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

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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

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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 »

Africans, Muslims discovered Americas confirms Turkey President Erdogan

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African Americans have long been derided for claiming native American ancestry and that Africans populated the Americas long before Columbus and the Europeans colonials set sails for the American continents.  Weekly, the History Channel runs a television series called Ancient Aliens which seeks to convince viewers that it was not ancient men of color, but aliens from another world, who built the ... Read More »

They know it’s Christmas

Today marks the release of a new version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas,” a charity single released by Bob Geldof’s Band Aid 30 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the original 1984 song. The first release was created to raise money for a then-unfolding famine in Ethiopia. The slightly-rewritten 2014 version is designed to raise funds for the Ebola crisis ... Read More »

Is SA immune to Muslim extremism?

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Two aspects about Boko Haram must make us wary of creating fertile ground for them or others like them, says Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya. Pretoria – Could South Africa have its own Boko Haram? The question has been troubling me for a while. It is not just because the Sunday Independent reported that the Islamic State has been recruiting South Africans for ... Read More »

South Africa: Seven Reasons Why Sunday Tribune’s South Africa-Islamic State Link Is Irresponsible Journalism

On Sunday, Independent Newspapers’ Sunday Tribune published a piece titled “Islamic State’s SA link”. The article claims the Islamic State group, operating in Syria and Iraq, is active in South Africa and that three South African citizens had died in Syria. (You can read aPDF version of the story here.) South African law prohibits citizens from partaking in foreign combat ... Read More »

ISIS’ Global Network Expands: At Least 12 Military Allies in 9 Countries Beyond Iraq, Syria

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The Islamic State terrorist organization now has at least 12 known military allies, operating in nine countries outside of Iraq and Syria, that have publicly pledged their allegiances to the caliphate of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. As Islamic State leadership continues to call on extremists worldwide to wreak havoc on the West, NYMag.com’s Daily Intelligencer reports that the Terrorism ... Read More »

Why did a Washington cathedral offer Islamic Friday prayers?

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It wasn’t the first time the Muslim call to prayer was echoed in the Washington National Cathedral, however, last week marked the first time a Friday prayer service was held in the church. It was a symbolic event exemplifying tolerance, coexistence and shared humanity. The cathedral is a marvelous architectural beauty, the magnanimity of its façade is complemented by the ... Read More »

Islamic State has toehold in lawless Libya, experts say

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TRIPOLI, Libya — With Libya engulfed in chaos, the town of Derna in the east of the largely lawless country is emerging as a new stronghold for the Islamic State jihadist group, experts say The North African state has been wracked by instability since the overthrow of autocratic leader Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, providing a fertile ground for Islamic extremists. ... Read More »