A Muslim family has sued a school in the US state of New York for allegedly forcing their son to sign a false confession claiming he was a terrorist.
According to the $25 million lawsuit, Nashwan Uppal, a 12-year-old with severe learning disabilities, was harassed by bullied with Islamaphobic taunts.
Attorney David Antwork said the school’s Assistant Principal Jason Stanton pressured Uppal to fill out a written confession.
“Stanton repeatedly asked Nashwan if he was a
NYTimes- No society should “live with terrorism.” Our collective goals should be to eradicate it.
Before 9/11 law enforcement filled that role. Since then, nations, led by the United States, adopted a military approach, and terrorist attacks have only risen.
To eradicate terrorism, we need a much more honest discussion about what terrorism actually is. If it means the use of force against civilians to achieve a political goal, than that should include all such attacks on civilians
Welcome to the 2nd weekly episode of the series Islamic Human Rights. Today, we study the history of human rights, including The Code of Hammurabi, Cyrus the Great Charter, and the Law of the Twelve Tables, otherwise known as Ancient Roman Laws.
As a reminder, we said what is presented today as human rights, is the outcome of teachings of monotheistic religions, thoughts of philosophers and thinkers, and efforts of people in different communities for revival and safeguard of human rights
UNITED NATIONS — The Security Council on Friday issued one of its strongest statements to date against Boko Haram, the West African-based terrorist group that has launched waves of violence killing thousands of people in Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger.
The group, which became infamous after the abduction in 2014 of more than 200 girls in Chibok in northern Nigeria, has committed atrocities that equal or exceed those of the world’s more ferocious terrorist groups, including Islamic
Pars Today, the English section of the voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has posted a series of articles on its website in which the issue of Human Rights in Islam is thoroughly discussed. Following comes the first part:
Undoubtedly, the issue of human rights is the most important and most complex human topic of the 20th Century and a major challenge for 21st Century. Today, human rights have turned into the main talking point in the current world order. Many acts, behavioral
According a New York Times paper, more than three dozen Yazidi women who recently escaped the Daesh, described the numerous methods Daesh terrorists used to avoid pregnancy of their sex slaves. Daesh has reportedly used oral and injectable contraception, and sometimes both, to stop the sex slaves from becoming pregnant and to ensure they can be passed among other members of the terrorist group.
When birth control methods did not work, the owners would enforce abortion: "In at least one case, a
By Claire Fernandez
As the world continues the fight against terrorism, the powers-that-be have to include civil society in their decision-making process, so that efficient and fair policies can be formulated, writes Claire Fernandez.
Claire Fernandez is deputy director of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR).
Since the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere, the EU and its member states have adopted or foreseen measures aiming to prevent and sanction acts of terrorism. The
Contemporary terrorist groups like Daesh (ISIS), Boko Haram, Taliban and Al-Qaeda incorporate a political agenda with an ideological twist of Islam, with an interpretation that violates the moral values that Islam preaches. The ideology of these groups is embedded in rigid misogyny and sexism, violating women's rights, which is alien to the theology of Islam. When the dawn of Islam was brought to the Arabian Peninsula, it freed women from savage oppression and justice prevailed over
The U.S. military apparently thinks Muslim women’s clothing choices — rather than, say, drone strikes — are a driver of terrorism.
Misogynists have spun the old trope that what women wear is somehow the cause of what men do time and time again. But thanks to the Air Force, Muslim women are now getting a disturbingly refreshing take on the subject.
We’re used to getting blamed for the violence of men when we wear too little. Now we can also take credit for the violence of men when we wear too
Mujahedin e-Khalq organization (MEK, MKO, NCRI) is beilieved to be responsible for assassination of more than 12000 Iranian civilians. As well as its eastern neighbor, Iraq is also a victim of MEK’s countless crimes. They include the cult’s contributing to Saddam Hussein in Kurds’ massacre and suppressing the 1991 Shiite Uprising.
