The BBC reported that six Afghan Muslim men thought to be in their 30s died in the English Channel on the 13th of August, 2023. The French coast guard said the vessel got into difficulty in the sea near Calais in the early hours of Saturday. Officials said Fifty-nine people – many of them Afghans […]
British citizen and Muslim man, 85 years old, was shot and had to leave Sudan whilst his wife, a disabled Muslimah, starved to death, after being left in Sudan as the British consulate refused assistance to help. (BBC, 26 May 2023)
On the 6th of May 2023, the BBC reported that hundreds of women are on hunger strike at an Iraqi prison in the capital Baghdad. They are protesting their incarceration for being part of the Islamic State group, after what they say were unfair trials. The group is said to include foreign nationals from Russia, […]
Dalia Mogahed wrote an article published in the Al Jazeera news platform entitled “Feminists need to oppose hijab bans as much as hijab mandates”. Her argument is that; “from India to France, bigots are scared of the hijab. Why are Western feminists so deafeningly silent about this?” (AlJazeera)
A CNN news report 5 days after the Turkish earthquake warned of a worsening disaster outside of the initial collapse of infrastructure in the regions bordering Syria. The cold weather and rain with limited food, medical and water supplies entering the region means many will die needlessly. Shelter is a key factor affecting the rates […]
The Jewish entity says its forces appear to have unintentionally killed a 16-year-old Palestinian girl amid a gun battle with militants in the occupied West Bank. The body of Jana Zakarneh was found on the roof of her house in Jenin after the firefight on Sunday night. Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh accused “Israel” of […]
On the 19th of January 2022, the BBC reported that a San Francisco art gallery owner was arrested for hosing down a homeless woman sitting outside his business premises in New York. Collier Gwin, 71, has been charged with misdemeanour battery after a video of him spraying the woman outside his gallery on the 9th […]
On the 25th of December 2022, the Jordanian government ceased a drug haul on the border of Syria. One tonne of amphetamine pills smuggled in date paste at the border with Iraq. A total of six million pills of the drug known as Captagon were found inside two refrigerated lorries. It was one of the […]
On the 3rd of January, 2023, The National reported that the UAE would be removing its 30% taxation on alcohol sales. The measures were described as an initiative to boost the tourism industry and leverage the seasonal migration of visitors that compete with the regional entities that attract non-Muslim visitors seeking pleasure in the global […]
January 2023 marks a year since the ban on Muslim women from attending Universities in the Indian region of Udupi. The plight of education for Muslim women in the modern world, post-Khilafah one that has repeated itself throughout history. Here are some of the key points: In January 2023, the Taliban regime in Afghanistan banned […]
On the 3rd of December, the Guardian revealed that Afghan nationals who were promised resettlement to the UK nearly a year ago are facing torture and death while they wait for a response from the British government, the Observer can reveal.
A BBC panorama report has revealed new evidence regarding the killings of an Afghan family by British special forces in 2012. A mother and father were bombed in their own homes and their small child (one of 5 children) was severely wounded. The attack took place without any evidence that the family posed a security […]
The Philippines is the country with the highest production of child abuse material. Charities have estimated that 1 in 5 children are involved in some form of exploitation, and it is commonly the parents and relatives profiteering from the abuse. The lockdowns during the Pandemic left vulnerable children trapped with financially desperate adults. Many may […]
The 25th of November 2022 marked the one-year anniversary of the death of 31 mostly Muslim migrants crossing the English Channel in a rubber dinghy. The deaths have been marked as the worst maritime disaster in the Channel for 30 years. The circumstances of the horrific events are even more disturbing.
