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2020

27

Feb

Elected Turkish mufti sentenced to 4 months in Greece

Ahmet Mete, the elected mufti of Xanthi in northern Greece, on Wednesday was sentenced to four months in prison due to usurping authority. The implementation of the prison sentence was delayed. If Mete commits a crime in three years, the sentence will be implemented. Erkan Azizoğlu, the imam of the nearby village of Glafki, was […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT Haber , DS

27

Feb

A man refused to hand in Copenhagen City Hall – so he did not become a Danish citizen

More than 500 people were ready to receive their Danish citizenship at a ceremony at Copenhagen City Hall, but one person had to leave without citizenship. The man refused to lend a hand as part of the ceremonial end, and that had consequences. It tells a member of Copenhagen’s Citizen Representation for the Alternative, Badar […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: TRT Haber , Berlingske

26

Feb

6-year-old sobbing, pleading with officers during arrest

The police body camera videos are disturbing. They show two Orlando police officersarresting 6-year-old Kaia Rolle as she pleads with officers for a “second chance.” “Help me,” Kaia says between sobs as her hands are restrained with a zip tie. “You can tell me what happened in the car, OK?” one officer responds as he begins […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , CTV

26

Feb

Trump praises Modi’s record on religious tolerance as violence erupts over India’s treatment of Muslims

As violence erupted in the streets Tuesday over a citizenship law that critics say discriminates against Muslims, President Trump defended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s record on religious tolerance as he closed out a two-day visit to India that served as a celebration of the bond between two nationalist leaders. Trump avoided any public criticism of his […]

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Country: United States
Source: EN , WP

24

Feb

Liberal Islam or Western Influence?

Kahina Bahloul, the founder of the Fatima Mosque, was born to a Muslim Algerian father and a French mother with Christian and Jewish backgrounds and grew up in Algeria where she studied law before moving back to France where she earned her doctorate in Islamic Studies from the École Pratique des Hautes Études. According to Bahloul, the […]

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Country: France
Source: En Son Haber , Albawaba

22

Feb

ALP acts against powerbroker who ‘attacked, racially vilified’ members

The Labor Party’s powerful administrative committee has moved to discipline an ALP powerbroker accused of attacking and racially vilifying party members. Socialist Left figure Jasvinder Sidhu has been referred to the party’s internal disputes tribunal over comments he made at a private branch meeting last month, with the administrative committee saying if Labor did not […]

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Country: Australia
Source: TRT Haber , The Age

21

Feb

Map in widely used U.S. history textbook refers to enslaved Africans as “immigrants,”

A two-month-long CBS News investigation and analysis of how black history is being taught in U.S. public schools found what students learn often depends on where they live and the textbooks they are using. The analysis, published during Black History Month, also found major problems in the way students are being taught topics like slavery. […]

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Country: United States
Source: Time Turk , CBS

20

Feb

Dutch Islamophobe jailed for threatening Muslims

A Dutch court on Wednesday sentenced a person to 90 days in jail for threatening Muslims on social media. According to a statement by the court, the 33-year-old person threatened Muslims with death after Christchurch massacre in New Zealand. On March 15, 2019, terrorist Brenton Tarrant attacked two mosques in the city of Christchurch during […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC , AA

19

Feb

AfD accused of ‘racist’ coloring book

Investigators are probing an event held by regional parliamentarians from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, at which xenophobic coloring books were allegedly handed out, German media reported on Tuesday. The AfD event took place in Krefeld, 20 kilometers (12 miles) northwest of Dusseldorf, in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia. In response to a tweet, local police said: […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW

19

Feb

Macron unveils curbs on foreign imams and teachers

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he would curb the practice of foreign countries sending imams and teachers to France to crack down on what he called the risk of “separatism. Macron has so far stayed away from issues related to France’s Muslim community, the biggest in Europe, focusing instead on economic reforms. In […]

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Country: France
Source: EN , Japan Times