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Handbook aims to keep Muslim youth from extremism

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“We do not see this phenomenon of terrorism as only a policing issue,” Siddiqui told reporters during a news conference. “We see it as a social issue, we see it as a community issue, and we see it as a media issue.” The booklet has five sections, including a chapter devoted to challenging extremist messages of violence through the Qur’an ... Read More »

Hindu-Muslim Family’s Choice of Cremation Arouses Anger

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Friends and family remember Shafayet Reja as an affectionate young man who stayed up late to write poetry, danced exuberantly at weddings and explored the faiths of his father and mother with an openheartedness that led him to declare on his Facebook page, “I never get tired of learning the new things that life has to offer.” Shafayet Reja, left, ... Read More »

US Muslims Pay Tributes to Tayyibah Taylor

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Leading American Muslim groups have offered condolences on the death of Tayyibah Taylor, founding editor-in-chief and publisher of Azizah Magazine, paying tributes to a Muslim “role model” who inspired the American community for years. “To God we belong and to Him we return,” Ibrahim Hooper, National Communications Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said in a statement obtained by ... Read More »

Islamic, yet integrated

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THE State Department estimates that up to 100 American jihadists are fighting in Iraq and Syria. A video appearing to show a second American journalist being beheaded by the Islamic State is circulating. You might think this would be a difficult time to hold the annual conference of America’s largest Muslim organisation. Yet the Islamic Society of North America’s gathering, ... Read More »

Lady al-Qaida: On the trail of the world’s most wanted prisoner

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The message from the militants was revealing. “You were given many chances to negotiate the release of your people via cash transactions as other governments have accepted,” it said. “We have also offered prisoner exchanges to free the Muslims currently in your detention, like our sister Dr Aafia Siddiqui. However, you proved very quickly to us that this is not ... Read More »

Why and how Westerners go to fight in Syria and Iraq

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THE two young men in the bus from Antakya, in south-eastern Turkey, to Reyhanli, nearer the border with Syria, sported long beards, calf-length trousers and toted small drawstring bags with their minimal belongings. They spoke in broken Arabic to the bus driver (local Turks usually have a smattering of the language) but to each other in a regional British accent. ... Read More »

Islamic Society of North America holding convention in Detroit

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This weekend, about 20,000 people are going to be at Detroit’s Cobo Center for the annual Islamic Society of North America Convention. It’s the first time the convention is going to be hosted in the city and getting it here wasn’t easy. “ISNA, the Islamic Society of North America, is the largest umbrella organization for the American Muslim community,” said ... Read More »

Jimmy Carter to headline Muslim conference

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Former President Jimmy Carter is slated to deliver keynote address this weekend at the annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), one of the nation’s largest Muslim organizations. Carter will talk about “the historic need for religious communities to mobilize against discrimination and violence that is directed toward girls and women throughout the world,” according to the ... Read More »

Canadian Muslim Leader Fast Against ISIL

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CAIRO – A leading Calgary Muslim leader has started a hunger strike in a bid to spread awareness about Muslims’ condemnations for the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) after the brutal beheading of the US journalist James Foley. “Their view of Islam and the Qur’an is absolutely 180 degrees different from what most Muslims believe,” Calgary ... Read More »

Jimmy Carter Keynoting Muslim Convention in Detroit

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Carter’s speech will be at the 51st annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America, the nation’s largest Muslim group. The convention is being held Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 at the Cobo Center in Detroit. The speech comes amid turmoil in the Middle East, after conflicts with Israel and Hamas and the violence by the Islamic State terror ... Read More »