Afghan Male News Presenters Wear Masks To Protest Taliban’s Face-Cover Order For Female Colleagues

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Male presenters and reporters on TV channels in Afghanistan went on air with their faces covered in solidarity with their female colleagues after the Taliban ordered them to cover their faces. Taliban’s Vice and Virtue Ministry has made face veils …

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Grenoble Votes to Authorize Controversial Burkini

Fourth EstateWoman wearing a "Burkini"

The French city of Grenoble is poised to vote on Monday on whether Muslim women can once again wear burkinis in public pools. “Today is the city council meeting during which the city of Grenoble will propose to modify the …

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Rohingyas Celebrating Eid Detained in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh police detained at least 450 Rohingya Muslims celebrating Eid on a beach on Wednesday. Police spokesman Rafiqul Islam said that officers conducted raids in the town of Cox’s Bazar on the second day of the Eid holidays. Islam added …

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Iran Calls For International Cooperation to Counter Islamophobia

Iran has called on the international community to accelerate efforts to counter growing religious and racial discrimination as well as Islamophobia in the world through legal measures. “The time has come for the international community to condemn this phenomenon and …

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Nigerian Atheist Jailed for 24 Years for Blaspheming Islam

Fourth EstateNigerian human rights activist and President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, Mubarak Bala

Kano State high court has sentenced Mubarak Bala, a Nigerian atheist, to 24 years in prison in Kano after being convicted of blaspheming Islam. Mubarak Bala, the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, pleaded guilty to committing blasphemy against …

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Iraqi PM Orders Security Agencies Tighten Security Measures During Ramadan

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Khadimi has instructed the security agencies to beef up security measures and ensure a peaceful environment for the people across the country during the month of Ramadan. Al Khadimi, during a meeting with officials from …

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Karnataka High Court Upholds Hijab Ban; Appeal Filed to India’s High Court

The Karnataka high court has upheld the hijab ban in educational institutions, saying that it is not a mandated religious practice in the Islamic faith. As of February 10, the Karnataka High Court had already prevented female students from wearing …

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