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Israel Plans to Outlaw Al-Aqsa Guards

Last Modified:  27 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT


CAIRO – Officials in the Palestinian Islamic Movement have blasted recent declaration that Israeli security officials were pushing a bill that would outlaw the presence of Muslim guards that patrol the al-Aqsa mosque in occupied Al-Quds. It is the occupation that is illegal, and it is the occupation that needs to be removed from Al-Aqsa M......





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Last Modified:  16 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A galaxy of Muslim groups, lawyers and civil rights groups have signed a letter to the Australian Attorney-General George Brandis calling for freezing the so-called Foreign Fighters Bill for granting draconian powers to security agencies. The government is seeking to rush this law through Parliament … doing so will deny our elec......



Last Modified:  16 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – In a new twisting point in the claimed “love jihad” story between a Hindu teacher and a Muslim in Merrut district in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the father of the girl said his daughter can marry the Muslim youth, a decision vehemently criticized by Hindutva groups. “She is a grown up girl now. Who are we to force......



Last Modified:  16 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

PHILADELPHIA – Born to a Sicilian family in Philadelphia, Salahuddin Decero quest for religiosity after a life of worldly pleasures has transformed him from a young teenager whose life is centered around women, alcohol and harijuana to a Catholic priest and a Muslim at last. From the age of 13-17 my life consisted of very few things. Wome......



Last Modified:  16 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

MATARAM, Indonesia – In a bid to curb polygamy in the county, an Indonesian district has ordered civil servants to pay one million rupiah fee  if they wanted to get a second wife, the decision that sparked criticism as “crazy”. The regulation was issued to make polygamy more difficult for those working in the civil service, Khar......



Last Modified:  16 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Though praised by sports officials for integrating the religious minority, a new swimming course planned next January for Muslim women has been viciously attacked by the far-right politicians as “discriminatory”. The Geas sports association in Sesto, praised the initiative as “an important moment for integration,” The Local......



Last Modified:  16 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading US Muslim rights groups has stood up to rising anti-Muslim attacks in the American society, launching a new website, Islamophobia.org, to monitor and challenge the growing anti-Muslim bigotry. Islamophobia.org is a reflection of CAIR's philosophy of educating people and empowering them toward positive action, Corey Sayl......



Last Modified:  15 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

BAGHDAD – Amid an atmosphere of lawlessness and impunity, dozens of Iraqi Sunnis civilians have been abducted and killed by the government-sponsored Shiite militias in retaliation for the attacks by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL). “Shiite militias are ruthlessly targeting Sunni civilians on a sectarian basis under the guise of fighti......



Last Modified:  15 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Sweden’s new Housing Minister Mehmet Kaplan has come under attack from a former Swedish MP after he blamed widespread Islamophobia as the main reason that young Muslims were joining militant groups in Iraq and Syria. It's unforgivably naive to think that giving money to these kinds of [Muslim] organizations and mosques will work......



Last Modified:  15 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Challenging social borders, an Indian Muslim woman has been taking care of dozens of HIV-infected Hindu kids, setting a role model for Indian Muslims who dedicate their lives to serve their community. “I can proudly say that at Snehadeep, I look after 14 girls in the 7-12 years age group and all of them are Hindus,” Tabassum, a......



Last Modified:  15 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

MUMBAI – In the first test to the recently elected Narendra Modi’s government, all eyes of Hindu parties are fixed on Muslim voters in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, who go to polls on Wednesday, October 15, to pick a new legislative assembly. “After many years we are going to see a multi-cornered elections. I don’t think m......



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......




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