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Comment: Much of India has long celebrated the intermingling of Hindu and Muslim practices, but an Islamophobic, BJP-sponsored law now threatens India's pluralist and liberal democracy, writes Shashi Tharoor.

Tanishq jewelry has pulled an ad featuring a Muslim-Hindu couple after causing outrage.

Ammar 808: Tunisia's sonic mastermind returns with fusion electronica

Yousif Nur

Ammar 808: Tunisia's sonic mastermind returns with fusion electronica

The New Arab Meets: Tunisian electronic producer Ammar 808, whose new album blends the pulsating sounds of the Maghreb and south India.

WATCH: Bahraini woman arrested for smashing Hindu statues

The New Arab Staff

WATCH: Bahraini woman arrested for smashing Hindu statues

The Bahraini interior ministry says it will refer a woman for prosecution after a video of her angrily smashing Hindu statues in a shop appeared ...

Hindu temple to be built on destroyed mosque site

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hindu temple to be built on destroyed mosque site

The Hindu nationalist premier will lay the foundations for a Hindu temple on the site of the Babri mosque, demolished by a mob in 1992.

Aakash Hassan

What India and China's border face-off means for Kashmir

India and China's deadliest clash in decades could have serious geopolitical implications.

Olivier Da Lage

Why Modi's plan against Muslims is coming unstuck

Comment: India's Muslims have begun mobilising against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's controversial citizenship law, writes Olivier Da Lage.

Khaled A. Beydoun

Modi's Crusade: Building an India without Islam

The Citizenship Amendment Bill restricts Muslim immigrants from becoming naturalised citizens. Yet the narrative informing the bill is clear: ...

The New Arab

Two killed in India protest over citizenship bill

Police shot and killed two protesters as thousands protested against legislation that would grant citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from ...

Babri Mosque destroyer describes journey to Islam

The New Arab

Babri Mosque destroyer describes journey to Islam

Former Hindu nationalist who carried out the Babri Mosque demolition in 1992 describes his conversion to Islam after the attack and how he ...

The New Arab

Muslims are fearful in a hate filled India

Muslims are being demonised, alienated, and attacked in India like never before. Violence against the country’s biggest minority has ...

India's Muslims fear Supreme Court verdict over destroyed mosque

The New Arab & agencies

India's Muslims fear Supreme Court verdict over destroyed mosque

The Babri Masjid issue is a centuries-old religious dispute which has cast a long shadow over relations between India's Muslim minority and the ...

'Fake Sheikh' Imam Tawhidi peddles in Islamophobia

CJ Werleman

'Fake Sheikh' Imam Tawhidi peddles in Islamophobia

Comment: Imam Tawhidi is a 'fake Sheikh' whose tweets are having a disastrous impact on the way Muslims and Muslim-majority countries are ...

Islam and environmentalism

Austin Bodetti

Islam and environmentalism

Comment: Muslim eco-theologists believe they have a personal and spiritual obligation to curb the spread of environmental degradation, writes ...

Man killed by Hindus in India 'after slaughtering cow'

The New Arab & agencies

Man killed by Hindus in India 'after slaughtering cow'

Indian police said one was killed and three injured in an attack by a mob while they were skinning a dead ox, in the latest case of so-called ...

The New Arab

Pakistani teenage Hindu girls 'forced to convert to Islam'

The girls, Raveena, 14, and her sister Reena, 16, were snatched last week from Daharki, in central Pakistan.

The New Arab

Former Islamophobe and far-right Dutch MP converts to Islam

Jorem van Klaveren, former right-wing man to the infamous Geert Wilders, has become Muslim.

The New Arab & agencies

Indonesia jails woman for complaining about mosque noise

Amnesty International has urged a higher court to quash the sentence, saying it was a stark example of the "repressive application of the ...

Khaled Diab

Ethnicity vs religion: What does being a Muslim mean?

Comment: In western Europe and the US, 'Muslim' is often used as a marker of ethnic origin, rather than of religion, writes Khaled Diab.

'Anti-Semitic pastors' lead prayers at US Jerusalem embassy opening

The New Arab & agencies

'Anti-Semitic pastors' lead prayers at US Jerusalem embassy opening

Two American pastors with a history of anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and anti-gay remarks were invited by the Trump administration to lead prayers ...

CJ Werleman

Facebook: A global threat to minority Muslim communities

Comment: Facebook is being used by Buddhist and Hindu extremists in Asia to spread messages of religious hatred and violence, writes CJ ...

Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

Ruqaya Izzidien

Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

Comment: Trump's tweets represent a clear trend of the right wing's selective outrage that has been boosted by his presidency, writes Ruqaya ...

A clothing company's attempt to 'rebrand' swastika unsurprisingly backfires

The New Arab

A clothing company's attempt to 'rebrand' swastika unsurprisingly backfires

Europe-based KA design has come under fire for trying to "rebrand" the swastika as an LGBT symbol meaning peace and love.

Dance or die: Refugee camp to Dutch National Ballet

AJ Naddaff

Dance or die: Refugee camp to Dutch National Ballet

Society: Born stateless in Yarmouk Camp, the largest Palestinian refugee community in Syria, Joudeh has faced a lifetime of adversity in his ...

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