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Mosque Raids Crossed Line: Kenya Muslims

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......





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Last Modified:  13 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Filing an important void in the British society, a new Islamic high school for girls has opened its doors in Coventry city in central English the county of West Midlands, encouraging students to aspire to high positions in the country by joining top universities. “We are aiming to be a non-selective grammar school. At the first a......



Last Modified:  13 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – As the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) marks 20 years of service for the American Muslim community, here follows a short summary of key milestones achieved by the American Muslim advocacy group for the service of the Muslim minority:   1994 CAIR organizes informational leaflets to express concern that the a......



Last Modified:  12 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SRINAGAR – Cut from the outside world for days, thousands of stranded, homeless and hungry Kashmiris have been fearful over the new landslides that added to their misery after the region’s worst floods in 50 years, making the task of rescuers even harder. Almost every second family has one or two missing members, Syed Munir Quadri, who......



Last Modified:  12 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – A Washington emeritus Catholic Cardinal has joined a galaxy of American Muslim leaders in condemnations against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), defending Islamic teachings as similar to Christianity’s. “In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate,” McCarrick said as he introduced himself......



Last Modified:  12 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip, including those on UN schools, have caused numerous civilian casualties in violation of the laws of war and even amount to war crimes, a leading human rights group has announced. “The Israeli military carried out attacks on or near three well-marked schools where it knew hundreds of people were taki......



Last Modified:  12 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

BERLIN – Taking a new turn in its fight against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, the German government announced on Friday, September 12, an official ban on the group, its activities and even symbol inside the western European country. The terrorist organization Islamic State is a threat to public safety in Germany as w......



Last Modified:  12 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO - Following is the full text of US President Barack Obama's speech to the Americans on Wednesday on US strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as reported by Reuters: My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ul......



Last Modified:  12 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SAN DIEGO – In the first response on America’s new strategy against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), some US Iraqi expatriates have voiced concerns over the safety of civilians who abandoned their homes to escape a discriminatory government and death at the hands of the militant group.. They fled their home the......



Last Modified:  11 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – In his anticipated speech on US strategy to curb the rise of the so-called Islamic State, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that he has authorized US airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq, outlining a detailed, long-term strategy to counter the militant group. That means I will not hesitate t......



Last Modified:  11 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO - Following is the full text of US President Barack Obama's speech to the Americans on Wednesday on US strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as reported by Reuters: My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ul......



Last Modified:  11 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

JOHANNESBURG – Joining world Muslims chorus of condemnations, organizations representing South Africa Muslim community have condemned the actions of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), asserting that the core tenets of Islam were love, peace, unity and justice. It is therefore with abhorrence that the Islamic Unity ......



Last Modified:  11 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

KOLKATA – The latest declaration by Al-Qaeda No. 1, Ayman Al-Zawahri, of a new wing to “liberate Muslims from injustice and oppression” in South Asia, Muslim leaders and organizations in India, Bangladesh and Burma have all rejected the call, saying it would trigger more anti-Muslim attacks. “We, the Indian Muslims totally reject the......



Last Modified:  11 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – In a move expected to increase the number of Muslim students in British universities, the UK government has approved new Shari’ah-complaint loans for Muslim students, to help students overcome the latest rise in education fees. Students taking part in the Takaful model “would not be borrowing money and paying it back with inte......



Last Modified:  11 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SAN DIEGO – In the first response on America’s new war on the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), US Iraqi expatriates have voiced concerns over the safety of civilians who abandoned their homes to escape a discriminatory government and death at the hands of the militant group. They fled their home they're living in s......



Last Modified:  11 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Thirteen years after the tragic 9/11 attacks, US Muslims are still living in escalating fear of racist attacks and hate-motivated violence, which have been increasing regularly over years. “Thirteen years after the tragic events of 9/11, we saw consistently high numbers of hate violence incidents and a surge in xenophobic politic......



Last Modified:  11 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Australian Muslim community has expressed growing concern over news of an expected elevation of terror threat, warning that these measures would affect their freedom and human rights. “What our concern is that the government is trying to mix security and politics. It is a dangerous game,” Australian National Imams Council gener......



Last Modified:  11 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Some US Muslims have been receiving letters from their banks from Washington to Florida, notifying them that their accounts will be closed soon, moves decried by Muslim civil rights group as motivated by racist policies.. We never understood what's going on, said AbdulHyee Waqas, who had his Bellevue, Washington, nonprofit group'......



Last Modified:  10 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

MOSCOW – Russia’s Orthodox archpriest Dmitri Smirnov has told congregants in his last Sunday sermon that the future belongs to Muslims, praising them for offering help to the needy without repay, unlike the Christians in this land. “In fact, during their [Muslim] festivals, the people are scared to enter their areas (in Moscow) because......



Last Modified:  10 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LAHORE – Twenty four Pakistanis have been killed after the roof of a mosque collapsed in Droghawala, a highly congested area on the outskirts of the Lahore city. The death toll from the incident is now 24. The ages of the worshippers who died are between 15 to 35 years, Mohammed Rashid, an official at the rescue control room, told Agence......



Last Modified:  10 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Philippine President Benigno Aquino III personally submitted Wednesday, September 10, a draft law on the Muslim south proposed autonomy to Congress leaders during a ceremony at his office, to end one of Asia's longest rebellions. We have taken yet another step towards a more peaceful and more progressive Mindanao, Aquino said aft......




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