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  • Britain's biggest Islamic authorities say child sexual abuse in Muslim communities is 'underreported' because young victims are too scared to tell anyone about it

    05/13/2020 7:01:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15:41 EDT, 13 May 2020 | Jack Wright
    Britain’s biggest Islamic authorities believe that child sexual abuse within the Muslim community is “underreported” because it is a “taboo subject”. The Muslim Women’s Network (MWN) presented written testimony to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) stating that the “scale of the problem is hidden” because victims are “forced” into silence. The inquiry also received written testimony from the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) stating it thinks cases are “underreported… due to cultural issues and stigma”. All religious organizations are being investigated by IICSA, which was set up by the British government in 2014 following the Jimmy Savile...
  • Muslims begin marking a subdued Ramadan under virus closures

    04/24/2020 8:00:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 24, 2020 | Niniek Karmini
    Muslims worldwide began Ramadan on Friday with dawn-to-dusk fasting, but many will have to forgo the communal prayers and family gatherings that make the holy month special, as authorities maintain lockdowns aimed at slowing the coronavirus pandemic. Ramadan is usually a festive season, with the daylong fast followed by lavish meals and evening get-togethers. But this year many are confined to their homes, travel is heavily restricted and public venues like parks, malls and even mosques are shuttered. Many are also weighed down by anxiety about the pandemic and widespread job losses resulting from the worldwide shutdowns. “This is too...
  • White supremacy still plagues New Zealand, PM Jacinda Ardern says

    03/13/2020 10:50:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.13.2020 | jsi/sms (AFP, dpa, AP)
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday said the country still has a lot to do to tackle white supremacy, almost a year to the day since the Christchurch massacres. “New Zealand is not free of those groups who define themselves as extremist white supremacists, those groups exist here,” Ardern said. “The responsibility we have is to combat not only that existence, but the precursors to that existence. There is much more that we can do,” the 39-year-old lawmaker added. Ardern, who later on Friday attended a joint prayer with members of both mosques that were attacked, said the...
  • Congress passes resolution to restrain Trump on Iran

    03/11/2020 9:56:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.11.2020 | lc/rc (AP, AFP)
    Both chambers of the US Congress on Wednesday gave final approval to a resolution to restrain President Donald Trump from attacking Iran. The vote comes after months of soaring tensions between the US and Iran. The House of Representatives voted 227-186 to join the Senate in support of the resolution. The measure would prevent any military action against Iran without Congress voting for it explicitly. However, the resolution is likely to be vetoed by Trump, due to the lack of a majority within the Democratic Party and divergent Republicans. […] The resolution “sends a clear message that American people don’t...
  • Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary sparks Islamophobia row by saying Muslim men should face extra security checks at airports to prevent terrorist attacks

    02/22/2020 10:12:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 04:26 EST, 22 February 2020 | Sophie Law, Harry Howard
    Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has sparked a race row after calling for Muslim passengers to be checked at airports in a bid to prevent terror attacks, as he claimed “that is where the threat is coming from”. Mr. O’Leary said terrorists “will generally be males of a Muslim persuasion” — and that families with young children should be let through security as they are less likely to “blow” people up. The 58-year-old added that the only way to “deal with the threat” was to vet “single male” Muslims traveling on their own. The Muslim Council of Britain said the comments...
  • After Hanau attack, Germany steps up protection of Muslims

    02/22/2020 8:54:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.21.2020 | Ralf Bosen
    Rarely has Horst Seehofer appeared so honest. Quiet, composed, but with a slightly raspy voice, Germany’s interior minister on Friday afternoon opened his press conference with journalists concerning the shooting in Hanau. “The racist background to this act in my view is completely undisputed and cannot be relativized,” he said. Seehofer noted that there was a very high “right-wing” danger in the country and for democracy, and that represents “the greatest security threat in our country.”As a consequence of the attack on Wednesday afternoon, the interior minister said “sensitive institutions” such as mosques would see an increased police presence. More...
  • Iran seeks compromise from Europe on nuclear deal

