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Saudi seeks religious reset as clerical power wanes

Muezzins issuing high-decibel calls to prayer have long been part of Saudi identity, but a crackdown on mosque loudspeakers is among contentious reforms seeking to shake off the Muslim kingdom's austere image. Saudi Arabia, home to the holiest Muslim sites, has long been associated with a rigid strain of Islam known as Wahhabism that inspired generations of global extremists and left the oil-rich kingdom steeped in conservatism.

msn.com ,  21h 0
Saudi seeks religious reset as clerical power wanes

Muslim backlash leaves Keir Starmer facing new Red Wall humiliation that could end his Labour leadership

He faces a backlash from Muslim communities in Labour-held Batley and Spen Even his wife Victoria's Jewish heritage was apparently being cited as one reason Starmer loyalists last night hit back at what they said were 'repellent' attempts . He faces a bitter backlash from Muslim communities in Labour-held Batley and Spen, with even his wife Victoria's Jewish heritage apparently being cited as one reason not to vote Labour.

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Muslim backlash leaves Keir Starmer facing new Red Wall humiliation that could end his Labour leadership

DAN HODGES: Who's spreading the poison that could put the final nail in Keir Starmer's coffin?

Now it's Keir Starmer's turn. After Boris's shock defeat in Chesham and Amersham, Labour is on course for another Red Wall by-election disaster, this time in Batley and Spen. But while the Tories were victims of a combination of local factors, including opposition to HS2 and proposed planning reforms, Labour strategists have identified a single, toxic reason for their impending loss.

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DAN HODGES: Who's spreading the poison that could put the final nail in Keir Starmer's coffin?

Supporter of Islamist extremist group calls for ‘jihad’ to ‘wipe out that Zionist entity’

West Midlands force confirms that a speech made by a follower of Hizb ut-Tahrir at a pro-Palestine rally has been recorded as a hate crime A supporter of an Islamist extremist group which David Cameron and Tony Blair both attempted to ban is being investigated by police after calling for “Jihad” to “wipe out that Zionist entity”.

telegraph.co.uk ,  1d 0
Supporter of Islamist extremist group calls for ‘jihad’ to ‘wipe out that Zionist entity’

'Stand up for free speech!' Teacher who showed cartoon of Muhammad 'afraid for his life'

TEACHER chased out of school for showing Muhammed cartoon deserves right to freedom of speech, according to conservative commentator. Speaking to talkRADIO, conservative commentator Calvin Robinson slammed the "sly" takeover of free speech by "mob rule" in the UK and demanded politicians do more to protect it in a furious rant.

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'Stand up for free speech!' Teacher who showed cartoon of Muhammad 'afraid for his life'

Residents Rally For Fairfax County School Board, Muslim Member

MERRIFIELD, VA — Two protests merged into one Thursday night before a meeting of the Fairfax County School Board outside Jackson Luther Middle School in Merrifield. Dozens of people gathered outside meeting to show their support for the county school board, while dozens of others demonstrated their support for a Muslim member of the school board who is under attack by conservative groups.

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Residents Rally For Fairfax County School Board, Muslim Member

Indian police summon Twitter’s top executive in case over viral video of elderly Muslim man’s beating

The action on Twitter is seen as part of a crackdown on press freedom and social media platforms by rights organisations Police in India have summoned Twitter’s top executive over a viral video of an elderly Muslim man being assaulted, as the micro-blogging site remains locked in a dispute with the government over new internet regulations.

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Indian police summon Twitter’s top executive in case over viral video of elderly Muslim man’s beating

Shamima Begum's old schoolpal says he'd hug her as he forgives ISIS bride

An ex-pupil at Bethnal Green Academy forgives Begum for trying to get him to join ISIS, while another says she's a traitor for making Muslims 'look like the most horrible people' A schoolpal says he'd hug Shamima Begum if he saw her again. He said he'd forgiven her and Amima Abase for trying to get him to join ISIS while at Bethnal Green Academy.

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Shamima Begum's old schoolpal says he'd hug her as he forgives ISIS bride

Police summon Twitter’s India head over assault video

Indian police have summoned Twitter's top local executive over a viral video on the site of a Muslim man being assaulted, with authorities accusing the US social media giant of stoking sectarian tensions. The order comes as a battle rages between foreign tech giants and the Indian government over new rules on removing and identifying the authors of online material deemed illegal or inflammatory.

