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Archive for November, 2012

68% Muslim to vote for Obama

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

At least 25% of American Muslim registered voters were undecided about who to vote for in this November’s presidential election, according to a survey released on October 24. The survey also indicates that 91% of registered Muslim voters will go to the polls on November 6. The random survey of 500 registered Muslim voters was […]

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Giant Turkish-built Mosque Complex Open in South Africa

Giant Turkish-built Mosque Complex Open in South Africa

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

A giant mosque complex built by Turkey, with 55-meter (180- foot) Ottoman minarets towering over a religious center, is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. The Nizamiye Mosque dominates the clear skies on the main highway between the capital Pretoria and economic hub Johannesburg. President Jacob Zuma cut a red ribbon at […]

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Bosnian Haji Crosses 7 Countries on Foot

Bosnian Haji Crosses 7 Countries on Foot

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Bosnian pilgrim who left last December on pilgrimage to Makkah by foot arrived in the holy city last fortnight, after passing through seven countries including wartorn Syria. “I arrived in Makkah. I am not tired, these are the best days of my life,” said 47 year old Senad Hadzic. He said he had covered […]

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First Muslim chaplain for Toronto University

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The University of Toronto hired its first full-time Muslim chaplain for the 5,000 strong Muslim students studying there. The man taking up the post hopes to combat stereotypes surrounding the faith. Amjad Tarsin is a 28-year-old man of Libyan descent who hails from Ann Arbour, Michigan, US. He began to devote himself to the religion […]

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NY Police Paid Agents to act as Bait

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

A paid informant for the New York Police Department says he was under orders to “bait” Muslims into saying bad things. The U.S. citizen of Bengali descent says he lived a double life, snapping pictures inside mosques and collecting the names of innocent people attending Islamic study groups. Shamiur Rahman, 19, told The Associated Press […]

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Generalizing Islam as Negative is Unfair, says Dalai Lama

Generalizing Islam as Negative is Unfair, says Dalai Lama

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, warned not to generalize Islam as a negative force and called on believers of different faiths to reach out to one another. On a lecture tour of the United States, last month, the world’s best-known Buddhist monk said that every religion including his own had “mischievous” people and […]

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Strasbourg Mosque Opened

Strasbourg Mosque Opened

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Eastern France largest mosque was opened on September 28 in Strasbourg by France Interior Minister Manuel Valls. The Strasbourg mosque, which was designed by Italian architect Paolo Portoghesi and seats 1,500 worshippers, was completed after more than 20 years of infighting between right and left wing administrations in Strasbourg. France new Grand  Mosque has a […]

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Europe’s first hijab-wearing mayor

Europe’s first hijab-wearing mayor

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

A new woman mayor in Bosnia who is the first in her country and the continent to wear the hijab headscarf, said Tuesday her election was “a model for Europe and Islam.” “This is a great victory of democracy. My fellow citizens showed a great open spirit because they elected me first as a woman […]

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Participation in Electoral Process is Minimal

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

The participation of Muslims in political process is minimal. According to a study by Honnurali earlier this year conducted in DK and Gulbarga districts, the Muslim participation in electoral process is much lower than the national average. Honnurali classifies 15 stages of political participation and examines to what extent Muslims in the above mentioned districts […]

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KMMA Begins Pre-Poll Exercise

KMMA Begins Pre-Poll Exercise

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Enrolment in voters’ list was emphasized. Concern expressed over purchase of voters ID cards by vested interest prior to polling day. with the elections to the Karnataka Assembly approaching, the Karnataka Muslim Muttahida Mahaz (KMMA) began its exercise to influence the Muslim voting pattern with its first conclave held on October 20. The elections are […]

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