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Saudi cleric suspended for calling women 'quarter brained'

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The Latest: Group condemns Myanmar's use of land mines

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Saudi cleric suspended over 'quarter-brain' women drivers quip

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How Rohingya Muslims are being wiped off Myanmar’s map

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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina urges UN-supervised 'safe zones' for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

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The Latest: US envoy: Alleged abuses should be investigated

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Saudi cleric suspended over 'quarter-brain' women drivers quip
DUBAI: A Saudi cleric who said women should not drive because their brains shrink to a quarter the size of a man's when they go shopping has been banned from preaching, state television said. Saad al-Hijri was suspended from all religious activity after advising against allowing women to drive in a speech that contained comments "diminishing human value", the broadcaster quoted a spokesman for the governor of Asir province as saying   Read More ...
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Saudi cleric suspended for calling women 'quarter brained'
RIYADH (AFP) - A Saudi cleric who said women should not be allowed to drive because they have a "quarter" of the brainpower of men has been banned from preaching, media reported on Friday (Sept 22). Saad al-Hijri was suspended from all religious activity in the southern province of Asir after his comment was widely pilloried on social media. Hijri said women - who normally are "half-brained" compared to men - "end up with only a quarter" when they go shopping and therefore must denied driving licences, according to an online video identifying him as a senior religious figure   Read More ...
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The Latest: Group condemns Myanmar's use of land mines
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh (all times local): The International Campaign to Ban Landmines, a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, has condemned Myanmar's use of antipersonnel mines along its border with Bangladesh, across which more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state in the past month   Read More ...
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The Latest: Group condemns Myanmar's use of land mines
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh (all times local): The International Campaign to Ban Landmines, a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, has condemned Myanmar's use of antipersonnel mines along its border with Bangladesh, across which more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state in the past month   Read More ...
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Hindus, Muslims should peacefully observe religious occasions: West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Friday appealed to the Hindus and Muslims in the state to peacefully observe their religious occasions. “There is no question of any tension…We all owe a duty towards both the communities to ensure that the religious occasions are observed peacefully,” he told reporters in Kolkata. On the Calcutta High Court order on Thursday allowing immersion of Durga idols on all days from Vijaya Dashami on September 30, including on Muharram on October 1, the governor said, “It is not a judgement in favour or against anybody   Read More ...
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Emulate Prophet Muhammad - Sultan Nazrin to Muslims
LUMUT: Muslims should have an open mind similar to the leadership of Prophet Muhammad, said Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah. The sultan said the prophet had successfully transformed Medina after hijrah (migration) through a culture of syura (discussion), engagement and consultation. He said the culture allowed people to have different opinions and views, beside accepting criticisms. "Islam will not prosper if the ummah (people) are narrow-minded, have poor thinking and with mentality of the weak (but) through healthy and active minds as well as the open-mindedness of its ummah," he said at the Maal Hijrah celebration in here today   Read More ...
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Saudi cleric suspended over 'quarter-brain' women drivers quip
DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi cleric who said women should not drive because their brains shrink to a quarter the size of a man’s when they go shopping has been banned from preaching, state television said. Saad al-Hijri was suspended from all religious activity after advising against allowing women to drive in a speech that contained comments “diminishing human value”, the broadcaster quoted a spokesman for the governor of Asir province as saying   Read More ...
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Saudi cleric suspended over 'quarter-brain' women drivers quip
DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi cleric who said women should not drive because their brains shrink to a quarter the size of a man's when they go shopping has been banned from preaching, state television said. Saad al-Hijri was suspended from all religious activity after advising against allowing women to drive in a speech that contained comments "diminishing human value", the broadcaster quoted a spokesman for the governor of Asir province as saying   Read More ...
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Saudi cleric suspended for saying women can't drive due to brain shrinkage
DUBAI - A Saudi cleric who said women should not drive because their brains shrink to a quarter the size of a man's when they go shopping has been banned from preaching, state television said.Saad al-Hijri was suspended from all religious activity after advising against allowing women to drive in a speech that contained comments "diminishing human value," the broadcaster quoted a spokesman for the governor of Asir province as saying   Read More ...
