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Democratic Party Officials Call Out Hindutva Groups As “Domestic Branches” Of “Foreign Hate Groups”, Seek FBI, CIA Probe

New Age Islam News Bureau

18 September 2022

  

Teaneck Democrat Municipal Committee says HAF, VHPA, and SEWA International are “domestic branches” of “foreign hate groups”

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• Democratic Party Officials Call Out Hindutva Groups As “Domestic Branches” Of “Foreign Hate Groups”, Seek FBI, CIA Probe

• Inter-Religion Bonhomie: Kept In Gurudwara For 75 Yrs, A Manuscript Of Quran Handed Over To Mosque

• Religious Diplomacy Key In Promoting ’Common Values,’ Says Muslim World League Chief

• Indonesia Works To Weaken Radical Islam Through Education Realize "Unity In Diversity"

• Radical Islamist Group Armed With Pistols, Clubs, And Stones Attacks Shia Procession In Pakistan, 13 Injured

North America

• Islamic State claims first attacks inside Benin

• America's Christian majority is on track to end

• First Mosque Opens In Troy, But Legal Battle With City Continues

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India

• U.P.’S Lone Muslim Minister, Danish Azad Ansari, Says Survey Will Connect Madrasas With Government Schemes

• Muslim Prisoners Beard Was Forcefully Clean-Shaved In Madhya Pradesh Jail During Inspection

• Tension in Sankarankoil as BJP puts up Modi posters near mosque

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Arab world

• Organization of Islamic Cooperation Chief To Meet Key Officials At 77th UNGA Session

• Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Meets with the Mufti of Kazakhstan

• One-year prison sentence, SR3,000 fine for violators of Saudi flag law

• Sky’s the limit as private pilot courses take off in Saudi Arabia

• Hall 4 play showcases acting talents of youth on the autism spectrum in Saudi Arabia

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Southeast Asia

• Amanah MPs, assemblymen who go against party decisions to automatically lose membership

• Johor will play a decisive role in deciding who wins GE15, says PKR’s Rafizi

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Pakistan

• State’s responsivity — to project soft power of Islam

• Graft cases against leaders of ruling coalition lose steam

• 30 booked for Chehlum procession attack in Sialkot

• Sindh govt plans to demolish MQM’s Azizabad headquarters

• Imran to address gathering in Muzaffarabad on Sept 29

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Mideast

• Moroccan Muslims Reviving Jewish Heritage In Former Jewish Neighbourhoods

• Scores of Israeli settlers break into Al-Aqsa Mosque

• Iranians Mourn Arbaeen of Imam Hossein (AS) Across Country

• Arbaeen shows unity among Muslims: president Raisi

• Iran’s Leader hosts mourning ceremony for Imam Hussein on Arba’een

• Iran's Chabahar port crucial for landlocked Afghanistan's foreign trade

• No dollars for food imports from Iran, Afghanistan

• Over 50,000 Afghan refugees deported from Iran in past months

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South Asia

• China Calls on US to Release Afghan Frozen Asset in ‘Full at Once’

• Taliban Condemns US forming Swiss-based Trust for Afghan Frozen Funds

• Bangladesh eyes 100 billion USD export earnings by 2026

• Former Guantanamo prisoner and popular Taliban fighter is injured in Panjshir war

• Karzai breaks silence, condemns brutal killings in Panjshir province

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Europe

• British Muslim Charity Breaks World Record For Most Blood Donations In A Day

• UK: Amidst Hindu-Muslim tension in Leicester, police appeal for calm

• UK Man, Muhammad Khan, Charged With Public Order Offense Over Queen Elizabeth Coffin Incident

• King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla’s relationship over the years – a timeline

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Africa

• Insurgency: Maintain Winning Tempo, Don’t Give Breathing Space – Islamic Group Tells Security Agencies

• ‘29 insurgents’ killed as ISWAP, Boko Haram clash in Borno

• North-East govs: Our role in Boko Haram decimation

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Democratic Party Officials Call Out Hindutva Groups As “Domestic Branches” Of “Foreign Hate Groups”, Seek FBI, CIA Probe

 

Teaneck Democrat Municipal Committee says HAF, VHPA, and SEWA International are “domestic branches” of “foreign hate groups”

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Anwar Iqbal

September 18, 2022

WASHINGTON: A Democratic Par­ty unit in a New Jersey town has passed a resolution calling out the US-based Hindutva outfits as “domestic branches” of “foreign hate groups”.

The resolution named several right-wing Hindu groups — such as the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA), SEWA Interna­tional, Infinity Foundation and Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation — among the outfits that practise Hindu supremacism in the United States.

Passed by the Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee (TDMC) this week, the resolution urged US senators and congressmen from New Jersey, and Governor Phil Murphy, to ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to “step up” research on these “foreign hate groups that enjoy “tax-exempt status” in the United States.

“Hindu nationalist organisations have infiltrated all levels of politics and were highly effective in blocking US House Resolution 417 which was a congressional attempt to warn against the Hindu nationalist movement,” TDMC said.

House Resolution 417 — brought in 2013 in the US Congress — sought to continue denying a US visa to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was sponsored by both Republican and Democratic lawmakers. The resolution also called on India to protect the rights and freedoms of religious minorities and asked the US government to include the matter as part of the bilateral strategic dialogue.

The TDMC resolution noted that “most local American elected officials remain unaware and unprepared to deal with the Hindu extremists”.

