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500 Revert to Islam after Saudi King's Funeral

Last Modified:  30 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT


CAIRO – A YouTube video shared by a Saudi paper has showed 500 Chinese Muslims reverting to Islam after being touched by the “simplicity” of the funera......





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Last Modified:  24 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PARIS – France's top court upheld on Friday, January 23, a ruling that strips the nationality of a Franco-Moroccan man over terrorism charges, in a rare ruling that sparked controversy on human rights. “The Constitutional Court noted that people having acquired French nationality and those to whom French nationality was given at birth ar......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Reinforcing secular rules, France’s education minister has announced new measures to enshrine democratic values and religions’ respect in schools, following Paris attacks that left 17 killed earlier this month. Schools were inevitably in the “front line” of the fight against intolerance and hatred. “But schools are not so......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

RIYADH – Salman bin Abdulaziz has become Saudi Arabia’s king and Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz was declared the Crown Prince after king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz passed away early on Friday at the age of 90. Here follows a short biography of Saudi Arabia new king.   Salman bin Abdulaziz is Abdullah’s third heir to the throne who was ......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

MOSCOW – In a new crackdown on Islamic literature, Russia has banned a new book on the detailed life of first Caliph in Islam, Abu Bakr Siddique (may Allah Be pleased with him), claiming it contains references to hatred and hostility towards non-Muslims. “The book contains references to hatred and hostility against non-Muslims and shifts......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – As world leaders mourned the Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, thousands poured into the Grand Mosque in Riyadh to pay tribute to the late king and attend funeral prayer led by his successor King Salman. “We mourn the death of one of the most notable leaders of the Arab Nation and Muslim Nation who generously ......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – An Islamophobia monitoring group has warned that the biased media coverage fosters divisions and racism in the French speaking province of Quebec, especially following Paris attacks that victimized Muslims cross Europe. What is new really is that it’s in the schools,” Adil Charkaoui, coordinator of the Collectif Québécois Co......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

Untitled Document (CAIRO) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died, the Kingdom’s state television reported early on Friday, Jan 23, and his brother Salman is now crowned the new king. State’s television, before the announcement, shifted to Quranic recitations, which signifies death of a senior royal, Reuters reported. King Abdullah, a......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s top religious body has ruled that pronouncing triple talaq (divorce) at once contradicts with the Islamic laws on marital issues, pressing the government to declare it a criminal offense punishable by the law. “Iterating the word Talaq (divorce) ‘thrice’ in a row is against the teachings of Islam,” Chairman......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Spreading fear among the religious minority, members of the far-right nationalist group Britain First have been roaming outside East London mosque, handing out anti-Islam leaflets to passersby in the area. “They came outside the mosque and unfurled a banner, and quickly moved on to Brick Lane,” a spokesman for the East London M......



Last Modified:  22 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

BERLIN – Despite of his trials to distance the anti-Islam movement from neo-Nazis, the head of Germany's Pegida has quit after a photo showing him apparently posing as Hitler emerged. Anyone in politics who poses as Hitler is either a total idiot or a Nazi, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel told Bild, taking the opportunity to reiterate the......



Last Modified:  22 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Seeing the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) as a threat to their faith, Japan Muslims have distanced their faith from the militant group which threated to execute two Japanese captives earlier this week. “The Muslims have long been misunderstood in Japan. An incident like this could further breed the illusion that Islam is a religi......



Last Modified:  22 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – For many young Muslims in France, Charlie Hebdo attacks offered a shock for many of them, after finding their identity as French citizens being suspended on embracing #JeSuisCharlie emblem and the offensive cartoons depicting their Prophet. You have to “be Charlie,” 18-year-old Maroi, a French Muslim student, told International......



Last Modified:  22 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s top religious body has ruled that triple talaq (divorce) in one contradicts with the Islamic laws on matrimonial issues, pressing the government to declare it a criminal offense punishable by the law. “Iterating the word Talaq (divorce) ‘thrice’ in a row is against the teachings of Islam,” Chairman Council ......



Last Modified:  22 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – British Muslim boxing champ Amir Khan has urged his fellow Muslims to defend their peaceful religion, fight terrorism and have bride in their culture. There is a time to hide behind a rock and a time to stand in the tall grass,” the former world champ, 28, told Daily Star. With what terrorists are doing to the image of Islam......



Last Modified:  22 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PARIS – In exceptional measures to fight terrorism, France announced on Wednesday, January 21, plans to bolster counter-terrorism efforts, in a bid to curb extremism following Paris attacks that left 17 killed earlier this month. “Terrorism has struck our soil in an unprecedented way… and the threat of terrorism remains high. French ci......



Last Modified:  22 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – As anger over the new offending cartoons by Charlie Hebdo rages across the Muslim world, calls for boycotting French products have expanded among Arab youth, calling for avenging the Prophet. “It is necessary to boycott French food products and perfumes and hit the French economy because they are ignoring the feelings of Muslims ......



Last Modified:  21 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – In a time of fear driven by global instability, Scot Muslims in eastern Scotland city of Dundee have launched new ad campaign on buses to change misperceptions about their faith. He who sleeps on a full stomach while his neighbor is hungry is not one of us, a quote from Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was placed in an ad on ......



Last Modified:  21 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – The former chief of the British intelligence agency, MI6, has revealed that the attacks on Charlie Hebdo were expected as a direct result of unjustified provocation of the world Muslims by publishing offensive cartoons about Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). “There is a requirement for some restraint on the side of those of u......



Last Modified:  21 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PARIS – A Malian-born Muslim hero who risked his life to save shoppers in a kosher supermarket siege in Paris has been granted French nationality as a token of appreciation for his heroic act. People say I'm a hero but I'm not a hero. I'm Lassana, Lassana Bathily said at the ceremony, the BBC reported on Tuesday, January 21. I'll sta......



Last Modified:  21 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CALGARY –Since Charlie Hebdo attacks, fear has become a new undesired companion for Calgary Muslim women, fearing they could be an easy target for Islamophobic attacks.. “It's different now for a lady to wear a hijab. She needs courage,” Hiba, a Calgary Muslim woman told CBC on Tuesday, January 20. “It's not only a sign of worship......




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