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Muslim News in Brief for Feb. 9

Published: 09/02/2013 09:18:20 PM GMT
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CAIRO - Many important events are happening around the world that have a lot to do with Muslims. tries to bring to the audience some of these news, just in brief, to have a glimpse on these global events.


Egypt Ordered to Ban YouTube over Anti-prophet Film

An Egyptian court has ordered the government to block the video-sharing website YouTube for a month over broadcasting a film defaming Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) that triggered violent protests around the world.


Islam, Democracy Can Exit: Maldivian President

Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik has said that his country's democratization project shows to the world that democracy and Islam can exist in harmony.


First Virtual Islamic University in 2014

The first virtual Islamic University will be launched in 2014. The university, combing 285 Islamic universities from 51 countries under the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and will be managed by the Federation of the Islamic World (FUIW), would provide easy educational platform to the global Islamic community.

Fremont Mosque to Host Interfaith Event

Members of the East Bay Muslim community are reaching out to other faiths with an open house on February 16 at a Fremont mosque to commemorate World Interfaith Harmony Week.


Greece Denies Deal on Athens Mosque

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Konstantinos Tsiaras has said his country has not signed any agreement with Turkey on building a mosque in the capital Athens


Tunisia Islamists in Show of Strength

Thousands of Islamists marched on Saturday in a show of strength, a day after the funeral of an assassinated secular politician drew the biggest crowds seen on the streets since Tunisia's uprising two years ago.


Muslim Flowers Spread US Peace

Muslim students at Indiana's University of Evansville passed out flowers in an effort to share information about their religion and culture

Handing out flowers with cards to the lunch crowd at the Ridgeway Center on campus, the students added notes with quotations from the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him).

New Police Hijab Uproar in Minnesota

A second photo depicting a St. Paul policeman dressed in a Muslim woman clothing with his face covered with a brown paint has appeared online. The new photo, which came to light on Friday, shows a man wearing hijab with what appears to be brown paint covering his face.

 Hate Threats End Oxfordshire Mosque Dream

A landlord in Chipping Norton town in England's south east district of West Oxfordshire has pulled out of a deal with the Muslim community to build their mosque after receiving threats. The move has silenced Muslim celebration of their first worship place.


US Ad Shows Muslim Identity A TV commercial depicting a Muslim American as an everyday American rather than a security risk or a desert primitive is winning plaudits in the United States. The ad is seen as helping overcome growing anti-Muslim campaigns and present an enlightened definition of American Muslim identity.

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