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Malaysia bans ‘un-Islamic’ Noah film


By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News
Saturday, 5 April 2014
Malaysia has joined a list of other Islamic countries which banned the Hollywood biblical epic “Noah” starring Russell Crowe, denouncing it as irreligious and saying it violates the Islamic code against depicting prophets, Agence France-Presse reported. A home ministry official Saturday confirmed that Paramount’s latest big budget film, which has sparked an outcry among Muslim groups worldwide, will not be screened in predominantly Muslim Malaysia.

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FIU’s Muslim Students Say They Found a Listening Device in a Campus Prayer Room


By Kyle SwensonMon., Mar. 10 2014
The evening was sliding toward midnight, but the students were still hanging out. It was February 9, 2013, and the five members of Florida International University’s Muslim Student Association had finished their evening prayers in the room they used daily at the Graham Center, the student union on the school’s Modesto Maidique Campus.They were lounging like any group of college kids, prayer mats spread out on the room’s ugly blue-green-brown industrial shag, when one noticed a bump in the weave.

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Muslim family ‘forcibly’ removed from Empire State Building for praying – lawsuit


March 20, 21
Security guards at the Empire State Building in New York City forcibly removed a Muslim family who, without disturbing any tourists, had knelt down and begun to pray on the skyscraper’s observation deck, according to a new lawsuit.

Fahad Tirmizi, his wife Amina, and the couple’s two children were visiting the popular attraction on July 2 at 11:00 p.m., a time when the family’s “religious beliefs require them to recite the evening prayers wherever they may be at the time,” according to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan District Court on Tuesday.

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Islam Cultivates Malawians Life


By Khalid Abubaker,
OnIslam Correspondent
Friday, 21 March 2014
LILONGWE – Despite its minority status, the influence Islam has been widening on Malawi’s cultural and socio–economic aspects over the past years, setting a phenomenon and a model to other religions in the largely Christian dominated Southern African nation.

“Since its introduction, about two hundred years ago, Islam has over the years become so influential,” Sheikh Ahmed Chienda, one of the country’s renowned Shariah scholars, told Onlslam.net.

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Mosque Arson Shocks Missouri Faith Leaders


JOPLIN, Missouri – A second arson attack on a mosque in the mid-western US state of Missouri is sparking a storm of outrage among religious leaders, amid calls for protection for worship places. “This incident should not stop us from worshiping our God,” a member of the Islamic Society of Joplin told CNN affiliate KYTV on Monday, August 6.

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Jersey Armory Hosts Prayer After Mosque Fire


OnIslam & News Agencies
Sunday, 17 March 2014
JERSEY – Rushing to help Jersey City Muslims whose mosque was destroyed by fire on Friday morning, February 28, the city officials have opened the city’s Armory to host Friday prayer, a move widely praised by leaders of the Muslim community. “We all saw how the Jersey City community really came together today,” Ibrahim Eldewak, president of Islamic Center Board of Trustees, 59, told NJ.com inside the cavernous armory building after nearly 200 members participated in afternoon prayers.

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NJ Volunteers Erase Mosque Hate Graffiti


OnIslam & Newspapers
Saturday, 15 March 2014
The trio decided to stand up to provide help to the Muslim community by cleaning the graffiti. CAIRO – A group of New Jersey citizens have volunteered to remove hate graffiti sprayed on the Islamic society in Princeton city, showing solidarity with the Muslim community against hate.

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French Muslims Protest Islamophopic Laws


OnIslam & News Agencies
Sunday, 16 March 2014
PARIS – Marking the tenth anniversary of banning hijab in public places in France, hundreds of Muslims and rights activists have protested in Paris to demand abolishing Islamophopic laws and offering more protection to the religious minority. “All political parties contribute to the current climate of Islamophophia, but so does the media,” Jamel El Hamri, Muslim activist, told Press TV during the protest held on Saturday, March 15.

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Google loses bid to keep anti-Islamic video online

Dan Levine, REUTERS
Friday, February 28, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc on Friday lost its bid to keep an anti-Islamic film on its YouTube video sharing website while it appealed a federal appeals court order that the company said would have “devastating effects” if allowed to stand.

Earlier this week, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to reject Google’s assertion that the removal of the film “Innocence of Muslims,” which sparked protests across the Muslim world, amounted to a prior restraint of speech that violated the U.S. Constitution.

