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Muslims return to Christchurch mosque as NZ works to move on

Muslims return to Christchurch mosque as NZ works to move onMuslims returned to Christchurch’s main mosque on Saturday for the first time since a white supremacist massacred worshippers there, as New Zealand sought to return to normality after the tragedy. The Al Noor mosque was taken over by police for investigations and security reasons after alleged gunman Brenton Tarrant attacked Muslims gathered there and at a smaller mosque for Friday prayers, killing 50 people. “We are allowing 15 people at a time, just to get some normality,” said Saiyad Hassen, a volunteer at Al Noor.



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Trump stance on Muslims, Fox host in spotlight after mosque shootings

Trump stance on Muslims, Fox host in spotlight after mosque shootingsThe violence against Muslims in New Zealand on Friday put a spotlight on Trump’s rhetoric about Islam and revived criticism of his handling of white supremacist violence. “Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro,” Trump wrote in Twitter posts in which he blamed Democrats for trying to “silence a majority of our Country” and advocated supporters to “stop working soooo hard on being politically correct.” At the same time, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney appeared on Sunday television news shows to tamp down criticism that Trump has not been strong enough in condemning hate speech and has fomented anti-Muslim sentiment.



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Teen eggs Australian senator who blames Muslims for attack

Teen eggs Australian senator who blames Muslims for attackCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the New Zealand mosque shootings.



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'A dark day': Muslims in Michigan anxious but determined after New Zealand mosque shootings

'A dark day': Muslims in Michigan anxious but determined after New Zealand mosque shootings"I could not even sleep last night," Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi said. "It's really a sad day, a dark day."



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Turkey calls on China to close internment camps for Muslims

Turkey calls on China to close internment camps for MuslimsTurkey called on China to close its internment camps for Muslims, saying the camps which reportedly hold a million ethnic Uighur people are a “great shame for humanity”. Last week, rights activists urged European and Muslim nations to take the lead in establishing a U.N. investigation into China’s detention and “forced indoctrination” of up to 1 million Uighurs, who speak a Turkic language, and other Muslims in Xinjiang province. “The policy of systematic assimilation against the Uighur Turks carried out by the authorities of China is a great shame for humanity,” Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement late on Saturday.



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Nike Faces Demand to Recall Sneakers as Muslims Object to Design

Nike Faces Demand to Recall Sneakers as Muslims Object to Design(Bloomberg) — Nike Inc. is facing pressure to recall one of its leading brands of sneakers after a customer launched an online petition alleging the design on its sole resembles the Arabic word for “Allah.”



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Iran urges Muslims to unite against US, including Saudi 'brothers'

Iran urges Muslims to unite against US, including Saudi 'brothers'Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Muslims worldwide on Saturday to unite against the United States and assured Saudis they were “brothers” who had nothing to fear from Tehran. US President Donald Trump abandoned a landmark 2015 nuclear deal between major powers and Tehran in May and has since reimposed crippling unilateral sanctions. “What the United States wants of (the Middle East) today is enslavement,” Rouhani told an Islamic unity conference in Tehran.



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Muslims pray to the sea after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Muslims pray to the sea after Indonesia quake-tsunamiMuslims prayed facing out to the sea Friday and by crumbling mosques in an Indonesian region pummelled by a quake-tsunami, putting their faith in God to help on the road to recovery. Worshippers wearing skullcaps gathered by the coast in the city of Palu, ground zero of the tragedy in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, and chanted before sending prayers out to the waters. In the city’s shattered Baiturrahman mosque — whose green dome collapsed into the prayer hall — 62-year-old Adan Abdurazak stood in tears in the place of worship where he had said his Friday prayers every week for the past 15 years.



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U.S. Considers Sanctioning Chinese Officials Over Detention Of Muslims: Report

U.S. Considers Sanctioning Chinese Officials Over Detention Of Muslims: ReportThe Trump administration may sanction Chinese government officials and



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More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimageMore than two million Muslims from around the globe started the hajj pilgrimage on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest annual gatherings in a country undergoing unprecedented change. The ultra-conservative kingdom — where religion remains a guiding force amid dramatic social and economic reforms — has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey, a pillar of Islam. “It’s the dream of every Muslim to come here to Mecca,” said Frenchman Soliman Ben Mohri.



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