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Israel Reopens Al-Aqsa to Diffuse Anger

Last Modified:  31 Oct 2014 04:48  GMT


AL-QUDS – After its first closure in decades, Israel reopened Al-Aqsa Mosque compound ahead of Friday prayer, October 31, imposing restrictions on male Muslim worshippers under 50. Israeli crimes are systematically increasing to target Jerusalem through killing, detentions, assaults, demolishing houses, and preventing worshipers from pray......





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Last Modified:  31 Oct 2014 04:48  GMT

AL-QUDS – After its first closure in decades, Israel reopened Al-Aqsa Mosque compound ahead of Friday prayer, October 31, imposing restrictions on male Muslim worshippers under 50. Israeli crimes are systematically increasing to target Jerusalem through killing, detentions, assaults, demolishing houses, and preventing worshipers from pray......



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CAIRO – Acknowledging the heroism of Muslims during the First World War, British former army chiefs have called for recognizing the first Muslim soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross, in a bid to show the true face of Muslims whose image has been tarnished by the so-called Islamic State. “The quiet dignity of our commemoration of Khud......



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CAIRO – Eyeing to empower the sizable minority ahead of midterm elections, a leading US Muslim advocacy group has launched a campaign to mobilize Muslim voters to cast their votes in the November 4 poll. Across the nation, American Muslims have emerged as a significant voting blocs able to change the outcome of hard fought and tight races......



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OTTAWA – Canadian Muslim organizations have voiced concerns over the rise of anti-Muslim bullying after last week attacks, which extended to reach Muslims in school, public buses and streets. There are some very positive signs that we’ve noticed in the form of calls of support and examples of people resisting bigotry, Amy Awad, human r......



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BERLIN – German officials have pledged to ban anti-Islam rally planned next November 15 by new-Nazis and soccer hooligans, following last Sunday’s rioting in Cologne which left scores of police officers injured. We will do everything we can to ban the demonstration, Berlin's senator for interior affairs Frank Henkel told ARD television......



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CAIRO – Risking stoking already simmering tensions in occupied Palestinian territories, a right-wing Israeli lawmaker has proposed a new legislation that would silence Muslims’ call to prayer or adhan. Hundreds of thousands of citizens in Israel, in the Galilee, the Negev, Jerusalem and other locations in central Israel suffer on a regu......



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CAIRO – Malaysia's top Islamic council has issued a fatwa banning the celebration of Halloween next Friday, October 31, as haram and contradicting with Islamic law. “The Halloween celebration is clearly against the values of Shari`ah. It cannot be celebrated by Muslims,” the council said in a blogp-ost cited by International Business T......



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AL-QUDS – For the first time since 1967, according to several reports, Israeli authorities have closed on Thursday, October 30, Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Al-Quds (Occupied Jerusalem) following the shooting of a far-right Jewish rabbi. This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred place......



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AMSTERDAM – Reflecting a worrying anti-Muslim trend in the Netherlands, a recent research on anti-Muslim violence in the European country has found that approximately 69% of mosques have experienced at least one attack or more during the last ten years. “I cannot predict a significant growth or decline of attacks against mosques for the ......



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CAIRO – British Muslim women have been urged to wear a new “Poppy Hijab” as a way to declare their pride in being British and Muslim, to mark 100 years since the first Muslim soldier was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery during World War One. “Thousands of British Muslims already wear a poppy in November. This is just anothe......



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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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CAIRO – Education officials in China's Muslim-majority province of Xinjiang have announced their plans to keep religious practices away from schools, justifying the decision as a trial to combat terrorism in the district. As the head of an educational institution, a principal is responsible for protecting their students from religious inf......



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......




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