Tag: Muslims and Islam

Volkswagen and BASF Are Reconsidering Ties to Xinjiang, China

Volkswagen Group is reviewing the future of its joint venture in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China and another German industrial giant is starting to sell its stakes there following new international scrutiny of forced labor by predominantly Muslim ethnic groups. Volkswagen said last week that it was in discussions with one of its main […]

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Investigation Opened Into Claims of Discrimination Against Palestinian Students at Harvard

The U.S. Education Department said on Tuesday that it had opened an investigation into Harvard over whether it failed to protect Palestinian, Muslim and Arab students and their supporters from harassment, threats and intimidation. Harvard has been in turmoil for months over its response to the attack on Israel and the ensuing war in Gaza, […]

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A Targeted Razing in Gaza, and a TikTok Standoff

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Why India’s New Ram Temple Is So Important

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a gigantic new temple in the Indian city of Ayodhya on Monday, the conclusion of a mostly 20th-century odyssey in which Hindu nationalists eventually tore down a centuries-old mosque that has now been replaced with a structure devoted to the Hindu deity Ram. Leading up to the temple’s consecration, […]

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Modi Opens a Giant Temple, a Triumph Toward a Hindu-First India

They fanned out across the vast country, knocking on doors in the name of a cause that would redefine India. These foot soldiers and organizers, including a young Narendra Modi, collected millions of dollars to be socked away for a long fight to build a grand Hindu temple in Ayodhya, in northern India. Across 200,000 […]

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He Loved Basketball and Wanted to Help His Family Stores. A Bullet Ended It All.

He loved to play basketball with his friends. He dreamed of studying business administration to help his family’s stores. He enjoyed taking care of his younger siblings and was “very polite, very respectful, very intelligent,” according to his mosque’s president. Then, suddenly, a bullet to his head ended everything. A Palestinian-American teenager was killed by […]

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Ex-State Dept. Official Ordered to Bias Training After Anti-Muslim Rant

A former State Department employee charged with a hate crime in November after he harassed a halal food vendor in Manhattan, calling him a “terrorist,” may have his charges dismissed if he completes a 26-week anti-bias course and fulfills other requirements, according to prosecutors. At a court appearance Wednesday, Manhattan prosecutors said that if the […]

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Terrorism in Iran Exposes a Vulnerability It Doesn’t Want to Admit

For years Iran justified its military presence in Iraq and Syria, to its own people and the world, as a strategy for keeping terrorist groups at bay. Iranian officials frequently boasted that fighting terrorists directly or through proxy militias in the region meant they didn’t have to fight them at home. That sense of security […]

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White House Disavows U.S. Islamic Group After Leader’s Oct. 7 Remarks

The White House disavowed an American-Islamic advocacy organization on Thursday after the group’s director declared that he “was happy to see” Palestinians break out of Gaza on Oct. 7, the day of the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel that killed an estimated 1,200 people and led to the seizure of 240 others as hostages. A […]

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Harvard, M.I.T. and Penn Say They Are Acting Against Antisemitism, in Congressional Testimony

The presidents of three of the country’s top universities — Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania and M.I.T. — defended themselves against accusations that they had allowed their campuses to be swept by a tide of antisemitism, in opening testimony before a congressional committee on Tuesday. Claudine Gay of Harvard, Elizabeth Magill of Penn and Sally […]

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In a Place Called Little Palestine, People Feel Afraid. And Forgotten.

The mood has been dark lately in the Palestine Hair Salon. The TVs behind the barbers’ chairs play a stream of war images that repeat across the mirrored walls: children in Gaza crying, men clawing at rubble, the wounded carried on planks through the streets of Rafa. Raed Odeh is the owner and top barber […]

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Paris Knife Attack Leaves One Dead and Others Injured

A German tourist was killed and several other people injured in central Paris late Saturday after a man attacked them with a knife and a hammer, the French authorities said. The case stirred fears of renewed Islamist terror attacks in a nation already on edge. A suspect was arrested nearby shortly after the assault. The […]

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What Is Happening in Vermont?

There were more examples of generosity, Mr. al-Amoody said. Among the hundreds of emails he received in the days after the shooting were numerous offers of help, including one from a non-Muslim woman in the college town of Middlebury, about an hour south of Burlington, offering lodging and a car to the students, who are […]

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Female Rangers ‘Don’t Go All Alpha Like the Men’ to Protect a Forest

Riding her motorbike while balancing a backpack, a wok and a sharp cleaver, Asmia expertly maneuvered her way up a dangerous cliffside: a three-mile trip along a precipitous dirt path, barely 40 inches wide, to reach the mouth of the forest. Asmia is one of the 15 members of a team of rangers — 10 […]

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Dutch Election Results Deliver a Turn to the Far Right

The Netherlands, long regarded as one of Europe’s most socially liberal countries, woke up to a drastically changed political landscape on Thursday after a far-right party swept national elections in a result that has reverberated throughout Europe. Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom, which advocates banning the Quran, closing Islamic schools and entirely halting the acceptance […]

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The War in Gaza Is Splintering the Democratic Party