The resolution claimed that US-based right-wing Hindu groups had “direct and indirect ties to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the right-wing Hindu nationalist paramilitary organisation in India whose ideology are part of Nazism and European fascism.”

The resolution urged New Jersey Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and Congressman Josh Gottheimer to “revise the Visa Waiver Programme Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 to address foreign violent extremists with speaking engagements in the US”.

In 2005, Modi, then the chief minister of Gujarat, applied for a US visa but his request was turned down because of his failure to halt the 2002 riots that killed about 2,000 Muslims and destroyed livelihoods and homes in the Indian state. In 2016, the Obama administration used waiver facilities to restore his visa.

The TDMC resolution noted that “extremists who routinely spew venomous hate towards minorities [in India] are invited to speak at large events and temples in the United States”.

The resolution pointed out that Sambit Patra, a “controversial” spokesperson of India’s ruling Hindu supremacist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), “served as Grand Marshall” at a parade held in Edison and Woodbridge towns on Aug 14 to mark the 75th anniversary of India’s freedom.

“A bulldozer, which has been weaponised against minorities” in India, was part of the New Jersey parade with “giant pictures” of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as ‘Daddy Bulldozer’.

The resolution also pointed out that Hindu extremists sent “one million emails, death threats and rape threats to US academic scholars, like Rutgers [University] professor Audrey Truschke, and their families when 50 universities supported [a] conference titled ‘Dismantling Hindutva’ [in 2021]”.

The resolution said US lawmakers must help pass US House Resolution 1196 that urges the US Department of State to designate India as a Country of Particular Concern, as recommended by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.

“Americans need to understand that the RSS’s roots stem from the same place as Italian fascism and German Nazism,” TDMC member Daniel Rosenblum, who voted for the resolution, told Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), which was among the first to report the passing of the resolution.

Margot Fisher, another TDMC member, said: “People are confusing the teachings of Gandhi with Hindu nationalism and they are not the same.”

In recent weeks, several human rights organisations — such as Black Lives Matter, American Muslims for Democracy, and Hindus for Human Rights — led a campaign to raise awareness among elected officials in New Jersey about the dangers of Islamophobic Hindu supremacism.

Source: Dawn

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Inter-Religion Bonhomie: Kept In Gurudwara For 75 Yrs, A Manuscript Of Quran Handed Over To Mosque

 

The manuscript of the Quran being handed over to members of the Muslim community at Buttaran village in Jalandhar. Tribune photo

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Deepkamal Kaur

Sep 18, 2022

In an exceptional case of inter-religion bonhomie, members of a Gurudwara committee of Buttaran village and other residents on Thursday handed over a manuscript of the Quran, which had been in their safe custody since Partition, to the caretakers of a mosque.

Elderly people in the village said three Muslim families used to live in the vicinity of the one-room Gurudwara before Partition. Since they were to migrate to Pakistan, they handed over the holy book to the then custodian of the Gurudwara to ensure its safety. Since then, the Gurudwara had been maintaining it, keeping it wrapped in a cloth along with other holy scriptures and ensuring full respect to it.

When the mosque custodians came on Thursday, we requested them to read out its details as we cannot read Urdu. They told us that this handwritten copy had been readied in 1938. —Gurmel Singh, Granthi

About four years ago, when Gurmel Singh joined as the Granthi of the Gurudwara, he proposed to the villagers that the holy book should be safely handed over to the Muslim community. “We used to open it only when villagers or other visitors who knew about it requested us for its Darshan. Though someone in Lahore had penned it in pre-Independence times, it is still in a good condition. We initially thought that we could hand it over to some Gujjar families in the village but then someone suggested that the old Imam Nasir mosque in Jalandhar city was the most appropriate place where it could be kept,” said the Granthi.

He said, “I, along with Gurudwara committee members and some villagers, went to the Imam Nasir mosque and met Maulana Mohammad Adnan Jamai there. He told us to bring it to them, but then someone suggested that the Maulvi should be invited to the gurdwara to receive it. When the mosque custodians came yesterday, we requested them to read out its details as we cannot read Urdu. They told us that this handwritten copy had been readied in 1938. They happily took it with them.”

The Granthi said, “The occasion was special for me. It gives me such a huge sense of satisfaction that the Quran has reached where it ideally should have been. I am thankful to the Almighty for having chosen me for this holy cause.”

The gurdwara members also presented a siropa to the special guests. Among those present on the occasion were gurdwara president Kulvir Singh, former president Mohinder Singh, Maulana Shamshad and Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui.

Source: Tribune India

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Religious Diplomacy Key In Promoting ’Common Values,’ Says Muslim World League Chief

 

MWL Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa addresses in the opening session of the congress. (Supplied)

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ARAB NEWS

September 17, 2022

RIYADH: The closing statement of the Kazakhstan Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, attended by more than 100 delegations of influential international religious leaders, has praised the contents of the historic Makkah Document.

The document was signed by senior muftis, scholars and thinkers of the Islamic world in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, home of the Grand Mosque, affirming its importance in promoting peace, dialogue, cooperation and mutual respect for the good of the world.

Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League, had assigned Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Zayd, deputy secretary-general of MWL, to represent the league in the congress.

Al-Issa sent a recorded television speech in the opening session of the congress, at the invitation of the Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, along with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in the presence of the Pope and international religious leaders.

