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Comment: Boris Johnson's use of racist tropes to increase his popularity is proving disturbingly successful, writes Malia Bouattia.

Comment: Jeff Sessions' 'Religious Liberty Task Force' has nothing to do with guaranteeing the rights of all religious groups, writes Marcus Montgomery.

Trump's Supreme Court pick spreads insecurity, fear among Muslims

The New Arab

Trump's Supreme Court pick spreads insecurity, fear among Muslims

US progressives and liberals brace themselves as President Donald Trump prepares to appoint a second Supreme Court justice.

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Arnold Isaacs

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Comment: In today's America, disparaging Islam is acceptable in ways that disparaging other religions is not, writes Arnold Isaacs.

Israel will not make it to 100

CJ Werleman

Israel will not make it to 100

Comment: Israel has historically enjoyed the bipartisan support of the US, but sympathies are changing and the era of unconditional political ...

Sheeffah Shiraz

No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out

Report: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists in the Middle East and North Africa are defying state-sponsored repression and social stigma by sharing stories to help others.

The New Arab

Gay community in Indonesia targeted by pre-marital sex ban

Indonesia seeks to push forward a draft law clamping down on sex outside marriage, stoking fears for Indonesia's LGBT community.

The New Arab

Viral video of Saudi gay wedding under official investigation

In the first official response to the video footage that sent shock waves across social media, Saudi authorities say they are carrying out an ...

Bård Kårtveit

The anti-gay agenda of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church

Comment: As the Coptic Orthodox Church pushes Sisi's homophobic policies, young Copts in Egypt are orienting themselves towards Europe and North ...

Is same-sex <em>marriage</em> a big deal for Australia's Arabs?

Amal Awad

Is same-sex marriage a big deal for Australia's Arabs?

Comment: Australians are debating same-sex marriage, but for many gay Arabs in the West, finding acceptance in their own ...

The New Arab & agencies

Nigerian police consider 'gay' charges against 42 men

Nigerian police arrested dozens of men after raiding a gathering at a hotel where counsellors were providing HIV screening tests, demonstrating ...

'First <em>gay</em> Muslim wedding' in the UK takes place

Robert Cusack

'First gay Muslim wedding' in the UK takes place

The married couple said they married publicly because they want the world to know that is okay to be both gay and Muslim.

What will the UK's extremist DUP mean for Palestine?

Tom Charles

What will the UK's extremist DUP mean for Palestine?

Comment: As colonisers, there has been a natural affinity between the Protestant politicians of Northern Ireland, and successive Israeli ...

Empowerment is underway, despite Nasrallah's homophobia and misogyny

Joey Ayoub

Empowerment is underway, despite Nasrallah's homophobia and misogyny

Comment: Nasrallah's recent sermon was all about promoting the same fixed gender roles that place him at the top of the hierarchy, writes Joey ...

2016: Year of ups and downs for Arab artists

The New Arab

2016: Year of ups and downs for Arab artists

Many people across the world are reflecting on what was a fairly awful year globally, but it's worth reminding yourself that some people will ...

The New Arab & agencies

HRW hails Sadr's call against anti-gay violence in Iraq

Iraq should heed the prominent Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s July 2016 statement banning violence against those who do not conform to gender norms, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Joe Macaron

Democratic party unity remains a challenge for Hillary

Comment: Despite domestic deals over policy and platforms, Clinton must broaden her appeal to win over both left-leaning Democrats and ...

Hilary Aked

After Orlando: fighting homophobia and Islamophobia together

Comment: Using this horrific crime to stoke Islamophobia underlines the need for an intersectional approach to fighting oppression, which ...

Laith Saud

How 'Democratic' are US Democrats like Hillary Clinton?

Comment: Laith Saud analyses the politics of Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton arguing Clinton's ideas and ...

The Obama legacy: transformative, yet typical

Namira Islam & Khaled A Beydoun

The Obama legacy: transformative, yet typical

Comment: Barack Obama's administration has pushed 'progressive' agenda points, but failed to change a culture of war and marginalisation of the ...

Nada Ramadan

Egyptian TV presenter sentenced to prison over defamation charges

TV presenter Mona Iraqi has been sentenced to six months in prison and fined $1,277 on charges of defamation and spreading lies in the Cairo ...

US Muslims angry at new wave of Islamophobia US Muslims angry at new wave of Islamophobia

Mohammad Ali Musawi

US Muslims angry at new wave of Islamophobia

American Muslims reacted with anger to what many see as a growing wave of Islamophobia fuelled by the Republican Party’s most popular ...

Pope takes aim at global economic order at UN

AAAJ and agencies

Pope takes aim at global economic order at UN

Pope Francis heads to the UN today to appeal to world leaders to help the poor, combat climate change and end conflicts that have sent desperate ...

The story of a Gazan rapper in Cairo

Imogen Lambert

The story of a Gazan rapper in Cairo

Mohammad Antar, a rapper from Gaza, on why he no longer has the words to describe the oppression he faced in Palestine and Egypt.

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