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Evidence of 1904 genocide

Jason Burke reports in the Guardian, ‘The remains of victims of concentration camps in Namibia which were gathered by a German racialist scientist for use in experiments have been found in the collection of a major US museum, campaigners claim … read more

Rohingya in Pakistan

Mehreen Zahra-Malik reports in the New York Times, ‘. . . Outside Myanmar, and perhaps now Bangladesh, Pakistan is home to the highest concentration of Rohingya in the world, from a previous exodus of Rohingya in the 1970s and ’80s. A … read more

British Muslims’ concern for Rohingya

The Muslim Council of Britain today called on the government to move ‘beyond tepid statements of concern’ and be more pro-active in saving the Burma’s Rohingya community from further persecution, ethnic cleansing and genocide. Described as the most ‘persecuted minority on … read more

Nazi-sympathisers in the Forces

Jacob Davey in the Guardian, ‘the arrests of five current servicemen who were allegedly members of the banned neo-Nazi group National Action is the latest event in a year in which extreme-right activism and violence have risen significantly around the … read more

Myanmar: plight of Muslim Rohingyas

Jacob Judah reports in the Guardian, ‘. . . The Rohingya are from Myanmar’s western Rakhine state. Numbering about 1.1 million, there are now estimated to be more than 400,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. They face systematic discrimination in Myanmar and … read more

Immigration Statistics

Home Office

Heather Stewart et al in the Guardian, ‘Theresa May’s determination to continue counting foreign students in the government’s immigration target left her increasingly isolated on Thursday night, after official figures revealed that fewer than 5,000 a year stay on after … read more

Canon fodder for ISIS

Martin Chulov in the Observer, ‘. . . Up to 1,000 jihadists are thought to have been smuggled back to Morocco and Tunisia from the battlefields of Islamic State’s now crumbling caliphate. About 300 are thought to have returned to Morocco, … read more