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St Paul's bomb-plotter Safiyya Amira Shaikh given life sentence

Isis supporter and Muslim convert had admitted preparing terrorist acts A Muslim convert and supporter of Islamic State, who plotted to bomb St Paul’s Cathedral at Easter, has been sentenced to life in prison.Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 37, from Hayes, west London, admitted preparing terrorist acts and disseminating terrorist publications that encouraged others to launch similar attacks. She had been under police and MI5 surveillance. Continue reading...
Tags: Isis, London, Crime, Islamic State, UK News, Islam, UK security and counter-terrorism, Muslim, PAUL, Hayes, St Paul 's Cathedral, Safiyya Amira Shaikh

Black-owned businesses see sales surge amid racism reckoning

When Mahdi Hashemian was looking for a bicycle for his 7-year-old daughter Zeynab last week, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident decided to skip his local cycle shops in favor of a Black-owned one a few miles away in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. At Spokehouse, a bike shop with “Black Lives Matter” painted in large bold letters outside, the pair picked out a simple, white-colored model and had training wheels and a white basket for its handlebars installed. Hashemian, who is set to earn...
Tags: News, Boston, Mit, Muslim, Donald Trump, Black, Dorchester, Cambridge Massachusetts, Mahdi Hashemian, Zeynab, Spokehouse, Hashemian

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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Blackbaud’s cloud for ‘social good’ serves customers that work against human rights

Blackbaud offers enterprise tools ostensibly in a campaign to support social good, but the company also provides services to far-right organizations the Heritage Foundation and the Center for Security Policy, TechCrunch has discovered. Blackbaud describes itself as “the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good,” and collects revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars from that business. Nothing about that mission is partisan, and good can of course be accomplished by g...
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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...
Tags: Asia, News, Supreme Court, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Israel, US, Middle East, Islam, Brunei, Sudan, Muslim, Somalia, Latin America, Sharia, North Africa

4 California Officers On Leave Amid Probe Of Racist Posts

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Four police officers in Northern California have been placed on administrative leave while officials investigate a Facebook group in which members made bigoted and anti-Muslim comments. The Facebook posts linked to a group of retired and active San Jose police officers were revealed Friday in an article posted on, leading to swift condemnations by the police union, local officials and civil rights advocates, the East Bay Times reported. The article, by an unnam...
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Malaysia can't take any more Rohingya refugees, PM says

Malaysia can no longer take in Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Friday, citing a struggling economy and dwindling resources as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Muslim-majority Malaysia has long been a favoured destination for Rohingya seeking a better life after fleeing a 2017 military-led crackdown in Myanmar and refugee camps in Bangladesh. "We can no longer take more as our resources and capacity are already stretched, compounded by t...
Tags: News, Malaysia, Muslim, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Association of South East Asian Nations ASEAN, Muhyiddin, Muhyiddin Yassin, Rohingya Muslim

A Muslim woman says her headscarf was forcibly removed from her head for a booking photo after being arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest

An 18-year-old Muslim woman arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest in Miami says her hijab was forcibly removed from her head for a booking photograph and she was not allowed to put it back on for several hours.
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Solicitor General Noel Francisco announces departure from DOJ

After just under three years (and three Supreme Court terms) on the job, Noel Francisco announced today that he would step down as the solicitor general of the United States, effective July 3, 2020. In a to President Donald Trump, Francisco wrote that he planned “to return to the private sector and spend more time with” his family. In a statement, Attorney General William Barr described Francisco as a “principled and persuasive advocate” who “has represented the United States superbly before t...
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Trump signs bill pressuring China over Uighur Muslim crackdown

China threatened retaliation after U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions over the repression of China's Uighurs, as excerpts from a book by his former national security adviser alleged he had approved of their mass detention. The bill, which Congress passed with only one "no" vote, was intended to send China a strong message on human rights by mandating sanctions against those responsible for oppression of members of China's Muslim minority. The Unit...
Tags: News, Congress, China, United Nations, Muslim, Xinjiang, Donald Trump, Trump, Uighur Muslim

Living on the edge, Pakistani Hindus still feel safer in India

Seven years ago, Dharamveer Solanki, a Hindu, left his home in Pakistan’s Hyderabad city, never to return. When his train crossed the border into India, Solanki said he felt happier than ever before. "It felt as though I had been reborn,” he said, sitting inside a bustling refugee colony on the outskirts of New Delhi, where he and hundreds of other Hindus who fled Muslim-majority Pakistan have built a new home.
Tags: News, India, Pakistan, Muslim, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Solanki, Dharamveer Solanki

