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Bangladesh Ulema, Imams Emerge As Key Counter-Terror Force


















ISIL has set up an army of children, taken away from their families, to carry out suicide attacks in Iraq and Syria.

 

ISIL Setting Up Children Army for Suicide Attacks in Iraq, Syria

A Bid to Bridge the Communal Gap on the Brother-Sister Festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’

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South Asia

Bangladesh Ulema, Imams Emerge As Key Counter-Terror Force

Khanabad District in Kunduz Has Reportedly Fallen To Taliban Control

Taliban condemn serial killings of Afghan clerics in Pakistan

India must take bold steps to bolster Afghan defence capabilities: Karzai

Afghan demonstrators burnt flag after attacking Chaman gate, Pakistan claims

Why does Dr. Abdullah criticize President Ghani on just everything?

Explosion in Kabul leaves one dead

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Arab World

ISIL Setting Up Children Army for Suicide Attacks in Iraq, Syria

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Pardons Defected Terrorists to Make up for Shortage of Militants

Terrorists' Training Camp Destroyed in Syrian Army Attacks in Homs

10,000 People in Terrorist Groups' Jails in Eastern Damascus

Iran to Unveil New Home-Made Fighter Jet Soon

Syrian Air Force Targeting Terrorist Centres with Modern Russian Jets

ISIL's Offensives Repulsed by Syrian Army near Kuweires Airbase

Iraqi Forces Impose Full Control over Al-Khalediya Island in Anbar Province

30 ISIL Oil Tankers Destroyed in Airstrikes in Nineveh Province

Millions of Yemenis Rally to Support Supreme Political Council 

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India

A Bid to Bridge the Communal Gap on the Brother-Sister Festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’

UP Hindu Youth Creates Cleric’s Fake FB Profile, Threatens BJP Leaders

Ban on Camel Slaughter: Upset Tamil Nadu Muslims to File Appeal

3 Years after Muzaffarnagar Riots, Displaced Families Move into Houses They Can Actually Call Home

SIT Demands Death Sentences for 11 Convicts in the Gulbarga Society Massacre

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Southeast Asia

'ISIS-Linked Bomb Courier Arrested For Suicide Blast in Indonesia Was Plotting another Attack in Bali'

Indonesian pilgrims caught with Philippine passports

Islamic Cleric’s Options to Leave Prison Fade

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Mideast

Azerbaijan Holds 4 over Links to Gülenists

Ex-PM Davutoğlu’s Former Right Hand Man Detained in Anti-Gülen Probe

Murder of transgender woman shines dark light on rights issues in Turkey

Gülen behind coup, US should extradite him

Turkey arrests novelist Aslı Erdoğan over ‘terror’ charges

Turkish government drops key items in omnibus law after opposition push

Turkish PM calls on US to arrest Gülen immediately

Merkel says Germany, Turkey have ‘special connection’

PKK claims deadly attack in eastern Turkey

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Pakistan

Pakistan -Afghanistan border in Chaman shut

Peace with Afghanistan cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy: Sartaj Aziz

PPP not to be part of any movement against Centre, says Chandio

No compromise on Karachi peace efforts, says PM

Police arrest JSMM activists involved in terrorist activities

General Raheel visits Khyber agency, appreciates effort in checking cross border movement

No compromise on efforts aimed at restoring peace in Karachi: Nawaz Sharif

Pak Ignores India’s Condition, Invites Foreign Secretary for Talks on Kashmir

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Africa

Boko Haram Is Threatening the Lives of Thousands

Tensions between Morocco and Mauritania bad for North Africa

Nigerian military should 'cease threatening' journalist

Ciroma sends words to Buhari, Says North not afraid of restructuring ON

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Europe

Putin’s Savage War against Russia’s ‘New Muslims’

Migrant Problems Still Threaten Europe

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North America

Islamic State Kills Second American Volunteer Fighter in Syria

Hillary Clinton’s decisions as secretary of state unleashed ISIS onto world: Donald Trump

Texas Muslims threatened amid increasing Islamophobia

Anti-Muslim threats in Maine investigated as hate crime

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Bangladesh Ulema, Imams Emerge As Key Counter-Terror Force

Aug 20, 2016

In a tactic that many multi-cultural countries can draw a lesson from, Ulema (Islamic theologists) and imams (those who lead Friday prayers) are emerging as key people in countering the forces of terror in Bangladesh. The move was decided in a special meeting of the country’s Cabinet Committee on Law and Order on July 10, just nine days after the Gulshan attack in which 29 people were killed.

