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Permissible To Have Sex Slaves in Islam: UK Imam



















Ali Hammuda (pictured), a hardline Muslim preacher suspected of radicalising three British jihadis, told teenage disciples that it is ‘permissible’ under Islam to have sex slaves

 

Taliban Publicly Execute 19-Year-Old Girl In North Of Afghanistan

Nigeria Halts Film Village Plans After Muslim Clerics' Protest

Mob Attacks Muslim Family Over Cow Slaughter, Two Days On No Police Case Filed Yet

Europe

Permissible To Have Sex Slaves In Islam:UK Imam

Pope Francis Disagrees With Identifying Islam As Violent

Jewish Victims Missing From French Muslims' Anti-Jihad Letter

A Swedish Muslim takes on anti-Semitism

Aid workers accused of trying to convert Muslim refugees at Greek camp

Facebook Blocks Michael Savage For Posting News On Islamic Crime

Muslim pensioner 'physically attacked' in Normandy following murder of priest

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South Asia

Taliban Publicly Execute 19-Year-Old Girl In North Of Afghanistan

In Counter-Terror Move, Bangladesh Launches Tests of Pinpointed Internet Blackouts

Afghan intelligence foil coordinated attack in Mehtarlam city

Afghanistan reviewing options for Pakistani violations in Torkham: MoFA

Taliban’s special forces commander arrested in Baghlan province

Contracts signed with Lebanese firm to improve Kabul municipality services

Afghan Air Force actively recruiting men and women aged 18-26

Bangladeshi Struggles With Son's Fatal Fall Into Militancy

Taliban’s Commander Arrested in Afghanistan’s Baghlan Province

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Africa

Nigeria Halts Film Village Plans After Muslim Clerics' Protest

C Africa's President To Hold Talks With Rebels

Nigerian troops should be prosecuted for deadly Zaria clashes – report

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India

Mob Attacks Muslim Family Over Cow Slaughter, Two Days On No Police Case Filed Yet

Rajnath To Raise Cross Border Terrorism, State Sponsorship Of Militancy At SAARC Meet

IS Probe: Youth Alleges NIA Putting 'Pressure'

Abu Jundal, six others get life sentence

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Pakistan

Ankara Has Pakistan's Full Cooperation Against 'Fethullah Terror Organisation'

Local Politicians Have No Say In Pok, Decisions Taken In Islamabad

Qavi says exonerated from Qandeel case

Mufti Abdul Qavi says exonerated from Qandeel case

China violated NPT consensus by supplying reactors to Pakistan: Report

Post-coup attempt, Turkey-Pakistan relationship on the rocks

China hands over patrol ship to PN

Pakistan no more needs IMF support, claims Ishaq Dar

Determined to make Pak a safe place for all: Sharif

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North America

Trump Feud with Parents of Fallen Muslim-American Soldier Erupts Again

Local Muslim military families speak out about Khizr Khan comments

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Arab World

1,000 Militants Surrender to Syrian Army in Dara'a

8 Civilian Killed, 46 Injured in Terrorist Attacks across Syria

Saudi-Led Coalition 'Responsible' for Attacking Yemeni Children

Syrian Army, Resistance Forces Capture More Lands in Aleppo Province

Syrian Air Force Hits Hard ISIL's Military Bases Near Salamiyah

Syrian Army, Air Force Continue Pounding Terrorists' Military Positions in Homs Province

Kurdish Forces Continue Advances in Manbij

Iran Wants Probe into Terrorist Sponsors' Money-Laundering Moves

Lebanese Army Destroys Fatah Al-Sham Base near Syrian Border

ISIL, Al-Fatah Al-Sham Front Commit over 100 Terrorist Acts near Aleppo in 2 Months

Israeli Forces Detain 18 Palestinians in West Bank Raids

Saudi Airstrike Kills 3 Yemeni Children, Critically Injures Parents

Inquiry Confirms 348 Killed in Nigeria's Zaria

Russia Opens Seven Civilian, Militant Corridors in Syria's Aleppo

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Mideast

Coup Attempt Cost Turkey’s Economy $100 Billion: Trade Minister

CIA Also Behind Failed Coup Attempt: Former Turkish Army Chief

Turkish economy stronger than before coup attempt: PM Yıldırım

Turkish FM hits back at Austrian counterpart on Twitter

Turkish lawmakers visit US, Europe to relate coup attempt, Gülen

Turkish PM demands Gülen’s extradition from US top soldier

Over 300 pro-coup soldiers remain at large: Defense minister

14 high ranking municipal officers detained in Gülen probe in Turkey’s south

Draft to change centers of two southeastern provinces in parliament

Turkish justice minister says second document sent to US demanding Gülen extradition

Draft to launch Turkish sovereign wealth fund sent to parliament

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Southeast Asia

Muslim World Should Reject Foreign Intervention: Najib Abdul Razak

Indonesian Islamic Schools Not Related To Gulen, Minister Says

Myanmar fines 2 Pakistanis for giving mosque sermons

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Permissible To Have Sex Slaves In Islam:UK Imam

August 1, 2016

In a rather shocking claim, a British Muslim cleric has said it is ‘permissible’ under Islam tohave sex slaves.Ali Hammuda, an imam at a Cardiff mosque, explained a series of Hadiths (sayings of Prophet Muhammad PBUH) saying one of them could be interpreted as meaning that one of the signs of Doomsday will be when a slave girl gives birth to her master.“One of the interpretations as to what this means is that towards the end of time there will bemany wars like what we are seeing today, and because of these wars women will be taken ascaptives, as slaves, yeah, women will be taken as slaves,” he said.Islamic State using birth control to keep supply of sex slavesThe cleric’s extraordinary preachings were recorded secretly at a religious study circle, at the

Al-Manar mosque by an undercover reporter. During his talk, the cleric also told boys asyoung as 13 that the “day of judgment is close”.“And then, er, her master has relations with her because this is permissible in Islam, it’s permissible to have relations with a woman who is your slave or your wife.”Hammuda, the English Islamic Programmes officer at the mosque, is accused of radicalising

