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The jihadists have long sought to inspire individuals or small groups of people to commit acts of terrorism for their cause. Individual terrorists are often described as “lone wolves,” but that term is misleading. If a person is acting in the name of a global, ideological cause, then he or she cannot be considered a “lone wolf,” even if the individual in question has zero contact with others. In fact, single attackers often express their support for the jihadists’ cause in ways that shows the clear influence of propaganda....


I also know that our fellow Islamic citizens in Australia overwhelmingly join me and the rest of us in condemning Sharia as an oppressive, archaic, harsh and undemocratic code of law when it is used by extremist groups and governments to terrorise and control Muslim people – especially Muslim women – in some Muslim majority nations....


We may feel appalled by the Islamic State and dismiss and condemn them as “Kharijites,” but what about the apologies for the very philosophy that they are acting on? Are they not found all over Pakistan? Or sitting in the next cubicle at your workplace? Religious zeal and puritanism sound like nice ideas but they need to understand that the fabric of the society cannot remain intact without the necessary tolerance for the faith of each other....


Despite his extraordinary feat at the Oscars, many prominent Muslim activists refrained from celebrating Mahershala, with some even issuing outright condemnations because of his beliefs. Mahershala also identifies as an Ahmadi, a sect that faces severe persecution at the hands of Sunni supremacists across the Muslim world. ...

Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

An Ahmadi won Best Supporting Actor, a Shia won Best Foreign Language Film, a woman won the Best Actress – if this is not a declaration of war against our sensibilities, what is? By highlighting Ahmadis, homosexuals, and women as representatives of Muslims, they’re trying to marginalise the Sunni Muslim straight men. Fun fact: Ahmadi actors now have 1 Oscar win, compared to zero for Sunni Muslims. But do not expect anyone in the West to create hashtags to underscore our plight....

Is Qadri really a hero? Is this right to declare a person your ‘hero’ who has unlawfully killed a man? Usually people do not like to indulge themselves in debates that have some religious aspects, being afraid of unexpected consequences, but today I want to highlight where we are headed when it comes to the question of religion. There is no Surah or Hadith which says that the convict of blasphemy should be sentenced to death....

Women, Child Migrants Raped, Beaten and Detained In Libya

UN Documents Nearly 1,500 Child Soldiers in Yemen

Teen Attending Trump Speech Sees Herself as Reminder That Muslims Are Americans

In conversation with Emirati women who have been making the country proud

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi Acknowledges Defeat in Iraq

Jharkhand: 300 Muslim Families Speak Out, Return Dowry in Silent Protest

‘Banned From Our Own Lives’: Intellectuals Mourn the Turkey That Once Was

Trump Vows to 'Extinguish' ISIS, Protect US from ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’

 Southeast Asia

Officials Ban Dozens of Religious Practices, Foreign Missionaries in China's Xinjiang

Arab World

Egypt: Muslim, Christian Clerics Convene Co-Existence Meeting


Muslims Should Be Cremated, There's No Space to Bury 20 Cr People: BJP MP


Official: Yemen Raid Yields Data on Al-Qaida Explosives

North America

'We Condemn Kansas Shooting...Will Tighten Immigration Rules': Trump


ISIS Militants Being Killed At Level They Cannot Sustain: UK General

Priest: We Need To Praise What Is Good, True In the Muslim Faith


Murderer Tanveer Ahmed Inspires Pakistani Hardliners from Scottish Jail

Sindh, Balochistan Police Decide To Launch Joint Operation against Militant Hideouts

South Asia

Taliban Kill 12 Afghan Cops With Silenced Weapons

Suicide Bombers Attack Taliban Compound in West of Afghanistan


African Muslims Face Discrimination in Germany: UN

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Ramadan explains that Sharia is a guide to ethics, not simply a legal code. Corporal and capital punishments are the result of a “brutal and literalist” application of it and should be suspended. His approach to gay people seems to be love the sinner, hate the sin – a conservative one in the context of very recent progress in the west, but hardly incompatible with life here, as millions of traditional Christians demonstrate. Islam considers modest dress for men and women an obligation, although not an essential one.....

