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Why are so many people obsessed with Muslim women’s wardrobes?

It’s dangerous to target a minority of women for the way they dress, argues Shaista Aziz If someone asked you to list the most sinister developments of our time, I…

Human Rights Council establishes Independent, International Commission of Inquiry for the Occupied Palestinian Territory

UNCHR: 23 July 2014 The Human Rights Council this afternoon concluded its Special Session on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, after adopting a…

Man tore off woman’s hijab in Long Beach hate crime; suspect sought

he Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who committed a hate crime against a Muslim woman in the Bixby Knolls area. Authorities said…

Israel maybe guilty of war crimes – UN Human Rights Chief

Russia Today: Israel maybe committing war crimes in Gaza, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says. Speaking in Geneva, Navi Pillay said house demolitions and the killing of children…

Muslim groups slam new call for UK burka ban

Muslim groups across the UK have hit out against a campaign to ban burkas, saying the “dangerous” move would fuel Islamophobia at a time of increasing racial tensions in Britain.…

KYRGYZSTAN: Ahmadis “must not worship together. Otherwise they will be punished”

Forum 18 News Service: by Mushfiq Bayram —  On 10 July Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal against two lower courts’ support of the State Commission for Religious Affairs’ (SCRA)…

Muslims in China province say they are banned from fasting during Ramadan

Chinese Muslims in the Western region of Xinjiang are distressed because they are banned from fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Xinjiang is home to the mostly Muslim Uighur…

China Xinjiang: Muslim students ‘made to eat’ at Ramadan

Several university students from China’s western region of Xinjiang have told the BBC that they are being banned from fasting during the month of Ramadan. The three Muslim students we…

Chinese Muslim Uighurs In Xinjiang Defy Government Ramadan Ban, Continue Traditions

China’s nationwide ban on state officials and school children fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has backfired, prompting ethnic Uighurs in the vast northwestern region of Xinjiang to become…

Dalai Lama to Myanmar, Sri Lanka Buddhists: Stop violence against Muslims

(CNN) — Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has made a renewed call for Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to cease violence towards the countries’ Muslim minorities, in an…

Muslims in China’s Xinjiang told to ignore Ramadan customs

(Reuters) – Officials in China‘s restive western region of Xinjiang have told Muslims to ignore religious customs during the holy month of Ramadan, an indication of what rights groups say is…

Asma nominated to UN team on human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

Dawn: UNITED NATIONS: Asma Jahangir, the former president of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), has been nominated to a three-member panel to advise UN on alleged human rights…

Education is the key to combating fundamentalism

Free speech, religious tolerance, an understanding of the dignity of others, the liberty of the individual, the freedom to make the most of one’s talents, and respect for the institutions…

PAKISTAN: An Editor’s life under serious threat following the publication of an autobiography of an Ahmadi Judge

Asian Human Rights Commission — Dear friends, The  Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that an editor and publisher is facing serious threats to his life from Muslim militants for…

Global refugee figures highest since WW2, UN says

Epigraph: And what is the matter with you that you struggle not in the cause of Allah and of the weak — men, women and children — who say, ‘Our Lord, take…

An Invitation to Other Religions: Demonstrating Human Rights and Universal Brotherhood from Your Scriptures?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times I was very happy to see the rescue of the 33 miners in Chile, in October…

A new initiative by the Secretary-General to improve UN action to safeguard human rights around the world

UN.org: The need for early action, and the crucial role of responding early to human rights violations, is at the heart of the “Rights up Front” initiative. “Rights up Front”…

Hijab protests rock East Jerusalem’s Christian schools

The church-run schools in East Jerusalem are considered the best schools in that part of the city — some would say in the entire city. Their Christian administrators are proud…

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