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Islamic World News ( 18 Sept 2013, NewAgeIslam.Com)

False Accusers of Blasphemy May Face Death: Council of Islamic Ideology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Mosques in West Kazakhstan to broadcast Namaz prayers on Skype, ©Tengrinews.kz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistan

False Accusers of Blasphemy May Face Death: Council of Islamic Ideology

18 booked for practicing inhuman tribal ritual in Pakistan

Pak Govt Bans Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-Ud-Dawah from Collecting Sacrificial Hides

Five Killed in Balochistan in Afghan Border Police firing

MQM-H activist shot dead, party chief Afaq Ahmed demands justice

Karachi target killing: Key PAC leader Zafar Baloch gunned down

Grenade attack wounds seven in Quetta

Peshawar police foil terror plan

New law promises elaborate security to witnesses in criminal cases

Restoring order: Govt ponders ruthless anti-terror law

 

Arab World

Ulema Islamic Council of Bahrain 'is fuelling sectarianism through Social Media'

10 bullet-riddled bodies found in Baghdad: Officials

19 killed as bomb hits bus in predominantly Alawite Village in Syria

Riyadh mosque imam sacked over Egypt sermon

Iraq's Kurds to vote amid domestic, regional tensions

Egypt policeman killed in operation near Cairo

Jeddah Islamic port prepared for guests of God

Egypt troops raid Islamist stronghold

Lessons in Saudi history to foster cultural identity

Maliki urges support for govt campaign against terror

Dangerous stalemate for inmates of Aleppo prison

Chemical weapons disposal will cost $1 billion, take a year: Assad

 

Europe

Mosques in West Kazakhstan to broadcast Namaz prayers on Skype

Belgian government website compares Israel to Nazi Germany

Germany sold Syria chemicals with military potential - government

Kazakhstan member of Syrian militant group arrested in Kyrgyzstan and testifies

Military option on Syria must remain open, NATO chief says

Syria becomes battlefield of forensic reports

 

South Asia

Chinese Policy toward Xinjiang Resembles Soviet Policies toward Central Asia

US encourages all parties to accept first round Maldives Election results

Bangladesh House passes Arabic university law, amends village court act

Top Afghan official defects to Taliban

MDP condemns AG’s intervention in JP’s Supreme Court effort to annul election results

President thanks former President Nasheed for new Arabiyya School building

Dalai Lama urges Myanmar monks to shun violence

NATO drone strike in Afghanistan being investigated

 

India

Muslim Community Welcomes Modernisation of Madrasas in Maharashtra

Pakistan-India Parliamentary Dialogue from today

UP to give pension to Muzaffarnagar riot victims

Muslims actively participating in Ram Barat: A good omen in ‘inauspicious’ period

India repatriates nine Pakistani nationals; list includes five with militancy background

India to ink workers’ safety pact with Saudi

Separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani detained ahead of protest rally

Zakia makes final submission challenging SIT’s clean chit to Modi

 

Mideast

Angry Muslim worshipers expel senior Fatah official from Temple Mount

Jerusalem police arrest Islamic Movement leaders for disturbing the peace

43 officers receive disciplinary penalty for excessive force in Gezi protests

Iran's Rouhani says does 'not seek war with any country'

Hamas and Islamic Jihad to form joint command

 

Africa

Qadhafi’s son misses Libya court hearing

CID officer killed in Benghazi car blast

New Deal for Somalia but old problems persist

 

Southeast Asia

There is no secret programme to issue citizenship to illegal immigrants, says Najib

Life picks up as Filipino troops corner rebels

Indonesia Warned of Weak Human Capital

Indonesia Offers to Mediate in Philippine Standoff

 

North America

The Muslims are coming! U.S. comedy duo combats Islamophobia

Indian American winning Miss America title, great: Carney

US Blacklists 2 Tied to Indonesia Islamist Groups

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Pakistan

 

False accusers of blasphemy may face death: Council of Islamic Ideology

 September 19, 2013 

ISLAMABAD: A long-standing demand of civil society appears to be nearing fruition as members of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Wednesday recommended death penalty for anyone convicted of making false accusations of blasphemy.

The recommendation, if formally approved by the CII on Thursday, will mean that anyone convicted of making false blasphemy charges will be liable to the same punishment as a blasphemy convict.

The CII is a constitutional body that advises the legislature whether or not a certain law is repugnant to Islam.

In order to ensure that the recommendation is actionable, the CII members have also recommended the addition of the provision against false accusers within the existing blasphemy laws.

CII member Allama Tahir Ashrafi said most members of the council agreed to the proposed move during Wednesday’s meeting.

“If made part of the law, this provision will discourage people from using blasphemy laws for settling personal scores,” he added.

He added that the recommendation has been a long-standing demand of civil society activists, who had been lobbying for relevant legal measures to discourage false accusations of blasphemy.

DNA U-turn

In another significant move, the CII members recommended that it was entirely up to the judiciary to decide on the admissibility of DNA evidence in rape cases.

The CII recommended that only the courts decide if a DNA test substantiated supplementary evidence, which is why the judiciary should decide on the admissibility of DNA tests as primary evidence.

Earlier, the council had ruled that the DNA test could only be admitted as primary evidence if the accused denied charges of rape and if four witnesses were available as per Islamic law.

The ruling had triggered a countrywide debate after the legal fraternity described it as contrary to the law. Civil society activists and rights campaigners also condemned the verdict saying that it would encourage rape in the country.

After severe criticism, the CII decided to review its earlier decision and put the review on the agenda of its scheduled September meeting.

However, Allama Ashrafi insisted that the council had never ruled against the DNA test as evidence.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/606325/signs-of-flexibility-false-accusers-of-blasphemy-may-face-death/

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18 booked for practicing inhuman tribal ritual in Pakistan

TARIQ SAEED BIRMANI

September 19, 2013

DERA GHAZI KHAN: Border Military Police have booked 18 people for holding a tribal ritual called ‘Aas Aaf’ that requires a person to walk ‘unhurt’ on a track of burning coal to prove his innocence or of a fellow tribesman or a kin in cases of adultery, theft or murder.

