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France sees rise in Islamophobia

Source : World Bulletin / 30 Jan 2014 

Attacks on Muslims in France, including women wearing headscarves, increased by 11.3 percent in 2013, compared to the previous year, according to the National Observatory of Islamophobia.

Two hundred and twenty six Muslims were attacked in 2013, according to France's police and military records, of which 164 reported cases were threats against Muslims and 62 were actions against Muslims.


At least 1 American child is shot every hour

Source : RT / 30 Jan 2014

A recent research estimates over 10,000 under-18s were shot in the US in 2009 - at least one third died. While infants are mostly injured due to firearms mishaps, teenagers are most often victims of criminal armed assaults.

A study by John Leventhal MD and his team from the Yale School of Medicine, published in the journal Pediatrics, utilizes statistics from the Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID), on children hospitalized in the US with gunshots in 2009, the latest statistics available.


Study Finds that Halal Meat is Contaminated With Pork

By Rose Eveleth / / 24 Jan 2013 

Halal meat is supposed to adhere to strict religious rules, but a new study suggests it isn’t quite so spotless. By now, it might come as no surprise to you that a lot of the meat you see and eat isn’t exactly as advertised. Whether it’s horse meat in Ikea’s meatballs, or fox meat in China’s donkey, more and more flesh is coming with surprises.


Police across the country record surge in anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2013

By Chris Richards /

In May alone - the month when two extremists murdered soldier Lee Rigby in London - the Metropolitan Police recorded 104 Islamophobic offences

Hate crimes against Muslims rocketed across the country this year.

From January to mid-November 2013, the UK's biggest police force, the Metropolitan Police, recorded 500 Islamophobic offences - up from 336 in 2012 and 318 in 2011.


Americans say Congress is the worst in recent history, Obama's no good - poll

Source : Voice of Russia / 27 Dec 2013

US citizens gave a strict verdict on the 113th Congress as its first year is to close soon. A vast majority of Americans say it has been the worst in their lifetime, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday.

Two-thirds of Americans say Congress is the least productive in recent history, with 73 percent saying lawmakers have done nothing to address the nation’s problems, the poll revealed.


Poll: Two Thirds Of Americans Say Afghan War Not Worth Fighting

By Carol J. Williams / The5thestate / 23 Dec 2013

Two thirds of Americans questioned in a recent poll said the 12-year war fought in Afghanistan to cleanse the country of terrorists hasn't been worth the price paid in lives and dollars.

Nevertheless, a majority still favors keeping some U.S. forces in the troubled country even after the military mission ends a year from now, the ABC News/Washington Post poll found.


Syria most dangerous country for media in 2013

Source : Reuters / 21 Dec 2013

A total of 126 journalists and other media workers around the world have died on the job this year, with Syria the most dangerous place to work for the second year in a row, the International News Safety Institute said on Friday.

That was 21 fewer than last year, but INSI said the incidence of kidnappings and disappearances was rising.


Global attention turns to education for countering extremism

Source : Claudette Yazbek / Al Arabiya / 7 Dec 2013

Amid the high financial cost of combating religious extremism, global attention appears to be shifting to the role that education may play in containing the phenomenon.

In a recent address to the United Nations, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair explained that extremism is rooted in the perversion of religious belief, because it uses faith to justify violence against innocent civilians.


Most US youth unhappy with Barack Obama

Source : Reuters / 5 Dec 2013

Young Americans are unhappy with virtually every major thing President Barack Obama has done since he was re-elected, but they would still vote for him today, according to the results of a Harvard University survey released on Wednesday.The national poll by Harvard’s Institute of Politics of more than 2,000 people aged 18 through 29 is intended to provide insight into the political views of the youngest US voters, an increasingly influential demographic known as the “millennial generation.”


Google: Arabic content ranks eighth on the internet

By Hind Mustafa / Al Arabiya / 3 Dec 2013

Arabic is currently ranked the “eighth language in terms of growth and usage on the internet,” a Google spokesperson told Al Arabiya News.

Arabic content dropped from the seventh spot 2012, according to the company, adding that it makes up only 3 percent of overall internet content.


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