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2 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

M'sia portraying Islam as 'HARD & UNMERCIFUL' by arresting Kassim Ahmad - Dr M

The arrest of social activist Kassim Ahmad for allegedly insulting Islam portrays the religion as "hard and unmerciful", former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wrote in his blog Friday.


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6 hrs ago | Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Calls mount for coalition between Islamic parties in Indonesia

A coalition claiming to represent Islamic mass organisations has called on Islamic-based political parties to form an alliance and endorse their own candidate for the upcoming presidential election.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Religion

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Why Are People Upset by This Video of Muslims Dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy'?

Clap along if you feel like a video of Muslims jamming out to "Happy" is somehow desecrating Islam.


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Fatwa: Malaysians officially 'encouraged' not to bid RIP to non-Muslims

Common in Muslim-dominant nations, the government of Malaysia 's official National Fatwa Council has ruled that all citizens, Muslim and non-Muslims alike, need to refrain from uttering " RIP " to those who adhere to a belief other than Islam , as reported by The Malaysian Insider news portal on April 17, 2014.


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SF Weekly

Rebel Music Author Hisham Aidi on the Relationship Between Hip-Hop and Islam

A decade or so ago, when Columbia University lecturer Hisham Aidi worked as a journalist covering youth culture in New York's Harlem and the Bronx, he discovered that Muslim kids from around the world were making pilgrimages to what Aidi calls "the Mecca of hip-hop": the Bronx, where the genre was arguably born.


Related Topix: Religion, Columbia University, DJ Kool, Hip-Hop, African-American, UC Berkeley

The Jersey Journal

First Congregational in Westfield to host forum on Practice and Perception of Islam

As part of an ongoing exploration of the Islamic faith, First Congregational Church of Westfield will host a special presentation by Sami Catovic, executive director of the New Brunswick Islamic Center, on Wednesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.


Related Topix: Religion, Westfield, NJ


Iraq's draft child marriage law seen as political stunt

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Related Topix: Wedding, Iraq, World News, University of Pittsburgh, Religion

BBC News

'Islam plot': Will we ever learn the truth?

This week three senior figures were appointed to oversee investigations into claims that a small group of hard-line Muslims had tried to "takeover" schools in Birmingham.


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Arab Times

'My house has become a brothel' - Mother-in-law abused

KUWAIT CITY, April 16: The Court of First Instance acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen of abusing his mother-in-law.


Related Topix: Prison, Religion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Mosque Should Inculcate Brotherhood Of Ummah - Muhyiddin

KEPALA BATAS, April 17 -- The mosque should be a place to inculcate unity and brotherhood of the ummah, apart from being the venue of worship, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.


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In-depth Africa

French Muslims Lash Out on Facebook Over Black Interracial Dating

Multiculturalism doesn't mean that a country is not racist. It just means that there are many new complicated flavors of racism between all the new ethnic and racial groups, which happen to be far more racist than the 'racist white natives' they are displacing.


Related Topix: Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Religion

Final Call

Nation of Islam Student Minister Nuri Muhammad brings light into the city

His first name in Arabic means "light," which sort of explains how student Minister Nuri Muhammad or "Brother Nuri" as he is called, could illuminate Mosque No.


Related Topix: Religion, Wilmington, DE

Sultan condemns abduction of 100 schoolgirls

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar lll, has condemned the abduction of 100 schoolgirls of Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Religion, Africa


Look Out For the New Muslim Renaissance

History is witness to a time past when the Islamic civilization produced globally unparallelled architecture, literature, science, philosophy, theological discourse, and cultural influences - influences so strong it made European nobles want to dress like Muslims.

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Malaysia Chronicle

Even Prophet Muhammad Did not automatically grant Muslim parent custody of child - Islamic scholar

Prophet Muhammad did not automatically grant custody of a child to a Muslim parent when he was asked to judge on a custody dispute involving a Muslim father and non-Muslim mother.


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The Daily Star

Israeli police enter holy site 'to disperse riot'

Israeli riot police check the ID as they arrest a Palestinian inside the Al Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 14, 2014, as Israeli police limited Muslim access to Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, fearing new violence after clashes at the weekend.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Riot, Religion, Judaism

Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control messageIn this Friday,...

That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood, Religion

Tue Apr 15, 2014


Mecca pilgrimage gets a $227 billion makeover

The annual hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia -- Islam's most holy city -- is receiving $227 billion in improvements in a 30-year project.


Related Topix: World News, Saudi Arabia, Travel, Saudi Arabia Travel, Religion

Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Intolerance enthroned

America is a tolerant and expansive nation, having taught the world that a variety of beliefs and lifestyles can thrive across a diverse and prosperous fruited plain.


Related Topix: Brandeis University, Religion, California, Opinion

Daily Times

Governor calls for accountability for success of democracy

LAHORE: Accountability is necessary for success of democracy in Pakistan, said Governor Chaudhry Muhamamd Sarwar while addressing a sitting on "Pakistan and western democracy" at Tech Society Club on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Pakistan, World News, Religion