According to Chacha BMP officials, the ritual that is still practiced by some Baloch tribes was twice held at the residence of a local, Mureed Bukhsh Alkani, in Neelani tribal area of Rajanpur.

Sources said Alkani also charged ‘rent’ for providing his place for holding the ritual and entertaining those who attended it a couple of days back.

They said during the ritual Hasan Mohammad of Mana Ahmadani, Jampur tehsil, walked on the burning coal to prove innocence of his brother Niaz who was accused of killing a local, Sawan.

In the second case, Ameer Bukhsh Leghari facing the allegation of having relations with the wife of Lalu Zarghani of Tuman Gorchani tribal area of Rajanpur, was put to the ‘test’.

The sources said in both cases the accused were declared innocent by the tribal elders who inspected the soles of the two men to ascertain they were not hurt.

On being informed of the incident, BMP, Chacha tribal area of Rajanpur registered a case against 18 people, 10 of them nominated.

Political Assistant and Commandant of Rajanpur BMP Mr Saifullah talking to Dawn said 18 people who participated in the ritual had been booked under sections 436 and 324 of the Pakistan Penal Code.The nominated accused include Mureed Bukhsh, Maoj Ali, Maulvi Ibrahim, Jan Mohammad, Bhutto Nokani, Baz Ali and Lalu.

He said Mureed Bukhsh who was host of the ritual had been arrested.

A local, Sher Mohammad, told Dawn: “Before holding of the ritual, verses from the Holy Quran are recited and then the accused (or someone on his behalf) begins 24-foot-long walk on burning coal.”

http://www.dawn.com/news/1043924/walk-on-burning-coal-track-18-booked-for-practicing-inhuman-tribal-ritual

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Pak Govt Bans Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-Ud-Dawah from Collecting Sacrificial Hides

PTI

Lahore, September 19, 2013

Ahead of Eid-ul-Adha falling next month, Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) – the parent body of banned terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and headed by Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed – may not collect sacrificial hides, at least not openly, due to a ban imposed by the Pakistan government.

If the government manages to implement its order, it is being predicted that the JuD may be deprived of collecting huge sums of money which it apparently spends on its ‘charity initiatives’.

Last year too, the government had imposed the ban on JuD just a day before Eid-ul-Adha but the group defied it blatantly, especially in Punjab, a province of 90 million.

The Pakistani government on Wednesday informed the Lahore High Court that it had banned the JuD from collecting sacrificial hides.

The federal government declared, "JuD and 45 other organisations in the country have been restrained from collecting sacrificial hides in the light of a resolution passed by Security Council of United Nations." The government through a deputy attorney general said this to the Lahore High Court in reply to a petition filed by JuD chief Saeed.

Chief Justice Umer Ata Bandial of Lahore High Court directed the deputy attorney general to tell the court during the next hearing whether the JuD is a proscribed organisation. The court adjourned the hearing till September 23.

Saeed, the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, argued in the petition that his organisation was not a proscribed one under any law of the land.

"The impugned ban is a clear violation of the fundamental rights enshrined in the constitution of Pakistan," he said.

He added that the ban was imposed days before the Eid-ul-Adha last year, which showed the mala fide intention of the government.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Pakistan/Pak-govt-bans-Jamaat-ud-Dawah-from-collecting-sacrificial-hides/Article1-1124277.aspx

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Five Killed in Balochistan in Afghan Border Police firing

September 19, 2013

Following the death of five Pakistanis in Zhob district of Balochistan, the Afghan Charge d’ Affaires was summoned to the Foreign Office and a strong protest lodged over the indiscriminate firing on Wednesday by the Afghan Border Police. The incident took place near village Godwana, Zhob district, which resulted in the five deaths.

Islamabad has conveyed serious concern and asked Kabul to hold an inquiry.

News reports said three people were injured in the incident in the border area of Qamar Din Karez, around 350 km from Zhob city.

Five tribesmen were killed when they crossed the border for fodder for their cattle.

It could not be ascertained if the tribesmen were farmers and a news agency reported that the five were Taliban militants.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/five-killed-in-balochistan/article5143225.ece

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MQM-H activist shot dead, party chief Afaq Ahmed demands justice

 September 19, 2013

KARACHI: An activist of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi, Saleem Nabi, was shot dead in Malir area late Wednesday night.

He was travelling in his car with his wife, son and driver when unidentified motorcyclists opened fire. Saleem, 45, was on his way to meet his mother when the incident occurred.

He was shot multiple times and died on the spot while his driver, Wajid was also wounded in the attack.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/606384/mqm-h-activist-shot-dead-party-chief-afaq-ahmed-demands-justice/

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Karachi target killing: Key PAC leader Zafar Baloch gunned down

 September 19, 2013

KARACHI: Zafar Baloch, the spokesperson of the banned Peoples Amn Committe, was killed in a targeted attack in Karachi on Wednesday. He was a prominent leader of the troubled Lyari neighbourhood infested with gang wars and ethnic-based violence.

According to initial reports, four armed men on two motorcycles gunned down Baloch and another worker, Muhammad Ali, who were also on motorcycles. Two other friends of Baloch’s, driving another motorcycle behind them, were injured in the firing.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/606320/karachi-target-killing-key-pac-leader-zafar-baloch-gunned-down/

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Grenade attack wounds seven in Quetta

2013-09-19

QUETTA: Seven people were wounded Thursday in a blast on Sariab Road in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.

According to television reports, unknown suspects threw hand grenades near the Balochistan Constabulary Lines area and managed to escape.

