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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:  25 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

RAKHINE – Facing mass arrests coupled with state-sponsored torture, thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Burma on flimsy wooden boats, heading to neighboring countries, escaping a catalogue of human rights violations. In one week we have seen 8,000 Rohingya leaving northern Rakhine state -- the amount of people who left the region per ......



Last Modified:  24 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

SELANGOR – The controversy of touching and patting dogs in Malaysia has been further exacerbated after photos of dogs wearing “turbans” and “cloaks” went viral on social media, sparking anger among scholars who asked for taking these photos down. “The Ulama whose valuable advice, words of wisdoms and guidelines of the Islamic law......



Last Modified:  24 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – The first Muslim police Captain has been appointed in Massachusetts's largest city of Boston, setting a role model for the devoted American Muslims on how to fight violence with education. “I can be a voice to denounce violence, and let people know that the 1.6 billion Muslims [in the world] are just like them,” Haseeb Hosein, ......



Last Modified:  24 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

NEW DELHI – Welcoming a new Hijri year, India Muslims have been dreaming of a better world where peace prevails across Muslim countries and terror tag falsely attached to their faith fades away. “We believe that we are passing through a phase, where the whole community is being viewed as terrorist,” Faraz Khan, a journalist in Bhopal c......



Last Modified:  24 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Seeing new anti-terror laws as further alienating Muslim youth, Brisbane’s newest mosque president has lamented that young Muslims no longer feel part of Australia, highlighting efforts by mosque leaders to integrate younger generations. “From my experiences of the past two or three years, I have come to the conclusion that in ......



Last Modified:  23 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

LONDON – New proposals made by British Prime Minister David Cameron giving extra powers to the country’s charities regulatory body has raised Muslim concerns, seeing them as allowing more powers to harass Muslim-run charities. “The reality is that the Charity Commission will have more teeth to harass innocent and law-abiding Muslim-run......



Last Modified:  23 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

TORONTO – Muslim leaders are joining Canadians across the country in expressing their shock and condemnation of Wednesday’s attack on the Parliament buildings and National War Memorial in Ottawa which killed an honor guard and injured two people. “This is a very sad and disturbing situation for all Canadians,” the Muslim Against Terr......



Last Modified:  23 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

TUNIS – The leader of Tunisia's moderate Islamist party Ennahda, Rached Ghannouchi, has praised his country’s peaceful transition to democracy as the only way to defeat extremist groups, as the North African country warmed up to next Sunday elections. The success of the Tunisian experience is in the international interest, especially in......



Last Modified:  23 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

LILONGWE – As HIV and AIDS pandemic continues to wreck havoc in Malawi, Muslim traditional leaders in the southern African nation have ganged up to “eradicate” some cultural practices which are said to be fueling the spread of the pandemic in the highly impoverished country. “There are some cultural beliefs and customs which we have ......



Last Modified:  23 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

RIYADH – Noticing the widespread usage of Twitter among Saudi people, the Kingdom’s grand mufti has urged youth to pay attention before posting any tweets on the social network site, asserting that enemies of Islam are using it to spread lies about Islam and Muslims. “Those who speak badly of Islam are without shame, have no faith and ......



Last Modified:  23 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – The killing of a solider near Montreal has left Canada Muslims terrified of an expected backlash against the religious community, calling on Canadians to join hands against extremism, instead of blaming Muslims for terror acts committed in their name. “We must be very careful not to point the finger at mosques and instead see the......



Last Modified:  23 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

AL-QUDS – Reports about Israeli plans to divide Al-Aqsa Mosque compound between Muslims and Jews have sparked angry condemnations from Palestinian officials, who called for holding an emergency Arab and Islamic summit to discuss the worrying development. “Israel is racing against time to legitimize storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compou......



Last Modified:  23 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Aiming to dispel negative misconceptions about Islam and Muslims in Australia, several mosques are planning the first National Mosque Open Day later this month to show the true image of Islam. “Mosques all over Australia have been on the receiving end of negativity and opposition,” Lebanese Muslim Association project officer Za......



Last Modified:  23 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Several shootings rattled Ottawa on Wednesday, October 22, when a gunman shot and killed a Canadian soldier at war memorial in Ottawa and then entered the country's parliament buildings where he exchanged gunfire with the police before being killed. All the details are not in, but the sergeant-at-arms, a former Mountie, is the one......



Last Modified:  23 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Facing rising criticism, a Malaysian official in the northeast Malay heartland state of Kelantan has defended the proposed law that jails or fines a Muslim who skip Friday prayer for three consecutive times, urging Muslims to respect Islamic rituals.. “Many parties are now trying to question Muslim rituals,” Ahmad Yakob, the Me......



Last Modified:  22 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

.artmainimage{display:none;} CAIRO – A video showing a social experiment on Islamophobia in New York streets has sparked angr......



Last Modified:  22 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

TORONTO, Ont. – Muslim leaders are condemning the recent attack on two Canadian soldiers at a mall parking lot near Montreal which left one soldier dead and another injured. Canadian Muslims denounce this appalling attack and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, Ihsaan Gardee, Executive Director of the Nation......



Last Modified:  22 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – A Malaysian official in the northeast Malay heartland state of Kelantan has told non-Muslims to respect Friday prayer by-law that fines and jails Muslim men who skip the weekly congregation for three consecutive times, after facing criticism from a legal group. “Many parties are now trying to question Muslim rituals,” Ahmad Yak......



Last Modified:  22 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

AL-QUDS – Reports about Israeli plans to divide Al-Aqsa Mosque compound between Muslims and Jews have sparked angry condemnations from Palestinian officials, who called for holding an emergency Arab and Islamic summit to discuss the worrying development. “Israel is racing against time to legitimize storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compou......



Last Modified:  22 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

PARIS – A French Muslim has developed a new “halal test” to allow customers to detect the presence of pork or alcohol in the meals served to them in restaurants and packed food.




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