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Last Modified:  30 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


CAIRO – Though Americans were outraged by report that they are being spied on by the National Security Agency, a large number of them has voiced support for law enforcement profiling of Muslims, giving the religious minority the lowest favorable ratings among the groups covered, a new survey said. “A significant number of Americans (42%)......





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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......



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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......



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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......



Last Modified:  13 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – With world eyes fixed on Islamist fighters from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, a leading human rights group has revealed that Iraqi security forces and militias affiliated with the government have executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners in retaliation for attacks by ISIL. “Gunning down prisoners is an outrageous violation of......



Last Modified:  13 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

PARIS – A French court has suspended a by-law banning wearing religious symbols on a public beach in a Paris suburb in a case that challenged the by-law which “violates the principals of the Republic and amounts to religious discrimination . The rule “violates a fundamental freedom, the freedom of religious belief”, argued Sefen Gu......



Last Modified:  13 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – As Israel escalates its offense against Gaza civilians for the second week, a mosque and centre for the disabled have been bombed in the ongoing military operation that left at least 165 Gazans killed so far. They are bankrupt of targets and of pity. What would the handicapped have been resisting?” Azzedin Ali, 26, a neighbo......



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WELLINGTON – Reverting to Islam and disdaining a life of violence, a former Kiwi gang member has been denied boarding by New Zealand airport security, getting his passport cancelled over “security risks” allegations. “I’ve left violent gang life for a life of peace,” Wiremu Curtis, the New Zealander Muslim revert who is known as ......



Last Modified:  13 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned against becoming too hysterical over claims of Islamic radicalization in Britain as he spoke of his concerns about developing a culture of fear towards Muslims. “Clearly there is an issue with people going to Syria and coming back highly radicalized. There is a problem with radicalizat......



Last Modified:  12 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

WORLD CAPITALS – Thousands of angry demonstrators turned out to the streets around the world on Friday, July 11, to protest the Israeli war on besieged Gaza Strip that has resulted in the killing of more than 120 Palestinian and injuring of hundreds. In London, several thousands of people filled the streets outside the Israeli Embassy in L......



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BRUSSELS – A Belgian young Muslim revert to Islam has helped 1000 people to accepts Islam after turning her home into Islamic center for Belgian Muslims seeking to learn more about their religion. Influenced by her Muslim friends and researching into the religion, Veronique Cools has accepted Islam at a very young age. Later on, she dec......



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CAIRO – Over the past six years, the once small Ottawa Harmony Iftar to share Muslims’ Ramadan break fast at the sunset has turned into a large, interfaith event that brings more harmony to the community. “There aren’t many options to learn about Islam from Muslims,” says Lisa Duchene, who was at the first gathering of 40 friends, ......



Last Modified:  12 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON — Drawing a smile on the faces of those in need, a leading US Islamic charity as organized a fundraiser to help people affected by conflicts and natural disasters around the world and offer a chance for the wealthy to earn more blessings during the holy month of Ramadan. “I do try to make a special effort to do more charity du......



Last Modified:  12 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

BRASILIA – Answering the call of Islam, 19 football fans attending Brazil World Cup 2014 have reverted to Islam after meeting daw`ah teams spreading across the land of samba over the past month. The number of reverts to Islam since the start of the World Cup “has increased to reach 19 people of different nationalities after the reversion......



Last Modified:  11 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – British Muslim leaders have expressed grave concern at the recent announcement of the so-called Islamic “Caliphate” by al-Qaeda-offshoot group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), condemning the violence committed in its name. “ISIS does not represent the main Sunni Muslims' ideology,” Maulana Shahid Raza, of Leice......



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LILONGWE – Offering a helping hand to the country in the middle in drug crisis, Malawi Islamic Relief has donated pharmaceutical supplies to the ministry of health, a donation expected to greatly improve the health ser......



Last Modified:  11 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

BETHLEHEM – Sharing their fellow Muslims the spiritualities of the holy month, Christians in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem have been observing Ramadan fasting in continuation of a centuries-old tradition of interfaith solidarity. “My grandmother used to fast,” Mike Kanawati, a Christian resident of Bethlehem, who manages a s......



Last Modified:  11 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Like millions of Muslims across the world, Glasgow Muslims celebrate Ramadan on their own way through several activities that have been promoting the holy fasting month for years in Scotland. “There is a lot of awareness of Ramadan in Glasgow through media and integration with local people, so everybody knows about it,” Mohamme......



Last Modified:  10 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW DELHI – Affected by soaring temperatures and absence of rainfall, spiraling inflation has hit India Muslims hard in Ramadan, with the religious minority finding it hard to cope with soaring prices of fruits, vegetables and other essential items. “The prices are too high this year. Price of almost everything has doubled in the last on......



Last Modified:  10 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Moved by images of suffering Syrian refugees, a British Muslim man from Bradford has announced his plans to participate in the coming Leeds 10k run later in July while fasting, to raise funds to help provide food and other essential items to Syrians in refugee camps. “The challenge will be both physically and mentally draining as......




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