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Hijab Made Me "Secure": Toronto Student

Last Modified:  17 Dec 2014 04:48  GMT


TORONTO – A Canadian Muslim girl’s feelings of confusion after donning hijab in high school have vanished after joining university, seeing the Islamic headscarf as giving her a unique personality in the non-Muslim country. “When I wear hijab, I feel I have a blanket over my dignity and body that protects me from harm. … It’s not a ......





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Last Modified:  09 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

DALLAS – Many American Muslims exercised their voting rights on November 4, however their overwhelming support for Democrats wasn’t enough to keep the party from losing control of Congress to the Republicans. “It was my first time voting!” newly minted American Aisha Aziz told OnIslam.net. The GOP gained control of the US Senate, ......



Last Modified:  08 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

DALLAS – Many American Muslims exercised their voting rights on November 4, however their overwhelming support for Democratic Party candidates wasn’t enough to keep that party from losing control of Congress to the Republicans. “It was my first time voting!” newly minted American Aisha Aziz told OnIslam.net. The GOP gained control......



Last Modified:  08 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Marching against the shooting of extremist rabbi Yehuda Glick, far-right Israeli protesters have marched in Al-Quds (Occupied Jerusalem), chanting the mosque will burn and the temple rebuilt . We are holding the event because of the collapse of the security situation here in [Occupied] Jerusalem, Omri Ganor of the Way of Life Or......



Last Modified:  07 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

YOBE – The Nigerian army has been accused of killing at least 16 civilians in the northeastern state of Yobe, allegedly for affiliating to an ethnic group that forms bulk of Boko Haram's membership. “We demand a probe into this unjustifiable murder,” one community leader told Al Jazeera on Thursday, November 6. “Our fear is we don......



Last Modified:  07 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

PUTRAJAYA – A Malaysian court reversed on Friday, November 7, an Islamic law banning cross-dressing for Muslim transgender, sparking expected controversy in the Southeast Asian nation. “It has the effect of denying the appellants and other sufferers of GID (gender identify disorder) to move freely in public places... This is degrading, o......



Last Modified:  07 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

KABUL – Harshly criticized by opponents as a “westernized liberal” who married a former non-Muslim, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has silenced most of his critics by showing off himself as a pious Muslim during his first month in office. For obvious reasons, he [Ghani] does not want the devotee Muslims in Afghanistan to doubt him,” ......



Last Modified:  07 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

HALIFAX – The mother of 22-year-old Canadian Damian Clairmont, who was killed fighting for the so-called Islamic State (ISIL), has announced the launch of a counseling program for radicalized youth. “After experiencing so much pain, fear, trauma and panic in a very lonely place, I decided it wasn't right for other families to have to go ......



Last Modified:  07 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

LAHORE – Pakistani scholars from different religious schools of thought have termed the lynching of a Christian couple in Pakistan on Tuesday for alleged desecration of noble Qur’an, “inhuman”, and “un-Islamic”, urging the government to take strict action against the culprits. “This is an inhuman and un-Islamic act, which has s......



Last Modified:  06 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

LONDON – Reaching out to British Muslims, a US-based company has announced plans to release a new alcohol-free “halal” whiskey in UK supermarkets this December People may welcome the product, “especially Muslims who drink who might see it a way of maintaining a drinking habit without having to drink alcoholic drinks,” Talha J. Ahma......



Last Modified:  06 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

LAGOS – Taking over Mubi town in Adamawa State, Boko Haram militant group has renamed the captures town as “Madinatul Islam”, meaning “City of Islam” in Arabic. They have not only captured Mubi, but have also renamed it 'Madinatul-Islam', Ubah Salisu, a local who fled the city before its capture, told Anadolu Agency by phone from......



Last Modified:  06 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

HALIFAX – The mother of 22-year-old Canadian Damian Clairmont, who was killed fighting for the so-called Islamic State (ISIL), has announced the launch of a counseling program for radicalized youth. “After experiencing so much pain, fear, trauma and panic in a very lonely place, I decided it wasn't right for other families to have to go ......



Last Modified:  06 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

LAHORE – Pakistani scholars from different religious schools of thought have termed the lynching of a Christian couple in Pakistan on Tuesday for alleged desecration of noble Qur’an, “inhuman”, and “un-Islamic”, urging the government to take strict action against the culprits. “This is an inhuman and un-Islamic act, which has s......



Last Modified:  06 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – For many Shiite Muslims in east Delhi, the discovery that a Hindu community participates in Ashura celebrations annually was a big surprise, finding out common history between followers of both faiths. We believe that both Hindus and Muslims should follow each other's rituals and traditions, Rajinder Kumar, a resident of Shadipur......



Last Modified:  06 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – American Muslim voters have turned out in huge numbers for midterm vote earlier this week, reflecting a growing rule for the religious minority in the American politics. “Muslim voters were energized and engaged, turning out at almost twice the average of all American voters in previous midterm elections,” Robert McCaw, Governm......



Last Modified:  06 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

LOS ANGELES – A leading American Muslim civil right group has called on the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to investigate the shooting at a California mosque as a possible hate crime. “Any time shots are fired at a house of worship, the FBI should offer its resources to local authorities to help determine whether or not there was......



Last Modified:  06 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

FREETOWN – In a country where faith is considered the driving force behind everything, Sierra Leon is turning to religious leaders to help in combating the deadly Ebola virus amid steadily rising number of infections. “Sierra Leoneans are prayerful: people believe in prayers and their religious leaders,” Alhaji Bailor Jalloh, CEO of FO......



Last Modified:  05 Nov 2014 04:48  GMT

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM – Dozens of Jewish settlers on Wednesday stormed Al Aqsa Mosque compound to perform their Talmudic rituals under the protection of Israeli police which cordoned off worshippers after firing tear gas and stun grenades. Police entered the area, pushed the masked rioters back, and they fled back into al-Aqsa. Police close......



Last Modified:  05 Nov 2014 04:48  GMT

WASHINGTON – American voters gave Barack Obama and the Democratic Party a humiliating defeat in Tuesday's midterm elections, handing the Republican Party a glowing victory along with complete control of both houses of Congress. The American people have put their trust in the Republican Party, Republican National Committee chairman Reince......



Last Modified:  05 Nov 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO –US Muslim representative Keith Ellison has reserved his seat in the Congress for Minnesota 5th District for the fifth term in a row, after winning more than 70 percent of the vote. “I want to let you all know how proud I am to be a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. ... The best thing we got going is our unity,” Elliso......



Last Modified:  05 Nov 2014 04:48  GMT

SYDNEY – Deploring the surge of Islamophobia in Australia, New South Wales first Muslim lawmaker has warned that the character of Islam is being “assassinated” by media outlets which stress on the stereotyped image of Muslims’ food, clothes and habits. “Rather than convey the richness of Islamic culture when covering Islamic celebr......




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