Muslim teen wins right to box competitively in hijab
A Muslim teen boxer from Minnesota who hopes to one day compete in the Olympics has won a fight to wear a hijab during matches in the U.S. Amaiya Zafar will also be allowed to cover her arms and legs in accordance with her religious beliefs while competing in her first sanctioned match this month in Minneapolis under a USA Boxing exemption, The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2otrAGR ) reported. The organization normally requires boxers to wear a sleeveless jersey and shorts.''This is a big step,'' said, Nathaniel Haile, her coach. ''She's put a lot of labor into this.
GAUHATI, India (AP) — Two Muslim men were beaten to death by a mob in northeastern India over allegations of cow theft , the latest in a series of similar attacks across the country, police officials said Monday. Senior Assam state police official Mukesh Aggarwal said police have filed a criminal
NEW DELHI — Two Muslim men were beaten to death by stick-wielding Indian villagers who suspected them of stealing cows , police said on Monday, the latest such attack over the animal Hindus consider sacred. Police in northeastern Assam state’s Nagaon district said they had registered a
GAUHATI, India — Two Muslim men were beaten to death by a mob in northeastern India over allegations of cow theft, the latest in a series of similar attacks across the country, police officials said Monday.
More charges filed in Detroit in genital mutilation probe
DETROIT — Federal prosecutors on Friday expanded their investigation of female genital mutilation in the Detroit area by filing charges against the owner of a clinic where the alleged practice was performed on two girls who belong to a Muslim sect.Dr. Fakhruddin Attar was aware that another doctor was performing the illegal procedure at his Livonia clinic after hours, and his wife, Farida, offered assistance, the government said in a criminal complaint.The charges against the Attars, including conspiracy, came a week after Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was arrested and accused of genital mutilation against two 7-year-old Minnesota girls in February.
(2 May 2017) Two Muslim men were beaten to death by a mob in northeastern India on Sunday over allegations of cow theft , according to police officials.
Two Muslim men were beaten to death by Indian villagers who suspected them of stealing cows , police said on Monday. It is the latest in a series of attacks over the animals, which are considered sacred by Hindus. Police in Nagaon district, in Assam state in the country’s north-east, said they had
Senior Assam state police official Mukesh Aggarwal said police have filed a criminal complaint and are trying to identify the members of the mob, but no arrests have been made so far.
The attack took place Sunday in a village in Nagon district , 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of the state capital, Gauhati, when a mob accused the two men of trying to steal cows and began beating them with sticks and rocks.
Police in the district said that by the time they reached the scene the men were already in critical condition, and were declared dead at a hospital.
This is the third cow-related death in the country in the past month. On April 1, Pehlu Khan, a Muslim cattle trader, was lynched by a mob in the western state of Rajasthan as he transported cattle he had bought at an animal fair back to his home state of Haryana. Khan and his family were small dairy farmers.
IS operative linked to Istanbul attack killed
An Islamic State operative who was a close associate of leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and linked with an attack on a Turkish nightclub that left 39 people dead has been killed, the US says. Abdurakhmon Uzbeki, believed to be from Uzbekistan, was killed during a military ground operation near Mayadin in Syria on 6 April, US military central command spokesman Colonel John Thomas said.He added: "It was a ground operation. I think that's all we're willing to say about that."He added that Uzbeki did not die in an airstrike.
NEW DELHI — A 52-year-old Muslim man died this week after he was beaten with bricks and sticks by a mob in a village outside New Delhi in response to rumors that he had slaughtered a cow and eaten beef.
(2 May 2017) Two Muslim men were beaten to death by a mob in northeastern India on Sunday over allegations of cow theft , according to police officials. The attack is the latest in a series of similar attacks across the country. Police have filed a criminal complaint and are trying to identify the
The rise in cow-related lynchings and beatings began after the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party was voted to power in a landslide victory in 2014. Most of the attacks have been attributed to local Hindu radical groups.
Human Rights Watch said in a report last week that since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government took office at least 10 Muslims, including a 12-year-old boy, have been killed in mob attacks in seven separate incidents related to allegations over cows.
Hindus, who form 80 percent of India's 1.3 billion people, consider cows to be sacred, and for many eating beef is taboo. In many Indian states, the slaughtering of cows and selling of beef is restricted or banned.
Over the last two years vigilante groups, who call themselves cow protectors, have become active in small towns and cities across India. Even lower caste Hindus, who usually carry out undesirable tasks such as skinning dead cattle, have faced mob violence.
'Preventing Muslim immigration' statement disappears from Trump site .
On Monday morning, President Trump's campaign website featured his December 2015 statement about "preventing Muslim immigration."Later that afternoon, it did not.