Tag: Muslims and Islam

New Delhi Streets Turn Into Battleground for Hindus and Muslims

NEW DELHI — Black smoke coiled up to the sky on Tuesday as Hindus and Muslims battled in a poor neighborhood of India’s capital, leaving seven people dead so far as communal violence unfolded as President Trump was visiting the city. In other parts of New Delhi, Mr. Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried […]

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‘America Loves India,’ Trump Declares at Rally With Modi

AHMEDABAD, India — President Trump began a two-day visit to India by joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a campaign-style rally in a 110,000-seat cricket stadium that illustrated the populist bond between the two men and impressed a president who revels in spectacle. “America loves India. America respects India,” Mr. Trump said. “And America will […]

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At Supreme Court, a Case on Abuse of the No-Fly List

When F.B.I. agents asked Muhammad Tanvir to spy on his fellow Muslims, he turned them down. His faith, he said, did not allow him to become an informant. The agents were persistent. According to a lawsuit filed by Mr. Tanvir, they cajoled him, threatened him and finally, in 2010, applied a novel sort of pressure: […]

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Inside Hifter’s Libya: A Police State With an Islamist Twist

BENGHAZI, Libya — The field marshal stares from billboards into the wreckage of the Libyan city of Benghazi. His uniform is festooned with epaulets and honors, even as the civil war he is waging has stalled into a bloody stalemate. His plainclothes security agents loiter and listen in cafes and hotel lobbies. He has handed […]

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What the Taliban Want

When our representatives started negotiating with the United States in 2018, our confidence that the talks would yield results was close to zero. We did not trust American intentions after 18 years of war and several previous attempts at negotiation that had proved futile. Nevertheless, we decided to try once more. The long war has […]

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How China Tracked Detainees and Their Families

The last time she heard from her family was over three years ago, before China began rounding up Muslims in the country’s far west. She lived abroad and knew nothing of her family’s fate — until the contents of a leaked government document surfaced, describing their lives in chilling detail. Rozinisa Memettohti, an ethnic Uighur […]

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U.S. Faces Tough ‘Great Game’ Against China in Central Asia and Beyond

KHIVA, Uzbekistan — Inside the ancient walls of the Silk Road oasis town of Khiva, China has put down a marker of its geopolitical ambitions. A sign promotes a Chinese aid project to renovate a once-crumbling mosque and a faded madrasa. Outside the town’s northern gate, a billboard-size video screen shows clips of President Shavkat […]

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​In Bitter Delhi Election, Modi’s Party Falls Short​

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governing party appeared to fail in its promised goal of taking over Delhi State’s legislature on Tuesday, in a bitter regional election campaign that the party tried to turn into a referendum on Hindu nationalism and the protest movement that has challenged Mr. Modi. Cabinet ministers for Mr. […]

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Trump Posts Another ‘Keep Out’ Sign for Immigrants

On Friday, with Americans focused on President Trump’s impeachment trial, the coronavirus and the upcoming Iowa caucuses, the Trump administration announced it was adding six more countries to the list of those whose citizens face travel restrictions to the United States. The given reason was that those nations were not sufficiently screening people who sought […]

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U.S. Tweets Support for Iranian Chess Official, but Ban Wouldn’t Let Her In

The Iranian chess official said she began seeing the messages of support from American government officials soon after she said she was afraid of returning to her country. An image of the official, Shohreh Bayat, appearing not to wear a hijab at a world chess tournament in China had circulated online and in Iranian media […]

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New U.S. Travel Ban Shuts Door on Africa’s Biggest Economy, Nigeria

The newlyweds had already been apart for half their yearlong marriage. Miriam Nwegbe was in Nigeria. Her husband was in Baltimore, and until she could join him, everything was on hold: finding a home together, trying for their first baby, becoming an American family. Then, on Friday, their lives were thrown into disarray by the […]

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Trump Administration Adds Six More Countries to Travel Ban

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday added six countries to the nations facing stringent travel restrictions, virtually blocking immigration from Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, and from Myanmar, where refugees are fleeing genocide. Beside Nigeria, varying degrees of restrictions will hit three other African countries, Eritrea, Sudan and Tanzania, and one former Soviet state, […]

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The Unraveling of the Muslim World

BLACK WAVESaudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle EastBy Kim Ghattas Ayatollah Khomeini raised no objection when Salman Rushdie’s 1988 novel “The Satanic Verses” was translated into Farsi and first sold in Iran — not until Saudi Arabia started to campaign against it. The Saudis, […]

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Delta Fined for Discriminating Against Muslim Passengers

Delta has been fined $50,000 after the federal Transportation Department found that it discriminated against three Muslim passengers who had been cleared by the airline’s security but were barred from flights, according to a consent order. The airline was also mandated to make some flight crews and customer service representatives attend civil rights training as […]

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Delta Fined $50,000 for Discriminating Against Muslim Passengers

Delta has been fined $50,000 after the federal Transportation Department found that it discriminated against three Muslim passengers who had been cleared by the airline’s security but were barred from flights, according to a consent order. The airline was also mandated to make some flight crews and customer service representatives attend civil rights training as […]

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Battered but Resilient After China’s Crackdown

YARKAND, China — The winding, crowded lanes of old Yarkand, an ancient Silk Road town, preserve patterns of life that go back centuries. On a recent morning, smoke wafted from sputtering grills of lamb and ovens lined with baking flatbread. Clangs rang from a coppersmith shaping bowls with a hammer. Twangs from a dutar, a […]

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A Blow to the Head Makes an Instant Hero in India

By Jeffrey Gettleman and Hari Kumar NEW DELHI — Under a highway bridge in New Delhi, where a large protest had shut down several lanes of traffic, a coterie of veteran dissidents took turns speaking: men with shaggy beards, singers strumming guitars, social activists so impassioned that spit flew from their wet lips. But a […]

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