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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Under Trump, Muslim Book Publishers Are Fighting Against Hate

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center ― an organization that tracks hate crimes and promotes tolerance ― there are currently 101 anti-Muslim groups in America, out of 917 total hate groups. According to The New York Times, anti-Muslim hate crimes were already rising in 2015, which saw a 67 percent increase from the previous year. But add to this ... Read More »

Dead zones’ a threat to coral reefs

“Fortunately dead zones can be reduced by controlling sewage and agricultural runoff into the ocean.” Low-oxygen areas of the ocean known as dead zones threaten hundreds of coral reefs worldwide, fragile ecosystems already struggling because of climate change and pollution, researchers said Monday. Although dead zones are not typically considered top killers of coral reefs, they may be far more ... Read More »

Smartphone maker Samsung backs away from planned split

Its vice-chairman Lee Jae-Yong, heir to the parent Samsung group, has since been arrested and indicted for bribery, along with four other senior executives, in connection with the graft scandal that saw ex-president Park Geun-Hye impeached. The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung, assailed by a shambolic recall and embroiled in South Korea’s wide-ranging corruption scandal, on Friday backed away from ... Read More »

Is Pakistan playing ‘Muslim cricket’?

One of the positive fallouts of partition is our neighbour’s cricket team. Imagine how poor cricket would have been without Pakistan — no Javed Miandad, Imran Khan, Sarfraz Nawaz, Abdul Qadir, Waqar Yunus and Wasim Akram. An akhand Bharat cricket team would have been, on paper, the strongest side in the world but such hopes have no roots in reality ... Read More »


In many ways it’s been a dismaying year in Britain: racial and religious hate crimes have escalated since voters chose in June to leave the European Union. But one remarkable and encouraging statistic has gone largely unnoticed outside the sports pages. For the first time, England’s cricket team took the field this month with four Muslims among the eleven players. ... Read More »

18305 44 29 Nike to launch ‘Pro Hijab’ for Muslim women athletes

Sportswear giant Nike is developing a high-performance hijab for Muslim women athletes, the latest move to fold the Muslim clothing industry into the mainstream. The Nike Pro Hijab, which will be available in stores in spring 2018, is the result of “an ongoing cultural shift that has seen more women than ever embracing sport,” Nike said in a statement. “This ... Read More »

Muslims barred from flights to US, as others detained after Trump’s order

Iranians and Iraqis planning to fly to the United States were prevented from boarding on Saturday after US President Donald Trump’s order to restrict arrivals from seven Muslim countries. Trump’s move sparked widespread criticism and concern across the world. Travellers from the Middle East were stopped from boarding US-bound planes and some already in the air when Trump signed the ... Read More »

Pre-installed malware stealing data from mobiles

A cyber security firm Check Point has detected a malware that is not downloaded due to users’ use but is already present in Android device. According to the company’s blog post last week, the pre-installed malware was detected in 38 Android devices, belonging to a large telecommunications company and a multinational technology company. “The malicious apps were not part of the ... Read More »

Two US mosques get hate notes calling for ‘slaughter of Muslims’

Two mosques in the US state of Maryland have received threatening letters calling for the ‘slaughter of Muslims’, in apparent hate crime incidents. Two Islamic centres in Silver Spring, Maryland, received violent threats by mail. The president of the Islamic Education Society discovered an envelope inside a mailbox on Monday containing a threatening note, the Council on American-Islamic Relations said. ... Read More »

Surya namaskar similar to ‘namaz’, those opposing yogic exercise want to divide society: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath PTI | Last Updated: Thursday, March

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said ‘surya namaskar’ was similar to ‘namaz’ (prayers) offered by Muslims and those opposing the yogic exercise wanted to divide the society on religious lines. Aditynath, who had in the past lashed out at a section of Muslims for terming the practice of ‘surya namaskar’ as un-Islamic, said the sun salutation was a ... Read More »