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US Muslim judge died in apparent suicide, police say

Police are investigating the death of America’s first Muslim woman judge as a suicide, the New York Times reported, citing law enforcement sources. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, was found dead in the Hudson River in New York on Wednesday. Despite her personal accomplishments, Abdus-Salaam, who was serving on New York’s highest[…]

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Trump’s Muslim ban sparks outrage and fear

“Disgraceful”, “a travesty”, “racist”. These were some of the words used to describe a measure signed off by US President Donald Trump that suspends immigration from several Muslim-majority countries, and indefinitely bans Syrians – including refugees – from entering the United States. Closing off his first week in office, Trump[…]

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Obama dismantling immigrant registry targeting Muslims

President Barack Obama plans to dismantle a controversial immigrant registry that rights groups have long said unfairly targeted men from Arab- and Muslim-majority countries, in what appears to be an effort to block President-elect Donald Trump from easily reviving it. The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) has been dormant[…]

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US officials, activists push back against Islamophobia

The past week has witnessed a spike in hate crimes against Muslim Americans, including vandalism of mosques and verbal and physical assaults on followers of the faith. However, civil rights activists, interfaith groups and government officials are pushing back against the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment. In Seattle, Washington, the city[…]

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