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Obama Praises US Muslims on `Eid Message

Last Modified:  29 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


CAIRO – US President Barck Obama has issued a message to American Muslims and Muslims around the world congratulating them on the celebration of `Eid Al-Fitr, thanking US Muslims for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” As Muslims throughou......





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Last Modified:  17 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – It was Wednesday afternoon when the four young Palestinian cousins, children of Gazan fishermen, defied their parents instructions to stay indoors and went to play on Gaza beach to be hit shortly  by Israeli shelling and be killed at once. “The whole incident was awful,” Ahmad Thabet, 24, a worker for a Malaysian aid agenc......



Last Modified:  17 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A far-right British group has invaded mosques in Bradford to hand out anti-Islam leaflets and British Army Bibles, sparking wide range of condemnations from city officials, police forces and faith leaders as working against the city’s interfaith harmony. The initial approach of the group felt very intimidating, hostile and threa......



Last Modified:  17 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – An Italian award-winning photographer has lifted the veil on problems facing Italian Muslims to find a suitable place for worshipping, with the large minority being forced to pray in garages, gyms, and shops, The Guardian reported. “In Italy the right to worship, without discrimination, is enshrined within the constitution. There......



Last Modified:  16 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Offering US Muslims a direct link to their representative congressmen, a leading US Muslim advocacy group has launched a new service designed to enable American Muslims to share their concerns about foreign policy issues. We hope CAIR Connects, by providing a quick and easy way to contact elected officials on important issues, wil......



Last Modified:  16 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – Reiterating calls for an immediate end to the Israeli war on Gaza, the United Nations said the level of human loss and destruction became “immense” as the war on Gaza enters its ninth day. “The numbers are increasing by the hour,” Sami Mshasha, from the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East ......



Last Modified:  16 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Militias of UK’s far-right Britain First have invaded another mosque in south east London, giving the imam a seven-day warning to remove signs indicating separate entrances for Muslim men and women at the mosque. In this country we have equality, one member says, as the Muslim man protests over the group refusing to take off th......



Last Modified:  16 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – When Ramadan started in Uganda at the end of last month, Hajat Hasfah Nabunya’s concerns on how to make ends meet for iftar and suhoor during the holy fasting month were shattered after receiving donations from Islamic relief groups. We shall fast [peacefully] since we have got food to help us in breaking our fast. I have been s......



Last Modified:  16 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

TORONTO – Acts of generosity have become a defining feature of Ramadan in Canada, where campaigns have been launched in support of local food banks and shelters, packaged meals being distributed to the homeless and needy, and Canadians being invited to share fast-breaking meals with Muslims. “It`s amazing to see how far we`ve come since ......



Last Modified:  15 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Three Israeli suspects have admitted abducting and burning alive the Palestinian teenager whose murder sparked angry protests two weeks ago, paving way to Israeli's crackdown on Palestinians and airstrikes on Gaza. “I don’t have any peace in my heart, even if they captured who they say killed my son,” Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s ......



Last Modified:  15 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

KARACHI – Massive protests have filled the streets in both Pakistan and Kashmir to denounce ongoing Israeli attacks on besieged Gaza strip, slamming the international community’s inaction over Israel’s killing of scores of Palestinian civilians. “We demand that the rulers of the Muslim countries wake up. The Pakistan government has e......



Last Modified:  15 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

MANCHESTER – With all eyes fixed on the ongoing military conflict in Syria and Iraq, Manchester city has opened a new relief center that aims at providing British Muslims an opportunity to extend a helping hand to thousands of Syrian civilians. “While the news currently focuses on the brutality of the war and the emergence of fundamental......



Last Modified:  15 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – Amid calls to boycott the annual event, US President Barack Obama has hosted a White House iftar to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, using the meal to discuss the crises unfolding in the Mideast and stress US support to Israel. Even as we celebrate all that we have in common, we know that in too many corners of the world,......



Last Modified:  15 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Supported by dozens of Rabbis, hundreds of British Jews called for a day-long fast on Tuesday, July 15, to support Middle East peace and call for ending atrocities in which scores of civilians have been killed. “Tomorrow I'm fasting with Jews and Muslims in support of peace, not violence #hungryforpeace,” Adam Rossano wrote on ......



Last Modified:  15 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

ASSAM – Though failing to protect Muslims’ lives, Indian police has fired rubber bullets and used batons to disperse hundreds of villagers protesting the abductions and killings of four Muslim traders in India’s remote northeast Assam state. “The chief minister Gogoi has failed to provide security to us. Each and every time innocent ......



Last Modified:  15 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

.artmainimage{display:none;} CAIRO – Palestinian resistance group Hamas released on Monday, July 14, a video showing its firs......



Last Modified:  14 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

ROME – As the Israeli war on Gaza entered its seventh day, Pope France has called for a cease-fire in the Middle East, praying for peace in the occupied Holy Land. “I extend a heartfelt appeal to all of you to continue to pray earnestly for peace in the Holy Land, in light of the tragic events of recent days,” the Pope said after his J......



Last Modified:  14 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

BANGKOK — An announcement by Thailand military government of plans to repatriate more than 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who had fled violence and conflict across the border in recent decades has spread concerns among rights groups regarding the safety of refugees. We are not at the stage where we will deport people because we must fir......



Last Modified:  14 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

DURBAN – Saddened by the news of war on Gaza and the rising death toll, South Africa Muslims have launched a national campaign to raise money for food and medical supplies for the besieged civilians. “This is tragedy, innocent children are being killed and the international community is standing by and watching,” Solly Suleman of the K......



Last Modified:  14 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

KARACHI – Saudi Arabia’s Rabita Alam-e-Islami has conferred its highest award on Pakistan’s largest madrassah board Wifaq-ul-Madaris Al Arabia Pakistan for producing over 60,000 Huffaz (memorizers of noble Qur’an) in a year. “This is a great honor for Pakistan that it has produced the largest number of Huffaz in a year in all over ......



Last Modified:  13 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

NAIROBI – Wearing full Islamic attire and a big smile on their faces, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto hosted hundreds of Muslims for annual Ramadan iftar amid rising discontent among Muslims about the state’s alleged mistreatment of Muslims in the East African country. “The memories of mass arrests, deten......




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