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Xenophobic and racist policies in the US may have harmful effect on birth outcomes

The first U.S. Executive Order of the 2017 travel ban targeting individuals from Muslim majority countries may be associated with preterm births for women from those countries residing in the U.S., according to a new study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The research also showed that structurally xenophobic and racist policies in the U.S. may have a harmful effect on early life indicators of life-long health outcomes.
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Nike, Coca-Cola, and Apple reportedly lobbied to weaken a bill aimed at preventing them from manufacturing products in China using forced Uighur labor

Hong Kong protesters rally in support of Xinjiang Uighurs' human rights in Hong Kong, China, December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Nike, Coca-Cola, and Apple were among the companies that lobbied to weaken a bill aimed at banning US firms from relying on Chinese forced labor, The New York Times reported Sunday. HSBC, American Apparel, and several industry groups also lobbied on the bill, which would ban many goods imported from Xinjiang unless companies prove they weren't made with...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hong Kong, Politics, Human Rights, Coca Cola, Washington Post, Senate, China, US, Trends, Nike, House, New York Times, The Times, Retail

Christchurch inquiry: Islamic group says it 'asked for help' before attack

New Zealand security forces should have focused more on threat of rightwing terrorism, royal commission toldNew Zealand’s Islamic community has told the Christchurch massacre inquiry that it knew it was “vulnerable” to a terror attack, and that security forces had wrongly focused on terrorism committed by Muslim extremists.“We asked for help. We knew we were vulnerable to such an attack. We did not know who, when, what, where or how. But we knew,” the Federation of the Islamic Associations of Ne...
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A secret, high-level meeting suggests Israel and Saudi Arabia are hedging their bets on Biden

A composite image of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Reuters/Getty Images/Business Insider Saudi and Israeli sources say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman met covertly on November 22, the first such meeting between Israeli and Saudi leaders. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's presence at the meeting indicates that the US supports their closer ties, but the US is about to get a new p...
Tags: Congress, France, Saudi Arabia, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, United States, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Muslim, Bangladesh, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden

Rusi Surti: Indian cricket’s original braveheart and ‘the poor man’s Garry Sobers’

Queenslanders saw one of their own in the first and only Indian Test player to play in the Sheffield Shield Patrick Skene Indian Test cricketer Rusi Surti plays a classic cover drive. ‘To see him perform in the middle was like sipping champagne and he gave endless pleasure to fans,’ says Kersi Meher-Homji. Photograph: Percy Surti Fifty-three years ago, the second Indian Test team to tour Australia arrived, turning the wheel of history and sowing the seeds of the respect Virat Kohli’s modern-da...
Tags: England, Australia, Life, India, Sports, Pakistan, Queensland, New Zealand, Brisbane, Muslim, PERCY, Melbourne, Mumbai, Western Australia, West Indies, Hindu

Poor and Desperate, Pakistani Hindus Accept Islam to Get By

Drawn by jobs or land offered by Muslim groups, some Hindus, facing discrimination and a virus-ravaged economy, are essentially...
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Christian girl, 14, is being threatened by Islamist death squads in Pakistan for fleeing forced marriage to Muslim man, 45

Catholic altar server Maira Shahbaz, who was abducted at gunpoint and gang-raped before her wedding, is in hiding after being accused of...
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Dems Will Welcome One Of The Most Diverse Groups Of Elected Officials To Public Office In 2021. GOPers Will Get A Little More Diverse Too

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. We are running a series of articles on progressive victories that came out of the 2020 election at the state and local level.  From county sheriff to Congress, in blue, red, and purple parts of the country, American voters elected one of the most diverse groups of elected officials in the nation’s history, including a Black-Indian woman as vice president. Most of the newly-elected women, people of color and LGBT candi...
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China dismisses Pope Francis's comments about persecution of Uighurs

Beijing says pontiff’s remarks have ‘no factual basis’ despite evidence a million of the Muslim minority group are being held in campsChina has dismissed criticism of its treatment of Uighurs in a new book by Pope Francis in which he describes the “persecution” of the Muslim minority group.A foreign ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijian, said Francis’ remarks had “no factual basis at all”. Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, China, Beijing, Catholicism, Pope Francis, Muslim, Francis, Uighurs, Zhao Lijian

Calls for Britain to give asylum to Pakistani Christian girl forced to marry Muslim man who abducted and gang-raped her

