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The chaos complicates an already intractable standoff between the military and a protest movement that has been staging large-scale demonstrations daily to have Suu Kyi’s government restored to power.

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises questions over freedom of speech, writes Jillian C. York.

Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

Mitchell Plitnick

Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

Comment: Facebook is considering classing anti-Zionism as a kind of hate speech. Doing so would be detrimental to Palestinians and Jews alike, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Malcolm X: Misunderstood pioneer of 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 its forms.

French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

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French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a law to battle 'Islamist separatism', but critics call an attack on religious ...

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French parliament to vote on controversial anti-extremism bill

The French parliament votes on a bill to battle Islamist extremism, which the state argues is needed to bolster the secular system but critics say breaches religious freedom.

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Yemen's Houthi rebels 'recruited' thousands of child soldiers

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi militia group has used schools and other educational facilities to “lure” children into the ranks of their military, ...

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French far-right leader Le Pen on trial over tweets

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen goes on trial on charges she broke hate speech laws by tweeting pictures of Islamic ...

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Erdogan says political opponents behind student protests

Erdogan has launched daily verbal attacks on the demonstrations as they have grown in size and resulted in hundreds of arrests this week.

Turkey arrests five over Mecca poster with LGBT flags

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Turkey arrests five over Mecca poster with LGBT flags

The chief adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Kalin, said nothing could defend the artwork, and that those responsible would ...

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Singapore thwarts Christchurch-style machete mosque attack

The teenager will not be charged due to his young age, a minister has said.

Muslim groups submit UN complaint over France's 'structural Islamophobia'

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Muslim groups submit UN complaint over France's 'structural Islamophobia'

A collective of organisations has called on the UN to take action and put an end to anti-Muslim actions and policies in France.

France shuts more mosques ahead of ‘separatism bill’ debate

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France shuts more mosques ahead of ‘separatism bill’ debate

The French interior minister announced the closure of nine Muslim places of worship, one day before he met with French Muslim leaders to discuss ...

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Jillian C. York

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate ...

Snapchat permanently bans Donald Trump from site

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Snapchat permanently bans Donald Trump from site

Snapchat joined a number of social media giants that have permanently banned US President Donald Trump.

Arash Azizi

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and signals even more radical times ahead, writes Arash Azizi.

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Rights group urges Facebook to suspend Myanmar military campaigns

Burma Campaign UK questioned Facebook’s decision to suspend Donald Trump’s account for inciting violence while continuing to allow the Burmese ...

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UK under fire for forcing anti-Semitism definition on universities

A group of lawyers have written an open letter condemning the UK minister's threats and accusing him of undermining free expression.

Imrul Islam

All the president's yes-men

Comment: Let us not mistake political necessity for courage. Republicans who should have spoken out long ago are partly to blame for the ...

US Congresswoman criticises Facebook’s failure to remove anti-Muslim <em>hate</em>

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US Congresswoman criticises Facebook’s failure to remove anti-Muslim hate

A US Congresswoman’s letter to Facebook strongly criticizing the platform’s failure to tackle anti-Muslim bigotry has been welcomed by CAIR and ...

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14 due verdicts over links to 2015 Paris attackers

Three of the 14 fled to Syria just ahead of the Jan. 7-9, 2015 attacks in Paris, which left 17 dead along with the three gunmen.

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.

UN rights chief urges France to withdraw security law

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UN rights chief urges France to withdraw security law

Michelle Bachelet has said Article 24 of the 'Global Security Bill' should be 'reviewed' or 'withdrawn'.

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

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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 ...

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