    02/15/2020 12:05:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.15.2020 | jsi/sms (AFP, AP)
    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said there was room for maneuver in reimposing the 2015 agreement that kept Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. But he added it would only happen if Germany, France and the UK showed the same willingness to reinstate the deal’s economic benefits for Iran. The landmark agreement has been on life support ever since US President Donald Trump withdrew from it in 2018 and reimposed economic sanctions on Tehran, leaving Germany, France and the UK struggling to breathe life into the ailing deal. […] “We have said that we are prepared to slow down or reverse...
  • EU foreign policy chief to visit Iran amid regional tensions

    02/02/2020 9:53:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.02.2020 | wmr/aw (AP, Reuters, dpa, AFP)
    The EU’s new foreign affairs chief, Josep Borrell, will meet with Iranian leaders on Monday, as the EU seeks to salvage the tattered 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. The meeting comes amid a policy split between European signatories to the nuclear deal and the US. The US dropped out of the accord, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and reimposed sanctions on Iran in August 2019. Tehran has responded by rolling back its commitments to the deal’s core elements, which include capping uranium enrichment. On January 6, Iran said that it would no longer adhere to its...
  • Merkel in Davos: 'Our mistake was not being prepared for refugee crisis'

    01/23/2020 7:47:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.23.2020 | Elizabeth Schumacher, Kate Martyr
    In a wide-ranging speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted that Germany had made a mistake during the 2015 refugee crisis. Not, she said, by welcoming asylum-seekers fleeing conflict, but by not preparing for their arrival as civil conflicts began cropping up across the Middle East and northern Africa. “The mistake was not to have paid attention to create an environment where people can stay in their own country,” the chancellor said. She warned that the mistake should not be repeated with Libya, where the conflict between the UN-backed government and rival...
  • Iran threatens European troops for 1st time as it admits it "lied" about jet

    01/15/2020 9:54:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 15, 2020 | by Associated Press
    Tehran, Iran — Iran's president warned Wednesday that European soldiers in the Mideast "could be in danger" after three nations challenged Tehran over breaking the limits of its nuclear deal. Tehran's top diplomat meanwhile acknowledged that Iranians "were lied to" for days following the Islamic Republic's accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner that killed 176 people. President Hassan Rouhani's remarks in a televised Cabinet meeting represent the first direct threat he's made to Europe as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's admission that the Islamic Republic lied to its own people, meanwhile, came...
  • EU rebukes Iran over nuclear violations, sanctions possible

    01/14/2020 10:12:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 14, 2020 | Lorne Cook and David Rising
    Britain, France and Germany ratcheted up pressure on Iran Tuesday to cease its violations of a landmark nuclear deal, stressing that they want to resolve differences through talks while starting the clock on a process that could result in a so-called “snapback” of United Nations sanctions. The three countries, which signed the international agreement in 2015 along with the United States, Russia and China, said in a letter to the European Union’s foreign policy chief that they had no choice but to trigger the deal’s “dispute mechanism,” given Iran’s ongoing transgressions. The three said they rejected Tehran’s argument that Iran...
  • Pelosi says House to vote on a resolution to limit Trump's military actions regarding Iran

    01/05/2020 9:52:02 PM PST · by mdittmar · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 5, 2020 | Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru; Editing by Tom Hogue
    (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will introduce and vote on a war powers resolution this week to limit U.S. President Donald Trump’s military actions regarding Iran.
  • Germany seeks talks with Iran to ease tensions

    01/04/2020 6:55:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.05.2019 | jsi/cmk (Reuters, dpa, AFP)
    Germany’s foreign minister said Saturday he is hoping for direct talks with Iran, in addition to the country’s European partners and the United Nations, as a way of de-escalating tensions in the Middle East following the US assassination of Qassem Soleimani. Heiko Maas told the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag: “In the coming days, we will do all we can to counteract a further escalation of the situation — in the United Nations, the EU and in dialogue with our partners in the region, including in talks with Iran.” Despite heightened anxiety in the region, Maas said he had no...
  • Germany's police chief says country struggles to deport foreigners

