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

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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… Continue reading Sheikh Al-Arefe needs psychiatric help, MBC statement suggests

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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… Continue reading Mind Your Business!

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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… Continue reading The Place of Tolerance in Islam

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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… Continue reading CONFRONTING NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES

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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… Continue reading Feature: The Law and You

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Turkish musician in court for insulting Islam

Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say faces charges of insulting Islam in comments made on Twitter. Say’s supporters as well as his critics say the case risks damaging Turkey’s reputation on freedom of expression. In April Fazil Say wrote several comments on Twitter allegedly ridiculing Islam. One message asked whether a particular call to prayer,… Continue reading Turkish musician in court for insulting Islam

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Anti-Islamic advertisements to hit NYC

Anti-Islamic advertisements will go up across New York City’s subway system next week after a federal judge ruled that the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority could not legally refuse to host the signs on the basis of “demeaning” language. As early as next Monday, ten NYC subway stations will showcase adverts declaring, “In any war between the… Continue reading Anti-Islamic advertisements to hit NYC

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LEAVE OUR PROPHET ALONE!

His name is Muhammad. And all of us, now One and a Half Billion Souls and counting, love him beyond compare. In fact we so love him that others just can’t understand or comprehend. They don’t get it, and they can’t get it, for they know not this kind of love. We love him more… Continue reading LEAVE OUR PROPHET ALONE!

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Catholics call for Israeli hate-crime crackdown

A spate of hate crimes against Christian places of worship in Israel has prompted usually reticent Roman Catholic officials to speak out, hoping that intervention by authorities might bring an end to the vandalism. In the early hours of September 4, vandals set fire to the door of a renowned Trappist monastery in Latrun (outside… Continue reading Catholics call for Israeli hate-crime crackdown

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