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Mosques get threatening letters: Trump will ‘do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews’

By Kristine Guerra November 27 at 8:28 AM A letter calling Muslims “children of Satan” was sent to three California mosques, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations. (CAIR) Letters threatening that President-elect Donald Trump will do to Muslims what Adolf Hitler “did to the Jews” were sent to three California mosques last week, according to the Council on Islamic-American Relations, or …

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Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar ‘turned away by Bangladesh’

Border guards detain hundreds, says Amnesty, while others left in makeshift camps face shortages of food and water A protest rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday against attacks on Rohingyas in Myanmar. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA  Thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar where they have been attacked by security forces are being pushed back by the …

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Pakistan’s Sindh province outlaws forced conversions

Sindh becomes first province to pass law in response to criticism over protection of country’s religious minorities. Shereena Qazi Forced religious conversions have been a contentious issue in Sindh [Reuters] A province in Pakistan has passed a new law, with provision for life sentence, against forced religious conversions following criticism over protection of minorities in the country. The new bill, …

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Pakistani activists plan to build trans-friendly mosque in Islamabad

Local trans rights charity seeks to create a space for non gender-binary people to worship free from threats or intimidation. Transgender people in Pakistan decorate their hands with henna for Eid in Peshawar on July 5, 2016 AFP/Getty Images Transgender activists in Islamabad are drawing up plans to build a new mosque in a suburb of the city which will …

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Interfaith Leaders Pledge To Stand By American Muslims, No Matter What

Source: Huffington Post By Carol Kuruvilla; Associate Religion Editor Christian, Jewish and Buddhist leaders attended prayers at a Washington, D.C., mosque to emphasize solidarity. Christian, Jewish and Buddhist leaders joined their Muslim neighbors for Friday prayers at a Washington, D.C., mosque, sending President-elect Donald Trump a strong statement of interfaith solidarity. The religious leaders spoke out against Islamophobia and in support of …

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CAN TRUMP ACTUALLY BAN OR INTERN MUSLIMS?

Donald J. Trump has made several statements during his campaign that have given rise to concerns about civil rights in America, particularly for minority groups such as Muslim Americans. This article is a starting point to address the constitutionality of Mr. Trump’s proposed policies regarding Muslims. Much of this discussion is theoretical.  The policies espoused by Mr. Trump have no …

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Mosque ‘vandalised’ with chalk messages of love, support in Virginia

BY PAIGE COCKBURNTUE NOV 22 19:57:29 EST 2016 PHOTO The mosque has invited the anonymous supporters to return so they can “reciprocate the love”. SUPPLIED: MUSLIM YOUTH CVA Graffiti is not often associated with positive messages, but the “vandalism” left at a US mosque from a particular group of “hooligans” was unusually heart-warming. “You are loved,” “we are your brothers …

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Will anyone help the Rohingya people?

Rohingya migrants rescued from a fishing boat collect rain water at a temporary shelter   For decades, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have lived in Rakhine State, near Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh. Long denied citizenship and freedom of movement by the government of Myanmar (also known as Burma), shocking images have emerged in recent weeks showing hundreds of Rohingya …

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Turkey welcomes Meskhetian Turks from east Ukraine

ERZINCAN, Turkey (AA): More than 300 Meskhetian Turks from the Turkish-speaking minority in eastern Ukraine arrived in Turkey’s eastern Erzincan province early Friday. The group also known as Ahiska Turks have fled their homes during the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the eastern region of Ukraine. This is the fourth group that has so far been brought …

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Muslims, Christians, Jews raise call to prayer together in Nablus

Nablus residents recite the Islamic call to prayer in protest of the Israeli law which banned the call in Jerusalem on November 2016 [safa.ps] Protesting against the Israeli ban on the Muslim call to prayer, hundreds of Muslims, Christians and Jewish Sumerians yesterday raised the Muslim call to prayer together in Nablus’ main square, the Safa news agency reported. Residents, …

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