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Canada Muslims Fear Quebec Backlash

Last Modified:  23 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT


CAIRO – The killing of a solider near Montreal has left Canada Muslims terrified of an expected backlash against the religious community, calling on Canadians to join hands against extremism, instead of blaming Muslims for terror acts committed in their name. “We must be very careful not to point the finger at mosques and instead see the......





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Last Modified:  17 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

PARIS – A group of Muslim men training in their first self-defense class has been attacked by French police who, after receiving calls from Strasburg citizens, stormed and accused them of training for jihad in broad daylight in a park. It was our first course, we hardly knew each other. We were doing some stretches, ran a few laps, prac......



Last Modified:  17 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO –A galaxy of Muslim groups, lawyers and civil rights groups have petitioned the  Australian Attorney-General George Brandis to freeze the Foreign Fighters Bill for it has granted draconian powers to security agencies. The government is seeking to rush this law through Parliament...doing so will deny our elected representative......



Last Modified:  17 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – In a new turning point in the claimed “love jihad” story between a Hindu teacher and a Muslim in Merrut district in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the father of the girl said his daughter can marry the Muslim youth, a decision vehemently criticized by Hindutva groups. “She is a grown up girl now. Who are we to force ......



Last Modified:  17 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

OKLAHOMA –An Okalahoma Muslim woman expressed her dismay when a metro woman asked her to sign a petition to “send Muslims back to where they came from”, describing this as ignorance now posing problem to interfaith relations.. The Muslim woman, Deb Beneta, told KFOR news channel that a woman asked her to sign a petition asking that all......



Last Modified:  17 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

ABUJA – Remembered as a fighter against corruption during his short presidential term, Nigeria's former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has officially joined the presidential race, rapping the incumbent president’s f......



Last Modified:  16 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A galaxy of Muslim groups, lawyers and civil rights groups have signed a letter to the Australian Attorney-General George Brandis calling for freezing the so-called Foreign Fighters Bill for granting draconian powers to security agencies. The government is seeking to rush this law through Parliament … doing so will deny our elec......



Last Modified:  16 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – In a new twisting point in the claimed “love jihad” story between a Hindu teacher and a Muslim in Merrut district in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the father of the girl said his daughter can marry the Muslim youth, a decision vehemently criticized by Hindutva groups. “She is a grown up girl now. Who are we to force......



Last Modified:  16 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

PHILADELPHIA – Born to a Sicilian family in Philadelphia, Salahuddin Decero quest for religiosity after a life of worldly pleasures has transformed him from a young teenager whose life is centered around women, alcohol and harijuana to a Catholic priest and a Muslim at last. From the age of 13-17 my life consisted of very few things. Wome......



Last Modified:  16 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

MATARAM, Indonesia – In a bid to curb polygamy in the county, an Indonesian district has ordered civil servants to pay one million rupiah fee  if they wanted to get a second wife, the decision that sparked criticism as “crazy”. The regulation was issued to make polygamy more difficult for those working in the civil service, Khar......



Last Modified:  16 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Though praised by sports officials for integrating the religious minority, a new swimming course planned next January for Muslim women has been viciously attacked by the far-right politicians as “discriminatory”. The Geas sports association in Sesto, praised the initiative as “an important moment for integration,” The Local......



Last Modified:  16 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading US Muslim rights groups has stood up to rising anti-Muslim attacks in the American society, launching a new website, Islamophobia.org, to monitor and challenge the growing anti-Muslim bigotry. Islamophobia.org is a reflection of CAIR's philosophy of educating people and empowering them toward positive action, Corey Sayl......



Last Modified:  15 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

BAGHDAD – Amid an atmosphere of lawlessness and impunity, dozens of Iraqi Sunnis civilians have been abducted and killed by the government-sponsored Shiite militias in retaliation for the attacks by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL). “Shiite militias are ruthlessly targeting Sunni civilians on a sectarian basis under the guise of fighti......



Last Modified:  15 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Sweden’s new Housing Minister Mehmet Kaplan has come under attack from a former Swedish MP after he blamed widespread Islamophobia as the main reason that young Muslims were joining militant groups in Iraq and Syria. It's unforgivably naive to think that giving money to these kinds of [Muslim] organizations and mosques will work......



Last Modified:  15 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Challenging social borders, an Indian Muslim woman has been taking care of dozens of HIV-infected Hindu kids, setting a role model for Indian Muslims who dedicate their lives to serve their community. “I can proudly say that at Snehadeep, I look after 14 girls in the 7-12 years age group and all of them are Hindus,” Tabassum, a......



Last Modified:  15 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

MUMBAI – In the first test to the recently elected Narendra Modi’s government, all eyes of Hindu parties are fixed on Muslim voters in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, who go to polls on Wednesday, October 15, to pick a new legislative assembly. “After many years we are going to see a multi-cornered elections. I don’t think m......



Last Modified:  15 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

VIENNA – A new amendment to Austria’s century-old law on Islam has sparked Muslim concerns, appearing in the middle of rising tirade of Islamophobia and seen as a bid by the government to create its own state-guided Islam. “There is a political motivation behind this bill,” Dr. Farid Hafez, a scholar from Salzburg University, told ......



Last Modified:  15 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

AMSTERDAM – Clamping down on Dutch nationals trying to join Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq, Dutch public prosecutor said on Tuesday that motorbike gang members were allowed to join Kurds battling the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Joining a foreign armed force was previously punishable, now it's no longer forb......



Last Modified:  15 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

SARAJEVO – Choosing to return to the 90s politics, Bosnia voters have voted for nationalist candidates from Bosnia's Croat, Muslim and Serb communities, allowing them to win the three-man presidency. Due to lack of a competent choice and a serious political offer, citizens voted for a kind of the return to the 1990s, political analyst En......



Last Modified:  14 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – British lawmakers have voted in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state, marking a significant change in political landscape and a symbolic value for Palestinians in their pursuit of international recognition. Voting by 274 to 12, a majority of 262, MPs on all sides urged the Government to “recognize the state of Palestine alon......



Last Modified:  14 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

SARAJEVO – Choosing to return to the 90s politics, Bosnia voters have voted for nationalist candidates from Bosnia's Croat, Muslim and Serb communities, allowing them to win the three-man presidency. Due to lack of a competent choice and a serious political offer, citizens voted for a kind of the return to the 1990s, political analyst En......




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