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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:  19 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

NAIROBI – For Kenyan Muslims, this year's Ramadan has been spiced up by an exciting and tightly-fought Qur’an competition that saw hundreds of children trying to outdo each other in the art of reciting and memorizing of the holy book. I really enjoyed listening to those children reciting Allah’s book so artfully and with melodious voi......



Last Modified:  19 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A bright A-level Muslim student has been racially abused and spat at in one of the busiest streets in the city center with no one interfering to defend the hijab-clad girl, leaving her with feelings of humiliation and loss of trust. “It was a cowardly thing to do, which totally humiliated the girl,” Lawrence Hill ward councillo......



Last Modified:  19 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Returning to hero’s welcome in their country, Algeria World Cup football team members have revealed that they intend to donate their bonus money to people in the besieged Gaza strip. As reported in Algeria's daily Echorouk Online, the Desert Foxes' striker Islam Slimani commented on promises of huge bonuses for the team by saying......



Last Modified:  19 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

DHAKA — Though the Bangladeshi government introduced the war crimes court in 2010 to heal the wounds from the nation’s traumatic birth, the first verdicts have plunged the country into its most turbulent chapters with scores being killed in protests over controversial convictions. “The verdicts and the subsequent violence have set Bang......



Last Modified:  18 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Muslim individuals and organizations across Nigeria are adjusting their to-do list and fixing dates as the faith community await the last 10 days of Ramadan to search for the Night of Power. “I fix my annual leave to begin from the 20th day of every Ramadan so I can have the opportunity to perform the I’tikaaf and dedicate myse......



Last Modified:  18 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – Twenty seven Palestinians, including a baby, two children and a 70-year-old woman, have been killed by Israeli occupation forces early on Friday, July 18, with the first hours of Israel ground invasion of Gaza strip. “Netanyahu is killing our children and will pay the price,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri was quoted by Reu......



Last Modified:  18 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – Israel occupation forces started a ground invasion of besieged Gaza on Thursday, July 17, extending its 10-day war on the tiny coastal strip, home to two millions civilians.. The move was announced by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a text message at 10:36 pm local time in which he said that he’d instructed the I......



Last Modified:  17 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Dozens of Hamilton’s non-Muslims who got the chance to experience fasting and share iftar with the Muslim community said that it was “challenging” to fast for a day. “What we wanted to do was give them an idea of what Ramadan is like because an important part of Ramadan is breaking the fast with the community and family,”......



Last Modified:  17 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

THE HAGUE – Almost two decades after Srebrenica massacre, a Dutch court has found Netherlands liable for the killing of more than 300 Bosnian Muslims in 1995, ordering the nation to pay compensations for the families of the Muslim victims......



Last Modified:  17 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

DHAKA – As Ramadan moon rose in the sky, Bangladeshi publishers of Islamic books, Qur’an and Hadith braced for a successful season where Muslims focus on purchasing Islamic literature, defying government restrictions imposed over the past years. “I have been buying Qur’an, Hadith [Prophet’s sayings] and mainly spiritual Islamic lit......



Last Modified:  17 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – German Muslim football star Mesut Ozil has donated his World Cup prize money to various charity projects in Brazil to fund the surgeries of 23 Brazilian children. “Dear fans, prior to the #WorldCup I supported the surgery of eleven sick children. Since the victory of the #WorldCup is not only due to eleven players but to our whol......



Last Modified:  17 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

SRINAGAR – Showing solidarity with the victims of Israeli war on Gaza, Muslims in India-controlled Kashmir observed a complete shutdown on Thursday, taking out anti-Israel processions across the valley in a reply to a one-day strike call by various Socio-Political organizations including the firebrand leader of Hurriyat Conference Sayed Ali S......



Last Modified:  17 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Encouraging British Muslims to foster Muslim kids, a new network will be launched next month to provide psychological advice and support to Muslim children carers in Bolton. The thing with foster care is that the carers are not adoptive parents, so you do need to respect the wishes of the biological parents, Social worker Tay Jiv......



Last Modified:  17 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – It was Wednesday afternoon when the four young Palestinian cousins, children of Gazan fishermen, defied their parents instructions to stay indoors and went to play on Gaza beach to be hit shortly  by Israeli shelling and be killed at once. “The whole incident was awful,” Ahmad Thabet, 24, a worker for a Malaysian aid agenc......



Last Modified:  17 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A far-right British group has invaded mosques in Bradford to hand out anti-Islam leaflets and British Army Bibles, sparking wide range of condemnations from city officials, police forces and faith leaders as working against the city’s interfaith harmony. The initial approach of the group felt very intimidating, hostile and threa......



Last Modified:  17 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – An Italian award-winning photographer has lifted the veil on problems facing Italian Muslims to find a suitable place for worshipping, with the large minority being forced to pray in garages, gyms, and shops, The Guardian reported. “In Italy the right to worship, without discrimination, is enshrined within the constitution. There......



Last Modified:  16 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Offering US Muslims a direct link to their representative congressmen, a leading US Muslim advocacy group has launched a new service designed to enable American Muslims to share their concerns about foreign policy issues. We hope CAIR Connects, by providing a quick and easy way to contact elected officials on important issues, wil......



Last Modified:  16 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – Reiterating calls for an immediate end to the Israeli war on Gaza, the United Nations said the level of human loss and destruction became “immense” as the war on Gaza enters its ninth day. “The numbers are increasing by the hour,” Sami Mshasha, from the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East ......



Last Modified:  16 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Militias of UK’s far-right Britain First have invaded another mosque in south east London, giving the imam a seven-day warning to remove signs indicating separate entrances for Muslim men and women at the mosque. In this country we have equality, one member says, as the Muslim man protests over the group refusing to take off th......



Last Modified:  16 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – When Ramadan started in Uganda at the end of last month, Hajat Hasfah Nabunya’s concerns on how to make ends meet for iftar and suhoor during the holy fasting month were shattered after receiving donations from Islamic relief groups. We shall fast [peacefully] since we have got food to help us in breaking our fast. I have been s......




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