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Looking for My Ancient Religion in Uzbekistan

Still, I was in search of something more, something concrete, something material Article by Meher Mirza | Catapult.Co Last October, I walked on the trail of emperors. Like most ogle-eyed tourists, I ping-ponged my way through different cities in Uzbekistan: Samarkand, Bokhara, Khiva, Nukus, Urgench, Margilon, Tashkent, Termez, Andijan, and Kokhand. Unlike most tourists, though, I was here to quench my curiosity for a long-vanquished empire—Uzbekistan is amongst the richest source of Zoroastrian ...
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Elementary Robotics is making its quality assurance robots commercially available

Two years and over $17 million after it first began working on its robots for quality assurance, the Los Angeles-based Elementary Robotics has finally made its products commercially available. The company already boasts a few very large initial customers in the automotive industry, consumer packaged goods, and aerospace and defense, including Toyota, according to chief executive Arye Barnehama. Now, the robotics technology that Barnehama and his co-workers have been developing for years is br...
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Curtailed hajj compounds #Saudi economic woes - Arabianbusiness

Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes - Arabianbusiness:Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. A stunning emptiness - and fears of economic ruin - haunt the usually bustling city of Makkah after Saudi authorities curtailed the hajj pilgrimage over coronavirus.Islam's holiest city usually hosts millions of pilgrims for the annual rite, but the kingdom has barred overseas visitors from this year's event, scheduled for late July.The hajj and the lesser umrah pilgri...
Tags: Travel, Islam, Makkah, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Muslim Americans assert solidarity with Black Lives Matter, finding unity within a diverse faith group

The killing of George Floyd took place at the doorstep of Muslim America.He was killed in front of Cup Foods, a store owned by an Arab American Muslim, whose teenage employee – also a Muslim – had earlier reported to police that Floyd tried to use a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes.Muslim American businesses are common in lower-income areas, such as the part of Minneapolis where Floyd died after a police officer knelt on his neck. And as the writer Moustafa Bayoumi has noted, this puts sto...
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Don't blame Sharia for Islamic extremism -- blame colonialism

Warning that Islamic extremists want to impose fundamentalist religious rule in American communities, right-wing lawmakers in dozens of U.S. states have tried banning Sharia, an Arabic term often understood to mean Islamic law. These political debates – which cite terrorism and political violence in the Middle East to argue that Islam is incompatible with modern society – reinforce stereotypes that the Muslim world is uncivilized. They also reflect ignorance of Sharia, which is not a strict lega...
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Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes

Abandoned pilgrim tents. A stunning emptiness -- and fears of economic ruin -- haunt the usually bustling city of Mecca after Saudi authorities curtailed the hajj pilgrimage over coronavirus. Islam's holiest city usually hosts millions of pilgrims for the annual rite, but the kingdom has barred overseas visitors from this year's event, scheduled for late July.
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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Suggests Osama Bin Laden Was a Martyr

Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticized for using a term of veneration in Islam when referring to the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Tags: News, Osama Bin Laden, Pakistan, Terrorism, Islam, Imran Khan, Khan, Bin Laden, Imran, Osama, Politics And Government, September 11 (2001

"God has honored us in the Islamic State to remove all of these idols and statues worshiped instead of Allah in the past days."

"Whenever we seize a piece of land, we will remove signs of idolatry and spread monotheism."Statements from a video I blogged in 2015.This was horrifyingly brutish to me at the time, but it feels lofty compared to what is happening in the United States in 2020. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Isis, Protest, Law, Islamic State, Iraq, United States, Sculpture, Islam, Ann Althouse, Destruction Of Art

Global report: Covid-19 restricts hajj and Germany locks down district

Pilgrimage to Islamic holy sites usually attracts 2.5m visitors; about 360,000 Germans face new restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSaudi Arabia has said only Muslims living in the country can take part in this year’s hajj pilgrimage, while Germany has locked down an entire district, as several countries around the world responded to fresh outbreaks of Covid-19.Saudi’s hajj minister, Muhammad Benten, told a virtual press conference that the annual pilgrimage t...
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Saudi Arabia bars foreign pilgrims from hajj over coronavirus fears

Annual pilgrimage to Islamic holy sites of Mecca and Medina usually attracts 2.5m visitorsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMuslims from around the world will be barred from taking part in this year’s hajj, the annual pilgrimage to the Islamic holy sites of Mecca and Medina, which usually attracts about 2.5 million visitors.Saudi Arabia has said only a limited number of people who are resident in the kingdom will be permitted to take part in the hajj in an effort to con...
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Delhi police accused of filing false charges over February riots

