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Muslims Denounce Boko Haram’s Nigeria Abductions

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Muslims worldwide have condemned the abduction a month ago of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram. Muslim leaders have criticized Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, for using Islamic teachings as his justification for threatening to sell the girls into slavery. Others have focused on what they view as a slow response by Nigeria’s government ... Read More »

#FreeHappyIranians and Bassem Youssef’s Forced Retirement: Turning Apathy into Activism for Freedom of Expression in the Muslim World

As a practicing Muslim, I would just like to state a standard disclaimer routinely utilized by Muslim believers for any matters concerning discourse regarding our faith: Any falsehood I speak comes from me, while all truth comes from God’s infinite wisdom. The world is becoming more peaceful–or so the statistics and body of scholarship say. Yet despite global trends seemingly ... Read More »

Muslims march in Central African Republic capital, call for evacuation

Hundreds of Muslims marched in their last major enclave in Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on Saturday, protesting against a call by the president that they disarm and demanding their safe evacuation from the city. A tense calm has returned to Bangui following two days of violence ignited by an attack by Muslim gunmen on a church on Wednesday. In ... Read More »

Hundreds of Muslims spend months sheltered at Central African Republic church

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Muslim refugee children carry firewood for cooking at the Catholic church compound in Carnot, Central African Republic. Christian fighters in the area have threatened to burn down the church sheltering over 900 Muslim refugees and have made death threats against the priests who work there. Yet the presence of armed African peacekeepers at the church compounds’ gates has kept the ... Read More »

Tug of War Over Muslim Community in West

Anti-balaka militia fighters at the diamond mining town of Boda in the Central African Republic (CAR) have rejected a government-sponsored attempt to allow a Muslim community of about 12,000 people to stay there. A spokesman for an anti-balaka militia group in the town of Boda, who gave his name as Edgar Flavien, told IRIN on 19 March that it could ... Read More »

Saudi charity helps feed Durban’s needy

Some 1 500 sizeable food parcels were recently donated to Durban’s poor by a Saudi based charity run locally by well-known personality, Sheik Walid El Saadi. The International Islamic Relief Organization, Saudi Arabia (IIROSA) Southern Africa Regional Office joined hands with Durban’s mayor, James Nxumalo, to distribute sizable boxes of food parcels to the poor at the Pinetown Civic Hall ... Read More »

The real story of South Africa’s elections

NO sooner had the final results of the recently concluded 2014 national elections been announced than President Zuma gave a predictably self-congratulatory speech lauding the result as ‘the will of all the people’. The reality, however, is that the ANC’s victory came from a distinct minority of ‘the people’. The real ‘winner’, as has been the case since the 2004 ... Read More »

SA Muslims outraged by Boko Haram’s terror in Islam’s name

South Africans and global Muslims have reacted with outrage at suggestions by the Nigerian terror group, Boko Haram that it had kidnapped more that 200 schoolgirls in the name of Islam. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau admitted kidnapping the girls in a video, threatening to sell them in the market. Condemnation has come from local Muslim entities and from those ... Read More »

Islam in North Africa

The West looks with great concern towards North Africa, with the changes in the countries marked by the so-called “Arab Spring”. This has led to the downfall of totalitarian regimes which once seemed untouchable! All this is about very complex movements, not only in the societies where it happens, but also involves struggles regarding international interests. Will the populations be ... Read More »

Muslims Flee Central African Republic Capital

BANGUI, Central African Republic—Some 1,300 of the last remaining Muslims in this capital city left on Sunday, escorted by African peacekeepers through a gauntlet of jeering Christians after months trapped in a squalid camp surrounded by lynch mobs. Their departure was a stark illustration of a country effectively cleaved along religious lines. As the last of 22 packed trucks cleared ... Read More »