(BEIJING) Xinjiang Report: Recently, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said he “accepted” China’s version regarding the treatment of Uyghur Muslims and is rumoured to support the CCP #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.17: Treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province. Khan, a fierce critic of Islamophobia, said China’s version of bringing “improvement in the society” was much better than the model followed by the western democracies. He, in fact, hailed the Chinese Communist Party for it.

#AceDailyNews says that China invests $1.3 trillion & Counting: The Cost That Keeps Muslim Countries Quiet on China’s Uyghur Genocide,” by Santosh Chaubey, News18, July 8, 2021: after China has been calling the mass detention camps where Uyghur and other ethnic minorities are transferred as “vocational education and training centers”

However, the US, the European Union and the United Nations have called these centres as detention camps, which has almost two million Uyghur Muslims, according to different research reports, and accuse China of committing genocide and forcefully assimilating Uyghurs by banning its religious practices and restricting its population growth.

China is also accused of using forced sterilisation techniques on Uyghur women and separating Uyghur children from their families. They are forced to learn Mandarin and are kept away from practicing religious practices. Many investigative reports using satellite imagery have also found that China is destroying Uygur mosques.

Also, as detailed in many reports, China has been using Uyghurs Muslims as forced labour. Yet, the Pakistani PM and other Muslim countries laud this model.

In 2019, nearly 37 nations, in a letter sent to the UN Human Rights Council and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, defended the China’s Xinjiang policy. The letter charged the Uyghur Muslims with spreading terror and extremism and justified China’s actions as counter-terrorism measures aimed at deracializing Uyghur Muslims.

Notably, 16 of the 37 countries have large Muslim population, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Turkmenistan, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Kuwait, Somalia and Sudan. The countries are also the members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), representing 1.9 billion Muslim people. That explains why even OIC is silent on the Uyghur genocide.

Malaysia in the past has defied requests to extradite Uyghurs back to China and promises to continue with the policy but the government there has seldom been vocal about the Uyghur genocide happening in China. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad, again a ‘fierce’ Islamophobia critic, has avoided criticising China on the issue.

Turkey, that has around 50,000 Uyghurs from China has over the years, has changed its Uyghur policy to become pro-China. According to the Stockholm Center for Freedom, Turkey was a safe haven for Uyghur refugees in the past but not anymore. Though Turkey’s extradition treaty signed with China is awaiting a final approval, it has already started detaining Uyghurs and putting them under strict surveillance. It has allegedly started deporting Uyghur refugees to China via third countries like Tajikistan — a Muslim majority nation.

But why are these Islamic nations silent on China’s repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang? It is perhaps due to Chinese investments and loans into those countries.

China has roughly invested $1.3 trillion in Muslim majority countries if we add up the investments done in the last 15 years and the current and future economic deals. Also, the calculation here does not include secret loans given by China which borrowers are forced not to reveal, obviously by a confidentiality clause, as shown in a study from Georgetown University….

#AceNewsDesk report……Published: July.16: 2021:

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#EURefugeeCrisis FINLAND: Hold protest as anti-immigration protests are becoming commonplace in many EU countries against Europe’s #Refugee policy as they want to stop #Muslims being given #asylum – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Sept.11: Pro-refugee and anti-immigration groups take turns protesting in Finland

A group of people have staged a rally in the Finnish capital city of Helsinki to show opposition to the European Union (EU)’s #refugee policy and the presence of #Muslims in the European country.

The small group of the anti-refugee demonstrators on Saturday waved Finland’s national flags and some of them carried banners demanding a stop to the entry of #refugees into the country.

Supporters of Free Movement Group of Finland attend a demonstration at the Finnish Immigration Service headquarters in Helsinki, on September 8, 2016. The asylym seekers demonstrated against the tightened asylum policy of Finland. (AFP/Vesa Moilanen)

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#AceWorldNews – JERUSALEM – Nov.14 – Israel is lifting an age barrier for the main weekly Muslim prayers Friday at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound for the first time in months, according to a police spokesman. “No age limit on the Temple Mount, we’re hoping things will be calm and quiet today,” spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld told AFP.

The Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound behind the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, a densely-populated Palestinian neighbourhood on a steep hillside flanking the southern walls of Jerusalem's Old City. (AFP Photo)

The Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound behind the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, a densely-populated Palestinian neighbourhood on a steep hillside flanking the southern walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. (AFP Photo)

Extra police units were deployed in Jerusalem in the morning to prevent any incidents in and around the Old City.

The decision to lift age restrictions is linked to talks in Jordan on Thursday.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said steps were agreed between King Abdullah II and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to lower tensions at the mosque compound.


#age-restrictions, #flashpoint, #muslims, #old-city, #prayers


Freedom Outpost: Europe is known for its soccer fan clubs who are widely called “soccer hooligans.” These call themselves the GnuHonnters, a take on the English term “new hunters.” Their motto is: “Comrades in spirit. Many colors, but one entity.” It refers to the fact that they support different soccer clubs.

Now they are united under the banner “hooligans against [Islamic] Salafists” (HoGeSa) and they are fed up with the Muslim supremacy in Europe so on Sunday they decided to unite forces and demonstrate in Cologne Germany.

Clashes soon erupted between police forces and HoGeSa protesters were at least 13 officers were injured, the German news agency DPA reported. 

Read More : Thousands of Europeans Take to the Streets to Drive Out Islam – Freedom Outpost.

#AceNewsServices – Post Date: October 30 2014 

#ans2014, #europe, #islam, #muslims

‘ Ali Khamenei Accuses Western Countries of Instigating a Rift Among Muslims by “Creating the ISIS in Iraq and Syria ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES (New York) – October 18 – On the day before the most crucial round of Iran’s diplomatic talks with world powers on achieving a solution to the impasse of its nuclear program, Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei has found time again to bash the Western countries involved in the talks by accusing them of instigating a rift among Muslims by “creating the ISIS in Iraq and Syria.” 

Behrooz Behbudi, Founder of the Centre for a Democratic Iran, Comments:

Behrooz Behbudi, Founder of the Centre for a Democratic Iran, Comments:

“The evil Britain has created the ISIS and al Qaeda to confront the Islamic republic of Iran and the Islamic awakening across the world,” Khamenei claimed in a speech on Monday.

Khamenei’s paranoia of “the enemy”

Khamenei’s paranoia of “the enemy”


“America, Zionism, and especially the veteran expert of spreading divisions – the wicked government of Britain – have sharply increased their efforts of creating divisions between the Sunnis and Shia,” he said. 

The speech, marking the Shia Muslim religious holiday of Eid Al Ghadir, was posted on his website, where he has also published video footage showing his recovery from a recent prostate surgery.

The Centre for a Democratic Iran, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote and pursue an independent, peaceful and democratic Iran, followed these events with great interest.

CDI Founder, Behrooz Behbudi, offered his thoughts:

“In parallel with every foreign and domestic policy that the self-declared moderate administration of Hassan Rouhani has been taking to get Iran out of the socio-economic calamities that the eight years of Ahmadinejad rule has created, one can clearly see a deliberate hard-line policy by Khamenei to derail a return by Iran and the Iranians to peace and prosperity, however minimal given Rouhani’s allegiance to the regime. 

However, Khamenei’s “radicalism” and ranting against Western powers is in fact a facade that is aimed at concealing his political and leadership weaknesses, as well as demonstrating his paranoia about the roots of the problems among the Muslims of the Middle East. 

In raging against the US and Britain in his speech Khamenei is deliberately acting as a political player to distance himself from the behind the scene deals that his regime officials are making with world powers, with the help of the Russians as their mediators. 

Islamic State is undoubtedly a threat to the peace and security of the Middle Eastern nations as well as the West, as we have watched their barbaric acts with horror on our TV screens. 

However, by claiming that “the ISIS has been set up to confront the Islamic republic,” Khamenei – who incidentally refers to himself as the Caliph of Shia Muslims – wants us to forget that a similar type of extremist ideology in the name of Islam has for long actually been practiced by the very regime that he leads in Iran.