three British citizens who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State. Nasser Muthana andReyaad Khan, then 20, and Muthana’s younger brother Aseel, then 17 – left for Syria in 2014.The Palestine-born imam also said that another interpretation of the saying of the Prophet (PBUH) is that children would come to treat their mothers like slaves. “The one I think is strongest is that towards the end of time you will see a lot of Muslims disobeying their mothers and fathers… you see children speaking to their mothers and fathers as if they are your slave.”  The recordings were made by Hardcash Productions in an investigation into militants in October 2014, only weeks after reports of Islamic State atrocities against the minority Yazidi sect in northern Iraq, whose women were enslaved, raped or executed after being captured by the IS fighters. Hammuda also said that music was ‘a sickness’ and a ‘tool of Satan’. Undercover reporter Rizwan Syed, who made the recordings, also found a range of extremist literature available such as Music Made Me Do It, which describes the harmful social, psychological and physical effects of music on individuals. Yazidi teenager escaped Islamic State, appeals for help for sex slaves “I saw books preaching brutal violence, sexism, homophobia, aggressive physical jihad, dismemberment and capital punishment implemented by the state. It reinforces the idea that what these militant groups are doing, what IS is doing, is legitimised by history,” Syed said. The Al-Manar mosque has hosted a series of visiting extremist preachers, including Muhammad Mustafa Al-Muqri, an al Qaeda ally and ex-leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. The mosque, however, has denied links with radicalism. Speaking about it earlier this week, Hammuda said he had always unequivocally condemned both the ideology and actions of ‘so-called Islamic State’. “I have lectured on this a number of times, including dedicating a number of Friday sermons to the condemnation of this evil phenomena. The undercover recording and quotations referred to seem to have been deliberately taken out of context to portray a religious perspective that I do not ascribe to.” One of Britain’s leading moderate clerics, Imam Shahid Raza, has denounced slavery as violating the ‘dignity’ of human beings and only IS supporters would use the passage to claim it is permissible. “There is a consensus among 99 per cent of Islamic scholars – it’s only a few radicals that do not agree with it – that slavery is against the laws of Islam, and the dignity of the human being.” Bacha bazi: Afghan subculture of child sex slaves “What the Daesh [Islamic State] people have done to the Yazidis is completely unIslamic.Islam came into this world in an environment where slavery was practised, but over time, it banned it with laws and brought it to an end. The Hadith this man is quoting is good [authentic], but no scholar ever interprets it literally. Most scholars interpret it as the Prophet (PBUH) saying there will come a time when children will boss their parents so much that they appear to treat their parents like slaves,” he added.

He went on to say, “That Hadith is interpreted as justifying sexual slavery only by Daesh types. You have to realise that slavery is both banned in Islam and also banned by the law of the land.”

tribune.com.pk/story/1153376/permissible-sex- slaves-islam- uk-imam/

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Taliban publicly execute 19-year-old girl in North of Afghanistan

Tue Aug 02 2016

The Taliban militants have publicly executed a 19-year-old girl in northern Sar-e-Pul province on charges of abandoning her family due to a domestic issue.

According to local officials, the girl, identified as Azada, was first tried in a desert court and was then shot dead by her brother and Taliban militants.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Zabiulllah Amani said the incident took place on Monday in Kohistanat district.

He said the girl had taken shelter in a safe house after she left her home around two months ago but was brought back to home by her brother.

Amani further added that the girl was taken out of the shelter after her brother promised to ensure her safety.

The latest involving public execution of a girl by the Taliban militants and her family member comes amid growing violence against the women across the country.

Earlier a 22-year-old woman was shot dead by her relatives on charges of having relations with an stranger over the telephone.

The woman was identified as Gul Jan and was allegedly been killed by the family of her husband in Pashtunkot district.

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in its report released late in November last year said “statistic of violence against women, obtained from the registered cases of violence against women during the first six months in 1394 exceeds 2579 cases.”

The report further added that figure was reported 2403 cases during the six months in 1393 which shows 7.32 percent increase in 1394, the last solar year.

khaama.com/taliban-publicly-execute-19-year-old-girl-in-north-of-afghanistan-01624

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Nigeria halts film village plans after Muslim clerics' protest

2nd August 2016

The decision deals a blow to a booming industry, developers said, as the centre was to generate thousands more jobs in a city hit with staggering unemployment.

Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila, an adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, said the cancellation answered the wishes of the local population.

"The people have had their say and the government has heeded them," he told reporters last week after months of discord.

The project, to be built on a 20-hectare (nearly 50-acre) expanse near Kano, planned for a film center, a 400-capacity auditorium, a hostel, a sound stage, a restaurant, a three-star hotel, a shopping mall, a stadium and a clinic.

Salafist clerics blasted it in Friday sermons, saying it would promote immorality and undermine Islamic values.

"We don't want it, we don't need it, they should take it somewhere. We will continue to curse the people behind this film village," said Abdullahi Usman Gadon-Kaya, who spearheaded the protest.

Joined by critics on local radio and the social media,they drowned out those in favour of the film village.

Danjuma Wurim Dadu of the Nigerian Film Corporation had told a film conference in Kano that more than $3 million had been set aside for the centre, which he said was to create 10,000 jobs.

It aimed to boost the massively popular local film industry known as "Kannywood", which, according to the national film censors agency, accounts for 38 percent of film production in Nigeria -- a country that already turns out the second highest number of films per year worldwide after India's Bollywood.

"This is a missed opportunity to provide much-needed jobs for the teeming unemployed youth, who have turned to drugs for solace", local film analyst Mudan Saidu told AFP.

Film producer Sani Muazu said the project would have helped improve film quality and generate further revenue by boosting production of top-quality television commercials.

Kano's economy had a thriving textile industry in the 1980s but started declining due to electricity shortages, high lending rates and competition from cheap imports.

The downturn forced more than 400 of Kano's 500 factories to close, leaving thousands without work and Kano with the highest unemployment in the country, according to the National Directorate of Employment.

The advent of "Kannywood" -- named after Kano -- offered a new source of jobs.

It started in 1992 with seven production companies, and expanded over the next decade to 268 production outfits and 315 editing studios, employing more than 60,000 people, according to the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN).

Nigeria is well known for its "Nollywood" video production which churns out about 200 films a month in the country's educated and urban south. Shot in English as well as the local Yoruba and Igbo languages, they are popular throughout west Africa.

The northern Kannywood has huge appeal among the 60 million Hausa speakers, a language widely spoken across west Africa.

In its 2010 report, the World Bank estimated that Nigerian film industry overall was generating $1 billion a year to the economy.

But Muslim clerics have kept close watch on Kannywood, accusing it of promoting un-Islamic foreign values by imitating American Hollywood and Indian Bollywood movies, a charge film makers have denied.

While Nollywood and Kannywood focus on similar themes -- love, romance, black magic and betrayal, the Kano-made films follow a strict code in which men and women do not touch and actresses respect the reputation of women in traditional Islamic society.

In 2008, a sex video involving a popular Kannywood actress in Kano gave clerics the ammunition they needed against the industry.

The video, filmed two years earlier on a cellphone during a private tryst, was never intended for public distribution but got onto the cellphone circuit, causing an uproar from clerics and prompting a six-month government ban that cost the industry $29 million in lost revenue.

Mutual resentment between the clerics and film makers has grown since.

The film village, named after President Buhari, was initiated by Abdulmumin Jibrin, a lawmaker representing Kano in the House of Representives in Abuja.

But Jibrin has been accused of unilaterally inserting the project in the budget without the approval of either the president or the house.

newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1431496/nigeria-halts-film-village-plans-muslim-clerics-protest

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Mob attacks Muslim family over cow slaughter, two days on no police case filed yet

August 2, 2016

Two days after a mob attacked the house of a Muslim family at Kadali in UP’s Muzaffarnagar district on suspicion of cow slaughter, local police is yet to lodge a case against those who were part of the mob. On Monday, Khatauli Police arrested Saddam (28), the nephew of house owner Zeeshan, who was earlier arrested.

A local court has sent both Zeeshan and Saddam, who have been arrested under the state’s Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, to judicial custody for 14 days. Police is still looking for Saddam’s brother Parvez (24) and Zeeshan’s wife Shehnaz (50).