In his speech, Al-Issa addressed the importance of “common values,” stressing that religious diplomacy is an important and influential tool in the context of promoting these values, as seen at the conference, bearing common humanitarian goals.

He noted the importance of dialogue and civilized and cultural communication, stressing that being far from each other has generated anxiety and fear and created a gap that widens with time due to illusions and doubts. He added that errors in perceptions and judgments have resulted in dangerous negative effects throughout human history.

Al-Issa refuted the theses that hold religions responsible for some conflicts and wars, declaring that most of the conflicts and wars throughout human history were the result of ideas blamed on religions, but in reality they only expressed the thoughts of their owners, and never expressed true religion or any civilized culture.

Many Islamic leaders participating in the conference described, in the final statement, the praise of Makkah Document as a great recognition of the historical achievement of this document, which is a significant turning point in contemporary Islamic history, due to its religious and intellectual context that embraces all Islamic sects.

The Makkah Document was celebrated on a number of international platforms for its religious and cultural diversity. It was also adopted by Islamic countries at the meeting of foreign ministers in Niamey, Niger, and it has been adopted in the training of imams in many Islamic countries and countries that include Muslim communities. The sponsor of this document was King Salman, who sponsored its international conference held in Makkah in 2019, organized by the MWL, with the approval of about 1,200 muftis and scholars and more than 4,500 Islamic thinkers.

Source: Arab News

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Indonesia Works To Weaken Radical Islam Through Education Realize "Unity In Diversity"

 

Indonesia's International Islamic University opened in 2021 in Depok, West Java. Around 100 students are studying on the campus. (Photo by Koya Jibiki)

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Koya Jibiki

September 18, 2022

JAKARTA -- An inconspicuous yet important agenda for Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to educate moderate Muslims is getting underway as the world's most populous Muslim nation aims to get religious radicals under control and realize "unity in diversity."

The centrepiece of these efforts is the Indonesian International Islamic University, the newest national university in the country, which was established under a national strategic project led by Widodo, with the aim of providing the highest quality of Islamic education in the world.

IIIU's campus, located in the city of Depok, on the outskirts of Jakarta, is built on a tract of land measuring 142.5 hectares, 30% of which is occupied by buildings, with the rest covered in lush plant growth.

Although the university is Islamic by name, "we are open to [all] students. ... We respect diversity, without segregation by race or religion," IIIU Rector Komaruddin Hidayat said in a recent interview with Nikkei Asia.

The campus currently hosts four faculties: Islamic studies, social sciences, economics and business, and education. The plan is to add three more faculties in the future. It is currently a research-oriented institution offering only master's and doctoral programs but plans to add undergraduate programs.

The faculty of economics and business teaches general economics, rather than teaching Shariah economics based on Islamic law. Professors have been hired from the Middle East, Europe and the U.S., in addition to Indonesia, and all classes are conducted in English or Arabic.

IIIU, whose faculties have a common aim of producing moderate Muslims, also incorporates a broad range of research from Indonesia, the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. in its programs. To provide balanced views, it also offers classes on non-Islamic subjects.

While the university provides high-level education, it has so far not proved easy for students to complete their classes. In the first year of opening, 1,000 students applied but only about 100 enrolled, of whom 20 have already dropped out.

"The Middle East has played a central role in Islamic education up to now," Hidayat said. "With the opening of this university, we would like to make Indonesia an international hub" for Islamic education.

Indonesia has in the past experienced a series of tragedies resulting from terrorist acts by Islamic radicals. A 2002 terrorist attack in the island resort of Bali by operatives of Jemaah Islamiyah, a group based in Indonesia, killed more than 200 people. Domestic terrorist organizations, inspired by international terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State group and al-Qaida, have attacked government and other religious facilities. In 2017, a Catholic church and police station in Surabaya were attacked by Islamic State-affiliated suicide bombers, killing 13 people and leaving many wounded.

The Widodo administration is increasing crackdowns on Islamic radicals and at the same time working on programs to develop human resources.

"We'd like to introduce democracy, which has taken root in Indonesia, into education and spread moderate Islam, which excludes extremism," Hidayat said.

Its particular focus is on integration of Pancasila, or the five principles formulated by former Indonesian President Sukarno as a state philosophy, into IIIU's education. The Pancasila, the national credo, stipulates diversity in the country.

Efforts like Indonesia's to make Islam compatible with democracy are rarely found in the Islamic world, where many countries are regarded as being under authoritarian control by royal family members and religious leaders.

"Islam has essentially respected other religions and sought ways to coexist with them," said Hidayat, who specializes in comparative religious studies. "The religion is highly compatible with democracy, which respects minority positions."

Source: Asia.nikkei

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Radical Islamist Group Armed With Pistols, Clubs, And Stones Attacks Shia Procession In Pakistan, 13 Injured

 

Shiite Muslims take part in a procession marking Chehlum in Peshawar, Pakistan

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

The Shia procession was going to Imambargah (congregation hall) in Sialkot, for the Chehlum of Imam Hussain when a group of people armed with pistols, clubs, and stones attacked the mourners.

Activists of a radical Islamist group attacked a Shia procession in Pakistan's Punjab province, leaving at least 13 people injured, police said on Sunday.

According to an FIR, the Shia procession was going to Imambargah (congregation hall) in Sialkot, about 130kms from Lahore, in connection with the Chehlum of Imam Hussain on Saturday when a group of people armed with pistols, clubs and stones attacked the mourners.

