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CAIRO – Though Americans were outraged by report that they are being spied on by the National Security Agency, a large number of them has voiced support for law enforcement profiling of Muslims, giving the religious minority the lowest favorable ratings among the groups covered, a new survey said. “A significant number of Americans (42%)......





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19 August 2013 Australian Muslim community leaders have voiced concerns about pressures they are facing from spy agencies, putt ...



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01 October 2013 Bosnia's first census since its 1990s inter-ethnic war, which could dramatically alter the balance of power bet ...



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12 May 2012 Work on Australia's first Islamic Museum, to be built in Melbourne, will begin in August after a $1.5 million grant ...



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13 August 2013 Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced a re-elected Rudd Labor Government would contribute $3 million to enable ...



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CAIRO – As world Muslims prepare to mark Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessing be upon him) birthday, a Nigerian Imam has asserted that it is “inappropriate” for Muslims to celebrate the day, adding that many people were doing so for commercial gains. “Throughout the life of Prophet Muhammad, he never for once celebrated his birth......



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MOSCOW – Russian police has launched an investigation into a YouTube video showing Russian men burning the Qur’an and humiliating an injured young man on the subway, UPI news agency reported on Saturday, January 11. The video, uploaded Jan. 5, shows five men with their faces obscured burning a Russian-translated version of the Muslim hol......



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CAIRO – The new military imposed regime in Egypt will face a new test of legitimacy later this week when voters go to cast poll in the referendum on an amended version of Egypt's suspended 2012 constitution, as very low turnout of expatriates raised their alarms. Not only is this referendum to a certain extent a test of just whether peopl......



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CAIRO – A visitor to Dubai will have the chance to travel back some 1435 years to see how the holy city of Makkah looked during the era of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) after the gulf emirate opened a new exhibition that displays the Prophet’s life. “You rediscover every step of Prophet Muhammad’s life and learn more about Isl......



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LAGOS – Festive mood has spread across Nigeria as Muslims prepared special celebrations to mark the birth of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him), highlighting the Prophet’s teachings and praying for their country’s peace. It is Maulid time, Sheikh Muhammad Haadi, son of the late Tijanniyah grand Sheikh Muhammad Awwal, t......



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MONTREAL – A Montreal-based group is calling on all Canadians to join them on January 12th and 13th to protest against the Quebec government’s proposed Charter of Values for the province, urging Canadians to join them by wearing a hijab, turban, kippa or crucifix for a day. “We invite all Canadians to walk in the footsteps of a visible......



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CAIRO – Reflecting a wide diversity of people views in the Middle East, a new study by a University of Michigan’s institute has revealed that most people prefer that a woman completely cover her hair, but not necessarily her face. Assembled by the Pew Research Center, a survey from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Rese......



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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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