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  • US hits China over reports of Uighur 'family planning'

    US State Secretary Mike Pompeo denounced China Monday following the reports that Beijing forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress their population. "The world received disturbing reports today that the Chinese Communist Party [CCP] is using forced sterilization, forced abortion, and coercive family planning against Uyghurs and other minorities.. More

  • Rohingya stranded at sea, Bangladesh says not its responsibility

    by Faisal Mahmud Rights groups urge Dhaka to allow some 500 Rohingya stuck in the Bay of Bengal to come ashore. The Bangladesh government has refused to allow some 500 Rohingya refugees stranded on board two fishing trawlers in the Bay of Bengal to come ashore, drawing criticism from rights groups. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told Al Jazeera.. More

  • How the coronavirus outbreak in India was blamed on Muslims

    The outbreak of COVID-19 in India has presented yet another opportunity to launch a fresh attack on the Muslim community. Physical, verbal and psychological warfare is being waged against Muslims, pushing further their ostracisation in Indian society. Violent attacks on Muslims perceived to be carriers of the virus have been reported from different.. More

  • Muslims in Chile

    By: Ahmad Mahmood As-Sayyid Chile is situated along the western seaboard of South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean. It shares borders with Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, and Argentina to the east. The total population of Chile is 16 million. Catholics make up 80.7% of the population; Protestants make up 6.1%; Jews make up 3%;.. More

  • Why do Muslims oppose citizenship engineering in India?

    by Mohammad Pervez Bilgrami India’s Hindu nationalist government recently passed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955, paving the way for grantingIndiancitizenship to religious minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. Those listed as eligible to become Indians in the new law are Hindus,.. More

  • France’s desperate endeavors to design a ‘French Islam’

    In Sept. 2018, “Institut Montaigne”, a French think tank close to French President Emmanuel Macron’s government, published a report that calls for a stronger regulation of Muslim religious practices by the state in order to better counter “Islamism”. Entitled “Islamism Factory”, the report triggered a turmoil.. More

  • Rohingya: 'Better to kill us in India than deport us to Myanmar'

    Jafar Alam sits by a small grocery shop in the Rohingya refugee camp in New Delhi's Kalindi Kunj area. A police officer who visited the camp had asked Alam to fill a six-page "personal data" form. Alam refused. "Today, if you will not cooperate with us, we will not cooperate with you tomorrow," the policeman warned. He then walked.. More

  • Monsoons threaten thousands of Rohingya refugees

    The Rohingya people have still been fleeing to Bangladesh from restive Rakhine state of Myanmar and they reside in the areas that are at high risk of landslides and flooding, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. About 8,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh so far this year, UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic said in a news conference on Friday.. More

  • Buddhists 'lured' to settle on Rohingya land

    Myanmar authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist but with some Christians, Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by fleeing Muslim-majority Rohingya, officials said Monday. About 50 families from remote hill and forest areas on the Bangladesh side, attracted by offers of free land and food, have moved.. More

  • Nearly five million in India's Assam at risk of citizenship loss

    Nearly five million people in India's eastern state of Assam face the threat of deportation after a top government official said they have failed to provide documentation proving that their families lived there prior to 1971. The risk comes as the government of Assam prepares to publish a preliminary list of citizens to incorporate into its National.. More

  • Imam of mosque ‘beaten to death’ in Serbia

    A 63-year-old imam of a mosque has been “beaten to death” on Saturday in the Muslim-majority city of Novi Pazar in Serbia. Nazir Salihovic was attacked when he was on his way back home after leading the night prayer at the mosque, the Serbian Islamic Union said in a statement. It said the attack on Salihovic was “unacceptable”.. More

  • Myanmar building military bases over Rohingya villages: Amnesty

    Myanmar is building military bases over flattened Rohingya villages, an international rights group said. Security forces have bulldozed houses and started constructing at least three new security facilities in Myanmar's western Rakhine state, said Amnesty International's Remaking Rakhine State report, which was published on Monday. The report, which.. More

  • Spain sees over 500 Islamophobic incidents last year

    More than 500 Islamophobic incidents were recorded in Spain last year, including against women and children and several mosques, according to a civil society group. Details of the incidents were documented in the report "Islamophobia in Spain 2017” released Friday by the Citizens’ Platform Against Islamophobia (PCI). According to.. More

  • Muslims in Europe well-integrated, new study claims

    Muslims in Europe are well-integrated into mainstream society but are not fully accepted by all, according to a new study released by the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany. The Religion Monitor 2017 surveyed education, working life and interreligious contacts of Muslims in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and the U.K., which are home to nearly.. More

  • MSF: More than 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

    At least 6,700 Rohingya were killed by Myanmar security forces in one month following a government-led crackdown in the country's Rakhine state in late August, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The figure, published on Thursday in an MSF report, is significantly higher than the numbers reported by Myanmar military officials relating to the.. More