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Jerusalem: Should it be the Tourism Mecca for the Middle East?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Abraham had two sons, Ishmael and Isaac and they did love and honor each other.  According to…

Has Israel lost the US Democratic Party?

Washington (CNN) Is the Democratic party over for Israel? By Alexandra Jaffe, CNN Updated 5:59 AM ET, Fri February 27, 2015 For years, support for Israel has been one of the…

500 rabbis urge Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian homes

RT: Over 500 rabbis from Israel, Britain, the US and Canada have called on the Israeli prime minister to stop demolishing Palestinian homes. Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) say Benjamin…

A New Movie about the Prophet Muhammad Debuts in Iran

Editor’s note: The Muslim Times is using a different title Biopic of Prophet Muhammad Divides Sunni and Shia Muslims Source: Newsweek BY CATHERINE PHILLIPS 1/30/15 AT 1:42 PM Amid global…

FGM an un-Islamic Practice

What is Female Genital Mutilation? According to World Health Organization, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other…

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…

Israeli Ahmadi Muslim Sheikh Says Attacks on Jews ‘Stain Islam’

Source: Arutz Sheva, Israel Israeli Sheikh, Sheikh Muhammad Sharif Odeh, visits Har Nof synagogue, says terror attacks against Koran. By Ari Yashar Sheikh Muhammad Sharif Odeh, a leader of the…

Israeli president criticises divisive Jewish nation-state bill

(Reuters) Israel’s president has said a bill promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would anchor in law the status of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people runs counter…

80 Turkish universities to have mosques

Turkey is planning to build 80 mosques inside university campuses across the country, Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) head Mehmet Görmez has announced. “Mosque constructions are ongoing at more than 80…

Muslim clerics gather in Iran to discuss how to counter terrorism

Clerics from 80 countries plan how to combat extremist groups including ISIS The Huffington Post: Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran’s holy city of Qom…

Israeli president: We are not at war with Islam

Rivlin advises leadership to not raise issue of control over Temple Mount, says Israelis and Palestinians destined to live together in Jerusalem Source: The Times of Israel: Seeking to calm…

Israeli occupation forces breach Al-Aqsa Mosque for the first time since 1967

MEM For the first time since 1967, Israeli occupation forces actually entered into the southern Mosque in Al-Aqsa Compound, according to the director of the Islamic Awqaf, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib.…

Jerusalem holy site is reopened amid tension

Israeli police have reopened a key Jerusalem holy site after its closure amid tensions following the shooting of a prominent right-wing Jewish activist. The Temple Mount/al-Haram al-Sharif was reopened ahead…

1st Al-Aqsa Mosque closure since 1967

RT The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has been closed to all worshipers for the first time since 1967. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called the closure a ‘declaration of war.’ Both…

The Middle East problem: Boots on the ground or peace in their hearts?

theage.com.au: There are two stories, both compelling narratives, competing for attention here in the Middle East. The first is tactical and simple. It revolves around the dominance of airpower and…

Israel to vote on partitioning Al-Aqsa Mosque between Muslims and Jews

Middle East Monitor: An Arab Knesset member has revealed that there will be a vote in the next month on a law drafted by an Israeli committee regarding the partition…

The Debate: Why Israel wants to Judaize al-Aqsa Mosque?

Israeli officials have imposed limitations on Palestinians’ access to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied West Bank for the third consecutive week. Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9q2kUi0cWY   Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjC0zAb4PDY…

A mount of troubles

The Economist: The status of Jerusalem- Jewish radicals are upsetting the fragile religious balance in the holy city BEFORE the gates of the Dome of the Rock, a resplendent golden…

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