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Negative View of Aussie Muslims Soars: Study

Last Modified:  30 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT


SYDNEY – A new national survey has found that a quarter of Australian population has a negative attitude towards Muslims, amid increasing racial attacks against the religious minority. “What we're finding is negativity towards Muslims is five times higher than towards Christians and Buddhists, so there's quite a significant issue there,......





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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......



Last Modified:  19 Sep 2014 03:48  GMT

SRINAGAR – Seeing scores of Scottish people lining to vote and choose for their own future, Kashmiris have revived their decades-old dreams of having a similar referendum on the future of the disputed Himalayan region. We hope India will also change its approach and realize the fact that people's rights can't be trampled upon, Kashmiri s......



Last Modified:  19 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Reviving memories of golden Islamic empires, Muslims in Ontario's city of Mississauga have organized their first softball league, to strengthen ties connecting their community and channel proceeds to their own charities. “We just want to get out there, be active, meet with new people, build camaraderie and give back to the commun......



Last Modified:  19 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Sharing the official position of ruling Al Saud, Saudi Arabia senior scholars have issued a fatwa declaring terrorism a “heinous crime” under Shari`ah Islamic law, in a bid to undermined the legitimacy of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Terrorism is contrary to the purposes of the great religion of I......



Last Modified:  19 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SYDNEY - Using a heavy-handed approach to track “extremism”, security forces arrested several Australian Muslims, sending shockwaves among the religious minority that staged a night protest against the crackdown. We've all seen what has taken place this morning, Hizb Ut-Tahrir speaker Uthman Badar told the crowd who gathered in Sydeney......



Last Modified:  18 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO - With different hopes of independence and unity, millions of Scots have been heading to polling stations on Thursday, September 18, to cast their votes on a referendum that will determine the fate of a four-century-old unity with Westminster. “This is our opportunity of a lifetime and we must seize it with both hands,” Alex Salmon......



Last Modified:  18 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Sharing the official position of ruling Al Saud, Saudi Arabia senior scholars have issued a fatwa declaring terrorism a “heinous crime” under Shari`ah Islamic law, in a bid to undermined the legitimacy of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Terrorism is contrary to the purposes of the great religion of I......



Last Modified:  18 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Young British Muslims have launched an online #NotInMyName campaign on social networks to denounce atrocities committ......



Last Modified:  18 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LILONGWE – Offering a new hope to deaf children, a Malawian Islamic organization has embarked on a new program to reduce rising socio-economic challenges facing those children, an initiative praised by the government as a “timely gesture.” “Most children with deaf impairments in the country are going through numerous socio-economic c......



Last Modified:  18 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

BERLIN – Taking a step forward to represent the true image of their faith, German Muslims have announced plans to hold a nationwide rally to be attended by members of different faiths, showing a unified stance for tolerance and peace against extremism. “We want to make clear terrorists and criminals do not speak in the name of Islam,” ......



Last Modified:  18 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – Britain's Lord Christopher Monckton, a former adviser to the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has urged the US Congress to ban passages of the Muslims’ holy book, the Qur’an, and to make reading them aloud illegal. “Nearly all acts of terrorism perpetrated throughout the world in the past quarter of a century were carr......



Last Modified:  17 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Deeming the Sultan of Sokoto as the only Islamic caliph in the West African country, Nigeria Muslim scholars and analysts have rejected the recently declared Boko Haram Gwoza caliphate as baseless attempt to blackmail Islam and Muslims, asserting that the groups’ militants are not Muslims . Boko Haram has shown beyond any doubt......



Last Modified:  17 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

DHAKA – Delwar Hossain Sayedee, leader of Jamaat-e-Islami group, has been sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday, September 17, as the Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence given to Islamist leader a year earlier. “The evidence against him does not warrant conviction or sentencing even for a day,” Sayedee’s lawyer Tajul ......




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