The Chehlum is a Shia religious observance that commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, who was martyred on the 10th day of the month of Muharram.

A senior police officer told PTI on Sunday that tensions had been simmering over the past few days in the area between the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and Shia activists over the route of the procession.

"The TLP local leaders wanted that the Shia procession should not pass in front of their mosque cum seminary. The local Shias were determined to go to Imambargah by the same route they take every year," the officer said on condition of anonymity.

"Police officers had held talks with both sects and apparently the TLP leaders agreed that they would not object to the procession route," the officer said.

However, a group of TLP activists came out of their seminary on the Alam Chowk of Shahabpura (Sialkot) and attacked the Shia mourners.

"Thirteen people, all of them belonging to the Shia community suffered injuries. The condition of a couple of them is stated to be critical as they had head injuries," the officer said.

Sialkot Police chief Faisal Kamran said the police force reached the spot after learning about the incident. However, the attackers managed to flee.

"Police force has been deployed in the area to control law and order. Besides police teams have been constituted for the arrest of the suspects," he said.

Video clips, shared on social media, showed a good number of people holding clubs and weapons opening fire and attacking the Shia procession participants.

Source: Tribune.Com

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North America

 

Islamic State claims first attacks inside Benin

September 17, 2022

Through its weekly Al-Naba newsletter earlier this week, the Islamic State officially claimed its first two operations inside Benin. The attacks now join the chorus of strikes committed inside the littoral West African country by its main regional competitor, al Qaeda’s Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM).

On Thursday, the Islamic State retroactively took credit for two assaults inside Benin’s northern Alibori Department, which borders both Burkina Faso and Niger. In its first claim, the Islamic State said its men were responsible for an ambush on Beninese troops near the town of Alfa Kawoura on July 1, reportedly killing four soldiers. This incident does not seem to correlate to any known reported attack.

However, in its second claim, it stated its men carried out the July 2 attack in Benin’s northern Parc W that killed two Beninese soldiers. The jihadist group also released a graphic photo showing the two killed troops. For both assaults, the Islamic State said its Sahel Province, which is more colloquially known as the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS), were responsible.

Source: Longwar Journal

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America's Christian majority is on track to end

September 17, 2022

MICHAEL LEVITT

Eliza Campbell had spent her entire life as a practicing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She was born in Utah, a state in which the majority of residents belong to the church, and attended Brigham Young University, a private institution owned and operated by the church.

"It's part of your whole professional network, your whole emotional community," she said. "Basically, it touches every facet of your life."

Source: Npr.Org

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First mosque opens in Troy, but legal battle with city continues

Jennifer Chambers

18-09-2022

Members of a mosque and Troy's elected officials are meeting Saturday afternoon for a ribbon cutting at the Adam Community Center, but a federal lawsuit between the parties remains unsettled after a four-year legal battle.

Amy Doukoure, staff attorney for CAIR-MI, said on Saturday, lawsuits by her organization and the Justice Department remain open and the two sides continue to disagree over monetary damages.

"We were able to get a certificate of occupancy," Doukoure said. "They can use it as is as a place of worship and banquet hall. There are bigger plans in the future to create a more comprehensive community center."

Source: Detroit News

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India

U.P.’S Lone Muslim Minister, Danish Azad Ansari, Says Survey Will Connect Madrasas With Government Schemes

The Hindu Bureau

SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

The lone Muslim face in the Uttar Pradesh Government and Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Danish Azad Ansari, on Saturday alleged that Opposition parties in the State were indulging in false propaganda on the ongoing survey of madrasas in the State, and the focus of the survey is to connect madrasas with government welfare schemes.

“No madrasa will be closed or bulldozers used on madrasas. In the survey, there is no talk of bulldozers or closing down madrasas. These propagandas are orchestrated by the opposition as the Muslim community is drawn towards the BJP government,” Mr. Ansari said, speaking to media persons in Barabanki.

“After the survey, we will connect the madrasas with government schemes like ‘ Nai Roshni, Nai Udaan’ of the Minority Welfare Department, and we want students to get exposure to modern and technical education along with religious education,” he said. He further alleged that Opposition parties in the State had used the Muslim community as a vote bank in the past and now, as the community was progressing, “these groups are not likening it”.

Source: The Hindu

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Muslim Prisoners Beard Was Forcefully Clean-Shaved In Madhya Pradesh Jail During Inspection

18-09-2022

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Five Muslims youths who were sent to jail under Section 151 of CrPC, have said that they were forcefully shaved in the jail in  Rajgarh.

'Jailer told us this is not Pakistan but India. You cannot sport  beard in the jail,' they were quoted in the memorandum their families handed over to Rajgarh district collector Harsh Dixit, demanding action against jailer for insulting Islam.

Source: Msn.Com

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Tension in Sankarankoil as BJP puts up Modi posters near mosque

Sudhakar P.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2022

Tension prevailed for a while near a mosque in Sankarankoil in Tenkasi district on Saturday as BJP functionaries erected banners near a mosque in connection with the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

When the youth wing members of the BJP erected a few banners carrying the photos of Mr. Modi near the mosque on Sankarankovil — Kazhugumalai Road on Saturday wishing Mr. Modi on his 72 nd birthday, members of a few Muslim outfits opposed it.

