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Jan23

US: Church of Latter Day Saints offers space to Muslims after mosque arson attack

By: Kate Scanlon Source: The Blaze After an arsonist damaged a mosque in Bellevue, Washington, the local Muslim community was in need of a new place to pray — so their Mormon neighbors offered them one. According to KOMO-TV, an arsonist set fire to the Islamic Center of the Eastside on Jan. 14. Police arrested a suspect at the scene. Unable to use their mosque, the Muslim community gathered to pray at a local community center, but they were in need of a more permanent space until they were able to repair the damage. So their neighbors, the Bellevue Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, stepped up to help. The Mormon community offered a large room to their Muslim...

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Jan21

ASEAN countries need to address the plight of the Rohingya

By: Ahmad Rizky M. Umar, Universitas Gadjah Mada Source: The Conversation ASEAN’s non-intervention is aggravating the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslims suffering widespread abuse by the Burmese military in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The Rohingya are one the of the world’s most persecuted ethnic minorities. Human Rights Watch reported the Burmese military launched a campaign of killings, rape and arson against ethnic Rohingya following attacks by militants against government border guards in Rakhine State on October 9, 2016. HRW reported in December that, since the day of the attack, at least 1,500 homes have been burned in retaliation, displacing thousands of Rohingya people. The United...

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Jan17

Why are Polish non-Muslims so wrong about Polish Muslims

By: KASIA NARKOWICZ and KONRAD PEDZIWIATR Source: openDemocracy The recent Ipsos survey Perils of Perception showed that most countries believe their population is much more Muslim than it actually is. But the Poles emerge as the unquestionable leader in these overestimations. Although Muslims make up only around 35,000 of a 38 million population, Poles believe that their number is actually 2.6 million, which would make the Polish Muslim population one of the largest in the European Union after France, Germany and the UK. Furthermore, Poles believe that the number of Muslims in the country will grow to up to 13% by 2020. If this were to happen the Muslim population in Poland would have...

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