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Teen from squalid New Mexico compound was trained for jihad

Sep 2, 2018

Teen from squalid New Mexico compound was trained for jihad

A 13-year-old boy who was part of group taken into custody at a squalid New Mexico compound last month has told FBI agents his mother's boyfriend was training him to conduct "jihad" against nonbelievers, according to federal court documents. The boy was among 11 children ...

Chinese paper blames West for encouraging Xinjiang extremists

Sep 1, 2018

Chinese paper blames West for encouraging Xinjiang extremists

Turbulence in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang has been caused by "external factors," a state-run newspaper said Saturday in an editorial responding to calls by a group of U.S. lawmakers for sanctions on Chinese officials. "Western accusations of Xinjiang governance seriously misled the ...

As China cracks down on Uighurs, Muslim nations stay silent

Aug 31, 2018

As China cracks down on Uighurs, Muslim nations stay silent

As calls grow in the U.S. and Europe to pressure China to halt alleged abuses against its Muslim minority, Beijing has escaped serious criticism from the Islamic world. Almost three weeks after a United Nations official cited "credible reports" that China is holding as many ...

Aug 11, 2018

Thai child bride returns from Malaysia after outcry

An 11-year-old child bride has returned to Thailand after widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told AFP on Saturday. Malaysian Muslims below the age of 16 are allowed to wed with the permission of religious courts ...

First woman fined in Denmark for wearing niqab

/ Aug 4, 2018

First woman fined in Denmark for wearing niqab

A 28-year-old woman wearing a niqab on Friday became the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a controversial new law banning full-face Islamic veils in public places, media reported. Police were called to a shopping center in Horsholm, in the northeastern region ...