Cuban Muslims to benefit from lifting of US embargo

The United States (US) earned significant praise earlier this year after President Barack Obama sought to improve relations with the Caribbean nation of Cuba, making moves to lift a more than 50 year embargo against the Western Hemisphere’s only remaining communist state. Whilst restrictions still remain, there has been a[…]

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Hui in imperial and modern day China

The northwest part of the world’s most populous country, China has earned itself the moniker of ‘the Quran Belt’ for its abundance and variety in Muslim communities. China itself has an official 10 recognised historical Muslim minorities, ranging from the Chinese Tartars in the north, to the more centrally situated[…]

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The Armenian Genocide controversy explained

Late on April 24, 1915, Ottoman authorities in Constantinople — now the Turkish city of Istanbul — rounded up more than 200 local members of the Armenian ethnic minority, many of them community leaders. Most were later killed. On Friday, that day will be marked by Armenians worldwide as the[…]

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Oppression of Cham Muslims being overlooked

The following  is part of series focusing on Muslim communities and minorities around the world. Whilst the Rohingya community in Myanmar have faced untold hardships since becoming the subject of ethnic Buddhist aggression in 2012, their plight, which has attracted both international attention and condemnation, has largely overshadowed the existence[…]

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The roots of Islam in the Korean Peninsula

This article is part of series focusing on Muslim communities and minorities around the world. Islam is not necessarily a faith one would immediately associate with countries in the Far East, a region where oriental culture is practically engrained in the everyday lifestyle of natives. In fact, religion in the[…]

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Despite challenges, Nordic Muslims thriving

This article is part of a series focusing on Muslim minorities around the world. The Nordic and Baltic regions in the north of Europe have long been viewed as something of a world of its own; carrying its own unique traditions and religious beliefs. In lands synonymous with Vikings (more[…]

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Muslims find peace in Phuket

Thailand is one of the world’s prime tourist destinations and seen as something of a haven for those seeking to practice Buddhism. And whilst a vast majority of the country’s 67 million inhabitants do practice the religion, the country also has a somewhat diverse minority population. Islam in Thailand, largely[…]

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Islam alive in Chile

This article is the first in a series focusing on Muslim minorities around the world. There are few places and communities in the world where Islam has yet to permeate; a sure sign of the growing influence of the religion at a time where global perceptions of Muslims are at[…]

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