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  • Europe sees five-fold increase of Islamophobic events

    The Organization "Racism Islamofobia Watch" has released its annual report on Islamophobia in Europe for 2015. According to the report, the year 2015 has been characterized by an uncontrolled explosion of violence against French Muslims from the aftermath of January attacks in the premises of Charlie Hebdo and in the Hyper Cacher of Porte.. More

  • UN: Rohingya Muslims, world’s most persecuted minority

    Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya continue to languish in "dreadful conditions" with children dying because they are refused healthcare, the UN has warned, adding that the Muslim minority risked being forgotten in the afterglow of recent elections. The comments were made by a senior UN official following a visit to western Rakhine state, where.. More

  • French police 'abuse' Muslims under emergency laws

    Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International report physical and psychological abuse as raids target Muslim minority. France has carried out abusive and discriminatory raids and house arrests against Muslims under its current state of emergency, traumatizing and stigmatizing those targeted, including children and the elderly, human rights groups said. Human.. More

  • Israel held 5,000 Palestinians in ‘admin detention’ in 10 years

    Over the past decade, Israel has used its administrative detention policy against 3,761 people in the occupied territories and Israel, according to research by the Knesset’s state control committee. The research, which was conducted at the request of Israeli-Arab lawmaker Basel Ghattas, revealed that the policy was used 4,691 times between 2005.. More

  • Muslim Minority in the Republic of Zimbabwe

    The capital city of the Republic of Zimbabwe is Harare and it is located in Southern Africa. Zimbabwe is bordered by Zambia to the north, Mozambique to the east, Botswana to the west, and South Africa to the south. According to statistics, the population of Zimbabwe was 13 million in 2006. There are many ethnic groups in Zimbabwe: Shona: 82%, Ndebele:.. More

  • 'Strong evidence' of genocide in Myanmar

    Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has uncovered what amounts to "strong evidence" of a genocide coordinated by the Myanmar government against the Rohingya people, according to an assessment by Yale University Law School. The Lowenstein Clinic spent eight months assessing evidence from Myanmar, including documents and testimony provided by Al.. More

  • Hungarian Muslims open doors for refugees

    Reflecting less than 1 percent of the population of Hungary being Muslim, the hostility towards minorities has flared in the wake of recent refugee arrivals, streaming in escaping war from the Middle East and Africa, according to a report in the The Washington Post. And with the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, opening declaring that he refused.. More

  • Islamophobia related crime in London up by 70%

    According to police department statistics, hate crimes against Muslims in London has risen by 70% in the past year according to an article in The Huffington Post. Crimes that specifically targeted Muslims were tagged at 816, compared to the 478 in the 12 months to July 2015. Incidents ranged from cyber-bullying and assaults to extreme violence. Merton,.. More

  • UK Muslims uneasy with Cameron's anti-extremism plan

    The five-year counter-extremism plan unveiled by Britain has drawn strong reactions from Muslim groups and non-governmental organizations in the country. As part of the plan to be submitted to the parliament in the fall, the British government aims to prevent its citizens from leaving the country to join radical groups and confront home-grown extremism,.. More

  • Uighur leader: World silent while persecution goes on

    The World Uyghur Congress has used a reported ban on Muslims fasting to ratchet up the rhetoric on China, this time accusing Beijing of "an unnamed war against Muslims and Islam." "Unfortunately the world is still keeping silent," the Vice President of the Congress Seyit Tumturk told Anadolu Agency this week. According to international.. More

  • South African Muslims Launch Ramadan Charity Drive

    Islamic charity organizations in South Africa have begun distributing food packages to less fortunate Muslims across Africa to ensure they do not lack food with which to break their Ramadan fast. “We have distributed uncooked food packages in South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi,” Hassan Choonara, regional director of the South Africa-based.. More

  • Kids on their own among migrants who arrived in Indonesia

    It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each other when rolling waves thrashed their boat, when their empty bellies ached and when they were beaten for trying to stand up to.. More

  • Venice’s Biennale fair features ‘mosque’ inside church

    A Swiss-Icelandic artist has launched a mosque installation at an old church as part of the 56th Biennale art fair in the Italian city of Venice, local media reports said Sunday. According to the artist Christoph Buchel, 48, his installation titled “The Mosque: The First Mosque in the Historic City of Venice” was to promote religious tolerance,.. More

  • French mayor investigated for counting Muslim students

    An investigation has been launched against Robert Menard, the far right mayor of the town of Beziers, in southern France, over a statement on his keeping files on the number of Muslim students in his town, according to French media. The probe, announced on Tuesday by Beziers prosecutor Yvon Calvet, comes after Menard said on Monday on the TV channel.. More

  • The tip of the iceberg: 26 bodies in Thai camp

    The director of an NGO focusing on the plight of Muslim Arakan says the discovery of a labor camp in southern Thailand containing the graves of 26 bodies is “purely the tip of the iceberg.” “If they would search forest areas along the Malaysian border, they would find hundreds of bodies,” Chris Lewa, the director of the Arakan.. More