Source: The Hindu

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Arab world

Organization of Islamic Cooperation Chief To Meet Key Officials At 77th UNGA Session

ARAB NEWS

September 18, 2022

JEDDAH: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Hissein Brahim Taha, led a high-level delegation on Saturday to participate in the work of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

The OIC chief is expected to hold bilateral meetings with leaders and presidents of member states and officials of regional and international organizations, on the side-lines  the UNGA session.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Meets with the Mufti of Kazakhstan

17 Sep, 2022

Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh, met at his guest residence in the Kazakhstani capital of Nur-Sultan today with the Mufti of the Republic of Kazakhstan Sheikh Nauryzbai Kazhy Taganuly.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the visit of Al Al-Sheikh to the World and Traditional Religions Leaders Congress.

The meeting reviewed areas of cooperation and issues of mutual concern, particularly those related to the service of the Islamic action of joint interest.

Source: Alriyadh Daily

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One-year prison sentence, SR3,000 fine for violators of Saudi flag law

GHADI JOUDAH

September 17, 2022

RIYADH: As the 92nd Saudi National Day approaches, the Ministry of Commerce has clarified the regulations regarding the use of the Kingdom’s flag.

The ministry has warned that those found guilty of “showing disrespect” to the national flag in public will be jailed for one year and/or receive a fine of up to SR3,000 (just under $800).

The ministry confirmed that it is prohibited for “individuals and commercial establishments” to use the Kingdom’s flag — a white sword on a green background and white Arabic writing which translates as “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah” — or the state emblem — two swords and a palm tree — or pictures of leaders and officials and their names in commercial dealings, including “publications, goods and products, media bulletins, special gifts and others.”

Source: Arab News

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Sky’s the limit as private pilot courses take off in Saudi Arabia

GEORGE CHARLES DARLEY

September 17, 2022

RIYADH: The phrase “private aviation” conjures up images of billionaires in Lear jets hopping between Monte Carlo and the Bahamas — but entry into this world is surprisingly affordable and accessible, particularly in Saudi Arabia.

The proliferation of private aviation academies in the Kingdom has opened the way for ordinary men and women to obtain a private pilot license (PPL) in a matter of a few months — allowing you to fly for sport and recreation with a couple of passengers, but not for commercial gain.

Capt. Abubakar Mohamed, the chief ground instructor at Rabigh Wings Aviation Academy located just north of Jeddah, explained the procedure.

Source: Arab News

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Hall 4 play showcases acting talents of youth on the autism spectrum in Saudi Arabia

GHADI JOUDAH

September 17, 2022

RIYADH: Youth on the autism spectrum in Saudi Arabia are showcasing their talents through a range of initiatives including the Hall 4 play, which took place on Friday in Riyadh.

The Charitable Society of Autism Families partnered with the Theater and Performing Arts Commission to host the Hall 4 play, which runs until Sunday at the Al-Rayyan Complex Theater of the Technical and Vocational Training Corp.

The opening of Hall 4 was attended by Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Farhan, chairman of Charitable Society of Autism Families, and Princess Samira bint Abdullah Al-Farhan, board member of SAF. (AN photo by Huda Bashatah)

Source: Arab News

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Southeast Asia

Amanah MPs, assemblymen who go against party decisions to automatically lose membership

18 Sep 2022

SEREMBAN, Sept 18 — Amanah today passed a motion to amend its constitution so that any of its Member of Parliament or assemblyman who goes against the decisions of the party or Whip will automatically lose their membership in the party.

The motion which was moved by a delegate and seconded by another received the approval of the majority of the delegates attending the party's National Convention 2022 here.

Federal Territories Amanah vice chairman Ahmad Zamri As'ad Khuzaimi when moving the motion said the amendment can be made by including a new clause, namely Clause 6.3, in Amanah's constitution.

Source: Malay Mail

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Johor will play a decisive role in deciding who wins GE15, says PKR’s Rafizi

By Ben Tan

18 Sep 2022

JOHOR BARU, Sept 18 — Johor will be the state that determines whether Pakatan Harapan (PH), Barisan Nasional (BN) or Perikatan Nasional (PN) clinches the 15th general election (GE15), said PKR’s Rafizi Ramli.

“In Malaysia, the state with the most parliamentary constituencies is Sarawak with 31 seats. Johor comes second with 26 seats, followed by Sabah with 25 seats.

“For any political party, be it PKR, Umno, BN, Bersatu (Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia) or PN, no coalition in this country can form a government if it does not win Johor’s parliamentary seats,” said Rafizi during the southern zone Ayuh Malaysia Truck Tour at the Johor Baru parliament service centre grounds here last night.

Source: Malay Mail

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Pakistan

State’s responsivity — to project soft power of Islam

Dr Muhammad Ali Ehsan

September 18, 2022

People always perceive things differently, and if interpretation can be termed an art of understanding and explaining things in different ways then why blame each other for interpreting things differently. Let there be disagreements and dissents but let them remain small and not grow larger than our egos. That way, maybe having different perceptions and in turn believing in different realities may become not a vice but a great virtue of the society. Historically, the growth and development of all grand human struggles and their profound consequences wouldn’t have resulted if men had not chosen to perceive things differently. Not the Steve Jobs and Bill Gates of recent years but the Greeks and the Romans, the Europeans, the Mongols, the Ottomans and the Ataturks of yester years all perceived the world around them differently.

