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False Terror Charges against Muslim Youths Cause of Concern: Union Law Minister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: The United Nations refugee agency said ISIL militants are holding several hundred families as “human shields” in city of Fallujah while government forces keep slicing through ISIL positions in the key Western city of Iraq.

 

 

UN: ISIL Using Hundreds of Families as Human Shields in Fallujah

Man Who Moved LHC against JuD ‘Shariah Court’ Kidnapped, Harassed

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India

False Terror Charges against Muslim Youths Cause of Concern: Union Law Minister

How the Media Is To Blame for Our Fear of India’s Muslims

For this Muslim, Ali same as Bajrang Bali

RSS School’s Muslim Boy Tops Assam 10th Boards

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Arab World

UN: ISIL Using Hundreds of Families as Human Shields in Fallujah

Report: US-Led Airstrikes Kill 15 Syrian Civilians in Aleppo Province

Scores of Terrorists Killed in Syrian Army's Advances South of Hama

Syrian Army Gains Upper Hand against Terrorists Southwest of Damascus

Syrian Democratic Forces Capture more Lands West of Raqqa

Saudi Arabia Sentences 14 People to Death

Hama: More Fresh Forces on Way to Join Syrian Army's Anti-ISIL Operation to Free Raqqa

Tehran, Stockholm Hope for Bright Future in Economic Ties

Iranian Navy's 41st Flotilla Heads to Gulf of Aden

Iran Blasts Manama Regime's Extension of Jail Term for Bahrain's Opposition Leader

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Pakistan

Man Who Moved LHC against JuD ‘Shariah Court’ Kidnapped, Harassed

Pakistan’s Way of Fighting Militancy: Wait until the War Comes Home

Pakistan’s top Ally ‘China’ rejects ISLAM; Xi Jinping says it is not acceptable

Arrested in Lahore but booked in Bahawalpur: Two ‘facilitators’ of banned outfit held

US drone strikes regrettable, must stop: COAS

Pakistan's democracy strong enough to withstand crises: Mamnoon

Pakistani men arrested in Germany as 18 women report sex assaults

80pc seminaries in AJK registered

Minister: Pakistan Supports Development of Chabahar Port

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Southeast Asia

Defending Pancasila to Protect Indonesian Pluralism

G25 Opposes Hadi’s Bill, Insists Malaysia Is Secular

Former Indonesian president 'rejects' death penalty

Indon hardliners reject reconciliation

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Mideast

Turkish Army Kills 14 ISIL Militants near Aleppo

Calling Armenian Killings ‘Ordinary,’ Turkish PM Urges Germany for ‘Common Sense’

Clashes erupt with PKK militants in Turkey’s southeast

Turkish graft probe claims cannot be added to Zarrab indictment, lawyer asserts

Turkish companies to return to Libya

‘US has to make a decision between Turkey and PYD’

Top commanders visit troops in Turkey’s southeast

Turkey hits PKK targets in northern Iraq

Jerusalem city hall orders halt to illegal Waqf construction on Temple Mount

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South Asia

Pakistan Should Abandon Violence to Boost Relations with Afghanistan: Karzai

Top Taliban Leader Killed With His 5 Fighters in Wardak Province

Afghanistan closes consulate in Peshawar in protest over ‘harassment’

Pakistani minister says body of Taliban leader handed over to his family

Ghani condemns execution of passengers, vows severe punishment for perpetrators

2 key commanders of the Taliban group arrested in Helmand

7 Haqqani network militants involved in terrorist attack arrested in Paktia

Kunduz Appellate Court Chief wounded in Taliban attack

Police rescue 10 abducted passengers in Kunduz, 8 still in Taliban custody

Pakistani police register case against US for airstrike that targeted Mullah Mansoor

Bangladesh: All about Israel-Hating

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Africa

UN Envoy Calls For More Unity in Defeating Islamic State in Libya

Philly Officially Recognizes Islamic Holidays

3rd African Islamic Finance Summit Held in Dar es Salaam

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Europe

In Brussels, Art Museum Brings Hope to Muslim Neighbourhood of Molenbeek

Britain First Posts ‘Muslim Auction of Women in London’ and Get It Very Badly Wrong

Why the election of London’s first Muslim mayor is a message of hope

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North America

In America, Domestic Extremists Are a Bigger Risk than Foreign Terrorism

US-backed Syrian fighters launch offensive for 'last remaining funnel' to Europe, US officials disclose

‘Muslim-Free’ Gun Store Sells Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Shooting Targets

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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False Terror Charges against Muslim Youths Cause of Concern: Union Law Minister

01 Jun 2016

Lucknow: Union Law minister Sadananda Gowda has expressed concern over rising instances of false terror charges slapped on Muslim youths in the country.

Gowda, who was in Aligarh at an event organised to mark two years of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, said, "Arrests of Muslim youths on false terror charges are a matter of concern. We are thinking of bringing in changes. The law commission is working on a report in this matter to bring about reforms in criminal procedure, bail, prosecution lapses, etc." reports The Times of India.

The Union minister said reforms in the legal system are in the pipeline to solve this problem.

Gowda's remark on the issue has come days after Home Minister Rajnath Singh statement that there is no threat to India from the Islamic State as people of the Muslim community are against the terror organisation.

