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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Two anti-Muslim women arrested for vandalising mosque

Two women known for anti-Muslim rants at Phoenix-area political events, were arrested Thursday for breaking into an Arizona Islamic center and making anti-Islamic/Islamohobic remarks, police said. Tahnee Gonzales, 32, and Elizabeth Dauenhauer, 51, were arrested on suspicion of felony third-degree burglary after an investigation into theft and vandalism at a Tempe mosque. Arrests came after the mosque officials pressed charges ... Read More »

Learning from kangaroos: How skin-to-skin contact with parents saves newborn lives

Carmela Torres was 18 when she became pregnant for the first time. It was 1987 and she and her now-husband, Pablo Hernandez, were two idealistic young Colombians born in the coastal region of Montería who moved to the capital, Bogotá, in search of freedom and a better life. When Torres told her father she was expecting, so angered was he ... Read More »

Indian Doctors Only Spend 2 Minutes With Patients, Which Is Among The Worst In The World, Reveals Study

The length of medical consultation, also called as primary care consultancy, on an average is 2 minutes in India, a study has revealed. In stark contrast, consultation time in first world countries like Sweden, Norway, USA, is more than 20 minutes on an average. The study conducted by researchers from various UK hospitals said: “It is concerning that 18 countries covering around ... Read More »

How alcohol damages stem cell DNA and increases cancer risk

Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday. Working with mice in a laboratory, British scientists used chromosome analysis and DNA sequencing to examine the genetic damage caused by acetaldehyde, a harmful chemical produced ... Read More »

Muslim boys who insulted Christianity sentenced to memorise verses of Quran that honour Jesus

Unique sentencing from Christian judge in Lebanon, where insulting religion can be punishable by up to three years in prison, praised as message of coexistence Three Lebanese teenagers who were hauled before a court on charges of insulting Christianity have been handed the unusual sentence of studying the references to the Virgin Mary found in the Quran. Christian judge Joceline ... Read More »

Iceland male circumcision ban: MP behind plan ‘didn’t think it was necessary to consult’ Jewish and Muslim groups, amid growing anger

Religious leaders have reacted with outrage to a bill proposed by MPs in Iceland that would criminalise male circumcision. The bill proposes a six-year prison term for anyone found guilty of “removing sexual organs in whole or in part”. Salmann Tamimi, president of the Muslim Association of Iceland, described the proposal as an “attack on religion”. Circumcising girls has been ... Read More »

US sides with UK, blames Russia for chemical attacks

The U.S. called on the UN Wednesday to hold Russia accountable for the chemical poisonings of two individuals, including a former Russian spy, on British soil. However, France asked UK for evidence of Russian involvement in the poisoning attack. Spokesman for French President Emmanuel Macron, Benjamin Griveaux, told a news conference in Paris: “Once the elements are proven then the ... Read More »

US: Muslim engineer sues after Kansas flap over Malaysian flag

A Muslim aerospace engineer has sued the Spirit Boeing Employees Association for religious discrimination stemming from a party at a lake in Wichita, Kansas. This happened after his celebration of Malaysian independence was reported to the FBI as an ISIS meeting. The FBI quickly ended its investigation after it determined that what had been described as an American flag desecrated ... Read More »

Saskatoon’s Muslim community holding awareness day on Wednesday

Wednesday is Islam awareness day, and Saskatoon’s Muslim community is looking to quell misconceptions about their culture. The Islamic Association of Saskatchewan (IAS) said Saskatoon is generally a tolerant and understanding community, but it’s important to continue offering opportunities to learn more. “People do have a great understanding, and they’re very friendly,” Ilyas Sidyot, an imam with IAS, said. “If ... Read More »

Ahmadi Muslims raise Islam awareness in Cardiff

A group of Ahmadi Muslims have been litter picking and feeding homeless people to dispel “stereotypes” around Islam. They attend a mosque in Canton, Cardiff and about 35 members have been volunteering in the city and Newport. Exhibitions have also been set up in church halls and city streets to challenge “misconceptions about Islam”. The Ahmadi movement has its origins ... Read More »