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NYC attack: Groups blast Trump’s Guantanamo comments

NYC attack: Groups blast Trump's Guantanamo comments

Rights groups have blasted right-wing US President Donald Trump’s declaration that he may send the suspect of a deadly attack in Manhattan to the US-run Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba. On Wednesday, Trump announced he was considering sending Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan who is suspected of killing eight people in Manhattan a […]

What’s the Difference Between Terrorism and Mass Murder?

What's the Difference Between Terrorism and Mass Murder?

An Uzbek national is accused of using a rented truck to mow down pedestrians on a bike path Tuesday in New York City, killing at least eight and injuring 12, in what Police Commissioner James O’Neill called “the worst terror attack in New York City since Sept. 11, 2001.” According to NYPD Deputy Commissioner of […]

Bullying Against Muslim Students Rises

U.S. Puts $5 Million Bounty On Pakistani Taliban Leader

Incidents of bullying against Muslim students from hijab pulling to cyberbullying have climbed, according to a 2017 school bullying report by the Council on American Islamic Relations—and experts say Islamophobic rhetoric from the U.S. election in 2016 played a role. The study found that out of the 1,041 Muslim students ages 11 to 18 more […]

How “Allahu Akbar” Came To Be Associated With Terrorism

After eight people were killed and almost a dozen injured when a 29-year-old drove down a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center in Manhattan Tuesday, reports emerged that eyewitnesses heard the suspect, identified as Sayfullo Saipov, shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he carried out the attack. Multiple news outlets also said authorities found handwritten […]

Are Terrorists Coming From Uzbekistan?

U.S. Puts $5 Million Bounty On Pakistani Taliban Leader

Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old citizen of Uzbekistan, was apprehended Tuesday in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack in New York City. He isn’t the first immigrant from the Central Asian country linked to terrorism in the U.S. in recent years. Uzbekistan is a large, majority-Muslim country located north of Afghanistan that gained independence from […]

Schumer Asks Trump to Rethink Anti-Terrorism Cuts

Ted Nugent Says the Parkland Survivors 'Have No Soul'

After President Donald Trump blamed New York Senator Chuck Schumer and the D iversity Visa Lottery Program for allowing the suspect in Tuesday’s lower Manhattan attack to enter the U.S., Schumer responded by pointing out what could be considered hypocrisy on the president’s part: If Trump wants to stop terrorists, why does he want to […]

When immigrants to America were white

When immigrants to America were white

Happy Native American Heritage Month! In this “Make America Great Again” era, where white nationalists (and your nextdoor neighbours who claim not to be white nationalists) rail against undocumented immigration and yearn for the indeterminate days of yore, it’s easy to forget that the United States did not spring up, fully-formed, as a nation of […]

Saudi-led air strike kills 29 Yemenis, decimates market

Saudi-led air strike kills 29 Yemenis, decimates market

At least 29 Yemeni civilians have been killed after a Saudi-led air strike “decimated” a busy market in the impoverished north of the country, witnesses and rebel media say. Local residents told Al Jazeera the raid targeted the Alaf market in the northern province of Saada shortly after midnight on Wednesday, killing 29 men and […]