Category: Muslim

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After lady’s rape and killing, effort engulfs Muslim nomads

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – For Amjad Ali, a Muslim nomad, this year’s migratory journey from Jammu towards the mountains of Kashmir is going to be longer than usual. Each year, the 40-year-old and other members of his Bakarwal community typically leave their houses in Rasana and adjoining villages in Indian-administered Kashmir in mid-May. Their destination…

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Counter-fear police investigate ‘punish a Muslim’ day letters

Counter-terrorism police in the UK are investigating a possible hate crime after several people received letters calling on them to attack Muslims on April 3, termed in the leaflet as “punish a Muslim” day. Several Britons in London, the West Midlands and Yorkshire said they received the printed letter through the post, according to reports.…

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Turkey requests extradition of Kurdish ex-leader Salih Muslim

Turkey has submitted a request to extradite a former Kurdish Syrian leader from the Czech Republic, with a file explaining the arguments for the request, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said. Salih Muslim, a prominent former leader of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, was arrested in the Czech capital of Prague on Saturday at…

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Is Russia making an strive to erase Crimean Muslim culture?

Bakhchisaray, Ukraine – The mosque looked like a bandaged patient. The 500-year-old limestone building was wrapped in wooden scaffolding and long pieces of cloth that hid geometric ornaments and Koranic calligraphy. Next to it lay heavy bundles of steel rods that seemed alien in the courtyard of the seemingly weightless, palatial complex out-of-a-fairy-tale, built for…

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Liverpool followers embrace Mohamed Salah with Muslim chant

Liverpool Football Club fans have embraced Mohamed Salah, an Egypt-born player, with a new chant that celebrates the 25-year-old forward’s faith. “Mo Sa-la-la-la-lah, Mo Sa-la-la-la-lah, if he’s good enough for you, he’s good enough for me, if he scores another few, then I’ll be Muslim too,” fans have been filmed chanting from the stadiums to…

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Padmaavat banned over film’s depiction of Muslim ruler

Malaysia has banned a controversial Bollywood film, citing its negative portrayal of a Muslim ruler. The release of Padmaavat has already caused mayhem in India. The 14th century period drama focuses on the tale of Muslim King Alauddin Khilji, Rajput ruler Ratan Singh, and Hindu queen Padmavati. Hindu groups in India alleged the film distorts history by…

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Hundreds and 1000’s attend world’s 2d-largest Muslim gathering

Ghazipur, Bangladesh – More than two million people from over 130 countries have taken part in the second-largest Muslim gathering in the world. The annual Biswa Ijtema (“world congregation”) event concluded on Sunday with a mass, collective prayer on the banks of the Turag River, about 35km from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. Over the three-day gathering,…

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Greek neo-Nazi neighborhood threatens Muslim association

Athens, Greece – A neo-Nazi organisation has threatened the Muslim Association of Greece and pro-migrant organisations, amid an uptick in anti-immigrant violence in the Greek capital. On Thursday, the organisation said it had received a menacing phone call from Crypteia, a far-right group that attacked the home of an Afghan child last year. “We are the…

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Iran’s supreme chief: Saudis betrayed Muslim world

Iran’s supreme leader has said Saudi Arabia’s alignment with the United States and Israel is “certainly a betrayal” of the Muslims. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the remark at a conference attended by parliamentary representatives from Islamic countries on Tuesday in Tehran, according to a statement published on his official website. Discussing the recent US recognition…