Asked why they were yet to lodge a complaint against those who attacked Zeeshan’s residence, SHO, Khatauli police station, Pankaj Tyagi said they are still probing the incident.

“The damaged wall was not a pucca wall. When 30-odd people gathered outside, the cattle at Zeeshan’s residence panicked. We suspect the movement of the cattle, and not the protesters, caused the damage to the wall. However, we will examine the footage available and accordingly take action,” he said.

Asked if police had identified the people suspected to have attacked Zeeshan’s house, Tyagi said, “According to informers, some local residents were present. But, most of them were from neighbouring village Mandwadi.”

Tyagi said they had found the carcass of a calf from Zeeshan’s residence. Another calf was found untouched.

“There is no dispute over the presence of a slaughtered calf at Zeeshan’s residence and we have mentioned it in the FIR. However, the meat has been sent for examination.”

On Monday, local BJP leader Dr Nirbhaya Sharanshank told the gathering that he had asked BJP leaders from neighbouring districts not to visit the village. He later told The Indian Express, “Considering the situation, I asked BJP leaders from outside, including Sangeet Som, to not visit the village. There were no BJP leaders during the protests. But the village is tense and I don’t want the issue to be used for political reasons,” he said.

He, however, added that “Bajrang Dal” members were present outside Zeeshan’s house during the protests. “I cannot identify them, but people from Bajrang Dal were present,” he said.

Local Pradhan Pawan Kumar Saini said, “Eyewitnesses saw Saddam and Parvez secretly taking two calves to Zeeshan’s house. They had placed a curtain where the slaughter was to take place. But, when eyewitnesses saw them with a knife sharpener, it was confirmed that they were carrying out the slaughter.”

Saini added that Zeeshan and Parvez recently received bail in another case of cow slaughter. “They were arrested only three months back, but were later released on bail. They are repeated offenders and local residents have complained against them earlier,” he said.

Circle Officer Hari Ram Yadav said: “We request that any information about illegal activities like cow slaughter should be reported to police. However, this does not mean one can take law in his hands and attack the accused. In the last two days, rumours of violence in the village have been spread. This is because local residents have allowed outsiders to take advantage of the incident. It will be in the village’s interest that both communities do not allow spread of such rumours.”

indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/muzaffarnagar-cow-slaughter-mob-attacks-muslim-family-no-police-case-filed-yet-beef-ban-uttar-pradesh-2948874/

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Europe

Permissible To Have Sex Slaves In Islam:UK Imam

August 1, 2016

In a rather shocking claim, a British Muslim cleric has said it is ‘permissible’ under Islam tohave sex slaves.Ali Hammuda, an imam at a Cardiff mosque, explained a series of Hadiths (sayings of Prophet Muhammad PBUH) saying one of them could be interpreted as meaning that one of the signs of Doomsday will be when a slave girl gives birth to her master.“One of the interpretations as to what this means is that towards the end of time there will bemany wars like what we are seeing today, and because of these wars women will be taken ascaptives, as slaves, yeah, women will be taken as slaves,” he said.Islamic State using birth control to keep supply of sex slavesThe cleric’s extraordinary preachings were recorded secretly at a religious study circle, at the Al-Manar mosque by an undercover reporter. During his talk, the cleric also told boys asyoung as 13 that the “day of judgment is close”.“And then, er, her master has relations with her because this is permissible in Islam, it’s permissible to have relations with a woman who is your slave or your wife.

Full report at: tribune.com.pk/story/1153376/permissible-sex- slaves-islam- uk-imam/

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Pope Francis disagrees with identifying Islam as violent

Jul 31, 2016

Pope Francis has questioned the claim that Islam should be identified with violence, in contrast to the Islamic State militant group, which he says is a fundamentalist sect of the religion.

“I do not believe it is right to identify Islam with violence,” the Pope told journalists during the July 31 papal flight to Rome following his apostolic journey to Poland. “This is not right and it is not true.”

Full report at: catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-disagrees-with-identifying-islam-as-violent-19466/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email

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Jewish victims missing from French Muslims' anti-Jihad letter

02/08/16

A leader of French Jews criticized Muslim intellectuals whose petition against local jihadists omits any mention of anti-Semitic violence.

The petition, signed by dozens of academics and celebrities, appeared Sunday in the Journal de Dimanche under the title “We, French-Muslims, are ready to assume our responsibilities.” In it, the cosignatories lamented the perceived weakness of the institutions of their faith communities in stopping extremists from acting violently in Islam’s name.

Full report at: israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/215849

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A Swedish Muslim takes on anti-Semitism

Monday, Aug. 1 2016

Siavosh Derakhti, a young Swedish Muslim honored in Europe and the U.S. for his campaign to counter anti-Semitism, always explains his motivation by invoking David.

David — Derakhti has told audiences on four continents — was one of his best friends when he was a kid. Other kids always bullied David, and a very young Derakhti wanted to know why. David said he was hated for being Jewish. After that, David had a Muslim ally, someone who literally fought by his side.

Full report at: deseretnews.com/article/865659169/A-Swedish-Muslim-takes-on-anti-Semitism.html

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Aid workers accused of trying to convert Muslim refugees at Greek camp

Tuesday 2 August 2016

Christians working in Greece’s most notorious asylum detention centre have tried to convert some of the Muslim detainees, who have been held under the terms of the EU-Turkey migration deal.

On at least two occasions in recent months, aid workers have distributed conversion forms inside copies of Arabic versions of the St John’s gospel to people held at the Moria detention camp on Lesbos.

Full report at: theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/02/aid-workers-accused-of-trying-to-convert-muslim-refugees-greek-camp-detention-centre-lesvos-christianity

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Facebook Blocks Michael Savage For Posting News On Islamic Crime

Tuesday 2 August 2016

Facebook has temporarily blocked talk-radio host Michael Savage from posting stories to his page after he put up a link to a story about a Muslim migrant killing a pregnant woman in Germany.

A message from the social media giant on Savage’s page said: “You recently posted something that violates Facebook policies, so you’re temporarily blocked from using this feature.”

The message then refers the user to Facebook’s “Community Standards” and states the block will be active for 21 hours.

Full report at: wnd.com/2016/08/facebook-blocks-michael-savage-for-migrant-murder-story/

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Muslim pensioner 'physically attacked' in Normandy following murder of priest

August 1, 2016

An investigation has been launched by French police after a Muslim man in his seventies was physically attacked near his home, according to local French media.

The pensioner, of Senegalese origin, was reportedly pursued by an unidentified assailant who attempted to strangle him outside the lift in his block of flats near Rouen.

He is said to have been found "nearly unconscious" by his children.

Full report at: independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/muslim-pensioner-attack-france-normandy-priest-murder-isis-a7166636.html

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South Asia

Taliban publicly execute 19-year-old girl in North of Afghanistan

Tue Aug 02 2016

The Taliban militants have publicly executed a 19-year-old girl in northern Sar-e-Pul province on charges of abandoning her family due to a domestic issue.

