By Tina Styliandou
Monday, 30 June 2014
I had belief in God, fear and love for Him, but everything else confused me. I was born in Athens, Greece , to Greek Orthodox parents. My father’s family lived in Turkey, Istanbul for most of their lives, and my father was born and raised there.They were wealthy, well–educated, and as most Christian Orthodox who lived in an Islamic country, they held on to their religion.
OnIslam & Newspapers
Monday, 02 June 2014
Controversies surrounding 9/11 museum were heightened after introducing “The Rise of Al Qaeda” film which refers to the terrorists as Islamists. CAIRO – Almost two weeks after its opening, September 11 Memorial Museum has been drawing various reactions from visitors who criticized it for failing to “differentiate” between Islam and terrorism.
May 24, 2014, By: Qasim Rashid
New bus ads in DC say the Qu’ran promotes Jew-hatred. It’s a meritless, dangerous accusation. The fiasco continues. Islamophobes are fabricating the myth that Islam promotes Jew-hatred by taking out ads on D.C. buses. Take a look at the ad, linked above, does anyone else find it insane that these ignorant people are spending money promoting pictures of Adolf Hitler?
By Reuters – May 19, 2014
Saudi Arabia is considering trade sanctions against the Netherlands because of stickers printed by far-right politician Geert Wilders which display anti-Islam slogans in the colours of the Saudi flag, a Dutch foreign ministry spokesman said. Wilders, leader of the anti-immigration Dutch Freedom Party, is tied in first place with the Democrats in national opinion polls before European Parliament elections that
World Bulletin / News Desk
May 16, 2014
Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina have complained about the increasing incidents of abuse they encounter in the town of Zvornik after a young man was attacked in front of the local Rijecanka Mosque. In a seperate incident, an 81-year-old ethnic Serb killed a Muslim man with an axe after a public dispute after the latter refused to receive Easter eggs during the Christian festivities. The next day, the Muslim man, Ahmed Hasanovic, was found dead in front of his home in Kozluk, near Zvornik.
By Thomas Lifson, American Thinker
Paul Weston, co-founder and leader of the GB Liberty party and a candidate for Member of the European Parliament, was arrested Saturday, hauled off in a police van, and could face two years in prison. All for reading a passage from Winston Churchill’s book, The River War, regarding Islam: “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.
May 6, 2014
By Tariq Zubair, Freelance writer, Russia
In Russia, there are regions where the population is traditionally composed of Muslims. These are the republics of the North Caucasus (Ingushetia, Chechnya, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia), as well as Tatarstan and Bashkortostan. However, at the last census in 2002, the number of “traditional Muslim peoples” in Russia amounted to about 14.5 million, which represents 10 percent of the Russian population.
Islam online and newspapers
May 3, 2014
CAIRO – Hundreds of Czech Muslims staged a protest outside the Czech Interior Ministry in Prague on Friday, May 2, against the police raid on their mosques last week. “We would like to express our indignation with the way the intervention [was carried out], for the time, the place,” Muneeb Al Rawi, chairman of the Union of Muslim Communities in the Czech Republic (ÚMO), told The Prague Post.
April 12 2014 at 03:52pm
Bangui, Central African Republic – African peacekeepers escorted more than 1 000 minority Muslims fleeing attacks by mainly Christian militias in the Central African Republic to neighbouring Chad, police said on Saturday.
“Not a single Muslim remains in Bossangoa,” a police source said, referring to a northwestern town, adding that they left for Chad on Thursday.
Abril 16, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the department’s Intelligence Division.
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.
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.
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.
By Khalid Abubaker,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.