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Tensions over Muslim street prayers

CLICHY, France, Nov 11, (AFP): Around 100 local French lawmakers attempted to block Muslims praying in a street north of Paris on Friday and called on the government to ban what they see as an unacceptable use of public space. The lawmakers, led by the head of the regional government …

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New screening to US-bound passengers

US resumes refugee admissions … 11 countries blocked DUBAI, UAE, Oct 25, (Agencies): Five global long-haul airlines will begin new security interviews of all passengers on US-bound flights starting Thursday at the request of American officials, the companies said Wednesday. Long-haul carriers Air France, Cathay Pacific, EgyptAir, Emirates and Lufthansa …

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Terrorist label frustrates NY woods’ Muslim community

ISLAMBERG, New York, Oct 2, (AP): If Islamberg truly is a hotbed of jihad, a heavily armed terrorist training ground hidden in the woods of upstate New York, it’s hard to see along the rutted dirt road winding through the Muslim community. On a recent day, women in hijabs carried …

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China tightens restrictions on religious freedom

China has tightened regulations on religious freedom, intensifying punishments for unsanctioned activities and increasing its supervision of certain groups in a bid to “block extremism” and tackle what it sees as internal threats. The updated rules, released by China’s cabinet the State Council on Thursday, come as the country ratchets …

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Anti-Muslim crimes spike in London

Manchester bomber radicalised in Britain in 2015 LONDON, June 8, (Agencies): Anti-Muslim crimes in the British capital have increased fivefold since the London Bridge terror attack, Mayor Sadiq Khan said Wednesday, warning that police would take a “zero-tolerance approach”. “Provisional statistics for 6 June show a 40 percent increase in …

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‘Trump complicates travel ban case’

Thousands freed despite vow to end ‘catch and release’ NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, June 6, (RTRS): US President Donald Trump accused his own Justice Department on Monday of watering down his temporary travel ban on people from several predominantly Muslim countries, potentially hurting his case in the Supreme Court on the matter. …

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US anti-Muslim bias incidents ‘increased’ in 2016, says group

BOSTON, May 9, (RTRS): When the Masjid Al-Kareem mosque in Providence, Rhode Island, received a threatening letter in November calling Muslims a “vile and filthy people,” its members were frightened enough they asked for and got extra police protection. The 42-year-old mosque was far from alone. The letter it received …

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Unfettered online hate speech fuels ‘Islamophobia’ in China

Sentiment poses dilemma for ruling party HEFEI, China, April 10, (AP): The flood of angry anti-Muslim rhetoric on social media was the first sign of how fiercely the suburban middle-class homeowners in this central China city opposed a planned mosque in their neighborhood. It quickly escalated into something more sinister. …

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Germany dismisses ‘Islam law’

Govt lacks legal means to retaliate with cyber attacks BERLIN, April 4, (RTRS): Germany has no plans to introduce an ‘Islam law’ codifying the rights and obligations of Muslims, a government spokesman said on Monday, dismissing an idea floated by allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of federal elections in …

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Iranians in limbo over ‘travel ban’ – ‘Engines of university research’

BOSTON, March 29, (AP): Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into US graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research projects and leaving some science programs scrambling to find new students. With admission season …

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