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Rise in racist incidents points to Trump-emboldened backlash

WASHINGTON, Nov 15, (AFP): A surge in reports of racist incidents has minorities and civil rights groups worried that Donald Trump’s election as US president has emboldened hate groups. Swastikas and Nazi slogans scrawled on a Philadelphia storefront, xenophobic chants at a New York high school, threatening letters in the …

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Hate crimes on Muslims up 67%

ATLANTA, Nov 14, (AP): The number of hate crimes reported to police increased by about 6.7 percent last year, led largely by a 67 percent surge in crimes against Muslims, according to FBI statistics released Monday. Civil rights groups had been raising concerns about an anti-Muslim backlash in the US …

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Trump’s Muslim ban temporarily removed from website

Washington, Nov 11, 2016 (AFP) -One of President-elect Donald Trump’s most divisive promises — to ban Muslims from entering America — disappeared from his campaign website before reappearing on Thursday. Trump’s campaign staff told US media that text of the pledge, posted in December following terror attacks in San Bernardino, …

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Police: reports of 2 students in headscarves assaulted in US

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two female students in traditional Muslim headscarves have reported being assaulted on or near college campuses in Louisiana and California within hours of Donald Trump’s presidential victory, authorities said Thursday. A college student in Lafayette, Louisiana, told police that two men — one wearing a …

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NJ Muslims facing broad scrutiny – ‘Bomb case latest hardship’

PATERSON, New Jersey, Sept 26, (AP): At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different. After the Sept 11, 2001, terror attacks, people of other faiths in the surrounding community were generally able …

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Merkel rejects Muslim migrant ban

BERLIN, Aug 29, (Agencies): German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed those countries in Europe who say they won’t take in Muslim refugees, a position that several eastern European governments have taken in response to the influx of migrants from the Islamic world. Merkel said she was hopeful that European …

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Muslim cleric, associate shot to death – NY police search for suspect

NEW YORK, Aug 14, (Agencies): A Muslim cleric and an associate were fatally shot by a lone gunman on Saturday while walking together following afternoon prayers at a mosque in the New York City borough of Queens, authorities said. The gunman approached the men from behind and shot both in …

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UAE warns against wearing traditional attire while abroad – US arrest incident prompts call

DUBAI, July 3, (Agencies): The United Arab Emirates has advised its citizens to avoid wearing traditional Arab clothing in Western countries after US police “brutally” detained an Emirati businessman suspected of being a jihadist. The 41-year-old, visiting the United States for medical treatment, was wearing a white robe and Arab …

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Muslim man beaten outside Fla mosque – Minnesota woman linked to backing terrorism in Virginia case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla, July 3, (AP): Authorities said they have arrested a suspect in the early Saturday beating of a man outside a Florida mosque that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended, and an Islamic group said the victim was a Muslim. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said racial …

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‘Muslim pupils’ are not exempt from handshake

GENEVA, May 25, (AFP): Religious belief is no excuse for refusing to shake a teacher’s hand, Swiss regional authorities ruled Wednesday, reversing one school’s controversial decision to grant exemptions for Muslim pupils wary of touching the opposite sex. Parents or guardians of pupils who refuse to shake a teacher’s hand …

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