According to a Pew research, most of the Muslims around the world tend to be deeply committed to their faith and believe that it should shape not only their personal lives, but the societies they live in as well. Not only that, many of the 38,000 Muslims in 39 countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, included in the Pew survey believed that opting to leave Islam should be punishable by death penalty.
Hate Crime: Man Heated On The Subject Of Jihadists Abuses And Allegedly Breaks Muslim Cab Driver’s Jaw
A Muslim cab driver and former Iraq war veteran named Mohamed A. Salim has claimed that a man accused him of being a ‘jihadist’, used profanities and later broke his jaw. The incident occurred in Northern Virginia on Friday and is being regarded as a hate crime against the Muslim man by Muslim group activists.
Salim said in an interview that Emerald Aviation President Ed Dahlberg attacked him after the driver picked him up in his cab at a Country Club of Fairfax.
Fox News Host Megyn Kelly Thinks Eric Holder’s Speech Denouncing Violence Against Muslims ‘Could Be Perceived As Offensive’
Attorney General Eric Holder praised the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for their efforts in combating anti-Muslim backlash that emerged in the right-wing media soon after the Boston Marathon attacksoccurred.
American Taliban John Walker Lindh’s lawyers petitioned a federal judge on Wednesday to find the Federal Bureau Of Prisons in contempt for not allowing the Muslim inmates perform group prayers five times a day.
Lindh has been living in a secret prison facility in Indiana with convicted terrorists and other inmates who get special monitoring.
The ‘Cup of tea’ National movement was designed to stop the growing threat of racism against Muslims in Norway. According to the campaign, there was a growing distrust and distance between the native population and the immigrant Muslim community in Norway and the divide was growing by the day. Now this is not unheard of in recent times, especially in the post 9-11 world.
Fans of Beitar Jerusalem FC, one of Israel’s biggest football clubs, are angry and upset over the signing of two Muslim players Zaur Sadayev and Dzhabrail Kadiyev. The team’s hardcore right-wing supporters even walked out of the stadium on Sunday night at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, Israel.
Read more: Jerusalem Fans Walk Out Over Muslim Players
After a series of some extremely disturbing incidents in Londonin which people were harassed by so-called vigilantes who posted videos of their illicit behavior online, two men have been arrested.The incidents including a man being subjected to homophobic abuse are linked to a group declaring itself to be ‘Muslim Patrols’of WhiteChapel.
Eid ul Azha is celebrated after 10 days of Hajj, The Muslim Pilgrimage, obligatory on every able Muslim at least once in their lifetime.
The three day celebrations of Eid are all about family gatherings, parties and lots and lots of food. Needless to say the predominant ingredient in most of the dishes is meat.
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According to the Muslim tradition, the occasion is celebrated in the memory of Prophet Abraham’s (Ibrahim in Arabic) willingness to sacrifice his beloved son in the name of Allah. Satan (Shaitan in Arabic) tempted Abraham by trying to dissuade him from carrying out God’s commandment, but prophet Abraham drove him away by throwing pebbles at him. God, in His mercy, seeing his prophet’s love and dedication, switched a lamb in place of his son at the time of the sacrifice.
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Eid-al-Adha is the festival of sacrifice celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son Ismael to keep his word to God .
About 300 Buddhist monks from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand demonstrated in Thailand have urged the United Nations to intervene in violence between local Muslims and Buddhists in Bangladesh.
They were holding up banners reading “No More Violence We Want Peace” and “Stop Muslim Terrorism on Bangladesh Buddhist”. The monks were demanding U.N. intervention and protection for the Buddhist community in Bangladesh after a recent wave of violence in which monasteries, temples and houses were burnt.
Though the cartoons published in the secular paper Al-Watan are by no means demeaning any religion or religious personality, they do attack the American way of seeing the world in a way they want to see it especially when it comes to Muslims and how the United State usually does its best to show the world only the dark side instead of the good one.
Since 2004, September 4th has been celebrated as International Hijab Day world wide. The Assembly for the Protection of Hijab declared the day to celebrates the Muslim women’s right to wear hijab and cover up according to their religious norm.
The holy month of Ramadan comes with its perks. It is a time for reflection, prayers, patience, refinement, discipline, celebration and food!
Traditionally in the sub-continent, we eat rich, greasy and sugary foods during the month of Ramadan but ideally Ramadan can be the best time to detox and to practice moderation in order to become healthier, only if we keep in mind to eat well.
It appears that Najam Sethi made a terrible mistake when he took on Jemima Khan, ex wife of Imran Khan – famous cricketer and now a well-known political figure inside the country. Their ‘fight’ took place on twitter and here’s how it boiled down. Sethi hosts a very famous show called ‘Apas Ki Baat’ on GEO TV and is not a stranger to controversy.
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