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Quebec Judge Refuses Case of Veiled Muslim

Last Modified:  27 Feb 2015 04:47  GMT


MONTREAL – A Canadian Muslim citizen was denied her right to litigate before a Montreal court after the judge said she has to take off her Islamic head outfit or she would not hear her case. “I felt that I'm not Canadian anymore,” Rania El-Alloul told CBC News on Thursday, February 26. El-Alloul appeared in a Quebec court last Tuesd......





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Last Modified:  09 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – France’s main Islamic groups, imams and scholars will take to their podiums on Friday prayer to preach against violence and terrorism, condemn Charlie Hebdo attack and defend the true peaceful nature of their faith. At the 2,400 Muslim places of worship across France, imams will condemn in the strongest possible terms violence a......



Last Modified:  09 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – The heinous attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has heightened Swedish Muslims fears of fuelling Islamophobic sentiments in the Scandinavian country, which was rocked by a serious of mosque attacks over the past few days. We've seen Islamophobic rhetoric gradually strengthening in Swedish society...we may see repri......



Last Modified:  09 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PRAGUE – Responding to the anti-Muslim slurs by a Japanese-born Czech politician, thousands joined an event that urges Czechs to eat kabab on Friday, January 9, to fight Islamophobia and show support for the Muslim community. It was impossible to respond seriously to the idea that the sale of kebabs financed terrorism and eating them th......



Last Modified:  09 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PARIS – Several attacks were reported on Wednesday and Thursday on Muslim mosques and facilities across France, as the country entered a new era of anti-Islam hate after Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly. Agence France-Presse cited officials who said there had been several attacks against France mosques since the Charlie Hebdo killings, alt......



Last Modified:  08 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Tributes were paid on Thursday to heroic Muslim officer who was killed while defending Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris against gunmen attack. “I am not Charlie... I am Ahmed the dead cop. Charlie disrespected me and ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so. ‪#‎JesuisAhmed,” Dyab Abou Jahjah......



Last Modified:  08 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

DETROIT – Offering help to their city, the Muslim community of Michigan is making a contribution to support Detroit residents who are facing hardship from water shut offs. The Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC) in partnership with Islamic Relief USA (IR) – the largest Muslim charity organization in the United States – is giving $......



Last Modified:  08 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – The bloody attack on Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly the left twelve deaths has left French Muslims fearful of facing more isolation and becoming more vulnerable to Islamophobia. At this moment there is infinite hatred against Muslims, I don't even want to remain in France, tweeted one user from Paris, International Business Times......



Last Modified:  08 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PARIS – Another attack hit France on Thursday morning in Malakoff outside Paris after a gunman wearing a bulletp-roof vest killed a police woman and injured another, hours after an earlier attack left 12 killed in Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine headquarter in Paris. The gunman who killed the police officer and injured a municipal employ......



Last Modified:  08 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A new National Geographic miniseries “Killing Jesus” has been facing criticism after announcement that Jesus role will be played by a Muslim actor. “In Islam, we believe Jesus is a prophet and respect him and follow his teachings and put him beside the Prophet Muhammad – a lot of people don’t know that,” Muslim-raised a......



Last Modified:  08 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – Despite of US opposition, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accepted the request from the state of Palestine to join the ICC from April 1, giving Palestinians the green light to lodge war crimes complaints against Israel. The secretary-general has ascertained that the instruments received were in due and proper form before acc......



Last Modified:  07 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PARIS – At least 12 people were killed and ten injured on Wednesday, January 7, at the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, when two gunmen attacked the building and opened fire, sparking angry criticism worldwide. People had been murdered in a cowardly manner , President Francois Hollande told reporters at the scene. ......



Last Modified:  07 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

ALMATY – Fleeing with their religion from Chinese restrictions, a growing number of Uighur Muslims are leaving Xinjiang to find a warmer reception in Muslim majority Kazakhstan. “Uighur Muslims want their religion and want to practice their religion freely,” Imam Knanat Ali, the imam of the blue-domed Prophet Muhammad Mosque in the ind......



Last Modified:  07 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – The attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo which left 12 people killed has sparked angry reactions from world Muslims who rejected use of violence to fight ideas. The UOIF condemns, in the strongest possible terms, this criminal attack and these horrible murders and offers its condolences to the families as well as ......



Last Modified:  07 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

BERLIN – Protests rejecting anti-Islam group poured into German streets on Monday, January 5, forcing PEGIDA to cancel rallies in Berlin and Cologne where thousands took part in the anti-racism demonstrations. Refugees are welcome in Stuttgart, Fritz Kuhn, Mayor of the city Stuttgart, said during the anti-PEGIDA protests on Monday, Xinhu......



Last Modified:  07 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – With charity making a basic part of Muslims’ faith, Canadian Muslim charities are turning to local programs to help needy people and school children, after decades of supporting charitable initiatives overseas. “I was amazed by what I saw,” Firaaz Azeez, a manager at the Muslim Welfare Centre, a local charity based in Scarbor......



Last Modified:  07 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – After long years of work at New Folsom prison in California, Muslim correctional officer Elsiddig Elhindi has filed a federal lawsuit against the state Corrections Department, complaining that he endured numerous anti-Muslim slurs and taunts from co-workers. “The stress level is unbelievable – it amounts to emotional torture,......



Last Modified:  06 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

KABUL – For the very first time in Afghanistan, a religious scholar has managed to translate the holy Qur’an into Uzbek language after seven-years of dedicated hard work. “This is a great service to the Uzbek community and ultimately to the whole Afghan nation,” Dr. Muhammad Ayaz Niazi, one of the most prolific Afghan religious schol......



Last Modified:  06 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Kuwaiti lawmaker has provoked anger in the Muslim-majority gulf country after calling for lifting ban on dancing and alcohol consumption, the calls criticized as distorting the country’s image and Islamic laws. [Nabil] Fadhl is distorting the history and the image of Kuwait and its people who have elected him, the Kuwait Time......



Last Modified:  06 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – As Pope Francis first visit to the Philippines approaches later this month, Manila Muslims are preparing special campaigns to welcome the world religious figure, sponsoring events under the title ‘We are Muslims, we love Jesus’. If you love somebody, you should know who that person is, said the Grand Mufti Abu Hurairah of the......



Last Modified:  05 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Japanese-born Czech politician has raised criticism after calling people to walk their pigs and dogs outside the country’s mosques, the calls blasted as hateful by the government. Czechs should breed dogs and piglets as pets and walk them near their neighborhoods and mosques, Tomio Okamura, the head of the far-right Dawn of D......




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