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Dogs in Islamic Garb Photos Anger Scholars

Last Modified:  24 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT


SELANGOR – The controversy of touching and patting dogs in Malaysia has been further exacerbated after photos of dogs wearing “turbans” and “cloaks” went viral on social media, sparking anger among scholars who asked for taking these photos down. “The Ulama whose valuable advice, words of wisdoms and guidelines of the Islamic law......





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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......



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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......



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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......



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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......



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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 ......



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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......



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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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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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CAIRO – Breaking a media blackout after threats from the so-called “Islamic State”(ISIL), the parents of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, the aid worker threatened with beheading in Syria, have asserted that their son chose to revert to Islam willingly. “We couldn’t answer honestly when people would ask us. So we had to lie to our friends agai......



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CAIRO – A mosque near the occupied West Bank city of Nables has been torched and vandalized by Israeli settlers, in what we denounced as a hate attack. The attacks occurred on Monday midnight, October 13, when unknown vandals torched and defaced the mosque in the West Bank town of Aqraba, near Nablus. Ayman Fouzi, the mayor of Akraba, s......



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CAIRO – A Muslim community group in Buffalo, New York, has handed over free roses to passers-by, tagged with quotations from the three Abrahamic Prophets Muhammad, Jesus or Moses. “The goal is to promote interfaith dialogue and create an environment where people of all faiths can come together with just a simple thing as a flower,” Dr.......



Last Modified:  13 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Offering the poor a chance to celebrate Thanksgiving holiday, a Toronto-based Muslim organization has offered hundreds of halal meals to Regent Park residents as a part of it weekly charitable activities. “We serve everyone in the community irrespective of their class, creed, nationality, religion. We’re all family,” Muhammad......



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JERUSLAME ­ – Escalating tension in the world’s third holiest site for Muslims, deputy Knesset speaker along with dozens of Jewish settlers have broken into Al-Aqsa mosque compound, as Israeli Public Security Minister threatened to close the holy site to Muslim worshippers. “The Israeli police allowed [Moshe] Feiglin to storm the mosq......



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KARACHI – Malala Yusufzai, the youngest Nobel Prize winner, has turned out to be a hero and a villain simultaneously in her home country, praised by secular media and politicians and criticized by people who see her as a tool used by the west. “You have raised our heads with pride,” President Mamnoon Hussein Hussein said in a statement......



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CAIRO – Newcastle skaters who rushed to the help of a Muslims mother and her daughter who were being attacked in the streets have been officially thanked by the city’s Muslim association for standing up to bigotry. “It took a lot of courage to do what they did,” Newcastle Muslim Association vicep-resident Diana Rah told The Herald.



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SYDNEY – An Australian TV program has offered a new face for the Muslim community, presenting Sydney blue-eyed reverts as a new side to Islam people may not hear about. “I’m a proud Aboriginal Australian Muslim. It’s a profound quietness when I pray and when I connect with God. I’ve never had that up until I embraced Islam,” Sara......



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CAIRO – London Mayor has revealed that thousands of British Muslims have been put under strict monitoring by the security services in the capital as “potential extremists”. “In London we’re very very vigilant and very very concerned. Every day – as you saw recently, we had to raise the threat level – every day the security serv......



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CAIRO – Amid unprecedented escalation of arson attacks targeting German mosques, a new mosque in Bad Salzuflen in the in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, has been set on fire, raising again concerns about a rise in Islamophobia and racism. “We investigate with high pressure in all directions,” a police spokesman was quoted......



Last Modified:  12 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – In a bid to restore feelings of unity in the Australian community, an Australian Muslim revert has taken the initiative to break down the perceived barriers in the community, planning to host the Australian Non-Muslim and Muslim Solidarity Picnic in Canberra next weekend. Since about March-April I've noticed more hostility and peo......




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