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300 Muslim volunteers help outside puja pandals in Calcutta

New Age Islam News Bureau

09 October 2022

Members of the Belgachhia Aman Committee at the camp at the Belgachhia Tram Depot crossing during Durga Puja

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India

• 'Don't fret. The Muslim population is not increasing', Owaisi replies to RSS chief

• Jamaat-e-Islami backed IAMC hounds Sambit Patra, begs US govt to revoke visa: Read about background of controversy and propaganda by Islamists

• 'Countering terrorism’: China defends crackdown on Uygur Muslims after India bats for rights

• Stray dogs have respect in India but not Muslims: Owaisi on Gujarat stone pelting incident

• In Jaipur central jail, Muslim prisoners allege assault by officials and other convicts over namaz

• Muslims not getting ‘due share’ despite significant contribution: Sharad Pawar

• Governor, CM extend greetings to Muslims in Tamil Nadu

• Book Review | Missed chance to bring nuance to the conversation on Islam

• How the English department of Aligarh Muslim University nurtured contemporary Urdu literature

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Mideast

• Protests in Iran: State-run live TV hacked by protesters

• Speaker terms Shia-Sunni unity as key to Iran's victory

• Imam Khomeini Port Handles 23m Tons of Goods in H1

• 'Not afraid anymore': More violence as Iran protests enter fourth week

• Iran Extends Temporary Prison Release of US Citizen

• Trump’s hard-line policies toward Iran may have led to current protests

• Russia, Iran Plan Joint Energy Projects, Oil-Gas Swap Deal

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South Asia

• Islamic Emirate Urges US to Engage in 'Positive' Way with Kabul

• China Stays Mum About India's No Vote On Uygur Muslims, Says Xinjiang Crackdown Aims To Counter Terrorism

• Taliban Official Assassinated in Northern Afghanistan

• Former Afghanistan’s senate member dies of disease

• Taliban Allegedly Arrests Education Center’s Head in Central Afghanistan

• Australian Cities Witness Afghan Protest Rallies Against ‘Genocide’ of Hazaras

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Arab world

• Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief sends 8000 food baskets to families in Pakistan, Lebanon, Bangladesh

• Malta’s foreign minister tours AlUla during visit to Saudi Arabia

• Saudi Arabia to host global health forum on Sunday

• Riyadh to host Cirque du Soleil’s ‘OVO’

• Local farmers, producers brew up a storm at Saudi Coffee Festival

• Adel Al-Jubeir receives Malta’s minister for foreign and European affairs

• Saudi coffee looks to Starbucks collaboration 

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Pakistan

• GB minister, tourists allowed to leave after ultimatum from militants

• Body of youth found lying in pool of blood in mosque

• MQM-P’s Kamran Tessori appointed governor Sindh

• Nine of a family killed as roof collapses in Chilas

• PTI asks high court to ‘restrain’ FIA following raids

• Four injured in Quetta grenade attack

• Imran’s helicopter makes emergency landing

• Imran lauds KP govt for transparent management of flood relief funds

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North America

• There will always be Judases in Christendom

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Africa

• Knife-wielding radical Muslims attack evangelists for leading people to Christ in Uganda

• Tinubu Felicitates Muslims On Eid-el-Maulud, Seeks Love

• Flood: Kwara APC senatorial candidate donates apartments to widows of Islamic cleric

• Tinubu, Okowa, Uzodimma others felicitate Muslims at Eid Maulud

• Fimogboye Islamic Quiz Competition Ends In Abeokuta

• Kaduna: Christians, Muslims celebrate birth of Prophet Muhammad

• Maulud: Wase Tasks Muslims On Peaceful Co-Existence

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Southeast Asia

• 196-year-old JamaeChulia Mosque in Chinatown to get $3m restoration from end-2022

• Mawlid momentum to accelerate Sharia economy: Minister Thohir

• King tells public to brace for floods, reminds relevant agencies to respond swiftly

• Idris Ahmad: PN ministers’ letter to King never mentioned loss of confidence for PM

• Rafizi says no to GST or capital gains tax now, calls for RCI to plug defence ministry's contract corruption

• Six telcos sign 5G access agreements with DNB, says Tengku Zafrul

• PM Ismail Sabri says Perikatan MPs’ letter of protest to Agong does not harm govt’s legitimacy

• Annuar Musa applauds PAS, Umno as parties attempt reconciliation before GE15

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Europe

• Men charged with murder over stabbing outside Coventry mosque

• Charity Commission to probe Brighton mosque after terror conviction

• Hurricane Julia makes landfall in Nicaragua

• Ukraine war: Putin orders tighter security on key bridge from Russia to Crimea after explosion

• Former NIO minister Conor Burns denies he has met Mel B after singer posts cryptic tweet

• Albanian people-smuggling gang ‘dismantled’ by UK and Spanish police

• Sacked MP in line for a KNIGHTHOOD – and Liz Truss can’t stop it

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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300 Muslim volunteers help outside puja pandals

SUBHAJOY ROY

09.10.22

Members of the Belgachhia Aman Committee at the camp at the Belgachhia Tram Depot crossing during Durga Puja

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About 300 Muslims from a north Calcutta neighbourhood worked in shifts to volunteer outside Durga Puja pandals in the area and help police manage crowds and traffic from Sashthi till Friday.

Members of the Belgachhia Aman Committee also set up a camp at the Belgachhia Tram Depot crossing from where they made announcements, gave directions to Puja pandals and helped visitors with any help they sought. There were smaller teams that toured the pandals, spoke to the Puja organisers if they needed any help and managed traffic.

“Set up in 1985, the committee’s professed objective is to maintain peace and communal harmony,” said Shaukat Ali, its general secretary. Ali said that even a small incident can flare up and destroy the communal fabric of the area and the committee works through the year to prevent that.“We have been setting up camps during Durga Puja for several years. We try to help out people who visit our area. We try to ensure there is no untoward incident during the Puja, which is why our volunteers visit the pandals and ask the organisers whether they need any help,” said Ali, a retired schoolteacher.

An overwhelming majority of the members are Muslims, said Haji Wasim Khan, the assistant secretary of the committee. Most members and volunteers of the Committee are drawn from and around the Belgachhiabustee, a Muslim-majority area. The neighbourhood has a mixed population.

A little north to the Belgachhia bustee is Kundu Lane and Tallah both are Hindu-majority areas.The police, too, lend its support to the Committee and also seek its help. An officer of Ultadanga police station said that the committee’s volunteers did a fantastic job in working alongside police during the Puja days. On Vijaya Dashami, the Committee members distributes weets.

In reciprocation, the Hindus of the area distribute sweets to their Muslim neighbours on Id, said Prasun Kumar Ghosh, a doctor who lives in the area and also the vice-chairman of BelgachhiaKendriyaSarbojoninDurgotsab Committee. Jamal Ahmed, 43, volunteered on Ashtami and Dashami. “People know us and trust us. Our mere presence is comforting to many,” he said. Belgachhia Aman Committee was set up at a time frequent clashes between rival gangs were routine. Gradually such clashes stopped.

