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Sweden officially recognises state of Palestine

theguardian — Sweden has officially recognised the state of Palestine, the Swedish foreign minister said, less than a month after Stockholm announced its intention to make the controversial move.…

Sweden Gives Recognition to Palestinians

Source: NY Times: JERUSALEM — The Swedish government on Thursday officially recognized a state of Palestine, as the new prime minister, Stefan Lofven, ignored Israeli protests and followed…

French right-winger converts to Islam.

Local councillor Maxence Buttey, 22, has been suspended from a regional Front National committee after he went public with his decision and sent out a ‘proselytising video’ to…

Brother’s grief (Ahmadi Muslim Mahmood Butt grieving the loss of his Martyred brother Latif Butt)

Source: berwicknews.starcommunity.com.au A NARRE WARREN-based Ahmadiyya Muslim has expressed his agony after learning of the fatal shooting of his younger brother in Pakistan this month. Latif Alam Butt, 62,…

Asia

By the Numbers: Pakistan’s Perilous Religious Laws

FP: Pakistani Christian Aasia Bibi’s death sentence for blasphemous activity has shone a spotlight on the perilous…

Questioning the Faith in the Cradle of Islam

FP: JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Ahmed al-Ghamdi’s long, bushy beard and red-checked headscarf are emblems…

The sanctity of Muharram 

Muharram is the month that marks the beginning of the Hijrah calendar. It is one…

Picture of the Day: Employees of Dead Sea hotels form ‘world’s largest floating image’

DEAD SEA — A total of 261 foreign and Jordanian employees as well as administrative…

A non-Muslim asked: Why is Friday your Sabbath Day?

Question and answer details Name of Questioner: Hannah Reply date: 2014/10/30 Question: Can you please…

Makkah-Madinah train to be shipped by year-end

Makkah-Madinah train to be shipped by year-end  JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Published — Friday 31…

Minaratul Masih

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Americas

EDUCATION Former Marine banned from daughter’s school after dispute over Islam lesson Published October 30, 2014FoxNews.com A Marine dad said he was banned from his daughter’s Maryland high…

Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy

Amazon: Few things provoke controversy in the modern world like the religion brought by Muhammad. Modern media are replete with alarm over jihad, underage marriage and the threat…

Toronto: 30 Years Old Pakistani Aqiq Ansari arrested -threat to Canada

Arrest shows police using new strategy to charge suspected extremists Colin Freeze And SAHAR FATIMA Globeandmail MILTON, ONT. and and MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Oct.…

Watch Canadians Punch Racism In The Face

Huff Post: by Nick Robins-Early — There are many recent “social experiment” videos showing average citizens’ candid responses to public injustice — but they rarely end with one of the…

Canadian actor punched in face after ‘Islamophobia’ experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting

A social experiment that ended with an actor posing as an Islamophobe getting punched in the face has shown that Canadians are prepared to defend Muslims in the…

Africa

Secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins Tunisia election

Tunisia’s secularist party Nidaa Tounes has won 85 seats in the country’s parliament following Sunday’s elections, official results show. The governing…

Burkina Faso; military seizes control

Source:CNN (CNN) — The military in the West African nation of Burkina Faso seized control of the government on Thursday and…

Burkina Faso Parliament Set on Fire

Source. The daily Beast. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty On Thursday, protesters in Burkina Faso set fire to the nation’s parliament building, the city…

The Tunisian election result isn’t simply a victory for secularism over Islamism

Guardian: A self-styled, secular, modernist party called Nidaa Tounes won against the Islamist Ennahda party in the Tunisian election this week.…