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Islamic Mega-Mosque opens in Atheistic Sweden

Islamic Mega-Mosque opens in Atheistic Sweden

2017-05-05
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The largest mosque in Scandinavia has opened in Sweden, which is one of the least religious and most atheistic nations in the Western world, reports have said, costing the Qatari government $3.30 million to build. Qatar's Ministry of Awqaf and Islam...
Europe’s top rabbi calls for solidarity with Muslims

Europe’s top rabbi calls for solidarity with Muslims

2017-05-04
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Jews and Muslims in Europe have a common cause in resisting attacks on minority religions and defending religious freedom, Europe’s top rabbi has said. Speaking on the eve of Passover, which begins on Monday, chief rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt war...
Sweden Muslims express 'shock' over mosque fire

Sweden Muslims express 'shock' over mosque fire

2017-05-04
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Swedish authorities have started an investigation into possible arson after a fire damaged the facade and roof of a mosque on the outskirts of Stockholm overnight, according to a police statement. Nobody was injured in Monday's fire in the ...
German parliament votes in favor of partial burqa ban

German parliament votes in favor of partial burqa ban

2017-05-03
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The German parliament has supported a draft law banning women working in the civil service, judiciary and military from wearing full-face Islamic veils. Burqas and niqabs will be prohibited in selected professions as part of the legislation, which w...
Muslim athletes are now able to wear Hijab while playing Basketball

Muslim athletes are now able to wear Hijab while playing Basketball

2017-05-03
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The International Basketball Federation has agreed to allow athletes to wear head coverings after a growing number of calls from female Muslim basketball players around the world. Muslim women basketball players have won their battle to wear hijab w...
Austrian President calls on all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight rampant Islamophobia

Austrian President calls on all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight rampant Islamophobia

2017-05-02
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The President of Austria has called for all women to wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims to fight “rampant Islamophobia”. Alexander Van der Bellen, the left-wing former Green Party leader who narrowly beat a far-right candidate t...
Almost 800 CA Muslims, officials and allies participate in CAIR-CA's 6th annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

Almost 800 CA Muslims, officials and allies participate in CAIR-CA's 6th annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

2017-05-01
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On Monday, April 24, the California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) hosted the 6th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) in Sacramento. Almost 800 participants, of which more than 700 were Muslims from across the stat...
Pew Research Center study finds escalating global restriction on religion

Pew Research Center study finds escalating global restriction on religion

2017-04-30
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The eighth annual study on global restrictions on religion, published by Pew Research Center April 10 reports an increase in countries with “high” or “very high” levels of government laws, policies and actions t...
Germany Muslim Population Percentage 2017 By City Demographics Religion German

Germany Muslim Population Percentage 2017 By City Demographics Religion German

2017-04-11
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Owing to labor migration in the 1960s and several waves of political refugees since the 1970s, Islam has become a visible religion in Germany. According to a national census conducted in 2011, 1.9% of Germany's population (around 1.5m people) de...
The Push to Ban Arabic Sermons in Europe's Mosques

The Push to Ban Arabic Sermons in Europe's Mosques

2017-04-11
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In several Western European countries, some politicians want to force imams to deliver sermons only in the official language: In Germany, imams should preach in German; in Italy, in Italian; in Britain, in English; in France, in French. To justify th...
Religious Tolerance Improved in Canada but Still Needs Work, Study Shows

Religious Tolerance Improved in Canada but Still Needs Work, Study Shows

2017-04-09
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A new poll on religious views in Canada shows that while acceptance of religious minorities has improved over the past four years, more work is still needed. The poll, conducted by the Angus Reid Institute, found although some 68 percent of Can...
Pope meets British imams at the Vatican

Pope meets British imams at the Vatican

2017-04-05
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Pope Francis met four British imams at the Vatican, two weeks after the London extremist attack. The meeting was part of the Pope’s effort to encourage Muslim leaders who renounce using religion to justify violence. The audience was scheduled ...
The Changing Global Religious Landscape

The Changing Global Religious Landscape

2017-04-05
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More babies were born to Christian mothers than to members of any other religion in recent years, reflecting Christianity’s continued status as the world’s largest religious group. But this is unlikely to be the case for much longer: Less...
Germany dismisses 'Islam law' as integration debate resurfaces

Germany dismisses 'Islam law' as integration debate resurfaces

2017-04-03
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Germany has no plans to introduce an 'Islam law' codifying the rights and obligations of Muslims, a government spokesman said on Monday, dismissing an idea floated by allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of federal elections in September. Merkel,...
Local mosques open their doors to promote understanding of faith

Local mosques open their doors to promote understanding of faith

2017-04-02
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Across Eastern Massachusetts Sunday, Muslims gathered, shoulder to shoulder, to begin afternoon prayers. But at the back of the room at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury, a crowd of Christians, Jews, agnostics, and atheists had...
Muslims pray outside to protest mosque closure in Paris

Muslims pray outside to protest mosque closure in Paris

2017-03-30
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Hundreds of Muslims have taken to praying on the streets of a Paris suburb to protest the closure of the hall they had been using as a prayer room. Protesters gathered outside the town hall of the northern Paris suburb of Clichy on Friday. The Muslim...
German official wants 'Islam law' to shed light on funding and teachings by 'imported imams'

German official wants 'Islam law' to shed light on funding and teachings by 'imported imams'

2017-03-30
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Germany’s Deputy Finance Minister has called for the introduction of an “Islam law” which should enable more transparency in the Muslim community's affairs by setting up an official mosque registry and encouraging imams to conduct s...
French efforts to stop Muslim youths turning to extremism failing

French efforts to stop Muslim youths turning to extremism failing

2017-03-28
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France’s attempts to counter the radicalization of its young people are in turmoil, with a group home intended to turn them away from Islamic extremism empty, the head of a highly publicized nonprofit convicted of misuse of public funds, and pl...
Hundreds Shield US Oldest Mosque to Support Muslims

Hundreds Shield US Oldest Mosque to Support Muslims

2017-03-27
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Hundreds of people from different faith groups and ethnicities circled America’s oldest mosque in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Sunday, March 26, forming a human shield to show support to American Muslims against threats and hate mails sent to mosques...
Florida bill would protect religious expression in schools

Florida bill would protect religious expression in schools

2017-03-22
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Students’ right to pray in schools would be guaranteed under a bill barreling through the Florida Legislature. The bill specifies that students in public schools are permitted to engage in prayer and that school personnel are allowed to participate in student-led prayers. The bills also guarantee protection for students who wear religiously themed jewelry.
“What A Relief” Podcast 50: Islam In Spanish: Empowering An Underserved Community Part II

“What A Relief” Podcast 50: Islam In Spanish: Empowering An Underserved Community Part II

2017-03-15
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B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon  talked to Jaime Mujahid Fletcher in this episode of “What a Relief!” In this episode, B.C. & Mordant continue their talk with Jaime Mujahid Fletcher from Islam in Spanish. He shar...
Employers in EU can ban visible religious symbols like Islamic headscarves

Employers in EU can ban visible religious symbols like Islamic headscarves

2017-03-15
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Employers in European Union countries can ban employees from wearing visible symbols of religion such as Islamic headscarves and Christian crosses, a top European court ruled Tuesday. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) made the decision after two M...
Toronto Mosque opens doors to promote understanding

Toronto Mosque opens doors to promote understanding

2017-03-10
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Masjid Toronto opened its doors to the public so that Torontonians could learn about Muslims and the religion of Islam. On February 17, worshippers attending Friday prayer services at the mosque were greeted by protestors carrying banners and with lo...
Building Bridges

Building Bridges

2017-03-09
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Davidson United Methodist Church had invited American Islamic Outreach Foundation to talk to about Islam On Sunday 26th February 2017. The class was of the senior members of the congregation. Zahir Shaikh and Dorene Alama the dir...
New Yorkers rally to say 'Today I am a Muslim, too'

New Yorkers rally to say 'Today I am a Muslim, too'

2017-03-09
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New Yorkers by the thousand, representing myriad backgrounds and faiths, converged on Times Square on Sunday, heeding a music mogul's calls to let Muslims know their fellow Americans stood by them. The demonstrators -- many of them hoisting placards ...
Vancouver Christians hike pressure against visit by Islam-denouncing evangelist

Vancouver Christians hike pressure against visit by Islam-denouncing evangelist

2017-03-04
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A growing number of Christians in Metro Vancouver want to stop controversial U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham from leading a major crusade next month in the city. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson recently met with evangelical, Catholic ...
Canada moves forward with anti-Islamophobia measures

Canada moves forward with anti-Islamophobia measures

2017-03-03
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The Canadian Parliament is debating a motion urging the government to “condemn Islamophobia” and “quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear.” Motion 103, or M-103 as it is commonly called, was introduced i...
Danish man who burned Quran is prosecuted for blasphemy

Danish man who burned Quran is prosecuted for blasphemy

2017-03-02
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A 42-year-old man who burned a Quran and posted a video of it on Facebook has been charged with blasphemy in Denmark, a striking decision by prosecutors in a country that is largely secular but has grappled with the role of Islam in public life....
Christian schools planned in Muslim areas of UK

Christian schools planned in Muslim areas of UK

2017-03-01
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Some cities set up Christian and other free schools in Muslim-dominated areas, a media report said today. The so-called "integrated" schools could be run by organizations such as the Church of England and enroll pupils from Christian, Muslim and...
Australian school allows male Muslim pupils to refuse handshakes with women

Australian school allows male Muslim pupils to refuse handshakes with women

2017-02-23
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An Australian school has adopted a policy allowing male Muslim students to refuse to shake hands with women. Two principals at the Hurstville Boys Campus of Georges River College, in Sydney, told guests at its 2016 presentation day that some stu...
Canada gov’t bid for ‘anti-Islamophobia’ motion stalls

Canada gov’t bid for ‘anti-Islamophobia’ motion stalls

2017-02-22
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An anti-Islamophobia motion proposed by the Canadian government stalled Thursday in Parliament and now awaits a new proposal next week from the opposition Conservative party. The motion, M-103, was tabled in Parliament by MP Iqra Khalid, a Muslim. It...
Americans Rate Religious Groups, and Most Gain, Including Muslims

Americans Rate Religious Groups, and Most Gain, Including Muslims

2017-02-20
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After an election year that stirred up animosity across racial and religious lines, a new survey has found that Americans are actually feeling warmer toward people in nearly every religious group — including Muslims — than ...
World's Muslim population more widespread than you might think

World's Muslim population more widespread than you might think

2017-02-16
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President Donald Trump’s recent executive order temporarily freezing immigration from seven predominantly Islamic countries would affect only about 12% of the world’s Muslims, according to estimates from a 2015 Pew Research...
Berlin court rules in favor of hijab-wearing teacher

Berlin court rules in favor of hijab-wearing teacher

2017-02-15
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Berlin's Labor Court has ruled that the city violated a teacher's rights by denying her a job. The woman had been told that she could not wear her headscarf while working because of an ideological neutrality law. Berlin may not deny candidates for te...
Two years after slayings, these Muslims show hate cannot overpower love

Two years after slayings, these Muslims show hate cannot overpower love

2017-02-13
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More than 100 people attended the opening of the Light House, a new community center and incubator for faith-based social entrepreneurship in Raleigh, N.C. The Light House is dedicated in memory of the three Muslims killed in Chapel Hill, N.C., ...
Muslim leaders ask for national day of remembrance to mark mosque shooting

Muslim leaders ask for national day of remembrance to mark mosque shooting

2017-02-13
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Muslim leaders want governments to create plan to combat systemic racism, Islamophobia. Ihsaan Gardee, the executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, called on lawmakers to address the problem of Islamophobia. A coalition of Cana...
NFL players' union expresses support for Muslim players in wake of Trump's travel ban

NFL players' union expresses support for Muslim players in wake of Trump's travel ban

2017-02-09
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The NFL Players Association expressed its support Thursday for Muslim players in the league amid the controversy generated by President Trump’s immigration order. NFLPA officials said the union reached out to the families of Muslim players in t...
Bern calls for new office to debate questions of religion

Bern calls for new office to debate questions of religion

2017-02-08
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Is a burqa ban against the Swiss constitution? How do you deal with a Muslim schoolboy who refuses to shake his female teacher’s hand? Do burkinis contravene swimming pool hygiene rules? As such questions are becoming more prevalent in Switzerl...
The Annual Believe and Do Good (BADG) Campaign

