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A very merry Muslim Christmas: the slogan for ‘good’ Muslims

A very merry Muslim Christmas: the slogan for ‘good’ Muslims | Shaista Aziz | Opinion | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/21/very-merry-muslim-christmas-slogan-humanising-muslims-industry?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=257621&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2The humanising Muslims industry is part of the problem, not the solution, writes the comedian and former aid worker Shaista Aziz. From the “Muslims are cancelling Christmas” headlines are changed into “A very merry Muslim Christmas” – the social media slogan for the first report by the all-party parliamentary group on British Muslims – still feels reductive: as we approach 2018, humanising Muslims is a trend that isn’t going out of fashion any time soon.

Obama dismantles registry used to track Muslims and Arabs

by Devindra Hardawar @ engadget.com

The Obama administration is formally tearing apart a national registry which was used to keep tabs on visitors from countries with terrorist groups, the Department of Homeland Security announced today. The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) was developed after 9/11 and was widely criticized as a way to unjustly track of Muslims and Arabs in the US.

Donald Trump won’t be able to use the existing program as the basis for his so-called “Muslim registry.” That won’t stop Trump’s ambitions entirely, but it’ll make his anti-immigration promises much harder to fulfill.