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USCIRF welcomes house passage of Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Washington: The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed the House of Representatives’ passage yesterday of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which bars imports of all goods mined, produced, or manufactured in Xinjiang, unless proven by clear and convincing evidence that the goods were not produced using forced labor.

China crushing every trace of Islamic identity to robotically reprogram them as Han Chinese, says scholar

Beijing: A noted scholar has claimed that  China’s  communist regime embezzles the COVID-19 crisis to muzzle the voice of dissents in  Xinjiang and Tibet.

Division among Muslims has resulted in rebellion, massacre and territorial divisions'

Riyadh: Journalist Nadia Abdel has said the sectarian division among Muslims has resulted in rebellion, massacre and territorial divisions with international political ramifications.

'Uprisings by extremist groups in Muslim countries or outside is an ongoing enterprise'

Journalist Zahid Arab has described uprisings by extremist groups in Muslim countries or outside as an ongoing enterprise.

Pakistan's 23% non-Muslim population during Partition is now 3%: Ex-advisor to Pak Prime Minister

London:  A former advisor to a Pakistan Prime Minister said the non-Muslim population in the country has dwindled to a meagre three percent now from 23 percent during the Partiton of united India.

Some Chinese companies prohibit Pakistani employees from offering namaz

Islamabad: In a clear evidence of discrimination followed by Beijing, some Chinese companies operating in Pakistan do not seem to allow time to Pakistani employees to offer namaz, media reports said.

COVID-19: Pakistan govt faces new challenge as clerics call for lifting of congregational prayer limits

Islamabad/IBNS: The Pakistan government seems to face a growing challenge in their act to contain COVID-19 as a section of the Islamic clerics have warned they will flout the government’s restrictions on group prayers especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

Yet another Hindu girl abducted, converted and married to Muslim man in Pakistan

Islamabad/IBNS: In yet another incident in Pakistan, a Hindu woman was abducted, converted and then married to a Muslim man in the country's Matiari district in Sindh province, media reports said on Monday.

Uighur: Top Muslim preacher urges Islamic nations to start boycotting Chinese products

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/IBNS: Keeping in mind the treatment given to ethnic Uighurs, an influential Muslim preacher has asked the Islamic countries to start the process of boycotting Chinese products.

At least 31 killed, 100 wounded in stampede at Ashura commemoration in Iraq

Baghdad (Xinhua/UNI) At least 31 people were killed and some 100 others were wounded on Tuesday in a stampede during the Shia Muslim religious rituals of Ashura in the holy Shiite city of Karbala, according to Iraq's Health Ministry.

SA, Qatar groups should stop financing Muslim extremists in SL'

Colombo, May 7 (UNI) General Secretary of the SLFP and former minister Dayasiri Jayasekara has made an appeal to Saudi Arabia and Qatar to not let extremist groups in their countries to finance Muslim fundamentalists in Sri Lanka like National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), who carried out the Easter Sunday carnage.

US driver targeted family thinking they were 'Muslim'

Washington, Apr 27 (IBNS): The police on Saturday said the driver, who is accused of intentionally hitting a group of pedestrians in Northern California,  had confessed that he targeted those people as he believed they belonged to the Muslim community.

US: Fire breaks out in California mosque, note referring to New Zealand attacks found

California, Mar 25 (IBNS): Police have started investigating the fire incident at a California mosque as an arson and a possible hate crime after a note was discovered that mentioned the recent shootings at two New Zealand mosques which left over 40 people killed, media reports said.

French full-body veil ban, violated women’s freedom of religion: UN Human Rights Committee

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IBNS): Following complaints by two French Muslim women, fined for wearing a full-body veil or niqab, a UN Committee of independent human rights experts ruled in their favour on Tuesday, stating that their freedom to practice their religion had been infringed.