The injured, which included one security personnel and six pedestrians, were taken by rescue workers to the Civil Hospital where, according to the doctors, they were all said to be out of danger.

Security forces cordoned off the area after the attack and initiated investigation into the incident.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1044010/grenade-attack-wounds-seven-in-quetta

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Peshawar police foil terror plan

September 19, 2013

PESHAWAR: Police in Peshawar foiled a terror plan on Thursday when they diffused a 5kg bomb near the Sulemankhel Chawki in Peshawar's Budh bher area, DawnNews reported.

According to the police, the miscreants had placed the bomb in a garbage dump near the Chowki.

The bomb disposal squad was immediately dispatched after receiving a tipoff, and diffused the bomb.

The area was then cordoned off by the police, who then carried a thorough search of the area.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1043983/peshawar-police-foil-terror-plan

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New law promises elaborate security to witnesses in criminal cases

IMRAN AYUB

September 19, 2013

KARACHI: The Sindh Witness Protection Act, 2013 passed by the provincial assembly on Wednesday promises complete government security to witnesses in criminal cases that along with life protection could lead to a reasonable accommodation, financial assistance and even compensation to legal heirs if the protected person is killed or dies during the process.

The new law, described by a key minister as a ‘landmark and first of its kind across Pakistan’, was widely welcomed by segments of society who were, however, cautious about its effectiveness in view of a tainted history of law-enforcement in the country.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1043874/new-law-promises-elaborate-security-to-witnesses

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Restoring order: Govt ponders ruthless anti-terror law

September 19, 2013 

ISLAMABAD: Faced with a resilient Taliban insurgency, deadly sectarian violence and rampant crimes, the government is considering a slew of administrative and legal measures to restore peace in the country. On the legal side, the government plans to amend the anti-terrorism laws to allow security forces to shoot terrorism suspects.

According to the documents available with Express News, the government plans amendments in the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, including in Section 5 which authorises the security forces to ‘use force’ to prevent a terrorist act. Presently, the security forces can ‘open fire’ ‘when fired upon’ by a suspect(s). Through an amendment the government seeks to omit the phrase ‘when fired upon’.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/606333/restoring-order-govt-ponders-ruthless-anti-terror-law/

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Arab World

 

Ulema Islamic Council of Bahrain 'is fuelling sectarianism through Social Media'

September 19, 2013

A RELIGIOUS council that authorities seek to dissolve has been accused of fuelling sectarianism, according to community leaders.

They alleged the Ulema Islamic Council has been using social media to promote its agenda.

It comes a day after the Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry lodged a court case seeking the council's suspension, liquidation of its assets and closing down its offices.

Sunni scholar Shaikh Salah Al Jowder accused the council of urging its supporters to cause chaos and attack security forces.

"In the past three years, there have been several statements made by the council against the government, its policies and supporters," he told the GDN.

"It used all media channels, including Twitter and television, to spread these awful statements to ignite its supporters."

Full report at:

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=361273

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10 bullet-riddled bodies found in Baghdad: Officials

AFP | Sep 19, 2013

BAGHDAD: The bodies of 10 young men shot in the head or chest were found on Thursday near a disused factory in the Iraqi capital, security and morgue official said.

The men, whose corpses were recovered close to the former pharmaceuticals plant at Mahamel near the Shiite Sadr city district, were aged between 17 and 25 and had been dead for up to two days, an army source said.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/10-bullet-riddled-bodies-found-in-Baghdad-Officials/articleshow/22756965.cms

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19 killed as bomb hits bus in predominantly Alawite Village in Syria

September 19, 2013

A roadside bomb targets a bus in the Homs province village of Jbourin, which is predominantly Alawite, a sect to which President Bashar Assad belongs.

A Syrian official says a roadside bomb has targeted a bus in the country’s central province, killing 19 people.

The official at the Governor’s office in Homs province says Thursday’s explosion in the village of Jbourin also wounded four people on the bus. He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/19-killed-as-bomb-hits-bus-in-syria/article5145665.ece

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Riyadh mosque imam sacked over Egypt sermon

September 19, 2013

RIYADH — The Ministry of Islamic Affairs has sacked the imam of a mosque in Riyadh for discussing political events in Egypt in a Friday sermon last month.

Hamad Al-Hoqail, who delivered the controversial sermon at Al-Firdous Mosque in the Al-Nahda neighborhood of eastern Riyadh, had been temporarily banned from leading Friday prayers after the sermon led to scuffles inside the mosque.

A ministry source said the imam was dismissed after it was proven beyond doubt that he talked about political events in Egypt and prayed against Gen. Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi, minister of defense and commander-in-chief of the Egyptian armed forces, in his supplication.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130919180872

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Egypt policeman killed in operation near Cairo

September 19, 2013

CAIRO: Egyptian troops and police on Thursday stormed the village of Kerdassah near Cairo in the latest crackdown on militants, media and security, officials said.

State news agency MENA reported that a senior police officer was killed in the operation.

A security official stated that vehicles carrying armed personnel entered the village while army helicopters hovered above.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1043981/egypt-policeman-killed-in-operation-near-cairo

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Jeddah Islamic port prepared for guests of God

September 19, 2013

The director-general of the Jeddah Islamic Port, Capt. Saher Tahlawi, has announced the port’s readiness to welcome pilgrims coming by sea. The port is expected to receive 28,000 pilgrims this year, mostly from Egypt and Sudan.

Some 37 ships are to bring the guests of God according to a predetermined schedule, he said. Procedures are also in place for the smooth departure of pilgrims.

Ships transporting pilgrims will be given priority and several marine workers and other members of staff have been deployed to assist in anchoring these ships. They are also responsible for guiding passengers to ports and along docks and sidewalks, he said.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/news/465153

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Egypt troops raid Islamist stronghold

September 19, 2013

Egyptian security forces backed by helicopters raided on Thursday a town on the outskirts of Cairo known to be an Islamist stronghold, exchanging fire with suspected militants who killed a senior police officer.