Different perceptions build different realities and difference in perception not only split friends, families and communities at a larger scale, these differences take the form of extreme polarisation and splits even the countries. For a decade or two, our society has been consumed with the disease of extreme polarisation and that is sickening us to the core. Our problem was not to find who is the best to rule the country but how best the country could be ruled. In trying to find the answer to the former, the latter has become a joke.

Even the best of the geniuses has their blind spots so there never is going to be a perfect ruler and his or her interpretation of a given situation or a problem will always remain open to questioning and debate. This is simple if I am professing this in one of my university classes but situating the same concept in politics becomes a monumental job. But our students of today are the policymakers and politicians of tomorrow and there lies the hope of infiltrating their minds and bridging an intellectual gap with a wish that such plain logic will help them stand up and face the great responsibility of running the affairs of this country in much different and better ways in future.

Source: Tribune.Com

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Graft cases against leaders of ruling coalition lose steam

Zulqernain Tahir

September 18, 2022

LAHORE: As under the newly amended accountability laws, courts have started sending back corruption references — involving an amount less than Rs500 million — to the anti-graft watchdog, with its new chief apparently in no hurry to forward them to a relevant forum for action, the corruption cases such as Ramzan Sugar Mills virtually stand closed, at least for the time being, Dawn has learnt.

Almost all such references were against those linked with the incumbent coalition government led by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, a source in the federal government disclosed on Saturday.

A former prosecutor general believes referring the cases back to National Accountability Bureau does not mean ‘crime is not committed’ and the fact that there were dozens of such cases cannot be ignored.

Source: Dawn

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30 booked for Chehlum procession attack in Sialkot

The Newspaper's Correspondent

September 18, 2022

NAROWAL: The Sialkot police registered a first information report (FIR) under sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) against 30 people for an alleged attack on the main Chehlum procession.

According to the FIR registered with the Hajipura Police Station, dozens of devotees were going to the Shahabpura Road to participate in the main procession of the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS).

A group of people armed with iron rods and weapons tried to forcibly stop the pilgrims near the Alam Chowk of Shahabpura. The armed men pelted the pilgrims with stones and opened fire on them.

Source: Dawn

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Sindh govt plans to demolish MQM’s Azizabad headquarters

Azfar-ul-Ashfaque

September 18, 2022

KARACHI: The provincial authorities are all set to demolish the sealed Khurshid Memorial Complex, the headquarters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan near Nine Zero in Azizabad, on the grounds that it was allegedly built on an amenity plot, it emerged on Saturday.

The temporary headquarters of the MQM-P, which is a coalition partner to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government at the Centre, is currently housed in a multi-storey building in Bahadurabad. The party had been asking the current and former governments as well as certain quarters to return its sealed offices and allow it to continue its normal political activities.

On the instructions of Central Deputy Commissioner Taha Saleem, who is also the administrator of District Municipal Corporation-Central, a letter dated Sept 16 was written to the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) by the additional DC regarding “restoration of parks and amenity plots in the light of orders of the Supreme Court”.

Source: Dawn

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Imran to address gathering in Muzaffarabad on Sept 29

Tariq Naqash

September 18, 2022

MUZAFFARABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan will address a ‘mammoth gathering’ in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) capital later this month in his first public appearance in the territory after last year’s election campaign.

Adviser for information Chaudhry Rafique Nayyar said the ruling PTI’s parliamentary party had decided at its meeting, presided over by party’s regional president and prime minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas, to hold the public meeting in K.H. Khurshid mini stadium in the heart of Muzaffarabad on Sept 29 “to renew the unflinching affiliation of the Kashmiris with their ambassador”.

Early this month,PM Ilyas had announced at a public meeting in Bagh that Mr Khanwould soon be invited to address a “huge jalsa” at the place of his choosing in Azad Kashmir.

Source: Dawn

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Mideast

 

Moroccan Muslims Reviving Jewish Heritage In Former Jewish Neighbourhoods

09.17.22

Moroccans now living in the mellahs – historic urban neighbourhoods in Moroccan cities that were once thriving Jewish quarters – do not know anything about the people who lived there before them. These neighborhoods later became small, mostly poor ghettos, with little to no connection to Jews today.

But a new program might change this. “Rebuilding Our Homes” is a multi-year US Agency for International Development-supported New Partnership Initiative of the American Sephardi Federation and Mimouna Association. It aims to revive the prosperous Jewish life in the historic urban areas in Fez, Essaouira and Rabat, by teaching their current residents about local history, and helping to make them part of the rich heritage of the place.

“We make the residents of these neighborhoods take part in preserving the place by letting them document and upload photos of old Jewish houses to our archive, and teaching them Hebrew,” explained Jason Guberman, executive director of the American Sephardi Federation.

Source: Ynet News

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Scores of Israeli settlers break into Al-Aqsa Mosque

18/September/2022

JERUSALEM, September 18, 2022 (WAFA) – Scores of Israeli settlers escorted by police today broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem and performed rituals throughout its courtyards, according to witnesses.

The Jordan-run Islamic Waqf Department, in charge of the holy site, said scores of Israeli settlers entered the compound through the Moroccan Gate in groups and performed rituals and Talmudic prayers there under the protection of Israeli police officers.

The development comes amid calls by far-right Temple Mount organizations urging their members and supporters to break into the holy site en masse on September 29 on the occasion of the Jewish New Year.

