The head of a French group said most victims of terror are Muslims and it is crucial Europe is reminded about this fact. “Muslims are the first to suffer the consequences of terror attacks,” Guillaume Denoix de Saint-Marc, who chairs the French Terror Victims Association (AFVT), told Anadolu Agency before the start of the International Congress for the Victims of Terrorism being held in Nice….more: AA
…Kenneth Roth, the executive director of the US-based Human Rights Watch group, praised Turkey’s move on Twitter.
“This is a big deal: [Turkey is] The first Muslim-majority country to criticise China so directly for its horrendous treatment of Uighur Muslims, and one of the most powerful Muslim-majority countries at that,” he tweeted on Sunday….more: more: ALJAZEERAH
Retirement constitutes a major life transition that poses significant challenges to health, with many retirees experiencing a precipitous decline in health status following retirement. …more europepmc
A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group’s annual report.…
An unknown anti-Islam group has created a fake website that spouts hateful rhetoric while pretending to represent an Illinois Muslim organization — adding fuel to an already volatile debate at a nearby evangelical college over a professor who said Christians and Muslims worship the “same God.” …MORE: THINKPROGRESS
The official Twitter account of the Australian navy’s adviser on Muslim affairs was shut down within days of an official complaint by an anti-Islam group about its content, Guardian Australia can reveal.
Captain Mona Shindy, the chief of navy’s strategy adviser on Islamic affairs, had been active on the @navyislamic account until it was deleted around 22 December….more: .theguardian.
Just days after two Muslims were accused of gunning down 14 people in California, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows 51 percent of Americans view Muslims living in the United States the same as any other community, while 14.6 percent are generally fearful….
“If terrorism is designed to create a larger gap between Muslims and Westerners, unfortunately they’re succeeding,”… The poll has a credibility interval of 3.4 percentage points for all Americans and about 5.5 percentage points when looking at just Republican or Democratic responses…more: news.yahoo.com
For the first time, Oklahoma Muslims will have a float in the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Tulsa….more tulsaworld.
In light of the current climate of rampant Islamophobia, we at Jewish Voice for Peace were disgusted to learn that anti-Muslim hate groups have called for a “Global Rally for Humanity” outside at least 20 mosques and Islamic centers across the country on October 9-10. These proposed rallies–designed to “take back the Republic,” and in which some of the organizers are encouraging participants to exercise their “constitutional right” to bear arms–are part of a virulent campaign of violent and racist intimidation targeted at Muslims…MORE: JEWISHVOICEFORPEACE.ORG
The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued its warning as a direct result of the attacks, Ibrahim Hooper, the director of communications for the council, said. “We haven’t had specific threats,” he elaborated during a telephone interview on Friday. Hooper said mosques and community leaders should remain vigilant, but emphasized that the council’s condemnation of the attacks superseded its security warnings. “Any concern about backlash is secondary,” he said.