Furthermore, it is a well-known fact among Iran’s political forces that Khamenei owes his leadership status more to behind the scene power broking tactics by former president Rafsanjani than anything else, as his credentials as a cleric have never been accepted by Iran’s religious establishment, a complex that he has long concealed by advocating his bankrupted “political Islam”.

Since ascending to power and turning into an absolute religious leader and skilled political player, Khamenei has managed to dominate the political scene of Iran by empowering the Revolutionary Guard, the Basij militias and the security and intelligence organs of the regime around his “anti-American-Israeli” paranoia.

In reality, as world powers begin a new round of negotiations with the Islamic republic over the nuclear issue, they are effectively trying to reach a deal with another fundamentalist “Islamic State” that is ruling Iran with Khamenei at its Caliph in the name of the medieval system of Velayat-e Faqhi, or the Islamic government.

The irony remains however that Western powers are at the same time mulling over whether to involve the military forces of this dictatorship in Iran to help them overthrow the barbarism of the ISIS in its neighboring country in an act of appeasement to Khamenei and his associates in the Revolutionary Guard.

You cannot ask one dictator to join your forces to fight against another dictator in defence of freedom and humanity. 

NEW YORK, October 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —



#ali-khamenei, #britian, #iraq, #isis, #islamic-state, #middle-east, #muslims, #new-york, #syria, #united-states, #us

‘ Female Jihadist Wants David Cameron’s Head on Spike ‘

#AceNewsServices – BRITAIN September 27 – A female British militant believed to be in ISIS-controlled Syrian territory has slammed Prime Minister David Cameron for “waging wars” against Muslims and said she wants to see his “head on a spike,” reported the Mail On-line on Tuesday.

' Female Jihadist Wants David Cameron's Head on a Spike '

‘ Female Jihadist Wants David Cameron’s Head on a Spike ‘

In sha Allah a day will come when David Camerons head will be on a spike as he continues to wage war on the awilya of Allah,” the 18-year-old, whose twitter handle @UmmKhattab__, said in a post dated Sept 7.

In sha Allah a day will come when David Camerons head will be on a spike as he continues to wage war on the awilya of Allah

Al jazraweeya (@UmmKhattab__) September 7, 2014

The teen has also recently called for raising the flag that has come to be associated with ISIS over Downing Street and described as “laughable” Britain’s plans to strip militants of their citizenship.

I really do not understand why Britain is threatening to remove our citizenship like we care lool its actually quiet laughable (sic),” she added.

I really do not understand why Britain is threatening to remove our citizenship like we care lool its actually quiet laughable

Al jazraweeya (@UmmKhattab__) September 7, 2014

In one tweet, the teen also encourages other British women to head to Syria to join the militants.



#allah, #britain, #david-cameron, #isis, #muslims

‘ Banning Word of ALLAH is Liking Banning Word of GOD ‘

#AceWorldNews (Exclusive) – Opinion – South East Asia News – September 18

For long, Malaysia has been a multi-religious country where most people can adhere to their own religion even though Islam is the official religion. A state with a history of its diverse faith followers that lived in peace with each other. However, recent years have seen a drastic rise in growing intolerance towards the religious and ethnic minorities.


In recent developments, are the infamous Malay Court Ban limiting the use of the Arabic word Allah for Muslims “ONLY.

The country has come under fire for its systematic evidence of targeting Christian community; the church burnings, grave desecration and the seizure of 300 Bibles. This Bible raid was justified under the Court ruling as it contained the word Allah. Come again.

When one thinks that the word Allah has been used by Malaysians for over 600 years and the name Allah was used in the Gospel printed in Malaysian 400 years ago, we can better comprehend the senselessness and impropriety of this prohibition. Ridiculous:.

The followers of Christ in the Arabian Peninsula, including some 12 million followers of Christianity are using the word Allah without any qualms or statutory rulings.

So why and what is wrong in Malaysian Christians using the word Allah?