Several prominent Ulema wanted action against the Mumbai-based Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik much before the July 1 Gulshan attack, said Bangladesh’s information minister Hasanul Haq Inu, who is here on a six-day visit.

“In the last year, Ulema came up with written complaints against Naik. We are examining it. We think his teachings, in certain cases are not in compliance with the Quran or Hadith. So, that is creating confusion,” Mr Inu said.

Acting over reports of large-scale radicalisation, the Gulshan attack and over 43 attacks on thinkers, gay activists, bloggers and practicing Sufis, Bangladesh has embarked on a major plan to de-radicalise and swoop down on the forces of terror.

Besides setting up and operationalising anti-terror public resistance committees comprising community policemen, civilians, political representatives etc, at the police Thana levels all across Bangladesh at a blitzkrieg pace, Friday sermons across the 2, 50,000 mosques across the country are being monitored by the imams themselves.

They have also been asked to impart the positive preachings in line with real Islamic ideology, which denounces terrorism and extremism. More than one Lakh imams have also signed on a pledge document denouncing terrorism and have volunteered to keep an eye on suspicious activities.

The visiting minister reiterated that Bangladesh’s brand of Islam was unique and different from what is being preached in other Muslim countries. “There are two bombs in our region. The poverty bomb and the communal bomb. They have to be defused fast.”

Inu, who fought in the 1971 Liberation War as a Mukti Bahini guerrilla, blamed the growth of terror forces in his country on Pakistan and its legacy.

“Terrorism in Bangladesh has a legacy and that legacy is the 1971 liberation war. Here Jamat-e-Islami, a party using Islam, was a corroborator with Pakistani aggressive force,” he said adding terrorism in Bangladeshi has its roots in Jamat-i-Islami and Pakistan’s ISI.

http://www.asianage.com/india/bangladesh-ulemas-imams-emerge-key-counter-terror-force-579

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ISIL Setting Up Children Army for Suicide Attacks in Iraq, Syria

August 20, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL is forming an army of children, abducted from their families, to prepare them for conducting suicide attacks in Iraq and Syria.

The terrorist group trains the children under the name of 'Children of the Caliphate' program as it has increased its reliance on missions by children to carry out suicide attacks.

One of the ISIL's military training centers is located near the city of Beiji in Salahuddin province.

The videos released by the ISIL from its operations in different parts of Iraq and Syria shows children participating in attack on government forces' military bases.

Other photos released also show the children wearing military uniforms and undergoing military trainings by the ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

The statements released by the ISIL indicate that there are five military bases for training children in Raqqa province of Syria where they learn how to behead civilians.

A Syrian media activist named Ebrahim al-Raqawi disclosed that the 'Children of the Caliphate' applies to under-16 kids.

"They had participated in a large number of suicide attacks last year; and the government troops did not suspect them because of their age," he added.

Earlier in August, the ISIL's media office in Tigris region announced that a Belgian Child named Abu al-Nour Beljiki had carried out a suicide attack in Nineveh's al-Qayyara region.

Also in August, Hussein al-Qaedi, an official responsible for tracing abducted Yazidis in Duhok province, announced that the ISIL was training 1,400 Yazidi children, abducted from their families, to conduct suicide attacks.

Speaking at a news conference, Qaedi also said that 400 Yazidi children who have been displaced from their hometowns in Sanjar and Bashiqa suffer mental and other diseases.

He added that the ISIL has kidnapped 3,770 Yazidis after 2,640 of the abducted population were taken back from the terrorist group in the past two years.

As the ISIL loses control over one city after another in its self-styled caliphate, it is tightening its grip on its captives, taking the Yazidis deeper into its territory.

Thousands of Kurdish-speaking Yazidis were taken prisoner and thousands more were massacred when ISIL terrorists overran their Northern Iraqi villages in August 2014. Since then, the Yazidi captives, specially women and children, have been conscripted into sexual slavery and used as human shields and suicide bombers.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950530000719

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A Bid to Bridge the Communal Gap on the Brother-Sister Festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’

Aug 20, 2016

KOZHIKODE: K P Sasikala, the state president of the Hindu Aikya Vedi and the public face of the Sangh Parivar in Kerala, had two unexpected guests on July 30. Two Muslim youth who are concerned over the growing communal chasm in Kerala reached at the house of Sasikala in Malappuram to know why she prompts her to take aggressive positions in her speeches.

