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Day: December 10, 2015

Muhammad Ali: Boxing Champion hits back at Donald Trump over Muslim ban and Isis
America, ENGLISH

Muhammad Ali: Boxing Champion hits back at Donald Trump over Muslim ban and Isis

    Boxing icon Muhammad Ali has come out fighting against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and his controversial call for a ban on the entry of all Muslims into the US. Trump's comments have been widely condemned in the states from across the political spectrum with President Barack Obama calling for unity in the wake of the 2 December San Bernardino shootings which left 21 dead and were inspired by Islamic State terrorism. Ali, who became an outspoken advocate of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s and converted to Islam in 1975, also used his statement to speak out against the Islamic State (Isis/Daesh) and to say Islam had nothing to do with the attacks in Paris on 13 November. In the statement broadcast on US television, Ali, 73, said: "Speak...
Police Terror Tactics Radicalising Muslims
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Police Terror Tactics Radicalising Muslims

    A former Home Office terrorism adviser has claimed UK authorities are tackling the terror threat in the wrong way, which is contributing to the radicalisation of young British Muslims. Jahan Mahmood resigned from his government job in a disagreement over the country's counter terrorism strategy. He claims there are far too many arrests and most of those detained are never charged or convicted. His assertion is in part supported by a Sky News-commissioned analysis of arrest statistics, which reveals two-thirds of those detained under terror legislation last year were never charged with a terrorist offence. Of 289 terrorism-related arrests in 2014, just 102 were later charged with a terror offence - 35% of the total detained. The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), which...
Muslim anti-Isis march not covered by mainstream media outlets, say organisers
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Muslim anti-Isis march not covered by mainstream media outlets, say organisers

    Muslim anti-Isis march not covered by mainstream media outlets, say organisers Organisers of an anti-Isis march that took place in London last week have spoken out after mainstream media outlets failed to cover it. Thousands of people took part in the annual UK Arbaeen Procession, coordinated by the Husaini Islamic Trust UK, on Sunday. Although Shia Muslims take part in the march each year to mark the Arbaeen, or mourning, anniversary of Imam Husain - a seventh-century leader who fought for social justice - this year organisers decided to use the event as a platform to denounce terrorism following the recent Isis attacks in Paris, Beirut and elsewhere. Organiser Waqar Haider said: "This year we had hundreds of placards which were basically saying ‘no’ to terrorism and ‘no’...
Salman Khan acquitted of all charges in hit and run case
Asia, ENGLISH

Salman Khan acquitted of all charges in hit and run case

    Actor Salman Khan has been acquitted in the 2002 hit-and-run incident, the Bombay High Court ruled on Thursday. The Bombay High Court observed that the prosecution has failed to establish the case against Salman Khan in connection to the 2002 hit-and-run case. Salman Khan was convicted of all charges by a sessions court earlier this year in the case relating to 2002 when Salman’s Toyota Land Cruiser had crashed into five men sleeping outside a bakery on Hill Road in Bandra in the early hours of September 28. One person was killed and four others were injured. But later, the Bombay HC suspended the sentence after the actor appealed against his conviction.The Indian Express.
Ban Donald Trump from UK petition on course to set new record
ENGLISH, United Nation

Ban Donald Trump from UK petition on course to set new record

    Hundreds of thousands of people rushed to sign after Mr Trump suggested Muslims should be barred from the US. More than 400,000 people have backed the "Block Donald J Trump from UK entry" call, with more than six signatures per second at its peak, and it is on track to beat the current record of 446,482 signatures on a petition calling for the UK to accept more asylum seekers and increase refugee support. Suzanne Kelly, who originally lodged the document, said it was "one of many little acts of defiance" against Mr Trump. The 54-year-old from Aberdeen said: "I started the petition on 28 November. It was after the petition was lodged that Mr Trump made his anti-Muslim remarks. These confirmed for me that what I did in starting this petition was right. "Is there a group this...