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Israel boycotts U.N. human rights council, first ever country to do so

By Al Arabiya | 30 Jan 2013

Israel has boycotted a review by the U.N.’s human rights council, the first time any country has done so reported the BBC on Wednesday.

The council decided last year to investigate Jewish settlements in the West Bank, this prompted Israel to announce it would no longer cooperate with the body.


Russia accuses U.S. of human rights abuses

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times | 23 Oct 2012

Prisoners detained without charges. Prisons operating outside the legal system. Limits on free speech and the Internet. Legitimate voters prevented from casting their ballots. Sanctioned kidnappings. Witch hunts and torture.

It's all part of life, says the Russian government — in the United States.

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday issued a 56-page report in Russian and English titled, "On the Human Rights Situation in the United States."


Spirit of tolerance in Islam


Source: By Dr.Muzammil H. Siddiqi /

Intolerance is on the increase in the world today, causing death, genocide, violence, religious persecution as well as confrontations on different levels. Some times it is racial and ethnic, some times it is religious and ideological, other times it is political and social. In every situation it is evil and painful. How can we solve the problem of intolerance? How can we assert our own beliefs and positions without being intolerant to others? How can we bring tolerance into the world today?


Human rights in an Islamic state

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Friday, 06 May 2011

Islam, as represented in the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention), laid down human rights centuries before they were known to the modern world. The following are some of these rights:

1. The security of Life and Property:


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