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Bangladeshi Politician Arrested Over Hajj Rants

Last Modified:  27 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT


DHAKA – A former Bangladeshi minister, who sparked nationwide protests over his rants about Hajj and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), handed himself to police to be jailed on Tuesday, November 25. “He surrendered to police and was produced before a court, Helal Uddin, the head of Dhaka's Dhanmondi police station, was quoted by UCAN......





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Last Modified:  27 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

DHAKA – A former Bangladeshi minister, who sparked nationwide protests over his rants about Hajj and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), handed himself to police to be jailed on Tuesday, November 25. “He surrendered to police and was produced before a court, Helal Uddin, the head of Dhaka's Dhanmondi police station, was quoted by UCAN......



Last Modified:  26 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

LILONGWE – The minority Muslim community in Malawi has said it will oppose any proposed legislation that would limit number of children per family, seen as an attempt to control Muslim population boom in the southern African nation. “We are quite aware of the consequences population boom is having on our country, but as a second largest ......



Last Modified:  26 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – The United Nations has warned that about 50% of the Syrian population is in urgent need for humanitarian aid, calling on the Security Council to push for ending the conflict in the Middle Eastern country. This is a conflict that is affecting every Syrian,” Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Coordination of Humanitarian Af......



Last Modified:  26 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – The US grand jury’s decision to clear a white police officer over the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager has sparked calls from American Muslims for a “national action” to address issues of racism, in order to calm tensions increasing across the States. The tragedy in Ferguson makes it imperative that Americans of all ......



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SOFIA ­– In an unprecedented attack, a mosque as well as dozens of Bulgarian Muslims’ homes across five cities were raided by security forces on Tuesday, November 25, as a part of the country's so-called operation against “extremism”. “Some 40 addresses have been searched so far and numerous pieces of evidence seized,” the State......



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KOLDING – A Danish Muslim’s invitation for any local resident who will be alone to join him and his family during Christmas has went viral on social media, getting praise from thousands of Danes who appreciated his call to spread the holiday cheer. “As Muslims, we don’t celebrate Christmas Eve. But because I have three wonderful chil......



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ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that women’s delicate nature makes them no equal to men, highlighted biological differences between both sexes and rejecting feminists’ argument. “When we are able to look at human beings from the point of view of justice, then the elimination of discrimination between wome......



Last Modified:  25 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

CAIRO – St. Louis has erupted on fire again after a US grand jury decided not to charge a police officer over the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last August in Ferguson, Missouri. “We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions,” a statement by Brown’s ......



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CAIRO – Joining debates on the Nigerian army’s failure to curb Boko Haram advance, Nigeria’s most senior Muslim leader has accused the army’s handling of the military group as unfortunate, worrisome and embarrassing . Soldiers take to their heels and abandon their bases, arms, ammunition and other military hardware on the approach ......



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WASHINGTON – Amid increasing tensions between Muslims and Jews in Palestinian occupied Holy Land, 60 American imams and rabbis have gathered in Washington, amid hopes of bridging the gap between the two religious communities. “In my view we are the closest two religions in the world,” Rabbi Gerry Serotta, executive director of the Inte......



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VIENNA – Mounting attacks on the religious Muslim community, a leader of a far-right Austrian party has called for fighting “radical” Islam in kindergartens, reflecting a heightened Islamophobia in the European country. “We need to find out which kindergartens and schools are committed to a violent ideology and may be sending young M......



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LONDON – Five-year-old Muslim kid Ayan Qureshi has been certified as the youngest-ever Microsoft expert after passing the American multinational corporation's test successfully. “I like compasses and telescopes, but what I love most is the prisms,” Ayan was quoted by Morocco World News on Monday, November 24, as telling The Independent......



Last Modified:  25 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

ALBERTA – “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” Dr. Jamal Badawi told an open forum event titled, “Thy Neighbor”, on November 23, 2014 at the Cold Lake Energy Center in the Canadian province of Alberta. “Cold Lake is an icon of Canadians at their very best,” added Badawi. The Cold Lake Mosque organized the event to thank the re......



Last Modified:  24 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

AL-QUDS – A new bill that defines Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people has sparked criticism for undermining the democratic character of the country as well as fostering discrimination against Muslim and Christian minorities. If the Jewish homeland proposal becomes law, it would mean “the institutionalization of racism, which is a......



Last Modified:  24 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

CAIRO – World-renowned architectural wonder Taj Mahal has been the subject of sectarian row between India Muslims and Shiites, with each sect claiming the affiliation of centuries-old monument. “After her marriage, Mumtaz did not remain Shiite. She became Sunni. Both the graves are of Sunnis,” Aslam Kureishi, chairman of the Islamia lo......



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NAIROBI – Kenyan Muslims are battling to ease the upsurge of inter-religious tension in the country, following a recent devastating attack by the Al Shabaab militant group as well as raids and closure of mosques by police. “Muslims and Christians should not be made to see each other as enemies,” Aden Duale a Muslim politician who is le......



Last Modified:  24 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

CAIRO – Electing their president for the first time after 2011 revolution, millions of Tunisians turned out in celebratory atmosphere, with exit polls showing the North African country heading to a runoff. “We are very happy with the way the election has gone so far,” Mohsen Marzouk, a spokesman for Beji Caid Essebsi and a senior execu......



Last Modified:  24 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

CAIRO – Visiting Gaza for the first time after the devastating summer war, the Archbishop of Westminster said he was deeply shocked to see Palestinian people trapped in the ruins of their neighborhoods in the coastal strip. “I was deeply shocked at the effects of war and endemic poverty,” Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the leader of the Rom......



Last Modified:  23 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

TUNIS – Millions of Tunisians headed to polling stations early on Sunday, November 23, to cast ballots in the country's first post-revolution presidential elections, amid fears of the old regime reemergence and expectations of a run-off next December. “The old regime wants to impose itself on these elections especially after they won the......



Last Modified:  23 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

LILONGWE – As debate to legalize homosexuality rages on, a group of young Malawian Muslims have embarked on a drive to sensitize the country’s young Muslim population on its consequences to humanity and Islam. “Young people seem to have been overtaken by the rising wave of homosexuality. We have young Muslims who are either gays or les......




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