Source: English.Wafa

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Iranians Mourn Arbaeen of Imam Hossein (AS) Across Country

2022-September-17

Millions of people from all walks of life, who could not travel to Iraq, took to the streets across Iran to pay homage to Imam Hossein (AS), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

This year, the event has assumed added significance as it comes after two years marked by the COVID-19 pandemic protocols that place restrictions on gatherings.

Arbaeen is best known for the Arbaeen march, where pilgrims travel long distances, stretching for tens of kilometres, on foot to get to Imam Hossein (AS)'s shrine in Karbala.

Source: Fars News

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Arbaeen shows unity among Muslims: president Raeisi

Sep 17, 2022

President Raeisi on the sidelines of a ceremony attended by a huge crowd of people in Imam Hussein Square in the east of the capital on Saturday morning in commemoration of Arbaeen, which marks forty days after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS).

Source: Mehr News

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Iran’s Leader hosts mourning ceremony for Imam Hussein on Arba’een

By IFP Editorial Staff

September 17, 2022

During the ceremony on Saturday, which was joined by a group of Iranian students, Ayatollah Khamenei said the Arba’een ceremonies were held with more grandeur this compared to “any other period in history.”

The Leader said the “miraculous” Arba’een walk, which takes place annually in the lead-up to the occasion, was a symbol of the divine will to “keep the flag of Islam and Ahlul Bayt (the family of Prophet Muhammad) raised.”

Ayatollah Khamenei added that the Arba’een pilgrimage had also turned into a symbol of convergence among the faithful and the huge gathering of justice-seekers.

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Iran's Chabahar port crucial for landlocked Afghanistan's foreign trade

September 17, 2022

Landlocked Afghanistan faces many issues related to trade as it has to cross Iran or Pakistan to reach water ports as the seaports accelerate the rate of international trade and act as an inhibitor in trade cost.

Mirza Ahmad Ebrahimi, a PhD research scholar writing in Khaama Press in an op-ed page analysed Afghanistan's two options, Chabahar or Karachi seaport.

Chabahar seaport via Iran was found to be the utmost sustainable one as a trade route. To connect Afghanistan with Iran's Zabul province for smoothing and accelerating goods movement, the Delaram-Zaranj Highway with a 218 km roadway in the Nimruz province was designed and constructed by the government of India at the request of Afghanistan and cost USD 175 million.

Source: Business-Standard

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No dollars for food imports from Iran, Afghanistan

Shahid Iqbal

September 18, 2022

KARACHI: The food importers, especially vegetables, from Afghanistan and Iran have been relying on the grey market to make payments since they are not allowed to buy dollars from banks or exchange companies, Dawn has learnt.

The country has been facing an acute shortage of tomatoes, onions, potatoes, etc after floods destroyed crops pushing up prices to unprecedented levels across the country.

This situation has forced the government to immediately allow imports of these foodstuffs from neighbouring countries to bridge the supply and demand gap but it has not made any arrangements for the provision of greenbacks to make payments against these imports.

Source: Dawn.Com

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Over 50,000 Afghan refugees deported from Iran in past months

17 September, 2022

Kabul [Afghanistan], September 17 (ANI): Over 50,000 Afghan refugees were deported from Iran in the past month, the country’s Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) confirmed on Friday.

According to the ministry officials, the acting Afghan Minister and the Iranian ambassador, Bahadur Aminian, discussed the situation of Afghan refugees on Thursday, reported TOLO News.

An official of the MoRR, Basit Ansari said, “The Minister of Refugee Affairs from Afghanistan was present at this meeting, and it was stressed that the neighbouring countries, especially Iran, should help in creating job opportunities for those Afghans returning to Afghanistan.”

Source: Dawn.Com

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South Asia

China Calls on US to Release Afghan Frozen Asset in ‘Full at Once’

By Arif Ahmadi

17 Sep 2022

KABUL, Afghanistan – Following the establishment of a foundation for managing $3.5 billion in frozen Afghan funds, China called on the US government to fully release the country’s assets and lift all unilateral sanctions against Afghanistan.

The remarks came days after the US government announced the creation of a foundation based in Switzerland that will use the money help address the unfolding economic and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, which is roughly half of the total asset. 

Mao Ning, a spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that America should take the majority of the responsibility for the reconstruction of Afghanistan.

Source: khaama Press

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Taliban Condemns US forming Swiss-based Trust for Afghan Frozen Funds

By Arif Ahmadi

17 Sep 2022

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban’s foreign affairs ministry on Thursday condemned the United States’ decision to transfer Afghan central bank reserves into a Swiss-based trust, according to sources, saying it was against international norms.

On Wednesday, the Biden administration moved to establish a foundation for managing $3.5 billion in frozen Afghan funds, skirting Taliban in their efforts to having hands on what is known to be the last shot to stabilize country’s economy.  

The U.S. decision “to transfer a part of the reserves of the Central Bank of Afghanistan to Switzerland and use it for targeted disbursement without any input by Afghanistan as unacceptable and a violation of international norms,” spokesperson Abdul Qahar Balkhi said in a statement, as Reuters quoted.

Source: khaama Press

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Bangladesh eyes 100 billion USD export earnings by 2026

Stock Market News

2022-09-18

Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) Bangladesh has embarked on a high growth path with an aim to double its export earnings in just four years, country's Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said.

Addressing a meeting with the Overseas Correspondents Association of Bangladesh (OCAB) at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Saturday, he said the government has planned an export target of 100 billion US dollars by 2026.

