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EXPLAINER: Federal Court strikes down discrimination against religious student groups on college campus

In a unanimous decision, the federal court for the 8th Circuit held that administrators at the University of Iowa are violating the First Amendment by removing Christian, Muslim, and Sikh student organizations for choosing student leaders who share the group’s mission and values. The court’s ruling of InterVarsity v. University of Iowa follows a series of recent decisions that uphold the First Amendment’s free exercise clause and specifically rejects skewed applications of anti-discrimination policies based on a leader’s viewpoints.
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Pennsylvania Man Sentenced To 18 Months’ Imprisonment For Internet Threats Against The Jewish Community

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on July 13, 2021, Corbin Kauffman, age 32, of Lehighton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani to 18 months’ imprisonment for interstate transmission of threats to injure the person of another.

Olympic body ‘remains neutral’ concerning US Commission’s call to postpone 2022 Beijing games

This article was originally published by Radio Free Asia and is reprinted with permission. The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it had to “remain neutral” on global political issues in response to a request from the U.S. Congressional commission that asked it to postpone and relocate the 2022 Beijing Winter Games if China does not end its human rights abuses against Muslim Uyghurs in its Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
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Brickbats: August/September 2021

Body camera video shows two Colorado Springs, Colorado, police officers using their Tasers on Carl Andersen Jr. in April 2019 as he stood in his daughter's hospital room and refused to give them his phone. Police were there because Andersen's daughter was accidentally struck by his fiancée's vehicle as she pulled out of their driveway, and cops were trying to take his phone as part of an investigation into how the girl was injured. Andersen's lawyer says the man was not under arrest and the cops did not show him a warrant for his phone. Neither he nor his fiancée were charged for the daughter's injury. Andersen is now suing the city and the cops.
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As China targets Uyghurs worldwide, democracies must prevent Interpol abuse

On July 19, Uyghur activist Yidiresi Aishan was detained in Morocco at the request of the Chinese government. As Aishan sits in Tiflet Detention Centre, he knows that if he is sent back to his homeland in Xinjiang, he almost certainly will be detained for “re-education” in the Chinese Communist Party’s vast network of concentration camps or sent to prison.
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Shaima Reveals Why A Collab With The Weeknd Is Her Ultimate Goal: ‘I Have A Special Love For Him’

Muslim pop star Shaima has opened up about finding her voice while growing up in London, and who she wants to collab with, in this exclusive interview. Singer Shaima is on the rise! The muslim pop star has a new EP, titled Unveiled, which is set to drop in August, and she opened up in an exclusive interview with HollywoodLife about her career. “My path has not been as straightforward as I’d hoped! I’ve felt destined to be a pop star since I was around 11, and since then have taken a long time to find my sound, discover my ancestral background of being half English, half Pakistani/Indian, and then, mix the two together through my music,” she explained.
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Community Profile: Saba Ilyas

Saba Ilyas serves as the Chair of the Mayoral Ad-hoc Frisco Inclusion Committee. When she’s not working to help promote the idea of a unified Frisco, she works as a clinical coordinator for a cardiac pathologist. What made you want to be a part of the Frisco Inclusion Committee?. It...

Nigeria files terrorism charges against Shia cleric

Nigeria has filed fresh terrorism charges against a Shia Muslim cleric, a prosecution lawyer said Sunday, days after he was acquitted of murder following almost six years in detention. A court in the northern city of Kaduna discharged Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife on Wednesday because of a lack of...

Asaduddin Owaisi slams UP population control bill

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], August 1 (ANI): Ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi accused the Uttar Pradesh government of the colossal mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis and opposed the recently rolled out Uttar Pradesh population control bill. Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Owaisi said,...
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Georgetown’s Bridge Initiative: Manufactured ‘Islamophobia’

Bridge senior research fellow Mobashra Tazamal interviewed Denari Duffner about her recently published book, Islamophobia: What Christians Should Know (and Do) about Anti-Muslim Discrimination. Currently a Georgetown doctoral student in theological and religious studies, she has a long history of erroneous statements concerning Islamic doctrine. Now she worries that Christians “only see kind of negative manifestations of Islam in the media” and “are not aware of all the ways that Muslims are doing good for them” — virtues she never elucidated.
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After 3 Decades of Relations, Azerbaijan Opens Trade Office in Israel

For the first time after 30 years of diplomatic relations, Azerbaijan inaugurated a Trade and Tourism office in Tel Aviv, with diplomatic status. Israeli Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov and Azerbaijani Minister of Economy Mikayil Jabbarov, who serve as co-chairs of the Israel-Azerbaijan Joint Committee on economic collaboration, participated in the inauguration ceremony on Thursday.