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150 Taliban Killed, 90 Wounded In Kundoz Operation








The Palestinian flag flies beside the flag of the United Nations after being raised by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a ceremony during the UN General Assembly at the UN in Manhattan, New York September 30, 2015. (Photo: Reuters, Andrew Kelly)

South Asia

150 Taliban Killed, 90 Wounded In Kundoz Operation

Taliban Defeated in Takhar’s Khwaja Ghar District

Security Forces in Full Control Of Imam Saheb District Of Kundoz

Afghan Special Forces seize control of Kunduz city from Taliban

Nine civilians wounded in landmine explosion in Nangarhar’s Achin District

Afghan forces fight to push back Taliban from Kunduz

MD-530 “Jengi” helicopters depart Kabul for first expeditionary operations in Helmand

Omar Safi reappears in media, rejecting all allegations ‘My trip was approved’

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India

Full Text: India’s reply to Pakistan at the United Nation General Assembly

I Was Nationalist, Then Communist, but Babri and Riots Changed Me: IM Operative

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Australia

Aussie Education Ambassador Defends Islam

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Arab World

Iraqi Kurds Drive Islamic State Out Of Villages

Saudi Scholars Blast Israel's "Terrorism"

Coalition seizes Iranian boat with arms for Houthis

Bahraini King's Son Injured in Yemen

Saudi Centcom Chief in Jizan Killed

Saudis asked to stay away from Turkish border towns

Bahraini authorities seize 1.5 tonnes of explosives after warehouse raid

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Europe

UK To Lift Curbs on Turbans at Work

After Minarets, Swiss Rightist Seeks Niqab Ban

Russia Deploys Five More Fighter Jets in Syria to Strengthen Airstrikes on ISIL

Germany's Radical Right Mobilizes Against Refugees

Muslim Students Discriminatory Discs Spark Ire

Russian jets carried out at least 30 airstrikes in Syria on Thursday

Russia denies US criticism, says warplanes hit IS fighters

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Pakistan

Pak PM Urges India to Pledge Not To Use Force Under Any Circumstances

Mina Stampede: Officials Say 40 Pakistanis Dead, Over 60 Missing

Pakistan was obliged to develop nuclear capability: foreign secretary

Shuja Khanzada murder: Four suspects killed in CTD 'encounter'

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Mideast

Historic Moment as Palestinian Flag Raised Outside UN

Israeli Troops Raid Al-Aqsa Mosque

Iran Nearly Doubles Its Death Toll from Hajj Stampede

Two Turkish soldiers gunned down on way to work

Source Rejects Reports on Seizure of Iranian Ship Carrying Weapons in Sea of Oman

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Southeast Asia

Indian Charged With Slapping Muslim Cleric during Prayers In Malaysia

China Bans Uighur Muslim Names

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North America

Trump Says Would Send Home Syrian Refugees If Elected Us Prez

Russia Carries out Airstrike near Homs in Syria: Us

Schools Listen to Parents Concerns over Islam Assignment

Islamophobia is the Problem, Not Islam

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Africa

Nigerian Finds Islam after Buhari's Win

Selling Spices for 15 Years, Kenyan Makes Hajj

Rwanda: From hatred to reconciliation

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South Asia

 

150 Taliban killed, 90 wounded in Kundoz operation

By KHAAMA PRESS - Thu Oct 01 2015

ANA150 Taliban militants have been killed and 90 others wounded in the operation launched against Taliban in Kundoz.

A statement released by the Ministry of Defense on Thursday morning states that Afghan security forces backed by air support launched operation to push back Taliban from Kundoz province.

The statement adds that besides strict resistance from militants, the operation has been successfully going on.

Security forces entered Bala-e-Hisar around 07:00 am this morning and also captured Pul-e-Rahmat Khan. There were no civilian casualties, the statement states.

The operation continued by the time this report was filed but according to the Ministry of Defense press release there was no resistance by Taliban.

After launching a coordinated attack, Taliban took the control of the city on Monday evening.

Taliban stormed several government compounds including the jail from where they set free around 600 prisoners.

At least 100 of them were detained on terrorism charges.

http://www.khaama.com/150-taliban-killed-90-wounded-in-kundoz-operation-3969

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Taliban defeated in Takhar’s Khwaja Ghar District

By KHAAMA PRESS - Thu Oct 01 2015

Afghan National Security Forces have defeated Taliban in Khwaja Ghar District of northeastern Takhar province.

Senior Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs General Mohammad Ayoub Salangi said in a tweet this afternoon that terrorists suffered heavy casualties in this district.

“#AFG #Khwajaghar district of Takhar province been cleared from terrorists by #ANSF, heavy casualties to the enemy.” A post on General Salangi’s twitter account stated.

Earlier in the day, a member of Takhar’s provincial council reported that Taliban who fled Dasht-e-Archi District of Kundoz province attacked Khwaja Ghar District.

Mawlwi Hassan Hanif added that several areas had come under the control of Taliban.

Taliban ramped up their attacks on government forces and facilities after announcing their ‘Spring Offensive” in April.

They were able to temporarily capture areas but lost them back to security forces with heavy casualties.

Their latest assault was on the capital city of northern Kundoz province where they held the control of some areas on Monday but lost them back to security forces this morning.

Ministry of Defense said that 150 Taliban were killed and 90 others wounded in the operation to retake the city.

http://www.khaama.com/fleeing-taliban-attack-a-district-of-takhar-province-in-neighborhood-of-kundoz-3968

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Security forces in full control of Imam Saheb District of Kundoz

By KHAAMA PRESS - Thu Oct 01 2015

Afghan National Security Forces have gained full control of the Imam Saheb District of northern Kundoz province, speaker of the parliament said on Thursday.

Abdul Rawouf Ibrahimi said that the district came under the government control after a military operation.

Ibrahimi further said that when security forces stepped back in this district, its residents begun to escape.

He added that some of them including children and women took boats to reach to a jungle alongside  Amu River.

Ibahimi urged President to keep on the military operation launched in Kundoz until the elimination Taliban from the entire province.

