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British MP, Activists in London Protest Attacks on Indian Muslims, Criticise the Government for Not Including a Human Rights' Stipulation in Trade Agreements with India

New Age Islam News Bureau

08 July 2022

 

Indian diaspora groups held a protest against the Narendra Modi government in London on Sunday, July 3. Photo: Facebook/Yasir Rizvi.

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• British MP, Activists in London Protest Attacks on Indian Muslims, Criticise the Government for Not Including a Human Rights' Stipulation in Trade Agreements with India

• US: It Is “Too Early” To Recognize the Taliban’s Government

• Hamas Calls for Muslim to Come To Hebron Site to Prevent 'Jewish Takeover'

• Taliban Says Their Government Is “Undismayed” by the Rescission of Afghanistan’s Designation as a Major Non-NATO Ally

• Saudi Arabia Allows Direct Entry of Lebanese Citizens to the Kingdom

 

India

• Haryana: BJP's IT Cell Incharge Removed Over Old Controversial Tweet Targeting Islam

• Sole Muslim Lawmaker in India’s BJP Ruling Party Resigns

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North America

• Hilliard City Schools: Muslim holiday approved on district calendar

• Arson Detectives Investigating Possible Hate Crime In Firebomb Thrown At Long Island Mosque

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Mideast

• Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Current Situation Readier Than Ever For Muslims to Attain Elixirs of “Unity”, “Spirituality”

• Muslim pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat for climax of biggest Covid-era Hajj

• Iranian dissidents protest Belgian plan to release four convicted terrorists to Iran

• Iran galvanizes regional diplomacy amid impasse in nuclear talks 

• IAEA deadline for saving Iran nuke deal passes as US amps up sanctions

• 'Sacred duty': Inflation eats into Turkey's Muslim feast

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South Asia

• US to Revoke Afghanistan’s Designation as a Major Non-NATO Ally

• Kabul Sees Hike in Customs Revenue amid Hunger Strikes

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Arab world

• Sports Stars, Celebrities Performing Hajj Share Emotional Journey on Social Media

• Pilgrims pack Mount Arafat for climax of biggest Covid-era Hajj

• Arab Parliament praises Saudi efforts in facilitating Hajj services for pilgrims

• Makkah governor ‘honoured to serve pilgrims anytime, anywhere’

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Southeast Asia

• Digital Push for Islamic Economy Development in Indonesia

• No more social media posts on ongoing case, judge warns prosecution and defence in Syed Saddiq's corruption trial

• Sikh group regrets villainous portrayal of non-Muslims in 'Mat Kilau' film; claims may create interracial, interreligious tensions

• Police probing Haj tour scam after 380 pilgrims left stranded at KLIA

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Europe

• Lancashire Telegraph Breached Man’s Privacy by Covering Conversion to Islam, IPSO Rules

• A significant step towards friendlier Jewish-Muslim dialogue

• Cost of living crisis: Mosque food bank capacity rises

• Joe Biden snubs Boris Johnson in statement following PM’s resignation

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Pakistan

• Senate Body Summons Imran In Connection With ‘Storming’ Of Parliament Lodges By Police

• KP inks fiscal responsibility accord as centre promises ex-Fata funding

• Hajj-e-Akbar: PM Felicitates Muslim Ummah, Prays For Pakistan’s Prosperity

• Sunni Ittehad Council assures support to PTI

• Fears of sixth wave take hold after nine deaths in a day

• PM for live telecast of parliamentary committees’ proceedings

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Africa

• Suspected Islamists Kill At Least A Dozen Patients in DRC Clinic

• Nigeria recaptures 27 inmates after jail attack claimed by Islamic State

• Worsening Insecurity: Sultan Asks Muslims to Increase Prayer Today, Being Arafat Day

• Salah: Imbibe the lessons of Eidel-el-Adha, Gov AbdulRazaq to Muslims

• Munich Olympics give way to Soccer v. Jihad

• Matawalle congratulates Muslims on Eid-al-Adha

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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British MP, Activists in London Protest Attacks on Indian Muslims, Criticise the Government for Not Including a Human Rights' Stipulation in Trade Agreements with India

 

Indian diaspora groups held a protest against the Narendra Modi government in London on Sunday, July 3. Photo: Facebook/Yasir Rizvi.