Democracy campaigners say officers ignored violence by Hindus during clashes with MuslimsDelhi police have been accused of filing false and politically motivated charges against pro-democracy activists to blame them for the Delhi riots – while not arresting any ruling party figures and police officers for their role in the violence.More than 80 charge sheets have been filed naming those allegedly responsible for inciting the riots, which broke out in February in some of the worst religious viole...
Tags: India, Religion, World news, South and Central Asia, Islam, Delhi, Hinduism

TN Paper Apologizes For Doomsday Ad Claiming ‘Islam’ Will Detonate Nuke In Nashville

The Tennessean newspaper has apologized for publishing a full-page advertisement from an end-times prophecy group that announced “Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville.” The ad didn’t meet the paper’s standards against hate speech and should have been rejected, said Kevin Gentzel, the chief revenue officer of the paper’s parent company, Gannett. “We strongly condemn the message and apologize to our readers. We are immediately investigating to determine how this could have h...
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Tennessee paper religious ad claims 'Islam' will detonate nuclear bomb in Nashville

Editor of the Tennessean calls full-page advertisement ‘horrific’Newspaper investigating ‘breakdown in the normal process’A Tennessee newspaper said on Sunday it was investigating what its editor called a “horrific” full-page advertisement from a religious group that predicts a terrorist attack in Nashville next month.The paid advertisement that appeared in Sunday’s editions of the Tennessean from the group Future For America claims Donald Trump “is the final president of the USA” and features a...
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In LA’s pandemic moment, Sikh community taps an ancient specialty: Feeding the masses

“Seva” is alive and well in Pacoima. Every day it’s what fires up the giant cooking containers full of rice and pasta. It’s what powers the assembly lines of volunteers from all over Southern California who package meals — curry, thai, pasta and a sweet treat with a bottle of watter —  atop rows of tables. Manjit Singh and Jarnail Singh add onions to garlic as they make pasta sauce for hot meals at the Khalsa Care Foundation for 3500 seniors and the disabled on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the Pa...
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Nominee For Top Pentagon Spot Goes On Tweet-Deleting Binge As Inflammatory Posts Come To Light

Retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata has hurriedly deleted old tweets, some of which capture him expressing Islamophobic and racist sentiments, as his nomination for a top Pentagon position is considered by the Senate Armed Services Committee. Here are five points on President Trump’s pick for Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, a top job tasked with overseeing the Pentagon’s policy arm. In old tweets, Tata calls Obama a “terrorist leader” and says that a black CNN anchor was on the “libe...
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The Saudis’ Preaching Inspired Terror, and Then It Turned on Them

If you recognize the term “Wahhabi” or “Wahhabism,” the conservative state religion of Saudi Arabia, it’s probably because of 9/11. It was in the wake of that attack that institutions like Freedom House began to publish reports about “Wahhabi ideology” that seemed to provide some intellectual context for a senseless event. The same goes for Salafism, for which there wasn’t even a standard spelling in 2001: The Guardian went with “Salafee” in one post-9/11 article.Trump Administration Preps New W...
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Retreat of Libya's Russian-backed rebel leaves scarred country at risk of being partitioned

To his supporters he was a strongman in waiting, a no-nonsense former general who would crush militant Islam and bring order to the nightmare of a revolution gone sour. To his enemies, he was a would-be despot prepared to kill countless civilians with artillery, drones, and rockets in pursuit of his dream of military dictatorship. The collapse of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s fourteen-month siege of Tripoli over the past week has changed the face of Libya's on-going civil war, and left the ...
Tags: News, Islam, Libya, Tripoli, Khalifa Haftar, Clingendael Institute, Jalel Harchaoui

Campaigners fear far-right 'defence' of statues such as Churchill's

Tommy Robinson among supporters of ‘defend our memorials’ eventBusloads of far-right demonstrators are feared to be planning to travel hundreds of miles to “defend” memorials at the weekend, campaigners have said.There are concerns that hundreds are mobilising to attend a “patriotic unity” event at Winston Churchill’s statue in Westminster on Saturday morning, in response to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Crime, Protest, Police, Religion, Race, UK News, Islam, Winston Churchill, Westminster, Metropolitan Police, Churchill, Black Lives Matter Movement, Tommy Robinson, Black Lives Matter BLM