The girl and her mother are currently under police protection, but many worry about her future safety if she stays in Pakistan
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Christian girl, 14, is being threatened by Islamist death squads in Pakistan for fleeing forced marriage to Muslim man, 45

Catholic altar server Maira Shahbaz, who was abducted at gunpoint and gang-raped before her wedding, is in hiding after being accused of...
Tags: Pakistan, Muslim, Maira Shahbaz

Is Sally Yates on track to be the next US Attorney General?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new Reuters piece headlined "Biden's possible attorney general pick has moderate track record: progressive critics."  Here are excerpts: President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to end the federal death penalty and eliminate mandatory minimum sentences, but some progressives say a potential pick for attorney general to carry out those reforms may not be the one to enact bold changes. Sally Yates, 60, is a leading candidate for the job, acc...
Tags: Justice, Law, Obama, Eric Holder, White House, US, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Muslim, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Sally Yates, New York University

French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Muslim leaders to accept a "charter of republican values" as part of a broad clampdown on...

President Macron gives Muslim leaders an ultimatum to accept a "charter of republican values".
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Macron gives French Muslim leaders 15 days to 'admit' Islam is an 'apolitical religion'

President Macron has asked the French Muslim community to draw up a...
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France's Macron issues 'Republican values' ultimatum to Muslim leaders

President Macron gives Muslim leaders an ultimatum to accept a "charter of Republican values".
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Punjab, Christian mother and son, killed by Muslim neighbours in quarrel

The woman and her 25-year-old son were killed in front of their home. Nobody in the village helped them. For human rights activists, the fact is
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Gulf social changes are in the global spotlight | Financial Times #UAE

Gulf social changes are in the global spotlight | Financial Times In the UAE the brash commercialism of Dubai has sometimes obscured Abu Dhabi’s harsh  response to  political Islam at home and abroad © Christopher Pike/Reuters Overshadowed by world events such as the US presidential election or the first breakthrough in developing a Covid-19 vaccine, the United Arab Emirates last week announced radical changes in its legal system. These are designed primarily to enhance t...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, US, Qatar, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Pope Francis, Middle East, Islam, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Muslim, Abu Dhabi, Muslim Brotherhood, Uae

How the US Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps

Joseph Cox, reporting for Motherboard at Vice: The U.S. military is buying the granular movement data of people around the world, harvested from innocuous-seeming apps, Motherboard has learned. The most popular app among a group Motherboard analyzed connected to this sort of data sale is a Muslim prayer and Quran app that has more than 98 million downloads worldwide. Others include a Muslim dating app, a popular Craigslist app, an app for following storms, and a "level" app that can be used to h...
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Over half Muslim Labour members 'do not trust party to tackle Islamophobia'

New report is latest sign that leadership is losing trust of ethnic minority supportersMore than half of Muslim members of the Labour party do not trust Keir Starmer to tackle Islamophobia, with nearly the same proportion saying they do not have confidence in the party’s complaints process, a new poll has found.The report by the Labour Muslim Network (LMN) is the latest sign that the party’s new leadership is losing the trust of minority ethnic members and supporters, even as it struggles to rec...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Labour, Muslim, Keir Starmer, Islamophobia, Muslim Labour, Angela Rayner, Labour Muslim Network LMN

Biden Will Move Quickly To Dismantle Some Of Trump’s Signature Immigration Initiatives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some dramatic moves on immigration are expected in the early days of the Biden administration. Joe Biden will likely use executive orders to reverse some of President Donald Trump’s most controversial actions, rolling back moves that were a central feature of his administration and important to his base. The Biden administration plans to restore protection for people brought to the U.S. illegally as minors and stop using Pentagon funds to build a border wall. Biden unveiled ...
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3 wounded in blast at non-Muslim Saudi cemetery

By ANGELA CHARLTON and AYA BATRAWY | Associated Press PARIS — Three people were wounded Wednesday when an improvised explosive device targeted a ceremony of French, American, British, Italian and Greek officials commemorating the end of World War I at a cemetery in the Saudi city of Jiddah, according to official statements. The ceremony was held at a cemetery for non-Muslim dead, French Foreign Ministry officials said. “Such attacks on innocent people are shameful and entirely without justificat...
Tags: News, Greece, France, Saudi Arabia, Sport, World news, Soccer, Terrorism, Paris, Middle East, Muslim, Associated Press, Jeddah, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Charlton, Red Sea

