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Trump receives Saudi deputy crown prince at White House

US President Donald Trump has met with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his first official get-together with a Middle Eastern dignitary since taking office.   Trump received King Salman’s son, also the kingdom’s defense minister, on Tuesday in the White House where they took part in a ...

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Conference – Seattle 2017 Heritage of Colonialism in Arabian Peninsula by ROOTS OF CONFLICT

SEATTLE, WA, March 6, 2017 – Roots of Conflict (ROC) is a new organization based in Seattle, Washington whose aim is to facilitate tolerance, pluralism, and freedom of religion and whose mission is to denounce exclusionism in all its forms – whether it stems from a certain political ideology or ...

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Bishop condemns Islamophobia after Scottish church’s Qur’an recital

The Most Reverend David Chillingworth, the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church

The head of a UK church in Scotland has condemned Islamophobic attacks following the recital of the Qur’an at a cathedral in Glasgow. The Most Reverend David Chillingworth, the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, wrote in his blog on Sunday that the church “regretted” the abuse received by St. ...

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Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming lessons in Switzerland

File photo of a swimming pool

A European court has ruled that Muslim girls must take part in mixed school swimming classes after rejecting a case by a Turkish-Swiss couple who had requested that their daughters be exempted from such activities. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday accepted that the refusal by Swiss ...

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Hamza Yusuf stokes controversy with comments about Black Lives Matter and political Islam

The prominent American Muslim theologian Shaykh Hamza Yusuf has been widely criticised for comments he made about the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Muslim Brotherhood and Hizb ut-Tahrir. Answering a question about whether Muslims should get more involved in the Black Lives Matter Movement which campaigns against systematic violence and ...

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Islamic organisation sends Christmas message to Churches in UK

A UK-based Muslim organisation has produced Christmas cards and delivered a message to the Church wishing them a happy festive season. The letter which was published by the Ahlulbayt Islamic Mission outlined the importance of standing up for justice and remembered those suffering around the world. AIM wrote in its ...

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To protect themselves, more American Muslim women give up hijab

‘I’m sad about what it means about our religious freedoms in general in our country; I’m sad that I had to give it up,’ says Nassrene Elmadhun, a Boston surgeon who stopped wearing her headscarf after a man threatened her and her toddler. NEW YORK—Three and a half years ago, ...

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British people hugely overestimate the number of Muslims in the UK, says new survey

Britons think country is more conservative, more miserable and more Muslim than it actually is. British people have a heavily skewed perspective on the reality of life in the UK, a new survey suggests – but are still more accurate in their evaluations than the populations of most countries. The ...

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