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NYPD boosts patrols as online bigots urge attacks on Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - The NYPD will boost patrols around mosques Tuesday after an online meme urged bigots to assault people on what it called “Punish a Muslim Day.” It suggested readers “bomb a mosque” and “throw acid in [the] face of…

Mass rally in Paris against police brutality

SHAFAQNA - Protesters chanted ‘no justice, no peace’ as authorities used tear gas against some demonstrators. Under the banner, "march for justice and dignity", thousands in Paris rallied against police brutality on Sunday, with authorities…

Female Officers Allowed to Wear Hijab in Turkey

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SHAFAQNA- Turkey has for the first time allowed female members of the armed forces to wear headscarves while on duty as part of their uniform. Women serving in the armed forces "will be able to cover their heads" under their caps or berets…

Turkey permits Muslim policewomen to wear hijab on duty

SHAFAQNA- Female police officers in Turkey will now be able to wear a headscarf as part of their uniform, according to a new ruling published on Saturday. Turkey’s Official Gazette carries a new rule which will allow policewomen to wear…

The Hijab, New Piece of Equipmennt of the Canadian Police

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SHAFAQNA- Since January, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) provides its Muslim officers the right to wear the hijab with their uniform. The RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said in a briefing note to the Minister of Public Safety, Ralph…

Armed Police raid German mosque in search of radical preachers

SHAFAQNA - Armed police officers have launched a raid on a mosque and several homes belonging to a group believed to be radicalising Muslims in Germany. Apartments belonging to eight board members of the radical German-speaking Islamic group…

Baton Rouge Man Detained After Witnessing Police Murder of Black Man Sues

SHAFAQNA - One of the owners of the convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police last week is suing the city of Baton Rouge and five police officers over his treatment after witnessing the shooting. Abdullah Muflahi,…

American police officer apologizes for sharing anti-Muslim Facebook post

SHAFAQNA-A Medford police officer apologized Wednesday after sharing a Facebook image that encouraged violence against Muslims. On January 9, Officer Jason Montalbano shared a post on his personal page that contained an image of a mushroom…

Turkish police raid opposition Zaman daily HQ, unleash tear gas & water cannon on protesters

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SHAFAQNA- http://on.rt.com/766a Turkish police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse crowds protesting outside the headquarters of the opposition Zaman newspaper. They moved in to secure the premises following a government decision to…