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Australian Senator Pauline Hanson Wears Burqa To Parliament In Bid To Ban Them

Australian far-right senator Pauline Hanson wore a burqa to parliament on Thursday (Aug 17) as part of her campaign to ban the all-enveloping garment worn by some Muslim women, drawing a quick rebuke from the government and Muslims. Hanson sat…
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Malaysia Sparks Anger After Banning Book Published In Singapore About Moderate Islam

Activists and authors in Muslim-majority Malaysia reacted with outrage Tuesday (Aug 2) after authorities banned a book aimed at promoting moderate Islam, as concerns mount about growing conservatism. The book, Breaking The Silence: Voices Of Moderation — Islam In A…
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Women’s Wing Of Malaysia’s Parti Amanah Negara Calls For Airwave Ban On Despacito

The women’s wing of Malaysia’s Islamist party Parti Amanah Negara has called on radio stations in the country to stop playing Despacito, the Spanish hit song, because of its supposedly sexually explicit lyrics. Despacito is a single by Puerto Rican…
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Alternative Return Flights Arranged For Singaporeans In Mecca; May Be Used For Future Pilgrimages

Close to 300 Singaporeans who are in Mecca for umrah, a minor pilgrimage, are scheduled to return on alternative airlines, after Qatar Airways’ licence was revoked by Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. Mr Mustafa Jumat, vice-president of the Association of Muslim…
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Disney Lodges Appeal On ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Ban In Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: In a new twist to the ongoing Beauty and the Beast saga in Malaysia, Walt Disney has lodged an appeal with the Home Ministry about passing the film without cuts. But Malaysian Censorship Board (LPF) chairman Abdul Halim…
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