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The Wire Staff

08-07-2022

New Delhi: Led by Indian diaspora groups, a British MP, activists and others held a protest demonstration outside 10 Downing Street in London – the official residence of the UK prime minister – followed by a march to the Indian High Commission in the city on Sunday, July 3, to condemn attacks against minorities in India and muzzling of dissenting voices by the Narendra Modi government.

Towards this effect, they said the UK must strengthen its stand to stop India from committing a “genocide” of Muslims. They also demanded the release of human rights activist Teesta Setalvad, journalist and fact-checker Mohammed Zubair, and all political prisoners in India.

Addressing a massive rally outside 10 Downing Street, Independent MP Claudia Webbe said, “Given Britain’s imperial past of divide-and-rule and continuing exploitation in India, the UK government has a historical and moral responsibility for what is happening to the religious minorities in India today. Britain’s trade agreements need to be called out. They are lacking any human rights stipulations. We have a duty to oppose this.”

Sonali Bhattacharyya, National Secretary of Momentum, a socialist group within the Labour Party, called out the “cosy relationship” of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is said to be resigning soon, with Prime Minister Modi. She said both of them shared “many political aims”.

“Adani offered public support to Modi in 2003 in the face of the condemnation he faced for his role in the massacres in Gujarat. This gamble has paid off handsomely for Adani. Modi’s government has relaxed competition rules around major infrastructural projects benefitting Adani and helping him become one of the richest men in India.

Adani is now seeking inroads into Britain’s aerospace and defence, wooing Johnson’s government for contracts as the conglomerate expands its portfolio from agriculture and commodities into defence. To smooth these new ventures he is now scrambling for platforms to greenwash his business,” she added.

A press statement issued by protesters said, “The ethnic cleansing of Indian Muslims through the enactment of laws comparable to the Nazi Nuremberg laws such as the exclusionary and Islamophobic Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens which strips undocumented Indian Muslims of their citizenship and incarcerates them in detention centres.”

The protest sought to highlight various issues of India, such as “state-sponsored attacks” on Muslims, “criminalisation of human rights activists”,  “persecution of Christians, Sikhs, Dalits and Adivasis”, “weaponisation” of several laws such as the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, and lynchings by vigilante groups.

The protest was jointly organised by more than 20 Indian diaspora groups, including Strive UK, South Asia Solidarity Group, Scottish Indians for Justice, Indian Muslim Federation, International Council of Indian Muslims, International Solidarity for Academic Freedom (InSAF), SOAS India Society, East Midlands Malayali Muslim Association, Apna Haq, Women Against Caste, South Asian Alternative Forum, Oxford, The London Story, The Peace Institute, Million Women Rise, Oxford South Asian Society, IMWS Al-Hikmah Centre, and Freedom Without Fear Platform.

Source: The Wire

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https://thewire.in/rights/british-mp-activists-in-london-protest-attacks-on-indian-muslims-dissenters

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US: It is “Too Early” to Recognize the Taliban’s Government

  

Photo: The Khaama Press

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By Saqalain Eqbal

07 Jul 2022

“Some countries are beginning a very slow process of normalization of relations. No one is talking about formal recognition,” Donald Lu, US assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, said in an interview with VOA.

“I think there’s actually a global consensus to include Moscow and Beijing and Iran, that it’s too early to look at recognition,” Lu added.

The American official emphasized that international talks were instead concentrated on trying to engage the Taliban in ways that could potentially improve the security and conditions for women and girls in Afghanistan.

After nearly two decades of foreign military engagement in Afghanistan, the Taliban took control of the government last August when the United States and its NATO allies withdrew their military troops.

While the Taliban’s all-male administration imposed severe restrictions on women and girls in Afghanistan, including the mandatory hijab, travel restrictions, gender segregation rules, and the suspension of girls’ schools, the US has made it abundantly clear that no legitimacy and recognition is possible until the Taliban lift their restrictions on women and build an inclusive government.

