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Anti-Islam film ban lifted for Google

BBC: An appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that a US-produced film called Innocence of Muslims, which sparked global riots after its release in 2012, should not be banned…

Vatican newspaper blasts Muhammad cartoons as pouring ‘gasoline on the fire’

Vatican City The Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper blasted a series of cartoons of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad as “blasphemous” but also condemned the “mad and bloodthirsty” extremists who opened fire at a…

Poll: Republicans want religious system in U.S

World Bulletin / News Desk A Public Policy Polling (PPP) national survey conducted between February 20th and February 22nd of Republican voters, found that an astonishing 57 percent of Republicans…

Pakistan Court Gives Life Sentences To Men Who Attacked Malala Yousafzai

Epigraph: And there is life for you in the law of retaliation, O men of understanding, that you may enjoy security. (Al Quran 2:180) The Huffington Post  |  By Jade…

Possible Death Penalty For North Carolina Shooter Craig Hicks Gets Mixed Reaction From Muslims

Religion News Service  |  By Yonat Shimron DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) News that prosecutors plan to seek the death sentence for a man accused of killing three Muslim students in Chapel…

How the “Ban” on Images of Muhammad Came to Be

Epigraph: Have We not opened for thee (Muhammad) thy bosom, and removed from thee thy burden, Which had well nigh broken thy back, and We exalted thy name? (Al Quran 94:2-5) Courtesy:…

Supreme Court Rules For Bearded Muslim Inmate, Upholding Religious Rights Of Prisoners

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a Muslim prison inmate in Arkansas who sued for the right to grow a short beard for religious reasons. Read further…

Two sentenced to death for Ahmadi mosque attack in Pakistan, in 2010

Source: Samaa.tv: LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) today awarded death sentence to two militants for their role in 2010 bomb and gun attack on an Ahmadi worship place in Lahore. The…

Court sentences Ahmadi worship place attackers to death, life imprisonment

geo.tv: Court sentences Ahmadi worship place attackers to death, life imprisonment READ MORE…  …

After years of persecution, Ahmadiyya followers seek redress at civil court

malaymailonline: by Joseph Sipalan — Followers of the Ahmadiyya sect are considered deviant by many Islamic countries that follow the Sunnah wal Jamaah ideology, which includes Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR, Jan…

Ireland’s lack of action on blasphemy law disappoints atheists and secularists

theguardian: by Henry McDonald  — Atheists have called the Irish government’s failure to put the controversial blasphemy laws up for a vote a betrayal. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Irish atheists…

The real war is the war of narrative

Dawn.com: by Farrukh Khan Pitafi — The terrorist narrative of victimhood, denial and conspiracy theories can easily be deconstructed and dismantled. The closer you want to get to eradicating the…

Forum: A Muslim’s reaction to torture reports — tactics are just wrong

Source: New Haven Register By Sohail Z. Husain Halloween was over a month ago — a day to revel over ghoulish characters and hideous images. And now we are supposed…

The only constitution the world needs is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Epigraph: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of…

Video: Separation of Mosque-Church and State, Ex Leader of Jamaat Islami will Prove its Need

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times If anyone was not conviced completely about the paramount need for Separation of Mosque-Church and State,…

Geo Owner gets 26 years’ jail for blasphemy

REUTERS – Pakistan’s largest media group said on Wednesday it will appeal against a 26-year jail term for its owner for blasphemy, the latest twist in a long-running feud between…

The Right to Say ‘God’ Divides a Diverse Nation

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia — As the students knelt in a circle at a Christian kindergarten near the shores of the South China Sea, a 6-year-old girl in pigtails read out…

Religion under our constitution by Yasser Latif Hamdani

Daily Times: by Yasser Latif Hamdani — The most important reason why it is not supposed to be a theocratic constitution is because it seeks to enable Muslims to live…

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