Justices block Texas execution

Tonight the Supreme Court put a temporary hold on the execution of Texas death-row inmate Ruben Gutierrez, who had been scheduled to die at 7 p.m. EDT. In a short unsigned order, the justices granted a request by Gutierrez to stay his execution while it considers his petition to review his case on the merits. Gutierrez has spent more than 20 years on death row for the murder of 85-year-old Escolastica Harrison. Gutierrez and an accomplice robbed Harrison of cash, beat her and stabbed her repea...
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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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Germany’s Misleading Classification of Antisemitic Hate Crimes

The German government recently announced that 2019 saw the most antisemitic hate crimes since it began collecting data in 2001. In all, 2,032 antisemitic incidents were reported to German police last year, marking a 13 percent increase over 2018. That certainly fits with the steady drumbeat of stories about rising global antisemitism. However, the German government’s announcement quickly turned cockeyed, as “93.4 percent of the crimes were “ascribed to far–right wing perpetrators, ” according to...
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Solicitor General Noel Francisco Expected to Step Down

Mr. Francisco has represented the Trump administration before the Supreme Court, including in controversial cases like the travel ban against predominantly Muslim countries.
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The world’s first Freddie Mercury museum is on an African island

Freddie Mercury Museum Zanzibar Stone Town, Zanzibar (CNN) — Down a small, narrow alley in the historic Stone Town neighborhood of Zanzibar, an old building beckons to visitors. Faded photographs are pinned outside the door while inside, a gallery of glossy pictures and old newspaper clippings lead the way to the room’s centerpiece: a black piano with an interesting history. Article by Lisa Cohen, CNN A young Zanzibari boy once played that piano. His name was Farrokh Bulsara, but you probably kn...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Life, India, Freddie Mercury, Muslim, Tanzania, Mercury, Unesco World Heritage Site, Zanzibar, Brian May, Rami Malek, Farrokh, Adnan, Stone Town

‘They Folded Like House of Cards’: McConnell Mocks NYT for Caving to Critics of Tom Cotton’s Op-ed

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday accused the New York Times of lying about the substance of Senator Tom Cotton's controversial op-ed for which the paper later apologized after an outcry from readers and Times journalists.During a floor speech, McConnell mocked the Times for bowing to criticism of the paper's decision to publish Cotton's opinion op-ed, titled “Send in the Troops,” which called for military intervention to quell the rioting across the country in the ...
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For Italy's Muslims, lack of burial space deepens grief in pandemic

Italy's Muslim community, like others, suffered many deaths as the coronavirus pandemic hit the Mediterranean country hard. Imams and Muslim community leaders are now calling for more Islamic cemeteries, or additional space in the country's existing graveyards, as the faithful increasingly want to be buried in Italy, their home. "We have experienced the pain (of the pandemic), but it has sometimes been deepened when some families could not find a place to bury their dead because there were no ...
Tags: News, Italy, Muslim, Mediterranean, Abdullah Tchina

New Trump Appointee to Foreign Aid Agency Has Denounced Liberal Democracy and ‘Our Homo-Empire’

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. A new Trump appointee to the United States’ foreign aid agency has a history of online posts denouncing liberal democracy and has said that the country is in the clutches of a “homo-empire” that pushes a “tyrannical LGBT agenda.” In one post, Merritt Corrigan, who recently took up a position as deputy White ...
Tags: London, News, Washington Post, White House, Iraq, Hungary, United States, Muslim, Republican National Committee, Usaid, Tea Party, Trump, U S Agency for International Development, Corrigan, Viktor Orban, John Light

Minneapolis Neighborhood Patrols Fear White Supremacists Are Infiltrating to Derail Protests

MINNEAPOLIS—Edward walked up to an SUV full of four armed white men on Monday night, pumped his shotgun, and told them to get out of his neighborhood.The men—who he said were armed with hunting knives and wearing tactical vests—told him they were from a suburb south of the city. After repeatedly asking them what they were doing and why they were in the Field neighborhood of South Minneapolis, Edward signaled to his wife, who retrieved the weapon and gave it to her husband.“I just figured I’d res...
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US to sanction nine Chinese entities for rights violations

The US Department of Commerce said Friday it would sanction a Chinese government institute and eight companies for human rights abuses against Uighurs and other minorities in China's western Xinjiang region. "These nine parties are complicit in human rights violations and abuses committed in China's campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, forced labor and high-technology surveillance against Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uighur Au...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, US, Muslim, Xinjiang, State, US Department of Commerce, Mike Pompeo

