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Iran protests: US brands Tehran’s accusations ‘nonsense’

Map showing cities in Iran where protests have occurredWhere is the violence happening? There were reports on social media late on Tuesday of more unrest, although it is not possible to confirm it independently or the exact timing. The reports spoke of: Burning buildings in the town of Behbahan. Protests spreading to the north-western city of Tabriz. Police firing tear gas to break up protests in the south-western city of Ahvaz. Unrest in Gohardasht and Eslamabad-e-Gharb….MORE: .bbc.com

New evidence emerges that Russia infiltrated Facebook to sow political chaos in the US

Vladimir PutinIn one instance, The Daily Beast learned, operatives supported by the Russian government created a Facebook group impersonating a California-based Muslim organization, called United Muslims of America, to sow anti-US sentiment among American Muslims by targeting politicians across the spectrum. The report said pro-Kremlin trolls used the group to push fabricated stories, like one claiming….more: http://www.businessinsider.com

CNN: Over 900 US career diplomats protest T

A memo signed by 900 State Department diplomats that opposes President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the US has been delivered to top officials, State Department officials familiar with the memo…

Islamophobia is on the rise in the US. But so is Islam

WUNC logo…According to a 2010 study by the Association of Religion Data Archives, the number of Muslims in America increased by 67 percent in the decade following the Sept. 11 attacks. There were 1 million Muslims in 2000; by 2010 that number increased to 2.6 million. By 2015, there were 3.3 million Muslims in the US. Other studies say conversion and immigration from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan are the main reasons for the dramatic increase….more: WUNC.ORG|

As a Muslim, how do I tell my child the new president doesn’t like us?

How do I reveal to my Muslim daughter that women who look and dress like her mother have had their hijabs torn from their heads, as part of a wave of physical attacks on people of colour since election day? Or that her fellow schoolkids aren’t inoculated from this sort of violent hatred either? A Muslim high-school teacher in Georgia was left a note on her desk telling her to “hang” herself with her hijab, which “isn’t allowed any more”. The note was signed, “America”….more: THEGUARDIAN.COM