Monday , 21 January 2019

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Muslims Denounce Boko Haram’s Nigeria Abductions


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 »

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 »