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Dying Republican Senator apologises to Muslims for Donald Trump 19.5.2016 DNA: Mumbai
A partially paralysed former Republican senator used his last days to apologise to Muslims for the rise of Donald Trump as his party's presidential nominee, his family members said. Former Utah senator Bob Bennett was disgusted by Trump having become the party's presidential front-runner based on his controversial stances on Muslim and immigration, his wife and son told the Daily Beast. "In the last days of his life this was an issue that was pressing in his mind...disgust for Donald Trump's xenophobia," Bennett's son Jim said. "At the end of his life he was preoccupied with getting things done that he had felt was left undone." Trump's proposal to ban Muslim immigrants from America had outraged the former senator, his wife Joyce said, triggering his instincts to do what he could on a personal level. They ultimately did not canvass the hospital, but Bennett had already made an effort in his last months of life. As they traveled from Washington to Utah for Christmas break, Bennett approached a woman ...
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Newly-wed woman disappears from IGI washroom 18.5.2016 TOI: Delhi Times
Returning from their honeymoon in the hills, newly married couple Sarvesh and Anisha (names changed) landed in Delhi on Monday on a SpiceJet flight from Bagdogra.
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Children of the Frontline: the Escape review – a cruel tale of a family shattered by war 11.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Marcel Mettelsiefen followed the children of a captured Syrian rebel for two years. His film shows the intangible agonies behind their journey from Aleppo to central Germany. Plus – a dismal return for the Hairy Bikers In 2014, photojournalist Marcel Mettelsiefen made his longform documentary debut with the extraordinary, heartbreaking Children on the Frontline: Syria , a film focused on the extraordinary, heartbreaking children of Abu Ali, a leader of the Free Syrian Army fighting against Assad in Aleppo. Towards the end of filming, he was captured by Isis. His last words on screen were a reflection on how much of a sacrifice his commitment to the cause had required of his family. “My children,” he concluded, “have been greatly wronged.” Mettelsiefen continued to follow the family after Ali’s capture, and the fruits of those two years of filming arrived last night in Children of the Frontline: the Escape (Channel 4), which traced mother Hala’s decision to head for Germany with her son, Mohammed, and her ...
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Citadel military college bans prospective Muslim student from wearing headscarf 10.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

South Carolina institution official cites school policy of having cadets look similar as its president says ‘uniformity is cornerstone’ of program

The Citadel military college has decided a newly accepted Muslim student cannot wear her traditional Muslim headscarf if she enrolls.

The South Carolina school announced Tuesday that commandant of cadets Geno Paluso decided that allowing the student to wear the head covering, known as a hijab, wouldn’t be consistent with the school’s policy of having cadets look similar.

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How Iran's Hassan Rouhani found his voice three years into office 6.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

President has become increasingly vocal, bolstered perhaps by recent election results and nuclear deal. But there may be a price

Hassan Rouhani has taken almost three years to find his voice but at last, and coincidentally one year before his first term as Iranian president runs out, the moderate cleric has become increasingly vocal and blunt.

It is a gradual, yet noticeable departure from his hitherto reserved and often indirect modus operandi. The theologian turned lawyer then president has been bolstered domestically by recent parliamentary elections, which dealt hardliners a humiliating blow, and by his success in peacefully resolving the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear dossier, the main promise on which he ran his campaign in 2013.

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The lesbian rapper who escaped forced marriage in Somalia 5.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Somali rapper and anti-FGM campaigner Berlin escaped being murdered by relatives when she was outed as a lesbian • ‘Treat me with dignity’: Somali anti-FGM rapper Berlin – video Until the end of last year, Berlin was leading an engaged and active life in Uganda, running successful anti-FGM programmes, competing in freestyle rap competitions and involved in LGBT rights groups. “I was changing a lot of minds,” says the 22-year-old, who prefers to be known by her first name alone. “And then some person tries to mess my life up.” “One afternoon a friend of mine called me and said we need to talk to you,” she recalls. Berlin’s family were Somalian refugees who had fled to Uganda in 2010. “My friend said, ‘Berlin, we care about you, tell us, are you gay?’ At that moment I felt like something crushed inside of me. I never ever expected this day to come, because I’ve always been ...
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Muslim women kicked out of California restaurant sue for discrimination 5.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Seven women allege they were told to leave Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach for wearing headscarves but business claims they violated limited seating policy

