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CAIRO – Twenty years on the world’s worst genocide, the Muslim community in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, have visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, paying tributes to the genocide victims and showing solidarity with survivors. “We came here to pay respects to those who lost their lives during the Genocide as well as show solidar......



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SRINAGAR – Twenty-four years of turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir could not change much in the political landscape in the India-controlled district, with voters remaining divided on candidates, amid rising calls to boycott elections as a “sham”. “We have now understood the power of vote and this time we will ensure the election of sincere......



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MOSCOW – Courting Muslim Tatars who opposed Crimea’s annexation to Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to officially rehabilitate the Crimean Tatars and other ethnic minorities in the Black Sea peninsula. “We must make sure that as part of Crimea’s integration into Russia, Crimean Tatars are rehabilitated and......



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CAIRO – Almost a year after his father's reversion to Islam, the son of a former anti-Islam Dutch politician, Arnoud Van Doorn, has reverted to Islam after studying the holy Qur'an. “I bear witness that there is no God to be worshipped but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is His servant and last messenger,” Is......



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CAIRO – British teachers have accused education inspectors from Ofsted of inappropriate behavior in their investigations over an alleged Islamist takeover plot, saying they were facing downgrading threats for not teaching anti-terrorism courses. “The Ofsted team were going to the staff of the school and saying: 'We're going to fail you.'......



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JOHANNESBURG  – South African Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu has warned that the Central African Republic (CAR) is on the brink of genocide , urging its citizens to end the political turmoil that has ended the lives of hundreds of civilians. “The country stands on the brink of genocide; some would say it has already commenced,��......



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CAIRO – A so-called Islamic school for transgender and bisexual students has reopened its doors in Yogyakarta, Java, with the declared goal of introducing Islamic education for all regardless of their sexual orientation. “Everyone has the right to observe their religion in their own way,” Yogyakarta Abdul Muhaimin, advisory board membe......



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JOHANNESBURG – Thousands of Muslim devotees from South Africa and abroad have thronged to attend the annual Ijtima gathering in Johannesburg, testing a mood of spirituality and serenity with their brothers from around the world. I feel spiritually uplifted already, Jafar Kandulu, a Muslim from Malawi, told Anadolu Agency inside the gathe......



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26 November 2013 News outlets around the world reported this weekend that Angola had banned Islam and had begun to dismantle ...



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13 April 2014 Teams of inspectors are to be sent into dozens of schools over fears that children are being “r ...



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25 November 2013 The southern African nation Angola has ordered the closure all mosques, effectively illegalising the practice ...



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BOSTON – Commemorating the first anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing, leaders of Boston Muslim community have joined an interfaith prayer vigil, sending an out loud message against the attacks that shocked the society a year ago. “We were afflicted by the tragedy that tried to extinguish the spirit of our marathon, that tried to shake......



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LILONGWE ― The Muslim community in Malawi have been calling for the re-activation of capital punishment in the country’s legal system as a deterrent to a rising wave of crime rate in the southern African nation. “Ever since the adoption of the new political order in 1993, post - democratic governments in the country have not respected ......



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PATNA – Popularly known as Bihar’s Osama Bin Laden, Muslim social activist Meraj Khalid Noor has announced his plans to contest in the running general elections, contesting from Varanasi against Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime minister candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). I have decided to contest polls against Modi fro......



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JERUSALEM — Israeli Police has banned UN peace envoy from joining pre-Easter celebrations in Jerusalem, an incident that highlights the escalating restrictions on Christians’ access to the old city during the holy week. “It became really dangerous because there was a big crowd and I was pushed against a metal fence the police put up th......



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CAIRO – Away from an image of religious division that sticks to Nigeria, a leading Muslim group has sent a warm congratulation message to the country’s Christian population, wishing them a pleasant Easter holiday season. “The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA)… conveys, by this letter, its message of felicitations a......



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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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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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