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Israel Shells Dozens of Gaza Mosques

Last Modified:  22 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


GAZA CITY – Amid international efforts to end the two-week conflict in Gaza, Israel shelled five mosques in the besieged strip on Tuesday, July 22, killing at least seven Palestinians and injuring dozens. “Israeli air, naval and ground attacks have killed 590 Palestinians in Gaza, including 160 children and 77 women,” Health Ministry s......





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Last Modified:  15 May 2014 03:47  GMT

ISTANBUL – In one of the deadliest mining disasters, hundreds of workers have been killed and dozens remained missing after an explosion and fire hit a coal mine in western Turkey. “Rescue efforts for our brothers in the mine are ongoing ... God willing, in the coming hours, I hope to receive uplifting news,” Erdogan said during a spe......



Last Modified:  14 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – More than one thousand Dubai residents of different nationalities have reverted to Islam over the past few months at the Islamic Information Centre of the Dubai government-run Dar Al Ber Society, making a record in 2014. “About 205 of them embraced Islam in January 2014 in comparison to 238 in February, 237 in March, and 383 in A......



Last Modified:  14 May 2014 03:47  GMT

KARACHI – A huge number of students at Pakistan madrassahs have been offered a golden chance to create a better future after a decision by a state-owned university offering its affiliation to the country’s religious seminaries and bringing hundreds of thousands of students to mainstream education. “We are offering our affiliation to th......



Last Modified:  14 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Defying the latest Israeli attacks against Gaza's Ark last month, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition has announced plans to sail towards the besieged strip next autumn. In response to this attack we will increase our efforts to challenge the blockade through non-violent direct action, Freedom Flotilla Coalition said in a statement ob......



Last Modified:  14 May 2014 03:47  GMT

HAIFA – A looming visit by Pope Francis to Al-Quds (Occupied Jerusalem) later this month has been facing huge protests by ultra-orthodox Jews, shedding light on negative consequences of the increasing anti-Muslim and Christian hate crimes in the holy city. This wave of extremist actions of terror, are surely a grave concern to all reasona......



Last Modified:  14 May 2014 03:47  GMT

DOHA – Prominent Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi has urged Egyptians to boycott upcoming presidential elections, warning that actions of ex-army chief Abdel-Fattah El Sisi have been catastrophic to Egypt. “From the day he (Sisi) came, all we saw is killing and bloodshed, detention and women being raped,” Qaradawi said late on S......



Last Modified:  14 May 2014 03:47  GMT

LJUBLJANA – Following the footsteps of Greece, Slovenia has produced the second hijab-clad Muslim nominee to represent its Social Liberal Party at the coming European Parliament elections later on May 25. Faila Pasic Bisic, a women's rights activist from a Bosnian origin, will compete for one of the eight seats allocated for Slovenia in th......



Last Modified:  13 May 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – As exit polls suggest that Narendra Modi is set to be India’s next premier, the US administration is maintaining silence on granting a visa to the Hindu nationalist leader more than a decade after barring him from entering the US following Muslims’ massacre in Gujarat. We don't speak on visa acceptances, applications, etc......



Last Modified:  13 May 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:  13 May 2014 03:47  GMT

LILONGWE – In an attempt to reduce rising cases of Malaria infections among underprivileged families in Malawi, an Islamic charity has rolled off an initiative to provide free advanced medical services to the country’s citizenry irrespective of religious inclinations, a move widely praised as a “timely gesture.” “In Malawi, Malaria......



Last Modified:  13 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As the disappearance of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls enters its fourth week, Muslim scholars have reiterated calls to maintain religious harmony and unity against militants schemes in the West African country. “We are very saddened by the abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Chibok,” the Chief Imam of Al-Habibiyyah Isla......



Last Modified:  13 May 2014 03:47  GMT

ABUJA – For the few girls who managed to escape Boko Haram abduction, horrible stories under the militant group’s control were too terrifying for words . I told my friend that it is better to be killed than to be taken to a place that we did not know, a schoolgirl who managed to escape spoke to visiting Borno state officials earlier t......



Last Modified:  12 May 2014 03:47  GMT

DELHI – As the marathon Indian election enters its final leg, Muslims, the biggest minority community in India, are fearful about their future after an expected victory of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi. “We are anxiously waiting for the results. We are worried about the post-election scenario. Narendra Modi is not the person to be trus......



Last Modified:  12 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, has asserted that Arab Spring revolutions have been part of a larger plot by the west to divide these countries in a bid to recolonize them. “The Arab Spring revolutions have carried some benefits for some Arab countries. Yet, some of these revolutions were part of a larger plot ......



Last Modified:  12 May 2014 03:47  GMT

HAMILTON – Getting hands together to meet payment deadline, members of Hamilton Downtown mosque have hosted a fun fair and cultural event to gather raise money to complete the construction of their dream mosque. “They’re very much excited to use their energy to raise fund for the project,” Hafsa Ali, a fundraising coordinator for the......



Last Modified:  12 May 2014 03:47  GMT

KADUNA – Sectarian clashes in the north-western Nigerian state of Kaduna have revived over the weekend between Christian and Muslim citizens, recalling memories of the horrifying communal violence that left thousands dead since 2010. A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on the town and normalcy has now returned. Our men are fully [deployed] ......



Last Modified:  12 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Boko Haram militant group released a new video on Monday, May 12, claiming to show missing Nigerian schoolgirls and o......



Last Modified:  12 May 2014 03:47  GMT

JAKARTA – Ending dreams of an Islamic coalition, Indonesia’s main Islamic party has joined the front-runner opposition party to endorse its candidate in the upcoming July presidential elections. Indonesian Democratic-Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and [Islamic] National Awakening Party (PKB) have similar historical traces, ideology and chem......



Last Modified:  12 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Making history for the second time, an American Muslim woman is running for the Congress, aiming to advocate women's rights and underserved people by picking a seat at the 11th congressional district of California. “The diverse 11th Congressional District is full of families like mine. I've spent my career fighting for women, wor......



Last Modified:  12 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO — As the India five-week elections come to a final leg, supporters of a Hindu nationalist group, which has ebbed and flawed for decades, are anticipating an expected with of Narendra Modi to push for a pro-Hindu religious and cultural agenda. “We can all see it now, that it is happening — that the awakening is happening,” said ......




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