"We are on a big project to study the changing communal equations in Kerala. We wanted Sasikala teacher to be familiar with the kind and considerate face of Islam. We are happy that we could establish as emotional bonding with the teacher," said Mutheeul Haq Faizi, a sympathiser of SKSSK, the student wing of the Samstha Kerala Jam-Iyyathul Ulema, the Sunni religious body in Kerala. The youth who reached the morning left after having lunch at the house prepared for the birthday of the Hindu Aikya Vedi leader.

"We are getting positive and negative feedback for the visit. As students of psychology we are more interested in the elements that constitute extreme views," he said.

C H Moidu, the other youth who accompanied Faizy, said Sasikala explained she only expressed the concerns of a huge section that is afraid of speaking up. "She told us that her criticism is less intense when compared to the mudslinging done by various Muslim groups among themselves," he said.

Sasikala told TOI that she never had any ill-feelings towards Islam but reacted only to certain things done in the name of religion. "I don't think there is an unbridgeable gap between Hindus and Muslims in Kerala," she said.

The Hindu Aikya Vedi leader said the Sunnis in Kerala find no difficulty in merging with the local culture of Kerala. "I am living in an area thickly populated by Muslims and I find no problem with them. The advent of new groups among Muslims, which take an aggressive posture, vitiated the situation," she said.

Sasikala said the efforts of comparing religions to prove the supremacy of one's own faith is the root cause of tensions. "We have no apparatus to test and prove which religion is great. It is a futile and dangerous exercise," she said.

"The youth said they have not listened to my speeches. I told them not to arrive any conclusions by listening to one and two minute-long clips but to listen patiently the whole speech," she said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kozhikode/A-bid-to-bridge-the-communal-gap-on-Rakhi/articleshow/53783581.cms

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South Asia

Bangladesh Ulema, imams emerge as key counter-terror force

Aug 20, 2016

In a tactic that many multi-cultural countries can draw a lesson from, ulemas (Islamic theologists) and imams (those who lead Friday prayers) are emerging as key people in countering the forces of terror in Bangladesh. The move was decided in a special meeting of the country’s Cabinet Committee on Law and Order on July 10, just nine days after the Gulshan attack in which 29 people were killed.

Full report at: asianage.com/india/bangladesh-ulemas-imams-emerge-key-counter-terror-force-579

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Khanabad district in Kunduz has reportedly fallen to Taliban control

Sat Aug 20 2016

The Khanabad district in the restive Kunduz province has reportedly fallen to Taliban control following fierce clashes.

The clashes resulted into the closure of the main highway connecting Kunduz with the northeastern Takhar province.

A local lawmaker and other officials have confirmed the fall of the district into the hands of Taliban.

Full report at: khaama.com/khanabad-district-in-kunduz-has-reportedly-fallen-to-taliban-control-01731

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Taliban condemn serial killings of Afghan clerics in Pakistan

Sat Aug 20 2016

The Taliban militants group condemned the target killing of a number of the Afghan nationals in Pakistan as the group claims that the slain individuals were religious clerics.

Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said at least three religious clerics were assassinated in the past few days in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

Full report at: khaama.com/taliban-condemn-serial-killings-of-afghan-clerics-in-pakistan-01734

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India must take bold steps to bolster Afghan defense capabilities: Karzai

Sat Aug 20 2016

Mi-25 AfghanistanThe former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said India must take bold steps to bolster the capabilities of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).

Karzai made the remarks while speaking to a group of Indian reporters in New Delhi during his visit to the country.

Full report at: khaama.com/india-must-take-bold-steps-to-bolster-afghan-defense-capabilities-karzai-01733

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Afghan demonstrators burnt flag after attacking Chaman gate, Pakistan claims

Sat Aug 20 2016

The Pakistani authorities have claimed that several demonstrators in Afghanistan burnt the country’s flag on Thursday evening that led to the closure of the gate along the Durand Line in Chaman located near Kandahar province.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghan-demonstrators-burnt-flag-after-attacking-chaman-gate-pakistan-claims-01732

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Why does Dr. Abdullah criticize President Ghani on just everything?

Sat Aug 20 2016

The public outburst of the Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah revealed bitter internal divisions and distrust among the two leaders that threaten their US-brokered power sharing agreement.

On the eve of the International Youths Day, Dr Abdullah angrily denounced his governing partner, President Ashraf Ghani, as unfit to govern.