The Taliban have been in power for almost a year now, but no nation has yet recognized them. Instead, the international community has urged the Taliban to establish their legitimacy by upholding human rights, upholding women’s rights, establishing an inclusive government, and combating terrorism.

Source: khaama press

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https://www.khaama.com/us-it-is-too-early-to-recognize-the-talibans-government-47495/

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Hamas Calls For Muslim To Come To Hebron Site To Prevent 'Jewish Takeover'

 

Cave of the Patriarchs

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Jul 7, 2022

Naif al-Rajoub, a Hamas MP, is calling on Muslims to come en masse to the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron (Cave of the Patriarchs) for the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Rajoub explained the importance of the presence of Muslims at the site in defending the site from Israel's attempts to take over and "Judaize" it.

"The large number of Muslims who will visit the place will prevent the occupation from gaining control of it and the other holy places, and this is the security valve to prevent the takeover of the Jews," Rajoub said.

The Muslim prayer for Eid al-Adha will be held in the Cave of the Patriarchs on Saturday, July 9.

Source: Israel National News

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https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/356154

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Taliban Says Their Government Is “Undismayed” by the Rescission of Afghanistan’s Designation as a Major Non-NATO Ally

 

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid

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By Saqalain Eqbal

07 Jul 2022

US President Joe Biden officially announced his intention to withdraw Afghanistan’s designation as a major non-NATO ally in a letter to Congress on July 6.

President Biden’s decision to rescind Afghanistan’s designation in NATO was met with a tweetstorm in which Zabihullah Mujahid reacted that Afghanistan never “benefited” from the designation in the first place.

In 2012, the United States recognized Afghanistan as a major non-NATO ally, laying the foundation for the two countries to maintain their defense and trade ties.

The Taliban official also reiterated that the Taliban’s government seeks “dependable” and “positive” diplomatic and trade relations with the countries.

Contrary to the US’s NATO allies, who are bound together by a collective defense pact, a non-NATO ally is not protected by a mutual defense guarantee.

With the exclusion of Afghanistan, the United States will have a total of 18 major non-NATO allies, including Australia, Argentina, the Philippines, South Korea, New Zealand, Pakistan, Columbia, Qatar, Thailand, Tunisia, Morocco, Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Japan, and Kuwait.

Source: khaama press

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Saudi Arabia Allows Direct Entry Of Lebanese Citizens To The Kingdom

 

Photo: Gulf Insider

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Arab News

July 08, 2022

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced it would allow Lebanese citizens to directly enter the Kingdom without the need to spend 14 days in quarantine in a third country before visiting, a Saudi official said.

Saudi ambassador to Lebanon Waleed Bukhari posted on Twitter the ease of restrictions on Lebanese visitors to the Kingdom.

“Lebanese citizens can fly directly to the Kingdom without spending 14-day quarantine outside Lebanon,” said Bukhari.

All passengers departing from Lebanon were previously required to stay outside Lebanon not less than 14 days before entering Saudi Arabia if vaccinated outside the Kingdom as part of COVID-19 precautionary measures.

The ease of restrictions comes as Saudi Arabia permitted over one million pilgrims to perform Hajj this year in the largest gathering since the pandemic struck.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2118846/saudi-arabia

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India

Haryana: BJP's IT Cell Incharge Removed Over Old Controversial Tweet Targeting Islam

Outlook Web Desk

08 JUL 2022

The BJP on Thursday removed its Haryana IT cell incharge amid calls for his arrest over an old tweet allegedly against the Islam.

A statement issued by state BJP president O P Dhankar said Arun Yadav is being removed from the post with immediate effect but did not give any reason for it.

Source: Out Look India

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https://www.outlookindia.com/national/haryana-bjp-s-it-cell-incharge-removed-over-old-controversial-tweet-targeting-islam-news-207668

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Sole Muslim Lawmaker in India’s Ruling Party Resigns

By Trevor Filseth

July 7, 2022

Indian minority’s affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced on Wednesday that he had tendered his resignation, marking the departure of the final Muslim member of India’s ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) from office and leaving the country without a Muslim lawmaker in the ruling coalition for the first time in its seventy-five-year history.

