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An Emirati businessman has said that the human rights situation is better in the UAE than in the West.

Paris summoned Islamabad's envoy after President Arif Alvi said a controversial anti-extremism bill in France showed laws "being changed in favour of a majority to isolate a minority".

French MP to push for 'Judaeo-Christian tradition' bill

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French MP to push for 'Judaeo-Christian tradition' bill

French right-wing MP Guillaume Peltier said during an interview on Sunday that he wanted to propose a new bill setting up secularism as a fundamental value of France

Malcolm X: Misunderstood pioneer <em>of</em> US civil rights movement

Narjas Zatat

Malcolm X: Misunderstood pioneer of US civil rights movement

On the 56th anniversary of his death, we must remember the lessons of Malcolm X: To oppose racism and discrimination in all ...

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control ...

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Saudi textbooks slammed over 'hateful language' against religious minorities

Human Rights Watch has found that the current school textbooks maintain language that disparages practices associated with religious minorities.

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Uproar as Kuwaiti singer 'converts' to Judaism from Islam

Kuwaiti singer Basma Al-Kuwaiti posted a video on Twitter where she announced she had left Islam and become Jewish.

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, ...

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Arab Spring exiles look back on Egypt uprising

A decade after the January 25 uprising, thousands of protesters are estimated to have fled to escape the President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ...

The eternal promise <em>of</em> the Arab Spring

Mohamed ElBaradei

The eternal promise of the Arab Spring

Comment: The ideals of the Arab Spring remain out of reach for many. But the quest for freedom, though long and ...

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Pakistan seeks to block US-based website of minority Ahmadis

Pakistan has demanded that trueislam.com be shut down, claiming that it hosts blasphemous content.

Pompeo: US redesignating Cuba as state sponsor <em>of</em> terrorism

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Pompeo: US redesignating Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism

Pompeo said he was placing Cuba back on a blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, a last-minute roadblock to expected ...

Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

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Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

Another Algerian has been jailed as Tebboune's government continues its crackdown on free speech.

British journalist has book contract terminated over Islamophobic tweets

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British journalist has book contract terminated over Islamophobic tweets

Controversial writer Julie Burchill was dropped by publisher after 'deplorable' comments to journalist Ash Sarkar on Twitter.

Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

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Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Morocco will introduce Jewish history and culture in its school curriculum.

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Austria court overturns primary school headscarf ban

Austria's constitutional court overturned a law banning the headscarf in primary schools.

Shashi Tharoor

A dispatch from India's culture war

Comment: Much of India has long celebrated the intermingling of Hindu and Muslim practices, but an Islamophobic, BJP-sponsored ...

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France says stance on radicalism distorted, not anti-Islam

France has defended itself against criticism over Islamophobia.

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Anti-extremism plan is law of freedom, says France PM

The proposed legislation, which clamps down on religious-based education, online hate speech and polygamy, has caused unease even among France's ...

US envoy airs concerns as France targets radical Islam

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US envoy airs concerns as France targets radical Islam

Ambassador Sam Brownback voiced concern about France, warning against "heavy-handed" measures as President Emmanuel Macron targets radical Islam.

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HRW condemns France for shutting down anti-Islamophobia group

The US-based rights advocacy group condemned France's shutting down of leading anti-discrimination group Collective Against ...

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

Hanan Zaffar and Shaheen Abdulla

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

In-depth: 'Love Jihad' is a conspiracy theory propagated by right-wing Hindu extremists, who accuse Muslim men of luring Hindu women ...

The glorious hype and ugly reality <em>of</em> French values

Yasser Louati

The glorious hype and ugly reality of French values

Comment: For the leader of a supposedly free and secular republic, Macron's attempt to preside over the lives of French ...

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' ...

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