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Last Modified:  24 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT


CAIRO – Seeing new anti-terror laws as further alienating Muslim youth, Brisbane’s newest mosque president has lamented that young Muslims no longer feel part of Australia, highlighting efforts by mosque leaders to integrate younger generations. “From my experiences of the past two or three years, I have come to the conclusion that in ......





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Last Modified:  02 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

MUMBAI – Angered by the daily deaths in Palestine’s Gaza strip at the hands of Israel forces, hundreds of hotels and restaurants owned by Indian Muslims are protesting against the Israeli offensive in their own way by boycotting many soft drinks manufactured in the USA. “We’re here in India and could only do so much. And what better ......



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CAIRO – British Muslims are organizing a four-day conference to celebrate `Eid Al-Fitr which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, offering Muslims an opportunity for an expected 4,500 attendees to discuss the issues pertinent to them in contemporary Britain. British Muslims are a broad range of people, they're not just inte......



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TOKYO – Japan’s efforts to offer Muslim-friendly services in its airports, hotels and restaurants are expected to pay off soon with the number of one million Muslims expected to visit the far-east country by 2020. The main drivers are the lifting of visa requirements for ASEAN countries and the increasing awareness of the halal travel m......



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CAIRO – A Muslim scholar has deplored news about a presumed murder of a Muslim woman in the Somali town of Hosingow by gunmen claimed to belong to Al-Shabaab group for not wearing Islamic veil, adding that Islam never set death as punishment for not wearing hijab. “The killing of this lady is condemned as wrong and not Islamic,” Dr. Wa......



Last Modified:  01 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading US Muslim advocacy group has urged American Muslims to call on the Obama administration to reverse its decision to re-stock Israel's depleted supply of munitions being used to kill more than 1,000 Palestinian civilians in Gaza. It is shameful that our government seeks to re-arm a military machine accused of war crimes an......



Last Modified:  01 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – An Instagram post for an Israeli sniper boating killing 13 children in the Gaza Strip in one day has sparked outrage on social media amid claims that the account is fake, International Business Times reported on Friday, August 1. David D Ovadia, an Israeli army soldier, is alleged to have written:  I killed 13 children today and y......



Last Modified:  01 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – In a gesture of solidarity with the Palestinian civilians dying at the hands of Israeli occupation forces in Gaza on a daily basis, the Muslim mayor of Tower Hamlets’s London borough has flied a Palestinian flag over town hall, sparking angry reactions from the city’s Jewish leaders. “We are flying the Palestinian flag over t......



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CAIRO – In a big departure from a history of Arab support to Palestine, analysts have pointed that a new Egypt-led coalition of Arab states has sided with Israel in its latest offensive in Gaza which killed more than 1300 civilians in the besieged strip as a direct result of their fear of political Islam. “The Arab states’ loathing and......



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LA PAZ – As death toll exceeded thirteen hundred in besieged Gaza strip, Bolivia declared on Wednesday, July 31, Israel a “terrorist state”, abolishing a 42-year-old visa exemption agreement with the Zionist state. It “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” President Evo Morales was quoted by Agence Fr......



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YAOUNDE – Combating the negative image of Muslims affected by Boko Haram terror attacks, Cameroon’s Muslims have been using educations as a soft power to defend their faith, embracing the notion of “Boko Halal” in the Central African nation. “Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance. Departing from these precepts is actually agai......



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CAIRO – Putting immigration back at the top of political debate, a Danish opposition politician has urged tougher rules on Muslim immigrants to the western European country, calling for easier rules on the other hand for westerners. “It is not necessary to set the same requirements for everyone, because as a general rule there is a big d......



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CAIRO – A leading British bank has been facing rising Muslim anger over its decision to close accounts held by key Islamic organizations across UK, with organizations’ leaders saying they are being unfairly targeted in an “Islamophobic campaign”. “I am angered because of the wall of silence and the tone of the letter,” Anas Altik......



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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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JOHANNESBURG – Celebrating the end of Ramadan, South Africa Muslim population has been urged to maintain the spirits of the holy month to exercise brotherhood and unity among Muslims. Let's use the spiritual upliftment we got in the holy month of Ramadan to exercise brotherhood and unity amongst Muslims, Moulana Ebrahim Bham, Secretary-G......



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HOLLYWOOD – Reflecting a shift in American public opinion regarding Israel, a growing number of Hollywood celebrities have been voicing support for Gazas, falling prey to  relentless Israeli brutal attacks against innocent civilians over the past few weeks, Alternet reported. Messages of support for Palestinian children have been pour......



Last Modified:  30 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Exiled group representing China’s persecuted Uighur Muslims has condemned the Chinese government’s claims that the outburst of violence in which scores have been killed in Muslim-majority Xinjiang district was a result of a terrorist attack, condemning the use of excessive state violence. That state media could label the kil......



Last Modified:  29 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – US President Barck Obama has issued a message to American Muslims and Muslims around the world congratulating them on the celebration of `Eid Al-Fitr, thanking US Muslims for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” As Muslims throughou......



Last Modified:  29 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW DELHI – As millions of India Muslims marked the first day of `Eid Al-Fitr on Tuesday, July 29, with festivities and new cloths, Muslims in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh have opted out from celebrating the religious holiday after the rise of deaths in Gaza at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces. “We have no reason to cele......



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SRINAGAR – Celebrated all across India, `Eid Al-Fitr has not knocked many doors in India’s administered Kashmir, where an unfortunate 1947 partition has deprived thousands of people from meeting their nears and dears......



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GAZA CITY – Calling it the `Eid of martyrs, thousands of Palestinians have marked `Eid Al-Fitr by tears and sorrow as the Israel shelling on the besieged strip entered its fourth week. “How should a mother feel when she opens her eyes on the day of `Eid and does not see her son next to her?” Abir Shammaly, whose son was killed during h......




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