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Florida Muslims Peace Wins Over Hate

Last Modified:  29 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT


FLORIDA – Facing intimidation, verbal and even physical assault, young Muslim female students at the University of Central Florida have overcome their fears of being targeted, fighting Islamophobia with understanding and education. “The key to combating instances of hate is with peace,” Amirah Mathin, a sophomore biomedical sciences ma......





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Last Modified:  15 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A petition demanding French nationality and prestigious Legion d'honneur for Malian Muslim hero who risked his life to save shoppers in a kosher supermarket siege in Paris has received huge support, with more than 200,000 signing it so far. Even in the darkness and desolation, there is always somewhere a ray of light. Lassana Bathi......



Last Modified:  15 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – French director Isabelle Matic has announced her decision to revert to Islam on her FaceBook account, making the unexpected announcement only a few days after Charlie Hebdo Paris attacks. “Today, I passed through the first pillar of Islam. There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Prophet,” Matic said in a message posted on......



Last Modified:  15 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Double standards in media coverage of Paris attacks have put Muslims under increasing pressures, finding themselves committed to answer to every attack attributed to a Muslim and correct misconceptions about their faith. “When asked how it feels to be Muslim right now -- it’s exhausting,” Haris Tarin, director of the Washingt......



Last Modified:  15 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – It's not what Islam is about.” That was the clear opinion given by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of America’s most decorated athletes, on the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly. Most Muslims do not become Muslims to indulge in murder and mayhem, Abdul-Jabbar, the leading point scorer in NBA history, told CNN's W......



Last Modified:  15 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PARIS – Showing solidarity with the Muslim community after the recent Islamophobic attacks, French President Francois Hollande said that attacks against Muslims are “also attacks against the Republic”. “The state will be unflinching against anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic acts, just as it will be unflinching against those who apologize......



Last Modified:  14 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

DURHAM, North Carolina – Starting from next Friday, Muslim student at Duke University in the US eastern state of North Carolina will be allowed to raise adhan or call to prayer on a weekly basis for Jumu`ah prayer (Friday congregational Prayer). “The adhan is the call to prayer that brings Muslims back to their purpose in life, which is ......



Last Modified:  14 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

NEW JERSEY – The US court of appeal heard on Tuesday, January 13, a case on New York City Police Department (NYPD) surveillance of New Jersey Muslim community, ten months after dismissing the case by a federal judge. “You can’t just do religious and racial profiling that is completely out of whack,” Amal Awad, of Monroe in Middlesex ......



Last Modified:  14 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – As the Muslim world rages with Charlie Hebdo's decision to depict Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in new cartoons, a galaxy of UK Muslim imams have urged Muslims to defend the Prophet by following his sunnah and exemplifying his ideas. “For Muslims, love of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is a NECESSARY part of our FAITH. He......



Last Modified:  14 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Stressing that helping those in need is an Islamic duty, an international body of Muslim scholars has called on Muslim ummah and the whole world to rush to the rescue of thousands of Syrian refugees and Gaza people who are freezing to death in refugee camps and shelters. “The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) demands ......



Last Modified:  14 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa, Fatwa House, denounced on Tuesday Charlie Hebdo’s plans to publish other offensive cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), rejecting them as unjustified provocation for 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide. This action is an unjustified provocation against the feelings of 1.5 billion Muslims, t......



Last Modified:  14 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

BERLIN – Offering support to the Muslim community, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced she will attend a vigil for tolerance in Berlin, in a clear message against rising anti-Islam, far-right group Pegida. “Islam belongs to Germany,” Merkel said, speaking out against marches by Pegida in parts of the country, Agence France Presse......



Last Modified:  14 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PARIS – Standing clearly against the brutal killing of Charlie Hebdo’s journalists, French Muslims rejected to embrace the slogan “I am Charlie”, rejecting the satirical weekly’s cartoons which offended millions of Muslims worldwide. For a Muslim, the Prophet Muhammad is more important than their own parents, a Muslim young man i......



Last Modified:  13 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa, Fatwa House, denounced on Tuesday Charlie Hebdo’s plans to publish other offensive cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), rejecting them as unjustified provocation for 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide. This action is an unjustified provocation against the feelings of 1.5 billion Muslims, t......



Last Modified:  13 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

LAGOS – As dozens of world leaders rushed to show support to France after Charlie Hebdo attacks which left twelve people killed, a deadly massacre of 2000 people in Nigeria by Boko Haram has almost passed unnoticed or ignored, with very little support from the international community. I see the very positive response of the French governm......



Last Modified:  13 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – In the largest wave of attacks targeting the religious minority, more than 50 anti-Muslim incidents have been reported across France in less than a week after the attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The reality of discrimination is catching up with us, Samy Debah, the president of the Collective Against Islamophobia in Fran......



Last Modified:  13 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PARIS – Remaining sacrilegious, anti-religious and offensive as ever, Charlie Hebdo announcement that it will publish new offensive cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has rekindled Muslims' anger. What is uncomfortable for us is the representation of the Prophet, Abdelbaki Attaf told Reuters at the funeral in the northern P......



Last Modified:  13 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

BERLIN – Offering support to the Muslim community, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced she will attend a vigil for tolerance in Berlin, in a clear message against rising anti-Islam, far-right group Pegida. “Islam belongs to Germany,” Merkel said, speaking out against marches by Pegida in parts of the country, Agence France Presse......



Last Modified:  13 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – US military Central Command's Twitter account and YouTube channel were hacked by a group claiming to back Islamic State on Monday, January 12, posting threatening messages and propaganda videos. We can confirm that the US Central Command Twitter account was compromised earlier today. CENTCOM is taking appropriate measure to a......



Last Modified:  12 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

BHOPAL – Madhya Pradesh government’s decision to organize mass Surya Namaskar or Sun Worship in all schools on January 12 has sparked row, with Muslim leaders rejecting it as a religious program imposed on children of minority communities. “The government is trying to communalize education system,” Mufti Shees, a scholar based in Bho......



Last Modified:  12 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

MANAMA – After the Gulf Kingdom was hit by rare snowfall, a new fatwa issued by a renowned Saudi scholar has banned building snowmen as a crude imitation of the West, sparking a controversy on social networks. It has no value in our traditions, and those who are fascinated by the West should emulate their inventions and sciences, not thei......




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