In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

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Dec06

Spare me America’s tears for Jamal Khashoggi

  By: Robert Fisk Source: The Independent Can I be the only one – apart from his own sycophants – to find the sight of America’s finest Republicans and Democrats condemning the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia for murdering Jamal Khashoggi a bit sickening? “Crazy”. “Dangerous”. A “wrecking ball”. A “smoking saw”. These guys are angry. CIA director Gina Haspel, who was happy to sign off on the torture of her Muslim captives in a secret American prison in Thailand, obviously knew what she was talking about when she testified about Mohammed bin Salman and the agony of Jamal Khashoggi. US government leaks suggest that Haspel knew all about the shrieks of pain, the suffering of Arab men who...

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Oct13

Is modest fashion about modesty?

By: Nadda Osman Source: Middle East Eye We are coming to the end of September. The fashion houses, designers, models and bloggers who spent early autumn at the fashion weeks in Paris and New York, London and Milan, have almost packed up and gone. New collections have been shown and analysed, their offerings seeping into the industry, introducing new trends or building on existing ones. This year, the modest movement continued to exert its influence both on and off the catwalk, as show attendees found evermore creative ways to cover up. Modest fashion is a loosely defined look derived from the clothing and style worn by Muslim women. It’s a concept with no strict rules beyond the...

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Aug30

China is treating Islam like a mental illness

By: Sigal Samuel Source: The Atlantic One million Muslims are being held right now in Chinese internment camps, according to estimates cited by the UN and U.S. officials. Former inmates—most of whom are Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic minority—have told reporters that over the course of an indoctrination process lasting several months, they were forced to renounce Islam, criticize their own Islamic beliefs and those of fellow inmates, and recite Communist Party propaganda songs for hours each day. There are media reports of inmates being forced to eat pork and drink alcohol, which are forbidden to Muslims, as well as reports of torture and death. The sheer scale of the internment camp...

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