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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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Rohingya Muslims flee as more than 2,600 houses burned in Myanmar's Rakhine

Rohingya Muslims flee as more than 2,600 houses burned in Myanmar's RakhineCOX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – More than 2,600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar’s northwest in the last week, the government said on Saturday, in one of the deadliest bouts of violence involving the Muslim minority in decades. About 58,600 Rohingya have fled into neighbouring Bangladesh from Myanmar, according to U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, as aid workers there struggle to cope. Myanmar officials blamed the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) for the burning of the homes.



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Twitter Burns Joe Walsh For Claiming Charlie Hebdo Never Attacks Muslims

Twitter Burns Joe Walsh For Claiming Charlie Hebdo Never Attacks MuslimsAfter the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo came out with an inflammatory cover suggesting the victims of the Houston floods were Nazi sympathizers, one right-wing talk show host came out guns-a-blazing.



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