Former Muslim detainee tells of China camp traumas

Omir Bekali, an ethnic Kazakh says he spent several weeks in a Chinese re-education camp in Xinjiang before fleeing to Turkey a year ago. UN experts say China holds one million Muslims in camps in the heavily policed Xinjiang region where most of the country’s ethnic Uyghur, the largest Muslim minority live. But for Omir, his experience in the camp was more about trauma than education.

US Muslims uneasy after New Zealand mosque attacks

Across the Midwest, Muslim leaders say worshippers are uneasy following attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. (March 15)

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US Muslims express shock at NZ massacre

Muslim worshippers attending Friday prayers in Washington, D. C. expressed shock and sorrow over the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that has left at least 49 dead and dozens more injured. (March 15)

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Muslims gather in Istanbul to condemn Christchurch attack

Dozen of Muslims gather outside the Fatih Mosque in Istanbul to condemn the attacks on Christchurch in New Zealand, which killed at least 49 people and injured dozens. IMAGES.

House passes resolution condemning bigotry

The House has passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, discrimination against Muslims and other bigotry against minorities. The 407-23 vote Thursday was a bid to end dissension among Democrats over Ilhan Omar’s latest remarks on Israel. (March 7)

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Bangladesh hosts world’s second largest gathering of Muslims

Bishwa Ijtema, the world’s second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, kicks off amid tight security in the Bangladeshi town of Tongi, with up to three million Muslims set to participate at this year’s four-day-long gathering.

Today in History for February 14th

Highlights of this day in history: The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre; Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini calls on Muslims to kill author Salman Rushdie; Slobodan Milosevic begins his defense against war crimes charges; Dolly the cloned sheep dies. (Feb. 14)

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