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Is Mamata wooing Muslims with panchayat polls in mind? (West Bengal Newsletter)

May 6th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) With Muslims comprising nearly 30 percent of the state's 92 million population, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continues to dole out largesse to ... Read more...

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Liam Neeson to convert to Islam?

January 26th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Actor Liam Neeson is planning to give up his Catholic belief and convert to Islam.The 59-year-old actor admits an Islamic prayer "got into my spirit" while ... Read more...

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Post-Mubarak, Egypt army vows peaceful power transition (Second Lead)

February 13th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS) Egyptian military committed itself to oversee the peaceful transition of power Saturday, a day after Hosni Mubarak resigned as Egypt's president after ruling the country for 30 years.The ... Read more...

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NGO welcomes Shiv Sena’s demand to stop mosque loudspeakers

October 21st, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Awaaz Foundation, a Mumbai NGO fighting against noise pollution, Thursday welcomed the Shiv Sena's demand to stop mosques from using loudspeakers to give the call to prayer."The Shiv ... Read more...

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Ground Zero mosque to allow inspection of funds

September 27th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) The leader behind the proposed mosque near the site of the World Trade Center has said US officials would be allowed to monitor from where funds for ... Read more...

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US troops will leave Iraq, Afghanistan: Obama (Lead)

June 4th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 4 (DPA) In a speech to the world's Muslims from Cairo Thursday, President Barack Obama said that the US does not seek to stay in Iraq or Afghanistan. "We will... ... Read more...

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Obama seeks `new beginning’ in US-Muslim relations

June 4th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 4 (DPA) "I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and ... Read more...

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Turkey enjoying boom in Islamic tourism

July 8th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Turkey beaches, famous for bikini-clad Europeans have become a popular holiday spot of devout Muslims, who wear head-to-toe swimsuits.Serafettin Ulukent, who opened his holiday village in a ... Read more...

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Support for ‘no-go’ bishop builds up after death threats

February 3rd, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb.3 (ANI): Leading political and religious leaders have condemned death threats against the Bishop of Rochester, Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, and his family.Dr.Ali was warned that he would not "live long" and ... Read more...

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Prayer at Oxford mosque will destroy Western culture, warn locals

February 2nd, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb.2 (ANI): Senior members of the Oxford Central Mosque are seeking permission to broadcast a two-minute Adhan, the traditional Muslim call to prayer, through loud speakers in the minaret three times ... Read more...

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Residents protest proposed azaan at Oxford mosque

December 27th, 2007 - 7:16 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec.27 (ANI): Oxford residents, faculty and students have reportedly raised a stink over a plan by Muslim leaders to broadcast the Islamic call to prayer (Azaan) from the Oxford Central Mosque ... Read more...

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Pak radical mullahs using blasphemy to persecute Ahmadis’

December 26th, 2007 - 3:38 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 26 (ANI): Pakistans radical mullahs are using the country's blasphemy laws to persecute members of a small Islamic splinter group on charges that they are not proper Muslims. The two million-strong ... Read more...

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