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August 29, 10:25 AM - Al Jazeera staff sentenced to jail in Egypt [aljazeera]


Condemnation of verdict as Egypt court finds Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy, and Peter Greste guilty in delayed trial.


August 29, 10:07 AM - GHB questions speed of KDN 'Islam' ban [freemalaysiatoday]



Free Malaysia Today

GHB questions speed of KDN 'Islam' ban
Free Malaysia Today
KUALA LUMPUR: The PAS splinter group Gerakan Harapan Baru has questioned the speed with which the home ministry had rejected its application to form a new party under the name Parti Progresif Islam. The movement's secretary, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, ...
After party name rejected, Harapan Baru says fighting for inclusive Islam



August 29, 9:56 AM - The Latest: Amnesty criticizes Al-Jazeera trial verdict [yahoo]


Marwa Fahmy wife of Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, bursts into tears, as she is watched by human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, after the verdict in a courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)CAIRO (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists:





August 29, 9:47 AM - Egypt jails al-Jazeera journalists [bbc]


Three al-Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt of "spreading false news" are sentenced to three years in prison at their retrial in Cairo.


August 29, 9:38 AM - Libya shipwreck toll rises to 111, dozens missing [yahoo]


A coastguard holds pictures and documents found on the body of a migrant that had washed ashore on a beach on August 28, 2015 in Zuwara, west of the Libyan capital Tripoli, after two boats sank off the country's coastRescuers have retrieved from the sea the bodies of 111 migrants whose boat sank off the coast of Libya, the Red Crescent said on Saturday in a new toll. "So far 111 bodies have been retrieved from the sea while dozens of people are still missing," the spokesman Mohammad al-Misrati told AFP. Red Crescent teams wearing protective white clothing and masks on Friday collected bodies that had washed ashore, placing them in orange plastic bags and carrying them to ambulances.





August 29, 8:59 AM - Austria migrant tragedy suspects to appear in court [yahoo]


People light candles next to a banner reading 'Europe,your hand is covered with blood' in front of the Eastern railway station, in Budapest on August 28, 2015 to comnemorate 71 dead migrants found in a truck in AustriaKecskemét (Hungary) (AFP) - Four defendants were to appear in court in Hungary on Saturday over Austria's migrant truck tragedy, as a "horrified and heartbroken" UN chief called for international action to end Europe's refugee crisis. The three Bulgarians and one Afghan in custody over the 71 deaths are believed by police to be low-ranking members of one of the numerous human trafficking gangs that many of the tens of thousands migrants coming to Europe pay to help them. It is a crisis of solidarity, not a crisis of numbers," Ban Ki-moon said Friday, expressing his horror at events in Austria and yet another Mediterranean shipwreck.





August 29, 8:51 AM - Al Jazeera condemns Egypt verdict [aljazeera]


Al Jazeera's Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste sentenced to three years each in verdict.


August 29, 8:35 AM - Ministers discuss how to protect Europe's trains from terrorism [euronews]



Ministers discuss how to protect Europe's trains from terrorism
euronews
How can Europe's railways be protected from the threat of terrorism? The subject is being discussed in Paris on Saturday by ministers from nine countries seeking to better coordinate their response to a risk that can no longer be ignored. Metal ...




August 29, 8:22 AM - Thousands join rally to pile pressure on Malaysia's PM [yahoo]


Supporters of pro-democracy group "Bersih" (Clean) gather along Jalan Tun Perak in Malaysia's capital city of Kuala LumpurBy Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday for a rally to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, bringing to the streets a political crisis over a murky multi-million-dollar payment made to an account under his name. Protesters hope to spark a people's power movement forcing Najib out, but political analysts doubt he will be toppled. Security was tight and access to a square where protesters were planning to converge was blocked, with several anti-riot trucks and a water cannon parked nearby.





August 29, 8:16 AM - 'Depraved' Devon paedophile jailed for baby rape and torture photos [plymouthherald]



Plymouth Herald

'Depraved' Devon paedophile jailed for baby rape and torture photos
Plymouth Herald
A PERVERT found with hundreds of images showing babies as young as three months being raped and tortured has been branded "depraved" by a judge. Stephen Chowles, 47, was caught with a library of more than 4,000 images and films showing serious ...





