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China blames local officials for protest over mosque razing

China Blames ‘Reckless’ Local Officials for Mosque Demolition Protest

Beijing on Thursday blamed “reckless” local officials for sparking a massive protest against the demolition of a large mosque in the city of Weizhou. Communist officials insisted the situation is “under control” and local Muslims are now in a “good mood,” but they never quite got around to clarifying whether the mosque will indeed be demolished.

TURPAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 13: (CHINA OUT) Uyghur men gather for a holiday meal during the Corban Festival on September 13, 2016 in Turpan County, in the far western Xinjiang province, China. The Corban festival, known to Muslims worldwide as Eid al-Adha or 'feast of the sacrifice', is celebrated by …

Analyst: China Forcing Muslims to Eat Pork at ‘Mind Transformation Centers’

WASHINGTON, DC — The communist administration of Chinese President Xi Jinping has burned down Christian crosses at various churches and is forcing Muslim Uighurs to eat pork as part of its efforts to impose atheist values on everyone in the country, some U.S. government and independent analysts indicate.

Liberians voted for a new president in the country's first democratic transition of power since 1944

Liberia Considers Allowing Non-Blacks to Become Citizens

In his first annual message to the legislature in January – roughly equivalent in ceremonial significance to a State of the Union address – Liberian President George Manneh Weah called for eliminating the “unnecessary, racist, and inappropriate” constitutional clause that bars non-blacks from becoming full citizens of his nation. Liberia’s top Muslim cleric responded this week by warning that black citizens would be marginalized and oppressed if the rules are changed.

immigration

Supreme Court Takes Historic Case on Trump Travel Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted review in the legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s permanent policy restricting entry into the United States from the residents of eight terror-prone nations, in what will be a historic case on presidential authority, national security, the role of the courts in immigration, and the Constitution’s guarantee of religious liberty.

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas gestures as he addresses a crowd of demonstrators at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, 30 August 2006. Workers from a cross section of trade unions representing Palestinian Authority employees marched to the PA headquarters to demand their salaries. Unemployment levels …

Abbas Attacks Trump’s Policy on Jerusalem as ‘Sinful’

CAIRO (AP) — The Palestinian president on Wednesday again blasted Donald Trump in a fiery and emotional speech, saying the U.S. leader’s decision to recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “sinful” and “ill-fated.”

An Afgan man has his beard shaved at the Fazal Mohammad Barber Shop March 4, 2003 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The trimming of beards has become fashionable and a sign of freedom. It was once it was outlawed under the Taliban rule. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

France: Court Can’t Agree on Muslims Fired for Beard Length

PARIS (AP) — A French labor court was unable to agree Thursday whether four Muslim security guards were unfairly fired from their jobs at Orly airport after the 2015 Paris terror attacks for refusing orders to trim their beards.