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Israel continues to abuse, torture Palestinian children

A large number of the Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons are being subjected to torture and abuse, a Palestinian official says.

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Rami al-Alami, who supervises Palestinian children at the Ofer Israeli military prison, said that around 100 children being held in this jail are in need of medical and psychological attention as they are being kept in bad conditions and being abused and tortured by the Israeli guards.

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WISH – Women In Solidarity with Hijabis


Stand in solidarity with Australian Muslim women by posting your photo donning a hijab with the hashtag #WISH Women in Solidarity with Hijabis.

Dole: time to take a stand on human rights



Eight years in prison and a $10 million fine. That’s what Andy Hall faces in only five days time — just for exposing multiple human and labour rights violations including child labour, passport confiscation, forced work, violence and abuse in a Thai pineapple factory.

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Gaza Residents Share Allegations of Abuse, Claim Israeli Soldiers Used Them as Human Shields


Israel killed his son, destroyed his home, and bombed his son’s car.


By: Max Blumenthal

Mahmoud Abu Said could hardly speak about what happened to him when the soldiers first arrived to his neighborhood. His eyes filled with tears, the muscles in his face began to twitch, and his voice faltered. As the baby-faced, 19-year-old resident of Rafah in Southern Gaza recounted how Israeli soldiers used him as a human shield, torturing and then kidnapping him, he collapsed into a plastic chair.

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By: Iesa Galloway


Here are four thoughts that normally go through my head when folks ask for individual American Muslims to condemn some foreign group of people claiming Islam while doing terrible things:

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Why people are selfish


By: Oyon Ajmain

After years of being nice to people and constantly doing stuff for people without wanting anything back, I’ve finally realised what the world is really like. My dad messaged me the other day and he said “Son you need to realise that the world is not a perfect and good place, you are too naive and nice for your own good. Learn to say no.” So I tried to understand what my dad was saying and finally I realised.

There are a very few people in this world that do something for you without expecting something in return, very few people who just do something for you while knowing that you can’t do anything back for them at all. Most of the people in this world at the moment are concerned with how they’re going to make it in life and how they’re going to benefit from whatever they do. The same way when a woman wants to marry a man she tends to see if the man is giving her what she wants in terms of finance, good looks or moral support. If a woman marries a husband for financial stability and then the stability dissapears, then the woman will also dissapear and that’s how life is. That is how most human beings think at the moment.

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Documentary: People & Power – Growing up behind bars (Video)

info-pictogram1 The harrowing behind the scenes story of Afghanistan’s prison children.People & Power is a groundbreaking investigative programme, which looks at the use and abuse of power.
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Your nationality, wealth, position, race or religion does not give you the right to abuse others or treat them like dirt.

gb copy Your nationality, wealth, position, race or religion does not give you the right to abuse others or treat them like dirt.
es copy Su nacionalidad, la riqueza, la posición, la raza o la religión no le da el derecho de abusar de otros, o los tratan como basura.
nl copy Uw nationaliteit, rijkdom, positie, ras of religie geeft je niet het recht om anderen te misbruiken of te behandelen als oud vuil.
fr copy Votre nationalité, la richesse, la position, la race ou la religion ne vous donne pas le droit d’abuser d’autres ou de les traiter comme de la merde.
de copy Ihre Nationalität, Reichtum, Stellung, Rasse oder Religion gibt Ihnen nicht das Recht, andere zu missbrauchen oder behandeln sie wie Dreck.
CN67867 Nǐ de guójí, cáifù, dìwèi, zhǒngzú huò zōngjiào bù gěi nǐ rǔmà tārén huò duìdài tāmen rú fèntǔ de quánlì.
Sweden Din nationalitet, rikedom, ställning, ras eller religion ger dig inte rätt att missbruka andra eller behandla dem som skit.
rus7897 Vash natsional’nosti, imushchestvennogo i dolzhnostnogo polozheniya , rasy ili religii ne dayet vam prava plokho obrashchat’sya s drugim ili otnosit’sya k nim kak k gryazi.
4523turkey Milliyet, servet, mevki, ırk veya din sana diğerlerini istismar veya kir gibi onları tedavi etmek hakkını vermez.
images La tua nazionalità, la ricchezza, la posizione, la razza o la religione non ti dà il diritto di offendere gli altri o li trattano come spazzatura.
indonesiaID Anda kebangsaan, kekayaan, jabatan, ras atau agama tidak memberikan hak untuk penyalahgunaan orang lain atau memperlakukan mereka seperti kotoran.


Over the last decade drug use has been gradually increasing within the Muslim community. In some areas it has reached crisis point and some are still under the impression that it is not an issue within the community. In the long term a single drug user has an impact upon the whole community.

Yet, with virtually no Islamically oriented treatment options available and with very few Muslims skilled in drug related work, Muslim parents are often left in a state of confusion. Nevertheless, they are often the first ones who seek help for their son or daughters drug use!

So what is a parent to do? Be patient and develop a strong trust based relationship with your son/daughter from a very young age as a preventative measure to such problems.

If you suspect that your child is using a substance try not to shout at them as this may cause an argument. Besides this, your suspicions may be wrong. If you have clear evidence that they are using drugs, approach the subject with them in a calm, controlled manner. Encourage them to open up to you, listen to them and advise.

The drug user can only be helped when they are ready to accept change. One of your roles will be that of a motivator. Seek to understand addiction in all its forms. More extreme forms of addiction create very strong inner tension. The pull can be so great that even highly motivated individuals will have a struggle to ‘break-free’ from drug misuse. Explain the detrimental influence their habit is having on all spheres of their life, family, social and work. Coming off drugs can be a long process. Don’t expect instant results. Learning lessons from the process is as important as the end result. Make it clear to them that you have their best interests at heart but also make clear to them what you will not tolerate.

Don’t suffer in silence. Speak to someone you trust for support. Make contact with your local Drugs Project. Ensure that they can provide an Islamically sensitive service for you.

Below we have summarised some of the common drugs prevalent in our society today.

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