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Posted on Jul 12, 2017

A young Hafidh’s public murder in India and what it says for its Muslim minority

A young Hafidh’s public murder in India and what it says for its Muslim minority

 

Muslims of India have been shocked recently by the latest grisly incident surrounding an innocent Muslim’s public, humiliating death. This time it was a young boy, fresh from completing one of the most noble tasks a Muslim can: the memorisation of the Qur’an. His death is a stark reminder of the precarious situation of India’s large but vulnerable Muslim minority, on whom the screws continue to turn in Modi’s polarised, hate-ridden social experiment. 

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Posted on Jul 8, 2017

Iran’s Khamenei backs Kashmiris “facing oppression”, but supports the biggest tyrant

Iran’s Khamenei backs Kashmiris “facing oppression”, but supports the biggest tyrant

 

Iranian “spiritual leader” leader Ayatollah Khamenei said on Monday that the Iranian judiciary should “express its firm support or opposition” on international matters, such as the plight of the Muslims of Myanmar and Kashmir. The statement, made before the country’s judicial officials for Iran’s “Judiciary Week”, is mired in hypocrisy as Khamenei continues to fully support the most notorious tyrant of our times, Bashar Al Assad.

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Posted on Jul 6, 2017

Moro Muslims face disaster as Philippines military bombards Marawi

Moro Muslims face disaster as Philippines military bombards Marawi

 

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims in the Philippines remain in a precarious situation, caught in fighting between pro-ISIS fighters and a harsh government response that typifies President Duterte’s brutal treatment of the Moro Muslim minority. The city of Marawi has suffered devastation described “like that of Mosul, Iraq” as a result of the military’s constant bombardment of it over the past 2 months in response to an ISIS style and inspired insurgency.

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Posted on Jun 17, 2017

Concentration Camps: Is Australia’s dark past its Muslim minority’s future?

Concentration Camps: Is Australia’s dark past its Muslim minority’s future?

 

In these tumultuous times where Islam and its ideas are being criminalised, one can’t help but wonder what the future holds for Muslims in Australia. Unfolding events as well as historical lessons point to Muslims having to effectively grit their teeth in a new, permanently tense reality. With reference to a seldom-discussed and ugly part of Australia’s recent history, it is high time to ask where this worrying trajectory could possibly lead. Through a look at the concentration camps that Australia operated through World Wars 1 and 2, br Hamzah Qureshi explores this sobering question as the heat rises on Muslims in Australia. 

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Posted on Jun 16, 2017

Burma-Pakistan Military Nexus – Another betrayal of the Rohingya Muslims

Burma-Pakistan Military Nexus – Another betrayal of the Rohingya Muslims

 

In 2015 the Myanmar government ordered 16 JF-17 fighter jets worth 35 million dollars each from Pakistan at a total price of more than half a billion US dollars in a bid to expand its defence capabilities. The JF-17 was co-developed by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and China’s Chengdu Aerospace Corporation.

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