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  • Uighurs 'disappeared' in crackdown

    Dozens of ethnic Uighurs, including several children, remain unaccounted for more than three months after China launched a crackdown on ethnic unrest in the country's far west, a human right group has said. A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) released on Wednesday, said the group had documented the cases of at least 43 Uighur men and boys who have.. More

  • Displaced Moro Muslims killed by Philippine army: Amnesty

    Dozens of displaced people by the government attacks on Moro region in southern Philippines have either been abducted or killed by the military on claim of suspected links with Muslim fighters, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The London-based rights watchdog said there were reports the military had labeled displaced communities on Mindanao.. More

  • Chinese repression of Uighurs

    Chinese President Hu Jintao has cut short an official visit to Italy for the G8 summit and is returning home following deadly response to protests of Uighurs in East Turkistan, state media reported. The government flooded the area with security forces in the wake of deadly response that left 156 dead. Hu left for home early Wednesday "due to.. More

  • Uighurs blame 'ethnic hatred'

    The riots that rocked the city of Urumqi in China's northwestern Xinjiang region are the area's worst for more than a decade. What makes these riots different, however, is the high number of causalities. Exile groups say violence erupted after police moved in on Sunday to break up a peaceful demonstration protesting against the killing of two Uighur.. More

  • Muslims in Bulgaria see their civil rights under threat

    The rising anti-Muslim rhetoric ahead of a July parliamentary election have raised tensions in the country. Twenty years after Bulgaria's then-Communist regime mounted an official campaign of persecution against its Muslim minority, could bring the nightmare back. Mustafa Yumer, a Bulgarian Muslim, led resistance and hunger strikes against an assimilation.. More

  • France: Rising Islamophobia fear as mosque attack condemned

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy joined Muslim groups on Sunday in condemning attackers who set fire to a mosque in a Lyon suburb, and hundreds gathered outside the building to protest against racism and Islamophobia. The fire at the mosque in the Lyon suburb of Saint-Priest was started early on Saturday before morning prayers and caused damage to.. More

  • Uyghur woman faces forced abortion ordered by China

    An ethnic Uyghur woman faces an imminent abortion of her third child, Radio Free Asia reported. The report said "Arzigul Tursun, six months pregnant with her third child, is under guard in a hospital in East Turkistan region, scheduled to undergo an abortion against her will because authorities say she is entitled to only two children.".. More

  • Uighurs fear Islamic practices will disappear under China's rule

    Uighur Muslims, who could not study freely Islamic teachings under the China's long-year restrictions, fear Islamic practices will be forgotten and disappear. "I wanted to study teachings like the Hadith," the man, 25-year-old Muslim, who identified himself only as Hussein, told San Francisco Chronicle, referring to a collection of the.. More

  • China vows "preemptive strikes" on Uighur Muslims

    China is preparing to put high-pressure on Uighur Muslims by forcing them to accept identification with the Chinese nation and Chinese culture. China will conduct a "re-education" drive against Uighur Muslims in East Turkistan with its Party chief vowing preemptive attacks, Reuters said. Historical records show that the Uyghurs have a.. More

  • Kashmir's forgotten collective past

    Over the past several weeks, dozens of Muslim protesters have been killed and injured in violence which has rocked the Kashmir Valley. The problem which sparked the most recent violent protests in Kashmir centers on the issue of land allocation for Hindu pilgrims who were planning to visit the cave Shrine of Amarnath. In late May, S. K. Sinha, the.. More

  • Australian Muslims enter politics

    Muslim leaders in Australia have announced plans to form a political party to fight what they say is a growing Islamophobia. The move came as the leader of a Christian party demanded an immediate halt to Muslim immigration to Australia, saying that Muslims were beginning to dominate some communities. Shaykh Tajuddin al-Hilali, the Mufti.. More

  • Muslims in India

    Overall, the Muslims of India make up 13.4 percent of the country's population of over one billion. Islam is India's largest minority religion. India's Muslim communities tend to be more urban than rural. In many towns and cities in northern India, Muslims are one-third or more of the population. The largest concentrations of Muslims live in the.. More

  • Muslim women in New Zealand

    Brief Introduction New Zealand is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, located south of the equator in the Southern Hemisphere, and marking the eastern boundary of the Tasman Sea, a portion of the Pacific Ocean that separates New Zealand and the nearest large landmass, Australia, by a distance of about 1,600 km (1,000 mi). New Zealand.. More

  • Bulgaria: the sufferings of one million Muslims

    For the past century, Muslims in the Balkans are the victims of many episodes of ethnic cleansing by the crusaders and later by the Communists in Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Greece. As Communism collapsed, the Muslims in Eastern Europe are still facing suppression, discrimination, harassment and intolerance. In.. More

  • Muslims in the Caribbean

    There are 31 countries in the Caribbean, which are classified linguistically into four regions, such as English speaking, French speaking, Spanish speaking and Dutch speaking Islands. There are 19 English speaking countries; five French speaking countries; three Spanish speaking countries and four Dutch speaking Islands. Muslims from different parts.. More