The Annual Believe and Do Good (BADG) Campaign

2017-02-07
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The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) in co-ordination with The Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) would like to announce the annual Believe and Do Good (BADG) campaign. A competition of compassion running throughout the month of ...
Canadians form 'rings of peace' around mosques after Quebec shooting

Canadians form 'rings of peace' around mosques after Quebec shooting

2017-02-06
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Gunman shot dead six worshippers at Quebec mosque last week. Non-Muslims act as ‘human shields’ in Toronto, Edmonton and St John’s. Hundreds across Canada gathered around mosques to form protective barriers – described by orga...
The First Chair of Shia Studies in North America

The First Chair of Shia Studies in North America

2017-02-06
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President Heidi Hadsell is pleased to announce that Dr. Seyfeddin Kara will occupy the Imam Ali Chair in Shi’i Studies and Dialogue among Islamic Legal Schools. The chair is the first dedicated to Shi’i Studies in North America. It provid...
Grand Mosque of Paris pulls out of France-sponsored Muslim foundation

Grand Mosque of Paris pulls out of France-sponsored Muslim foundation

2017-02-04
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The powerful Grand Mosque of Paris will pull out of a new, state-sponsored Muslim foundation, criticizing “interference” in how Islam is exercised, at a time of simmering tensions surrounding France’s second-largest faith, its spoke...
Ohio mosque is first to join sanctuary movement

Ohio mosque is first to join sanctuary movement

2017-02-03
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A Cincinnati area mosque announced it would join the burgeoning church sanctuary movement in the U.S., possibly becoming the first Islamic house of worship to do so. The announcement came on the eve of the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, w...
Why Koran readings in Anglican churches preoccupy the mighty

Why Koran readings in Anglican churches preoccupy the mighty

2017-02-02
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Is it appropriate to read from the Koran during worship in a Christian church? This month, people close to America’s new head of state, and spiritual advisers to Britain’s long-standing one, have been forced to consider that question. It ...
Press publishing 'consistent stream' of inaccurate stories about Muslims

Press publishing 'consistent stream' of inaccurate stories about Muslims

2017-02-01
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UK media organizations have made string of corrections and retractions as result of one man’s campaign for fair coverage. British media organizations have been forced to make a string of corrections and retractions over recent months relating t...
Italian archbishop: "In 10 years we will all be Muslims"

Italian archbishop: "In 10 years we will all be Muslims"

2017-01-25
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Christianity is “in full decline” and Islam will soon become the main religion in Europe, an Italian archbishop warned. “In 10 years we will all be Muslims because of our stupidity,” Monsignor Carlo Liberati, Archbishop Emerit...
In Switzerland, Muslim parents can't prevent their daughters from swimming with boys

In Switzerland, Muslim parents can't prevent their daughters from swimming with boys

2017-01-23
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In 2008, a couple living in Basel, Switzerland, forbid their young daughters from attending school swim class. The Muslim parents didn't want their kids, 7 and 9, in the pool with boys. So the city ordered them to pay a fine of 1,400 Swiss ...
Italy to train Muslim imams on constitution to 'create climate of tolerance' and fight radicalization

Italy to train Muslim imams on constitution to 'create climate of tolerance' and fight radicalization

2017-01-21
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Interior ministry funding courses for preachers from Islam and other 'unofficial' religions. Muslim imams in Italy are being enrolled on courses aiming to “create a climate of tolerance” and fight radicalization by learning abou...
Amid unrest toward Muslims, 'Day of solidarity' created in show of unity

Amid unrest toward Muslims, 'Day of solidarity' created in show of unity

2017-01-16
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About 25 people gathered at the Muslim American Society Katy Center on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 to show support for local Muslims in an event the group named "A Day of Solidarity." The group organized the event in response to the rise in hate crimes agai...
Catholic organizations praise end of Muslim registry

Catholic organizations praise end of Muslim registry

2017-01-11
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A man near the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July holds a pack of chewing gum called “Islamophobin.” The packaging attempts to bring attention to the issue of anti-Muslim attitudes in the United States. (CNS photo/Justin ...
Parents outraged as school children taught Muslim prayer

Parents outraged as school children taught Muslim prayer

2017-01-08
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After a video emerged showing children learning how to pray in a mosque, angry parents are demanding a primary school in Holland to change its curriculum. The mosque in question, called the Ghulzar e Madina, is located in the Dutch city of Zwolle and...
In France, a Jewish historian is tried for "anti-Muslim remarks"

In France, a Jewish historian is tried for "anti-Muslim remarks"

2017-01-08
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Paris has tried almost all of them, the nonconformist critics of Islam: Oriana Fallaci, Michel Houellebecq, Charlie Hebdo, Ivan Rioufol, Éric Zemmour and now a great Jewish historian of the Arab world. Georges Bensoussan, 64, will ap...
Desire of the Aspirant

Desire of the Aspirant

2017-01-04
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ICAS Press are pleased to announce the latest publication ‘Desire of the Aspirant: On the Etiquette of the Teacher and the Student’ is now available for sale. The classical Islamic scholarly tradition is characterized by an emp...
Muslims in a Bible Belt town hold their breath

Muslims in a Bible Belt town hold their breath

2017-01-03
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It was here, in this midsize college town in the dead center of Tennessee, that a right-wing effort to ban Islamic law found one of its first sponsors. Here, too, a congressman co-sponsored a plan to “defund Muslim ‘refugees’ &rdquo...
Launch meeting Leiden Islam Academy: gathering knowledge and meeting people

Launch meeting Leiden Islam Academy: gathering knowledge and meeting people

2017-01-02
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The launch meeting of the Leiden Islam Academy on 7 December in the Academy Building drew just the right audience: a diverse group of people who were all in some way engaged with Islam. This was just what the directors of the Academy, Maurits Berger ...
Study shows the U.S. attracts an elite Muslim and Hindu population

Study shows the U.S. attracts an elite Muslim and Hindu population

2016-12-27
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Hindus and Muslims who have migrated to the United States in recent years are especially well-educated, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. On average, Hindus in the U.S. have nearly 16 years of schooling, significantly more than ...
Muslims "Unlike" Us: British Muslim reviews BBC show

Muslims "Unlike" Us: British Muslim reviews BBC show

2016-12-25
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Like some hyped up reality TV contestant, Muslims are in-your-face 24/7, whether you like us or not. Admittedly, we most often appear on UK screens via news bulletins; dying in conflict, being attacked by far-right extremists or shoved into a police ...
Feds suing Michigan community after mosque plan denial

Feds suing Michigan community after mosque plan denial

2016-12-24
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A suburb north of Detroit faces a federal lawsuit after a religious organization's proposal for a 20,500-square-foot mosque in a residential neighborhood was denied in 2015, with prosecutors saying it was discrimination. The U.S. Attorney's office fi...
UK Muslim women respond to hate with roses

UK Muslim women respond to hate with roses

2016-12-22
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A group of British Muslim women distributed roses to the public on Wednesday, December 14, in the first Muslim response to Monday’s stabbings at a train station by an attacked who shouted death to Muslims. “Making forest hill and the wor...
The 6th Executive Council Meeting of the World Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Ashari Muslim Communities

The 6th Executive Council Meeting of the World Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Ashari Muslim Communities

2016-12-21
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The 6th Executive Council Meeting of the term took place on Friday and Saturday, 2-3 December 2016 in Saint-Denis, Reunion. It was hosted by the Union des Associations Khodjas Shia Isna Ashri de la Reunion (UAKSIR). The first...
Where is the world's most 'godless' city?

Where is the world's most 'godless' city?

2016-12-16
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Norwich has the highest proportion of residents describing themselves as having no religion, while Berlin has been called the ‘atheist capital of Europe’. But what about the rest of the world? And is such an assessment meaningful? Discove...
MPs stand against Islamophobia

MPs stand against Islamophobia

2016-12-14
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MP Iqra Khalid and MP Frank Baylis hosted a reception yesterday at the Sir John A McDonald Building to celebrate the contributions of Canadian Muslims and to stand against discrimination in all its forms. The event was attended by Members f...
Germany's top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons

Germany's top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons

2016-12-13
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Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday, December 7, that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at school…Germany is in the grip of a heated public debate about the role of Islam in society as it seeks to ...
Charting Americans' religious beliefs and practices

Charting Americans' religious beliefs and practices

2016-12-12
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About 218 million of the United States’ roughly 245 million adults say they believe in God. Such deeply personal views might seem abstract or distant when expressed as large numbers, but this is not the only way to look at religious belief in t...
Amazon Bows Down To Islam - Muslims Force Withdrawal of 'Allah' Doormats

Amazon Bows Down To Islam - Muslims Force Withdrawal of 'Allah' Doormats

2016-12-10
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Amazon has apologized after selling doormats with Allah's name on them. Outraged Muslims said they were offended by the product which allowed people to wipe their feet on Allah's name. The retail giant has now axed the doormat and dog mat products an...
Austria's foreign minister call for an immediate ban on Koran distribution

Austria's foreign minister call for an immediate ban on Koran distribution

2016-12-08
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Austria’s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz has called for an immediate ban on Islamic fundamentalists who distribute copies of the Koran, saying that the law needs to be changed to crack down on “Salafist campaigns – an expression of...
ITALY: Neighbors outraged over secret mosque hidden in basement storeroom of apartment building

ITALY: Neighbors outraged over secret mosque hidden in basement storeroom of apartment building

2016-12-07
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Islam is not an established religion in Italy and there is only one official mosque in the country, Rome’s Grand Mosque. Politicians from the ruling coalition cite radical imams, polygamy and failure to uphold women’s rights by Muslim imm...
Slovakia toughens church registration rules to bar Islam

Slovakia toughens church registration rules to bar Islam

2016-12-06
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Slovakia passed legislation on Wednesday to effectively block Islam from gaining official status as a religion in the near future in the latest sign of growing anti-Muslim sentiment across the European Union. The former communist state has fiercely r...
Muslims Demand Right to Preach in Public Schools: Canada

Muslims Demand Right to Preach in Public Schools: Canada

2016-12-05
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Student Islamists are mounting a coordinated campaign to expand Muslim religious services in the high schools of Canada’s sixth largest city. So far, authorities are proving sympathetic, suspending a new policy meant to regulate student sermons...
Meeting in LA: Threatening Letters Sent to Mosques

Meeting in LA: Threatening Letters Sent to Mosques

2016-12-03
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On Monday, November 28th, 2016 Muslims leaders across Southern California met with LAPD and the FBI at the Islamic Center of Southern California to discuss the recent threatening letters that were sent to various mosques across California. Dr. Sayed ...
NYC mayor: We’ll sue if Trump makes Muslim registry

NYC mayor: We’ll sue if Trump makes Muslim registry

2016-12-02
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“We will sue to block it,” the New York Mayor said at New York City’s Cooper Union Monday, according to the New York Daily News. “We will use all the tools at our disposal to stand up for our people,” added de Blasi...
Reporter becomes Canada’s first hijab-clad news anchor

Reporter becomes Canada’s first hijab-clad news anchor

2016-12-01
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A Toronto television journalist is believed to be Canada’s first anchor to don a Muslim head scarf at one of the city’s major news broadcasters. Ginella Massa was asked to fill in on the anchor desk for CityNews’ 11pmbroadcast last ...
26 mosques and centers in Luton (Bedfordshire, England), sign statement opposing Prevent

26 mosques and centers in Luton (Bedfordshire, England), sign statement opposing Prevent

2016-11-24
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Twenty six mosques and community centers in Luton (Bedfordshire, England) have written to the local council to express their opposition to the controversial Prevent counter-terrorism strategy. In the letter, Luton Council of Mosques and the Sunni Cou...
Students protect Muslims as they pray in Michigan

Students protect Muslims as they pray in Michigan

2016-11-22
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A public Isha prayer held by the Muslim student association in the University of Michigan has turned into a show of support and unity, after hundreds of non-Muslim students made a big circle of protection around praying students. “Some individ...
FBI: Hate crimes spike, most sharply against Muslims

FBI: Hate crimes spike, most sharply against Muslims

2016-11-21
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The latest FBI annual hate crime report shows a sharp spike in the number of hate crimes nationwide, with attacks against Muslims increasing the most sharply. In one year, anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States rose 67%, from 154 inc...
Jewish-Muslim alliance formed against anti-Semitism, Islamophobia

