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AMANDA ALI: A MUSLIM POWER BUILDING PROJECT THAT STRENGTHEN TIES ACROSS FAITH AND SECULAR COMMUNITIES

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SHAFAQNA- “There’s no culture of self-improvement without the culture of self-reflection.” – 12 Rules of Revolution quoted by Mohamed Taleb In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on President Trump’s Muslim Ban,…

Why the ‘travel ban’ really is a Muslim ban

SHAFAQNA- Before the Supreme Court ruled last week that President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the U.S. by citizens from majority-Muslim nations was not discriminatorily aimed at Muslims, the argument had already been won…

Court in the US Restores Damages Claim by Muslims on No-Fly List

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SHAFAQNA - The Second Circuit revived a suit Wednesday involving three Muslims whose refusal to become FBI informants landed them on the no-fly list. Queens-based Muhammad Tanvir brought the underlying suit with others in 2013, accusing…

CAIR Wins Another Legal Challenge to Trump's 'Muslim Ban

SHAFAQNA-President Donald Trump's most recent effort to curtail immigration was dealt another judicial setback Thursday by a federal appeals court in Virginia. In a 9-4 decision, the court ruled that Trump’s travel ban is unconstitutional…

Trump's 'Muslim Ban' one year on

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SHAFAQNA-One year after putting pen to paper on the Oval Office desk, US President Donald Trump has so far failed to achieve the promise he made during his election campaign of a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States". But…

Here we go again – Trump’s Muslim travel ban is back: STATE SENATOR JAMES SANDERS, JR.

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SHAFAQNA - BY STATE SENATOR JAMES SANDERS, JR. Get ready for chaos at the airports and another round of anti-Muslim sentiment, as the Supreme Court has allowed part of President Trump’s travel ban to take effect. The executive order…

How Trump Is Stealthily Carrying Out His Muslim Ban

SHAFAQNA - Lost amid the uproar over the Trump administration’s travel restrictions on citizens from Muslim-majority countries and the impending showdown at the Supreme Court are the insidious ways that the government has already begun to…

US Appeals Court Rejects Hawaii's Request about Muslim Ban

SHAFAQNA - A US appeals court rejected Hawaii's request to issue an emergency order blocking parts of President Donald Trump's travel ban while the state sought clarification over what groups of people would be barred from travel. The US…

Amnesty International: "Congress must stop Trump’s Muslim ban"

SHAFAQNA - Following the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear arguments on President Trump’s discriminatory Muslim ban and allow the order to take effect in the meantime, Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA executive director,…

Trump doesn't want Muslims in the US. That's OK with the supreme court

SHAFAQNA - The US supreme court has decided that parts of Donald Trump’s Muslim ban can take effect, lifting lower court injunctions on his executive order and noting that it would hear the case in October. Days earlier, Trump’s White House…

Dr John Andrew Morrow #muslimban

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SHAFAQNA - Dr. John Andrew Morrow was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1971. Raised in a multilingual family, he lived in Montreal for ten years and in the Greater Toronto Area for another twenty. The product of a Catholic education, he…

US bans electronic devices on flights from 8 Muslim countries

SHAFAQNA - A former Trump administration official has called it “a Muslim ban by a thousand cuts.” And another slice was taken this morning. Anyone flying on direct flights to the United States from ten airports in predominantly Muslim…

UK Joins US in Banning Electronic Devices on Flights from Muslim Countries

SHAFAQNA - The United Kingdom has followed the United States in banning electronic devices on passenger flights from several Muslim-majority countries, reports say. On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a ban…

Iran's 'Exemplary' Refugee Resettlement Efforts Praised by UN

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SHAFAQNA - Iran, one of the states targeted by Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, is a country from which the US could learn a lot on the resettlement of refugees, the UN has said. The Soviet War in Afghanistan displaced six million people to…

Trump Admin. Will Appeal Against Travel Ban Rulings: White House

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SHAFAQNA - The White House says it will appeal against the rulings of two federal judges who blocked President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations. Spokesman Sean Spicer said on Thursday the…

Revised Muslim Ban, Unchanged Motivations

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SHAFAQNA - After a botched roll-out in January, President Donald Trump today signed a new version of his executive order to ban immigration to the United States from a number of Muslim-majority countries. The text of the new order removes Iraq…

Where is the Revised Order Banning Muslims?

SHAFAQNA - Seven days after his inauguration, US President Donald Trump signed the now infamous executive order that would ban all nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries. He apparently didn’t want to waste one minute in “Protecting…

The Muslim ‘Internment Notice’ that created a scandal

SHAFAQNA - A Japanese-American student at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has claimed responsibility for controversial posters posted around the campus earlier this week that resembled Internment Notices and called for the evacuation…

Muslim ban continues to instill fear

SHAFAQNA - Fear was just one of the many emotions that Muslim communities around the world experienced after waking up on Jan. 27 to a surprise travel restriction put in place by President Donald Trump. Last month, Trump signed an executive…

Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ is about to make a comeback. Here’s what’s really driving it

SHAFAQNA - Any day now, President Trump is going to issue a new version of his travel ban — one designed to get around the courts, which blocked his last one. Which will renew attention to the question: what is the real motive behind his…

US court refuses to reinstate Trump's Muslim ban

SHAFAQNA - In setback to US president, appeals court declines to back ban on travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate US President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven…

Massacres of Muslims: In Canada Condemned, In Yemen Condoned

SHAFAQNA - The massacre of Muslims in Canada at a Quebec City mosque on Sunday, January 29, raises a number of questions about what happened but also raises deep questions of morality and justice since the massacre of Muslims in Canada is…

#NoWallNoBan: Muslims and Latinxs as Enemies of the State

SHAFAQNA - The connection between the wall and the ban means that Latinxs suffer the effects of Islamophobia, and Muslims suffer the effects of anti-Mexican xenophobia. In the standard liberal story about migration, immigrants come to the…

WHAT MUSLIMS MUST LEARN FROM ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTS IN AMERICA

SHAFAQNA - The solidarity shown to Muslims in the United States is laudable. But a question remains: will the Muslim population do the same for other minorities suffering discrimination? Barely two weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency,…

Imam to Muslims: Avoid going to US

SHAFAQNA - An imam is imploring his fellow Muslims to avoid travelling to the United States following President Donald Trump’s travelling ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. Imam Nazim Hosein, of the Presyal Mosque, commented on the…

Why American Jews are rallying for Muslims

SHAFAQNA - On Jan. 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated an 11-year-old girl named Rena, my mother, from the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Spared from the gas chambers, her dream of living freely without constant fear of persecution or death suddenly…

Editorial – SHAFAQNA condemns Trump’s Muslim Ban: “minorities cannot be criminalised”

SHAFAQNA - Beyond all manners of politicking and political agenda it is absolutely crucial we, as a pluralist and multi-cultural society, realise that any attack on any particular, or all minorities is an attack against our most basic human…

Dubai security chief Dhahi Khalfan backs Trump's Muslim ban

SHAFAQNA - Dubai's head of security Dhahi Khalfan Tamim has sparked outrage once again, this time after backing US President Donald Trump's controversial Muslim ban. In a series of crude and sectarian outburts on Twitter this weekend,…