In absolute terms, the attack on Tarek Fatah must be condemned. There cannot be any context to what was pure and simple an act of heckling, intimidation and violence.  There is simply no excuse for this kind of behaviour. Certainly there are more civil ways to air one’s differences, but then who cares to keep a tab on their own instincts of hatred. I am appalled to hear excuses like Tarek Fatah shouldn’t have been there in the first place, that his mere presence ignited the mob because of his Islamophobic utterances. This is all nonsense...

Arab League Is the Only Platform for Arabism

By Ahmed Aboul Gheit

Compromise Is Key To Syrian Peace

By Abdulrahman Al Rashed

Facts, Lies and the Ballot Box

By Murat Yetkin

Turkey Acts Like An Elephant In A Chinese Shop On FETÖ

By Barcin Yinanc

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Stereo-Typing Pashtoons

By Imtiaz Gul

Racial Discrimination in UK

By Kuldip Nayar

What Needs To Be Done In Fata

By Dr Raza Khan

Hard Versus Soft Power

By Daud Khattak

Defining Jihadists

By Owen Bennet-Jones

One Year Ago!

By Shahbaz Taseer

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Of course ISIS is a horrible group, and everyone not in it agrees that the world will be better off without it. But before U.S. forces take up any larger share of the burden of fighting it, three realities ought to be carefully considered....

Missing Hindus and Sikhs of Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir
Shanmukh, Aparna, Saswati Sarkar and Dikgaj

A lot has been written about the expulsion of Hindus from Bangladesh, from the Kashmir valley, Hindus and Sikhs from Pakistan, and so forth, but very little has been written about the expulsion and killing – termed missing here – of the Hindus, and Sikhs from regions of Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir....


Nowadays, the storm of intolerance has been spreading like wildfire across the Asian region, and in Pakistan, you can read chapters of intolerance in many headlines - Ahmedis are targeted, Christians' villages are being set on fire, Shia, Hazara community have it equally difficult et al. Hindus face the same problems as other non-Muslim communities.....

Behind the deadly, Zionist-promoted, warmongering, and civil rights-abusing terror hysteria in US Alliance countries is the Awful Truth that deaths from Jihadi terrorism in these countries is negligible compared  to over 30 million Muslim deaths from violence or imposed deprivation in the 21st century US War on Muslims. In the 21st century there have been 1,615 non-terrorism Israeli deaths from homicide by Israelis, 164 Israeli deaths from terrorism in Israel....


How nice were our dreams when we were entering the “information age.” All totalitarian regimes, left and right, had fallen. The correctness of democracy and the market economy were certainly proven.  The “Arab Spring” had elevated this optimism all together; “Muslim democracy” concepts started being debated.  However, this optimism did not last long....

Quebec’s political class has been embroiled in a decade-long obsession over the place for the province’s religious minorities in society. Because the discussion has focused largely on the Muslim veil, the effect has been further social and economic shunning of Muslims...


KP Transgenders Tortured To Death in Riyadh

Musharraf Tells Court Has 'Gifted' All Property to Wife, Daughter

PTV Female Anchor Resigns amid 'Harassment' Controversy

Mohaiyani to Become Maybank’s First Woman Chairman

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


ISIS Now Asking Bangladeshi Jihadists to Fight for Rohingyas

Police Investigating After 2 Muslim Men, Copies of Qur'an, Sprayed With Urine

Pakistan Created Terror Outfits, the ‘Monster’ Now Devouring Its Creator: India to UN 



Urdu and Hindi Are One Language, Says Pakistani Scholar

South Asia

Kabul Attacks Casualties Toll Rise to 22 Dead, 120 Wounded

North America

Canada University Evacuated Over Anti-Muslim Bomb Threat


PIL for Change in Muslim Inheritance Law: HC Seeks Govt Reply


UNHRC Witness Pakistan, India Clash during Meeting Held in Geneva

UN Urged To Blacklist Saudi Arabia, Israel as Children Rights Violators


Turkey Restoring Tomb of Abyssinian Christian King, Who Sheltered Prophet Muhammad’s Companions