The news agency NPR reported that the oldest prisoner in Guantanamo Bay was released at the age of 75 bringing the population down to 35. Saifullah Paracha was sent home to his native Pakistan in the last week of October 2022. The release was approved based on the fact that there was zero evidence for […]
On the 21st of October 2022 the BBC reported on the story of Anti-vice campaigner Kate Isaacs. Her campaigns to limit explicit content that objectifies women for entertainment and profit was met with videos being made using her image. These “deepfake” videos digitally superimpose her face over other actors to create a false sense that […]
On the 5th of October 2022, the BBC reported that Somalia is facing a famine resulting from the worst drought in 40 years. The story of one Muslim sister is revealed by reporters, that of Fatima Omar who buried one son from starvation and she had already buried her 3-year-old daughter who died whilst she […]
A Hijab ban in the Indian city of New Delhi was issued by the Karnataka government on the 22nd of February 2022. It was and later upheld by the High Court in India and analysts have come to understand its wider social consequences in student communities. A study published by the People’s Union for Civil […]
On the 24th of September 2022 the Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), an amalgam of religious and social groups in the Kashmir Valley, on Saturday said attempts were underway “to undermine the Muslim identity of Kashmir”. The MMU organised a meeting in Srinagar’s Jama Masjid to discuss the recent measures to start singing Hindu hymns and Surya […]
Tuesday the 23rd of August 2022 marks the anniversary of the persecution of the Myanmar Muslims that began in 2017. For the last 5 years a mass exodus of Muslim families have fled former Burma, many of them children. The Myanmar Muslims are recognised as being the largest “stateless” group of people on the planet.
A report by Relief Web on the 31st of May 2022 explained how an appeal from the children of Yemen is being made public as the 2-month ceasefire comes to an end on the 2nd of June 2022. The truce in bombing and war activities has allowed some sense of break but the fear and […]
On the 16th of April 2022, a French man in his 60’s stood trial for assaulting Muslim women in the public streets of France. They were both wearing headscarves according to the women’s attorney. And received no assistance in the aftermath of the attack. The attack took place in the southern city of Montpellier, and […]
The Guardian News reported on the 1st of April 2022 that Yemen’s population are facing the world’s worst food crisis with millions facing starvation at the start of Ramadan. A temporary cease fire was declared between the Saudi-led coalition and Iranian backed Houthi fighters.
N-World News reported on the 4th of March 2022 that approximately 250,000 Muslims of Tatar origin are affected by the war in the Ukraine. They face discrimination and challenges in asserting their Islamic identity as the expression of the Khilafah (Caliphate) and its obligation is banned in Russia but not the Ukraine directly. The current […]
In the Times of India reported on an article where the population growth rate between Muslims and Hindus was challenged. A panel discussion in Kolkata was held entitled ‘Population: Are Muslims Overtaking the Hindus in the City’. The narrative that Muslims are taking over the demographics in a manner that is threatening to the Hindu […]
A new hashtag has been trending exposing the increasing kidnapping of Muslim children from refugee families in Sweden. TRT News on the 9th of February 2022 released a story highlighting the plight of a number of families who have had their children forcibly taken from their parents by the Swedish authorities who have made an […]
On February the 21st, the Hindustan Times published an article covering the lack of Muslim representation in the current elections in Uttar Pradesh, India. The quote states that “No party has fielded Muslim women at any of the 12 assembly seats of Prayagraj this time.”
The BBC reported on the 19th of December that an Indian lawmaker, K.R. Ramesh, in the Southern State of Karnataka, advised women that in cases where physical violations may be inevitable, try to be positive in the process. The comment has come at a time where abuse of women in the world’s largest Democracy has […]
Thousands of people, mostly from Iraq, Syria and Yemen are at the Belarus border with Poland, enduring freezing conditions in the hope of crossing into the EU. Currently there are approximately 2000 people in makeshift camps where women and children are at risk of dying of exposure. The Belarus government is accused of facilitating illegal […]
The Khaleej Times in the UAE reported that there is a worrying increase in children running away from home. The typical age range of the youth are from as young as 7 years old though to early teenagers. Most children are found after being reported to the police and before any serious danger comes to […]