The Koran itself is very clear on this subject, by affirming that Muslims should say to Jews and Christians that “our God and your God is one”.

However, many Malay Muslims have a rigid and schematic view of Islam. The challenge is to “educate the masses” and to promote religious freedom. Moreover, the government says Allah should be reserved exclusively for Muslims — who make up nearly two-thirds of the country’s 29 million people — because if other religions use it that could confuse Muslims and lead them to convert.

For crying out loud, is this really happening?

The Allah ban is a direct result of our failure in Nation Building as a peoples. Everyone is responsible for it and everyone should play a role in the reconciliation process. We will have to look back as a nation and ask where did we go wrong. Then from there, we will need to find new creative ways to bridge the cross cultural gaps that led to this point,” says Malaysian human rights defender and Director, Dignity International (an international human rights based organization) Adrian Periera.

On-ground human rights groups have joined hands with Malaysian Catholics in campaigning against this ruling. One good that came out of this inanity, is the renewal of the Malaysians spirit that is seen into coming together as a united force. Needless, the Malays Catholics don’t find themselves alone in this battle and can count on the support of Muslim groups.

Organizations like Sisters in Islam (SIS) and the Front for Islamic revival (IRF) have launched initiatives on social networks to promote accurate information removed from the ideology and propaganda of the government and extremist movements.

God, what is your religion?” This cryptic question, spotted on a T-shirt worn by a Malay Muslim woman demonstrator in a public protest for expressing solidarity with minority Christians over who can use the term ‘Allah’.

This debate has crossed national borders and sparked a debate among Muslims around the world.

In Pakistan, the English daily newspaper Daily Times questioned the ruling, asking why Malaysia would deny people of other faiths to “own God in all His attributes”. Similarly a newspaper in the United Arab Emirates called the court ruling “wrong”, and said the word Allah was never exclusive to Islam but used by both Christians and Jews to refer to God even before the advent of Islam.

So. My God is not your God. And your God is not mine”

Is this making sense to any sane person within Malaysia and elsewhere? I guess not.

Reza Aslam, Muslim Academic writer said that the world was “laughing” at Malaysia over the court ruling that he described as a political decision more than anything else. “That you can control people’s ideas, their behavior, their faith and their minds simply by trying to control the words that they use, is absurd. It is an embarrassment to a modern, constitutional, democratic and deeply Muslim state like Malaysia,” said the religious scholar.

Indeed, congratulations to Malaysia being the first country to ban God’s name and to limit God to themselves.



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BRITAIN: ‘ Radicalisation of Youth and Islamic State ‘

#AceNewsServices (Opinion) – BRITAIN – September 18 

A MAJOR issue being debated in Britain today concerns the Muslims – men and women. It is what is termed the radicalisation of their youth.

The Young Muslims UK

The Young Muslims UK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Concerns were sparked off by the Islamic State (formerly Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) when its militants beheaded James Foley, an American journalist covering the war in Syria, and circulated a video of the bestial act. Even before this incident grabbed the headlines, media reports had been suggesting that authorities in London believed that as many as 500 Muslim men with British nationality had left the UK to join the IS ‘jihad’.

The last straw came when Foley’s killer was identified from his speech and accent as British. Writing for The Sunday Times, the foreign secretary summed up the widely felt sentiments: “It is horrifying to think that the perpetrator of this heinous act could have been brought up in Britain.”

Since then the police have been empowered to seize the passports of people if need be. The move has come too late in the day and two more hostages have been murdered since and one more is under threat.

Many young Muslims draw inspiration from websites with extremist content.

One had hardly got over the shock when came another bombshell. A couple having Pakistani roots made public their dismay at their daughter’s decision to leave home to join IS jihadis. In a statement released to the Glasgow press, they described her as a “bedroom radical” and termed her action as a betrayal of her family, her community and the people of Scotland. It would be upsetting for them as many migrate from Pakistan to give their children a better future, so bleak has life become for the youth in our own country.