Naqvi’s resignation came the day before his term in office as a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of India’s bicameral parliament, was scheduled to end. Naqvi, aged sixty-four, had been the minister for minority affairs since 2016, serving as the only Muslim among the party’s 400 parliamentarians for much of that time. He was replaced in his role by Smriti Irani, a Hindu member of the BJP.

Source: National Interest

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https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/sole-muslim-lawmaker-india%E2%80%99s-bjp-ruling-party-resigns-203457

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North America

Hilliard City Schools: Muslim holiday approved on district calendar

A. Kevin Corvo

07-07-2022

The Hilliard Board of Education on July 7 unanimously approved school calendars through the 2025-26 school year that include Eid as a district holiday.

The amendment to the previously approved calendars include Eid as a holiday for all the district's students. The measure passed 5-0.

Source: Deseret

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https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/local/communities/hilliard/2022/04/21/students-appeal-hilliard-board-education-inclusion-muslim-holiday-eid-al-fitr/7383750001/

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Arson Detectives Investigating Possible Hate Crime In Firebomb Thrown At Long Island Mosque

Nina Siena

Jul 07 2022

Long Island Police are looking into the possibility of a hate-induced crime behind the attack on a mosque in Ronkonkoma. Suffolk County Police Hate Crimes Unit and Arson Section investigators are still probing the incident that took place on July 4 at the Fatima Al-Zahra mosque on Lake Shore Road around midnight.

Authorities are trying to put a finger on whether the house of worship was intentionally targeted after reports state that the explosive container thrown at the mosque could be an act of hate against the thriving Islamic community in the area. The firebomb, which exploded outside the building, was compared to an explosion similar to a molotov cocktail and was aimed at the crescent sign of the mosque, ABC7 NY reported.

Source: Latin Times

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https://www.latintimes.com/arson-detectives-investigating-possible-hate-crime-firebomb-thrown-long-island-mosque-520295

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Mideast

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Current Situation Readier Than Ever For Muslims to Attain Elixirs of “Unity”, “Spirituality”

8 July 2022

Tehran (ISNA) – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a statement in the midst of this year’s Hajj pilgrimage, stressing that unity and spirituality are two basic foundations of the Hajj Pilgrimage.

Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our Master, Prophet Muhammad, upon his Pure Progeny, and upon his chosen Companions.

Source: En.Isna.Ir

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https://en.isna.ir/news/1401041711691/Current-situation-readier-than-ever-for-Muslims-to-attain-elixirs

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Muslim pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat for climax of biggest Covid-era Hajj

08-07-2022

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims from around the world have offered prayers of repentance on the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia, an intense day of worship considered to be the climax of the annual Hajj.

Multitudes stood shoulder to shoulder, feet to feet on Friday, for the emotional day of supplication in the desert valley where Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon, calling for equality and unity among Muslims.

The experience sent many pilgrims to tears. Muslims believe prayer on this day at Mount Arafat, about 20 kilometres east of the city of Mecca, is their best chance at salvation and spiritual renewal.

Source: Trt World

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https://www.trtworld.com/life/muslim-pilgrims-pray-at-mount-arafat-for-climax-of-biggest-covid-era-hajj-58677

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Iranian dissidents protest Belgian plan to release four convicted terrorists to Iran

RAY HANANIA

July 07, 2022

CHICAGO: Hundreds of Iranian-American expatriates protested at Belgium’s US embassy against plans to release four Iranians convicted of attempting to kill civilians who attended an anti-Iran conference in 2018.

Asadollah Assadi was convicted and given a 20-year prison term by a Belgian court for his role in providing explosive materials to three accomplices who planned to kill people at the Paris event organized by the National Conference of Resistance of Iran, which was also attended by leaders of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2118601/middle-east

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Iran galvanizes regional diplomacy amid impasse in nuclear talks 

Al-Monitor Staff

July 7, 2022

Top Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani was in Oman, one of the very few allies of the Islamic Republic in the Arab world and which has a history of pushing for rapprochement between Tehran and Washington. 

