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Last Modified:  28 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT


RIYADH – Underscoring the key role Saudi Arabia has long played in the US foreign policy in the Middle East, US President Barack Obama has cut his visit to India to pay respects in Riyadh after the death of King Abdullah and shore up ties with new King Salman. I believe it is important that we demonstrate to the Saudis the importance that......





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Last Modified:  10 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Calls by a far-right politician for banning Muslim refugees in Switzerland have been criticized by several politicians, who considered his approach “discriminatory”. “It’s discriminatory, resolves nothing and contributes to an atmosphere of hate and witch hunting,” Martine Brunschwig Graf, head of the federal commission a......



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CAIRO – Images of wounded Ahmed Merabet, a Muslim police cop, being killed mercilessly by gunman have spread sadness among Parisians, as friends of the smiling policeman paid tributes to a 'straightforward, modest, super kind and adorable' friend. I didn't want to see the video, but then I watched it. It is even worse. It is a barbaric ac......



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CAIRO – In a disturbing bloody escalation, a leading human rights group has warned that hundreds of bodies have reportedly remained in the bush in Nigeria, after being killed in the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram. If true, “this marks a disturbing and bloody escalation of Boko Haram’s ongoing onslaught,” said D......



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CAIRO – With a long history of mocking religions, politicians and every aspect of life in France, the satirical Charlie Hebdo has succeeded in offending large portions of European Muslims, who saw these offensive cartoons as the basis for their belonging or membership in the society. “Muslims in Europe are one of the youngest and most re......



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PARIS – Expecting a wave of reprisal attacks, Muslims in southwestern France found racist graffiti scrawled on their mosque on Friday, two days after Charlie Hebdo Paris attack left 12 people dead. “We fear that these acts will increase,” Abderrahim Wajou, the president of the regional Muslim association, told Agence France Presse (AFP......



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DHAKA – Thronging from around the world to attend the second largest gathering after hajj, Muslim devotees attending this year’s Bishwa Ijtema have slammed Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly as contradicting with the tenets of Islam. Islam does not support killings. Even during the time of the Prophet, non-believers would sa......



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PARIS – A hostage standoff in eastern Paris came to an end on Friday after heavily armed police stormed the kosher supermarket, killing the gunmen suspected of killing Charlie Hebdo journalists. We will come out of this challenge stronger, French President Francois Hollande said in brief remarks, USA today reported. Media sources repo......



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LONDON – Manchester City’s superstar Yaya Toure has been named the African footballer of the year 2014, becoming the first player to win the prestigious nomination of the named Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the fourth year in a row. Toure, 31, was nominated after playing a pivotal role in winning the Premier League and Leag......



Last Modified:  09 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

DARAA – The tomb of the revered Muslim scholar Imam An-Nawawi in Syria has been destroyed by the local branch of al-Qaeda, the al-Nusra Front, a monitoring group said. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), al-Nusra fighters have dynamited the 3th century tomb of Imam An-Nawawi in a southern town of Daraa that was cap......



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PARIS – Two were killed in a shooting on a kosher grocery store in eastern Paris on Friday as the three-day manhunt for the terrorists behind the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris continued, sources told Agence France Presse (AFP). The deaths occurred when a gunman broke into a kosher grocery store around the Hypercasher Vincennes in Porte de......



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CAIRO – France’s main Islamic groups, imams and scholars will take to their podiums on Friday prayer to preach against violence and terrorism, condemn Charlie Hebdo attack and defend the true peaceful nature of their faith. At the 2,400 Muslim places of worship across France, imams will condemn in the strongest possible terms violence a......



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CAIRO – The heinous attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has heightened Swedish Muslims fears of fuelling Islamophobic sentiments in the Scandinavian country, which was rocked by a serious of mosque attacks over the past few days. We've seen Islamophobic rhetoric gradually strengthening in Swedish society...we may see repri......



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PRAGUE – Responding to the anti-Muslim slurs by a Japanese-born Czech politician, thousands joined an event that urges Czechs to eat kabab on Friday, January 9, to fight Islamophobia and show support for the Muslim community. It was impossible to respond seriously to the idea that the sale of kebabs financed terrorism and eating them th......



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PARIS – Several attacks were reported on Wednesday and Thursday on Muslim mosques and facilities across France, as the country entered a new era of anti-Islam hate after Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly. Agence France-Presse cited officials who said there had been several attacks against France mosques since the Charlie Hebdo killings, alt......



Last Modified:  08 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Tributes were paid on Thursday to heroic Muslim officer who was killed while defending Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris against gunmen attack. “I am not Charlie... I am Ahmed the dead cop. Charlie disrespected me and ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so. ‪#‎JesuisAhmed,” Dyab Abou Jahjah......



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DETROIT – Offering help to their city, the Muslim community of Michigan is making a contribution to support Detroit residents who are facing hardship from water shut offs. The Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC) in partnership with Islamic Relief USA (IR) – the largest Muslim charity organization in the United States – is giving $......



Last Modified:  08 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – The bloody attack on Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly the left twelve deaths has left French Muslims fearful of facing more isolation and becoming more vulnerable to Islamophobia. At this moment there is infinite hatred against Muslims, I don't even want to remain in France, tweeted one user from Paris, International Business Times......



Last Modified:  08 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PARIS – Another attack hit France on Thursday morning in Malakoff outside Paris after a gunman wearing a bulletp-roof vest killed a police woman and injured another, hours after an earlier attack left 12 killed in Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine headquarter in Paris. The gunman who killed the police officer and injured a municipal employ......



Last Modified:  08 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A new National Geographic miniseries “Killing Jesus” has been facing criticism after announcement that Jesus role will be played by a Muslim actor. “In Islam, we believe Jesus is a prophet and respect him and follow his teachings and put him beside the Prophet Muhammad – a lot of people don’t know that,” Muslim-raised a......



Last Modified:  08 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – Despite of US opposition, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accepted the request from the state of Palestine to join the ICC from April 1, giving Palestinians the green light to lodge war crimes complaints against Israel. The secretary-general has ascertained that the instruments received were in due and proper form before acc......




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