The Interior Ministry, which is in charge of police, said Gen. Nabil Farrag, an aide to the security chief of Cairo’s twin city of Giza, was shot dead when militants opened fire on security forces approaching the town of Kerdasa to drive off suspected Islamic militants. Egypt’s official news agency blamed “terrorists and criminal elements” for his death.

Police arrested 32 suspects in house-to-house raids in Kerdasa, according to a security official speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to brief reporters. The Interior Ministry said Gen. Farrag was killed by gunmen firing from the rooftops of several schools and mosques they had taken over.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/egypt-troops-raid-islamist-stronghold/article5145051.ece

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Lessons in Saudi history to foster cultural identity

September 19, 2013

Teaching youngsters the history, culture, religion, citizenship and economic progress of the Kingdom can help unify the country and promote patriotism, according to experts.

Saleh Al-Romaih, a sociology professor at King Saud University in Riyadh, said that with time, the information gleaned from these classes would become embedded in the personalities of students.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/news/465150

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Maliki urges support for govt campaign against terror

September 19, 2013

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s prime minister appealed to his people for support for the government’s fight against insurgents as bombings in central and northern Iraq killed at least 12 and wounded scores on Wednesday.

The bombings came a day after a series of attacks targeted commercial streets, killing at least 31 people in the latest chapter in the country’s months-long, spiraling violence. More than 4,000 people have been killed in Iraq since April, including 804 just in August, according to UN figures.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130919180877

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Dangerous stalemate for inmates of Aleppo prison

September 19, 2013

BEIRUT — The prisoners are crammed together in small, dark rooms with no water or electricity and barely enough food to survive. Diseases such as scabies and tuberculosis are rampant among them. Every so often, the crash of artillery shells rocks their sprawling prison complex, a stark reminder of the civil war raging outside.

They are the inmates of Aleppo’s central prison, caught in the deadly stalemate of Syria’s civil war.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130919180910

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Chemical weapons disposal will cost $1 billion, take a year: Assad

September 19, 2013

(Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday it would cost about $1 billion to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons under a U.S.-Russian deal reached last week.

In an interview on the Fox News television channel, Assad said his government would dispose of its chemical weapons arsenal and it would take about a year, Assad said.

"I think it is a very complicated operation technically and it needs a lot, a lot of money. Some estimated about a billion for the Syrian stockpile," he said.

Full report at:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/19/us-syria-usa-fox-weapons-idUSBRE98H1AU20130919

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Europe

 

Mosques in West Kazakhstan to broadcast Namaz prayers on Skype

September 19, 2013

Mosques in Atyrau in the West of Kazakhstan are to start broadcasting religious services on Skype, Newskaz.ru reports, citing Ak Zhaiyk newspaper.

“The newest IT solution has been implemented by 13 mosques based in Atyrau oblast, with 6 of them being based in Atyrau. Evening Namaz prayers will only be broadcasted on weekdays”, the newspaper quoted Amantai Sadiyev, an imam with Imangali mosque.

The services will be administered by 4 theologists trained in Lebanon and Egypt.

«In Kazakhstan there are 3244 temples, with 2320 of them being mosques. The number meets the domestic demand. 50 mosques are under construction”, Tengrinews.kz reported mid-May 2013, quoting Lama Sharif, Chairman of the Kazakhstan’s Agency for Religions, as saying.

http://en.tengrinews.kz/religion/Mosques-in-West-Kazakhstan-to-broadcast-namaz-prayers-on-Skype-22686/

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Belgian government website compares Israel to Nazi Germany

September 19, 2013

A Belgian Education Ministry website compared Israel and Nazi Germany, a Jewish newspaper reported.

The comparisons were made on the KlasCement.be website, a major teaching resource offered by the Education Ministry of the Flemish Region, one of three entities that make up the federal Belgian state, the Jewish monthly Joods Actueel reported Monday.

The website featured a caricature of a Jewish man impaled on the fence of a concentration camp next to a man wearing Arab headress, their limbs arranged in the form of a Nazi swastika. The caption “Never Again” appears above the image of the Jew and the words “Over Again!” are written at the Arab’s right foot.

Full report at:

http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-News/Report-Belgian-government-website-compares-Israel-to-Nazi-Germany-326501

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Germany sold Syria chemicals with military potential - government

September 19, 2013

(Reuters) - Germany exported 111 tonnes of chemicals to Syria between 2002 and 2006 that could be used in the production of sarin gas, according to a government document published on Wednesday.

But the government rejected a suggestion from an opposition lawmaker that Germany might thereby have inadvertently contributed to the August 21 sarin attack in Syria, which the West blames on President Bashar al-Assad.

Full report at:

http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/09/18/syria-crisis-germany-sarin-idINDEE98H0CA20130918

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Kazakhstan member of Syrian militant group arrested in Kyrgyzstan and testifies

September 19, 2013

A citizen of Kazakhstan has been arrested in the south of Kyrgyzstan as part of a group of militants from Syria. The group belongs to the international terrorist organization called the Islamic Jihad Union, ??? media relations department of the National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan told Tengrinews.

The group was switched from Syria to Kyrgyzstan to prepare and commit terrorist acts.

The group included one citizen of Kazakhstan, two citizens of Kyrgyzstan who used to take part in military actions against the Syrian government as part of terrorist groups.

Full report at:

http://en.tengrinews.kz/unrest/Kazakhstan-member-of-Syrian-militant-group-arrested-in-Kyrgyzstan-and-testifies-22669/

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Military option on Syria must remain open, Nato chief says

Reuters | Sep 19, 2013

BRUSSELS: The option of carrying out a military strike or similar operation in Syria must be kept open as a way of dealing with the crisis, the secretary-general of the Nato military alliance said on Thursday.

