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Under Trump, Muslim Book Publishers Are Fighting Against Hate

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center ― an organization that tracks hate crimes and promotes tolerance ― there are currently 101 anti-Muslim groups in America, out of 917 total hate groups. According to The New York Times, anti-Muslim hate crimes were already rising in 2015, which saw a 67 percent increase from the previous year. But add to this ... Read More »

Pre-installed malware stealing data from mobiles

A cyber security firm Check Point has detected a malware that is not downloaded due to users’ use but is already present in Android device. According to the company’s blog post last week, the pre-installed malware was detected in 38 Android devices, belonging to a large telecommunications company and a multinational technology company. “The malicious apps were not part of the ... Read More »

Afghanistan scraps plans for new ultra-conservative girls’ school uniform

President Ghani says it ‘is not is not representative of the culture and tradition’ of his country Plans to force Afghan schoolgirls to wear a “severely restrictive” uniform have been scrapped after they were met with staunch opposition. The proposals, from the country’s Ministry of Education, would have made it compulsory for girls as young as five to wear long tunics ... Read More »

Lawyers: Masajid, Islamic Orgs Should Prepare for Raids, Seizure of Documents

Activist Washington DC based attorneys prepared the following advice for Muslim community leaders. The FBI and other federal agencies raided 19 Muslim entities in Herndon VA in March 2002 as part of ‘Operation Green Quest,’ so there is a precedent for these types of actions. — TML What are we missing? Here it is: the coming storm of law enforcement ... Read More »

Oil world cautious on Trump’s next moveb

LONDON: Oil bigwigs are trying to figure out strategies to deal with the impact that President Donald Trump’s blizzard of plans to boost the US industry will have on the world market. If Trump keeps his promises on lower corporation tax, oil sector deregulation and tax incentives on exports, it could lead to an influx of US crude oil — ... Read More »

Glasgow cinema criticised for cancelling screening of Islam-themed film

A Scottish cinema was criticised for cancelling a screening of the 1977 Islam-themed film The Message, despite receiving fewer than 100 complaints, the Scotsman reported. The Grosvenor Cinema in Glasgow was due to screen Moustapha Akkad’s Oscar-nominated film about the prophet Muhammad and the birth of Islam, next month. But officials decided to withdraw it after receiving an anonymous petition ... Read More »

Prize fight over live-streamed sport will go on long after the final bell sounds

When a Brisbane boxing fan who paid $59.95 for “live and exclusive” viewing of last Friday’s Danny Green v Anthony Mundine boxing match streamed it off his TV through a smartphone and Facebook Live, he landed quite a blow beneath Foxtel’s belt. An estimated 300,000 tuned in via this and another unauthorised stream. This is the latest skirmish over premium ... Read More »

Gaziantep University lets Syrians study in Arabic

Syrian refugee students now have the option to pursue their studies in Arabic while living in Turkey and resume classes from where they left off. Nearly 2,000 Syrians are taking classesat Gaziantep University near the border. “We’re trying to provide Syrian students withthe necessary education and training in areas like engineering and medicine so they can rebuild their country in the future,” ... Read More »

China to relocate 10,000 to make way for huge telescope

Telescope that officials say could help search for alien life is due to start operations later this year. China plans to relocate 10,000 people to make way for the world’s largest radio telescope, which authorities say will help them search for alien life. The 500-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), nestled between hills in the southwestern Guizhou province, is due to ... Read More »

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Muslim Spelling Bee set to make debut in India Muslim Spelling Bee, a word based competition which began in the United States to cater to Muslim students, is set to make an entry in India. The competition, started to provide a platform for Muslim students, will be open to all communities when it begins in June this year. The initiative was ... Read More »