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Israel Attacks Gaza's UN Civilian Shelter

Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


GAZA – Israel attacked a UN school acting as a shelter in the northern Gaza strip at around half two on Thursday afternoon, July 24, killing at least 15 in the facility that shelter Palestinian women and children, Gaza health officials said. Such a massacre requires more than one hospital to deal with it, Ayman Hamdan, director of the Be......





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Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA – Israel attacked a UN school acting as a shelter in the northern Gaza strip at around half two on Thursday afternoon, July 24, killing at least 15 in the facility that shelter Palestinian women and children, Gaza health officials said. Such a massacre requires more than one hospital to deal with it, Ayman Hamdan, director of the Be......



Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Outraged by the incident of force feeding an Indian Muslim man fasting for Ramadan by an Indian lawmaker representing Ultra-nationalist Shiv Sena Party, Muslim leaders and opposition parties have demanded an investigation of the racial incident. The incident turns much controversial and inhuman as the victim of this barbaric act i......



Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

DHAKA – Preparing for the last round in Ramadan, a large number of Bangladeshi Muslims spend have started their annual i`tikaf in mosques throughout the country, amid hopes to meet Laylat Al-Qadr and gain the satisfaction of almighty Allah. “Main aim of I`tikaf is to gain of Allah’s forgiveness, final mercy and to find Laylat Al-Qadr b......



Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

TEL AVIV – TEL AVIV – In what many experts see as a blow to Israel's economy, US and European air carriers have halted flights to Israel, citing concern over  Hamas rockets fired from Gaza and hitting an area near Ben Gurion airport, as US Secretary of State John Kerry pushes for a Middle East truce in his visit to Israel on Wednesday,......



Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Residents of Maryland’s Harford County have been granted a special opportunity to members of the local Muslim community and learn more about Muslim culture and traditions during a special iftar during the holy month of Ramadan. I believe that education is the way that we will bring our communi......



Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW YORK – Twin racial attacks at Brooklyn mosque over the weekend have drawn the ire of the Muslim community and city officials who condemned the soaring anti-Mus......



Last Modified:  23 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

TEL AVIV – In a blow to Israel's economy, US and European air carriers halted flights to Israel citing concern over a Hamas rocket from Gaza that hit an area near Ben Gurion airport as US Secretary of State John Kerry pushed for a Middle East truce in his visit to Israel on Wednesday, July 23. The US Federal Aviation Administration prohibi......



Last Modified:  23 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

KOLKATA – The clock ticks towards the iftar time and the main street of the predominantly Muslim locality of Park Circus in Kolkata comes alive with a festive hustle and bustle of people, busily shopping their favorite Ramadan delicacies. Stalls lining both sides of the street are selling sliced seasonal fruits, boiled chickp-eas, vegetabl......



Last Modified:  23 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO –Amid escalating tension in French streets, President Francois Hollande met with religious leaders on Monday, July 21, as a part of the government’s effort......



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......




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