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Bahrain used UK spyware to hack pro-democracy activists

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Leaked internal documents released earlier this month has revealed UK-German surveillance company, Gamma Group International, has sold spy software to Bahrain during the regime’s crackdown on pro-democracy activists. A report by the advocacy group Bahrain Watch (BW) suggests that the Bahraini Government infected 77 computers of the country’s most prominent lawyers, activists and politicians with the malicious FinFisher surveillance software. ... Read More »

U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations Condemn Murder, Denounce ISIS

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The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of several leading national and local Muslim organizations issued its strongest statement yet, condemning the murder of American journalist James Foley by the hands of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The organization, which includes The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), ... Read More »

Two Palestinians succumb to wounds from Israeli assault on Gaza

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Two Palestinians succumbed to wounds on Friday that they sustained during the Israeli war on Gaza, bringing the total Palestinian death toll in the 51-day Israeli assault to 2,155. Medical sources said Widad Abu Zaid, 64, died of wounds she sustained on July 29 in a strike on her house in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. She passed away ... 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 »

Palestinians Celebrate Gaza “Victory”

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GAZA CITY – Ending seven weeks of bloodshed, Palestinians announced on Tuesday, August 26, reaching a “permanent” ceasefire with Israel in a deal brokered by Egypt. “The negotiations ended with an agreement which embodies the resistance of our people and a victory for the resistance,” Hamas exiled deputy leader Musa Abu Marzuk wrote on his Facebook page, Agence France Presse ... Read More »

Turkey named fifth top tourism choice of Muslims as Europeans realize gains of halal sector

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Turkey has been named the fifth European destination that Muslims from the Middle East and the Far East would like to visit as their next holiday, in an index topped by France. The Muslim Travel Index Europe 2014 has shown that Turkey is only fifth in the list of countries that appeal to Muslim tourists as a future place to ... Read More »

Christian and Jewish leaders rally in support of Muslims

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Christian and Jewish leaders have rallied to support the Muslim community, asking members of the Australian public to join them in a campaign called “We’ll love Muslims 100 years”. Rabbi Zalman Kastel will join Australian Christian Churches pastor, Brad Chilcott, Tim Costello and other denominational leaders in three events in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia on Friday ... Read More »

Religious leaders gather against ‘unfair smearing’ of Muslim faith

Religious leaders across Australia have issued a message of love to Muslims, in what they hope will become a viral campaign to counter hatred, divisiveness and marginalisation. The movement follows the unveiling of a proposed raft of new counter-terrorism laws by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, prompting concern from Islamic organisations that Muslims will be unfairly targeted. The religious leaders issued ... Read More »

An Open Letter To Moderate Muslims

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Al-Qaeda. The Taliban. Boko Haram. The Islamic State. Islamic Jihad. Hamas. Christians being beheaded. Muslims slaughtering Muslims. Schoolgirls being kidnapped. Schoolboys being burned alive. These are the images of Islam that we see on the news day and night, but we are told repeatedly that this does not represent true Islam. Instead, we are told, these atrocities are examples of ... Read More »

Terrorism laws not aimed at Muslims, say Tony Abbott and Asio head

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Tony Abbott and the head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, David Irvine, have underlined that the government counter-terrorism laws are not aimed at Islam after growing criticism within the Muslim community over the national debate. In a set piece speech in Adelaide, the prime minister said the government was targeting extremism with its proposed laws, not Islam. Abbott said ... Read More »