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White House Iftar dinner guests press Obama on surveillance of Muslims

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Attendees of a White House dinner this week celebrating a Muslim holiday attempted to leverage their direct interaction with Barack Obama into a presidential commitment to discuss widespread and controversial surveillance of their communities. They left feeling they had Obama’s interest, but not much more. Less than a week after the Intercept, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, showed ... Read More »

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Nansen primary school in Birmingham was investigated as part of 'Trojan horse' inquiry

An investigation ordered by the government has found a “sustained, coordinated agenda to impose segregationist attitudes and practices of a hardline, politicised strain of Sunni Islam” on children in a number of Birmingham schools. A draft of the report, marked as sensitive, states: “Left unchecked, it would confine schoolchildren within an intolerant, inward-looking monoculture that would severely inhibit their participation ... Read More »

Palestine: Israeli airstrikes kill dozens in Gaza

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GAZA CITY (Ma’an): Israeli airstrikes across the besieged Gaza Strip killed over 30 Palestinians overnight Wednesday and Thursday, including a family of eight. The latest Palestinian to die, Abdullah Abu Majrouq, from al-Qassam Brigades, was killed in airstrike on his motorbike in Deir al-Balah. An eight-year-old was killed in an airstrike in al-Hakar area in Deir al-Balah. The boy, Abdul ... Read More »

World reacts to the conflict in Gaza

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The international community remains sharply divided as an Israeli army offensive in Gaza that has killed scores enters its third day, and Palestinian fighters fire rockets at a number of cities in Israel. At least 81 Palestinians have died in airstrikes since they began on Tuesday, with Israel facing condemnation from many Arab and Muslim countries, and calls for restraint ... Read More »

Glasgow Muslims Observe Special Ramadan

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Like millions of Muslims across the world, Glasgow Muslims celebrate Ramadan on their own way through several activities that have been promoting the holy fasting month for years in Scotland. “There is a lot of awareness of Ramadan in Glasgow through media and integration with local people, so everybody knows about it,” Mohammed Ishaz, assistant Imam at Al’Furqan Mosque on ... Read More »

Ramadan time for Limerick’s 2000 Muslims

Limerick’s Muslim population of over 2,000 people are currently fasting during the holy festival of Ramadan. A month of abstinence from sunrise to sunset with increased religious devotion, Alan Jacques accepted a warm invitation to celebrate life in this ever-expanding local community. Abdullah Hassan Jaribu with members of the Muslim community in Limerick in the Alfurqan Muslin Community Centre in ... Read More »

Muslims in China confront obstacles to Ramadan fasting

Previous Next Ramadan China Muslims Asia-pacific Video: Muslims in China confront obstacles to Ramadan fasting inShare 0 print © Photo: FRANCE 24 Text by FRANCE 24 Latest update : 2014-07-10 Chinese Muslims say they are facing growing discrimination within their country, after officials banned students and civil servants in the western region of Xinjiang from observing fasting rituals during the ... Read More »

Islamic group’s health advice over Ramadan fasting

One of the UK’s leading Islamic groups says it is concerned that Muslims who fast during the month of Ramadan despite being ill are putting their health at risk. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has issued a leaflet with advice on how to fast safely in the current hot weather. The date of Ramadan this year means UK Muslims ... Read More »

What is it like to be a Muslim in Britain today?

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1. What does it mean to you to be Muslim? Sadiya Ahmed, 40, lives in London. In 2010, she founded Everyday Muslim, a project creating an archive of British Muslim life, education and culture. She says the project gives a sense of belonging to communities and young Muslims who can feel disaffected or demonised on the basis of their faith. ... Read More »

Phone apps helps Muslims in India during Ramadan

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Hard pressed for time in today’s fast-paced world, keeping track of religion and its day-to-day rituals is not an easy task. Cutting across religious lines, this seems to be a niggling problem for the Genxt devout, in particular. As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan gets under way, things are going to be easy this time around for the ‘rozedaars’ ... Read More »