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Hassan’s Tale, Part 12 – It’s Not What You Say

Muslim Matters - 19 hours 26 min ago
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 See the Story Index for a chronological guide to all the stories. “I went to the dojo and took ...
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Baroness Warsi’s Resignation: An Effective Display of Oppositional Politics

Muslim Matters - 19 hours 26 min ago
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi knows how to make a dashing entrance. As the first Muslim woman of Pakistani decent to serve in the British cabinet, she strolled down Downing Street in a pink shalwaar ...
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Hassan’s Tale, Part 11 – A Tragic Flaw

Muslim Matters - 19 hours 26 min ago
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 See the Story Index for a chronological guide to all the stories. I returned to The Western Door in a daze. ...
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WWI Centenary: What should Muslims learn?

Muslim Matters - 19 hours 26 min ago
100 years ago, the world witnessed a catastrophic event that was to spark global repercussions. In many parts of the world its legacies fuel violence and conflict to this day. World War I (or the ...
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George Galloway interviewed by police over Bradford 'Israel-free zone' speech

CommentIsFree - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 6:20pm
Respect MP's comments and visit by Israeli ambassador cause Muslim leader to accuse both of creating disharmony in the cityRespect MP George Galloway has been interviewed by police under caution ...
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Pope Francis says it’s legitimate for world to stop Islamist aggression in Iraq

FaithWorld - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 2:26pm
By Philip Pullella (Pope Francis gestures during a meeting with Asian youths at the Solmoe Shrine in Dangjin August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ahn Young-joon/Pool ) Pope Francis said on Monday the ...
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This attempt to redefine religious bias marks a shift from hard secularism | Andrew Brown

CommentIsFree - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 12:36pm
The Equality and Human Rights Commissions consultation does not seek the functional re-establishment of Christianity its prompted by the rising importance of IslamThe Equality and Human Rights ...
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Dr. Ramadan “Boycotting” ISNA and RIS – What Do You Think?

Muslim Matters - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 10:00am
Back Story: Dr. Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Muslim academic and writer, announced that he was going to boycott the ISNA and RIS conferences this year. His contention with ISNA was that they were ...
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Australian jihadists fighting overseas should be stripped of their citizenship | Malcolm Fraser

CommentIsFree - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 6:16am
Australia would be totally justified in saying anyone who has dual citizenship will forthwith lose their Australian citizenship if they fight abroad with any other forcesThere has been lots of ...
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You didn't fight for me: how 'moderate' Muslim leaders influence radicals | Yassir Morsi

CommentIsFree - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 12:01am
A severed head on the front page: such an image provokes us to condemnation, as it should. But who condemns, and how, are key factors in the production of more young radicalsThe image of a ...
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MuslimKidsMatter | Stereotypes About Homeschooling: The Kids’ Response

Muslim Matters - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 4:00pm
Stereotypes About Homeschooling: The Kids' Response By Nur Kose and Zaynub Siddiqui The school year will be beginning for many kids around the world.  Many kids are wondering what this year will ...
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Israeli court allows protesters to picket Palestinian-Jewish wedding

CommentIsFree - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 3:14pm
Anti-Arab group urges supporters to bring loudspeakers and horns to wedding of Mahmoud Mansour and Moral MalkaA Palestinian man and his Jewish bride-to-be are facing hostile protests in the ...
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Saudi Arabia does not support Islamic State terrorists or any others | @guardianletters

CommentIsFree - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 2:40pm
Richard Norton-Taylor suggests that Saudi Arabia has been funding the most intolerant brand of Islam in his blog (UK weapons trump human rights in Israel and Saudi Arabia, 11 August)He suggests ...
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David Cameron urges swift action against Isis

CommentIsFree - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 10:50pm
Prime minister warns that terror my come to streets of Britain if Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria are not defeatedDavid Cameron has warned that if the Islamic State (Isis) is not urgently ...
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Isis: a portrait of the menace that is sweeping my homeland

CommentIsFree - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 10:25pm
The rise of Isis is rooted in a mix of politics, a Sunni sense of isolation and a shakeup in Salafist doctrine. Here, an analyst whose Syrian home has seen some of its bloodiest excesses, explains ...
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Dear prime minister: what is the UK government's strategy in Iraq and Syria?

CommentIsFree - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 8:00pm
Full text of the letter to David Cameron from the bishop of LeedsDear Prime MinisterIraq and Islamic State Continue reading...
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Egypt's Rabaa massacre: one year on

CommentIsFree - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 7:01am
The killing of 817 protesters last August was this week judged a crime against humanity equal to, or worse, than Tiananmen Square. But feelings on the ground are mixed"To this day, I can't ...
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Short History of the “Holy” Land

Tabsir - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 6:35am
There is an extraordinary cartoon video on Vimeo that gives the historical background to the current battle in Gaza. Check it out here. And God bless Andy Williams.
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From central banker to Islamic king

FaithWorld - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 1:30pm
By Joe Penney Kano, Nigeria By Joe Penney Last year Lamido Sanusi wore pin stripe suits and a colorful array of bow ties to work, and his job consisted mostly of managing interest rates and ...
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What do #Ferguson, Anti-Black Racism, Muslim-Owned Liquor Stores, and Detroit have to do with Gaza?

Muslim Matters - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 7:49am
30% of American Muslims are Black. Every 28 hours a Black person is killed by someone employed or protected by the US Government. What affects the Black community affects us—all life matters, ...
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