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How China is trying to impose Islam with Chinese characteristics in the Hui Muslim heartland

Islamic domes and signs in Arabic are being pulled down and no new ‘Arab style’ mosques can be built under campaign that has Hui communities worried  Every Friday, the Nanguan Grand Mosque springs to life as local Hui Muslims from Yinchuan, capital of their official heartland, gather for the most important prayer of the week. Just after midday, men in ... Read More »

Bodies of 20 Christians beheaded by Islamic State flown home

The bodies of 20 Christians slain by Islamic State in Libya more than three years ago have finally been flown home for burial. Their remains were flown from the Libyan city of Misrata to Cairo, according to Egyptian state television reports seen by Reuters news agency. Waiting at the airport to receive the coffins on Monday was Pope Tawadros II ... Read More »

France: French proposal lead by former President and PM want changes in verses of Qur’an

On April 21, 300 prominent French figures, including former President Nicolas Sarkozy and former Prime Minister Manuel Valls signed a manifesto published in the French daily Le Parisien demanded some parts of the Qur’an, which they claimed have included violence and anti-Semitic references, be removed.French Muslims have condemned the manifesto saying they have “distorted” the Qur’an. The manifesto generated an immediate outcry ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia stadiums welcome female football fans for first time

Female fans were allowed to attend football matches for the first time in Saudi Arabia on Friday. The first match that women attended was the Al-Ahli versus Al-Batin on Friday Jan. 12. The Saudi Arabian government announced the lifting of the ban late last year and as a result, women now be able to enjoyed Saudi Professional League matches. The ... Read More »

QB carnage in Week 14: Carson Wentz injury could sink fantasy title hopes

Some of the toughest decisions fantasy owners had to make this week were at quarterback, where several of this season’s best faced difficult matchups. The results weren’t pretty. Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles — fantasy’s No. 2 QB through 13 weeks — was the only one in the top 10 to deliver a solid performance. Wentz torched the Los ... Read More »

Motorcycle crashes cause far more severe injuries than car accidents

Motorcycle crashes are much more likely to cause severe injuries, fatalities and extensive medical costs than car accidents, a Canadian study suggests. While plenty of previous research has documented the potential for motorcycle collisions to lead to far more extensive injuries than car crashes, the current study offers fresh evidence of the financial toll, researchers write online November 20 in ... Read More »

EDUCATION ROUNDUP: Centennial High takes 10th in international mock trial tourney

EDUCATION ROUNDUP: Centennial High takes 10th in international mock trial tourney Centennial High School mock trial students competed against others from China, Atlanta, Florida and Texas and took 10th place out of 28 teams, coach Brett Dobson said. The team returned from the Empire San Francisco Mock Trial Tournament this weekend. “It is basically a college-level mock trial tournament for ... Read More »

Homeless students getting more support

Homeless students getting more support About 1.3 percent of the Council Bluffs Community School District’s students are homeless, according to a district official. The federal McKinney-Vento Act, which provides most of the guidelines to states and school districts on what they should provide to homeless students, was amended by language in the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015, which became ... Read More »

Senegal’s teachers struggle with the clash between science and faith

Senegal is a deeply religious country. About 90% of the West African nation’s residents are Muslim, about 5% are Christian and the rest identify as animist – they believe that natural objects, idols or fetishes have magical power. Many Senegalese embrace at least some elements of animism even if they are Muslim or Christian. In spite of its citizens’ beliefs, ... Read More »

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Scholarships

These scholarships have been established by tThe Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a Recognized Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. It was established in 1985 to encourage the scholarly study of Islam and the Islamic world. The Centre provides a meeting point for the Western and Islamic worlds of learning. At Oxford, it contributes to the multi-disciplinary and ... Read More »