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UN Secretary General meets with Grand Ayatollah Sistani (Source: UN)

United Nations Secretary General meets with Grand Ayatollah Sistani

United Nations Secretary General meets with Grand Ayatollah Sistani

In an unprecedented move, Grand Ayatollah Sistani met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon today, regarding the crisis in Iraq. The Grand Ayatollah has traditionally refused to meet with representatives from the United States or Europe. For that reason, a meeting with the United Nations signals a major decision on the part of Sistani.

Bahrain's foreign minister, bowling for diplomats / Photo: Bahrain Foreign Ministry

Bahrain expels senior US diplomat for meeting with Shiite Muslims

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 — Bahrain expelled U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski from its borders today in what could be the beginning of an international incident. AP reports, “Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry says that a top U.S. official has been declared persona non grata and asked to leave the country, just

Kindnapped girls of Chibok - Screen Shot

Muslims express outrage over Boko Haram kidnappings

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 — Numerous Muslim individuals and organizations have expressed outrage at the Boko Haram kidnapping of young girls. The anger at Boko Haram, a recognized terrorist organization, reflects a genuine sentiment of antipathy towards the group and its actions for a variety of reasons. Many would be surprised, for example, to learn that

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Malaysian “Confronting the Shia Virus” Seminar was precursor to Anti Shia Alliance meeting

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 — The past fall, the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) held a seminar entitled “Confronting the Syiah Virus” (“Syiah” is the Malaysian word for Shia). At the event was Malaysia’s Home Ministry Security and Public Order assistant secretary Zamihan Md Zain Al-Ghari, who according to the Sun Daily said “there [is] an immediate need

Police have photos of a man who allegedly spat on a 15-year-old Muslim girl and called her a "terrorist." (NYPD)

One year after Anti-Muslim ads appear in NYC public transit, 15 year old girl attacked on bus

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 – A man who spat upon, insulted, and threatened a young Muslim girl on a public bus in New York has been arrested, according to the New York Police Department. CBS News reports that the police said “Perry Germano, 50, of Queens approached the 15-year-old female victim, made anti-Muslim statements, spat

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