Religion

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Bus seats mistaken for burqas by members of anti-immigrant group

Comments posted on Norwegian Fatherland first Facebook group call empty seats on Oslo bus terrifying A Norwegian anti-immigrant group has been roundly ridiculed after members apparently mistook a photograph of six empty bus seats posted on its Facebook page for a group of women wearing burqas. Tragic, terrifying and disgusting were among the comments posted

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Philippines police push for Muslim ID cards as counter-terrorism measure

Authorities in Central Luzon call for policy after Muslims blamed for failing to prevent Islamist conflict in the south Police from a region in the majority-Christian Philippines are considering issuing mandatory identification cards to thousands of Muslims living there a proposal Human Rights Watch condemned as collective punishment. Authorities in Central Luzon, a region north

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Donald Trump abandons traditional White House Ramadan celebration

Clinton, Bush and Obama presidencies all had receptions to mark end of Muslim holy month Donald Trump has not hosted an iftar dinner during Ramadan, breaking a nearly 20-year tradition. Despite events held by previous administrations from across the political divide, this years Ramadan which began on 26 May passed nearly unobserved by the White