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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:  11 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

LAHORE – Amid recurrent news on deaths of people for consuming toxic wine in different Pakistani districts, the country’s Christian and Hindu parliamentarians have demanded a “complete ban” on sale of liquor in the name of non-Muslims. “This is the biggest lie that Christianity allows drinking (Alcohol),” Asiya Nasir, a Christian......



Last Modified:  11 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

Pakistani activist Malal Yousazai and Indian Children’s right activist Kailash Satyarthi have been jointly awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, sending a message of love between Islam and Hinduism. “My message to children around the world is: stand up for your rights,” Malal Yousazai was quoted by BBC on Friday, October 10. Malala an......



Last Modified:  11 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – Observing the British Black History Month in October, many UK Muslims have been celebrating this month to showcase their culture as a vital ingredient in the British society. “It’s important for people of different faiths and ethnic groups to acknowledge and be involved in BHM,” Zainab Dahir, a Muslim Somali novelist from Lo......



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.artmainimage{display:none;} CAIRO – New York’s ‘Jews Against Islamophobia’ coalition has sent a power......



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AMSTERDAM – Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders has been summoned by prosecutors over his “racial” remarks against Moroccans last March, amid expectation of facing a trial over his latest anti-immigration rants. “I’m furious ... that I am being investigated by prosecutors and will probably end up in court,” far-rig......



Last Modified:  11 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Hitting a new record, the world’s seventh largest mosque has been inaugurated in Pakistan to accommodate thousands of worshippers in Lahore city. “The mosque will become a symbol of Pakistan across the Muslim World,” Bahria Town chairman Malik Riaz told the Express Tribune on Thursday, October 9. Inaugurated earlier this w......



Last Modified:  10 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading US Muslim advocacy group has launched new social media hashtag campaign #MuslimsThank to show appreciation to media personalities, celebrities and political leaders who have come out in defense of Muslims and Islam. As part of the new campaign, launched by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), online activists......



Last Modified:  10 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

JERUSALEM – The latest aggressions on Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers have sparked anger among world Muslims who condemned the atrocities targeting the world’s third holiest site for Muslims, calling for prosecuting the assailants. It “follows with deep concern the escalating criminal events carried out by the Zion......



Last Modified:  10 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON –Struggling for his own identity, a British Muslim has created an animated web series for a Muslim hero called Abdullah X to fight for the hearts and minds of young Muslims, and to stop them from treading the path of extremism. I was struggling with my own identity and sense of belonging when I was growing up -- issues around sel......



Last Modified:  09 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – In solidarity with Australian Muslims against media campaigns, a group of non-Muslim women have organized a hijab event, putting Islamic headscarves and offering flowers to Muslims celebrating `Eid Al-Adha. We told them we were sorry you've been treated so badly in the media and we wanted to say we stand with you in solidarity and......



Last Modified:  09 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – Struggling for his own identity, a British Muslim has created an animated web series for a Muslim hero called Abdullah X who fights for the hearts and minds of young Muslims to stop them from treading the path of extremism. I was struggling with my own identity and sense of belonging when I was growing up -- issues around self-......



Last Modified:  09 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

DELHI – Adding to Kashmiris misery after floods, the latest clashes between the Indian and Pakistani troops in the disputed Muslim-majority district have left dozens killed, forcing thousands to flee and take refuge in temporary camps. “My kids wore their new clothes and we're getting ready to celebrate `Eid,” Irum Shehzadi, a mother o......



Last Modified:  09 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

BANGUI – The violent death of a Muslim man, who was decapitates and burnt alive by Christian militias, has renewed sectarian clashes in the landlocked African country of Central Africa, leaving at least 12 killed and several others wounded. It was in retaliation for the (initial) act that was committed, Ousmane Abakar, a spokesman for Mu......



Last Modified:  09 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

STOCKHOLM – A 27-year-old Bosnian Muslim immigrant has been named the new Swedish minister of education, setting a role model for young, active Muslims. The minister, Aida Hadzialic, was named earlier in October in Stefan Löfven new cabinet as the new Upper Secondary School and Adult Education Initiative in Sweden, IBNlive reported on Wed......



Last Modified:  09 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAMBRIDGE – Students at Harvard University have put America as a bigger threat to world peace than the so-called Islamic State (or ISIL) militant group, asserting the US actions in the Middle East are the main factors leading to the growth of such groups. “American imperialism and our protection of oil interests in the Middle East are de......



Last Modified:  09 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The surprisingly passionate response of Ben Affleck, an Oscar-winning actor and director, to TV host Bill Maher and author Sam Harris’s depictions of Islam as “gross” and “racist” has made him a target of US conservative groups which satirically gave him the  title  “imam”. According to the progressive press......



Last Modified:  08 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Feeling targeted by the new anti-terror laws, Australian Muslim scholars have demanded the removal of the offence of “advocating terrorism” from the so-called Foreign Fighters Bill, seeing its broad definition as criminalizing those who teach certain passages of Qur’an and Old Testament. A scholar could fall foul of the new l......



Last Modified:  08 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Aiming to preserve the Islamic identity of the Asian country, leading Malaysian Muslim groups have called for cancelling Oktoberfest beer festival due to be held later this month, saying it hurts Muslims’ religious sentiments. “What is upsetting and can be assumed rude is that the beer festival  is being organized in the month......



Last Modified:  08 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

LILONGWE – The Muslim community in Malawi has rolled off a project to translate the Holy Qur’an into Yao, a language spoken among 99% of Muslims in the secular, but diverse southern Africa nation and in neighboring countries. “The Yao tribe forms the bulk of Islam in Malawi. We can’t talk of Islam in this country without mentioning t......



Last Modified:  08 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A growing number of Muslims around the world have been criticizing apologetic tone adopted by Muslims whenever a crime is falsely committed in the name of Islam, referring to non-Muslim communities that never apologize for attacks committed by their members. It sounded like they were apologizing for something they haven't done, li......




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