What to see and do in Lombok

Tourists deplaning at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport can be in for quite a surprise: bumper to bumper traffic, suffocating exhaust fumes, enormous billboards obstructing beach views, and construction everywhere. The small island with four million residents welcomed 13 million visitors in 2016, a statistic that securely drops Bali into any legitimate “overtourism” conversation. This is not to say that the island doesn’t have its charm and beauty, but it’s not the wide-open paradise of...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, Hawaii, Muslim, Party, Beaches, All, Gili Air, Oberoi, Kuta, Lombok, Denpasar Bali, Gili Islands, Gilis, Gili

The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad review – recent history at its finest

Thomas Hegghammer delivers a meticulously researched account of a charismatic IslamistAbdallah Azzam is not exactly a household name – at least when compared with the far more notorious Osama bin Laden. But the militant Palestinian cleric who inspired and mobilised Arabs to come to Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Union in the 1980s is the most important jihadist figure before the birth of al-Qaida and the continuing consequences of the 9/11 attacks on the US.Azzam is still revered by many who be...
Tags: Books, Osama Bin Laden, US, World news, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, Pakistan, Islam, Muslim, Al-Qaida, Soviet Union, Thomas Hegghammer, Global Jihad, History books, Biography books, Abdallah Azzam

Russell Crowe to Star in ‘American Son’, the Hollywood Remake of ‘A Prophet’ at Paramount Pictures

Do you remember the French thriller A Prophet in 2009? The critically acclaimed movie was nominated for numerous awards, and won a couple international equivalents of Best Picture. It follows a delinquent young Muslim man in prison who gets caught up in a mob war between two different factions among the prisoners. Now, over 10 years later, the film is being remade at Paramount Pictures under the title American Son, and Russell Crowe has been set to star. If you’ve never heard of A Prophet unt...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Thriller, Muslim, Russell-Crowe, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Remakes, Variety, Crowe, Malik, Neal H Moritz, Shutter Island, Dennis-Lehane

'Iftar boxes,' food deliveries helping Muslims during stay-at-home Ramadan

With mosques closed, Muslim charities step up to make sure people are fed after Ramadan fasting.
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"France, the originator of the burqa ban, has done more than any other Western nation over the past decade to resist face coverings in public."

"But as the country begins to emerge from its coronavirus lockdown Monday, masks are mandatory.... 'If you are Muslim and you hide your face for religious reasons, you are liable to a fine and a citizenship course where you will be taught what it is to be "a good citizen,"' said Fatima Khemilat, a fellow at the Political Science Institute of Aix-en-Provence. 'But if you are a non-Muslim citizen in the pandemic, you are encouraged and forced as a "good citizen" to adopt "barrier gestures" to prot...
Tags: Law, France, Masks, Islam, Muslim, Religion And Government, Ann Althouse, Religious Garb, Olivier Roy, Islam Which, Fatima Khemilat, Political Science Institute of Aix

Flynn's Exoneration Was the Latest in a Life Full of Reversals

WASHINGTON -- There have always been two sides to Michael Flynn. There was the rebellious teenager who surfed during hurricanes and spent a night in juvenile reformatory. Then there was the adult who buckled down, joined the Army and rose to become a three-star general.Flynn was a lifelong Democrat who served President Barack Obama as a top intelligence officer. He also called Obama a "liar" after being forced out of the job and reinvented himself as a Republican foreign policy adviser.Flynn cri...
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Virus misinformation fuels hatred against India's Muslims

Gayur Hassan's Hindu neighbours came at night, throwing stones at his family's home in a northern Indian village and setting his workshop on fire. All because his son "liked" a social media post. The Facebook post that Hassan's 19-year-old son endorsed had denounced the targeting of India's Muslim minority since the nation of 1.3 billion went into a coronavirus lockdown in late March.
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White gunmen storm Michigan Capitol with assault-style rifles, lawmakers inside State House share disturbing video and photos

An armed protest by armed men who say they are opposed to coronavirus restrictions took place at the Michigan State House today. Senator Dayna Polehanki [@SenPolehanki, a Michigan State Senator serving Michigan's 7th District] tweeted with the photograph at the top of this blog post: Directly above me, men with rifles yelling at us. Some of my colleagues who own bullet proof vests are wearing them. I have never appreciated our Sergeants-at-Arms more than today. #mileg More below. Protest mo...
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The World Is Awaking to the Ugly Realities of the Chinese Regime

Earlier this month, a McDonald’s restaurant in Guangzhou, in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, was forced to remove a sign warning that “black people are not allowed to enter.” Upon removing it, McDonald’s told NBC News in a statement that the sign was “not representative of our inclusive values.”That sounds like what it almost certainly is: a product of the company’s communications department, called in to do damage control. And while we can accept that the McDonald’s corporation itse...
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