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Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope

Rome - A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. 'delighted' by impending arrival of Sudanese Christian convert

Washington - The White House said it was "delighted" over the release by Sudan of a Christian woman sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, and welcomes her arrival "soon" in the United States.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistan man sentenced to death for 'blasphemy'

Lahore - A court in Pakistan has passed a death sentence on a man convicted under controversial blasphemy laws of insulting the Prophet Mohammed, lawyers said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Why should Muslim Americans approve of Obama?

Washington D.c. - A recent Gallup poll showed an astonishing 72% of Muslims support the policies and presidency of Barack Obama. Although Muslim-American academics explained the reason he is supported, they ignore reasons Muslims should condemn Obama's policies.
In the Media by Ben Morris - 6 comments

Jihadists destroy mosques and shrines in Iraq

Baghdad - Jihadists who overran Mosul last month have demolished ancient shrines and mosques in and around the historic northern Iraqi city, residents and social media posts said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Fears of extremism rise in Muslim nations

Washington - Fears about Islamic extremism are rising in nations with large Muslim populations from the Middle East to South Asia and support for radical groups is on the slide, according to a poll released Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Islamic State, Al-Qaeda rivalry could spark dangerous contest

Paris - The declaration of an Islamic caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria is a direct challenge to Al-Qaeda and could set off a dangerous contest for the leadership of the global jihadist movement, experts say.
In the Media by Michel Moutot and Michael Mainville (AFP) - 1 comment

Sudan Christian woman faces new legal challenge: Lawyer

Khartoum - Muslim "relatives" of a Sudanese Christian woman hiding at the US embassy are taking her to court to try to prove she belongs to their family, a lawyer said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Europe rights court upholds French burqa ban

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld France's controversial burqa ban, rejecting arguments that outlawing full-face veils breaches religious freedom.
In the Media by Arnaud Bouvier (AFP)

Somalia's Shebab warn of Mogadishu attacks during Ramadan

Mogadishu - Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants have warned they will step up attacks in the Somali capital Mogadishu during the holy month of Ramadan, which started on Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Muslims mark start of Ramadan as deadly conflicts rage

Jeddah - Muslims began observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Sunday with Islamic leaders again concerned about entrenched conflicts as jihadists issued threats from Indonesia to Somalia.Ramadan is sacred for the world's estimated 1.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Sudan Christian's lawyers to seek dismissal of forgery rap

Khartoum - Lawyers for a Sudanese Christian woman who has sought refuge at the US embassy will seek dismissal of forgery charges against her so she can then leave Sudan, one of them said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Boko Haram fighters assaulted by Africa's natural environment

For some time now the Boko Haram fighters have waged yet another holy war and sowed terror through Nigerian areas. Now the environment is actually flushing them out of many of their hiding spots due to venomous snakes and bees.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Controversy swirls around Islamic group in Australia

Sydney - A small, yet outspoken Islamic group known as Hizb ut-Tahrir created quite the stir this past week as its Australian media spokesman, Uthman Badar, planned to participate in a controversial discussion at the Sydney Opera House.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 1 comment

Relief for Sudan Christian family in US embassy refuge

Khartoum - The husband of a Sudanese Christian woman facing threats after her apostasy death sentence was overturned expressed relief on Friday that the family has been given refuge at the US embassy.
In the Media by Ian Timberlake (AFP)

Husband of Sudanese 'apostate' says fearful family wants out

Khartoum - A Sudanese Christian woman who faces death threats after a court cleared her of apostasy has been charged with forgery, after trying to leave the country, a lawyer said."She is arrested," Mohanad Mustafa told AFP on Wednesday.
In the Media by Ian Timberlake (AFP)

U.S.: Sudan has not re-arrested freed Christian woman

Washington - The United States said Tuesday that it had received assurances a Sudanese Christian woman has not, as reported, been re-arrested, one day after a court annulled her death sentence for apostasy.
In the Media by AFP

Freed Christian woman detained trying to leave Sudan

Khartoum - A Sudanese Christian woman was detained at Khartoum airport on Tuesday, one day after an Islamic court annulled her death sentence for apostasy and released her from prison.
In the Media by Ian Timberlake (AFP) - 2 comments

Death-row Sudanese Christian freed but fears for life: lawyer

Khartoum - A Sudanese Christian who gave birth in prison after being sentenced to hang for apostasy was freed Monday but immediately went into hiding, fearing for her life, a lawyer said.
In the Media by Ian Timberlake (AFP) - 1 comment

Catholic Church loses bid to use word 'Allah' in Malaysia

Kampong Bangkahulu - Malaysia's highest court on Monday dismissed a bid by the Catholic Church for the right to use the word "Allah", ending a years-long legal battle that has heightened religious tensions in the Muslim-majority country.
In the Media by Shannon Teoh (AFP) - 2 comments

Sudan death row 'apostate' mother unchained: lawyer

Khartoum - Sudanese jailers removed the chains from a Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy after she gave birth in prison last month, one of her lawyers said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

