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  1. Islam, justice and the death penaltyRead the original story

    Friday May 15 | The Nation

    Is it possible and necessary to have voices from Islam that are both against and for a moratorium on the death penalty? I think it is necessary, as what shapes discourse in the Muslim communities of Muslim-majority countries can influence policies in those countries. In Indonesia, for instance, an interpretation of sharia, promoting a moratorium on the death penalty has been raised, but it is unfavourable to many Muslim scholars.


  2. East Lancashire hajj travellers warned over agency scamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Lancaster and MoreCambe Citizen

    EAST Lancashire's prospective Muslim hajj pilgrims are being warned to beware warned of online and other scams when booking their visits to Mecca and Medina. All followers of Islam are under a sacred duty to make at least one pilgrimage to the Saudi Arabian Holy Cities in their lifetime. 2 comments

  3. In Bangladesh, as in France, free speech has become deadlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | The Globe and Mail

    Something is rotten in the state of Bangladesh. Over the last few months, multiple writers have been killed by Islamist militants for daring to criticize or satirize Islam.


  4. Lindsay Lohan's rep plays down Islam conversion rumorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | SFGate

    Lindsay Lohan's rep says the actress probably won't become a Muslim. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for DSQUARED2 A representative for Lindsay Lohan has played down reports the actress is planning to convert to Islam after she was pictured carrying a copy of the Koran.


  5. 4These people drew Muhammad, and nobody got upsetRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | The Washington Post

    ... intolerance played into the hands of ideologues like Geller, who seek to use the actions of a radical few to demonize Islam as a whole. She called on people to submit drawings of Muhammads they kn0w -- the name, after all, is one of the most common ...


  6. Page: Cartoon stunt shows cheap laughs can carry too high a priceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... Freedom Defense Initiative, offered a $10,000 prize to a cartoonist deemed to have drawn the best mocking picture of Islam's Prophet Mohammad. Most Muslims quite sensibly ignored the stunt. But when you bait enough people, somebody will rise to the ...


  7. WH: Pressing Gulf States on Human Rights Unlikely to Change ThemRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Cybercast News Service

    ... and civil liberties. On religious freedom, the Sunni-ruled kingdom that is home to the two most revered sites in Islam is also regarded as one of the world's most egregious violators. Saudi Arabia featured in the top five positions on the annual ...


  8. Lindsay Lohan's Representative Plays Down Islam Conversion RumoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 |

    ... spokesperson tells Britain's The Independent newspaper, "To my knowledge she is not considering fully converting to Islam, but I know she has been taking a keen interest in the Arabic culture of late. She also spent some time in Dubai earlier this ...


  9. Islam, the fastest growing religion in AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Al Bawaba

    Indonesian student of international relations Anisa Widya Lestari, 20, holds a US flag as visitors watch US presidential elections. When you hear about the number of Muslims in the US , it may sound pretty insignificant: Americans who identified as Muslim in 2014 totaled less than 1 percent. 2 comments

  10. Prosecutors level terror charges against 12 BosniansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... nst Serbs and Croats. Most of them left after the war but managed to spread their ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam to a few thousand locals, who stand out amid the majority of moderate and secular Bosnian Muslims.


  11. Daesh leader Baghdadi urges Muslims to take up arms in audio recordingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Al Bawaba

    ... are," Baghdadi said in the statement, issued by the group's al-Furqan media outlet and posted on several websites. "Islam was never a religion of peace. Islam is the religion of fighting," he said. "No one should believe that the war that we are ...


  12. Zoroastrians try to beat extinction + how religious is your suburb?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... thus a number of people in New Zealand think they are Muslim and thus may be equated with negative aspects linked to Islam." Massey University religion expert Peter Lineham said because of the restrictions imposed by the religion, he did not see the ...


  13. Brickbat: Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That CigaretteRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

    ... y them. Those who refuse may have their stores closed and face prosecution. The move is part of an effort to undermine Islam in the mainly Muslim area, which also includes barring government employees and children from attending mosques.


  14. Biggest Joke: If GST so good, why ban Uia students from discussing it, Najib mockedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Malaysia Chronicle

    Lukesky: I agree wholeheartedly with PM Najib Razak, students in our institutions of higher learning should be encouraged to develop their intellectual curiosity and be given ample space to do this. But I was disappointed to learn that not more than 24 hour later of our PM saying he encouraged students to "ask why", Universiti Islam Antarabangsa security had taken action to prevent a forum discussion on Goods and Services Tax organised by the university's student union with opposition MP Rafizi Ramli invited as a guest speaker.


  15. Don't Be an Idiot, Najib! Liberalism not threat to Islam but...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Malaysia Chronicle

    The real threat to Islam is not liberalism but the acceptance of illogical and unfounded claims that do not contribute to social development, says DAP's Syerleena Abdul Rashid. Citing the assumption that paedophilia is a lifestyle choice when it is a mental disorder, the DAP Wanita Bukit Bendera political education director said accepting oversimplified beliefs and embracing fanaticism in religion can instead end up ruining the Muslim identity.


  16. Mosque for the 'unmosqued'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | World Magazine

    ... University. Aslan, saying she was inspired by a Methodist colleague, preached about what she said was the god of Islam's mercy, self-accountability, and pluralism. She had written many khutbas for male speakers before, but this was the first time ...


  17. American Who Tried To Join ISIS Gets 20 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | The Daily Caller

    ... group. While still in Beirut, Morgan told NBC News why he wanted to join the Islamic State: "Someone has to defend Islam," said Morgan. "And somebody has to defend innocent Muslims." Morgan, running low on funds, returned to America despite knowing ...


  18. Protesting parents call for government to step inRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 |

    FEDERAL Education Minister Christopher Pyne has warned of the potential radicalisation of Muslim students in Islamic schools, following another parent protest against management of the Islamic College of SA. They claim a hardline school board has introduced a stricter form of Islam, including more segregation of male and female students, while firing experienced staff and lowering education standards.


  19. ANSWER: YES: Question (posed by Ed Whelan at NRO): Is China's...Read the original story

    Thursday May 14 | Instapundit

    The Washington Post reported last week that "Chinese authorities have ordered Muslim shopkeepers and restaurant owners in its troubled Xinjiang region to sell alcohol and cigarettes, and promote them in 'eye-catching displays,' in an attempt to undermine Islam's hold on local residents." According to the order, anyone who fails to comply with it "will see their shops sealed off, their businesses suspended, and legal action pursued against them."


  20. Nigel Farage isn't the biggest threat to the Eurosceptic cause. Vladimir Putin isRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | The Spectator

    ... for the obvious reason that Nazis are not much of a threat these days. But defining Europe in contrast to the world of Islam is impossible because, to borrow Christopher Caldwell's analogy about affirmative action, when the European project began ...