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Zookeeper killed by tiger ‘may have been tired from night feeds’

Friends say Rosa King was 'absolutely passionate' about the animals in her careA zookeeper mauled to death by a tiger may have been tired after helping with night feeds for a serval kitten, an inquest has heard. Rosa King suffered significant injuries and died at the scene following the attack by a Malayan male called Cicip at Hamerton Zoo Park, Cambridgeshire, two years ago.The hearing in Huntingdon heard the 33-year-old appeared to have been trying to leave the tiger enclosure after cleaning its viewing windows when she was killed…more: skynews

Prevent is stopping free speech on campus and demonising Muslims

…Since its inception, students and staff have warned about the potential for Prevent to have an impact on free speech on campus, in particular that of Muslim students and staff. The latest statistics regarding university events and speakers affected by the Prevent duty not only demonstrate that it must be scrapped, but that politicians and the media must listen to and amplify the voices of students rather than dismiss them as “snowflakes” when they speak…..more” the guardian

Al-Azhar Struggles To Balance Politics And Tradition

When Pope Francis I visited Egypt in 2017 to stimulate inter-faith dialogue he walked into a religious and geopolitical minefield at the heart of which was Al-Azhar, one of the world’s oldest and foremost seats of Islamic learning. The pope’s visit took on added significance with Al-Azhar standing accused of promoting the kind of ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim Islam that potentially creates an environment conducive to breeding extremism….more: lobelog

Scientists have discovered a sea of fresh water under the ocean

…As told in the latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports, scientists from Columbia University and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution spent 10 days on a research ship towing electromagnetic sensors from New Jersey to Massachusetts. By measuring the way electromagnetic waves traveled through fresh and saline water, researchers mapped out fresh-water reservoirs for the first time…..MORE: qz.com

Lebanese town bans Muslims from buying, renting property

Mohammed Awwad and his fiancee, both Muslims, recently found an affordable apartment for rent online in a town in Lebanon, southeast of Beirut.
The 27-year-old journalist called the number and asked the owner when they could drop by to take a look. He was stunned by her response: Muslims are not allowed to settle in the town, she said.
The apartment owner apologized to Awwad, saying she wouldn’t mind renting to people of any sect but officials in the town of Hadat issued orders…more: WP