Recently, a Special Mumbai Court discharged all the Muslim men accused in the September 2006 Malegaon blast case despite NIA's opposition. Out of the 9 discharged, one is dead, six are out on bail and two are convicted in the Mumbai 7/11 train blast case.

indiatvnews.com/politics/national-false-terror-charges-against-muslim-youths-concerning-sadananda-gowda-332168

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UN: ISIL Using Hundreds of Families as Human Shields in Fallujah

June 1, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United Nations refugee agency said ISIL militants are holding several hundred families as “human shields” in city of Fallujah while government forces keep slicing through ISIL positions in the key Western city of Iraq.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said some 3700 people have fled Fallujah over the past week since the Iraqi army began its offensive on the city controlled by militant forces, Austrailian news website News.com reported.

“UNHCR has received reports of casualties among civilians in the city center of Fallujah due to heavy shelling, including seven members of one family on the 28th of May,” UNHCR spokesman William Spindler said.

“There are also reports of several hundred families being used as human shields by ISIL in the center of Fallujah.”

The accounts come from displaced people who have spoken to UNHCR field staff, spokeswoman Ariane Rummery said.

“Most people able to get out come from the outskirts of Fallujah. For some time militants have been controlling movements, we know civilians have been prevented from fleeing,” she said.

“There are also reports from people who left in recent days that they are being required to move with ISIL within Fallujah.”

ISIL militants fought back vigorously and parried an onslaught by the Iraqi army on a Southern district of Fallujah, officers said.

Iraqi authorities are holding some 500 men and boys under the age of 12 for “security screening” as they leave the city, a clearance process that can take up to seven days, Spindler said.

“But people are being released after this process and we understand that 27 men were released after being screened,” he said.

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Man who moved LHC against JuD ‘Shariah court’ kidnapped, harassed

June 1st, 2016

LAHORE: A property dealer who had been pursuing litigation in the Lahore High Court against a religious organisation’s self-styled ‘Shariat Court’ was briefly kidnapped, intoxicated and threatened by two unidentified men on his way to the court on Tuesday.

“I was heading to the high court on my motorcycle when two bearded men intercepted me near Samanabad’s first roundabout. One of them took control of the bike, while the other sat behind me before heading towards Miani Sahib graveyard,” Khalid Saeed told this scribe in a weak voice, lying on a bed of Services Hospital’s emergency ward, with blood marks on his clothes.

A ‘Shariat Court’ established by Jamatud Dawa (JuD) had summoned Mr Saeed on the ‘complaint’ of his former partner in a property business, alleging misappropriation of his investment. Saeed had filed a writ petition in the LHC against the summons issued to him by the JuD ‘court’.

The court had heard the petition and directed provincial home secretary to look into the matter and decide it strictly in accordance with law after hearing version of the petitioner.

Mr Saeed filed an intra-court appeal against the order that was fixed for hearing before a division bench on Tuesday.

However, his counsel Advocate Maqbool Sheikh sought a short adjournment from the bench due to the incident.

Mr Saeed said the kidnappers forced him to drink a glass of juice before throwing him near the Ghazi Ilamuddin’s shrine in semi-conscious state.

“I could only called a friend for help before passing out,” Mr Saeed said, adding the duo kept threatening him of dire consequences if he did not withdraw the cases and reconcile the matter.

He was later shifted to the Services Hospital where doctors treated him in emergency ward. “We have washed his (Saeed’s) stomach and sent the samples of the retrieved fluid to laboratory for a detailed examination,” a doctor in the emergency ward said.

Personnel from the police-post at the hospital visited the victim and reported the incident to police station concerned.

Later a sub-inspector from Lyyton Road police station visited Saeed at the hospital and recorded his statement. He told the victim that the first information report (FIR) of the incident would be lodged after issuance of laboratory report of the sample.

Lahore DIG (operations) Dr Haider Ashraf said he was not aware of the incident yet and sought time for his official response. Later calls made to his mobile phone remained unanswered.

The Qazi (judge) of “Dar-ul-Qaza Sharia” established by the religious organisation had summoned Mr Saeed to it’s headquarters at Chauburji to defend himself against the allegations leveled in the complaint. However, the property dealer never obeyed the ‘order’ and instead approached the LHC for remedy.

The organisation had denied establishing any court, saying it offered arbitration only and resolved disputes in the light of Shariah.

It argues that offering arbitration to disputing parties was not illegal.

dawn.com/news/1262015/man-who-moved-lhc-against-jud-shariah-court-kidnapped-harassed

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India

False Terror Charges against Muslim Youths Cause of Concern: Union Law Minister

01 Jun 2016

Lucknow: Union Law minister Sadananda Gowda has expressed concern over rising instances of false terror charges slapped on Muslim youths in the country.

Gowda, who was in Aligarh at an event organised to mark two years of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, said, "Arrests of Muslim youths on false terror charges are a matter of concern. We are thinking of bringing in changes. The law commission is working on a report in this matter to bring about reforms in criminal procedure, bail, prosecution lapses, etc." reports The Times of India.

The Union minister said reforms in the legal system are in the pipeline to solve this problem.

Gowda's remark on the issue has come days after Home Minister Rajnath Singh statement that there is no threat to India from the Islamic State as people of the Muslim community are against the terror organisation.

Recently, a Special Mumbai Court discharged all the Muslim men accused in the September 2006 Malegaon blast case despite NIA's opposition. Out of the 9 discharged, one is dead, six are out on bail and two are convicted in the Mumbai 7/11 train blast case.

indiatvnews.com/politics/national-false-terror-charges-against-muslim-youths-concerning-sadananda-gowda-332168

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How the Media Is To Blame for Our Fear of India’s Muslims

May 31, 2016

In the recent past, videos of ISIS members allegedly of Indian origin were seen circulating on the digital platforms threatening India for its treatment of its Muslim population. It is a message to the ‘infidels’ of India by a few ‘believers’ of Indian-origin from a far-off land. What is remarkable in this entire saga is the way in which these videos have been interpreted and mediated by the ‘hypernationalist’ Indian media. The love-hate relationship between Indian mainstream media and ISIS is interesting and at the same time bizarre. Indian media has gone hyper with the videos of ISIS trying to provoke the audiences. Indian media left no stone unturned to imagine the scenario depicting what can possibly happen to this nation if these bloody people come here.