As the left-leaning journalist Ryan Grim points out in his forthcoming book, “The Squad: AOC and the Hope of a Political Revolution,” the politics of Israel and Palestine have bedeviled the group ever since its first members burst onto the political scene in 2018. The most famous figure in the Squad, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, rarely spoke […]

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Antisemitic and Anti-Islam Hate Speech Surges Across the Internet

Some of the antisemitic and anti-Islam posts have been shared and liked hundreds of thousands of times, even though they appear to violate the rules of social media platforms, many of which ban hate speech. The content has been most prominent on X, according to the Anti-Defamation League and other researchers. In an analysis by […]

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Iran and Saudi Arabia Demand Gaza Cease-Fire

After the Saudi and Iranian leaders finished their speeches, they left the main conference hall for a bilateral meeting. Prince Mohammed’s welcoming of Mr. Raisi amounted to a remarkable departure for the Saudi leader, who once bluntly warned Iran not to pursue expansionist policies in the region. “We won’t wait for the battle to be […]

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Behind Hamas’s Bloody Gambit to Create a ‘Permanent’ State of War

Some factions had signed accords with Israel, meant to pave the way for a two-state solution. The Palestinian Authority, envisioned as a Palestinian government in waiting, had limited authority over parts of the West Bank and remained officially committed to negotiating an end to the conflict. Hamas, meanwhile, effectively sought to undo history, starting with […]

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A Surge in Antisemitism in Europe — and What’s Behind It

Hosted by Lulu Garcia-Navarro Produced by Ian Stewart Edited by Allison Benedikt and Jessica Metzger Engineered by Ian Stewart Original music by Dan Powell This week, the director of the F.B.I. warned Congress that the Israel-Hamas war had escalated threats against Jews and Muslims in the United States, and that antisemitic threats had reached “historic […]

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The Israel-Hamas War Will Reshape Western Politics

It’s been a long time since the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians occupied such a central place in Western political attention and debate — certainly not since the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2009, arguably not since the second intifada ended in 2005. In that fairly distant past, the politics of Israel-Palestine broke down […]

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A World of Fear for Europe’s Jews

Angst is, indeed, palpable across the continent. From Britain to Italy, tensions have risen sharply. In the period between the Hamas attack and Oct. 27, Britain’s Community Security Trust, a charity, said that it had recorded 805 antisemitic acts, the highest number in a three-week period since it began reporting episodes of this kind in […]

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American Muslims Are in a Painful, Familiar Place

When President Biden landed in Tel Aviv days after Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre of more than 1,400 people, he told an audience of Israelis that this was not just Israel’s Sept. 11, that “it was like 15 9/11s.” The comparison, which emerged widely and immediately, seemed apt on the surface: a brutal attack that shocked […]

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Chapter 2: Chasing Dreams at a Steep Cost

As Nasreen Parveen ran, her mind focused on nothing but putting one foot in front of the other. Run. Occasionally, for the briefest flash, she remembered the high window ledge and her decision not to jump. That she was alive because she wanted to take her life back rather than to end it. Which meant […]

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U.S. Response to Israel-Hamas War Draws Fury in Mideast

President Biden’s trip to Israel on Wednesday will put him in a region where grief and fury are mounting, not only toward Israel, but also toward the United States, the world power that has declared unyielding support for its chief Middle East ally. On Tuesday, widespread condemnation of Israel rippled across the region after a […]

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Biden to Visit Israel, and More

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France on Edge After Killing of a Teacher and Hamas Attack

The terrorist attack by Hamas in Israel and the retaliatory strikes in Gaza had already put French authorities on edge, pushing them to jack up security at Jewish sites and ban pro-Palestinian protests. Then, last Friday, just three days before the country was set to mark the somber anniversary of a teacher’s gruesome beheading by […]

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Hamas Bears the Blame for Every Death in This War

On Friday the Israeli government gave civilians in the northern Gaza Strip 24 hours to evacuate to the southern part of the territory, in anticipation of a major military offensive. Hamas, for its part, “told Gaza residents to stay put, despite Israel’s deadline,” Reuters reported the same day. Reasonable people can criticize Israel for not […]

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Gaza Crisis Unites American Muslims in Anger and Mourning

Hundreds of worshipers filed into Friday prayer at a gold-domed mosque in Tempe, Ariz., with the violence in Israel and Gaza on their minds and sleeves. They wore “Free Palestine” T-shirts and black-and-white kaffiyeh scarves, and scrolled through updates on the war as they waited for the sermon to begin. Omar Tawil, the imam of […]

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Israel-Hamas War Threatens Wider Inferno in Middle East

Days after Palestinian gunmen from Gaza launched brazen attacks on southern Israel, killing more than 1,300 people in the broadest assault on the country in decades, the conflict is threatening to ripple across the Middle East. In the Gaza Strip, while the Israeli military pummels the blockaded territory with airstrikes and demands that more than […]

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In an Israeli Oasis, a Model for Peace, if Messy and Imperfect

From a distance, the cemetery looks much like any other in Israel, but examine the tombs closely and a startling fact is revealed: Here are buried Jews, Muslims and Christians. The graveyard lies in the Oasis of Peace, a small village off the main highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and home to some 70 […]

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