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Ugandan President Signs Antigay Law

LONDON — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda significantly strengthened Africa’s antigay movement on Monday, signing into law a bill imposing harsh sentences for homosexual acts, including life imprisonment in some cases, according to government officials. The move came weeks after Mr. Museveni’s Nigerian counterpart, Goodluck Jonathan, took similar steps in his own country, threatening offenders […]

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Teaching myself how not to lose hope

Written by Asmaa Hussein   Teaching myself how not to lose hope: Amr Kassem 1987-2013 “Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision. They rejoice in what Allah has bestowed upon them of His Bounty and rejoice for the […]

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Schneider: Egypt’s identity torn in two

When he joined his large family for the first Iftar (evening meal) of Ramadan in July, filmmaker and photographer Mohamed Radwan did not expect to find himself explaining to a hostile group why he had helped organize the sit-in at the Culture Ministry in Cairo and had marched on June 30 to oust Egyptian President […]

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Guantanamo Bay prison guard converts to Islam because of the living faith of Muslim detainees

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Terry Holdbrooks Jr., 29, wears the beard of a bald Amish guy, the tattoos of a punk kid, and the twitchy alertness of a military policeman. Take him to a restaurant, and he’ll choose the chair with its back against the wall. Take his photo, and he’ll prefer to look away from […]

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New Pakistan PM calls for end to U.S. drone strikes

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called Wednesday for an end to U.S. drone strikes in the country’s northwest, after lawmakers endorsed him for an unprecedented third term in office. Some 13 years after he was deposed in a coup and sent into exile, the 63-year-old was formally chosen by a vote in the National […]

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Sheikh Al-Arefe needs psychiatric help, MBC statement suggests

Sheikh Mohammad Bn AbdurRahman Al-Arefe (Arefe.com) The Middle East Broadcasting Center’s children entertainment channel MBC3 hit back on Tuesday at a prominent Saudi preacher who urged parents to prevent their kids from watching the channel because its content promotes “atheism and corruption” according to him. Sheikh Mohammad al-Arifi, known for his controversial statements, wrote in […]

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Mind Your Business!

Your Choice ☑ In our daily lives, we come across people of different tribe and culture, different ethnicity, race and colour, people of different philosophy and ideology, people of different religious backgrounds and those that even have no religion. With all these differences, we try to get along because one way or the other, we […]

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The Place of Tolerance in Islam

One of the most important aspects of the Human Rights issue is the respect and tolerance which society must show towards the religions of other people; this, of course, includes the issue of freedom of reli­gion. I would like to talk about the Islamic point of view on religious tolerance. The Quranic Point of View […]

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CONFRONTING NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES

by Tariq Ramadan Contrary to expectations, over time, perceptions of Islam and Muslims by their western fellow-citizens have sharply deteriorated. Around us we observe the rise of populist movements and extreme right-wing parties from the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Greece and France (to name but a few European countries) to Australia, Canada and the […]

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Feature: The Law and You

INTRODUCTION The Law, over years has obtained this cloak of invisibility such that the average person is unable to decipher its Language. Moreso, Our society especially in recent times usually misconstrues the true nature of the Law. Lawyers are often perceived as liars who use the Law to manipulate and to serve their own purpose […]

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