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China’s War on Terror or Islam

Last Modified:  21 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT


CAIRO – Making little distinction between Islam and terrorism, China has been waging relentless war on Islamic features in the Uighur Muslim community in Xinjiang, imposing an iron fist on prayers, veil, beards and mosques. “The police are everywhere,” one Uighur resident told The Washington Post team that failed to enter the iron curt......





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Last Modified:  10 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Philippine President Benigno Aquino III personally submitted Wednesday, September 10, a draft law on the Muslim south proposed autonomy to Congress leaders during a ceremony at his office, to end one of Asia's longest rebellions. We have taken yet another step towards a more peaceful and more progressive Mindanao, Aquino said aft......



Last Modified:  10 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Egypt’s new investment certificates for funding a new waterway parallel to Suez Canal have sparked fatwa war between religious authorities and salafist groups after the issuance of fatwas deeming such certificates usurious tools.. “Dealings in Islam are based on gains and losses,” Ala’a Shehtu, a member of the Salafist Al N......



Last Modified:  10 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Australian Muslim community has expressed growing concern over news of an expected elevation of terror threat, warning that these measures would affect their freedom and human rights. “What our concern is that the government is trying to mix security and politics. It is a dangerous game,” Australian National Imams Council gener......



Last Modified:  10 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Ireland leading Muslim organizations have praised all parties involved in education process in the European country, asserting that there is no need for upheaval or revolution in the education system. Irish schools are “very accommodating” to Muslim students and “Catholic school managements have made wonderful efforts to make......



Last Modified:  10 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Sheikh Mustapha Ajisafe, the President of Nigeria's league of Imams and Alfas in Yorubaland, Edo and Delta states, has passed away at the age of 85, ‏leaving behind a rich legacy of outstanding efforts for the country’s peace. “The death of Sheikh Ajisafe is a big loss to the Muslim Ummah in Osogbo as well as the entire state......



Last Modified:  10 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS - Sheikh Mustapha Olayiwola Ajisafe, the President General of Nigeria's southwest League of Imams and Alfas in Yorubaland, Edo and Delta states, has passed away at the age of 85, ‏leaving behind a rich legacy of outstanding efforts for the country’s peace. The death of Sheikh Ajisafe is a big loss to the Muslim Ummah in Osogbo as ......



Last Modified:  09 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – US Muslims have been receiving letters from their banks from Washington to Florida, notifying them that their accounts will be closed soon, moves decried by Muslim civil rights group as motivated by racist policies. We never understood what's going on, said AbdulHyee Waqas, who had his Bellevue, Washington, nonprofit group's acco......



Last Modified:  09 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SYDNEY – Widely seen as representing the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Australian Muslims have condemned the militant group for hijacking the black flag carrying the Muslims’ declaration of faith, or Shahada, to which all Muslims aspire. It is a flag that all Muslims aspire to because it is the first flag that f......



Last Modified:  09 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

PARIS – A group of French Muslim leaders have come together to reject the atrocities committed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and urge imams to use their pulpit to offer a message of support for Christians in the Middle East. We are all, no matter what our religion, Christians of the Middle East , said Dalil ......



Last Modified:  09 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Sheikh Mustapha Ajisafe, the President of Nigeria's League of Imams and Alfas in Yorubaland, Edo and Delta states, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, ‏ leaving behind a rich legacy of outstanding efforts for the country’s peace. “The death of Sheikh Ajisafe is a big loss to the Muslim U......



Last Modified:  09 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading international human rights group has revealed that vulnerable Somali girls, as young as 12, have been regularly raped by internationally-funded African Union troops in the volatile poor African horn-of-Africa country. “Some African Union soldiers have misused their positions of power to exploit Somalia’s most vulnerab......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

KOLKATA – For one Hindu girl a Muslim boy takes away (as his wife), we will take away one hundred Muslims girls, roars the saffron-clad Hindu monk to a hysterically cheering Hindu crowd. In a video clip which is being widely shared on social networking sites, Yogi Adityanath, a firebrand Hindu leader, who also happens to be a parliamenta......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Family members of 9/11 victims have launched a new bus ad campaign to promote religious tolerance and condemn rise of Islamophobic attacks targeting the American Muslim community. We wanted to make a clear statement that our 9/11 family members do not want to promote fear and hatred in our names, Peaceful Tomorrows Project Direct......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading international human rights group has revealed that vulnerable Somali girls, as young as 12, have been regularly raped by internationally-funded African Union troops in the volatile poor African horn-of-Africa country. “Some African Union soldiers have misused their positions of power to exploit Somalia’s most vulnerab......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SRINAGAR – The worst floods over the past half century have killed hundreds in Pakistan and Kashmir, after five days of heavy rain left complete villages under water with rescue and relief workers striving to save thousands of stranded people. Thousands of people are still stranded and we have rescued several thousands, police Inspector ......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – In spite of the outbreak of Ebola deadly epidemic in Nigeria, Saudi authorities have allowed pilgrims from the West African country to perform hajj this year, suggesting that the smaller outbreak there was less worrying. “We have not stopped issuing Haj visas to Nigerians and we know that about 70,000 pilgrims come from the Afric......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, has condemned the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), accusing it of serving a “Zionist” plot to “destroy the Arab World”. These criminals have been able to transmit to the world a tarnished and ......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Leading American Muslim groups have offered condolences on the death of Tayyibah Taylor, founding editor-in-chief and publisher of Azizah Magazine, paying tributes to a Muslim “role model” who inspired the American community for years. To God we belong and to Him we return, Ibrahim Hooper, National Communications Director of ......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A monitoring group has reported a huge surge in threats against Muslims and mosques following the gruesome beheading of an elderly woman in north London, blamed with no evidence on Muslims. The assumption is 'beheading equals Muslim'. The association, for some, is an automatic response,” Fiyaz Mughal, director of Tell Mama monit......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SARAJEVO – Bosnia’s grand mufti, the country’s most senior Muslim leader, has called on the so-called Islamic State, formerly known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), to liberate a British hostage who was threatened with beheading by the militants. “Bearing in mind that the human life is sacred for Muslims, I call those ......




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