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Filipino Muslims mark Eid in ruins of war-torn Marawi

Filipino Muslims mark Eid in ruins of war-torn MarawiMARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Muslim residents of a southern Philippine city devastated by last year's bloody militant siege celebrated the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr on Friday in gunfire-riddled mosques while many whose homes were leveled by the fighting prayed in tent shelters.



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Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange studentHouston’s Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school. About 1,000 people, many with Pakistani roots and wearing traditional Muslim dress, converged on an Islamic center in Stafford to honor Sabika Sheikh, whose body was brought by hearse to the somber service from Santa Fe, the nearby small rural town where a student murdered 10 people including eight students. Men lined up in rows offered traditional mourning prayers as Sheikh’s coffin, draped in the green and white flag of Pakistan, was brought into a small, cramped sanctuary.



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Iran urges Muslims to develop sciences to shake off U.S. hegemony

Iran urges Muslims to develop sciences to shake off U.S. hegemonyIranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called for unity among Muslims and efforts toward scientific advancement, saying this would make it impossible for “enemies” such as the United States to dominate Islamic countries. Shi’ite Iran faces off with Western-allied Sunni Saudi Arabia for influence in the Middle East. “Today, every movement that leads to mutual understanding of Islamic groups and sects is a good thing, and this gathering is an example of the movement for the unification of the Islamic nation,” said Khamenei in remarks carried by his official website.



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Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing MyanmarBIREUEN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea.



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White House: Trump 'doesn't necessarily' agree with Moore about barring Muslims from Congress

White House: Trump 'doesn't necessarily' agree with Moore about barring Muslims from CongressWhite House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump doesn't necessarily back all of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's controversial views.



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Muslims Once Again Are Being Targeted For An Attack They Had Nothing To Do With

Muslims Once Again Are Being Targeted For An Attack They Had Nothing To Do With“We’re going to burn your mosque down,” a voice said angrily in a voicemail left on the mosque’s phone.



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Muslims More Likely Than Americans Overall To See Discrimination Against Black People

Muslims More Likely Than Americans Overall To See Discrimination Against Black PeopleMuslims are more likely than Americans overall to acknowledge the discrimination that black Americans face in the country, a Pew Research Center study suggests.



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UN warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Muslims

UN warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's MuslimsThe situation in Myanmar is a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, the United Nations rights chief said Monday, as Washington condemned a surge in violence that has sent more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing for Bangladesh. Hours after the UN warning, the Security Council announced it would meet Wednesday to discuss the violence, prompting an ongoing exodus of Rohingya into neighbouring Bangladesh. Refugees fleeing the unrest have brought stories of entire villages burned to the ground by Buddhist mobs and Myanmar troops.



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Protesters rally in solidarity with Rohingya Muslims

Protesters rally in solidarity with Rohingya MuslimsProtests against Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims were held in several countries, including Muslim-majority Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia.



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On Holiest Day In Islamic Calendar, Houston Muslims Lend A Helping Hand

On Holiest Day In Islamic Calendar, Houston Muslims Lend A Helping HandBilal Rana and his family were trapped in their Houston home for several days as Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on their city.



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