Thursday, 18 Jul 2019
Category: Middle East

At UN, Britain, France, Germany, 19 others condemn China’s mass incarceration of Uighur Muslims

– China’s arch rival, US abstains, and why In a historical first, twenty two member countries of the United Nations Human Rights Council issued a joint statement condemning China’s mass incarceration of over one million Uighurs and other Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang. In an unprecedented letter, ambassadors from 22 countries voiced their concerns […]

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Hajj 2019: Saudi Arabia to host 1000 families of Palestinian martyrs

JEDDAH: King Salman has ordered Saudi Arabia to host 1,000 Palestinian pilgrims from the families of martyrs to perform Hajj next month. The pilgrims will be part of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Guests Program for Hajj and Umrah. The Saudi minister of Islamic affairs, dawah and guidance, Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh expressed his appreciation for King […]

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IMWU2019: Malaysia hosts Muslim women from Nigeria, 17 other countries

Nigerian representatives and others from seventeen countries are currently meeting in Kelantan, Malaysia, where they are discussing family issues and some key challenges facing the foundations of the 21st century society. The week-long meeting/conference, themed, “Women: The Pillars of Civilisation”, is an annual event of the International Muslim Women Union (IMWU), an organisation which aims […]

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Terrorism, media stereotypes fuel Islamophobia – Expert

Ace journalist, Mr Rasheed Abubakar has attributed the major cause of Islamophobia in the world to the spate of terrorist attacks carried out by extremists who hide under the name of Islam. He made this disclosure yesterday, Friday while speaking at a media seminar on Islamophobia organised by the by the Muslim Students’ Society of […]

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Disco in Jeddah: Saudi Arabia shuts down ‘Halal nightclub’, launches investigations

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has shut down the first ever ‘non-alcoholic nightclub’ in the coastal city of Jeddah following backlash on social media, saying that it “violated legal proceedings”. The authorities have also launched investigations into the widely circulated videos online, which purportedly showed the interior of the venue with performances where men and […]

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Despite Egypt’s refusal, millions pray for Morsi globally

Despite the Egyptian government’s refusal to allow the family and supporters of former President Morsi the opportunity to perform a bigger janazah (prayer for the dead) on him, millions of Muslims across the world have observed Solatul Ghayb (prayers for the dead in absentia) on his behalf. Muslim faithful in Turkey, Pakistan, Palestine, Kashmir and […]

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Like MKO, Like Morsi: How Africa’s Democrats Die in Controversial Circumstances

Reality check, Morsi is dead. Professor Mohammed Morsi, the first and only democratically elected President of Egypt slumped in court today, and died a few minutes after in hospital. The global reactions to his death have ranged from the virulently angry, to tepid, hypocritical condolences, to absolute, conspiratorial silence. Naturally, Washington is mute. President Trump […]

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