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Mosques Closures Alarm Kenya Muslims

Last Modified:  17 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT


NAIROBI – Kenya faith leaders have expressed anger over the recent threats by the director of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to close mosque suspected of offering “radical teachings”, seeing the threat as a pretext to attack, redefine and profile Islam and Muslim. “It is like shutting down Mombasa port because it is frequen......





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Last Modified:  13 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

MONROVIA – Amid hiking death toll of Ebola disease in west Africa, Muslims in Liberia have been cautioned against washing the bodies of people who died of Ebola to avoid spreading the virus. “Funerals and washing dead bodies in West African countries have led, to a great extend, to spread the disease,” Rana Sidani, the spokesperson of ......



Last Modified:  12 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Saudi decision to ban pilgrims from Ebola-hit West African countries has been cautiously welcomed by Nigerian Muslim scholars who hoped that the discovery of one infection for a patient during his business trip to Sierra Leone would not affect Nigerian pilgrims. “As at now, only the National Hajj Commission, NAHCO, could give a......



Last Modified:  12 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

UTTAR PRADESH – Meerut district in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is under the grip of communal tension, over the alleged religious conversion and gang-rape of a Hindu teacher in a Madrassah, a crime denied by Muslim leaders who demanded a full investigation. Such incidents tarnish the image of Madrassahs. We are not sure what exa......



Last Modified:  12 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – The United Nations Human Rights Council has named members of the international commission that will investigate war crimes committed by Israel during aggression against Gaza that started last July, a decision welcomed by Palestinians. “Hamas welcomes the decision to form an investigation committee into the war crimes committe......



Last Modified:  12 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Offering hearing impaired Muslims an access to their faith, a growing American group has been struggling to spread awareness about problems facing deaf Muslims wishing to practice their religion, perform prayers, attend sermons and recite the Noble Qur’an. “Every time I’d go to a mosque, I’d sit there and I’d just watch t......



Last Modified:  12 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Nigerian Muslims have been exhorted to shun all vices even after the end of Ramadan fasting, reminding them that return to bad old ways suggests deliberate waste of the gains made during the holy month.. “We urge our Muslim brothers to avoid going back to anything contrary to the doctrines of Islam: be it alcohol, lying, false te......



Last Modified:  12 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

HELSINKI – Finding a place to bury their dear ones have turned into a dream for Finish Muslims in the Uusimaa region after a six-year search has proved fruitless. “You would certainly think that we would find an area in Uusimaa that could be rezoned for cemetery use,” deputy chair of the Finnish Islamic Council Pia Jardi told Yle Finni......



Last Modified:  11 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

BANGUI – Amid ongoing efforts to end the months-long sectarian violence in Central African Republic, a Muslim has been appointed as a Prime Minister for the first time since CAR's independence from France in 1960 as a first step towards forming a more inclusive government. The first Muslim PM, Mahamat Kamoun, served as a senior advisor to ......



Last Modified:  11 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Built as a center for the twenty’s century’s 50s black separatism, Malcolm X’s Harlem mosque has been serving as an interfaith pillar open to different races and religions that welcomed Christian and Jewish prayers. “It is a motivating factor for us to establish a strong community life and to have a dignified community—th......



Last Modified:  11 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – In a systematic anti-Muslim campaign, HSBC British Bank has closed the account of a renowned British Muslim activist and his wife, amid reports of an imminent closure of more accounts held by Muslims organizations. “Just back in London from a holiday in Jordan to find that @HSBC has closed my & my wife’s bank accounts. @anasal......



Last Modified:  11 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Nigerian Muslims have been urged to shun all vices even after the Ramadan fast, as possible return to bad old ways suggests deliberate waste of the gains made during the holy month. “We urge our Muslim brothers to avoid going back to anything contrary to the doctrines of Islam: be it alcohol, lying, false testimony and all such b......



Last Modified:  11 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

UTTAR PRADESH – For majority of Muslim woman refugees, getting married in a relief camp in communal violence-hit Muzaffarnagar district in northern India state of Uttar Pradesh has turned out to be a nightmare. 20-year-old Ruksana is one among several girls who were married in haste in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts after riots broke o......



Last Modified:  11 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW YORK – Encouraging Muslims to spell out their woes, a leading American Muslims group has launched a new social media campaign to promote speaking against ongoing anti-Muslim oppression in several parts around the world. “Intimidation and censorship have become our reality, but we can change that,” the Muslim Public Affairs Council ......



Last Modified:  11 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

ISTANBUL – With more than 95% of votes counted, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won Turkey's presidential elections with 53% of votes, as millions of Turks turned to pick their president for the first time in a public vote, Mustafa Sentop, deputy chairman of the ruling AK Party, said. The chairman of the AK Party and the prime minister of Turkey......



Last Modified:  11 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Malaysian non-governmental organizations launched on Sunday, August 10, a month-long boycott campaign for three giant American and British businesses in a strong reaction to their stand on the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza strip.   “As a rule, we don’t want boycotters to vandalize, hurt the feelings, or do things that will b......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

ISTANBUL – Thousands of Turks flooded voting polls on Sunday, August 10, to pick their presidents for the first time through a direct poll with Recep Tayyip Erdogan poised to become the country’s first elected president. God willing a new Turkey will be established ... a strong Turkey is rising again from the ashes, Erdogan said on Sat......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

DETROIT – Looking forward to empower a new Muslim generation in the US, preparations continued ahead of the launch of the 51st annual Islamic Society of North America’s annual convention from Aug. 29- Sept.1 in Detroit, Michigan, planning discussions for some of the challenges of shaping Islam’s future in North America. “The baton is......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

RAKHINE – Deprived of basic human rights, thousands of Rohingya Muslims kids are facing a dim future after being forced to abandon education and world from an early age in the southeast Asian country. “One day I’ll try and save money to get an education,” Ko San, 15, told Anadolu Agency on Saturday, August 9. “It’s been so lon......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Malaysian non-governmental organizations launched on Sunday, August 10, a month-long boycott campaign for three giant American and British businesses as a punishment for their support to Israeli war on besieged Gaza strip. “As a rule, we don’t want boycotters to vandalize, hurt the feelings, or do things that will backfire,” ......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – An Egyptian court ordered on Saturday, August 9, the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, which secured the largest share of votes in five consecutive ballots after January 2011 revolution. The decision was issued on Saturday by Egypt's High Administrative Court which has also ordered the liquidation......




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