Informed Comment
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g. Japan), and kept it an economic powerhouse through their labor. In this way of looking at things, Trump sees Muslim-Americans as Latinos on steroids and so even more threatening to his project of racial hierarchy. Then yesterday Tom Barrack , in charge of the presidential inaugural committee explained why Kanye West was not asked to perform: We haven't asked him . . . He's been great. He considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it's not the venue. The venue we have for entertainment is filled out. It's perfect. It's going to be typically and traditionally American. Kanye seems to have been particularly objectionable because of his hip hop culture. Barrack's and Trump's idea of traditionally American' is obviously an ideal of whiteness, which, of course, is a fantasy. Some 5 percent of self-described white southerners have a recent African genetic heritage.
Daily Express
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Deadline
2 hours
Anyone who thinks they can sum up the last eight years in a few minutes would have to be a delusional egomaniac, Stephen Colbert said on tonight's Late Show , by way of bringing back his much loved conservative gasbag caricature, also known as Stephen Colbert. Well, well, well, at long last our America-hating, secret Muslim, lead-from-behind, terrorist fist-bumping, hopey-changey apologist in in chief is leaving office, Gasbag Colbert began. But, before he spoke...
TYT YouTube
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A new free health clinic is opening in Florida to help those in need. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, tell you why the local Muslim community is doing this. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go “The American Muslim Community Center in Orlando, Florida, has converted an old doctor’s office into a free clinic for uninsured families and people in need. “Our goal is to serve humanity — no strings attached. Everyone is welcome,” Atif Fareed, AMCC chairman, told the Orlando Sentinel. “We have over 40 physicians who come to our mosque, and we have 11 of them signed up to volunteer here. So we are very, very blessed.” The facility, which will only be open on Fridays for the time-being, will offer general health care to anyone who lives in Central Florida who is uninsured and lives below 200 percent of the federal poverty line.
NewsMax
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A Republican Texas lawmaker reportedly sent out a letter to mosque leaders and Muslim student groups asking them to fill out a poll about their beliefs – including Sharia law.
BBC News 24
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BBC News 24
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Politico
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Trump’s secretary of state nominee’s confirmation chances hit a snag after Rex Tillerson aligned himself with Trump’s stance on Russia; other appointees have made headlines by clearly contradicting the president-elect’s positions on policies toward Russia, the use of torture and a proposed ban on Muslim immigrants. Only one of his cabinet appointees has been confirmed; and vacancies abound for dozens of top positions at the departments of State, Defense and others. “There are just millions of Americans who aren't able to imagine a Trump presidency,” Brinkley said. “People are just worried. He has to start somewhere, and the opening salvo of trying to generate goodwill with the American people is the inaugural speech. The words won't convince his detractors but might show a bit of decorum that has been lacking in the transition.” For better or worse, Trump has continued to captivate America and the world with his unpredictable, outsized media presence—even though he has spent almost all of the time secluded in his 26th floor office at Trump Tower or behind the walls of other residences.
BBC News 24
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BBC News 24
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Washington Free Beacon
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The Huffington Post
5 hours
You are a sufferer of micropenis. You are all talk and no action. You are a tiny fraction of the man John Lewis is. You are the puppet. You are crooked. You are corrupt as the day is long. And tomorrow you will be President - start fucking acting like it. By the time you read this, as President of the United States, you will be a public servant (a term I'm sure you despise). And that means you work for us. All of us: Muslim Americans and Hispanic Americans and Jewish Americans and African Americans and LGBTQ Americans and female Americans and Americans with disabilities and Native Americans and urban Americans and immigrant Americans and sick Americans and poor Americans. Whether we voted for you or not. And we will not be divided. Every day that you are working to divide us, I will be working to ensure that your agenda to destroy the America I love fails.
BBC One London
6 hours
When you butter him up by, please, just be a little nicer, it's not an attack, it's a little love letter to say, you have been a little naughty. Actually I said the Muslim ban was an outrage and he had to withdraw it.
BBC One London
6 hours
All right. Listen, the two of you, you've done well, made a big contributions. You've taken up too much time compared with the three people here and the audience. What do your Muslim friends think of your staunch defence of Trump? We don't want any more from Piers.
The Huffington Post
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Washington Free Beacon
6 hours
PressTV News
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If the reform is passed, it will be put to a national referendum. 4) Daesh terrorists have killed 12 people execution-style in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Government forces, backed by Russian air power, took the city after first losing it in 2015. But the terrorist group recaptured the city for the second time in December. 5) Several people have been killed in central Italy as an avalanche strikes a ski resort hotel. Up to 30 people are thought to be trapped inside the hotel. The avalanche was triggered by a series of earthquakes in the Pescara region. 6) Egypt has added retired soccer player Mohamed Aboutrika to its terrorism list for allegedly financing the Muslim Brotherhood. Cairo’s Criminal Court has issued a three-year travel ban and asset freeze against Aboutrika. The former footballer had endorsed the country’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi in his presidential run in 2012.
BBC One West
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BBC One West
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Andrew Plant reports. READS TRADITIONAL PRAYER Filmed on a mobile phone, a traditional Muslim prayer read by a local Imam, which was then posted online. The video attracted some criticism, much of it offensive, and the cathedral removed the entire post from its Facebook page. The prayer wasn't part of a service, but was read as part of the cathedral's exhibition launch, which also including drumming, Hindu dancing and a pagan rock band.
BBC One West Midlands
7 hours
Last week, St Mary's Cathedral in Glasgow was criticised after a Muslim student read passages from the Qur'an during a Christian service. Online abuse they received is being investigated by the police. Churches need to be thinking that actually, quite often, the digital is the front door to their organisation and thinking about what does that look like, what does that work like for people who don't know anything about the faith, people who know a lot about the faith.
BBC One West
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That's Newsnight with Emily in Washington. Good evening from BBC Points West. Our headlines tonight: Putting religious tolerance to the test. Gloucester Cathedral hosts a Muslim ceremony but there's been criticism. It certainly didn't deserve the comments that people were making and often from far away, who hadn't experienced anything of the exhibition or even Gloucester itself.
BBC One West Midlands
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The Dean of Gloucester Cathedral has defended his decision to remove a video from social media, which showed a Muslim prayer being read in the Chapter House. The film, which featured a local Imam, had been posted on the Cathedral's Facebook page as part of a new exhibition celebrating the city's different faiths, but it attracted fierce criticism. Ben Godfrey reports.
BBC Two England
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.. To think a man better known for his celebrity could become president. So help us God, we will make America great again. Sound familiar? Documentary-maker Michael Cockerell has been asking, do Ronald and Donald share more than we yet know? The Muslim mother of a US war hero gives us her message for Trump.
PressTV News
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If the reform is passed, it will be put to a national referendum. 4) Daesh terrorists have killed 12 people execution-style in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Government forces, backed by Russian air power, took the city after first losing it in 2015. But the terrorist group recaptured the city for the second time in December. 5) Several people have been killed in central Italy as an avalanche strikes a ski resort hotel. Up to 30 people are thought to be trapped inside the hotel. The avalanche was triggered by a series of earthquakes in the Pescara region. 6) Egypt has added retired soccer player Mohamed Aboutrika to its terrorism list for allegedly financing the Muslim Brotherhood. Cairo’s Criminal Court has issued a three-year travel ban and asset freeze against Aboutrika. The former footballer had endorsed the country’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi in his presidential run in 2012.