“The people of the region have got several documents on the crimes of the MEK and will present them to any court if needed,” says Tariq Al-Mandalawi, the Secretary
Islamic State militants kidnapped at least 400 civilians when they attacked government-held areas in the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, a monitoring group said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday families of pro-government fighters were among those abducted.
Syria's state news agency SANA said earlier that at least 300 people had been killed in the attacks in Deir al-Zor.
The United Nations (UN) says about 20 Syrians died of starvation last year in the city of Deir Ezzor, where Daesh terrorists have imposed a siege.
"Severe cases of malnutrition are reported by health personnel particularly amongst children with unverified reports of 15 - 20 people dying from starvation in 2015 (of whom four were children)," the UN said on Saturday.
The UN also warned that 200,000 residents in the city face a severe food shortage and sharply deteriorating conditions.
In May 2005, Human Rights Watch issued a report on alleged human rights abuses committed by an Iranian opposition group, the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO/MEK), inside its military camps in Iraq from 1991 to February 2003, prior to the fall of Saddam Hussein’s government.
Following publication of this Human Rights Watch report, individuals associated with the MKO and others, in communications to Human Rights Watch as well as publicly on Web sites connected with the MKO, raised objections
Mujahedin-e Khalq organization's inhumane treatment of women has been acknowledged by many sources including former members of the terrorist group.
In an interview on December 5, 2012, Zahra Mir Bagheri, former member of MKO’s leadership council, spoke of the tragic fate of women who were murdered in the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq organization.
She clearly named people who were involved in those murders and asked the international Human Rights communities to act against these tragic
The July 13, 1982, coinciding with the 21st of Ramadan – the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali (P.B.U.H) – was about to end, and Saied Noroozi Tajer and his mother were going to break their fast. Two MEK terrorists went to Dowlat St. in Tehran in order to assassinate Saied, a religious youngster who was active during the anti-Shah protests before the Islamic Revolution and fought for Iran during Iran-Iraq war. They rang the bell and Saied went to the door. He realized their evil intention and
MEK’s black record is filled with numerous horrible crimes including assassination of more than 12000 innocent Iranian people.
The atrocities and crimes of Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization set up one of the bloodiest chapters of Iranian history. Soon following the Iranian Islamic revolution, the organization started a phase of armed struggle in a bid to destabilize the newly formed regime and have its revenge of failing to assume a share in the power. As a result, MEK’s dedicated terrorist teams
The Daesh (ISIL) Takfiri group has set up different departments to manage “war spoils,” including slaves and stolen Syrian oil in areas under its control, US military officials say.
A trove of documents seized by US Special Operations Forces during a May raid in Syria highlight a hierarchical bureaucracy inside the terror organization, Reuters reported Monday.
US officials said the documents provide a better understanding of ISIL’s complex bureaucracy which allows it to oversee subjugated
"Dialogue, moderation, tolerance and human rights are the most effective antidotes to violent extremism, which tries to twist religions and pervert human minds towards deaths and destructions." Said ambassador and permanent representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations, Gholamali Khoshroo, addressing a UN General Assembly meeting in New York.
Following is the full text of his statement:
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December 15, 2010, Iranian people once again witnessed with grief the death of their innocent countrymen in blind suicide attacks this time in coastal city of Chabahar, located in Sistan o-Baluchestan province, southeast Iran.
The attacks took place near a mosque where people were participating in ‘Tasoua’, a mourning ceremony of Imam Hussain, grandson of prophet Mohammad. Thirty-nine people died in the attacks and 95 others were injured, all civilians.
Four perpetrators were identified in
Middle East Eye - Terrorists like to believe they are committing mass murder for a noble political cause.
Islamic State (IS) acolytes believe they are fighting against the evil “Crusader” states of the kuffar (disbelievers), to establish a global khilafah (caliphate).
“War on terror” proponents believe they are defending Western civilisation against barbaric terrorists hell-bent on destroying our “values” and “way of life”.
Both frames depict the enemy in sub-human terms, as barbarians