Seven Muslim women who were kicked out of a southern California restaurant are suing the business for discrimination, alleging that they were singled out for wearing headscarves in an area that advocates say has seen an increase in hate crimes.

The women, six of whom were wearing hijabs, say they were ordered to leave Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach on 22 April, ostensibly because they were violating a policy limiting seating to 45 minutes – even though video they took as they were exiting shows that there were open tables throughout the restaurant.

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CBSE appeals against HC’s order on hijab 29.4.2016 TOI: India
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AIPMT 2016: CBSE challenges Kerala HC order on allowing girls to wear Hijab for exams 28.4.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
CBSE on Thursday challenged a Kerala High Court single bench order granting permission to Muslim girls to wear the Hijab, a customary religious dress, for All India Pre-Medical Test-2016. In an appeal filed before the division bench of the High Court, CBSE said the single bench had ignored the likelihood of millions of students being affected by its direction, particularly in view of the fact that arrangements for the conduct of examination have been completed. It contended that since the judgement creates necessity for additional women invigilators, CBSE would find conduct of the examination with such additional women invigilators trained to "honour religious sentiments" extremely cumbersome, unmanageable and unworkable with the existing manpower extant arrangement at this extremely belated stage". In his April 26 order, Justice Muhammed Mushtaq had permitted all candidates who, based on the religious practice, want to wear headscarf and full-sleeved length dress to appear for the examination but on ...
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Whatever they do, Muslims can’t win in our society | Ian Birrell 28.4.2016 Guardian: Comment is Free
British people pride themselves on being inclusive and fair. Yet we tolerate Britons being discriminated against – if they happen to follow Islam It is enough to make you feel proud to be British, citizens of a nation that loves little better than to boast about its brilliance at subsuming new cultures into our supposedly tolerant society. In the space of just a few days a Muslim woman clad in a hijab cooked the Queen’s 90th birthday cake , a Muslim footballer was voted player of the year for the first time and a Muslim woman notched up the unprecedented hat-trick of being the first black, female and Islamic student president . These small steps forward should have been starbursts of pride, signs of rapid evolution in a modern nation embracing diversity. Instead suspicion clings to this community, with double standards that demand integration then treat its members so differently to ...
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Why so many Iranians have come to hate the hijab 28.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Over the years the state crackdown on women’s dress has become more of a show to placate the country’s hardline base. Our correspondent shares stories from her personal repertoire illustrating the point As summer approaches, police in Tehran have once again begun to crack down on Iranians who fail to comply with the country’s Islamic dress code. This year, besides the customary uniformed morality police, 7,000 undercover agents are reportedly also on the case. I was spared the early years of the Islamic Republic, but my mother recalls how diligent she had to be to avoid giving the morality police – or anyone else with the authority to judge appearances – any pretext to find fault with her, as jail sentences for “protesting” were all too common for dress-code transgressors. It was a hot day in the early 1980s and my parents were going to an international exhibition in Tehran. As my older sister, then a baby, lay in her carriage, my mom wheeled her into the room filled with female agents who were in charge ...
Kerala HC grants permission to Muslim girls to wear hijab for pre-medical test AIPMET 26.4.2016 TOI: India
The Kerala High Court on Tuesday granted permission to Muslim girls to wear hijab, a customary religious dress, for the All India Pre-Medical Test-2016 but on condition that they should be present at the hall half an hour before the exam for frisking if necessary.
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Kate Hudson has a 'wedding-themed' birthday party 25.4.2016 DNA: Popular News
