Quebec mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 years

A 29-year-old who shot dead six worshipers at a Quebec City mosque in the worst anti-Muslim attack in the West got life in prison Friday. Alexandre Bissonnette will have to wait 40 years — longer than usual — before he can apply for parole.Continue Reading

Hungarian Islamophobia

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When five paintings supposedly by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler failed to sell at the Nuremberg auction this week, the main reason given was that they were probably fakes. However, there was no shame about trying to sell these pictures along with other Hitlerian memorabilia.Continue Reading

Abuse against Muslims in China cries out for international action: Human Rights groups (VIDEO)

Abuse against Muslims in China cries out for international action: Human Rights groups
Geneva: Seeking to galvanize an international response to allegations of widespread abuses, human rights groups on Monday called for a United Nations investigation into China’s mass detention of Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang. The rights organizations urged the UN to set up an international fact-finding mission during its session that starts at the end of February.Continue Reading

Australian jets may have killed 18 civilians in Mosul air strike, ADF admits

Christopher Pyne says the deaths, which occurred during operations between Iraqi and allied forces, are ‘deeply regrettable’

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Australian Defence Force officials have admitted between six and 18 civilians were killed in a airstrike involving Australian jets, but said they could not determine if Australian or allied missiles caused the deaths.

The defence minister, Christopher Pyne, described the deaths as “deeply regrettable” but said the 12-month investigation into the strike on 13 June 2017 could not come to a conclusion over who was at fault.

The deaths occurred during joint operations between Iraqi and allied forces to take back Mosul from Isis, which had designated the city the Iraqi capital of its so-called caliphate.

“After a thorough investigation conducted by the Australian Defence Force it’s been determined that between six and 18 civilians were killed in a Coalition air strike and that an Australian platform may have been part of that air strike, may have been responsible,” Pyne told the Nine Network.

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Hate Groups Showed Up At Canada’s Oldest Mosque, Reigniting Familiar Fears

Muslims have increasingly been a target of aggression in Canada — and 2019 is off to a discouraging start.

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Members of far-right hate groups recently entered the Al Rashid Mosque in Edmonton, Canada, and gathered outside to harass worshippers on their way to Friday prayers.

The incident evoked memories of the shooting, two years ago almost to the day, that left six people dead and 19 injured at a Quebec City mosque. It also served as yet another illustration of growing anti-Muslim bigotry in the country.

“Over the last three years we’ve seen a rise in two far-right movements in Canada, and those are the anti-Muslim and the alt-right neo-Nazi groups, which sometimes overlap but are two distinct things,” said Evan Balgord, executive director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network. “We have had regular anti-Muslim demonstrations in cities across Canada, mostly in our largest cities, at least every month going back at least two years. This isn’t just an isolated incident. It’s just constant.”

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Muslims Form Community Patrol

The self-funded group sees itself as a neighborhood watch. But there was alarm after its cars were spotted in Brooklyn without warning, or explanation.

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Maeen Ali remembers the worry he felt when he first spotted the “Punish a Muslim Day” screed online.

The letter, mailed last spring throughout England, encouraged violence that ranged from pulling off a woman’s head scarf to bombing mosques. Each attack, the letter instructed, would be rewarded with points. The hate campaign prompted the police in New York and other big cities to expand patrols around mosques and Islamic centers on the specified day.

Mr. Ali, who lives in Downtown Brooklyn, said he was consumed by thoughts of his four children’s safety.

“That just boiled inside of me,” said Mr. Ali, 38, who moved to the United States from Yemen in 1990. “That’s when I said to myself that it was really important to come out and protect Muslims in the community.”

He added, “I have to stand up.”

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