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UN: More than quarter-million Rohingya forced into Bangladesh

By: MEE and Agencies Source: Middle East Eye About 270,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks, the UN refugee agency said on Friday, announcing a dramatic jump in numbers fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar’s Rakhine State. A rights group said satellite images showed about 450 buildings had been burned in a Myanmar border town largely inhabited by Rohingya, as part of what the Muslim minority refugees say is a concerted effort to expel them. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said the estimated number of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar on 25 August had risen from 164,000 on Thursday after aid workers found big...

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VIDEO: Court orders Palestinians out of their homes

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Muslima poet wows crowd with inspirational message

By: Jessica Brown Source: Indy100 The continual rise of Islamaphobia unfortunately shows little signs of slowing, and Muslims often feel pressured to defend their faith – especially in the aftermath of terrorist attacks. But 22-year-old slam poet Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan has argued that Muslims shouldn’t have to do this, in a poem she won second place for at this year’s Roundhouse poetry slam. In her poem, titled This Is Not A Humanising Poem, Manzoor-Khan argues it isn’t her who needs to prove her humanity. She says: This will not be a “Muslims are like us” poem. I refuse to be respectable. Instead, love us when we’re lazy. Love us when we’re poor. Love us in our back-to-back council...

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