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India Using 'Chilli And Stun Grenades' To Stop Rohingya Influx: Report
New Delhi: India is using "chilli and stun grenades" to stop Rohingya Muslims from crossing the highly porous border with Bangladesh into north eastern states like Mizoram, news agency Reuters reported today. Rohingya Muslims are fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, but the centre has said that the nearly 40,000 who are scattered in cities like Jammu and Delhi are illegal immigrants who must be deported in part because of security risks   Read More ...
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How Rohingya Muslims are being wiped off Myanmar’s map
For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is, quite literally, being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month, security forces and allied mobs retaliated by burning down thousands of Rohingya homes in the predominantly Buddhist nation. More than 500,000 people — roughly half their population — have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the past year, most of them in the last three weeks   Read More ...
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Police arrest Pakistani jihadi suspect in Spain
Spain’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested a Pakistani man suspected of promoting terrorism and spreading Islamic jihadi propaganda on social media networks. A ministry statement the 25-year-old resident of the northern Catalan city of Lleida was part of a cell partially dismantled with the arrest of three Pakistani brothers in Lleida last year. The ministry said the man detained on Tuesday had become more engrossed in radical activities in recent weeks   Read More ...
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Bengal’s child rights body moves SC in support of Rohingyas
West Bengal’s child rights body today moved the Supreme Court against the Centre’s move to deport all Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, saying the entire community cannot be branded as terrorists. The plea was filed by West Bengal State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBSCPCR) in the apex court which has already fixed a PIL, filed by two Rohingya Muslim refugees challenging their deportation, for hearing on October 3   Read More ...
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We are not here as terrorists, say Rohingyas in Hyderabad
His homeland forced him into exile and his host country is threatening to deport him but Syedullah Bashar is hopeful that one day justice will be his — and his community of Rohingya Muslims. As the world debates the plight of Rohingya Muslims, forced to flee their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Bashar is hoping desperately that the Indian government does not deport them   Read More ...
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BSF using 'chilli and stun grenades' to stop Rohingya Muslims from entering India
India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using "chilli and stun grenades" to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, officials said on Friday. Border forces have been authorised to use "rude and crude" methods to stop any infiltration attempts. "We don't want to cause any serious injury or arrest them, but we won't tolerate Rohingya on Indian soil," said a senior official with the Border Security Force (BSF) in New Delhi   Read More ...
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Iraqi Shiite militias join battle for IS-held town of Hawija
BAGHDAD (AP) — The spokesman for Iraq's mostly Shiite paramilitary troops known as Popular Mobilization Forces says they have joined the battle against Islamic State militants in the contested province of Kirkuk. Ahmed al-Asadi says the Shiite militias were pushing west of the IS-held town of Hawija on Friday, following the formal launch of the operation to retake the area — one of the last extremist strongholds in Iraq — the previous day   Read More ...
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Iraqi Shiite militias join battle for IS-held town of Hawija
BAGHDAD – The spokesman for Iraq's mostly Shiite paramilitary troops known as Popular Mobilization Forces says they have joined the battle against Islamic State militants in the contested province of Kirkuk. Ahmed al-Asadi says the Shiite militias were pushing west of the IS-held town of Hawija on Friday, following the formal launch of the operation to retake the area — one of the last extremist strongholds in Iraq — the previous day   Read More ...
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Iraqi Shiite militias join battle for IS-held town of Hawija
BAGHDAD (AP) — The spokesman for Iraq's mostly Shiite paramilitary troops known as Popular Mobilization Forces says they have joined the battle against Islamic State militants in the contested province of Kirkuk. Ahmed al-Asadi says the Shiite militias were pushing west of the IS-held town of Hawija on Friday, following the formal launch of the operation to retake the area — one of the last extremist strongholds in Iraq — the previous day   Read More ...
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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina urges UN-supervised 'safe zones' for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a military crackdown to seek refuge in her country. "These people must be able to return to their homeland in safety, security and dignity," PM Hasina told the UN General Assembly on Thursday. The United Nations says more than 420,000 Rohingya have fled for safety to Bangladesh in the face of an army campaign in northern Rakhine state that includes rape and the burning of villages   Read More ...