Source: Telegraph India

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Iran: Students tell President Raisi to 'get lost'

08.10.2022

Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets since Amini's death

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Students in Tehran told President Ebrahim Raisi to "get lost" on Saturday, as protests over Kurdish woman MahsaAmini's death in police custody enter their fourth week.

Meanwhile, two people were killed as security forces shot at protesters in the Iranian Kurdish cities of Sanandaj and Saqez, rights groups said.

Amini, who died in police custody on September 16, had been arrested by Iran's "morality police" for allegedly breaching the country's dress code for women.

On Friday, Iranian authorities claimed that Amini's death was caused by a preexisting medical condition and not beatings by police.

"They imagine they can achieve their evil goals in universities," Iranian TV reported Raisi as saying. "Unbeknownst to them, our students and professors are alert and will not allow the enemy to realize their evil goals."

In the capital of Iran's Kurdistan province, Sanandaj, one man was shot dead while driving on a major thoroughfare, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network and the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights said.

Iran's Fars news agency said the Kurdistan province's police chief denied reports of using live rounds against protesters. The agency claimed that the victim was shot from inside the car.

Additionally, a protester was killed after security forces fired gunshots to disperse crowds in the city and 10 protesters were wounded, rights monitors said.

Source: Www.Dw.Com

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Annihilation of Hazaras: The State Sponsored Jihad in Afghanistan

By Ganesh Puthur

October 9, 2022

Girls read from their textbooks at the Dasht-e-Barchi Education Centre in Kabul, Afghanistan. (file) © UNICEF/Shehzad Noorani

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The world remained a mute spectator when the Taliban took over Kabul without firing a single shot. The NATO troops were busy leaving the war-torn-nation, unbothered by the loss in the advancement that they made after two decades of war on the terrorists. International news channels went one step ahead and started normalising the ‘fighters’ playing in the park and flipping pages of books in a library. A large number of helicopters, machine guns, rocket launchers and advanced weaponries were left over by the withdrawing western forces which were inherited by the Taliban. The Taliban was supposed to respect international conventions and treat all the Afghan nationals as equals, but everything is back to square one- the Islamist organsiation has launched a Jihad against the members of Hazara community.

Hazaras are the ethnic minorities in Afghanistan who follow Shi’ite Islam and are roughly ten percentage of the total population. They have a history of being persecuted by the majority Pashtuns in Afghanistan due to which many of them fled to Balochistan and Khorasan in the first half of 20th century. They were systematically targeted during the first Taliban regime (1996-2001) when Taliban terrorists went from door to door to murder Hazara men and enslave their women. After the fall of the Taliban regime, their condition improved but attacks on the community continued to occur. In 2011, attack by suicide bombers on the day of Ashura killed  59 Shi’ites in Kabul and four in Mazar-e-Sharif. In November 2015,  Taliban butchered seven Hazara travelles in the Zabul province and in November 2018, Hazaras in Jaghari and Malistan were selectively targetted and were killed. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) recorded that more than 500 Hazara civilians were killed in various attacks by the terrorists in 2021 alone.

In a recent suicide attack targeting the Hazaras, 53 people were killed including 46 girls and young women and 110 people were injured in the Hazara quarter of Kabul city. Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP), an offshoot of IS, claimed responsibility for the attack. The Taliban government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs was quick to condemn the attack by saying, “The Islamic Emirate does not believe in the religious, ethnic, or political divide of Afghan nationals and considers itself accountable for the lives of all Afghans.” At the same time the ‘Taliban police’ brutally assualted women who protested against the attack on students  and demanded justice for the victims. This is not the first time that ISKP is targeting the Hazara community, but the state (read Taliban) has turned a blind eye towards them. There is also an allegation that the Taliban is using its own proxies to carry out large scale attack on the Hazara population .

Ever since its re-entry to the throne in Kabul, Taliban had been sending strong warnings to Afghan’s Hazara population. The statue of Hazara leader Abdul Ali Mazari in Bamiyan was destroyed by the Taliban within days of coming to power. Mazari was murdered by the Taliban in 1995 and his body was mutilated and thrown from a helicopter in Ghazni. In the district of Balkhab, Hazara civilians were ruthlessly attacked and killed by the Taliban when their commander Mehdi Mujahid, who was himself a Hazara rebelled against them. Mehdi was killed by the Taliban along with with 200 fellow fighters and around 27,000 Hazaras were displaced in the conflict.

The entire governanc structure of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is deprived of Hazaras at the top position. Even in the Hazara majority districts of Bamiyan, Ghazni and Daikundi, the Taliban has appointed hardliner-Sunni Islamists as its Governors. Similarly, hazard are also removed from civil and government services without giving any reasons in almost all the provinces. This shows that the Taliban has not moved a bit from its perception on the Hazara minority.

The Taliban is transforming Afghanistan to a state exclusively for ‘Male Pashtuns’. The handful of Afghan Hindus and Sikhs who were left in the nation are given long term visas and are brought to India by the Central government. The women irrestepctive of their community identity are granded only secondary status and are now deprived of education, healthcare, job opportunities and a free life. The ethnic minoritesinlcuding Hazaras, Uzbeks, Aimak and others are being persecuted by the Taliban regime.

Even when human rights violations are reported on a massive scale in Afghanistan, more nations are coming forward to do business with the government led by Taliban. But this time, unlike their first term, Taliban is handling the situation in a way that the global community cannot blame it directly for the attacks on Hazaras and other minorities.

All the little advancement that the Hazara community could make from 2001-2021 are now being annulled by the Islamic Emirate. The community members are being eliminated throughout the country and this is nothing but a state sponsored pogrom happening against the largest group of  ‘infidels’ in Afghanistan.

Source: Moderndiplomacy.Eu

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Saudi Arabia arrest 15,894 illegals in one week

SPA

October 09, 2022

(SPA file)

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RIYADH: Saudi authorities arrested 15,894 people in one week for breaching residency, work and border security regulations.

A total of 9,192 people were arrested for violations of residency rules, while 3,968 were held over illegal border crossing attempts, and a further 2,734 for labor-related issues.

The report showed that among the 313 people arrested for trying to enter the Kingdom illegally, 51 percent were Yemeni, 37 percent Ethiopian, and 12 percent were of other nationalities.

A further 42 people were caught trying to cross into neighboring countries, and 14 were held for involvement in transporting and harboring violators.

Source: Arab News

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Cities glitter, embellished as Muslims celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAWW)

SAMAA WEB DESK

October 09, 2022

Photos: File

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The nation on Sunday celebrates Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAWW) with religious zeal and fervor while renewing a pledge to transform their lives in line with the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAWW) is the observance of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) which is commemorated in Rabi-ul-Awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.