Kundoz being a key town in the northern part of the country is considered strategic. Analyzers believe if Taliban establish stronghold in this district, they can also pose threat to other neighboring northern and northeastern areas.

http://www.khaama.com/imam-saheb-district-of-kundoz-cleared-of-taliban-3969

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Afghan Special Forces seize control of Kunduz city from Taliban

By KHAAMA PRESS - Thu Oct 01 2015

The Afghan Special Operations Forces have retaken the control of Kunduz city from the Taliban militants, Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials said Thursday.

Sediq Sediqi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said clearing operations are underway after the Afghan forces retook the control of the city.

He said heavy casualties have been incurred to the Taliban militants during the ongoing operations.

Taliban militants seized the control of the city late on Monday evening after launched coordinated attacks on the city earlier that morning.

The Afghan forces are also supported by the coalition security forces during the operations to retake control of the city.

The US forces have carried out at least five airstrikes against the Taliban militants since Tuesday, the Resolute Support mission said.

A statement by Resolute Support mission said U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in self-defence to eliminate the threat on Wednesday after coalition special forces advisors, to include U.S. service members, while advising and assisting elements of the Afghan Security Forces, encountered an insurgent threat in the vicinity of the Kunduz airport at approximately 1 a.m., Sept 30.

Resolute Support said Afghan Security Forces have full responsibility for their operations in Kunduz. “Resolute Support service members are there to advise and assist. However, our service members have the right to protect themselves if necessary,” the statement added.

“U.S. forces conducted two airstrikes Sept. 29, the first at approximately 9:15 a.m. in the outskirts of Kunduz city, and the second at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the Kunduz airport. U.S. forces conducted three airstrikes Sept. 30, one at approximately 1 a.m. (the strike mentioned above), and two additional at approximately 5 p.m. all in the vicinity of the Kunduz airport. The five airstrikes were conducted to eliminate threats to coalition and Afghan forces,” RS said.

http://www.khaama.com/afghan-special-forces-seize-control-of-kunduz-city-from-taliban-1589

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Nine civilians wounded in landmine explosion in Nangarhar’s Achin District

By KHAAMA PRESS - Thu Oct 01 2015

Nine civilians have sustained injuries in a landmine explosion in Achin District of eastern Nangarhar province.

Haji Ghalib Mujahid, governor of Achin District said the incident took place in Abdulkhil area on Wednesday afternoon.

He said these people were traveling in a vehicle that ran over a landmine.

Those wounded include four men, four women and a child.

At the same time, Haji Ghalib said that eight militants from Daesh group were killed and 10 others wounded in a clash with security forces.

He said security forces did not suffer casualties in the clash.

Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, spokesman for the police HQ of Nangarhar province added to the latest information regarding Achin District as saying that a number of terrorist hideouts and weapons belonging to militants were destroyed in recent operations.

 Achin District in Nangarhar is under a high threat of Daesh militants.

This week, the group carried out two coordinated attacks on a number of security posts in this district but security forces rebuffed these assaults.

Nearly 200 insurgents were killed in these attacks.

http://www.khaama.com/nine-civilians-wounded-in-landmine-explosion-in-nangarhars-achin-district-3967

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Afghan forces fight to push back Taliban from Kunduz

01 Oct 2015

Heavy fighting is under way in parts of the northern city of Kunduz between Taliban fighters and Afghan forces, as the Taliban retook some areas they lost overnight, our correspondent says.

"Fighting is going on since early morning and Taliban have claimed they have gained some parts of the city they had lost last night," Al Jazeera's Qais Azimy, reporting from Puli Khumri, about 100km from Kunduz, said on Thursday.

"They [Taliban] said they had left the centre of the city because of heavy bombardment by Nato forces and now they are trying to get it back. Many of them have taken shelter in residential areas around the city," he said.

Full Report at:

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/afghan-forces-fight-push-taliban-kunduz-151001085429899.html

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MD-530 “Jengi” helicopters depart Kabul for first expeditionary operations in Helmand

By GHANIZADA - Thu Oct 01 2015, 10:27 am

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan Air Force MD-530s and Mi-17 helicopters departed Hamid Karzai International Airport to participate in operations in Helmand province Sept. 27.

The MD-530 Warrior, or “Jengi” in Dari, is the newest in the Afghan Air Force’s arsenal to support convoy escort, aerial reconnaissance, armed over-watch, and close air support to Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).

The Afghan Air Force leaders decided, with the coordination of the Ministry of Defense, to deploy the helicopters to participate in combat missions in the southwest zone, said Col. Bahadur, AAF public affairs officer through an interpreter.

“It is necessary to mention the MD-530 helicopters are maneuverable and have low fuel consumption,” he said. “It is very efficient for domestic operations.”

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jim Abbott, MD-530 adviser at Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air), said this first expeditionary operation to Helmand province is tangible proof this very aggressive program is showing results.

Full Report at:

http://www.khaama.com/md-530-jengi-helicopters-depart-kabul-for-first-expeditionary-operations-in-helmand-1590

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Omar Safi reappears in media, rejecting all allegations ‘My trip was approved’

Thu Oct 01 2015

Mohammad Omar Saif, the governor of Kundoz province has returned to Kabul and rejected all allegations.

Radio Azadi reported on Thursday that Safi talked to them on Wednesday saying that his trip was approved by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in advance.

Kundoz city was under Taliban control for three days but ministries of interior and defense said this morning that Afghan security forces have regained control of the city.

Omar Safi did not talk to media about his whereabouts for at least two days when people in his province were dying. Now that Taliban are on the run, he all sudden appears in the media saying that he will defend Afghanistan until ‘the last drop of his blood’.

Previous reports published on media suggested that he had fled the country to Europe. But Safi told Radio Azadi that it is not the reality.

“Unfortunately, Afghan people and politicians don’t follow reality. And they just say irresponsible things in the media that could be very dangerous. The enemy can benefit from this.” Safi is quoted by Azadi Radio as saying.

He said that he had left the provincial capital in the charge of his deputy and the police brigade commander.

