….Look to a new record set by India at the end of the year. In mid-December, the internet shutdown in Kashmir – one of several in the country – became the longest ever imposed in a democracy. The government celebrated with restrictions in Delhi, too. India’s actions put it in bad but plentiful company. The year began with a 20-day shutdown in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Sudan, Zimbabwe and Iraq ..more: The Guardian
The man responsible for sparking the infamous Happy Land fire in the Bronx 25 years ago next week has lost his first bid for freedom, officials said Tuesda y.
Julio Gonzalez, who was convicted of 174 counts of murder following the fire that killed 87 people on March 25, 1990, was denied parole last month, state corrections officials said….MORE: nydailynews.com
Sharif Steel, 15, had hoped to spend a year in Japan staying with a host family but his application was rejected due to his religious beliefs, Stuff reported earlier today. more: .nzherald.co.nz
By Laura Fawaz, Contributing Reporter Video: cbsnews Lansing, MI.–Last week, Muslims nationwide were urged to take action against HB 4769, better known as the Anti-Islam Legislation. State Legislator Dave Agema, a Republican from Michigan, was the state representative behind this…