Jewish-Muslim alliance formed against anti-Semitism, Islamophobia

2016-11-20
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The day after President-elect Donald Trump appointed a man accused of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as his chief strategist, two of the nation’s largest Jewish and Muslim advocacy groups formed an unprecedented partnership to fight b...
Final Statement of the 7th Shura Council of Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe

Final Statement of the 7th Shura Council of Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe

2016-11-20
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With the grace of Allah, the Almighty, the Shura Council in its 10th term of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE) held its 7th assembly on 29th – 31st October, 2016 CE \ 26th – 29th&n...
The Most and Least Educated U.S. Religious Groups

The Most and Least Educated U.S. Religious Groups

2016-11-18
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Attainment of a four-year college degree in the United States, often regarded as a key asset for economic success, varies by race and gender. But the share of people completing a college education also differs by religion, with members of s...
Journey through an Islamic Germany: A book seeks to give diverse Muslims a voice

Journey through an Islamic Germany: A book seeks to give diverse Muslims a voice

2016-11-17
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Karen Krüger, journalist at culture desk of the conservative weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, has released a new book in which she embarks on a journey through what she terms an ‘Islamic Germany’, portraying divers...
France has closed twenty mosques since December

France has closed twenty mosques since December

2016-11-15
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French authorities have started shutting down some mosques and prayer halls they found to be preaching radical Islamic ideology since December 2015, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. Of the country’s 2,500 mosques and prayer hall...
FBI questioned American Muslims in 8 states over weekend about possible pre-election terrorism, says civil rights group

FBI questioned American Muslims in 8 states over weekend about possible pre-election terrorism, says civil rights group

2016-11-08
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A civil rights organization for American Muslims says the FBI questioned Muslims in at least eight states over the weekend seeking information about a possible threat from al-Qaeda to carry out pre-election terrorist attacks. The individua...
Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit of the oldest fragment of the Koran

Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit of the oldest fragment of the Koran

2016-11-07
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The Prince of Wales, on a visit to the United Arab Emirates, has warned of the deliberate destruction of "mankind's cultural heritage". Prince Charles was presenting a digital replica of what could be oldest fragment of the Koran, discovered las...
With construction of a new mosque, Greek Muslims look to come out of the shadows

With construction of a new mosque, Greek Muslims look to come out of the shadows

2016-11-06
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Shah Malik ducks to enter a space that, from the street, looks like any other storefront in the central Omonia district. The neighborhood — with blocks of shops offering imported spices, halal meat or the milky tea popular in South Asia &m...
Success Stories for Female Muslim Entrepreneurs

Success Stories for Female Muslim Entrepreneurs

2016-11-03
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Defying stereotypes, a growing number of Muslim women are launching their own businesses in the UK and across the world, cashing in on the rapidly growing market for Muslim-focused consumer goods. According to a report by Thomson Reuters, Muslim con...
Danish Female-Only Mosque: Is It Necessary?

Danish Female-Only Mosque: Is It Necessary?

2016-11-02
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Months after opening Scandinavia’s first female-led mosque in Copenhagen, many questions still surround the worshiping house, with some praising it as a pioneer movement and others criticizing it as unnecessary. “It was fantastic and very...
‘Living here doesn't make you one of us’ Danish Queen tells Muslims to adopt West's value

‘Living here doesn't make you one of us’ Danish Queen tells Muslims to adopt West's value

2016-11-02
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The Queen of Denmark has urged Muslims arriving in Europe to adopt Western values in an extraordinary intervention in the migration debate. Queen Margarethe II said it was “not a law of nature” that asylum seekers automatically integrated...
Muslim Council of Britain to set up alternative counter-terror scheme

Muslim Council of Britain to set up alternative counter-terror scheme

2016-11-01
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The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has said that from next year it will offer an alternative to the highly controversial Prevent counter-extremism program.
In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

2016-10-31
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Syrians in Germany say many of the country's Arab mosques are more conservative than those at home. Over two months, a dozen Syrians in six places of worship in three cities told Reuters they were uncomfortable with very conservative messages in Arab...
The Art of the Qur’an – landmark exhibit shows holy book as text and work of art

The Art of the Qur’an – landmark exhibit shows holy book as text and work of art

2016-10-26
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First major exhibit on the Qur’an in the US, at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington, displays manuscripts over a period of almost a millennium. The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Ar...
More in the militia movement are finding a new target: American Muslims

More in the militia movement are finding a new target: American Muslims

2016-10-24
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The revelation of an alleged domestic terrorism plot to kill Somali immigrants in southwest Kansas serves as a glaring illustration of what experts say is a growing concern. Across the country, they say, anti-government extremists are shift...
Muslims protest in front of Colosseum over mosque closures

Muslims protest in front of Colosseum over mosque closures

2016-10-23
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Hundreds of Muslims have staged a mass prayer outside the Rome's Colosseum in protest against the closure of mosques in Italy. An estimated 1.6 million Muslims live in Italy, meaning it has the fourth largest Muslim population in Europe. Yet there are only eight official mosques in the country.
Feds drop Muslim outreach program whose counseling teams were said to have sown mistrust

Feds drop Muslim outreach program whose counseling teams were said to have sown mistrust

2016-10-21
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An FBI-led program to establish “shared responsibility committees” to intervene at an early stage to prevent or counteract radicalization was canceled. The committees would have included mental health workers, clergy and counselors in local communities.
US counter-terrorism program aimed at Muslim children

US counter-terrorism program aimed at Muslim children

2016-10-19
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An FBI strategy to counter terrorism - based on the UK Prevent program - is aimed directly at Muslim children in the United States. The FBI's strategy for Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools aims to recruit teachers and school official...
France has 'problem with Islam' and there is 'too much unwanted immigration', says Hollande in explosive book

France has 'problem with Islam' and there is 'too much unwanted immigration', says Hollande in explosive book

2016-10-16
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France has a "problem with Islam" and there is "too much" unwanted immigration, François Hollande has acknowledged in an explosive new book in which the Socialist president controversially claims that "the veiled woman of today" will...
EU orders British press not to reveal when terrorists are Muslims

EU orders British press not to reveal when terrorists are Muslims

2016-10-15
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The ECRI suggested the British press should not report when terrorists are Muslims. A report from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) found there was an increase in hate speech and racist violence in the UK from 2009 to Marc...
BBC Radio Documentary: Imams in the Vatican

BBC Radio Documentary: Imams in the Vatican

2016-10-12
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BBC World Service commissioned a documentary to follow the Cambridge Muslim College 2015-16 Diploma students to Rome and the Vatican. Some of the brightest and best students of Islam in Britain round off their education at the Cambridge Muslim Colleg...
U.S. admits record number of Muslim refugees in 2016

U.S. admits record number of Muslim refugees in 2016

2016-10-10
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A recent study by Pew found that a record near-half of all refugees that entered the United States in FY2016 were Muslim, marking the highest number of Muslim refugees recorded since religious self-reporting data became available 14 years ago.
Faith-based organizations can help solve problems of forced migration, say experts at UN

Faith-based organizations can help solve problems of forced migration, say experts at UN

2016-10-09
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Faith-based organizations and religious leaders must be included in efforts to address the challenges of human trafficking and forced migration, representatives of the United Nations, international organizations, Member States and civil society have ...
Extremism, dialogue and peace are focus of Christian-Muslim joint communiqué

Extremism, dialogue and peace are focus of Christian-Muslim joint communiqué

2016-10-06
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Interreligious dialogue and cooperation provided the basis of talks on 30 September and 1 October 2016 addressing the theme “Towards an Integrated World,” a series of high-level discussions among the Muslim Council of Elders led by the Gr...
Grand Imam calls for collaboration against violence and poverty

Grand Imam calls for collaboration against violence and poverty

2016-10-06
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The chief cleric of Cairo’s prestigious mosque and university, H.E. Professor Dr Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar al Sharif, has decried the present-day “civilizational crisis” of poverty and insecurity and called fo...
Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign

Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign

2016-10-05
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During Muharram and Safar the #HussainSavesLives campaign is encouraging Shias to give blood in the name of Imam Hussain (as).  The story and sacrifice of Imam Hussain (as) and the message he taught is one we should continue to spread, not ...
Assisi: Praying Together for Peace

Assisi: Praying Together for Peace

2016-10-04
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The 30th interfaith meeting has been held in the Italian town of Assisi. Hundreds of religious leaders and scholars attended the event. They discussed various issues including inter-religious dialogue and the refugee crisis.
Declaration of Human Rights by the World’s Religions issued at global conference

Declaration of Human Rights by the World’s Religions issued at global conference

2016-10-03
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Leading religious scholars representing the major world religions have issued a declaration saying it is imperative that religions be a “positive resource for human rights”. The Declaration of Human Rights by the World’s Religions w...
New Jersey's Large Muslim Community

New Jersey's Large Muslim Community

2016-10-03
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At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, people of other faiths in the surrounding community were...
Only 14 Percent of US Catholics Have a Favorable Opinion of Muslims

Only 14 Percent of US Catholics Have a Favorable Opinion of Muslims

2016-10-01
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Catholics in America seem to have an unfavorable opinion about Muslims, according to new research findings. A study conducted by the Bridge Initiative showed that only 14% of American Catholics have a favorable view of Muslims and over 50% of Catholic media tends to connect Islam to terrorism. 
Islamic Schools Produce Best Students in Denmark

Islamic Schools Produce Best Students in Denmark

2016-09-30
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Students in Islamic private schools in Denmark are achieving better results than their counterparts in public schools, an analysis has revealed, breaking stereotypes about Muslims’ integration. “Many have the idea that independent Muslim...
School of Historical Studies Receives Grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York for the Shii Studies Research Program

School of Historical Studies Receives Grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York for the Shii Studies Research Program

2016-09-29
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The School of Historical Studies has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to explore and elevate the understanding of Shii studies. The grant will support two research positions in the School of Histor...
4th “Ghadir Conference” in Germany

4th “Ghadir Conference” in Germany

2016-09-26
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The fourth international “Ghadir Conference” was held in Gelsenkirchen by Islamic center of Imam Ali (AS) in collaboration with the Ahlul Bayt World Assembly. Ayatollah Reza Ramezani, the head of Islamic Center of Hamburg, and Hujjat...
BBC Radio 4 Program on Shi’i-Sunni Split

BBC Radio 4 Program on Shi’i-Sunni Split

2016-09-25
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Producer of the program is Neil McCarthy. In the first of two programs explaining the Sunni-Shia divide past and present, Tarek Osman tells the epic story of how Islam split after the death of the Prophet Mohammed. Many of the conflicts raging in th...
Hate Crimes against American Muslims Most Since Post-9/11 Era

Hate Crimes against American Muslims Most Since Post-9/11 Era

2016-09-23
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Hate crimes against American Muslims have soared to their highest levels since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to data compiled by researchers, an increase apparently fueled by terrorist attacks in the United States and abroad ...
What French Muslims think about France’s secular laws

What French Muslims think about France’s secular laws

2016-09-22
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A survey carried out by the French Institute of Public Opinion shows that one quarter of respondents adhere to a strict practice of Islam. In particular, they exalt Sharia Law above the cultural values of the French Republic. Nevertheless, the survey shows that the majority of French Muslims are adherent to French culture, history and ethics.
Quran Stands by American Islamic Outreach Foundation

Quran Stands by American Islamic Outreach Foundation

2016-09-13
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American Islamic Outreach Foundation are pleased to announce that the Quran stand Project is going full force. They have 26 Qurans Stands in and around Charlotte. Each stand is equipped with free information about Islam. Free Qurans in both Engl...
U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism

U.S. Muslim reflects on 9/11 and his lonely fight against extremism

2016-09-12
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Following terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino in 2015, Dr. Rushdi Abdul Cader cancelled his family's vacation to focus on his grassroots educational program called Anti-V.I.R.U.S.(Anti-Violent Ideology Recruitment in the U.S.) to help comba...
U.S. to track religious discrimination in schools as anti-Muslim sentiment grows

U.S. to track religious discrimination in schools as anti-Muslim sentiment grows

2016-09-11
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The U.S. Education Department announced it will begin collecting data this year about allegations of discrimination or bullying of students based on their religion, bringing new attention to what educators and advocates call a growing problem in publ...
Muslim Gathering Laments a ‘Normalization of Bigotry’

Muslim Gathering Laments a ‘Normalization of Bigotry’

