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Us supreme court upholds travel ban

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SHAFAQNA - The Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Donald Trump's September order to restrict travel from several majority Muslim countries to the United States. The travel restriction, the administration's third, affects people from…

Denmark swings right on immigration and Muslims feel besieged

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SHAFAQNA - The Guardian  :  After a burqa ban, hardline rhetoric has entered the mainstream. In one coastal town, attitudes seem increasingly polarised  “It’s a lovely place,” says Jens Kramer, as he gazes across the harbour from…

Fears of Muslim domination unwarranted

SHAFAQNA - ‘Every Continental (European) under the age of 40 — make that 60, if not 75 — is all but guaranteed to end his days living in an Islamified Europe," polemicist Mark Steyn wrote in 2006. "Native populations on the continent…

Muslim group sues to block Trump terrorism report

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SHAFAQNA - Two anti-Trump organizations filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that a government report earlier this year linking immigrants to most of the country’s terrorism cases since 2001 is so misleading that it violates federal law. The…

Can the OIC save Muslims?

SHAFAQNA - In 2016, the UNHCR reported that over 31 million Muslims from seven Islamic countries – 12 million from Syria, 4.7 million from Afghanistan, 4.2 million from Iraq, 2.9 million from Sudan, 2.6 million from Somalia, 2.5 million from…

Immigration Minister denies changes to Australian citizenship is a crackdown on Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - The Federal Government is making changes to the Australian citizenship overhaul. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton denies the Turnbull government is singling out particular communities as it tightens the requirements for Australian…

The US Was Hardly Wide Open to Muslims Before Trump

SHAFAQNA - President Donald Trump's immigration order was so boorish, purposely hostile and ill-conceived that it has obscured an inconvenient truth for many of those who oppose it: The U.S. was refusing entry to many Muslims long before…

Trump Prepares To Halt Syrian Refugee Admissions, Limit Muslim Entry

SHAFAQNA - President Donald Trump is preparing to issue an executive order dramatically restricting refugee admissions to the U.S. and denying visas to individuals from countries his administration deems high-risk, according to congressional…

Queen of Denmark weighs in immigration debate

SHAFAQNA  - ‘Living here doesn't make you one of us’ Danish Queen tells Muslims to adopt West's values. The Queen of Denmark has urged Muslims arriving in Europe to adopt Western values in an extraordinary intervention in the migration…

Immigration expert speaks on Trump's Muslim band

SHAFAQNA - Donald Trump’s plan to ban all Muslims from entering the United States is a hate-based idea that not only contradicts the basic American value of religious freedom, but would also never work and cost tens of billions of dollars. That’s…

Europe should ignore Turkey’s ‘visa blackmail’ over refugee deal – German vice chancellor

SHAFAQNA - It depends on Ankara whether Turks will enjoy visa-free travel to Europe, Germany’s vice chancellor has said, adding that it was the right decision to ban a live broadcast by the Turkish president to a rally in Cologne on the weekend. “It…

Muslim migration to Australia: the big slowdown

SHAFAQNA - When it comes to immigration, the government and opposition are in agreement. Our migration program is proudly non-discriminatory and that is how it should remain. Yet the Australian government is pursuing a migration strategy…

The collapse of Britain's public services - Who is to blame?

SHAFAQNA - Anyone following David Cameron's negotiations with the EU, or the subsequent 'in-out' referendum debate in Britain, would perhaps forgiven for believing that migration is the cause of all Britain's woes. Cameron himself has…

Fearmongering and hysteria over immigration, and war refugees

SHAFAQNA - On May 6, 1882, U.S. President Chester Arthur signed into law the Chinese Exclusion Act, the first in a series of discriminatory legal measures aimed at curbing immigration from Asia. Speaking at the time of its passage, California…

How Trump's comments on Muslims fit into the country's history of religious demagoguery

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SHAFAQNA - One night in 1834, renowned Presbyterian minister Lyman Beecher delivered a sermon in Boston railing against the "despotic character and hostile designs of popery upon our country." Not far away that night, a mob stormed an Ursuline…

Merkel now wants to curb migrants into Germany

SHAFAQNA - Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said  she wanted to “drastically decrease” the number of refugees coming to Germany, signalling a compromise to critics of her open-door policy from within her conservatives on the eve of…