According to local officials, the girl, identified as Azada, was first tried in a desert court and was then shot dead by her brother and Taliban militants.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Zabiulllah Amani said the incident took place on Monday in Kohistanat district.

Full report at: khaama.com/taliban-publicly-execute-19-year-old-girl-in-north-of-afghanistan-01624

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In Counter-Terror Move, Bangladesh Launches Tests of Pinpointed Internet Blackouts

2-8-2016

Bangladeshi telecommunications authorities said they began testing blackouts of internet and mobile phone services in Dhaka on Monday to determine if they could disrupt communications between terrorists during an attack at a specific location.

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission launched the tests on the one-month anniversary of a terrorist attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery café in Dhaka that left 20 hostages dead.

Full report at: benarnews.org/english/news/bengali/internet-blackout-08012016144017.html

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Afghan intelligence foil coordinated attack in Mehtarlam city

Tue Aug 02 2016

The Afghan intelligence operatives foiled a coordinated attack plot in Mehtarlam city, the provincial capital eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said a group 6 terrorists belonging to the Taliban group were arrested in connection to the attack plot.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghan-intelligence-foil-coordinated-attack-in-mehtarlam-city-01626

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Afghanistan reviewing options for Pakistani violations in Torkham: MoFA

Tue Aug 02 2016

Torkham gateThe Afghan government is reviewing options to prevent the violations by Pakistan along the Durand Line, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said.

The ministry said the construction of a gate in Torkham is regrettable and against the enforced practice, calling it a move against the good neighborly relations.

Condemning the construction of the gate by Pakistan, MoFA said the move by the country is unilateral and against the previous agreements and commitments.

MoFA further added that the government of Afghanistan is strictly reviewing options to prevent the continued violations by Pakistan.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghanistan-reviewing-options-for-pakistani-violations-in-torkham-mofa-01623

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Taliban’s special forces commander arrested in Baghlan province

Tue Aug 02 2016

Taliban special forces commander arrestedA special forces commander of the Taliban group has been arrested during an operation in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan, local officials said Monday.

Provincial police chief Gen. Noor Habib Gulbahari said 4 Taliban insurgents including the special forces commander of the Taliban group were arrested during an operation.

He said the Taliban commander was conducting insurgency in Chardara district of Kunduz province and was looking to escape to Kabul when they were arrested.

Gen. Gulbahari further added that the detained militants are in police and have confessed to their crime.

Full report at: khaama.com/talibans-special-forces-commander-arrested-in-baghlan-province-01622

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Contracts signed with Lebanese firm to improve Kabul municipality services

Mon Aug 01 2016

The Kabul municipality signed four contracts with a private firm to improve urban services amid deteriorating condition of the capital city the country with an unprecedented growth in population during the recent years.

The contracts were signed with Lebanese firm, Khateeb and Alami, in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

Acting Kabul mayor Abdullah Habibzai said the implementation of the projects would help improve urban services in the capital city besides providing job opportunities for almost a hundred thousand people.

Full report at: khaama.com/contracts-signed-with-arabic-firm-to-improve-kabul-municipality-services-01621

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Afghan Air Force actively recruiting men and women aged 18-26

Mon Aug 01 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan air force recruiters at Kabul Air Wing are looking for young men and women who have what it takes to become the next generation of Afghan air force officers.

Afghans, ages 18-26, are being actively recruited by the AAF for positions like pilot, engineer and maintenance officer, to name a few.

The AAF recruiters have a strong partnership with U.S. Airmen from Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air), and the two organizations are constantly fine-tuning the process to get the best and brightest young Afghans into the AAF.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghan-air-force-actively-recruiting-men-and-women-aged-18-26-01620

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Bangladeshi Struggles With Son's Fatal Fall Into Militancy

AUG 2, 2016

NEW DELHI — He has seen the body, and authorities say the fingerprints match. But Towhid Rouf is having trouble believing that this skinny, bearded man — killed with eight other suspected Islamist militants in a Bangladesh police raid — could possibly be his smart, well-behaved son.

Shazad Rouf Orko, who once lived in the U.S. and held an American passport, was a fun-loving student and a member of a musically inclined family who played guitar, his father said. He disappeared early this year, and before his death he reportedly left behind an audio tape in which he denounced his own family as apostates.

Full report at: nytimes.com/aponline/2016/08/02/world/asia/ap-as-bangladesh-a-fathers-shock.html

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Taliban’s Commander Arrested in Afghanistan’s Baghlan Province

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Taliban group’s commander was arrested during an operation in Northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan, local officials said.

Provincial police chief Gen. Noor Habib Gulbahari said four Taliban insurgents including the special forces commander of the Taliban group were arrested during an operation conducted by the Afghan Army, Khaama Press reported. 

He said the Taliban commander, who conducted several attacks in Chardara district of Kunduz province was arrested while he was  trying to escape to Kabul.

Gen. Gulbahari further added that the detained militants are in police and have confessed to their crime.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000685

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Africa

Nigeria halts film village plans after Muslim clerics' protest

2nd August 2016

The decision deals a blow to a booming industry, developers said, as the centre was to generate thousands more jobs in a city hit with staggering unemployment.

Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila, an adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, said the cancellation answered the wishes of the local population.

"The people have had their say and the government has heeded them," he told reporters last week after months of discord.

Full report at: newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1431496/nigeria-halts-film-village-plans-muslim-clerics-protest

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C Africa's president to hold talks with rebels

2-8-2016

Bangui – The Central African Republic's president said on Monday he would soon hold talks with rebel groups as he seeks to restore security after years of sectarian violence.

"Either this week or next week, we will initiate an exchange with representatives of the armed groups, in order to clarify some points," President Faustin-Archange Touadera told local radio station Ndeke Luka.

"There are many weapons in the country, a lot of banditry," said Touadera, adding that in parts of the impoverished nation "people cannot go to the fields".

Referring to a campaign dubbed the "DDR" (disarmament, demobilisation and social reintegration), Touadera said "the process must begin very soon".

Full report at: news24.com/Africa/News/c-africas-president-to-hold-talks-with-rebels-20160802

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Nigerian troops should be prosecuted for deadly Zaria clashes – report

Monday 1 August 2016

The Nigerian army killed 349 Shia Muslims last December in a series of clashes for which troops involved should be prosecuted, a judicial inquiry has concluded.

How the authorities respond to the report may indicate the extent to which reform is implemented under a drive by the country’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler, to root out human rights violations by soldiers.

Nigerian army killed 350 and secretly buried the bodies, Amnesty says

 Read more

Full report at: theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/01/nigerian-troops-army-prosecuted-deaths-shia-muslims-zaria-report

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India

Mob attacks Muslim family over cow slaughter, two days on no police case filed yet

August 2, 2016

Two days after a mob attacked the house of a Muslim family at Kadali in UP’s Muzaffarnagar district on suspicion of cow slaughter, local police is yet to lodge a case against those who were part of the mob. On Monday, Khatauli Police arrested Saddam (28), the nephew of house owner Zeeshan, who was earlier arrested.

A local court has sent both Zeeshan and Saddam, who have been arrested under the state’s Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, to judicial custody for 14 days. Police is still looking for Saddam’s brother Parvez (24) and Zeeshan’s wife Shehnaz (50).

