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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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Last Modified:  21 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – More than 1,000 Muslim couples have tied the knot at a mass wedding in Nigeria's city of Kano aimed at combating rising divorce rates and promote more stable families. “We are gathered here today to solemnize the weddings of 1,111 couples under Kano state’s mass wedding program,” Deputy Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said at......



Last Modified:  21 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Santa Claus has made an unexpected visit to a Muslim majority Dearborn elementary school to pass out Christmas gifts to young boys and girls. “It’s not Christmas without this program,” Brigitte Fawaz-Anouti, 47, director of social services and special projects at Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)......



Last Modified:  21 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – As millions of people are busy preparing for the Christmas season, the Muslim community in Clitheroe civil parish in Lancashire have been collecting food items for those in Ribble Valley who have very little to eat or drink over the festive period. “It’s 
wonderful to see the youth of today helping those less fortunate within......



Last Modified:  20 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

SAN DIEGO – A leading US Muslim advocacy group has released a new study showing that a high number of Muslim students in the US western state of California fall victims of bullying from classmates, teachers and administrators. I was bullied when I was in middle school, Hanif Mohebi of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was ......



Last Modified:  20 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

  BEIRUT – Giving up his career in music in 2011, a former Lebanese pop star has released an Islamic song about Jesus, giving a surprise return to millions of his fans across the Arab world, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported. “One is not a true Muslim if one doesn’t believe in Christ, peace be upon him,” Fadel Ch......



Last Modified:  20 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

JUBA – Amid deepening political and humanitarian crisis, the United Nations announced  on Friday, December 20, it had sent helicopters to rescue personnel from a base in South Sudan that came under lethal attack from unknown assailants. “UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is doing everything it can, within its means and in a very fl......



Last Modified:  20 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A years-old dream of the first Islamic worshipping house in Goleta city in the southern Santa Barbara County, California, has finally come true after the Muslim community received the green light earlier this week. “All of us made history today,” Jamal Hamdani, the chair of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara, said after the C......



Last Modified:  19 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

LILONGWE – Paying Zakah to educate helpless children was the key motto that encouraged the Muslim community in Malawi to achieve success in its campaign to support education for less privileged Muslim students in the Southern African nation. “We have managed to bring hope to those who had completely lost it,” Muhammad Osman, National D......



Last Modified:  19 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Reflecting a growing departure from religion in the United States, a new survey has found that while 90 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Christmas this year, barely half of them say it is a religious holiday. This was the first time we've explored specific topics about how people celebrate Christmas, Gregory Smith, director......



Last Modified:  19 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Indonesia's top Muslim body has called for applying halal rules on pharmaceutical products such as medicines and vaccines, calling for halal certification and labels in the Muslim majority archipelago. Pharmaceutical products are the same as food products and therefore, must be halal before being consumed by Muslims, Marouf Amin,......



Last Modified:  19 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

BANGUI – Destroyed mosques, slaughtered or evacuated families were some of the little news about anti-Muslim atrocities in the Central Africa Republic that found its way to the international media. “Women, children, even pregnant women were slaughtered by the anti-Balaka,” Yahiya Abu Bakr, chairman of a committee that oversees the loca......



Last Modified:  19 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A London bus driver has managed to save the life of a woman in labor, rushing her to the hospital after she waited for more than 75 minutes for an ambulance close to midnight. “She came on and said ‘baby’ and ‘hospital’ and was breathing quickly and heavily,” Sajjad Shariff told London Evening Standard on Thursday, Dece......



Last Modified:  19 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

PAPUA – Amid increasing religious troubles worldwide, Muslims and Christians in the West Papua province are interweaving an atmosphere of harmony and peace for all faiths in the area. We are coming from the same land and culture, Andreas Wamena, a 37-year-old who grew up in Wamena alongside the children of Christian merchants, was quoted......



Last Modified:  19 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

ROME – A video footage shot by a Syrian immigrant showing naked asylum seekers being hosed down with disinfectant in freezing conditions on the island of Lampedusa has sparked a chorus of outrage from the European Union, the United Nations refugees agency and the Italian government. The EU is committed to assist Italy in receiving migrant......



Last Modified:  19 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

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



Last Modified:  18 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Malay language daily has claimed that a Malaysia non-Muslim group has distributed free comics that liberally mock the word Allah and Islam. “Without feeling any guilt, the group makes Malays and Islam as a target,” Utusan Malaysia’s report cited by The Malay Mail on Wednesday, December 18. In its report published today, ......



Last Modified:  18 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Quieting fears about Muslim freedoms in the Russian federation, a Russian regional court has withdrawn an earlier ban on Qur’an translation, a decision cheered by Islamic organizations and scholars. “We were expecting the ruling to be overturned,” said Rushan Abbyasov, the deputy head of the Council of Muftis of Russia, told ......



Last Modified:  18 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

MANCHESTER – Wishing a pleasant Christmas for Manchester's needy, a mosque in Old Trafford metropolitan borough is preparing hundreds of delicious meals to feed homeless during the festive season. It’s great that the mosque is providing meals to make sure that people can have a very merry Christmas, Kate Green, MP for Stretford & Urmst......



Last Modified:  18 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – In a gesture of goodwill, a leading British Muslim organization has released Christmas cards, congratulating the public on the festive season and assuring them that Muslims do not want to ban Christmas. Who wants to ban Christmas? Not Muslims, the Muslim Council of Britain said on its website. So put up the Christmas tree, pr......



Last Modified:  18 Dec 2013 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A group of Muslim youth at the Islamic center of New York has come together to send a message of community and religious unity among different American faiths by recreating Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”. “For this year's photo, we wanted to do something that, in its own humble way, aimed to bridge the gap between Eastern and Wes......




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