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The world in solidarity with Palestine (IMAGE)

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What a sight to see…The world in solidarity with Palestine… #FreePalestine

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China’s “war on terror” is really a war on Islam

By: Simon Denyer

Sourcewashingtonpost.com

The month of Ramadan should have been a time of fasting, charity and prayer in China’s Muslim west. But here, in many of the towns and villages of southern Xinjiang, it was a time of fear, repression, and violence.

China’s campaign against separatism and terrorism in its mainly Muslim west has now become an all-out war on conservative Islam, residents here say.

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Pakistan Protests Turn Violent (Video)

info-pictogram1 After two weeks of peaceful protests in Pakistan over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, clashes broke out in Islamabad leaving 3 dead and hundreds injured.

Talib Kweli: The Point That Went Missing concerns the debate with CNN

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By: Talib Kweli Greene

When I left for Ferguson, MO my intention was to only deal with the people in the community. My intention was not to participate in spectacle. But we all know what the road to hell is paved with. After receiving several phone calls from a producer at CNN, I decided to use my “fame” to shed light on the police aggression that the peaceful protestors and the community of Ferguson were facing.

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The Trews: Russell Brand – Welcome To The Sean Hannity School Of Bullying (Video)

info-pictogram1 Sean Hannity is at it again, this time in a condescending interview with a local Committeewoman in Ferguson, St Louis, following protests over the shooting of teenager Michael Brown.

People marching in Egypt today in #Anticoup protests in memory of #Rabaa

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By: Omar Suleiman

People marching in Egypt today in #Anticoup protests across the country in memory of #Rabaa. The military has fired live bullets at them and several fatalities being reported. May Allah help them against their oppressor. Ameen

Why Deporting Central American Children Might Break The Law (Video)

info-pictogram1 By the end of this year, between 60,000 and 90,000 Central American children will be at the U.S.-Mexico border, many of them seeking asylum. These child migrants have sparked pro- and anti-immigration protests around the country. So what obligations does the U.S. have toward them? Dr. Barbara Harrell-Bond, OBE, a foremost name in global refugee movements and rights and the founder of the co-founder of Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Center, talks to AJ+.

West Bank Palestinians boycott Israeli goods (Video)

info-pictogram1 There have been repeated protests against Israel’s offensive against Gaza by people in the occupied West Bank, but some Palestinians are also expressing their dissatisfaction through new media and the boycotting of Israeli goods.Al Jazeera’s Kim Vinnell reports from Ramallah.

AMERICAN MUSLIMS, GAZA, AND THE WHITE HOUSE IFTAR: DO PROTESTS MATTER

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By: Mobeen Vaid

Source: http://muslimmatters.org/

More than any previous year, this past White House Iftar triggered considerable debate within the American Muslim community. Specifically, a growing segment of the Muslim community urged those invited to forego attending upon principle, particularly given the increasing list of domestic and foreign policy concerns that have not only gone unaddressed but appear to be getting systemically worse. This debate was further inflamed during the iftar itself as President Obama incorporated into his address an endorsement of the Israeli State and its “right to defend itself”, a talking point that has been repeated by Israel’s defenders ad nauseam with remarkable resistance to any facts posited to the contrary. Obama’s support for Israel was unsurprising given his previous track record on the topic, but his reaffirming of America’s commitment to it that night was no doubt misplaced in front of a Muslim audience attending an iftar in the midst of one of the deadliest sieges of Gaza in recent history.

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