Safi’s comments come as President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed Hamdullah Daneshi as the acting governor for Kundoz.

http://www.khaama.com/omar-safi-reappears-in-media-rejecting-all-allegations-my-trip-was-approved-by-the-president-3968

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India

 

Full Text: India’s reply to Pakistan at the United Nation General Assembly

October 1, 2015

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accused India of fomenting instability in his country and proposed a four-point “new peace initiative” including demilitarizing Kashmir and Siachen, and formalizing the 2003 ceasefire, describing these as the “simplest” measures to implement towards peace between the two countries. (Source: AP file photo)

Statement by First Secretary, Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations exercising India’s Right of Reply during the General Debate of 70th session of UN General Assembly

Mr. President,

It is regrettable that the delegation of Pakistan has once again chosen to misuse the High Level Segment of the UN General Assembly Session to distort reality and portray a false picture of the challenges in our region.

Pakistan claims to be the primary victim of terrorism. In truth, it is actually a victim of its own policies of breeding and sponsoring terrorists. Seeking to mask its activities as though an outcome of domestic discontent in the Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir carries no credibility with the world.

Mr. President,

It was stated that Jammu and Kashmir is under foreign occupation. It is, except that the occupier in question is Pakistan. In fact, India’s reservations about the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor stem from the fact that it passes through Indian territory illegally occupied by Pakistan for many years.

Pakistan apparently regrets that the dispute over Jammu and Kashmir remains unresolved and that our dialogue has not progressed. If it is so, this is because Pakistan has chosen to disregard its commitments, whether it was under the 1972 Simla Agreement, the 2004 Joint Declaration forswearing terrorism, or more recently, the understanding between our two Prime Ministers at Ufa. On each occasion, it is India that has extended the hand of friendship. India remains open even today to engage Pakistan on outstanding issues in an atmosphere free of terrorism and violence.

Mr. President,

Reference was made to ceasefire violations and exchanges of fire along the Line of Control and the International Boundary. The world knows that the primary reason for firing is to provide cover to terrorists crossing the border. It needs no imagination to figure out which side initiates this exchange.

It is not uncommon for states, when confronted with serious challenges, to shift responsibility on others. That is the case with Pakistan and terrorism, reflecting the inability to recognize that this is a home grown problem that has begun to bite the hand that fed it. We agree that terrorism has underlying causes – in this case, poverty of wisdom and ignorance of consequences.

Mr. President,

The heart of the matter is a state that regards the use of terrorism as a legitimate instrument of statecraft. The world watches with concern as its consequences have spread beyond its immediate neighbourhood. All of us stand prepared to help, if only the creators of this monster wake up to the dangers of what they have done to themselves.

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/full-text-indias-reply-to-pakistan-at-the-united-nation-general-assembly/#sthash.fLxP16uA.dpuf

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I Was Nationalist, Then Communist, but Babri and Riots Changed Me: IM Operative

Written by Praveen Swami | New Delhi

Sadiq Israr Sheikh, who has told police he carried out the 7/11 Mumbai train bombings along with four others, claims to have had a change of heart soon after the attack. “I began reading stories in newspapers about the victims,” Sheikh, then 34, told his interrogators on September 18, 2009. “In fact I’ll say that I credit the newspaper Indian Express for changing my thinking. The Indian Express played a crucial role in changing my outlook. Daily the paper carried a story of a victim which really influenced me. I came to the conclusion that what I am doing was wrong.

That my path was wrong and I shouldn’t be involved in these activities. I decided from then on not to get involved in any more of such activities. READ | Unraveling the truth behind 7/11 Mumbai train blasts probe “There were stories of people who had just one son, or just one earning person to depend on, and people with kids. I put myself in their place: how would I have felt if this had happened to me. I was married and had a daughter by then, you see, and I understood what it meant… The reality is my thinking changed completely.” In his custodial questioning, whose video is available with The Indian Express (www.indianexpress.com), Sheikh also talks about what set him down the road of terrorism, particularly the role played by the Babri Masjid demolition. Sheikh was born in 1975. His parents, who were small farmers owning just five bighas of land in Azamgarh, had moved to Mumbai, to a slum in Chembur, hoping to build a new life. Two years before his birth, the slum was relocated to Cheeta Camp, a new project that was built to make way for the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. There, his father ran a small store. In his 2009 interrogation, Sheikh says, “Before the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition, my mentality (inclination) was towards Communism, I was Communist-minded. Before that I was nationalist minded because the locality in Bombay where I lived was a defence services area — Army, Navy… After the Babri Masjid demolition and riots, my mentality changed and I turned towards my religion. And because I was upset, in 1996, I joined SIMI.” Sheikh, who says he was in SIMI from 1996 to 1999 (it was banned for the first time in 2001), also claims to have been attracted to it because he was “very aggressive”. “I used to pick fights, both at home and outside, which bothered my parents. So I thought I should get into the company of good people.” In SIMI, Sheikh says, “the pain that had taken root in my heart after the Babri Masjid episode got nurtured”.

At the same time, he clarifies, “I saw some people from SIMI and realised they were good people — Shafiq, Salim. These two were from the Cheeta Camp. I noticed they were of a religious bent, were educated and did jobs. I could have also joined the Jamat but those people become complete ‘mullahs’ — they are then not concerned about the world. I joined SIMI so that I stay religious and change to become better.” While Sheikh failed to clear high school, life did seem to be headed the right way.

He did a course in refrigeration, air-conditioning from an institute in Dongri, Mumbai, and in 2000, got an apprenticeship with Godrej as a refrigeration technician, and was later hired as full-time worker. Early in 2001, investigators have found, the Godrej plant moved to Mohali in Punjab, and Sheikh found himself jobless. In those months, his family received a visit from a Hyderabad-based relative, Mujahid Salim Azmi, the son of a prominent cleric. The two men shared anger against “oppression of Muslims in India”, and the belief that jihad was the way forward. Mujahid Salim is believed to have introduced Sheikh to Asif Raza Khan, a ganglord then in the process of setting up what would flower into the Indian Mujahideen several years later.

