19 October 2010 06:21 Daniel Ben Simon
Archive for November, 2010
Turkish writers expressed outrage at Nobel laureate’s invitation to European Writers’ Parliament, after comments he made about Islam in 2001
Benedicte Page guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 24 November 2010
Turkish prime minister says he will not “stay silent” if Israel attacks Gaza or Lebanon.
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2010
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, has said his country will not stay silent if Israel attacks Lebanon or Gaza.
By Malcolm Moore in Rome 3:30PM GMT 07 Dec 2007
Leonardo Da Vinci may have been an Arab, according to scientists who have studied a single, complete fingerprint found on one of his paintings.
November 18, 2010
ATHENS: Hundreds of Muslims living in Athens protested outside the city hall on Thursday over a rumour that Greek police had torn up a Koranic text after arresting an Egyptian street vendor, officials said.
By Kenneth R. Bazinet
White House Correspondent
Wednesday, November 17th 2010
President Obama dropped a bipartisan bombshell today, announcing he will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom next year to ex-President George H.W. Bush.
ope Benedict XVI criticised a French law banning Muslim women from wearing the Islamic full-face veils in public, saying women should be able to wear them voluntarily, according to a book due out on Tuesday.
“As far as the burqa is concerned, I do not see a reason for a general ban,” Benedict said in a series of interviews in his native German to be published as a book.
by: Judy Molland
A judge ruled on November 17 that Muslims can proceed with their plans to build a new mosque and Islamic center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew III heard eight days of testimony spread out over a period of two months in a lawsuit seeking to block construction of a 53,000-square-foot complex. The Muslim congregation of about 1,000 says it has outgrown the 2,250-square-foot building that it has been using for around 30 years.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Arafat, Nov 16 (ANI): Islam is based on justice and equity, and does not admit terrorism, extremism or injustice, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arab, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, has said.
Delivering the Hajj sermon in Nmira Mosque at Mount Arafat, the Grand Mufti said that Islam is not a theoretical religion; instead, it is a practicable deen (code of conduct), Geo News reported Monday.
November 16, 2010
WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle extended good wishes Monday to the world’s 1.57 billion Muslims ahead of the Eid al-Adha religious holiday.
Earlier, around two million white-robed Muslims converged at Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabi as the hajj, the world’s largest annual pilgrimage, peaked at the site of the Prophet Mohammed’s last sermon.
Saturday, 16 October 2010 21:44 Cherifa Sirry
This is the “Jewish state!” (Warning, Disturbing Photos!)
A few days ago another car with settlers deliberately ran over 2 more Palestinian children in the town of Silwan, in occupied Jerusalem. The driver of the car and his friends of course fled. In any civilized country this is called ‘hit and run’ and drivers are jailed for committing such a crime. In Israel however, this is normal practice.
Written by Fred Johnson on Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saudi Arabia and other Muslim or Islam nations have often had a rather conservative view of the internet. The bulk of the content that is published on the web goes against the many traditions that are deeply ingrained in the country and the residents therein. This led to the blocking of the popular social network Facebook for a matter of hours this week.
November 10, 2010
By Omar Sacirbey
Religion News Service
(RNS) Some 12,000 American Muslims are expected to join an estimated 2.5 million pilgrims in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca for the hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage that this year runs between Nov. 14 and 18.
Associated Press – November 8, 2010 12:45 PM ET
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A temporary restraining order has been issued to block a state constitutional amendment that prohibits state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.
From Andy Saputra, CNN – November 7, 2010
Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) — Muslims staged rallies across Indonesia on Sunday to protest U.S. President Barack Obama’s planned visit to the southeast Asian nation this week.
Published November 08, 2010
President Obama’s remarks on the real meaning of “jihad” and the exploitation of Islam by extremists has gone over well with Muslim activists and opinion-makers in India, where the president is traveling on a three-day jaunt to the world’s largest democracy.
By AHMED AL-HAJ | AP
Published: Nov 6, 2010 22:16 Updated: Nov 6, 2010 23:16
SANAA: A Yemeni judge ordered police Saturday to find a radical US-born cleric “dead or alive” after the Al-Qaeda-linked preacher failed to appear at his trial for his role in the killing of foreigners.
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal distributes gifts among pilgrims who arrived at Jeddah Islamic Port on Wednesday during an inspection tour. (AN photo by Ghazi Mahdi)
By ARAB NEWS
Published: Nov 4, 2010 02:23 Updated: Nov 4, 2010 02:23