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Sri Lanka declares emergency to quell anti-Muslim riots

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has declared a state of emergency for ten days to combat the spread of violence after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in Kandy. The emergency has been declared to rein in the spread of communal violence, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Indian Ocean island’s central district of Kandy. Tension has been growing between the two communities in Sri Lanka over the past year, with some hardline Buddhist groups accusing Muslims of forcing people to…

Donald Trump retweets anti-Muslim hate videos, apologises after three months

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has apologised for the first time for retweeting a British far-right group's videos against Muslims, in an ITV interview aired in Britain on Friday. "If you're telling me they're horrible racist people, I would certainly apologise if you'd like me to do that," he told Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan during the interview, conducted in Davos on Thursday. Trump sparked outrage in Britain in November when he retweeted, in quick succession, three anti-Muslim videos posted by…

Trump ‘wrong’ to retweet anti-Muslim videos: Downing Street

LONDON: US President Donald Trump was "wrong" to retweet three anti-Muslim videos posted by the deputy head of British far-right group Britain First, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Wednesday. "Britain First seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions. They cause anxiety to law abiding people," he said. "British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right, which is the antithesis of the values that this country…

Donald Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos, sparks outrage

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has ignited online outrage after he retweeted three anti-Muslim videos on his account having 43.6 million followers, purportedly showing violence by Muslim migrants. The videos were originally posted by far-right Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen. The first retweet was a video titled, "Muslim migrant beating up a Dutch boy on crutches," while the second, "Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!," and the third and most gruesome, "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off…

Anti-Muslim abuse alleged in death of US Marines recruit

CHICAGO: The parents of a US Marines recruit who died during training have filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming their son was physically abused and targeted because of his Muslim faith. The military has said Raheel Siddiqui committed suicide last year by jumping over a third-story railing, after enduring days of hazing. A drill instructor and battalion commander face military trials in the case. In a $100 million lawsuit filed Friday in Siddiqui’s home state of Michigan, his Pakistani immigrant parents rejected the…

US anti-Muslim bias incidents increased in 2016: report

WASHINGTON: When the Masjid Al-Kareem mosque in Providence, Rhode Island, received a threatening letter in November disrespecting and abusing Muslims, its members were frightened enough they asked for and got extra police protection. The 42-year-old mosque was far from alone. The letter it received was one of 2,213 anti-Muslim bias incidents in the United States last year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The report found a 57 percent increase in the number of…