The day dawned with a 31-gun salute in Islamabad and 21-gun salutes in the provincial capitals. Many houses and buildings have been decorated with lights for the day.

Special prayers are being offered in mosques for upholding and flourishing of Islam and unity, solidarity, progress, and welfare of the Muslim Ummah.

Streets, roads, as well as markets and government and private buildings have been beautifully decorated and illuminated with lights, colors, and banners bearing writings about the celebration of the religious occasion.

Source: Samaaenglish.Tv

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A Marine who hated Muslims went to a mosque to plant a bomb. His intended victims ended up saving his life

By John Blake

October 8, 2022

Richard "Mac" McKinney: "I saw America as mine. I bled for this. It was a 'You don't belong here' kind of thing."

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As soon as some members of the Islamic Center of Muncie saw the man coming toward them, they knew he was trouble.

He was a big guy with broad shoulders, marching toward their mosque with his head down and his face flushed red from what looked like anger. It was Friday at Muncie Islamic Center in Muncie, Indiana, and the mosque was filling with people who had come for afternoon prayers. As an outsider with a USMC tattoo on his right forearm and a skull tattoo on his left hand, he stood out.

His name was Richard “Mac” McKinney, and he was there not to worship but to destroy. He was a former US Marine who had developed a hatred toward Islam during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. His fury deepened when he returned home to Muncie to see how Muslims had settled into what he called his city, and even sent their children to sit next to his daughter at her elementary school.

Unable to contain his anger, he went to the Islamic center that day in 2009 on what he saw as his final mission. He was going to plant a bomb at the mosque in hopes of killing or wounding hundreds of Muslims. He was on a scouting mission to pick a location to hide his bomb and to gather intelligence that would validate his assumption that Islam was a murderous ideology.

But when McKinney entered the mosque, he encountered a form of resistance that he had not planned for. Something happened that day that would change him in a way he never expected.

McKinney’s transformation is the subject of a riveting documentary short called “Stranger at the Gate.” The film, which won a special jury prize at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival, recounts how McKinney abandoned his plot and ended up converting to Islam and embracing a surprising role at the mosque.

McKinney recently spoke to CNN via video about his unlikely conversion. Wearing a blue “Say No Hate to Hate,” T-shirt over his muscular frame and a long white beard that made him look like a buffed Santa Claus, McKinney told his story in a blunt, no-frills manner that underscored his 25 years in the military.

Source: Edition.Cnn.Com

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Islamic State fanatics launch 'serious' attack on another inmate in UK jail

BySian Hewitt

8 OCT 2022

Two terrorists jailed for life launched a “loud, serious” attack on another inmate, it is claimed.

But officials denied rumours that Islamic State fanatics Tarik Hassane and Nadir Syed said they wanted to behead their victim.

“Drive-by Jihadi” Hassane and wannabe Poppy Day beheader Syed set on John McFall, who is serving a whole life term for the savage sex murder of a single mum.

A source said they attacked him during their “free time” at HMP Wakefield before prison guards jumped in.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman confirmed an altercation had taken place that caused “minor injuries”.

Hassane and Syed are inseparable and would always be together in any free time they possibly could. They flock together, obviously because they are the same.

“They have the same twisted beliefs. You would think bosses would see it as sensible to keep them apart, but obviously not.

“They launched an attack which was unlike normal attacks behind bars. They both jumped at John. They wanted to seriously kill him, it seemed.

“It wasn’t a quiet attack. It was big and it was loud. The guards were super-quick to stop anything going too far.

“Goodness knows what would have happened if they hadn’t got there.”

He planned to attack Shepherd’s Bush police station and a nearby Army barracks – targeting police, soldiers and the public by shooting “as many as he could” before fleeing on a moped.

Source: Daily Star

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India

'Don't fret. The Muslim population is not increasing', Owaisi replies to RSS chief

By ANI

09th October 2022

HYDERABAD: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has asked RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to "not fret" as the Muslim population was "rather declining" in the country, asserting that Indian Muslims were the ones using contraceptives the most.

His remarks came days after Bhagwat had called for a comprehensive population policy to ensure that the rising population do not become a burden but can be used as a resource.

"Don't fret. The Muslim population is not increasing. It's rather falling... Who's using condoms the most? We are. Mohan Bhagwat won't speak on this," Owaisi said.

Source: New Indian Express

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Jamaat-e-Islami backed IAMC hounds Sambit Patra, begs US govt to revoke visa: Read about background of controversy and propaganda by Islamists

8 October, 2022

On Wednesday (October 5), the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) pleaded with lawmakers from New Jersey to ban BJP leader Sambit Patra from entering the United States. The Islamist outfit accused Patra of being ‘Islamaphobic’ and hoped that the US government would revoke his visa.

“IAMC leaders urged the New Jersey lawmakers to ask the JoeBiden admin to revoke the visa of Sambit Patra, an Islamophobic leader from India’s ruling BJP, who was the grand marshall at the August 14 parade,” it said in a tweet on Thursday.

In a press release on October 5, the Indian American Muslim Council said that a delegation met lawmakers from the New Jersey General Assembly and Senate and supposedly handed them ‘evidence’ of Hindu supremacist organisations in India and the US.

Source: Op India

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'Countering terrorism’: China defends crackdown on Uygur Muslims after India bats for rights

Oct 9, 2022

By India Today Web Desk: China has maintained silence on India's abstention at the voting at the UNHRC on the human rights situation in Xinjiang,but defended its crackdown against Uygur Muslims and saying it was aimed at countering "terrorism and separatism."

India on Thursday abstained from voting on the Xinjiang issue at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. However, a day later, Indiafor the first time called for respecting and guaranteeing the rights of the people of the autonomous region.

"I have noted relevant reports. I want to stress that the issues related to Xinjiang are not about human rights. They are about countering violent terrorism, radicalisation and separatism," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said, responding to a question on her Indian counterpart Arindam Bagchi's remarks, PTI news agency reported.

Source: India Today

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Stray dogs have respect in India but not Muslims: Owaisi on Gujarat stone pelting incident

Oct 9, 2022

By India Today Web Desk: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi trained his guns on the BJP after some men were tied to a pole and flogged with canes for allegedly throwing stones at a Navratri Garba event in Gujarat. "Astray dog has respect in India but not Muslims," the AIMIM chief can be heard saying in a video, launching a scathing attack on the BJP government.

"Wherever there is a BJP govt in the country, it feels like Muslims are living in an open jail. Madarsas are being demolished," he said.

A few days before, a mob comprising members of the Muslim community hurled stones at the garba dance event organised as part of the Navratri celebrations at Undhela village of Kheda. A day later, nine men were flogged by policemen with a baton in full public view holding them against an electric pole at an intersection in Undhela village amid chants of "Gujarat Police Zindabad".