    12/25/2019 7:14:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.25.2019 | kmm,cw (dpa,AFP)
    Germany is struggling to deport rejected asylum seekers, the country’s top police chief said on Wednesday. Federal police chief Dieter Romann blamed a lack of pre-deportation facilities for deportations not being carried out. Speaking to Germany’s Funke media group, he said, “there are far too few detention centers in the country.” For the 248,000 foreigners required to be deported, there are just 577 deportation centers for them to be held and processed before leaving the country, Romann told Funke. However, 119,000 of those have been granted a stay of deportation as local authorities see a reason why they cannot currently...
  • Brussels calls on Germany to take children from Greek migrant camps

    12/24/2019 8:00:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.24.2019 | Alistair Walsh (with DPA)
    The European Commission urged Germany late Monday to accept children from overcrowded migrant camps in Greece. “The Commission is concerned about the difficult situation for unaccompanied minors on the ground in Greece and remains in close contact with the Greek authorities, notably as concerns the situation on the heavily overcrowded islands and the very challenging situation in the hotspots,” a spokesman told DPA news agency. “In particular as regards the more than 5,000 unaccompanied minors, the Commission has repeatedly called upon the member states to continue relocating from Greece on a voluntary basis, with funds provided by the Commission,” the...
  • Berlin to get its first Arabic radio station

    11/25/2019 8:22:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.14.2019 | Chase Winter
    Berlin’s first Arabic-language radio station will have the potential to reach more than 100,000 Arabic speakers living in the German capital. The MABB media council for Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg announced the approval of Radio Arabica on Thursday. Radio Arabica’s programming will cover life in Berlin, culture, news, comedy and sport. It will also play a mix of Arabic folk music, pop and modern music. Hansjürgen Rosenbauer, the head of the MABB media council, praised the expansion of “diversity” in the radio landscape. …
  • Pakistan summons Norway’s ambassador over burning of Quran

    11/24/2019 7:34:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 23, 2019
    Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Norway’s ambassador to convey the deep concern of the government and Pakistani people over the recent burning of Islam’s holy book by a Norwegian man that was caught on video. In Saturday’s statement, the ministry said: “Such actions hurt the sentiments of 1.3 billion Muslims around the world.” The statement demanded action against the person in the city of Kristiansand who desecrated the Quran at an anti-Islam rally last week. …
  • Bombs, shootings are a part of life in Swedish city Malmö

    11/23/2019 10:10:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.23.2019 | Nancy Isenson
    At times it seems like Malmö has more in common with Baghdad than with other European cities. This year 29 bomb explosions rattled the city of 317,000 as of November 11. Police reported 50 shootings in the Malmö region by the end of October — in a country where guns are hard to come by legally.Formerly an industrial town known for shipbuilding, Malmö has remade itself since the Oresund Bridge, which connects it to the Danish capital, Copenhagen, opened in 2000. Sweden’s third-biggest city has become a knowledge hub, with a new university drawing students from Scandinavia and abroad and...
  • Pope Eliminates Pork from Banquet out of Respect for Muslims

    11/18/2019 6:28:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 18, 2019 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Pope Eliminates Pork from Banquet out of Respect for Muslims ROME — Pope Francis invited 1,500 mostly poor people to lunch this weekend to celebrate the World Day for the Poor and requested that all pork be removed from the menu so as not to give offense to Muslim guests. This Sunday marked the third annual celebration of the World Day of the Poor, a Catholic commemoration established by Pope Francis in November 2016 to celebrate the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
  • Germany set to take charge of imam education locally

    11/16/2019 7:17:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.16.2019 | Seda Serdar
    The government has long struggled with foreign involvement when it comes to the education of imams who lead Muslim communities across Germany. Now, a new educational association, with start-up funding from Germany’s interior ministry, is set to launch on November 21. Even though some Muslim organizations have been training imams for their own communities in Germany, the majority of imams working in the country are affiliated with the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB). Among Germany’s nearly 4.5 million Muslims, around 3 million are of Turkish origin. […] DITIB is Germany’s largest Islamic umbrella group, with 900 affiliated mosques. Its...