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China says 13,000 ‘terrorists’ arrested in Xinjiang since 2014

Authorities in China have arrested almost 13,000 “terrorists” in the restive far western region of Xinjiang since 2014, the government said on Monday. The announcement was made in a lengthy policy paper again defending Beijing’s controversial “de-radicalisation” measures. China has faced growing international opprobrium for setting up facilities that United[…]

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Shafiq Morton pens new book on Tuan Guru

The life of Tuan Guru, one of the South African Muslim community’s most iconic figures, has been re-visited in a  fascinating new book. “From the Spice Islands to Cape Town:  The Life and Times of Tuan Guru”, is written by VOC presenter and journalist Shafiq Morton and brings to fruition[…]

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China holds one million Uighur Muslims in concentration camps

OPINION by Khaled A Beydoun Rwanda. East Timor. Myanmar. The world has a cruel habit of ignoring humanitarian disasters until it’s too late. Old habits die hard, and the people targeted by state-led ethnic cleansing programs even harder. But the reports of mass concentration camps and the criminalisation of Islam[…]

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Muslims urged to fast during Dhul Hijja

As we move closer to the start of Dhul Hijja and the hajj season, the MJC leadership says it’s deeply concerned about the level of moral degradation in South Africa. The ulema have therefore called upon the Muslim community, to utilize the first nine days of Dhul Hijja in fasting.[…]

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