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
Where 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
US ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoekstra has apologised for anti-Muslim comments and says he “regrets” an interview with Dutch television in which he dismissed them as “fake news”…more: .abc.net read also: Surah Al-Buruj 
In 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