A Muslim Woman Went Viral for Confronting Anti-Semitism on the London Underground. Her Actions Hold a Lesson for Us AllTime
The viral clip has prompted many of us to question our assumptions about how members of Muslim and Jewish communities interact — especially as political tribalism and divisions become more entrenched on both sides of the Atlantic.
Being LGBTQI and Muslim Is No Easy RideMetro
At Imaan, we don’t insist that everyone accepts what we accept – that Allah loves equality, that He loves diversity, and that He loves us and our LGBTQI identities because He created us. But what we do insist on is the right to live in peace, and to be afforded basic decency, courtesy, respect and consideration which has been all too lacking from our communities – both Muslim and LGBTQI.
Smash Hit Muslim Pantomime to Tour UK This December!The Muslim Vibe
Performing arts is so under-used in both the Muslim and non-Muslim world. Creativity should transgress race, religion and class.
Muslim Men Open up About the Financial Strain of Extravagant WeddingsMetro
In Islam, a woman’s money belongs only to her while a man is obligated to spend on his wife and children.
Jews and Muslims Need to Have Each Other’s Backs in Trump’s America and BeyondThe Daily Beast
A heartwarming and inspiring recent episode on the London Tube reminds us: We are both minority faiths in a time when demonizing minorities has become acceptable.
Muslim Council of Britain Accuses Tories of 'Deceit' over Islamophobia as They Back Chief Rabbi on Anti-SemitismPolitics Home
The Conservative party has responded to Islamophobia with “denial, dismissal and deceit”, according to a national Muslim umbrella group.
French Laicite and the Battle Against Muslim WomenTRT World
The French secularism that has marginalised many in the Jewish community is now working overtime to do the same to French Muslims.
80% of Terror Victims Throughout the World Are Muslims: French GroupAnadolu Agency
“Muslims are the first to suffer the consequences of terror attacks. 80% of terror victims throughout the world are Muslims and works to prevent radicalization are important,” Guillaume Denoix de Saint-Marc, who chairs the French Terror Victims Association (AFVT), told Turkey’s state-run news agency on Thursday ahead of the start of the International Congress for the Victims of Terrorism being held in Nice.
Far-Right Extremists Sent Bomb Threat to Berlin MosqueAnadolu Agency
Mosque officials call police after getting bomb threat from terrorist group Combat 18.
Uyghur Exiled Leader Says No Excuse for World’s Silence on China’s Concentration CampsThe Muslim Vibe
Despite China continuously denying any wrong-doing, Isa and other human rights groups are calling upon the international community to reconsider all diplomatic and economic ties with China, as the country continues to act with impunity in regards to its severe human rights abuses and violations.
Tiktok Reverses Ban on Teen Who Slammed China’s Muslim CrackdownThe New York Times
The video app said it would review its policies after a 17-year-old in New Jersey who discussed Chinese detention camps was locked out of her account.
Muslim Group Calls for Boycott of 2022 Olympics in Beijing Because It's 'Anathema to the Olympic Spirit'GOOD
Every four years, the world comes together for the Olympics. We set aside our differences of race, religion, and nationality and are, for a brief moment, just citizens of the world. The event itself says it promotes “peace, friendship and understanding in the world.” Now, top Muslim group, Emgage, is saying the location of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Beijing, China, violates the ideals of the Olympics.
A Heartbreaking Supreme Court Case Could Be a Huge Win for the Christian RightVOX
Two stories can be told about Tanzin v. Tanvir, a major religious liberty case that the Supreme Court agreed to hear last Friday.
Shia, Black Students Discuss Challenges of Minority Muslim StatusWashington Square News
Students at an event titled “Making the Marginalized Mainstream: Being the Minority within a Minority” discussed facing discrimination based on appearance and because they differ from other Muslims.
Amid Political Gamesmanship, Some Quebec Muslim Women Enticed by Offer to Move to ManitobaCBC
As a political spat plays out between Manitoba and Quebec over Bill 21, some Muslim women affected by the province’s ban on religious symbols say they are tempted by the offer to move to the Prairie province.
Attacked Pregnant Muslim Woman Calls for Solidarity Against Racism, IntoleranceSBS News
A pregnant Muslim woman who was attacked in western Sydney has thanked people that have sent her messages of support.
Suu Kyi to Defend Myanmar Against Genocide Accusation at UN CourtAl Jazeera
Buddhist-majority Myanmar is accused of genocide against Rohingya in a 2017 crackdown by the country’s military.
Rohingya Muslim Group Says They Are Not 'Bengalis'Anadolu Agency
Rohingya group condemns Myanmar rebel coalition for referring to them as ‘Bengali Muslims’
‘We Needed a Modi After the Easter Attacks’The New York Times
The Rajapaksa family, which pushed Sri Lanka toward rancid ethnocracy, is back in power after winning an election by exploiting the fear and rage after April suicide bombings in Colombo.
Pakistan Summons Norway’s Ambassador over Burning of QuranThe New York Times
In Saturday’s statement, the ministry said: “Such actions hurt the sentiments of 1.3 billion Muslims around the world.” The statement demanded action against the person in the city of Kristiansand who desecrated the Quran at an anti-Islam rally last week.
What Can the Muslim World Do to Save the Uighurs and Islam in China?Daily Sabah
Even though China claims that it is fighting “three evils” in Xinjiang, ethnic separatism, terrorism, and religious extremism, in fact, it is fighting the Islamic identity of the Uighurs which makes them a different nation from Han Chinese.
The Man Behind China’s Detention of 1 Million MuslimsAP news
Now, newly revealed, confidential documents show that the official, Zhu Hailun, played a key role in planning and executing a campaign that has swept up a million or more Uighurs into detention camps.
'What Has Happened to Me': Manga Depicting Uighur Torture Hits 2.5m ViewsThe Guardian
Japanese artist’s story of Xinjiang woman’s experience highlights plight of Muslim minority in China.
The Muslim Sanskrit Professor Boycotted over His ReligionBBC
Students in the northern Indian city of Varanasi are up in arms over a Muslim professor hired to teach Sanskrit. They say that a person of Islamic faith cannot teach a language often associated with ancient Hinduism. BBC Hindi’s Rajnish Kumar reports.
India Proposes Nationwide Citizen's List, Muslims Fear DiscriminationDeutsche Welle
India has proposed creating a list of all people who legally fulfill Indian citizenship requirements. Opponents fear the list could be used to target minority groups. Murali Krishnan reports.
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