'The World Has Not Forgotten Us.' A Rohingya Activist Speaks as Myanmar Faces Genocide CaseTime
Being at The Hague this week is very painful and very emotional. It’s painful to see the person we regard as a leader, as a democracy icon and as a peace champion to stand there and defend the military and their crimes, while undermining the suffering of the people, undermining the tragedy and violence and denying our existence.
Myanmar's Rohingya Say 'World Will Judge' Suu Kyi's Denial of GenocideThe Guardian
Leaders in refugee camps says justice will be delivered based on the evidence they have provided of Myanmar atrocities.
Rape Is Not a By-Product of Conflict in Myanmar – It Is a Strategy of ItThe Independent
When Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court tomorrow to defend Myanmar against the charge of genocide, she must address the military’s key tactic: rape.
China Accuses US of Double Standards on Anti-Muslim Bigotry, CounterterrorismReligion News
As Washington ramps up pressure on Beijing to end its extrajudicial mass detention of up to 3 million Uighur Muslims, Chinese officials are accusing the U.S. of hypocrisy over its own record of anti-Muslim discrimination.
Chinese State Broadcaster Pulls Arsenal v Man City after Mesut Özil CriticismThe Guardian
Özil posted message about China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims. Chinese FA ‘outraged and disappointed’ by German’s remarks.
Xinjiang’s New SlaveryForeign Policy
Coerced Uighur labor touches almost every part of the supply chain.
India Prepares to Block Naturalization for MuslimsThe New York Times
A bill establishing a religious test for immigration to India is expected to pass Parliament, a major step for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist agenda.
Ayodhya Verdict: India Top Court Rejects Review Pleas by MuslimsAl Jazeera
Supreme Court rejects petitions seeking review of its recent verdict that granted disputed site to the Hindu majority.
Imam Zakzaky: How Nigerian Cleric Became a Pawn in Gulf Power StruggleMiddle East Eye
Jailed Shia cleric and his Islamic Movement of Nigeria followers have paid a heavy price for allegiance to Iran in a country where Saudi influence runs deep.
Meet the Activist That Explains Climate Change Through IslamEuro News
Lina Yassin was 15 years old when Sudan was hit by the worst floods in a quarter of a century.
Algeria Election: Four Questions AnsweredAl Jazeera
Mass protests, which forced ageing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign in April after his nearly 20 years of rule, have taken place weekly across the country for months demanding sweeping reforms ahead of any vote. All five approved candidates either supported Bouteflika or participated in his government.
As Lebanon's Post-War System Dies, a New One Struggles to Be BornAl Jazeera
Uprising could bring the death of Lebanese political system where power is shared among religious groups, analysts say.
Women under ISIL: The TeacherAl Jazeera
A teacher describes being made to teach children about war, and what happened to those who did not follow ISIL’s rules.
Erdoğan Slams Macron over ‘Islamic Terrorism’ ExpressionHurriyet
Turkey Joins Nobel Ceremony Boycott in Protest Against HandkeReuters
Turkey said on Monday it would join Albania and Kosovo in boycotting the Nobel awards ceremony in protest against 2019 literature prize laureate Peter Handke, who has been criticized for backing late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic.
Thanks to Boris Johnson's General Election Majority, Being a Visibly Muslim Woman Just Got Harderi News UK
Our fellow citizens have embraced a government which in its last nine years has; aided a rise in crime, a hostile immigration system, rough sleepers, the use of foodbanks, cuts to the police service, rising national debt, religious groups pitted against each other, raised tuition fees and longer NHS waiting lists.
Far-Right Terror Plot Smashed: Man Arrested in Dawn Raid Was Planning Attack Inspired by Christchurch Massacre, Sources SayDaily Mail
Officers from Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command swooped in a dawn raid on an address in Luton on Wednesday and arrested a Polish man suspected of plotting an atrocity.
Researchers Asked 2,500 Jewish and Muslim People What They Find Offensive – Here’s What They SaidThe Conversation
A recent study, published in Ethnic and Racial Studies, is the first known study to compare antisemitism and Islamophobia using statistics and found varying levels of sensitivity towards antisemitism and Islamophobia among British Jewish and Muslim communities.
Islamophobic Conspiracy Theorist Helped Produce Infamous Trump Report Linking Immigration to TerrorMother Jones
The involvement of Frank Wuco, who has role-played as a fake jihadist, helps explain the controversial report.
Pensacola Muslim Community on Edge After Naval Air Station ShootingNBC 15
The local Muslim community, like all other people of faith, have been praying for the victims and the families of Friday’s shooting. So far there have been no credible threats to the mosque or the local Muslim community. The thought of any potential backlash right now is simply out of fear.
US Senators Urge Trump to Sack 'Muslim Ban' Advocate Stephen MillerMIddle East Eye
Miller turned ‘white nationalist ideology’ into official US immigration policies, senior Democrats say in letter to president.
‘Racist’ Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Threatens to Kick Muslim Woman off PlaneThe Independent
Mehdi Hasan, a British journalist based in the US, said his wife was “in tears” after a Southwest Airlines flight attendant told her she’d be escorted off the plane for asking if another passenger would be willing to swap seats.
US Senate Adopts Resolution Recognising 'Armenian Genocide'Al Jazeera
Senate approves resolution recognising early 20th century killings of Armenians as ‘genocide’, a label Turkey rejects.
‘Mission Accomplished’: How One Woman Built the Mosque of Her Dreams in VegasReligion News
When the mosque opened in 2016, Haseebullah made international headlines, with media seizing on the fact the mosque was likely one of a few in the world financed entirely by a Muslim woman.
Opinion: University Classes Ignore the Breadth of Diversity Within IslamThe Eagle
By only considering Islam as a Middle Eastern/North African religion, there is missed opportunity.
Can Islamophobia Be Overcome Through Education?Middle East Eye
New and complex questions have emerged about the causes of Islamophobia and broader strategies for overcoming its effects.
Inside the Hate Factory: How Facebook Fuels Far-Right ProfitThe Guardian
Guardian investigation reveals a covert plot to control some of Facebook’s largest far-right pages and harvest Islamophobic hate for profit.
Will Muslims Be Protected Under YouTube's New Anti-Harassment Policy?Middle East Eye
Video-sharing platform has come under criticism for allowing content that peddles hate against Muslims.
Nike Launches New Swimwear Line Designed For Women Who Wear A HijabTime
Nike has launched new swimwear designed for athletes who wear a hijab. Through the new Nike Victory Swim Collection, women can choose from a full body swimsuit or individual pieces including a swimming hijab, a tunic top and leggings.
A Bad Week for the Nobel PrizeThe Washington Post
“… There is something called a crime against humanity. There is something called genocide.” That’s a message countless other activists would want Suu Kyi to hear, too.
Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt Among Worst Jailers of Journalists, Report SaysMiddle East Eye
Authorities increasingly using the charge of ‘false news’ to crack down on freedom of expression, Committee to Protect Journalists says.
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