process next Monday, many eyes are fixed on ballot boxes which will define India’s next Prime Minister, calculating percentages and alliances needed by Congress or nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party to get win the race. The reality is that the political support of the Congre......



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CAIRO – As the clock ticks towards the start of the longest election marathon in the country's history, Indian politicians are racing to secure the Prime Minister ticket to lead the world’s largest democracy. The following are political figures who have been mentioned as possible prime ministerial hopefuls:   Narendra Damodardas M......



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TEXAS – A US Iraq veteran has shot dead three people and injured 16 before taking his own life on Wednesday, April 2, at an army base in Fort Hood, Texas, bringing back memories of another deadly attack in 2009. We are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened, US President Barack Obama said from Chicago, Reuters reported. ......



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19 August 2013 Australian Muslim community leaders have voiced concerns about pressures they are facing from spy agencies, putt ...



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13 August 2013 Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced a re-elected Rudd Labor Government would contribute $3 million to enable ...



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CAIRO – Joyful Muslim community in the central British city of Nottingham has been preparing for the inauguration of their city’s first mosque with a minaret next week, seeing it a symbol of Islam in the old city. I'm very proud and anxious that it opens,” mosque chairman Aurangzeb Khan, 79, of Carlton, told Nottingham Post on Wednesd......



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MOSCOW – In a bid to calm rising tensions, President Vladimir Putin has announced intention to review the country’s rehabilitation law and apply it to the Crimean Muslim Tatars following the announcement of plans for autonomy referendum. “I will certainly give orders to look into the matter,” Putin was quoted by ITAR-TASS news agency......



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CAIRO – Top UN commissioner for refugees has warned that thousands of Central African Republic Muslims are facing the threat of being slaughtered by anti-balaka Christian militias, calling for an urgent relocation of the religious minority to safer spots. “We fear for the lives of 19,000 Muslims in those locations,” Fatoumata Lejeune-K......



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CAIRO – A senior British Conservative lawmaker has warned that the British government’s decision to investigate the Muslim Brotherhood could backfire if the organization was wrongly proscribed for having links to terror. “A misapplied policy could drive its followers into the arms of al-Qaeda,” Crispin Blunt, a former justice ministe......



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CAIRO – Top UN commissioner for refugees has warned that thousands of Central African Republic Muslims are facing the threat of being slaughtered by anti-balaka Christian militias, calling for an urgent relocation of the religious minority to safer spots. “We fear for the lives of 19,000 Muslims in those locations,” Fatoumata Lejeune-K......



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MOMBASA – Threatening revival of angry Muslim protests, a prominent Kenyan Muslim scholar has been shot dead in Mombasa on Tuesday, April 1, in the latest attack targeting Muslim imams on the Kenyan coast. Our brother Abubakar Shariff Makaburi has left us. He is dead, a preacher at a mosque in Kisauni, a Muslim-dominated area near Mombas......



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CAIRO – Abiding by an important Islamic tenet to help the less fortunate, a growing number of British Muslim charities are catering for diverse communities across UK, joining a field largely dominated by church-affiliated groups for decades. “It's been a real eye-opener,” Ali Jawad, a 22-year-old business student and regular volunteer ......



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CAIRO – A Swedish Muslim woman has reported falling under attack after a security staff working at a small northern airport pulled her hijab, forcing her to remove it in public. “The female guard asked me ‘What's on your head’,” Saama Sarsour, a state employee, told the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper about her treatment at Arvid......



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CAIRO – An increasing number of British Muslims have been joining the British military recently, achieving about 40% increase in the Muslim recruits who choose to defend their country and correct misperceptions about their faith. The increasing number of Muslims in the armed forces is a natural change, because society is becoming more tol......



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ROME – Introducing new investment opportunities to pull Europe out of crisis, World Halal Food Council has held a conference in the Italian capital to promote the production, logistics and commercialization of new investments according to Islamic standards. We are willing to invest in Italy, which we want to see become the hub of the Hala......




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