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August 29, 5:25 AM - Drones hammer al-Qaeda in Syria [qctimes]



Drones hammer al-Qaeda in Syria
Quad City Times
WASHINGTON -- Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, has disclosed that it suffered heavy casualties when the U.S. launched drone attacks last month to defend a moderate opposition group called "Division 30." "The U.S. strikes caused some of ...




August 29, 1:37 AM - Court blocks deportation of man targeted by Taliban [sfgate]



Financial Express

Court blocks deportation of man targeted by Taliban
SFGate (blog)
When his brother-in-law was murdered by the Taliban, a Pakistani named Muhammad Islam spoke out against the terrorist organization at a memorial service, and was joined by another man named Jameel. Shortly afterward, the Taliban kidnapped both men.
Pakistan bans Islamic State militant group



August 28, 9:35 PM - Addressing gun violence [washingtonpost]



Addressing gun violence
Washington Post
... that it would dwarf the Patriot Act and make Stalinist Russia look like a bastion of liberty. Moreover, it is hard to imagine that the gun advocates would be any more willing to fund those efforts than they are to fund mental health programs ...




August 28, 8:16 PM - East-West Travelblog: Radicalization is not a 'Muslim problem' [religionnews]



Religion News Service

East-West Travelblog: Radicalization is not a 'Muslim problem'
Religion News Service
NASHVILLE, Tenn (RNS) Extremist groups like ISIS and Al Qaida are trying to radicalize young Muslims through well-produced and elaborate online videos and sweeping Twitter campaigns targeted at disaffected young men and women around the world.




August 28, 6:54 PM - FBME Bank Gets Reprieve Over 'Death Sentence' Ruling [wsj]



Wall Street Journal (blog)

FBME Bank Gets Reprieve Over 'Death Sentence' Ruling
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Last month FinCEN had ruled that FBME was a “primary money-laundering concern” under the Patriot Act, which would have barred U.S. financial institutions from opening or maintaining accounts at the bank. The ruling was set to take effect Friday, which ...




August 28, 6:50 PM - Secure haven for a terrorist [thehindu]



Secure haven for a terrorist
The Hindu
In an ideal world where the rule of law mattered and geopolitics did not dominate the conduct of international relations, Pakistan would have cooperated in the capture and extradition of Dawood Ibrahim and the criminal and mass murderer would have ...




August 28, 5:33 PM - Putin Condoning Medieval, Stalinst Torture & Human Rights Abuse - Ukraine Today [uatoday]



Ukraine Today

Putin Condoning Medieval, Stalinst Torture & Human Rights Abuse
Ukraine Today
About a year has passed since I met my first torture victim from the war in Ukraine. The man identified Russian military intelligence agent (GRU) Girkin (aka Strelkov – and publically connected to the shooting down of MH17) as the man ordering the ...




August 28, 4:14 PM - Scott Walker's Turn to Beat the War Drums on Radical Islam [reason]



Reason (blog)

Scott Walker's Turn to Beat the War Drums on Radical Islam
Reason (blog)
Even Rand Paul has used the talking point about "radical Islam" and the current administration's refusal to call the problem by its names, even as it has expanded the war on terror to target more and more radical Islamist groups around the world with ...
Scott Walker Will Take Aim at 'Radical Islamic Terrorism' in Foreign Policy Speech



August 28, 4:05 PM - A New Mosque in Town [patheos]



Patheos (blog)

A New Mosque in Town
Patheos (blog)
When a mosque is dominated by one ethnic group, converts are often left on the margins. We don't have family who belong in that community (especially if we're not married, as is the case for me). It's often difficult to find a place in existing friend ...





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July 27, 1:13 AM - Australia's Labor Party Would Consider Recognizing 'Palestine' - Latest News ... [israelnationalnews]



Australia's Labor Party Would Consider Recognizing 'Palestine' - Latest News ...
Arutz Sheva
Rivaling factions of Australia's Labor party, currently in opposition, agreed Sunday on a resolution that should the party come to power, it would consider recognizing Palestinian statehood, i24news reported. The motion stipulated such course of action ...




