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Internet Piracy against Islam: Turkey's Scholars

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CAIRO – Turkey’s top religious body has announced that illegal downloading of software and books from the internet is not allowed in Islam, citing Qur’an’s emphasis on the value of a person’s labor. “The Prophet [Muhammad] also stressed the importance of paying for one’s labor on several occasions,” Religious Affairs Director......





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Last Modified:  28 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

CAIRO – Turkey’s top religious body has announced that illegal downloading of software and books from the internet is not allowed in Islam, citing Qur’an’s emphasis on the value of a person’s labor. “The Prophet [Muhammad] also stressed the importance of paying for one’s labor on several occasions,” Religious Affairs Director......



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LONDON – Delivering a message of tolerance in a humorous way, UK counter-terrorism police have joined forces with a Muslim comedian to offer the true image of Islam and avert British teenagers’ radicalization in British schools. “I'm a comedian, I'm not a politician. I'm just trying to do something positive,” Muslim YouTube superstar......



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BEIRUT – In the most serious flare-up in the area in years, two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven wounded in a missile attack on a military convoy on Wednesday, January 28, in the Lebanese occupied Shebaa Farms. The attack, widely reported in world media, followed a series of cross-border exchanges in the last 24 hours between Israeli......



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TORONTO – Seeing their role as vital, Canadian Senator Don Meredith has praised the important role played by chaplains to support inmates in prisons, urging the community’s support to keep their effort going. Speaking at the Third Annual ONE LOVE Chaplaincy Fund Raising dinner held last Saturday evening in Toronto, Senator Meredith said,......



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RIYADH – Underscoring the key role Saudi Arabia has long played in the US foreign policy in the Middle East, US President Barack Obama has cut his visit to India to pay respects in Riyadh after the death of King Abdullah and shore up ties with new King Salman. I believe it is important that we demonstrate to the Saudis the importance that......



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SAN FRANCISCO – Rejecting racist anti-Islam ads placed by blogger Pamela Geller on San Francisco buses, someone has started covering them up with anti-hatred messages from Marvel's première Muslim superhero, Ms. Marvel. “Some amazing person has been painting over the anti-Muslim bus ads in SF with Ms. Marvel graffiti. Spread love,” Ms......



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KUWAIT CITY – Urging international cooperation to defeat extremism, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has asserted the world Muslims have been the first victims of terrorists, who used their faith as a cover. No one fights under the name of religion, Fabius told journalists in Kuwait, the first Muslim country he has visited since Ch......



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KARACHI – Undaunted by the freezing of its accounts and travel restrictions on its leaders, one of Pakistan’s largest charities, has launched its ambulance service for the citizens of country’s biggest city, Karachi. “These restrictions are not new to us. A certain class of people and groups have always been trying to create hurdles ......



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CAIRO – A Manchester council worker has been suspended from his job over anti-Islam comments on the Facebook, after the council saw them as breaching the employee code of conduct. “We expect the highest standards of conduct from our employees and view this matter extremely seriously,” a council spokesman was quoted by Manchester Evenin......



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CAIRO – Reflecting a deep-rooted relationship, a synagogue in the northern British city of Bradford has appointed its first Muslim member, in a decision passed anonymously by its ruling body. We have already established close links with the Muslim community, and thought it was about time they were formally represented on the council, the......



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SAN FRANCISCO – Rejecting racist anti-Islam ads placed by blogger Pamela Geller on San Francisco buses, someone has started covering them up with anti-hatred messages from Marvel's première Muslim superhero, Ms. Marvel. “Some amazing person has been painting over the anti-Muslim bus ads in SF with Ms. Marvel graffiti. Spread love,” Ms......



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CAIRO – Reaching out to Dallas Muslims whose conference was interrupted a week ago by anti-Islam protest, hundreds of Texans have participated in a parade and interfaith event to show solidarity with the religious minority in North Texas. “It is wrong to paint the whole of any religion as responsible for violence from extremism,” North......



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CAIRO – Germany's young footballer Danny Blum has announced his reversion to Islam, describing it as a religion of hope and strength. Islam gives me hope and strength. Pray calms my soul, Blum told Bild newspaper on Monday, January 26. I was short-tempered, erratic and did not know where I belong, he added. Blum joined 1. FC Nürnbe......



Last Modified:  26 Jan 2015 04:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – A Muslim basketball legend has defended his comments after Chralie Hebdo attacks earlier this month, asserting that Islam is a religion of peace which extremists use as a mask to cover their crimes. Islam is a religion of peace, Islam does not tolerate wanton murder,” basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told NBC “Meet T......



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KOLKATA – Facing growing persecution at the hands of Hindu extremists, India Muslims and Christians have shared hopes that the US President Barack Obama would raise the issue with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his ongoing visit to India. “The minorities are feeling threatened and insecure now more than ever before,” Fr......



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ISLAMABAD – Months after being forced to abandon their villages after Pakistani army operations against militant groups, hundreds of thousands of Pakistani refugees from Khyber Agency tribal area were promised to return to their homes next month. “The internally displaced persons will start returning home from the middle of February,” ......



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CAIRO – French director Isabelle Matic has announced her decision to revert to Islam on her FaceBook account, making the unexpected announcement only a few days after Charlie Hebdo Paris attacks. “Today, I passed through the first pillar of Islam. There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Prophet,” Matic said in a message posted on......



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NEW DELHI – Calls to perform prayers to the Hindu goddess of Knowledge in the schools in the city of Ahmedabad, the largest city in Gujarat state, have sparked Muslim condemnations, seeing them as an attempt to impose the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s Hindu nationalist program. I am troubled by the Government of Gujarat's circular cal......



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DELHI – Targeting tens of millions of India Muslims, halal products have been gaining ground in India recently, with more companies seeking the halal certification to access the increasing market worldwide. “We are happy with the way halal products are coming in the market. It is easy for us to buy and use them,” Imad Ahmed a devout Mu......



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WASHINGTON – Facing dozens of violent threats since the release of the ‘American Sniper’ film, US Muslims and Arabs have called on the film crew to denounce its hateful language that promotes discrimination and hostility. It is our opinion that you could play a significant role in assisting us in alleviating the danger we are facing,�......




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