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Last Modified:  22 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT

.artmainimage{display:none;} CAIRO – A video showing a social experiment on Islamophobia in New York streets has sparked angr......



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TORONTO, Ont. – Muslim leaders are condemning the recent attack on two Canadian soldiers at a mall parking lot near Montreal which left one soldier dead and another injured. Canadian Muslims denounce this appalling attack and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, Ihsaan Gardee, Executive Director of the Nation......



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CAIRO – A Malaysian official in the northeast Malay heartland state of Kelantan has told non-Muslims to respect Friday prayer by-law that fines and jails Muslim men who skip the weekly congregation for three consecutive times, after facing criticism from a legal group. “Many parties are now trying to question Muslim rituals,” Ahmad Yak......



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AL-QUDS – Reports about Israeli plans to divide Al-Aqsa Mosque compound between Muslims and Jews have sparked angry condemnations from Palestinian officials, who called for holding an emergency Arab and Islamic summit to discuss the worrying development. “Israel is racing against time to legitimize storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compou......



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PARIS – A French Muslim has developed a new “halal test” to allow customers to detect the presence of pork or alcohol in the meals served to them in restaurants and packed food.



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PARIS – A decade after a 2004 hijab ban, veiled Muslim women in France have been struggling against misconceptions, rights violation and Islamophobic attack to get social acceptance in the community, with some of them seeing immigration as the only solution for a better life.. I am telling myself that my future is maybe not here, Sarah B......



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CAIRO – Leaders of Australia Muslim community have strongly condemned the threats made against their country by fighters of the so-called “Islamic State” or ISIL, deploring the group’s use of Islam as a “cover” for their atrocities. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms any threat against Australians and reiterate the pos......



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LAGOS – Reports about the recently sealed agreement between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram have been raising many doubts among Nigerians, questioning the authenticity of the deal propagated as putting an end to the bloody conflict in the West African country. “The whole thing is a farce. The truce is fake,” Shehu Sani, a civil ......



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KUALA LUMPUR ― The Malaysian authorities have launched a probe into an event inviting Malaysians to touch and pat a dog, after it raised condemnations from religious scholars in the Muslim-majority country as trying to legalize something that was clearly “haram” in Islam. “It simultaneously can lead to public anxiety, especially amon......



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MONTREAL – Canadian police has shot down a man who ran over two soldiers in Quebec, announcing later that he has become “radicalized” recently without giving further details. The individual who struck the two (Canadian Armed Forces) members with his car is known to federal authorities, including the Integrated National Security Enforc......



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CAIRO – Leaders of Australia Muslim community have strongly condemned the threats made against their country by fighters of the so-called “Islamic State” or ISIL, deploring the group’s use of Islam as a “cover” for their atrocities. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms any threat against Australians and reiterate the pos......



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TORONTO – Showcasing the rich Islamic cultural contributions to the world, Toronto Muslim community groups have combining efforts to participate in Islamic History Month in Canada (IHNC) held annually in October. “Bridge-building with understanding is one of the goals of IHMC,” states the IHMC website. “More importantly, at a time......



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MOSCOW – After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has opened its doors to thousands of Muslim tourists, luring them with halal restaurants and Muslim-friendly resorts in a bid to cap into the growing industry of halal tourism. “Due to the fall in the number of visitors from the EU and the US, the Russian tourist industry has starte......



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PARIS – A Muslim woman donning the traditional Islamic face-veil, known as Burqa or Niqab, has been expelled from a Paris opera house after the singers refused to perform if she did not remove her veil. Some performers said they didn't want to sing, the opera house's deputy director Jean-Philippe Thiellay told Agence France Presse (AFP) ......



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CAIRO – An increasing number of Muslims in Scotland are claiming to be “possessed” by jinn, raising psychiatrists concern, thus calling for a faith-based support to offer an inclusive treatment for the patients.. “Many of the women who initially contact us want relationship counseling but after a few sessions they highlight the issue......



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CAIRO – A US Muslim woman will be honored on Monday, October 20, at the White House for her distinguished work on helping people to enroll in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. Khadija Gurnah is the Program Manager for the American Muslim Health Professionals’ (AMHP) Affordable Care Act outreach and enrollment efforts,......



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CAIRO – A decision by religious authorities in northeast Malay heartland state of Kelantan to imprison men who skip Friday prayers three weeks consecutively without a reason for one year has been criticized by rights activists as threatening people’s religious freedom. “The serious repercussion of such an excessive and overkill law to ......



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JAKARTA – Amid celebratory atmospheres in the world’s most populous Muslim state, Indonesia’s Joko Widodo was sworn in on Monday, October 20, as president, with high hopes among supporters to bring national reconciliation and change. Unity and working hand in hand are prerequisites for us to be a great nation. We will never become a g......



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GAZA CITY – With their houses destroyed in the latest Israeli war on the besieged strip, the arrival of winter rains have not brought any joy to the people of Gaza strip, who found themselves struggling to  protect their children from flooded roofs and roads. This is exactly what we have feared; that the rain season will begin before......



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SYDNEY – A decision by Australia’s parliament house to reverse a previous ban on the face-veil worn by Muslim women has been widely welcomed by the opposition and rights group after a public outcry to lift the ban. “What possessed them to think that segregation was a good idea,” Labor opposition frontbencher Tony Burke told Agence F......




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