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Turkish imam says Santa Claus ‘dishonest’


December 29th, 2011 - 8:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The imam of the Turkish town of Kuzan has issued a warning to Muslims about Santa Claus, who he called a dishonest person.Imam Suleiman Eniceri ... Read more...

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Rumi, myth and cricket on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


October 20th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The book shelf this weekend is mostly meditative and spiritual.1. "Rumi: A New Translation"; Written by Farrukh Dhondy; Published by Harper Perennial; Priced at Rs.299"My ... Read more...

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Bride discovers groom is a woman


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 2 (IANS) An Indonesian Muslim woman stopped her wedding after she found out her future husband was a woman.She learned about her partner's gender when her family gathered ... Read more...

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UK Koran burner jailed for 70 days


April 19th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): Andrew Ryan, a former British squaddie who had burnt the Koran after seeing Muslims set fire to poppies, has been jailed for 70 days.Thirty-two-year-old Ryan was outraged ... Read more...

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Wearing veil is ‘not open to debate’: Muslim Council of Britain


April 17th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has issued a statement on its website saying that women cannot debate wearing the veil.The body that claims to be the voice ... Read more...

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‘Muslims are taught to hate America’: Arab-American activist tells US Senate


April 10th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): A hearing on homeland security heated up at the State Senate committee meeting in New York after an Arab-American activist testified that she was taught as a youngster ... Read more...

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‘I would rather die than stop preaching against Islam’: Pastor Jones


April 5th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5(ANI): Firebrand American pastor Terry Jones, who has sparked off riots in Afghanistan, has said he would die than stop preaching against Islam.Jones said his right to speak ... Read more...

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Moscow condemns attack on UN office in Afghanistan


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Condemning Friday's attack on the UN mission in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif, Russia demanded measures be undertaken to stop violence against UN staff.Russia ... Read more...

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Pak Anti-Terrorism Court indicts Qadri in Salman Taseer murder case


February 14th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Feb 14(ANI): An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan has charged Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri with terrorism and the murder of former Punjab Governor Salman Taseer.Qadri has confessed that he ... Read more...

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Karzai opens Afghan parliament


January 26th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan.26 (ANI): President Hamid Karzai opened Afghanistan's parliament on Wednesday.The ceremony was held in the national assembly compound and came four months after Afghanistan held its second post-Taliban parliamentary elections, ... Read more...

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Russian spy Anna Chapman makes debut as TV presenter


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): Former Russian spy Anna Chapman has made her debut as a television presenter.The show, titled Secrets of the World with Anna Chapman, promises to explore and even solve ... Read more...

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Iran altering education system to get rid of Western influence


January 2nd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 2 (ANI): Iran is making changes by putting in Islamic values in its education system to reportedly get rid of Western influence.The Washington Post quoted Education Ministry officials as saying ... Read more...

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Mum in UK cuts out heart of 4-year-old daughter as ‘religious offering’


December 19th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 19 (ANI): A mother in UK has been arrested for brutally killing her four-year-old daughter as an apparent religious offering.Nusayba Bharuchi's corpse was found stabbed to death in the kitchen ... Read more...

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Home Secretary pressed to halt anti-Muslim US preacher’s visit to UK


December 12th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): UK Home Secretary Theresa May is reportedly under immense pressure to halt a visit by anti-Muslim US preacher Terry Jones', who had threatened to burn copies of the ... Read more...

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Crusade against Muslims costs ‘Ground Zero’ Koran-burning pastor his flock


November 17th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 17 (ANI): Pastor Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who threatened to burn copies of the Koran on 9/11 this year to protest against the proposed mosque near Ground ... Read more...

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Anti-Islam Dutch lawmaker put on trial for inciting racial hatred


October 4th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
The Hague, Oct. 4 (ANI): Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders has been put on trial on charges of inciting racial hatred against Muslims. According to The Telegraph, Wilders, 47, is charged with ... Read more...

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Moderate Muslims slam Brit Islamic schools for forcing girl students to wear burka


October 3rd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Hundreds of girls are reportedly being forced by Islamic schools in Britain to wear the veil in a move, which has been heavily criticised by the mainstream Muslims.Three ... Read more...

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Iranian clerics call for slaying of Quran burners


September 14th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Sep 14(ANI): Two Iranian clerics have said that anyone desecrating the Quran must be killed.American pastor Terry Jones had earlier threatened to burn copies of the Quran on the ninth anniversary ... Read more...

