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News Mauritania » Religion: Where Jews, Muslims have lived in relative harmony

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Publication date: Sunday 15 April 2018

Small permanent Jewish communities first appear in Morocco (Mauritania) during the time of the Roman Empire. At that time, Jews were scattering throughout the empire, at first for economic reasons and then, after A.D. 70, as refugees from the near ...

News Mauritania » Religion: Interview with Mauritanian human rights activist Biram Dah Abeid

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Publication date: Friday 23 March 2018

Do you get any support from Islamic authorities? Dah Abeid: Unfortunately, the religious leaders in Mauritania do not condemn slavery, because they too belong to the Arab-Berber elite. I have been trying for years to get the Supreme Council for Fatwas ...

News Mauritania » Religion: Mauritania Travel Advisory

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Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Reconsider Travel to Mauritania due to crime and terrorism. Violent crimes, such as mugging, armed robbery, rape, and assault, are common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crimes. Terrorists may attack with little or no ...

News Mauritania » Religion: Mauritania president receives Muslim World League secretary-general

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Publication date: Saturday 16 December 2017

JEDDAH: Mauritanian President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz received Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim ... Al-Issa thanked him for his support of the league’s efforts in Mauritania, and his patronage of an international ...

News Mauritania » Religion: Can international pressure overturn death sentence of Mauritanian 'apostate' blogger?

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Publication date: hursday 17 November 2016

However, human rights groups now believe that the country's growing religious right is using M'khaitir's case as a political tool as militancy grows in the nation of 3.6 million people. Amid the angry crowds outside Mauritania's supreme court during M ...

News Mauritania » Religion: Eight elderly women are crushed to death when businessman gives out money to the poor as part of his 'religious duty' in Muslim-majority Mauritania

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Publication date: Wednesday 01 June 2016

Eight elderly women were crushed to death in Mauritania when a Muslim businessman began handing out money to the poor as part of his religious duty. The women were trampled to death as hundreds of poor men and women waited at the door of a courtyard where ...

News Mauritania » Religion: Mauritania clerics want 'apostasy' blogger executed

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Publication date: Sunday 13 November 2016

A body of Muslim clerics in Mauritania has called for the death sentence to be ... The blogger was arrested in January 2014 for an article in which he lashed out at those who use religion as a means of discrimination against members of certain ethnic ...

News Mauritania » Religion: UN Gay Rights Envoy: Religious Freedom ‘Not an Absolute Right’

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Publication date: Sunday 05 February 2017

The United Nations envoy for gay rights has declared that when there is a clash between homosexual rights and religious liberty it must be recalled ... Nigeria, Sudan and Mauritania. Speaking on behalf of the African nations, Botswana’s ambassador ...