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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Says Rohingya Face Genocide

Wake up, people. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, D.C.) and Fortify Rights, an NGO that investigates human rights violations in Southeast Asia, said in a recent report that Myanmar’s state security forces appear to have “targeted the Rohingya group with several of the enumerated acts in the law of genocide.” Genocide. In 2017. The…… Continue reading U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Says Rohingya Face Genocide

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The Rohingya Are the New Palestinians

The systematic persecution of Palestinians has long occupied a place in the consciousness of the ummah, the global community of Muslims. Muslims worldwide have watched for decades as Palestinians have been repeatedly displaced, subjected to disproportionate collective punishment, and denied statehood. While the Israeli occupation continues to stir up feelings of anger and powerlessness, another ethnic…… Continue reading The Rohingya Are the New Palestinians

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Catholic Bishop in CAR Gives Refuge to 2,000 Muslims Fleeing Christian Militias

Juan José Aguirre Munoz, a Spanish-born Catholic bishop in the Central African Republic (CAR), has given refuge to 2,000 Muslims who are living in fear of attacks from a mainly Christian militia. Munoz’s church compound is based in the south-eastern city of Bangassou. CAR has been experiencing sectarian violence since 2013, when the largely Muslim…… Continue reading Catholic Bishop in CAR Gives Refuge to 2,000 Muslims Fleeing Christian Militias

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“The Wrong Kind of Christians” Face Deportation in America

The Wrong Kind of Muslim: An Untold Story of Persecution and Perseverance is one of my favorite books of all time. Its author, Qasim Rashid, a friend and brother of mine, journeys into the heart of terrorism to unearth the untold story of those silence by Islamic militants. Rashid uncovers the inspiring untold story of…… Continue reading “The Wrong Kind of Christians” Face Deportation in America

Israel

Media Silence as Chief Rabbi of Israel Calls for Execution of Palestinians

Chief Rabbi of Safed Shmuel Eliyahu of Israel recently called for the executions of Palestinians on his Facebook page. His argument: kill Palestinians in order to establish safety in Israel. “Israel army has to stop arresting Palestinians… it must execute them and leave no one alive.” Those are Eliyahu’s exact words. He sounds like Hitler,…… Continue reading Media Silence as Chief Rabbi of Israel Calls for Execution of Palestinians

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Israel Isn’t an “Apartheid State.” It’s Worse Than That.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro recently unleashed harsh criticism against Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land, particularly in the West Bank. Speaking at the Institute for National Security Studies conference in Tel Aviv, Shapiro said: Too much Israel vigilantism in the West Bank goes unchecked… there is a lack of thorough investigations… at time it seems…… Continue reading Israel Isn’t an “Apartheid State.” It’s Worse Than That.

Islamic State · Politics

The Deafening Silence on the Genocide of Christians in the Middle East

                    A few weeks ago, I posted about the Genocide Initiative, a new interfaith movement calling on world leaders to classify ISIS’s actions in the Middle East as “genocide.” The Genocide Initiative has launched a petition on change.org that calls on political powers to unite and proclaim the…… Continue reading The Deafening Silence on the Genocide of Christians in the Middle East