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Islamic Charity Dares Sanctions, Serves Pakistanis

Last Modified:  27 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT


KARACHI – Undaunted by the freezing of its accounts and travel restrictions on its leaders, one of Pakistan’s largest charities, has launched its ambulance service for the citizens of country’s biggest city, Karachi. “These restrictions are not new to us. A certain class of people and groups have always been trying to create hurdles ......





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Last Modified:  16 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A New anti-Muslim ad campaign that falsely links Islam to Nazism has been widely condemned by San Francisco officials as racist and Islamophobic . “We’re not going to chase her from city to city trying to undo the hatred she promotes,” Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) communication director Ibrahim Hooper said......



Last Modified:  16 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

DURHAM, North Carolina – In a shock to Muslim students, Duke University has reversed its decision to allow the Muslim call to prayer or Adhan in campus, bowing to pressures from Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham. Plans changed because the Durham, North Carolina, school's effort to unify was not having the intended effect, M......



Last Modified:  16 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – One of the early founders of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo has accused its slain chief editor of dragging the team to their deaths after turning the weekly into a Zionist, Islamophobic mouthpiece. “I really hold it against you,” Henri Roussel, 80, who contributed to the first issue of the satirical weekly in 1970, wro......



Last Modified:  16 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A few days after the hacking of the US military Central Command’s social media accounts, the UK and the US have announced a new plan to train an army of experts, joining forces to counter rising cyber attacks. “Just as we have worked with our closest ally, the US, to protect our people and our countries from traditional threats......



Last Modified:  16 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – In an atmosphere soaked in hatred and resentment, an Eritrean immigrant has been murdered in Germany’s Dresden, the city which has been the center of anti-immigrants rallies over the past months. “He was lying on his back, and had blood coming out of his nose and mouth, with drops of blood leading towards the door as if he’d ......



Last Modified:  15 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A petition demanding French nationality and prestigious Legion d'honneur for Malian Muslim hero who risked his life to save shoppers in a kosher supermarket siege in Paris has received huge support, with more than 200,000 signing it so far. Even in the darkness and desolation, there is always somewhere a ray of light. Lassana Bathi......



Last Modified:  15 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – French director Isabelle Matic has announced her decision to revert to Islam on her FaceBook account, making the unexpected announcement only a few days after Charlie Hebdo Paris attacks. “Today, I passed through the first pillar of Islam. There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Prophet,” Matic said in a message posted on......



Last Modified:  15 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Double standards in media coverage of Paris attacks have put Muslims under increasing pressures, finding themselves committed to answer to every attack attributed to a Muslim and correct misconceptions about their faith. “When asked how it feels to be Muslim right now -- it’s exhausting,” Haris Tarin, director of the Washingt......



Last Modified:  15 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – It's not what Islam is about.” That was the clear opinion given by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of America’s most decorated athletes, on the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly. Most Muslims do not become Muslims to indulge in murder and mayhem, Abdul-Jabbar, the leading point scorer in NBA history, told CNN's W......



Last Modified:  15 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PARIS – Showing solidarity with the Muslim community after the recent Islamophobic attacks, French President Francois Hollande said that attacks against Muslims are “also attacks against the Republic”. “The state will be unflinching against anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic acts, just as it will be unflinching against those who apologize......



Last Modified:  14 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

DURHAM, North Carolina – Starting from next Friday, Muslim student at Duke University in the US eastern state of North Carolina will be allowed to raise adhan or call to prayer on a weekly basis for Jumu`ah prayer (Friday congregational Prayer). “The adhan is the call to prayer that brings Muslims back to their purpose in life, which is ......



Last Modified:  14 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

NEW JERSEY – The US court of appeal heard on Tuesday, January 13, a case on New York City Police Department (NYPD) surveillance of New Jersey Muslim community, ten months after dismissing the case by a federal judge. “You can’t just do religious and racial profiling that is completely out of whack,” Amal Awad, of Monroe in Middlesex ......



Last Modified:  14 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – As the Muslim world rages with Charlie Hebdo's decision to depict Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in new cartoons, a galaxy of UK Muslim imams have urged Muslims to defend the Prophet by following his sunnah and exemplifying his ideas. “For Muslims, love of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is a NECESSARY part of our FAITH. He......



Last Modified:  14 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Stressing that helping those in need is an Islamic duty, an international body of Muslim scholars has called on Muslim ummah and the whole world to rush to the rescue of thousands of Syrian refugees and Gaza people who are freezing to death in refugee camps and shelters. “The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) demands ......



Last Modified:  14 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa, Fatwa House, denounced on Tuesday Charlie Hebdo’s plans to publish other offensive cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), rejecting them as unjustified provocation for 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide. This action is an unjustified provocation against the feelings of 1.5 billion Muslims, t......



Last Modified:  14 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

BERLIN – Offering support to the Muslim community, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced she will attend a vigil for tolerance in Berlin, in a clear message against rising anti-Islam, far-right group Pegida. “Islam belongs to Germany,” Merkel said, speaking out against marches by Pegida in parts of the country, Agence France Presse......



Last Modified:  14 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PARIS – Standing clearly against the brutal killing of Charlie Hebdo’s journalists, French Muslims rejected to embrace the slogan “I am Charlie”, rejecting the satirical weekly’s cartoons which offended millions of Muslims worldwide. For a Muslim, the Prophet Muhammad is more important than their own parents, a Muslim young man i......



Last Modified:  13 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa, Fatwa House, denounced on Tuesday Charlie Hebdo’s plans to publish other offensive cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), rejecting them as unjustified provocation for 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide. This action is an unjustified provocation against the feelings of 1.5 billion Muslims, t......



Last Modified:  13 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

LAGOS – As dozens of world leaders rushed to show support to France after Charlie Hebdo attacks which left twelve people killed, a deadly massacre of 2000 people in Nigeria by Boko Haram has almost passed unnoticed or ignored, with very little support from the international community. I see the very positive response of the French governm......



Last Modified:  13 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – In the largest wave of attacks targeting the religious minority, more than 50 anti-Muslim incidents have been reported across France in less than a week after the attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The reality of discrimination is catching up with us, Samy Debah, the president of the Collective Against Islamophobia in Fran......




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