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Israel Shells Dozens of Gaza Mosques

Last Modified:  22 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


GAZA CITY – Amid international efforts to end the two-week conflict in Gaza, Israel shelled five mosques in the besieged strip on Tuesday, July 22, killing at least seven Palestinians and injuring dozens. “Israeli air, naval and ground attacks have killed 590 Palestinians in Gaza, including 160 children and 77 women,” Health Ministry s......





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Last Modified:  15 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

LUSAKA – Though representing a small percentage in their country's population, the Zambian Muslim community have hosted a two-day conference to promote the true face of Islam and correct image tarnished by Boko Haram attacks. “Islam is a peaceful religion and so are its followers,” Badru Kisalita, a Ugandan Muslim preacher, told Anadol......



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.artmainimage{display:none;} CAIRO – A Brazilian Muslim has taken the Shahada or Islamic declaration of faith a few minutes ......



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SIMFEROPOL – Unknown vandals have attacked Chukurcha-Jami mosque in Crimea, drawing Nazi swastikas before setting the mosque on fire in a new provocation to Crimea’s Tatar Muslim, Crimean News Agency reported on Friday, June 13. The attack which occurred on Thursday, June 12, was caught on surveillance cameras video which showed men thro......



Last Modified:  15 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

KARACHI –For Pakistanis living in Karachi poor Lyari neighborhood, nothing surpasses football enthusiasm especially that the World Cup is now under way in Brazil.. I can't miss the World Cup, local resident Mohammad Ameen told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Saturday, June 14. Ameen, 27, who is currently busy preparing for his wedding, ......



Last Modified:  14 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

SRINAGAR – In an atmosphere of serenity, Muslims in the trouble-torn Indian administered Kashmir have celebrated the 15th Night of Sha`ban with a night of prayers and religious sermons, seeking forgiveness, freedom and better future for their district. “The night between 14th and 15th of Shaban is a blessed night for Muslim Ummah and thi......



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ALBERTA – Young as they might be, Muslim students from Fort McMurray Islamic School in Canada’s Alberta district have succeeded in impressing the whole community by their special awareness day in which they highlighted Islamic beliefs, achievements and discoveries. “It’s a great event,” Emma Korolew, who attended the event, told Fo......



Last Modified:  14 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

KARACHI – For Pakistanis living in Karachi poor Lyari neighborhood, nothing beats football enthusiasm during the World Cup now under way in Brazil. I can't miss the World Cup, local resident Mohammad Ameen told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Saturday, June 14. Ameen, 27, who is currently busy preparing for his wedding, was equally dete......



Last Modified:  14 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

TEL AVIV – Israeli occupation forces stormed the West Bank occupied city of Hebron on Saturday morning, June 14, arresting scores of Palestinians as they intensified their search for three Israelis who went missing on Friday. Search activity, both operational and in terms of intelligence, is continuing, an Israeli forces spokeswoman told......



Last Modified:  14 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

SIMFEROPOL – Unknown vandals have attacked Chukurcha-Jami mosque in Crimea, drawing Nazi swastikas before setting the mosque on fire in a new provocation to Crimea’s Tatar Muslim, Crimean News Agency reported on Friday, June 13. The attack which occurred on Thursday, June 12, was caught on surveillance cameras video which showed men thro......



Last Modified:  13 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Opened only four years ago, Al-Ikhlaas Primary School, in Norfolk Street, Nelson, has been ranked outstanding by inspectors who praised the school’s success in mixing both Islamic and secular education across all key stages. “I would like to thank and congratulate all the staff, parents, pupils and fellow governors for all the ......



Last Modified:  13 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

MEMPHIS – A basketball phenomenon, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir has always dremed of a flourishing future as a professional basketball player who has reserved the title of the best player in the state during her high school years. As of right now I'm really in a holding pattern because of FIBA, Abdul-Qaadir told Masslive.com on Thursday, June 12.......



Last Modified:  13 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

KARACHI – A string of attacks on women on the pretext of honor killing in recent weeks in Pakistan have triggered a heated debate on the country's  blood money law with human rights groups demanding its annulment, while religious scholars want careful implementation of the law. “This (blood money) law cannot be enforced in all the c......



Last Modified:  13 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A bylaw applying restrictions on parking on Friday noon in the area of ISNA Canada Islamic Center in Toronto’s city of Mississauga has been decried as discriminatory to Muslims who usually rush to park their cars to attend Friday prayers weekly. “This is our Sabbath day. The Christians have Sundays, the Jewish people have Satur......



Last Modified:  12 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

BANGUI – Engulfed by sectarian violence over the past six months, the government of civil war stricken Central African Republic has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate serious crimes of violence committed over a year of unrest. The intervention of the International Criminal Court appears to us indispensible in seeking th......



Last Modified:  12 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

KANO – As world anticipates the launch of World Cup Brazil games, football fans in the north of Nigeria have been denied chances to support their team in viewing centers following repeated attacks by Nigeria’s militant group Boko Haram. “I am a football fan and, in a way, fanatical about the game,” Ibrahim Abdullahi, an auto mechanic......



Last Modified:  12 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Getting support of the Irish Deputy First Minister, Belfast Muslim community has called on the government to provide the funding necessary for a land plot to host the country’s first mosque. “It’s not doing them a favor. It’s giving them back some of their contributions that they have provided in tax and services within the......



Last Modified:  12 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Muslim minorities in North America will celebrate the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Saturday, June 28, according to astronomical calculations. “[The] first day of Ramadan is Saturday, June 28, insha'Allah,” Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi said in a statement by the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) said in a stateme......



Last Modified:  12 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – Countering hate speech promoted by Washington anti-Islam bus ads, several campaigns and rallies have been organized in Washington and Maryland to present the true-face of Islam. “This advertising campaign is an opportunity for people to learn about Islam's commitment to freedom of religion, diversity and peaceful coexistence......



Last Modified:  12 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

MOSUL – Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have fled their homes in Mosul after an all-out assault led to the fall of the city into the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as Baghdad announced plans to cooperate with the Kurdish forces to retake Nineveh's capital. “The situation is chaotic inside the city, and there is ......



Last Modified:  11 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Making history, a Kosovo veiled Muslim woman has won a seat at the Central Balkans nation's parliament, becoming the first lawmaker to don the Islamic headscarf, or hijab, in Kosovo. Labinote Demi-Murtezi, the Muslim lawmaker, has won the 6,000 votes, defeating all the female candidates in the Southeastern European country, accordi......




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