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France moves to restrict civil liberties for good

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SHAFAQNA - The French parliament has approved a new controversial anti-terrorism law, replacing the soon-to-expire two-year state of emergency. The new legislation has prompted fears it will severely limit civil liberties. The French senate…

IHRC endorses UN rapporteur's view on 'totalitarian' Britain

SHAFAQNA - IHRC gives its full backing to the findings of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Freedom of Assembly that Britain's anti-terrorism policies were counter-productive, undermining democracy and victimising the Muslim community. Speaking…

Snowden warns France against giving up liberties as MPs pass security bill

SHAFAQNA - Whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned the French people to think twice before giving up their freedoms for increased security. In a message on his Twitter account, Snowden also pointed out that France has passed controversial constitutional…

Trump's Muslim ban would 'destroy our free society' – Koch brother

SHAFAQNA - In a new interview, conservative plutocrat Charles Koch slammed presidential candidate Donald Trump's idea of banning Muslims from entering the US, as well as US policy in the Muslim world. He also questioned the influence his spending…

New York City settles lawsuits after police illegally target Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - America’s largest police department has been forced to agree that it would not conduct surveillance based on religion, race and ethnicity after it was accused of illegally monitoring Muslims in New York City. The city has settled…