US president Donald Trump has called upon all nations to “join” the United States in the “urgent moral duty” of protecting the religious freedom. He said so in a conference he led on this matter at the United Nations summit where secretary general Antonio Guterres accompanied him.
The candidate for president of the European Commission and current Minister of Defence of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen, presents her nomination to the position of European leader this Tuesday. Muslims make up approximately 5% of the population she wants to represent. A defender of “diversity” in society, this Christian Democrat has promoted the next incorporation of rabbis and imams to the German Army, but she did not always have an inclusive policy.
Zainab Khan defines herself as “a human being” who happens to be a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a mentor, a Muslim… Someone for whom her heritage is “very important, because that’s the story I’m able to preserve”. Her father was from Afghanistan, her mother was Indo-Pakistani and she was born and raised in the US, so she feels like a “third spacer”.
It happened during the operation to free the last great enclave that was in the hands of the terrorists, according to a major investigation on-the-ground and with satellite images that lasted almost two years. Amnesty International calls on the US, UK and France to evaluate their mistakes in the Syrian city of Raqqa so that they do not commit them again.
The outspoken journalist and activist Mona Eltahawy thinks everyone has the “right to offend”, just like everyone has the right to “protest offence”. She suffered censorship crudely enough in the past, and therefore defends tackling white supremacism as well as patriarchy by fighting back. Peacefully.
Ilhan Omar y Rashida Tlaib have made history in these Midterm elections in the United States by becoming the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress. The first one arrived as a Somali refugee at the age of 8 after fleeing the civil war in her native country; the second, was born in Detroit as the daughter of Palestinian immigrants.
George W. Bush and his ‘war on terror’ is not the only precedent to Donald Trump’s measures against Muslims and Arabs. It has been building up for the last decades in the United States, researchers have exposed this Wednesday in a panel celebrated at the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) in the Spanish city of Seville.
Its ‘news’ agency Amaq, considered the main mouthpiece of the terrorist organization, is among those knocked down offline by an international counter-terrorism operation.