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Hate crimes against Muslims top 320 in Belfast

Image captionSome foreign families living in Northern Ireland have been the target of racist attacks in recent years There have been at least 320 hate crimes against people from a Muslim background in Belfast alone over the past five years. That is one of the findings of detailed research into the experiences of people from the Muslim community in the ... Read More »

Rural Llanbedr chapel could be turned into a mosque

Image copyrightGOOGLE Image captionThe chapel has been closed for some time and is said to be deteriorating A historic rural chapel could be turned into a mosque. The Grade II listed Moriah Methodist chapel in Llanbedr, near Harlech, was originally built in 1856 but the present structure dates back to 1913. Plans have been submitted to Snowdonia National Park Authority ... Read More »

‘Shame for humanity’: Turkey urges China to close Uighur camps

Turkey calls China’s treatment of its Muslim ethnic Uighur minority ‘a great cause of shame for humanity’. 10 Feb 2019 Last month, China passed a law to ‘Sinicize’ Islam and make it ‘compatible with socialism’ [Wang HE/Getty Images] “It is no longer a secret that more than one million Uighur Turks, who are exposed to arbitrary arrests, are subjected to ... Read More »

IS MACRON BECOMING ISOLATED IN EUROPE?

Macron thinks the EU is not viable without radical reform. His priority is to reshape the eurozone, but Germany is blocking his bolder ideas. He risks isolation in Europe, which could weaken him at home. In a series of speeches during his first year as French president, Emmanuel Macron has not only sought to define grand concepts like ‘European sovereignty’ ... Read More »

Europe could lose out in North Korean bonanza

While the main focus is on Pyongyang’s nuclear programme and recent summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a more important change for the future of the country and the world at large is taking place. Indeed, ongoing marketisation is now irreversible as the ranks of middle class North Koreans continue to swell. And Europe ... Read More »

Open Iftar tent attracts hundreds in the UK

Since its inception, Open Iftar has hosted 50,000 guests in seven universities across four continents. Situated in the cultural and academic heart of the British capital, Malet Street Gardens is iconic for its boulevard of London plane trees.   Over the past four years, however, the site in London’s Bloomsbury has gained newfound fame. It has become the home of the Ramadan Tent Project’s (RTP) – Open Iftar, a social ... Read More »

FIFA World Cup 2018: Players will help Harry Kane with England captaincy, says Gary Cahill

The experienced members of England’s World Cup squad must step up and take some of the pressure off captain Harry Kane to let the striker focus on scoring goals in Russia, defender Gary Cahill has said. Kane captained England in three of their eight World Cup qualifiers and has been handed the role for Russia where the 24-year-old will also ... Read More »

Internet restrictions in Azerbaijan: Yale students conduct research for website blocking case

Students from the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School have collaborated with EHRAC lawyers on a case before the European Court of Human Rights challenging a block the government of Azerbaijan has placed on four news websites in Azerbaijan for publishing allegedly prohibited material. The Clinic researched restrictions on online media, including steps taken by the government ... Read More »

Germany announce final World Cup squad, with Manuel Neuer, without Leroy Sané

Joachim Löw confirmed his final 23-man squad for the 2018 Football World Cup. Manuel Neuer travels to Russia as Germany’s first-choice goalkeeper while Bernd Leno, Jonathan Tah, Leroy Sané and Nils Petersen are left out. After months of speculation, Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer will travel to Russia as Germany’s number one goalkeeper despite having only come back from an eight-month ... Read More »

Man helping sick kids shows Islam’s ‘true face’ in US

Bzeek, who has been helping terminally-ill children for decades, says his actions change the negative perception of Muslims  A 63-year-old Muslim immigrant, who looks after terminally-ill children in the U.S., has said his selfless and inspiring story is helping change negative perceptions about Muslims in America. In an interview with Anadolu Agency, Libyan-born Mohamed Bzeek said: “My story changed the ... Read More »