Bagheri Kani sat down in Muscat with Omani Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr bin Hammad bin Hamoud al-Busaidi. Noting "historical mutual trust" between their two countries, the Iranian diplomat said Tehran and Muscat were "focused on deepening their bilateral cooperation" to improve "regional stability." 

Source: Monitor

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https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/07/iran-galvanizes-regional-diplomacy-amid-impasse-nuclear-talks

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IAEA deadline for saving Iran nuke deal passes as US amps up sanctions

By YONAH JEREMY BOB

JULY 7, 2022

IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi’s self-made deadline for saving the Iran nuclear deal passed on Thursday without the Islamic Republic complying with his demand to reactivate his nuclear inspectors’ surveillance cameras.

On June 9, Grossi held a dramatic press conference in which he warned that if Tehran did not reverse its closing off of 27 cameras and points of access to his inspectors within three to four weeks, it would be a “fatal blow” to the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal.

Source: Jpost

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https://www.jpost.com/middle-east-news/iran-news/article-711461

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'Sacred duty': Inflation eats into Turkey's Muslim feast

08-06-2022

Istanbul (AFP) – With inflation in Turkey galloping, the sheep Gul Er buys every year for the Muslim festival of sacrifice in Istanbul looks agonisingly out of reach.

Prices have doubled or even tripled since President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began an unorthodox economic experiment last year that has seen Turks' living standards suffer.

Source: France24

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https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220708-sacred-duty-inflation-eats-into-turkey-s-muslim-feast

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South Asia

US to Revoke Afghanistan’s Designation as a Major Non-NATO Ally

By Saqalain Eqbal

07 Jul 2022

“In accordance with section 517 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2321k), I am providing notice of my intent to rescind the designation of Afghanistan as a Major NonNATO Ally, president Biden wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The United States designated Afghanistan as a major non-NATO ally in 2012, paving the groundwork for the two nations to continue their defense and economic ties.

Source: khaama press

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Kabul Sees Hike in Customs Revenue amid Hunger Strikes

By Arif Ahmadi

07 Jul 2022

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Ministry of Finance (MoF) said it has collected more than 24 billion Afs in revenue from customs offices within the first three months of the fiscal year – a promising figure for a country that has been suffering from financial loose since the fall last August.

The ongoing political crisis has “hit hard” private sectors in Afghanistan, where businesses were halted and put to uncertainty, according to a latest survey conducted by the World Bank, private companies have laid off more than a half of their employees on average. 

Source: khaama press

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https://www.khaama.com/kabul-sees-hike-in-customs-revenue-amid-hunger-strikes/

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Arab world

Sports stars, celebrities performing Hajj share emotional journey on social media

RASHID HASSAN

July 08, 2022

RIYADH: Pakistan’s legendary bowler Shoaib Akhtar, England’s leg spinner Adil Rashid and former Indian actress Sana Khan shared snippets of their emotional Hajj journey on social media.

Akhtar, one of the fastest bowlers in world cricket who used to dominate the opposition batter with his sheer pace, said that the Saudi authorities had invited him to perform “honorary Hajj.”

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2118686/saudi-arabia

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Pilgrims pack Mount Arafat for climax of biggest Covid-era Hajj

AFP

July 08, 2022

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia: Huge crowds of robed Muslim pilgrims prayed on Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat on Friday, the climax of the biggest Hajj pilgrimage since the pandemic forced drastic cuts in numbers two years in a row.

Groups of worshippers, many holding umbrellas against the fierce sun, recited verses from the Qur'an on the rocky rise, where the Prophet Muhammad is believed to have given his final sermon.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2118731/saudi-arabia

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Arab Parliament praises Saudi efforts in facilitating Hajj services for pilgrims

SPA

July 08, 2022

CAIRO: The Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Adel Al-Asoumi, on Thursday praised the great efforts of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to facilitate all services for Hajj pilgrims.