2016-09-10
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An imam of a mosque in New York City and his associate shot dead while strolling following afternoon prayers. A presidential candidate calling for Muslims to be barred from entering the United States. Muslim women harassed and phy...
Founder of Denmark’s first mosque for women: ‘I will not listen to naysayers’

Founder of Denmark’s first mosque for women: ‘I will not listen to naysayers’

2016-09-07
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A little mosque in the Danish capital of Copenhagen joined a quiet revolution last week by hosting its first Friday prayer led by a woman. Traditionally, Friday prayers are limited to and led by men, and women are encouraged to pray at home. Some mos...
French Minister: Enemy seeks to divide Muslims, non-Muslims

French Minister: Enemy seeks to divide Muslims, non-Muslims

2016-09-06
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France's interior minister said Monday that the country is at war with an enemy trying to pit Muslims against non-Muslims, making it urgent to create a strong bond between the nation and citizens of the Islamic faith. Bernard Cazeneuve also said it w...
U.S. Muslims relieved Eid holiday to fall day after September 11 anniversary

U.S. Muslims relieved Eid holiday to fall day after September 11 anniversary

2016-09-05
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Muslims in the U.S. were worried that this year Eid al-Adha might fall on the 15th anniversary of the Twin Towers attack, i.e. Sept. 11. However, they are now relieved, as Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on Sept. 12.
Newton County to Lift Moratorium on Mosque, Cemetery

Newton County to Lift Moratorium on Mosque, Cemetery

2016-09-04
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The Newton County commissioners said Wednesday they plan to lift a moratorium that has prevented a controversial mosque and Muslim cemetery from being built in the area. In a joint statement with the Council on American-Islamic Relatio...
Shi'a Muslims and the World Council of Churches

Shi'a Muslims and the World Council of Churches

2016-09-03
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The director of the Islam Center of England, Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali, explains the background to Shi‘a Muslim relations with the World Council of Churches following his recent trip to Geneva.
Choosing a New Church or House of Worship

Choosing a New Church or House of Worship

2016-09-01
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Americans look for good sermons, warm welcome About half of U.S. adults have looked for a new religious congregation at some point in their lives, most commonly because they have moved. And when they search for a new house of worship, a new Pew Rese...
The short film Hijabi World: What American Women Who Wear Hijab Want You to Know

The short film Hijabi World: What American Women Who Wear Hijab Want You to Know

2016-08-31
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In the short film Hijabi World, Rutgers University students—specifically, Muslim women who observe hijab—talk about the day-to-day challenges of wearing a headscarf. “Sometimes you itch in your own skin,” says one woman n...
The six countries in the world with the most 'convinced atheists'

The six countries in the world with the most 'convinced atheists'

2016-08-30
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Governments have imposed their own rules against religion throughout history. Religion around the world is on the decline. For the first time ever, Norway now has more people who do not believe in God than do - with 39 per cent of a...
Canada's Mounties allow women officers to wear hijab

Canada's Mounties allow women officers to wear hijab

2016-08-29
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Hoping to boost recruiting of Muslim women, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is allowing its officers to wear hijabs as part of their uniforms, the government said Tuesday. "The commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police recently approved thi...
Campaign seeks to block mosque construction near Pisa's tower

Campaign seeks to block mosque construction near Pisa's tower

2016-08-28
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A campaign to block construction of a new mosque near the Leaning Tower of Pisa imperils Italy’s commitment to religious freedom, warn those who defend Muslims’ right to build it. The proposed mosque, a few hundred yards fr...
NYC Muslims grapple with surveillance after imam's killing

NYC Muslims grapple with surveillance after imam's killing

2016-08-27
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At an emotional funeral service for a New York City imam and his assistant who were gunned down on a Queens street, one friend of the victims took the microphone and demanded that the city install security cameras outside mosques citywide to help pro...
Civil rights groups defend mosque, cemetery outside Atlanta

Civil rights groups defend mosque, cemetery outside Atlanta

2016-08-27
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A proposal to build a mosque and Muslim cemetery has so angered some residents of Newton County outside Atlanta that their commissioners have temporarily banned all building permit approvals for religious institutions. The moratorium prompted the Cou...
Trump Proposes Ideological Test for Muslim Immigrants and Visitors to the U.S.

Trump Proposes Ideological Test for Muslim Immigrants and Visitors to the U.S.

2016-08-23
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Donald Trump called Monday for a Cold War-style mobilization against “radical Islamic terror,” repeating and repackaging calls for strict immigration controls — including a new ideological litmus test for Muslim visitors and migrant...
Britain is unusually irreligious, and becoming more so. That calls for a national debate

Britain is unusually irreligious, and becoming more so. That calls for a national debate

2016-08-23
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The final parish meeting of the Holy Trinity Church, in the center of Bath, took place on a rainy day in February 2011. Anglo-Catholic congregations had worshipped here, under the hammer-beam roof and monuments to heroes of Napoleonic wars, for nigh ...
Fearing Extremism and Lack of Integration: European Governments Concerns

Fearing Extremism and Lack of Integration: European Governments Concerns

2016-08-22
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Islamic Education in Europe Faith of Our Fathers For a snapshot of how Europeans, Muslim and non-Muslim, learn about Islam, visit the Centrum mosque near Hamburg railway station. A converted public bath, it is one of about 60 prayer spaces serving ...
Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

2016-08-21
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Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution. More than a million people fleeing war and pover...
Canada's top Imam: “Islam has actually become a kind of solution for humanity”

Canada's top Imam: “Islam has actually become a kind of solution for humanity”

2016-08-20
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Dr. Iqbal Al-Nadvi (Mohammad Iqbal Masood Al-Nadvi) is the Chairperson of Canadian Council of Imams and also serves as the Amir (President) of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada. His previous positions include the following: Dir...
Brazilian Muslims Introduce Islam in Rio Olympics

Brazilian Muslims Introduce Islam in Rio Olympics

2016-08-20
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Welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world, Muslim dawah teams took to the Brazilian streets in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to spread the true message of Islam. Jamila da Lima is one of those volunteers who found Islam a few y...
Deradicalization programs in Germany are failing

Deradicalization programs in Germany are failing

2016-08-19
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Figures released in July by Destatis, the government's statistics agency, showed that more than 2.1 million people migrated to Germany in 2015. More than 33,000 migrants who are supposed to be deported are still in Germany and are being cared for by...
German Judges Call for Headscarf Ban in Court to Show 'Neutrality'

German Judges Call for Headscarf Ban in Court to Show 'Neutrality'

2016-08-19
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Two German associations of judges have called for a headscarf ban on judges and lawyers, arguing that the measure is required to ensure neutrality in court.
Muslim women most disadvantaged, say MPs

Muslim women most disadvantaged, say MPs

2016-08-17
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Parliamentary report says Muslim women face more discrimination and unemployment than any other cultural or ethnic group.
French Muslims to Create Foundation to Finance Mosques

French Muslims to Create Foundation to Finance Mosques

2016-08-16
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A leading French Muslim organization is to create a foundation to finance the country’s mosques, possibly through levies on halal food, in a bid to curb religious funding by radical Islamists.
Hollywood Star Counters Islamophobia

Hollywood Star Counters Islamophobia

2016-08-16
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Will Smith was in the Middle East on Sunday promoting the movie "Suicide Squad", but the Hollywood star said his time in Dubai is also a chance to counter an increasingly anti-Muslim climate surrounding the U.S. presidential race.
Pressure to Allow Hijab in Basketball Mounts as Decision Looms

Pressure to Allow Hijab in Basketball Mounts as Decision Looms

2016-08-15
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No hijab-wearing players are present on the basketball courts at the Rio Olympics, for instance ― and it’s not for lack of qualified players. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has long prohibited athletes from wearing “equipment that may cause injury to other players.” For some reason, FIBA deems hijabs to fall into that category, but a growing body of athletes and advocacy organizations are working to change that.
Ryan challenger seeks debate on deporting all Muslims

Ryan challenger seeks debate on deporting all Muslims

2016-08-11
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The Republican challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan said this week that the US should debate deporting all Muslims from the country. "I'm suggesting we have a discussion about it. That's for sure," Paul Nehlen said on 560 AM's "Morning Answer" i...
Athens's First Mosque in 150 Years

Athens's First Mosque in 150 Years

2016-08-11
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Muslims in the Greek capital have had to worship in makeshift facilities since the end of Ottoman rule. There hasn’t been a mosque in the Greek capital in 150 years. That’s about to change.  On Thursday, the Greek parliament approve...
Pope says it's wrong to identify Islam with violence

Pope says it's wrong to identify Islam with violence

2016-08-10
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Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism. "I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence," he told reporters aboar...
Muslim Group’s Gathering Message to ISIS

Muslim Group’s Gathering Message to ISIS

2016-08-09
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Muslims in France and Italy flocked to Mass on Sunday, a gesture of interfaith solidarity following a drumbeat of jihadi attacks that threatens to deepen religious divisions across Europe. From the towering Gothic cathedral in Rouen, only a few mile...
In A Turbulent Election Year, Mosques Organize En Masse Voting

In A Turbulent Election Year, Mosques Organize En Masse Voting

2016-08-08
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In an election year filled with anti-Muslim vitriol, some mosques are urging their worshipers to vote in an attempt to make their voices heard. To do so, they're borrowing a strategy used by African-American churches and organizing "souls to the poll...
California Recognizes August as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

California Recognizes August as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

2016-08-06
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The California State Assembly voted to pass a resolution that officially recognizes August 2016 as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month. The resolution comes at a time of increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, according to a recent civil rights repo...
Danish Nationalists Seek 'Close to Zero' Muslim Migrants

Danish Nationalists Seek 'Close to Zero' Muslim Migrants

2016-08-03
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Denmark should halt immigration from Muslim countries to stem the threat of violence from extremists, the nation's second-largest party argued Thursday. Soer...
Islamic Art at the Art Institute: A Century of Exhibitions and Acquisitions

Islamic Art at the Art Institute: A Century of Exhibitions and Acquisitions

2016-08-02
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Date: July 19–September 26 (weekdays only) Venue: Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, US Since 1892, more than sixty exhibitions related to Islamic art have...
In Germany, Anti-Muslim Extremists May Pose as Big a Threat as Islamist Militants

In Germany, Anti-Muslim Extremists May Pose as Big a Threat as Islamist Militants

2016-08-01
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When an 18-year old German Iranian killed nine people and then shot himself on Friday in Munich, speculation that it was an Islamist attack circulated for hours. But doubts arose when a video was uploaded in which t...
Muslims and Islam: Key Findings in the U.S. and around the World

Muslims and Islam: Key Findings in the U.S. and around the World

2016-07-31
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Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. Indeed, if current demographic trends continue, the number of Muslims is expected to exceed the number of Christians by the end of this century and the number of Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the world's population from now until 2050.
Campaign Aims to Register a Million U.S. Muslims Voters in Anti-Trump Move

Campaign Aims to Register a Million U.S. Muslims Voters in Anti-Trump Move

2016-07-27
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Muslim leaders in the United States have begun to register a million voters to help combat Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s rhetoric against Muslims.
The Rise of Muslim-Friendly Workplaces in Corporate America

The Rise of Muslim-Friendly Workplaces in Corporate America

2016-07-27
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More U.S. employers are taking steps to make Muslims feel accepted and safe at work, as their faith comes under scrutiny with the rise in terror attacks and calls by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for a ban on Muslim immigrants.
Quran Stands

Quran Stands

2016-07-26
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American Islamic Outreach has been working with local Muslim Business to set up Quran Kiosks and Stands.
The Creation of a New Religious Freedom Organization — The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI)

The Creation of a New Religious Freedom Organization — The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI)

2016-07-25
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For the past six years the Religious Freedom Project (RFP) at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs has been the global center for cutting edge research into the meaning, value, and impact of religious fr...
5 Facts about the Muslim Population in Europe

5 Facts about the Muslim Population in Europe

2016-07-25
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Here are five facts about the size and makeup of the Muslim population in Europe based on the Pew Research Center’s most recent population estimates.
Call for End to Muslim Migration to Australia

Call for End to Muslim Migration to Australia

2016-07-24
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The Australian TV presenter Sonia Kruger has called for an end to Muslim immigration to Australia, agreeing that “the more Muslims we import, the more danger we are in.”
Cameron Grants Royal Museum Role to Muslim

Cameron Grants Royal Museum Role to Muslim

2016-07-20
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The Department for Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom government announced that Goldsmiths, University of London lecturer Dr Aminul Hoque, a Bangladeshi Muslim, has been appointed as a Trustee for Royal Museums Greenwich. Dr Hoque’s position is voluntary and runs for four years.
Oklahoma Lawmaker Who Called Islam “A Cancer” Gets Study on Radical Islam Approved

Oklahoma Lawmaker Who Called Islam “A Cancer” Gets Study on Radical Islam Approved

2016-07-19
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Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, who in the past has called Islam "a cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out" has proposed an interim study on radical Islam, Shariah Law, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the radicalization process.
Which U.S. religious groups are oldest and youngest?