Against the backdrop of these horrifying events is the fact that a number of young Muslims are drawing inspiration from websites notorious for their extremist content. At the same time, there have been reports in Britain as also other Western countries of an increase in racism and hate crimes against Muslims in the wake of 9/11. Publications such as Maybe we are hated: The experience and impact of anti-Muslim hate on British Muslim women by the University of Birmingham are cited in support of the claim that Muslims are being victimised for their beliefs.

What can one say about this perversity that is creeping into a section of the Muslim youth? It can under no condition be condoned even if this is viewed as a reaction to the perceived injustice to Muslims. Two wrongs do not make a right.

No Pakistani I met in Scotland justifies it. How the immigrants explain this extremism would depend on who you are talking to. Many who complain of personal experiences of racial discrimination might be immigrants who remain on the fringe of local society. Living in ghettoised conditions, many Pakistani women do not even want to socialise with people not from their own community. They shop for groceries at South Asian stores and thus manage to avoid interaction on a regular basis with the majority.

There are others — mainly employed professionals — who interact with the indigenous population who may have a different story to tell.

The problem is that the absence of awareness and knowledge of ‘the other’ leads to fear, alienation and prejudice. When people from different communities living together are inclusive in their approach and accept one another’s way of life, chances are there will be more harmony among them.

Much of the alienation in children comes from the identity crisis that is created. In order to preserve their identity as ‘good Muslims’ (even of the moderate kind) children are often indoctrinated in such a way that the message is that theirs is a superior faith. By implication other religions are berated. Many of these children whose parents are migrants fail to adjust in the society they grow up in because of the dichotomy between their home environment and outside surroundings. This makes them vulnerable to the influence of extremists scouting for recruits.

But the fact is that  most Muslim youth do not end up as jihadis. The problem needs to be contextualised and rational analysis can help identify the factors that make some more vulnerable than others.

The key to promoting interfaith, inter-cultural harmony is how ‘the other’ is projected and interpreted, especially to young children. A social worker giving the leftist perspective pointed out that integration of communities is a mutual process that is hindered by the universal rise of racism in the West that puts immigrants on the defensive. The media is not helpful either given its penchant for sensationalism.

The real problem, she feels, is the crisis the youth face worldwide due to the vacuum created by societies. The vulnerable ones turn to violence. For Muslims it is ‘jihad’. Global conflict spurs them on.

Don’t we see that in Pakistan as well?



Published in Dawn, September 17th, 2014

#ans2014, #britain, #british, #glasgow, #is, #islamic-state, #james-foley, #jihad, #muslims, #opinion, #pakistan, #pakistani, #radicalisation, #scotland, #women

C.A.R: Reports Over 5,000 People Killed in Sectarian Violence Between Muslim’s and Christian’s ‘

#AceWorldNews – CENTRAL AFRICAN (CAR) – September 12 – More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian-violence in Central African Republic since December, AP reported, citing its own estimate.

At least 5,186 people were killed in fighting between Muslims and Christians, based on a count of bodies and numbers gathered from witnesses.

That’s more than double the death toll of at least 2,000 cited by the UN in April, and there has been no official count since.


#central-african-republiccar, #christians, #muslims, #sectarian-violence, #un

BRITAIN: ‘ British Muslim Leaders Issue ‘Fatwa’ Condemning Islamic Extremist Group ISIS ‘

#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN (London) – September 01 – Muslim leaders have issued a fatwa condemning Islamic extremist group Isis, and have said that British jihadis are “betraying their own societies” by getting involved in the conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

​’ ISIS Jihadists Rip-Up Passports ‘

The fatwa represents the British Muslim community’s strongest denunciation of Isis yet, calling the extremist group “heretical” and “an oppressive and tyrannical group.”

According to The Sunday Times, the fatwa, authored by Sheik Usama Hasan, a former imam from east London, and supported by six senior Islamic scholars across the country, says it is “religiously prohibited (haram) to support or join” Isis.

Though Muslims have a “moral obligation” to help the Syrian and Iraqi people, they must do so “without betraying their own societies,” the fatwa states.

