Category: Family & Teens

China Targets Muslims With Increasingly Harsh Restrictions

السلطات الصينية أجبرت جميع المساجد تقريباً في نينغشيا ومقاطعة خنان الشرقية على إزالة القباب والحروف العربية Every household would burn their religious books in case they were searched. Shredders were sold out. People would flush the book ashes down the toilet, sometime clogging the pipes,” one Chinese Muslim publisher says of that era. “The persecution we are facing now is worse than that time.”…more: npr / trt

US Senators urge Facebook to address anti-Muslim bigotry

A letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg signed by 15 US senators called for more action to address anti-Muslim bigotry on the platform. Reuters15 US senators called for the platform to address violence and hate speech in a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook is failing to sufficiently address violence and hate speech against Muslim minorities and enforce anti-bigotry policies across its platform, 15 US senators said in a letter addressed to company CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday…more:thenationalnews

Islam, Cartoons of the Prophet, and Murder

Brutal murder again by young Muslim fanatics in several European cities. Are these further cases of a “clash of civilisations?” Of western freedom of speech versus reactionary religious views? Or not? The spectacle of bloody “executions” over caricatures of the…

Free speech & the law: Public Order

InsultsMany of the public order crimes discussed in this guide are contained in the Public Order Act 1986, which sets out the offences of riot, affray, violent disorder, and the different types of criminal harassment, alarm or distress. However, there are also more specific offences, such as “indecent or racist chanting”…more: indexoncensorship.  You may read: However, if you look at the arrests made under section 5, you will have to admit that it’s making us look a little sensitive. A student was arrested for telling a policeman his horse was gay…more:theguardian