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Saudi Cleric & Poet: If I Could Pray for Non-Muslims, I’d Pray for Hitler, Who ‘Barbecued’ Russians & Jews

A Saudi cleric and poet has been caught on video rhapsodizing about the destruction Adolf Hitler inflicted on the Russians and the Jews, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute.<p>Unlike countless other cases, though, the cleric’s ire seemed to be concentrated on the Russians, not the …

Malaysia 'Allah' Court Ruling Bans Catholic Newspaper From Using Word, Restricts Usage To Muslims

(RNS) A court in Muslim-majority Malaysia ruled Monday (Oct. 14) that only Muslims are permitted to use the Arabic word “Allah” to describe God, overturning a lower court’s 2009 decision that allowed others to use the word.<p>“The usage of the word ‘Allah’ is not an integral part of the faith in …

'Muslim Patrol' vigilante pleads guilty to assault and threats

Jordan Horner, a convert to Islam, admits harassing 'non-believers' in east London because they were drinking<p>A Muslim convert who was part of an east London gang of self-styled vigilantes calling themselves the "Muslim Patrol" pleaded guilty in court on Friday to assaulting two people in the street.<p>…

How millions of violent Muslim deaths feed the cycle of terrorism

The West, especially the United States, is waging a campaign of genocide and oppression against Muslims aimed at wiping Islam’s followers off the map -- at least that’s how radical Islamists see it.<p>That propaganda message – publicized and parroted by Islamic militants the world over – has …

American Student Slashed In London, Police Eye “Muslims Patrols”

A Florida man was beaten savagely in area where police say self-appointed “Muslim patrols” target gays, drinkers and scantily-clad women. Nico Hines …

Anyone Can Say 'Allah', Not Only Muslims

Previously in Malaysia, the use of the word "Allah" was prohibited for anyone other than Muslims as a result of a decision by a Malaysian court. The case was opened when the Catholic newspaper, <i>The Herald</i>, used the name Allah.<p>This mistaken decision was based on illogical and theologically …

Religion

Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

A moral crusade to rescue oppressed Muslim women from their cultures and their religion has swept the public sphere, dissolving distinctions between …

Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood are pushing Egypt deeper into the quagmire

Putting Morsi and Mubarak behind bars will only heighten turmoil. But help from outsiders like the EU is not the answer<p>The trial of the ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, which opened and adjourned on Monday, is a fundamentally political affair – as was the trial of his overthrown …

Suicide attack tests Tunisia's transition | Algeria

<b>Tunis, Tunisia -</b> On Wednesday morning, October 30, a suicide bomber blew himself up on the beach outside a luxury hotel in Sousse, one of Tunisia's major tourist destinations.<p>The same morning, a second man was arrested while carrying explosives in the nearby city of Monastir - just outside the …

Afghanistan bank attack kills five in Kandahar

<b>A suicide bomber has killed five people outside a bank in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.</b><p>The attacker detonated his explosives early on Saturday morning as people were passing through security checks to enter the branch of the Kabul Bank and collect their salaries.<p>Police and civilians are …

Australian Muslim leader compares uncovered women to exposed meat

A senior Muslim cleric in Australia has sparked a furore by comparing women who do not wear a headscarf to "uncovered meat", implying that they invited sexual assault.<p>Sheik Taj Aldin al-Hilali delivered his comments in a religious address on adultery to around 500 worshippers in Sydney last month, …

Terrorism

The Muslim Brotherhood has shown its contempt for Egypt's women

In rejecting a draft UN declaration calling for an end to violence against women, the organisation's blatant misogyny is exposed<p>Last week, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood issued a strongly-worded statement unabashedly rejecting the draft UN declaration calling for an end to all forms of violence against …

Hamas in Gaza is running out of friends

Emad the smuggler was covered in dust, watching buckets of cement and gravel emerge on a crude trolley from the bowels of his tunnel beneath the Egyptian border.<p>He is one of the few still doing this kind of work.<p>In the weeks since Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was ousted in a coup and his allies …

Nearly 300 killed in Egypt

In Egypt’s bloodiest day since the Arab Spring began, riot police Wednesday smashed two protest camps of supporters of the deposed Islamist president, touching off street violence that officials said killed nearly 300 people and forced the military-backed interim leaders to impose a state of …

Dozens more killed amid continued violence in Egypt

As tens of thousands of Islamists march through Cairo, clashes between protesters and government forces leave dozens dead across Egypt.<p>August 16, 2013|By Jeffrey Fleishman<p>A Muslim Brotherhood supporter takes cover during a battle with Egyptian… (Virginie Nguyen Hoang /…)<p>CAIRO — Clashes between …

Clashes spread across Egypt; more than 60 reported killed

CAIRO -- Clashes between security forces and supporters of the<p>Muslim Brotherhoodspread across Egypt on Friday, killing dozens ofprotestersas gunfire erupted and vigilantes, some brandishing whips and pipes, roamed neighborhoods and cheered soldiers moving through the streets.<p>Fierce violence broke …

Egypt is losing its tech visionaries

We don’t write about politics on Wamda, but we do write about humanity. Two of Egypt’s leading lights in technology and entrepreneurship were extinguished by the constructed chaos engulfing Egypt in the past week and I am close to despair.<p>Silminds co-founder Assem El-Gamal and MiMV’s Managing …

Entrepreneurship

Hundreds Reportedly Killed in Possible Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just days after U.N. inspectors arrived in Syria to investigate the possible use of chemical …

Four Italian journalists abducted in Syria

Four Italian journalists including one reporter for RAI state TV were kidnapped in northern Syria, according to Italy’s foreign ministry and reports published late Friday in the Italian media.<p>Four Italian journalists have been abducted in northern Syria, the Italian foreign ministry said, the ANSA …

Journalism