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Muslims Reject Burial of Sydney Gunman

Last Modified:  20 Dec 2014 05:00  GMT


CAIRO – As the body of Sydney gunman remains in the morgue awaiting autopsy, leaders of the Australian Muslim community have abstained from claiming the dead body to offer it a funeral, with the city’s officials said that a “destitute funeral” will be the only solution left. “We don’t care about him, we don’t know him,” Amin ......





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Last Modified:  28 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – Worried about the increasing reports of FBI pressures on mosque imams nationwide to inform on members of their congregations, a leading US Muslim advocacy group has urged imams to seek legal assistant from an attorney, whenever they are approached by officers. “American Muslim leaders and institutions should maintain positiv......



Last Modified:  28 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A pastry shop in Saudi Arabia has been shut and its staff arrested after selling controversial cakes deemed offensive to Islam which used  anti-Islam flag promoted earlier this year by far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders. The arrests, made by Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, ......



Last Modified:  28 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT

SRINAGAR – Twenty four years of on-going conflict in Indian administered Kashmir has not only taken thousands of lives, but also ripped hundreds of Muslim families apart, bringing up a new generation of psychologically traumatized young people. “Kashmir was known for social standards, but the present prevailing situation, while hitting o......



Last Modified:  28 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT

BLOIS, France – French far-right National Front party has launched a new campaign against the growing appetite for kebab, seeing it as a sign of cultural “Islamization” of the country whose food is used as a metaphor for identity. The kebab is a bit of a reflection of all the problems with immigration and integration in France, Thiba......



Last Modified:  28 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A new survey has found that US Muslims are becoming more engaged with politics, with about two-thirds of the religious minority planning to vote in the coming November elections and half of them are Democratic Party supporters against Republicans. “We’ve seen a general trend of Muslims slowly shifting toward the Democratic Part......



Last Modified:  28 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT

KELANTAN – The first ever women-only netball competition has been held recently in northeast Malay heartland state of Kelantan, where players were required to dress decently with no men spectators allowed. “In fact, it was decided based on Allah’s laws and, therefore, should not be questioned by Muslims or non-Muslims,” Kelantan Yout......



Last Modified:  27 Oct 2014 04:48  GMT

TUNIS – Initial results of Tunisia’s parliamentary elections have shown secular Nidaa Tounes party taking the lead in the vote followed by the Islamic Ennahda party, in a new shift to the political map of the North African country. “We have positive indications that Nidaa Tounes could be leading,” party leader Beji Caid Essebsi was q......



Last Modified:  27 Oct 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won Brazil’s presidential re-election on Sunday night, October 26, after one of the closest, most aggressive campaigns in the country’s recent history. “I salute all those present and thank you all,” Rousseff said in her first address in front of a packed auditorium of supporters in Brasíl......



Last Modified:  27 Oct 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – A far-right rally in German western city of Cologne has turned violent after new-Nazis and hooligans attacked police forces cordoning the protest which left thirteen police officers injured and many arrested. “The law will be on hand in full force, but with appropriate restraint,” Rainer Wendt, chair of the German Police Union,......



Last Modified:  27 Oct 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – A new survey has found that US Muslims are becoming more engaged with politics, with about two-thirds of the religious minority planning to vote in the coming November elections and half of them are Democratic Party supporters against Republicans. “We’ve seen a general trend of Muslims slowly shifting toward the Democratic Part......



Last Modified:  27 Oct 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Hundreds of Israeli leftists have announced their support to Spain's parliament plans to hold a vote on recognizing Palestine as a state, adding more pressure on the Israeli occupation. “Israel should recognize the state of Palestine … based on the June 4 1967 borders,” a group of a left-wing Israelis wrote in an online petit......



Last Modified:  27 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Another Australian Muslim woman has suffered a broken arm after being assaulted in a Melbourne street earlier this month, amid increasing physical attacks targeting the religious minority. “A man approached my mum and said, ‘You Muslims, go back to where you came from’,” Abrar Ahmed, the daughter of the woman, told Northern......



Last Modified:  26 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Berlin elementary school has been renamed after a Muslim man who saved a Jewish family during the Nazi’s rule and Second World War (WII), hosting them in his house for years during the Holocaust. “They may not have been educated on the heritage of Goethe and Schiller, but they attached the greatest importance to human life, i......



Last Modified:  26 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – In a shocking decision to Marine Le Pen's party, a French far-right councilor has reverted to Islam, sending a video message to officials of the anti-immigration party to praise the Muslims’ holy book, the Qur’an, and asking them to join him. Both are demonized and very far from the image portrayed in the media, Maxence Butte......



Last Modified:  26 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Muslim scholars have warned Malaysians against observing Halloween celebrations this year, claiming that these events are planned by non-Muslims to shake the faith of Muslims and turn them godless. “We notice that such events are held to test moral limits or religion, and they are usually done by groups which are not religion-bas......



Last Modified:  26 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT

TUNIS – Millions of Tunisians lined to cast ballots on Sunday, October 26, in a vote that will bring the first democratically-elected parliament in the north Affrication nation amid hopes for peaceful transition to democracy. I always felt bad when I saw other countries freely voting and we couldn't, Wahid Zamely, 57, first in line to v......



Last Modified:  26 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT

SRINAGAR – Losing their dear ones, houses and properties in the latest floods, Muslims in India administered Kashmir district are praying that the new Hijri year would bring them peace and relief. “I am of firm belief to overcome the situation Kashmir has been facing during all these years of turmoil and the recent floods,” Fayaz Ahmad......



Last Modified:  25 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – A Palestinian-American teenager was killed by Israeli soldiers in a West Bank Village on Friday, October 24, in the second fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager within a week. “I don't call that a clash -– little kids throwing rocks or pebbles against live ammunition,” the teenager's uncle, Hakeem Khalek, told The Tim......



Last Modified:  25 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

LAGOS – Nigerian Muslims have welcomed the New Hijri year with rallies, prayers and expectations that authorities will ensure justice and fairness for every segment of the society. “Muslims are implored to be patient in the face of deliberate provocations from people who think that Islam should have no right in Nigeria,” Femi Abass, me......



Last Modified:  25 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

COLD LAKE – When news spread that a mosque in Cold Lake had been vandalized overnight, residents of the north-eastern Alberta city showed up to express their disappointment and to scrub off the hate messages and repair the house of worship. “I just came to help these guys get it off the building and bring them supplies, a ladder, graffit......




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