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Muslim Congress Strongly Demands the Indonesian Authorities to Stop its Hypocritical Attitude Toward Shia Muslims

Muslim Congress Strongly Demands the Indonesian Authorities to Stop its Hypocritical Attitude Toward Shia Muslims

2014-04-30
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Muslim Congress strongly demands the Indonesian authorities to stop its hypocritical attitude toward Shia Muslims. According to Shafaqna, the Muslim Congress in the statement said: Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu alaikum Today, Thursday, May 1...

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Appeal in Case of Blacklisted Muslim Pilot

2014-04-30
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OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal in a discrimination case involving aerospace giant Bombardier, a Muslim Canadian pilot of Pakistani extraction and the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal. Javed Latif claims that Bombardier (TSX:BBD...

New York: Islam Museum Proposed

2014-04-30
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The developer who once proposed a mosque and Muslim community centre near the site of the World Trade Centre now plans a museum devoted to Islam at the very same site. According to the New York Times, property developer Sharif El-Gamal said through ...
Three Dead, 79 Injured in China's Muslim-Dominant Xinjiang

Three Dead, 79 Injured in China's Muslim-Dominant Xinjiang

2014-04-30
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TOKYO, May 1 (KUNA) -- Three people were confirmed dead and 79 others were injured in a violent terrorist attack at a railway station in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Thurs...
Swansea Subway Among Stores 200 Stores Only Serving Halal Meat

Swansea Subway Among Stores 200 Stores Only Serving Halal Meat

2014-04-30
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A SWANSEA store is among nearly 200 of the Subway branches now serving only halal meat. The Subway in St Helen's Road, Swansea, would have had to apply to be a halal restaurant, according to the company. The chain, which has around 1,500 outlets ac...
Two Boro Fans Convicted of Tearing Up Pages of the Koran at Football Match

Two Boro Fans Convicted of Tearing Up Pages of the Koran at Football Match

2014-04-30
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Two football fans - one a council worker who used to work with disabled children - were this afternoon convicted of tearing up pages of the Koran during a Boro away match. Middlesbrough supporters Julie Phillips, 50, and Gemma Parkin, 18, admitted...
Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law: Justice and Ethics in the Islamic Legal Process (Library of Islamic Law)

Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law: Justice and Ethics in the Islamic Legal Process (Library of Islamic Law)

2014-04-29
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Gender equality is a modern ideal, which has only recently, with the expansion of human rights and feminist discourses, become inherent to generally accepted conceptions of justice. In Islam, as in other religious traditions, the idea of equality bet...
New York 9/11 Museum Sparks Anger Over Portrayal of Islam

New York 9/11 Museum Sparks Anger Over Portrayal of Islam

2014-04-24
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A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York unfairly links Islam with terrorism and could lead to prejudice and even violence against Muslims, clergy members have said. Called “The Rise of al Qaeda”...

Allen West Is Really Concerned About Mosques Existing in America

2014-04-24
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Shocker: more mosques exist in the more populous American states. Another shocker: that fact is very troubling to Allen West. In a blog post entitled “US centers of Islamic activity form interesting map,” the former Republican congr...
UKIP Suspends Member over Anti-Islamic Posts

UKIP Suspends Member over Anti-Islamic Posts

2014-04-23
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A UK Independence Party member featured in its latest election broadcast has been suspended for expressing "repellent" racist and anti-Islamic views on social media, the party said. Andre Lampitt appeared in a builder's hard hat in the Ukip film sho...
A Muslim’s Holy War Against Hate and Violence

A Muslim’s Holy War Against Hate and Violence

2014-04-23
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Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan     Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish’s office at the University of Toronto overflows with books, from the Holy Qur’an to those on medicine and various subjects. The office walls are bulging  with honors bes...
Halalywood: Enter the Islamic Entertainment Industry

Halalywood: Enter the Islamic Entertainment Industry

2014-04-07
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We’ve all heard of Hollywood and Bollywood. Some of you may have even heard of Lollywood (the Pakistani version) and Nollywood (the Nigerian version). But what about Halalywood? No? Well, as of 2014, you probably will. American actor and c...
Muslim Woman's Headscarf Pulled off by Sweden Airport Staff

Muslim Woman's Headscarf Pulled off by Sweden Airport Staff

2014-04-06
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A Muslim woman has said that she was attacked by airport staff in Sweden and forced to remove her headscarf in public. Saama Sarsour was travelling from the Arvidsjaur airport in northern Sweden when she aroused suspicion after she caused a metal de...
Number of Muslims in UK Prisons Doubles in Decade

Number of Muslims in UK Prisons Doubles in Decade

2014-04-06
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The number of Muslims in the prison population has more than doubled to nearly 12,000 in a decade, figures from the Ministry of Justice show. The dramatic rise prompted calls for ministers to investigate whether police and the courts are treating Mu...
Teachers Call for Early Exams to Avoid Ramadan Could Even Give Fasting Students More Marks

Teachers Call for Early Exams to Avoid Ramadan Could Even Give Fasting Students More Marks

2014-04-06
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The timing of GCSE, A-level and university exams could be brought forward under controversial plans so they do not clash with the Islamic month of Ramadan. If approved, schools, colleges and universities would set the exams earlier so Muslim stu...
Muslim Countries Ban Biblical 'Noah' for Depiction of Prophet

Muslim Countries Ban Biblical 'Noah' for Depiction of Prophet

2014-04-06
1053 Views
Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic ‘Noah’, joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet. Film censors in both countries said Monday that the portrayal of the ark-b...
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