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‘Rebel’ Saudi Arabia woman who posted photo without head scarf is arrested

Malak al-Shehri’s tweet defying Saudi dress code caused backlash, with many people calling for her to be executed, but supporters comparing her to Rosa Parks Saudi Arabia imposes a strict dress code on women in public. Photograph: Alamy Mazin Sidahmed Saudi police have arrested a young woman who tweeted a picture of herself outdoors without the body-length robes and head …

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Terror attack in Istanbul claims 29 lives

At least 29 people, including 27 police officers, were killed in two separate bomb attacks in the Besiktas district of Istanbul, the country’s interior minister said early Sunday. Two police chiefs were among the deceased, while at least 166 people were injured, Suleyman Soylu told reporters in Istanbul. Ten suspects have been detained as part of ongoing probe, he added. Health Minister Recep …

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Donald Trump and the Palestinian State

Donald Trump’s election victory was a real shock, not only for decision-makers in every single capital in the world, but also for experts and observers who saw nothing but a win for the Democrats and Hillary Clinton. Shortly after his victory, Trump announced his readiness to meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Many Israeli officials weren’t shy about saying …

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Both Feeling Threatened, American Muslims and Jews Join Hands

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Jolted into action by a wave of hate crimesthat followed the election victory of Donald J. Trump, American Muslims and Jews are banding together in a surprising new alliance. They are putting aside for now their divisions over Israel to join forces to resist whatever may come next. New groups are forming, and interfaith coalitions that …

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This Muslim American Isn’t Afraid Of Donald Trump or Terrorism

My name is Marwa Balkar. I am a 22-year-old born and raised in this beautiful country. I am also an American Muslim, which is a difficult thing to be in this moment in America’s history. Between the rise of terror threats of people claiming to follow the same religion as me, and the dehumanization of Muslims by most GOP candidates, …

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This week a report which gathered data on what British Muslims really think was released – and the results were surprising

Muslims, it turns out, are actually more likely to condemn acts of political violence than the UK population as a whole. But they are also more likely to believe conspiracy theories. Today, a report was quietly released by the Policy Exchange that examined exactly what Muslims living in Britain really think about the country and its people. Its title was …

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Dallas-area Muslims pack survival kits for homeless to say ‘you’re not alone’

Muslim volunteers from across the area earned a round of applause and even a few “amens” from the homeless huddled inside a Dallas shelter Saturday. “We’re Muslim, but we care about everyone,” Urooj Waheed said at the Austin Street Shelter. “We’re here to help you guys and let you know you’re not alone.” Waheed and his wife, Sobia Waheed, were among about …

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20 Million Muslims March Against ISIS and The Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It

In one of the largest organized marches in the history of the world, tens of millions of Shia Muslims made an incredibly heartening statement, by risking their lives to travel through war-stricken areas to openly defy ISIS. This massive event that would have undoubtedly helped to ease tensions in the West was almost entirely ignored by corporate media. Women, men, …

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