Full article here: youthkiawaaz.com/2016/05/muslims-in-india-isis-and-media/

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For this Muslim, Ali same as Bajrang Bali

Isha Jain

Jun 1, 2016

Lucknow: A Muslim by birth and an admirer of Lord Hanuman by choice. He celebrates Eid and observes Ramzan. He also visits Hanuman temple and organizes bhandara on Bada Mangal, a festival that embodies Avadh's Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb, with equal fervour.

Meet Syed Kaiser Raza, a government worker in Lucknow. "Lord Hanuman does not belong only to the Hindus. I believe he (Hanuman) is strongest of all Hindu gods. Whenever I am tense, I visit the Hanuman temple. I believe that Hazrat Ali and Hanuman Bali are alike, both are powerful in their own ways," said Raza.

Full article here: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/For-this-Muslim-Ali-same-as-Bajrang-Bali/articleshow/52528497.cms

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RSS school's Muslim boy tops Assam 10th boards

Kangkan Kalita

Jun 1, 2016

GUWAHATI: Overcoming financial hurdles, a waiter's son in Guwahati topped the Assam class X board examination, the results of which were declared on Tuesday.

Sarfaraz Hussain, 16, a student of Sankardev Sishu Niketan, a cluster of schools run under the RSS- affiliated Vidya Bharati, scored 590 out of 600 marks (98.3% ) to clinch the top slot. About four lakh students appeared for the exam.

"I am very happy at being rewarded for my hard work. After the exam, I was expecting a position in the Top 10. But securing the first position was unexpected. I am really grateful to my teachers and relatives for all the support," said a jubilant Sarfaraz. "I firmly believe one can overcome financial hurdles through sheer dedication in studies."

Full article here: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/RSS-schools-Muslim-boy-tops-Assam-10th-boards/articleshow/52528345.cms

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Arab World

UN: ISIL Using Hundreds of Families as Human Shields in Fallujah

June 1, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United Nations refugee agency said ISIL militants are holding several hundred families as “human shields” in city of Fallujah while government forces keep slicing through ISIL positions in the key Western city of Iraq.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said some 3700 people have fled Fallujah over the past week since the Iraqi army began its offensive on the city controlled by militant forces, Austrailian news website News.com reported.

“UNHCR has received reports of casualties among civilians in the city center of Fallujah due to heavy shelling, including seven members of one family on the 28th of May,” UNHCR spokesman William Spindler said.

Full article here: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950312000777

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Report: US-Led Airstrikes Kill 15 Syrian Civilians in Aleppo Province

June 1, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US-led anti-ISIL coalition fighter jets attacked a city in Aleppo province in Northern Syria, killing over a dozen people and injuring many others, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

At least 15 civilians, including three children, were killed in the US airstrikes on a residential area in the city of Manbij in Aleppo province, the Observatory said.

In late May, an entire ten-member family were among the people killed in Ershaf village in Northern Aleppo province, the Arabic-language Orient, a news website belonging to Syria's opposition groups, reported.

Full article here: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950312000827

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Scores of Terrorists Killed in Syrian Army's Advances South of Hama

June 1, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops struck the terrorist groups' positions in Southern Hama and forced them to pull their fighters back from a key village and its surroundings after hours of heavy fighting, military sources said.

"Strongholds of the terrorist groups in the village of Khirbet al-Jameh came under the massive attacks of the Syrian Army and popular forces," the sources said, adding, "The terrorists left behind scores of the dead or wounded members and fled the battlefield to evade more casualties."

Full article here: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950312000725

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Syrian Army Gains Upper Hand against Terrorists Southwest of Damascus

June 1, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian military forces continued to push back the terrorist groups from more positions in the key town of Darayya in Western Ghouta, and took full control over several residential areas in the town.

The Syrian soldiers' operation in the town of Darayya ended in the killing or wounding of tens of the terrorist and caused them to retreat from a series of building blocks with over 700 meters of length and 400 meters of width.

Full article here: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950312000608

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Syrian Democratic Forces Capture more Lands West of Raqqa

June 1, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued to advance against the ISIL in the Western part of Raqqa province near the Euphrates River, taking full control over at least 12 more villages in the region.

The ISIL withdrew from 12 more villages in al-Tabaqa region that is home to an inactive airbase controlled by the terrorist group.

Full article here: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950312000537

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Saudi Arabia Sentences 14 People to Death

June 1, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced to death 14 of its citizens for terrorism in the Shi'ite Muslim minority area of Qatif, media reported on Wednesday.

the verdicts come as the saudi Arabia executed 47 people, including 43 Sunni Muslim militants and four Shi'ites convicted of attacks on police during protests in Qatif in January, Swissinfo reported.

Since 2014 the Qatif region and other Shi'ite-populated areas in Saudi Arabia have been target of terrorist attacks, and ISIL terrorist group claimed the responsibility of several attacks in the area.

en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950312000833

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Hama: More Fresh Forces on Way to Join Syrian Army's Anti-ISIL Operation to Free Raqqa

June 1, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources said that the Syrian Army has sent more fresh fighters to Eastern Hama to join the final battle of the government forces with the ISIL terrorists over Raqqa.

"In addition to arrival of over 1,500 fresh soldiers in Hama on Tuesday, the Syrian army has dispatched more fighters to Hama-Raqqa border to reinvigorate the government forces' front," the sources said.

