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As Gaza Burns, France Feels the Heat

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CAIRO –Amid escalating tension in French streets, President Francois Hollande met with religious leaders on Monday, July 21, as a part of the government’s effort......





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BANGUI – The president of the strife-torn Central African Republic resigned under pressure on Friday, January 10, over his failure to stem the sectarian unrest ripping his country apart. The CAR is suffering deeply from the actions of its own sons, who are dragging their country down into a war that jeopardizes its future, Idriss Déby I......



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KARACHI - It was a cloudy cold morning in January when Aitzaz Hasan, 15, was chatting with his class fellows at the entrance of his school in Ibrahimzai area, a Shiite-dominated locality in Hangu district, located some 70 kilometers southwest of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province, which borders neighboring Afghanistan. All......



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CAIRO – A retired Nigerian World Cup footballer Emeka Ezeugo has reverted to Islam, saying he reached his life-changing decision after reading about the life of Islam Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). “I am always a curious person and studied different religions when I found the life of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) very inspi......



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CAIRO – Underscoring the crucial role of religion in people's lives, a recent study has found that practicing a faith combats work stress, keeping employees less vulnerable to sick leaves and depression. “My research shows that religiosity in the workplace may act as a resource, making people more resilient to cope with the many challeng......



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CAIRO – A claim by a far-right politician that Islam allows rape as a form of punishment in Qur’an has sparked condemnations as reflecting ignorance from the country’s prime minister and leading politicians. It's an example of us-versus-them thinking that permeates much of the Sweden Democrats' rhetoric, Fredrik Reinfeldt, Sweden Prime M......



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ISLAMABAD – A French restaurant in Pakistan has come under fire as imposing an apartheid policy after banning native Pakistanis unless they are accompanied by “foreignp-assport holders”. “It is so obviously offensive and obnoxious... why should a private individual establish a club or an establishment which blocks out the very people......



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SOUTH YORKSHIRE – Countering increasing crime rates in England, the first- ever mosque boxing gym has opened its doors in a Sheffield neighborhood, welcoming all faiths and people. “In July 2012, the number of the anti-social behaviors cases in this area were more than 126,” Wajid Nazir, the Founder of One Nation Community centre told ......



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26 November 2013 News outlets around the world reported this weekend that Angola had banned Islam and had begun to dismantle ...



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CAIRO – A recently established Muslim council in a New York county has donated hundreds of blankets and food items to the Long Island Council of Churches in East Meadow to defy the freezing weather. “The first initial thing we thought we’d all do is a little bit of charity,” Habeeb Ahmed, member of the Islamic Center of Long Island, ......



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CAIRO – As Egyptian expatriates began voting on a new draft of the constitution that is backed by the nation's new leadership under Gen. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on Wednesday, January 8, the division on the new document seemed endless, splitting the country’s preachers and religious leaders. Those who drafted the constitution didn't have th......



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25 November 2013 The southern African nation Angola has ordered the closure all mosques, effectively illegalising the practice ...



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KABUL – Hundreds of angry Afghan Muslims have taken to the streets to protest the NATO-led forces move to storm a mosque and desecrate copies of the Noble Qur’an in Saidabad district in Afghanistan’s central Wardak Province. “The foreign forces first raided a house in Serak area of Shanez Dara and later stormed a nearby mosque, desec......



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CAIRO – A growing number of British Muslim children have reported facing racist and xenophobic bullying in their schools, a UK charity group revealed, warning that far-right agenda on immigration was being taken into classrooms. “There’s so much more of a focus in the news at the moment about immigrants... it’s a real discussion topi......



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CAIRO – Indonesia's top Muslim body has come under criticism after asking the police forces in Yogyakarta in Java to monitor, freeze or disband institutions or organizations run by Shiites, considering them as following a deviant sect. “The Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) is intolerant and authoritarian. It is being dictated by Saudi Ara......



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8 January 2014 The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has entered the race to be Europe's first sovereign to issue Islamic debt instrume ...



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CAIRO – Members of Stockholm mosque who were shocked last week by graffiti of swastikas on their worshiping house’s doors arrived early on Monday, January 7, to another surprise, though it was a nice one this time. “I thought society was moving the wrong direction. But now my view changed 180 degrees,” Omar Mustafa, chairman of the S......



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LONDON – The council of London Borough of Tower Hamlets has launched a new campaign to encourage British Muslims to foster Muslim kids who were abandoned by their families. “As a council we want to make sure that every child is given the best possible start in life,” Lutfur Rahman, Tower Hamlets Mayor, told Hackney Gazette on Monday, J......



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CAIRO – Jennifer Grout, an American singer who fascinated the Arab world after reaching the final three of the talent competition......



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CAIRO – In a country gripped by sectarian violence, Pakistan’s top body of Islamic scholars has called or ending hate speech, approving the country’s first code of conduct. “If we don't put an end to such fighting, Pakistan will suffer, and the rest of the world won't be spared either,” Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, the head of the Pakist......



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CAIRO – Schools in the central German state of Hesse have started to offer Islamic education for primary school Muslim students, placing Islam on equal footing with the official Protestant and Catholic learning. “They come here with such different backgrounds,” Timur Kumlu, a state-trained teacher at the Islamic instruction program, sa......




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