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Hearing Adhan for First Time, New Zealanders Share Their Experience

Fri 22 March 2019 – 15:15 CHRISTCHURCH – With many of them hearing the Muslim call to prayer, or adhan, for the first time, many New Zealanders have rushed to social media to share their reflections and express solidarity with Muslims, the Muslim Vibe reported. “Today’s call to prayer was deeply moving. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to hear the ... Read More »

Christchurch holds public call to prayer at site of mosque attack

Christchurch, New Zealand – A nationwide moment of silence was observed in New Zealand on Friday – ushered in by the Muslim call to prayer – a weekafter 50 people were killed and scores of others wounded in an attack on two mosques. The prayer and two-minute reflection were broadcast live on national media outlets and came as an estimated 20,000 people, ... Read More »

New Zealand mourns mosque attack victims in national day of reflection

(CNN)New Zealand came together in a national day of reflection Friday to mark a week since the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people. The Muslim Call to Prayer was broadcast on national television at 1:30 p.m. local time, followed by two minutes of silence to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack. At almost the ... Read More »

New Zealand women wear headscarves in solidarity with Muslims after Christchurch shootings

Women across New Zealand have worn headscarves to show solidarity with Muslims a week after 50 people were killed at two mosques in Christchurch. Auckland doctor Thaya Ashman came up with the idea to encourage people to wear a headscarf after hearing about a woman who was too scared to go out because she felt her headscarf would make her ... Read More »

New Zealand PM: Dozens killed in ‘terrorist’ attack on mosques

Gunmen kill at least 49 people during Friday prayers at two mosques in Christchurch in the country’s worst ever attack. At least 49 people have been killed and 20 others wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, after a gunman opened indiscriminate fire at worshippers, some as they were kneeling at prayer. The mosques targeted in Friday’s attack, the worst ... Read More »

New Zealand mosque attacks and the scourge of white supremacy

Shootings at Christchurch mosques are only the latest on a long list of acts of white supremacist terrorism in the West. Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019 [Mark Baker/AP] Today’s New Zealand mosque shootings, which killed at least 49 people and were allegedly carried out by white supremacists, are only the ... Read More »

US: Muslims face most discrimination

US: Muslims face most discrimination 9th Mar 2019 By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): Muslims face more discrimination than any other religious group in the United States, according to a poll of registered voters published Friday. Conducted by political website The Hill and market research and consulting services company HarrisX, it found that 85 percent of respondents believe Muslims face ... Read More »

India: Hindus assault Kashmiri vendors in UP

India: Hindus assault Kashmiri vendors in UP 8th Mar 2019 By Shuriah Niazi   New Delhi (AA): Amid heightened tensions with Pakistan over Kashmir, two Kashmiri men have been assaulted by local Hindus in northern India, media reports said Thursday. The two men were abused, slapped and beaten with a stick apparently because of their identities in Lucknow, the capital ... Read More »

India returns body of Pakistani prisoner, beaten to death

India returns body of Pakistani prisoner, beaten to death 3rd Mar 2019 By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): India on Saturday returned the body of a Pakistani prisoner who was beaten to death last month in reported retaliation over a deadly attack in Kashmir. The body was handed over to Pakistani authorities at the northeastern Wagah border. Shakir Ullah, ... Read More »

Russia: ‘Muslims to make up 30% of population by 2034’

Russia: ‘Muslims to make up 30% of population by 2034’ 5th Mar 2019 By Ali Cura   MOSCOW (AA): Muslims will make up 30 percent of Russia’s population by 2034, the country’s grand mufti said Monday. Speaking at a conference in Moscow, Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin said the number of Muslims in Russia has been growing with every passing day. “According ... Read More »