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China official warns Islamists seek to ban laughter and crying

The governor of China's restive far western region of Xinjiang wrote on Monday that Islamist militants were trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals, as he appealed to people to stamp out the "tumor" of extremism.

 

Xinjiang, resource-rich and strategically located on the borders of central Asia, has been beset by violence for years, blamed by the government on Islamist militants and separatists...

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Judge Approves ACLU’s Request For Halal Meals, ‘Important Festivals’ For Islamic Michigan Prisoners

Muslims in Michigan prisons will be guaranteed meals that meet strict Islamic rules under a settlement a federal judge approved Monday.

The agreement ends years of litigation over the preparation of meals that are considered halal, or legal, under the Islamic faith. Earlier in the case, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn also ordered the state to ensure Muslim prisoners can celebrate important festivals and attend services that could conflict with work or education classes...

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