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‘We shouldn’t have to keep saying sorry’ – anger and fear in the wake of London attacks

  By: Jennifer Hassan Source: The Washington Post LONDON — Even before authorities named the assailant in the Westminster attack as 52-year-old Khalid Masood, the word “Muslims” began trending on Twitter. Despite limited details on the attacker’s faith and hours before ISIS claimed responsibility, Muslims almost instantly came under fire on social media. As more details on the attack outside Parliament unfolded, many people expressed their concerns about the dangers of finger-pointing online. Some highlighted the fear that many Muslims face during and after terrorist attacks. The Muslim Council of Britain swiftly condemned the attack, along with two leading London mosques. In...

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US: Jewish-Muslim cooperation in a climate of hate

By: Al Jazeera Source: Al Jazeera They sat on either end of the Congressmen’s couch, one a Jewish healthcare executive whose parents fled Germany in 1936, the other the Kashmiri Muslim chairman of a well known American furniture chain. The men, Stanley Bergman and Farooq Kathwari, came to draw attention to an outbreak of hate crimes. But Bergman and Kathwari hoped their joint appearance would also send a broader message: that US Jews and Muslims could put aside differences and work together. “What drove us was the growing prejudice that has emerged in the United States,” Bergman said. “What starts small, from a historical point of view, often grows into something...

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More restrictions for travelers to the US and UK – this time gadgets

By: AP Source: AP via Hindustani Times As the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between having to take off your ratty shoes at the security checkpoint and having your baby food and milk tested for bomb residue. It’s yet another inconvenience in the name of security for weary travelers, especially those from or passing through the 10 mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries covered by new US and British policies. The affected ports are: Cairo, Egypt; Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Istanbul, Turkey; and Abu Dhabi and Dubai...

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