Islam in Media | Jan 18 – Jan 24


Tackle French ‘Abuse’ of Muslims, Civil Society Groups Tell France


Dozens of organisations from 13 countries accuse France of violating the ‘basic rights’ of its sizeable Muslim minority.
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Macron’s Premier Rejects Veil Ban For Muslim Girls in France

The Guardian

French Prime Minister Jean Castex ruled out a proposal to outlaw religious veils for children as his government seeks to strike a balance between upholding a secular tradition and respecting cultural differences.
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For Modi, Courting the Arab World Begins with India’s Muslims

Foreign Policy

In the speech, Modi emphasized that his government was committed to religious non-discrimination. He also highlighted selected statistics showing improvements in education attainment for Muslim girls.
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India’s Muslims ‘Living in Fear’ amid Temple Funding Drive

Arab News

Muslims in India fear a new wave of sectarian tension amid a controversial fundraising campaign to build a Hindu temple in place of a centuries-old mosque in the eastern city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
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Islamophobia in Western Media is Based on False Premises

The Conversation

Although anti-Muslim sentiments certainly existed long before 2001, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the response to them intensified anti-Muslim tropes, namely the presumption that Islam is inherently violent or that Muslims have a propensity for terrorism.
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Artificial Intelligence is being developed in uber-secular western labs. What should devout Muslims make of it?.
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Libya Welcomes Biden's Lifting of Muslim Travel Ban

Africa News

The Libyan House of Representatives welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to lift the travel ban on Libyan citizens and allowing them to enter the United States, a Libyan parliament member said Friday.
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New Zealand

NZ Muslim Group Joins UN Complaint about French Govt


A formal complaint to the UN, signed by a NZ Muslim group, says France’s Islamophobic laws and policies are entrenching discrimination and breaching human rights laws.
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Saudi Arabia

MWL Welcomes UN Draft Resolution on Promoting Culture of Peace, Tolerance

Saudi Gazette

The Muslim World League (MWL) welcomed the pioneering international project promoting a culture of peace and tolerance.
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South Africa

Historic Muslim Cemetery in Cape Town Reopened Because of Covid-19 Deaths

For the very first time in nearly 100 years, burials will be able to take place again at the Al Jaamia Mosque Cemetery in Claremont after it was closed to the public during apartheid.
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UK Imams Mobilize to Counter COVID-19 Vaccine Disinformation

Arab News

Imams across Britain are helping a drive to dispel coronavirus disinformation, using Friday sermons and their influential standing within Muslim communities to argue that Covid-19 vaccines are safe.
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U.S. Says China Is Committing Genocide Against Uighur Muslims

The Wall Street Journal

State Department cites imprisonment, torture and forced sterilization against minority group, accusations Beijing has denied.
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Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to The United States

The White House

The United States was built on a foundation of religious freedom and tolerance, a principle enshrined in the United States Constitution. Nevertheless, the previous administration enacted a number of Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations that prevented certain individuals from entering the United States — first from primarily Muslim countries, and later, from largely African countries.
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The ‘Muslim Ban’ Is Over. The Harm Lives On.

The New York Times

Biden has rescinded Trump’s travel restrictions, but it will take years to undo the damage.
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Robert Saleh Says Being the First Muslim Head Coach in the NFL is A Humbling Experience


Robert Saleh, the new head coach for the New York Jets, is making history as the first Muslim American to lead a team in the National Football League.
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