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CAIRO – Inaugurating France's largest Islamic conference, leaders of the French Muslim community have put marriage and family issues at the center of the gathering’s discussions, citing a rising controversy surrounding gay marriage and gender equality education in the European country. The themes always stick to the news. Marriage for a......





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Last Modified:  19 Apr 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Inaugurating France's largest Islamic conference, leaders of the French Muslim community have put marriage and family issues at the center of the gathering’s discussions, citing a rising controversy surrounding gay marriage and gender equality education in the European country. The themes always stick to the news. Marriage for a......



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CAIRO – For Nottingham Muslims and Christians, a 16-year-old annual walk for members of both faiths in their city is still bearing interfaith fruits of unity and cohesion. We have been doing this every Good Friday for 16 years,” Dr Musharraf Hussain, chief executive and chief imam at the Karimia Institute, told Nottingham Post on Saturd......



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CAIRO – A restaurant commercial depicting Jesus Christ as smoking marijuana and holding a sandwich has sparked outcry among Seattle residents, as the restaurant riffed off Easter falling on April 20, or 4/20, a day which indicates a pop-culture reference to cannabis consumption. “I’m not your moral guide in life, I’m selling burgers�......



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CAIRO – Muslims in Sacramento area in California are planning to share Easter’s joy with their Christian neighbors, delivering 300 gifts to the city’s church to spread the word of love and respect for all faiths. The gifts represent “a gesture of good will and a show of love and respect for our Christian brothers and sisters,” Irfa......



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20 March 2014 Ethnic Tatars in Crimea will be asked to vacate their land for resettlement elsewhere in the region, a top Crimea ...



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21 January 2013 European Union foreign ministers on Monday unanimously approved a joint military force to assist French and Afr ...



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CAIRO – Muslim leaders opened France's largest Islamic conference on Friday, April 18, amid a recent controversy surrounding the recent social debates in France regarding legalization of gay marriage and discussions on gender equality education in schools. From the point of view of the religious consciousness, marriage for all is somethin......



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ALGIERS – The camp of Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has claimed victory to a fourth term ahead of the announcement of official results on Friday, in a vote marred by low turnout and allegations of massive fraud. Our candidate is the winner, Abdelaziz Belkhadem, Bouteflika's personal representative, said without giving......



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CAIRO – A proposal to introduce Shari`ah-compliant loans for UK Muslim students has stirred mixed reactions among students amid rising tuition fees that are not affordable for many Muslim families. “My religion has to be more of a priority to me than my education,” Annesa Maryam from Manchester, who is among 40 case studies collated in......



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TOMASICA — Six months after Bosnia’s biggest mass grave was uncovered in Tomasica, local residents in the  Northwestern Bosnia district cannot bear much longer the smell of excavated corpses, where inadequate facilities have left dozens of decaying human remains in the air. We need a permanent solution,” said district attorney Ja......



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19 August 2013 Australian Muslim community leaders have voiced concerns about pressures they are facing from spy agencies, putt ...



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13 August 2013 Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced a re-elected Rudd Labor Government would contribute $3 million to enable ...



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TORONTO – Muslims across the world will commemorate Earth Day on Friday, April 18th, 2014, with the ‘Green Khutbah Campaign’ as religious leaders deliver a sermon to raise awareness on the environmental challenges facing humanity. “We are encouraging mosques, schools, universities and Islamic Institutions to devote their Friday Khutb......



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CAIRO – A video showing a wide diverse of British Muslims dancing enthusiastically in parks, at bus-stops, mosques, in Wembley stadium and even supermarkets has went viral on the famous video-sharing site YouTube, sparking mixed views on its content. “We Brits have a bad rep for being a bit stiff, but this video proves otherwise,” the ......



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ALGIERS — Algerians headed to polling stations on Thursday, April 17, to pick a president for the coming five years, amid opposition boycott and expectations that incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika would be re-elected for a fourth term. “Our country needs new blood,” Habiba, a woman voting in Algiers, told Reuters on Thursday, Ap......



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JAKARTA – Aiming to curb adultery in the world's most populous Muslim nation, an Indonesian province has enforced a law that obligates government employees to attend congregational prayers and religious sermons. “I have heard so many reports of married civil servants cheating. They have one girlfriend or boyfriend one day, and another th......



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CAIRO – Setting an example for religious education, a British Islamic high school has been ranked as the highest-achieving learning institute in Britain after receiving its third “outstanding” inspection in a row by Ofsted. “Having an Ofsted inspection is a stressful experience but it was most positive,” Hamid Patel, Principal of T......



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NEW YORK – A leading American Muslim advocacy group has welcomed the decision by New York Police Department to stop the undercover spying operation against the religious community, praising it as a first move in the right direction. “CAIR-NY welcomes the closing of the NYPD Zone Assessment Unit. This is an important first step,” the C......



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LONDON – Claims that a group of Muslims in Birmingham are making inroads to force out liberal and non-Muslim educators have been stocking anti-Muslim feelings across UK over the past month, amid an almost complete absence from the Muslim voice in media coverage. “I have been dismayed by the media coverage surrounding the “Trojan Horse�......



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LAGOS – Bombing in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja, in which more than 70 were killed, and unabated attacks in most parts of the northern region could stall elections next year and provoke further crises, analysts told OnIslam.net. From signals we are getting it is doubtful the next elections really would hold, Tunde Akanni, a university ......




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