Source: India Today

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In Jaipur central jail, Muslim prisoners allege assault by officials and other convicts over namaz

Aishwarya Iyer

09-10-2022

On September 7, trouble erupted in Jaipur Central Jail as Hindu prisoners objected to Muslim inmates saying namaz. According to the police, the row was soon controlled by the use of “light force”. The relatives of Muslim prisoners tell a different story. On September 9, two days after the row, eight Muslim undertrial prisoners were beaten for hours by the jail authorities, they allege.

Zubair Khan, one of the inmates, gave his account to his nephew, 22-year-old Nomaan Khan, who visited the jail on September 14. “There were inmates who had a problem with the fajr namaz [early morning prayers], where some ayats [Quranic verses] have to be recited,” said Nomaan Khan. “This led to a fight between inmates on September 7. Then on September 9, instead of opening the lock up to allow inmates to stroll around in the open compound between 3 pm to 5 pm, the eight men were taken to an area where jail officials and some other prisoners beat them up for three to four hours.”

All eight prisoners who were allegedly assaulted are accused of planning to make bombs. Arrested from Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district, most have been in jail since March. Seven of the eight prisoners are from Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh. The eighth prisoner is from Pune.

Source: India Today

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Muslims not getting ‘due share’ despite significant contribution: Sharad Pawar

Oct 08, 2022

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday called for finding ways to provide the Muslim community their “due share”, saying they have made a significant contribution in all fields. Addressing an event titled 'Issues Before Indian Muslims', Pawar batted for Urdu but also stressed the importance of the "main language" of states.

"Members of the Muslim community have a feeling they are not getting their due share despite being such a large part of the country, which is actually a reality. Deliberations have to be held on how they can get their due share," he said, as quoted by PTI.

On the issue of the high rate of unemployment among Muslims, the NCP supremo noted that unemployment was an issue across all communities in the country, but added that complaints by minorities were genuine and needs to be looked into. He asserted that the Muslim community can contribute hugely in the fields of art, poetry and writing through Urdu, adding that its members have "quality and capacity" but need "support and equal opportunity", reported PTI.

Source: Hindustan Times

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Governor, CM extend greetings to Muslims in Tamil Nadu

09th October 2022

CHENNAI: Governor RN Ravi, Chief Minister MK Stalin and leaders of political parties extended Milad-un-Nabi greetings to Muslims in Tamil Nadu.

The Governor, in his message, said, “On the auspicious occasion of Milad-Un-Nabi, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to the people especially our Muslim brothers and sisters of Tamil Nadu. It is a day to be remembered, revered and celebrated as it marks the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad who spread the message of peace. I urge our people to celebrate it with gaiety and mutual love.”

Source: New Indian Express

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Book Review | Missed chance to bring nuance to the conversation on Islam

Oct 9, 2022

This is a book for our times. It principally seeks to present ideas around the notions of citizenship and identity, in particular group identity in the context of minority groups within the framework of a nation-state — as distinct from empire — which is endeavouring to work a democracy. 

These are indeed vital issues to be concerned with for an ancient society which stepped into the age of half-baked and dependent modernism through the viaduct of colonialism, and then substantially broke free from this after succeeding in the struggle for sovereignty.

The struggle was long-drawn but peaceful. Its success depended crucially on getting right three distinct ideas — that India is a layered and diverse society in every sense of the word and was fed through migrations over the millennia; that the nationalism engendered through the anti-colonial struggle could only be of a civic variety and not one based on language, race, or religion; and three, that a state structure arising from this background — if it had to be durable — could only be of a secular variety if the newly emerged modern state were to succeed on the road to democracy.

Source: Asian Age

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How the English department of Aligarh Muslim University nurtured contemporary Urdu literature

Mohammad Asim Siddiqui

09-10-2022

Bilingualism, in many cases even multilingualism, being a special quality of most Indians, it comes as no surprise that many scholars working in various English Departments of Indian universities and colleges have produced work of considerable merit in several Indian languages. Often this work, both creative and critical, has not been sufficiently acknowledged because the English Departments in India were mostly concerned with the canonical study of English literature. The work done on the English canon and on Indian languages belonged to two different domains, with a separate group of readers.

With a drastic change in the nature of English studies in India in the last two decades or so, the broadening of the English canon following a decolonising process, the introduction of literatures in Indian languages through English translations and their inclusion in university curricula, and a renewed confidence with which to view local and indigenous traditions of literature and criticism, these two domains are beginning to converge.

While taking stock of the work produced in English Department at Aligarh Muslim University on the occasion of the Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, it was heartening to note that many scholars, otherwise well-known as hard-working teachers of English and sound scholars of English literature, contributed in a big way to Urdu literature and criticism. Their grounding in the Persio-Urdu literary culture and knowledge of English literary and critical traditions gave them a distinct identity, which also offered a position of advantage in many ways for approaching English literary texts.

Source: Scroll.In

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Mideast

Protests in Iran: State-run live TV hacked by protesters

09-10-2022

Iran's state-run broadcaster was apparently hacked on air Saturday, with a news bulletin interrupted by a protest against the country's leader.

It comes after at least three people were shot dead when protesters clashed with security forces in new unrest over the death of MahsaAmini.

MsAmini was detained in Tehran by morality police for allegedly not covering her hair properly. The 22-year-old Iranian Kurd died in custody on 16 September, three days after her arrest.

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Speaker terms Shia-Sunni unity as key to Iran's victory

Oct 9, 2022

Iran's Parliament Speaker Mohammad BaqerQalibaf on Sunday on the occasion of the Islamic Unity Week congratulated Islamic countries around the world on the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and said that Unity Week is a symbol of Shia-Sunni unity and solidarity in serving Iranians and the Islamic Revolution.

We witnessed this unity in the Holy Defense and other incidents in Iran, when the country needed presence and sacrifice, the Sunnis and the Shias were present in all aspects and made Iran stronger than before, he added.

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Imam Khomeini Port Handles 23m Tons of Goods in H1

October 08, 2022

Atotal of 23 million tons of goods were loaded and unloaded at Khuzestan Province’s Imam Khomeini Port during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22), according to a local official.

“More than 8 million tons of essential goods were unloaded at the port during the period,” Behrouz Aqaei was also quoted as saying by the news portal of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.

Source: Financial Tribune

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'Not afraid anymore': More violence as Iran protests enter fourth week

by Sharangee Dutta

Oct 09, 2022

Schoolgirls chanted slogans, workers went on strike and protesters clashed violently with security forces across Iran on Saturday, as demonstrations over the death of MahsaAmini entered a fourth week.

Anger flared after the 22-year-old Iranian Kurd's death on September 16, three days after her arrest in Tehran by the notorious morality police for an alleged breach of the Islamic republic's strict dress code for women.

