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Abul Kashem, the vice-chancellor of Cox’s Bazar International University in southeast Bangladesh, said on Sunday that authorities had suspended Rahima Akter Khushi, 20, and would investigate her case. A three-member committee was formed on Saturday, he added.

“Rohingya can’t be admitted to our university, because they are refugees,” the institution’s head said. “Foreigners can study here, but they must follow a procedure.”

Kashem said the young woman had provided documents...

A francophone school board in Montreal's east end has confirmed that it denied employment to two aspiring teachers who wear religious symbols. This comes less than two weeks after the majority of school boards on the island publicly agreed to apply Quebec's religious neutrality law after initially speaking out against Bill 21.

"Both people were wearing visible religious symbols, we informed them of the law and they refused to remove their religious symbols, so we did not hire them,"...

The troubles began in Jeppestown, during a speech made by outgoing IFP President Mangosuthu Buthelezi. In trying to bring peace to the area, a splinter group rebelled and ran amok in the CBD. Protests eventually spilled over into Malvern, where shops many owned by foreigners were burned to the ground.

Sadly, the thugs orchestrating this wave of violence didn’t spare religious venues, either. The Masjid Himayatul Islam Mosque on Nugget Street was petrol-bombed late in the evening....

A new study of how the media covers minorities in the United States finds that depictions of Muslims in the news remain by far the most frequent and the most negative. “Muslims are just way down there in comparison to the other groups,” said Erik Bleich, director of the Media Portrayals of Minorities Project Lab at Vermont’s Middlebury College. “It’s pretty amazing.”

The lab’s report, released Tuesday (Sept. 3), analyzes 26,626 articles mentioning African Americans, Asian Americans,...

Violence continued to spread in Johannesburg on September 3 as SAPS and government leaders struggled to handle the attacks on both locals, foreigners and their properties. Whether the motive is crime or xenophobia, five people are dead, over a hundred have been arrested and millions of rand in property has been damaged.

The mosque upstairs was also targeted and a local security guard said copies of the Qur’an were torn.

Onuiogu believed the violence in Jeppe was xenophobic, but...

Trump had previously imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries but the people denied entry are not from any of the countries on the list.

A total of six Canadian Muslims have been refused entry to the United States in recent weeks. The incidents have raised concerns among Canadian immigration lawyers.

Among the Muslims denied entry is Imran Ally, a Guyanian Imam in a mosque in Toronto who was questioned for more than five hours at the Peace Bridge border crossing...

Boris Johnson’s comments on women wearing the veil led to a surge in anti-Muslim attacks and incidents of abuse, the monitoring group Tell Mama has said.

In its annual report, the group said two significant spikes occurred in 2018. The first, in spring, reflected the "Punish a Muslim day" incident when letters were sent to Muslim homes, institutions and places of work. The letter suggested people could win “points” for a range of activities aimed at Muslims, including removing a...

David Parnham, 36, sent hate filled letters to Muslims across the country, which resulted in ‘fear and paranoia spreading across Muslim communities’.

He also sent hundreds of hate filled letters to the Queen and Theresa May between June 2016 and his arrest on 12 June last year.

Parnham also praised white supremacist Dylann Roof, who murdered nine black parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina, in December 2016, the Old Bailey heard. Passages from the letter, which had Parnham...

In the same city where a Starbucks employee last year called police on black men for sitting quietly, two men in Islamic dress walked into a different Starbucks store for a drink.

Niquel Johnson paid for three drinks in Philadelphia on Sunday, and in typical Starbucks fashion, an employee asked for his name. Johnson, 40, told them “Aziz,” his Islamic name pronounced ah-zeez. He has used it for 25 years — and “countless” times at that particular store.

But three unusual things...

On September 1, fifteen activists feminists and Muslims have caused the closure of a swimming pool in Paris Sunday, after bathing in two-piece jersey and burkini to protest against the ban, which is labelled as “shameful and absurd” by right groups like Human Rights Watch.

The group entered a swimming pool in the 11th district and five Muslim women bathed in burkini, supported by other feminist activists in one or two-piece suits, but also transgender people and men members of the...

The southern Walloon region of Belgium joined its northern counterpart on Sunday in banning kosher slaughter in the country, provoking an outcry by the Conference of European Rabbis (CER).

The northern Flanders region  had implemented the law banning the killing of animals without pre-stunning them on January 1 of this year. Animal-rights activists maintain that this is a more humane method of slaughter, but religious Jews and Muslims cannot eat this kind of meat as it contravenes the...

A girl below the age of 18 wearing a headscarf? The human rights organization "Terre des Femmes" believes it is morally wrong and is demanding that the German government ban headscarves for girlsin schools and daycare centres. On Thursday, the group presented a petition, launched in June on their website, to the public.

"Terre des Femmes" argues that girls who wear headscarves during childhood are not able to decide against it later in life, and that the number of girls wearing...

As the neighboring Netherlands begins policing the wearing of burqas, Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) are calling for a burqa ban of Germany's own. Julia Klöckner, who leads the provincial Rhineland-Palatinate branch of the party and is the No. 2 Christian Democrat nationally, said Germany should enshrine a dress code for Muslim women in order to help protect their dignity.

"It's not about a piece of fabric, but about the entire gender image that is expressed through it,"...

In Dakar, the capital of Senegal, the French-based European Institute of Business (IEA) banned the prayer at the school building.

Former Parliamentary Group President Moustapha Diakhate of the ruling coalition shared the circular issued by the school in his social media account.

This circular states that in the principle of “secularism” in the school's bylaws is forbidden to pray at school boundaries.

Diakhate shared that, unlike France, there is no law in Senegal that...

Canada's biggest air carrier has become the latest to come under fire after allegedly forcing a 12-year-old girl to remove her headscarf citing "security reasons". The incident has sparked major backlash on social media.

An Air Canada employee who was identified as a flight manager pulled Fatima Abdelrahman, a Muslim player on the U.S.' Squash Team, aside and forced her to remove her hijab at the gate, during the team's flight to Toronto from San Francisco on Aug. 1.

"The...