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Last Modified:  30 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


CAIRO – Though Americans were outraged by report that they are being spied on by the National Security Agency, a large number of them has voiced support for law enforcement profiling of Muslims, giving the religious minority the lowest favorable ratings among the groups covered, a new survey said. “A significant number of Americans (42%)......





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Last Modified:  03 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

PHNOM PENH – For Muslim women in Cambodia, four decades were not able to erase the memory of sexual abuse they faced at the hands of Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979 in the Buddhist-majority country. “They hated the Khmer Muslim. They just had to rape them... They persecuted the Khmer Muslim,” a testimony by a Muslim respondent was ci......



Last Modified:  03 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW YORK – Launching a small halal butchery in Manhattan, three young American Muslims has been attracting hundreds of consumers from different faith groups who found great appetite for their healthy “honest to God” meat. “When there's not a certain kind of purity to the food that we're consuming, that becomes problematic from the sp......



Last Modified:  02 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

RAMALLAH – Achieving their country’s first trophy in history, Palestine’s triumphant football team on Sunday, June 1, received a warm welcome from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who greeted the players in a ceremony in Ramallah. “It is time for our people to celebrate this great victory you brought. You have raised our heads hi......



Last Modified:  02 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW DELHI – Days after Narendra Modi’s ascension to power, Muslims in India are facing a threat to their religious freedom with some Hindu organizations pitching for a ban on use of loudspeakers during Fajr adhan (prayer call from mosque at dawn). “This is something unacceptable to us. How can you take away our fundamental right to fol......



Last Modified:  02 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s aspirant aerospace students have been offered a golden chance to get a scholarship abroad to study the important subject if they managed to memorize the 30 chapters of the Noble Qur’an. “This program is a pilot project to produce Muslim scientists in aerospace which is currently dominated by the West,” Ahm......



Last Modified:  02 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Almost two weeks after its opening, September 11 Memorial Museum has been drawing various reactions from visitors who criticized it for failing to differentiate between Islam and terrorism. “I think they should have talked about Islam more, just so people understand that there is a difference between Islam and people who do ter......



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......




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