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What was unusual about this scene is that the woman tending the wounded was a religious Muslim who modestly covers her hair and neck with a hijab. Sanaa Mahameed holds the distinction of being the first female Muslim volunteer EMT in the United Hatzalah of Israel voluntary first-responder network, ...
A German woman of Moroccan origin was sentenced to death by hanging by a court in Iraq on Sunday after she was found guilty of joining the "Islamic State" (IS) group. The unnamed woman was convicted of "offering logistic support and helping the terrorist group to carry out criminal acts," and "taking part ...
Diehard Islamic State sympathizers may continue committing individual acts of terrorism for the foreseeable future and mini proto-states pledging allegiance to the group will still proliferate, ... But in Muslim-majority societies like Syria, nihilism "looks for its pillars of support in the religion of Islam," Saleh says.

In November, the community was panicking. People regularly asked, "Sheikh Mustafa, is it time we leave this country?" One friend from the mosque told me sadly, "I can't live anywhere else." I told him that a Muslim prepares for the worst but hopes and prays for the best. Islam teaches us that life is a test of ...
An official appointed by Donald Trump has resigned after clips emerged of him making homophobic, racist and Islamophobic comments. Carl Higbie - who served as external affairs chief at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) - was recorded telling followers of Islam to "go back to ...
While, Mr Trump's first order initially related to six Muslim-majority countries, challenges to those restrictions and concern that he was hurting people who had helped US troops in Iraq, the ban currently involves Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, and some people from Venezuela.
But according to the survey's Belgian respondents, the Muslim refugees are the ones demonstrating anti-social and threatening behavior. "According to 74 percent of people surveyed, Islam is 'not a tolerant religion,' while 60 percent said the presence of so many Muslims in their nation presents a threat to ...
Athens, Greece - A neo-Nazi organisation has threatened the Muslim Association of Greece and pro-migrant organisations, amid an uptick in anti-immigrant violence in the Greek capital. On Thursday, the organisation said it had received a menacing phone call from Crypteia, a far-right group that attacked ...
MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday urged Congress to pass a bill granting self-rule to the country's Muslim minority, warning that its collapse would see separatist rebels abandon a peace process and declare war again. The largest Muslim rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front ...
students in the social studies class got material that purported to interpret Islamic law and the holy Quran. "I told my son, 'This is not what Islam is and what this sheet is saying has nothing to do with our religion,' " Quddus says. " 'That's not what my friends think,' " Quddus remembers his son saying.
But two new independent studies issued this week show that the number of Muslim Americans associated with violent extremism in 2017 continued to fall, ... all terrorism-related fatalities have been linked to domestic right-wing extremists, while 26 percent of the killings were committed by Islamic extremists.
"This is certainly a betrayal of the Islamic Ummah and the Muslim World," he said. In another part of his speech, he said: "We're ready to act brotherly even with those among the Muslims who were once openly hostile to Iran. "The world of Islam, with such a large population and plenty of facilities, can ...
In his book, Islam is Good, Muslims Should Follow It, Sanjiv Bhatla invokes the link between the present realities of Muslims and milestones in Islamic ... My personal favourite is a particular emphasis on women's equality throughout the book beginning with the statement of the fact that the first Muslim [after ...
A symbol of religious coexistence in the Holy Land includes a centuries-old tradition found in the hands of Adeeb Joudeh al-Husseini. Adeeb Joudeh al-Husseini, a Muslim man, is the keyholder of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and the holder of the stamp of the Holy Tomb. He is a part of ...

white supremacists were responsible for twice as many U.S. murders as Islamic extremists were reponsible for last year, according to a new report. Extremists of all stripes killed 34 people last year in the U.S., according to the Anti-Defamation League's "Murder and Extremism in the United States in 2017" ...
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he believes an anti-terrorism Islamic edict, or fatwa, issued by Pakistan, should have covered the entire Muslim world, ... He told a gathering in Kabul of Afghan youths, women, civil society activists and clerics that fatwas issued under Islam have never been confined to ...
