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Aug22

Barcelona rejects terrorism and Islamophobia after terror attacks

By: James McAuley Source: The Washington Post BARCELONA — In the aftermath of Europe’s latest terrorist attack , a set of familiar tensions clouded this sunny, vibrant city Sunday. Some here insist that Barcelona is a state of mind, a nonstop celebration of the good life where anyone is welcome and anything goes. But then came the almost predictable events of last week. In a scheme that resembled recent assaults in Paris and Brussels, a group of young, local Moroccan Muslim men — some of whom spoke Spanish and Catalan better than Arabic — staged Spain’s deadliest attack in more than a decade. The Islamic State later claimed responsibility for their actions. Suddenly, Barcelona — and the...

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Aug12

UNICEF: More than half a million Libyan children need help

By: UNICEF Source: UNICEF MV editor’s note: Please see this page for more information and to donate to Unicef’s Libya program online. UNITED NATIONS – United Nations children agency UNICEF warned this week that more than half a million children in Libya need help and called on warring parties to end the violence and negotiate a political solution to the crisis. Libya has spiraled into turmoil after a civil war ousted longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Rival brigades of former rebels backed by competing political factions have turned against each other in a fight for control. A U.N.-backed government in Tripoli is trying to extend its influence, though it is facing...

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Jun02

What crisis? The world ignores displaced Africans

By: Kieran Guilbert Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The world pays the least attention to humanitarian crises when they force Africans from their homes, dashing hopes of peace, hindering reconstruction and increasing the risk of radicalisation, an aid agency said on Thursday. Central African Republic topped the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) annual list of neglected displacement crises. It was followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, the Palestinian territories, Ukraine, Myanmar and Somalia. “The fact that most of these people do not turn up at our doorsteps gives us no right to close our...

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