Tuesday , 20 March 2018

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Christian and Jewish leaders campaign to support Muslim community


Christian and Jewish leaders have rallied to support the Muslim community, asking members of the Australian public to join them in a campaign called “We’ll love Muslims 100 years”. Rabbi Zalman Kastel will join Australian Christian Churches pastor, Brad Chilcott, Tim Costello and other denominational leaders in three events in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia on Friday ... Read More »

African Ramadan Recipes


I ‘m not a Muslim, but I love the concept of Ramadan,” says Chef Marcus Samuelsson. “It’s about resetting your clock—bringing some spirituality to eating.” The award-winning chef has a unique global perspective on both culture and cooking. Born in Ethiopia and adopted by a Swedish family at the age of three, he made his name at the New York ... Read More »

Malala Yousafzai shows support for Nigerian girls abducted by Boko Haram

Young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai with five of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls who escaped

the Pakistani activist who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, has urged Nigeria’s government to spend more on the country’s crumbling education sector, on a visit to express solidarity with more than 200 girls abducted by Islamists. Speaking on the day designated Malala Day by the United Nations, the teenager said Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, had promised ... Read More »

African Slaves Were the 1st to Celebrate Ramadan in America

Ramadan this year will be especially daunting during the long and hot summer days. Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the nation, and the second-most-practiced faith in 20 of these united states. And these demographic shifts prompted a prominent Los Angeles-based imam to comment recently that “Ramadan is a new American tradition.” The cleric’s forward-looking pronouncement marks Islam’s recent arrival ... Read More »

Religious Cleansing Forced Most Muslims Out of West Central African Republic

Religious blood-letting in the Central African Republic (CAR) has remained unresolved, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees reports that Muslims have been all but “cleansed” from the western half of the nation now. Muslims amount to about 15 percent of CAR’s population, with many of them in the eastern region. The Balaka rebels that briefly controlled the country were ... Read More »

Peacekeepers escort Muslims out of Bangui

Peacekeepers have escorted more than 1,200 Muslims out of the capital of the Central African Republic, Bangui. They were some of the last remaining Muslims in the city, who have been targeted by mainly Christian militias in the country’s civil conflict. The country has been hit by civil conflict since Seleka rebels ousted the president in March 2013. The largely ... Read More »

Number of Shia Muslims in West Africa hits 7 million

It is often referred to as “Guinea-Conakry” to distinguish it from Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. According to The Research Centre for Religious Beliefs (AQAED) the Ja’afari thought (Shia Isalm) has an ancient presence in Guinea, where in the 11th century AD there was a sector called Habobi, who were known for their love of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them). ... Read More »

U.N. says west of Central African Republic ‘cleansed’ of Muslims

Most Muslims have been driven out of the western half of conflict-torn Central African Republic, where thousands of civilians risk of being killed “right before our eyes,” the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said on Thursday. The bleak warning came as the country’s foreign minister pleaded with the U.N. Security Council to urgently approve a U.N. peacekeeping force to stop ... Read More »

Let CAR Muslims Leave: HRW


CAIRO – A leading human rights organization issued on Thursday, June 5, a strongly-worded statement calling for offering help for the trapped Muslims in Central African Republic to take refuge in neighboring countries. “Conceding that many threatened Muslims in the Central African Republic need to leave the country temporarily is an option of last resort, but there are no other ... 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 »