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As Gaza Burns, France Feels the Heat

Last Modified:  23 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


CAIRO –Amid escalating tension in French streets, President Francois Hollande met with religious leaders on Monday, July 21, as a part of the government’s effort......





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Last Modified:  21 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Members of the far-right, neo-nazi Italian party “Forza Nuova” have marched in Venice to protest an earlier decision specifying time for Muslim women at swimming pool to integrate the religion minority. “A free swimming pool!” protesters from Forza Nuova (New Force) party shouted outside the Polisportiva Bissuola di Mestre ......



Last Modified:  21 May 2014 03:47  GMT

ZEPCE, Bosnia – Two decades ago, no one would have ever convinced former Bosnian Muslim soldier Ibro Begic that he will threaten his own life to save Serbians isolated after floods hit their town. During the war, we were in enemy armies, Begic, a former Bosnian soldier during 1992-95 war, told Agence France Presse (AFP). But the war ......



Last Modified:  21 May 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – In one of the deadliest attacks in Nigeria, at least 118 people were killed and dozens injured in the twin bombings that ripped through the central city of Jos on Tuesday, May 20. “We've now recovered 118 bodies from the rubble,” coordinator Mohammed Abdulsalam of the National Emergency Management Agency was quoted by Reut......



Last Modified:  21 May 2014 03:47  GMT

AMSTERDAM – Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders has put his country in hot water after distributing stickers with the Saudi-flag, replacing the text of the shahada with anti-Islam slurs, after which the Kingdom slapped indirect sanctions on the European country. “The constant criticism towards both the Islamic faith and the Kingdom ......



Last Modified:  21 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Reflecting a dim image for the future of Crimea, the UN refugee agency has warned that thousands of Crimean Tatars have been internally displaced after Russia's annexation of the district casted its shadows on the minority. “Displacement in Ukraine started before the March referendum in Crimea and has been rising gradually since,......



Last Modified:  20 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Deadly images of devastation have roiled Bosnia over the past days, causing hundreds of thousands to seek refuge in shelter to escape floods and fear of landslides. We noticed how the floor was moving, Hasa Huseinovic, who was still reeling from the fright she got, told Deutsche Welle. Then, a neighboring house sank down into ......



Last Modified:  20 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As Lee Rigby's family campaigns to build a memorial for the murdered solider, leading UK Muslim groups have asserted their support for the memorial plan in a clear opposition to the un-Islamic hate message of his killers. “If the family's desire is to have a memorial, neither they, nor the British public as a whole, should be den......



Last Modified:  20 May 2014 03:47  GMT

SRINAGAR – Muslims in the India controlled Jammu and Kashmir have managed to defeat Congress allied National Conference and Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), voting for new faces from opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to bring long awaited change. “I could not get votes as BJP has very less response ......



Last Modified:  20 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAMBRIDGE – Dressed in black and hoods, a bizarre group of Harvard students have joined a satanic black mass earlier this month at a Chinese restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, relocating it from campus after facing huge criticism from Archdiocese of Boston. For the good of the Catholic faithful and all people, the Church provides cle......



Last Modified:  20 May 2014 03:47  GMT

LILONGWE – Thousands of Malawians headed early morning on Tuesday, May 20, to vote in the first-ever tripartite elections, the vote described as the most closely contested election since the end of the onep-arty state two decades ago. “I am confident that I will because I have made great strides during my tenure but the power to vote for......



Last Modified:  20 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – For the second time in a few days, a mosque in east London has come under attack from a far-right group who invaded the mosque premises, handing out Bibles and leaflets as part of what they call “Christian patrols”. “Britain First, the fringe far-right, Muslim-hating group, made a second visit to the East London Mosque today ......



Last Modified:  20 May 2014 03:47  GMT

MELBOURNE – Living in Melbourne for years, Australian Muslim couple Susan Carland and Waleed Aly has shined as a role model for modern, successful Muslims, who reflect the tenets of Islam through their charming personalities, intelligence and spirituality. Aly expresses his spirituality “by bringing his faith invisibly to bear on politic......



Last Modified:  20 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A new code of conduct, suggested by UK government to regulate teaching in the country’s Islamic schools, has drawn wide criticism as discriminatory and encouraging negative stereotypes of the Muslim minority. “The code will make sure that all teachers are CRB [Criminal Records Bureau] checked, and that no corporal punishment is......



Last Modified:  20 May 2014 03:47  GMT

DOHA – A greeting message from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi over his landslide victory in recent election has sparked Arab concern that Modi’s election would bring India closer to Tel Aviv. “This is Tel Aviv’s strategy while Arabs lack any such ......



Last Modified:  19 May 2014 03:47  GMT

SARAJEVO – Moved by images of destruction and death that have hit Bosnia after the heaviest rain and worst floods since records began 120 years ago, world Muslims have rushed to offer help for civilians, urging donations to the devastated country. “Islamic Relief, which has been working in Bosnia and Herzegovina for over 20 years, is mob......



Last Modified:  19 May 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW DELHI – The official results of India general elections have brought a big disappointment to the country's large Muslim minority, securing the lowest-ever representations in the lower house of Parliament known as Lok Sabha. “Muslims have failed to make any impact in the elections,” Girija Shankar, a political analyst based in centr......



Last Modified:  19 May 2014 03:47  GMT

KHARTOUM – The leading Sudanese opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) has condemned the death penalty issued against a Christian woman for apostasy as a violation of Islamic principles, seeing it as “a scandal, extremism, and intellectual backwardness”. “It is a violation of the basic principles of Islam,” said Kamal Omar, lawyer......



Last Modified:  19 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Almost seven decades after their deportation, thousands of defiant Crimean Tatars marked on Sunday, May 18, the anniversary of the 1944 expulsion and persecution at the hands of the Soviet leader Josef Stalin. “We didn't think we’d be marking the anniversary under these circumstances,” Refat Chubarov, Tatar community leader a......



Last Modified:  19 May 2014 03:47  GMT

LILONGWE – Hard efforts to increase the number of women contesting in Malawi’s first-ever tripartite elections have turned futile after a small number of Muslim women were signed as candidates to represent the religious minority in the southern African nation. “We tried to take our message to all women irrespective of religious boundar......



Last Modified:  18 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading UK Muslims advocacy group has condemned passing a legislation that allows government to revoke the citizenship of terror “suspects”, urging British Muslims to press lawmakers to oppose the legislation. “This is wholly draconian, a violation of human rights and must be opposed,” the Muslim Public Affairs Committee ......




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