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Author Archives: Shahabaz Ahmed

Pope visits Jerusalem holy sites on last day in Middle East

Pope Francis has visited the most important holy sites for Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem’s Old City on the final day of his Middle East tour. At the al-Aqsa mosque compound, the Pope urged people of all religions to “work together for justice and peace”. He then prayed at the Western Wall, which lies just beneath it, bowing his head ... Read More »

Muslims in New Zealand are young, energetic and growing


Mohammed Answar Ali, secretary of the New Zealand Muslim Association. Although a minority, less than 1% of the total population, the Muslim population in New Zealand is young, energetic and growing. It is estimated that there are approximately 17,000 Muslims in New Zealand representing a wide range of nations including Fiji, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Indonesia and Malaysia. The ... Read More »

Hazem Bata Takes the Helm as ISNA’s New Secretary General


(Plainfield, IN 5/27/14) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is excited to announce the appointment of Hazem Bata as its new secretary general. Mr. Bata is a lawyer and activist, and looks forward to making outstanding contributions to the American Muslim community. He holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from West Virginia University School of Law and a Master ... Read More »

Liberian Americans warned to stay away from homeland

Fomba Konjan, photographed in his Minneapolis apartment, Sept. 4, 2014, has lost 32 family members to Ebola. Jeffrey Thompson / MPR News LISTEN Liberian Americans warned to stay away from homeland 4min 16sec Updated at 10:30 a.m. In Minnesota, many of the 12,000 people from Liberia know someone in their homeland who has been sickened or killed by Ebola since the outbreak ... Read More »

Hundreds feared dead as suicide bombers and gunmen storm mosque in northern Nigeria during Friday prayers


At least 120 people are feared dead and 270 more injured after gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a mosque in northern Nigeria during Friday prayers this afternoon. Witnesses reported three separate explosions and said the gunmen opened fire on worshippers in the assault at the Grand mosque in Kano, in the west African country’s second-largest city. Nigerian Captain Ikechukwu Eze ... Read More »

Cement-makers may end coal import from South Africa


KARACHI: Local cement exporters are considering ending procurement of coal from South Africa and exploring options to import it from a Muslim country. In view of an ongoing investigation initiated by the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) on alleged dumping of Portland Cement from Pakistan on the application received from four leading South African cement makers, the local industry is ... Read More »

Islamic State spreading into northern Africa, alarming U.S.

In its war to create a caliphate across Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State is opening a front in North Africa, where affiliated militants are wreaking havoc in eastern Libya and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula — presenting a complex challenge for Washington and its allies in the region. Through its savvy use of social media and slick production of recruitment videos, the Islamic State — also known by ... Read More »

Canada: Ottawa Shooting – Is One Muslim Man’s Drug-Crazed Rampage Terrorism?


Ottawa lockdown after Parliament shooting on Oct. 22. Courtesy The Independent Originally published by WhoWhatWhy In a bygone, saner era, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s murder of Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo and subsequent shooting rampage inside the Parliament would have been treated as a drug-related murder. Not so in the age of terrorism. Instead, the authorities used the long-time crack addict and Muslim’s actions to whip ... Read More »

Jonathan Kay: Jihad’s amateur hour

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Five weeks have passed since Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. It awakened Canada to a new kind of violence: “lone-wolf terrorism.” The pessimist says there’s no way to stop this new scourge, because the conspiracy to kill exists entirely in the head of a (possibly insane) one-man terrorist group. Even gun control ... Read More »

PM Lee holds dialogue with religious, community leaders on ISIS threat


The threat of terrorism can cause doubts and sow division between communities, but Singapore has avoided this danger, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a dialogue on the country’s participation in the coalition against Islamic State (ISIS). Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a dialogue with community and religious leaders on the country’s participation in the multinational coalition ... Read More »