In Trump's White House, Charlottesville was a moment that wasn't

  1. In Trump’s White House, Charlottesville was a moment that wasn’t  CNN
  2. Analysis: One year on, Trump still fuels racial divide  Yahoo News
  3. POLITICO / Morning Consult Poll: Majority Says Race Relations Have Gotten Worse Under Trump  Politico
  4. One year after Charlottesville, Trump has normalized racism in America  USA TODAY
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Thousands of Muslims protest demolition of Chinese mosque in rare moment of defiance

Thousands of Muslims protest demolition of Chinese mosque in rare moment of defianceThousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare public pushback to the government’s efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced in the country. A large crowd of Hui people, a Muslim ethnic minority, began congregating at the towering Grand Mosque in the town of Weizhou on Thursday, local Hui residents told The Associated Press by phone. “People are in a lot of pain,” said Ma Sengming, a 72-year-old man who was at the protest from Thursday morning until Friday afternoon. “Many people were crying. We can’t understand why this is happening.” Ma said the group shouted “Protect faith in China!” and “Love the country, love the faith!” The protest comes as faith groups that were largely tolerated in the past have seen their freedoms shrink as the government seeks to “Sinicize” religions by making the faithful prioritise allegiance to the officially atheist ruling Communist Party. Islamic crescents and domes have been stripped from mosques, Christian churches have been shut down and Bibles seized, and Tibetan children have been moved from Buddhist temples to schools. Muslims pray outside a mosque during Eid al-Adha celebrations in Wuzhong Credit: Corbis News/ Jie Zhao The residents of Weizhou were alarmed by news that the government was planning to demolish the mosque despite initially appearing to approve its construction, which was completed just last year. The town’s Communist Party secretary had even made a congratulatory speech at the site when the mosque’s construction began, said Ma Zhiguo, a resident in his late 70s. The authorities planned to take down eight out of the nine domes topping the mosque on the grounds that the structure was built larger than permitted, Ma said. But community members were standing their ground, he added. “How could we allow them to tear down a mosque that is still in good condition?” he said, adding that the mosque conducts prayers attended by about 30,000 Muslims and was built using believers’ personal funds. Photos online show the mosque to be a palatial white structure, with towering columns, vertical windows and a Chinese national flag erected out front. Officials in the county and city propaganda offices said they were not aware of the situation. Other local authorities could not immediately be reached for comment.


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Trump at a precarious moment in his presidency: Privately brooding and publicly roaring

  1. Trump at a precarious moment in his presidency: Privately brooding and publicly roaring  Washington Post
  2. Manafort Accountant On Tax Scheme: ‘I Regret It’  NPR
  3. Manafort Sure Spent Money But Were Those His Offshore Accounts?  Bloomberg
  4. Donald Trump’s war with the media has deadly implications  The Guardian
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Video shows moment harasser slaps woman on streets of Paris

  1. Video shows moment harasser slaps woman on streets of Paris  CNN
  2. CCTV shows man attack Paris woman who challenged his sexist insults  The Times
  3. Film of woman ‘punched’ for confronting wolf-whistler shocks France as fines set to be introduced  Telegraph.co.uk
  4. French student slapped for standing up to harasser  euronews
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