Full report at: indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/muzaffarnagar-cow-slaughter-mob-attacks-muslim-family-no-police-case-filed-yet-beef-ban-uttar-pradesh-2948874/

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Rajnath to visit Pak despite threat by Hafiz Saeed

August 2, 2016

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Pakistan on Wednesday to attend the SAARC Home Ministers’ conference, notwithstanding threat by LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and is expected to ask Islamabad to stop sponsoring terror in India.

“The SAARC meeting is a multilateral meeting. There are some commitments. He is not going to give some message or having a separate meeting with (the) Pakistani Home Minister,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told reporters here.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/rajnath-visit-pak-despite-threat-hafiz-saeed-995178/

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IS probe: Youth alleges NIA putting 'pressure'

Aug 2, 2016

HYDERABAD: A Muslim youth has claimed that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been pressurising him to record a statement that he pledged allegiance to chief of the so-called Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. This is the third case in around two months in which a youth has alleged harassment by the investigation agency.

According to 27-year old Syed Ishaquddin, a resident of Moghalpura, the NIA has on four separate occasions tried to coax the youth into "confessing" that he had taken baith or allegiance to the dreaded terror outfit along with others, including Ishaq Yazdani and Abdullah bin Ahmed Amoodi Habeeb Mohammed and Yasir Niamatullah all of whom are accused of having connections to the Islamic State.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/IS-probe-Youth-alleges-NIA-putting-pressure/articleshow/53497385.cms

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Abu Jundal, six others get life sentence

August 2, 2016

Mumbai: A Special MCOCA Court on Tuesday sentenced 26/11 plotter Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal and six others to life imprisonment till death in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.

Two others have been sentenced to life imprisonment and three others were awarded eight years jail term, besides penalties.

Judge S.L. Anekar, who had found the 12 accused guilty on July 28, announced the quantum of punishment on Tuesday at a packed courtroom. Eight others in the case were acquitted.

siasat.com/news/abu-jundal-six-others-get-life-sentence-995224/

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Pakistan

Ankara has Pakistan's full cooperation against 'Fethullah Terror Organisation'

August 2, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu on Tuesday said Ankara had Pakistan's "full cooperation" on taking action against what Turkey calls the Fethullah Terror Organisation (Feto) – headed by Fethullah Gulen, who Turkey accuses of plotting the recent coup attempt.

Addressing a joint press conference alongside Adviser to the Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad, Çavuşoğlu said it is not a secret that Feto has a presence in Pakistan and many other countries.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1274870/ankara-has-pakistans-full-cooperation-against-fethullah-terror-organisation-turkish-fm

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Local politicians have no say in PoK, decisions taken in Islamabad

August 2, 2016

Islamabad: The recent victory for the ruling Nawaz Sharif-led PML-N in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK) is being publicly projected as the result of alleged “bad governance and corruption” by the previous Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)-led regime.

However, according to an article published in the Dawn, bad governance or corruption were not the only reasons for the PPP’s electoral loss, as people were also upset with the interference of PPP’s central leaders in affairs of the region.

The article states that it was an open secret that the strings of the government in Muzaffarabad were being pulled by people in Islamabad and Karachi.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/local-politicians-no-say-pok-decisions-taken-islamabad-995110/

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China violated NPT consensus by supplying reactors to Pakistan: Report

August 2, 2016

Lahore: While China continues to hail the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) as the cornerstone of the global non-proliferation regime, Beijing itself has violated the consensus arrived at the 2010 NPT review conference on supply of nuclear technology by transferring nuclear reactors to Pakistan.

Arms Control Association, one of leading authorities on nuclear weapons and disarmament, in its latest report assessing progress on NPT made this observation on China’s supply of nuclear reactors to Pakistan, a country which is not under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards, reports Pakistan Today.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/china-violated-npt-consensus-supplying-reactors-pakistan-report-995100/

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Mufti Abdul Qavi says exonerated from Qandeel case

August 2, 2016

MULTAN: Mufti Abdul Qavi says he has been exonerated from the murder case of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch.

He told reporters on Monday whosoever was involved in the murder of Ms Baloch must be punished.

Police had sent a questionnaire to Qavi to ascertain facts as both he and Ms Baloch had been in news for their selfies.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1274798/qavi-says-exonerated-from-qandeel-case

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Post-coup attempt, Turkey-Pakistan relationship on the rocks

August 2, 2016

Islamabad: Islamabad : ‘Erdo-Gone?’, this was the headline splashed across the Pakistan’s national newspaper ‘Daily Times’ in it’s July 16th issue as news of an attempted coup in Turkey started making it’s way across news organisations around the world.

This particular headline, however, did not go down well with the Turkish government, and on July 20th, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey was summoned to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to give an explanation.

Turkey called on Pakistan to put pressure on the ‘Daily Times’ newspaper to withdraw the news report from its online edition and issue an unconditional apology. There were more demands from Turkey.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/post-coup-attempt-turkey-pakistan-relationship-rocks-995098/

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China hands over patrol ship to PN

August 2, 2016

KARACHI: A ceremony to hand over the second maritime patrol ship to the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) was held in the Liuzhou city of China’s Guangxi region, said a press release of the PMSA on Monday.

Basol is the second ship of its class that has been launched and is three months ahead of its scheduled delivery time.

The ceremony was attended by Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Khan Hasham Bin Saddique as the chief guest.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1274685/china-hands-over-patrol-ship-to-pn

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Pakistan no more needs IMF support, claims Ishaq Dar

August 2, 2016

Karach: Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has claimed the country does not require assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) anymore.

“Pakistan will soon stop looking towards IMF for assistance. The last session with IMF is underway right now. We will not go to IMF for assistance,” the Dawn quoted Dar as saying on Monday.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/pakistan-no-needs-imf-support-claims-ishaq-dar-995231/

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Determined to make Pak a safe place for all: Sharif

August 2, 2016

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today expressed his government’s resolve to rid Pakistan of terrorism and make the country a safe place for people of all religions and ethnicities, hours after two Hazara Shia Muslims were shot dead by Taliban militants.

“We will make Pakistan secure for every ethnicity and religion,” Sharif said while chairing a meeting on internal security and the National Action Plan (NAP).

He said the country is on the right track and the government will enable citizens to reap the benefits of a secure, stable and prosperous Pakistan.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/determined-make-pak-safe-place-sharif-995180/

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North America

Trump Feud with Parents of Fallen Muslim-American Soldier Erupts Again

August 01, 2016

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's feud with the parents of a fallen Muslim-American soldier erupted again Monday.

Arizona Senator John McCain, a prisoner of war in Vietnam in the 1960s and the losing Republican presidential candidate in 2008, and other Republican lawmakers rebuked Trump for disparaging Khizr Khan and his wife, Ghazala, as they remembered their son at last week's Democratic National Convention. The son was killed by a suicide bomber in 2004 in Iraq.

The Khans endorsed Trump's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, and have continued to speak out against Trump in television interviews, including at Voice of America.