Anders Rasmussen welcomed a US-Russian agreement on the elimination of Syrian chemical weapons, but said it was essential for keeping momentum in the diplomatic and political process that the military option remained on the table.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Military-option-on-Syria-must-remain-open-Nato-chief-says/articleshow/22753771.cms

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Syria becomes battlefield of forensic reports

Agencies

Washington/ Istanbul/ Beirut/ Moscow, September 19, 2013

Details buried in the UN report on the Syrian chemical weapons attack point directly at elite military formations loyal to president Bashar Assad, some of the strongest findings to date that suggest the government gassed its own people.

The inspectors, instructed to investigate the attack but not to assign blame, nonetheless listed the precise compass directions of flight for two rocket strikes that appeared to lead back toward the government’s elite redoubt in Damascus, Mount Qasioun, which overlooks and protects neighbourhoods and Assad’s presidential palace and where his Republican Guard and the army’s powerful Fourth Division are entrenched.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/restofasia/Syria-becomes-battlefield-of-forensic-reports/Article1-1124082.aspx

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South Asia

 

Chinese Policy toward Xinjiang Resembles Soviet Policies toward Central Asia

Igor Rotar

September 19, 2013

On August 20, Chinese authorities shot dead at least 16 ethnic Uighurs in a desert area of the Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), accusing them of terrorism and illegal religious activity. They were among a group of more than 20 Uighurs surrounded and fired upon by police in a lightning raid last week in the Yilkiqi township in Kargilik (in Chinese, Yecheng) county, in the Kashgar prefecture of the XUAR (South China Morning Post, August 29).

The Yilkiqi incident follows a spate of violence across Xinjiang in recent months that led to a crackdown, with hundreds of Uighurs detained for questioning by the authorities. In early August, police opened fire on a crowd of Uighurs protesting prayer restrictions in a city of Akyol in the Aksu prefecture ahead of the festival marking the end of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, killing at least three and injuring about 50 others.

Full report at: The Jamestown Foundation

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US encourages all parties to accept first round Maldives Election results

By Minivan News | September 19th, 2013

The US has hailed the results of the first round of the presidential election in the Maldives as a “victory for the democratic process”.

In a statement, Deputy Spokesperson for the US State Department Marie Harf noted that the results had been “widely hailed as a success” by the Commonwealth, United Nations, and local Maldivian observers.

The comment comes as Jumhooree Party candidate Gasim Ibrahim, who placed third with 24.07 percent and narrowly missed a place in the run-off, contests a case in the Supreme Court seeking annulment of the results, alleging electoral irregularities.

Full report at:

http://minivannews.com/category/news-in-brief

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Bangladesh House passes Arabic university law, amends village court act

September 19, 2013

Parliament on Wednesday enacted the Islami Arabic University Bill 2013 to bring all bachelor and master level Madrasa courses under a single institution.

The House also amended the Village Court Act 2006, inserting a provision for fine for filing false cases. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid tabled the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Maritime University Bill 2013 for setting up a maritime university at Anwara of Chittagong.

The House passed the Islami Arabic University Bill – by voice vote in the absence of the main opposition BNP – to set up a university to supervise Fazil (bachelor) and Kamil (master) courses of Madrasas, which are now conducted by Islamic University Kushtia.

Full report at:

http://www.dhakatribune.com/law-amp-rights/2013/sep/19/house-passes-arabic-university-law-amends-village-court-act

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Top Afghan official defects to Taliban

September 19, 2013

A former Afghan legislator and District Governor has defected to the Taliban in the northern province of Sar-e-Pol, officials said on Thursday.

Qazi Abdul Hai served as a Senator during 2004-08 and was later made a District Governor in Sar-e-Pol.

Mr. Hai is believed to have defected to the Taliban with two bodyguards.

He is thought to be the highest ranking Afghan civilian official to have joined the Taliban, the BBC reported.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/top-afghan-official-defects-to-taliban/article5146023.ece

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MDP condemns AG’s intervention in JP’s Supreme Court effort to annul election results

By Minivan News | September 18th, 2013

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has condemned the intervention of Attorney General (AG) Azima Shukoor in the Jumhooree Party’s (JP’s) case at the Supreme Court seeking annulment of the September 7 presidential election, expressing concern over the AG’s support of the JP’s stance at Tuesday’s hearing.

In a press release on Tuesday night (September 17), the MDP accused Azima Shukoor of advocating against “the interests of a state institution or the state and in favour of the Jumhooree Party’s self-interest.”

Full report at:

http://minivannews.com/politics/mdp-condemns-attorney-generals-intervention-in-jps-supreme-court-effort-to-annul-election-results-65888

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President thanks former President Nasheed for new Arabiyya School building

By Minivan News | September 19th, 2013

President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan has expressed gratitude to former President Mohamed Nasheed for his decision to construct a new building for the Arabiyya School in Male’.

Dr Waheed made the remarks during a ceremony on Thursday to officially open the new school premises in Chandhanee Magu. In his speech, Dr Waheed reportedly said that Islamic education should not be reserved only for students of Arabiyya, and that the Quran and Sunnah should be the basis of education in all other schools as well.

Full report at:

http://minivannews.com/category/news-in-brief

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Dalai Lama urges Myanmar monks to shun violence

September 19, 2013

PRAGUE: The Dalai Lama on Tuesday urged Myanmar monks to act according to their Buddhist principles, in a plea to end the deadly violence against the country’s Muslim minority.

“Those Burmese monks, please, when they develop some kind of anger toward Muslim brothers and sisters, please, remember the Buddhist faith,” the Buddhist leader told reporters at an annual human rights conference in the Czech capital Prague.