 In February 2001, Sheikh told police, he flew from Dhaka to Karachi, armed with fake travel documents. He said he received training at the Lashkar-e-Toiba’s Umm-ul-Qura camp near Muzaffarabad, in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, and then took an advanced course at a camp in Bahawalpur. In 2002, according to Sheikh’s testimony, he participated in his first terrorist action — an attack on the US consulate in Kolkata, carried out to avenge the killing of Asif Raza Khan in a shootout with police. Later that year, Amir Raza Khan, the brother of Asif Raza Khan, allegedly offered him a job in Dubai. His co-workers included Riyaz Shahbandri or Riyaz Bhatkal, a man he knew from the SIMI meetings he attended in 1996, who would soon become his boss.

Back in India in 2004, Sheikh was reportedly put to work building the network that grew into the IM. From September 2004, the group allegedly began carrying out its campaign: a bombing in Varanasi, followed by a strike on the Shramjeevi Express, and then serial bombings in New Delhi. His remorse in the aftermath of the Mumbai bombings, as Sheikh says in his videotaped testimony, caused him to drop out of the network. He was arrested in September 2008 in Mumbai, more than two years after the 7/11 bombings, while on his way to work.

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/i-was-nationalist-then-communist-but-babri-and-riots-changed-me-says-im-operative-sadiq-sheikh/

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Australia

 

Aussie Education Ambassador Defends Islam

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 00:00

CAIRO – Setting a role model for Australian Muslim students, an ambassador for the World Education Games aims to use her position to show the positive side of Islam, amid soaring Islamophobia in the country.

“I am excited at being chosen from more than 200 applicants to represent New South Wales (NSW) as an ambassador for the competition where I will do mathematics and science,” Budding poet Mariam Kashif told Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, September 28.

“Recently Islam has got some bad publicity though it is only a minority. I want to be a good representative of Islam.”

Full Report at:

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/asia-pacific/494481-aussie-education-ambassador-defends-islam.html

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Arab World

 

Iraqi Kurds drive Islamic State out of villages

Sep 30, 2015

The Kurdish government said it has driven IS militants beyond Ghara Heights and Mount Batiwa, south of Kirkuk. (Representative photo)

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IRBIL, (Iraq): The Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq says it has driven the Islamic State group out of more than 140 sq kilometers (54 sq miles) of territory near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and cleared part of a major highway.

 statement from the Kurdistan Region Security Council on Wednesday said Kurdish peshmerga fighters backed by US-led airstrikes pushed the militants beyond Ghara Heights and Mount Batiwa, south of Kirkuk, and secured a stretch of a highway which connects it to the central city of Samarra.

The IS group swept across northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 and currently holds roughly a third of Iraq and neighboring Syria. The Kurdish government says some militants were seen fleeing toward the contested town of Hawijah.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Iraqi-Kurds-drive-Islamic-State-out-of-villages/articleshow/49171915.cms

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Saudi Scholars Blast Israel's "Terrorism"

Thursday, 30 July 2015

RIYADH – Condemning recent violations against Al-Aqsa mosque, Saudi Council of Muslim scholar has accused Israel of practicing ‘state terrorism’ against worshippers in Islam's third holiest site.

“Israeli aggression against Muslim worshipers and the infringements that occurred in the sacred mosque... provoke Muslims and constitute severe violations of basic human rights,” the council declared in a statement cited by Anadolu Agency.

The statement followed recent clashes at Al-Aqsa mosque, during which dozens of Palestinians and four Israeli soldiers were injured after a group of extremist Jewish settlers, backed by Israeli security forces, entered to the mosque compound to mark a Jewish religious holiday.

Full Report at:

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/middle-east/490757-saudi-scholars-blast-israels-qterrorismq.html#at_pco=smlre-1.0&at_si=560d1052af1251b6&at_ab=per-12&at_pos=1&at_tot=3

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Coalition seizes Iranian boat with arms for Houthis

MOHAMMED AL-SULAMI & GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN

Thursday 1 October 2015

JEDDAH/RIYADH: The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iranian-backed Houthi militants in Yemen said Wednesday that it had foiled an attempt by Tehran to smuggle a huge cache of weapons into Yemen on a boat.

The weapons and equipment seized from the vessel include 18 anti-armored Concourse shells, 54 anti-tank BGM17 shells, 15 shell battery kits, four firing guidance systems, five binocular batteries, three launchers and one launchers’ holder.

The boat was reportedly manned by 14 Iranians and carried several documents indicating that it was owned by an Iranian national. The vessel was seized some 150 miles off the coast of Salalah in southern Oman on Saturday.

Full Report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/featured/news/813886

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Bahraini King's Son Injured in Yemen

Thursday 1 October 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Prince Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the son of Bahrain's king, was injured in an Ansarullah missile attack on a military base of the Saudi-backed forces in Ma'rib, Yemen, sources in Manama confirmed on Wednesday.

On September 14, several sources revealed on their twitter accounts that Khalid had been either killed or injured in Ma'rib.

According to al-Safir newspaper, Khalid has not appeared in front of the public ever since then and was even absent in the funeral ceremony of Dubai ruler's son and the media have just been informed by his office that he is running affairs and fulfilling his daily duties.

But sources close to Khalid told the daily on Wednesday that he had been injured in Ma'rib, without disclosing further details.

Full Report at:

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940708001449

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Saudi Centcom Chief in Jizan Killed

Thursday 1 October 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Central Command Commander of Saudi Arabia's Jizan province was killed in clashes with the tribal forces in Najran, Yemeni sources said Wednesday.

Ali al-Hamazani, a Yemeni activist, told FNA today that tens of Saudi military men were killed in clashes with the tribal forces in the Southern province of Najran, specially al-Khazra passage, near the Saudi-Yemeni borders.

"The Saudi forces were attempting to advance in a region fully controlled by Labsa' tribe which is seen as one of the most dangerous threats to the Saudi army, but they faced the tribal forces' ambush and sustained heavy damages," he added.

Hamazani said that the tribal forces destroyed a number of Saudi military vehicles and targeted a military base in the region with a barage of missiles attacks which killed tens of Saudi military men, including Jizan's centcom commander.

