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The State Department confirmed that American citizen Saad Ibrahim Almadi remains imprisoned in Saudi Arabia after he was sentenced to 16 years in prison for posting tweets critical of the Saudi government. https://t.co/NkFr1qyB5H
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🇸🇦 FREE SPEECH? - Saudi Arabia sentences U.S. citizens for tweets made in Florida criticizing the Kingdom.
The State Department confirmed Tuesday that American citizen Saad Ibrahim Almadi remains imprisoned in Saudi Arabia after he was sentenced to 16 years in prison for posting tweets critical of the Saudi government.
No State Department official attended Almadi’s sentencing hearing, noting that the Saudi government had moved up the hearing date without notifying the U.S. embassy.
🇨🇦 ISLAMOPHOBE WATCH - Man gets 16 months in jail for attack on Somali Muslim women outside mall in Edmonton, Canada. 🇨🇦
The islamophobe tried to claim mental illness and drug use as his reasoning for committing the hate crime, however the judge believed his crimes were racially motivated.
Richard Bradley Stevens attacked a mother and daughter outside of the Edmonton Mall on Dec. 8, 2020. He called them the n-word shouting “f-ing Somalis”, broke their car windows and torn off their hijabs.
🚨 ATTACK ON SHIA SHRINE  - At least 15 killed and 40 injured in attack on Shia shrine in Shiraz, Iran.
🪦 CEMETERY VANDALIZED - Five burial sites vaults have been vandalized and destroyed in Fargo, North Dakota.
The Islamic Society of Fargo Moorhead is asking the public’s help to raise $50,000 for better security.
🌀 CYLONE STRIKES BANGLADESH-  24 dead, over 10,000 homes destroyed and a million left without power after cyclone struck Bangladesh.
🌊 FLOOD IN NIGERA - Nigeria has been hit with a major flood, the worst one the country has seen in over a decade.
More than 600 killed as the flood storms through the country’s southern regions.
🍁 WIN-NIPEG - First Winnipeg shelter for Muslim women and children opens.
The new shelter provides 13 beds and a crib for all in need.
🤑 MUSLIM COIN - Rare Islamic coin could fetch up to $1 million at auction for its rarity.
🏆 ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT - Islam Makhachev becomes undisputed UFC lightweight champion of the world.
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US Muslims gave more to charity than other Americans in 2020
Only 1.1% of all Americans are Muslim, and their average income is lower than non-Muslims. U.S. Muslims, a highly diverse and quickly growing minority, contributed an estimated US$4.3 billion in total donations to mostly nonreligious causes over the course of the year.
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