“I am sure (...) that would protect those Muslim brothers and sisters who are becoming victims,” Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader said.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/news/465008

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Nato drone strike in Afghanistan being investigated

REUTERS

2013-09-19

KABUL: The Nato force in Afghanistan has launched an investigation into an attack by a drone aircraft on an Al Qaeda member, which killed eight women and children according to a senior Afghan official.

Civilian casualties have been a long-running source of friction between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his international backers. Karzai has forbidden Afghan troops from calling for foreign air strikes, though the ban is not always adhered to.

The attack took place on September 7 in the eastern province of Kunar. Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) initially said “ten enemy forces” had been killed, and added that it had no reports of any civilian casualties.

Full report at:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1044018/nato-drone-strike-in-afghanistan-being-investigated

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India

 

Muslim Community Welcomes Modernisation of Madrasas in Maharashtra

September 19, 2013

In Maharashtra, authorities have chalked up a plan to modernise Madrasas so students can pursue modern job-oriented courses. The move is being widely welcomed by the Muslim community.

The state government has already cleared a Rs. 100m rupee ($1.6m) package that will be used to build an infrastructure for the introduction of modern school curriculum in 200 of the state's 1,900 Madrasas.

Modernised Madrasas will have English language and literature, science, mathematics, geography, computer education and other regular school subjects in their new curriculum along with traditional Islamic subjects. Senior Madrasa students from poorer families will also receive an annual government stipend of up to Rs. 5,000 ($80).

Full report at:

http://khabarsouthasia.com/en_GB/articles/apwi/articles/features/2013/09/19/feature-01

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Pakistan-India Parliamentary Dialogue from today

September 19, 2013

A delegation of 13 Indian MPs will take part in the fifth round of the two-day Pakistan-India Parliamentary Dialogue scheduled to begin at Islamabad from Thursday.

The delegation includes Mani Shankar Aiyar (Congress), K.C. Tyagi (Janata Dal -United) D.P. Tripathi (Nationalist Congress Party) and Asaduddin Owaisi (All India Majlis-e Ittihad al-Muslimin).

The meeting has been facilitated by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT), a statement said.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/pakistanindia-parliamentary-dialogue-from-today/article5142305.ece

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Muslims actively participating in Ram Barat: A good omen in ‘inauspicious’ period

September 19, 2013

Ask any pundit about ‘mahurat’ for wedding and he would squarely tell you to avoid the 15-day period of ‘pitra paksh’ or ‘kanagat’, which would begin this Thursday.

However, for Agraites, there is one couple on whom the rule doesn’t apply: Lord Ram and Sita.

Taj City is abuzz with preparation for Ram Barat, the extravagant wedding celebration of the two deities, which would start from October 1 at Mankameshwar Temple.

Ram Barat is a unique, yearly phenomenon in Agra in which the wedding ceremony of Ram and Sita is reconstructed: Right from the barat procession to vidai.

“Each year, a locality is selected and decked up as Janakpuri – the kingdom of king Janak, who was the father of Sita. This year, Kamla Nagar has been chosen for the purpose,” said Shree Bhagwan Agarwal, general secretary of the Ramlila Committee.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/lucknow/Ram-barat-A-good-omen-in-inauspicious-period/Article1-1124174.aspx

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UP to give pension to Muzaffarnagar riot victims

September 19, 2013

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give "special pension" to people affected in the violence in Muzaffarnagar.

A total of 48 people were killed and more than 43,000 displaced in communal clashes that erupted on September 7 and lasted for three days.

Official sources told IANS that a list of riot-affected people is currently being prepared.

A proposal to give jobs based on educational qualification is also being considered.

"The pension, which would be anywhere between Rs. 400 and Rs. 500, would be given under the Rani Laxmi Bai Pension Scheme," an official said.

This pension would be given to families of the dead and to those injured.

Ground work for the rehabilitation package was done at a meeting between district officials and chief secretary Jawed Usmani on Tuesday. Muzaffarnagar officials have been given a deadline of one week to complete the desired work.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Lucknow/UP-to-give-pension-to-Muzaffarnagar-riot-victims/Article1-1124206.aspx

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India to ink workers’ safety pact with Saudi

September 19, 2013

Indian workers in the Gulf can hope for a secure work environment as the government is planning to ink bilateral agreements with some of the countries on workers’ welfare.

The Union cabinet is set to approve a draft bilateral agreement with Saudi Arabia on Friday —one of the top destinations for Indian immigrants.

Among the key measures, the Centre wants to ensure that all domestic workers in Saudi Arabia will have mandatory bank accounts and their employers will be legally obliged to deposit their salaries in that account every month. As there are several reports of financial deprivation and non-payment of wages to forced labour, New Delhi is keen to push the Gulf countries to bring transparency in the system.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/newdelhi/India-to-ink-workers-safety-pact-with-Saudi/Article1-1124106.aspx

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India repatriates nine Pakistani nationals, list includes five with militancy background

Yudhvir Rana, TNN | Sep 18, 2013

AMRITSAR: India on Wednesday repatriated nine Pakistani nationals including five with militancy background and four Hindus including a lady who had overstayed in India.

The Hindu prisoners were brought from Gujarat while two with militancy background were brought from Tihar jail and other 3 were brought to Attari from Jammu & Kashmir for repatriation.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-repatriates-nine-Pakistani-nationals-list-includes-five-with-militancy-background/articleshow/22713587.cms

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Separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani detained ahead of protest rally

M Saleem Pandit, TNN | Sep 19, 2013

SRINAGAR: Separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani was detained on Wednesday before he could lead a procession to UN observers' office here to present a memorandum against human rights violations in Kashmir.

Geelani's spokesman, Ayaz Akbar, said police sealed all roads leading to his residence and did not allow anyone to assemble there.

"Geelani Sahib stepped out to lead the march. But police picked him up and took him to the local police station."

