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Last Modified:  25 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT


CAIRO – St. Louis has erupted on fire again after a US grand jury decided not to charge a police officer over the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last August in Ferguson, Missouri. “We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions,” a statement by Brown’s ......





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Last Modified:  17 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

DHAKA – Delwar Hossain Sayedee, leader of Jamaat-e-Islami group, has been sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday, September 17, as the Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence given to Islamist leader a year earlier. “The evidence against him does not warrant conviction or sentencing even for a day,” Sayedee’s lawyer Tajul ......



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Last Modified:  17 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO ­– Offering West Virginia students in Marshall University a chance to try the Islamic headscarf, a group of Muslim students held a hijab event to raise awareness about the Islamic headscarf and correct misconceptions surrounding it. “We want to revive the Muslim Student Association group because we haven’t been involved as much ......



Last Modified:  17 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Offering a new hope for scores of veiled Muslim players, the world’s basketball body has amended its rules to allow Islamic headscarf or hijab during official competitions on a trial basis, a decision welcomed by US Muslims. We welcome this policy change by International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the National Communications......



Last Modified:  17 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

BERLIN – Taking a step forward to represent the true image of their faith, German Muslims have announced plans to hold a nationwide rally calling for tolerance and peace in Europe’s largest economy, showing a unified stance against extremism. “We want to make clear terrorists and criminals do not speak in the name of Islam,” the head......



Last Modified:  17 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

NAIROBI – Kenya faith leaders have expressed anger over the recent threats by the director of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to close mosque suspected of offering “radical teachings”, seeing the threat as a pretext to attack, redefine and profile Islam and Muslim. “It is like shutting down Mombasa port because it is frequen......



Last Modified:  17 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – With voters as young as 16, expectations for a majority yes vote in the coming September 18th referendum have moved to a likely no, with many changing their mind in the final days, choosing to preserve a four-century-old union with the United Kingdom. “I have waived from a strict No to being convinced to a Yes, and then going ba......



Last Modified:  16 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

BEIJING – In a new sweep to obliterate the religious identity in the far-western Muslim majority Xinjiang, Chinese authorities have raided several Islamic schools in the district’s capital Urumqi, arresting dozens of Muslims. China thinks that Uighurs who uphold their faith and use the internet are a challenge to China's rule, Dilxat R......



Last Modified:  16 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW DELHI – Concerned about increasing sectarian violence in the Indian subcontinent, the Dalai Lama has called for an unprecedented interfaith meeting to foster religious harmony in the world’s biggest democracy. “His Holiness has decided to come forward because he is concerned about the problems in India,” Gelek Namgyal, an aide of......



Last Modified:  16 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – America’s Department of Justice has been urged to cancel a training session for prosecutors and law enforcement personnel featuring anti-Islam conspiracy theorist John Guandolo who claims that CIA director is a “secret Muslim”. Any prosecutor or police officer whose view of the world has been colored by John Guandolo's Islam......



Last Modified:  16 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Heading to the rich gulf emirate for a two-month training camp, none of the twenty-three young Cameroonian footballers imagined that their journey to Dubai would end surprisingly into making all of them revert to Islam. “It is amazing that at an age when most people just want to play and have fun, these young men were searching f......



Last Modified:  16 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Long months after launching an investigation into the group, Britain is set to curtail activities of Muslim Brotherhood and block activists from coming to London, following leaks that the government report has found ties with “armed groups” in the Middle East and elsewhere. “We won't ban the Muslim Brotherhood,” a Foreign O......



Last Modified:  16 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Returning to a new school year after a 50-day hefty war, traumatized Gaza children have found empty chairs of hundreds of their friends who were either killed or forced to leave their homes to escape Israeli continuous shelling. “In Gaza, conflict has profoundly affected the traditional learning environment and delayed the academ......



Last Modified:  16 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Described by its founders as the first gender-equal, non-sectarian worshipping house, a new Cape Town mosque planned for inauguration next Friday has sparked huge criticism on social media, with some labeling it as a “gay temple” that contradicts with Islam. “I guess the Muslim clergy is not pleased with an independent new mo......



Last Modified:  15 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

OKLAHOMA CITY — Repeated anti-Muslim statements by an Oklahoma Republican lawmaker have left Muslims shocked, saddened and surprised, fearing reprisal attacks from people affected by his hateful rants. “I was a little horrified because in the past when individuals have made hateful comments toward minorities such as African-Americans or ......



Last Modified:  15 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

PESHAWAR – The Punjab chapter of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), widely known as the Punjabi Taliban, has renounced military work in Pakistan, vowing to continue with preaching and charity work to help people in flood-hit areas of the country. “The group had already been engaged (by government) before launching the North Waziristan ons......



Last Modified:  15 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Described by its founders as the first gender-equal, non-sectarian worshipping house, a new Cape Town mosque planned for inauguration next Friday has sparked huge criticism on social media, described as a “gay temple” that contradicts with Islam. “I guess the Muslim clergy is not pleased with an independent new mosque that wi......



Last Modified:  15 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The beheading of a third hostage by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has sent shockwaves among British Muslims, who expressed fears of expected reprisal attacks against the peaceful community. “Somebody somewhere is going to react, it's been proven, it's happened many times: after 9/11, after 7 July ......



Last Modified:  15 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Trying to get back to normal life, dozens of Muslim families have been returning to their villages almost a year after deserting them to run for their lives during Muzaffarnagar riots in which scores of Muslims were killed by Hindu mobs. “We left with 350 other Muslim families in September last year,” Abdul Wajid of Khera Masta......



Last Modified:  14 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Leading British Muslim figures has called on British Prime Minster David Cameron to stop using the term “Islamic State” to describe the ‘terrorist’ organization operating in Syria and Iraq, also known as ISIL. We shall take every opportunity to continue to say clearly and loudly 'not in our name' and 'not for our faith,' ......




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