POPE SAYS “STOP CHOKING AFRICA” IN HIS FIRST PUBLIC SPEECH IN CONGO

Tue 31 January 2023: In his first public address while in the country, Pope Francis called a stop to the “exploitation” of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the entire African continent. “It is a tragedy that these lands, and more generally the whole African continent, continue to endure various forms of exploitation. Political […]

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QUEBEC CALLS FOR CANADA’S ANTI-ISLAMOPHOBIA REPRESENTATIVE TO RESIGN

Tue 31 January 2023: The government of Quebec province called Monday for the resignation of Canada’s newly-appointed representative to fight Islamophobia, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he supports Amira Elghawaby. Elghawaby, a human rights activist and the world’s first government-appointed official anti-Islamophobia agent, wrote a newspaper column in 2019 critical of the then-recent passing of Quebec’s secular law, Bill 21, which […]

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PAKISTAN: DEATH TOLL IN PESHAWAR MOSQUE SUICIDE BOMBING KEEPS RISING, REACHES 93

Tue 31 January 2023: At least 93 people were killed and 221 more were injured in the horrifying mosque blast that targeted police officials in the secured Police Lines facility in Peshawar. Bodies were still being pulled from the rubble on Tuesday. The January 30 attack on the Sunni mosque located inside a high-security police […]

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PESHAWAR MOSQUE BLAST: DEATH TOLL RISES TO 32, AT LEAST 150 INJURED (VIDEO)

Mon 30 January 2023: More than a dozen people have been killed, and many others wounded in a explosion at a mosque, in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. According to the Peshawar police, at least 32 people were killed in the blast at least 150 others were injured. The suicide attacker was present in […]

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MALAYSIA CONDEMNS DESECRATION OF QURAN IN NETHERLANDS, SWEDEN (VIDEO)

Protesters march towards Swedish embassy to protest Quran-burning, Fri 27 January 2023: Government says it is ‘appalled’ that Islamophobic acts had been repeated within days in the two European countries. Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned “in the strongest terms” the desecration of the Quran by a far-right activist in the Netherlands as demonstrators gathered outside […]

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CANADA APPOINTS FIRST REPRESENTATIVE TO FIGHT ISLAMOPHOBIA

Fri 27 January 2023: Advocacy group welcomes appointment of Amira Elghawaby to advisory role as ‘historic moment for Muslims in Canada’. Canada has appointed its first special representative on combatting Islamophobia as the government seeks to stem hatred and discrimination after a series of attacks targeting members of Muslim communities in the country in recent years. Prime […]

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UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ‘USED AS TOOL FOR INCITING RUSSIAN-UKRAINIAN ENMITY, PATRIARCH KIRILL SAYS

Fri 27 January 2023: Patriarch Kirill I of Russia said on Thursday that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is being used as “a tool for inciting Russian-Ukrainian enmity” by the Ukrainian authorities and their “foreign patrons.” Speaking at the Christmas parliamentary meetings in the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, the patriarch said attacks on the church are […]

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“IN SUPPORT OF THE HOLY QUR’AN” AL-AZHAR CALLS FOR BOYCOTT DUTCH AND SWEDISH PRODUCTS

Wed 25 January 2023: On Wednesday, Al-Azhar Al-Sharif urged the Arab and Islamic nations to boycott all Dutch and Swedish products of any kind, “in support of the Holy Qur’an”. In a statement, Al-Azhar called for “taking a strong and unified stance in support of the Book of God, our Holy Qur’an, the holy book […]

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ARAB COUNTRIES CONDEMN VIOLENT DESECRATION OF QURAN IN NETHERLANDS (PHOTOS+VIDEO)

Wed 25 January 2023: Arab countries are condemning a recent attack on Islam’s holy book the Quran in The Hague, Netherlands, warning that it tried to rend the peaceful social fabric and cause deliberate offense to one of the world’s great faiths. A video on social media on Monday showed Edwin Wagensveld, a far-right Dutch politician and leader […]

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