Full report at: khaama.com/why-does-dr-abdullah-criticize-president-ghani-on-just-everything-01730

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Explosion in Kabul leaves one dead

Sat Aug 20 2016

An explosion has taken place in Kabul earlier this morning after a roadside Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detonated targeting the vehicle of the Afghan army.

The incident took place in Qala-e-Zaman Khan area after a vehicle of the Afghan National Army struck the IED.

Full report at: khaama.com/explosion-in-kabul-casualties-feared-01729

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Arab World

ISIL Setting Up Children Army for Suicide Attacks in Iraq, Syria

August 20, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL is forming an army of children, abducted from their families, to prepare them for conducting suicide attacks in Iraq and Syria.

The terrorist group trains the children under the name of 'Children of the Caliphate' program as it has increased its reliance on missions by children to carry out suicide attacks.

One of the ISIL's military training centers is located near the city of Beiji in Salahuddin province.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950530000719

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Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Pardons Defected Terrorists to Make up for Shortage of Militants

August 20, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Informed Iraqi sources disclosed that ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has pardoned a large number of terrorists jailed for fleeing the war zone in the city of al-Sharqat and sent them to the battlefields to make up for the shortage of militants.

"Al-Baghdadi has ordered tens of ISIL terrorists who had been arrested for disobedience and fleeing the war to be pardoned and sent to war with the Iraqi army," the Arabic-language media quoted an unnamed provincial source in Salahuddin province as saying.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950530000810

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Terrorists' Training Camp Destroyed in Syrian Army Attacks in Homs

August 20, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian military forces attacked a training camp of the militant groups in Northern Homs, inflicting major losses and casualties on the Takfiri terrorists.

The Syrian army troops' offensive on the terrorist groups' training camp claimed the lives of at least 27 militants, destroyed 8 vehicles and three rocket launching-pads in Talbiseh region near the villages of al-Ghanto, al-Ghasbiyeh and Tir Ma'ala.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950530000631

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10,000 People in Terrorist Groups' Jails in Eastern Damascus

August 20, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 10,000 civilians are in Jeish al-Isalm's jails in Douma in Eastern Ghouta, a source in Syria's National Reconciliation Committee announced adding that there is no any accurate figure bout the captured civilians in other regions.

"We do not have reliable information about the heath situation and exact number of civilians Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950530000593

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Iran to Unveil New Home-Made Fighter Jet Soon

August 20, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced that the home-made Qaher 313 fighter jet will be ready for carrying out combat missions in the near future.

"The Qaher 313 fighter jet is in final stages of production and it will be operationalized in the near future," General Dehqan said in a press conference in Tehran on Saturday.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950530000567

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Syrian Air Force Targeting Terrorist Centers with Modern Russian Jets

August 20, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Air Force has been using advanced Sukhoi fighter jets made by the Russian military industry to target terrorists' positions, a general of the Syrian air force said Saturday.

"The Syrian Air Force used Sukhoi 24 M-2 in its recent operations to target Jeish al-Fatah's strongholds and gathering centers in the Southern districts of Aleppo city in August 6 and 7," General Hassan Hassan said.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950530000741

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ISIL's Offensives Repulsed by Syrian Army near Kuweires Airbase

August 20, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian military forces fended off ISIL's attacks to prevail over government forces' positions near the strategic Kuweires airbase in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo city, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists.

ISIL failed to break through government forces' strongholds near the villages of Nasrallah and al-Moltafeteh in Northeastern side of Kuweires airbase.

The Takfiri groups left behind scores of dead or wounded members and destroyed equipment and retreated from the battlefield.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950530000693

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Iraqi Forces Impose Full Control over Al-Khalediya Island in Anbar Province

August 20, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq's joint military forces have completely seized back a strategic island to the East of al-Ramadi in Ramadi province, a senior military commander announced.

"The Iraqi security and Hashd al-Shaabi (volunteer forces) managed to fully liberate al-Khalediya Island 23 kilometers to the East of al-Ramadi and also take full control of the surrounding villages and regions of the island," Commander of Anbar Liberation Operations Major General Esmayeel Mahlawi said.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950530000606

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30 ISIL Oil Tankers Destroyed in Airstrikes in Nineveh Province

August 20, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Informed security sources in Nineveh disclosed that over two dozen oil tankers of the ISIL terrorist group have been destroyed in an airstrike in the Southern part of the province.

