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Muslims: Adherents of Islam
Muslims are people who follow or practice Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion. Muslims consider the Quran, their holy book, to be the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic prophet and messenger Muhammad. The majority of Muslims also follow the teachings and practices of Muhammad (sunnah) as recorded in traditional accounts (hadith). "Muslim" is an Arabic word meaning "submitter".

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Muslim families say they were barred from NYC ferry over "security" concerns

The ordeal turned a fun family outing into "one of the worst days" of the families' lives, according to the complaint
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India court ends hearings on disputed religious site, decision in weeks

India's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered an end to hearings in a long-running dispute between Hindus and Muslims over a place of worship, laying the ground for a verdict that could lead to further..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Muslims

Saudi soccer team visits Jerusalem Muslim holy site [Video]Saudi soccer team visits Jerusalem Muslim holy site

The Saudi Arabia soccer team visits a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem before their playing their first ever match in the occupied West Bank against Palestine.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:00Published

China's Xi Threatens 'Shattered Bones' For Anyone Trying To Divide China [Video]China's Xi Threatens 'Shattered Bones' For Anyone Trying To Divide China

Reuters reports Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a stark warning on Sunday. During a state visit to Nepal, Xi said that any attempt to divide China will be crushed. Anyone attempting to split China..

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Kyrgyzstan to regulate religious schools [Video]Kyrgyzstan to regulate religious schools

Bishkek plans to introduce laws in an effort to increase state control over religious schools, but some say move does not cater to majority-Muslim population.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published

Pompeo compares China's Xinjiang region to Orwell's '1984' [Video]Pompeo compares China's Xinjiang region to Orwell's '1984'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday likened China's treatment of more than one million Uighur Muslims to George Orwell's "1984" novel. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump to meet with China negotiator at White House [Video]Trump to meet with China negotiator at White House

U.S. President Donald Trump announced a Friday meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He as teams for both sides met for the first time since July in an attempt to end a 15-month trade war. Conway G...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:56Published

Pompeo accuses China of human rights violations [Video]Pompeo accuses China of human rights violations

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a television interview with PBS on Wednesday that China's treatment of Muslims was an "enormous human rights violation" and Washington will continue to raise..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

China tells U.S. to butt out with tech blacklist [Video]China tells U.S. to butt out with tech blacklist

China's foreign ministry had strong words for the U.S. after Washington cited Beijing's treatment of minority muslims for expanding a trade blacklist to include several Chinese artificial intelligence..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:31Published

Wall Street drops on trade worries [Video]Wall Street drops on trade worries

U.S. stocks fell sharply Tuesday as news that the United States was imposing visa restrictions on Chinese officials overshadowed comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that pointed to..

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Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees [Video]Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Monday released hundreds of Yemeni prisoners in a unilateral move the United Nations hoped would help revive a stalled peace process. Ciara Lee reports

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India builds first mass detention centre for 'illegal immigrants' [Video]India builds first mass detention centre for 'illegal immigrants'

Nearly two million people - many of them Muslim - were left off the National Register of Citizens, published last month.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published

New Zealand PM acts to tighten gun laws [Video]New Zealand PM acts to tighten gun laws

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced a new bill to parliament on Friday that aims to further tighten gun laws, as the country marks six months since the mass shooting in Christchurch..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

Sikh MP explains why he challenged Boris Johnson over ‘letterbox’ comments [Video]Sikh MP explains why he challenged Boris Johnson over ‘letterbox’ comments

Sikh Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi explains why he challenged Boris Johnson over comments likening some Muslim women to letterboxes. During PMQs, Labour MP for Slough Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi – the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:54Published

Commons applauds Labour MP as he calls on Boris Johnson to apologise for derogatory remarks about women wearing burqas [Video]Commons applauds Labour MP as he calls on Boris Johnson to apologise for derogatory remarks about women wearing burqas

Labour MP for Slough Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi called on Boris Johnson to apologise for his derogatory comments after he likened Muslim women who wear a veil to bank robbers and letter boxes. Mr Singh..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Rohingya crisis: video of Myanmar forces crackdown emerges [Video]Rohingya crisis: video of Myanmar forces crackdown emerges

Mobile phone footage of Myanmar forces' crackdown on Muslim Rohingya in 2016 could be used as evidence in court.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Assam citizen register: Displaced fight to be included [Video]Assam citizen register: Displaced fight to be included

Millions of Bangladeshi refugees, both Muslim and Hindu, arrived in India following the country's 1971 war for independence. The mass influx of refugees into Assam has sparked violent anti-immigrant..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Sri Lanka urged to tackle 'hate propaganda' against Muslims [Video]Sri Lanka urged to tackle 'hate propaganda' against Muslims

UN rights expert says ethnoreligious tensions are 'simmering' in Sri Lanka after ISIL-claimed Easter bombings.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:04Published

 

China's Xi warns attempts to divide China will end in 'shattered bones'

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Sunday that any attempt to divide China will be crushed, as Beijing faces political challenges in months-long protests in Hong Kong and U.S. criticism over its..
Reuters - Published