Full report at: voanews.com/content/trump-running-mate-praises-muslim-american-soldier-killed-in-iraq/3443826.html

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Local Muslim military families speak out about Khizr Khan comments

AUG 01 2016

(FOX 11) - Doug Burpee's home is adorned with passages of the Quran and pictures of military choppers.

The retired marine colonel is an American Muslim who served in the U.S. military for more than 30 years, part of it in Afghanistan.

Here at home, he's now battling the fear some have of his religion.

It's fear further fueled by Trump's calls to ban Muslims from this country...and challenged last week by Khizr and Ghazala khan, also Muslim, the gold star parents of a soldier who died saving the lives of his fellow Americans.

Full report at: foxla.com/news/local-news/184255021-story

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Arab World

1,000 Militants Surrender to Syrian Army in Dara'a

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Around 1,000 rebels in the Southern province of Dara'a laid down their arms on Tuesday and turned themselves in to the Syrian officials amid the terrorist groups' threats against those who surrender to the government.

The militants formerly fighting in the Southern battlefields of the country as well as the wanted persons (some of them going AWOL) surrendered to the Syrian government in Dara'a as the forces loyal to the Syrian President Bashar Assad continue gaining ground across the country.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000744

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8 Civilian Killed, 46 Injured in Terrorist Attacks across Syria

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Four people, including three women, were killed due to terrorist attacks with rocket shells and sniper fire on al-Hamadanieh and al-Ramousa neighborhoods in Aleppo city, as four more people were killed in terrorist attacks by in other regions on the war-hit country.

A source at Aleppo Police Command said in a statement that terrorist groups targeted the houses and the residential buildings in the neighborhoods of al-Hamadanieh and al-Ramousa with sniper fire and rocket shells, claiming the lives of four persons, three of them are women, and injuring 20 others, SANA reported.

The source added that the attacks also caused material damage in public and private properties.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000381

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Saudi-Led Coalition 'Responsible' for Attacking Yemeni Children

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Six humanitarian aid agencies said in a joint letter to the United Nations that the Saudi-led coalition of Arab states has to be held accountable for the casualties among children in Yemen as a result of its aerial operations in the country.

The report reminded that according to the UN data, some 2,000 children were killed or injured in Yemen in 2015, with 60 percent of these casualties being attributed to the coalition‘s airstrikes, Sputnik reported.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000351

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Syrian Army, Resistance Forces Capture More Lands in Aleppo Province

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army and resistance forces continued their advances in Aleppo province and they captured al-Borqi, Al-Ziwat and Zahra al-Hauz workshops along a strategic road leading to al-Taslih college.

The Syrian government and resistance forces still continue their mop-up operations along al-Taslih road.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000537

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Syrian Air Force Hits Hard ISIL's Military Bases Near Salamiyah

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian fighter jets pounded the military positions and gathering centers of the ISIL terrorists in the Eastern suburbs of the city of Salamiyah on Tuesday.

The Syrian air force hit hard the ISIL's gathering centers in the Northern part of the village of al-Mofaker in Eastern Salamiyah, villages of Aqirbat region and the surrounding areas of Abu Hanaya.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000755

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Syrian Army, Air Force Continue Pounding Terrorists' Military Positions in Homs Province

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army continued to inflict heavy losses on the terrorists in the Eastern part of Homs as the country's air force hit hard ISIL's military positions in the Eastern and Southeastern parts of the province.

The Syrian army units backed by Syrian and Russian air forces struck ISIL's military positions in the surrounding areas of Arak oil field and the Eastern parts of Palmyra (Tadmur) silos.

A large number of the ISIL terrorists were killed in the Syrian and Russian strikes while many others were injured.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000690

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Kurdish Forces Continue Advances in Manbij

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), mainly comprised of Kurdish fighters, continued their advances in al-Qassaniya district in Manbij as heavy clashes are underway in the city's Sheikh Aqeel district.

At least 26 terrorists were killed and many more were wounded in clashes with the SDF and the Kurdish fighters.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000605

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Iran Wants Probe into Terrorist Sponsors' Money-Laundering Moves

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht Ravanchi called on the different countries and international bodies to help trace money-laundering moves made in support of the terrorist groups financially.

"The Takfiri and Wahhabi groups are supported through money-laundering and we believe that we can prevent these money-laundering moves," Takht Ravanchi said on Tuesday.

He underlined the necessity for cutting off the financial and logistic support for the terrorist groups in the region by certain countries, and said even the Europeans are now feeling concerned and insecure by the developments in the region.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000524

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Lebanese Army Destroys Fatah Al-Sham Base near Syrian Border

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Lebanese Army’s carried out a special operation to destroy a Fatah al-Sham Front’s base near the Syrian border-crossing in Jarod ‘Arsal.

The Lebanese Army’s assault proved successful, as their forces overwhelmed the Fatah al-Sham Front militants their base inside the town of Dahr Al-Safa, Al Masdar reported.

According to a Lebanese Army source in Beirut, at least six Fatah al-Sham militants were killed and two armored vehicles were destroyed during the attack.

In addition to their assault on Fatah al-Sham Front’s positions in Jarod ‘Arsal, the Lebanese Army also shelled several sites under the control of the ISIL terrorist group in the Baalbek Highlands.

en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000772

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ISIL, Al-Fatah Al-Sham Front Commit over 100 Terrorist Acts near Aleppo in 2 Months

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- ISIL and the Fatah al-Sham Front (formerly al-Nusra Front) terror groups carried out over 100 terrorist attacks around the Syrian city of Aleppo in the past two months, a Russian senior military official said.

"Terrorist acts they committed in the area of Aleppo have surpassed 100 in the last two months. Over the past week, four terrorist attacks were carried out with 11 suicide bombers, killing over 250 people and wounding about 900," Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy told reporters, Sputnik reported.

Rudskoy said Fatah Al-Sham Front attempted to launch an offensive Southwest of Aleppo by deploying up to 5,000 militants.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000650

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Israeli Forces Detain 18 Palestinians in West Bank Raids

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli forces Tuesday detained 18 Palestinians, including a girl, during overnight raids across the West Bank, security sources and Palestine Prisoner’s Society said.

Seven Palestinians were detained from Jerusalem, four others from Hebron, five others from Tulkarem and two others from Bethlehem, WAFA reported.

Israeli police leading tracking dogs raided Shufat refugee camp, detaining six Palestinians after ransacking and wreaking havoc into many houses.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000577

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Saudi Airstrike Kills 3 Yemeni Children, Critically Injures Parents

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- At least three children from a single family were killed after Saudi fighter jets bombed a residential building in Yemen’s Southern province of Abyan.

The air raid hit the building in the village of al-Shamil, located in Abyan’s district of Wuday’, early on Tuesday, Al Masirah reported.

The children’s parents are said to have been critically injured in the assault.

A day earlier, Saudi warplanes repeatedly pounded the Kahlan military base in the province of Sa’ada. The Harad district in the Northwestern province of Hajjah also came under similar attacks.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000528

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Inquiry Confirms 348 Killed in Nigeria's Zaria

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Nigeria’s army killed 348 people last December in a series of clashes for which troops involved should be prosecuted, a judicial inquiry concluded in a new report.

