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Obama Praises US Muslims on `Eid Message

Last Modified:  29 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


CAIRO – US President Barck Obama has issued a message to American Muslims and Muslims around the world congratulating them on the celebration of `Eid Al-Fitr, thanking US Muslims for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” As Muslims throughou......





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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......



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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......



Last Modified:  29 May 2014 03:50  GMT

BELFAST – Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has come under fire from Islamic organizations and Irish politicians after supporting anti-Islam slurs shared by a north Belfast Pastor who described Islam as “heathen” and “satanic”. “The pastor's comments not only hurt thousands of Muslims living peacefully in Northern ......



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CAIRO – Muslims in London Borough of Tower Hamlets have launched a new campaign to help smokers quit tobacco before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, offering them counseling and health services. “Ramadan is an ideal time to start healthy habits,” Dr Somen Banerjee, director of public health at Tower Hamlets Council, told East London ......



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CAIRO – Newspaper ads comparing Tennessee legislature on abortion to the Taliban has drawn criticism from both sides of the abortion debate, calling it “offensive” for depicting a man in a turban trampling on a woman. “It shows an image of a man with a turban stepping on a woman as if a turban equates violence against women,” Remzi......



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LAGOS – Nigerian Muslims have called on authorities to arrest and prosecute a pastor in southwestern Osun State who allegedly conspired with three other Christians to stage a Boko Haram-like attack on his church. “The MPAC is calling for a police crime investigation of a reported case of stage-managed Boko Haram-type attack by Pastor Ola......



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CAIRO – As scenes of long lines of people queuing to cast their votes in former elections disappeared, Egyptian government decided to extend presidential elections into a third day, amid hope of wooing voters who abandoned elections in its first two days. “Why should I vote – we already know the outcome, they made sure of that by arres......



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CAIRO – As Malaysian politicians continue to debate the looming application of hudud law in the northeast Malay heartland state of Kelantan, people are anticipating the application of the Islamic law as prescribed for the benefit of their community. “If they do enforce hudud we would accept it, but even if they don’t we would still acc......



Last Modified:  28 May 2014 03:59  GMT

CAIRO – Preserving modesty in the gas-rich Gulf state of Qatar, a new modesty campaign urging tourists and foreign residents to respect the Islamic values and cover up is due to kick off ahead of Muslims’ fasting month of Ramadan. “If you are in Qatar, you are one of us. Help us preserve Qatar’s culture and values, please dress modes......



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CAIRO – The United Nations has sent a stark warning that about 200,000 children under five will be facing death of malnutrition by the end of 2014, unless they get immediate life-saving assistance. “If these children do not quickly receive therapeutic assistance, this situation will become even worse with the lack of access to preventive......



Last Modified:  28 May 2014 03:59  GMT

CAIRO – As scenes of long lines of people queuing to cast their votes in former elections disappeared, Egyptian government decided to extend presidential elections into a third day, amid hope of wooing voters who abandoned elections in its first two days. “Why should I vote – we already know the outcome, they made sure of that by arres......



Last Modified:  28 May 2014 03:59  GMT

KUALA LUMPUR – Seeing mounting anger against Cadbury after discovery of pork traces in its products, a leading Malaysian Islamic youth organization has rejected calls to burn the chocolate-maker’s factory, seeing these calls as tarnishing the image of Islam and Muslims. The statement would only show the superficial thinking of the indiv......



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CAIRO – Delegates attending Nigeria’s ongoing national conference have urged Nigerians to seek God’s help to save the country from recent security problems, urging the conference chief to declare three-day fasting and praying. “Please do not serve lunch for three days. Let us declare a three-day fasting and pray to God for this count......



Last Modified:  27 May 2014 03:47  GMT

ANKARA – Raising concerns of followers of both faiths, the sweeping victory of far-right parties in the European parliament elections has led to an unlikely unity between European Muslims and Jews against anti-immigration, xenophobic parties. “We must learn to work together effectively on the both grass roots and leadership levels, Imam......



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ABUJA – Nigerian officials confirmed on Tuesday, May 27, that they have identified the location of the more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram but has ruled out using force to rescue them. The good news for the parents of the girls is that we know where they are, but we cannot tell you, Military Chief Alex Badeh was quoted by the News......



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CAIRO — A leading Canadian Muslim advocacy group has filed a defamation lawsuit against the prime minister and his chief spokesman over linking the group to terrorism and refusing to apologize. “In order to uphold its good name, the NCCM has no choice but to issue a statement of claim for defamation against Mr. [Jason] MacDonald and the ......



Last Modified:  27 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Malawi leading Muslim organization has urged Malawians to put aside political differences and support whoever wins the elections amid increasingly tense political situation in the southern African country ahead of the announcement of poll results. “Muslims Supreme Council of Malawi is asking all Malawians to put aside their pol......



Last Modified:  27 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Scores of Malaysian non-governmental organizations have called for boycotting Cadbury chocolate products after DNA tests found pig traces in products by the popular chocolate maker. “This case is shocking because it happened in a big factory which has pretty good standard operating procedures and a halal certificate. So such thin......



Last Modified:  26 May 2014 03:47  GMT

HELSINKI – A group of young Finnish Muslim women have started a new project to clear misconception surrounding their Islamic headscarf, or hijab, and educate others about the choice Muslim women take to preserve their identity. “We call ourselves Northern Hijabees and we are originally from all corners of the world, which enrich us as hu......



Last Modified:  26 May 2014 03:47  GMT

JERUSALEM – On the last day of his tour in the Middle East, Pope Francis visited Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday, May 26, calling on Muslim, Christian and Jewish people to “work together for justice and peace”. “Peace in this land will not happen until the end of the [Israeli] occupation, and when people get their freedom and full ......




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