"The airstrikes destroyed an ISIL convoy of vehicles compromising 30 oil tankers near al-Qayyara region, 45 kilometers South of Nineveh, killing 12 terrorists and injuring many others," the Arabic-language media quoted an unnamed provincial security source as saying on Saturday.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950530000510

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Millions of Yemenis Rally to Support Supreme Political Council

August 20, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Millions of people rallied in Yemen to voice their strong support for a political body recently formed to run the country in the face of a Saudi military campaign to reinstate a former president.

People took to the streets in the capital in their millions before converging on a main square to support the Supreme Political Council, formed after peace talks with the Saudi side broke down recently, press tv reported.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950530000862

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India

A Bid to Bridge the Communal Gap on the Brother-Sister Festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’

Aug 20, 2016

KOZHIKODE: K P Sasikala, the state president of the Hindu Aikya Vedi and the public face of the Sangh Parivar in Kerala, had two unexpected guests on July 30. Two Muslim youth who are concerned over the growing communal chasm in Kerala reached at the house of Sasikala in Malappuram to know why she prompts her to take aggressive positions in her speeches.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kozhikode/A-bid-to-bridge-the-communal-gap-on-Rakhi/articleshow/53783581.cms

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UP Hindu Youth Creates Cleric’s Fake FB Profile, Threatens BJP Leaders

August 20, 2016

Muzaffarnagar: A police sub-inspector’s son has been arrested for allegedly creating a fake Facebook profile of a local mosque’s cleric and posting messages threatening BJP leaders from it, police said on Saturday.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/youth-creates-clerics-fake-fb-profile-threatens-bjp-leaders-1004147/

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Ban on camel slaughter: Upset Tamil Nadu Muslims to file appeal

Aug 20, 2016

Tamil Nadu could flash a proud tag of being the first Indian state to ban camel slaughter. But it is not over yet.

While animal rights activists’ feel victorious following the Madras high court order, a section of Muslims who oppose the order are all set to file an appeal soon. Amid the confusion between religious freedom and animal rights, this newspaper spoke to a cross-section of animal activists and religious members.

Full report at: asianage.com/india/upset-tamil-nadu-muslims-file-appeal-642

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3 Years After Muzaffarnagar Riots, Displaced Families Move Into Houses They Can Actually Call Home

19/08/2016

What happens when you are poor and get displaced during a violent conflict in this country, asked human rights activist Farah Naqvi, when I interviewed her this week. After a moment's pause, she said that one becomes part of the "great homeless story of India."

That is where 200 Muslims families were probably heading before they were pulled into a unique project, which got them designing and building their own houses, three years after they were rendered homeless by the religious violence that consumed the hinterlands of western Uttar Pradesh. Full report at: huffingtonpost.in/2016/08/19/in-a-first-displaced-up-riot-victims-will-move-into-houses-that/

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SIT Demands Death Sentences for 11 Convicts in the Gulbarga Society Massacre

August 20, 2016

New Delhi: The Special Investigating Team (SIT) had demanded death sentence for 11 people who have been awarded life sentences in the Gulbarga Society massacre during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

According to The Indian Express report, the SIT which probed the Gulberg Society massacre submitted its opinion to the Gujarat government seeking the government’s nod to file an appeal and seek death sentence to the 11 persons.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/gulberg-society-massacre-sit-demands-death-sentences-11-convicts-1004042/

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Southeast Asia

'ISIS-linked bomb courier arrested for suicide blast in Indonesia was plotting another attack in Bali'

20 August 2016

Indonesian police continue to investigate an alleged plot to stage a terror attack in Bali following the arrest of a man believed to be linked to Islamic State.

A man, referred to only as DA, was arrested by police on August 15 in Lampung over his role in a suicide bomb attack at Surakarta police station on July 5 this year.

Full report at: dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3750196/ISIS-linked-bomb-courier-arrested-suicide-blast-Indonesia-plotting-attack-Bali.html

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Indonesian pilgrims caught with Philippine passports

20.08.2016 

Indonesia is investigating reports that 177 of its citizens were caught with Philippine passports at a Manila airport before boarding a flight to Saudi Arabia ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir told Anadolu Agency on Saturday that Philippine authorities intercepted Friday a group of Indonesians who had arrived in the country using Indonesian passports, but switched to Philippine passports before the flight to Saudi Arabia.

Full report at: aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/indonesian-pilgrims-caught-with-philippine-passports/631871

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Islamic Cleric’s Options to Leave Prison Fade

20.08.2016 

Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir is still revered among Indonesian militants, even as he spends his twilight years behind bars and is running out of legal options to have his 15-year prison term reduced.