Kate Hudson turned a beautiful bride on April 23 night, sans groom. It was a wedding-themed birthday party, which the 37-year-old actress threw jointly with jewellery designer Jennifer Meyer and author Derek Blasberg at her California home, reports E! Online. "It was some night. Love you guys #NothingLikeAJointBday #AprilBabies #AnnualHotMessParty #WeddingEdition," wrote the actress along with a photo of the three hosts where Hudson and Meyer were in all white, donning tulle wedding veils.   A photo posted by Kate Hudson (@katehudson) on Apr 24, 2016 at 11:07am PDT Meyer turned 39 on April 23, and Blasberg turned 34 on April 22. The 'Bride Wars' actress celebrated her day earlier in the week, on April 19. Celebrities like Demi Moore and Chris Martin were spotted arriving at the ...
'We're doing so much that somebody will always complain' 25.4.2016 Rediff: Columns
Anandiben insists her daughter was not involved in any land allocation scandal.
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No need to advise Muslims how many children they should have: SP 23.4.2016 DNA: Opinion
Samajwadi Party on Saturday said there was no need to advise Muslims on how many children they should have as the Constitution has given them the right to decide. Talking to reporters, SP National General Secretary Mohammad Arshad Khan said "The Constitution had given them freedom to decide on how many children they should have. There is no need for advise Muslims in this regard." He was replying to a question on Union Minister Giriraj Singh's controversial remark that if the country's population policy is not changed to mandate a two-child norm across religions then "our daughters" will not be "safe" and might have to be kept "under the veil" like in Pakistan. "I want a law in which Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians can have only two children. If we want the country to develop then it will not happen without population control," Singh said at an event in Bihar's Champaran two days ago. On chanting of 'Bharat Mata ki jai', Khan said he has no objection to it as 'Bharat Mata ki jai' and 'Madre vatan ...
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Pioneering musician Prince dies at 57 – tributes and reactions 22.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Five great Prince tracks 9.49pm BST Last year under a veil of secrecy Prince played the White House for a select group of showbiz attendees … and Jon Bon Jovi. Here’s Rolling Stone’s article on the event : The event taking place in the East Room was a performance by Prince for about 500 A-list friends, supporters, and entertainment-world pals of President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama. Pop and rock acts playing the White House isn’t news; what set the Prince event apart was its secrecy. Called a “private party for friends and family” by one White House official, the bash featured a lengthy set by Prince and a cameo by Stevie Wonder, and it was kept so under the wraps – before and after – that it quickly became one of the year’s most talked-about pop shows. 9.38pm ...
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Minister's remark kicks up a storm 21.4.2016 TOI: Patna
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LIVE! President's rule in Uttarakhand set aside, floor test on April 29 21.4.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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French students wear headscarves for 'Hijab Day' 20.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Organisers at prestigious Sciences Po say event will encourage understanding of stigmatisation faced by Muslim women

Students at Sciences Po, one of France’s top universities, have invited people to wear the headscarf for a day, saying that by covering their hair participants could “better understand … the experience of stigmatisation” of some Muslim women.

The event came a week after Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, suggested that universities should ban the headscarf and that a majority of French people believed Islam was incompatible with the values of the Republic.

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Love is in the air: Karan Singh Grover gushes about his bride-to-be Bipasha Basu 20.4.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
Karan Singh Grover just couldn't stop gushing about his would-be-wife Bipasha Basu as the actor says she is the "best". The 34-year-old Alone" actor will be tying the knot with Bipasha on April 30 and the couple are busy sharing their pre-wedding moments on social media. "Everything about you is the best," Karan shared a black and white image of him giving a peck on Bipasha's nose, who is wearing a veil.   Apr 19, 2016 at 9:04am PDT The couple, who were dating for a while announced their wedding date through a joint statement. "We are happy to finally share the good news with everyone. 30th April 2016 is the big day and we cannot thank our family, friends, fans and well-wishers enough for all their love and support," the statement ...
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