Everything you need to know about Parler, the social media app conservatives are flocking to and that's currently No. 1 on the App Store

Twitter; Paige Leskin/Business Insider Parler, a social media app touted by Republican politicians and right-wing pundits, topped the App Store in the days following the 2020 election.  The app brands itself as a "free speech" platform, and CEO John Matze told Forbes there are "no fact checkers" on the app. Upon signing up, Parler recommends "promoted members," including Sen. Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity, and Dinesh D'Souza. Many promoted members have spread false information about the election...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, New York, News, Republicans, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Tech News, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Bill Gates, Islam, Muslim

Everything you need to know about Parler, the social-media app conservatives are flocking to and that's No. 1 on the App Store

Twitter; Paige Leskin/Business Insider Parler, a social-media app touted by Republican politicians and right-wing pundits, made it to the top of the App Store in the days following the 2020 election. The app, which brands itself as a "free speech" platform, has "no fact checkers," CEO John Matze told Forbes in June. When someone signs up, Parler recommends "promoted members" that include Sen. Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity, and Dinesh D'Souza. Parler has a "discover news" section that recommends ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, New York, News, Republicans, Australia, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Tech News, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Bill Gates, Islam

Turkey gives muted first response to Biden win

Turkey gave an impassive first reaction on Sunday to Joe Biden's presidential win, with Vice President Fuat Oktay saying it would not change relations between the old allies although Ankara will keep pressing Washington on Syria and other policy differences. Turkey stands to lose more than most other countries if Joe Biden is elected president since he is expected to toughen the U.S. stance against President Tayyip Erdogan’s foreign military interventions and closer cooperation with Russia. An...
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Goodbye And Good Riddance: Trump Consigned To One-Term Presidency

President Donald Trump will go down in history as a one-term president. With the news that the former Vice President Joe Biden has clinched the the crucial electoral votes in Pennsylvania — combined with the Biden victories in Michigan and Wisconsin, reversals from 2016 —Trump will not have the electoral votes necessary to secure a second term in office. The call for Biden followed a multi-day ballot-counting process in the states that put Biden over the top. Early trends coming out of Electi...
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Horrified by deadly attacks, French Muslims protect church

As a French-born Muslim, Elyazid Benferhat’s stomach turned when he heard about a deadly Islamic extremist attack on a church in Nice. A self-described man of peace and pragmatism, Benferhat and a friend gathered a group of young Muslim men to stand guard outside their town's cathedral for the All Saints’ holiday weekend, to symbolically protect it and show solidarity with Catholic churchgoers. Parishioners at the 13th-century church in the southern town of Lodeve were deeply touched.
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US removes shadowy group from terror list blamed by China for attacks

State department says ‘no credible’ evidence the East Turkestan Islamic Movement exists The United States has removed from its list of terror groups a shadowy faction regularly blamed by China to justify its harsh crackdown in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang region.In a notice in the Federal Register, which publishes new US laws and rules, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said on Friday he was revoking the designation of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) as a “terrorist organization.” ...
Tags: China, US, US news, United States, Asia Pacific, Muslim, Xinjiang, Federal Register, State, East Turkestan Islamic Movement, Mike Pompeo, East Turkestan Islamic Movement ETIM, Uighurs

Muslim and Arab Voters May Have Secured Biden’s Michigan Win

Biden beat Trump by roughly 150,000 votes in Michigan, where Hillary Clinton lost by just 11,000 votes in 2016.
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Higher Arab American turnout in 2020 could have helped Biden win Michigan, while Black voters and other young voters of color led the way in the battleground state

David Goldman/AP Arab American voters in key Michigan counties turned out in high numbers, according to the Arab American Institute and Wayne County's Clerk Office unofficial results.  Black voters in big Michigan cities ultimately pushed Biden over the edge. Arab American voter engagement was higher and younger than in any previous US Presidential Election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Initial reports point to Arab American and Black voters as crucial to Democratic...
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Tech Startups Say New Pay Rules for H-1B Visas Are Unaffordable

New rules from the Trump administration restricting skilled foreign workers are unnerving U.S. startup hubs, as founders and investors say the limitations will hamstring their ability to recruit top-tier talent to grow their businesses [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; free syndicated source]. From a report: The changes to the H-1B visa program announced in October will make qualifying for the work visas much tougher and compel employers to pay foreign workers drastically higher wages. ...
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