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.artmainimage{display:none;} CAIRO – A video showing a social experiment on Islamophobia in New York streets has sparked angr......





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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......



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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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RAKHINE – A human rights group has warned that a growing number of Rohingya Muslims have been facing state-sponsored torture and persecution over alleged affiliation to a vague militant organization. The arrests were “arbitrary” and “clearly a reaction to the al-Qaeda announcement earlier in September,” Chris Lewa, the Arakan Proje......



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CAIRO – Accusing the British government of lacking political will to solve the Middle East conflict, lady Warsi has urged lawmakers to lead by example and recognize the state of Palestine one day before the historic Monday vote. “There is a lack of political will and our moral compass is missing,” the former Foreign Office minister tol......



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SARAJEVO – Bosnian voters thronged to ballots boxes on Sunday, October 12, to elect country’s national and local leaders in the seventh national election since the end of the 1990s war, amid mounting calls for secession. I will not vote for current rulers. They did not improve anything, Nadja Kadric, a librarian in her 50s, told Agence......



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CAIRO – Dozens of Qur’an copies have been tossed into the trash earlier this week in Pocatello, sparking anger among Muslims and non-Muslims in Idaho State. Almost all of the 200 Qur’ans are gone for good along with “any document we had for the organization,” Amin Almahie, director of the Islamic Society of Southeastern Idaho, told......



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LAHORE – Amid recurrent news on deaths of people for consuming toxic wine in different Pakistani districts, the country’s Christian and Hindu parliamentarians have demanded a “complete ban” on sale of liquor in the name of non-Muslims. “This is the biggest lie that Christianity allows drinking (Alcohol),” Asiya Nasir, a Christian......



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Pakistani activist Malal Yousazai and Indian Children’s right activist Kailash Satyarthi have been jointly awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, sending a message of love between Islam and Hinduism. “My message to children around the world is: stand up for your rights,” Malal Yousazai was quoted by BBC on Friday, October 10. Malala an......



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LONDON – Observing the British Black History Month in October, many UK Muslims have been celebrating this month to showcase their culture as a vital ingredient in the British society. “It’s important for people of different faiths and ethnic groups to acknowledge and be involved in BHM,” Zainab Dahir, a Muslim Somali novelist from Lo......



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.artmainimage{display:none;} CAIRO – New York’s ‘Jews Against Islamophobia’ coalition has sent a power......



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AMSTERDAM – Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders has been summoned by prosecutors over his “racial” remarks against Moroccans last March, amid expectation of facing a trial over his latest anti-immigration rants. “I’m furious ... that I am being investigated by prosecutors and will probably end up in court,” far-rig......



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CAIRO – Hitting a new record, the world’s seventh largest mosque has been inaugurated in Pakistan to accommodate thousands of worshippers in Lahore city. “The mosque will become a symbol of Pakistan across the Muslim World,” Bahria Town chairman Malik Riaz told the Express Tribune on Thursday, October 9. Inaugurated earlier this w......



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CAIRO – A leading US Muslim advocacy group has launched new social media hashtag campaign #MuslimsThank to show appreciation to media personalities, celebrities and political leaders who have come out in defense of Muslims and Islam. As part of the new campaign, launched by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), online activists......



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JERUSALEM – The latest aggressions on Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers have sparked anger among world Muslims who condemned the atrocities targeting the world’s third holiest site for Muslims, calling for prosecuting the assailants. It “follows with deep concern the escalating criminal events carried out by the Zion......



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LONDON –Struggling for his own identity, a British Muslim has created an animated web series for a Muslim hero called Abdullah X to fight for the hearts and minds of young Muslims, and to stop them from treading the path of extremism. I was struggling with my own identity and sense of belonging when I was growing up -- issues around sel......



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CAIRO – In solidarity with Australian Muslims against media campaigns, a group of non-Muslim women have organized a hijab event, putting Islamic headscarves and offering flowers to Muslims celebrating `Eid Al-Adha. We told them we were sorry you've been treated so badly in the media and we wanted to say we stand with you in solidarity and......




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