JAMIAT FACTIONS LOOK TO UNITE TO FIGHT AGAINST INCREASING ISLAMOPHOBIA IN INDIA

Sat 25 June 2022: The two factions of the powerful Muslim religious organisation Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH), which are both led by Deobandi clerics, are attempting to reconcile fourteen years after the JUH split. In 2008, the division occurred because members of its working committee raised questions about the way the leader at the time, Maulana […]

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FRENCH COURT SAYS BURKINIS HAVE NO PLACE IN GRENOBLE’S PUBLIC POOLS

Wed 22 June 2022: Full-body swimwear, such as the Burkini, is not permitted in public pools in Grenoble, France’s top administrative court declared on Tuesday, upholding a previous court’s decision. “The new rules of procedure for the municipal swimming pools of Grenoble affect (…) the proper functioning of the public service, and undermines the equal treatment of […]

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MUSLIM SCHOLARS UNION CALLS FOR LAW TO BAN INSULTS AGAINST RELIGIONS

Mon 20 June 2022:  The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has called for enacting a law to ban insults against religions and sanctities, Anadolu Agency reported. In a statement, the Doha-based grouping said it will dispatch a delegation of Muslim scholars to Islamic countries for talks on the increasing insults against the Islamic religion. IUMS said […]

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MOTAWIF, THE NEW HAJJ SYSTEM OF SAUDI ARABIA OUTSOURCED TO A COMPANY LINKED TO INDIA’S BJP

Sun 19 June 2022:  Saudi Arabia has partially outsourced the Hajj pilgrimage process to a company with ties to India’s far-right ruling party and its leader Narendra Modi, in what is yet another revelation regarding the kingdom’s reforms of the pilgrimage process. Last week, Riyadh announced that potential Hajj pilgrims from Europe, United States, and Australia will […]

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CANADA POLICE ARREST FORMER PRIEST FOR RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL ASSAULT

Sat 18 June 2022:  Warning: The story below contains details of residential schools that may be upsetting. Canada’s Indian Residential School Survivors and Family Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day at 1-866-925-4419. Canada – Police in central Canada have arrested a 92-year-old former priest for the sexual assault of a child more than five […]

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INDIA MUST END VIOLENCE CAUSED BY RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES: UN CHIEF GUTERRES

Wed 15 June 2022: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his call to stop any violence stemming from religious differences in India. His Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday that Guterres “is for the full respect of religion, for calling against any sort of hate speech or incitement and, of course, a halt to any […]

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INDIA URGED TO STOP ‘SELECTIVELY AND VICIOUSLY’ CRACKDOWN ON MUSLIM PROTESTERS

Muslim Student leader and Fraternity Movement national secretary Aysha Renna sustained injuries during lathicharge in Kerala’s Malappuram. She was leading a protest against the demolition of Muslim activist Afreen Fatima’s house in UP. Wed 15 June 2022: India must immediately end a “vicious” crackdown on Muslims who took to the streets to protest a ruling party official’s remarks […]

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UKRAINE WAR “IN SOME WAY PROVOKED” SAYS POPE FRANCIS

Tue 14 June 2022: Pope Francis has launched a new round of criticisms of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, describing Russian troops as “brutal, cruel, and ferocious,” while applauding Ukrainians for fighting for their lives. However, in the text of a discussion he held with editors of Jesuit media last month, which was published on Tuesday, […]

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REPORT ON SUSPICIOUS FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES PUBLISHED BY VATICAN

Tue 14 June 2022: Over the last year, the Vatican’s Supervisory and Financial Information Authority (ASIF) has received 104 reports of questionable activity. According to the supervisory body’s annual report, the majority came from the Vatican’s bank, the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), as well as five Vatican authorities. According to the report, […]

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