Which U.S. religious groups are oldest and youngest?

2016-07-18
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Data from the Pew Research Center has revealed the youngest and oldest religious groups in the United States. U.S. Muslims in the survey have a median age of 33 and about four-in-ten Muslim adults in the U.S. are under the age of 30. The average age within Judaism is 50 years old, Catholics (49 years old), Orthodox Christians (40 years old), Buddhists (39 years old), Hindus (33 years old) and the median age of the entire U.S. population is 46 years old.
Measuring the Backlash Against the Muslim Backlash

Measuring the Backlash Against the Muslim Backlash

2016-07-16
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Despite heated campaign rhetoric and the Orlando shooting, new polls show that the American public’s views of both Islam and Muslims have become more favorable. Here’s why.
In swipe at Gingrich, Obama rejects 'repugnant' call to test Muslims

In swipe at Gingrich, Obama rejects 'repugnant' call to test Muslims

2016-07-16
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President Barack Obama clobbered former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Friday for suggesting that America should deport Muslims who profess a belief in Islamic Sharia law, telling a gathering of diplomats in Washington that the idea is 'repugnant.'
German Journalist Reverts to Islam on `Eid

German Journalist Reverts to Islam on `Eid

2016-07-13
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Famous German journalist Martin Lejeune has announced his reversion to Islam, pronouncing shahada, the declaration of faith, in front of hundreds of Muslims.
How a Muslim advocacy group in Florida is doing what the government has so far failed to do

How a Muslim advocacy group in Florida is doing what the government has so far failed to do

2016-07-12
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It had been 10 days since Omar Mateen, a self-declared adherent to the Islamic State, massacred 49 people at an Orlando nightclub. And Nezar Hamze, a police officer in the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, wanted to prepare this mosque’s c...
Islamic Center rising on ‘the highway to heaven’

Islamic Center rising on ‘the highway to heaven’

2016-07-12
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In a field off a rural stretch of Glasgow Street, a decades-old dream is slowly taking shape. There, the Kitchener-Waterloo Islamic Association is constructing what it is touting as the largest Islamic Center in Canada on a 4.5-hectare (11-acre) plot...
Ontario Premier joined Muslims in fasting in a solidarity action

Ontario Premier joined Muslims in fasting in a solidarity action

2016-07-11
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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne joined Muslims in fasting on Wednesday, June 22nd and then took part in the Iftar (fast-breaking meal) with the community at the Sayeda Khadija Center in Mississauga. “I am honored to participate in the fast with ...
Muslim camps are spreading in the U.S. to help kids ‘be proud of who they are’

Muslim camps are spreading in the U.S. to help kids ‘be proud of who they are’

2016-07-11
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When Mona Eldadah started this camp four years ago, the idea was mainly about getting fasting Muslim kids off the couch during the holy month of Ramadan, and into activities that were both creatively stimulating and unifying. Now, the camp has reach...
German court rules against headscarf curbs for law students

German court rules against headscarf curbs for law students

2016-07-07
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A court in Bavaria has ruled against restrictions on wearing headscarves for law students who are undergoing practical training in the justice system in the German state. The Augsburg administrative court upheld a complaint by a 25-year-old Muslim s...
Va. Republican, Trump supporter apologizes for anti-Muslim tweets

Va. Republican, Trump supporter apologizes for anti-Muslim tweets

2016-07-07
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A new member of Virginia’s Republican State Central Committee apologized over the weekend for posting anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant rhetoric on Twitter and Facebook — much of which echoed incendiary comments by presumptive GOP presidential ...
This place of worship would be 3-in-1: Church, synagogue and mosque

This place of worship would be 3-in-1: Church, synagogue and mosque

2016-07-05
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A group of Christians, Muslims and Jews join hands to build a place where they can all worship: Berlin's "House of One" is aiming to become the world's first building to combine a church, a synagogue and a mosque under one roof.
These Muslims Are Praying in a Basement While Fighting to Get Their Mosque Built

These Muslims Are Praying in a Basement While Fighting to Get Their Mosque Built

2016-07-05
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Muslims in Bayonne, New Jersey, have wanted an Islamic center and prayer hall for nearly two decades — they currently pray in the cramped basement of an elementary school.
UK based Progressive Muslim Forum (PMF) felicitates Honorable Dr. Frank F Islam in London

UK based Progressive Muslim Forum (PMF) felicitates Honorable Dr. Frank F Islam in London

2016-07-02
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An Iftar & Dinner party was organized by Progressive Muslim Forum (PMF) UK, International under the chairmanship of Khurshid Alam on 21st of June 2016 at Berrymede School Main Hall, Osborne Road, Acton, and London, W3 8SJ. This event was a chari...
The 7th round of Catholic – Shi’a dialogue

The 7th round of Catholic – Shi’a dialogue

2016-07-01
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The cities of Qum and Mashhad in Iran hosted the 7th round of Catholic – Shi’a dialogue early this May. The Catholic group which was invited by Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali comprised of Abbot Primate Notker Wolf, head of the Benedictine Conf...
German President Attends Ramadan Iftar

German President Attends Ramadan Iftar

2016-06-30
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German President Joachim Gauck joined Muslims on an interfaith iftar last week in Berlin, sending an out loud message against demonizing Muslims. “Promoting encounters is particularly important at a time when mutual mistrust is spreading,&rdqu...
British Muslims must vote to remain in the EU

British Muslims must vote to remain in the EU

2016-06-30
343 Views
Many people believe that the EU is only something that affects people involved in politics, or it makes strange laws such as determining how straight bananas should be.  However it is an institution that, like it or not, affects lives of British...
Southern Baptist leader defends religious liberty for Muslims

Southern Baptist leader defends religious liberty for Muslims

2016-06-25
324 Views
Russell Moore offered a ringing defense of religious freedom for all, including Muslims, during the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) report to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
Islamophobia on the rise in Germany - study

Islamophobia on the rise in Germany - study

2016-06-25
348 Views
Germany is seeing a rise in Islamophobia, according to a new study which highlights the tensions surrounding the recent influx of refugees. More than 40 percent of residents said they believe Muslims should be forbidden from coming to Germany.
Muslim leaders push back against Trump for incendiary speech in wake of massacre

Muslim leaders push back against Trump for incendiary speech in wake of massacre

2016-06-23
287 Views
The Council on American-Islamic Relations had planned to hold a news conference unveiling a report on Islamophobia, including the rise of “Muslim-free” businesses, anti-Muslim rallies by armed protesters, direct attacks on Muslims and the...
Smithsonian to host 1st major US Quran exhibition

Smithsonian to host 1st major US Quran exhibition

2016-06-23
399 Views
Smithsonian's museum of Asian art will hold its first ever exhibit of "exquisitely decorated manuscripts" of the Quran in the United States. The exhibit is set to open October 15, 2016 and will run through February 2017.
Confronting Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States

Confronting Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States

2016-06-22
317 Views
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley released a report Monday entitled “Confronting Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States.”
Islamic Schools Set Success Example in UK

Islamic Schools Set Success Example in UK

2016-02-01
637 Views
For years, independent Islamic schools remained at the top score of UK GCSE results, setting example for faith schools as successful, highly-achieving and inspiring educational institutes in Britain. The Muslim schools overall average of students wh...
Muslims Invite Pope Francis to Rome Mosque

Muslims Invite Pope Francis to Rome Mosque

2016-01-31
558 Views
A Muslim delegation formally invited Pope Francis to visit the Grand Mosque of Rome, thought to be the largest mosque in the Western world. Although the Vatican has not yet officially accepted, the visit was certain to take place, but the date had not yet been announced for security reasons.
CAIR: Interfaith Coalition Calls on Maryland University to Offer Balance to Speaker’s Anti-Muslim Views

CAIR: Interfaith Coalition Calls on Maryland University to Offer Balance to Speaker’s Anti-Muslim Views

2016-01-30
438 Views
The Council on American Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined 17 Maryland-based groups in calling on Stevenson University to drop anti-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali as a speaker at an up...
Switzerland to probe leading Swiss Muslim

Switzerland to probe leading Swiss Muslim

2016-01-13
87 Views
The Swiss attorney general has opened a criminal investigation of a leading member in a Swiss Muslim organization accused of violating a ban on jihadist groups, the attorney general’s office said on Saturday. Switzerland is on high alert after...
A Peace Interfaith Pilgrimage in Washington

A Peace Interfaith Pilgrimage in Washington

2016-01-09
429 Views
In Washington, D.C., on Sunday, the Washington National Cathedral played host to an interfaith pilgrimage of Christians, Jews and Muslims who walked with each other from congregation to congregation, calling for the faithful choose "unity over extrem...
With New Year Onset, European Muslims Face Mounting Challenges

With New Year Onset, European Muslims Face Mounting Challenges

2016-01-04
453 Views
European Muslims bid outgoing year farewell with mounting challenges such as recurring charges that link them to terrorism and allegations that they are unable to integrate into western communities. Organizations, centers and associations that care ...
Head of UK Muslim schools calls for teaching Judaism

Head of UK Muslim schools calls for teaching Judaism

2016-01-04
524 Views
The head of Muslim faith schools in Britain has called for the teaching of Judaism in the schools, echoing a call by Britain’s chief rabbi to teach Islam in Jewish schools.
CAIR Report: Number of Incidents Targeting U.S. Mosques in 2015 Highest Ever Recorded

CAIR Report: Number of Incidents Targeting U.S. Mosques in 2015 Highest Ever Recorded

2016-01-04
433 Views
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, released a preliminary report on incidents targeting American mosques and religious institutions in 2015 that shows a greater ...
Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric

2016-01-02
411 Views
Saudi Arabia has executed the prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the interior ministry said. He was among 47 people put to death after being convicted of terrorism offences, it said in a statement. Sheikh Nimr was a vocal supporter of the m...
French Muslims Guard Church for Christmas Mass

French Muslims Guard Church for Christmas Mass

2016-01-01
468 Views
French Muslims in the northern French city of Lens made a show of solidarity with the city's Christians, volunteering as guards at the local Catholic Church Christmas mass, French media reported. The Muslims decided to guard the church after Fran...
US stops British Muslim family from boarding flight to visit Disneyland

US stops British Muslim family from boarding flight to visit Disneyland

2015-12-21
618 Views
A British Muslim family heading for Disneyland was barred from boarding a flight to Los Angeles by US authorities at London’s Gatwick airport amid concerns of an American overreaction to the perceived terrorist threat.  US Department of H...
Wheaton College says view of Islam, not hijab, got Christian teacher suspended

Wheaton College says view of Islam, not hijab, got Christian teacher suspended

2015-12-20
374 Views
Wheaton College students, faculty and others held a sit-in to support Professor Larycia Hawkins who, as part of her Christian Advent devotion, wore a hijab to show solidarity with Muslims. Her explanation for the gesture didn't sit well with the...
U.S. Muslim leaders announce major initiatives

U.S. Muslim leaders announce major initiatives

2015-12-20
471 Views
U.S. Muslim Leaders Announce Campaigns to Enhance National Security, Address Rising Islamophobia WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, today announced ...
Defying prejudice, more Americans learn Arabic

Defying prejudice, more Americans learn Arabic

2015-12-18
440 Views
New York, United States – Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric tells one story about the modern day US. But, students painstakingly learning Arabic’s right-to-left script in classro...
America Needs More Imams

America Needs More Imams

2015-12-17
624 Views
A lack of training and funding is creating a Muslim leadership vacuum in the U.S. That’s bad for everyone. One of many ugly patterns since Sept. 11, 2001, is that those who say they are worried about Islamic terrorism often fight to keep mosqu...
German TV helps Muslim refugees understand secular law, religious freedom