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Israel Raids Al-Aqsa Mosque, Scores Injured


OnIslam & News Agencies
Feb. 18, 2014
AL-QUDS – Scores of Palestinian Muslim worshippers have been injured after Israeli forces raided Al-Aqsa mosque in Al-Quds (Occupied East Jerusalem) on Friday, February 7, firing stun grenades and rubber bullets at worshippers. “It is a clear violation which is rejected by all the religions and the international laws,” the imam of the mosque, Mohamed Hussian, was quoted by Al-Jazeera.

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Vandalized Calif. Mosque Opens Doors


OnIslam & Newspapers
Monday Feb. 2, 2014
CALIFORNIA – Falling victims to repeated hate attacks, the Islamic centre at California’s Manteca has chosen to open its doors for people of all faiths, sending a message of peace to clear misconceptions about Islam and promote religious harmony across the state. “We just wanted to welcome our neighbors and friends,” Ma’sood Cajee, one of the organizers of the open house, told Recordnet.com on Monday, February 10.

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UNICEF: Muslims face ‘outrageous’ attacks in Central African


World Bulletin / News Desk, February 5, 2014
Muslims are attacked and forced into going to eastern or southern regions of the Central African and the children are killed cruelly. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) called for the international community to act now to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in the troubled Central African Republic (CAR). The Executive Director of UNICEF, Anthony Lake said in a statement that Muslims facing “outrageous attacks” are being forced to move to the north and east “which is tragic for them and dangerous for the future of their country.”

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Murfreesboro mosque cemetery approved


Written by: Scott Broden
Gannett Tennessee
MURFREESBORO — The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals approved the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro cemetery request Wednesday night.

“We have a cemetery,” ICM Imam Ossama Bahloul said after the 3-2 vote while many members of his congregation and supporters exchanged hugs.

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Sri Lanka Muslims Urge Churches Protection


OnIslam & Newspapers
Friday, 17 January 2014
CAIRO – Denouncing attacks against Christian churches, Sri Lanka Muslims have expressed concerns over escalating Buddhist threats in Sri Lanka, urging the President to protect religious minorities from monks attacks.

“We kindly urge your Excellency to order the law enforcement agencies to rein-in these mobs that infringe on the peoples fundamental right to worship,” Sri Lanka Muslim Council said in a statement cited by Colombo Gazette on Friday, January 17.

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NY Muslims to Bill de Blasio: End NYPD Surveillance


New York City has long been a trendsetter for municipalities around the world. Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani changed how the city fights crime. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s corporate-minded approach to education and social engineering, like the ban on smoking in bars, gained global footing.

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India Schools Ban Friday Prayer


On Islam – January 1, 2014
CAIRO – A decision by different schools in India’s southern tropical state of Kerala to ban Muslim students from getting a permission to attend Friday prayer has triggered a row, after hundreds of parents opposed the discriminatory decision

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France Upholds Hijab Ban in Schools


OnIslam & News Agencies
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
French Muslims have been complaining of restrictions on performing their religious practices. PARIS – Adding to French Muslim woes, the French minister of education has maintained an earlier ban on hijab for Muslim volunteers in school trips, ignoring a legal advice from France’s Council of State.

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Swedish Archbishop Abused for Her Tolerance of Islam


November 30, 2013
The first female archbishop of the Church of Sweden has upset anti-Muslim bigots who believe she’s too tolerant of Islam and perhaps even prefers Muhammad to Jesus:
Swedish Archbishop Prefers Allah. Like kings, all bishops have their own motto and

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Swiss Minaret Ban Politician Embraces Islam


November 30, 2013
Daniel Streich’s conversion, announced in November of 2009, seems to have generated so much excitement that it has been periodically recirculating ever since. From Wikipedia: Streich was founding member and president of the Gruyères section of the party from 2003 to 2007. His followed conversion to Islam in 2005, before which he was a devout Catholic,

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Islamic Name? US Banks May Not Want Your Business


By Dave Lindorff on Nov 18, 2013
“I regret to inform you…”
Late last May, Reniya Manukyan, the widow of Ibragim Todashev, publicly disputed a claim by the FBI that her dead husband was a murderer. Two months later, Manukyan received a letter from her bank informing her that her personal account was being cancelled. She had a month to withdraw her money.

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