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The annual report of US State Department on human rights has warned of increasing concern that discrimination against Muslims was on the rise in Europe.
The human rights report for 2009 cited Switzerland's ban on the construction of minarets on mosques enacted in November, as well as continued bans or restrictions on head scarves and burqa worn by.. More
A group of Uighurs who have fled China are seeking asylum through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, an overseas activist group said, adding that other would-be refugees had been captured while fleeing China after ethnic riots in their homeland in July.
Two of the 22 Uighurs who sought asylum through the UNHCR offices in Phnom Penh.. More
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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