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Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


TEL AVIV – TEL AVIV – In what many experts see as a blow to Israel's economy, US and European air carriers have halted flights to Israel, citing concern over  Hamas rockets fired from Gaza and hitting an area near Ben Gurion airport, as US Secretary of State John Kerry pushes for a Middle East truce in his visit to Israel on Wednesday,......





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Last Modified:  02 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A few hours after Belfast's anti-racism rally, two Muslim men were attacked by a group of racists who vandalized their home, injuring one of the victims who was taken to hospital. “If we go outside in the street, people will start swearing at us ... What can we do? We are just foreigners, we don't feel accepted,” Muhammad Asif ......



Last Modified:  02 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Alif Laam Meem, America’s first all-Muslim fraternity, will be featured in an upcoming documentary, Brotherhood: America's Favorite Muslim Fraternity to explore the successful life of young American Muslims. “Through the experiences of these young men, this film explores the Muslim American identity, as well as the challenges......



Last Modified:  02 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Belfast anti-racism rally has drawn thousands of angry protesters who demanded a public apology from North Ireland first minister Peter Robinson for insulting the country’s Muslims. “I heard the insult, but I haven't heard the apology,” Mohammed Samaana, who has worked at the Ulster Hospital as a nurse for more than 10 year......



Last Modified:  01 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

DALLAS – Suffering for years from bias, hate and misunderstanding, Dallas Muslims decided to take an action, arranging a walk to reject anti-Muslim sentiments and spread awareness about Islam and Muslims. “I deal with Islamophobia on a regular basis with clients all the time,” Yvonne Munoz, a lawyer with a Christian upbringing who reve......



Last Modified:  01 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

RIYADH – Saudi authorities have launched a new probe to test products of chocolate maker Cadbury for pork traces after two products were found with pork DNA in Malaysia, warning that strong measures would be taken if the chocolates revealed any traces of pork. “Cadbury products manufactured in Malaysia are not registered with us since ......



Last Modified:  01 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

SYDNEY – A new eye-opening documentary film that shows the true nature of Islam has been approved to be shown to high school students in South Australia, in a step forward towards fighting discrimination against the religious minority. “For a younger generation who haven't necessarily always gone to  schools and which they are learn......



Last Modified:  01 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

KUALA LUMPUR – The grisly incident in which a 15-year old Malaysian girl was gang-raped by 38 men has stirred up several calls for harsher penalties to deter rapists. “The incident is testimonial to how criminals are not shaken nor fear the existing legal system,” Malaysia’s Pan-Malaysia Islamic Party (PAS) vicep-resident Tuan Ibrahi......



Last Modified:  01 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

SRINAGAR – In a bid to regain voters’ support, Chief Minister of Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir has announced new pro youth policies, lifting a four-year ban on SMS services and giving a fresh breath to the people of the turmoil-hit district. “One fails to understand why the government first bans these services and later revoke ......



Last Modified:  01 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

DALLAS – Facing funding problems for months, the council of Dallas’ East Plano Islamic Center (EPIC) has found a creative way to get donations by asking Muslim worshippers to sponsor prayer spaces for which the reward is a home in Paradise as stated in the Qur’an. “The Quran teaches you that whoever helps build a mosque, Allah helps ......



Last Modified:  01 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

ISTANBUL – Tens of thousands of Turkish Muslims have gathered on Saturday dawn to pray outside historic Aya Sofia mosque, urging Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to reopen the museum to serve as a Muslim worshipping house. “This is a serious push to break Ayasofya's chains,” Salih Turan, head of the Anatolia Youth Association, which has c......



Last Modified:  31 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Famous young Indian actress Monica has decided to leave the life of lights behind her back, choosing to revert to Islam, don Islamic headscarf and quit the film industry, Times of India reported on Saturday, May 31. “I don’t convert for the reason of love or money, am not such a person. I like Islam principles so that I convert......



Last Modified:  31 May 2014 03:47  GMT

MAIDUGURI – A senior Muslim monarch in the northeastern state of Borno has been killed after gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram opened fire on his convoy while travelling by road to attend the funeral of another senior scholar. “The gunmen... specifically targeted the vehicle conveying the three emirs and opened fire,” a ......



Last Modified:  31 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The Pakistan Ulema Council has issued a fatwa declaring so-called “honor killings” un-Islamic and inhuman, after a Pakistani woman was brutally killed earlier this week, Pakistan Newsweek reported. The “killing of girls in the name of honor or dignity is terrorism and viciousness—which has nothing to do with Islam,” Pakis......



Last Modified:  31 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A recent controversy over anti-Islam comments in Northern Ireland has come to an end quickly after representatives of the Irish Muslim community asserted that they have received and accepted an apology from First Minister over anti-Islam slurs he made lately. “We accepted the apology in private and for us that was a sincere apolo......



Last Modified:  30 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As Brazil government were adding the final touches on World Cup preparations, a Brazilian active Muslim community was working around the clock to prepare their own welcome for hundreds of thousands of fans expected to arrive soon in the South American country. “We expect around 50,000 Muslim fans to visit for the World Cup, mainl......



Last Modified:  30 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A group of young Muslims from the London borough of Newham have launched a new campaign to highlight a forgotten Islamic tenet of supporting democracy, a tradition that goes back to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). “Muslims should take part in voting and the political process,” Shahid Mursaleen, spokesman for Minhaj-ul-Qur......



Last Modified:  30 May 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW YORK – Despite the announcement of disbanding New York police spy unit, a growing number of the city Latino Muslim residents have expressed concerns that they were being watched by authorities who put them under close surveillance or try to use them as informants. “I noticed that they were cops because they were wearing their badges ......



Last Modified:  30 May 2014 03:47  GMT

JAKARTA – Putting the reputation of the giant chocolate maker at stake, Indonesian authorities have announced they were testing products made by the British confectioner to see if they complied with Islamic standards after pork traces were found in two products in neighboring Malaysia. After such an incident, it is prudent to do a test on......



Last Modified:  30 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Seeking to calm Saudi’s anger, a delegate of senior Dutch officials have visited the gulf kingdom to assure their country’s respect to Islam and Saudi Arabia and avoid jeopardizing relations over the latest rant of the far-right lawmaker Geert Wilders. “The Dutch Cabinet deeply understands the embarrassment caused by the insu......



Last Modified:  30 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A British Muslim man has found an outstanding method of fighting racism after he decided to find a home and a job for a homeless man who abused him while walking in a Bradford street. “This is a great way of teaching Asian people across Bradford of how to respond to racism,” Aminur Chowdhury, 30, told the Telegraph and Argus on......




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