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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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Last Modified:  18 Apr 2014 03:47  GMT

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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CAIRO – A leading Indian Muslim scholar has called on Muslims to vote tactically to defeat Hindu nationalist Narendra Modim a day before the second phase of polling in western Uttar Pradesh and Rohilkhand. “Remember! Lack of unity and division of votes against communal forces is in fact helping them,” Jamiat Ulema Hind (JUH) president ......



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FORT COLLINS, Colorado – Planning a series of events across the whole week, Muslim students at Colorado State University hope to offer students a closer look onto diversity within Islam as well as correcting misconceptions about their faith. “Islam is very diverse,” Moonier Said, senior studying English and philosophy of religion, told......



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CAIRO – Combating misconceptions about Islam, a French Muslims globe trotter has started a five-year-tour form the Far East to his home country to capture a film series that aims to show the true-face of Islam. “I was in Malaysia when the controversial film about the Prophet Mohammed was released. Also, in France on the anniversary of 9/......



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Australia's Long-Awaited Islamic Museum opens its Doors 3 March 2014



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LONDON – A month after its launch, Muslim inheritance guideline, issued by UK’s Law Society to assist solicitors understand Shari`ah laws concerning Muslims wills, is still raising debates across Britain, amid accusations it allows elements of Shari`ah law to infiltrate the country’s legal system. “There has been so much media hype o......



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WASHINGTON – For many astronomers, the occurrence of blood moon eclipse on Tuesday, April 15, is a natural phenomenon that is worthy of examination. The concept is very much different for some Christians who see the phenomenon as a sign that Jesus will return to earth and Armageddon. “When you see these signs, the Bible says, lift up you......




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