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Interfaith Banquet Emphasizes Peace

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

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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Muslims Must Counter Negative Image in US, Congressmen Say

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

It is important to push back “against the narrative that Muslims represent terrorism and extremist ideologies,” said U.S. Representative Andre Carson, one of only two Muslims in the Congress. The Indiana Democrat said that Muslims need to present a positive image to American society. “A lot of terrorism activities are thwarted because Muslims are working […]

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UK Muslim Groups hit back at PM’s Comments

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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Law aims to Boost Halal, Kosher Food for Poor

| June 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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French President opens Haj Exhibition in Paris

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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Nottingham gets first Minaret Mosque

Nottingham gets first Minaret Mosque

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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US Laws More Humane than Laws in Muslim Nations

US Laws More Humane than Laws in Muslim Nations

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Shazia Akbar Detroit: Mehdi Hasan, journalist and author and producer of several popular TV programmes reminded the American Muslims that they were fortunate to be the residents of a country where most of their basic civil and human rights were guaranteed in the Constitution, a case that is sadly not true for many nations […]

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Investigation over Islamism in UK Schools

Investigation over Islamism in UK Schools

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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Denmark set to Lose Millions following Halal Slaughter Ban

Denmark set to Lose Millions following Halal Slaughter Ban

| March 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Riyadh: Denmark is likely to lose millions of dollars in trade and tourism revenues following its ban recently on slaughtering animals in accordance with Islamic standards. Halal (Islamically slaughtered) beef and poultry products are imported in large quantities by Saudi Arabia and neighboring Gulf countries. In fact, around 55 percent of Danish exports to the […]

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French Muslims sue Magazine for Blasphemy

French Muslims sue Magazine for Blasphemy

| March 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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