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UN: Record 50 million people now displaced

Refugee agency highlights human cost of war, with new figures that show highest number of displaced since WWII. Syria’s civil war alone has forced nine million people to flee their homes [AP] The United Nations refugee agency has said that at the end of last year more than 50 million people had been forced from their homes worldwide, the highest figure of …

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Woman Chairs US Largest Muslim Group

CAIRO – America’s largest Muslim advocacy group has picked Ohioan female Muslim lawyer Roula Allouch as its new acting national board chair replacing previous chair Omar Zaki who stepped down after two years in his post. “I would like thank Omar Zaki for his service to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and to the defense of civil rights for …

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Mercy Corps: Syrian Refugees

Mercy Corps is a leading global humanitarian agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places. To learn more visit www.mercycorps.org. More than one million Syrian children have been forced to flee their war-torn country. What is it like growing up as a refugee? We asked young refugees to describe their experience through art and photography. Read about our …

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Saudi university student stabbed 16 times in fatal attack

Essex police say Nahid Almanea was victim of ‘brutal and savage attack’ by killer they fear may still be in Colchester Police search Salary Brook trail in Colchester where Essex University student Nahid Almanea was stabbed to death. Photograph: Ben Kendall/PA A Saudi Arabian student was stabbed 16 times in a “brutal and savage” attack as she walked alone to …

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Saudi preacher under fire for saying face veil is not mandatory

A Saudi preacher has sparked controversy on social media after Tweeting that Muslim women are allowed to uncover their faces and not wear the face veil known as the niqab, but that if someone wants to wear it, she is free to do so. Sheikh Suleiman al-Torifee’s, a member of Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia, based his opinion …

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Identifying As Muslim On Resumes May Lead To Fewer Job Opportunities, Survey Says

  (RNS) Recent college grads, take note: Mentioning a campus religion group on your resume — particularly a Muslim club — may lead to significantly fewer job opportunities. Two new sociology studies find new graduates who included a religious mention on a resume were much less likely to hear back from potential employers. The studies used fictitious resumes — with …

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Muslim Man on Bus Gives His Shoes to Homeless Guy Who Had None

An off-duty bus driver saw a man without shoes on a bus in Surrey, B.C. and witnessed a stranger deciding to quietly do something about it. The 27-year-old Islamic man, who didn’t want anyone to see his kind action, slipped the shoes under the man’s legs without a word. He said later that it was no big deal, just part …

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Are Muslims in the UK the Most Charitable?

A recent survey of the different faith groups in the UK revealed that Muslims are the most charitable segment of society. (Click here) This is despite the fact that Muslims are one of the least well off segments of society too. On average, each Muslim donated £371 ($500) a year to charity as compared to roughly £170 ($230) for every …

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Help Charlie Help Syrian Refugees

“Help Charlie Help Syrian Refugees” is my Mercy Corps fundraiser to help Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. Your donations will help Mercy Corps provide Syrian refugees with shelter and supplies, disparately needed water, and conflict mitigation. In addition, and the sole reason I choose Mercy Corps for a fundraiser, your donations will help Mercy Corps provide Syrian refugee children …

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Is Ireland more faithful to Quran than Saudi Arabia?

The most faithful country in the world to the Quran is Ireland, a report has found. While one would reasonably expect a majority Muslim country such as Malaysia or Saudi Arabia to top such a list, Ireland, Denmark and Luxembourg are all rated higher at following the Muslim holy text. Hossein Askari, a Professor of International Business and International Affairs …

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