German TV helps Muslim refugees understand secular law, religious freedom

2015-12-16
368 Views
The first Arabic-language television talk show in Germany aims to help foster the integration of refugees from Arab countries with a simple message: “Follow the rules!” Germany is bracing itself for more than one million asylum seekers t...
Georgetown’s Interfaith Gathering

Georgetown’s Interfaith Gathering

2015-12-16
458 Views
The Georgetown University’s Interfaith Gathering for Solidarity, Understanding, and Peace was held on December 16, 2015 to promote understanding through faith leaders’ reflections and through music and prayer. Imam Talib Shareef, preside...
Most Americans say more scrutiny of Muslims is not warranted

Most Americans say more scrutiny of Muslims is not warranted

2015-12-15
392 Views
A new Pew Research Center survey gauges Americans’ views on a variety of questions related to Islamic extremism and Muslims.  Among the key findings are that a majority of U.S. adults (61%) say U.S. Muslims should not be subject to additi...
In American mosques, growing safety concerns — and more armed guards

In American mosques, growing safety concerns — and more armed guards

2015-12-14
433 Views
From the suburbs of Los Angeles to the outskirts of Washington, D.C., mosques around the United States are warily stepping up security in the face of growing fears about reprisals on American Muslims. The increasing safety concerns described by Amer...
Francis Ford Coppola Defends Islam in a Touching Way

Francis Ford Coppola Defends Islam in a Touching Way

2015-12-06
508 Views
Speaking during a press conference held at the 2015 Marrakech International Film Festival on Saturday, Francis Ford Coppola quoted the Holy Qur'an and defended Islam in a touching way.  He quote the Qur'an, specifically Surah Al Fatihah emphasi...
CAIR, NJ Muslims, Interfaith Leaders, Officials Condemn Donald Trump’s False 9/11 Claim

CAIR, NJ Muslims, Interfaith Leaders, Officials Condemn Donald Trump’s False 9/11 Claim

2015-12-04
502 Views
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined leaders of New Jersey’s Muslim community, interfaith partners and public officials at a news conference in Jersey City, N.J., to condemn leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump&rsq...
France likely to close more than 100 mosques

France likely to close more than 100 mosques

2015-12-03
421 Views
France is likely to close up to 160 mosques in the coming months as part of a nationwide police operation under the state of emergency which allows places of worship that promote radical views to be shut down, one of the country's chief imams has sai...
Muslims using billboards to set the facts straight

Muslims using billboards to set the facts straight

2015-11-21
469 Views
We’ve told you how the Paris attacks led to threats against Muslims nationwide. Here in Central Florida, Muslims are using billboards to sort out the facts from the fiction behind their beliefs. While driving along I-4 in Orlando, there are ...
Quran, Among Best-selling Books in France

Quran, Among Best-selling Books in France

2015-02-01
2222 Views
Following the publication of cartoons desecrating Islamic sanctities in France, the Noble Quran and books about Islam are becoming a best-seller in the country. The number of people buying the Quran and Islamic books in French bookstores has skyro...
British Muslim school children getting abuse following Paris Attacks

British Muslim school children getting abuse following Paris Attacks

2015-02-01
857 Views
Muslim pupils across Britain are suffering a backlash of bullying and abuse following the Charlie Hebdo massacre amid a broad rise in Islamophobia in schools, which the Government is failing to tackle, campaigners have told The Independent. The so...
Belgian Far-Right Party Seeks Headscarf Ban on Drivers

Belgian Far-Right Party Seeks Headscarf Ban on Drivers

2015-01-19
954 Views
The far-right anti-Islam Flemish Interest Party in Belgium has forwarded a bill to Parliament forbidding women with headscarves from driving vehicles. The bill, presented by the Flemish Interest Party’s former president Filip Dewinter on Fri...
Thousand protestors in Sweden demand end to mosque arson attacks

Thousand protestors in Sweden demand end to mosque arson attacks

2015-01-12
850 Views
More than a thousand protesters took to the streets in Sweden on Friday to urge an end to a spate of attacks against mosques, amid growing tensions over the rise of an anti-immigration party. The demonstrations in Sweden's three largest cities, St...
Muslims in Holland Start Online Campaign against Paris Attacks

Muslims in Holland Start Online Campaign against Paris Attacks

2015-01-12
967 Views
A group of Muslims in Holland started an online campaign titled Not My Islam (Niet mijn Islam) which received 11 thousands people's support on the very first day. Group members who identify themselves as “the silent majority who respects Hol...
World Shia and Sunni Muslim unions, leaders condemn ‘barbaric’ Paris attack

World Shia and Sunni Muslim unions, leaders condemn ‘barbaric’ Paris attack

2015-01-12
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In the aftermath of Wednesday’s extremist attack in Paris, Muslim unions and leaders expressed outrage at the “barbaric” targeting of the Charlie Hebdo magazine headquarters, which left 12 people dead. The French Muslim Council (...
Local Muslim leaders react to Paris massacre

Local Muslim leaders react to Paris massacre

2015-01-12
784 Views
Local Muslim leaders joined in the chorus of condemnation Wednesday of the attack in Paris. And, a local international relations expert talked to San Diego 6 about the likelihood of a similar attack on American soil. "There is no way that a true ...
Michigan Muslims help poor in celebration of their prophet

Michigan Muslims help poor in celebration of their prophet

2015-01-12
875 Views
Hundreds are to gather yesterday in Dearborn at one of Michigan's biggest mosques for a celebration of Islam's prophet that will include the wrapping of gifts for needy children. The event is one of several held in recent days by Muslims in metro Det...
Germany: Dresden marchers to conquer xenophobia

Germany: Dresden marchers to conquer xenophobia

2015-01-12
883 Views
Tens of thousands of people have marched in Dresden calling for “open mindedness and humanity.” DW’s Kate Brady was there to see how the eastern German city took a stand against the anti-Islamization PEGIDA group. Families, young c...
Sweden: New bomb threat against Swedish mosque

Sweden: New bomb threat against Swedish mosque

2015-01-12
941 Views
Gothenburg’s main mosque was evacuated on Friday night after a bomb threat, exacerbating Swedish Muslims’ fear of reprisals following this week’s Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. Three mosques in Sweden have suffered arson attacks ...
Dutch member of parliament makes call to “close all mosques” in the Netherlands

Dutch member of parliament makes call to “close all mosques” in the Netherlands

2014-12-22
865 Views
Machiel de Graaf, a parliament member for the Party for Freedom (PVV) led by Islam critic Geert Wilders, has called for the closure of all mosques in the March of the Dutch Freedom Party against Islamic incursion. March of the Dutch Freedom Party...
English Football Fan Banned from Every Football Ground for Three Years after Ripping Up Quran + Photo

English Football Fan Banned from Every Football Ground for Three Years after Ripping Up Quran + Photo

2014-12-22
687 Views
English football fan Julie Phillips, 51, has been banned from all football stadiums for minimum three years for tearing up a copy of Islam's Holy Book during an English football match and throwing the pieces in the air. Police said Phillips, who a...
A Group of Australian Muslims Visited Imam Rezas Holy Shrine

A Group of Australian Muslims Visited Imam Rezas Holy Shrine

2014-12-22
729 Views
Coincident with the last ten days of Safar month (lunar month) a group of Australian Muslims visited Imam Reza (A.S.) holy shrine. According to the report issued from Astan Quds Razavi's special headquarter for the last ten days of Safar month, t...
15,000 join anti-Islam protest in eastern Germany

15,000 join anti-Islam protest in eastern Germany

2014-12-22
951 Views
Dresden (Germany), December 15: A record 15,000 people marched in eastern Germany against “asylum cheats” and the country’s “Islamisation” in the latest show of strength of a growing far-right populist movement. Chance...
Record 17 million Shi'ite pilgrims in Karbala

Record 17 million Shi'ite pilgrims in Karbala

2014-12-15
950 Views
Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi said on Thursday that the number of pilgrims in the city of Karbala for the annual Arbaeen commemoration had reached a record 17.5 million this year.   Arbaeen, which marks the end of the 40-day period o...
WAVE Conference Urges All Governments to Condemn Extremism

WAVE Conference Urges All Governments to Condemn Extremism

2014-12-13
905 Views
The two-day WAVE conference kicked off work in Tehran on Tuesday and ended Wednesday evening. The conference came in the aftermath of a last year proposal by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his address to the UN General Assembly meeting in...
Research: UK Muslims face worst job discrimination

Research: UK Muslims face worst job discrimination

2014-12-06
2662 Views
The report published by The Independent was based on a research conducted by Dr. Nabil Khattab and Professor Ron Johnston with data from the Office for National Statistics’ Labour Force Survey of more than half a million people. The study says...
Islamic Human Rights Activist: "Muslim world must tackle Takfiri terror"

Islamic Human Rights Activist: "Muslim world must tackle Takfiri terror"

2014-11-24
986 Views
The Muslim world must urgently tackle the issue of Takfiri violence, which certain entities seek to use as a pretext to promote Islamophobia, says an analyst. “It is about time that Muslim community started this discussion, and it has...
2014 Election Report

2014 Election Report

2014-11-24
1097 Views
The most significant anti-Islam action of the 2014 midterm election, Alabama’s Amendment 1, was approved by voters. Alabama is the eighth state to approve a law intended to vilify Islam. The measure was inspired by Islamophobe David Yerushalmi&...
British Muslim Leaders Want Everyone to Stop Calling the Terror Group the ‘Islamic State’ and Have Offered a Different Name Instead

British Muslim Leaders Want Everyone to Stop Calling the Terror Group the ‘Islamic State’ and Have Offered a Different Name Instead

2014-09-27
1069 Views
British Muslim leaders have called on Prime Minister David Cameron and other politicians to stop referring to the militant jihadist group as the “Islamic State” and have instead suggested the media and politicians begin using the name the...
US banks closing accounts of Muslims

US banks closing accounts of Muslims

2014-09-27
1136 Views
Banks across the United States have closed the accounts of Muslim customers without any explanation. Dozens in the US said they received notices saying that their bank accounts had been shut. These include business owners, nonprofits, and students. ...
Does the Muslim headscarf boost body image?

Does the Muslim headscarf boost body image?

2014-09-27
1089 Views
In non-Muslim societies, a woman in a headscarf is often perceived as less approachable and sociable, according to past research, and some see the head covering as a means of repressing women. But a new British study concludes that for many Muslim w...
Alaska Set to Open First Mosque

Alaska Set to Open First Mosque

2014-08-30
1051 Views
A relatively small Muslim community in America’s far north western state of Alaska have put final touches on their first mosque.   A relatively small Muslim community in America’s far north western state of Alaska have put final to...
Muslim MP targeted for protesting against illegal Israeli settlements goods

Muslim MP targeted for protesting against illegal Israeli settlements goods

2014-08-30
967 Views
ElhamAsaadBuaras Birmingham Ladywood MP has been branded “shameful”, “extremely irresponsible” and accused of “stirring up tensions” and behaving in a inappropriately by leaders of Britain’s Jewish commu...
American Policeman reverts to Islam

American Policeman reverts to Islam

2014-08-25
1223 Views
I am a typical American in many ways that are reflected in both my professional and personal lives. Professionally, I am a supervisor with a major police department, and I have been in the military, both active duty and in the reserves for the majori...
ISIS 'betraying' Muslims, says Calgary imam before hunger strike

ISIS 'betraying' Muslims, says Calgary imam before hunger strike

2014-08-25
1030 Views
A Calgary imam will start a 48-hour hunger strike Friday evening to protest the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq this week by ISIS. Imam Syed Soharwardy, founder of Muslims Against Terrorism and the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, ...

