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As Gaza Burns, France Feels the Heat

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CAIRO –Amid escalating tension in French streets, President Francois Hollande met with religious leaders on Monday, July 21, as a part of the government’s effort......





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CAIRO – Dispelling misconceptions surrounding their faith, Muslim students in the University of Arizona have organized a series of interactive events during Islamic Awareness Week, testing students’ information about Islam and giving them a chance to get a better understanding of the faith. “It’s our responsibility,” Azba Khan, sec......



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CAIRO – The launch of a new anti-Islam political party in Australia has sparked condemnation from leaders of the Muslim community and major Australian parties as fueling racism and bigotry against the sizable Muslim minority. “Extremism often leads to strife,” Warren Truss, the leader of the National Party of Australia in the Parliamen......



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21 January 2013 European Union foreign ministers on Monday unanimously approved a joint military force to assist French and Afr ...



Last Modified:  05 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Following other Japanese airports, Chubu airport in Central Japan Nagoya city has announced plans to offer prayer rooms and halal food for Muslim travelers, as the airport starts a new route to Malaysia. “(Malaysia) is a region full of vitality, and we have great expectations that the number of visitors from there will increase,......



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CAIRO – Usually appearing in interfaith or religious events, members of Muslim Student Association in Central Michigan’s University had an unlikely appearance in a soccer game where they won the IM soccer championship, presenting a vivid image of integrating young Muslims. “MSA was re-launched this year after being inactive for several......



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ZHENGZHOU, Henan – In the central Chinese province of Henan, the scene of a woman leading prayers in a mosque for women only would not be a strange one. “It all started because Muslim women wanted to learn basic religious studies,” researcher Shui Jingjun, who is also Hui Muslim, told ABC News Australia on Wednesday, March 5. “Tha......



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CAIRO – The controversial biblical movie Noah, scheduled for release in Egypt within a few weeks, has sparked outrage among Egyptian Muslim scholars who demanded its ban over depicting Prophet Noah (peace be upon him). Depicting prophets in art is a “crime; not art, that is harmful to the image of prophets,” Sheikh Sameh Abdel Hameed, ......



Last Modified:  05 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

MOMBASA – A recent attack on Masjid Musa mosque in Kenya has shaken up the Muslim community, falling under the pinch of authorities who use the stretched term of war on terrorism to keep the Muslims’ worshipping houses under tight control. Freedom of speech - that's the difference.  Because most of the mosques nowadays are built, w......



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JAKARTA – Indonesia's highest Islamic authority has issued a fatwa that bans illegal hunting and trafficking endangered animals, an edict widely praised by wildlife rights groups as filling a gap between formal law and crime in the resources-rich country. “All activities resulting in wildlife extinction without justifiable reli......



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CAIRO – As the clock ticks towards elections in the world’s most populated democracy, India Muslims are expressing concerns over the rise of India’s controversial national politician Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist whose relationship with Muslims has been fraught. “I’m inclined to support Mr. Modi,” Salim Shah, a Muslim who co......



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NEW YORK – A decision by a New Jersey federal judge to dismiss US Muslims lawsuit against New York Police department surveillance has revived bad memories of the Muslim community in Potsdam, New York, complaining about losing their rights in their countries. “I mean, I don’t really understand the rationale for coming here, out of all p......



Last Modified:  05 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – As different parties in South Africa prepare their agendas for the upcoming elections, the Cape Muslim Congress has launched its manifesto, promising to fight against vices in the society by sterilizing violent criminals including drug addicts and child molesters. “We will not injure the few taxpayers with more taxes like e-tolli......



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SIMFEROPOL – As war drumbeats increase in Ukraine, Muslim Tatars in the autonomous Republic of Crimea are voicing concerns over separatist demands by the region's Russian ethnic majority, fearing a return of 1944’s exile. “If there is a conflict, as the minority, we will be the first to suffer,” Usein Sarano, 57, told Reuters. “......



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CAIRO – Tightening the noose around besieged Gaza strip, a Cairo court banned Tuesday, March 4, Hamas group from operating in Egypt, as the pivotal Middle East country ramped up crackdown on Islamists. The decision harms the image of Egypt and its role towards the Palestinian cause, Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesman for the Gaza-based militant......



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BANGUI – After months of unrest, a Muslim defense group has been formed recently in the strife-torn Central African Republic, to provide much needed protection to vulnerable Muslim population from killings, maiming and torture at the hands of Christian militias. “They destroyed our homes and looted our property,” Abakar Sabone, the for......



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19 August 2013 Australian Muslim community leaders have voiced concerns about pressures they are facing from spy agencies, putt ...



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13 August 2013 Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced a re-elected Rudd Labor Government would contribute $3 million to enable ...



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AL-QUDS - Israeli plans to lower the volume of Adhna (call to prayer) at Al-Quds mosques have sparked outrage among Muslims in the holy city who vowed to foil the Israeli plans to remove the Islamic identity of the Muslims’ third holiest city. The Azan will always come out from the minarets of Al-Quds, and particularly the Al-Aqsa Mosque,......



Last Modified:  03 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Going through a three-hour marathon, eighth grader Amna Raza has won Nevada’s State Spelling bee for the second year in a row, walking away with the title of the competition and a chance to compete on a national stage. “I felt more nervous this year than I did last year,” Raza told Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I felt sligh......



Last Modified:  03 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – A Dutch politician who has been a staunch anti-Islam critic before reverting to Islam has started a new Islamic Party for Unity, with which he is contending for three seats during the municipal elections on March 19. “In a city with 100,000 to 150,000 Muslims, it is no more than logical that they also have political representatio......




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