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Belgian Muslims Decry Islamophobia

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BRUSSELS – Living for decades in Belgium, a growing number of Muslim women have been complaining for being excluded from the society because of their veil, blaming recent anti-niqab law for adding to their turmoil. “I’m looking for a job … and here in Belgium there is a new law we cannot work with our veil,” Hind, a 31-year-old Mor......





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Last Modified:  29 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT

BRUSSELS – Living for decades in Belgium, a growing number of Muslim women have been complaining for being excluded from the society because of their veil, blaming recent anti-niqab law for adding to their turmoil. “I’m looking for a job … and here in Belgium there is a new law we cannot work with our veil,” Hind, a 31-year-old Mor......



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CAIRO – Reviving calls to restore the stolen Palestinian history, Arab League chief has urged Arabs to regain thousands of Palestinian books and manuscripts which Israel has stolen over the past decades from 1948. “Arab countries face at this phase many serious challenges, some of which are clear through attempts to obliterate its Arab a......



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SYDNEY – A new national survey has found that a quarter of Australian population has a negative attitude towards Muslims, amid increasing racial attacks against the religious minority. “What we're finding is negativity towards Muslims is five times higher than towards Christians and Buddhists, so there's quite a significant issue there,�......



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DHAKA – Professor Ghulam Azam, a key name in the history of the Islamic movement of Bangladesh and Muslim world, died earlier this week at the age of 91, leaving behind a huge vacuum in the Islamic movement in Bangladesh. “Professor Ghulam Azam played a key role in the global Islamic movement in the world, I strongly believe that his dem......



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HALIFAX – Leaders of Canadian Muslim community in Halifax city in the eastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia have released a statement to condemn all terrorist attacks, warning Muslim to be vigilant about their safety after the latest attacks. On behalf of Canadian Muslims in Nova Scotia, our mosques in Halifax and its surroundings, we ......



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GAZA CITY – Surviving a war that killed more than 2000 civilians, a Palestinian artist has captured pain of thousands of Gazans who were forced to evacuate their homes with their children to escape death falling from Israeli warplanes. “These statues are a new form of art by giving form to the suffering of Gazans,” Iyyad Sabbah, the ar......



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TEL AVIV – A new decision by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon to ban Palestinians from using buses from Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem) to West Bank has sparked angry reactions as a clear indication on Israel’s apartheid, anti-Arab system. “They say we take up space on the bus, but we don’t ride for free. I have no problem, let th......



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BLOIS, France – French far-right National Front party has launched a new campaign against the growing appetite for kebab, seeing it as a sign of cultural “Islamization” of the country whose food is used as a metaphor for identity. The kebab is a bit of a reflection of all the problems with immigration and integration in France, Thiba......



Last Modified:  28 Oct 2014 04:47  GMT

TEL AVIV – A new decision by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon to ban Palestinians from using buses from Al-Aquds (occupied Jerusalem) to occupied West Bank has sparked angry reactions as a clear indication on Israel’s apartheid, anti-Arab system. “They say we take up space on the bus, but we don’t ride for free. I have no probl......



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WASHINGTON – Worried about the increasing reports of FBI pressures on mosque imams nationwide to inform on members of their congregations, a leading US Muslim advocacy group has urged imams to seek legal assistant from an attorney, whenever they are approached by officers. “American Muslim leaders and institutions should maintain positiv......



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CAIRO – A pastry shop in Saudi Arabia has been shut and its staff arrested after selling controversial cakes deemed offensive to Islam which used  anti-Islam flag promoted earlier this year by far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders. The arrests, made by Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, ......



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SRINAGAR – Twenty four years of on-going conflict in Indian administered Kashmir has not only taken thousands of lives, but also ripped hundreds of Muslim families apart, bringing up a new generation of psychologically traumatized young people. “Kashmir was known for social standards, but the present prevailing situation, while hitting o......



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BLOIS, France – French far-right National Front party has launched a new campaign against the growing appetite for kebab, seeing it as a sign of cultural “Islamization” of the country whose food is used as a metaphor for identity. The kebab is a bit of a reflection of all the problems with immigration and integration in France, Thiba......



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CAIRO – A new survey has found that US Muslims are becoming more engaged with politics, with about two-thirds of the religious minority planning to vote in the coming November elections and half of them are Democratic Party supporters against Republicans. “We’ve seen a general trend of Muslims slowly shifting toward the Democratic Part......



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KELANTAN – The first ever women-only netball competition has been held recently in northeast Malay heartland state of Kelantan, where players were required to dress decently with no men spectators allowed. “In fact, it was decided based on Allah’s laws and, therefore, should not be questioned by Muslims or non-Muslims,” Kelantan Yout......



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TUNIS – Initial results of Tunisia’s parliamentary elections have shown secular Nidaa Tounes party taking the lead in the vote followed by the Islamic Ennahda party, in a new shift to the political map of the North African country. “We have positive indications that Nidaa Tounes could be leading,” party leader Beji Caid Essebsi was q......



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CAIRO – President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won Brazil’s presidential re-election on Sunday night, October 26, after one of the closest, most aggressive campaigns in the country’s recent history. “I salute all those present and thank you all,” Rousseff said in her first address in front of a packed auditorium of supporters in Brasíl......



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CAIRO – A far-right rally in German western city of Cologne has turned violent after new-Nazis and hooligans attacked police forces cordoning the protest which left thirteen police officers injured and many arrested. “The law will be on hand in full force, but with appropriate restraint,” Rainer Wendt, chair of the German Police Union,......



Last Modified:  27 Oct 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – A new survey has found that US Muslims are becoming more engaged with politics, with about two-thirds of the religious minority planning to vote in the coming November elections and half of them are Democratic Party supporters against Republicans. “We’ve seen a general trend of Muslims slowly shifting toward the Democratic Part......



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CAIRO – Hundreds of Israeli leftists have announced their support to Spain's parliament plans to hold a vote on recognizing Palestine as a state, adding more pressure on the Israeli occupation. “Israel should recognize the state of Palestine … based on the June 4 1967 borders,” a group of a left-wing Israelis wrote in an online petit......




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