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Mar24

Egypt: Mubarak set free after final charges dropped

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, was freed on Friday, March 24 after six years in detention, his lawyer said, according to Reuters. The 88-year-old was cleared of the final murder charges against him this month, after facing trial in a litany of cases ranging from corruption to the killing of protesters whose 18-day revolt stunned the world and ended his 30-year rule. “Yes, he is now in his home in Heliopolis,” Mubarak’s lawyer, Farid El Deeb told Reuters when asked if Mubarak had left Maadi Military hospital in...

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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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Mar23

UK Muslims raise over £12k for victims of Westminster terror attack

By: RT Source: RT A Muslim initiative to fundraise for the family of killed PC Keith Palmer raised over £12,000 (US$15,000) in less than one day. The campaign starter and communications expert, Muddassar Ahmed, witnessed the terrorist attack and found himself inside the Westminster lockdown in the hours that followed. “I have been in touch with networks within British Muslim communities and can assure you that we all stand with fellow Londoners during these difficult times and want to extend our support by raising funds to help with the immediate, short-term needs of the families of Keith Palmer, the other victims and their families,” Ahmed wrote on the fundraising page. “Though this is a...

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