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As Gaza Burns, France Feels the Heat

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CAIRO –Amid escalating tension in French streets, President Francois Hollande met with religious leaders on Monday, July 21, as a part of the government’s effort......





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SRINAGAR – For many Kashmiri Muslims, the ultimate wish for the new hijri year was peace that has been absent from the volatile Indian administered district over the past twenty three years. “I wish to see my Kashmir peaceful again as it was before 1990,” Nisar Ahmad Mir, a business man of South Kashmir, told OnIslam.net. “I still......



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NICOSIA – Reviving Islam's tolerant teachings, the Sufi Muslim community in Cyprus has been showing the true-face of Islam by sending a message of peace and love to correct misconception about their faith. “It's an Islam that is more flexible, with an acceptable vision,” Thierry Zarcone, a French historian and specialist in Sufism, tol......



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CAIRO – Hitting once again against suggested niqab ban in UK, Baroness Sayeda Warsi has stressed that banning the face veil would not be “British”, comparing the proposed ban to a similar one during the 1960s against mini-skirts. “I think people should have a right to wear what they want in this country, we don't go around telling pe......



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SANAA – A prominent Yemeni activist and Nobel laureate has donated her Nobel Peace prize money to a charity helping the victims and families of martyrs of Yemeni 2011 revolution. “I have waited for this to dedicate the most precious of what I own to the greatest of those whom I have ever loved, Tawakkol Karman wrote on her Facebook page......



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LAGOS – Jolting millions of her fans, Nigerian screen diva Lizzy Anjorin has officially embraced Islam, a religion she told OnIslam.net had always been her favorite from childhood but which she could not practice in deference to her father who was a Christian. “I have always been a Muslim at heart right from childhood. My mother was a Mu......



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ANTALYA – A Turkish imam and muezzin of a small mosque in the village of Pinarbasi, southern Antalya, has come under criticism after founding a rock band with his musician friends, as religious authorities opened an investigation on whether his hobby conflicts with his religious calling. What I believe is that if the Prophet Muhammad (pea......



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DHAKA – A Bangladesh-born British Muslim leader and US citizens were found guilty on Sunday, November 3, in absentia by a special war crimes tribunal for atrocities committed during the 1971 war. They will be hanged by neck until their death, chairman of the three-judge International Crimes Tribunal-2 Justice Obaidul Hassan said while ha......



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LAGOS – As Nigeria marks more than five decades on independence, Muslims have criticized the government’s failure to offer basic socio-economic rights, particularly in the area of official appointments, not just by the Muslims but all the citizens. “This government has not been fair to Muslims at all in all ramifications,” Hajiah Sha......



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CAIRO – A London university Muslim students have raised concerns after being forced for the second week to pray in the rain in protest against inadequate resources for Muslim prayers on their campus. We really believe it's the university's responsibility, Queen Mary Student Union president Sarah Sarwar told The Independent. Progress i......



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TOMASICA — Two decades after Serb soldiers killed hundreds of Muslims in Bosnia, a new mass grave has been excavated in Tomasica that is expected to be the largest mass grave from the war in the 1990s. The process of investigating these disappearances is a painstaking one which requires careful excavation of clandestine gravesites and pre......



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29 June 2013 Muslim activists will launch the first TV commercial in Australia about the Prophet Mohammed in a bid to improve t ...



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11 July 2013 Education Secretary Michael Gove (pictured) announced his revised national curriculum earlier this week which incl ...



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CAIRO – Showing no will to turn the other check, Christian pastors in Kenya’s coastal region have been criticized after asking for arms to protect themselves, as extremist attacks continue to threaten interfaith relations in the east African country. “I don’t think arming Kenyan (clerics) will ensure security,” said the Rev. Peter ......



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SYDNEY – Despite keeping perfect results, Malek Fahd Islamic school, the largest in Australia, has come under threats of closure after New South Wales Board of Studies inspectors said its registration should not be renewed in 2014. “We have made the necessary improvements that were required by the Board of Studies on behalf of the Minist......



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MOSCOW – Wrapping up preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia has reportedly been taking DNA samples from Dagestan Muslim women, as security forces intensified their crackdown on the North Caucasus province. By the Olympics, the most important thing for our image is for the situation to be calm and normal in Dagestan, R......



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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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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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31 July 2012 The National Association and Coalition of Christian Groups along with Individuals for Practical Equality and Prote ...



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30 July 2012 In spite of its small percentage of Muslims, South Africa has emerged as a leader in the halal food industry. Than ...



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29 May 2012 The Muslim Women Organisation (MWO) in Malawi has asked President Joyce Banda to ensure her government allows Musli ...




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