Putin says no reliable information about who attacked Saudi oil plants

Russian President Vladimir Putin said before his first visit to Saudi Arabia in more than a decade that Moscow could play a key role in easing regional tensions given its good ties with Sunni Muslim..
Reuters - Published

At evangelical conference, concerns about Syria but cheers for Trump

Prominent evangelical leaders have sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump over his decision to pull American military forces out of Syria, saying he was endangering tens of thousands of..
Reuters - Published

Sudan appoints first female judiciary head to fight corruption

Sudan appointed a woman as the head of its judiciary on Thursday for the first time in the history of the Arab Muslim country, the ruling Transitional Sovereignty Council said.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says China's treatment of Muslims 'enormous human rights violation'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that China's treatment of Muslims, including the Uighurs, in western China was an "enormous human rights violation" and Washington will continue to..
Reuters - Published

Beijing says U.S. smeared China with accusations of rights violations

Beijing said on Thursday that comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accusing China of human rights violations in its treatment of Muslims constituted a smear against China.
Reuters - Published

China condemns U.S. visa restrictions over treatment of Muslims

The Chinese Embassy in Washington on Tuesday denounced the U.S. imposition of visa restrictions on some Chinese officials over China's treatment of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang as interference in..
Reuters - Published

U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over Muslim treatment

The United States has imposed visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials it believes responsible for the detention or abuse of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang province, the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. blacklists Chinese AI firms ahead of trade talks

The U.S. said AI tech from companies such as Hikvision may be used to repress China's Muslim minority groups
CBS News - Published

Portals to history and conflict: the gates of Jerusalem's Old City

Jews, Muslims and Christians pass daily through the gates of Jerusalem's Old City, on their way to and from prayers or simply to go about their everyday business in one of the most politically..
Reuters - Published

Judge shoots himself in court in Thailand

A judge in southern Thailand shot himself in court after delivering a not guilty verdict in the case of five Muslim suspects charged with murder in the predominantly Buddhist country's restive south.
Reuters - Published

Iran cleric says U.S., Israel behind Iraq unrest to disrupt Shi'ite pilgrimage there

A senior Iranian cleric on Friday accused the United States and Israel of stoking unrest in Iraq to disrupt a major annual Shi'ite Muslim pilgrimage planned to be held there later this month, the..
Reuters - Published

U.N. refugee agency takes up case of potential stateless in India

The U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday it was holding talks with India about its citizenship register in the border state of Assam, amid concerns that many people, the majority of them Muslims,..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia implements public decency code as it opens to tourists

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it would issue fines for 19 offences related to public decency, such as immodest dress and public displays of affection, as the Muslim kingdom opens up to foreign..
Reuters - Published

China foreign ministry says U.S. 'lies' on Xinjiang will 'crumble'

China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that it strongly opposed U.S. "lies", after the United States led more than 30 countries in condemning what it called China's "horrific campaign of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. leads condemnation of China for 'horrific' repression of Muslims

The United States led more than 30 countries on Tuesday in condemning what it called China's "horrific campaign of repression" against Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang at an event on the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to co-host event at U.N. on China's treatment of Uighurs

The United States will co-host an event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on China's treatment of Muslim minorities including ethnic Uighurs, the U.S. State Department said in a..
Reuters - Published

American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging jet stored ISIS videos on his phone

There are new details in the case of an airline mechanic accused of sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner. Prosecutors say evidence unveiled at the suspect's bail hearing revealed he stored ISIS..
CBS News - Published

Explainer: Scenic Kashmir at the heart of India-Pakistani animosity

The Muslim-majority Himalayan region of Kashmir has been at the heart of more than 70 years of animosity since the partition of the British colony of India into the separate countries of Muslim..
Reuters - Published

As China sway grows, U.S. to confront it on Uighur issue at U.N. gathering

The United States is considering how it will confront China during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations next week over its detention of some 1 million Muslims in a remote region,..
Reuters - Published

Thai PM defends police monitoring of Muslim university students

Thailand's prime minister on Tuesday defended police for requesting information about minority Muslim students from universities around the country, after criticism of the move as discriminatory and..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia raises minimum age for brides to end child marriage

Indonesia's parliament has revised the country's marriage law to lift the minimum age at which women can marry by three years to 19, a move welcomed by campaigners as a step toward curbing child..
Reuters - Published

Rohingya in Bangladesh face tide of hostility as welcome turns to fear

When more than 730,000 Rohingya fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar in 2017, Bangladeshi journalist Sharif Azad was sympathetic to the plight of his fellow Muslims, survivors of a military-led crackdown..
Reuters - Published

N.J. mayor says he was profiled at airport for being Muslim

Customs and Border Protection officers asked Mayor Mohamed Khairullah if he met with terrorists while in Turkey with his family, he says
CBS News - Published

Rohingya still in Myanmar face 'threat of genocide': United Nations

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who remain inside Myanmar face systematic persecution and are living under the threat of genocide, a U.N. fact-finding mission said on Monday, repeating calls..
Reuters - Published

