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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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DEARBORN – Amid increasing debates on Ramadan fasting and Muslim players in different international teams competing for their countries in the ongoing World Cup Brazil 2014, local Muslim players from Dearborn have asserted that fasting helps them to focus more on their games. “It makes you more durable — you can play in any kind of con......



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XINJIANG — Reviving every year’s nightmare, Chinese authorities have banned Muslim civil servants, students and teachers from fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, a restriction that has been imposed on Uighur Muslims in Muslim majority Turkestan district, known as Xinjiang. The commercial affairs bureau of Turfan City said on its we......



Last Modified:  02 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

YANGON – Extremist Buddhist mob have led a new series of attacks on Burma Muslim minority, resulting in damaging a mosque and Muslim-owned shops in the country’s second largest city of Mandalay, leaving at least five injured despite police intervention. “We fired three warning shots to control the crowd,” Lieutenant Colonel Zaw Min O......



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JOHANNESBURG – Sharing the festivities of the holy month with the wider community, the Union of Arab Communities of South Africa has organization an interfaith iftar which gathered several religious groups to celebrate special Ramadan night in Johannesburg. We organized the interfaith ifar to create unity between Muslims and other faith g......



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CAIRO – A decision by Europe’s top rights court to uphold a French ban on Islamic full-face niqab has been criticized as shocking by rights organization and Muslim women after the court accepted Paris’s argument that it encouraged citizens to live together . The ban has nothing to do with gender equality and everything to do with ris......



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LILONGWE – In a desperate attempt to curb expansion of HIV and AIDS in the Malawian society, Muslim traditional leaders have demanded a ban on condom use for unmarried people, arguing it was fueling the spread of the pandemic in the secular, but diverse religious southern African nation. “Islam has always been against use of condoms outs......



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CAIRO – Correcting negative perceptions about Canada Muslims and Islam, a Toronto campaign was launched earlier this week to change stereotypes of Muslims through spreading a message of compassion during the holy month of Ramadan. “We want to show that Islam is not just a religion in a mosque. It’s a way of life,” Dina Kamal, 30, co-......



Last Modified:  01 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Welcoming the holy fasting month of Ramadan, a group of Chicago Muslim organizations have launched a widespread Ramadan campaign focused on hosting food drives and “Going Green” as part of an annual tradition of enhancing their faith and spirituality. “The Sabeel Food Pantry was established by the Islamic Food and Nutrition C......



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TEL AVIV – Finding the dead bodies of three disappeared Israeli teenagers, Israel has vowed retribution against Hamas, launching dozens of air strikes on Gaza stri......



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NEW DELHI – Muslim defendants detained in alleged terrorism trials in Mumbai jail have been denied the right to get homemade food this Ramadan after a judge refused them the right to get meals at the time of Suhoor, pre-dawn meal, and Iftar. “Every year they allow homemade food and other things like dates and fruits to be served to these......



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CAIRO – When imam Hassan came to Gloucester, no one expected that the young imam with an iPad would manage to build all these bridges and correct misconceptions about Islam in only three months. “I was at university for 10 years studying Islam and after graduating I was looking for a job and before I knew it I was in Hull, as an Imam at ......



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ANKARA – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on Tuesday, July 1, that he will run for presidency next August in a move that was praised by his sup......



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VARSOVIE – A Tatar mosque in Poland has been defaced on Sunday, June 29, with pig graffiti in a sign of provoking Muslims' sentiments a few months after banning ritual slaughter in the central European country. “On the eastern side you see a pig - an insulting symbol for our community and our religion - and other insults,” Bronislaw Ta......



Last Modified:  30 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

BAGHDAD – Jihadist fighters in Syria and Iraq under the banner of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have announced the establishment of a new Islamic caliphate”, Australia’s News.com reported. The Shura (council) of the Islamic State met and discussed this issue (of the caliphate)... The Islamic State decided to establi......



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JAKARTA – As Indonesia Muslims started fasting Ramadan on Sunday, June 29, the spirits of the holy fasting month could not diminish young people’s support and enthusiasm for the World Cup Brazil which was getting more exciting in its second round. For me, the fasting does not really affect my enthusiasm to watch the World Cup, Intania ......



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PORTO ALEGRE – With all eyes fixed on Algeria match against Germany on Monday, the team’s coach refused to comment on never ending questions about whether his players will observe fasting during their game or no as a private matter. This is a private matter and when you ask this you lack respect and ethics, Algeria coach Vahid Halilhod......



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PORTO ALEGRE – As the Nigerian squad braces to play against France on Monday night, questions have been surrounding the Muslim footballer Ahmed Musa whether he will be fasting during today's match or not. “He’s (Musa) going to observe Ramadan. It’s a normal thing to do. He’s used to it, head coach of the Nigeria team, Stephen Kesh......



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GAZA CITY – As world children welcomed the first night of Ramadan with special fireworks and festivities, Gaza young children were crying in fear after Israeli airplanes targeted the besieged enclave with heavy shelling. The strikes were so strong that I felt a new war was being waged on Gaza, Ruba al-Zaanein told Anadolu Agency on Sunda......



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CAIRO – Non-Muslim expats observing the holy month of Ramadan in Muslim countries have praised the holy moth as granting them a chance to learn valuable moral lessons in life through fasting. “This was my first time to fast and to be honest it’s very hard, but I tried to remain normal,” Chariz Serrot, who observed the fast with her e......



Last Modified:  30 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

BAGHDAD – Jihadist fighters in Syria and Iraq under the banner of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have announced the establishment of a new Islamic caliphate”, Australia’s News.com reported. The Shura (council) of the Islamic State met and discussed this issue (of the caliphate)... The Islamic State decided to establi......




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