PAKISTAN BLOCKS SOCIAL MEDIA IN CRACKDOWN ON VIOLENT PROTESTERS

Fri 16 April 2021: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocked social media sites for four hours in Pakistan Friday morning, Samaa TV reported A temporary ban has been imposed on Facebook, Google, Twitter, Telegram, Tiktok, WhatsApp, and YouTube. They will resume working at 3pm. In a brief statement, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority announced “complete access to social […]

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WHO EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT RISING COVID-19 RATES DURING RAMADAN

Thu 15 April 2021: The World Health Organization expressed concern Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic could worsen in the Middle East and North Africa during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Detected cases of COVID-19 infection in the region rose 22% last week, while deaths rose 17%, said Ahmed al-Mandhari, the Cairo-based chief of the […]

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CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUE SHOOTER’S JUDICIAL REVIEW HEARING DELAYED DUE TO NO-SHOW

Thu 15 April 2021: Hearing in judicial review of Brenton Tarrant who committed deadly mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand in 2019, has been delayed indefinitely over the failure of the convict to show up in court, media reported on Thursday. White supremacist Brenton Tarrant was sentenced in August to jail for […]

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FIRE-HIT NOTRE-DAME TO REOPEN IN 2024: FRENCH CULTURE MINISTER

Wed 14 April 2021: The Paris Notre-Dame Cathedral, which was severely damaged by a major fire in 2019, will reopen in 2024, French Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot said on Wednesday, adding that 830 million Euros (over $992 million) would be spent on restoration. “A considerable emotion gripped France and the world. 830M have been collected, […]

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PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA WISHES MUSLIM COMMUNITY A HAPPY RAMADAN

Wed 14 April 2021: President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished the South African Muslim community a blessed Holy Month of Ramadan. Ramadan, which begins today, is a period during which Muslims around the world engage intensively in prayerful devotion, fasting, other forms of abstention and acts of charity. “I wish all Muslims well for this Holy […]

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RUSSIAN OPPOSITION LEADER NAVALNY SUES RUSSIAN PRISON FOR WITHHOLDING QURAN

Wed 14 April 2021: Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has threatened to sue the prison in which he is jailed, accusing it of withholding the Quran – a holy book he intended to study while serving his sentence. In an Instagram post announcing his first lawsuit against prison officials, he said: “The thing is, they’re not giving my […]

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ISLAMOPHOBIA TOOL FOR WESTERN POLITICIANS TO COVER FAILURE: ERDOĞAN

Wed 14 April 2021: Islamophobia has turned into one of the instruments used by Western politicians to cover up their failures, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Sunday. Speaking at a meeting with the women’s branch of the Union of International Democrats (UID), a Turkish nongovernmental organization (NGO), in Istanbul, Erdoğan said: “Politicians who fail in foreign […]

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FRANCE TO BOOST PROTECTION AROUND MUSLIM PLACES OF WORSHIP AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIC ATTACKS

Mon 12 April 2021: France’s interior minister directed law enforcement agencies Sunday to step up vigilance around Muslim places of worship in the country and condemned the defacing of an Islamic center with hateful graffiti as “unacceptable.” “The anti-Muslim inscriptions that have been inscribed on this cultural and religious center are unacceptable. Freedom of worship […]

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