The spiritual leader of militant group Jemaah Islamiyah, which carried out the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, recently lost an appeal against his 2011 conviction for financing a militant training camp in the remote mountains of Aceh province.

Full report at: benarnews.org/english/news/indonesian/Abu-Bakar-Bashir-08192016174734.html

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Mideast

Azerbaijan holds 4 over links to Gülenists

August 20, 2016

Officials in Azerbaijan on Aug. 19 said they had arrested four men over suspected ties to U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, believed to have been behind the July 15 failed coup attempt.

The four are accused of an "abuse of power" while working for a mobile phone company for having passed on private information about subscribers and their call history, Azeri prosecutors said.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/azerbaijan-holds-4-over-links-to-gulenists.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103050&NewsCatID=510

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Ex-PM Davutoğlu’s former right hand man detained in anti-Gülen probe

August 20, 2016

Ambassador Gürcan Balık, who served as the chief advisor to former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu during the latter’s time as foreign minister at the time of various diplomatic crises, has been detained as part of Turkey’s post-coup attempt investigation.

In 2013, during a U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York where Turkey was represented by then-President Abdullah Gül, Balık, in his capacity as the of chief the cabinet to the minister, played a key role in the arrangement of a meeting between Davutoğlu and the Pennsylvania-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/ex-pm-davutoglus-former-right-hand-man-detained-in-anti-gulen-probe.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103038&NewsCatID=341

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Murder of transgender woman shines dark light on rights issues in Turkey

August 20, 2016

Turkey’s cultural and political circles were finally mobilized against the brutal murder of Hande Kader, a transgender sex worker, on Aug. 17 with a social media campaign titled #speakoutforhandekader and a statement delivered in parliament.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/murder-of-transgender-woman-shines-dark-light-on-rights-issues-in-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103018&NewsCatID=339

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Gülen behind coup, US should extradite him

August 20, 2016

The United States should extradite U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen to Turkey given the evidence suggesting he was behind the July 15 coup attempt, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, lending support to the government on an issue that has strained ties between the two NATO allies.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/chp-gulen-behind-coup-us-should-extradite-him.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103025&NewsCatID=338

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Turkey arrests novelist Aslı Erdoğan over ‘terror’ charges

August 20, 2016

A Turkish court arrested prize-winning novelist Aslı Erdoğan on Aug. 19 over alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), three days after she and two dozen more staff from the Özgür Gündem newspaper were detained.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-arrests-novelist-asli-erdogan-over-terror-charges.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103049&NewsCatID=341

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Turkish government drops key items in omnibus law after opposition push

August 20, 2016

Turkey’s parliament experienced a rare session late on Aug. 18 when the Justice and Development Party (AKP) withdrew several items from an omnibus law, including those it had publicly promised to pass, following demands from the opposition.

After hours of debates that ended in the early hours of Aug. 19, the ruling party abandoned an administrative shift in the southeast, extra state control on universities and a privatization plan, as the opposition parties depicted an equally rare united stance, leading to the AKP paying them heed amid newfound harmony that emerged after the bloody coup attempt on July 15.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-government-drops-key-items-in-omnibus-law-after-opposition-push.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103004&NewsCatID=341

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Turkish PM calls on US to arrest Gülen immediately

August 20, 2016

PM Binali Yıldırım has called on the United States to arrest U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, who is accused of leading failed coup attempt of July 15.

“We want something that we have the right to from our strategic partner, the U.S. We are saying that there is a terrorist organization and it caused a lot of people to die. Please do what is necessary and temporarily arrest him. Don’t harbor him in your country,” he said in Ankara on Aug. 18.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-pm-calls-on-us-to-arrest-gulen-immediately.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103036&NewsCatID=338

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Merkel says Germany, Turkey have ‘special connection’

August 20, 2016

There is a “special connection” between Germany and Turkey that will continue to endure, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stressed, amid diplomatic tensions between the two countries.

“There is … a special connection between Germany and Turkey. This will remain so. Turkey is an important partner as a NATO member. It is important for the solution of conflicts,” Merkel told a network of German media outlets on Aug. 18, particularly referring to the ongoing Syrian crisis.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/merkel-says-germany-turkey-have-special-connection.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103016&NewsCatID=351

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PKK claims deadly attack in eastern Turkey

August 20, 2016

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Aug. 19 caimed a car bomb attack targeting police in eastern Turkey that killed five people and injured over 200.

