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Bangladeshi Politician Arrested Over Hajj Rants

Last Modified:  27 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT


DHAKA – A former Bangladeshi minister, who sparked nationwide protests over his rants about Hajj and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), handed himself to police to be jailed on Tuesday, November 25. “He surrendered to police and was produced before a court, Helal Uddin, the head of Dhaka's Dhanmondi police station, was quoted by UCAN......





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Last Modified:  23 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

DELHI – In the final act of a 12-year drama, Justice GT Nanavati Commission has submitted its report probing the 2002 Gujarat massacre, shocking the majority of India Muslims who saw it as complete hog-wash which erased their final hope of demanding justice for those killed in the riots. “The report outlandishly favors the Gujarat govern......



Last Modified:  23 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

PERTH – In a silent protest against anti-Muslim bigotry in their community, a group of volunteers in Western Australia city of Perth have come together to clean hate gravity sprayed on mosques recently. We want to ensure that our fellow citizens understand they are our neighbors, they are our friends, they are our fellow citizens,” Vict......



Last Modified:  23 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

ISTANBUL – Catering to the needs of hundreds of thousands of students, Turkey’s top religious body has announced plans to construct a mosque in every state university, making it easier for Muslim students to observe their prayers. “Mosques are under construction in over 80 universities,” Mehmet Gormez, the head of Turkey’s Religiou......



Last Modified:  23 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT

CAIRO – Reflecting British government’s double-standards, a growing number of British mercenaries have been traveling freely to Syria and Iraq to join the fight against the so-called Islamic State (ISIL). “Some are travelling for humanitarian reasons, but others are going to the frontline with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG......



Last Modified:  22 Nov 2014 04:52  GMT

MOMBASA – As the Kenyan police escalates its crackdown on the mosques of the portal city of Mombasa, several mosques have been deserted after being closed by the security forces, fueling more tension in the coastal city. They cannot stop us from praying especially this Friday. We will go in there, whether they like it or not, a youth who......



Last Modified:  22 Nov 2014 04:52  GMT

PRAMBANAN – A Tunisian woman who was named Miss World Muslimah for 2014 has called for Palestine liberation and ending the conflict in Syria. “May almighty Allah help me in this mission, and free Palestine, please, please, free Palestine and the Syrian people,” the winner, Computer scientist Fatma Ben Guefrache, was quoted by Agence Fr......



Last Modified:  22 Nov 2014 04:52  GMT

CAIRO – Marking fifty years of success in the community, the Islamic Center of New England holds a ceremony and a banquet on Saturday, November 22, to celebrate decades of giving in the fast growing American Muslim community. “Islam is not shooting, killing and arguing,” Ahmed Berikaa, a Houghs Neck resident and the vice president of t......



Last Modified:  22 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – France’s plans to impose a new diploma on Muslims preachers and imams, as part of the country's “counter-extremism” measures, have sparked criticism from law experts as an attempt to “meddle” in religion. “This would be state intervention that reached to the heart of the Muslim community and affected its internal organi......



Last Modified:  21 Nov 2014 04:48  GMT

DUBAI – Facing fierce criticism over its terror list, United Arab Emirates officials have declared that groups labeled terrorist can appeal in courts to remove their names from the much-criticized list. The law included clauses giving organizations the availability to appeal through evidence and via the courts to have their names eliminat......



Last Modified:  21 Nov 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – France’s plans to impose a new diploma on Muslims preachers and imams, as part of the country's “counter-extremism” measures, have sparked criticism from law experts as an attempt to “meddle” in religion. “This would be state intervention that reached to the heart of the Muslim community and affected its internal organi......



Last Modified:  21 Nov 2014 04:48  GMT

JAKARTA – Women donning modest dresses and Islamic veils will compete on Friday, November 21, in an international beauty pageant for Muslim women, challenging western perceptions about beauty contests. We want to see that they understand everything about the Islamic way of life -- from what they eat, what they wear, how they live their li......



Last Modified:  21 Nov 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – A land has been allocated to build a mosque in Cuba’s Havana where Christopher Columbus referred to the presence of a Muslim place of worship long centuries ago, according to media reports. “This idea first came out as our foundation’s project and bilateral visits then took place,” Mustafa Tutkun, vice general manager of Tu......



Last Modified:  21 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

NAIROBI – Recent police raids targeting Kenya mosques have outraged the country’s Muslim community, seeing authorities as “crossing the red line” and demanding a unified stance to end such tactics of targeting Muslim places of worship in the name fighting terrorism. “If the police had a problem with some individuals, it should have......



Last Modified:  21 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

TOKYO – Waking up to growing demand from Muslim travelers, Japanese restaurants have been offering halal whale meat, following moves taken by major airports and fashion designers to attract Muslim tourism. “Can you imagine the number of Muslim athletes who will then come to Tokyo? We’ll have to feed them,” Datuk Ibrahim Haji Ahmad Ba......



Last Modified:  20 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

LAGOS – Growing Muslim anger over Lagos hijab ban in public schools is expected to hugely affect coming elections, with many expecting Nigeria's opposition All Progressive Congress to suffer massive Muslim protest votes, unless the party commits itself to addressing their grievances. “Our position remains very clear: Lagos Muslims would ......



Last Modified:  20 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

MINSK – Muslim women in Belarus would not be allowed to don hijab in their drive licenses, national IDs and passports after the government installed a new decision banning the Muslim headscarf in official papers. The decision has been announced by the Religious and National Interfaith Commissioner Council during their annual general meetin......



Last Modified:  20 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

DALLAS – After the United Arab Emirates’ move to link American Islamic advocacy groups in a terror list along with Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Taliban and the so-called Islamic State, Muslim and non-Muslim leaders alike in America and abroad are pushing back and asking for answers. We call on the United Arab Emirates to remove the Council on ......



Last Modified:  19 Nov 2014 04:50  GMT

KUALA LUMPUR – A leading Malaysian Islamic group has urged lawmakers to push for granting Shari`ah court a jurisdiction equivalent to the civil court. “It is compulsory for all Muslim Dewan Rakyat members to support any motion involving the interests of Islam and its adherent including this if it is tabled soon,” said Isma Ulama Counci......



Last Modified:  19 Nov 2014 04:50  GMT

DALLAS – After the United Arab Emirates’ move to link American Islamic advocacy groups in a terror list along with Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Taliban and the so-called Islamic State, Muslim and non-Muslim leaders alike in America and abroad are pushing back and asking for answers. We call on the United Arab Emirates to remove the Council on ......



Last Modified:  19 Nov 2014 04:50  GMT

CAIRO – Amid increasing anti-Muslim sentiments in Manchester’s Rochdale, Muslims have called all parts of the society to stand up against Islamophobia, which has been turning into an “accepted norm” in the English town. “It has become evident to anyone that follows events in the media that Islam is being portrayed negatively and th......




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