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UN chief urges world to stamp out religious persecution

Added: 23.08.2019 5:28 | 1 views | 0 comments

UNITED NATIONS: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the world on the first international day to remember the victims of religious persecution to “step up to stamp out anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred, the persecution of Christians and other religious groups.” The UN chief on Thursday cited a rise in attacks against individuals and groups around the world, saying: “Jews have been murdered in synagogues, their gravestones defaced with swastikas; Muslims gunned down in mosques, their religious sites vandalized; Christians killed at prayer, their churches torched.” Guterres said the first International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion and Belief...

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Two years on, a look at the Rohingya crisis

Added: 23.08.2019 4:41 | 2 views | 0 comments

This month marks the second anniversary of the fleeing of more than 730,000 Rohingya from Myanmar's northwest Rakhine State to Bangladesh after a military-led crackdown in response to an attack by Muslim militants on Myanmar police posts.


UN Says Myanmar Military's Sexual Violence Targeting Rohingya Showed 'Genocidal Intent'

Added: 22.08.2019 21:40 | 3 views | 0 comments

United Nations investigators released a report on Thursday which said sexual violence committed by Myanmar troops against Rohingya women and girls in 2017 showed signs of genocidal intent to eradicate the Muslim ethnic minority from the country, according to The Canberra Times. The UN Human Rights Council established the panel of independent investigators to explore the allegations in 2017 but finally released their report which accused Myanmar's civilian government of failing to hold anyone in the military accountable. It also said the government was responsible “under the Genocide Convention for its failure to investigate and punish acts of genocide.”“Hundreds of Rohingya women and girls...

Myanmar troops' sexual violence against Rohingya shows 'genocidal intent': U.N. report

Added: 22.08.2019 16:09 | 3 views | 0 comments

Sexual violence committed by Myanmar troops against Rohingya women and girls in 2017 was an indication of the military's genocidal intent to destroy the mainly Muslim ethnic minority, United Nations investigators concluded in a report released on Thursday.


Rising summer heat could soon endanger travelers on annual Muslim pilgrimage

Added: 22.08.2019 15:38 | 1 views | 0 comments

Over two million Muslim travelers just finished the annual religious pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, traveling during some of the country's hottest weather. New research finds pilgrims in future summers may have to endure heat and humidity extreme enough to endanger their health.

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Why Won't Dems Slam Their Anti-Semitic Colleagues?

Added: 22.08.2019 12:15 | 3 views | 0 comments

During a news conference on Monday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) accused Israel of denying her and fellow congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) entry because they are the first two Muslim American wo...

Donald Trump calls Jews who vote Democrat 'disloyal'

Added: 21.08.2019 9:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

The President's comments triggered uproar - REUTERS President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” Trump's claim triggered uproar from critics who said the president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes. It came amid his ongoing feud with Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, both Muslim. Trump has closely aligned himself with Israel, including its conservative prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while the Muslim lawmakers have been outspoken critics of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. Tlaib is a U.S.-born Palestinian American, while Omar...

Lawmakers slam Trump and Netanyahu following scrapped Israel trip

Added: 19.08.2019 23:56 | 4 views | 0 comments

The first two Muslim women in Congress sharply criticized President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a trip to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories was canceled once the two lawmakers were denied entry for supporting a boycott of Israel.

Eid al-Adha marked in Indian-administered Kashmir

Added: 18.08.2019 17:44 | 5 views | 0 comments

People in Indian-administered Kashmir have observed the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha during a lockdown in the area.

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Exclusive: Muslim insurgent group says it met with Thai government

Added: 17.08.2019 8:22 | 5 views | 0 comments

The main group fighting an insurgency in Thailand's largely Muslim south said it had held its first meeting with officials from the new Thai government and had set out demands as a condition for any formal peace talks.

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