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Bosnia women protest hijab bans

By: Source: MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the BBC, the women marched Sunday for 30 minutes in the country’s capital of Sarajevo. Women in #Bosnia protest against restrictions on wearing the hijab in certain public institutions. via @aa_balkans — Balkanist Magazine (@Balkanist) February 7, 2016 The ban is a “serious attack against Muslim honour, personality and identity” seeking to deprive Muslim women of their right to work, one of the organizers of the protest said, as quoted by the British broadcaster. The protest comes after the country’s high judicial council banned religious symbols, explicitly mentioning...

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Syrian FM: Foreign troops will be sent back “in coffins”

  By: Edward Yeranian Source: VOA News CAIRO – Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem warned Saudi Arabia not to send troops to his country, threatening, during a press conference Saturday, that troops would be sent back home in coffins. The audience of journalists, top government officials and other invitees applauded politely as veteran Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem spoke defiantly about U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Geneva and about continuing military operations “until terrorists are defeated.” Muallem insisted that the Syrian government would not agree to any cease-fire on the ground, despite U.N. efforts, so long as Islamic State, al-Qaida and other...

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State of emergency in France results in abuse of Muslims

By: DAMIEN SHARKOV Source: NEWSWEEK France’s state of emergency measures have resulted in repeated abuse and discrimination against Muslims in the country, according to separate reports by human rights groups. The country has granted law enforcement officials more pervasive powers and restricted mass public gatherings since Islamic militants killed 130 people in Paris in November. The powers expire this month, but French lawmakers have debated extending the measures, with Prime Minister Manuel Valls saying in January that he believed the state of emergency should stay in place until the “total and global war” against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) is won. According to Amnesty...

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