July 24, 1:18 AM - The time isn't right for Labor to recognise Palestine. This preoccupation is ... [theguardian]



The Guardian

The time isn't right for Labor to recognise Palestine. This preoccupation is ...
The Guardian
So we are back to two Palestines, the West Bank and Gaza, two governments, two security services, and one Hamas charter calling for the rejection of a secular state in favour of the “Islamic nature of Palestine” and Israel's liquidation. Article 7 ...




July 26, 1:10 PM - Susiya's struggle lays bare Israel's colonial agenda for Palestine | The National [thenational]



The National

Susiya's struggle lays bare Israel's colonial agenda for Palestine | The National
The National
Take the case of the Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya. Perched on a ridge in the rolling hills south of the ancient city of Hebron, Susiya is under threat of demolition by Israel. The 300 people that call Susiya home have been living in the area ...




July 26, 7:06 PM - A truce in the Israel-Palestine curriculum wars - Opinion - Jerusalem Post [jpost]



Jerusalem Post Israel News

A truce in the Israel-Palestine curriculum wars - Opinion - Jerusalem Post
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Last spring, an investigation revealed that the Boston University-affiliated organization Axis of Hope was running role-playing exercises which singled out Jewish students to act as Hamas members during mock negotiations about the Israeli-Palestinian ...
Cultural heritage march in Palestine | Middle East | Worldbulletin News



July 26, 4:51 PM - Multiple businesses vandalized, Palestine police searching for s.com ... [kltv]



KYTX

Multiple businesses vandalized, Palestine police searching for s - KLTV.com ...
KLTV
Between 10:20 and 10:30 p.m., Palestine police officers, with assistance from Anderson County sheriff's deputies, responded to the downtown Palestine area. An officer, who had just pulled into the station, found that his squad car had been "tagged ...
Vandals target buildings, police car in Palestine - KYTX CBS19.tv - News ...



June 25, 6:16 PM - Is Islamophobia real? [huffingtonpost]



Huffington Post

Is Islamophobia real?
Huffington Post
Some people ask the question, is there really such a thing as "Islamophobia," or are Muslims merely indulging in a culture of victimhood? While most Muslims may feel that even to ask the question is an impertinence, there really are people out there ...
Being A Confident Muslim Despite Islamophobia



June 26, 8:52 AM - Islamophobia and State Violence [counterpunch]



Islamophobia and State Violence
CounterPunch
Such a perfunctory argument ignores the long history of state violence and repression in America which undoubtedly fuels Islamophobia in today's post-9/11 age. Islamophobia cannot be reduced to the dysfunctionalism of a few hundred individuals but ...




June 26, 11:29 AM - CAIR Puts 2016 Presidential Hopefuls Under Its 'Islamophobia' Microscope [cnsnews]



CNSNews.com

CAIR Puts 2016 Presidential Hopefuls Under Its 'Islamophobia' Microscope
CNSNews.com
The David Horowitz Freedom Center, CAIR informs prospective voters, “is part of the inner core of the U.S. Islamophobia network.” CAIR adds that Horowitz himself has been labeled “the godfather of the modern anti-Muslim movement” – by the Southern ...




June 25, 6:59 PM - More Germans worried about Islamophobia than anti-Semitism, new poll finds [jpost]



Jerusalem Post Israel News

More Germans worried about Islamophobia than anti-Semitism, new poll finds
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Of the 10, anti-Semitism was ranked ninth, while more than twice the number of respondents said that Islamophobia was a more urgent matter. Over half of Germans polled (53%) said that the most pressing issue facing the EU was immigration; 44% said the ...




June 1, 12:10 PM - 'No Diet Coke for you': Islamophobia claim prompts United Airlines boycott [theguardian]



The Guardian

'No Diet Coke for you': Islamophobia claim prompts United Airlines boycott
The Guardian
'No Diet Coke for you': Islamophobia claim prompts United Airlines boycott. Muslim chaplain Tahera Ahmad alleges discrimination after being refused unopened soft drink while man next to her was served unopened beer. 'We are unauthorized to give ...
United Airlines boycott over alleged 'Islamophobia' incident




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