Iran said on Friday an investigation found Amini had died of a longstanding illness rather than "blows" to the head, despite her family reportedly saying she had previously been healthy.

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Iran Extends Temporary Prison Release of US Citizen

October 08, 2022

Iran has extended the temporary release from prison of a U.S. citizen freed earlier this week, his brother said Saturday, voicing hopes the liberation would become permanent.

Siamak Namazi, a 51-year-old Iranian American, has been held in Iran for years along with his elderly father, former UNICEF official Baquer Namazi, under convictions for espionage, allegations they both deny.

The younger Namazi was granted release from prison after his father, who was serving his sentence under house arrest, was allowed to travel to Abu Dhabi for medical treatment.

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Trump’s hard-line policies toward Iran may have led to current protests

By Brigham Tomco

Oct 9, 2022

Protests in Iran have spread like wildfire and former President Donald Trump’s hard-line policies may have provided the kindling.

The protests that have rocked Iran for three weeks are the largest the country has seen in over a decade, fueled by women angry over the increasingly repressive measures of the regime and a growing sense of hopelessness about the country’s economic future. Watching the unrest unfold, some have asked whether Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign paved the way for the current anti-government uprisings.

Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and an expert on U.S.-Iran relations, said Trump’s implementation of harsh sanctions following his exit from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran may have been an important factor in creating the conditions for the current protests.

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Russia, Iran Plan Joint Energy Projects, Oil-Gas Swap Deal

By NigarBayramli

October 8, 2022

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak and Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji have discussed the prospects for cooperation in a number of joint projects, including in the oil and gas industry.

The meeting was held in Moscow on the sidelines of the second Caspian Economic Forum. According to a report by Interfax, the ministers of Russia and Iran touched upon "the prospects for cooperation between the two countries in the global oil and gas market and possible joint projects in Iran, as well as cooperation in the banking and trade sectors."

While addressing the meeting, Minister Novak revealed Russia's plans to conclude an oil and gas swap deal with Iran by the end of the year, and added that "technical details are being worked out - issues of transport, logistics, price, and tariff formation." According to him, these are commercial contracts that must be worked out in detail.

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South Asia

Islamic Emirate Urges US to Engage in 'Positive' Way with Kabul

By Imran Danish

08-10-2022

The Islamic Emirate spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid called on the US to engage in good relations with the current Afghan government.

Speaking at a gathering held to mark the US attack on Afghanistan, Mujahid said that the way of force has not been successful.

"If the US wants stability in this region, it wants it for its own interests, so, if it wants to bring stability for the countries, it should engage in positive relations with the current government," he said.

Source: Tolo News

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China Stays Mum About India's No Vote On Uygur Muslims, Says Xinjiang Crackdown Aims To Counter Terrorism

Outlook Web Desk

08 OCT 2022

China on Saturday maintained silence on India’s abstention from voting on a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva that called for a debate on concerns over the human rights situation in Xinjiang. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning, however, defended the country’s crackdown against Uygur Muslims, saying it was aimed at countering "terrorism and separatism."

China's comments came after India abstained from voting on the Xinjiang issue at the UNHRC a day after New Delhi for the first time called for respecting and guaranteeing the rights of people of the autonomous region.

“I have noted relevant reports. I want to stress that the issues related to Xinjiang are not about human rights. They are about countering violent terrorism, radicalisation and separatism," said Yang, responding to a question on her Indian counterpart Arindam Bagchi's remarks. “Thanks to strenuous efforts, there has been no violent terrorist incident in Xinjiang for over five consecutive years," Mao told a media briefing, but was silent on the question seeking her reaction to India’s abstention.

Source: Outlook India

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Taliban Official Assassinated in Northern Afghanistan

By SaqalainEqbal

09 Oct 2022

The Taliban Head of Economy for the northern Afghan province of Faryab, Abdul Rahman Munawar, was assassinated by unknown armed men, local sources said.

According to local sources, unknown armed men assassinated the Taliban official, Abdul Rahman Munawar, on Saturday, October 8, when he was on his way to his house.

The Taliban Head of Information and Culture for Faryab province, Shamsullah Mohammad, confirmed the veracity of the assassination and said that the incident took place in a village in the Qaisar district of Faryab.

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Former Afghanistan’s senate member dies of disease

By Khaama Press

09 Oct 2022

ZalmaiZabuli, a quite well-known Afghan politician and a former member of Afghanistan’s senate house has reportedly died of disease at age 57.

According to the local sources, ZalmaiZabuli has died as a result of kidneys and liver disease in Kabul on Saturday evening.

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Taliban Allegedly Arrests Education Center’s Head in Central Afghanistan

By SaqalainEqbal

08 Oct 2022

According to domestic media reports, QambarSalari, the head of the Jangan education facility, was arrested by the Taliban three days ago for an undisclosed reason.

According to the reports, the Taliban arrestee, Salari, is a prominent member of the Daikundi civil society, and a resident of Daikundi province’s Ishtarlay district.

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Australian Cities Witness Afghan Protest Rallies Against ‘Genocide’ of Hazaras

By SaqalainEqbal

08 Oct 2022

Myriad protesters marched in several Australian cities on Saturday, October 8, as part of the global demonstrations to condemn the attack on Kaaj education center and systematic atrocities against Hazaras in Afghanistan.

With signs reading “Stop Hazara Genocide,” protesters in the Australian cities of Perth, Sydney, and Brisbane took to the streets to protest the attack on the Kaaj education center students in the west of Kabul in a Hazara neighborhood.

Dr. Andrew Charlton, a Parramatta District Labor Party representative, and Chris Bowen, the Australian Government’s Minister of Energy and Climate Change, attended these global demonstrations in Sydney, Australia.

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Arab world

Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief sends 8000 food baskets to families in Pakistan, Lebanon, Bangladesh

ARAB NEWS

October 09, 2022

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) sent over 8000 of food baskets to families in need in Pakistan, Lebanon and Bangladesh, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday.

KSRelief teams distributed 3,028 food baskets to flood-hit Pakistan. The food aid was also delivered with 150 tents and 1.308 mosquito nets to over 21,196 people in several areas across the country.

Source: Arab News

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Malta’s foreign minister tours AlUla during visit to Saudi Arabia

ARAB NEWS

October 08, 2022

JEDDAH: Malta’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ian Borg on Saturday visited the Saudi city of AlUla, where he was briefed on the historical monuments and civilizations that date back thousands of years, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Borg was also briefed on the great development the area has witnessed during the past years, including hosting international conferences, forums, and cultural and entertainment events.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi Arabia to host global health forum on Sunday

ARAB NEWS

October 08, 2022

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is set to host the Global Health Exhibition on Sunday in the capital, Riyadh, with the participation of more than 112 speakers from more than 27 countries, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The three-day forum, held under the patronage of Minister of Health Fahad Al-Jalajil, will be at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, with the slogan “Transformation in the Health Sector.”

