Scrolling news:

Iraq: US seeks verification of ‘Islamic State’ beheading of journalist James Foley

Japan: Torrential rains unleash deadly landslide killing a dozen people in Hiroshima

Palestine: Three Palestinians killed, incl 3 year-old child, in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City

Palestine: Dozens Palestinians abducted by Israeli forces in West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes cave housing family near Bethlehem

Palestine: Several Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank, Israeli settlers attack cars

Palestine: Israel bombs Gaza, withdraws negotiators from Cairo

Pakistan: 18 suspected militants killed in fresh NWA, Khyber airstrikes

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint

Iraq: Obama says Mosul Dam retaken from extremists with US help

Palestine: Palestinian female detainee denied family visits since her arrest in 2012

Palestine: Nine Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers from West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army detonates two homes in Hebron, seals one with concrete blocs

Palestine: Six Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank

Syria: Airstrikes kill 31 terrorists in Raqqa city

Palestine: Body recovered in Shujaiyya a month after ‘massacre’ by Israel

Palestine: Hamas says Israel stalling on agreement as Gaza death toll hits 2016

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri

Palestine: Palestinian arrested filming Israeli settlers throwing stones in W Bank

Israel: 5 of 64 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza invasion were killed by ‘Friendly Fire’

Cartoon on Stop and Search

30th Aug 2013

Sir, I loved the cartoon on the front page of The Muslim News on the way the Schedule 7 counter terrorism power is misused by the police especially at airports. The cartoon brilliantly encapsulates how Muslims are harassed and as Zaineb Latif illustrates, families are humiliated by the police.

It is also so aptly put that the questions that are asked are about their prayers, their friends, which mosque they go to, who they meet, which imam they follow. And children are not left out of the picture, they are interrogated too.

Our rights are abused even though we are citizens of this country. We have not recourse to justice as terrorism laws are so secretive that we cannot find out why we are stopped and treated in such a manner.

For me, as your editorials have mentioned in the past, it is nothing but fishing expeditions. And our civil liberties are not respected – you know why – because we are MUSLIMS.

Yours,

Usman Mohammed

Birmngham

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