MUSLIM SCHOLARS CONDEMN GREEK ARCHBISHOP’S REMARKS

Tue 19 January 2021: A group of global Muslim scholars on Tuesday condemned recent Islamophobic remarks by the archbishop of Greece. The remarks “do not serve humanity,” said the International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) in a statement, adding that they stem “from hidden grudges and a policy of double standards.” “The archbishop of Greece […]

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CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS FROM 13 COUNTRIES CALL ON UN TO ADDRESS FRENCH ‘ABUSE’ OF MUSLIMS

Mon 18 January 2021: An international alliance of 36 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) representing 13 countries has petitioned the United Nations Human Rights Council (OHCHR) about the systematic anti-Muslim actions of France. Prominent NGOs, lawyers and religious bodies called on the OHCHR to act on France’s “breadth of state abuse against Muslims” that has been raging […]

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SAUDI ARABIA LAUNCHES “KIDANA” $270M COMPANY TO DEVELOP THE HOLY SITES

Mon 18 January 2021: Saudi Arabia has launched a company with an authorized capital of SR1 billion ($266 million) called “Kidana” to develop holy sites in the Kingdom. Kidana will be headquartered in Mina and is the first closed joint-stock company owned by the Royal Commission for Makkah Al-Mukarramah and the Holy Sites (RCMC), the […]

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FRENCH MUSLIM BODY AGREE ON ‘REPUBLICAN VALUES’ RULES

Sun 17 January 2021: The French Council of Muslim Worship (CFCM) reached an agreement Saturday on a “charter of principles” that rejects political Islam, foreign interference and reaffirms the compatibility “of Islam with the Republic.” A statement by the national body formed in 2003 to manage faith and places of worship said the agreement is […]

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AFTER MUSLIMPRO ANOTHER MUSLIM PRAYER APP FOUND TO TRACK USER LOCATIONS: REPORT

Tue 12 January 2021: Salaat First, another popular Muslim prayer app that calculates Muslim prayer times worldwide, reminding the faithful when to pray, has been accused of selling users’ location data to tech firms that have ties with the US military, Vice News reported on Monday that the location datasets showing the precise movements of its users […]

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TURKEY COURT GIVES CULT HEAD ADNAN OKTAR AKA HARUN YAHYA OVER 1,000 YEARS IN JAIL

Mon 11 January 2021: A Turkish court on Monday slapped cult leader Adnan Oktar with over 1,000 years in prison for 10 separate crimes, according to a judicial source. Heavy Penal Court No:30 in Istanbul tried 236 defendants, including 78 remanded, for their organized crimes under Oktar’s lead, said the source on condition of anonymity […]

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THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS GATHER IN MANILA DEFYING COVID RISK

Sat 09 January 2021: Thousands of Catholic pilgrims gathered in the Philippine capital on Saturday to pay homage to the Black Nazarene statue of Jesus Christ, as health restrictions due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic significantly curtailed the attendance to the event. Ignoring official pleas to stay home because of the virus threat, Catholics wearing […]

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UMRAH PILGRIMS ADVISED TO TAKE COVID-19 VACCINE: SAUDI ARABIA’S MINISTER OF HAJJ AND UMRAH

Wed 06 January 2021: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah Muhammad Saleh Benten said that it is advisable for those who wish to perform Umrah to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Benten made the remarks while speaking to Al-Arabiya channel after receiving coronavirus vaccine dose in Jeddah. “Anyone who registers to receive coronavirus vaccine through […]

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THREATS, VANDALISM: MUSLIMS CONCERNED ABOUT RISE OF ISLAMOPHOBIA IN GERMANY

Tue 05 January 2021: Germany’s Turkish-Muslim community is alarmed by the increase in Islamophobic hate crimes. Kemal Ergun, president of the Turkish-Muslim association IGMG, said more and more mosques have become the targets of threats, vandalism, or arson in recent months. “At least 122 mosques were targeted in such attacks last year,” he said, adding […]

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