In push for race and religion, Malaysian opposition formalizes pact

Malaysia's two oldest political parties signed a charter of formal cooperation on Saturday, presenting arguably the largest political platform for the majority Malay-Muslims at a time of simmering..
Reuters - Published

Pakistani PM: India's crackdown on Kashmir will spur global Muslim extremism

India's crackdown on protests and dissent in Kashmir will drive more of the world's Muslims into extremism, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said during a fiery speech on Friday, in the part of the..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand's PM Ardern acts to tighten gun laws further, six months after attack

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced a new bill to parliament on Friday that aims to further tighten gun laws, as the country marks six months since the mass shooting in Christchurch..
Reuters - Published

New sanctions could extend to allies of Hezbollah in Lebanon: U.S. envoy

Future U.S. sanctions could target allies of Hezbollah in Lebanon, extending beyond direct affiliates of the Iran-backed Shi'ite Muslim group, a U.S. envoy said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Trial of accused Christchurch gunman delayed in New Zealand to avoid Ramadan

The trial of a man accused of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people has been delayed by a month because the original court date coincided with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan,..
Reuters - Published

On 9/11, al Qaeda leader calls for attacks on U.S.

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Muslims to attack U.S., European, Israeli and Russian targets in a speech on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks
CBS News - Published

Echoing Trump, speaker at 9/11 ceremony questions Muslim congresswoman's patriotism

A speaker at New York City's Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony on Wednesday assailed U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, a Muslim member of Congress who has often been the target of false slurs by President..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan warns of genocide in Kashmir, expects no talks with India

Pakistan's foreign minister told the United Nations human rights forum on Tuesday that India's military presence in the disputed Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir raised the specter of genocide.
Reuters - Published

Banned Nigerian Shi'ite group says police killed 12 in religious marches

A Nigerian Shi'ite group banned by the government said police killed 12 of its members and injured more on Tuesday during marches in the north of country to mark a Muslim holiday.
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories September 9 P

Here's the latest for Monday, September 9th: President Trump says talks with the Taliban are 'dead'; UK's House of Commons Speaker to step down; U.S. Coast Guard worked to rescue missing cargo crew..
USATODAY.com - Published

If the world doesn't intervene to stop the brutality in Kashmir, all will suffer

A million Indian soldiers have made Kashmir, the only Muslim-majority state under Indian control, the largest prison in the world.
USATODAY.com - Published

Apple says Uighurs targeted in iPhone attack but disputes Google findings

Apple Inc on Friday confirmed that China's Uighurs, a mostly Muslim minority group considered a security threat by Beijing, had been the target of attacks due to iPhone security flaws, but disputed..
Reuters - Published

U.S. will aim to persuade others to 'call out' China over Uighurs at U.N.: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States would use the U.S. General Assembly this month to persuade countries to help "call out" China over treatment of its Uighur Muslim..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan vows 'fullest possible response' to India over Kashmir

Pakistan will make the fullest possible response to India's actions in disputed Kashmir and the global community would be responsible for any "catastrophic" aftermath, Imran Khan, the prime minister of..
Reuters - Published

Dakota Fanning responds to casting backlash over Muslim role in new refugee movie

After her movie role as a Muslim raised in Africa sparked a social media firestorm, Dakota Fanning is now speaking out on the casting controversy.
USATODAY.com - Published

In Kashmir, shopkeepers refuse to open despite India easing some curbs

A month after India withdrew contested Kashmir's autonomy, locked it down with thousands of additional troops and made mass arrests, residents are resisting attempts by authorities to show some signs..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar forces Rohingya to accept cards that preclude citizenship: group

Myanmar authorities are forcing members of the Rohingya Muslim minority at gunpoint to accept identity cards that categorize them as foreigners, stripping them of the chance to become citizens, a..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar army says to punish soldiers in Rohingya atrocities probe

Myanmar's army will court-martial soldiers after a new finding in an inquiry into atrocities in Rakhine state, from which more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled a 2017 army-led campaign the United..
Reuters - Published

India leaves nearly two million people off citizens' list, fate uncertain

Nearly 2 million people have been left off a list of citizens released on Saturday in India's northeastern state of Assam, after a mammoth years-long exercise to check illegal immigration that critics..
Reuters - Published

World Bank to Investigate if China Loan Funded Muslim Detention Camps

Lawmakers in the United States have raised questions about whether a $50 million loan for a project in Xinjiang is being misused.
NYTimes.com - Published

Indian state on alert ahead of publication of citizenship register

Tens of thousands of paramilitary personnel and police were deployed in India's border state of Assam on Friday, the eve of the publication of a citizenship register that could leave millions of people..
Reuters - Published

Steve King Back in Spotlight After Comments on Uighurs

In discussing the mass detention and mistreatment of Uighurs, a predominantly Muslim ethnic group, Mr. King of Iowa seemingly joked that he supported Chinese efforts to “force them to eat pork.”
NYTimes.com - Published

Kashmir, rugged and beautiful, is a ticking time bomb between India and Pakistan

There’s so much beauty in Kashmir. But devastating, hate-filled actions have overtaken this contested land, putting Muslims in particular at risk.
USATODAY.com - Published

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