Your world: The news this week

08/10 Donald Trump visits Las Vegas after shooting massacre Donald Trump used a politically delicate visit to Las Vegas in the wake of the deadliest mass shootings of modern times to praise the courage of victims and police on Wednesday, but flatly refused to engage in a wider discussion about gun violence. Despite a renewal of efforts in Washington to reform the country’s gun laws, the US … Continue reading Your world: The news this week

Austria’s niqab ban: Europe’s two-faced freedom

A Muslimah writes Only approximately 150 women in Austria wear the niqab, yet last week a law was passed outlawing the religious garment. Read that again. A law has been put into effect targeting 150 women in a country with a population of almost 9 million people. Technically the ban prohibits any type of face covering, including ski masks off the slopes, surgical masks outside hospitals … Continue reading Austria’s niqab ban: Europe’s two-faced freedom

Your world: The news this week

17/09 Saudi Arabia arrests dozens of senior sheikhs Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of prominent religious figures, intellectuals and activists this week as “a coordinated crackdown on dissent”. The arrests were made as activists online called for protests against the government after Friday prayers, which did not materialise, following a heavy security presence. “In recent years, we cannot recall a week in which so many … Continue reading Your world: The news this week

5 Islam affiliated buzzwords feared by the West

By Sharmin Ayman The post 9/11 era has been marked more recently by protests, Islamophobia, populism and the growing support of the far-right across Europe and the US. Hostility and discrimination against Muslims in the UK has peaked, manifesting in hate crimes with 1260 incidents recorded in the 12 months preceding March 2017 by the Metropolitan police. Undoubtedly, the proponents of anti-Muslim sentiment across Europe … Continue reading 5 Islam affiliated buzzwords feared by the West