Full article here: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950312000805

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Tehran, Stockholm Hope for Bright Future in Economic Ties

June 1, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Swedish Minister of Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg in a meeting in Stockholm expressed the hope that trade and economic relations between the two countries would further broaden in post-sanctions era.

"We hope that economic ties between the two countries would return to its previous conditions after the (July) nuclear deal (between Tehran and the world powers which removed sanctions against Iran)," Zarif said during the meeting on Wednesday.

Full article here: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950312000618

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Iranian Navy's 41st Flotilla Heads to Gulf of Aden

June 1, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Navy's 41st flotilla of warships left Bandar Abbas port, in Southern Hormozgan province, for the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday to protect the country's cargo ships and oil tankers against pirates.

The Navy's 41st fleet, comprising Lavan logistic warship and Shahid Naqdi destroyer, will conduct anti-piracy patrols in the high seas and Gulf of Aden.

Full article here: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950312000475

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Iran Blasts Manama Regime's Extension of Jail Term for Bahrain's Opposition Leader

June 1, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari strongly condemned intensifying the jail term of for Bahrain’s top Shiite opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman who has been a key driving force in the island nation’s uprising movement since 2011.

"Such measures against moderate political leaders does not resolve any problem and by complicating these problems they will eventually benefit the extremists,” Jaberi Ansari said in reaction to Bahraini appeal court’s verdict which more than doubled the jail term handed down by a primary court against Sheikh Salman.

Full article here: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950312000628

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Pakistan

Man who moved LHC against JuD ‘Shariah court’ kidnapped, harassed

June 1st, 2016

LAHORE: A property dealer who had been pursuing litigation in the Lahore High Court against a religious organisation’s self-styled ‘Shariat Court’ was briefly kidnapped, intoxicated and threatened by two unidentified men on his way to the court on Tuesday.

“I was heading to the high court on my motorcycle when two bearded men intercepted me near Samanabad’s first roundabout. One of them took control of the bike, while the other sat behind me before heading towards Miani Sahib graveyard,” Khalid Saeed told this scribe in a weak voice, lying on a bed of Services Hospital’s emergency ward, with blood marks on his clothes.

Full article here: dawn.com/news/1262015/man-who-moved-lhc-against-jud-shariah-court-kidnapped-harassed

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Pakistan’s Way of Fighting Militancy: Wait Until the War Comes Home

June 01, 2016

The death of Mullah Mansour, the Afghan Taliban’s former leader, on Pakistan’s soil has only earned more infamy and distrust for the country. Mansour’s demise came at a time when Pakistan was trying to convince the international world of its supposed genuine effort in pursuit of regional peace and stability.

For the last two years, the Pakistani military has made huge efforts to build the perception that it was finally abandoning the use of militant groups as a tool of domestic and foreign policy. On Pakistan’s part, the pretext of abandoning non-state actors doesn’t just end on the Afghan front; it has other regional and domestic contours, where state-level patronage continues.

Full article here: thediplomat.com/2016/06/pakistans-way-of-fighting-militancy-wait-until-the-war-comes-home/

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Pakistan’s top Ally ‘China’ rejects ISLAM; Xi Jinping says it is not acceptable

June 1, 2016

The Chinese Communist Party has warned its Muslim citizens to reject Islamic teachings and to adhere to “Marxist atheism.”

General Secretary and President Xi Jinping’s remarks were made at the recent Second National Work Conference on Religion in China, and were directed particularly toward the population of Xinjiang province, where a large percentage of the residents are orthodox Muslims.

Full article here: ibcworldnews.com/2016/06/01/pakistans-top-ally-china-rejects-islam-xi-jinping-says-it-is-not-acceptable/

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Arrested in Lahore but booked in Bahawalpur: Two ‘facilitators’ of banned outfit held

June 1st, 2016

LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has arrested two alleged ‘facilitators’ of a banned outfit from Lahore but, in a surprise move, booked them and their three accomplices in a high-profile terrorism case in Bahawalpur.

During its investigation into the Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park suicide blast, the CTD arrested suspect Usman Arif from Nizam Block (adjacent to the park), Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore, and recovered from him a 9-MM pistol.

On his pointation, the CTD arrested his accomplice Hameed Bhai from his residence in Azam Garden, Multan Road.

Full article here: dawn.com/news/1262018/arrested-in-lahore-but-booked-in-bahawalpur-two-facilitators-of-banned-outfit-held

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US drone strikes regrettable, must stop: COAS

June 1st, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif said on Wednesday US drone strikes are regrettable and must stop as they are a threat to the sovereignty and security of the country.

Speaking informally to the media at a reception after attending President Mamnoon Hussain’s address to a joint session of Parliament, the chief added that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a national project and must be completed at any cost.

“The security situation in Karachi and Balochistan is improving,” said the army chief.

The COAS further said border management with Afghanistan is also improving, and now the responsibility lies with Aghanistan as there are fewer checkposts on the other side.

Full article here: dawn.com/news/1262054/us-drone-strikes-regrettable-must-stop-coas

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Pakistan's democracy strong enough to withstand crises: Mamnoon

June 1st, 2016

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain while addressing a joint session of parliament on Wednesday said Pakistan's democracy has been strengthened to the extent that it can now withstand various crises.

Sustainable development is not possible without a stable democracy, Mamnoon said, adding that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had guided the country to progress. Under the PM's leadership, the system of tax collection had improved, the budget deficit and inflation brought under control and growth had been sustained, he said.

