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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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Crimean Muslims deserve European support against Russian oppression

By: Wayne Jordash and Ashley Jordana Source: openDemocracy On the eve of this year’s presidential election, Vladimir Putin attended a rally in Sevastopol in Crimea. Though he appeared to the flag-waving crowd for less than a minute, the message was clear and triumphalist: this is the president of Russia, in a city that belongs to Russia, in a peninsula that is part of Russia. For Crimean Tatars, a Muslim ethnic minority indigenous to the Crimean peninsula, history is not simply learnt from books – it is witnessed daily. The eldest of the Tatars can still remember the 1944 deportation of their population under Stalin, when over 200,000 Crimean Tatars were forcibly removed from their...

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How long will we allow the Syrian crisis to continue?

By: Taha Ozhan Source: Middle East Eye A single question, vital for the Middle East and crucial for the world, hangs over the years ahead: can we continue to live with the Syrian crisis? Just as this question has thus far been left unanswered, there have been no sincere, comprehensive regional or global efforts to solve the crisis. A comprehensive perspective that goes beyond “counterterrorism”, “chemical disarmament” and “deconfliction” has been non-existent. This has allowed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to continue to commit atrocities under the protective wings of Russia and Iran, amid total Western indifference. The ‘internet of crises’ At this...

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