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GMA Blogs: Why does the term ‘human rights’, like ‘democracy’ and ‘justice’, elicit passionate devotion from some people, but cold scepticism from others? In truth, unless we can explain what…

Pakistan aids persecution of Ahmadi Muslims by extremists

For most Muslims, Eid marks the happy end to a month of fasting and spiritual development. It is a day filled with prayers, warm embraces and the smiling faces of…

The pattern of widespread and systematic human rights violations in Rakhine State may constitute crimes against humanity

UNCHR:  GENEVA (30 May 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, today calls on the Government and people of Myanmar…

Pakistan: Revoke Suspension of Rights in Islamabad

HRW: (New York) – Pakistan’s government should rescind the suspension of fundamental rights and the grant of military authority for law enforcement in Islamabad, Human Rights Watch said today. Powers given…

Obama authorises air strikes on Iraq

US President Barack Obama says he has authorised air strikes against Islamic militants in northern Iraq but will not send US troops back to the country. He said Islamic State…

CONFERENCE CALL WITH NCIC-RESHMA INAMDAR

This is a quick report: Dear Sister Reshma: Assalamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullah! May Allah bless you for hosting the conference call on a very, very important issue. I am glad…

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…

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