The event, which is the largest forum for health care professionals in the Kingdom, is expected to attract more than 10,000 people, and includes five conferences that will be held on the sidelines of the event, including four continuing medical education conferences in public health, quality health care, and the future of medical laboratories and radiology.

Source: Arab News

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Riyadh to host Cirque du Soleil’s ‘OVO’

ARAB NEWS

October 08, 2022

RIYADH: The Saudi capital Riyadh will host Cirque du Soleil’s “OVO” touring show, the General Entertainment Authority has announced.

Seven million people in 26 countries have seen the show, which features 52 performers and spectacular aerial displays backed by music from South America.

The dazzling performance revolves around a story of insects threatened by the arrival of a strange creature inside a mysterious egg. With dancers performing the role of the insects, the show offers a startling insight into the beauty of biodiversity in all its forms.

Source: Arab News

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Local farmers, producers brew up a storm at Saudi Coffee Festival

AFSHAN AZIZ

October 08, 2022

JEDDAH: The Saudi Coffee Festival at the Jeddah Superdome introduced visitors to the Kingdom’s coffee story, and a whole new world of delicious drinks and flavors.

It ran from Oct. 6 to 8, highlighting Saudi coffee’s cultural heritage and increasing its global and local presence. The festival, which was organized by the Culinary Arts Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the Quality of Life Program, was one of the activities of the “Year of Saudi Coffee 2022” initiative.

The festival was divided into four different sections. The first, “Finjal Al-Daif,” consisted of the green museum that focused on the cultivation of coffee bean plants and the tools used in farming. There was also a museum displaying antiques and valuable items used in coffee consumption. Visitors also discovered different kinds of dallah, a traditional coffee pot, including one used by the late King Faisal.

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Adel Al-Jubeir receives Malta’s minister for foreign and European affairs

SPA

October 09, 2022

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Climate Affairs Envoy Adel Al-Jubeir recently received Malta’s Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg.

During their meeting at the ministry’s headquarters in Riyadh, they discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them in all fields, in addition to discussing other matters of mutual concern.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi coffee looks to Starbucks collaboration 

TAREQ AL-THAQAFI

October 08, 2022

MAKKAH: Saudi coffee is set to go global after a delegation from Starbucks visited the Jazan region in the Kingdom’s southwest.

Coffee is one of the region’s most important factors in its economic growth and is an important source of income for the people in the mountainous region.

Jazan territories are the home of Khawlani coffee cultivation and establishing a global partnership is seen as crucial in the expansion of the local product.

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Pakistan

GB minister, tourists allowed to leave after ultimatum from militants

Jamil Nagri

October 9, 2022

GILGIT: A senior minister among several travellers, including foreign tourists, trapped on Babusar Road near Thak Village of Chilas since Friday evening, were allowed to pass through the area after officials held negotiations with militants.

Sources said GB minister AbaidullahBaig along with his son was on his way from Gilgit to Islamabad when militants, led by Mujahedeen Gilgit-Baltistan and Kohistan head Abdul Hameed, set up blockades on the road connecting GB with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, leaving travellers on both sides stranded for many hours.

Political and religious leaders of Diamer along with district administration officials met the militants and held negotiations after the latter took the minister to a nearby building.

Source: Dawn.com

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Body of youth found lying in pool of blood in mosque

Our Correspondent

October 09, 2022

KARACHI:

The body of a youth, lying in a pool of blood was found in the premises of a mosque in Shadman Town on Saturday. According to details, Asif Imtiaz, 22, was found dead lying in a pool of blood on the lawn of the mosque in the Shadman Town area.

A pistol and a mobile phone were also recovered near the victim's body, which were sent to a forensic lab. Shadman Town police said the precise circumstances will be revealed following the postmortem report.

The police said Asif Imtiaz lived in Surjani Town and worked in a factory. The family of the deceased informed that Asif left the house on Friday evening to go for shopping with a friend.

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MQM-P’s Kamran Tessori appointed governor Sindh

October 9, 2022

President ArifAlvi on Sunday approved the appointment of MQM-P’s Kamran Khan Tessori as the new governor of Sindh.

The position was vacant since Imran Ismail resigned before Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif became the premier in April.

Last month, former coordination committee leader Tessori — who had been earlier blamed for creating a divide within the party that led to the expulsion of seasoned politician Dr Farooq Sattar from the party fold — returned to MQM-P ranks.

Source: Dawn.com

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Nine of a family killed as roof collapses in Chilas

Imtiaz Ali Taj

October 9, 2022

Nine members of a family were killed when the roof of their house collapsed in the Chilas city of Gilgit-Baltistan’s Diamer district in the early hours of Sunday.

Taj Muhammad, a police sub-inspector at Special Branch Chilas, told Dawn.com that the roof of a house, belonging to a man identified as Faraz Khan, collapsed in the Bonar Das area of the city, burying the man’s family members, including his wife, four daughters and four sons under rubble.

He said local volunteers rushed to the scene soon after they heard the noise of the roof caving in and tried to retrieve the people. After a two-hour rescue effort, they managed to recover the bodies one by one — but dead.

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PTI asks high court to ‘restrain’ FIA following raids

Staff Reporter

October 9, 2022

ISLAMABAD: A day after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) detained leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in connection with the prohibited funding case, the former ruling party approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) with a request to restrain the investigation agency from action against its leadership.

In a similar petition, the PTI requested the court to stop the FIA and the Islamabad police from proceeding against the party leaders and activists in the backdrop of a long march expected to be announced by former prime minister Imran Khan soon.

Both pleas were lodged by Omer Ayub Khan, the PTI additional secretary general, who requested the court to restrain the law enforcement agencies from arresting the PTI leadership.

Source: Dawn.com

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Four injured in Quetta grenade attack

Staff Correspondent

October 9, 2022

QUETTA: At least four people were injured on Saturday night as a result of a grenade attack on a security check post on Sariab Road.

Police said two were people were seriously injured and shifted to the hospital for treatment.

The grenade hurled by unidentified motorcyclists landed on the roadside, injuring four pedestrians, the police said.

Source: Dawn.com

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Imran’s helicopter makes emergency landing

Mohammad Asghar

October 9, 2022

RAWALPINDI: A helicopter in which Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was traveling made an emergency landing near Adiala village, some 20 kilometres away from the Rawalpindi city area, on Saturday after developing some technical fault.

The PTI chairman, who was returning to the capital after addressing a public meeting at Dera Ismail Khan in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government-owned helicopter, was taken to his Banigala residence by a car amid tight security.

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Imran lauds KP govt for transparent management of flood relief funds

October 9, 2022

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Saturday lauded the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for ensuring transparency in compensating the flood-affected people in the province.