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Police summon Twitter’s India head over assault video

They Shared a Video of a Muslim Man Being Attacked in India. Now They're Being Investigated by Police

Indian authorities have launched a fresh attack on freedom of expression, escalating a crackdown on press freedom and social media platforms. It’s yet another indicator that India, often called the world’s largest democracy, is lurching toward authoritarianism. Police investigating the case denied that the incident was motivated by religion, saying Tuesday that some of the attackers were Muslim.

msn.com ,  3d 5
They Shared a Video of a Muslim Man Being Attacked in India. Now They're Being Investigated by Police

'Hijabs for Harmony' rally being held Friday in Victoria Park

Another show of solidarity with the Muslim community is planned for Friday in Victoria Park. The event, Hijabs for Harmony, in support of a national call for action against Islamophobia, invites everyone to wear purple and green and come to the bandshell at 5 p.m. Women are encouraged to wear a headscarf.

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'Hijabs for Harmony' rally being held Friday in Victoria Park

Israel keen to establish ties with SE Asia's Muslim nations - envoy

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 (Reuters) - Israel is willing to work towards establishing ties with Southeast Asia's Muslim majority nations, its ambassador to Singapore said on Thursday, despite their condemnation in May of Israeli air strikes on Gaza. The region's three Muslim-majority states - Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei - sharply criticised the Israeli attacks during 11 days of hostilities in which medics said over 250 Palestinians were killed and 13 people killed in Israel by rockets fired by Hamas and other Islamist militant groups.

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Israel keen to establish ties with SE Asia's Muslim nations - envoy

Police officer left in tears after 'bigoted' driver attacks his religion

PC Usman Ali Shakoor was verbally attacked by Jason Robertson who has now been handed a community order A Muslim police officer has told how he felt 'degraded' after a criminal fired a volley of racist abuse at him as he investigated a road rage incident. Award-winning PC Usman Ali Shakoor - who is born and bred in Stoke-on-Trent - was left in tears after 'bigoted' Jason Robertson verbally attacked him over the phone because of his religion.

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Police officer left in tears after 'bigoted' driver attacks his religion

‘I try to show humanity and beauty’: Michael Mohammed Ahmad on rewriting Arab masculinity

Michael Mohammed Ahmad won’t apologise for his reality, even if writing about it truthfully makes people feel uncomfortable. It was “confronting stuff”, he says, of the cameras and barbed wire fences that were permanent fixtures of his education at Punchbowl Boys High School; of growing up as a Muslim in the era of the Skaf gang rapes, 9/11, the Cronulla riots; of seeing schoolmates get stabbed.

theguardian.com ,  4d 3
‘I try to show humanity and beauty’: Michael Mohammed Ahmad on rewriting Arab masculinity

Dance teacher who opened UK's first ballet school for Muslim girls reveals classes have no music, no male teachers and modest clothing to stay in line with Islamic teachings

Grace & Poise Academy is thought to be the UK's first Muslim ballet class The female-only classes encourage modest clothing and use poetry not music Parent of one of the students says she's pleased the class has found a way to make the dance accessible to students who follow the Islamic faith

dailymail.co.uk ,  4d 7
Dance teacher who opened UK's first ballet school for Muslim girls reveals classes have no music, no male teachers and modest clothing to stay in line with Islamic teachings

Why Africa’s faith leaders hold the key to dispelling vaccine doubts

On a Sunday evening in early June, popular Nigerian mega-church pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, responded to a question from one of his followers who was worried about losing his job for refusing to take the Covid-19 vaccine, as required by all staff at his workplace. Pastor Oyakhilome was addressing the issue in a special service that takes place on the first Sunday of every month, when his millions of followers around the world log in to hear the ‘message of the month’.

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Why Africa’s faith leaders hold the key to dispelling vaccine doubts

Indian police target Twitter over video of elderly Muslim man’s beating as questions mount over platform’s status

India’s new internet regulations have already been challenged in court Already facing a row with the Indian government over new internet regulations, Twitter has now been targeted with a criminal complaint by the police after a video was shared on the platform of an elderly Muslim man being beaten up.

independent.co.uk ,  4d 1
Indian police target Twitter over video of elderly Muslim man’s beating as questions mount over platform’s status

15 modest activewear must-haves to buy now

Activewear has a reputation of not being inclusive – whether it’s limited size ranges or the general assumption that everyone is comfortable in skin-tight lycra and crop tops. But, more brands are beginning to offer activewear that prioritises comfort as well as coverage. Here are one writer’s top picks for modest activewear pieces.

stylist.co.uk ,  4d 0
15 modest activewear must-haves to buy now