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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Government Bans Phones for Rohingya Muslim Refugees

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Government Bans Phones for Rohingya Muslim Refugees

Roadblocks have been set up along major routes from the camp zones to stop the refugees from moving further into Bangladesh. The Rohingya refugees have been fleeing government-sanctioned violence in Myanmar, where they face death, torture, and rape at the hands of the Myanmarese military and Buddhist mobs, according to numerous reports and eyewitness accounts.

The United Nations has described the practices against the Rohingya Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar as “ethnic cleansing.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh in Egypt to Discuss Gaza Blockade

PALESTINE POLITICS: Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh in Egypt to Discuss Gaza Blockade

Chief of Palestinian group Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh was elected Hamas leader in May. The group maintains a sizeable armed wing in Gaza since seizing the enclave from Fatah in 2007.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Vie With Israel Over Muslim Pilgrims to Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Vie With Israel Over Muslim Pilgrims to Jerusalem

At the height of tensions in Jerusalem last month over Israeli controls on access to Al-Aqsa, Turkey’s Islamist-rooted president, Tayyip Erdogan, urged his compatriots to flock there in solidarity with the Palestinians.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Says No Room For Biafra, Boko Haram, Niger Delta Militants Activists in Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Says No Room For Biafra, Boko Haram, Niger Delta Militants Activists in Nigeria

Since Buhari traveled to London for treatment, campaign groups have stepped up calls for a separate southeastern state known as Biafra. Militants and community groups have called for the independence of the restive southern Niger Delta oil hub. Islamist Boko Haram militants are fighting for a separate caliphate in the northeast. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said:

“I was distressed to notice that some of the comments, especially in the social media have crossed our national red lines by daring to question our collective existence as a nation. Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable. We shall not allow irresponsible elements to start trouble,” Buhari adding that some ethnic violence was “fueled by political mischief makers”.

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INDIA POLITICS: Secret and Legacies of India Partition

INDIA POLITICS: Secret and Legacies of India Partition

What issues were left unresolved at the time of India’s partition in 1947, and how have they continued to plague both India and Pakistan since independence?

For both India and Pakistan, the most singular conflict unresolved since partition has concerned the former Princely State of Kashmir, whose fate was left undetermined at the time the British left. Lying as it did on the border, Kashmir was claimed by both countries, which have been to war over this region on numerous occasions.

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UK POLITICS: UKIP Approves Anti-Muslim Candidate Anne Marie Waters to Contest for Leadership

UK POLITICS: UKIP Approves Anti-Muslim Candidate Anne Marie Waters to Contest for Leadership

UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate Anne Marie Waters’ candidacy has split the party, with some UKIP members threatening to resign if she was allowed into the race. She was blocked from standing for the right wing party in the last general election, with then-leader Paul Nuttall saying Anne Marie Water’ views made him “uncomfortable.”

Police figures show hate crimes, particularly against Muslims, surged by 23 percent in the 11 months after the Brexit vote, compared with the same period the previous year, the highest increase ever recorded.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Muslim World Denounces Israel’s Closure of al-Aqsa Mosque

ISRAEL POLITICS: Muslim World Denounces Israel’s Closure of al-Aqsa Mosque

“We insist on reaching al-Aqsa mosque and performing prayers there. The occupation preventing us from praying marks an assault against our right to worship in this pure Islamic mosque,” Sheikh Muhammad said.

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USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ Sparks Protest in New York City

USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ Sparks Protest in New York City

“The use of national security as rationale for implementing Muslim ban is comical, to say the least,” said Murad Awadeh of New York Immigration Coalition.

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USA POLITICS: Supreme Court Gives Trump Victory, Allows Temporary Travel Bans on Travelers from Six Muslim Countries

USA POLITICS: Supreme Court Gives Trump Victory, Allows Temporary Travel Bans on Travelers from Six Muslim Countries

Supreme Court grants President Donald Trump emergency request allowing parts of refugee ban to go into effect.

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IRAN POLITICS: Muslims Obliged to Fight Against Israel: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

IRAN POLITICS: Muslims Obliged to Fight Against Israel: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

“Today the fight against the Zionist regime is obligatory and necessary for Muslims. Why do some evade this duty?” Ayatollah Khamenei added.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Envoys Talk With Abdullah Maute During Brief Truce

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Envoys Talk With Abdullah Maute During Brief Truce

“We need to balance this because this is very precarious,” Retired General Dickson Hermoso told reporters.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Meets With Igbo, Muslims Leaders on Ethnic Unrest

NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Meets With Igbo, Muslims Leaders on Ethnic Unrest

“It will be wrong of us to approach our grievances by threatening to disobey the laws or by threatening the integrity of our nation,” Osinbajo told leaders.

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AUSTRIA POLITICS: ‘There Should Be No Islamic Kindergartens’: Sebastian Kurz Austrian FM

AUSTRIA POLITICS: ‘There Should Be No Islamic Kindergartens’: Sebastian Kurz Austrian FM

Shutting down Islamic kindergartens where children have no command of German would ensure integration of migrants, Sebastian Kurz Austrian FM said.

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BOSNIA POLITICS: Milorad Dodik Bans Sarajevo Siege, Srebrenica Genocide Teaching

BOSNIA POLITICS: Milorad Dodik Bans Sarajevo Siege, Srebrenica Genocide Teaching

“It’s impossible to use here the textbooks … which say the Serbs have committed genocide and kept Sarajevo under siege,” the Serb Republic’s nationalist President Milorad Dodik was quoted as saying by local media.

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IRAN POLITICS: Middle East Stability Impossible Without Iran: Rouhani

IRAN POLITICS: Middle East Stability Impossible Without Iran: Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani said: “Who can say regional stability can be restored without Iran? Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?”

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GERMANY POLITICS: Schaeuble to Muslims: Accept European Values or Go Elsewhere

GERMANY POLITICS: Schaeuble to Muslims: Accept European Values or Go Elsewhere

“There are better places in the world to live under Islamic law than Europe,” Wolfgang Schaeuble, the German Finance Minister has said.

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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh Executes Islamists Over Deadly Attack

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Bangladesh Executes Islamists Over Deadly Attack

The Supreme Court last month upheld death sentences for the three militants, who included Mufti Abdul Hannan, the head of the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami group.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EPP Calls For Total Ban of Niqab in Europe

EUROPE POLITICS: EPP Calls For Total Ban of Niqab in Europe

“We want a total ban of face covering in the EU” said Manfred Weber, the group’s leader in the European Parliament, as cited by the The Express.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Muhammad Sanusi II to Northern Nigeria: Recognise That Muslim World Has Moved On

NIGERIA POLITICS: Muhammad Sanusi II to Northern Nigeria: Recognise That Muslim World Has Moved On

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, says northern Nigeria needs to move on from the 13th century mindset of Islam, emphasising that the rest of the Muslim world has moved on.

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BELGIUM POLITICS: Unwelcome! Belgium Struggles to Open Police to Muslim Minority

BELGIUM POLITICS: Unwelcome! Belgium Struggles to Open Police to Muslim Minority

“They (the police) are seen as the state and the Muslim community has shut down,” said Vincent Gilles, the head of Belgium’s main police union.

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