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Muslim Player Penalized for Praying

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CAIRO – An American Muslim footballer has been penalized for prostrating after scoring a sixp-oint touchdown in Kansas City Chiefs win over the New England Patriots, sparking condemnations over the unjustified penalty. “If I get a pick, I’m going to prostrate before God in the end zone,” Husain Abdullah, a devout Muslim player, told ......





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Last Modified:  30 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – An American Muslim footballer has been penalized for prostrating after scoring a sixp-oint touchdown in Kansas City Chiefs win over the New England Patriots, sparking condemnations over the unjustified penalty. “If I get a pick, I’m going to prostrate before God in the end zone,” Husain Abdullah, a devout Muslim player, told ......



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TORONTO – The Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA) and the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) have announced the public launch of a 38p-age handbook for Canadian Muslim communities about radicalization towards violent extremism. “We heard and responded to a pressing need to understand and evaluate the nature, origin, cause......



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CAIRO – Concerned about the increase of Islamophobia in the Australian community, a church will be hosting interfaith events over the coming weeks, using a noticeboard that says “Muslims Welcome here”. “We want to promote the understanding that while there are, and probably always will be, differences between religions the best way t......



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MELBOURNE – A Muslim woman has been assaulted and racially abused before being thrown from a moving Melbourne train, as anti-Muslim sentiment hit new highs in once-tolerant Australia. “An assault like this has a massive effect on the victim,” Detective Senior Constable Michael Potter was quoted by 9News on Monday, September 29. “I......



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CAIRO – As the winter approaches, Muslim students at Michigan State University have launched a new event titled “Project Downtown” to offer the homeless a free meal and reach out to the wider community. “What we do is we make sandwiches for the homeless,” psychology sophomore and volunteer chair for Project Downtown Amal Mohamed to......



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ANKARA – A leading Turkish humanitarian organization has announced plans to send a fifth of the country’s Udhiyah to needy families in Gaza and Syria, offering devastated families a hope of a better `Eid Al-Adha. “Thousands of people are left homeless. There are orphans and women without husbands,” Yavuz Dede, Vice President of Turke......



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CAIRO – Attempts by a Tasmanian senator to ban burqa, worn by Muslim women, has been widely criticized by Australian Muslims and the state officials who considered it “unconstitutional”. “A law banning the burqa per se throws up constitutional red flags and may well be struck down under section 116,” legal expert George Williams to......



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JEDDAH – A new hajj guide app has been introduced by the Indian consulate in Jeddah to offer help to thousands of pilgrims in overcrowded hajj rituals, prompting the Saudi government to study expanding it to pilgrims from other countries. “The Indian Haji Accommodation Locater App has been a huge success and in fact the Saudi Ministry of......



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DHAKA – Bangladeshi would-be pilgrims have been complaining of increasing security restrictions imposed by the government on hajj visas and travel, seeing the government’s monopoly of hajj airfare as shattering the dreams of many aspiring pilgrims. “We have filed a case in court to open the third carrier for Hajj pilgrims,” Ibrahim B......



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PARIS – Feeling scapegoated for the actions of an extremist minority, French Muslims have decided to take a clear stand against Islamophobia, adopting the notion “stop asking me to apologize”. “These [Islamist] men and women do not worship the God that I worship and I doubt they know him at all,” researcher Moussa Bourekba, who wri......



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CAIRO – A ruling by a Kenyan court to ban hijab in a church-sponsored school has outraged Muslim parents and scholars, who deemed the ruling a setback for the freedom of worship in the Eastern African country. “In our religion, all girls who have reached puberty have to cover all their body except the face. This is to encourage self disc......



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DAMASCUS – Al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria, has vowed to retaliate against the US-led airstrikes, which have targeted their positions alongside key installations for the so-called Islamic State (ISIL). “We are in a long war. This war will not end in months nor years,” group spokesman Abu Firas al-Suri said as cited by Re......



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DUSHANBE, Tajikistan – Working fervently to curb criticism to the secular government, Tajikistan’s top Muslim scholar has issued a fatwa against criticism of the country’s regime, putting it as a “great sin”. “The Islamic center of Tajikistan has passed a new special Fatwa according to which criticism of the ruling powers will be......



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OKLAHOMA – Reports claiming that the man accused of beheading a female coworker has recently reverted to Islam has alarmed Oklahoma Muslims who were quick to denounce the horrible crime as against Islam. “If he believed in his sick and twisted mind that the faith was a motivator, then he's absolutely wrong,” Adam Soltani, the executive......



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CAIRO – As world Muslims flock to the holy lands in Makkah to perform the life-time journey of hajj, a prominent Indian Muslim leader has urged pilgrims to pray for world peace and stability during the largest human gathering on earth. “We have to pray to God, the creator of universe, to solve problems facing people all over the world to......



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PARIS – Feeling scapegoated for the actions of an extremist minority, French Muslims have decided to take a clear stand against Islamophobia, adopting the notion “stop asking me to apologize”. “These [Islamist] men and women do not worship the God that I worship and I doubt they know him at all,” researcher Moussa Bourekba, who wri......



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CAIRO – Firearm shots at two Muslim families’ house and car on Brisbane have added to Australian Muslim concerns over the rise of Islamophobia in the community, the attacks which added to the religious community’s feeling of insecurity in their home country. “For all we know it could be a hate crime, but we would like to wait until t......



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NAIROBI – A new report by an international think-tank has called on the Kenya government to urgently address current and historical injustices against the Muslim community in the country, which are driving some youths to join outlawed groups like Al Shabaab. Across the spectrum of Kenyan Muslim opinion, there is a clear message: as well a......



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BANDA ACEH – A new law approving caning as a punishment for homosexuality and extra-marriage sexual relationships was approved on Saturday, September 27, in the Indonesian province of Aceh. Qanun jinaya is part of the implementation of Islamic sharia in Aceh and it's been much anticipated by Acehnese who want to apply it in its entirety, ......



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CAIRO – As the US-led forces continue their airstrikes on the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, the exodus of Syrians to Turkey has increased amid fighters’ advance to Kurdish area. “People don’t know what’s going on,” Ahmad Al-Jader, a former Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighter from Jarabulus, told The I......




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