Al-Asoumi said in a statement that these efforts are a source of pride for the entire Islamic nation and reflect the generous care given by the king and his government, represented by ministries and sectors, to facilitate the performance of the Hajj ritual.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2118641/saudi-arabia

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Makkah governor ‘honored to serve pilgrims anytime, anywhere’

TAREQ AL-THAQAFI

July 08, 2022

MAKKAH: Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, governor of the Makkah Region and president of the Central Hajj Committee, has hailed Saudi Hajj preparations during a press conference.

He confirmed the success of awareness campaigns against Hajj regulation violators, stressing that volunteers around the holy sites have high levels of experience and performance in serving pilgrims.

Source: Arab News

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Southeast Asia

Digital Push for Islamic Economy Development in Indonesia

08-07-2022

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises is encouraging the potential for developing the sharia economy in Indonesia by accelerating the digitization of MSMEs (micro, small, and medium enterprises).

"Technologically, we continue to conduct trainings for grassroots (community) on microeconomics, collaborating not only with technology operators but also with direct digital platforms by providing technical guidance," deputy for micro business at the ministry, Eddy Satriya, said at an online sharia economic development event on Thursday.

Source: Antara News

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https://en.antaranews.com/news/238277/ministry-makes-digital-push-for-islamic-economy-development

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No more social media posts on ongoing case, judge warns prosecution and defence in Syed Saddiq's corruption trial

By R. Loheswar

08 Jul 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 — Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who has been charged with four counts of criminal breach of trust, misappropriation of funds from a political party and money laundering, and the prosecution were both given a final warning not to share or make any comment on social media about the case as long as it is pending in court.

Judicial Commissioner Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid gave the ultimatum after deputy public prosecutor Datuk Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin informed the High Court about a police report filed yesterday over a Twitter post from the accused's account relating to court testimony involving former Bersatu Youth assistant treasurer Rafiq Hakim Razali, a witness in the trial.

Source: Malay Mail

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https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/07/08/no-more-social-media-posts-on-ongoing-case-judge-warns-prosecution-and-defence-in-syed-saddiqs-corruption-trial/16409

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Sikh group regrets villainous portrayal of non-Muslims in 'Mat Kilau' film; claims may create interracial, interreligious tensions

By Shahrin Aizat Noorshahrizam

08 Jul 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 — Local box-office hit Mat Kilau: Pahlawan Bangkit has drawn the ire from a Sikh non-governmental organisation for its portrayal of non-Malay Muslim characters as villains.

The group calling itself United Sikhs Malaysia noted that the film is fictional and based on a figure who fought against British imperialism in Pahang, seeking to show the spirit of the Malays in defending their homeland.

Source: Malay Mail

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https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/07/08/sikh-group-regrets-villainous-portrayal-of-non-muslims-in-mat-kilau-film-claims-may-create-interracial-interreligious-tensions/16394

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Police probing Haj tour scam after 380 pilgrims left stranded at KLIA

08 Jul 2022

SEPANG, July 8 — About 380 prospective Haj pilgrims were stranded at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here yesterday morning, believed to have been cheated by a travel agency.

The group, who was gathered at Level 5, KLIA Departure Hall, are said to have been issued the furada or private Haj visa to perform their pilgrimage without going through Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH).

Source: Malay Mail

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Europe

Lancashire Telegraph Breached Man’s Privacy by Covering Conversion to Islam, IPSO Rules

By David Sharman

08 Jul 2022

A regional daily breached a man’s privacy after running a story about his conversion to Islam, the press watchdog has ruled.

The Independent Press Standards Organisation has found against the Lancashire Telegraph after it covered the religious declaration by the man.

Source: Hold The Front Page

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https://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2022/news/daily-breached-mans-privacy-by-covering-conversion-to-islam-ipso-rules/

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A significant step towards friendlier Jewish-Muslim dialogue

By CHIEF RABBI EPHRAIM MIRVIS

July 7, 2022,

The Chief Rabbi

In recent times, Jewish-Muslim relations have been exceptionally challenging. While friendly and constructive dialogue is commonplace, it has too often been overshadowed by division and conflict. However, there are clear signs that a new, positive atmosphere is emerging. My public meeting this week with Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah provided welcome evidence of this.