A predominantly Muslim county in western China has banned children from attending religious events during the winter holidays, as authorities step up ... online by Xi Wuyi, a Marxist scholar at the state-backed Chinese Academy of Social sciences and an outspoken critic of rising Islamic influence in China.
Fear of Muslim influence has grown in China in recent years, sparked in part by violence in Xinjiang. The Chinese-speaking Hui, who are culturally more similar to the Han Chinese majority than to Uighurs, have also come under scrutiny from some intellectuals, who fear creeping Islamic influence on ...
Regina Mustafa, founder of the Minnesota-based Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam, reached out to Parrish after learning he attended a talk by Usama Dakdok called "Revealing the Truth about ISIS." Dakdok is one of a number of anti-Muslim speakers who have created a cottage industry touring the ...
As Carmel homeowners demanded on Sunday that a local Muslim foundation find a different place to build the city's first mosque -- preferably one farther than ... The foundation has submitted plans to build a 28,000 square-foot mosque, also called the Islamic Life Center, on five acres at 141st Street and ...
BRIT Muslim schoolchildren have revealed the torrent of Islamophobic abuse they receive on a day to day basis. The students all recall being called a terrorist at least once, in a harrowing video shared by The children's Commissioner for Wales, which will be used as a new teaching resource to help ...
A NEW army advert shows a Muslim soldier praying on the battlefield while his comrades watch on in silence. The video is part of a £1.6 million ... It shows a Muslim soldier in full combat gear remove his helmet, boots and gun and drop to his knees to pray. The words "Keeping my Faith" and "This is ...
Islam has enabled some of Judaism's own important reflections particularly in the area of theology. Saadia Gaon's 10-th century Book of Beliefs and Opinions owes many stylistic features to the Islamic Kalam (theologly). Turning to the legal influence, however, we need to remember that the underpinnings of ...
"I do not object to you attending his presentation, but wanted to know if you would like to speak to a Muslim about Islam," she wrote. "Since you have attended this talk ... His mission is fight the Islamic menace and "defend the men and women of this state who go to bed in fear every night. You have people ...
London: Bahrain has topped the regional rankings of a key Islamic finance league table. It also came second globally in the in ... "Islamic finance is a core pillar of our region's offering," said Khalid Hamad, executive director of banking supervision at the central bank of Bahrain. "We also continue to see ...
1st phase of second largest Muslim congregation ends in Bangladesh with devotees praying to Allah for global peace, prosperity ... The 28-minute grand prayer, led by renowned Islamic scholar Hafez Mohammad Zobayer from Bangladesh, at the congregation on the bank of the Turag river at Tongi, some ...
There isn't a problem in the world for your typical South Asian Muslim family that cannot be cured by the power of prayer. Growing up as a working-class British Bangladeshi in London has its innumerable challenges, and the one thing I have been told throughout my life is that praying fixes anything. It fixes ...
This quote is a manifestation of complete racial justice and equality taught by Islam. As a Muslim, I am proud to say that my religion not only propagates equality but celebrates the diversity of races. The Holy Qur'an states, "And among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the diversity ...
A new study announced has found that an executive order signed by the US President Donald Trump barring travelers from several Muslim-majority countries caused a rare and significant shift in public opinion. Days after he was inaugurated in January of 2017, Trump signed Executive Order 13769 that ...
Trump's New Ambassador Finally Tells Dutch He Was Wrong About Muslim 'No-Go' Zones ... Trump's new ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Hoekstra, has finally admitted that his 2015 comments claiming there were "no go" violent zones in the nation because of Muslim immigrants had been baseless.
The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands has said anti-Muslim comments he made in 2015 were "just wrong," two days after a news conference when he wouldn't say the comments were factually ... With the influx of the Islamic community -- and yes, there are no-go zones in the Netherlands." Hoekstra ...
