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Russian MP Wants “Islamic Terrorist” Media Ban

Last Modified:  19 Dec 2014 04:50  GMT


MOSCOW – Asserting that terror has no religion, a Russian lawmaker has demanded a ban on the use of expressions such as ‘Islamic terrorist’ and ‘Islamist militant’ in the mass media, waning that they victimize followers of Islam worldwide. “These expressions push people towards the conclusion that Muslim religion and terrorism ar......





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Last Modified:  03 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

CAIRO – Delving into his spiritual journey to Islam, Yusuf Islam, the English artist previously known as Cat Stevens, has published his memoir in a new book, “Why I Still Carry a Guitar”, that shares his inspiring experience with readers. “My abrupt departure from the spotlight confused many of my friends and fans,” he writes in th......



Last Modified:  03 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

CAIRO – An Australian dairy company has sparked a fresh controversy on social media after announcing that it will not obtain “halal certification”, resulting in accusations by some as being Xenophobic. “Given the timing and the lack of necessity around this announcement I can only presume you're pandering to the racist islamophobes o......



Last Modified:  03 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

DALLAS – Despite the United States’ ongoing issues with Muslim-majority countries like Syria and the conflict with the so-called Islamic State, American Muslim voters say domestic issues like health care and the economy are their top priorities heading into the Nov. 4 mid-term elections. However, one Muslim leader said, no matter what is......



Last Modified:  03 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A once key assistant to Tony Blair has criticized the former British Prime Minister’s opinion about Islam, warning that his mistaken view on the world’s fastest growing religion could start a new religious war. “What Tony Blair is trying to do is to look at it from the inter-faith point of view, which is something beyond me,......



Last Modified:  02 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

LAHORE – Squeezed by mounting pressure from religious parties, the state government of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP) province has restored several Islamic chapters excluded by previous state government in the curriculum. “Notification regarding restoration of old curriculum has been sent to the concerned authorities,......



Last Modified:  02 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

CAIRO – Disappointed by the government silence on the increasing anti-Muslim attacks, Canadian Muslim groups have urged Prime Minister Steven Harper to voice support to the thriving Muslim community against the increasing backlash. “Our leaders have a very important role to play,” concurred Amira Elghawaby, human rights coordinator for......



Last Modified:  02 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

CAIRO – Going through post 9/11 feelings of stigmatization, European Muslims are complaining from falling “under siege”, amid unprecedented surge in the anti-Islam sentiments and Islamophobic attacks. “It was the first time I ever saw my father cry, he was so worried about me,” Alisiv Ceran, a Muslims student at the University of C......



Last Modified:  02 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

WASHINGTON – Celebrating the 1443rd birthday of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), an Islamic calligraphy exhibition was opened in Washington a few days ago to reflect the true-values of Islam. This exhibition is quite meaningful and launched timely in terms of telling what Islam represents via the Qur’anic verses and deeds of our pr......



Last Modified:  02 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

AL-QUDS – Fueling tensions in the world Muslims' third holiest site, a rightist Knesset member accompanied by several Jewish extremists stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday, November 2. The very fact that I'm here under guard and the Muslims are free to walk around shows who's a visitor here and who's not, deputy speaker of the Isra......



Last Modified:  01 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

SYDNEY – Defying the soaring Islamophobia in the Australian community, young Muslims have pledged not to let the radicalized minority to worsen their image, adhering to the principals of Islam to combat extremism. “We're just everyday [people] who call Australia home, who are going to university, working, paying taxes and trying to live ......



Last Modified:  01 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

CAIRO – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to reconstruct Gaza schools destroyed during last summer's war in which more than 2000 civilians were killed by Israeli forces. “I am honored to announce all my World’s Children’s Prize money will go to help students and schools in an espec......



Last Modified:  01 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

CAIRO – A US Muslim woman has received a shocking message from an acquaintance asking for a niqab or face-veil, to which she referred as “the face thing”, to complete her Halloween costume. Lots of words popped into my head when I read the text, Arhama told HuffPost over the phone on Friday, October 31. But what do you even say t......



Last Modified:  01 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

OTTAWA – The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has called on political and community leaders to forcefully condemn all hate-motivated actions following Friday’s vandalism of the Assunah Muslims Association (AMA) mosque in Ottawa. We call on our federal, provincial, and municipal leaders to speak out forcefully and unambiguousl......



Last Modified:  01 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

ABUJA – Almost two weeks after announcing a truce agreement between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government, the militant group has denied negotiating a ceasefire deal, announcing that the kidnapped school girls are now married. “We have not made ceasefire with anyone...,” Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, said in a video obt......



Last Modified:  01 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

DHAKA — Death sentence against a leading Islamic opposition figure in Bangladesh for war crimes has enflamed the southern Asian country, with a strike announced to protest unjustified “judicial murders”. “It is very sad and pervert judgment also,” advocate Tajul Islam, defense counsel and lawyer of Matiur Rahman Nizami, Bangladeshi......



Last Modified:  31 Oct 2014 04:48  GMT

AL-QUDS – After its first closure in decades, Israel reopened Al-Aqsa Mosque compound ahead of Friday prayer, October 31, imposing restrictions on male Muslim worshippers under 50. Israeli crimes are systematically increasing to target Jerusalem through killing, detentions, assaults, demolishing houses, and preventing worshipers from pray......



Last Modified:  31 Oct 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Acknowledging the heroism of Muslims during the First World War, British former army chiefs have called for recognizing the first Muslim soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross, in a bid to show the true face of Muslims whose image has been tarnished by the so-called Islamic State. “The quiet dignity of our commemoration of Khud......



Last Modified:  31 Oct 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Eyeing to empower the sizable minority ahead of midterm elections, a leading US Muslim advocacy group has launched a campaign to mobilize Muslim voters to cast their votes in the November 4 poll. Across the nation, American Muslims have emerged as a significant voting blocs able to change the outcome of hard fought and tight races......



Last Modified:  31 Oct 2014 04:48  GMT

OTTAWA – Canadian Muslim organizations have voiced concerns over the rise of anti-Muslim bullying after last week attacks, which extended to reach Muslims in school, public buses and streets. There are some very positive signs that we’ve noticed in the form of calls of support and examples of people resisting bigotry, Amy Awad, human r......



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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