Baroness Warsi, former Foreign Office minister: “These are substantial figures and I welcome this announcement. The Islamic State is neither a state nor Islamic. I echo the words of these religious leaders.”



#britain, #british, #fatwa, #isis, #jihadists, #london, #muslims

US Man told to remove his US flag as it’s a ‘threat to Muslim community’

WEBSTER, Texas — A Webster man says his apartment complex manager told him his American flag was a “threat to the Muslim community,” and that he has to take it down. But he’s not giving up without a fight.

Stepping onto Duy Tran’s balcony in Webster, one thing is clear: “It means a lot to me,” he said. He’s talking about his American flag that he proudly put up when he moved in just a few days ago. But then an apartment manager at the Lodge on El Dorado told him he had to take it down. “What really stunned me is that she said it’s a threat towards the Muslim community,” said Tran. “I’m not a threat toward anybody.” We tried to ask a manager if that’s exactly what was said, but she just handed us a statement, refused to answer any questions, and called an officer to escort us off the property, before we could press any further: “While the Lodge on El Dorado admires our resident’s patriotism, we must enforce our property rules and guidelines. Such guidelines maintain the aesthetics of our apartment community and provide for the safety of all residents. The apartment community already proudly displays our country’s flag in a safe and appropriate manner at the entrances to our community.”

But we saw other patriotic symbols hanging from other balconies in the complex, and Tran doesn’t plan to budge. “I’m gonna leave my flag there, as an American, until she shows me proof that I don’t have the right to leave my flag there,” said Tran. To Tran it’s about so much more than stars and stripes. “I have friends that died for this country,” he said. So he says this fight is the least he can do. We have not heard of any residents complaining about any flags at the complex, or any of the patriotic items we saw. In fact, we spoke to several neighbors who say they want Tran’s flag to stay.

#american-flag, #apartment-community, #apartment-manager, #duy-tran, #muslim-community, #muslims, #offensive-to-muslims, #remove-usa-flag, #usa-flag

` Malaysian Rape Case Convictions Are Few As Those Guilty Escape Punishment by Marrying Their Victims '

#AceNewsServices – KOTA KINABALU – May 31 -The Sabah Women’s Action Resource Group (Sawo) is relieved and thankful that Riduan Masmud, the 40-year-old restaurant manager, who attempted to escape punishment under the law by marrying his child victim, has been convicted by the court.

President Winnie Yee, in a statement said the case has created widespread shock and outrage particularly among local and international groups and institutions, many of whom have expressed their concern for the well-being of the child and the many negative impacts of child marriage.

Riduan was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment and ordered given two lashes of the cane by Sessions Court Judge Ummu Kalthom Abudl Samad in February 2014.

Malaysia – Prosecutors had pursued rape charges against a 40-year-old Malaysian who allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old girl and then married her.

Restaurant manager Riduan Masmud was charged with committing statutory rape in a parked car in Borneo, but his lawyer said he has since married the girl.

Rights activists have long criticized Malaysian laws that allow very young Muslims to be wedded with the permission of Islamic courts.

Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail said that authorities remain firmly against statutory rape and were compiling a DNA report and other evidence in Riduan’s case.

Riduan is already married to another woman and reportedly has four children. Malaysian Muslim men can have up to four wives.

There’s been outrage in Sabah against a 40-year-old man, Riduan Masmud. who’s defended his marriage to a 13-year-old girl he’s been accused of raping as consensual.

The Sabah Law Association’s Mariati Robert had been holding a watching brief during the case and believes marriage should not let Riduan off the hook, especially if it happened after he allegedly raped her.

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#kuala-lumpur, #malaysia, #malaysian, #muslims

` US Army Denies Two Soldiers Right to Dress and Groom themselves according to their Religious Beliefs ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – April 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Army has denied requests by two soldiers to dress and groom themselves according to their religious beliefs under a revised Pentagon policy, a spokesman said on Monday.

