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Muslims: Settlement will prevent illegal NYPD surveillance

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SHAFAQNA - The New York Police Department has agreed not to conduct surveillance based on religion or ethnicity and to listen to Muslims as it develops new training materials as part of a deal to settle claims it illegally spied on Muslims for…

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…

Vicious attack against Muslim woman in the US

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SHAFAQNA - A young Muslim woman was attacked by a man in a US hospital, local news reported on Friday, in an attack her lawyer claimed was Islamophobic. The 19-year-old had just walked into the emergency room at the Beaumont Hospital in…

Scholar: Terrorism, one weapon in American foreign policy strategy

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SHAFAQNA- A prominent US academic blames the United States and Saudi Arabia for promotion of extremism and says terrorism is one weapons in the broad strategy of US foreign policy. "There is evidence that the U.S. is supporting Daesh…

Muhammad Ali at Center of Any Talk of Activism by Black Athletes

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SHAFAQNA- Muhammad Ali knew he didn't have much time left. His career was at stake — but more importantly, so was his freedom — as he awaited the day he would formally refuse to be inducted in the armed forces of the United States. So…

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…

US politician questions freedom of religion for Muslims

SHAFAQNA - A prospective candidate in South Dakota's U.S. House race is questioning the application of religious freedom to Muslims. The freedom of religion has been constitutionally guaranteed to Americans for 227…

US Winks, Israel Bites? Shifting Middle East Alliances. The War on Iran is “On Hold”? The Escalation Scenario

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SHAFAQNA- By Prof Michel Chossudovsky In 2003, the war on Iran project was already Déjà Vu. It had been on the drawing board of the Pentagon since the mid-nineties.  Since the launching of the Theater Iran Near Term (TIRANNT) war…

Frank Gaffney speaks on the vetting of Muslims to the US

SHAFAQNA - Frank Gaffney, president of the anti-Islam group Center for Security Policy, told The Conservative Review’s senior editor Daniel Horowitz that he believes the United States needs to use vetting systems for immigrants coming from…

Abbas: Palestinians to ‘slap back’ for Trump Beit-ul-Moqaddas move

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SHAFAQNA- The Palestinian president railed at US President Donald Trump in a fiery, two-hour-long speech on Sunday, saying "shame on you" for his treatment of the Palestinians and warning that he would have no problem rejecting what he suggested…

Erdogan: We will nip US-backed 'terror army' at Syria/Turkey border

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the United States over its support for the creation of a 30,000-strong “terror army” on the country’s southern borders with Syria, vowing to crush the force before it was…

Mohamed Among Top Baby Names in U.S. City

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SHAFAQNA- The St. Cloud Hospital in Minnesota’s announcement that ‘Mohamed’ came third in the city’s most popular baby names list has triggered a wave of hate comments, while Muslims celebrated the city’s growing diversity. “Our…

Michigan Muslim Student Association Hosts Islam Awareness Week

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SHAFAQNA - In the wake of escalating tension and prejudice throughout the US, Michigan State University’s Muslim Student Association hosted an Islam Awareness Week to promote understanding of the religion to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Anti-Muslim…

Ayt. Hashemi Shahroudi: World should not follow US in leaving JCPOA

SHAFAQNA - Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi, the Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council, said that Iran is abiding by the JCPOA and the world should not follow US in leaving the agreement. “The countries of the world should not be afraid of US,”…

America is Running Out of Muslim Clerics. That’s Dangerous

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SHAFAQNA - Abu Marwan’s job has gotten a lot harder since Donald Trump took office. The president of the Masjid Al-Rahma outside San Diego, Marwan has relied on volunteers to serve as imam of the rapidly growing mosque ever since it opened…

Saudi Arabia to buy $7 Billion in weapons from U.S. firms

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia has agreed to buy about $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from U.S. defense contractors, sources familiar with the matter said, a deal that some lawmakers may object to over American weapons having contributed…

Fake news targets Muslims in Michigan

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SHAFAQNA - An article by Fresh Media News (FMN) reported that hundreds of Muslim doctors were arrested by the US federal government in a record-breaking bust  in Detroit – it was flagged by Facebook as ‘fabricated’ in the social network’s…

Why the idea of Thanksgiving resonates with Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Thanksgiving — with all its festivities and scrumptious dishes — has always been my favorite holiday. As an immigrant to America, I adore this holiday not only for its origin of fostering peace but as well for focusing on divine…

Arbaeen outside the White House

SHAFAQNA - Some 1,000 followers of Imam Hussain (a.s), grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (saww), gathered outside the White House Nov. 12 for Arbaeen, the day of remembrance marking the end of the 40-day mourning period for the martyrdom of the…

Teachers and Muslim Students’ Hijabs in US

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SHAFAQNA - A Virginia school district has placed a teacher on leave for removing a student’s hijab from her head. The student took to Twitter after the incident Wednesday saying that her hijab was "ripped off her head” by a teacher she…

Teachers and Muslim Students’ Hijabs in US

SHAFAQNA- The student took to Twitter after the incident Wednesday saying that her hijab was "ripped off her head” by a teacher she appreciated and valued, according to WJLA. An account that appears to belong to the student said she…

Should Turkey trust the U.S.?

SHAFAQNA - Last week, the Turkish Armed Forces entered Afrin in Syria’s Aleppo. According to the Syria-based Kurdish Hawar News Agency, Turkey also intends to deploy troops near the Raju area and place its armored vehicles there. Many…

Thomas Friedman’s Justification of Ibne Salman’s Palace Coup is Pathetic

    There is no difference between establishment Democrats and Republicans in sucking up to Saudi despots. Before watching Thomas Friedman sucking up to the palace coup of Ibne Salman, make sure you have a puke bucket ready. Major…

America’s “Humanitarian War” against the World

SHAFAQNA-First published by Global Research in September 2016 The following  text is a point by point thematic summary of Prof. Michel Chossudovsky‘s presentation at the Science for Peace Conference, Academy of Sciences, Malaysia. Kuala…

Iran Leader warns against any trust in US

SHAFAQNA-Meeting thousands of students, Thursday morning, , Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, dubbed the younger generations 'pioneers of society', who could push society forward, according to the Khamenei.ir. He…

Most Americans say US at ‘lowest point' in history: Poll

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SHAFAQNA- The American Psychological Association survey found that 59 percent of people said they consider this the “lowest point in US history that they can remember,” a figure spanning every generation, including those who lived through…

Europe loses confidence in US after Trump’s Iran decision

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SHAFAQNA - US President Donald Trump’s decision to “decertify” Iranian compliance with an international deal breached the trust of Europe, which is now bracing for “major disruptions” in ties with Trump’s America. Trump on October…

US/Saudi Collusion Against Syria, Top Secret NSA Document

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SHAFAQNA- I’ve written numerous articles on US collusion with NATO, the Saudis, Turkey, Israel and other regional rogue states to replace Syria’s Assad with pro-Western puppet rule. Naked aggression using heavily armed terrorist foot…