He was speaking at a ceremony held here to distribute compensation cheques among the flood victims. He appreciated Senator Dr Sania Nishtar for tirelessly working to ensure efficient management and utilisation of flood relief funds.

Imran Khan said that the KP government set an example of transparency in disbursement of compensation funds among the flood-affected people by utilising a technology-based mechanism.

Source: Dawn.com

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North America

There will always be Judases in Christendom

By Dele Sobowale

October 9, 2022

I am very much amused by all the efforts which the promoters of the Muslim-Muslim Ticket, Mu-Mu Ticket, are making to deodorise and sell a bad product. Instead of getting on with campaigning on their manifesto, convincing Nigerians with their ideas of governance, they are wasting a lot of resources in the attempt to repair self-induced injury.

Deep in their hearts, they know they are failing; and will fail ultimately. Let me repeat again that, as far as I am concerned, those offering opinions saying religion does not, or, should not matter, are offering opinions – not supported by global and national realities.

The sooner they realise that their opinions are not binding on others the better. To most Muslims and Christians, anywhere in the world, their religion does matter to them. That is why they spend so much of their time and resources on them. Nobody, because of one election in 2023, can tell us that religion should be disregarded.

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Africa

Knife-wielding radical Muslims attack evangelists for leading people to Christ in Uganda

By Morning Star News

09-10-2022

NAIROBI, Kenya — Two evangelists sustained deep knife wounds after leading several Muslims to Christ at debates on Islam and Christianity in eastern Uganda, sources said.

Andrew Dikusooka, 35, and 26-year-old Ronald Musasizi had debated Islamic scholars in several areas around Iganga District, and some attacked them after a Sept. 20-24 series of such debates in the district’s predominantly Muslim Nampirika village, said a leader of their ministry, unnamed for security reasons.

“The two evangelists are nursing terrible wounds on their sick beds in Iganga town after being attacked and beaten by radical Muslims,” the leader told Morning Star News.

“Many people gave their lives to Christ, including Muslims, witchdoctors and street vendors,” Dikusooka told Morning Star News. “The conversion of these people angered Muslims who began shouting to disrupt the occasion. When the meeting ended, we took the new converts aside and had a few minutes explaining the meaning of the new life in Christ and the commitment to follow Jesus Christ.”

Source: Christian Post

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Tinubu Felicitates Muslims On Eid-el-Maulud, Seeks Love

By Our Correspondents

Oct 9, 2022

All Progressives Congress Presi­dential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has felicitated Muslims in Nigeria and around the world on the occasion of the Eid-el-Maulud Festival, birth of Prophet Mohammed (SAW).

He urges Muslim faithful to extend love and goodness to one another and imbibe the virtues of Prophet Muhammed (SAW), which include tolerance, forgive­ness, peaceful coexistence and sacrifice.

Source: Independent.Ng

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Flood: Kwara APC senatorial candidate donates apartments to widows of Islamic cleric

By Adekunle Jimoh

Oct 9, 2022

Kwara central senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 elections, Mallam Saliu Mustapha has donated  a 2-bedroom semi-detached apartment to the wives of the late Islamic cleric, Sheikh AbdulganiyAboto Al-Adaby.

The APC flag bearer also promised to empower the two wives of the late cleric with fund to enable them to begin businesses to support their families.

The deceased Ilorin-based Islamic clerics Sheikh Aboto and two of his aides were swept away by last week Friday floods caused by torrential rains in the state capital.

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Tinubu, Okowa, Uzodimma others felicitate Muslims at Eid Maulud

By Guardian Nigeria

09 October 2022

Millions of Islamic faithful in the country, yesterday, joined their counterparts from around the world to celebrate this year’s Eid-el- Maulud, the birth of Prophet Muhammed (SAW).

To mark the day, both political and religious leaders charged Muslim Ummah on the need to ensure peaceful coexistence, religious harmony, as well as embrace peace, forgiveness, love and sacrifice.

Source: Guardian.Ng

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Fimogboye Islamic Quiz Competition Ends In Abeokuta

By ApataOyeniran

Oct 8, 2022

The second Fimogboye Islamic Quiz Competition was held in Abeokuta on Saturday, October 1, 2022, with no fewer than 26 Madaaris (schools) participating.

According to Engr. Dr Ahmed Apampa, the Fimogboye of Owu Muslims, this year’s competition could not have come at a better time than this as Nigeria marks her independence even as he prays for peace over the nation.

Source: Independent.Ng

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Kaduna: Christians, Muslims celebrate birth of Prophet Muhammad

By  GodwinIsenyo

8th October 2022

No fewer than 30 Pastors on Saturday in Kaduna, joined the Muslim faithful in the celebration of the year’s Maulud, which signifies the Birth of Prophet Muhammad.

The event which was held at the main bowl of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in the city centre attracted thousands of beautifully dressed Muslim faithful.

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Maulud: Wase Tasks Muslims On Peaceful Co-Existence

By OnojaAudu

Oct 8, 2022

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Ahmed Idris Wase has urged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of tolerance as the country celebrates the Maulud (birth) of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

Wase, in a message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma and made available to Saturday Independent, appealed to all Nigerians to eschew bitterness and primordial sentiments in their dealings with one another.

Source: Independent.Ng

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Southeast Asia

196-year-old JamaeChulia Mosque in Chinatown to get $3m restoration from end-2022

SyarafanaShafeeq

09-10-2022

SINGAPORE - One of Singapore's oldest mosques, JamaeChulia Mosque, will undergo a year-long restoration, estimated to cost $3 million, from the end of 2022.

The 196-year-old mosque, located in Chinatown, will remain open for prayers during the restoration period. It was last renovated more than a decade ago, mainly for roof works due to leaking, and a paint job.

The mosque was originally built in 1826 to serve the Tamil Muslim community in Chinatown, who often refer to it as "PeriyaPalli" - Tamil for "Big Mosque".

Source: Straits Times

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Mawlid momentum to accelerate Sharia economy: Minister Thohir

09-10-2022

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Minister of State-owned Enterprises Erick Thohir has said that Mawlid, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, is a momentum to accelerate the sharia (Islamic) economy.

Thohir, who currently serves as the national sharia Economic Community (MES) chairperson, said that   Mawlid  is a day of blessings for Muslims to optimize their effort in conducting good deeds.

Source: Antara News

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King tells public to brace for floods, reminds relevant agencies to respond swiftly

09 Oct 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — Yang di-PertuanAgong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today called on all relevant agencies to make thorough and comprehensive preparations to face the risk of flooding due to the Northeast Monsoon.

Al-Sultan Abdullah said the preparations are not only in reducing flood impacts but in devising a method to ensure that assistance to the victims can be provided in a planned, prompt and effective manner.

His Majesty said this is in line with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad SAW, who demanded his people to always make preparations to deal with any possibility in the future.

