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Australia Far-right Targets Muslims Online

Last Modified:  23 Apr 2014 03:47  GMT


SYDNEY – An Australian far-right group has escalated its hate campaign against the Muslim community, urging its supporters to take photos of veiled Muslim women in public and using them in hateful posts online. “I was in my way to work as I usually do,” a mother of three who was photographed on the train and then humiliated in a series......





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ZHENGZHOU, Henan – In the central Chinese province of Henan, the scene of a woman leading prayers in a mosque for women only would not be a strange one. “It all started because Muslim women wanted to learn basic religious studies,” researcher Shui Jingjun, who is also Hui Muslim, told ABC News Australia on Wednesday, March 5. “Tha......



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CAIRO – The controversial biblical movie Noah, scheduled for release in Egypt within a few weeks, has sparked outrage among Egyptian Muslim scholars who demanded its ban over depicting Prophet Noah (peace be upon him). Depicting prophets in art is a “crime; not art, that is harmful to the image of prophets,” Sheikh Sameh Abdel Hameed, ......



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MOMBASA – A recent attack on Masjid Musa mosque in Kenya has shaken up the Muslim community, falling under the pinch of authorities who use the stretched term of war on terrorism to keep the Muslims’ worshipping houses under tight control. Freedom of speech - that's the difference.  Because most of the mosques nowadays are built, w......



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JAKARTA – Indonesia's highest Islamic authority has issued a fatwa that bans illegal hunting and trafficking endangered animals, an edict widely praised by wildlife rights groups as filling a gap between formal law and crime in the resources-rich country. “All activities resulting in wildlife extinction without justifiable reli......



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CAIRO – As the clock ticks towards elections in the world’s most populated democracy, India Muslims are expressing concerns over the rise of India’s controversial national politician Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist whose relationship with Muslims has been fraught. “I’m inclined to support Mr. Modi,” Salim Shah, a Muslim who co......



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NEW YORK – A decision by a New Jersey federal judge to dismiss US Muslims lawsuit against New York Police department surveillance has revived bad memories of the Muslim community in Potsdam, New York, complaining about losing their rights in their countries. “I mean, I don’t really understand the rationale for coming here, out of all p......



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CAIRO – As different parties in South Africa prepare their agendas for the upcoming elections, the Cape Muslim Congress has launched its manifesto, promising to fight against vices in the society by sterilizing violent criminals including drug addicts and child molesters. “We will not injure the few taxpayers with more taxes like e-tolli......



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SIMFEROPOL – As war drumbeats increase in Ukraine, Muslim Tatars in the autonomous Republic of Crimea are voicing concerns over separatist demands by the region's Russian ethnic majority, fearing a return of 1944’s exile. “If there is a conflict, as the minority, we will be the first to suffer,” Usein Sarano, 57, told Reuters. “......



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CAIRO – Tightening the noose around besieged Gaza strip, a Cairo court banned Tuesday, March 4, Hamas group from operating in Egypt, as the pivotal Middle East country ramped up crackdown on Islamists. The decision harms the image of Egypt and its role towards the Palestinian cause, Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesman for the Gaza-based militant......



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BANGUI – After months of unrest, a Muslim defense group has been formed recently in the strife-torn Central African Republic, to provide much needed protection to vulnerable Muslim population from killings, maiming and torture at the hands of Christian militias. “They destroyed our homes and looted our property,” Abakar Sabone, the for......



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19 August 2013 Australian Muslim community leaders have voiced concerns about pressures they are facing from spy agencies, putt ...



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13 August 2013 Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced a re-elected Rudd Labor Government would contribute $3 million to enable ...



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AL-QUDS - Israeli plans to lower the volume of Adhna (call to prayer) at Al-Quds mosques have sparked outrage among Muslims in the holy city who vowed to foil the Israeli plans to remove the Islamic identity of the Muslims’ third holiest city. The Azan will always come out from the minarets of Al-Quds, and particularly the Al-Aqsa Mosque,......



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CAIRO – Going through a three-hour marathon, eighth grader Amna Raza has won Nevada’s State Spelling bee for the second year in a row, walking away with the title of the competition and a chance to compete on a national stage. “I felt more nervous this year than I did last year,” Raza told Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I felt sligh......



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CAIRO – A Dutch politician who has been a staunch anti-Islam critic before reverting to Islam has started a new Islamic Party for Unity, with which he is contending for three seats during the municipal elections on March 19. “In a city with 100,000 to 150,000 Muslims, it is no more than logical that they also have political representatio......



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VICTORIA – Making a fusion between Islamic heritage and Australian culture, Australia’s first Islamic Museum has opened its doors to the public to showcase the Islamic culture and present the true-face of Islam. “I think art is more universal and can really bring people from all faiths and cultures together and once you learn and under......



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24 February 2013 The Great Mosque of Córdoba, was for centuries a symbol of diversity and tolerance in the souther ...



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Australia's Long-Awaited Islamic Museum opens its Doors 3 March 2014



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MINNEAPOLIS – A leading US Muslim advocacy group has welcomed the new policy for Minneapolis’ St. Paul police which allows Muslim policewomen to don Islamic headscarf or hijab. “We congratulate Chief Smith and the St. Paul Police Department for creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for Muslim employees,” CAIR-MN Executive Direc......



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06 February 2014 A fight has broken out in Venice over plans to build a museum of Islamic art on the banks of the Grand Canal ( ...




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