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Separatist-Syed-Ali-Shah-Geelani-detained-ahead-of-protest-rally/articleshow/22730748.cms

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Zakia makes final submission challenging SIT’s clean chit to Modi

September 19, 2013

Says Gujarat government was involved in a conspiracy to target Muslims in mobilising VHP-Bajrang Dal

Zakia Jafri, widow of Congress MP Ehsan Jafri killed in the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat, on Wednesday made her final submission in an Ahmedabad court in her protest petition challenging a Special Investigation Team (SIT) giving clean chit to Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the riots.

Ms. Jafri, supported by Citizens for Justice and Peace, asserted through her counsel Mihir Desai that right from the mobilising of Vishwa Hindu Parishad-Bajrang Dal cadres days ahead of the February 27, 2002, Godhra train attack through months later, the State government was involved in a conspiracy to target Muslims in the State.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/zakia-makes-final-submission-challenging-sits-clean-chit-to-modi/article5142910.ece

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MP cabinet clears land waiver for Urdu varsity

September 19, 2013

The Madhya Pradesh cabinet, on Wednesday decided to waive off the land usage fee for the Bhopal centre of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU). The Hindu had broken the news on September 13, that the varsity was planning to shift to either Chhattisgarh or Rajasthan after failing to get a waiver on the land charges demanded by the MP government.

Popular for its affordable Bachelors in Education course priced at Rs. 4,000 per year, the centre is currently functioning from rented premises in the state capital. After a seven-year wait, the state had allotted 6.4 acres in Pipalneer, 12 km from the city for which the revenue department had declared a premium of Rs. 13.75 crores and an annual rent of Rs. 27.5 lakhs, in December 2012. The varsity, which has a total allocation of Rs. 120.55 crores in the XI plan for all its 13 campuses, had requested a waiver — similar to what other central institutes in MP had been granted.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/mp-cabinet-clears-land-waiver-for-urdu-varsity/article5145884.ece

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Mideast

 

Angry Muslim worshipers expel senior Fatah official from Temple Mount

September 19, 2013

Angry Muslim worshipers on Tuesday expelled a senior Fatah official from the Temple Mount compound.

The official, Azzam Ahmed, was accompanying a Jordanian delegation on a tour of the compound when worshipers began hurling abuse at him.

Eyewitnesses said that the worshipers called on Ahmed to leave the area after accusing him of failing to coordinate his visit with the Fatah leadership in east Jerusalem.

A Fatah activist in the city told The Jerusalem Post that Ahmed and the Jordanian delegation notified only the Israeli authorities of their intention to visit the site.

Full report at:

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Angry-Muslim-worshipers-expel-senior-Fatah-official-from-Temple-Mount-326386

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Jerusalem police arrest Islamic Movement leaders for disturbing the peace

September 19, 2013

Police arrest three after Palestinian stone throwers on Temple Mount injure two policemen.

Two leaders of the Northern branch of the Islamic Movement were arrested by police on Wednesday for disturbing the peace in Jerusalem's Old City, Israel Radio reported.

Jerusalem policemen were attacked this morning near the Temple Mount in the Old City, by Palestinian stone throwers.

Full report at:

http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Jerusalem-police-arrest-Islamic-Movement-leaders-for-allegedly-disturbing-the-peace-326455

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43 officers receive disciplinary penalty for excessive force in Gezi protests

September 19, 2013

Forty-three police officers across Turkey have been handed received disciplinary penalties for excessive use of force during their intervention into Gezi protests following Interior Ministry and police probes.

The 43 will also not be able to benefit from the advantages of their seniority for between six and 16 months as a result of the investigation.

The penalties were meted out following reports prepared by an inspector who observed the incidents and the police’s intervention in several provinces, including Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Eskisehir and Hatay.

Full report at:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/43-officers-receive-disciplinary-penalty-for-excessive-force-in-gezi-protests.aspx?pageID=238&nID=54736&NewsCatID=341

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Iran's Rouhani says does 'not seek war with any country'

Reuters | Sep 19, 2013,

WASHINGTON: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a television interview, said his country is not seeking war and that Iran wants the Middle East to have "rule by the will of the people."

His comments came during the second part of an interview with NBC News that aired on Thursday, just days before he travels to New York for an appearance at the United Nations.

Rouhani, asked about Israel, said: "What we wish for in this region is rule by the will of the people. We believe in the ballot box. We do not seek war with any country. We seek peace and friendship among the nations of the region."

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Irans-Rouhani-says-does-not-seek-war-with-any-country/articleshow/22764483.cms

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Hamas and Islamic Jihad to form joint command

By ELHANAN MILLER

September 19, 2013

Hamas and Islamic Jihad will form a joint command, a senior Hamas official in Gaza has announced.

Following a meeting between the two Islamist movements, titled “Political Developments and Bilateral Relations,” it was decided that Hamas and Islamic Jihad would appoint four officials each to formulate a “political plan,” Mahmoud al-Zahar wrote Monday in a statement posted on his Facebook page. According to the Hamas official, the meetings between the two movements are ongoing.

Full report at:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-and-islamic-jihad-to-form-joint-command/

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Africa

 

Qadhafi’s son misses Libya court hearing

September 19, 2013

A Libyan judicial official says authorities are seeking clarification from a militia-run prison holding the son of Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi as to why he missed a court hearing in Tripoli.

Al-Seddik al-Sur of the state prosecutor’s office told reporters on Thursday that authorities have asked for “justification” as to why Seif al-Islam Qadhafi was not transferred from the western town of Zintan to attend a pre-trial hearing in a case related to alleged crimes he committed during the country’s 2011 civil war.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/qadhafis-son-misses-libya-court-hearing/article5146185.ece

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CID officer killed in Benghazi car blast

September 19, 2013

TRIPOLI — An officer from the Benghazi Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Imraja El-Uraibi, was killed Tuesday after a powerful car bomb blew apart his vehicle. “El-Uraibi was immediately taken into intensive care but unfortunately his injuries were very severe,” spokesman of Benghazi Joint Security Room Abdullah Zaidi told the Libya Herald.

