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Islamophobia in Russia

Source : Arab news / 3 Dec 2013

Last week, the mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyan instunned the world by announcing that the city was banning the construction of new mosques. The ban was one of the latest and clearest signs of the growing anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiments in Russia.

There are an estimated 2 million Muslim residents in the city, but none of Moscow’s four existing mosques can hold more than 10,000 people. Worshippers frequently have to use the streets or wait for hours to enter the existing mosques, especially on Fridays and religious occasions.

 

Over half of Turks support forbidding co-ed student housing, poll shows

Source : Hürriyet Daily News / 2 Dec 2013

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent criticisms of mixed-sex student housing is widely supported by public opinion, according to a recent poll.

Some 55 percent of poll participants said they were in favor of forbidding such living arrangements while 38 objected to the idea, the MetroPoll research center’s recent study has revealed.

 

‘Israel pursues genocide of Palestinians’

Source: Panorama.am / 2 Dec 2013

Press TV has conducted an interview with Anna O’Leary, political commentator, Ireland, about Amnesty International saying the Israeli siege of Gaza for many years is collective punishment of all Gazans. Amnesty International has called on Israel to immediately lift its siege on Gaza.

 

Turkish is One of Ten Most Important Foreign Languages for the UK

Source : British Council.org / 27 Nov 2013

Turkish is one of the ten most important foreign languages for the UK’s prosperity and global standing over the next 20 years, according to a report published 20 November by the British Council.

The Languages for the Future report identifies Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish and Japanese as the languages most vital to the UK over the next 20 years. They were chosen based on economic, geopolitical, cultural and educational factors including the needs of UK businesses, the UK’s overseas trade targets, diplomatic and security priorities, and prevalence on the internet.

 

UK Muslim women suffer Islamophobic attacks: Study

Source : Presstv / 21 Nov 2013

Muslim women are more likely to be targeted by Islamophobic attacks than men in Britain, a new study has found.

According to the report, entitled "Maybe We Are Hated," about 58 percent of those experiencing Islamophobia in the UK between April 2012 and April 2013 were female.

 

Surviving "death boat", Syria Palestinians locked up in Egypt

Source : Reuters / 20 Nov 2013

After escaping shelling in Damascus and terrifying bloodshed at sea, 14 month-old Palestinian twin girls are now among hundreds of people living in limbo in grimy Egyptian police stations, with no end in sight to their plight.

Of the 2 million people who fled Syria's civil war, none may have it worse than Palestinians, who have known no other home than Syria but do not have Syrian citizenship and have therefore been denied even the basic rights secured for other refugees.

 

The Rohingya and the OIC: A voice against the ethnic cleansing?

Source : Aysenur Goksen / 18 Nov 2013

A delegation composed of the members from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) led by Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and seven foreign ministers from member states, including Ahmet Davutoglu of Turkey, arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday and travelled to Arakan State the following day. During the visit, which was due to start on Thursday, the OIC delegation is expected to visit the camps where the Rohingya Muslims live, meet representatives from humanitarian aid organizations and community leaders of both religious groups, and hold meetings with local and national authorities, including the country's vice president, Nyan Tun and foreign minister, Wunna Maung Lwin. The purpose of the visit was mainly to discuss the torture and repression faced by the Rohingya Muslims in the Arakan State.

 

Israel seeks destruction of Iran: Mark Glenn

Source : Presstv / 16 Nov 2013

Fearing the independence and stability of the Islamic Republic in the Middle East, the Israeli regime seeks Iran’s “destruction,” a political commentator tells Press TV.

In an interview with Press TV on Thursday, Mark Glenn, an American author and journalist, described Iran as the “only stable” Middle Eastern country, which as opposed to other regional states, is not dependant on the United States and Israel “for money and for military supplies.”

 

Hunger strikes 842 million people between 2011-2013

Source : World Bulletin / 15 Nov 2013

A total of 842 million people arround the globe were estimated to be suffering from hunger in the period between 2011 and 2013 according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Arround one in eight people in the world were estimated to be suffering from chronic hunger and regularly not getting enough food to conduct an active life in 2011-2013 according to a report on the State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 published by FAO.

 

Arab Spring nations backtrack on women’s rights, poll says

Source : Reuters / 13 Nov 2013

Arab women played a central role in the Arab Spring, but their hopes the revolts would bring greater freedom and expanded rights for women have been thwarted by entrenched patriarchal structures and the rise of Islamists, gender experts in the countries say.

 
 

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