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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:  06 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

LAGOS – Taking over Mubi town in Adamawa State, Boko Haram militant group has renamed the captures town as “Madinatul Islam”, meaning “City of Islam” in Arabic. They have not only captured Mubi, but have also renamed it 'Madinatul-Islam', Ubah Salisu, a local who fled the city before its capture, told Anadolu Agency by phone from......



Last Modified:  06 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:  06 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

CAIRO – For many Shiite Muslims in east Delhi, the discovery that a Hindu community participates in Ashura celebrations annually was a big surprise, finding out common history between followers of both faiths. We believe that both Hindus and Muslims should follow each other's rituals and traditions, Rajinder Kumar, a resident of Shadipur......



Last Modified:  06 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – American Muslim voters have turned out in huge numbers for midterm vote earlier this week, reflecting a growing rule for the religious minority in the American politics. “Muslim voters were energized and engaged, turning out at almost twice the average of all American voters in previous midterm elections,” Robert McCaw, Governm......



Last Modified:  06 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

LOS ANGELES – A leading American Muslim civil right group has called on the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to investigate the shooting at a California mosque as a possible hate crime. “Any time shots are fired at a house of worship, the FBI should offer its resources to local authorities to help determine whether or not there was......



Last Modified:  06 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

FREETOWN – In a country where faith is considered the driving force behind everything, Sierra Leon is turning to religious leaders to help in combating the deadly Ebola virus amid steadily rising number of infections. “Sierra Leoneans are prayerful: people believe in prayers and their religious leaders,” Alhaji Bailor Jalloh, CEO of FO......



Last Modified:  05 Nov 2014 04:48  GMT

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM – Dozens of Jewish settlers on Wednesday stormed Al Aqsa Mosque compound to perform their Talmudic rituals under the protection of Israeli police which cordoned off worshippers after firing tear gas and stun grenades. Police entered the area, pushed the masked rioters back, and they fled back into al-Aqsa. Police close......



Last Modified:  05 Nov 2014 04:48  GMT

WASHINGTON – American voters gave Barack Obama and the Democratic Party a humiliating defeat in Tuesday's midterm elections, handing the Republican Party a glowing victory along with complete control of both houses of Congress. The American people have put their trust in the Republican Party, Republican National Committee chairman Reince......



Last Modified:  05 Nov 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO –US Muslim representative Keith Ellison has reserved his seat in the Congress for Minnesota 5th District for the fifth term in a row, after winning more than 70 percent of the vote. “I want to let you all know how proud I am to be a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. ... The best thing we got going is our unity,” Elliso......



Last Modified:  05 Nov 2014 04:48  GMT

SYDNEY – Deploring the surge of Islamophobia in Australia, New South Wales first Muslim lawmaker has warned that the character of Islam is being “assassinated” by media outlets which stress on the stereotyped image of Muslims’ food, clothes and habits. “Rather than convey the richness of Islamic culture when covering Islamic celebr......



Last Modified:  05 Nov 2014 04:48  GMT

LOS ANGELES – A leading American Muslim civil right group has called on the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to investigate the shooting at a California mosque as a possible hate crime. “Any time shots are fired at a house of worship, the FBI should offer its resources to local authorities to help determine whether or not there was......



Last Modified:  05 Nov 2014 04:48  GMT

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM – The Palestinian resistance Islamic movement, Hamas, praised on Wednesday a car attack in Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem) which killed one Israeli and injured 13 others, seeing it as a natural response of daily Israeli violations into Al-Aqsa mosque. We congratulate the activity carried out by Jerusalem's blessed heroes t......



Last Modified:  05 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

PARIS – With a deep-rooted place in the French community, Muslim women rights activists have been complaining from being shut out from national feminist groups which see Muslim women’s hijab as a wall separating them from French values. “They have always viewed the veil as a symbol of enslavement, submission, alienation,” Marie Laure......



Last Modified:  04 Nov 2014 04:52  GMT

CAIRO – Over the past six years, a little dream to offer free medical services to people who cannot afford it has grown up to a successful clinic that has managed to reach out to patients of different faiths across Miami. “I love coming here,” Janice McKinson, who lives in Pembroke Pines, told Miami Herald. “They get me an appoint......



Last Modified:  04 Nov 2014 04:52  GMT

SINGAPORE – Fighting the sharp increase in shisha smokers, the Singapore government announced a decision on Tuesday, November 4, to ban shisha tobacco, in order to protect young people from its harmful health effects. In view of the health risks associated with shisha smoking and to prevent the proliferation and entrenchment of shisha smo......



Last Modified:  04 Nov 2014 04:52  GMT

LAHORE – Angry mobs have killed a Christian couple after accusing them of desecrating a copy of the Noble Qur’an, a crime deplored by Pakistani rights activists. We have taken some 50 people into custody in connection with the killings and raids were underway to arrest more including the kiln owner, Jawad Qamar, police chief of Kasur d......



Last Modified:  04 Nov 2014 04:52  GMT

MINNESOTA— Elected as the first-ever American Muslim congressman, Minnesota’s Keith Ellison is facing the biggest challenge in his political career in 2014 midterm elections, where an ongoing war against the so-called Islamic States is expected to affect voters’ preferences. “It’s tough. I do think that ISIS is a threat, Ellison t......



Last Modified:  04 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

CALGARY – Hundreds of Calgary Muslims rallied on the weekend to pay tribute to the slain Canadian soldiers, as world Muslim marked `Ashura’s annual celebrations. “Islam is a religion of peace,” Riyaz Khawaja, the leader of Calgary’s Muslim community and head of the Hussaini Association of Calgary, told CBC News on Sunday, November ......



Last Modified:  04 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT

BAGHDAD – Hundreds of thousands of Shiites marked `Ashura celebrations in Iraq's Karbala on Monday, November 3, amid unprecedented threats from militants affiliated to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq (ISIL) The level of danger is higher than past years. Before there was terrorism, but it did not reach this level, a police colonel tol......




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