Full article here: dawn.com/news/1262049/pakistans-democracy-strong-enough-to-withstand-crises-mamnoon

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Pakistani men arrested in Germany as 18 women report sex assaults

June 1st, 2016

BERLIN: German police have arrested three Pakistani suspects as 18 women have reported becoming victims of sexual assaults at a music festival, authorities said Tuesday.

The mostly young women said they were encircled and groped by groups of men on Saturday night in ways that recalled a spate of mob attacks at chaotic New Year’s festivities in Cologne.

Full article here: dawn.com/news/1262046/pakistani-men-arrested-in-germany-as-18-women-report-sex-assaults

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80pc seminaries in AJK registered

June 1st, 2016

MUZAFFARABAD: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government has completed 80pc registration of seminaries and mosques in the region, required under the National Action Plan (NAP).

This was stated by a senior government official at a seminar on the role of religious scholars in connection with NAP here on Tuesday.

“In all 10 districts of Azad Kashmir, more than 45,000 students getting free education in 1,150 seminaries have been registered as per the requirements of NAP,” said Syed Nazirul Hassan Gillani, the secretary Auqaf and religious affairs.

The remaining 450 religious educational institutions would also be registered in the coming months, he added.

Full article here: dawn.com/news/1261949/80pc-seminaries-in-ajk-registered

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Minister: Pakistan Supports Development of Chabahar Port

June 1, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistani Minister of Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo declared his country's readiness to help Iran develop the Southern port city of Chabahar.

"Pakistan supports development of Chabahar and Gwadar ports," Pakistani ports and shipping minister told FNA on Wednesday.

He reiterated that Chabahar and Gwadar ports complement each other for trade with the Central Asian countries, and said, "For the same reason we should consider them as sister ports and not rivals."

Full article here: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950312000446

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Southeast Asia

Defending Pancasila to protect Indonesian pluralism

Wed, June 1 2016

The Constitutional Court asserted in 2009 that Pancasila was a foundation of the state that could not be amended. As a supreme source of law in Indonesia’s legal system, Pancasila, which was founded 70 years ago, consists of five supreme principles that must inspire all legal, economic, political and social developments, including the spirit of pluralism of this diverse nation.

Broadly speaking, Pancasila should form the basis for legal and human rights development in Indonesia and hence an accurate understanding of Pancasila’s five principles is a prerequisite to understanding the scope of protections under Indonesian pluralism.

The five principles are considered “supreme” because Pancasila is the philosophical basis for the founding of Indonesia. Apart from being the ideology of the nation, Pancasila serves as the highest source of law in the Indonesian legal system.

Full article here: thejakartapost.com/news/2016/06/01/defending-pancasila-protect-indonesian-pluralism.html

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G25 opposes Hadi’s Bill, insists Malaysia is secular

1 JUN 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 ― G25 criticised today PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang's private member's Bill to expand the range of punishments the Shariah courts can impose, saying hudud law is inappropriate in secular Malaysia.

The group of retired Malay senior civil servants also said the hudud Bill passed in Kelantan last year but has yet to be enforced, was unconstitutional as it violates Article 8 on equality before the law.

It pointed out that Muslims in the state governed by PAS would be subjected to two sets of laws: the Islamic and civil Penal Codes.

“We, in G25, categorically oppose Hadi's Bill and the Kelantan hudud Bill of 2015,” said G25 in a statement.

Full article here: themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/g25-opposes-hadis-bill-insists-malaysia-is-secular

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Former Indonesian president 'rejects' death penalty

June 1 2016

The third president of Indonesia has publicly revealed he opposes the death penalty as the country prepares for a third round of executions of drug offenders.

In a sign of growing dissent over capital punishment within Indonesia, former president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie said he had arrived at the conclusion that no man had the right to take someone's life.

"It is God's prerogative right," the 79-year-old, who ruled Indonesia following the fall of Suharto, said at the launch of the book Politik Hukuman Mati di Indonesia (The politics of the death penalty in Indonesia) in Jakarta.

"So if you ask: 'Habibie, what is your comment on capital punishment?' The answer is that I reject it."

Full article here: stuff.co.nz/world/asia/80632843/Former-Indonesian-president-rejects-death-penalty

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Indon hardliners reject reconciliation

1 JUN 2016

Islamic hardliners and former military commanders have gathered in Jakarta to reject calls for reconciliation over Indonesia's 1965 massacre, saying it will "reawaken the threat of communism".

Seated under a sprawling banner depicting the Indonesian map and flag, the head of the Islamic Defenders Front Muhammad Rizieq Shihab, also known as Habib Rizieq, yelled and shook his fist as he spoke about the government's moves to face the dark chapter of Indonesia's past.

Full article here: sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/06/01/indon-hardliners-reject-reconciliation

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Mideast

Turkish army kills 14 ISIL militants near Aleppo

June/01/2016

The Turkish military shelled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets north of the city of Aleppo in Syria, killing 14 militants, television chanenls reported, citing a statement from the General Staff.

NATO member Turkey is a member of the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIL in Syria and Iraq.

hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-army-kills-14-isil-militants-near-aleppo.aspx?pageID=238&nID=99933&NewsCatID=352

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Calling Armenian killings ‘ordinary,’ Turkish PM urges Germany for ‘common sense’

June/01/2016

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has repeated a call on Germany for “common sense” over plans in the Bundestag to recognize the World War I massacres of Anatolian Armenians as genocide, arguing that the killings were “ordinary” events that took place in wartime conditions.

“This vote is a ridiculous vote,” Yıldırım told reporters on June 1, when asked about a planned vote on a resolution on the issue in Germany’s parliament scheduled for June 2.

