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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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Last Modified:  20 Apr 2014 03:47  GMT

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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CAIRO – Muslims in Sacramento area in California are planning to share Easter’s joy with their Christian neighbors, delivering 300 gifts to the city’s church to spread the word of love and respect for all faiths. The gifts represent “a gesture of good will and a show of love and respect for our Christian brothers and sisters,” Irfa......



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20 March 2014 Ethnic Tatars in Crimea will be asked to vacate their land for resettlement elsewhere in the region, a top Crimea ...



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21 January 2013 European Union foreign ministers on Monday unanimously approved a joint military force to assist French and Afr ...



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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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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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