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Bangladesh urges UN-supervised safe zones in Myanmar for Rohingya Muslims
UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) - Bangladesh's prime minister has proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a military crackdown to seek refuge in her country. "These people must be able to return to their homeland in safety, security and dignity," Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the UN General Assembly. The United Nations says more than 420,000 Rohingya have fled for safety to Bangladesh in the face of an army campaign in northern Rakhine state that includes rape and the burning of villages   Read More ...
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The Latest: US envoy: Alleged abuses should be investigated
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The Latest on Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh (all times local): A senior U.S. official says allegations of abuse during a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar need to be investigated and perpetrators held accountable. Patrick Murphy, who is the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state to Southeast Asia, said late Thursday there are voices globally saying if Myanmar doesn't do it, "an international mechanism to examine those kinds of abuses" should be considered   Read More ...
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The Latest: US envoy: Alleged abuses should be investigated
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The Latest on Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh (all times local): A senior U.S. official says allegations of abuse during a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar need to be investigated and perpetrators held accountable. Patrick Murphy, who is the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state to Southeast Asia, said late Thursday there are voices globally saying if Myanmar doesn't do it, "an international mechanism to examine those kinds of abuses" should be considered   Read More ...
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Thai government takes action against Buddhist monk over anti-Muslim views
BANGKOK: The Thai government said on Thursday it plans to take legal action against a radical Buddhist monk detained by police for posting anti-Islamic views on social media, and posing a threat to national security. Phra Maha Aphichat Punnajanto is based at a temple in Bangkok, but police detained him on Tuesday in southern Thailand, a region where Muslim separatist insurgents have been fighting for decades   Read More ...
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BSF jawans visit Bengal enclaves looking for Rohingya Muslims
BSF is currently on high alert looking to stop infiltration of Rohangiya Muslims in the country. Border Security Force (BSF) jawans are patrolling enclaves of Cooch Behar district in West Bengal looking for possible infiltrating Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh. George Manjuram, DIG (general), North Bengal Frontier, BSF told DNA that some bordering areas have been alerted. “We are expecting some infiltration in some areas where there is a possibility of getting shelter   Read More ...
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Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh veered off a road and fell into a ditch Thursday morning, killing at least nine aid workers, hours after another aid shipment in the refugees’ violence-wracked home state in Myanmar was attacked by a Buddhist mob. Both shipments were from the International Committee of the Red Cross   Read More ...
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Thai government takes action against monk over anti-Muslim views
BANGKOK: The Thai government said on Thursday it plans to take legal action against a radical Buddhist monk detained by police for posting anti-Islamic views on social media, and posing a threat to national security. Phra Maha Aphichat Punnajanto is based at a temple in Bangkok, but police detained him on Tuesday in southern Thailand, a region where Muslim separatist insurgents have been fighting for decades   Read More ...
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Buddhist protesters block aid to Muslim Rohingya
Police in Myanmar have clashed with a mob blocking an aid shipment in Rakhine state while nine people have died in a road accident involving a Red Cross truck in Bangladesh. Wednesday's developments hamper urgently needed relief efforts for Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar. A 300-strong Buddhist mob in Rakhine's capital Sittwe gathered late on Wednesday at a jetty where a boat carrying relief goods was preparing to travel up river to Maungdaw, Reuters news agency said   Read More ...
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Kim Si Young elected as new president for the North-Asia Pacific region of the Adventist Church
On September 13, the Northern Asia-Pacific region (NSD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church held a Special Executive Committee (EXCOM) meeting to elect Kim Si Young as the regions new president. Young’s name was recommended to the General Conference Administrative Committee (ADCOM) and on September 19, the GC ADCOM members voted Young in as the new president. Kim Si Young was born November 25, 1954, in Boryeong City, Korea   Read More ...
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Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh veered off a road and fell into a ditch Thursday morning, killing at least nine aid workers, hours after another aid shipment in the refugees' violence-wracked home state in Myanmar was attacked by a Buddhist mob. Both shipments were from the International Committee of the Red Cross   Read More ...
