Thursday, 21 June 2018

Tag Archives: Muslims

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Tuesday declared a nationwide state of emergency to quell anti-Muslim riots that have killed at least two people and damaged dozens of mosques and homes, a minister said. “The cabinet of ministers decided on tough measures, including a 10-day nationwide state of emergency ,” Minister of City Planning ...

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Germany registered 950 attacks on Muslims in 2017

© Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters BERLIN: German authorities registered at least 950 attacks on Muslims and Muslim institutions such as mosques in 2017, the Neue Osnabrueckner Zeitung reported in Saturday editions, citing data provided to lawmakers by the Interior Ministry. The ministry said 33 people were injured in the attacks, ...

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Trump ready to apologise for UK far-right group retweet

DAVOS: Donald Trump has said he is prepared to apologise for retweeting controversial social media posts about Muslims from a British far-right group, prompting a diplomatic row with the UK. If you are telling me they’re horrible, racist people, I would certainly apologise Donald Trump US President Speaking from the ...

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Would-be ‘martyr’ jailed after hunting for Muslims to stab

LONDON: A man who prowled the streets looking for Muslims to stab, believing he would become “a martyr for England”, has been jailed. Mickey Sage, 24, was arrested in the early hours of June 7 on Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell Green, south London, after pulling a knife on two people and ...

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Responsibility for defeating terror not Pakistan’s only: Corbyn

Pakistan should be treated with respect In a reply to US President Trump’s policies, Britain’s Labour party Chief Jeremy Corbyn, remarked that Pakistan is a country which should be treated respectfully and states should not criticise it. Recently, Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops ...

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Suicide attack in Afghanistan over leaflet ‘insult’

KABUL: A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up outside an American base in Afghanistan, Afghan officials said, in an attack the Taliban claimed was revenge for a US leaflet deemed highly offensive to Muslims. US and Afghan authorities confirmed several people were wounded in the late afternoon attack ...

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Nearly 20,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar

At least 18,500 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and some with bullet wounds, have fled into Bangladesh over the past six days amid renewed fighting in western Myanmar. The figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Wednesday came amid increasing concerns by the international community, with foreign governments and ...

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Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful, Indian court rules

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional. The five senior judges of different faiths deliberated for three months before issuing an order in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced through the practice ...

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Trump tells Muslim world to confront Islamic extremism

RIYADH: President Donald Trump urged Arab and Islamic leaders on Sunday to unite and do their share to defeat Islamist extremists, making an impassioned plea to “drive out” terrorists while toning down his own harsh rhetoric about Muslims. Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support ...

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Mob in India lynches two Muslims over suspected cow theft

GUWAHATI: A mob in India beat to death two Muslims who were accused of trying to steal cows for slaughter, police said on Monday, the latest incident in a surge of violence blamed on hardline Hindu groups. Some Hindu groups are demanding a ban on the slaughter of cows, which ...

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