Thursday, August 13, 2020   

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Brandeis Withdraws Honor for Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Brandeis University on Tuesday canceled its plan to award Somali-born author Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree after campus criticism of the selection of an advocate for Muslim women who has made comments critical of Islam.




Woman Fined For Punching Somali Wearing Burka
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A WOMAN has been ordered to pay a total of £355 after being found guilty of punching and racially abusing a Somali woman wearing a burka.




Second St. Paul cop photographed wearing hijab
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Article by: CHAO XIONG , Star Tribune

A second photo of a St. Paul police officer dressed in a Muslim hijab surfaced late this week, packing an extra wallop: The officer appears to be wearing blackface makeup.




Mohamed “Mo” Farah Inspired By Jessica Ennis’ Win
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Mo Farah revealed that he was inspired to gold on Saturday night after seeing Jessica Ennis win gold. It was a golden night in the Olympic stadium as both Jess Ennis and Greg Rutherford picked up gold medals in the heptathlon and long jump before Mo Farah took to the track.




Daily Mail’s bigoted and inaccurate reporting provokes more right-wing anti-Muslim hysteria
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Over the past week we have seen a wave of right-wing hysteria over the case of Rhea Page, a white woman from Leicester who was assaulted by four women of Somali heritage – or a “Muslim gang”, as they are invariably described.




Fired from TSA, Mpls. man gets prison term for off-duty hate crime against Somali
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A Minneapolis man who lost his job with the Transportation Security Administration for an off-duty assault of an elderly Somali man has been sentenced to six months in prison for the hate crime.




Kenyan activist may sue FBI over year in prison
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Al-Amin Kimathi of the Kenya-based Muslim Human Rights Forum said he saw FBI agents “many times” in his cell and that Ugandan intelligence agents told him they had received written questions from the FBI and were sharing information with them.




Minneapolis man pleads guilty to civil rights crime
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A 64-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the civil rights of an 83-year-old Somali man he assaulted in Minneapolis last year while yelling that his victim was a Muslim and should go back to Africa.




U.S. teenager tortured in Kuwait and barred re-entry into the U.S.
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A Somali-born US citizen was tortured in Kuwait. Glenn Greenwald interviewed him through telephone, what he found out was quite disturbing. You can hear the whole interview by clicking on this link.




Arson attack on Portland Islamic centre after failed bombing attempt
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Someone set fire to an Islamic center on Sunday, two days after a man who worshipped there was accused of trying to blow up a van full of explosives during Portland’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony.