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Dubai police '99% sure' Mossad was behind death of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh

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• Israeli ambassador told to explain use of fake passports • Relations with Tel Aviv in ‘deep freeze’, warn British officials Julian Borger and Mark Tran guardian.co.uk, Thursday 18 February 2010 13.05 GMT The father of Palestinian militant Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was killed recently, holds up a photograph of his son. Dubai police say they are virtually certain Mossad was behind the murder. Photograph: Hatem Moussa/AP Dubai police said today they were virtually certain Mossad was behind the assassination of a Hamas commander, as the incident threatened to turn into…read more

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Muslim staff in Paris airport row

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hmmm lemme guess, they wear a veil Muslim staff in Paris airport rowFour Muslim baggage handlers are appealing against a decision to bar them from working at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. They say that the local government’s decision to revoke their security passes is evidence of anti-Muslim discrimination. A local government spokesman says the decision was based on an assessment of the terrorist risk. He denied the move was linked to the men’s religion. Passes withdrawn Lawyers acting for the four men say that dozens of other Muslims…read more

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An insider's view on niqab

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An insider’s view on niqab Article taken from this Blog What follows is an account of the experiences of a young sister in Canada who has been wearing the niqab since she was 17 and at school. Her name is Ardo; she is of Somali origin and lives in Ottawa, and is presently in her fourth year at university. I wanted to present a real sister’s experience and perhaps defence of the niqab, because although I strongly defend the right of Muslim women to wear it (and, insha Allah, I…read more

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