“Ordinary events that could take place in any society or any country took place in 1915, under conditions of the World War I,” Yıldırım was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu Agency, speaking before his departure for Turkish Cyprus, his first official customary visit abroad.

Full article here: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-pm-yildirim-says-german-vote-on-armenian-killings-ridiculous.aspx?pageID=238&nID=99934&NewsCatID=510

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Clashes erupt with PKK militants in Turkey’s southeast

June/01/2016

An armed clash erupted between security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants on early June 1 in the İdil district of the southeastern province of Şırnak.

Clashes erupted in the morning hours when a group of PKK militants tried to infiltrate into the district.

According to initial reports, two security personnel were wounded while a number of PKK militants were killed.

The district was previously the site of a curfew.

hurriyetdailynews.com/clashes-erupt-with-pkk-militants-in-turkeys-southeast-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=99931&NewsCatID=341

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Turkish graft probe claims cannot be added to Zarrab indictment, lawyer asserts

June/01/2016

The lawyer of Reza Zarrab, an Iranian-born Turkish businessman who was arrested in Miami in March for attempting to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran, has objected to the inclusion of Turkish graft probe claims in the indictment against his client, accusing prosecutors of using “the most prejudicial information available.”

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara previously said Zarrab, 32, should not receive bail, citing the summary of proceedings of the investigation that was launched on Dec. 17, 2013, in Turkey, which targeted the government’s senior members.

Full article here: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-graft-probe-claims-cannot-be-added-to-zarrab-indictment-lawyer-asserts.aspx?pageID=238&nID=99940&NewsCatID=509

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Turkish companies to return to Libya

June/01/2016         

Turkish companies are set to return to Libya years after the downfall of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime following an agreement reached during a visit by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to the country.

Turkish companies will complete $18.5 billion worth of projects and play a role in reconstructing the country, according to sources close to the matter.

Turkey and Libya’s National Consensus Government (NCG) agreed on a joint understanding for the determination of the areas of solid cooperation between the two countries during Çavuşoğlu’s one-day visit to the country on May 30 to issue an endorsement for a recently founded national government.

Full article here: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-companies-to-return-to-libya.aspx?pageID=238&nID=99937&NewsCatID=345

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‘US has to make a decision between Turkey and PYD’

June/01/2016

The U.S.-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is devoid of any plan to defeat the jihadist organization, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said while reiterating Ankara’s unease over Washington’s support for the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD).

“Turkey’s priority on Syria is [protecting] its national security line. Our sensitivity toward the PYD has not been taken seriously by the U.S.,” he said.

Full article here: hurriyetdailynews.com/us-has-to-make-a-decision-between-turkey-and-pyd.aspx?pageID=238&nID=99909&NewsCatID=510

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Top commanders visit troops in Turkey’s southeast

June/01/2016

Turkish Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar and commanders-in-chief arrived on June 1 at the Nusaybin district in the southeastern province of Mardin, where security forces operations have been ongoing.

Gen. Akar and top commanders will inspect troops in the region and will be informed about the operations against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants.

A total of 76 PKK militants have surrendered to security forces in Nusaybin since May 24. According to information from the Turkish General Staff’s website, a total of 496 PKK militants have been killed in operations in the district since March 14.

In addition, a further 479 PKK militants have been killed in operations in the southeastern province of Şırnak, the General Staff said.

hurriyetdailynews.com/top-commanders-visit-troops-in-turkeys-southeast-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=99936&NewsCatID=341

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Turkey hits PKK targets in northern Iraq

June/01/2016

Turkish warplanes have hit outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in the Metina region of northern Iraq. Six targets belonging to the group were destroyed, according to a Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) statement released on June 1.

According to the statement, Turkish warplanes launched an air operation between 6:23 p.m. and 6:56 p.m. on May 31, after evaluating received intelligence. 

Six targets, including weapon launching positions and shelters belonging to the outlawed group, were destroyed.

The warplanes returned to their bases in Turkey after the operation.

hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-hits-pkk-targets-in-northern-iraq.aspx?pageID=238&nID=99935&NewsCatID=352

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Jerusalem city hall orders halt to illegal Waqf construction on Temple Mount

June 1, 2016

The Jerusalem Municipality on Tuesday ordered a halt to illegal construction taking place outside of the fence surrounding Jerusalem’s flashpoint Temple Mount holy site.

The administrative order was issued after authorities determined the construction of additional restrooms at the complex has begun without the proper permits, a municipality statement said.

According to reports, the project was initiated by the Muslim Waqf — the Jordanian trust that administers the site — to accommodate the tens of thousands of Muslim worshipers expected to visit the compound during the upcoming Ramadan holiday.

Full article here: timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-city-hall-orders-halt-to-illegal-waqf-construction-on-temple-mount/

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South Asia

Pakistan should abandon violence to boost relations with Afghanistan: Karzai

Wed Jun 01 2016

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said Pakistan should opt friendship and brotherhood instead of violence in a bid to help boost relations between the two countries.

The remarks by Karzai followed during a meeting with a team of the Pakistani journalists who visited the country as part of the Equal Access program.

Full article here: khaama.com/pakistan-should-abandon-violence-to-boost-relations-with-afghanistan-karzai-01132

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Top Taliban leader killed with his 5 fighters in Wardak province

Wed Jun 01 2016

A senior leader of the Taliban militants group was killed during a special military operation conducted by the Afghan police forces in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the operation was conducted in Ibrahim Khel village of Wardak in the bordering region of central Logar province.

A statement by MoI said commander Noorialai was a key Taliban group commander who was killed with his 5 fighters during the operation.

