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Last Modified:  30 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


CAIRO – Though Americans were outraged by report that they are being spied on by the National Security Agency, a large number of them has voiced support for law enforcement profiling of Muslims, giving the religious minority the lowest favorable ratings among the groups covered, a new survey said. “A significant number of Americans (42%)......





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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......



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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 ......



Last Modified:  18 May 2014 03:47  GMT

ONTARIO – A Canadian Muslim family has been  humiliated, fingerprinted and treated like criminals before being denied entry to the US, putting a spotlight on US borders’ discriminatory policy against Muslim travelers. “This many years later and still it's the same thing, we're being treated like criminals,” Mehdiya Hudda, 22, wh......



Last Modified:  18 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The upcoming European parliament election is expected the see the rise of extreme anti-Muslim far-right parties, taking advantage of expected poor turnout of frustrated voters across the 28-member bloc. “The latest polls indicate that far-right political parties will do better than at any time since the war (WWII),” Tony Burman......



Last Modified:  18 May 2014 03:47  GMT

KHARTOUM – Experts in Islamic law have widely condemned the Sudanese court death sentence given to a pregnant young Christian woman for apostasy, viewing the sentence as an attempt to give the regime legitimacy with the more conservative crowd. The punishment has little to do with religion and serves as a political distraction, Mohamed G......



Last Modified:  18 May 2014 03:47  GMT

AMSTERDAM – Offering a deep insight into the lives of Dutch reverts to Islam, a new exhibition is held in the Amsterdam Museum which puts a spotlight on increasing number of reversions and elaborates upon the spiritual process as well as the practical aspects of this change. “From the start of my research, I was interested in finding way......



Last Modified:  18 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A decision by Egypt’s Salafist party Al-Nour to back Egypt’s retired military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in upcoming presidential elections has divided its supporters’ base, with many blaming the party for “opportunism” and “sacrificing” religion for politics. “Al-Nour leaders have chosen to be pragmatic ... They kn......



Last Modified:  17 May 2014 03:47  GMT

LILONGWE – As Malawi holds its first ever tripartite elections on Tuesday, the country’s Muslim community is advocating for an inclusive government that would ensure that both Muslims and Christians serve side by side without any form of discrimination, religious or otherwise to “rescue” the southern African nation from “years of econ......



Last Modified:  17 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Muslim students’ group at Western Washington University have held various events on campus this week as part of Islamic Awareness Week on campus, educating their colleagues about Islam and correcting misconception about the Islamic culture. “The goal of [Islam Awareness Week] is to touch on a lot of misconceptions and misrepr......



Last Modified:  17 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – An analysis into European voters’ preferences has found that about two-thirds of Czechs consider Islam as a “threat”, showing them as the most intolerant European country towards the religion practiced by more than one billion people worldwide. “The all-European comparison shows that Czech users of EUvox take stands that ca......



Last Modified:  17 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Hundreds of Scottish Muslims have lead prayers in different mosques for more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted by militant group Boko Haram last month, reiterating that the group’s move are against the teachings of Islam. I welcome this show of solidarity with the families of schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria,” Hum......




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