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Tunisia Elects Post-revolution President

Last Modified:  23 Nov 2014 04:55  GMT


TUNIS – Millions of Tunisians headed to polling stations early on Sunday, November 23, to cast ballots in the country's first post-revolution presidential elections, amid fears of the old regime reemergence and expectations of a run-off next December. “The old regime wants to impose itself on these elections especially after they won the......





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Last Modified:  10 Nov 2014 04:51  GMT

CAIRO – Thousands of Jordanian Muslim scholars and mosque imams have been given strict rules to follow in their weekly Friday sermon, extending the influence of Jordan’s security apparatus has always kept a close eye on mosques. “You scholars are our ground forces against the extremists,” Hayel Dawood, the minister of Islamic affairs......



Last Modified:  10 Nov 2014 04:51  GMT

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s scientists have developed the world’s first Halal Contamination Scene Investigation (CSI) unit to test the existence of pork DNA and track sources of condemnation in halal food. “We will conduct a thorough investigate to find out the source of the contamination, whether it was by sabotage, a problem in the f......



Last Modified:  10 Nov 2014 04:51  GMT

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM – A Palestinian man stabbed three Israeli settlers on Monday, November 10, killing one and wounding two others at the entrance of one of West Bank illegal settlements, hours after a Palestinian teen stabbed an Israeli occupation army soldier in Tel Aviv. The Israeli news site Ynet reported that a Palestinian got out of h......



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2014 04:53  GMT

CAIRO – The spokesman for Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council has denied claims that the advisory council to King Abdullah has recommended lifting the ban on women drivers in the conservative kingdom. The denial followed an Associated Press report that quoted an unnamed Shura member as saying “the king’s advisory council recommended that th......



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2014 04:53  GMT

LAHORE – Unlike Iraq and Syria, where the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has exercised a great influence, the militant group has “very little” chances to achieve the same success in Pakistan, defense and security analysts said. “Conditions are totally different in Pakistan from Iraq and Syria. There are very di......



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2014 04:53  GMT

CAIRO – A Malaysian court decision to overturn a ban on cross-dressing for Muslim transgender has sparked criticism from several Muslim groups, stressing that the ruling poses threats to the Islamic identity in the Southeast Asian nation. “The decision truly smears, insults and lowers the standing of religious institutions like the Shari......



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2014 04:53  GMT

JAKARTA – Combating the Western influence in the Indonesian community, several Islamic business networks are promoting Islamic products in a campaign to preserve the Islamic values in the Muslim-majority nation. “I think Indonesia has become too Western,” Risti Rahmadi, a member of Hijabers Community, told Agence France Presse (AFP) on......



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2014 04:53  GMT

LONDON – Yusuf Islam, the English artist previously known as Cat Stevens, has launched a new European comeback tour in London, returning to the stage he abandoned decades ago after reverting to Islam. “I was getting criticism from the Muslim community: why are you picking up a guitar again? What’s happening to you?” he said as he beg......



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2014 04:53  GMT

NEW YORK – As militants of the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) expand their control in Iraq and Syria, the number of Islamophobic attacks have been increasing across the US and Europe, putting Muslim communities in post 9/11 stigmatization. “‘Are you one of those people who are beheading people over there?’” Zainab Chaudry recalled ......



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2014 04:53  GMT

CAIRO – Amid escalating Israeli aggressions on Al-Aqsa mosque, Turkish leaders have vowed to protect Muslims’ third holiest shrine, seeing any attack on it as similar to that on the Grand Mosque, Ka`ba, in Makkah. “The Israeli administration has to stop this despicableness, this barbarity; what would it say if this kind of attack had b......



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Putting more pressure on Israel to revive the stalled peace talks with Palestine, several European countries are reportedly considering recognizing Palestine as an independent state, following the step taken by Sweden which became the first major EU country to do so. “We’re not going to wait forever,” the Wall Street Journal ......



Last Modified:  09 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

DALLAS – Many American Muslims exercised their voting rights on November 4, however their overwhelming support for Democrats wasn’t enough to keep the party from losing control of Congress to the Republicans. “It was my first time voting!” newly minted American Aisha Aziz told OnIslam.net. The GOP gained control of the US Senate, ......



Last Modified:  08 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

DALLAS – Many American Muslims exercised their voting rights on November 4, however their overwhelming support for Democratic Party candidates wasn’t enough to keep that party from losing control of Congress to the Republicans. “It was my first time voting!” newly minted American Aisha Aziz told OnIslam.net. The GOP gained control......



Last Modified:  08 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Marching against the shooting of extremist rabbi Yehuda Glick, far-right Israeli protesters have marched in Al-Quds (Occupied Jerusalem), chanting the mosque will burn and the temple rebuilt . We are holding the event because of the collapse of the security situation here in [Occupied] Jerusalem, Omri Ganor of the Way of Life Or......



Last Modified:  07 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

YOBE – The Nigerian army has been accused of killing at least 16 civilians in the northeastern state of Yobe, allegedly for affiliating to an ethnic group that forms bulk of Boko Haram's membership. “We demand a probe into this unjustifiable murder,” one community leader told Al Jazeera on Thursday, November 6. “Our fear is we don......



Last Modified:  07 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

PUTRAJAYA – A Malaysian court reversed on Friday, November 7, an Islamic law banning cross-dressing for Muslim transgender, sparking expected controversy in the Southeast Asian nation. “It has the effect of denying the appellants and other sufferers of GID (gender identify disorder) to move freely in public places... This is degrading, o......



Last Modified:  07 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

KABUL – Harshly criticized by opponents as a “westernized liberal” who married a former non-Muslim, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has silenced most of his critics by showing off himself as a pious Muslim during his first month in office. For obvious reasons, he [Ghani] does not want the devotee Muslims in Afghanistan to doubt him,” ......



Last Modified:  07 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

HALIFAX – The mother of 22-year-old Canadian Damian Clairmont, who was killed fighting for the so-called Islamic State (ISIL), has announced the launch of a counseling program for radicalized youth. “After experiencing so much pain, fear, trauma and panic in a very lonely place, I decided it wasn't right for other families to have to go ......



Last Modified:  07 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

LAHORE – Pakistani scholars from different religious schools of thought have termed the lynching of a Christian couple in Pakistan on Tuesday for alleged desecration of noble Qur’an, “inhuman”, and “un-Islamic”, urging the government to take strict action against the culprits. “This is an inhuman and un-Islamic act, which has s......



Last Modified:  06 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

LONDON – Reaching out to British Muslims, a US-based company has announced plans to release a new alcohol-free “halal” whiskey in UK supermarkets this December People may welcome the product, “especially Muslims who drink who might see it a way of maintaining a drinking habit without having to drink alcoholic drinks,” Talha J. Ahma......




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