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Muslims Rebuild Belgium's Oldest Synagogue

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BRUSSELS – Moved by the situation of the small Belgian Jewish community in southern town of Arlon, Brussels Muslims have launched a fundraising campaign to restore the oldest synagogue in the West European country. “We have decided to organize a fundraising to provide help and testify publicly our solidarity,” Mohamed Bouezmarni, gener......





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LYON – Five Muslim children were taken away from their mother after mistakenly linking father to extremism, amidst the state of hysteria that hit France following Charlie Hebdo attack, leaving their parents traumatized. “With unimaginable cruelty and violence, the children were taken to an unknown destination with devastating consequence......



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CAIRO - The United Arab Emirates has pulled out of the US-led war on the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) after the capture of the deceased Jordanian pilot last December, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Troubles erupted in the coalition after the plane of First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh of the Jordanian Air Force went down and his arrest aft......



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SIMFEROPOL – Crimean Tatars protested a decision by the annexed region's Kremlin-backed government to erect a monument to Josef Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill, seeing the new monument as reviving Muslim pains at the hands of the Soviet leader. “There is no wonder that the monument to Stalin will be erected, in the s......



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NICE – Three French soldiers on patrol outside a Jewish community center in Nice were injured in a knife attack on Tuesday, February 3, as their attacker was arrested. “It seems like a premeditated and quite violent act,” regional police chief Marcel Autier told Reuters. “The person responsible, who is in his thirties and from the......



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AMMAN – Militants of the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) released a video on Tuesday showing a captive Jordanian pilot being burnt alive, the act widely condemned by world leaders and Muslim groups. We join the world community in mourning the death of yet another victim of ISIS's brutality. This unspeakable and anti-Islamic act must be con......



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ONTARIO – Two national Muslim organizations are expressing concern over Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s remarks last week implicating mosques in the country as places where terrorism is being promoted. Canadian Muslims are deeply troubled by the Prime Minister's comments last Friday which implicated Canadian mosques as venues w......



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CAIRO – The inclusion of a Muslim woman in a new Super Bowl ad for the American carmaker Jeep has sparked controversy on social media, after the car company received instant backlash from conservatives who objected to the inclusion of a Muslim woman in a hijab. The ad, set to the traditional American folk song This Land is Your Land , fea......



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ST. LOUIS – A young Muslim entrepreneur in St. Louis, Missouri, has succeeded in breaking barriers in here work after encouraging her female colleagues to try her Islamic hijab for a day. I'm the only one who wears a hijab at T-Rex and everybody wonders (about it),” Sidra Nasser, a start-up entrepreneur at tech hub T-Rex, told USA Today......



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CAIRO – Hundreds of British university professors have urged the home secretary Theresa May to reconsider “draconian” campus measures in anti-terrorism bill, urging officials to ensure that academic freedom remains uncompromised. “The best response to acts of terror against UK civilians is to maintain and defend an open, democratic s......



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CAIRO – Fear and anticipation of hate attacks have been the main feelings Japanese Muslims shared after the beheading of the second hostage by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL), expecting a backlash after the rise of anti-Muslim sentiments. “This type of action by ISIL [Islamic State] is not a Muslim action. We don’t know who they are......



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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia's opposition Islamic party has supported the decision by Malaysia’s southern state of Malacca to ban alcohol sales in Muslim dominant areas, urging a similar ban on Muslim workers involved in alcohol industry as illegal in Islam. “We congratulate the Malacca state government for enforcing the ban,” Parti Islam......



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VIENNA – Ahead of first anti-Islam march in the Austrian capital, vandals sprayed several swastikas on a Vienna mosque, in the latest incident in a series of anti-Islam attacks across Europe. The graffiti, found on Sunday morning, were being “investigated by the national security agency,” a police spokesperson told Agence France Presse......



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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia's opposition Islamic party has supported the decision by Malaysia’s southern state of Malacca to ban alcohol sales in Muslim dominant areas, urging a similar ban on Muslim workers involved in alcohol industry as illegal in Islam. “We congratulate the Malacca state government for enforcing the ban,” Parti Islam......



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ANKARA – Escalating their anti-Muslim campaigns in the UK, British far-right groups have announced plans to join efforts under one banner in anti-mosque rally in the West Midlands town of Dudley near Birmingham next week. “True piss taking with Muslims in the midlands!” wrote one social media user on the English Defence League’s Face......



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CAIRO – Inviting neighbors to share biscuits and tea, British Muslims opened the doors of their mosques on Sunday, February 1, wishing to see a part of Muslims that does not appear on media propaganda. “I was curious,” Horatio Waller, 23, a barrister from central London, told The Independent. “I wondered if Muslims had different v......



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CAIRO – Leading Scotland’s efforts to fight terrorism, the Scottish Muslim community is spearheading a national campaign that aims to prevent youth from being radicalized by extremists, amid growing threats of extremism across the UK. “The biggest challenge we face in Scotland is the dangers posed by the internet in radicalizing our yo......



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CAIRO – Sending a message of peace to Wales Muslim community, hundreds took part in rally held in Newport city on Saturday to show solidarity with the religious minority in response to a planned far-right demonstration. “We are here to show Newport that we are a model town for unity. Newport is very diverse, it has great culture and I do......



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CAIRO – Concerned with the increasing reports of Islamophobic attacks, a forum is planned later this month in the southern eastern Australian city of Hume, giving terrified Muslim women an outlet to speak up against violence they have been facing recently. “Muslim women are more explicit than men when they wear the hijab,” Uniting Thro......



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CAIRO – Joining millions of Muslim women worldwide, Indian women in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow marked World Hijab Day for the first time with a special celebration on Sunday, February 1. I came to know about WHD through postings on social media. It is a brilliant way to spread awareness about hijab and in a broader perspective about Is......



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TORONTO – Daring cold temperatures, Canadian Muslims came out on Saturday in public squares in four cities to rally for peace and to voice their opposition to extremist attacks done in the name of their religion. “As Canadian Muslims, we stand united in our commitment to fostering peace and compassion in our communities,” the organizer......




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