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Swiss Muslims Get First Academic Center

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GENEVA – Switzerland’s first Islamic research center has opened its doors to promote the moderate values of Islam in the European country and offer Swiss Muslim a rare Islamic education in Deutsche. The institute board of trustees groups scholars tasked with preparing the curricula on sound academic bases as adopted by accredited Islami......





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



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20 March 2014 Ethnic Tatars in Crimea will be asked to vacate their land for resettlement elsewhere in the region, a top Crimea ...



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NAIROBI – Police forces in Kenya have resorted to new methods to fight terror suspects, with a growing number of officers revealing their direct involvement in the killing of three Muslim scholars over the span of two years. I've spoken to people within the security agencies who own up and even come out to say: 'You ain't seen nothing yet......



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



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JAKARTA – Despite expectations of a huge fall in their popularity, Indonesia’s Islamic parties are poised to grab almost a third of votes in Wednesday’s general elections, reserving an influential role in July’s presidential elections. This confirms that 30 percent support is a natural level for (Islamic parties) as there are still ......



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DELHI – In the heart of India’s politics, a considerable percentage of Muslim voters are watching their footsteps as they choose their rulers for the coming five years in a triangular contest between three major parties in Thursday’s election battle in Delhi. “I am enthused about the polls as I shall be voting for the first time and ......



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CAIRO – A Christian Governor at a Birmingham Muslim-majority high school has refuted allegations of extremism that have hit a number of schools recently, assuring that the school was a victim of “witch hunt” by Ofsted inspectors. The school came under attack under the pretext of concerns about extremism and threats to the education of......



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OSLO – A long-awaited approval of Norway’s first Islamic school has been facing fierce criticism from far-right and anti-immigration parties, arguing that it would damage children integration in the Scandinavian country. “I see that there is a legitimate discussion over how separate schools for Muslims and Christians impact on integrat......



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BANGUI – Months after failing to end ongoing cleansing of Central African Republic Muslim population, France announced on Tuesday, April 8, its support for Muslims’ evacuation to safer areas. “France believes that moving populations must be a last resort,” Romain Nadal, France's Foreign Ministry spokesman, was quoted by Reuters on Tu......



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CAIRO – Spanning over five weeks, India elections kicked off on Monday, April 7, and scheduled to run until 12 May 2014. Divided into nine phases, voting will take place at about 930,000 polling stations throughout all the 543 parliamentary constituencies of India. The results will be declared on 16 May 2014. The following is a schedule fo......



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JAKARTA – Indonesians voted in nationwide legislative elections on Wednesday, April 9, in the single day vote expected to affect the results of upcoming July presidential elections. The polls are open in the main towns, like Jayapura, but last night planes still couldn't reach some districts in the mountains, Papua province election offi......



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MONTREAL – Muslim groups in the Canadian province of Quebec are calling on the newly elected Liberal government to promote an inclusive and welcoming Quebec for all residents. “It is now incumbent on the new government to re-establish a climate of fairness and justice for Quebecers of all backgrounds in keeping with the protections affor......



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CAIRO – As deliberations continued between Nigerian delegates in the ongoing National Conference, a delegate representing a leading Muslim organization has presented an emotional speech on equal rights of different religious groups, asserting that Islam states that “no compulsion in religion’. “There is no compulsion in religion. We ......



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CAIRO – Sajid Javid, MP for Bromsgrove, has been appointed as the second Muslim minister in David Cameron government after replacing Maria Miller, who resigned earlier this morning, as the new Culture Secretary, The Independent reported on Wednesday, April 9. He is a specialist in helping to raise investment in developing countries and is......



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CAIRO – Experiencing disappointment at every election season, Mumbai Muslim youth have been organizing to educate themselves on politics and prepare to change the future of the country’s growing and historically marginalized Muslim population.“We’re just 18,” Akeel Shaikh, 19, the leader of the Muslim Youth Group (MYG), told Global Po......



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NASARAWA – A leading Nigerian Muslim group has issued a strong-worded statement condemning the army’s extrajudicial killings of Muslims in northern states on the pretext of fighting Boko Haram and terrorism. “The dimension of extrajudicial killing of Muslims by the military on unsubstantiated suspicion leaves much to be desired, which ......



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Australia's Long-Awaited Islamic Museum opens its Doors 3 March 2014



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MONTREAL – A crushing defeat has ended dreams of separatist Parti Quebecois to establish an independent Quebec, the defeat seen as a big no to the party’s policies and secular charter widely criticized as undermining religious freedoms. “The results clearly demonstrate that Quebecers have rejected the idea of a referendum and want a go......



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CAIRO – The Czech education ministry has approved a new project introduced by a Muslim group to offer free seminars and lectures to educate pupils on Islam and the life of Muslims in the European country. “School lessons do not pay sufficient attention to Islam,” the project's co-author Shadi Shannah is quoted as saying by Lidové novi......




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