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Last Modified:  22 Nov 2014 04:52  GMT


MOMBASA – As the Kenyan police escalates its crackdown on the mosques of the portal city of Mombasa, several mosques have been deserted after being closed by the security forces, fueling more tension in the coastal city. They cannot stop us from praying especially this Friday. We will go in there, whether they like it or not, a youth who......





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Last Modified:  15 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

VIENNA – A new amendment to Austria’s century-old law on Islam has sparked Muslim concerns, appearing in the middle of rising tirade of Islamophobia and seen as a bid by the government to create its own state-guided Islam. “There is a political motivation behind this bill,” Dr. Farid Hafez, a scholar from Salzburg University, told ......



Last Modified:  15 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

AMSTERDAM – Clamping down on Dutch nationals trying to join Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq, Dutch public prosecutor said on Tuesday that motorbike gang members were allowed to join Kurds battling the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Joining a foreign armed force was previously punishable, now it's no longer forb......



Last Modified:  15 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

SARAJEVO – Choosing to return to the 90s politics, Bosnia voters have voted for nationalist candidates from Bosnia's Croat, Muslim and Serb communities, allowing them to win the three-man presidency. Due to lack of a competent choice and a serious political offer, citizens voted for a kind of the return to the 1990s, political analyst En......



Last Modified:  14 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – British lawmakers have voted in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state, marking a significant change in political landscape and a symbolic value for Palestinians in their pursuit of international recognition. Voting by 274 to 12, a majority of 262, MPs on all sides urged the Government to “recognize the state of Palestine alon......



Last Modified:  14 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

SARAJEVO – Choosing to return to the 90s politics, Bosnia voters have voted for nationalist candidates from Bosnia's Croat, Muslim and Serb communities, allowing them to win the three-man presidency. Due to lack of a competent choice and a serious political offer, citizens voted for a kind of the return to the 1990s, political analyst En......



Last Modified:  14 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Breaking a media blackout after threats from the so-called “Islamic State”(ISIL), the parents of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, the aid worker threatened with beheading in Syria, have asserted that their son chose to revert to Islam willingly. “We couldn’t answer honestly when people would ask us. So we had to lie to our friends agai......



Last Modified:  14 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A mosque near the occupied West Bank city of Nables has been torched and vandalized by Israeli settlers, in what we denounced as a hate attack. The attacks occurred on Monday midnight, October 13, when unknown vandals torched and defaced the mosque in the West Bank town of Aqraba, near Nablus. Ayman Fouzi, the mayor of Akraba, s......



Last Modified:  14 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Muslim community group in Buffalo, New York, has handed over free roses to passers-by, tagged with quotations from the three Abrahamic Prophets Muhammad, Jesus or Moses. “The goal is to promote interfaith dialogue and create an environment where people of all faiths can come together with just a simple thing as a flower,” Dr.......



Last Modified:  13 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Offering the poor a chance to celebrate Thanksgiving holiday, a Toronto-based Muslim organization has offered hundreds of halal meals to Regent Park residents as a part of it weekly charitable activities. “We serve everyone in the community irrespective of their class, creed, nationality, religion. We’re all family,” Muhammad......



Last Modified:  13 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

JERUSLAME ­ – Escalating tension in the world’s third holiest site for Muslims, deputy Knesset speaker along with dozens of Jewish settlers have broken into Al-Aqsa mosque compound, as Israeli Public Security Minister threatened to close the holy site to Muslim worshippers. “The Israeli police allowed [Moshe] Feiglin to storm the mosq......



Last Modified:  13 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

KARACHI – Malala Yusufzai, the youngest Nobel Prize winner, has turned out to be a hero and a villain simultaneously in her home country, praised by secular media and politicians and criticized by people who see her as a tool used by the west. “You have raised our heads with pride,” President Mamnoon Hussein Hussein said in a statement......



Last Modified:  13 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Newcastle skaters who rushed to the help of a Muslims mother and her daughter who were being attacked in the streets have been officially thanked by the city’s Muslim association for standing up to bigotry. “It took a lot of courage to do what they did,” Newcastle Muslim Association vicep-resident Diana Rah told The Herald.



Last Modified:  13 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

SYDNEY – An Australian TV program has offered a new face for the Muslim community, presenting Sydney blue-eyed reverts as a new side to Islam people may not hear about. “I’m a proud Aboriginal Australian Muslim. It’s a profound quietness when I pray and when I connect with God. I’ve never had that up until I embraced Islam,” Sara......



Last Modified:  13 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – London Mayor has revealed that thousands of British Muslims have been put under strict monitoring by the security services in the capital as “potential extremists”. “In London we’re very very vigilant and very very concerned. Every day – as you saw recently, we had to raise the threat level – every day the security serv......



Last Modified:  13 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Amid unprecedented escalation of arson attacks targeting German mosques, a new mosque in Bad Salzuflen in the in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, has been set on fire, raising again concerns about a rise in Islamophobia and racism. “We investigate with high pressure in all directions,” a police spokesman was quoted......



Last Modified:  12 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – In a bid to restore feelings of unity in the Australian community, an Australian Muslim revert has taken the initiative to break down the perceived barriers in the community, planning to host the Australian Non-Muslim and Muslim Solidarity Picnic in Canberra next weekend. Since about March-April I've noticed more hostility and peo......



Last Modified:  12 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

RAKHINE – A human rights group has warned that a growing number of Rohingya Muslims have been facing state-sponsored torture and persecution over alleged affiliation to a vague militant organization. The arrests were “arbitrary” and “clearly a reaction to the al-Qaeda announcement earlier in September,” Chris Lewa, the Arakan Proje......



Last Modified:  12 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Accusing the British government of lacking political will to solve the Middle East conflict, lady Warsi has urged lawmakers to lead by example and recognize the state of Palestine one day before the historic Monday vote. “There is a lack of political will and our moral compass is missing,” the former Foreign Office minister tol......



Last Modified:  12 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

SARAJEVO – Bosnian voters thronged to ballots boxes on Sunday, October 12, to elect country’s national and local leaders in the seventh national election since the end of the 1990s war, amid mounting calls for secession. I will not vote for current rulers. They did not improve anything, Nadja Kadric, a librarian in her 50s, told Agence......



Last Modified:  12 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Dozens of Qur’an copies have been tossed into the trash earlier this week in Pocatello, sparking anger among Muslims and non-Muslims in Idaho State. Almost all of the 200 Qur’ans are gone for good along with “any document we had for the organization,” Amin Almahie, director of the Islamic Society of Southeastern Idaho, told......




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