Islam In The West

Promoting mutual values of peace and acceptance, North America’s largest Muslim convention hosted a special interfaith banquet, last month, inviting people of difference faiths calling for joint action against racial and religious intolerance.  “The heart of all religions is to make peace, to protect peace,” said Tawakkol Karman, a Yemeni journalist, politician and human rights […]

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London: Muslim groups in the United Kingdom have hit back at the prime minister’s suggestion that the community needs to be more “British,” saying that Islamic values are in line with those being pushed by David Cameron. Cameron said it is time to stop being “squeamish about Britishness,” adding that it was “not an option” […]

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Detroit: For the first time, the United States federal government is required to purchase and provide food banks with emergency supplies of kosher or halal products, serving a population whose survival could otherwise be at odds with strictures of faith. The void was first revealed in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which wreaked havoc on […]

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Paris: French President Francois Hollande and Saudi Deputy Foreign Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah opened a Haj exhibition in Paris last fortnight. King Abdul Aziz Library and the Paris-based Institute of Arab World jointly organized the event, which will run for three months. Faisal bin Muammar, adviser to King Abdullah and supervisor of the […]

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The central British city of Nottingham had been preparing for the inauguration of their city’s first mosque with a minaret, seeing it a symbol of Islam in the old city. “I’m very proud and anxious that it opens,” mosque chairman, Aurangzeb Khan, 79, of Carlton, told Nottingham Post. “We’ve wanted it for the last four […]

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London: Head teachers and governors of up to seven schools in Birmingham in Britain could lose their jobs following an investigation into claims that Islamic fundamentalists attempted a takeover of secular schools, The Sunday Times reported. Three of the schools have already failed inspections by Ofsted, the body which sets and ensures standards of teaching […]

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Strasbourg: Accusing it of blasphemy, a French Muslims legal organization is suing a French satirical magazine, “Charlie Hebdo” after it published inflammatory cartoons insulting the Qur’an. “We know in advance that the trial does not go all the way to the extent that the Muslim religion is not in the arrangement (that recognizes and regulates […]

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