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Germany to Ban Anti-Islam Rally

Last Modified:  31 Oct 2014 04:48  GMT


BERLIN – German officials have pledged to ban anti-Islam rally planned next November 15 by new-Nazis and soccer hooligans, following last Sunday’s rioting in Cologne which left scores of police officers injured. We will do everything we can to ban the demonstration, Berlin's senator for interior affairs Frank Henkel told ARD television......





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Last Modified:  15 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

PESHAWAR – The Punjab chapter of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), widely known as the Punjabi Taliban, has renounced military work in Pakistan, vowing to continue with preaching and charity work to help people in flood-hit areas of the country. “The group had already been engaged (by government) before launching the North Waziristan ons......



Last Modified:  15 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Described by its founders as the first gender-equal, non-sectarian worshipping house, a new Cape Town mosque planned for inauguration next Friday has sparked huge criticism on social media, described as a “gay temple” that contradicts with Islam. “I guess the Muslim clergy is not pleased with an independent new mosque that wi......



Last Modified:  15 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The beheading of a third hostage by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has sent shockwaves among British Muslims, who expressed fears of expected reprisal attacks against the peaceful community. “Somebody somewhere is going to react, it's been proven, it's happened many times: after 9/11, after 7 July ......



Last Modified:  15 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Trying to get back to normal life, dozens of Muslim families have been returning to their villages almost a year after deserting them to run for their lives during Muzaffarnagar riots in which scores of Muslims were killed by Hindu mobs. “We left with 350 other Muslim families in September last year,” Abdul Wajid of Khera Masta......



Last Modified:  14 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Leading British Muslim figures has called on British Prime Minster David Cameron to stop using the term “Islamic State” to describe the ‘terrorist’ organization operating in Syria and Iraq, also known as ISIL. We shall take every opportunity to continue to say clearly and loudly 'not in our name' and 'not for our faith,' ......



Last Modified:  14 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Australia’s highest Muslim spiritual leader has warned young people not to trust ambiguous fatwas shared on YouTube and Google, while reflecting on the spread of worrying material about Islam through internet and social media. Do not trust Sheik Google and Sheik YouTube , Ibrahim Abu Mohammad, the Grand Mufti of Australia, was q......



Last Modified:  14 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

RIYADH – Offering Chinese Muslims a better chance to study their faith, the Chinese Islamic Relations Council has signed an agreement with a Saudi company to teach Arabic to Chinese Muslims and enhance their knowledge of the Islamic civilization. “There are some Islamic schools teaching Arabic but it is not sufficient,” Dr. Ding Hui, c......



Last Modified:  14 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

QUEENSLAND – Highly concerned about the effect of new anti-terrorism measures, fears of Australian Muslims have turned into a real nightmare after the rise in the number of hate crimes in south-east Queensland, threatening inclusion in Australia’s second largest state. “It's appalling... there's an emotional fear. There's emotion of di......



Last Modified:  14 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A British young Muslim girl became the first veiled mascot on football pitches in UK’s Premier League as she accompanied Manchester City’s champ Yaya Toure before the Liverpool game while donning her Islamic headscarf. “It was a very surreal experience for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the day,” A’isha Dalal, a young girl from......



Last Modified:  13 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – As the US largest Muslim civil rights organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has made great strides to further the cause of justice for American Muslims, while facing enormous challenges during its 20-year history, including battling Islamophobia and negative Muslim stereotypes. “I believe we’ve man......



Last Modified:  13 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Filing an important void in the British society, a new Islamic high school for girls has opened its doors in Coventry city in central English the county of West Midlands, encouraging students to aspire to high positions in the country by joining top universities. “We are aiming to be a non-selective grammar school. At the first a......



Last Modified:  13 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – As the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) marks 20 years of service for the American Muslim community, here follows a short summary of key milestones achieved by the American Muslim advocacy group for the service of the Muslim minority:   1994 CAIR organizes informational leaflets to express concern that the a......



Last Modified:  12 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SRINAGAR – Cut from the outside world for days, thousands of stranded, homeless and hungry Kashmiris have been fearful over the new landslides that added to their misery after the region’s worst floods in 50 years, making the task of rescuers even harder. Almost every second family has one or two missing members, Syed Munir Quadri, who......



Last Modified:  12 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – A Washington emeritus Catholic Cardinal has joined a galaxy of American Muslim leaders in condemnations against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), defending Islamic teachings as similar to Christianity’s. “In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate,” McCarrick said as he introduced himself......



Last Modified:  12 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip, including those on UN schools, have caused numerous civilian casualties in violation of the laws of war and even amount to war crimes, a leading human rights group has announced. “The Israeli military carried out attacks on or near three well-marked schools where it knew hundreds of people were taki......



Last Modified:  12 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

BERLIN – Taking a new turn in its fight against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, the German government announced on Friday, September 12, an official ban on the group, its activities and even symbol inside the western European country. The terrorist organization Islamic State is a threat to public safety in Germany as w......



Last Modified:  12 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO - Following is the full text of US President Barack Obama's speech to the Americans on Wednesday on US strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as reported by Reuters: My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ul......



Last Modified:  12 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SAN DIEGO – In the first response on America’s new strategy against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), some US Iraqi expatriates have voiced concerns over the safety of civilians who abandoned their homes to escape a discriminatory government and death at the hands of the militant group.. They fled their home the......



Last Modified:  11 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – In his anticipated speech on US strategy to curb the rise of the so-called Islamic State, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that he has authorized US airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq, outlining a detailed, long-term strategy to counter the militant group. That means I will not hesitate t......



Last Modified:  11 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO - Following is the full text of US President Barack Obama's speech to the Americans on Wednesday on US strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as reported by Reuters: My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ul......




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