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Mar26

‘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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Mar25

Is Nami Island a hidden halal destination in Asia?

By: Ni Nyoman Wira Source: The Jakarta Post Nami Island, officially known as the Naminara Republic, is an island that is located 63 kilometers away from Seoul, South Korea. In 2006, this half-moon shaped island declared its “Cultural Independence” from the Republic of Korea, therefore it has its own diplomatic and cultural policies, including its own national flag, anthem, passport, visa, currency and certificate of citizenship. The island is also known as the shooting location of very popular Korean drama Winter Sonata. Last year, the location welcomed 1.3 million foreign tourists from 120 countries. Aside from China, more than half of the visitors came from other regions, such as...

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Mar24

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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