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Prayers Fight Indonesia’s Adultery

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JAKARTA – Aiming to curb adultery in the world's most populous Muslim nation, an Indonesian province has enforced a law that obligates government employees to attend congregational prayers and religious sermons. “I have heard so many reports of married civil servants cheating. They have one girlfriend or boyfriend one day, and another th......





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Australia's Long-Awaited Islamic Museum opens its Doors 3 March 2014



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SIMFEROPOL – With thousands of heavily armed Russian troops occupying this perennially embattled peninsula, Crimea's Moscow-backed parliament declared on Monday, March 17, the region an independent state, following the announcement of a 96p-rcent vote in favor of quitting Ukraine. Results of the referendum in Crimea clearly showed that re......



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DAKAR – The world's largest bloc of Islamic countries has launched a special mission to probe facts in the war-torn Central African Republic after an appointed special envoy said he would start his visit on Sunday, March 17. “The aim for us is to save this country,” Sheikh Tidiane Gadio, a former Senegalese foreign minister, told Anado......



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CAIRO – Muslim students at the University of Ottawa have invited their colleagues to know more about the sustainability of Islam, discussing various aspects of culture and faith that helped to sustain Islam over the centuries. “It’s a machine, and the way a machine works is that you have gears, and all of the gears have to be turning, ......



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CAIRO – Attracting visitors from around Britain, London hosted the opening ceremony of the 21st year of Islam Awareness Week on Sunday, March 17, concentrating on the concept of charity and what it means in Islam, in a bid to promote social cohesion rather than dwelling on differences. “Charity is more than just about giving money. ......



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16 February 2014 As grass-roots campaigning on the issue of Scottish independence is being stepped up in the Scottish Asian com ...



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15 February 2014 The Inauguration of the Islamic Banking and Finance Society (IBFS) at the Oxford Union Debating Chamber on Wed ...



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09 February 2014 A young team of people largely working pro bono have helped to complete the first Islamic Museum of Australia ...



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09 February 2014 Mob violence in Central African Republic's capital has escalated to the point where crowds slay Muslims and mu ...



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NEW DELHI – With the next general elections due in April and May in India, Muslim voters in the world’s biggest democracy have found themselves in a dilemma, with opinion polls showing much criticized Narendra Modi ahead of his rivals as the likely coming premier. “We want to become part of the system in India. But Muslims have been gi......



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SIMFEROPOL – Crimean people went to polls on Sunday, March 16, for a referendum to decide whether to join Russia or stay with Ukraine, a vote that has alarmed a Cold War-style security crisis on Europe's eastern frontier. “This is a historic moment, everyone will live happily,” Sergiy Aksyonov, the local pro-Moscow prime minister, told......



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CAIRO – A growing number of British Muslim women have been engaging themselves recently in defending women issues, correcting a misconception about Islam’s contradiction with feminism. “An awful lot of Muslim women have felt excluded from the debate about women's rights and this project really focuses on bringing ordinary women into a ......



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CAIRO – A proposed family planning program in Senegal has provoked ire in the Muslim majority country amid efforts by rights activist rejecting it as un-Islamic, amid efforts from international organizations to endorse it in a bid to limit the population growth. “Family planning is not reproductive health, is not space between babies; it......



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PARIS – Marking the tenth anniversary of banning hijab in public places in France, hundreds of Muslims and rights activists have protested in Paris to demand abolishing Islamophopic laws and offering more protection to the religious minority. All political parties contribute to the current climate of Islamophophia, but so does the media, ......



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In the 21st Century, a time of advanced democracy when human rights are recognized across the world, people in Syria’s refugee camps are facing death under the most terrible conditions.



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CAIRO – A group of New Jersey citizens have volunteered to remove hate graffiti sprayed on the Islamic society in Princeton city, showing solidarity with the Muslim community against hate. “This is bigotry and hate right here on a wall,” Michael Parks, who was seen cleaning the walls of the Islamic Society of the Appalachian Region’s......



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CAIRO – Three years on the start of the Syrian conflict, more than nine million of Syrian citizens have been forced to leave their homes, fleeing death and giving their country the title of the world’s leading country of forced displacement, a report by a UN refugee agency said. It is unconscionable that a humanitarian catastrophe of th......



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BANGKOK — Thailand sentenced dozens of asylum seekers, believed to be from China’s persecuted Uighur Muslim minority, on Saturday, March 15, amid calls from the US and human rights groups not to forcibly return them to China. “Thai authorities should realize that Uighurs forced back to China disappear into a black hole,” said Brad Ad......



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26 November 2013 News outlets around the world reported this weekend that Angola had banned Islam and had begun to dismantle ...



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25 November 2013 The southern African nation Angola has ordered the closure all mosques, effectively illegalising the practice ...




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