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Denmark’s burqa ban and the dehumanization of Muslim women

By: Kvinder I Dialog (Women In Dialogue) Source: TRT World Denmark, following in the footsteps of several other European countries, seeks to target Muslim women for their religious convictions. A young female-led organisation seeks to change attitudes within Danish society. While Denmark is at the forefront fighting for the freedom of expression and highlighting it as a core aspect of the Danish constitution, it is simultaneously moving towards anti-democratic values by narrowing the personal freedom of citizens, demonstrating the double standards that have taken root in Danish society. Currently, the niqab (face-veil) ban is one among many steps towards stricter policies against Muslims...

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Australia’s new asylum seeker rule affects those fasting in Ramadan

By: Sarah Malik Source: NYT SYDNEY, Australia — For hundreds of Muslim asylum seekers being held in Australian detention facilities, Ramadan this year has been extra difficult. During the holy month, which began in Australia on May 17, Muslims abstain from food and drink during daylight hours. For years, members of the country’s Muslim community have prepared home-cooked meals to share with the detainees after sunset, but a recent change to federal rules has barred visitors from bringing unpackaged foods into the detention centers. “Most of the people here are depressed,” said Sayed Akbar Jaffarie, 31, an Afghanistan-born asylum seeker who arrived in Australia in 2008 and has been detained...

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Note to slanderers: Don’t talk about Mohamed Salah and Ramadan in ignorance

By: Daniel Mumbere Source: Africa News MV Editor’s Note: Several media outlets have unfairly reported that Liverpool star player Mohamed Salah will “break” or “interrupt” his Ramadan fast implying that he is compromising or violating his religious principles. This is slanderous and is either malicious or the result of ignorance. Allah Most High says in the Quran: “The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number of...

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