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Teen jumps to her death from Greenwich Village co-op

A 15-year-old girl jumped to her death from the 15th floor of a Greenwich Village co-op late Wednesday afternoon, police said. The teen, whose name was not immediately announced, plummeted from the Greenwich House at 54 W. 16th St. at about 4:50 p.m. and landed on top of a scaffolding on Sixth Avenue, authorities said. The girl was declared dead ... Read More »

Religion Needs a Savior

Raised as a conservative, Sunni Muslim girl in Canada, Yasmine Mohammed said she was taught to always be in fight mode. “The first thing Islam teaches you is to not question, but follow,” she says. And what she had to follow was a “Muslim supremacy ideology” that called for violence against anyone who fell out of line and full armies ... Read More »

Brooklyn Man Convicted in Imam’s 2016 Fatal Shooting

A Brooklyn man was convicted of murder Friday for the 2016 execution-style killings of a Queens imam and his associate as they walked home from a mosque in broad daylight. After a three-week trial, a Queens jury found Oscar Morel, 37 years old, guilty of one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree ... Read More »

Past Iran President Ahmadinejad Blasts Iran’s Mullahs

In a stunning turnabout with broad potential implications for Iran’s religious-based government, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched an unprecedented drumbeat of thinly veiled criticisms targeting the nation’s “supreme leader,” the cleric Ayatollah Khamenei – a figure previously considered all but invulnerable to political criticism. In a stunning turnabout with broad potential implications for Iran’s religious-based government, former Iranian ... Read More »

Indonesia’s Ideological Convergence: Emerging Trend In Islamic Regulations? – Analysis

There is an emerging ideological convergence among activists from different Indonesian Islamic groups toward a more Shariah-oriented outlook. Such a convergence can be seen from the joint efforts of these activists to enact local Islamic regulations in various Indonesian regions. By Alexander R Arifianto* Since the Defending Islam rallies in late 2016 and early 2017, there is a perception of ... Read More »

US trying to pit Muslim nations against each other: Maulana Sherani

Former Council of Islamic Ideology chairman Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani has said that the United States is hatching a conspiracy to pit brotherly nations against each another. “The US is trying to use Ummah as a tool to win its war on terror and establish control over the entire world,” said the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl central leader while speaking at the ... Read More »

Europe’s Muslim population projected to increase by 50m by 2050 in ‘high migration’ scenario

Even if all immigration stops numbers will continue to grow over next few decades, Pew Research Centre says The Muslim population in some European countries could triple as a percentage by 2050, research suggests. Even if all immigration to the continent stops, Europe’s Muslim population will continue to grow over the next few decades, a Pew Research Centre report found. Using ... Read More »

Iceland male circumcision ban: MP behind plan ‘didn’t think it was necessary to consult’ Jewish and Muslim groups, amid growing anger

Religious leaders have reacted with outrage to a bill proposed by MPs in Iceland that would criminalise male circumcision. The bill proposes a six-year prison term for anyone found guilty of “removing sexual organs in whole or in part”. Salmann Tamimi, president of the Muslim Association of Iceland, described the proposal as an “attack on religion”.Circumcising girls has been illegal ... Read More »

Legendary Footballer Bhaichung Bhutia Quits Trinamool Congress

One of Indian football’s modern day greats Bhaichung Bhutia has announced that he will no longer continue with his career in politics. Bhutia, who had joined the All India Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has contested elections twice. The legendary striker took to social media to announce his decision and tweeted, “As of today I have officially resigned from the ... Read More »

‘Why we run a boarding house for puppies’

Housemates Darcy O’Gara, Steven Luong and Richard Dix are all volunteer dog boarders. They have full-time jobs at the same firm, but also look after string of part-time puppies. Puppy boarding is one way charities are dealing with spiralling waiting lists for guide dogs and assistance dogs – which cost £55,000 to train and care for during their lifetime. “We’ve ... Read More »