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2 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle
Constitutional provisions on the Malays, the Malay rulers, Islam and the national language are not superior to those governing the rights of other citizens, several lawyers said in rebuttal to Umno's Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The legal experts reminded the home minister that while aspects of the "social contract" are embedded in the Federal Constitution, there exist other equally important elements in the country's highest law guaranteeing the rights of non-Muslim, non-Malay Malaysians, such as fundamental liberties and the guarantee of citizenship.
6 hrs ago | Ynetnews
More than 2,000 German mosques have invited Germans of all religions to join their Friday prayers to present a united front against the Islamic State to try to dissuade young Muslims from travelling to fight with radical Islamists in Syria and Iraq.
10 hrs ago | Fleet News and Mail
Members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK's Aldershot branch say they are united behind family of murdered Briton David Haines A video of Mr Haines being beheaded by an Islamic State militant with a British accent was posted online at the weekend and was described by prime minister David Cameron as the work of "monsters". Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK Aldershot branch this week voiced their horror at the actions, committed supposedly in the name of Islam, stating that they "categorically reject extremists".
15 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany
A Muslim women's advocate critical of Islam has brought her message to Yale University where she was warmly greeted by her audience and by protests days earlier. The New Haven Register reports that Ayaan Hirsi Ali spoke Monday night, invited by the William F. Buckley Jr. Program.
18 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Since I served as a Christian pastor for more than fifteen years before reverting to Islam on February 10,, 2013, I often am asked why I did so. One of things I often said while serving as a Christian pastor is the more I got to know the Jesus in the Bible the more clear it was to me that he was not the Jesus presented in the church.
Saudi Arabia's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice arrested 28 people for using a home as a church. The officials confiscated Bibles and musical instruments.
Some Limbaugh lies are worse than others. This one endangers American Muslims, against whom the FBI has already noted a high level of hate crimes.
The Sudanese woman who faced a death sentence for refusing to reject Christianity says she was under pressure to convert to Islam but kept her faith. Meriam Ibrahim, who now lives in Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced to death over charges of apostasy, the abandonment of a religion.
The former Cat Stevens is back with an R&B-influenced album and will tour North America for the first time in more than 35 years, his label said on Monday. Cat Stevens - who changed his name to Yusuf Islam after becoming a Muslim in 1977 - wrote his own blues songs and covered classics for the album "Tell 'Em I'm Gone," to be released on October 27. The British singer, best known for his folk and pop, released a first track from the album, a largely faithful-to-the-original version of Edgar Winter's 1971 song "Dying to Live".
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
More than with any other jihadist group in the past, ISIS has focused on drawing in new recruits from Muslim communities around the globe -- including in Western cities. President Obama's war plan against ISIS now includes deploying an additional 475 U.S. military advisers to Iraq, bringing the total number there ... CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr talks with CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate about the new video that appear... While the Taliban in Asia and al Qaeda's various franchises across the Muslim world have concentrated on drawing in local and regional recruits, ISIS' much broader outreach has seemed to pay off.
Known for being a straight shooter, PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu has called on the Islamists in the party to "reform" and "upgrade" so that the ulama leadership remains relevant. PAS must "walk the talk" and not let a 'Kamal Attaturk' to rise because the people are fed up with the rhetoric on Islam, as what happened in Turkey, Mohamad told Malaysiakini today.
It is not surprising that ideology makes young men dangerous, for it is in the nature of ideology to answer all the difficult questions of human existence while giving believers the illusion of special understanding and destiny not available to others. With the downfall of the Soviet Union, Marxism lost almost all of its appeal for hormonally disaffected young men of the West, leaving them bereft of significance and purpose.
I once turned up in Belfast from Beirut, to challenge Ian Paisley about the Middle East. As Belfast correspondent for The Times in the 1970s, I knew the vicious old rogue well, and he always treated me with the same humour, disdain and repugnance that he visited upon most journalists.
The brother of David Haines, the British hostage murdered by Islamic State militants, said he does not blame Islam for the killing. "I have become aware of a number of verses in the Koran that I feel particularly apt at this time," Mike Haines told reporters.
14, 2014. . Britain's Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, walks into Downing Street to attend a special meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee in Westminster, central London, Sunday Sept.
A Sunni Muslim cleric at the center of a diplomatic rift among Gulf Arab states has criticized Washington's role in the campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria as purely self-interested. Ties between Qatar and its neighbors have periodically come under strain following sermons by Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric based in Doha, criticizing the military-based Egyptian government and conservative Gulf Arab dynasties.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:00 pm
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