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India: Group Hacks Man, Pregnant Wife to Death over Inter-Caste Marriage 

Juli 6, 2019No Comments

An unidentified group of people in India’s Tamil Nadu state this week murdered a man and his three-months-pregnant wife in what local authorities believe to be an inter-caste marriage hate crime that could potentially mark the second such incident in t…

Erdogan: ‘Solution’ Possible to Help Muslims Held in Chinese Concentration Camps

Juli 6, 2019No Comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while in Beijing this week, told reporters from his home country that a “solution” to help ethnically Turkic Uighurs and other Muslim minorities held in Chinese internment camps is possible, “taking into account …

Iran Seeks Deeper Military Influence in Iraq amid Tensions with U.S.

Juli 5, 2019No Comments

Iran’s defense chief on Thursday reportedly urged for boosting military and defense ties with Iraq, home to anti-U.S. Shiite militias loyal to Tehran and about 5,000 American service members.

Al-Qaeda-Linked Kenyan Jihadi Studying to Be a Pilot Arrested in Philippines with Explosives

Juli 4, 2019No Comments

Filipino authorities this week arrested a Kenyan man believed to be a member of the al-Qaeda affiliate in East Africa al-Shabaab.

U.S. Troops Mark Independence Day in Anti-Islamic State War Zones

Juli 4, 2019No Comments

American troops deployed as part of the U.S.-led international coalition fighting to ensure the enduring defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria may be allowed a moment’s respite from war to contact their families and mark Independenc…

Report: Watchdog Blasts Islamic Bloc at U.N. for Silence on China’s Muslim Camps

Juli 4, 2019No Comments

The executive director of a United Nations watchdog group this week reportedly took the bloc of Islamic nations at the international body’s human rights council to task over its silence about China forcing hundreds of thousands of Muslim minorities, ma…

July 4: Feds Warn of Possible Terror Attacks as ISIS Threatens New York, White House

Juli 4, 2019No Comments

Federal authorities, in the days leading to Independence Day, warned of potential, not specific, attacks against revelers at the hands of “homegrown terrorists,” referring to those inspired by overseas jihadi groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL…

Report: Suicide Attacks in Philippines Prompt Concerns of Growing Islamic State Influence

Juli 3, 2019No Comments

A series of suicide bombings in the Philippines over the last year triggered concerns that the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL) ongoing influence over jihadis in Southeast Asia is driving an “escalation of militancy” in the region, the Agence France-Presse …

Turkey’s Islamist President Endorses China’s Muslim Concentration Camps

Juli 3, 2019No Comments

Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during a trip to Beijing on Tuesday, reportedly struck a more positive note about China’s crackdown on Uighurs, a Turkic ethnic group, and other Muslims in Xinjiang province a decade after denouncing at…

Report: Chinese Documents Show Xinjiang Camps Are ‚Indoctrination‘ Centers

Juli 3, 2019No Comments

A trove of Chinese government documents contradicts Beijing’s claims that its internment camps for Muslim minorities in Xinjiang are vocational and training centers aimed at combating terrorism, an independent researcher reported on Monday.