Islam in Media | Jan 4 – Jan 10


Meet the First Muslim Federal Judge in the World's Largest Catholic Country

Middle East Monitor

Ali Mazloum is one of millions of migrants whose story illustrates the determination and success of so many Lebanese refugees.
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‘Horrifying Beyond Words’: China Embassy Tweet on Uighur Women Rebuked Online

Middle East Eye

A tweet from Beijing’s embassy in the US saying detained Uighur women were now ’emancipated’ condemned as misrepresenting ‘genocide’ and ‘forced sterilisation’
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China Brings its Cruel Crackdown on Uighur Advocates to the U.S.

Washington Post

Not content with suppressing all dissent inside its borders, China’s Communist regime has become increasingly aggressive in its efforts to shut down foreign critics, including in the United States and other Western democracies.
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Germany: Muslims Concerned about Rise of Islamophobia

Muslim News

Kemal Ergun, president of the Turkish-Muslim association IGMG, said more and more mosques have become the targets of threats, vandalism or arson in recent months.
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Faith and Mental Health Help Shape the Integration of Muslim Refugees in Germany


Large influxes of asylum seekers and other migrants to Europe from Muslim-majority countries have inevitably led to a significant rise in the number of Muslims in Germany, who in 2016 made up nearly 6 percent of Germany’s population.
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Agri-Export Body Drops ‘Halal’ from Meat Manual: No Role for Govt

The Indian Express

Amidst a social media campaign by Hindu right-wing groups and Sikh organisations against halal certification for products in the country, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has removed the word from its ‘Red Meat Manual’.
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Abc News

Indonesia’s highest Islamic body has given its religious approval to China’s Sinovac vaccine, paving the way for its distribution in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
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Who is Attacking Whom?

Project Syndicate

The last thing that either Islamic or Western civilization needs today is new reasons for division and conflict. What is needed instead is a wide-ranging intercultural dialogue that puts all contentious issues on the table, with the hope of gaining a sympathetic understanding of the other’s perspective and thus narrowing the gap.
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Covid-19 Vaccination Efforts in Muslim Nations Try to Overcome Halal Concerns

Wall Street Journal

Religious leaders from Jakarta to Dubai are talking to companies, checking production processes and issuing guidance to ensure coronavirus inoculation campaigns succeed
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Understanding Muslim-Friendly Tourism

Jakarta Post

According to Global Islamic Economy Indicator Report 2020, the spending of Muslims on travel increased by 2.7 percent in 2019 from $189 billion to $194 billion.
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William Dalrymple on Sicily’s Islamic Past

Financial Times

The Arab conquest began in 827 when a fleet with 700 cavalry and 10,000 infantry set sail from Sousse, in modern Tunisia, and headed across the short stretch of sea separating the north African coast from Sicily.
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The Number of Muslims in Japan is Growing Fast

The Economist

The number of Muslims living in Japan, though small, has more than doubled in the past decade, from 110,000 in 2010 to 230,000 at the end of 2019 (including as many as 50,000 Japanese converts), according to Tanada Hirofumi of Waseda University.
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How Islamic Fintech Can Reduce Poverty and Unemployment in Nigeria - Abdulmajeed Muhammad


As Nigeria worries about the twin effects of poverty and unemployment, Islamic Fintech has seen it as an opportunity to provide solutions to these issues.
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'Inequality Must Be Removed for Muslim Women and White Working-Class Boys Alike'

The Guardian

Lockdown will again adversely and disproportionately affect white working-class boys and Muslim women more than any other in society, says Mirror columnist Saira Khan
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Biden Vowed to Repeal Trump’s Muslim Ban. That Should Be Just the Start.

President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to repeal the Trump administration’s cruel Muslim and African bans on his first day in office. That is, indeed, an urgent and necessary move. But the work of healing from the damage caused will not simply end with the stroke of a pen.
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