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Last Modified:  23 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT


CAIRO – The killing of a solider near Montreal has left Canada Muslims terrified of an expected backlash against the religious community, calling on Canadians to join hands against extremism, instead of blaming Muslims for terror acts committed in their name. “We must be very careful not to point the finger at mosques and instead see the......





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Last Modified:  28 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

DAMASCUS – Al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria, has vowed to retaliate against the US-led airstrikes, which have targeted their positions alongside key installations for the so-called Islamic State (ISIL). “We are in a long war. This war will not end in months nor years,” group spokesman Abu Firas al-Suri said as cited by Re......



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DUSHANBE, Tajikistan – Working fervently to curb criticism to the secular government, Tajikistan’s top Muslim scholar has issued a fatwa against criticism of the country’s regime, putting it as a “great sin”. “The Islamic center of Tajikistan has passed a new special Fatwa according to which criticism of the ruling powers will be......



Last Modified:  28 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

OKLAHOMA – Reports claiming that the man accused of beheading a female coworker has recently reverted to Islam has alarmed Oklahoma Muslims who were quick to denounce the horrible crime as against Islam. “If he believed in his sick and twisted mind that the faith was a motivator, then he's absolutely wrong,” Adam Soltani, the executive......



Last Modified:  28 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As world Muslims flock to the holy lands in Makkah to perform the life-time journey of hajj, a prominent Indian Muslim leader has urged pilgrims to pray for world peace and stability during the largest human gathering on earth. “We have to pray to God, the creator of universe, to solve problems facing people all over the world to......



Last Modified:  28 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

PARIS – Feeling scapegoated for the actions of an extremist minority, French Muslims have decided to take a clear stand against Islamophobia, adopting the notion “stop asking me to apologize”. “These [Islamist] men and women do not worship the God that I worship and I doubt they know him at all,” researcher Moussa Bourekba, who wri......



Last Modified:  28 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Firearm shots at two Muslim families’ house and car on Brisbane have added to Australian Muslim concerns over the rise of Islamophobia in the community, the attacks which added to the religious community’s feeling of insecurity in their home country. “For all we know it could be a hate crime, but we would like to wait until t......



Last Modified:  27 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

NAIROBI – A new report by an international think-tank has called on the Kenya government to urgently address current and historical injustices against the Muslim community in the country, which are driving some youths to join outlawed groups like Al Shabaab. Across the spectrum of Kenyan Muslim opinion, there is a clear message: as well a......



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BANDA ACEH – A new law approving caning as a punishment for homosexuality and extra-marriage sexual relationships was approved on Saturday, September 27, in the Indonesian province of Aceh. Qanun jinaya is part of the implementation of Islamic sharia in Aceh and it's been much anticipated by Acehnese who want to apply it in its entirety, ......



Last Modified:  27 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As the US-led forces continue their airstrikes on the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, the exodus of Syrians to Turkey has increased amid fighters’ advance to Kurdish area. “People don’t know what’s going on,” Ahmad Al-Jader, a former Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighter from Jarabulus, told The I......



Last Modified:  26 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

INCHEON – In an out loud protest against a hijab ban by basketball’s governing body, the Qatari players have pulled out of the women's basketball competition at the Asian Games after refusing to remove their Islamic headscarf. We have decided not to take part in the remainder of the Asian Games women's basketball competition, an assist......



Last Modified:  26 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As the US-led forces continue their airstrikes on the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, the exodus of Syrians to Turkey has increased amid fighters’ advance to Kurdish area. “People don’t know what’s going on,” Ahmad Al-Jader, a former Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighter from Jarabulus, told The I......



Last Modified:  26 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Threatened by far-right groups and disturbed by the new anti-terror measures, Australia Muslims have been urged to report Islamophobic attacks, in a bid to regain the religious community’s trust in police shaken by a teen’s death last week. “My message to my brothers and sisters in the Muslim community is that the police is n......



Last Modified:  26 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Extending its Muslim-friendly tourism services, Japan will host its first international forum and exhibition for halal environment and business later this year to raise awareness about the thriving industry in the far-east Asian country. “This Expo aims to contribute to the development of a domestic Halal environment and the cult......



Last Modified:  25 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Nigerian authorities have claimed for the first time the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, saying troops had shot a lookalike who had been posing as the militant commander. In the course of those encounters, one Mohammed Bashir who has been acting or posing on videos as the deceased Abubakar Shekau, the eccentric charact......



Last Modified:  25 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

RICHMOND – Taking up her new job as Virginia’s first veiled Muslim firefighter, the Richmond Muslim mother of two Kae Asima knew it will not be an easy task. “I understand that people have questions and I embrace them,” Asima told ABC News on Wednesday, September 24, referring to daily questions about her religion. For the single ......



Last Modified:  25 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – America’s largest Muslim civil rights group has welcomed President Barack Obama’s remarks about Islam and Muslims in his address to the UN General Assembly in New York, though expressing concerns over his latest airstrikes on Syria. We welcome the president's remarks recognizing that we are not at war with Islam and that Musli......



Last Modified:  25 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A mosque in the Swedish capital was given the green light Thursday, April 11, to raise Adhan (call for prayers), to the jubilance of the Muslim community in the Scandinavian country. I'm happy, very happy, Ismail Okur, chairman of the Islamic Cultural Center of Botkyrka, told Sveriges Radio (SR). It means a great deal for our......



Last Modified:  24 Sep 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – A Muslim student has been banned by a London school from taking A-levels because of wearing niqab, a decision that was opposed by hundreds of students who signed a petition to end the Islamophobic decision. “My sister just wants to wear the niqab for her own reasons and attend a school, the Muslim student’s 18-year-old siste......



Last Modified:  24 Sep 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Australian Muslim leaders have expressed concerns over the fatal shooting of a Muslim teen during his meeting with counter-terrorism officers on Tuesday evening, demanding a full investigation into the incident. “I think it was a little bit pre-emptive,” Ghaith Krayem, Secretary of the Islamic Council of Victoria, he told 3AW r......



Last Modified:  24 Sep 2014 03:48  GMT

CAPE TOWN – Sparking much criticism as breaching tenets of Islam, a Cape Town local official has announced that South Africa’s first gay-friendly mosque will be closed for violating municipal by-laws by not having any parking spaces. There are issues of health and safety to consider before [a mosque] is set up, city councilor Ganief He......




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