The bombing in Elazığ was one of three in less than 24 hours in eastern Turkey.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/pkk-claims-deadly-attack-in-eastern-turkey----.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103051&NewsCatID=341

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Pakistan

Pakistan -Afghanistan border in Chaman shut

August 20, 2016

Quetta (Pakistan): The Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Chaman has been shut by the authorities after reports surfaced yesterday that a large number of Afghan demonstrators attacked the Friendship Gate and disrespected the Pakistani flag.

The incident that took place on Thursday evening and now has led to suspension in the movement of trucks involved in trade shipments between the two countries, reports the Dawn.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/pakistan-afghanistan-border-chaman-shut-1004046/

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Peace with Afghanistan cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy: Sartaj Aziz

August 20, 2016

Islamabad: Stating that Islamabad believes in a politically negotiated settlement through an Afghan-led peace process as the most viable option for achieving peace in the war-torn country, Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs, said that peace with Kabul has always been a cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/peace-afghanistan-cornerstone-pakistans-foreign-policy-sartaj-aziz-1004037/

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PPP not to be part of any movement against Centre, says Chandio

August 20, 2016

HYDERABAD: Adviser to chief minister on information Maula Bux Chandio has said the Pakistan Peoples Party will not be part of any movement which may result in the derailment of democracy.

He said at a gathering at the residence of PPP leader Dr Irfan Gul Magsi on Friday, where activists of different political parties announced joining the PPP that he wished Imran Khan best of luck like his leader Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari if Mr Khan believed he would succeed in his solo flight and manage to make ‘someone’s finger raised’.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1278669/ppp-not-to-be-part-of-any-movement-against-centre-says-chandio

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No compromise on Karachi peace efforts, says PM

August 20, 2016

KARACHI: The Karachi operation, which will complete its three years next month, is not going to end any time soon as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that there would be no compromise on efforts aimed at restoring a lasting peace to the city. He promised that there would be no delays in the release of funds for the ongoing federal government-funded projects in the city, officials and sources said.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1278781/no-compromise-on-karachi-peace-efforts-says-pm

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Police arrest JSMM activists involved in terrorist activities

August 20, 2016

HYDERABAD: Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Irfan Ali Baloch said on Friday police arrested two activists of a Sindhi nationalist organisation for their alleged links with Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and subversive activities to sabotage China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1278604/police-arrest-jsmm-activists-involved-in-terrorist-activities

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General Raheel visits Khyber agency, appreciates effort in checking cross border movement

August 20, 2016

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Friday visited front line troops, deployed for operations along the Pak-Afghan border in Khyber Agency, and appreciated the effort of the armed forces in checking cross border movement.

The COAS expressed satisfaction at the clearance of mountain passes in the Rajgal area which were held by militants, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1278603/general-raheel-visits-khyber-agency-appreciates-effort-in-checking-cross-border-movement

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No compromise on efforts aimed at restoring peace in Karachi: Nawaz Sharif

August 20, 2016

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the Karachi operation, which will complete its three years, next month, was not going to end any time soon and there would be no compromise on efforts aimed at restoring peace to the city.

He promised that there would be no delays in the release of funds for the ongoing federal government-funded projects in the city, officials and sources said.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/no-compromise-efforts-aimed-restoring-peace-karachi-nawaz-sharif-1004080/

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Pak Ignores India’s Condition, Invites Foreign Secretary For Talks on Kashmir

August 20, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Ignoring India’s offer to hold talks on cross-border terrorism, Pakistan today invited Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Islamabad by the end of this month to discuss Kashmir dispute “as per the UN Security Council Resolutions”.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/pak-ignores-indias-condition-invites-foreign-secretary-talks-kashmir-2-1003955/

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Africa

Boko Haram is threatening the lives of thousands

20 August 2016

The watermelons lay fat and green on Umar Bate’s farm, almost ready for harvest. He would need a tractor-trailer just to get his crop to market.

Musa Jabbi’s 400 cows wandered the plains, growing plump as they grazed. Abubakar Gamandi, a fisherman on Lake Chad, had smoked and stored a rich harvest of fish, ready to sell.

Full report at: latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-nigeria-bokoharam-starvation-20160810-snap-story.html

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Tensions between Morocco and Mauritania bad for North Africa

August 20, 2016

In worrying signs, tensions have been rising between the North African nations of morocco and Mauritania. Reports have emerged that Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz has ordered his military to be in a state of alert and deploy short- and medium-range missiles at the border with Morocco. This comes after Morocco’s decision earlier this week to send a contingent of its Gendarmerie to southern Morocco in the buffer zone with Mauritania to end activities related to smuggling and illegal trade.

