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HSBC closes some Muslim groups’ accounts

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HSBC bank has written to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations in the UK to tell them that their accounts will be closed. The reason given in some cases was that to continue providing services would be outside the bank’s “risk appetite”. The wife and teenage children of a man who runs a London based Islamic think tank have ... Read More »

Mumbai Muslims Protest Gaza by Boycotting Pepsi, Nescafe

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Wedged in a haphazard row of shops in Mumbai’s crowded Bhendi Bazar, a predominantly Muslim area, the tiny Shalimar Restaurant exhorts patrons to reject products made by PepsiCo Inc. (PEP:US), Kraft Foods Group Inc. (KRFT:US) and Nestle SA (NESN) to protest Israel’s military operation in Gaza. A poster near the manager’s table lists six Western brands, including the Coca-Cola Co. ... Read More »

DKNY’s Ramadan collection shows that Muslim dress means more than the burqa

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Muslim women’s clothes are once again in the spotlight, in a week where the European Court of Human Rights has upheld France’s ban on burqa and niqab. But there’s another controversy taking place around how Muslim women dress themselves, and this time, it’s DKNY’s Ramadan Summer 2014 collection, styled by two Middle Eastern women: Yada Golsharifi, fashion editor of Styles ... Read More »

Businesses stay open later for fasting Muslims

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Ramadan restricts Muslims from enjoying their favorite restaurants and cafes during their 17-hour daily fasts. However, Muslims in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights have the convenience of several businesses that offer extended hours. Shatila Bakery in Dearborn, 14300 W. Warren Ave., stays open one hour later for fasting Muslims to find time during the holy month to enjoy its sweets after ... Read More »

‘DKNY Ramadan’ Collection Launched For Muslim Holy Month

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The LVMH-owned company, part of the Donna Karan International brand, launched its DKNY Ramadan collection Tuesday, for Muslims observing the holy month of daylight fasting. Ramadan began on Saturday and runs through July 28. The 12-piece capsule collection is conservative with long, flowing dresses and skirts, jumpsuits and pants and long-sleeved and three-quarter-length jackets and shirts, conveying the modesty many ... Read More »

Obama sends best wishes for Muslim holy month

President Barack Obama is sending his best wishes to Muslims in the US and around the world on the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Obama says in a statement that the US is grateful for Muslim-American organisations, individuals and businesses that work to reduce the income gap and poverty through charitable efforts and programmes that provide education, skills ... Read More »

Modi talks of improving conditions of Muslims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday sought to reach out to Muslims and weaker sections, saying that that there was need of focused activity to improve their economic condition. Replying to the debate on the motion of thanks to president’s address, Modi referred to Dalits, the oppressed and tribals and asked if their condition had improved. “Can we say we have ... Read More »

Oil prices hit nine-month high on Iraq crisis

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Brent crude oil hit a nine-month high near $115 a barrel as the United States threatened military action against Islamist militants who have taken towns and cities in Iraq, raising concerns over its oil exports. Sunni insurgents gained more ground in Iraq, moving into two towns in the eastern province of Diyala after security forces abandoned their posts. The jihadists ... Read More »

The Undeclared War on Muslims is Big Business in America

There has long been a concerted effort to demonize Muslims in the American Homeland as a part of the never-ending big money maker that is the phony war on terror. Big media of course plays a critical role in the dark propaganda campaigns that ensure that millions of Americans will continue to see the menace of al Qaeda and worse ... Read More »

Muslim groups call for boycott of Cadbury in Malaysia

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Muslim groups want a boycott in Malaysia of Cadbury products after two chocolate varieties broke Islamic rules by containing pork DNA. On Monday Cadbury Malaysia recalled Dairy Milk bars after authorities found the pork traces during a random test. A Muslim retail group said the 800 stores it represents would be asked not to sell Cadbury and Kraft products. Cadbury ... Read More »