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The Muslims who fought for Britain in the first world war

CommentIsFree - 4 hours 31 min ago
Presentation at Living Islam festival points up role of 400,000 from pre-partition India who fought on Britain's sideMuslim civic leaders are hoping to draw on the little-known role played by ...
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How We Can Help Palestine

The Muslim Anarchist - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 9:48pm
Demonstrations, Social Media Blogging, Petitions are all well and good. But they should just be the stepping stone to pin point activism. You don’t need to be part of a large organization ...

'Muslim Glastonbury' challenges perceptions of Islam in Britain

CommentIsFree - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 6:59pm
Talks about extremism, religion and sex alongside music and food at four-day celebration of Eid in LincolnshireRanging from sectarianism to sex, a four-day event nicknamed the "Muslim ...
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Crescent Chronicles | A Brief History of Moonsighting in North America

Muslim Matters - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 5:45pm
The city of Toronto has many distinctions; the CN Tower, Skydome – the crack smoking escapades of its mayor – just to name few. One distinction, unbeknownst to many, is the city's ...
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American Muslims, Gaza, and the White House Iftar: Do Protests Matter

Muslim Matters - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 4:35pm
By Mobeen Vaid More than any previous year, this past White House Iftar triggered considerable debate within the American Muslim community. Specifically, a growing segment of the Muslim community ...
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Gaza border at Rafah tightly controlled as Egypt remains hostile to Hamas

CommentIsFree - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 4:16pm
The new Egyptian regime is suspicious of political Islam and only 140 injured Gazans have gone to Egyptian hospitals since 8 JulyAs the death toll in Gaza passes 1,400, Egyptian hospitals have ...
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Gaza, and Bibi hath slain…

Tabsir - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 3:31pm
All eyes in the world are on Gaza or at least they should be. The daily deaths and destruction rival the biblical “fire and brimstone” that fell out of the sky on Sodom and Gomorrah. ...
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Weekly highlights: Eid al-Fitr, African cinema and young Londoners

CommentIsFree - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 2:02pm
Weve been getting such great contributions from our readers that we want to share them on our blog. Here are some of this weeks highlightsFor the last few weeks we have been running two ...
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Iraqis living under Isis rule in Mosul begin to show resistance

CommentIsFree - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 11:18am
Despite military triumphs, Islamist militants are losing hearts, minds and obedience of residents who have had enoughIraqis living under Isis rule in Iraq, where non-Sunni residents have been ...
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China says Islamist militants kill pro-Beijing imam in Xinjiang

FaithWorld - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 9:52am
By Reuters Staff (Juma Tayir speaks during an interview at Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in this still image taken from video dated August 3, 2011. REUTERS/Reuters TV ) Three suspected Islamist ...
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U.N. religion expert concerned over ‘interrupted’ Vietnam visit

FaithWorld - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 9:40am
By Reuters Staff (Lighting over Saint Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral during a storm in Hanoi July 14, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria ) A U.N. expert expressed worry on Thursday over “serious ...
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Sudanese Christian at centre of Muslim conversion row arrives in U.S.

FaithWorld - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 9:32am
By Scott Malone (Mariam Yahya Ibrahim and her husband Daniel Wani are greeted by a cheering crowd at the airport in Manchester, New Hampshire July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder ) A Sudanese woman ...
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Meriam Ibrahim, Christian threatened with execution in Sudan, arrives in US

CommentIsFree - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 3:17am
Christian woman once threatened with execution in Sudan lands in Philadelphia en route to new home in New HampshireA Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death ...
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The Low Down on Hamas Rockets

The Muslim Anarchist - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 1:42am
Hamas Rockets have been an essential narrative for the pro israeli cheerleaders “1000’s of rockets rained down on Israel”. We targeted a school because Hamas uses it to launch ...

In change of heart, Nepal allows cremation of Tibetan monk

FaithWorld - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 4:21pm
By Reuters Staff (Buddhist monks take part in the funeral of Shamar Rinpoche in a monastery in Kathmandu July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar ) Nepal allowed a monk prominent in Tibetan ...
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About Fame, a Personal Life, and Responsibility

Muslim Matters - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 10:07am
Assalamu Alaikum.  My name is Nouman. I am 36 years old, a father of six and very grateful for having a career that allows me to spend my time doing what I love. Earlier in my life I developed a ...
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Anti-Semitic incidents rise in Britain as Gaza conflict rages

FaithWorld - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 10:04am
By Michael Holden (Demonstrators carry Palestinian flags as they protest outside the Houses of Parliament in central London July 26, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor) Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain ...
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American opinion of Arabs and Muslims is getting worse: poll

FaithWorld - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 9:54am
By Mary Wisniewski (People pray at at the Imam al-Khoei Foundation in New York, January 3, 2012. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz ) How Americans view Arabs and Muslims has gotten worse in recent years, with ...
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Nigeria opens its long-awaited battle of ideas against Boko Haram

FaithWorld - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 9:43am
By Tim Cocks (A teacher at Maska Road Islamic School teaches Hadith excerpts in a classroom in Kaduna, July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney) In classrooms facing a sandy courtyard in the northern ...
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