Sheikh Bin Bayyah, one of the foremost Islamic scholars in the world and a passionate advocate for constructive dialogue, embodies the principle that we are taught in the Ethics of the Fathers, that we must both love peace and pursue it.

Source: Jewish News

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https://www.jewishnews.co.uk/opinion-a-significant-step-towards-friendlier-jewish-muslim-dialogue/

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Cost of living crisis: Mosque food bank capacity rises

By Adam Mohammed Ali

08-07-2022

A mosque which operates a food bank has doubled its size as people struggle with the cost of living crisis.

Following renovations, the Al-Ikhlas mosque and food bank in Cardiff will be able to store more donations and hand out double the number of food parcels.

Source: BBC

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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-62081502

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Joe Biden snubs Boris Johnson in statement following PM’s resignation

Aden-Jay Wood

08 July 2022

President Joe Biden has snubbed Boris Johnson in a statement made following the Prime Minister's resignation.

Mr Johnson stepped down as Tory Party leader on Thursday after pressure mounted on the PM following the Chris Pincher scandal.

Source: Gb News

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Pakistan

Senate body summons Imran in connection with ‘storming’ of Parliament Lodges by police

Malik Asad

July 8, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The Standing Committee of the National Assembly on Rules, Procedures and Privileges on Thursday summoned former prime minister Imran Khan and ex-interior minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed in connection with the storming of Parliament Lodges in March this year.

The committee’s chairman, Rana Mohammad Qasim Noon, a dissident of Pakistan Thereek-i-Insaf (PTI), also directed the inspector general and the senior superintendent of Islamabad police to appear in person along with the relevant record.

Source: Dawn

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KP inks fiscal responsibility accord as centre promises ex-Fata funding

Bureau Report

July 8, 2022

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Thursday signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding fiscal responsibility after the federal government agreed to address its ex-Fata funding and other issues.

The centre had agreed in the Memorandum of Economic and Fiscal Policies inked with the International Monetary Fund last month to present a MoU duly signed by provinces for the provision of around Rs750 billion cash surplus by them.

Source: Dawn

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Hajj-e-Akbar: PM felicitates Muslim Ummah, prays for Pakistan’s prosperity

Web Desk

JULY 8, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday felicitated the pilgrims of Hajj-e-Akbar and prayed for the blessings of Allah Almighty upon the Muslim Ummah and Pakistan.

In a message, he appealed to the fortunate pilgrims performing the Hajj-e-Akbar to offer special prayers for humanity and seek forgiveness from miseries.

Source: Daily Times

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Sunni Ittehad Council assures support to PTI

Recorder Report

08 Jul, 2022

LAHORE: The Sunni Ittehad Council on Thursday assured its full support to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the by-elections to be held on July 17 in Punjab.

A delegation of Sunni Ittehad Council led by its Chairman Syed Hamid Raza called on PTI President Central Punjab Dr Yasmin Rashid on Thursday. During the meeting, the current political situation and the by-elections in Punjab were discussed. While welcoming the Sunni Ittehad Council’s support, the PTI President Central Punjab said the PTI will be victorious on July 17; “People will defeat the turncoats by their votes. The days of the imported government are numbered,” she added.

Source: Daily Times

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Fears of sixth wave take hold after nine deaths in a day

Ikram Junaidi

July 8, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan seems to be moving towards a sixth wave of Covid-19 after a gap of more than four months, as the country reported nine deaths on Thursday.

Moreover, 872 infections were reported. However, the national positivity rate, which had been more than four per cent for the last one week, dropped to 3.77pc as the number of tests carried out increased by 30pc.

Source: Dawn

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PM for live telecast of parliamentary committees’ proceedings

Amir Wasim

July 8, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Taking a significant and positive step, the government has decided to live telecast the proceedings of the parliamentary committees, including the powerful Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

In this regard, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has written a letter to National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, suggesting him to finalise “an appropriate mechanism and parameters” for the live telecast of the meetings of standing and functional committees of the lower house of parliament.