Full Report at:

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940708001278

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Saudis asked to stay away from Turkish border towns

Published — Thursday 1 October 2015

JEDDAH: The Saudi Embassy in Turkey warned Saudi nationals against approaching the Turkish border with Syria following threats to a Saudi citizen at a border city in the country.

In a press statement on its Twitter account, the Saudi Embassy explained the news circulated by media on the assault and attempted killing of a Saudi citizen in a Turkish border city.

Full Report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/featured/news/813846

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Bahraini authorities seize 1.5 tonnes of explosives after warehouse raid

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Authorities said they have uncovered “a sophisticated bomb-manufacturing facility” after it raided a warehouse in a residential district. (Courtesy: Bahrain News Agency)

Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said it has seized 1.5 tonnes of high-grade explosives after it raided a warehouse in a residential district.

A statement by the ministry said they have uncovered “a sophisticated bomb-manufacturing facility that contained in excess of 1.5 tonnes of high-grade explosives, including C4-RDX, TNT, and other powerful chemical explosives in a counter-terrorism operation at a warehouse in the Nuwaidrat residential district.”

Authorities said they have arrested a number of individuals suspected of being responsible for assembling and concealing explosives on suspicion of having “terror” links with Iran and the Iraq-based militant group Hezbollah.

Full Report at:

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/10/01/Bahraini-authorities-seize-1-5-tonnes-of-explosives-after-warehouse-raid.html

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Europe

 

UK to lift curbs on turbans at work

Kounteya Sinha,TNN | Oct 1, 2015, 06.49 AM IST

LONDON: A landmark rule will come into effect from Wednesday to lift all restrictions on wearing turbans to work across the UK.

Turban-wearing Sikhs will now have the right to choose not to wear head protection and will be exempt from legal requirements to wear a safety helmet in most workplaces, according to the UK's minister of employment Priti Patel.

A new clause into the Deregulation Bill 2015 says that should an individual suffer injuries as a consequence of not wearing head protection employers will be legally protected through the extension of limited liability.

Full Report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/UK-to-lift-curbs-on-turbans-at-work/articleshow/49176048.cms

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After Minarets, Swiss Rightist Seeks Niqab Ban

OnIslam & News Agencies

30 September 2015

ZURICH —A far-right politician who spearheaded campaign to ban minarets in Switzerland is looking for a new Muslim target, with his new announced plans to launch a new initiative to ban the Islamic full-face veil or niqab.

"In our culture, you don't cover your face, you show it. That's our culture, that's our society," Walter Wobmann told Reuters on Monday, September 28.

"Veiling is a symbol of radical Islam, which we don't want here," the Swiss People's Party member of parliament from Solothurn said.

Full Report at:

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/europe/494479-after-minarets-swiss-rightist-seeks-niqab-ban.html

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Russia Deploys Five More Fighter Jets in Syria to Strengthen Airstrikes on ISIL

TEHRAN (FNA), Sep 30, 2015- Informed sources said that the Russian Air Force reportedly transported five more fighter jets to the Syrian coastal city of Tartous in what looks to be the beginning stages of their massive aerial campaign against the ISIL terrorists group and its affiliates.

For the last two weeks, the Russian Air Force has conducted a number of reconnaissance flights above the provinces of Deir Ezzur, Hasaka, Raqqa, Aleppo, Sweida, Damascus, and Homs; this was an attempt by the Russians to gather a physical visual of the terrorist group’s positions around Syria’s vast desert landscape.

Full Report at:

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940708000485

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Germany's Radical Right Mobilizes Against Refugees

30 September 2015

According to the spy chief, the country had witnessed a "radicalization" and "a greater willingness to use violence" by all extremist groups.

BERLIN – As the influx of migrants and refugees continues, Germany’s spy chief has warned of a radicalization of right-wing groups, amid renewed xenophobic rallies and clashes in Europe's largest economy.

"What we're seeing in connection with the refugee crisis is a mobilization on the street of right-wing extremists, but also of some left-wing extremists who oppose them," Domestic spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen told Deutschlandfunk public radio, Agence France Presse (AFP) on Sunday, September 27.

Full Report at:

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/europe/494275-refugees-fuel-radical-right-rise-in-germany.html

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Muslim Students Discriminatory Discs Spark Ire

30 September 2015 00:00

Eighteen of the school’s 1,500 pupils were made to wear the discs.

CAIRO – A French school is under investigation after Muslim and Jewish pupils were told to wear red discs around their necks at lunchtime, sparking parents' outrage.

“It’s revolting. It reminds you of the darkest times,” a local councillor, Malika Ounès, told The Telegraph.

“Practices like this are not acceptable. No one has the right to impose this on children.”

The dilemma started when Piedalloues primary school in Auxerre, in Burgundy, gave red discs to non-pork eating pupils, basically Muslims.

Eighteen of the school’s 1,500 pupils were made to wear the discs.

Full Report at:

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/europe/494263-muslim-students-discriminatory-discs-spark-ire.html

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Russian jets carried out at least 30 airstrikes in Syria on Thursday

By KHAAMA PRESS - Thu Oct 01 2015

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Russian jets SyriaThe Russian jets carried out at least 30 airstrikes in Syria on Thursday including rural areas near the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour, it has been reported.

The area – Jisr al-Shughour is under the control of an alliance of insurgents including al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front.

Al-Mayadeen, a Lebanon-based TV station reported regarding the latest wave of airstrikes by the Russian jets.

According to the TV station the airstrikes targeted the ‘Army of Conquest’ positions. The alliance had made gains in northwestern Syria alongside other insurgent groups since May.

It has so far seized Idlib city and Jisr al-Shughour from government forces and advancing towards the coastal areas.

The Russian jets also carried out airstrikes in Idlib province including the Zawiya Mountain region as well as areas in Hama province further south.

According to the pro-opposition Orient News channel Russian strikes hit rebel positions in the Hama countryside.