Zaidi said that the incident took place in front of the Post Office building in Benghazi’s Al-Salmani Al-Sharqi District.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130919180880

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New Deal for Somalia but old problems persist

AMAN SETHI

September 19, 2013

International donors have pledged €1.8 billion at a conference in Brussels as part of a “New Deal for Somalia”, even as many question the Somali government’s ability to deploy the funds. A bulk of the money is to come from the European Union (EU) which pledged € 650 million to aid the troubled nation.

Somalia has witnessed two decades of relentless conflict and remains divided among rival power centres in the north, south and centre, while the Al Shabaab Islamist militia remains active across the region. Nearly a third of the country has broken away to form the autonomous Republic of Somaliland, while the region of Puntland has repeatedly threatened to secede. A recent deal with Ahmed Madobe, the self-appointed leader of Jubaland, has broad measure of stability to the south.

Full report at:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/new-deal-for-somalia-but-old-problems-persist/article5143232.ece

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Southeast Asia

 

There is no secret programme to issue citizenship to illegal immigrants, says Najib

BY EILEEN NG

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

Putrajaya has shot down Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's claims that the controversial Project IC, where identity cards were indiscriminately issued to foreigners, is still being practised.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pic) said citizenship was given to those who qualified under existing laws and in accordance with the Federal Constitution.

"To say that there is a secret programme, is not true," he said after attending a law conference in Kuala Lumpur today.

Anwar had named both Najib and Najib's predecessor, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi for continuing with Project IC which began in the late 1970s.

Earlier today, Anwar told the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on Sabah's illegal immigrants, that a special task force, under the National Security Council, was still responsible for issuing citizenship to illegal immigrants.

Full report at:

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/there-is-no-secret-programme-to-issue-citizenship-to-illegal-immigrants-say

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Life picks up as Filipino troops corner rebels

September 19, 2013

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines — Life in a southern Philippine city at the center of a hostage crisis is slowly returning to normal, as troops went house-to-house Wednesday searching for the remaining Muslim rebels and their hostages in a 10-day standoff that displaced more than 100,000 people.

As the worst fighting in years between Muslim rebels and government troops eased, the military warned the rebel holdouts that they faced two choices:

Surrender unconditionally, or “suffer the consequences and feel the weight of the suffering of so many innocent people in your hands,” said military spokesman Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130919180891

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Indonesia Warned of Weak Human Capital

September 19, 2013

The vision of an integrated regional economic community by 2015 is aimed at liberalizing trade among the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, but questions remain over whether the countries are ready for it and how Indonesia will benefit from the integration.

A press statement released after the ninth Asean Economic Community council meeting said that 77.5 percent of the regulatory and economic measures under the blueprint had already been implemented.

However, analysts have expressed doubt about whether full implementation by the December 2015 deadline is viable, saying most Asean countries are far from ready for the changes. They argue that economic and developmental disparities between member states will create challenges in the integration process.

Full report at:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/indonesia-warned-of-weak-human-capital/

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Indonesia Offers to Mediate in Philippine Standoff

September 19, 2013

With a deadly siege ongoing in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga, Indonesia says it is ready to assist in any effort between Manila and the rebels of the Moro National Liberation Front to reach a peaceful solution.

Presidential spokesman Teuku Faizasyah noted on Wednesday that Indonesia and the Philippines were both founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and neighbors with a strong bond, and that Indonesia had a duty to help create peace in the region.

Full report at:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/indonesia-offers-to-mediate-in-philippine-standoff/

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North America

 

The Muslims are coming! U.S. comedy duo combats Islamophobia

September 19, 2013

Muslims entertainers performing stand-up comedy is not a new concept, but a recently released documentary entitled “The Muslims are Coming,” aims to shake up the American comedy scene.

Starting this week, a troupe of Muslim-American comedians will tour the United States, entertaining audiences with Islam-related jokes in a witty bid to combat Islamophobia and publicize their documentary.

The documentary, directed by Iranian-American Negin Farsad and Palestinian-Italian Dean Obeidallah was released last week in the United States.

The comedian’s publicity tour aims to demonstrate through humorous sketches that Muslims too have a sense of humor.

The act also adds renowned non-Muslim comedians, including Jon Stewart, David Cross, Rachel Maddow and Russell Simmons.

Full report at:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2013/09/17/The-Muslims-are-coming-U-S-comedy-duo-combats-Islamophobia.html

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Indian American winning Miss America title, great: Carney

 September 19, 2013

An Indian American crowned with the Miss America title is great, a top Obama Administration official has said. "I think it's great, personally. I haven't spoken about it with him (Obama), so I don't have his thoughts," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Wednesday,

When asked about the response of US President Barack Obama on achievement of the Indian American.

This is for the first time that an Indian American, which so far has dominated competitions like spelling bee, geography bees, math Olympiad and science competition, has bagged the coveted title.

Full report at:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/northamerica/Indian-American-winning-Miss-America-title-great-Carney/Article1-1124166.aspx

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US Blacklists 2 Tied to Indonesia Islamist Groups

September 19, 2013

Washington. The US Treasury on Wednesday placed sanctions on two Indonesian men it said were closely involved with two radical Islamist groups behind attacks and bombings over more than a decade.

The Treasury blacklisted Said Ahmad Sungkar, 51, whom it said had been involved in fundraising and other support efforts for Jemaah Islamiya (JI) and Jemmah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT), both of which are officially designated by Washington as terrorist groups.

Afif Abdul Majid, 58, is a leader of JAT, helping with recruitment, and training activities for violent attacks, and in 2012 “played a role in coordinating the activities of regional JAT leaders,” the Treasury said.

Full report at:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/us-blacklists-2-tied-to-indonesia-islamist-groups/

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