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Last Modified:  26 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


CAIRO – Thousands of Israeli forces were deployed around Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem) on Friday, July 25, as Palestinian leaders called for a “day of rage” after the biggest protests in years shook the West Bank in protest against the killing of more than 800 Palestinians in Gaza. “The intifada does not start by a decision and end by......





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Last Modified:  08 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As Indonesia braces for electing its first new president in a decade, democracy has been put at stake in the world’s most populous Muslim nation amidst prospects of change and fears of reviving the old authoritarian order. “If Jokowi gets elected, it would be a turning point for Indonesia and democracy,” Endy Bayuni, a senior......



Last Modified:  07 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

LADAKH – Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has decried the recent Buddhist attacks against Muslims in Burma and Sri Lanka, appealing to his followers to stop violence against the religious minority. “I urge the Buddhists in these countries to imagine an image of Buddha before they commit such a crime,” the Dalai Lama said on th......



Last Modified:  07 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

JOHANNESBURG – In a city with one the highest crime levels in the world, Muslim worshippers praying tarawih prayers in a Johannesburg were attacked y a gang who stormed the mosque, robbing more than 200 Muslim worshippers. “I was praying when I heard people saying ‘lie on the floor’. The screams were very loud and terrifying. I just ......



Last Modified:  07 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

SYDNEY – Though remaining calm during the day, the streets of south-west Sydney suburb of Lakemba, Australia turns into a popular food hotspot during Ramadan nights, offering food and sweets till the early hours of the morning. “Lakemba is the heart of Muslim Sydney; it’s really a multicultural ceremony,” Canterbury Mayor Brian Robso......



Last Modified:  07 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The abduction of a Nigerian popular salafi scholar who teaches Islamic and Arabic lessons and his wife has raised alarms among the country’s Muslim leaders, accusing suspected government agents of being behind their disappearance. The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, charges Nigerian security agents to produce the Islamic scholar a......



Last Modified:  07 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

AL-QUDS – Autopsy reports showing that a Palestinian teenager has been burned alive has sparked angry protests in Al-Quds (Occupied Jerusalem) and West Bank that called for a third Intifada. “The direct cause of death was burns as a result of fire and its complications,” Mohammed Al-A'wewy, the Palestinian Authority attorney general, s......



Last Modified:  07 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – New T-shirts showing the Japanese famous Mr Men and Little Miss wearing suicide vests as Mr Jihad and Miss Jihad have been criticized by the Japanese owners who vowed to take legal action against vendors marketing the items. “The Mr Jihad and Miss Jihad products were created without authorization,” a spokesman for Sanrio, the J......



Last Modified:  07 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

SIMFEROPOL – Ukrainian Muslim soldiers of National Guard of Ukraine have appealed to Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine to provide them the copies of the Noble Qur’an and halal food during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. The request was made public in a Facebook post by the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine.



Last Modified:  07 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As angry reactions continued against Europe’s rights court’s decision to uphold France ban on face-veil, Europe’s most senior rabbi has criticized the decision a crossing red lines for religious freedoms of Muslim women. “The bans on the building of minarets in Switzerland in 2009 and on wearing a burka, upheld by the ECHR ......



Last Modified:  07 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Chinese ban on Ramadan fasting for uighur Muslims in the Muslim-majority northwest district of Xinjiang has sparked protests from Saudis and expatriates who demanded a boycott of Chinese products. “It’s the highest degree of injustice. People should be allowed to practice their religion,” Mohammed Badahdah, assistant secret......



Last Modified:  07 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Chinese ban on Ramadan fasting for uighur Muslims in the Muslim-majority northwest district of Xinjiang has sparked protests from Saudis and expatriates who demanded a boycott of Chinese products. “It’s the highest degree of injustice. People should be allowed to practice their religion,” Mohammed Badahdah, assistant secret......



Last Modified:  06 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

ADDIS ABABA – ADDIS ABABA – As Muslims worldwide converged for the first Friday prayer in Ramadan, hundreds of Ethiopian Muslims protested against what they perceive as unjustified  arrest of 17 of their leaders over terrorism charges a year ago, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported. What the government is doing doesn't solve the pr......



Last Modified:  05 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

ADDIS ABABA – As Muslims worldwide converged for the first Friday prayer in Ramadan, hundreds of Ethiopian Muslims protested unjustified arrest of 17 of their leaders over claimed terrorism charged a year ago, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported. What the government is doing doesn't solve the problem, rather it will worsen the situation, ......



Last Modified:  05 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – More than 100 imams from across the UK have posted an open letter on Imams Online website to urge young Muslims not to join the fight in Syria and Iraq. “British Muslim communities [should] continue the generous and tireless effort to support all of those affected by the crisis in Syria and unfolding events in Iraq, but… do so ......



Last Modified:  04 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

MANDALAY, Burma – Wielding knives, swords and bamboo poles, hundreds of extremist Buddhists have roamed the country’s second largest city of Mandalay, threatening to kill all Muslims after similar violence earlier this week resulted in the death of two people. We're going to kill all the Muslims, some shouted as they rode through the s......



Last Modified:  04 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

BRASILIA – Surrounded by World Cup festivities everywhere, a small, yet growing, Muslim minority in Brazil have been observing an easy fasting for the holy month of Ramadan with short days and pleasant weather. “In my country, at the moment, it is so, so hot. Here it is very pleasant, and the day is short,” Ibrahim Nashawaty, a refugee......



Last Modified:  04 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

MANILA – The Philippines government has urged would-bep-ilgrim to delay their journey to the holy lands this year, after the deadly outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the Saudi Kingdom. We know it's a religious custom, but it is also our duty to provide health advisories, Lee health department spokesman Lyndon Lee......



Last Modified:  04 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

XINJIANG — Reviving every year’s nightmare, Chinese authorities have banned Muslim civil servants, students and teachers from fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, a restriction that has been imposed on Uighur Muslims in Muslim majority Turkestan district, known as Xinjiang. The commercial affairs bureau of Turfan City said on its we......



Last Modified:  03 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Returning to hero’s welcome in their country, Algeria World Cup football team members have revealed that they intend to donate their bonus money to people in the besieged Gaza strip. As reported in Algeria's daily Echorouk Online, the Desert Foxes' striker Islam Slimani commented on promises of huge bonuses for the team by saying......



Last Modified:  03 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s non-Muslim expats observing Ramadan have been adapting to the traditions of the holy month through fasting, attending iftar with Muslim families and sharing the happiness of the blessed month. “Ramadan to me signifies spirituality, empathy, discipline, sharing and family happiness,” Felister Gesare Orangi, a 23-ye......




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