This comes as Russia began airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday and hit rebel groups in the country’s west including Homs province.

http://www.khaama.com/russian-jets-carried-out-at-least-30-airstrikes-in-syria-on-thursday-1591

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Russia denies US criticism, says warplanes hit IS fighters

Paris |Oct 01, 2015

Russia on Thursday insisted its warplanes in Syria were hitting at the same terrorists targeted by the United States and contradicted American criticism that its military failed to coordinate the airstrikes, describing the allegations as a “war of disinformation.”

Alexander Orlov, the Russian ambassador to France, said Moscow’s intervention came only after a year of airstrikes by the US and its partners failed to dislodge Islamic State extremists, and predicted that Syria could be ready for “free elections” within a year.

The Russian Defence Ministry said its warplanes on Wednesday targeted and destroyed eight positions belonging to extremists from the IS group, also known as ISIL or ISIS, in what President Vladimir Putin called a pre-emptive strike against the militants.

The ministry gave no specific locations, but Orlov said the targets were installations for Islamic State and the al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria. Orlov told France Info radio the planes were acting as air support for Syrian ground troops.

The US and Russia agree on the need to fight the Islamic State but not about what to do with President Bashar Assad.

Full Report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world/russia-denies-us-criticism-says-warplanes-hit-is-fighters/story-FoKBOfNIFDqlxQdeC97YXI.html

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Pakistan

 

Pak PM urges India to pledge not to use force under any circumstances

ANWAR IQBAL | MASOOD HAIDER — 01 10 15

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged India on Wednesday to pledge with Pakistan not to use force or the threat of force under any circumstances.

The prime minister used his address to the UN General Assembly to propose four peace measures, which include demilitarising of Kashmir and an unconditional withdrawal of troops from Siachen.

“Our peoples need peace to prosper. Peace can be achieved through dialogue, not disengagement,” he said.

Mr Sharif said the steps he was suggesting in this “new peace initiative” were “the simplest to implement”:

“One, Pakistan and India formalise and respect the 2003 understanding for a complete ceasefire on the Line of Control in Kashmir.”

For this purpose, he called for the expansion of the UN Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan to monitor the observance of the ceasefire.

Full Report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210158/pm-urges-india-to-pledge-not-to-use-force-under-any-circumstances

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Mina Stampede: Officials Say 40 Pakistanis Dead, Over 60 Missing

Oct 1, 2015

RIYADH/JEDDAH: At least 40 Pakistanis are dead, while more than 60 pilgrims remain missing following last week's stampede in Mina during the annual Haj, foreign officials and media say.

A list available on Pakistan's Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) website dated Sept 30 shows a total of 52 deaths. Of this number, however, only 19 have been confirmed by Saudi authorities, while 33 were reported by eyewitnesses.

At least 49 Pakistanis were injured in the stampede, according to the ministry.

Saudi authorities have yet to provide a breakdown of the nationalities of over 769 Muslim pilgrims killed in last Thursday's Haj stampede, but several countries have announced the deaths of their citizens.

Full Report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210168/mina-stampede-officials-say-40-pakistanis-dead-over-60-missing

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Pakistan was obliged to develop nuclear capability: foreign secretary

IRFAN HAIDER — UPDATED ABOUT AN HOUR AGO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry stated that "Pakistan had been obliged to develop nuclear capability for self-defence and deterrence."

Aizaz made the statement at an event organised today on the sidelines of the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to commemorate the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

He added it was an "existential choice that Pakistan made to preserve strategic stability in South Asia".

Full Report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210183/pakistan-was-obliged-to-develop-nuclear-capability-foreign-secretary

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Shuja Khanzada murder: Four suspects killed in CTD 'encounter'

IMRAN GABOL - Thu Oct 01 2015

LAHORE: Four people suspected of involvement in the suicide attack on slain Punjab home minister Colonel (retd) Shuja Khanzada were killed in an 'encounter' early on Thursday.

The suspects identified as Qasim, Amjad, Saddam and Sadaqat were killed in an exchange of fire with Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Sheikhupura personnel, sources say.

The CTD conducted an intelligence-based raid on a house in Iqbal Town Division's Sherakot area on the outskirts of Lahore.

The CTD received "secret information" regarding the presence of 7-8 terrorists within the limits of Sherakot police station, the Punjab CTD spokesman said, adding, "They were planning to launch a big attack on officials of law enforcement agencies in the late morning," he said.

The spokesman said the CTD officials went to arrest them. "The officials challenged them and told them to surrender. Instead of laying down arms, the terrorists started firing at the police party. The police fired in self defence. After some time, the firing stopped. Four terrorists were found dead, killed by firing of their own accomplices," he said.

The spokesman confirmed that around 3-4 suspects had "fled from the scene, taking benefit of darkness".

Full Report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210166/shuja-khanzada-murder-four-suspects-killed-in-ctd-encounter

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Mideast

 

Historic Moment as Palestinian Flag Raised Outside UN

September 30, 2015

More than 300 ministers, diplomats and well-wishers crowded into the rose garden at UN headquarters Wednesday where a temporary flagpole had been erected for the ceremony.

The Palestinians campaigned for a General Assembly resolution that was overwhelmingly approved on Sept. 10 allowing UN observer states to fly their flags alongside those of the 193 UN member states. The Holy See and Palestine and are the only two UN observer states.

Abbas told the crowd it was a "historical moment" on the Palestinian road to independence and said "the dawn is coming" when the state of Palestine will be free. He declared that in the future Sept. 30 will be "the day of the Palestinian flag."

He then raised the black, white, green and red flag among cheers and shouts of "Peace! Peace! Palestine."

http://www.todayszaman.com/world_historic-moment-as-palestinian-flag-raised-outside-un_400288.html

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Israeli Troops Raid Al-Aqsa Mosque

Monday, 28 September 2015

New clashes erupted Monday morning between Israeli police and Palestinian youth.

AL-QUDS – Heavy clashes erupted on Monday, September 28, after Israeli occupation forces attacked worshippers inside Al-Aqsa mosque, in a bid to allow Jewish settlers into Islam's third-holiest site, as the eight-day Jewish festival of Sukkot began Sunday night.