2,500 rare texts from Islamic world to go online for free

National Library of Israel is digitising collection of manuscripts and books dating back to ninth centuryMore than 2,500 rare manuscripts and books from the Islamic world covering a period of more than a thousand years are to be made freely available online.The National Library of Israel (NLI) in Jerusalem is digitising its world-class collection of items in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, dating from the ninth to the 20th centuries, including spectacularly beautiful Qur’ans and literary works dec...
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Massive protests around world raise fears of new coronavirus outbreaks

LOS ANGELES — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.” As more beaches, churches, mosques, schools and businesses reopened worldwide, civil unrest in the United States over repeated racial injustice is raising fears of new coronavirus outbreaks in a country that has more infections and deaths than anywhere else in the world. And it’s not...
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Saudi Arabia reopens mosques with strict regulations for worshippers

Saudi Arabia's mosques opened their doors to worshippers on Sunday for the first time in more than two months as the kingdom, the birthplace of Islam, eased restrictions imposed to combat the coronavirus. "It is great to feel the mercy of God and once again call people for prayers at mosques instead of at their homes," said Abdulmajeed Al Mohaisen, who issues the call to prayer at Al Rajhi Mosque, one of the largest in the capital Riyadh.
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Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem amid virus woes

Tens of thousands of mosques across Saudi Arabia reopened Sunday for the first time in more than two months, with worshipers ordered to follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as Islam's holiest site in Mecca remained closed to the public. The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Islam's holiest site outside of Saudi Arabia, also reopened for prayers for the first time since it was closed in mid-March. With little regard for social distancing, throngs waited outside the holy ...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Jerusalem, Islam, Mecca, Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem Islam

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque reopens after two months amid tensions

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, reopened Sunday after a more than two-month-long coronavirus lockdown, but tensions marred the event which came hours after a deadly police shooting. Before dawn, worshippers in protective masks waited outside chanting "God is greatest, we will protect Al-Aqsa with our soul and blood", before they were let in for the first prayers of the day. Israeli soldiers were stationed at the gates to the site, which has often been a flashpo...
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Their Minneapolis Restaurant Burned, but They Back the Protest

Though a Bangladeshi family lost their business in the uproar over the death of George Floyd, they support demonstrators and helped medics treat them.
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USAID’s New ‘Religious Freedom Advisor’ Spent Years Bashing Islam

In May of 2015, a man who this week became a “religious freedom advisor” in the Trump administration shared an article celebrating the oppression of Muslims in China. It was one of many posts published by Mark Kevin Lloyd — a Tea Party activist, political consultant and new Trump administration official — warning of the dangers of Islam. Over the years, Lloyd has called the world’s second-largest religion a “barbaric cult,” described it as “violent,” and said then-President Barack Obama was s...
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The Pandemic Upends Islam’s Holiest Month

Zoom calls and socially distant food drives have replaced family gatherings and community prayers.
Tags: News, Islam, Ramadan, Mosques, Muslim Americans, Cemeteries, Economic Conditions and Trends, Bangladeshi-Americans, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Fears mount of Middle East coronavirus surge amid Eid celebrations

Despite lockdowns and curfews, streets in Jordan and Iran are busy for the end of RamadanCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOutside bakeries in downtown Amman, queues stretched along the street and down the block. Nut retailers were mobbed, and sweet shops were down to their last desserts. It was as if coronavirus had never existed.The nights before Eid al-Fitr, the festival that ends the fasting month of Ramadan and which began on Sunday at dawn, are always busy. But th...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Religion, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Middle East, Islam, Jordan, Amman, Eid al-Fitr, Coronavirus outbreak

Plan to open mosque in Trocadero in London sparks objections

Foundation seeks to convert part of historic building into mosque and community centreA plan to convert part of the famous Trocadero building in Piccadilly Circus in London into a mosque has sparked objections from people who say a place of worship in an area noted for its bars and nightlife is inappropriate.The Aziz Foundation, a charity that offers educational grants and scholarships to Muslims, has applied to Westminster city council for permission to convert the basement and ground floor of ...
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Will the Pandemic Have a Lasting Impact on My Kids?

Massive unemployment. Stunning loss of life. Disrupted education. An economy in freefall. These are the ingredients for tectonic social shifts that alter the arcs of human lives. Parents are always at the fulcrum of such pressures, protecting their families while trying to hold together a semblance of normalcy. For 100 years, developmental scientists have studied how families and children respond to disasters, manmade and natural. From the Great Depression to Hurricane Katrina, from 9/11 to war...
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The Silver Lining of Being Quarantined During Ramadan

Being at home with family has made observing Islam’s holiest month a richer and deeper spiritual experience.
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