Zamzam Ibrahim: Newly elected NUS president vows to fight racism and rising student fees

Zamzam Ibrahim has been elected as the new president of the National Union of StudentsZamzam Ibrahim has been elected as the National Union of Students (NUS) president for 2019. Ms Ibrahim wants to tackle racism on campus and “extortionate” tuition fees during her presidency.
The former president of the Salford University students’ union, who pledged to lead a National Student Strike, was chosen from a list of five candidates at the NUS conference in …more: THEINDEPENDENT

Bulldozing mosques: the latest tactic in China’s war against Uighur culture

Mosques are not the only targets. Whole cities are being redesigned to facilitate maximum security and surveillance of the local population. Sites of architectural interest such as the ancient city of Kashgar have been demolished and rebuilt to suit the needs of what the government proclaims will be a flourishing tourism industry in Xinjiang. And it’s not just the built heritage that is being destroyed. The bulldozer is also at work on communities, culture and people’s lives. Everyday religious practice in Xinjiang has been effectively banned. People are plagued by tech surveillance technology – checkpoints, facial recognition software, mobile phone scanners – and intrusive visits to family homes identify individuals as “prone to extremism”. An official list of signs of extremism includes things such as refusing cigarettes and alcohol, not watching television and contacting people abroad…..theguardian

Rep. Chu Reintroduces Resolution Celebrating American Muslims

Congresswoman Judy ChuApril 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) has reintroduced a resolution to celebrate the history and contributions of American Muslims and acknowledge their contributions to our nation. The resolution highlights the over 5,000 American Muslims currently serving in the Armed Forces, as well as distinguished American Muslims who are U.S….more:  chu.house.gov/