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Boko Haram Threatens Emir of Kano

Last Modified:  18 Dec 2014 04:48  GMT


KANO – In a direct threat to Nigeria’s second highest Muslim leader, Boko Haram leader has threatened the Emir of Kano for calling on Nigerians to defend themselves against the Islamist militant group. “You Sanusi I am talking to you, it is too late for you the Emir of Kano and the Emir of bank,” a man dressed in combat fatigues and ......





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Last Modified:  18 Dec 2014 04:48  GMT

KANO – In a direct threat to Nigeria’s second highest Muslim leader, Boko Haram leader has threatened the Emir of Kano for calling on Nigerians to defend themselves against the Islamist militant group. “You Sanusi I am talking to you, it is too late for you the Emir of Kano and the Emir of bank,” a man dressed in combat fatigues and ......



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AMSTERDAM – Dutch public prosecutors announced on Thursday, December 18, that far-right politician Geert Wilders will face charges of incited hatred against Moroccans in his controversial speech last March. Prosecutors said Wilders faces a trial on charges of insulting a group of people based on race and incitement to discrimination and ......



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CAIRO – People of Auckland city in North New Zealand will come together on Friday to show support of Muslim woman by hosting an event that encourages women to don headscarves for the day, in a show of solidarity to the religious community expected to face backlash after Sydney siege. “We want to stand in solidarity with women who may be ......



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NEW YORK – The Palestinian-drafted resolution for ending Israeli occupation has been formally submitted to the 15-member United Nations Security Council by Jordan, a few hours after European parliament approved a compromise resolution to recognize Palestinian statehood. We will continue negotiating with all of them and with the Americans ......



Last Modified:  17 Dec 2014 04:48  GMT

TORONTO – A Canadian Muslim girl’s feelings of confusion after donning hijab in high school have vanished after joining university, seeing the Islamic headscarf as giving her a unique personality in the non-Muslim country. “When I wear hijab, I feel I have a blanket over my dignity and body that protects me from harm. … It’s not a ......



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CAIRO –Hearing the news of the Sydney café siege, Australian Muslims rushed to line up to help authorities on Monday, offering to negotiate with the gunman to free innocent hostages. We wanted to help in any way we could, we also saw it as our duty to do that, a spokesman for the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, told S......



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LILONGWE – In response to growing levels of intolerance and prejudice towards Islam, Malawian Muslims have been lobbying other faith groups to embrace the concept of “peaceful co-existence”, to prevent any likelihood of serious religious conflicts in the southern African nation. “There has been a rise in levels of intolerance towards......



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VIENNA – Criticizing the new amendments introduced to the Austrian Islamic law, Muslim leaders revealed they have collected 200,000 signatures against the bill that violates Muslims’ rights, accusing it of considering Muslims as second class citizens. “It is unacceptable that the government sent the bill to parliament without consultin......



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LAHORE – As Pakistan Taliban claimed the responsibility for the bloody attack on Peshawar school yesterday, many questions are now posed on what drove the militant group into carrying out such inhumane and barbaric attack on innocent children, amid expectations for more attacks after being successfully divided by the Pakistani army. “The......



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NAIROBI – In Kenya's latest security crackdown, hundreds of non-governmental organization (NGOs) have been closed under the pretext of fighting terrorism, a move seen as an attempt to silence critics. “The government is acting in anger which is very wrong,” Hussein Khalid, executive director of Haki Africa, a civil rights organization ......



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LONDON – Fearing extended Chinese influence on the centuries-old religious position, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has announced he would rather be the last person the take spiritual post than see it pass to a “stupid” successor. “The Dalai Lama institution will cease one day. These man-made institutions will cease,” the ......



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KENNESAW – Following long debates, the Kennesaw City Council approved on Monday an Islamic center to open in a retail center in a suburban Atlanta city, Georgia, reversing an earlier decision to deny the request. “This is not life and death. We’ve been living in this neighborhood for 15 years. Have you ever seen us getting into trouble......



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DRESDEN – Reflecting a worrying increase in xenophobia, thousands of people marched through the eastern German city of Dresden in an anti-Islam demonstration on Tuesday, amid politicians’ warnings that Germans were falling prey to anti-immigration sentiments. “The people are with us!” Lutz Bachmann, movement called “Patriotic Europ......



Last Modified:  16 Dec 2014 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – A New York Muslim schoolboy has become a success story for his peers, after making tens of millions of dollars by trading stocks during his lunch breaks at high school. “What makes the world go round?” Mohammed Islam, only 17, asked in the interview with New York Magazine. “Money. If money is not flowing, if businesses don......



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PESHAWAR – Tens of school children were killed in massive Taliban attack on an army-run school in Peshawar early on Tuesday, December 16, in what Taliban designated as a revenge for the killing of hundreds of innocent tribesmen during repeated army operations. “There has been an incident of firing at Army Public School in Peshawar. Troop......



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CAIRO – Hearing the news of the Sydney café siege, Australian Muslims rushed to line up to help authorities on Monday, offering to negotiation with the gunman to free innocent hostages. We wanted to help in any way we could, we also saw it as our duty to do that, a spokesman for the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, tol......



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PARIS – Infamous French writer Michel Houellebecq has sparked new outrage after announcing that his next novel is about future where a Muslim party wins the presidency, sparking criticism as provocative. Houellebecq has invented a new concept: the literature of the troll. But how do we obey the adage: 'Don't feed the troll'? tweeted Laur......



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DRESDEN – Thousands of people marched through the eastern German city of Dresden in an anti-Islam demonstration on Tuesday, amid politicians’ warnings that the Germans were falling prey to xenophobia. “The people are with us!” Lutz Bachmann, movement called “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident” or PEGIDA,......



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CAIRO – Aiming to protect worshippers form the scorching sun, hundreds of sunshades will be installed in the courtyards of Al-Masjid al-Haram in the holy city of Makkah, as part of the new extensions provided at Islam's holiest shrine. “We have decided to install more than 300 umbrellas in the courtyards around the Grand Mosque including......



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CAIRO – Expecting Muslims to face backlash after Sydney café long siege, a number of Australians have pledged their support to the Muslim community, turning to social media to spread a message of tolerance. The hashtag #IllRideWithYou trended globally as unconfirmed reports suggest that women in traditional Muslim dress had been intimidat......




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