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Veiled Muslims Consider Leaving France

Last Modified:  22 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT


PARIS – A decade after a 2004 hijab ban, veiled Muslim women in France have been struggling against misconceptions, rights violation and Islamophobic attack to get social acceptance in the community, with some of them seeing immigration as the only solution for a better life.. I am telling myself that my future is maybe not here, Sarah B......





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Last Modified:  04 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

AMSTERDAM – With `Eid Al-Adha coinciding with World Animal Day on October 4th, Dutch Muslims have been facing fierce political and media campaigns against udhiyah slaughter this year demanding them to sacrifice money instead. “Their remarks are ridiculous,” Ibrahim Wijbenga, president of the Jewish-Islamic Platform of the Netherlands, ......



Last Modified:  04 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

KABUL – With Islamic holy festival, `Eid Al-Adha, just round the corner, devotee Muslims in Afghanistan are eagerly preparing their udhiyah to welcome the holy day, enjoying a comparatively rare, relaxed political environment.. “Ever since the political environment has eased, following a deal between the rival presidential candidates and......



Last Modified:  04 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

SRINAGAR – Stricken by the worst floods in the past five decades, Kashmiri people are anticipating a somber celebration of `Eid Al-Adha, whose festivities could not find a room in makeshift camps and flooded homes. “We have been devastated. The flood fury unleashed death and destruction in the valley and we lost everything,” Ali Mohamm......



Last Modified:  03 Oct 2014 03:46  GMT

KABUL – With Islamic festival `Eid Al-Adha just round the corner, devotee Muslims in Afghanistan are too eagerly preparing their udhiyahs to welcome the holy day, enjoying a comparatively rare, relaxed political environment. “Ever since the political environment has eased, following a deal between the rival presidential candidates and fo......



Last Modified:  03 Oct 2014 03:46  GMT

SRINAGAR – Stricken by the worst floods in the past five decades, Kashmiri people are anticipating a somber celebration of `Eid Al-Adha, whose festivities could not find a room in makeshift camps and flooded homes. “We have been devastated. The flood fury unleashed death and destruction in the valley and we lost everything,” Ali Mohamm......



Last Modified:  03 Oct 2014 03:46  GMT

TORONTO – Thousands of Muslims are expected to attend the largest `Eid Al-Adha prayers and Festival in Toronto on Saturday, October 4, at the Direct Energy Centre, in an impressive display of unity and compassion to the wider community. “This `Eid celebration marks our 29th `Eid Al-Adha Anniversary,” Ahmad Attia, Director of the MAC Ei......



Last Modified:  03 Oct 2014 03:46  GMT

AMSTERDAM – With `Eid Al-Adha coinciding with World Animal Day on October 4th, Dutch Muslims have been facing fierce political and media campaigns against udhiyah slaughter this year demanding them to sacrifice money instead. “Their remarks are ridiculous,” Ibrahim Wijbenga, president of the Jewish-Islamic Platform of the Netherlands, ......



Last Modified:  03 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – In a new backlash against Australian Muslims, women who wear the face-veil into Federal Parliament will be banned from watching proceedings from regular public galleries, forced to sit in glass enclosures instead. No-one should be treated like a second class citizen, not least in the Parliament, race discrimination commissioner T......



Last Modified:  03 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – A historical researcher has claimed that Jesus (peace be upon him) was a “mythical character” who “never existed” after he could not find any reference to him in 126 historical texts written in the first to third centuries.. “When I consider those 126 writers, all of whom should have heard of Jesus but did not, and P......



Last Modified:  02 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

MAKKAH – A French Muslim revert who drove more than 7000 km with his wife to perform Umrah has been welcomed in the holy city to perform hajj as a special guest of the Saudi King. “When I heard the adhan for the first time, I was shaken by an inexplicable experience, and listened attentively to the voice, leading eventually to the righte......



Last Modified:  02 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

KOLKATA – As world Muslims prepare their ram for Udhiyah this year, millions of Indian Muslims will not be able to observe the religious ritual due to the growth of campaigns by Hindu far-right groups against cow slaughter, considering it a sacred animal. “Traders from other areas buy cows from our district’s largest Wednesday weekly c......



Last Modified:  02 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

DHAKA – Infuriated by his comments over Hajj and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), several lawyers have filed lawsuits to demand legal punishment for Bangladesh Telecom Minister Abdul Latif Siddique who was sacked two days ago from the cabinet. “I filed the writ against Abdul Latif Siddique under the Information Technology Act which ......



Last Modified:  02 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Sharing hajj spirits with Muslim students in Emirates, a school has held a virtual hajj journey for students who rejoiced the experience of practicing one of Islam's five pillars. “We have taught them all about this in lessons this last week and now they have the opportunity to learn more by actually putting it into practice,” ......



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Ram dealers in Nigeria have resorted to importing udhiyah from neighboring countries of Niger, Benin Republic and other border towns, a decision forced on them by Boko Haram insurgency in the restive northeastern region. “I used to go to Borno and other northern states to buy rams in large quantities. It is cheap and they are rea......



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Spreading awareness about cancer, a group of Australian Muslim women will organize a Pink Hijab Day later this month to educate women on the disease and the importance of its early diagnosis. “There will be an opportunity for the ladies to ask questions and speak to these representatives directly,” a spokesperson for the event ......



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

MOSCOW – Muscovite Muslims will be denied the right to slaughter their udhiyah this `Eid Al-Adha after the city’s national policy and religious organizations department announced a ban on the religious ritual in Moscow. Moscow authorities help Muslims religious organizations each year to organize festive services, providing security, ma......



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

MAKKAH – Gathered from all around the world, Muslim pilgrims have met together in the holy city of Makkah for the annual hajj, where atrocities committed by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) and US-led war have dominated discussions. Islam is innocent from actions of the Islamic State (ISIL), Kurdish Iraqi pilgrim Alan Abdullah told Age......



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Reacting to growing anger over undue penalty, officials from the National Football League said on Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for prostrating after scoring a touchdown. “Abdullah should not have been penalized. Officiating mechanic is not to flag player who goes to ground ......



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

DHAKA ­– A few days before `Eid Al-Adha, millions of cows and goats in Bangladesh will be checked by medical teams amid fears of using steroids to fatten livestock in the southeast Asian country. If someone consumes the meat of the cattle fattened with such steroids, it may cause cancer and kidney failure, Abdus Samad, a professor of Ba......



Last Modified:  30 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – An American Muslim footballer has been penalized for prostrating after scoring a sixp-oint touchdown in Kansas City Chiefs win over the New England Patriots, sparking condemnations over the unjustified penalty. “If I get a pick, I’m going to prostrate before God in the end zone,” Husain Abdullah, a devout Muslim player, told ......




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