Source: Malay Mail

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Idris Ahmad: PN ministers’ letter to King never mentioned loss of confidence for PM

By ShahrinAizatNoorshahrizam

09 Oct 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — PAS vice president Datuk Seri Idris Ahmad, who was among the 12 Perikatan Nasional (PN) ministers who sent a letter to the King to object to a general election during the year-end monsoon season, said they never raised the issue of losing confidence towards Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob's government.

"When did we say that we are pulling support (from the government)? We never said that before,” the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) told reporters after attending national-level Maulidur Rasul celebration at the World Trade Centre (WTC) here today.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob earlier today said that the issue of a loss of confidence in the government does not arise despite the letter to the King.

Source: Malay Mail

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Rafizi says no to GST or capital gains tax now, calls for RCI to plug defence ministry's contract corruption

By Ida Lim

08 Oct 2022

PETALING JAYA, Oct 8 — Malaysia should not bring back the Goods and Services Tax (GST) or introduce Capital Gains Tax (CGT) at this point in time, PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli said today.

Speaking at a townhall event for youths here with PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar, Rafizi said GST should not be imposed without fixing the corruption problem in Malaysia first.

Rafizi said the wealth inequality in Malaysia arises from corruption where those with connections get lucrative contracts or other benefits, contrasting this to the wealth inequality in other countries such as in US and China where those who become rich are due to their hard work and that such wealth would end up having a multiplying effect on the economy.

Source: Malay Mail

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Six telcos sign 5G access agreements with DNB, says Tengku Zafrul

09 Oct 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — All six major local telecommunications companies (telcos) have signed their respective access agreements with Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB) to lease the latter’s 5G services.

Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said the companies are Maxis Bhd, U Mobile SdnBhd, Celcom Axiata Bhd, Digi Telecommunications SdnBhd, YTL Communications SdnBhd (YES) and Telekom Malaysia Bhd ™.

“Soon, more Malaysians will be able to use 5G services,” he said in a post on Facebook and Instagram today, adding that the provision of a widespread 5G network will drive the digitisation of the country.

Source: Malay Mail

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PM Ismail Sabri says Perikatan MPs’ letter of protest to Agong does not harm govt’s legitimacy

By ShahrinAizatNoorshahrizam

09 Oct 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today said that the issue of a loss of confidence in the government does not arise despite 12 Perikatan Nasional (PN) Cabinet ministers' letter to the Yang di-PertuanAgong to object to a general election during the year-end monsoon season.

He said that the government is still functional because the prime minister still has the support of more than 112 federal lawmakers to command the Parliament.

Source: Malay Mail

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Annuar Musa applauds PAS, Umno as parties attempt reconciliation before GE15

09 Oct 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — Umno’s Tan Sri Annuar Musa commended PAS for continuing to attempt to join forces with Umno, while also lauding his party president, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, for reopening negotiations towards the purpose as the 15th general election (GE15) looms.

In a Facebook post yesterday, Annuar said that Zahid had reopened doors to discussions because he, along with other Umno leaders, wanted to unite Muslims.

Source: Malay Mail

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Europe

Men charged with murder over stabbing outside Coventry mosque

09-10-2022

Haji Choudhary Rab Nawaz was found injured following reports of a fight outside the Jamiah Masjid & Institute just after 21:00 BST on 2 October.

The 52-year-old died in hospital a short time later, police said.

Adam Razaaq, 20, HasnianRazaaq, 23 and Mohammed Faisal, 29, are due to appear at the city's magistrates court on Saturday.

Source: Bbc.Com

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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-63185116

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Charity Commission to probe Brighton mosque after terror conviction

09-10-2022

By Daniel Green

The Brighton Mosque and Muslim Community Centre was issued with an official warning in May after Abubaker Deghayes gave an unsolicited speech encouraging people to take part in violent jihad, following the death of two of his sons in Syria.

The speech, given at the mosque in Dyke Road in November 2020, was delivered after evening prayers when approximately 50 people were present, including children, young adults and at least one trustee.

Deghayes was convicted of encouraging terrorism under the Terrorism Act in January. He was sentenced to four years' imprisonment and given another year on licence.

Source: The Argus

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Hurricane Julia makes landfall in Nicaragua

09.10.2022

Tropical storm Julia strengthened into a hurricane late Saturday before making landfall on the eastern coast of Central America.

Julia passed the Colombian island San Andres before hitting the coast of Nicaragua just north of Bluefields with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (140 kilometers per hour), the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday morning.

"Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides possible from heavy rains over Central America and Southern Mexico through early next week," the NHC previously warned.

Source: Www.Dw.Com

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Ukraine war: Putin orders tighter security on key bridge from Russia to Crimea after explosion

Samuel Osborne

9 October 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree tightening security for a bridge linking the Crimean Peninsula with Russia after an explosion caused part of it to collapse.

Damage to the bridge has hampered an important supply route for the Kremlin's war in southern Ukraine and represents a strike on a symbol of Russian power in the region.

It comes as a search and rescue operation is underway in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia after Russian shelling hit apartment buildings, killing at least 12 people in the early hours of Sunday.

Source: News.Sky.Com

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https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-war-putin-orders-tighter-security-on-key-bridge-from-russia-to-crimea-after-explosion-12716163

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Former NIO minister Conor Burns denies he has met Mel B after singer posts cryptic tweet

By Amy Gibbons

October 08 2022

Belfast-born Conor Burns has denied he has ever met Mel B after the singer suggested he should not be surprised he is facing a misconduct claim, and pointed to remarks she alleges he made to her in a lift.

The Spice Girl, whose full name is Melanie Brown, tweeted the MP in response to a statement he issued on Friday, in which he said he looked forward to clearing his name after being sacked from the Government and having the Conservative whip suspended.

Source: Belfast Telegraph

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Albanian people-smuggling gang ‘dismantled’ by UK and Spanish police

By Liz Perkins

8 October 2022

An Albanian people-smuggling gang that transported migrants to Britain via Spain has been “dismantled” after a series of arrests, the National Crime Agency (NCA) announced on Saturday.

Seven suspects were arrested, including two group leaders on Monday who were about to fly out of Madrid Airport to Albania, for keeping people in dangerous conditions as they were transferred in ferries and along freight shipping routes.

Source: Telegraph

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/08/albanian-people-smuggling-gang-dismantled-uk-spanish-police/

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Sacked MP in line for a KNIGHTHOOD – and Liz Truss can’t stop it

by Jack Peat

2022-10-09

An ex-minister sacked by Liz Truss over a “serious misconduct” claim is said to be on track for a knighthood from her predecessor Boris Johnson.

It comes as the BBC reports that an eyewitness saw MP Conor Burns touching a young man’s thigh at a hotel bar during the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.

The former minister has stressed that he looks forward to clearing his name, and says he will “fully co-operate” with a Tory probe into claims of inappropriate behaviour.

Source: The London Economic

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