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Canada Muslims Fear Quebec Backlash

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:  24 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

DELHI – While all eyes were fixed on offering help to floods-hit India’s Jammu and Kashmir, right wing Hindu groups have exploited the devastating tragedy for the purpose of religion-based politicking, igniting war on social media websites. “The people of Kashmir should now understand that Indian army is there to help them and they sho......



Last Modified:  23 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

ISTANBUL – Turkey has lifted a decades-long ban on wearing hijab in high schools, marking a historic move that is expected to anger the country’s secularists, Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday, September 23. The surprise decision was announced on the first school day on Monday by the Turkish deputy PM Bulent Arinc. Speaking to the p......



Last Modified:  23 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

BEIJING – A renowned Uighur Muslim scholar was sentenced to life by a Chinese court on Tuesday, September 23, provoking outcry in the West and among international human rights groups. This is totally unacceptable, Li Fangping, Ilham Tohti's lawyer, told Reuters by telephone on Tuesday, September 23. Ilham also said that he is innocen......



Last Modified:  23 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has deplored the Houthis latest moves to occupy the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, last Sunday, rejecting the latest developments as a “sectarian coup” against a legitimized authority which amounts to treason. “The IUMS urges the people of Yemen, of all groups and sects, to adopt dial......



Last Modified:  23 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Conflicting reports about the claimed death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau by Cameroonian military have been occupying media over the past 48 hours, with officials in both West African countries remaining tight-lipped on such claims. Abubakar Shekau has not been killed, a Cameroonian military source told Anadolu Agency on T......



Last Modified:  23 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SOMERSET – Driven by hopes to convey the true image of Islam, Muslims in Somerset’s Bridgwater town are planning a new Islamic center and mosque that will welcome non-Muslims wishing to learn more on Islam. “We'll open our doors to everyone so people can see what we are about,” Mohammad Miah, treasurer of the group, told BBC on Monda......



Last Modified:  23 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

DELHI – While all eyes were fixed on offering help to floods-hit India’s Jammu and Kashmir, right wing Hindu groups have exploited the devastating tragedy for the purpose of religion-based politicking, igniting war on social media websites. “The people of Kashmir should now understand that Indian army is there to help them and they sho......



Last Modified:  23 Sep 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Ringing alarm bells in neighboring Saudi Arabia, Iran allied Houthi Shiite rebels have signed a UN-brokered peace deal, hours after the Shiite rebel group took control of government buildings, a state radio and TV station in the capital, Sanaa. “The agreement will, of course, reflect the new realities on the ground, where the Hou......



Last Modified:  22 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Amid increasing anti-Muslim sentiments coupled with anti-terror police raids, a Facebook page has been launched to track Islamophobia in Australia, encouraging the Muslim minority to report attacks on them. We have been hearing about a recent surge in incidents of Islamophobia but unfortunately there has been no formal register to......



Last Modified:  22 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

KABUL ­– A few hours after signing the power sharing deal, Ashraf Ghani has been announced as Afghanistan’s new president, ending months of political turmoil that followed disputed June elections. The Independent Election Commission declares Ashraf Ghani as the president, and thus announces the end of election process, commission chie......



Last Modified:  22 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A once influential Muslim political party in India’s western region during the 1970s and 1980s is making a comeback, with hopes to offer a better representation for the Muslim minority considered for decades as vote banks for other parties. “The [living] condition of Muslims has worsened and no one is making an effort to improv......



Last Modified:  22 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – In his first trip as pope to a European country, Pope Francis has spoken out against those who use religion as a pretext of their violence, praising Albania as an example of good relations between the country’s Muslim majority and Christian minorities. Let no one consider themselves the 'amour' of God while planning and carrying......



Last Modified:  22 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The first ever international halal tourism conference opens on Monday, September 22, in Granada, Spain, bringing in key players in the global industry to share the latest outbreaks achieved in the lucrative Muslim industry. “This is a groundbreaking event for halal tourism which is directly reacting to current market trends and a......



Last Modified:  22 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SIMFEROPOL – In a stark reminder of Stalin-era persecution, Russian authorities in Crimea have announced a decision to liquidate Tatar Muslims’ libraries and replace them with state budgetary institutions, after another crackdown on the community’s Mejlis. Issued against all Crimean Tatar libraries, the Russian sudden decree has been e......



Last Modified:  21 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LILONGWE – Defying hard economic challenges, a record number of Malawians have embarked on the spiritual, life-time journey of hajj, a development Muslim scholars have described as a “great triumph” over socio-economic challenges affecting the southern African nation. “On realization of the dwindling of Malawian Muslims travelling fo......



Last Modified:  21 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW YORK – A new anti-Islam advertisement campaign by a pro-Israel group has been criticized by New York Muslims and officials as outrageous , considering the hate campaign deeply offensive . “This is her usual schtick: anti-Muslim bigotry,” Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) communication director Ibrahim Hooper told ......



Last Modified:  21 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

DELHI – Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has condemned violence in the name of religion, clearing misconceptions about Islam’s Jihad as misinterpreted by extremists. Killing in the name of faith is unacceptable, the Nobel Pease prize winter told a meeting of India's religious leaders representing as many as nine different faiths......



Last Modified:  21 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Plans for a dream fight between British Muslim boxing champ Amir Khan and American undefeated Floyd Mayweather have been threatened by a new rising wave of anti-Muslim propaganda across the world. “Any Muslim fighter would be a hard sell to TV audiences in such a highp-rofile fight, especially should the situation escalate,” a ......



Last Modified:  21 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As the US rallies its allies to launch an all-out war on the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), conspiracy theories are running deep in Iraq, with Iraqis believing that the militant group is an invention of the CIA to allow the US interference in the area. “The Islamic State is a clear creation of the United S......



Last Modified:  21 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Making little distinction between Islam and terrorism, China has been waging relentless war on Islamic features in the Uighur Muslim community in Xinjiang, imposing an iron fist on prayers, veil, beards and mosques. “The police are everywhere,” one Uighur resident told The Washington Post team that failed to enter the iron curt......




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