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As Gaza Burns, France Feels the Heat

Last Modified:  23 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


CAIRO –Amid escalating tension in French streets, President Francois Hollande met with religious leaders on Monday, July 21, as a part of the government’s effort......





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Last Modified:  08 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

KIEV – As news of developing civil war between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian fighters ripped Ukraine, Mufti Said Ismagov, the highest seat for Ukrainian Muslims, has urged Muslims to stay out of ongoing war, praising the country’s good relations with the religious minority. “Everything is good in Ukraine, you cannot even imagine how we......



Last Modified:  07 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

SRINAGAR – Jammu based Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister has kicks off a new controversy in India-administered Kashmir district after calling for debates on Article 370 soon after Narendra Modi assumed his new role as India’s Prime Minister. “The status of Jammu and Kashmir will remain unchanged and no one on earth can repeal the A......



Last Modified:  07 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

ROME – For the first time in history, Muslim prayer and adhan would be heard in the Vatican city after Pope Frances invited Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israel’s Shimon Perez for a peace prayer. This is a moment to invoke God for the gift of peace. This is a pause in politics, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, a Church officia......



Last Modified:  07 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Nigerian Muslims have bid painful farewell to the late Emir of Kano Abdullahi Ado Bayero whom they mourned as a gentle, humble and affable leader who lived his entire life in service of the humanity. We received the death of the emir with humility and total submission to the will of Allah,” Dr Khalid Aliyu, secretary general......



Last Modified:  07 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – A few days ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, British Muslims have announced the planned launch of a special TV channel which will join a growing number of specialized channels broadcasting to the growing Muslim minority. “In some ways British Muslim TV couldn't come at a better time,” Abdul-Rehman Malik, who is programs dire......



Last Modified:  07 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Bayern Munich's French Muslim football player Bilal Franck Ribéry has been ruled out of World Cup after his back injury forced France squad leader Didier Deschamps to announce that he would not be able to make the trip to Brazil. “This morning before the collective training session … he had to stop, the pain was too strong,”......



Last Modified:  07 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading American Muslim civil rights group organized a blood donation drive on Friday, June 06, at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City’s mosque, showing their pride in their state and giving back to their community. “We are excited to partner with the American Red Cross to aid in vital, life-saving blood donation cam......



Last Modified:  06 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Chinese hospital’s instructions forcing Muslim nurses not to observe fasting during the holy month of Ramadan has sparked angry Muslim reactions, seeing it as stifling the religious minority’s rights. “How is it wrong? These are our religious beliefs!” ” asked Yexil Esra in a comment on a Sina Weibo post by the county......



Last Modified:  06 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – Hours after his release by the Taliban, reports claiming that US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has reverted to Islam during his five-year captivity in Afghanistan and declared himself mujahid, or warrior for Islam, have been circulated by Fox News which cited secret documents. “Bergdahl has converted to Islam and now describes h......



Last Modified:  06 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

REYKJAVIK – Plans to launch the construction works of the first mosque in Iceland have been causing lots of uproar in the Nordic island, amid increasing hate speech on the social networking websites against the religious minority. “The consequences could be very, very serious for our community,” Salman Tamimi, founder of the Muslim Ass......



Last Modified:  06 Jun 2014 03:50  GMT

BISHKEK – Kyrgyzstan’s first Islamic research centre has opened its doors to promote moderate values of Islam and fight extremism in the predominantly-Muslim Central Asian state widely accused of suppressing religious freedoms. “We will apply scientific methods to study Islamic issues in Kyrgyzstan, the process of proselytization and r......



Last Modified:  05 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Muslim IT manager has been brutally beaten to death by angry Hindu mobs wielding hockey sticks in protests that followed the uploading of derogatory photographs of Hindu warrior king Shivaji and right-wing politician Bal Thackeray on Facebook. “Shaikh was returning home after prayers on Monday night when he was stopped by a gro......



Last Modified:  05 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As Ofsted continues delaying publishing its investigation's findings on Trojan Horse plot, education experts have led an attack on the education watchdog, accusing it of being at odds with the “traditional British values”. “First-hand accounts of the Ofsted inspections that have emerged are disturbing,” a group of leading e......



Last Modified:  05 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

THE HAGUE – Widely dubbed in the media as the world’s first “halal” sex shop, a Dutch online shop that allegedly promotes Muslims “sexual well-being” has announced an alliance with Europe’s largest erotic retailer to tap into the 1.8 billion Muslim market. We will take 18 of our Islamic branded products to the market through B......



Last Modified:  05 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading human rights organization issued on Thursday, June 5, a strongly-worded statement calling for offering help for the trapped Muslims in Central African Republic to take refuge in neighboring countries. “Conceding that many threatened Muslims in the Central African Republic need to leave the country temporarily is an opti......



Last Modified:  05 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – New data released from the US census authority has found that Islam is the second largest religion in twenty American states after Christianity that appeared as the dominant faith across the country. The new data was released by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, which conducts a US Religion Census every......



Last Modified:  05 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A new Shari`ah-compliant website has been launched from Palestine to offer married Muslim couples advice on relationships and how to improve their intimate life. “Our aim is to provide a range of tasteful products to help rekindle the purity and passion between married couples,” Dubai-based The National newspaper reported on Th......



Last Modified:  05 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – North Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has paid a special visit to the Islamic Center in Belfast, making a public apology to the country’s Muslim community over comments he made against Islam. I have had a very welcoming visit to the Belfast Islamic Centre. I have been received in friendship, and respect, Robison said outs......



Last Modified:  04 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

SARAJEVO – Nearly two decades after the 1990s war in Bosnia, new images of the grim war appeared after a new mass grave containing corpses of Muslim Bosniak victims with their hands tied behind their backs has been unearthed by the country's devastating floods. “We unearthed four complete bodies whose hands were tied behind their backs a......



Last Modified:  04 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – North Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has paid a special visit to the Islamic Center in Belfast, making a public apology to the country’s Muslim community over comments he made against Islam. I have had a very welcoming visit to the Belfast Islamic Centre. I have been received in friendship, and respect, Robison said outs......




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