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A Bangladeshi has been shot dead in California in the United States by an unknown assailant. Mostafizur Rahman, 48, was found dead near his home at Bakersfield at 5am Monday. He was shot eight times on the left side of his chest. Rahman, hailing from Jamalpur, went to the US with his wife, two sons […]

Bangladesh’s deputy consul general in New York was released from jail on Tuesday, a day after a US court indicted him on charges of labour trafficking and assault for forcing his servant to work without pay through threats and intimidation. “Mr. Shahedul Islam, Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York […]

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Md Shaheldul Islam. — Photo courtesy: facebook Bangladesh’s deputy consul general in New York appeared in court on Monday, charged with labour trafficking and assault for allegedly forcing a household helper to work 18 hours a day without pay for four years. Md Shaheldul Islam, 45, faced a 33-count indictment for grand larceny, assault, labor […]

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A discussion marking Mujibnagar Day was cancelled following a clash between two factions of the US unit of Bangladesh Awami League in New York city on Monday evening. The violent clash triggered panic in the Jackson Heights neighbourhood of the US city. As the clash broke out, a large number of members of the NY […]

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Sheila Abdus-Salaam. — AP photo A groundbreaking black jurist who became the first Muslim woman to serve as a US judge was found dead in New York’s Hudson River on Wednesday, police said. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a 65-year-old associate judge of New York’s highest court, was found floating off Manhattan’s west side at about 1:45pm EDT (1545 GMT), […]

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US authorities have refused entry to a Bangladesh citizen after he landed at Chicago airport with a valid business visa. Mohammad Zakir Hossain, 45, is from Barisal and has a US travel visa that expires in 2019, according to relatives. According to Md Shamsul Islam, a leader of the Bangladeshi community in Chicago, Zakir arrived […]

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The Making of Islamophobia Inc. A well-funded network is trying to strip the right to speak away from American Muslims and fanning the politics of fear. A decade ago, few outside the academy would have noticed Jonathan Brown’s lecture on slavery. A Washington native who looks a good bit younger than his 39 years, Brown […]

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US president Donald Trump holds a rally at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, US March 15, 2017. — Reuters photo A Federal judge in Hawaii has blocked president Donald Trump’s new travel ban, hours before it was due to begin at midnight on Thursday. US District judge Derrick Watson cited ‘questionable evidence’ in the government’s […]

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Mosque Rejected in New Jersey Amid Fear of Muslims   Melody Carlisle, Bayonne resident, told the zoning board that objecting to construction of a mosque is discriminatory. (Screenshot/City of Bayonne TV ) Mar 7, 2017 · by Matt Katz Officials cited zoning issues as the reason for rejecting an application to construct a mosque in […]

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Travel Ban: Why Trump (And Bannon) Mirror ISIS So Perfectly March 7, 2017 What if the purpose of the Trump administration’s travel ban is not to protect America from terrorist infiltration, as the president and his top advisers insist? What if the true aim of their anti-Muslim rhetoric, articulated over and over again, is instead […]

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How Our Strategy Against Terrorism Gave Us Trump By JON FINER and ROBERT MALLEYMARCH 4, 2017 The military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Credit Lucas Jackson/Reuters Washington — When the going gets tough for President Trump, as it has virtually from the moment he took office, he has a ready and remarkably restorative message to […]

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Officials in U.S. and India Condemn Shooting of Sikh Man in Washington State By ELLEN BARRYMARCH 5, 2017 Worshipers at a Sikh temple in Renton, Wash., on Sunday. A Sikh man in nearby Kent was shot on Frida Credit Ted S. Warren/Associated Press NEW DELHI — American and Indian officials on Sunday swiftly condemned the […]

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