Full report at: blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/talkingturkey/worrying-signs-tensions-between-morocco-and-mauritania-bad-for-north-africa/

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Nigerian military should 'cease threatening' journalist

August 20, 2016

The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says the Nigerian military has told freelance journalist Ahmad Salkida he could face terrorism charges for refusing to provide information about the militant group Boko Haram.

The CPJ has called on the Nigerian military to "cease threatening" Saldkida.

The Nigerian army announced last Monday that it wanted to question three suspects, including a journalist, for allegedly concealing information about the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.

Full report at: dw.com/en/nigerian-military-should-cease-threatening-journalist/a-19487603

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Ciroma sends words to Buhari, Says North not afraid of restructuring ON

AUGUST 20, 2016

Ciroma and Buhari Mallam Adamu Ciroma was one of the G8 members who later metamorphosed into G34 which eventually led to the formation of the PDP. In this exclusive interview with Saturday Vanguard, Ciroma speaks on national issues, restructuring, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, the 2014 National Conference, the PDP, among others. Full report at: vanguardngr.com/2016/08/ciroma-sends-words-buhari-says-north-not-afraid-restructuring/

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Europe

Putin’s Savage War against Russia’s ‘New Muslims’

20 August 2016

Today there are more than 2,000 fighters from Russia on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq fighting on behalf of the Islamic State.

A large number of these fighters are Muslims originating from the Northern Caucasus, a fact that feeds a narrative back in Russia that has been growing since the 1990s.

Many Russians now link the Muslim populations of the North Caucasus with extremism and terrorism. That perception is not entirely without basis: the North Caucasus region has been rent by war, terror and brutal state crackdowns for over two decades.

Full report at: europe.newsweek.com/putin-savage-war-against-russia-new-muslims-490783

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Migrant Problems Still Threaten Europe

August 20, 2016

In September 2015, a Canadian broadcaster, Ezra Levant, suggested that what Europe was experiencing, was not primarily an influx of "refugees" fleeing conflict, but rather a new Gold Rush, in which young men from the Muslim world were seeking to improve their fortune at Europe's expense.

Rome-based journalist Barbie Latza Nadeu seriously asked whether Italy was "enabling the ISIS invasion of Europe."

Full report at: gatestoneinstitute.org/8668/migrant-problems-europe

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North America

Islamic State Kills Second American Volunteer Fighter in Syria

19 Aug 2016

An American who was fighting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Syria alongside U.S.-backed Kurdish forces became the sixth foreign volunteer and the second U.S. citizen to be killed by the terrorist group.

Full report at: breitbart.com/national-security/2016/08/19/islamic-state-kills-second-american-volunteer-fighter-syria/

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Hillary Clinton’s decisions as secretary of state unleashed ISIS onto world: Donald Trump

August 20, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has sought an apology from his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for the death and destruction she caused in the Middle East as the US secretary of state.

“Her tenure as secretary of state may be regarded as the most disastrous in US history. But she is totally without remorse,” Trump alleged at an election rally in Michigan.

“Her failed decisions as secretary of state unleashed ISIS onto the world. But has she ever apologised for the death and destruction she has caused? No,” he said with the audience responding back with a huge no.

Full report at: indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/hillary-clintons-decisions-as-secretary-of-state-unleashed-isis-onto-world-donald-trump-2986620/

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Texas Muslims threatened amid increasing Islamophobia

August 20, 2016

Watauga, Texas - Vincent Simon recalls feeling shocked when he flipped on the Masjid Al Sahaabah mosque’s voicemail to hear a death threat from a man promising to behead Muslim worshippers.

Simon, a US military veteran who converted to Islam some five years ago, said that the small mosque and its attendees are threatened regularly, receiving three or four intimidating voicemails a week.

Full report at: aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/08/texas-muslims-threatened-increasing-islamophobia-160819195741303.html      

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Anti-Muslim threats in Maine investigated as hate crime

August 20, 2016

A civil rights group is calling on authorities to look into written threats against the Muslim community in Maine. Typewritten notes urging violence against Muslims were discovered Wednesday at a Westbrook apartment complex, where several Iraqis live. At least four paper notes with the phrase "All Muslims are Terrorists should be Killed" were found on the ground and a car windshield.

Full report at: dailysabah.com/americas/2016/08/20/anti-muslim-threats-in-maine-investigated-as-hate-crime

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