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Last Modified:  23 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


TEL AVIV – In a blow to Israel's economy, US and European air carriers halted flights to Israel citing concern over a Hamas rocket from Gaza that hit an area near Ben Gurion airport as US Secretary of State John Kerry pushed for a Middle East truce in his visit to Israel on Wednesday, July 23. The US Federal Aviation Administration prohibi......





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Last Modified:  21 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

ESSEX – Members of the British Muslim community have warned that the murder of a Saudi student in Britain has sparked fears that hate crime is on the rise amid ‘widespread’ Islamophobia in the UK. “In recent months and weeks, an increasing number of Muslim women have been targeted in hate crimes,” Talha Ahmad, chair of the membersh......



Last Modified:  21 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The release of a new FX Networks series about an Arab Muslim who returns to his home country with his American wife and children after 20 years in the US has sparked concerns of US Muslims, expressed worries about potential Islamophobic stereotyping of the whole Muslim world. “In the pilot of FX's 'Tyrant,' Arab Muslim culture is......



Last Modified:  21 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CUIABA – Three Muslim players from Bosnia-Herzegovina World Cup team have paid a visit to the local mosque in Cuiaba, performing Friday prayer at the mosque and mingling with the local community. The visit, reported by Goal.com website, comes ahead of their awaited Group G match against Nigeria on Saturday, June 21, in the Mato Grosso capi......



Last Modified:  21 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

LOS ANGELES – Recognizing Muslim American community’s contributions and rich heritage, Los Angeles city council has declared July 2014 as Muslim American Heritage Month, a decision widely welcomed by the Muslim community. It's a very important resolution. It's historic, Najee Ali, the project's founder, told KCET on Friday, June 20.



Last Modified:  20 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Muslim leaders in the US mid-western city of Detroit have come together to reaffirm unity of all Muslim sects and assert that ongoing Iraq conflict is not reflected in the American Muslim community. “The situation (in Iraq) is very volatile and it has exploded to the degree that we were afraid sectarianism may spill over to the c......



Last Modified:  20 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – America’s largest Muslim advocacy group has picked Ohioan female Muslim lawyer Roula Allouch as its new acting national board chair replacing previous chair Omar Zaki who stepped down after two years in his post. I would like thank Omar Zaki for his service to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and to the defense o......



Last Modified:  20 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Travelling thousands of miles to offer support to his country’s team in World Cup 2014 Brazil, British Muslim actor Riz Ahmed has claimed that he was racially abused during England’s game against Uruguay when another fan silenced him while singing patriotic chants. “I was at São Paulo stadium, edge of seat, singing Eng-er-la......



Last Modified:  20 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

DHAKA – A Bangladeshi non-governmental organization has launched an inspiring campaign aiming at encouraging young students to bring the light of education to millions of illiterate mothers in the poverty-ridden south east Asian country.



Last Modified:  20 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

COPENHAGEN – After nine year of the publication of Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) defamatory cartoons, Denmark has opened the first mosque with a minaret in the capital Copenhagen, a move seen as consolidating dialogue and understanding. “With this platform you can avoid conflicts like the one over the Mohammed cartoons, becaus......



Last Modified:  20 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – With all international media beating war drums, Muslim Sunni and Shiite scholars have refuted allegations of sectarian war in Iraq, asserting that the current conflict is a result of injustice of the Iraqi government against the Sunni minority and has nothing to do with terrorism. “The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUM......



Last Modified:  19 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Muslims in north and south of Nigeria have been thrown into a mourning mood following the death on Wednesday of deputy president-general of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji AbdulAzeez Arisekola-Alao. The President notes that Alhaji Arisekola-Alao will always be remembered and honored, especially for......



Last Modified:  19 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Almost two months after disbanding the New York Police Department spying unit that targeted Muslims, Police Commissioner has made a pledge to protect the minority’s rights ahead of the holy month of Ramadan. “We are here to celebrate with you your most holy time,” Police Commissioner William Bratton addressed Muslim leaders d......



Last Modified:  19 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Saudi young woman has been brutally murdered in a frenzied knife attack as detectives said they believe she was targeted for wearing an Islamic attire and headscarf known as hijab in Essex. We are conscious that the dress of the victim will have identified her as likely being a Muslim and this is one of the main lines of the inv......



Last Modified:  19 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Leading Switzerland football victories to the World Cup, a galaxy of Muslim players in the Swiss squad are challenging Europsceptic and anti-immigrants’ sentiments, in a country where minarets ban raised anti-Muslim emotions for months. After bans on minarets in 2009 and face veil in 2013, an anti-immigration referendum passed in......



Last Modified:  19 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Praising him as a philanthropist and great contributor to the growth of Islam in Nigeria, Muslim leaders and groups have paid tributes to Alhaji AbdulAzeez Arisekola-Alao, saying he has left a big vacuum within the Muslim community that will be hard to fill. Inna liLlaahi wa inna ilaehi raajihun - from Allah we came and to Him is ......



Last Modified:  19 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

KOLKATA – The brutal killing of a Muslim IT manager earlier this June in Pune city in the central-western Maharashtra state has changed the lives of peaceful Muslim community forever who are now petrified to step out of their home with beard and traditional attires which reflect their religious identity. “We know that Mohsin got killed j......



Last Modified:  19 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Nigeria Muslim community has lost another leading figure with the prominent businessman and Islamic leader, Alhaji Abdul Azeez Arisekola Alao, the head of Muslims in Yorubaland and Deputy President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, reported to have passed away on Wednesday, June 18. “Aare cannot die as ......



Last Modified:  18 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Muslim volunteers have turned together to package thousands of meals for international relief effort, the event planned to inspire other communities to help end hunger around the world. “Wow, what an event! Such dedication and energy,” General Hazem Bata, Secretary of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), said in a state......



Last Modified:  18 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Appealing for an end to anti-Muslim violence, a world Muslim body has expressed serious concerns at the recent attacks by extremist Buddhist group against Muslims in the south in Sri Lanka which resulted in the death of four people and scores of injuries. “Muslims represents an important and active community which contributes to ......



Last Modified:  18 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As fascist groups continue their raids into mosques across the UK to hand out racist leaflets and intimidate worshippers, leaders of the Muslim community have demanded an urgent action against these invasions, warning that the inflammatory tactics could provoke young Muslim youth into confrontations. “People are fed up,” Luton ......




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