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Saudi Arabia hires company with BJP ties for hajj applications

Saudi Arabia’s recent announcement that potential Hajj pilgrims from Australia, Europe, and the US would need to apply for visas via a government portal called Motawif. In place would be automotive lottery system through which pilgrims can book and purchase their trip for Hajj.  A Dubai-based company, Traveazy, that has been contracted to process these applications has ties to Modi …


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Hindutva mobs and anti-Muslim hatred

In India, saffron scarves have turned into a symbol of hatred and violence against Muslims. The orange color scarf was donned by Hindutva mobs as they heckled and harassed Muslim girls wearing scarves to school in Karnataka. This past week and month in India, anti-Muslim sentiment has increased to the point that experts are arguing that India is fully engaged …


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Incarcerated Muslims discriminated against in Ramadan

Ramadan is a month of fasting for Muslims around the world. In an American context, many American Muslims have spoken about microaggressions, racism, and ignorance during the month of Ramadan. For many Muslims imprisoned, Ramadan, rather than a month of fasting and spirituality, becomes oppressive.  Last year, TIME Magazine reported the narrative of Hubert Jason – a Black Muslim incarcerated …