Full article here: khaama.com/top-taliban-leader-killed-with-his-5-fighters-in-wardak-province-01135

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Afghanistan closes consulate in Peshawar in protest over ‘harassment’

Wed Jun 01 2016

The Afghan consulate in Peshawar city of Pakistan has reportedly been closed by Afghanistan in protest over the harassment by Pakistani security forces.

According to reports, the consulate was closed after consul general’s vehicle was searched at a check post in the Cantt area of the city.

It is believed that the consulate will remain closed for an indefinite amount of time.

In the meantime, the Pakistani security officials have said the vehicle was not following the specified protocol for official and diplomatic vehicles, hence it was stopped was a security check.

Full article here: khaama.com/afghanistan-closes-consulate-in-peshawar-in-protest-over-harassment-01131

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Pakistani minister says body of Taliban leader handed over to his family

Wed Jun 01 2016

A Pakistani Minister has said the dead body of the Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor has been handed over to his family.

Chaudhry Niar Ali Khan, Pakistan’s Minister of Interior, has said the family of Mullah Mansoor has taken his body to the other side of border.

In response to criticism that the government failed to confirm the death of Mullah Mansoor, he said “How could we have identified body of Mullah Mansour before DNA test which requires time.”

Full article here: khaama.com/pakistani-minister-says-body-of-taliban-leader-handed-over-to-his-family-01134

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Ghani condemns execution of passengers, vows severe punishment for perpetrators

Wed Jun 01 2016

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned the execution of passengers by the Taliban militants after 185 of them were kidnapped in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Calling the execution of innocent civilians an act of treachery, President Ghani said the bandits are committing such crimes, criticizing the Taliban leader for the lack of information regarding the religion of Islam and its principles despite claiming he is a religious scholar.

President Ghani further added that the bandits deserve the harshest pumishments in accordance with the religion, law and traditions of the country, insisting that the perpetrators would not be able to escape and would be tried for their criminal act.

Full article here: khaama.com/ghani-condemns-execution-of-passengers-vows-severe-punishment-for-perpetrators-01136

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2 key commanders of the Taliban group arrested in Helmand

Wed Jun 01 2016

The Afghan security forces have arrested two key leaders of the Taliban group in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said “Yesterday evening, Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army conducted a joint security operation to clear some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan.”

Full article here: khaama.com/2-key-commanders-of-the-taliban-group-arrested-in-helmand-01133

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7 Haqqani network militants involved in terrorist attack arrested in Paktia

Wed Jun 01 2016

A group of 7 Haqqani network terrorists were arrested by the Afghan intelligence operatives as they were busy in terrorist activities.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), said the terrorists were arrested during an operation conducted in Gardez city.

According to NDS, the group was involved in major terrorist attacks including Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks in this province.

Full article here: khaama.com/7-haqqani-network-militants-involved-in-terrorist-attack-arrested-in-paktia-01130

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Kunduz Appellate Court Chief wounded in Taliban attack

Wed Jun 01 2016

A heavy explosion rocked Ghazni city earlier today after a group of Taliban suicide bombers attacked the provincial court compound.

A local security official confirmed that four militants attacked the Appellate Court of Ghazni and were all killed during a gun battle with the Afghan security forces.

The official further added that a policeman lost his life in the attack and the head of the court along with two other civilians were wounded.

Full article here: khaama.com/explosion-and-gunfire-reported-near-ghazni-court-01129

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Police rescue 10 abducted passengers in Kunduz, 8 still in Taliban custody

Wed Jun 01 2016

The Afghan security forces have rescued at least 10 abducted passengers during an operation in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

According to police sources in Kunduz, the passengers were rescued during a night raid in Shina Tapa area on Tuesday night.

Full article here: khaama.com/police-rescue-10-abducted-passengers-in-kunduz-8-still-in-taliban-custody-01128

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Pakistani police register case against US for airstrike that targeted Mullah Mansoor

Wed Jun 01 2016

The Pakistani police has filed a case against the US for a drone strike that targeted the Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor late last month.

According to the local media reports, the case was registered on the complaint of brother of a taxi driver who was driving Mullah Mansoor.

Full article here: khaama.com/pakistani-police-register-case-against-us-for-airstrike-that-targeted-mullah-mansoor-01127

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Bangladesh: All about Israel-Hating

Sebastian Bustle

June 1, 2016

Everyone shook hands and greeted each other courteously, but Aslam Chowdhury came under fire in Bangladesh after the photographs of the two men together were published on Safadi's Facebook page, and then picked up by Bangladeshi media. On May 15, police detectives arrested Chowdhury for alleged "involvement in a plot to oust the Bangladesh government with the support of Israeli intelligence Mossad."

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, a Bangladeshi journalist, was sentenced in 2014 to seven years in prison, allegedly for trying to travel to Israel, to speak on the rise of Islamic militancy in his country, and how madrassahs (Islamic religious schools) are being used to spawn militants.

Bangladesh has no diplomatic relations with Israel. It is a country where Jews and Israeli people are being cursed in every Friday sermon, from more than 250,000 mosques.

Full article here: gatestoneinstitute.org/8175/bangladesh-israel-chowdhury

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Africa

UN envoy calls for more unity in defeating Islamic State in Libya

May 31, 2016

Two months after its installation in Tripoli, the Libyan unity government has been finding difficulties stabilising the country due to frequent attacks from the Islamic State.

In an effort to remedy this situation, , the UN envoy, Martin Kobler, has urged the warring factions to unite.

“The fight against IS must be first a Libyan fight and second a united fight. I think nobody acting alone would succeed. Thats why its very important and my constant message to all security actors, be them in the west or the east, to unite their forces,” he said.

