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Scottish Muslims Praise Civic Participation

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EDINBURGH – Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence, demanding more power to be delivered by unionist parties. The referendum result demonstrates the importance of unity and civic participation, Dr Shuja Shafi, the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, was quoted by The T......





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Last Modified:  19 Sep 2014 03:48  GMT

EDINBURGH – Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence, demanding more power to be delivered by unionist parties. The referendum result demonstrates the importance of unity and civic participation, Dr Shuja Shafi, the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, was quoted by The T......



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CAIRO – Seeing ignorance as the worst enemy of nations, the Muslim community in Australia’s third largest state has decided to open their mosques to offer their neighbors better understanding of Islam, to change people’s misperceptions about their faith. “We want to hold Queensland Mosque Day and it will be one day when people can co......



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SRINAGAR – Seeing scores of Scottish people lining to vote and choose for their own future, Kashmiris have revived their decades-old dreams of having a similar referendum on the future of the disputed Himalayan region. We hope India will also change its approach and realize the fact that people's rights can't be trampled upon, Kashmiri s......



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CAIRO – Reviving memories of golden Islamic empires, Muslims in Ontario's city of Mississauga have organized their first softball league, to strengthen ties connecting their community and channel proceeds to their own charities. “We just want to get out there, be active, meet with new people, build camaraderie and give back to the commun......



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CAIRO – Sharing the official position of ruling Al Saud, Saudi Arabia senior scholars have issued a fatwa declaring terrorism a “heinous crime” under Shari`ah Islamic law, in a bid to undermined the legitimacy of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Terrorism is contrary to the purposes of the great religion of I......



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SYDNEY - Using a heavy-handed approach to track “extremism”, security forces arrested several Australian Muslims, sending shockwaves among the religious minority that staged a night protest against the crackdown. We've all seen what has taken place this morning, Hizb Ut-Tahrir speaker Uthman Badar told the crowd who gathered in Sydeney......



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CAIRO - With different hopes of independence and unity, millions of Scots have been heading to polling stations on Thursday, September 18, to cast their votes on a referendum that will determine the fate of a four-century-old unity with Westminster. “This is our opportunity of a lifetime and we must seize it with both hands,” Alex Salmon......



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CAIRO – Sharing the official position of ruling Al Saud, Saudi Arabia senior scholars have issued a fatwa declaring terrorism a “heinous crime” under Shari`ah Islamic law, in a bid to undermined the legitimacy of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Terrorism is contrary to the purposes of the great religion of I......



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CAIRO – Young British Muslims have launched an online #NotInMyName campaign on social networks to denounce atrocities committ......



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LILONGWE – Offering a new hope to deaf children, a Malawian Islamic organization has embarked on a new program to reduce rising socio-economic challenges facing those children, an initiative praised by the government as a “timely gesture.” “Most children with deaf impairments in the country are going through numerous socio-economic c......



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BERLIN – Taking a step forward to represent the true image of their faith, German Muslims have announced plans to hold a nationwide rally to be attended by members of different faiths, showing a unified stance for tolerance and peace against extremism. “We want to make clear terrorists and criminals do not speak in the name of Islam,” ......



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LONDON – Britain's Lord Christopher Monckton, a former adviser to the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has urged the US Congress to ban passages of the Muslims’ holy book, the Qur’an, and to make reading them aloud illegal. “Nearly all acts of terrorism perpetrated throughout the world in the past quarter of a century were carr......



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LAGOS – Deeming the Sultan of Sokoto as the only Islamic caliph in the West African country, Nigeria Muslim scholars and analysts have rejected the recently declared Boko Haram Gwoza caliphate as baseless attempt to blackmail Islam and Muslims, asserting that the groups’ militants are not Muslims . Boko Haram has shown beyond any doubt......



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DHAKA – Delwar Hossain Sayedee, leader of Jamaat-e-Islami group, has been sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday, September 17, as the Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence given to Islamist leader a year earlier. “The evidence against him does not warrant conviction or sentencing even for a day,” Sayedee’s lawyer Tajul ......



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CAIRO ­– Offering West Virginia students in Marshall University a chance to try the Islamic headscarf, a group of Muslim students held a hijab event to raise awareness about the Islamic headscarf and correct misconceptions surrounding it. “We want to revive the Muslim Student Association group because we haven’t been involved as much ......



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CAIRO – Offering a new hope for scores of veiled Muslim players, the world’s basketball body has amended its rules to allow Islamic headscarf or hijab during official competitions on a trial basis, a decision welcomed by US Muslims. We welcome this policy change by International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the National Communications......



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BERLIN – Taking a step forward to represent the true image of their faith, German Muslims have announced plans to hold a nationwide rally calling for tolerance and peace in Europe’s largest economy, showing a unified stance against extremism. “We want to make clear terrorists and criminals do not speak in the name of Islam,” the head......



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NAIROBI – Kenya faith leaders have expressed anger over the recent threats by the director of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to close mosque suspected of offering “radical teachings”, seeing the threat as a pretext to attack, redefine and profile Islam and Muslim. “It is like shutting down Mombasa port because it is frequen......



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LONDON – With voters as young as 16, expectations for a majority yes vote in the coming September 18th referendum have moved to a likely no, with many changing their mind in the final days, choosing to preserve a four-century-old union with the United Kingdom. “I have waived from a strict No to being convinced to a Yes, and then going ba......




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