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Basketball Legend: Islam Is Religion of Peace

Last Modified:  26 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT


WASHINGTON – A Muslim basketball legend has defended his comments after Chralie Hebdo attacks earlier this month, asserting that Islam is a religion of peace which extremists use as a mask to cover their crimes. Islam is a religion of peace, Islam does not tolerate wanton murder,” basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told NBC “Meet T......





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Last Modified:  26 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – A Muslim basketball legend has defended his comments after Chralie Hebdo attacks earlier this month, asserting that Islam is a religion of peace which extremists use as a mask to cover their crimes. Islam is a religion of peace, Islam does not tolerate wanton murder,” basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told NBC “Meet T......



Last Modified:  26 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

KOLKATA – Facing growing persecution at the hands of Hindu extremists, India Muslims and Christians have shared hopes that the US President Barack Obama would raise the issue with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his ongoing visit to India. “The minorities are feeling threatened and insecure now more than ever before,” Fr......



Last Modified:  26 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

ISLAMABAD – Months after being forced to abandon their villages after Pakistani army operations against militant groups, hundreds of thousands of Pakistani refugees from Khyber Agency tribal area were promised to return to their homes next month. “The internally displaced persons will start returning home from the middle of February,” ......



Last Modified:  26 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – French director Isabelle Matic has announced her decision to revert to Islam on her FaceBook account, making the unexpected announcement only a few days after Charlie Hebdo Paris attacks. “Today, I passed through the first pillar of Islam. There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Prophet,” Matic said in a message posted on......



Last Modified:  25 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

NEW DELHI – Calls to perform prayers to the Hindu goddess of Knowledge in the schools in the city of Ahmedabad, the largest city in Gujarat state, have sparked Muslim condemnations, seeing them as an attempt to impose the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s Hindu nationalist program. I am troubled by the Government of Gujarat's circular cal......



Last Modified:  25 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

DELHI – Targeting tens of millions of India Muslims, halal products have been gaining ground in India recently, with more companies seeking the halal certification to access the increasing market worldwide. “We are happy with the way halal products are coming in the market. It is easy for us to buy and use them,” Imad Ahmed a devout Mu......



Last Modified:  25 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – Facing dozens of violent threats since the release of the ‘American Sniper’ film, US Muslims and Arabs have called on the film crew to denounce its hateful language that promotes discrimination and hostility. It is our opinion that you could play a significant role in assisting us in alleviating the danger we are facing,�......



Last Modified:  25 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

VATICAN CITY – Amid growing tensions worldwide, Pope Francis has praised dialogue between Muslims and Christians as an effective antidote to violence, in a bid to bid to bridge gaps between followers of the two Abrahamic faiths. “Perhaps now more than ever such a need is felt, because the most effective antidote against all forms of viol......



Last Modified:  25 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Lady Warsi has blasted the UK coalition government over its failure to engage with the Muslims community, blaming their approach for fueling anti-Islam resentment among Britons. “For nearly six years… governments have adopted a policy of non-engagement with a wide range of Muslim community organizations and activists,” Warsi ......



Last Modified:  25 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Germany’s largest Muslim council has warned of the growing anti-Muslim hostility in the European country, where numerous Islamophobic attacks take place on a daily basis, spreading fear among the religious minority. Insults against Muslims, often women with a headscarf, vandalism against mosques and violence against imams have b......



Last Modified:  24 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

LAGOS – Facing accusations of lethargy and cold reporting on the atrocities of the Boko Haram, the Nigerian media has been urged to make professionalism and patriotism their priorities in the reporting of the ongoing insurgency in the northeast. No lethargy from the media so to speak, though there is extreme low professionalism. What is h......



Last Modified:  24 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

LILONGWE – As HIV and AIDS continue to wreak havoc in Malawi, the Muslim community in the country has rolled of a micro—finance project to empower Muslim women living with the pandemic in the highly impoverished Southern African nation. “The HIV and AIDS pandemics have greatly affected the Muslim community in Malawi,” Abdul Azizi Yas......



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CAIRO – UK teachers’ unions and anti-racism groups have warned that the rise of anti-Muslim sentiments in schools would foster an atmosphere of “uncertainty and fear” among Muslim students, amid government's failure to tackle the issue. “We are seeing more incidents of racialized language and bullying against Muslim children in sch......



Last Modified:  24 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – As German Muslims suffer a broad rise in Islamophobia, the leaders of Social Democratic Party (SPD) have called for creating a contract with the religious minority to “officialize” their community in Europe's largest economy. “We are telling them 'you are a part of this city, you are at home here,'” Social Democratic Party ......



Last Modified:  24 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PARIS – France's top court upheld on Friday, January 23, a ruling that strips the nationality of a Franco-Moroccan man over terrorism charges, in a rare ruling that sparked controversy on human rights. “The Constitutional Court noted that people having acquired French nationality and those to whom French nationality was given at birth ar......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Reinforcing secular rules, France’s education minister has announced new measures to enshrine democratic values and religions’ respect in schools, following Paris attacks that left 17 killed earlier this month. Schools were inevitably in the “front line” of the fight against intolerance and hatred. “But schools are not so......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

RIYADH – Salman bin Abdulaziz has become Saudi Arabia’s king and Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz was declared the Crown Prince after king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz passed away early on Friday at the age of 90. Here follows a short biography of Saudi Arabia new king.   Salman bin Abdulaziz is Abdullah’s third heir to the throne who was ......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

MOSCOW – In a new crackdown on Islamic literature, Russia has banned a new book on the detailed life of first Caliph in Islam, Abu Bakr Siddique (may Allah Be pleased with him), claiming it contains references to hatred and hostility towards non-Muslims. “The book contains references to hatred and hostility against non-Muslims and shifts......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – As world leaders mourned the Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, thousands poured into the Grand Mosque in Riyadh to pay tribute to the late king and attend funeral prayer led by his successor King Salman. “We mourn the death of one of the most notable leaders of the Arab Nation and Muslim Nation who generously ......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – An Islamophobia monitoring group has warned that the biased media coverage fosters divisions and racism in the French speaking province of Quebec, especially following Paris attacks that victimized Muslims cross Europe. What is new really is that it’s in the schools,” Adil Charkaoui, coordinator of the Collectif Québécois Co......




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