“Thousands of Muslims must go to the holy shrine and remain inside it to protect it,” Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset Haneen Al Zoabi wrote on her Facebook page, Gulf News reported.

Full Report at:

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/middle-east/494269-israeli-troops-raid-al-aqsa-mosque.html#at_pco=smlre-1.0&at_si=560d1052af1251b6&at_ab=per-12&at_pos=0&at_tot=3

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Iran nearly doubles its death toll from Hajj stampede

01 Oct 2015

Iran has nearly doubled its death toll from last week's Hajj stampede to 464, saying there was no hope of finding pilgrims missing in the wake of the tragedy.

"Seven days after this tragic accident... the status of all (pilgrims) injured has been completely cleared and reported," Iran's Hajj organisation said in a statement carried by state television on Thursday.

Around 240 Iranians were previously declared dead after last Thursday's crush near Mecca, with more than 200 classified as missing.

An Iranian Red Crescent official said on Thursday that those missing were all likely to have died.

Full Report at:

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/iran-doubles-death-toll-hajj-stampede-151001073425842.html

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Two Turkish soldiers gunned down on way to work

An armed Turkish police officer secures a road leading to the U.S. Consulate building in Istanbul. (File photo: AP)

By Reuters | Ankara

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Two Turkish soldiers were gunned down by suspected Kurdish militants as they left for work on Thursday in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, security sources said.

More than 100 security personnel and hundreds of militants have been killed since the collapse of a ceasefire with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party in July. The renewed hostilities have left efforts to establish a long-term peace in ruins, and have sparked some of the worst recent clashes in a three decades-long insurgency.

The soldiers were killed in the town of Silvan, where security forces are trying to track down the assailants, the sources told Reuters.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/10/01/Two-Turkish-soldiers-gunned-down-on-way-to-work-security-sources.html

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Source Rejects Reports on Seizure of Iranian Ship Carrying Weapons in Sea of Oman

Thursday 1 October 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- An informed source at the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday rejected as baseless the recent allegations by the western media about the seizure of an Iranian fishing boat in the Sea of Oman carrying weapons by the Saudi-led forces.

"These rumors are spread for the purpose of psychological warfare," the source, speaking on condition of anonymity said.

The source reiterated that such allegations are "untrue media fabrication and psychological warfare".

He reiterated that the Yemeni people do not need Iran's weapons to fight the aggressors, and said, "It is clear that such fabrications and accusations are baseless and the coalition forces have resorted to a threadbare and repeatedly-used scenario after the recent Mina fiasco."

The source did not deny that an Iranian fishing dhow has been captured, but stressed that the report about its cargo are totally false and baseless.

He said Iran is pursuing the case with the vessel, and added, "The baseless allegations about the cargo of the fishing dhow and the propaganda launched by the media affiliated to the (Saudi-led) coalition are aimed at projecting the blame and do not at all justify the magnitude of the coalition forces' ceaseless crimes and attacks on the Yemeni people and the destruction of the infrastructures of this Muslim country," the source added.

The source's remarks came after the western media, including the Wall Street Journal, on Wednesday quoted the Saudi-led forces as claiming that they had stopped "a boat carrying 14 Iranians and laden with missile launchers and anti-tank weapons".

However, the US Navy said later in the day that the ship "was not registered with any country".

The American description of the ship's seizure in the Northern Arabian Sea conflicted in some instances with an earlier account provided by a separate Saudi-led coalition which claimed it had foiled the smuggling attempt.

The US Navy's 5th Fleet, based in Bahrain, said a member of the Combined Maritime Forces, a longstanding multinational coalition, intercepted the vessel in international waters last Friday.

An American guided missile destroyer, the USS Forrest Sherman, arrived to assist once the weapons were found aboard the dhow, a type of vessel commonly used in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean, the US Navy added.

But according to the WSJ report, the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition claimed that the ship "was seized around 1pm local time Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Arabian Sea, about 150 miles southeast of the Omani port of Salalah. Oman shares a border with Yemen".

The coalition said the boat is registered under the name Jan Mohammed Hut, an Iranian citizen. The vessel had a license from Iranian authorities to fish in those waters, the coalition said, while the American description said the ship "was not registered with any country".

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940708001626

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Southeast Asia

 

Indian Charged With Slapping Muslim Cleric during Prayers in Malaysia

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

On Wednesday, a 31-year-old Indian was charged in Malaysia with slapping a Muslim cleric and overstaying in the country by a Malaysian court.

Shabir Ahmad Khan faced relevant provisions of Malaysia's Penal Code for causing hurt to Imam Mohd Zuhairee and disturbing a religious assembly, as well as for the Immigration Act 1959 for overstaying. Khan pleaded guilty to the three charges.

Magistrate Siti Radziah Kamardin ordered Khan to undergo psychiatric evaluation and set the next mention date on November 30.

On September 18, Khan, who hails from Kashmir, was arrested for assaulting 37-year-old Imam at the National Mosque. According to police, Khan had tried to grab the Imam's microphone while the cleric was conducting Friday prayers and then slapped him on the right cheek.

Full Report at:

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-indian-charged-with-slapping-cleric-during-prayers-in-malaysia-2130375

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China Bans Uighur Muslim Names

Sunday, 27 September 2015 19:46

HOTAN – Chinese authorities have banned many Muslim names in China's northwestern district of Xinjiang and threatened to bar students with such names from attending schools, in the latest crack down on Uighurs’ religious rights.

“My daughter’s name is Muslime, so the village police came to our house and told us that we must change our daughter’s name as soon as possible,” Uighur woman named Turakhan told Radio Free Asia.

“The police explained to us that a name such as Muslime was officially forbidden. Under such circumstances, we were forced to change our daughter’s name.”

The Muslim woman was recounting how she was asked to change her daughter’s Muslim name which became banned in Xinjiang’s Hoten prefecture.

"It is the decision of the township and village authorities. Don’t ask any foolish questions,” the police also told Turakhan.