How the authorities respond to the inquiry’s findings may indicate the extent to which reform is being implemented under a drive by President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler, to root out human rights violations by soldiers, Hindustan Times reported.

The United States blocked arms sales to Nigeria and ended training of troops there under Buhari’s predecessor Goodluck Jonathan, partly on concerns over human rights such as the treatment of captured suspected insurgents.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000481

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Russia Opens Seven Civilian, Militant Corridors in Syria's Aleppo

August 2, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Seven humanitarian corridors were opened in the Syrian city of Aleppo for civilians and militants willing to surrender, the Russian military said.

"Seven humanitarian corridors are active for the rescue and aid of civilians taken hostage by terrorists, as well as for militants who choose to lay down their weapons. Stations for hot meals, food supplies, water and first aid have been established in close proximity to these humanitarian corridors," Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy told reporters, Ria Novosti reported.

He said a separate corridor for militants wishing to lay down their weapons was formed in Northern Aleppo.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950512000419

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Mideast

Coup attempt cost Turkey’s economy $100 billion: Trade Minister

Tuesday,August 2 2016

The failed attempted coup on July 15 has cost the Turkish economy 300 billion Turkish Liras (around $100 billion), according to initial calculations, Customs and Trade Minister Bülent Tüfenkci has said.

This amount may however increase when more detailed calculations are made, he added.

“When we consider all those warplanes, helicopters, weapons, bombs and buildings, the cost is 300 billion liras at minimum according to our prior calculations. The exact cost may likely increase when the detailed calculations are made. There will also be various costs in the medium-term. For instance, many orders from abroad have been canceled. Many foreigners have halted their Turkey visits. The coup plotters have unfortunately created a Turkey image as if it were a third world country. People who see tanks in the streets and the parliament bombed will not come to Turkey. All of these create costs in the medium-term,” Tüfenkci said in a meeting with a group of journalists in Ankara.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/coup-attempt-cost-turkeys-economy-100-billion-trade-minister.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102354&NewsCatID=344

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CIA also behind failed coup attempt: Former Turkish army chief

Tuesday,August 2 2016

Turkey’s former army chief, İlker Başbuğ, has commented on the July 15 failed coup attempt, believed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to have been masterminded by the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), saying the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was also behind it.

“There was foreign support in this uprising. It’s against its nature if there isn’t. Where does [U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah] Gülen live? In the U.S. Who gives him the opportunities? The CIA,” Başbuğ told private broadcaster CNN Türk on Aug. 1, as he added that the CIA planned to use FETÖ in order to harm the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK).

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/cia-also-behind-failed-coup-attempt-former-turkish-army-chief-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102382&NewsCatID=341

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Turkish economy stronger than before coup attempt: PM Yıldırım

Tuesday,August 2 2016

Turkey and its economy are stronger than before the recent deadly coup attempt, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said late Aug. 1.       

“Our economy is still as steady as a rock. There was not even a minor economic shock. But, this situation disturbed some sides,” he said during a press conference in Ankara. Those unnerved included Standard and Poor’s, which decided to cut Turkey’s rating, a decision which depicted the company’s “bias,” according to Yıldırım.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-economy-stronger-than-before-coup-attempt-pm-yildirim.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102375&NewsCatID=338

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Turkish FM hits back at Austrian counterpart on Twitter

Tuesday,August 2 2016

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had a Twitter spat with his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurtz late on Aug. 1.

Writing about a recent interview that Çavuşoğlu gave to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Austrian foreign minister tweeted: “I do not accept Cavusoglu’s ultimatum and turn it back. The EU cannot proceed with dependencies and must protect its borders.”      

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-fm-hits-back-at-austrian-counterpart-on-twitter.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102373&NewsCatID=510

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Turkish lawmakers visit US, Europe to relate coup attempt, Gülen

Tuesday,August 2 2016

A group of Turkish lawmakers from both the ruling and opposition parties began an eight-day visit to the United States on Aug. 1 to deliver briefings regarding the failed coup last month, as two other groups visit London and Brussels as part of Turkey’s diplomatic bid to convince allies that U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen masterminded the attempt.

The U.S. team is scheduled to meet with senior officials, with Turkey’s request for Gülen’s extradition set to be high on the agenda.      

The group visited the Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C. on its first day, during which they were briefed on the latest developments between the two countries. They also met Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Leslie Caldwell.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-lawmakers-visit-us-europe-to-relate-coup-attempt-gulen.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102386&NewsCatID=510

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Turkish PM demands Gülen’s extradition from US top soldier

Tuesday,August 2 2016

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has reiterated Turkey’s demand for the extradition of Fethullah Gülen from the United States during a meeting with top U.S. soldier Joseph Dunford, who paid a snap visit to Ankara amid a growing rift between Ankara and Washington.

According to sources at the office of the prime minister, Yıldırım described the July 15 coup attempt that was allegedly orchestrated by the Fethullah Gülen organization as the gravest threat to the Turkish people and Turkish democracy.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-pm-demands-gulens-extradition-from-us-top-soldier.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102377&NewsCatID=510

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Over 300 pro-coup soldiers remain at large: Defense minister

Tuesday,August 2 2016

More than 300 soldiers, including nine generals, who are suspected of having links with the July 15 failed coup attempt remain at large, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık said on Aug. 1.

“There are 311 soldiers including nine generals who are on the run,” Işık told private broadcaster CNN Türk, adding that efforts were underway to find the soldiers.       

Işık also commented on the closure of military schools as part of a series of key decisions made in the aftermath of the deadly coup attempt, which killed more than 230 people and injured nearly 2,200 others.     

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/over-300-pro-coup-soldiers-remain-at-large-defense-minister.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102374&NewsCatID=338

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14 high ranking municipal officers detained in Gülen probe in Turkey’s south

Tuesday,August 2 2016

Fourteen high ranking municipal officers were detained on Aug. 2 in southern Mersin Metropolitan Municipality as a part of the investigation into the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ), which was blamed for the failed coup attempt of July 15.

Police detained municipal officers including deputy mayor Mehmet Özgür Sanal, general secretary Haluk Tunçsu and executive assistant Hüdaverdi Aydoğdu, along with a number of department heads in an operation conducted at the municipality.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/14-high-ranking-municipal-officers-detained-in-gulen-probe-in-turkeys-south.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102378&NewsCatID=341

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Draft to change centers of two southeastern provinces in parliament

Tuesday,August 2 2016

Draft legislation to move the centers of two southeastern provinces to respective districts and rename the provinces after the districts was presented to the Turkish parliament on Aug. 2.

According to the draft, Şırnak’s Cizre district and Hakkari’s Yüksekova district will become the centers of the two provinces, which will also be renamed Cizre and Yüksekova.

The district of Hakkari and the district of Şırnak, meanwhile, will be renamed as Çölemerik and Nuh, respectively, as part of the draft. 

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/draft-to-change-centers-of-two-southeastern-provinces-in-parliament-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102380&NewsCatID=341

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Draft to change centers of two southeastern provinces in parliament

Tuesday,August 2 2016

Draft legislation to move the centers of two southeastern provinces to respective districts and rename the provinces after the districts was presented to the Turkish parliament on Aug. 2.

