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Muslim haters are helping the terrorists – we need to unify our communities, not divide them

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SHAFAQNA- Every time I hear of an attack by these religious fanatics my heart breaks into a million pieces – and we owe it to the victims to live in peace in a tolerant society. Mourners gather on Place de la Bourse square in Brussels When…
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Belgium wants to bomb ISIL in revenge attack

SHAFAQNA - Belgium has confirmed plans to carry out airstrikes on Daesh targets as part of the US-led coalition after the Brussels deadly attacks earlier this week, the country's prime minister, Charles Michel, said Friday. On Tuesday, two…
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Brussels’ attacks – How Belgium was sold radicalism for oil

SHAFAQNA - However tragic and painfully criminal Brussels’ terror may have been it is our reaction to such attacks which will ultimately determine their success … and I would hope their failure. While there is little doubt as to whose hands…

Letters: Brussels: the Isis threat to Muslims

SHAFAQNA - The following are letters which were sent to the independent in reaction to Brussels' attacks.   Like every ordinary Muslim, I’m fed up with Daesh (Isis) killing innocent people in the name of Islam, a religion which…
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US President reacts to Brussels' attack, calls for unity against Terror

SHAFAQNA - US President Barack Obama addressed the bomb blasts that hit Brussels Tuesday morning from Havana, Cuba. "The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium, and we stand in solidarity with them in…

A man arrested after confronting Muslim woman and asking about Brussels attacks

SHAFAQNA- A man who tweeted about stopping a Muslim woman in the street yesterday, challenging her to "explain Brussels", and lambasted on Twitter for his comments, has responded to the criticism today, insisting he is not some 'far right merchant'. Matthew…

Let's not give to hysteria following Brussels' attack by radicals

SHAFAQNA -Once more terror has come to shatter peace and throw civilian life into the throes of fear and hysteria. At such a time when nefarious elements of society are working to divide communities alongside ethnic, religious and political…

Al Khoei Foundation issues statement in relation to Brussels attack

SHAFAQNA - We share the grief and pain of the people of Brussels following this morning's terrorist attacks targeting innocent lives. Such attacks go against the basic values and tenants of all beliefs and religions, and are affront to civilisation…

Brussels airport becomes Terror target

SHAFAQNA - Fourteen people have been killed and dozens others injured after two blasts rocked Brussels’ Zaventem Airport. The terrorist link has been confirmed by the Belgian royal prosecutor. He has announced that the airport blast…

Muslims in Brussels sue minister over halal slaughter ban

SHAFAQNA - Several Muslim organizations in Brussels are bringing legal proceedings against the Flemish Animal Welfare MinisterBen Weyts. They hope to revoke regulations introduced by him banning the ritual slaughter of animals in temporary…

Imminent Terror Threat Shuts Brussels Metro

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SHAFAQNA - Brussels is at its highest level of terror alert after a warning that an attack like that seen in Paris is "imminent", forcing the closure of the city's Metro. The Belgian capital's underground transport system will be closed…