Full Report at:

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/asia-pacific/494255-china-bans-uighur-muslim-names.html

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North America

 

Trump says would send home Syrian refugees if elected US Prez

Washington |Oct 01, 2015

Republican US presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would send thousands of Syrian refugees back to their home country if he is elected in November.

Trump’s remarks to CNN television came the same day Russian warplanes began air raids in Syria’s centre and north -- their first military engagement outside the former Soviet Union since the occupation of Afghanistan in 1979.

“Look, if Russia wants to go in there, would have been nice if we went in as a unified front, to be honest. But if Russia wants to go in there and knock out ISIS and maybe stabilizes, this big migration with 200,000 people into the United States...” Trump said.

“If I win, I’m going to say it right now and I’ll say it to you, those 200,000 people -- they have to know this and the world will hear it -- are going back.

Full Report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world/donald-trump-says-would-send-home-syrian-refugees-if-elected/story-HzEsWoBIwMqXXHrFlKWt9H.html

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Russia launches more Syria strikes as 'Iran and Hizbollah prepare ground operation'

Sep 30, 2015

WASHINGTON: Russia on Wednesday carried out its first airstrike in Syria, near the city of Homs, a US defence official said, marking the formal start of Moscow's military intervention in the 4.5-year-old conflict.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the defence official said a Russian general working out of an intelligence centre in Baghdad had walked over to the US embassy and given a verbal communiqué of the impending strike.

"They gave us a heads-up they were going to start striking in Syria," the official said, noting that the Russians gave about one hour's advance warning. "It was in the vicinity of Homs."

Full Report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Russia-carries-out-airstrike-near-Homs-in-Syria-US/articleshow/49170001.cms

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Schools Listen to Parents Concerns over Islam Assignment

By: Aungelique Proctor

SEP 30 2015 01:11PM CDT

WALTON COUNTY, Ga. - Passionate parents met with Walton county school officials to talk about Islamic assignments which they said trample on their children's religious freedoms.

Ten parents showed up and wanted to be heard, but Walton county school superintendent Gary Hobbs only met with one parent who had a scheduled meeting.

"We knew they were not going to be able to solve our problems about these Islamic assignments on a local level. Our issue is with the state which forces our teachers to religiously profile our children," parent Ryan Breece said.

Full Report at:

http://www.fox9.com/news/26840284-story

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Islamaphobia is the Problem, Not Islam

September 30, 2015 By Griffin Guinta

By Nikki Pappas

Imagine you’re a crafty high school freshman boy spending your weekend constructing a project to impress your science teacher. In class, you eagerly wriggle in your seat, waiting to show your teacher and friends. Something is amiss; your teacher is convinced the makeshift clock you constructed is an explosive device. The clinking of metal is heard down the hallway and the next thing you know you are taken out in handcuffs and levied a three-day suspension.

This is exactly what happened to young Ahmed Muhammad Sept. 21 at MacArthur High School in Dallas, Texas. Muhammad comes from Muslim heritage and has been featured throughout the media as a target of racial profiling and religious bigotry sparked by the fear of Muslims, otherwise known as “Islamophobia.” Islamophobia is becoming an increasing problem in our nation, causing adherents to the Muslim faith to be targeted and discriminated against by media outlets, the government and the rest of society.

Full Report at:

http://theminaretonline.com/2015/09/30/islamaphobia-is-the-problem-not-islam/

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Africa

 

Nigerian Finds Islam After Buhari's Win

By Rafiu Oriyomi

Saturday, 19 September 2015 00:00

LAGOS – A Nigerian Christian university graduate who recently reverted to Islam has said he is now fully settled into his new religion and "deeply happy" after his mother finally consented to his choice of worship and went ahead to greet him in Islamic greetings.

"My greatest worry after I joined Islam was the fact that my mummy was very unhappy with me. She is a Christian.  She is a leader of evangelism in Anglican church in Owerri (in Nigeria's southeast Imo state)," Chukwuma Austin Dike, who has now taken the name Muhammed Mustapha, told OnIslam.net in an exclusive interview.

Full Report at:

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/africa/494029-nigerian-finds-islam-after-buharis-win.html

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Selling Spices for 15 Years, Kenyan Makes Hajj

OnIslam & News Agencies

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 00:00

NAIROBI – Performing the life-time journey of hajj is a dream that came true for Abdi Mohammed, a Kenyan Muslim who has been selling spices for 15 years to make the spiritual pilgrimage to Makkah.

“I promised myself that I will not leave this world before making the trip to Makkah,” Abdi Mohammed, 62, told Anadolu Agency.

“I have been selling spices in Eastleigh –also known as little Mogadishu – for over 15 years now. Business has not always been good. Sometimes I had to sleep hungry, but I always saved in a separate account for this trip.”

Hajj Spiritual Journey in the News (Special)

“Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam, and I am sure once I make the trip, Allah will shower me with blessings for He is Great,” he added.

Mohammed is performing hajj this year as a member of Kenya's record hajj mission, estimated at 4500 Muslims.

Full Report at:

http://www.onislam.net/english/news/africa/494147-selling-spices-for-15-years-kenyan-makes-hajj.html

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Rwanda: From hatred to reconciliation

29 Sep 2015

Newspapers weren't sold. They were given away free to people who couldn’t afford to buy them. They'd give the papers to a militia group in a village to distribute.

Sam Judy Chmimana, Journalist

Between April and July 1994, more than 800,000 men, women and children, mostly from Rwanda's Tutsi minority were slaughtered.

In one of the worst atrocities in recent history, Hutu paramilitaries unleashed a bloodbath, killing every person they could find, as neighbours murdered neighbours.

Sparked by the death of President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, when his plane was shot down above Kigali airport on 6 April 1994, Hutu extremists seized on his death to exterminate the Tutsi community.

In Rwanda: From hatred to reconciliation , we explore the genocide through the prism of the media, exploring their role - both then and now.

This film explores how the country's earliest print journals, followed by newspapers and radio, all played a major part in reinforcing prejudices, inciting racial hatred and fanning the flames of violence.

Full Report at:

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/aljazeeraworld/2015/09/rwanda-hatred-reconciliation-150929140405404.html

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