Threat of Coronavirus Pandemic 'Very Real': Live UpdatesAl Jazeera
Total number of deaths in locked down Italy hits 463 with confirmed cases surpassing 9,000.
How Iranian Cinema Triumphed at the Berlin Film FestivalMiddle East Eye
Mohammad Rasoulof’s There Is No Evil takes top prize while documentaries from Lebanon and Israel intrigue and compel.
Demise of the PetrostatesForeign Policy
The oil price crash is an existential threat to petrostates from Nigeria to Iran, where governments rely on oil wealth to stabilize power and pay off competing interests.
Conspiracies, Remedies, Remixes: Five Ways the Middle East Reacted to CoronavirusMiddle East Eye
Advice – both good and bad – has flooded onto social media as people across the region grapple with the outbreak.
Influential Nigerian Traditional Ruler DethronedAl-Jazeera
The emir of Kano is the second-most senior Islamic ruler in Africa’s most populous nation.
Trevor Phillips Row: Islamophobia Is No Laughing MatterMiddle East Eye
The backlash over the Labour Party’s suspension of Phillips highlights the different set of rules governing discourse around Muslims in Britain.
Dismissed and Detained: British Muslims Face Mental Health IssuesAl Jazeera
For Muslims in the UK, navigating cultural challenges and clinical prejudice can exacerbate mental health problems.
Islamophobia and Racism Aren’t Restricted to a Few Tories and Far-Right ThugsThe Guardian
As long as we think individuals are to blame, we ignore the bigotry and racial stereotyping entrenched in British society.
Why Riz Ahmed's Short Film on Islamophobia Is a Call to ActionThe New Arab
In the wake of Brexit and the rising toll of Islamophobia in the UK, Riz Ahmed’s debut short film is a call to action, writes Tahmina Begum.
Analysis: France’s Never-Ending Battle With IslamTRT World
With its roots in colonial rule, anti-Muslim rhetoric is being used by French politicians to tap up potential voters.
This Is Europe Migration How Denmark's 'Ghetto List' Is Ripping Apart Migrant CommunitiesThe Guardian
Copenhagen and other cities are planning mass housing evictions in a ‘social experiment’ to encourage integration.
Iranian Press Review: Lawmaker Blames Us Bioterrorism for Coronavirus OutbreakMiddle East Eye
Meanwhile, jail sentence for internationally acclaimed director sparks outrage, and Afghanistan’s political chaos attracts attention.
'Big Tuesday' Primary: Michigan Muslims Rally Around SandersAl Jazeera
Michigan has one of the largest concentrations of Muslims in the US, and Bernie Sanders enjoys wide support among them.
Biden Campaign Accused of 'Cosmetic' Changes as Pro-Modi Aide RemainsMiddle East Eye
White House hopeful appoints new Muslim outreach coordinator but Amit Jani will remain in senior campaign role.
A Biden Presidency Would Perpetuate Us Mistakes in the Middle EastMiddle East Eye
In laying out his foreign policy vision, the former vice president sticks to the outdated notion of the US as an ‘indispensable nation’.
Coronavirus Spending Bill Could Be Used to Cement Spying Powers, Surveillance Critics in Congress WarnedThe Intercept
The congressional effort to rein in the government’s surveillance powers before a looming deadline on March 15 could run up against a new opponent: a new coronavirus.
No Country Is Above the Law US Facing War Crimes Prosecutions in the HagueByline Times
Imagine if the Taliban threatened to capture and punish International Criminal Court (ICC) officials involved in investigating allegations that they had committed war crimes in Afghanistan? Some might be shocked while others would expect nothing less.
A Warrior Against Genocide, Abubacarr Tambadou | Imam Omar SuleimanMuslim Matters
Imam Omar presented the Torch of Justice Award on behalf of Justice For All’s Burma Task Force and the American Muslim community to the Justice Minister for fighting genocide.
Confronting Internalized IslamophobiaMuslim Matters
Last semester, I was teaching Roxane Gay’s essay “Peculiar Benefits” to a class of college freshmen. Following Gay’s lead, I asked my students to reflect critically on their own lives, on when they benefited from certain forms of privilege and when they didn’t. Unsurprisingly, my students pointed out many intelligent things, such as how English-language skills and physical ability are often unacknowledged as forms of privilege. What surprised me was what all the Muslim students listed not as a privilege but as a source of marginalization: being Muslim.
A Quebec Ban on Religious Symbols Upends Lives and CareersThe New York Times
Four women recount how Quebec’s new secularism law has changed their lives.A Muslim lawyer who wears a head scarf has put aside her aspiration to become public prosecutor.
One Year After Christchurch We Seek Solace in Community and Being Unapologetically MuslimThe Guardian
In many ways, life has not changed for many of my Muslim friends and me because the world has not changed. However, hope exists.
Mosque Security in the Age of the Rising Far-RightThe Feed
Muslims across the world mourned the events in Christchurch a year ago, as fears of far right violence grew. In Australia, ASIO have flagged the rise in right-wing extremism, while some mosques have begun rethinking their security measures.
Young Kashmiris Want Indian Forces to Leave: SurveyAl Jazeera
Survey appears to challenge India’s claim that revocation of Kashmir’s autonomy will resolve decades-old conflict.
Coronavirus: Bangladesh Founder's Birth Centenary Event PostponedAl Jazeera
Dhaka postpones event marking Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth anniversary in which India’s Modi was the chief guest.
China’s Oppression of Xinjiang’s Uyghurs: A Visual HistoryCoda Story
Xinjiang’s Uyghurs are subject to a targeted campaign of surveillance and control. How did they get here?
Saudi Arabia Locks Down Qatif Region, Suspends Schools Over CoronavirusMiddle East Eye
Interior ministry announces lockdown in Qatif, which has major Shia Muslim population.
Dead, Detained or Disappeared: A Who’s Who of Mohammed Bin Salman’s VictimsMiddle East Eye
Over five years, the Saudi crown prince has steadily accumulated power by ruthlessly targeting perceived rivals and critics. Here’s an overview of the hundreds of Saudis impacted.
Oil Price War, Mecca Ban Are Latest Risks by Saudi PrinceThe Washington Post
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is behind the kingdom’s boldest and riskiest moves in decades, most recently shutting down Islam’s holiest sites to pilgrims to stymie the spread of a new virus and the government’s decision to slash oil prices in what analysts say has sparked a price war with major producer Russia.
Egypt Rounds up Prominent Leftist Activists, JournalistsMiddle East Eye
Detained activists have been accused of collaborating with the Muslim Brotherhood to ‘undermine the economy’.
'Clear His Name': Israeli Court Petitioned to Reopen Probe Into Bedouin Teacher's KillingMiddle East Eye
NGOs say Israeli police officers acted with unnecessary force in the 2017 shooting of Yaqoub Abu al-Qiyan, but no one has been charged.
To the People of Sudan, Hemeti Is No PeacemakerMiddle East Eye
The country’s new government has yet to definitively leave behind the military dominance and corruption of the former regime.
New Malaysian Leader Unveils Revamped Cabinet With No DeputyThe Washington Post
New Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin unveiled his Cabinet on Monday, saying he will have no deputy prime minister and instead appointing four senior ministers to keep factions happy in his Malay-majority government.
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