The city of Utrecht could pay for descendants of enslaved people to change their names, a sign of the growing debate in the Netherlands about its colonial past.
Many enslaved people were given the names of their owners, plantations or muddled Dutch names, such as Vriesde (based on De Vries) or Kenswil (Wilkens)…more:theguardian
Information Municipalities have had a company conduct undercover investigations for years in, among other things, mosques – which is not allowed. The organizations surveyed, who knew nothing about it, speak of a major breach of trust….more:worldcrunch
Saleha Hamdeen, a 14 year old Bedouin from Palestine, won the International Hans Christian Andersen Award for her fairy tale, “Hantoush,” which was chosen from among more than 1,200 fairy tale entries from all over the world. Hantoush; a Fairytale…
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Security forces in Indian Kashmir have detained more than 300 people for questioning in recent days as they try to stem a wave of targeted killings that has spread panic among minority groups, two police officials said on Saturday….more:reuters
“Orientalism hit the right note at the most momentous occasion when the postcolonial world at large most needed it – when the condition of coloniality needed a thematic and theoretical decoupling from the framing of capitalist modernity at large.”…more: aljazeera
…”Orientalism” as a critical concept to describe the West’s commonly contemptuous depiction and portrayal of “The East..more:wikipedia
… A car passed, the driver’s window rolled down and the man spat an epithet at two little girls wearing their hijabs: “Terrorist!”
It was 2001, mere weeks after the twin towers at the World Trade Center fell, and 10-year-old Shahana Hanif and her younger sister were walking to the local mosque from their Brooklyn home.
Unsure, afraid, the girls ran.
Muslims in American History: A Forgotten Legacy “In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety-Two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” …and conventional wisdom, as taught to us in our childhoods, tells us that America wasdiscovered with his expedition. For most of the twentieth…
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…His family told Al Jazeera the police “snatched his body and forcibly buried him” in a quiet pre-dawn funeral on Thursday.
New Delhi had reasons to be apprehensive: For decades, Geelani was the symbol of popular resistance for the Kashmiris who either want to carve an independent country out of the Himalayan territory or merge with neighbouring Pakistan…more:aljazeera
KABUL, Afghanistan — When it started, the boy had been dozing on a mat in a room crammed with family visiting for a wedding. When it ended, his uncle and five other relatives, including small children, were dead….more:npr