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Horrific pro-Trump ‘coup’ at US Capitol spurs Twitter, FB to freeze POTUS speech

Team Brew   Thu 07 Jan 2021    

Social media giants rose as one Wednesday to collectively bar U.S President Donald Trump’s incendiary speech on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in the wake of the armed ‘supporter’ riots that stunned the country as lawmakers moved ahead to affirm President-elect […]

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Four behind foiled Paris train terror that inspired movie head to trial

Team Brew   Tue 17 Nov 2020    

A Moroccan man and three alleged accomplices went on trial in France Monday for an attempted terror attack on an Amsterdam-Paris train five years ago that was foiled by passengers whose heroic actions were turned into a Hollywood film. Hollywood […]

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Arkansas police chief given pink slip over vitriolic ‘Death to Democrats’ calls

Team Brew   Tue 10 Nov 2020    

Arkansas police chief Lang Holland has resigned after it came to light that he frequently took to several social media platforms to advocate for violence against “Marxist Democrats.” Holland, who had been the chief of police in Marshall, resigned over the […]

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France set to ban Turkey’s ‘militant’ Grey Wolves after group graffiti name on Armenian memorial

Team Brew   Wed 04 Nov 2020    

France plans to ban a Turkish ultra-nationalist group known as the Grey Wolves, the interior minister said Monday, in a move that risks further straining of already tense relations with Ankara. The dissolution was announced after a memorial centre to […]

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Horrific Kabul attack shakes nation to its core, US envoy warns govt, Taliban must unite against “common enemy”

Team Brew   Wed 04 Nov 2020    

Afghanistan declared a national day of mourning Tuesday to honor the 22 people killed in a horrific attack a day earlier on Kabul University, which was claimed by the Islamic State group. Most of those killed were students and another […]

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Vienna mourns fanatic gun attack victims, citizens warned to stay on guard amid state-wide manhunts

Team Brew   Tue 03 Nov 2020    

At least one Islamic extremist — a 20-year-old armed with an automatic rifle and a fake explosive vest — rampaged through a crowded Vienna nightlife district hours ahead of a coronavirus lockdown, leaving four people dead before being killed by […]

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Tens of thousands in Bangladesh take to streets to call for France boycotts

Team Brew   Tue 03 Nov 2020    

Streets thronged with thousands in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka on Monday decrying French President Emmanuel Macron, for his defense of the criticism of Islam as a right to freedom of speech.  The demonstrators called for a boycott of French products and made attempts […]

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Against the tide // What should Muslims do about insults to Prophet?

Mohd Asim   Sun 01 Nov 2020    

Terror attacks in France have sent shock waves across the world. That young men seething in rage over their “hurt sentiments” can go about beheading people in public places is an unimaginable act in any civilised society. And over what? […]

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Thousands of ‘QAnon-ists’ pulled off Facebook, Instagram

Team Brew   Thu 29 Oct 2020    

In an update to a blog post discussing Facebook’s Dangerous Individuals and Organisations policy, the platform this week dropped the figures associated with QAnon, a far right, extremist conspiracy network, and the removal of all accounts linked with the ideology. […]

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Three killed in grisly knife attack in Nice, France

Team Brew   Thu 29 Oct 2020    

An attacker armed with a knife killed three people at a church Thursday in the Mediterranean city of Nice, authorities said. It was the third attack in two months in France. The assailant was wounded by police and hospitalised after […]

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Pak PM warns Facebook of ‘hate against Islam’, calls for ban on Islamophobic content

Team Brew   Mon 26 Oct 2020    

Pakistan’s prime minister has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking a ban on Islamophobic content on the site, warning of an increase in radicalisation amongst Muslims, the government said on Sunday. In the letter, shared by the […]

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