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Dogs in Islamic Garb Photos Anger Scholars

Last Modified:  24 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT


SELANGOR – The controversy of touching and patting dogs in Malaysia has been further exacerbated after photos of dogs wearing “turbans” and “cloaks” went viral on social media, sparking anger among scholars who asked for taking these photos down. “The Ulama whose valuable advice, words of wisdoms and guidelines of the Islamic law......





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Last Modified:  06 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

TORONTO – Tayyibah Taylor, editor-in-chief of Azizah Magazine, the popular women’s journal, and one of America’s most well-known Muslim personalities, has passed away, leaving a big void in the Muslim media activism. “We regret to announce the passing of Tayyibah Taylor, the founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of Azizah Magazine,......



Last Modified:  05 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

TORONTO – Tayyibah Taylor, editor-in-chief of Azizah Magazine, the popular women’s journal, and one of America’s most well-known Muslim personalities has passed away, leaving a big void in the Muslim media activism. “We regret to announce the passing of Tayyibah Taylor, the founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of Azizah Magazine,......



Last Modified:  05 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

MIAMI – The family of American journalist Steven Sotloff has challenged the so-called Islamic State, formerly known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, into a debate on the peaceful teachings of the Muslim holy book, the Qur’an, condemning the group as betraying the faithful. “Woe to you. You said the month of Ramadan is the month......



Last Modified:  05 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW DELHI – Al-Qaeda's announcement of launching a new branch in South Asia has sent shockwaves in the Indian subcontinent, putting several states on alert. “In the wake of this al Qaeda video, we will be on a higher alert. We will work closely with the central government to tackle any threat posed to the state,” S.K. Nanda, the most s......



Last Modified:  04 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

PARIS – In one of its new rants against France Muslims, a far-right weekly has caused a firestorm of controversy after describing France's new education minister as a Moroccan Muslim and calling her appointment a provocation . The front page of Minute is an incitement to hatred. It should be sued in court, the head of the ruling Socia......



Last Modified:  04 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – An Egyptian court ordered on Saturday, August 9, the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, which secured the largest share of votes in five consecutive ballots after January 2011 revolution. The decision was issued on Saturday by Egypt's High Administrative Court which has also ordered the liquidation......



Last Modified:  04 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

WISCONSIN ­– Anti-Islam posts by a Wisconsin official have drawn fierce criticism by Muslims and community leaders who disdained themselves from the inflammatory rants, calling for an interfaith dialogue to foster inclusion. “They're her posts and hers alone,” Tim Hanna, the Mayor of Applenton city in the US northern state of Wisconsi......



Last Modified:  03 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA – The 48-day Israeli war on Gaza strip that ended in a ceasefire agreement has resulted in a huge surge in Hamas’ popularity over that of Fatah group, an opinion poll has found. “It is worth noting that the size of the change in favor of Hamas is unprecedented since 2006. Indeed, if presidential elections were to take place today,......



Last Modified:  03 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – A recent survey has found that veiled British Muslim women have more positive body image, less affected by beauty standards depicted in media and place less importance on appearance than women who don't wear hijab. “Overall, the present results are consistent with previous work suggesting that women who wear non-western forms of......



Last Modified:  03 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Shocked by the new murder of American journalist Steven Sotloff, US Muslims have condemned Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as “anti-Islamic” terror group that is rejected by all faiths. “No words can describe the horror, disgust and sorrow felt by Muslims in America and worldwide at the unconscionable and un-Islam......



Last Modified:  03 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

PARIS – A French court has upheld a ban on Muslim engineer from entering France's nuclear sites, citing claimed links to extremist groups, a decision deplored as motivated by Islamophobia. There is no proof of these supposed links, Sefen Guez Guez, the engineer’s lawyer, told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Monday, September 1. Having......



Last Modified:  03 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Chinese authorities have been offering incentives in parts of troubled north-west region of Xinjiang to interethnic couples as part of a drive to assimilate the centuries-old cultural identity of the Uighur Muslim community. Qiemo county's interethnic marriage policy seems of a piece with general assumptions about Chinese policy i......



Last Modified:  02 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading British Muslim organization have criticized British Prime Minister's plans to tighten anti-terror measures, saying that they will push youth further toward extremism . They need to be talking to us and others to understand what it is that's leading these boys down this route, Harun Khan, deputy secretary general of the......



Last Modified:  02 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday, September 2, a new temporary ban on issuing work permits to workers from Ebola-hit countries, including Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The “temporary suspension” of labor visas from the three African nations “will not affect the labor market in Saudi Arabia” where the number of workers......



Last Modified:  02 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

NAIROBI – Hundreds of Kenya Muslims have been expressing increasing fears over possibility of missing the life-time journey to hajj this year due to controversial delays by the country's Immigration Department to issue or renew passports for would-be pilgrims. “My mother applied to renew her passport two months ago, but up now we are bei......



Last Modified:  02 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

BETHLEHEM – In what is considered as the biggest land usurpation in the past three decades, Israel has announced plans to grab 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank in a move widely condemned as illegal by world powers and human rights groups.. “Israel’s strategy of illegally confiscating land for settlements in the West Bank ......



Last Modified:  02 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

BANGUI – Showing opposition to the new Central African government led by a Muslim minister, Seleka rebels have expelled several members for joining the new government formed a few weeks ago. “The ex-Seleka coalition neither supported nor put forward the names of the prime minister or ministers,” the group's vicep-resident Nouredine Ada......



Last Modified:  02 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – British Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined a new plan to tighten anti-terror measures in the UK, giving police temporary power to seize passports of suspected Iraq and Syria-bound Islamist fighters. We need a tough, intelligent, patient and comprehensive approach to defeat the terrorist threat at its source, Cameron said ......



Last Modified:  01 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SARAJEVO – Nearly twenty years after the Balkans war, several Serb ex-soldiers and policemen were detained on Monday, September 1, over charges of committing war crimes against Bosniaks and Croats during the 1992-1995 war. They are charged with the murder of at least 40 Croats and Bosniaks, persecution, enforced displacement and illegal d......



Last Modified:  01 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

BETHLEHEM – In the biggest theft in the past three decades, Israel has announced plans to grab 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank in a move widely condemned as threatening more friction after the Gaza conflict. “We have long made clear our opposition to continued settlement activity,” a State Department official, who d......




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