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Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Teen

Last Modified:  25 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT


CAIRO – A Palestinian-American teenager was killed by Israeli soldiers in a West Bank Village on Friday, October 24, in the second fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager within a week. “I don't call that a clash -– little kids throwing rocks or pebbles against live ammunition,” the teenager's uncle, Hakeem Khalek, told The Tim......





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Last Modified:  23 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Conflicting reports about the claimed death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau by Cameroonian military have been occupying media over the past 48 hours, with officials in both West African countries remaining tight-lipped on such claims. Abubakar Shekau has not been killed, a Cameroonian military source told Anadolu Agency on T......



Last Modified:  23 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SOMERSET – Driven by hopes to convey the true image of Islam, Muslims in Somerset’s Bridgwater town are planning a new Islamic center and mosque that will welcome non-Muslims wishing to learn more on Islam. “We'll open our doors to everyone so people can see what we are about,” Mohammad Miah, treasurer of the group, told BBC on Monda......



Last Modified:  23 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

DELHI – While all eyes were fixed on offering help to floods-hit India’s Jammu and Kashmir, right wing Hindu groups have exploited the devastating tragedy for the purpose of religion-based politicking, igniting war on social media websites. “The people of Kashmir should now understand that Indian army is there to help them and they sho......



Last Modified:  23 Sep 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Ringing alarm bells in neighboring Saudi Arabia, Iran allied Houthi Shiite rebels have signed a UN-brokered peace deal, hours after the Shiite rebel group took control of government buildings, a state radio and TV station in the capital, Sanaa. “The agreement will, of course, reflect the new realities on the ground, where the Hou......



Last Modified:  22 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Amid increasing anti-Muslim sentiments coupled with anti-terror police raids, a Facebook page has been launched to track Islamophobia in Australia, encouraging the Muslim minority to report attacks on them. We have been hearing about a recent surge in incidents of Islamophobia but unfortunately there has been no formal register to......



Last Modified:  22 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

KABUL ­– A few hours after signing the power sharing deal, Ashraf Ghani has been announced as Afghanistan’s new president, ending months of political turmoil that followed disputed June elections. The Independent Election Commission declares Ashraf Ghani as the president, and thus announces the end of election process, commission chie......



Last Modified:  22 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A once influential Muslim political party in India’s western region during the 1970s and 1980s is making a comeback, with hopes to offer a better representation for the Muslim minority considered for decades as vote banks for other parties. “The [living] condition of Muslims has worsened and no one is making an effort to improv......



Last Modified:  22 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – In his first trip as pope to a European country, Pope Francis has spoken out against those who use religion as a pretext of their violence, praising Albania as an example of good relations between the country’s Muslim majority and Christian minorities. Let no one consider themselves the 'amour' of God while planning and carrying......



Last Modified:  22 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The first ever international halal tourism conference opens on Monday, September 22, in Granada, Spain, bringing in key players in the global industry to share the latest outbreaks achieved in the lucrative Muslim industry. “This is a groundbreaking event for halal tourism which is directly reacting to current market trends and a......



Last Modified:  22 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SIMFEROPOL – In a stark reminder of Stalin-era persecution, Russian authorities in Crimea have announced a decision to liquidate Tatar Muslims’ libraries and replace them with state budgetary institutions, after another crackdown on the community’s Mejlis. Issued against all Crimean Tatar libraries, the Russian sudden decree has been e......



Last Modified:  21 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LILONGWE – Defying hard economic challenges, a record number of Malawians have embarked on the spiritual, life-time journey of hajj, a development Muslim scholars have described as a “great triumph” over socio-economic challenges affecting the southern African nation. “On realization of the dwindling of Malawian Muslims travelling fo......



Last Modified:  21 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW YORK – A new anti-Islam advertisement campaign by a pro-Israel group has been criticized by New York Muslims and officials as outrageous , considering the hate campaign deeply offensive . “This is her usual schtick: anti-Muslim bigotry,” Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) communication director Ibrahim Hooper told ......



Last Modified:  21 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

DELHI – Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has condemned violence in the name of religion, clearing misconceptions about Islam’s Jihad as misinterpreted by extremists. Killing in the name of faith is unacceptable, the Nobel Pease prize winter told a meeting of India's religious leaders representing as many as nine different faiths......



Last Modified:  21 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Plans for a dream fight between British Muslim boxing champ Amir Khan and American undefeated Floyd Mayweather have been threatened by a new rising wave of anti-Muslim propaganda across the world. “Any Muslim fighter would be a hard sell to TV audiences in such a highp-rofile fight, especially should the situation escalate,” a ......



Last Modified:  21 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As the US rallies its allies to launch an all-out war on the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), conspiracy theories are running deep in Iraq, with Iraqis believing that the militant group is an invention of the CIA to allow the US interference in the area. “The Islamic State is a clear creation of the United S......



Last Modified:  21 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Making little distinction between Islam and terrorism, China has been waging relentless war on Islamic features in the Uighur Muslim community in Xinjiang, imposing an iron fist on prayers, veil, beards and mosques. “The police are everywhere,” one Uighur resident told The Washington Post team that failed to enter the iron curt......



Last Modified:  21 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – British Muslim scholars have made a video appeal to Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants to release......



Last Modified:  20 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Day after day, little hope has started to shine in the flood-stricken Kashmir, with Muslim organizations worldwide racing to offer aid to starving and devastated survivors. “Communities in India and Pakistan have been hit by devastating flash floods triggered by late-monsoon rains. Nearly 500 people have died so far and millions ......



Last Modified:  19 Sep 2014 03:48  GMT

EDINBURGH – Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence, demanding more power to be delivered by unionist parties. The referendum result demonstrates the importance of unity and civic participation, Dr Shuja Shafi, the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, was quoted by The T......



Last Modified:  19 Sep 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Seeing ignorance as the worst enemy of nations, the Muslim community in Australia’s third largest state has decided to open their mosques to offer their neighbors better understanding of Islam, to change people’s misperceptions about their faith. “We want to hold Queensland Mosque Day and it will be one day when people can co......




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