The Mughal Empire and Historical Reputation: Crash Course World History #217

In which John Green teaches you about the Mughal Empire, which ruled large swaths of the Indian Sub-Continent from 1526 to (technically) 1857. While John teaches you about this long-lived Muslim empire, he’ll also look at the idea of historical reputation and how we view people from history. Namely, he’ll look at the reputations ofContinue reading “The Mughal Empire and Historical Reputation: Crash Course World History #217”

Indian police arrest seven for ‘celebrating’ Pakistan cricket win

Young Muslims face charges including ‘promoting enmity’ after match at T20 World Cup in Dubai Indian police have arrested seven Muslim youths for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in a cricket match on Sunday. Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, a senior Bharatiya Janata party figure, said in a tweet that the three may be chargedContinue reading “Indian police arrest seven for ‘celebrating’ Pakistan cricket win”

Canada unveils plans to make online hate speech a crime

Canada’s Liberal government on Wednesday unveiled plans to make online hate speech a crime, although the proposed legislation excludes social media platforms for now. The proposed amendments to Canada’s criminal codes and human rights act, which have been in the works for many months, come just weeks after an attack that killed four members ofContinue reading “Canada unveils plans to make online hate speech a crime”

Russian mercenaries accused of atrocities in the Central African Republic

CNN has uncovered disturbing evidence of human rights atrocities by Russian mercenaries in the Central African Republic. CNN’s Clarissa Ward and her team were denied entry to the country because of CNN’s previous reporting on the activities of the mercenaries. But working with local journalists and an independent investigative group The Sentry, CNN has assembledContinue reading “Russian mercenaries accused of atrocities in the Central African Republic”

New Israeli gov’t approves right-wing march through Jerusalem

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh describes the planned march through occupied East Jerusalem as ‘a provocation of our people’. Israeli far-right groups are expected to participate in a so-called “March of the Flags” through the Damascus Gate of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City and into its Muslim quarter on Tuesday, drawing warnings from Hamas ofContinue reading “New Israeli gov’t approves right-wing march through Jerusalem”

Austria sparks uproar with ‘Islam map’

Integration Minister Susanne Raab unveiled an Internet website called the ‘National Map of Islam’ with the names and locations of more than 600 mosques Interactive map alarmed many of Austria’s Muslims and the ruling center-right OeVP party’s coalition partner, the Greens, also distanced itself from it VIENNA: The Austrian government came under fire Thursday forContinue reading “Austria sparks uproar with ‘Islam map’”

‘A war declaration’: Palestinians in Israel decry mass arrests

Israeli police launch wave of arrests targeting Palestinian citizens of Israel who rallied in support of Sheikh Jarrah, Al-Aqsa and Gaza. Israeli police announced they will arrest hundreds of Palestinian citizens of Israel over the coming days for their participation in recent sit-ins in support of Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem and the besieged GazaContinue reading “‘A war declaration’: Palestinians in Israel decry mass arrests”

Backed by Israeli police, Jewish settlers enter Al-Aqsa compound

The incident comes as a fragile ceasefire holds in besieged Gaza, days after the end of a 11-day Israeli bombing campaign. Dozens of Jewish settlers, flanked by heavily armed Israeli special forces, entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem in the early morning, further raising tensions hours after Palestinian worshippers were beaten andContinue reading “Backed by Israeli police, Jewish settlers enter Al-Aqsa compound”

Indian mosque bulldozed in defiance of high court order

Local officials in Uttar Pradesh demolish mosque that had stood since time of British rule A local administration in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has defied a state high court order and bulldozed a mosque, in one of the most inflammatory actions taken against a Muslim place of worship since the demolition of theContinue reading “Indian mosque bulldozed in defiance of high court order”

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