The policy approved on January 22 was mainly expected to affect Sikhs, Muslims, Jews and other groups that wear beards, long hair or articles of clothing such as turbans and yarmulkes. It also could affect Wiccans and others who obtain tattoos for religious reasons.

Under the guidelines, the military service branches were encouraged to allow people to dress according to religious custom so long as it did not interfere with good order and discipline within their units.

But the policy has been criticized by lawmakers and members of the affected religious groups, who say the Defence Department is still setting a hurdle essentially prohibiting some people from joining the service.

Lieutenant Colonel Justin Platt, an Army spokesman, said only two soldiers had requested a waiver to the uniform policy for religious purposes since the new policy went into effect.

Both were denied.

He was unable to identify the religious group of the two soldiers.

The exact timing of the decisions was not clear.

Platt noted that under the policy, local commanders can approve accommodations for worship practices and dietary requirements, but requests that would require a waiver of uniform policy had to be authorized by a senior officer.

The U.S. military’s approach has not always presented such a hurdle. The first Sikh in the U.S. Army is believed to have been Bagat Singh Thind, who joined up in the First World War. Photos show him with turban and beard in a large group of bare-headed troopers at Camp Lewis, Washington, in 1918.

Since then, several dozen observant Sikhs have served in the U.S. Army, Navy or Air Force, with the peak coming between the 1960’s and 1980’s, according to Amandeep Sidhu, an attorney with McDermott Will & Emery, who has worked with the Sikh Coalition.

Concerned about lax discipline in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, the Pentagon revised its policies in the 1980’s to strengthen the military with more strict uniformity, Sidhu said.

Sikhs already in the military, including a doctor and a dentist, were allowed to continue to wear their turbans, hair and beards, but the stiffer regulations acted as a virtual roadblock to younger Sikhs trying to enter the service.

In 2009, Kalsi and a Sikh dentist being trained under an Army assistance program approached the Sikh Coalition seeking help to obtain religious accommodations.

Between 2012 and 2014, the officer in charge of the process has approved six exceptions to the Army uniform policy and rejected five.

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` Heavily Armed African and French Peacekeepers Escort Remaining Muslims Out of Central African Republic

#AceNewsServices – BANGUI – April 28 – Heavily armed African and French peacekeepers escorted some of the last remaining Muslims out of Central African Republic’s volatile capital on Sunday, trucking more than 1,300 people who for months had been trapped in their neighbourhood by violent Christian militants.

Within minutes of the convoy’s departure, an angry swarm of neighbours descended upon the mosque in a scene of total anarchy. Tools in hand, they swiftly dismantled and stole the loudspeaker once used for the call to prayer and soon stripped the house of worship of even its ceiling fan blades.

One man quickly scrawled “Youth Centre” in black marker across the front of the mosque.

Others mockingly swept the dirt from the ground in front of the building with brooms and shouted “We have cleaned Central African Republic of the Muslims!”

“We did not want the Muslims here and we don’t want their mosque here any-more either,” said Guy Richard, 36, who loads baggage onto trucks for a living, as he and his friends made off with pieces of the mosque.

Within minutes of their departure, Associated Press journalists witnessed a scene of total anarchy in PK12 as bystanders surged toward the mosque and immediately began desecrating it.

Crowds shouted “The Muslims are gone! The Muslims are gone!” as they stripped the mosque of its ceiling fans and the loudspeaker that had been used for the call to prayer.

AP – Fox News

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` Al-Qaeda Leader Reportedly Called on all Muslims to Kidnap Westerners and Exchange Them for Militants ‘

#AceNewsServices – April 26 – The leader of al Qaeda has reportedly called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, particularly Americans, so they can be exchanged for militants being held in jails.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was previously the extremist movement’s number two until the death of Osama bin Laden, said he hoped it would enable the freeing of an Egyptian convicted of attacking New York landmarks.

“I ask Allah the Glorious to help us set free Dr Omar Abdel-Rahman and the rest of the captive Muslims,” Zawahiri said, according to the SITE website monitoring service.

“And I ask Allah to help us capture from among the Americans and the Westerners to enable us to exchange them for our captives.”

