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French users of a Muslim prayer app accused of selling data that ended up with the US army are suing the company, their lawyers said Monday.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called for a public inquiry into the allegations made by online magazine Motherboard on the warrantless surveillance of Muslim Americans.

US military buying data mined from Muslim apps

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US military buying data mined from Muslim apps

The US military is buying data of people around the world, harvested apps, which seem to target Muslims in particular, reports Motherboard.

Biden won the election... now what?

Dalia Mogahed

Biden won the election... now what?

Comment: America's deep-rooted structural challenges will not go away with the inauguration of President Biden, and correcting these ...

Presidential spiritual adviser prays for Trump win

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Presidential spiritual adviser prays for Trump win

Trump's personal pastor and spiritual advisor appears to be pulling out all the stops.

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French Muslims, stigmatized by attacks, feel under pressure

French Muslims are facing increasing pressure and stigmatization as a result of a series of violent attacks carried out by extremists and President Macron’s controversial ‘anti-separatism’ plans

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Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

Muslims in South Asia vented their fury at French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday while smaller anti-France protests also took place in the ...

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Algeria president transferred to German hospital: official

Just days after reports of suspected coronavirus cases among his aides, Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune was transferred to a hospital.

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Iran cemetery paints over gravestone images of deceased women

A cemetery in northern Iran has provoked upset after covering the gravestone images of women with paint.

Turkey's latest mosque conversion provokes outrage over heritage 'destruction'

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Turkey's latest mosque conversion provokes outrage over heritage 'destruction'

A Byzantine-era Istanbul church is set to re-open as a mosque on Friday, with images of its covered mosaics prompting anger.

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At Stepanakert cemetery, mothers weep for lost sons

At 26-year-old Petrosyan's funeral, friends, family and comrades stood quietly, their faces down and their eyes red, the silence broken only by ...

Prayers resume at Mecca Grand Mosque after 7-month pause

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Prayers resume at Mecca Grand Mosque after 7-month pause

The second phase of lifting of restrictions started at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Sunday, with prayers resuming for locals.

Iranian militias re-name Syrian streets names after Khomeini, Solemani

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Iranian militias re-name Syrian streets names after Khomeini, Solemani

Iranian militias in eastern Syria are changing the names of local streets in a 'provocative and sectarian' way in an effort to forcibly alter ...

Pope deplores 'fragile truce' in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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Pope deplores 'fragile truce' in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

A ceasefire on Saturday was swiftly broken by more fighting, with both sides accusing the other of responsibility.

Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

Courtney Freer

Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

Comment: Under Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait cemented its position as an mediating power in the region. His successor is likely to continue that legacy, ...

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Iran police urged to crack down on 'loose hijab'

Similar statements by Iran's clerics in 2014 were thought have sparked a wave of acid attacks on women whose hijab fell bellow acceptable standards.

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Pilgrims return to Mecca as Saudi eases virus restrictions

State TV showed on Sunday what appeared to be fewer than 50 people circling the Kaaba at the same time and walking several meters apart.

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

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Israeli leaders bicker as coronavirus lockdown goes into effect

As a result of infighting, Netanyahu will propose a state of emergency.

Chinese death-row inmate digs tunnel to escape Indonesian jail

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Chinese death-row inmate digs tunnel to escape Indonesian jail

A Chinese drug trafficker on death row escaped from an Indonesian jail cell.

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Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

Young Afghans are embracing Sufi dance in which spin repetitively in prayer and seek to lose themselves in a spiritual trance that they ...

Israeli newspaper hints at joint Netanyahu-MbZ <em>prayer</em> at Al-Aqsa

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Israeli newspaper hints at joint Netanyahu-MbZ prayer at Al-Aqsa

An Israeli columnist has hinted that a UAE official, possibly Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed himself, will pray alongside PM Netanyahu at ...

Calls for Saudi teenager's arrest over Prophet Muhammad insults

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Calls for Saudi teenager's arrest over Prophet Muhammad insults

Amal al-Asmari's tweet went viral after she condemned the Prophet Muhammad and said she doesn't believe in the word of the Quran.

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister resigns to protest expected coronavirus lockdown

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Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister resigns to protest expected coronavirus lockdown

Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman criticised the anticipated lockdown measure as extreme and said it would cause undue suffering to the public.

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