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Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh veered off a road and fell into a ditch Thursday morning, killing at least nine aid workers, hours after another aid shipment in the refugees' violence-wracked home state in Myanmar was attacked by a Buddhist mob. Both shipments were from the International Committee of the Red Cross   Read More ...
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Why Not Deport Rohingya, Myanmar Will Accept Them: Home Minister Rajnath Singh
New Delhi: Highlights Centre says it will move to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims Supreme Court told some Rohingya have links to Pakistan terror groups Some Rohingya leaders want to incite communal violence, says Centre Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reiterated that Rohingya Muslims living in India are not refugees but illegal immigrants from Myanmar. He said objections to deport them are baseless since Myanmar has expressed its willingness to take them back   Read More ...
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Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die
A truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh veered off a road and fell into a ditch Thursday morning, killing at least nine aid workers, hours after another aid shipment in the refugees' violence-wracked home state in Myanmar was attacked by a Buddhist mob. Both shipments were from the International Committee of the Red Cross. Aid groups face different challenges on either side of the border: An influx of more than 420,000 refugees in less than a month in Bangladesh, and in Myanmar, government resistance and angry allegations from majority Buddhists that international organizations are favoring the long-persecuted Rohingya minority   Read More ...
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Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A truck filled with aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh veered off a road and fell into a ditch Thursday morning, killing at least nine aid workers, hours after another aid shipment in the refugees' violence-wracked home state in Myanmar was attacked by a Buddhist mob. Both shipments were from the International Committee of the Red Cross   Read More ...
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Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monk
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have detained a Buddhist monk who has posted online videos that harshly denounce Islam. Police Col. Dusit Promsin in the southern province of Songkhla said the monk, Apichart Punnajanto, was detained there Tuesday by officers from the Crime Suppression Division. Officers of the division refused to comment, but Dusit said the monk was taken into custody because of videos he had posted online, though he did not describe the content   Read More ...
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Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monk
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have detained a Buddhist monk who has posted online videos that harshly denounce Islam. Police Col. Dusit Promsin in the southern province of Songkhla said the monk, Apichart Punnajanto, was detained there Wednesday by officers from the Crime Suppression Division. Officers of the division refused to comment, but Dusit said the monk was taken into custody because of videos he had posted online, though he did not describe the content   Read More ...
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As Rohingya Muslims Face Uncertainty, Myanmar Hindus See Hope In India
Bangladesh/New Delhi: Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar's military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Indian government. Nearly 500 are sheltered in a cleared-out chicken farm in a Hindu hamlet in Bangladesh's southeast, a couple of miles from where most of the 421,000 Rohingya Muslims who have also fled violence in Myanmar since August 25 are living in makeshift camps   Read More ...
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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina Says Myanmar Must Take Back Rohingya
Dhaka, Bangladesh: Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a new call for Myanmar to take back the some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in the Buddhist-dominated country. Prime Minister Hasina, speaking to Bangladeshi activists in New York where she is attending the UN General Assembly, also called for greater international pressure on Myanmar over the new crisis which has unfolded in the past three weeks, media reports said   Read More ...
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Stripped of citizenship in 1982, Myanmar seen wiping generations of Rohingya Muslims off map
YANGON – For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month, security forces and allied mobs retaliated by burning down thousands of Rohingya homes in the predominantly Buddhist nation. More than 500,000 people — roughly half their population — have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the past year, most of them in the last three weeks   Read More ...
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Rohingya Muslims are being wiped off Myanmar’s map
Yangon, Myanmar — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month, security forces and allied mobs retaliated by burning down thousands of Rohingya homes in the predominantly Buddhist nation. More than 500,000 people — roughly half their population — have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the past year, most of them in the last three weeks   Read More ...
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Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar's map
YANGON — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month, security forces and allied mobs retaliated by burning down thousands of Rohingya homes in the predominantly Buddhist nation. More than 500,000 people — roughly half their population — have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the past year, most of them in the last three weeks   Read More ...
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