Rohingya : Terrorist or Freedom Fighter ?

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What’s behind the Rohingya crisis in Burma? More than 300,000 people, most belonging to Burma’s Rohingya ethnic group, have fled their country for neighboring Bangladesh. Here’s why the crisis is unfolding. (Jason Aldag, Max Bearak / The Washington Post) Over the past 2½ weeks, the coastal borderland between Burma and Bangladesh has become the site of almost incomprehensible misery and suffering. The United Nations says 313,000 people, most belonging to Burma’s Rohingya ethnic group, have fled with nothing but the clothes on their backs to fetid roadside encampments in Bangladesh. They are escaping what…

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Pakistan: Bomb Blast Killed 72 people in Three Months of 2017

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Terrorism in Pakistan has become a major and highly destructive phenomenon in recent years. The annual death toll from terrorist attacks has risen from 164 in 2003 to 3318 in 2009, with a total of 35,000 Pakistanis killed between 11 September 2001 and May 2011. Pakistan’s involvement in the Soviet-Afghan War, which led to a greater influx of ideologically driven Muslims (mujahideen) to the tribal areas and increased availability of guns such as the AK-47 and drugs from the Golden Crescent. In March 31 2017  An explosion apparently targeting a mosque…

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Chechen schoolgirls Now Can wear Hijab in School

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Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his own position on the issue of hijabs in 2012, when he opposed them being worn in schools. He said that although people’s religious feelings must be respected, Russia is a secular state. “We should see how our neighbors, European states deal with [wearing hijabs]. And everything will become clear,” Putin said. In 2015 however, Russia’s Supreme Court ruled to uphold the ban on Muslim headgear in schools introduced by the authorities of the central Russian Republic of Mordovia. The court rejected a complaint lodged…

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