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US will “never” be “at war with Islam”: Obama


September 12th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 12 (ANI): At a ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, US President Barack Obama has emphasised that America will "never be ... Read more...

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Confusion over mosque status following pastor’s plan to put burning Quran on 9/11 “on hold”


September 10th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 10(ANI): The American pastor, who threatened to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of 9/11, has said that his plans were not cancelled, but "on hold".A spokesman ... Read more...

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White House mulling call to Florida pastor


September 10th, 2010 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (DPA) The White House and Pentagon are considering the possibility of directly contacting a Florida pastor to persuade him to abandon plans to burn copies of the Koran ... Read more...

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U.S. government, Interpol warn of violent anti-U.S. demonstrations around the world


September 10th, 2010 - 1:22 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON/FRANCE (BNO NEWS) -- Interpol on Thursday issued a global alert in which it warned that terrorist attacks are likely if the proposed Koran burning in the United States goes ahead as ... Read more...

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U.S. government warns citizens of violent anti-U.S. demonstrations around the world


September 10th, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. State Department on Thursday issued a global travel alert to warn its citizens of potential anti-U.S. demonstrations over a proposed Koran burning event in Florida. "The ... Read more...

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Interpol warns of global terror threat if U.S. Koran burning continues, issues alert


September 9th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by BNO News
LYON, FRANCE (BNO NEWS) -- Interpol on Thursday issued a global alert in which it warned its 188 member countries that terrorist attacks are likely if the proposed Koran burning in Florida ... Read more...

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Quran burning would be a recruitment bonanza for Al Qaeda: Obama (Lead)


September 9th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) A Florida pastor's plan to burn copies of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11 would be "a recruitment bonanza for Al Qaeda", President Barack ... Read more...

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GOP Leader Sarah Palin Condemns Florida Pastor’s Koran Burning Plans


September 9th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Tallahassee, Sep 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) For once Americans have joined hands forgetting political, ideological and religious line to condemn the Holy Quran burning plans by a Florida Pastor to mark ... Read more...

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Robert Gates Expresses His Endorsement For The Cancellation Of The Potential Burning Of The Koran


September 9th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, September 9, 2010 (Just Flashed): The American Defense Secretary happens to be the consummate Robert Gates. Now, he is bequeathing his tone to those of high-ranking American Generals and to those ... Read more...

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“Believe It Or Not But Islamic Religion Is The Only Religion Which Has No Hidden Secrets” - Shahid Kapur


September 6th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 6, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Ironically speaking Shahid Kapur not only happens to be the product of a broken home, his parents Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azim having parted ways long ... Read more...

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Afghans Remonstrate Fiercely In Their Lanes Against The Inflammatory DWOC


September 6th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, September 6, 2010 (Just Flashed): The "Dove World Outreach Center' (DWOC) happens to be a church located at Gainesville in Florida. It had recently enunciated its deeply inflammatory strategy to smolder ... Read more...

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Gaddafi “convert to Islam” speech angers Italians


August 31st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has provoked anger in Italy after lecturing 200 young actresses and models on the superiority of Islam during his visit to the country.Some ... Read more...

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‘Jihad’ Jack Thomas calls for peace deal with Taliban in Afghanistan


August 26th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 26(ANI): Jack Thomas, an Australian citizen who once trained with Taliban militia in Afghanistan, has said that the coalition forces in that country should strike a peace deal with ... Read more...

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Florida church to burn ‘Koran’ on ninth anniversary of 9/11 attacks in protest


July 31st, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, July 31 (ANI): A church in Florida has created a controversy by saying that it would burn copies of the Koran to mark the ninth anniversary of the September 11 ... Read more...

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Taliban publicly ‘blow up’ two alleged US spies in North Waziristan


July 17th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 17 (ANI): In yet another show of its 'barbaric' justice, the Taliban blew up two alleged US spies in a village near Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan.According ... Read more...

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2.5 mn Muslims threaten to leave Facebook


July 17th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) More than 2.5 million Muslims have threatened to quit Facebook after four Islamic pages were taken down, reports said Friday. A template letter that has been pasted into ... Read more...

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Outrage over Brit Islamist leader’s call on Oz Muslims to ’shun haram democracy’


July 5th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 5(ANI): Australian Protectionist Party (APP) activists have protested against British Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) leader Burhan Hanif's advice to Aussie Muslims to spurn secular democracy and join the struggle for a ... Read more...

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