The fight against IS must be first a Libyan fight and second a united fight. I think nobody acting alone would succeed.

Full article here: africanews.com/2016/05/31/un-envoy-calls-for-more-unity-in-defeating-islamic-state-in-libya/

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Philly officially recognizes Islamic holidays

May 31, 2016

wo more official holidays have been added to the government and School District of Philadelphia’s calendar, starting Tuesday.

Mayor Jim Kenney, Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., and School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite announced the addition of two Islamic holidays, Eid al-Fitr, celebrated after the month-long observance of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha, celebrated at the conclusion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, to the official holiday calendars for the school district and the city.

In January, City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution introduced by Jones – who is Muslim – calling for the city and the school district to recognize the Eid holidays.

Full article here: metro.us/philadelphia/philly-officially-recognizes-islamic-holidays/zsJpeE---A1mUHt6RRfoQY/

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3rd African Islamic Finance Summit Held in Dar Es Salaam

May 31, 2016

The ‘3rd African Islamic Finance Summit’ held in Dar-es-Salaam from the 19th of May this year, oversaw the discussion of untapped potential in Islamic Finance in the African continent. The Summit, inaugurated by Mr. Ali Hassan Mwinyi, former President of the Republic of Tanzania was one well attended by delegates from different countries.

The two day summit organised by Mr. Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer, AlHuda CIBE – UAE, was designed to discuss at length, the untapped potential of the Islamic Finance market in Africa, to adopt the latest trends in the finance sector, addressing current challenges and discovering new opportunities in the industry.

Full article here: exchange.co.tz/3rd-african-islamic-finance-summit-held-in-dar-es-salaam/

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Europe

In Brussels, Art Museum Brings Hope to Muslim Neighborhood of Molenbeek

MAY 31, 2016

BRUSSELS — After three years of fund-raising and renovations, the founders of a contemporary art museum housed in a converted brewery in the Molenbeek district here were eagerly anticipating their grand opening on March 23.

But those plans were upended on March 22, when suicide bombers struck the Brussels airport and a subway station, killing 32 people and paralyzing a city already reeling from revelations that some of the deadliest terror attacks in Europe had been carried out by homegrown extremists, many from Molenbeek.

Full article here: nytimes.com/2016/06/01/arts/design/in-brussels-art-museum-brings-hope-to-muslim-neighborhood-of-molenbeek.html

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Britain First Posts ‘Muslim Auction Of Women In London’ And Get It Very Badly Wrong

01/06/2016

Britain First have posted a shocking video of Muslim women being auctioned off in the streets of London.

Only it isn’t.

It is in fact a video of a mock ‘Islamic State sex slave market’ staged by Kurdish activists in 2014.

The group Compassion 4 Kurdistan were responsible for the stunt which saw a man declare: “We have four women for you here today and we are here to sell them courtesy of the Islamic State.”

Full article here: huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/britain-first-london-sex-slave_uk_574e9926e4b096898c8da3ec

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Why the election of London’s first Muslim mayor is a message of hope

Wednesday, Jun. 01, 2016

“I feel so proud of my city,” my interlocutor said, referring to the election of Sadiq Khan as London’s first Muslim mayor. She is Catholic, though she identifies first and foremost as British. But, like many other Londoners, she was inspired by Mr. Khan’s message of hope over fear.

Mr. Khan’s election contrasts sharply with dynamics that seem to be at work elsewhere in the West. European populations – in Hungary and Poland, and with a close call in Austria – are falling prey to increasingly radical, openly xenophobic populism. In the United States, Donald Trump’s bombastic bigotry has made him the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Londoners certainly had the option of intolerance.

Full article here: theglobeandmail.com/opinion/why-the-election-of-londons-first-muslim-mayor-is-a-message-of-hope/article30224220/

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North America

In America, Domestic Extremists Are A Bigger Risk Than Foreign Terrorism

June 1, 2016

These are the messages that have defined the GOP presidential race. They have been used for the past eight years to justify obstruction of the Obama administration, and are now being used to paint the democratic candidates as dangerous. In the late stages of the GOP primary as the rhetoric became increasingly xenophobic, they were applied to increasingly broad swaths of the American population as well.

Years of constant repetition by members of the GOP have given them an appearance of legitimacy, now strengthened by Donald Trump’s victory in the GOP primary contest and the party’s growing embrace of him as their standard-bearer.

Full article here: theconversation.com/in-america-domestic-extremists-are-a-bigger-risk-than-foreign-terrorism-58841

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US-backed Syrian fighters launch offensive for 'last remaining funnel' to Europe, US officials disclose

1 JUNE 2016

Thousands of US-backed fighters in Syria are launching an offensive to capture from Islamic State a crucial swathe of northern Syria known as the 'Manbij pocket' following weeks of quiet preparations, US officials disclosed to news agency Reuters.

The operation, which only just started to get underway on Tuesday and could take weeks to complete, aims to choke off Islamic State's access to Syrian territory along the Turkish border that militants have long used as a logistics base for moving foreign fighters back and forth to Europe.

Full article here: telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/01/us-backed-syrian-fighters-launch-offensive-for-last-remaining-fu/

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‘Muslim-Free’ Gun Store Sells Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Shooting Targets

06/01/2016

A Florida gun store that made headlines last year when it declared itself a “Muslim-free zone“ is now selling shooting targets that depict President Barack Obama as well as Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Florida Gun Supply in Inverness, about 75 miles north of Tampa, has the targets for sale for $4.99, a discount from the usual $9.99 price.

Full article here: huffingtonpost.com/entry/muslim-free-gun-store-president-targets_us_574e7b9fe4b0af73af95cd54?section=india

 

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