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Another prayer app tracking users’ data

Date: January 14, 2021 | Categories: Family Breakdown, Islamophobia, News,

Following a history of prayer apps being compromised, Salaat First is the newest to have been uncovered as tracking location data and working with a firm that is linked to ICE.  Salaat First (Prayer Times) is an app that has prayer times for Muslims. This app was selling their granular location information to a data broker, who then sells the …

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Chinese Embassy tweet about Uyghur women draws condemnation

Date: January 11, 2021 | Categories: Global Injustice, Islamophobia,

On January 7, 2021, the official Twitter account for the Chinese Embassy in the US tweeted the following: “Study shows that in the process of eradicating extremism, the minds of Uygur women in Xinjiang were emancipated and gender equality and reproductive health were promoted, making them no longer baby-making machines. They are more confident and independent.”  Twitter has since removed …

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The use of forced Uyghur labor in cotton production

Date: January 7, 2021 | Categories: Global Injustice, Islamophobia,

In occupied East Turkestan (known formally as Xinjiang in China), more than half a million Uyghur and other Turkic minorities have been forced to pick cotton. The region produces more than 20% of the world’s cotton and 84% of China’s cotton. The International Criminal Court has said it does not have the jurisdiction to investigate the allegations of human rights …