According to the draft, Şırnak’s Cizre district and Hakkari’s Yüksekova district will become the centers of the two provinces, which will also be renamed Cizre and Yüksekova.

The district of Hakkari and the district of Şırnak, meanwhile, will be renamed as Çölemerik and Nuh, respectively, as part of the draft. 

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/draft-to-change-centers-of-two-southeastern-provinces-in-parliament-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102380&NewsCatID=341

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Turkish justice minister says second document sent to US demanding Gülen extradition

Tuesday,August 2 2016

A second document has been sent to the United States demanding the urgent arrest of U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, who was blamed for the failed coup attempt of July 15, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Aug. 2.

“We answered their questions about ‘why it is urgent [to arrest Gülen]’ with our first document. We wrote, ‘There are serious claims and statements that Fethullah Gülen had a hand in the coup attempt. Therefore he needs to be arrested immediately and we have intelligence that he could flee to a third country,’ and we sent it,” Bozdağ told reporters in parliament.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-justice-minister-says-second-document-sent-to-us-demanding-gulen-extradition.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102383&NewsCatID=338

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Draft to launch Turkish sovereign wealth fund sent to parliament

Tuesday,August 2 2016

A draft law for the establishment of the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Turkey was sent to parliament in a bid to create an additional 1.5 percent contribution to annual growth in the next decade, as Reuters has reported on Aug. 2.

The draft included various new regulations in the fields of taxation, public energy projects and investments.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/draft-to-launch-turkish-sovereign-wealth-fund-sent-to-parliament-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102387&NewsCatID=344

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Southeast Asia

Muslim World Should Reject Foreign Intervention: Najib Abdul Razak

2-8-2016 

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said today the Muslim world should reject foreign intervention, as it clearly leads to devastating results, as seen in many countries.

Najib said the Muslim world must make it clear in rejecting such intervention, which was often based on incomplete, wrong or partisan information.

“We also must reject those who, out of political motivation, urge foreign powers to intervene in their own country.

Full report at: malaysiakini.com/news/350801

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Indonesian Islamic schools not related to Gulen, minister says

Tue, August 2 2016

Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin has asserted that no schools under the ministry's authority were related to an organization led by Fethullah Gulen, who Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused of being behind a recent failed coup against him.

"Islamic schools under the Religious Affairs Ministry have no connection to Fethullah Gulen," Lukman said on Monday.

Full report at: thejakartapost.com/news/2016/08/02/indonesian-islamic-schools-not-related-to-gulen-minister-says.html

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Myanmar fines 2 Pakistanis for giving mosque sermons

01.08.2016 

A Myanmar court has fined two Pakistan nationals around $85 each for giving sermons at mosques in the commercial capital of Yangon.

The father and son, due to be deported Monday evening, were detained over the weekend amid a spike in the number of cases of religious intolerance in the country, with several mosques and religious buildings attacked in the last month alone.

Officials from the country's official Muslim body have insisted that the men did little more than visit the mosques and conduct sermons, calling the arrests an oppression of the right to prayer.

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  • To Dindyal Mittal
    What you eat you became that is logic of Zakir Naik.
    Muslims do not eat dog and pig. He might be eating Cucumber all time.

    By Aayina - 8/11/2016 3:37:36 AM



  • Dogs & Pigs can sex every where with any female.
    By Dindayal Mittal - 8/10/2016 11:38:48 AM



  • To
    Manzural Haque

    I am happy that you became bonafide scholar,

    You muslim yourself decide first your one authentic interpretation and understanding.

    We as Hindus have only oncern, what is popular among muslim, which effect on us, what was popular among muslim in past that had effected us and likely to effect us.

    Now you have became bonfide scholar, just produce your own Authentic Islam.

    Thanks keep it up.

    By Aayina - 8/7/2016 12:47:21 PM



  • I have just become a bonafide scholar after reading the great writings of one Aayina, whom I thought to be an ex-Muslim for carrying so much of bile, but who has been kind enough to inform us that he is a shudh Hindu despite not being a 'darpan'; and does absolutely not need any further shuddhikaran.  Strange that  some people do not expect a shudh Hindu to be bonafide scholar of Islam. I recommend everybody to read him to know authentic Islam. Only just take care  not to follow his grammar else you may run the risk of being laughed at by your primary school going kids.
    By Manzurul Haque - 8/6/2016 12:35:02 PM



  • To
    Deepa Natarajan.

    I am not bonofide scholars as you wish is? also I am critic of all religions but not atheist, more like buddha find my own enlightenment

    Any paigamber and Avatars, are not bonafide all of them declared themselves Paigamber or Avtar when they had enough follower to accept, support and fight for them either intellectual or violent, they establish themselves in political and religious sphere of the world, those are not flex the political muscle are slowly forgotten 

    Recent example success is Gulam Ahmed Qadiyani able to flex the political muscle and slowley now getting the established and everyone including muslims are starting to recognized, recently they are listed as muslim in new census of India which was Quadiyanis wish was to called them muslim otherwise they had or might get what ever they wanted.

    Recent example of failure is Bahaulla khan, was only successful in religious sphere, mostly other religions excluding muslims who outright condem him, India was first to help them to form LOTUS temple.

    Dalai lama even got the nobel prize but was not able to muscle political favor from the world.  


    It is true that Islam tried abolished slavery, but it is more political move the increase the numbers that were newly formed muslim were struggling to find, it is like Americans give citizenship to fight in wars, Iran had started similar move give citizenship to Afghan Hazaras if they are ready to fight in war.

    Also before abolishing they made sure they are muslim salves, you will not here of any  non-muslim slave.

    New category of slaves were invented on the name of Kafir, Dhimmi and collecting Jaziya , and that is the reason you here still that what they were doing to slaves as their property same and even harsher behavior is promoted by Muslims towards non-muslim.

    Freedom of religion was tolerance and respect was promoted by Romans but they used different tactic to remain in power.

    CYRUS of Iran, was the first hero of west for the freedom of faith, which muslim call Zulkarnain, It is written on cylinder and is kept in the united nations.

    Muslim will try to project that secular and democratic document was found by Muslim after the death of Mohammed paigamber  that is false propaganda and because that was the among the different tribes among the muslims and very very tiny negligible amount of minority. This mentality you can see in the muslim promoting secularism or democracy within the boundary of Islam and want to treat muslim as kafir, Dhimmi and so on.. and wanted to have restricted rights 

    In united nations the this freedom of faith document of CYRUS is put, which all muslims country are member and muslim dominated area in non-mulsim country openly   violet and humiliate even though they are member of united nations. 

    This is my personal opinion and observation, can be different for the other people under the circumstances they lived and influenced 
     

    By Aayina - 8/6/2016 4:45:45 AM



  •  I recollect reading an article sometime back that talked about abrogating slavery in stages in Islam as against one go to avoid backlash ... if I remember right, Islam was considered radical at the time of inception because it brought forth a lot of reforms (opposed by the Bedouins) ... maybe bona fide scholars can share more details on the same.
    By Deepa Natarajan - 8/5/2016 10:11:57 PM



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