The US envoy on religious liberty has said he is “disappointed” at the response of governments in the Islamic world to China’s mass incarceration of Uighur Muslims, suggesting they had been threatened by Beijing.
Sam Brownback, ambassador at large for international religious freedom, said some majority-Muslim states did not want to draw attention to their own human rights record. He was hopeful that the more Muslim populations around the world heard about the imprisonment of an estimated more than 1 million Uighurs, the more they will put pressure on their governments to speak out….MORE: THE INDEPENDENT – taipeitimes
A controversial US mercenary group with ties to the UAE has signed a deal with China to build a training centre in Xinjiang where up to a million Uighur Muslims are reportedly held in detention camps.
Hong Kong-listed security firm Frontier Services Group (FSG), which is founded by Erik Prince, has signed a preliminary deal with the Chinese authorities. A statement posted on its Chinese website confirmed the deal but was later deleted in what appears to be an attempt to avoid a backlash against Prince’s activities.more: middleeastmonitor.com
Ilhan Omar, who lived in a Somali refugee camp when she was a girl and was elected to the US Congress last week, has said she hopes her victory would give hope to those whose childhoods resembled hers.
Omar fled the civil war in Somalia with her family in 1991 and spent four years in the Utango camp, near the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, before arriving in the US with her six brothers and sisters under a resettlement programme.theguardian.. #Hope#Ilhan
More than 400 people have been infected with a parasite after eating McDonald’s salads in the US, according to health officials.The outbreak of Cyclospora – which can cause explosive diarrhoea – was first reported in May and has been linked to a mix of romaine lettuce and carrots.It led to McDonald’s recalling salads from 3,000 restaurants ……more: independent
The co-ordinated al-Qaeda terrorist attack which killed almost 3,000 people marked a turning point in modern history and engulfed the country in a “war on terror”. But Michael Phillips believes it was orchestrated by a fellow time traveller “to bring the country together and revert a civil war ,” Apex TV reports. The man who defines space and time …more: .mirror
The left is saturated with pundits and self-styled public intellectuals who disseminate discourses that Islam is monolithic; that Muslims must choose between liberal principles and their faith, and, echoing the college student I encountered at in March, a religion that is in need of “reform”….. more: theguardian
Located in a 4,000 square foot gallery outside of New Haven, Connecticut, the new Palestine Museum US may seem like a modest venture. But Faisal Saleh’s labor of love is in fact a groundbreaking project in Palestinian cultural preservation in the diaspora.
As the first Palestinian-focused art museum in the United States, it is entirely managed by Palestinians, and will showcase works by artists from Palestine and the diaspora….more:palestineinamerica