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Hijab Made Me "Secure": Toronto Student

Last Modified:  17 Dec 2014 04:48  GMT


TORONTO – A Canadian Muslim girl’s feelings of confusion after donning hijab in high school have vanished after joining university, seeing the Islamic headscarf as giving her a unique personality in the non-Muslim country. “When I wear hijab, I feel I have a blanket over my dignity and body that protects me from harm. … It’s not a ......





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Last Modified:  02 Dec 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading Nigerian Muslim group has blamed the latest attack on Kano mosque on the state of emergency imposed in three northern states, calling on Muslims “to take all defensive measures” under the law to defend themselves. “But must blood be spilled to justify the extension of State of Emergency?” the Jama'atu Nasri Islam ......



Last Modified:  01 Dec 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Jersey city bus driver, who is accused of assaulting a police officer, has denied accusations saying that the officer has repeatedly harassed her for being Muslim. She is the only Muslim driver in the company, Mohamen Faiad, president of Pyramids Express Corp Transportation and the boss of the Muslim woman,  told The Jerse......



Last Modified:  01 Dec 2014 04:47  GMT

DELHI – India Muslims have been increasingly unsatisfied with the performance of some religious leaders, saying they find themselves in an uncomfortable position because of the acts and statements of a section of Muslim leaders and scholars. “If they (Muslim leaders and scholar) want to do something for the community, they should stop ma......



Last Modified:  01 Dec 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A new list for the top 100 baby names for boys in the UK has shown the name of Islam’s Prophet (peace be upon him) at the top, knocking off royal names off the top spot. “Traditionally, Muhammad is often the name given to the first-born boy in Muslim families,” Sarah Redshaw, managing editor of BabyCentre, told The Telegraph ......



Last Modified:  01 Dec 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading Nigerian Muslim group has blamed the latest attack on Kano mosque on the state of emergency imposed in three northern states, calling on Muslims “to take all defensive measures” under the law to defend themselves. “But must blood be spilled to justify the extension of State of Emergency?” the Jama'atu Nasri Islam ......



Last Modified:  01 Dec 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Concluding his three-day visit to Turkey, Pope France has confirmed that Islam is a religion of peace, rejecting rants targeting Muslims over acts committed by a minority group. “The Qur’an is a book of peace. It is a prophetic book of peace,” Pope France said, The Washington Post reported on Monday, December 1. During his......



Last Modified:  01 Dec 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Minnesota Republican official, Jack Whitley, has resigned and lost his job after facing political and religious anger over his racial rants against Muslims, calling them “parasites” who deserve to be killed. “They could not be further from the Republican Party's beliefs, nor more contrary to the efforts we have undertaken t......



Last Modified:  01 Dec 2014 04:47  GMT

KANO – In his first comment on Boko Haram mosque massacre, the Emir of Kano has asserted that Nigerians will never be intimidated by the militant group attacks, vowing to continue his calls against the group. “We will never be intimidated into abandoning our religion, which is the intention of the attackers,” Muhammed Sanusi II said du......



Last Modified:  01 Dec 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Estimated at hundreds only a few decades ago, Tulsa Muslim community has seen dramatic growth with tens of thousands practicing Islam in the second largest city in the north-west American state of Oklahoma. “I stopped through Tulsa by accident,” Raymond Shakir, an American Muslim, who has been in Tulsa for more than 40 years, t......



Last Modified:  30 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

CAIRO – Taking a different course to fight the increasing number of jihadists, Danish authorities have been offering rehabilitation courses to Muslims returning from Syria, a move praised by Muslims for integrating youth back in the community. I had never wanted to kill people here: I went to another country to help those being killed and......



Last Modified:  30 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

CAIRO – Facing bullying because of his faith and race, an Australian Muslim, who chose to be a boxer to defend himself against intimidation, has become one of his country’s featherweight boxing champions, setting a role model for Muslim youth. “My dad made us play team sports, he saw it as a great way for us to fit in with all the othe......



Last Modified:  30 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

CAIRO – Muslims seeking to get hired in the UK are complaining of growing discrimination against them in the job market, getting the lowest chances of getting a managerial role, a new study has revealed. The situation was likely to stem from placing Muslims collectively at the lowest stratum within the country's racial or ethno-cultural s......



Last Modified:  30 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

CAIRO – Thousands of Germans have participated in silent candle vigils to pay tributes to Tuğçe Albayrak, a young Muslim girl of Turkish origin, who lost her life after rushing to help two women who were being harassed in a restaurant in the city of Offenbach in Main. “Like countless citizens, I am shocked and appalled by this terrible......



Last Modified:  30 Nov 2014 04:49  GMT

ISTANBUL — Sending a message of unity between the followers of the two faiths, Pope Frances has visited Istanbul’s Blue Mosque and prayed alongside the Grand Mufti of Istanbul during his three-day visit to Turkey. “I hope the visit will be fruitful and will contribute to world peace,” Rahmi Yaran, the Mufti of Istanbul, told the Pope......



Last Modified:  30 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Calls by a senior Church of England bishop to recite Qur’an during the opening of Prince Charles's coronation have drawn the ire of traditionalist Christians who considered it a sign of losing confidence . The gesture would be a creative act of accommodation to make Muslims feel embraced by the nation, bishop Lord Harries of......



Last Modified:  29 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

KANO – Scores of Nigerian Muslim worshippers were killed and hundreds injured in a spat of blasts that targeted a mosque in Kano city on Friday, November 28, sparking outrage over the bloody turn in Boko Haram’s brutal attacks. “Two bombs exploded, one after the other, in the premises of the Grand Mosque seconds after the prayers had s......



Last Modified:  29 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

SIMFEROPOL – A feeling of returning to the Soviet era persecution has been dominant among Crimean Muslim Tatars, where arrests and security crackdown has been worrying the religious community since Crimea's annexation by Russia in March. Authorities are trying to dissuade people from taking part in similar public rallies, Nariman Dzhelya......



Last Modified:  29 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CALIFORNIA – A Muslim owner of a Burger King branch in San Jose has returned to police a backpack which contained US$100,000 after finding it abandoned at one of the restaurant’s tables. I am Muslim, and we believe that you have to sweat to get what you earn, Altaf Chaus, the owner of Burger King at 1305 N. Bascom Ave in San Jose, Cali......



Last Modified:  29 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

STOCKHOLM – Dutch politicians have rejected calls raised by a member of the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) to shut down all mosques in the European country, describing this as unacceptable . The extreme Dutch right-wing Party for Freedom had exceeded the limit , Netherlands Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher was quoted by Anadolu ......



Last Modified:  28 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – An Islamic initiative to denounce domestic violence during Friday's sermons at Australian mosques has been praised by Muslim women groups, considering the move a “good start” to tackle the problem in the Muslim community. “It’s the religious duty upon men to treat their women folk with kindness, respect and mutual love and ......




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