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Media Fails Nigerians on Boko Haram Atrocities

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......





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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 ......



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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......



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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......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

Untitled Document (CAIRO) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died, the Kingdom’s state television reported early on Friday, Jan 23, and his brother Salman is now crowned the new king. State’s television, before the announcement, shifted to Quranic recitations, which signifies death of a senior royal, Reuters reported. King Abdullah, a......



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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s top religious body has ruled that pronouncing triple talaq (divorce) at once contradicts with the Islamic laws on marital issues, pressing the government to declare it a criminal offense punishable by the law. “Iterating the word Talaq (divorce) ‘thrice’ in a row is against the teachings of Islam,” Chairman......



Last Modified:  23 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Spreading fear among the religious minority, members of the far-right nationalist group Britain First have been roaming outside East London mosque, handing out anti-Islam leaflets to passersby in the area. “They came outside the mosque and unfurled a banner, and quickly moved on to Brick Lane,” a spokesman for the East London M......



Last Modified:  22 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

BERLIN – Despite of his trials to distance the anti-Islam movement from neo-Nazis, the head of Germany's Pegida has quit after a photo showing him apparently posing as Hitler emerged. Anyone in politics who poses as Hitler is either a total idiot or a Nazi, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel told Bild, taking the opportunity to reiterate the......



Last Modified:  22 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Seeing the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) as a threat to their faith, Japan Muslims have distanced their faith from the militant group which threated to execute two Japanese captives earlier this week. “The Muslims have long been misunderstood in Japan. An incident like this could further breed the illusion that Islam is a religi......



Last Modified:  22 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – For many young Muslims in France, Charlie Hebdo attacks offered a shock for many of them, after finding their identity as French citizens being suspended on embracing #JeSuisCharlie emblem and the offensive cartoons depicting their Prophet. You have to “be Charlie,” 18-year-old Maroi, a French Muslim student, told International......



Last Modified:  22 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s top religious body has ruled that triple talaq (divorce) in one contradicts with the Islamic laws on matrimonial issues, pressing the government to declare it a criminal offense punishable by the law. “Iterating the word Talaq (divorce) ‘thrice’ in a row is against the teachings of Islam,” Chairman Council ......



Last Modified:  22 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – British Muslim boxing champ Amir Khan has urged his fellow Muslims to defend their peaceful religion, fight terrorism and have bride in their culture. There is a time to hide behind a rock and a time to stand in the tall grass,” the former world champ, 28, told Daily Star. With what terrorists are doing to the image of Islam......



Last Modified:  22 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

PARIS – In exceptional measures to fight terrorism, France announced on Wednesday, January 21, plans to bolster counter-terrorism efforts, in a bid to curb extremism following Paris attacks that left 17 killed earlier this month. “Terrorism has struck our soil in an unprecedented way… and the threat of terrorism remains high. French ci......



Last Modified:  22 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – As anger over the new offending cartoons by Charlie Hebdo rages across the Muslim world, calls for boycotting French products have expanded among Arab youth, calling for avenging the Prophet. “It is necessary to boycott French food products and perfumes and hit the French economy because they are ignoring the feelings of Muslims ......




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