"We're planning an export target of 80 billion US dollars by 2024 and 100 billion US dollars in 2026," Xinhua news agency reported quoting the minister.

Source: In.investing

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Former Guantanamo prisoner and popular Taliban fighter is injured in Panjshir war

By Khaama Press

17 Sep 2022

The news spread widely in social media as a couple of local news agencies covered the story of the former Guantanamo prisoner and the popular Taliban commander for the Panjshir and Andarab war.

The Taliban has not yet showed any reaction to the news and due to restrictions for access to information within the Taliban administration, the media outlets are unable to verify and reaffirm sensitive incidents via government sources.

Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir was one of the prisoners in the U.S Guantanamo prison for several years after the US and NATO troops fought Taliban in 2001.

Source: khaama Press

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Karzai breaks silence, condemns brutal killings in Panjshir province

By Khaama Press

17 Sep 2022

In a statement published by Karzai on Friday, he condemned brutal killings in Panjshir province and said the continued bloodshed must stop.

“The bitter past experience has clearly indicated that bloodshed and war is never the solution, but it brings further ruin and destruction”, former President Hamid Karzai has said on his Friday’s Facebook page.

Karzai emphasized on stopping war and relying on discussions and negotiations as the only way to reach a solution for the Afghanistan humanitarian crisis.

Source: khaama Press

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Europe

British Muslim charity breaks world record for most blood donations in a day

Aina J Khan

Sat 17 Sep 2022

A British Muslim charity has broken the world record for the largest number of blood donations in one day, months after the NHS urged more donors to step forward.

The volunteer-run world record effort was led in August by Who Is Hussain, a social justice charity that worked with NHS Blood and Transplant, as well as the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign, one of the country’s oldest Muslim blood donation organisations.

As part of the campaign, called #GlobalBloodHeroes, blood donation centres across the UK – and dozens of other centres in 27 countries including Argentina, Iraq, and Thailand – collected blood from more than 37,000 people. Donations began at a centre in New Zealand and concluded in the US.

Source: The Guardian

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UK: Amidst Hindu-Muslim tension in Leicester, police appeal for calm

Scroll Staff

18-09-2022

The Leicester Police on Saturday issued an appeal to the public to maintain calm amid tension between Hindus and Muslims in the city, the BBC reported.

The unrest in the British city began after an India and Pakistan cricket match on August 28. So far, 27 persons have been arrested in what the police have described as a “series of disturbances”.

Source: Scroll.In

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UK Man, Muhammad Khan, Charged With Public Order Offense Over Queen Elizabeth Coffin Incident

Tala Michel Issa

18 September ,2022

A man in the United Kingdom has been charged with a public order offense after allegedly leaving the queue of mourners in London to approach the late Queen Elizabeth’s coffin on Friday, the BBC reported on Sunday.

The 28-year-old man, identified by London’s Metropolitan Police as Muhammad Khan from Tower Hamlets in east London, has been charged under the Public Order Act.

Source: English.Alarabiya

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King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla’s relationship over the years – a timeline

Jordan King

18 Sep 2022

A poignant photograph showed the couple walking through the gates of Buckingham Palace on Friday.

When the King addressed the nation on Friday, he spoke very lovingly about his ‘darling wife’s devotion’.

The pair have been married for 17 years but they have had a very tumultuous relationship since the first day they met.

Source: Metro.Co

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Africa

Insurgency: Maintain winning tempo, don’t give breathing space – Islamic group tells security agencies

September 18, 2022

By Don Silas

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged Nigerian security agencies to keep up the current tempo in the fight against insurgency in the country.

MURIC observed that men of the Nigerian Army, the Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) have turned on the heat on insurgents, kidnappers, and other criminals in recent times, thereby putting them on the run.

In a statement by the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Sunday, the Islamic group urged Nigerian security agencies not to give criminals breathing space.

Source: Daily Post

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‘29 insurgents’ killed as ISWAP, Boko Haram clash in Borno

September 18,2022

ISWAP is a faction of Boko Haram that left to form its own group after leadership disagreement. Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram, was reportedly killed in a clash with ISWAP in 2021.

Some ISWAP fighters led by “Ba’ana Chigori” were said to have invaded a Boko Haram enclave in “Gaizuwa otherwise known as Gabchari, Mantari and Mallum Masari”, which resulted in a fight that lasted for hours into Saturday morning.

“The ISWAP overpowered the rival groups who were taken unawares, and scores of them were killed while the surviving terrorists retreated,” the officer was quoted as saying.

Source: The Cable.Ng

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North-East govs: Our role in Boko Haram decimation

September 18, 2022

By Opinion Nigeria

Chairman of the North-East Governors Forum (NEGF) and governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, says since the formation of the forum, its members have painstakingly discussed issues of common interest which led to the decimation of Boko Haram and other criminally- minded people through shared intelligence.

Zulum observed that the non-kinetic approach initiated and adopted by the Forum with support of the Federal Government to address the menace of Boko Haram insurgency has come a long way to opening up a corridor for many members of the sect to lay down their arms.

Speaking at the opening of the 7th North East Governors Forum in Gombe at the weekend, he said it is a matter of necessity for governors of the sub-region to maintain a strong and unwavering position towards addressing the menace of kidnapping that is fast becoming a new normal across the country.

Source: Opinion Nigeria

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