Fatima Hussein, the First Muslim Woman to be Nominated in a Council Election in BrazilMiddle East Monitor
Although it is quite normal in many places today, Fatima Hussein is the first Palestinian Muslim woman to be nominated as a candidate in a Brazilian municipal council election. She never set out to be the “new face” of the Democratic Party; she always saw herself simply as a Palestinian dentist who devotes her time serving her local community. In this election, though, she will be breaking new ground.
Canada Rights Organisations Urge PM to Dismantle Far-right GroupsAl-Jazeera
Open letter comes after a neo-Nazi satanist allegedly stabbed and killed a Muslim man outside a Toronto mosque.
China 'Arbitrarily Detained' 1 Million Uyghurs, Other Muslim Minorities, Labor Dept Report FindsNewsweek
A new report from the Department of Labor found that China has arbitrarily detained more than one million Uyghurs—a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority in the East Asian nation, as well as other Muslim minories—and forced or coerced many to do work against their will.
Secretary General Appoints Special Representative on Antisemitic and Anti-Muslim Hatred and Hate CrimesCouncil of Europe
Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has appointed the Council of Europe’s Director of Communications Daniel Höltgen, to the new position of Special Representative on Antisemitic and Anti-Muslim Hatred and Hate Crimes.
French Muslims are Now Being Called 'Separatists'… Well That’s A Surprise!Open Democracy
To what lengths is the French government, with the complicity of the mainstream media, willing to go in reviving the colonial mindset?
‘Stop Stigmatising Us’, French Muslims Tell MacronAl-Jazeera
Critics hit out at president’s proposals to stem ‘separatism’, but some say divisive measures are a positive step.
188 Anti-Muslim Attacks Recorded in Germany in 3 Months, Interior Ministry SaysDaily Sabah
German police recorded 188 anti-Muslim hate crimes in the second quarter of this year, Germany’s Interior Ministry said. At least 15 mosques were attacked between April and June of 2020 and dozens of Muslims were physically assaulted or verbally harassed on the street or in a public place, the latest figures released by the ministry showed. Nine Muslims were injured in these attacks.
Muslims Don’t Need a Mortuary – Mustapha Abdul-HamidGhana Web
Sheikh Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the Minister for Inner-City Affairs and Zongo Development, has stated that Muslims within the Zongo communities do not need mortuaries. He was responding to a campaign promise by the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
India Forcibly Changing Muslim Majority into A Minority in Kashmir: APHCThe Nation
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) General Secretary Molvi Bashir Ahmed has said that India is enacting various laws to forcibly snatch lands from the local Kashmiris for settling Indian Hindus to change the Muslim majority into a minority in its illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK), Kashmir Media Service reported on Thursday.
Constitutional Rights of Indian Muslims are Guaranteed: Mukhtar Abbas NaqviGulf News
It is difficult to be Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of Minority Affairs, in today’s India. He is the “Muslim face” in the national party that openly stands for assertion of the Hindu identity. Two recent historic judgements have deeply impacted the Muslims in India even though their public response has been muted. However, the long chapter of history has been closed but what does the government think about it? In an exclusive interview with the Gulf News, the affable minister Naqvi shares his thoughts.
India’s Demonisation of MuslimsDawn
The Modi administration has been at daggers drawn with Indian Muslims for years. Before the pandemic struck, a draconian citizenship law aimed at divesting millions of legitimate Indians of their citizenship based on their inability to produce certain documents. The days before the lockdown had seen astounded Indian Muslims and their non-Muslim allies take to the streets for prolonged sit-ins.
Rihanna Apologises to Muslims for Using Hadith in Lingerie ShowMiddle East Monitor
Rihanna on Tuesday apologised to the Muslim community after being criticised for using a song that sampled a recitation from Islam’s sacred hadith for her lingerie show.
How TikTok Is Giving Us The Muslim Representation That Hollywood Can’tForbes
“We no longer need Hollywood,” said Malek, a Muslim content creator better known as @arabicmclovin on TikTok. “We don’t need those people to give us a platform. We’re creating our own.”
MURIC Seeks Six Relief Models for Muslims on RestructuringThe Guardian
Sequel to the clamour for restructuring Nigeria, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has listed six critical areas for the Federal Government to consider for the benefits of Muslim citizens as part of its restructuring programme.
COVID-19 Lockdown Protects Philippine Muslim Enclave Against Rebel ViolenceVOA News
A Philippine city hollowed out by civil war is under a COVID-19 lockdown through the end of this month, a move that has inadvertently added security in a region where new rebel violence can flare up anytime, observers say.
Pilgrims Return to Mecca as Saudi Arabia Eases COVID RestrictionsAl-Jazeera
A limited number of citizens and residents permitted to enter Mecca’s Grand Mosque during first phase of reopening.
Senegal: 16 Dead in Annual Muslim Pilgrimage AccidentsVoa News
Pilgrims gathered in city of Touba to celebrate life of Sheikh Amadou Bamba, founder of Senegal’s Mouride Brotherhood
Thousands of Muslims Gather for Pilgrimage Event in Senegal Amid Concerns of a COVID-19 OutbreakVoa News
Authorities in Senegal are hoping Tuesday’s Muslim celebration of Grand Magal in the holy city of Touba will not become a spreader event for the coronavirus.
I Run A Muslim Mental Health Helpline. Covid Has Put My Community in CrisisHuffington Post
Calls have spiked since lockdown as we faced a lonely Ramadan and stressful A-Level results day. But we will always be somewhere to turn to without fear of judgment or chastisement.
Black Muslims are Almost Invisible in Britain, But Now We're Carving Out a SpaceThe Guardian
As a minority within a minority, we often feel like we don’t belong – but that is beginning to change.
Rohingya American Voters ‘Grateful,’ ‘Excited’ to Cast Ballots for the First Time in ChicagoThe Guardian
It wasn’t just the first time they voted as United States citizens. It was the first time they’d ever voted, period.
Raab Says UK Boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics Possible over Uighur AbusesThe Guardian
Foreign secretary tells committee withdrawal not ruled out if evidence against China continues to mount
Supreme Court Hears Case of Muslims on No-Fly ListNew York Times
The justices weighed whether a 1993 law protecting religious freedom allows suits seeking money from federal agents.
Joe Biden, Emgage and the Muzzling of Muslim AmericaMiddle East Eye
Emgage’s rise to prominence during the 2020 US election is not a story of a group that advocates for Muslim communities, but rather of one that has served to mute their voices