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3 hrs ago | The York Daily Record
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.
5 hrs ago | The Straits Times
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".
7 hrs ago | In-depth Africa
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.
8 hrs ago | CBS News
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.
12 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle
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.
16 hrs ago | National Review Online
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.
"Is it possible to reconcile the theory of evolution and faith in the Quran?" That was the question Yasir Qadhi, dean of academic affairs at the AlMaghrib Institute, posed to a Huntsman Hall audience on Friday night. Qadhi spoke to Muslim and non-Muslim students from Penn, Drexel, Temple and neighboring states on Friday to kick off the Muslim Student Association's two-week Islamic Discovery Series, an annual Penn event celebrating Islam.
Last week, Gary Cass, who drives defendchristians.org , contacted me asking if ClashDaily.com would run his piece titled, " I'm Islamaphobic, Are You? " I gave it a read and quickly said, "Heck yeah", because Cass, like Clash, believes Islam is implacable and must be stomped on like a narc at a biker party. In his sensible screed Gary gave three powerful points on how we must deal with violent Muslim mayhem.
Yakubu Salisu The attitude of street begging is a very common thing that has existed in Kano for very long time. Begging has become a source of livelyhood to many.
Yasser Alromisse had been embroiled in a bitter custody battle with his ex wife Lyndsey Shipstone over their daughter Mary before the tragedy Last night it emerged that the tragic youngster, also known as Maryam, had been at the centre of a bitter custody battle. Police found the body of her father, Yosser Alromisse, 46, in a silver Toyota on the driveway of the family home in Northiam, near Rye, East Sussex.
The hardline al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State has destroyed several Sufi Muslim shrines and tombs in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor, a monitoring group said on Saturday. The Sunni Muslim group, which enforces a strict interpretation of Islamic law in territories under its control in Iraq and Syria, has destroyed dozens of shrines, tombs and Shi'ite Muslim mosques.
Obama was referring to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and he was trying to explain how they are perverting the concepts of a major religion for their own agenda. Are the KKK Christians? Were the NaziA A A s? How about David Koresh, Jim Jones, Jung Myung Seok, Paul SchA A fer, William Kamm, Fred Phelps, Graham Capill, Marshall Applewhite...do they sum up the Christian State? They certainly are not Rastafarians.
IT'S a tough time to be a moderate Muslim. The word 'Islam' is beleaguered with strife, contention, fundamentalism and nonsensical Islamic rulings.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 03:11 pm
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