Abdel-Rahman, known as The Blind Sheikh, is serving a life term in the US after being convicted in 1995 of conspiring to attack several New York City landmarks, including the United Nations.

Among the offences he was convicted of was seditious conspiracy in the 1993 attack on the World Trade Centre.

Zawahiri’s interview was posted on-line. Reuters said it could not verify the authenticity of the Zawahiri tape, but that the voice resembled that of the al Qaeda leader.

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` Senate Committee in Pakistan has Unanimously Agreed to a Resolution to Restore YouTube in Pakistan ‘

#AceWorldNews – ISLAMABAD – April 21 – The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights (HRC) in Pakistan has unanimously passed a resolution to restore YouTube in Pakistan here on Monday.

The resolution said that there was no excuse for the government to maintain its ban on YouTube as the blasphemy content still available on other social websites.

The HRC has quoted Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) regarding the issued that the PTA also demanded to remove ban on video sharing website.

The HRC further added that the issued will be raised today in the ongoing session of upper house (Senate).
The video-sharing website has been blocked in Pakistan since September 2012 over its failure to take down the “Innocence of Muslims” movie that sparked furious protests around the world.

Religion in Pakistan, where 97 per cent of the population are Muslims, is a very sensitive topic and perceived insults to the faith can spark violent reactions.

In November 2011 the telecommunications authority tried to ban early 1,700 “obscene” words from text messages, which included innocuous terms such as “lotion”, “athlete’s foot” and “idiot”.

Courtesy of Kyber News Agency

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` Pope Francis speaks about the `Assassination ‘ of Dutch Jesuit Priest ` Frans van der Lugt ‘ in Syria ‘

#AceNewsServices – ROME/SYRIA – April 09 – Pope Francis spoke on Wednesday of his deep grief over the assassination of the Dutch Jesuit priest Frans van der Lugt in Syria and made a renewed appeal for an end to the violence.

“May the weapons fall silent! No more war, no more destruction,” Pope Francis said, SANA reported.

“He was loved and valued by both Christians and Muslims,” the Pope told some 45,000 faithful assembled on the famous Vatican piazza.

“It filled me with profound pain and made me think of all the people who suffer and die in the martyred country,” he said.

A terrorist group on Monday shot dead the priest Frans van der Lugt in his monastery in Bustan al-Diwan neighbourhood in Homs city.

Incident Details: BY CAROL KURUVILLA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:46 PM – A Dutch priest was beaten and shot to death in the garden of his monastery in the embattled Syrian city of Homs on Monday, after refusing to seek refuge in a safer place.

Rev. Frans Van Der Lugt, a 75-year-old Jesuit priest, was dragged outside his home and shot twice in the head by a single masked gunman.

Rev. Ziad Hillal, one of the 24 Christians who lived in the monastery, said that the violence was a “premeditated act” that specifically targeted the beloved, elderly priest http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/dutch-jesuit-priest-shot-dead-syria-refusing-flee-besieged-city-article-1.1749611


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` Seven Killed in ` Lebanese ‘ city of ` Tripoli ‘ during fighting between Supporters and Opponents of Assad ‘

#AceWorldNews – Seven people were killed in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli during fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Friday, Reuters reported.

Four civilians, including an elderly man, were shot dead by snipers.

Eleven others were injured.

Three people who were wounded in earlier clashes also died on Friday, according to security and medical sources.

Tripoli, situated 30 miles from the Syrian border, is mostly populated Sunni Muslims who often clash with the minority from Assad’s Alawite sect.


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” Nearly Nine Years Ago Truck Bombing Killed Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and Twenty Two Others – Finally Justice Maybe Done”

#AceWorldNews says nearly nine years after a truck bomb killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 others, the trial is starting of four Hezbollah members suspected of organizing his assassination. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague is trying the suspects for plotting the assassination in their absence, AP reported. Lebanon’s influential Shiite militia Hezbollah has vowed never to arrest the suspects. The suicide assassination with a ton of explosives on February 14, 2005, fueled sectarian divisions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

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