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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 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Three Israeli suspects have admitted abducting and burning alive the Palestinian teenager whose murder sparked angry protests two weeks ago, paving way to Israeli's crackdown on Palestinians and airstrikes on Gaza. “I don’t have any peace in my heart, even if they captured who they say killed my son,” Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s ......



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KARACHI – Massive protests have filled the streets in both Pakistan and Kashmir to denounce ongoing Israeli attacks on besieged Gaza strip, slamming the international community’s inaction over Israel’s killing of scores of Palestinian civilians. “We demand that the rulers of the Muslim countries wake up. The Pakistan government has e......



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MANCHESTER – With all eyes fixed on the ongoing military conflict in Syria and Iraq, Manchester city has opened a new relief center that aims at providing British Muslims an opportunity to extend a helping hand to thousands of Syrian civilians. “While the news currently focuses on the brutality of the war and the emergence of fundamental......



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WASHINGTON – Amid calls to boycott the annual event, US President Barack Obama has hosted a White House iftar to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, using the meal to discuss the crises unfolding in the Mideast and stress US support to Israel. Even as we celebrate all that we have in common, we know that in too many corners of the world,......



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CAIRO – Supported by dozens of Rabbis, hundreds of British Jews called for a day-long fast on Tuesday, July 15, to support Middle East peace and call for ending atrocities in which scores of civilians have been killed. “Tomorrow I'm fasting with Jews and Muslims in support of peace, not violence #hungryforpeace,” Adam Rossano wrote on ......



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ASSAM – Though failing to protect Muslims’ lives, Indian police has fired rubber bullets and used batons to disperse hundreds of villagers protesting the abductions and killings of four Muslim traders in India’s remote northeast Assam state. “The chief minister Gogoi has failed to provide security to us. Each and every time innocent ......



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.artmainimage{display:none;} CAIRO – Palestinian resistance group Hamas released on Monday, July 14, a video showing its firs......



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ROME – As the Israeli war on Gaza entered its seventh day, Pope France has called for a cease-fire in the Middle East, praying for peace in the occupied Holy Land. “I extend a heartfelt appeal to all of you to continue to pray earnestly for peace in the Holy Land, in light of the tragic events of recent days,” the Pope said after his J......



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BANGKOK — An announcement by Thailand military government of plans to repatriate more than 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who had fled violence and conflict across the border in recent decades has spread concerns among rights groups regarding the safety of refugees. We are not at the stage where we will deport people because we must fir......



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DURBAN – Saddened by the news of war on Gaza and the rising death toll, South Africa Muslims have launched a national campaign to raise money for food and medical supplies for the besieged civilians. “This is tragedy, innocent children are being killed and the international community is standing by and watching,” Solly Suleman of the K......



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KARACHI – Saudi Arabia’s Rabita Alam-e-Islami has conferred its highest award on Pakistan’s largest madrassah board Wifaq-ul-Madaris Al Arabia Pakistan for producing over 60,000 Huffaz (memorizers of noble Qur’an) in a year. “This is a great honor for Pakistan that it has produced the largest number of Huffaz in a year in all over ......



Last Modified:  13 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

NAIROBI – Wearing full Islamic attire and a big smile on their faces, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto hosted hundreds of Muslims for annual Ramadan iftar amid rising discontent among Muslims about the state’s alleged mistreatment of Muslims in the East African country. “The memories of mass arrests, deten......



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CAIRO – With world eyes fixed on Islamist fighters from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, a leading human rights group has revealed that Iraqi security forces and militias affiliated with the government have executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners in retaliation for attacks by ISIL. “Gunning down prisoners is an outrageous violation of......



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PARIS – A French court has suspended a by-law banning wearing religious symbols on a public beach in a Paris suburb in a case that challenged the by-law which “violates the principals of the Republic and amounts to religious discrimination . The rule “violates a fundamental freedom, the freedom of religious belief”, argued Sefen Gu......



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GAZA CITY – As Israel escalates its offense against Gaza civilians for the second week, a mosque and centre for the disabled have been bombed in the ongoing military operation that left at least 165 Gazans killed so far. They are bankrupt of targets and of pity. What would the handicapped have been resisting?” Azzedin Ali, 26, a neighbo......



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WELLINGTON – Reverting to Islam and disdaining a life of violence, a former Kiwi gang member has been denied boarding by New Zealand airport security, getting his passport cancelled over “security risks” allegations. “I’ve left violent gang life for a life of peace,” Wiremu Curtis, the New Zealander Muslim revert who is known as ......



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LONDON – The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned against becoming too hysterical over claims of Islamic radicalization in Britain as he spoke of his concerns about developing a culture of fear towards Muslims. “Clearly there is an issue with people going to Syria and coming back highly radicalized. There is a problem with radicalizat......



Last Modified:  12 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

WORLD CAPITALS – Thousands of angry demonstrators turned out to the streets around the world on Friday, July 11, to protest the Israeli war on besieged Gaza Strip that has resulted in the killing of more than 120 Palestinian and injuring of hundreds. In London, several thousands of people filled the streets outside the Israeli Embassy in L......



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BRUSSELS – A Belgian young Muslim revert to Islam has helped 1000 people to accepts Islam after turning her home into Islamic center for Belgian Muslims seeking to learn more about their religion. Influenced by her Muslim friends and researching into the religion, Veronique Cools has accepted Islam at a very young age. Later on, she dec......



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CAIRO – Over the past six years, the once small Ottawa Harmony Iftar to share Muslims’ Ramadan break fast at the sunset has turned into a large, interfaith event that brings more harmony to the community. “There aren’t many options to learn about Islam from Muslims,” says Lisa Duchene, who was at the first gathering of 40 friends, ......




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