Christian and Jewish leaders campaign to support Muslim community

2014-08-24
1061 Views
Australia Christian and Jewish leaders have rallied to support the Muslim community, asking members of the Australian public to join them in a campaign called “We’ll love Muslims 100 years”. Rabbi Zalman Kastel will join Austral...
Arab American group urges boycott of White House Iftar dinner

Arab American group urges boycott of White House Iftar dinner

2014-07-20
1147 Views
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) urged all Arab and Muslims in the United States to boycott the Obama administration's celebration of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday, arguing the president has condoned the killing of Palestin...
Brazil: 19 People Converted to Islam during World Cup

Brazil: 19 People Converted to Islam during World Cup

2014-07-20
1104 Views
Aziz Allilou Aziz Allilou is a student at the Higher Institute of Media and Communications (ISIC) and Morocco World News correspondent in Rabat. Rabat – Answering the call of Islam, 19 football fans converted to Islam after meeting team Mis...
Shia-Sunni communities attended Iftar banquet of Dallas mayor

Shia-Sunni communities attended Iftar banquet of Dallas mayor

2014-07-20
1033 Views
This was the first from any Dallas Mayor. The dinner which was sponsored by renowned city businessman Amir Rupani, Arman Rupani and Mohsin Mandavia and others. A large number of religious leadership of Shia, Sunni and Ismaili community were in att...
Belgian Woman Helps 1000 Reverts to Islam

Belgian Woman Helps 1000 Reverts to Islam

2014-07-20
1112 Views
A Belgian young Muslim revert to Islam has helped 1000 people to accepts Islam after turning her home into Islamic center for Belgian Muslims seeking to learn more about their religion. Influenced by her Muslim friends and researching into the rel...
British MP: ‘Media publishing complete lies about Muslims’

British MP: ‘Media publishing complete lies about Muslims’

2014-07-13
901 Views
Reports and comments on Muslims by the media and politicians bear the hallmarks of the portrayal of Jews in Nazi Germany, a British MP has said. Reports and comments on Muslims by the media and politicians bear the hallmarks of the portrayal of Je...
UK Muslims face 'rampant' abuse online

UK Muslims face 'rampant' abuse online

2014-07-13
792 Views
More needs to be done to tackle online anti-Muslim hatred, says a report. There is an urgent need to examine the rise of online anti-Muslim hate that has become rampant, says a report by Birmingham City University on online hatred towards Muslims a...
Spanish Islamic Community asks employers to make it easier for their Muslim workers during Ramadan

Spanish Islamic Community asks employers to make it easier for their Muslim workers during Ramadan

2014-07-13
591 Views
More than 1.7 million Muslims living in Spain have started Sunday, the Ramadan. In this context, the Union of Islamic Communities in Spain (UCIDE) calls on employers to provide, where possible, its practitioners workers to fulfill this task. “...
Ramadan: A centuries-old American tradition

Ramadan: A centuries-old American tradition

2014-07-13
1136 Views
This weekend marks the beginning of Ramadan. Nearly one-fourth of the world will observe the annual fast and eight million Muslims in the United States will abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset during the holy month. A gruelling task at...
British Muslims Unite To Condemn 'Evil' ISIS

British Muslims Unite To Condemn 'Evil' ISIS

2014-07-11
1598 Views
In a meeting in the Palace Of Westminster, leaders from Sunni and Shia denominations from cities across the UK agreed that the Islamic State was "un-Islamic". In a joint statement they also expressed "grave concern" at the repeated attacks by ISIS...
Canada Muslim Athletes Take Ramadan Test

Canada Muslim Athletes Take Ramadan Test

2014-07-10
1055 Views
HAMILTON – Abstaining from food and water for 15 hours a day, Hamilton Muslim basketball players are taking the challenge of observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan while keeping their high performance in basketball local tournaments. &ldq...
Halal Tourism Growing in Japan as Country Tries to Attract Muslim Visitors

Halal Tourism Growing in Japan as Country Tries to Attract Muslim Visitors

2014-07-10
733 Views
Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travelers. For a largely homogeneous country with only around 100,000 practising Muslims, that m...

Civil Rights group: More Advocacy Needed to Stem Anti-Muslim Bigotry

2014-07-10
790 Views
While Muslims have found greater mainstream acceptance in Metro Detroit and nationwide, more work is needed to address persistent discrimination and intolerance in workplaces, at school and elsewhere, a civil rights advocacy group said. “Ameri...
Turkey Shiite Mosque Burned in Arson Attack

Turkey Shiite Mosque Burned in Arson Attack

2014-07-09
1029 Views
Muhammadiyah Shiite mosque, located in the Esenyurt district of Istanbul has been attacked, Turkish Sabah newspaper reported on July 8. A Molotov cocktail was thrown into the mosque on July 8 early in the morning, which caused a fire, according to...
Imam Hassan’s (A) Birth Anniversary to be Celebrated in Hamburg

Imam Hassan’s (A) Birth Anniversary to be Celebrated in Hamburg

2014-07-09
930 Views
On the occasion of birth anniversary of Imam Hassan Mojtaba (AS), a ceremony will be held on July 12 by the Islamic Center of Hamburg. The center aims to commemorate the noble status of the second infallible Imam (AS) and promote his virtues. S...
Greek court rejects appeal to block Athens mosque construction

Greek court rejects appeal to block Athens mosque construction

2014-07-05
798 Views
The general assembly of the state council in Greece has rejected an appeal to prevent the construction of a mosque in the capital Athens. Construction of Athens's only mosque is due to start soon after plans were approved eight months ago. The m...
European Court of Human Rights upholds French ban on full-face vei

European Court of Human Rights upholds French ban on full-face vei

2014-07-05
1216 Views
The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a French law banning the wearing of the full-face veil, the niqab. The Strasbourg-based court was ruling on a case brought by a 24-year-old French woman, who argued that the ban on wearing the veil in ...
DEARBORN: Community commended for ignoring string of anti-Islamic events

DEARBORN: Community commended for ignoring string of anti-Islamic events

2014-07-03
781 Views
Sayed Hassan Al-Qazwini, leader of the Islamic Center of America, told The Arab American News that he is proud of the behavior of the local Muslim community, despite all that transpired in the last week. A string of events targeting the local Musl...
As Muslims Celebrate Ramadan, Islam Grows in Brevard

As Muslims Celebrate Ramadan, Islam Grows in Brevard

2014-06-28
1031 Views
Nearly 30 years ago, being Muslim in Melbourne meant quietly gathering in the living rooms of apartments for a moment of prayer or having to explain what sounded like a foreign, exotic religion to strangers. There were no masjids — worship cen...
US Muslim Kids Trained for Ramadan

US Muslim Kids Trained for Ramadan

2014-06-28
1101 Views
Awaiting the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the family of Noor Khan have been preparing their kids to take part in fasting the holy month to taste the month’s high spirituality and share the needy their feelings all through the year. “My...
Chinese Products Flood Walled City this Ramadan

Chinese Products Flood Walled City this Ramadan

2014-06-28
1129 Views
With the holy month of Ramadan beginning June 30, the Walled City has been flooded with products made in China. Though some articles from Syria, Malaysia and Indonesia are also seen, the Dragon is undoubtedly the king. One of the main products is th...
“Tyrant” Stereotyping Worries US Muslims

“Tyrant” Stereotyping Worries US Muslims

2014-06-20
1103 Views
The release of a new FX Networks series about an Arab Muslim who returns to his home country with his American wife and children after 20 years in the US has sparked concerns of US Muslims, expressed worries about potential Islamophobic stereotyping ...
UK Hijab Murder Sparks Hate Crime Fears

UK Hijab Murder Sparks Hate Crime Fears

2014-06-20
905 Views
Members of the British Muslim community have warned that the murder of a Saudi student in Britain has sparked fears that hate crime is on the rise amid ‘widespread’ Islamophobia in the UK. “In recent months and weeks, an increasing...
 Denmark's First "Real" Mosque Opens

Denmark's First "Real" Mosque Opens

2014-06-19
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Denmark’s largest purpose-built mosque, including the country’s first minaret, opened on Thursday in Copenhagen’s northwest district after receiving a 150 million kroner ($27.2 million) endowment from Qatar. After years of wranglin...
Woman Chairs US Largest Muslim Group

Woman Chairs US Largest Muslim Group

2014-06-19
1084 Views
America’s largest Muslim advocacy group has picked Ohioan female Muslim lawyer Roula Allouch as its new acting national board chair replacing previous chair Omar Zaki who stepped down after two years in his post. "I would like thank Omar Zaki ...
UK Muslim Actor Abused by Fan in Brazil

UK Muslim Actor Abused by Fan in Brazil

2014-06-19
1194 Views
Travelling thousands of miles to offer support to his country’s team in World Cup 2014 Brazil, British Muslim actor Riz Ahmed has claimed that he was racially abused during England’s game against Uruguay when another fan silenced him whil...
Islamic Relief Launches Ramadan 'Pound for Pound' Campaign

Islamic Relief Launches Ramadan 'Pound for Pound' Campaign

2014-06-19
1073 Views
Donations to Islamic Relief in the UK this Ramadan will be matched pound for pound by additional funding from the UK Government it has been announced. The charity’s new partnership with the Department for International Development is being ann...
Two Jailed Over Bacon Mosque Attack

Two Jailed Over Bacon Mosque Attack

2014-06-19
1072 Views
Douglas Cruikshank, 39, and 18-year-old Chelsea Lambie threw bacon at the window of Edinburgh's Central Mosque and wrapped the meat around door handles on January 31 last year. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard they and a third offender were associated ...

England’s Muslim Leaders to Media: Don’t Inflame Sunni-Shiite Tensions

2014-06-19
1205 Views
LONDON — Senior leaders of England’s estimated 2.7 million Muslims have called on religious scholars and political commentators in the media not to inflame sectarian tensions involving Islam’s two main sects — the Sunnis and S...
Teacher Donates One of His Kidneys to a Muslim Student

Teacher Donates One of His Kidneys to a Muslim Student

2014-06-13
863 Views
A schoolgirl today told how her teacher has changed her life after he gave her one of his kidneys. Alya Ahmed Ali, 13, was on dialysis three times a week. Today she said she had been given a new lease of life after teacher Ray Coe donated his kidney...
Ramadan Seen to Affect Muslim World Cup Players

Ramadan Seen to Affect Muslim World Cup Players

2014-06-13
932 Views
This year’s World Cup is the first time since 1986 that Ramadan has fallen during the tournament Staff writer, Al Arabiya News The football World Cup - which coincides with the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan - will likely affect Muslim footba...
Highest Mosque in Russia to Be Built in UFA

Highest Mosque in Russia to Be Built in UFA

2014-06-13
874 Views
Minarets of the Russia's largest mosque was crowned with cupolas. According to the project construction of the mosque will be completed in three years. The general sponsor of the construction is the Charity Fund "Ural". "The building will include fo...
Alberta Young Muslims Impress Society

Alberta Young Muslims Impress Society

2014-06-13
952 Views
ALBERTA – Young as they might be, Muslim students from Fort McMurray Islamic School in Canada’s Alberta district have succeeded in impressing the whole community by their special awareness day in which they highlighted Islamic beliefs, ac...
Hijab Ban Threatens Basketball Phenom

Hijab Ban Threatens Basketball Phenom

2014-06-12
1100 Views
MEMPHIS – A basketball phenomenon, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir has always dremed of a flourishing future as a professional basketball player who has reserved the title of the best player in the state during her high school years. "As of right now I'm ...
Muslim Community Cracking Down on Fake Halal Foods

Muslim Community Cracking Down on Fake Halal Foods

2014-06-06
912 Views
Canada’s growing  Halal food industry has made it an attractive target for fraud – something that leaders in Canada’s Muslim community hope to end. “Halal is really important to uphold a Muslim&r...
Russian and Poland Muslims Signed Cooperation Agreement

Russian and Poland Muslims Signed Cooperation Agreement

2014-06-06
677 Views
At the opening of the V Moscow International Halal Exhibition Moscow Halal Expo 2014 an official signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between the Council of Muftis of Russia and the Islamic Religious Council of Poland w...
Hundreds of Christians Convert to Islam in Turkey

Hundreds of Christians Convert to Islam in Turkey

2014-06-06
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According to the information reported in the Turkish press and from the General Secretariat of Religious Affairs in Turkey, 779 people residing in the Country have converted to Islam since the beginning of 2014.  The overwhelming majority of th...
Iceland's First Mosque Faces Uproar

Iceland's First Mosque Faces Uproar

2014-06-06
1194 Views
REYKJAVIK – Plans to launch the construction works of the first mosque in Iceland have been causing lots of uproar in the Nordic island, amid increasing hate speech on the social networking websites against the religious minority. “The c...
Oklahoma Muslims Give Blood

Oklahoma Muslims Give Blood

2014-06-06
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A leading American Muslim civil rights group organized a blood donation drive on Friday, June 06, at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City’s mosque, showing their pride in their state and giving back to their community. “We are ...

