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CAIRO – Hundreds of American Muslims attended the Oklahoma the state’s first Muslim Day at the Capitol on Friday to promote religious tolerance, only to be interrupted by hate protesters holding signs proclaiming the United States a Christian nation. “This is a day where we see Muslims sending a message of love, peace and understanding......





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Last Modified:  28 Feb 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Hundreds of American Muslims attended the Oklahoma the state’s first Muslim Day at the Capitol on Friday to promote religious tolerance, only to be interrupted by hate protesters holding signs proclaiming the United States a Christian nation. “This is a day where we see Muslims sending a message of love, peace and understanding......



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HELSINKI – For the first time ever, Finnish and German radio stations announced plans to broadcast the holy book of Qur’an in weekly sessions, accompanied by its translation and interpretation to increase people’s knowledge of Islam. “It’s nice to hear my translation be read aloud,” Professor Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, who translate......



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MONTREAL – A Canadian Muslim citizen was denied her right to litigate before a Montreal court after the judge said she has to take off her Islamic head outfit or she would not hear her case. “I felt that I'm not Canadian anymore,” Rania El-Alloul told CBC News on Thursday, February 26. El-Alloul appeared in a Quebec court last Tuesd......



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DELHI – Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s alleged remark on Mother Teresa that her service to the poor was aimed at bringing them to the fold of Christianity has sparked angry reactions from many sections of society in India. “Bhagwat’s remarks reflect his narrow-mindedness. Such remarks pose threat to religious......



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WASHINGTON – Taking on topics that affect Muslim Americans such as surveillance, racial profiling, online bullying, media bias, and mosque protests, a new sitcom has been announced by actor and writer Aasif Mandvi, bringing Muslim families closer to Americans. It began with Katie Couric saying that what Muslims need in America to fight bi......



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PARIS – Amid increasing feelings of insecurity among the religious minority, France unveiled an outline for new measures on Wednesday aimed at increasing security for the country's Muslim population as well as forging closer links with the community. We want to form the most representative forum possible, Interior Minister Bernard Cazene......



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CAIRO – Members of a grassroots Muslin group in the city of Edmonton, in the western Canadian province of Alberta, demonstrated a remarkable gesture of peace by handing out white flowers to passersby. “We’re handing out white roses and a saying to promote peace,” Marwa Farhat told Edmonton Journal as she handed out roses at Churchill......



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URUMQI – In another crackdown on religious freedoms, China has forced the imams of eastern Muslim majority district of Xinjiang to dance in the street, and swear to an oath that they will not teach religion to children as well telling them that prayer is harmful to the soul. During the incident, reported by World Bulletin on Monday, Februa......



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CAIRO – A French man who has thrown grenades at a mosque in western Paris has been sentenced to three years in prison, as mosque leaders asserted they have forgiven the man. The Muslim community condemned the anti-Islamic act but forgave the man, mosque's imam, Mohamed Lamaachi, told French newspaper Le Parisien, Local.fr reported on Thu......



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VIENNA – Amid huge criticism from the Muslim community, the Austrian parliament has passed controversial reforms to the country’s century-old law on Islam, adding more restrictions on mosques, imams and funding of worshipping houses. What we want is to reduce the political influence and control from abroad, Integration Minister Sebasti......



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CAIRO – Extremist Jewish nationalists have set a Greek Orthodox seminary building on fire in Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem) and vandalized an elementary school in Nablus on Thursday, one day after a similar group torched a mosque in Bethlehem. “At approximately 4:30 a.m. two people who were hiding their faces came from the east side of the......



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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......



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CAIRO – The US supreme court hears on Wednesday, February 25, the case of a young Muslim woman who was not hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch for donning a headscarf, the case which succeeded in uniting Christian, Muslim, Jewish and other religious organizations in support of the young woman. This is an extremely important iss......



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CAIRO – Australia Muslim women in Melbourne have been complaining of increasing verbal and physical abuse recently, planning interfaith events to share their concerns and offer safety solutions. If people really know what Islam is about then they would know there is no link between Islam and whatever is being portrayed in the media, Mead......



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LONDON – A new BBC poll has found the majority of UK Muslims are well integrated in Britain, with 95% saying they are loyal to Britain and a similar percentage stating their respect for British laws. There is no Islamic regulation or law that prevents integration, Mohammed Al Hakaroon, a Muslim student, told BBC on Wednesday, February 25......



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OHIO – An American Muslim has sued an Ohio gym in federal court, accusing its employees of violating his civil rights by barring him for praying in the locker room and threatening to kick him out if he did it again. “[Mohamed] Fall has observed others at LA Fitness engaged in religious prayer and related activities, such as making the si......



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WASHINGTON – In a new attack targeting Muslim, a mosque in Northeast Washington DC has been attacked and damaged, forcing fearful Muslim leaders to lock the doors of their worship houses. I don't like [installing the cameras]. When people are worshiping to put cameras,” Mohammed Mobaidin, who founded the mosque nearly 20 years ago, told......



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DELHI – In a district stricken with poverty, a series of Islamic madrassahs are offering Muslim and Hindu kids get good education, where students of both faiths can study both Islam and Hinduism. “We’re providing education to children belonging to poor background,” Dr. Talat Qureshi is the present chairperson and one of the patrons o......



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LONDON – Though opposing offensive cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the majority of UK Muslims said they reject violent reprisal attacks against publishers of these cartoons, maintaining their loyalty to Britain and British laws, a new survey said. There is no Islamic regulation or law that prevents integration, M......



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PARIS – French Muslim leaders boycotted a dinner hosted by the country's most prominent Jewish group on Tuesday, February 24, in reaction to its leader accusing young Muslims of being the source of all violent crimes. All violence, and we must say this, all violent acts today are committed by young Muslims, Roger Cukierman, the head of J......




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