Source: Dawn

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Africa

Suspected Islamists kill at least a dozen patients in DRC clinic

08-Jul-2022

Insurgents believed to be from the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan armed group that has operated in the dense forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for decades, attacked a church clinic at around 10:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, witnesses told Reuters.

Source: News.Cgtn.

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Nigeria recaptures 27 inmates after jail attack claimed by Islamic State

By:Reuters

Jul 8, 2022

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s security forces on Thursday recaptured 27 inmates who fled from a prison in the capital in Abuja following an attack claimed by Islamic State, the correctional service said.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s raid on the Kuje prison, which freed around 440 inmates, among them Islamist militants, raising fears that insurgents are venturing from their enclaves in the northeast.

Source: Fxempire

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Worsening Insecurity: Sultan Asks Muslims To Increase Prayer Today, Being Arafat Day

By Greenbarge Reporters

July 8, 2022

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General Jama’atu Nasril Islam,  Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has asked Muslims in Nigeria to increase in their prayer today, July 8, which is Arafat Day, for Allah to end the insecurity ravaging the country.

Speaking against the backdrop of Tuesday’s twin devastating attacks on the convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari’s advance team to Daura, Katsina state and Kuje Correctional Center, where a security agent was killed, two others were injured and the prison gate opened for all inmates to escape, the Sultan tasked the Muslim ummah to take advantage of the grace of Arafat Day to beseech Allah for end to all issues of insecurity across the country.

Source: Greenb Reporters

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Sallah: Imbibe the lessons of Eidel-el-Adha, Gov AbdulRazaq to Muslims

By Abdulrazaq Adebayo

July 8, 2022

Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has appealed to Muslim faithful to imbibe the lessons of Eidel-el-Adha as exemplified by Prophets Abraham and Muhammed, which are patience, sacrifice, faith in God and selfless service to God and humanity.

In this wise, nothing is too big to give for collective security, peace and progress of our State and Nigeria,” he stated in his Sallah message to Muslims released by his spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye in Ilorin on Thursday.

Source: Greenb Reporters

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Munich Olympics give way to Soccer v. Jihad

By Dr. James M. Dorsey

July 8, 2022

In many ways, the Black September attack on the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972 discloses little about the evolution of the targeting of sporting events by political and religious militants even though it remains to date the incident with the greatest number of fatalities. If anything, the Munich attack was never replicated in scale and drama. It introduced a post-World War Two period in which secular nationalists rather than religious militants dominated the targeting of sporting events, executives, and athletes. That may have been different if plans for attacks by religious militants had not failed or been foiled. Interestingly and more as a result of local circumstances, successful attacks on sporting events and personalities since Munich have struck a balance between having been perpetrated by secularists and religious militants. This is true even if political violence since the 1980s increasingly has been perpetrated by religious rather than secular militants.

Moreover, Munich contains few lessons for understanding the evolution of political violence in the half a century since. What the record of political violence in the last 50 years does show is a shift in the 1980s from secular and nationalist to militant religious perpetrators. The record also illustrates that the targeting of sporting events constitutes a minority of the number of trans-national incidents of political violence in the past 40 years. That picture changes when local occurrences such as attacks in Iraq and Nigeria are taken into account. Analysis further shows that the deadliest attacks have been carried out by Islamists, perhaps because Islamists are more prone to embrace death by suicide while secular perpetrators maintain the hope that they may survive the attack.

Source: Modern Diplomacy

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Matawalle congratulates Muslims on Eid-al-Adha

Sanusi Muhammad

July 7, 2022

The Zamfara state governor, Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun), Thursday, felicitated with Muslim Ummah in the state on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha celebrations.

His media aide, Malam Zailani Bappa, in a statement quoted Governor Matawalle as describing the occasion as a time that marks another important period of the Islamic calendar where Allah has opened another floodgate of mercy for his servants and an opportunity we must all grab.

Source: Blue Print

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