The Reynolds Gallery, located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center on Texas A&M University's campus, will soon host a new art exhibit that emphasizes unity and acceptance of Muslim students and aims to increase understanding of Islam, Islamic organizations and Islamic art. "We're hoping ...
police in the Canadian city of Toronto are investigating a possible hate crime after an 11-year-old Muslim girl was attacked by a man who allegedly tried to cut off her hijab twice on her way to school. Sixth-grade student Khawlah Noman was walking with her younger brother on Friday near the Pauline ...
A Muslim trainee solicitor beat up his girlfriend when she threatened to reveal to his friend that she was pregnant, a court has heard. Harris Imran, 24, had been "shunned" by his family after they found out about his mixed-race relationship and so he did not tell them his partner was pregnant. Having already ...
Toronto police are investigating an attack on an 11-year-old girl whose hijab was repeatedly cut on her way to school, heightening pressure on Canadian governments to take further action against attacks on Muslims. An assailant, in two attempts within 10 minutes, cut the girl's hijab using scissors while ...
And now, according to a new book out in India, Muslim children are increasingly being targeted in posh schools for their religious identity because of the growing Islamophobia in India and across the world. ... "All politicians are using a similar tone, including those from Islamic parties," Ms Erum says.
After her husband disappeared the previous evening and she anxiously awaited his return home throughout the night, Ruksha Khan got a message from a neighbor in the morning of New Year's Day that someone had committed suicide. Ruksha rushed to the spot to discover it was the body of her husband, ...
This is manifested by the different iterations of the travel ban, which lists several Muslim-majority countries in a way that doesn't correlate with terror fears, and the Trump Administration's proposed renaming of standing surveillance programming as "Countering Islamic extremism." Policy that endorses ...
The Philippines, still recovering from battles last year against a group of Islamic State-inspired, anti-government Muslim rebels, is confronting a rise in violence by another band from the same region and with a similar ideology. A new conflict would prolong decades of struggles between Muslim separatists ...
The letter also contrasts the stance of Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia who "do not welcome any refugee" while Pope Francis has consistently preached opening Europe's doors to Islamic migrants. In March last year, in a speech to a world meeting of populist movements, Francis claimed that "Muslim ...
Would an idealized Muslim community be a conventional state, but governed by the Shariah? Would it be a federation of Muslim-majority countries under the banner of Islam, a proto-Islamic bloc like the European Union? Would it be a caliphate in the classical, historical form, a sort of empire in God's name ...
Dutch reporters confront Hoekstra on Islam comments ... On the panel, Hoekstra of Holland, Michigan, claimed that Muslim extremists were wreaking havoc in the Netherlands as part of a "stealth jihad." "The Islamic movement has now gotten to a point where they have put Europe into chaos. Chaos in the ...
He has also argued that Muslims inherently suffer from a "sickness"; equated religious equality with "committing suicide"; and described Islam a religion that categorically "hates us." Circulating a false story about Gen. John Pershing, Trump twice suggested that Muslim terrorist suspects should be shot by ...
The Muslim population in Cape Town is South Africa's largest, and its long history has given rise to visitor attractions. These include the site of the first Muslim prayer congregation in South Africa, and the first mosque -- Auwal Masjid -- built in 1794. Other hotels are moving to offer similar services but will ...
Murphy nominee for health commissioner would be state's first Muslim cabinet official ... Governor-elect Murphy is embracing the diversity of New Jersey by reflecting that diversity in his cabinet," said James Sues, executive director of the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
The Islamic religious Council of Singapore works consistently to defang terrorist and extremist attempts to misrepresent and exploit Islamic teachings and Muslim sentiments. Its interventions in religious issues should be complemented by ground-up efforts made by individuals to defend Islam from its ...
Islam may be America's No. 2 religion in a few decades. The Pew Research Center predicts that by 2050, the US Muslim population will be 8.1 million, more than double the 3.45 million in 2017. But despite the massive growth, Muslims would still only be about 2.1% of the total US population. Immigration ...


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