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Israel Shells Dozens of Gaza Mosques

Last Modified:  22 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


GAZA CITY – Amid international efforts to end the two-week conflict in Gaza, Israel shelled five mosques in the besieged strip on Tuesday, July 22, killing at least seven Palestinians and injuring dozens. “Israeli air, naval and ground attacks have killed 590 Palestinians in Gaza, including 160 children and 77 women,” Health Ministry s......





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Last Modified:  22 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – Amid international efforts to end the two-week conflict in Gaza, Israel shelled five mosques in the besieged strip on Tuesday, July 22, killing at least seven Palestinians and injuring dozens. “Israeli air, naval and ground attacks have killed 590 Palestinians in Gaza, including 160 children and 77 women,” Health Ministry s......



Last Modified:  22 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – A leading international human rights group has accused FBI of trapping US Muslims into terrorist attacks, by planning and even funding numerous sting operations after the 9/11 attacks. Far from protecting Americans, including American Muslims, from the threat of terrorism, the policies documented in this report have diverted ......



Last Modified:  22 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

HOUSTON – Showing a glimpse of Muslim generosity during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, three hundred donors and volunteers attended an emergency fundraising iftar dinner in Houston, Texas, raising approximately $155,000 in relief for Palestinian orphans. “We felt compelled to do something for the children in Palestine, and (our donor......



Last Modified:  22 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

LAMU – Muslim leaders have vehemently criticized imposing a 12-hour curfew during the last week of Ramadan in Kenya's Lamu County over security precautions, deeming it a setback for the freedom of worship in the restive African country. “The Inspector General should have considered the religious obligations Muslims have on the holy month......



Last Modified:  21 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – Israel shelled a hospital in the central Gaza Strip on Monday, July 21, killing five people and wounding at least 70, among them doctors and medical staff. “Staff at al Aqsa hospital was evacuating the wounded after the attack. Chaotic ambulance traffic jam coming in and picking up,” ABC News' Alexander Marquardt reported o......



Last Modified:  21 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

SRINAGAR – Despite scrunching heat and long days, young Kashmiri Muslims have dared hot summer days to fast the holy month of Ramadan, gathering everyday to recite the Holy Qur’an and pray for peace and prosperity of trouble-torn valley. “Every day we fix timings how to spend it and the schedule becomes so busy one does not feel hungry......



Last Modified:  21 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Malaysia’s top mufti has declared Muslim victims in Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 downed over Eastern Ukraine last Thursday as martyrs. “Afterlife martyrs mean if we can identify the dead, we have to go through the funeral rites like any other deaths,” Kedah Mufti Sheikh Muhamad Baderudin said in a report by news portal Astro......



Last Modified:  21 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

BRUSSELS – Spreading its message among Belgian Muslims, a new organization for Belgian Muslim reverts has hosted an iftar at Brussels’ Islamic and Cultural Centre as a part of its efforts to engage Muslim reverts in their local Muslim community. “If you learn about Islam, it is not about killing and violence. But it is to care for peop......



Last Modified:  21 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

OKLAHOMA CITY – Showcasing the true spirit of giving in the holy fasting month of Ramadan, scores of fasting Muslim volunteers have participated in sorting food at Oklahoma food bank as they abstained from food and water from dawn to dusk. Ramadan is the holy month of Muslims. It's 30 days, Adam Soltani, the executive director of the Cou......



Last Modified:  21 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Muslim student has been ranked as France’s top high school student, presenting a role model of active French Muslims who have been suffering from Islamophobia and negative portrayals in the French media over the past years. “I am so proud of my marks,” Myriam Bourhail, from the Picardy town of Villers-Cotterêts, told The N......



Last Modified:  20 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

TUNIS – Tunisia has ordered a crackdown on mosques and radio stations accused of being associated with conservative groups following the killing of 14 army soldiers in two checkpoints this week. The prime minister has decided to close immediately all the mosques that are not under the control of the authorities, and those mosques where th......



Last Modified:  20 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As a new tragedy hit Malaysia Airlines, families of the Muslim victims of Flight 17 that crashed last Thursday over Ukraine lands controlled by pro-Russia separatists are concerned about the burial and funeral rituals for their dear one whose bodies were left to decompose in area hit by tensions. I feel the same pain they feel, J......



Last Modified:  20 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – In a new Israeli massacre in Gaza, more than 50 Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured after Israel shelled a residential area in the northeast Gaza district of Al-Shujaya on Sunday, July 20. “Did you see Ahmed?” “Did you see my wife?” anguished cries echoed through the courtyard of Gaza's Shifa hospital, Reuters......



Last Modified:  20 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW DELHI – Every year, as India Muslim prepare for observing Ramadan, many Hindus share these preparations to partake in the fasting of the holy month that holds special significance not only for Muslims but also for many Hindus. “I have been keeping fast during Ramadan for the last 14 years. It gives me inner strength,” Sunil Shrivas......



Last Modified:  20 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

TULSA – A visitor to Tulsa city in the North-west American state of Oklahoma this Ramadan will see a unique unity between Islamic and Christian groups, gathered to offer help, food and care to hundreds of the city homeless. “We thought it would be a fun thing to do during Ramadan because it’s in the spirit of our faith to feed others,�......



Last Modified:  19 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

ROME – The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has released its annual Ramadan message to the world Muslims, calling for genuine fraternity between followers of the two faiths to promote mutual respect and friendship. “Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters in the one human family, created by the One God,�......



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Last Modified:  19 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

LILONGWE – Taking advantage of the spirit of sharing among Muslims during the Holy month of Ramadan, hordes of needy Christians are flocking to various designated iftar distribution centers alongside their Muslim counterparts amid the deteriorating standards of living in the southern African nation. “In most of the centers designated for......



Last Modified:  19 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Tens of thousands of angry protests marched against Gaza ground invasion of Gaza strip on Saturday, July 19, demanding justice and freedom for Palestine and an end to Israeli war in the tiny besieged strip. London has already shown its outrage at Israel's attacks on the mostly refugee population of Gaza, with people turning out ......



Last Modified:  19 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

NAIROBI – For Kenyan Muslims, this year's Ramadan has been spiced up by an exciting and tightly-fought Qur’an competition that saw hundreds of children trying to outdo each other in the art of reciting and memorizing of the holy book. I really enjoyed listening to those children reciting Allah’s book so artfully and with melodious voi......




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