US condemns Sudan over Christian woman's death penalty

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Sudan for sentencing a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, urging Khartoum to repeal its laws banning Muslims from converting.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

Iraqi militants overrun Tikrit after seizing Mosul

Tikrit - Anti-government militants seized most of the northern city of Tikrit, birthplace of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, on Wednesday, one day after taking over Mosul, Iraq's second largest city.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Ireland is the most Muslim country in the world

In a recent study, the most Muslim country in the world was found to be Ireland. Arab countries on the whole did not even make the top 50.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 7 comments

Pilgrims pour into Saudi undeterred by MERS fears

Mecca - Muslim pilgrims from around the world are pouring into the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, undeterred by the spread of the MERS virus which has killed 284 people in the kingdom.
In the Media by Abdel Hadi AL-HABTOOR (AFP)

France holds jihadist suspects after Brussels shooter's detention

Paris - French police arrested four people suspected of links with jihadist networks Monday, three days after detaining a man for last week's deadly attack on a Jewish museum in Brussels.
In the Media by AFP

Bahraini parliament taking steps to ban alcohol

Manama - In a bid to undo its reputation of decadence and vice among its neighbors Bahrain is taking steps to ban alcohol and other un-Islamic activities subjects of the kingdom partake in.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Sudan denies mother sentenced to hang to be freed soon

Khartoum - Sudan denied on Sunday a Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy would be freed soon, saying quotes attributed to a foreign ministry official had been taken out of context.
In the Media by AFP

British PM appalled by 'barbaric' Sudanese death sentence

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday he was "appalled" by the "barbaric" death sentence given to a Sudanese woman for apostasy.
In the Media by AFP

Sudanese ordered to hang for apostasy 'gives birth in jail'

Khartoum - A Christian Sudanese woman, sentenced to hang for apostasy in a case that has sparked international outcry, has given birth in jail, her husband said Tuesday."Until now I did not see them. They didn't allow me to go in and see," Daniel Wani told AFP.
In the Media by AFP
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13 August 2010, East Jerusalem. Palestinian are making sweets for Ramadan
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A woman wearing a niqab
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Turkish-Islamic Mosque in Zurich  Swiss.
Turkish-Islamic Mosque in Zurich, Swiss.
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Muslim women praying
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 Cheering for Osama: How jihadists use internet discussion forums  aims to re-focus attention on the...
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A squad car of Iran's Tourism Police. Evangelical Christians are considered criminals in Iran and are sometimes hunted as fugitives. An Evangelical Iranian Christian who is arrested by law enforcement in that country typically face penalties that may range from imprisonment, torture, and even execution. Evangelical Christianity is illegal in Iran and is considered a national security threat.
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The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” in the city of Coquimbo  Chile.
The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” in the city of Coquimbo, Chile.
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CONVICTED: Radical Islamic preacher Mustafa Kamel Mustafa of London  also known as Abu Hamza al-Masr...
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CONVICTED: Radical Islamic preacher Mustafa Kamel Mustafa of London, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri was convicted on terrorism charges in New York on Monday.
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Palestinian people playing at the fruit market of Ramallah before Ramadan
Palestinian people playing at the fruit market of Ramallah before Ramadan
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The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” in the city of Coquimbo  Chile.
The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” in the city of Coquimbo, Chile.
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Iraqi security forces take part during clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Le...
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Iraqi security forces take part during clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi, 100 km (62 miles) west of Baghdad, February 6, 2014
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A horrific image of a young Christian woman in Syria who was gang raped by over a dozen jihadists an...
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A horrific image of a young Christian woman in Syria who was gang raped by over a dozen jihadists and then murdered in her home. Signs of torture are obvious as her eyes are gouged out and a large wooden crucifix is jammed into her mouth. The jihadists also appear to have made an unsuccessful effort to severe her left breast. This image was released to the public by the parents of the young woman who want the world, especially the West, to know the plight of Christians in Syria.
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Indian yogi or fakir (yogi:hindu, fakir:muslim) demonstrating his god like powers and his yogic abilities by reclining on a bed of nails. donations are always gratefully accepted....especially a little ganja or products thereof.
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All-American ex-Egyptian girl and  Arab Zionist  Nonie Darwish.
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All-American ex-Egyptian girl and "Arab Zionist" Nonie Darwish.
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Masked Sunni Muslim gunmen take position with their weapons during a patrol in the city of Falluja, 70 km (44 miles) west of Baghdad, February 8, 2014.
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The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” in the city of Coquimbo  Chile.
The “Mohammed VI Center for the Dialogue of Civilizations” in the city of Coquimbo, Chile.
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One of the still picture of Osama bin Laden shown on a jihadist website.
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One of the still picture of Osama bin Laden shown on a jihadist website.
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Woman walking between the suqs of the Holy City  Jerusalem. One day before Ramadan
Woman walking between the suqs of the Holy City, Jerusalem. One day before Ramadan
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Aga Khan s collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
Aga Khan's collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
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Aga Khan s collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
Aga Khan's collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
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