Yemen's First Home-Made Drone Brings Over 100 Saudi Towns, Vital Centres within Striking Range

Arab World

Syria: Rifts Widening among Terrorists over Peace with Gov't

FSA Vows to Shift Fight from ISIL to Syrian Kurds in Northern Aleppo

Southeast Asia

PAS: Those Opposing Zakir Naik Are the True Extremists


Somalia: Somaliland Deports Two Danish Humanitarian Agency Staff for Disrespecting Islam

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Now, Saeed is back in detention again — because no less than Khawaja Asif, Pakistan’s Defence Minister, said at a conference in Germany last month, that he could “pose a serious threat to society”. No one knows what that threat is, though, because no criminal charges have been brought. There has been no explanation, either, of why Pakistan is holding Saeed, other than that it is in national interest.....

How Islamic Is Instant Triple Talaq?
Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam

As an average Muslim understands, in Islam intention is all-important. So much so, that when a Muslim stands up for prayer, it’s not considered enough that he is doing everything that is done in prayer. He has to specifically state that he intends to pray. Now read what AIMPLB’s law book says in the matter of triple talaq:

“Talaq-e-Sareeh i.e. Talaq by using clear and plain words effect divorce whether one intends divorce by them or not.”

It must have been based on this that the Deobandi fatwa told a young Muslim husband that even if you wrote the word talaq thrice in jest while chatting playfully with your newly wedded wife online, your divorce is final and you cannot remarry her unless your wife performs halala, that is, marries someone else, consummates her marriage, sleeps with the new spurious husband for a few nights, and gets a divorce from him later.  Halala is the most obscene social practice among Indian Muslims which has the blessings of all sections of ulema....

تاہم سلفی بنام صوفی خانہ جنگی صرف پاکستان کا ہی مسئلہ نہیں ہے۔ مسلمان ایک عالمی برادری ہیں۔ اب لوگ ہر جگہ اس کشمکش کا مشاہدہ کر سکتے ہیں۔ اور اس سے ہندوستان بھی محفوظ نہیں ہے۔ ہمیں پہلے سے ہی انتہائی محتاط رہنے کی ضرورت ہے اس لیے کہ بنیاد پرستی کی اشاعت کے اثار یہاں بھی نمایاں ہیں۔ یہاں تک کہ چند مسلم نوجوان، جو اچھی طرح تعلیم یافتہ ہیں، متمول ہیں، اچھے روزگار کے ساتھ جڑے ہوئے ہیں اور جو اچھی طرح اپنی زندگی آباد کیے ہوئے ہیں وہ بھی نام نہاد اسلامی ریاست کے لئے لڑنے کی خاطر اپنا سب کچھ چھوڑ رہے ہیں، اور صرف یہی بات ہماری تشویش کے لیے کافی ہونی چاہئے۔ لیکن سب سے بڑی فکر کی بات یہ ہے کہ زیادہ تر ہندوستانی مسلمان اس تعلق سے فکر مند ہی نہیں ہیں۔ ہمارے معاشرے میں جو کچھ بھی منفی باتیں رونماں ہوتی ہیں ان کا الزام صیہونیت اور اسلام فوبیا پر ڈال کر ان تشویشناک حالات سے غافل ہو کر ہم خوش ہیں۔ اگر ہم اس باہمی مربوط دنیا میں ایک پر امن زندگی چاہتے ہیں تو ہمیں فوراً اپنا نظریہ تبدیل کرنا ہوگا۔


If anything Mr Putin grows more insistent over time in following and even outdoing the Bush-Obama school: respectful of Islam as a religion, determined to give his own Muslim citizens a decent existence as long as they obey him, and open to geopolitical co-operation with Islamic countries. And in the regions of Russia where Islam prevails, loyalty to Mr Putin sits comfortably with an increasingly conservative religious culture....


Again, embracing Jews as citizens is not new for Mr. Abbas. Back in 1977, he blasted the Arab world for turning against its Jewish citizens following the creation of Israel in 1948, forcing them to migrate to Israel. “The Arab regimes’ treatment of Jewish citizens is as regrettable as it is painful....

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