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11 Muslim players to watch at the World Cup

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Muslim players have been an integral part of the fabric of soccer — ahem, football — for as long as the game has been the international pastime. It’s only natural that the world’s most popular sport and the world’s second-largest religion would intersect, but it seems only recently has mainstream Western media acknowledged the impact Muslim players are having on ... Read More »

Muslims shut their shops in Sri Lanka’s

Colombo: Muslims shut their shops in Sri Lanka’s capital on Thursday to protest recent attacks by hard-line Buddhists and demand that the government punish those responsible. More than a thousand shops were closed for the day across Colombo, said Ibrahim Nisthar Miflal, president of the Muslims Rights Organization, which called the protest. He said they were not satisfied with the ... Read More »

Muslims ‘could be banned’ from becoming UK school governors

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A set of rules aimed at promoting “British values” in schools could ban conservative Muslims from becoming governors, a religious rights group says. The new regulations follow allegations of a “Trojan Horse” plot to Islamisize schools in the UK. UK bans teaching of creationism theory in free schools The Department of Education has introduced a new set of rules governing ... Read More »

7 indicators Muslims reached the Americas before Columbus

It is an established, but not much publicized knowledge among historians that Muslims had very early contacts with the people of the lands now called Americas. There are plenty of records and evidences for the arrival of Muslims in America, not less than 600 years before Columbus. Despite the plainly obvious argument that an empire/empires which ruled (directly or indirectly) ... Read More »

Qatar: World Cup sponsors pressure FIFA after latest Qatar 2022 bribery allegations

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World Cup sponsors Sony and Adidas have voiced concern over new allegations that bribes were paid to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup. The controversy comes less than a week before the 2014 tournament kicks off in Brazil. Japanese electronics giant Sony said in light of the latest allegations on Sunday that it expected an “appropriate” investigation. Last week, Britain’s ... Read More »

India: My Govt will work for development of all, incl Muslims, says Modi

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PTI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his government would focus on uplift of the poor while working for development of all sections, including Muslims, and promised to take along every political party and State to make the country prosperous and powerful. In his first speech in the Lok Sabha, he talked about his “dreams” of ensuring the country’s ... Read More »

Mohamed Mansour – Hacker finds his home at Microsoft Silicon Valley

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Mohamed Mansour is a hacker and open source developer from Ontario, Canada. He is also coming up on his one-year anniversary as a developer on the Bing Social team at Microsoft Silicon Valley. One might assume that Microsoft isn’t a natural fit for a hacker or open source developer, but Mohamed begs to differ. Not only did he choose Microsoft ... Read More »

Karachi to Hollywood: Pakistani visual effects artist wins third Oscar

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KARACHI: Richard Parker swims in the Life of Pi ocean. Afterwards, the 10 million hair on the Bengal tiger’s body are wiped down, his fur gradually morphing from dripping wet to dry. In Frozen, we watch the little girl Elsa create snowfall and her enchanting ice world emerge. The line between fantasy and reality blurs, so real are the images. ... Read More »

THE FIRST MOSQUE TO BE DESIGNED BY WOMEN

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The Şakirin Mosque is thought to be the first Mosque in Turkey to be designed by women and it’s beautiful. The Mosque which is situated in Istanbul combines a contemporary and modern design whilst paying homage to traditional Ottoman design. The 500 capacity Mosque was designed by interior designer Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu who is famous for designing shops, restaurants and luxury ... Read More »

Queens street renamed for Mohammed Salman Hamdani, a Muslim police cadet who died helping victims at the World Trade Center on 9/11

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A police cadet who died helping World Trade Center victims on 9/11 was honored Monday at a Queens street renaming — 13 years after being accused of involvement in the attacks. Residents and elected officials came together to formally rename 204th St. at 35th Ave. “Salman Hamdani Way” after Mohammed Salman Hamdani, the son of Muslim immigrants from Pakistan who ... Read More »