Boys & Girls Club Helps Send Mecca Teens to College

2014-06-06
1190 Views
With graduation season under way in the valley, 15 students who never imagined heading off to college will have the opportunity to, thanks in part to Diplomas to Degrees (d2D), a Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley college readiness pilot prog...
British Muslims Get New TV Channel

British Muslims Get New TV Channel

2014-06-06
1069 Views
LONDON – A few days ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, British Muslims have announced the planned launch of a special TV channel which will join a growing number of specialized channels broadcasting to the growing Muslim minority. “In s...
Islam 2nd Largest Religion in 20 US States

Islam 2nd Largest Religion in 20 US States

2014-06-05
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New data released from the US census authority has found that Islam is the second largest religion in twenty American states after Christianity that appeared as the dominant faith across the country. The new data was released by the Association of S...
London Muslims Promote Tobacco-free Ramadan

London Muslims Promote Tobacco-free Ramadan

2014-05-30
1048 Views
Muslims in London Borough of Tower Hamlets have launched a new campaign to help smokers quit tobacco before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, offering them counseling and health services. “Ramadan is an ideal time to start healthy habits,&r...
Turks Pray for Aya Sofia Mosque Reopening

Turks Pray for Aya Sofia Mosque Reopening

2014-05-30
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ISTANBUL – Tens of thousands of Turkish Muslims have gathered on Saturday dawn to pray outside historic Aya Sofia mosque, urging Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to reopen the museum to serve as a Muslim worshipping house. “This is a seriou...
Anti-Islam Ad Sparks US Free Speech Debate

Anti-Islam Ad Sparks US Free Speech Debate

2014-05-30
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NEW YORK - The first time Irfaan Noorudin saw the black-and-white ad equating Islam with antisemitism, he was sitting in traffic not far from the US Capitol when a bus bearing the incendiary message rolled past.  “It’s still so jarr...
World Cup 2014 Opens Doors for Brazil to Welcome Muslim Fans

World Cup 2014 Opens Doors for Brazil to Welcome Muslim Fans

2014-05-29
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In a rundown Sao Paulo street, squeezed between a graffiti-covered sports bar and a dilapidated unisex hairdressers, lies a little haven of Islamic tranquillity. Here, while Brazil is rushing to be ready in time for next month’s Fifa Worl...
UK Muslims Highlight Islamic Democracy

UK Muslims Highlight Islamic Democracy

2014-05-29
1076 Views
A group of young Muslims from the London borough of Newham have launched a new campaign to highlight a forgotten Islamic tenet of supporting democracy, a tradition that goes back to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). “Muslims should take pa...
Brazil Muslims Welcome World Cup Fans

Brazil Muslims Welcome World Cup Fans

2014-05-29
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As Brazil government were adding the final touches on World Cup preparations, a Brazilian active Muslim community was working around the clock to prepare their own welcome for hundreds of thousands of fans expected to arrive soon in the South America...
Irish Muslims Accept Minister’s Apology

Irish Muslims Accept Minister’s Apology

2014-05-29
1028 Views
A recent controversy over anti-Islam comments in Northern Ireland has come to an end quickly after representatives of the Irish Muslim community asserted that they have received and accepted an apology from First Minister over anti-Islam slurs he mad...
Oscar Goes to Best Muslim Achievers

Oscar Goes to Best Muslim Achievers

2014-05-21
1541 Views
Celebrating the achievements of Muslims throughout the US, Muslim Oscars will be held later this month to celebrate shinning role models of American Muslim citizens who reflect the true-image of Islam. “All too often, the media is filled with ...
250,000 Quran Translations to Be Distributed in Brazil

250,000 Quran Translations to Be Distributed in Brazil

2014-05-21
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Kuwait's Awqaf Ministry plans to hand out 250,000 copies of Quran translations in different languages in Brazil during the FIFA World Cup. The ministry's Quran Board announced that it has held a tender for the procurement of the copies, Al-Shoruq Al...
Family Fun Day to Raise Funds for East Reading Mosque and Community Centre

Family Fun Day to Raise Funds for East Reading Mosque and Community Centre

2014-05-21
998 Views
A family fun day to raise money for a new mosque and community centre in East Reading is set to take place on Sunday. The Aisha Masjid and Islamic Centre will hold the family fair at its new premises in London Road, and families from all faiths and ...
Queensland Rejects Push to Make Muslim Women Remove Burqas

Queensland Rejects Push to Make Muslim Women Remove Burqas

2014-05-21
997 Views

Independent MP's bill would have empowered police to require people to remove any face covering to establish their identity

Court Reprieves Mega Mosque Threatened With Eviction

Court Reprieves Mega Mosque Threatened With Eviction

2014-05-21
1074 Views
The controversial West Ham mega mosque, which was threatened with eviction by Newham Council has won a reprieve from the Master of the Rolls. A council injunction ordering the demolition of the mosque has been suspended until Communities Secretary, ...

AIR Marks Memorial Day with Release of Video Featuring Muslim Veterans

2014-05-21
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today marked the upcoming Memorial Day holiday with the release of a video featuring American Muslim veterans ex...
Islamophobic Complains Hit British TV Adhan

Islamophobic Complains Hit British TV Adhan

2014-05-08
1147 Views
By airing the adhan, Channel 4 became the first mainstream British television channel to broadcast the call to prayer (adhan) on a daily basis. CAIRO – Amid an incredibly positive reaction from the Muslim community, British TV Channel 4’...
Some Exports of Welsh Lamb Prepared According to Islamic Religious Rules

Some Exports of Welsh Lamb Prepared According to Islamic Religious Rules

2014-05-08
1080 Views
Certain exports of Welsh lamb are being prepared according to Islamic religious rules, it has emerged. Industry body Meat Promotion Wales confirmed yesterday that some sheep are being slaughtered at Welsh abattoirs according to halal principles. Th...
Muslim Woman Running for U.S. Congress

Muslim Woman Running for U.S. Congress

2014-05-08
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Cheryl Sudduth is making history; she is the second Muslim woman to run for Congress in the United States. A 2014 democratic candidate, she is seeking election to the House of Representatives to represent the 11th congressional district of California...
Greece Files First Veiled MP for EU Parliament

Greece Files First Veiled MP for EU Parliament

2014-05-07
1052 Views
"I will exert all my efforts for ensuring that Muslims do not consider themselves as a minority in Greece," Stamou said. ATHENS – A hijab-clad Greek woman has become the first ever Muslim candidate to represent her country at the coming Europe...
UK Faiths Urge Halal Meat Labeling

UK Faiths Urge Halal Meat Labeling

2014-05-07
1105 Views
According to retailers, the animals, blessed while being slaughtered, were also stunned before slaughtering. LONDON – Responding to a new controversy surrounding meat labeling in UK, British religious leaders have called for labeling halal mea...
Chicago Islamic Groups: Nigerian Kidnappers Not Real Muslims

Chicago Islamic Groups: Nigerian Kidnappers Not Real Muslims

2014-05-07
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Chicago area Islamic groups were coming together Thursday to express their collective outrage at a crime that has horrified the world; the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls by a terrorist group in Nigeria. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports th...
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
1091 Views
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
909 Views
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...
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
1003 Views
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
817 Views
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
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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...
NJ Volunteers Erase Mosque Hate Graffiti

NJ Volunteers Erase Mosque Hate Graffiti

2014-03-17
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A group of New Jersey citizens have volunteered to remove hate graffiti sprayed on the Islamic society in Princeton city, showing solidarity with the Muslim community against hate. “This is bigotry and hate right here on a wall,” Michael...
Islam Awareness Week 2014 at the University of Ottawa

Islam Awareness Week 2014 at the University of Ottawa

2014-03-15
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Students with the University of Ottawa’s Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) organized this year’s annual Islam Awareness Week (IAW), from March 3rd to March 7th around the theme of the sustainability of Islam. Shahad Khalladi, a se...
Serbian Army Opens Prayer Room for Muslim Soldiers

Serbian Army Opens Prayer Room for Muslim Soldiers

2014-03-15
1096 Views
The Serbian military has opened its first masjid [prayer room] for Muslim soldiers in its Belgrade headquarters. Chief of General Staff Ljubisa Dikovic, the head of Serbia’s Islamic community Adem Zilkic and the mufti of Belgrade Muhamed Jus...
Keeping the Faith is No Obstacle for Muslim Rangers Player Mohsni

Keeping the Faith is No Obstacle for Muslim Rangers Player Mohsni

2014-03-15
920 Views
HE has been a mainstay in a title-winning Rangers side this year and his late goal against Albion Rovers earlier this month kept his team firmly in the Scottish Cup. But now French-born central defender Bilel Mohsni has spoken of another side to his...
Italian Shia Cleric: Fiqh Can Offer Solutions for Muslim World Challenges

Italian Shia Cleric: Fiqh Can Offer Solutions for Muslim World Challenges

2014-03-14
1794 Views
Director of Italian-based Imam Mahdi (AS) Institute said Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) can offer practical solutions for the challenges the Muslim world is facing. Speaking at the international conference on ““Role of Muslim World in Gl...
Activists Petition for Spain's Islamic History

Activists Petition for Spain's Islamic History

2014-03-13
919 Views
Spain's Catholic Church bids to annex the centuries-old Cordoba mosque has been vehemently criticized by rights groups demanding the recognition of the Islamic rich history in Spain. “Over the past few years, the Diocese of Cordoba has erased ...

FBI Looking into Alleged Hate Crime at Washington Islamic Center

2014-02-25
866 Views
SEATTLE — The FBI is working with local law enforcement to determine if a Saturday incident at an Islamic center in Washington was "bias-motivated and a violation of federal law," according to a spokeswoman for the FBI's Seattle division. ...
The Rise of Islam in Ireland

The Rise of Islam in Ireland

2014-02-24
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The Republic of Ireland may be intimately associated with the Roman Catholic Church, but the fastest - growing faith on the emerald isle is Islam - at such a rapid rate that Muslims are projected to replace Protestantism as the second-most popular religion by the year 2043.
London Jews Host Islam Awareness Week

London Jews Host Islam Awareness Week

2014-02-23
889 Views
“It seemed appropriate to use JW3 as a venue to launch Islam Awareness Week this year,” Julie Siddiqui, executive director of Islamic Society of Britain, told Jewish News on Wednesday, February 19. “The Jewish community have done a...
French Muslims Sue A Magazine For Blasphemy

French Muslims Sue A Magazine For Blasphemy

2014-02-23
1078 Views
Accusing it of blasphemy, a French Muslims legal organization is suing a French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo after it published inflammatory cartoons insulting Qur’an. “We know in advance that the trial does not go all the way to the...
Daily Mail Hateful Article Angers UK Muslims

Daily Mail Hateful Article Angers UK Muslims

2014-02-23
1639 Views
Leading British Muslim and interfaith organizations have signed a letter of complaint to Daily Mail’s editor Paul Dacre, condemning an article that deployed hateful Muslim stereotypes and used slurs commonly found in racist and far-right websit...
More than 100 Police Officers Line Streets of Village as EDL Protest Over Muslim Centre

More than 100 Police Officers Line Streets of Village as EDL Protest Over Muslim Centre

2013-11-17
896 Views
POLICE say they are are pleased a demonstration by a far-right group over the opening of a Muslim centre in a village has passed off without incident. Around 200 members of the North East’s English Defence League (EDL) met at Shotton Collier...POLICE say they are are pleased a demonstration by a far-right group over the opening of a Muslim centre in a village has passed off without incident. Around 200 members of the North East’s English Defence League (EDL) met at Shotton Collier...POLICE say they are are pleased a demonstration by a far-right group over the opening of a Muslim centre in a village has passed off without incident. Around 200 members of the North East’s English Defence League (EDL) met at Shotton Collier...
 	  Mosque Plans for Former Colne Sunday School

Mosque Plans for Former Colne Sunday School

2013-11-17
1079 Views
“Planning permission will probably not be needed for such uses in view of the previous use of the site. Listed building permission would probably be needed for any changes to the exterior of the buildings.”

Also supporting the idea of getting the building back into community use is Derek Mann, chairman of the Waterside Neighbourhood Action Group.
 IMAM ALI BIN MOOSA AL RIZA

IMAM ALI BIN MOOSA AL RIZA

2013-11-17
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I keep myself aloof from them, in this world and in the Hereafter, O
Beneficent! Blessings of Allah be on you, O Abal Hasan! Blessings of
Allah be on your soul and your body! You suffered patiently and
exercised self-control, (although) You were truthful and Your
truthfulness had been confirmed; Allah destroyed him who gave the
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