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Iran Abolishes Morality Police After Months-Long Anti-Hijab Protests; Parliament And The Judiciary Are Working On The Issue Of Hijab

New Age Islam News Bureau

04 December 2022

 

Anti-hijab protests swept Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini who died after being in detention by morality police.

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• Iran Abolishes Morality Police After Months-Long Anti-Hijab Protests; Parliament And The Judiciary Are Working On The Issue Of Hijab

• Wall Of Human Hair Built In Downtown Vancouver In Solidarity With Iranian Protesters

• Kerala Muslim Cleric Aims Gender Justice Campaign Saying It Is Against The Fundamental Principles Of The Constitution And Islam

• Soundstorm  Music Festival: Why The Birthplace Of Islam Is Hosting One Of The World’s Biggest Raves

• Same-Sex Couples See High Stakes In Gay Rights Supreme Court Case

 

Mideast

• Constitution guarantees republic, Islamic aspects of the system: Raisi

• Next plot: Assassinating opponents in the name of Iran!

• As Raisi Hails Iran's "Freedoms", State Media Claims 200 Dead In Protests

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Europe

• Islamophobia 'relegated to Muslim issue', says Bradford author

• Russian Empire Brought Blood Libel Charges Not Only Against Jews but Against Finno-Ugric and Muslim Peoples

• Alleged Islamic State terrorist Neil Prakash extradited to Victoria and charged

• Third teen charged over murders of two 16-year-old boys

• Historic crown to be modified for King Charles's coronation in May

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India

• Muslim Husband, Hindu Wife Booked Under Haryana's Anti-Conversion Law

• Assam Jatiya Parishad Lodges Police Complaint Against AIDUF Chief Badruddin Ajmal For Advising Hindus To Try ‘The Muslim Formula’ And Marry Young

• Campaigning ends but Muslim voters cold to BJP wooing in Khatauli, Rampur

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Arab world

• UN Report: Iraqi Christians Victims Of Islamic State’s Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes

• Finding answers in the field of humanities tops Riyadh Philosophy Conference’s agenda

• Virtual Reality Zone hits centre stage at Red Sea International Film Festival

• Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Souk welcomes storytellers

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North America

• CAIR Condemns Distribution Of Hate Propaganda In Missouri, Connecticut

• CAIR, Maryland Muslim Prisoner Project Joined by Community Partners to Seek Religious Accommodations for Incarcerated Muslims in Prince George’s County Prison

• Seek Knowledge For Liberation, Banire Urges Muslims

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Pakistan

• Pakistan Confirming Veracity Of Reports About IS-K Claiming Attack On Kabul Embassy

• Centre censured for withholding provincial shares

• PTI MPA Haji Fazal Elahi faces arrest over Peshawar rally outside corps commander’s house

• SC throws out joint petition against perks of KP teachers

• Imran says his offer for talks ‘misread’

• MQM’s London property case to resume in the new year

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South Asia

• Afghan, Foreign Investors Meet in Kabul for Future Opportunities

• Attack on Pakistan Embassy in Afghan Capital Spurs Reactions

• Pakistan’s First Consignment of Medical Assistance Reaches Afghanistan

• Authorities in Afghanistan Denounce Attack on Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Office

• Air pollution costs Bangladesh up to 4.4% of GDP: World Bank

• Bengal publishers likely to showcase publications in Bangladesh soon

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Southeast Asia

• Amin Reiterates Govt Support For Banks' Conversion To Islamic Banks

• Sarawak activist asks if DPM Zahid has time for ministerial duties while on trial for 47 criminal charges

• Nothing political about Zahid’s appointment as DPM, says Umno sec-gen

• Be more like DAP and put country first, Zahid tells Muhyiddin

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Africa

• Thousands Of Islamists Rally Against UN Mission In Sudan

• 2023: Muslim-Muslim ticket will be met with electoral consequences – Cardinal Onaiyekan

• 11 injured as gunmen attack mosque in Delta

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Iran Abolishes Morality Police After Months-Long Anti-Hijab Protests; Parliament And The Judiciary Are Working On The Issue Of Hijab

 

Anti-hijab protests swept Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini who died after being in detention by morality police.

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Agence France-Presse

Tehran, Dec 4, 2022

By Agence France-Presse: Iran has scrapped its morality police after more than two months of protests triggered by the arrest of Mahsa Amini for allegedly violating the country's strict female dress code, local media said Sunday.

Women-led protests, labelled "riots" by the authorities, have swept Iran since the 22-year-old Iranian of Kurdish origin died on September 16, three days after her arrest by the morality police in Tehran.

"Morality police have nothing to do with the judiciary" and have been abolished, Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri was quoted as saying by the ISNA news agency.

His comment came at a religious conference where he responded to a participant who asked "why the morality police were being shut down", the report said.

The morality police -- known formally as the Gasht-e Ershad or "Guidance Patrol" -- were established under hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to "spread the culture of modesty and hijab", the mandatory female head covering.

The unit began patrols in 2006.

The announcement of their abolition came a day after Montazeri said that "both parliament and the judiciary are working (on the issue)" of whether the law requiring women to cover their heads needs to be changed.

President Ebrahim Raisi said in televised comments Saturday that Iran's republican and Islamic foundations were constitutionally entrenched "but there are methods of implementing the constitution that can be flexible".

The hijab became mandatory four years after the 1979 revolution that overthrew the US-backed monarchy and established the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Morality police officers initially issued warnings before starting to crack down and arrest women 15 years ago.

The vice squads were usually made up of men in green uniforms and women clad in black chadors, garments that cover their heads and upper bodies.

The role of the units evolved, but has always been controversial even among candidates running for the presidency.

Clothing norms gradually changed, especially under former moderate president Hassan Rouhani, when it became commonplace to see women in tight jeans with loose, colourful headscarves.

But in July this year his successor, the ultra-conservative Raisi, called for the mobilisation of "all state institutions to enforce the headscarf law".

Raisi at the time charged that "the enemies of Iran and Islam have targeted the cultural and religious values of society by spreading corruption".

In spite of this, many women continued to bend the rules, letting their headscarves slip onto their shoulders or wearing tight-fitting pants, especially in major cities and towns.

Iran's regional rival Saudi Arabia also employed morality police to enforce female dress codes and other rules of behaviour. Since 2016 the force there has been sidelined in a push by the Sunni Muslim kingdom to shake off its austere image.

Source: india Today

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Wall Of Human Hair Built In Downtown Vancouver In Solidarity With Iranian Protesters

 

Photo: Canada Today

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Tahmina Aziz

Dec. 4, 2022

Hundreds gathered just outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday to show support for the ongoing anti-government movement in Iran.

Dozens of those who attended Saturday snipped a lock of their hair and displayed it on a wall that spelled out one of the movement's slogans: "Women. Life. Freedom."

Tahmineh Sadeghi, one of the organizers of the weekly protests, participated in the initiative, which was set up by the YWCA Metro Vancouver.

“If this hair causes violence against women, I don't need this hair," she said, adding that the gesture is a symbol of rebelling against the Islamic Republic regime in Iran.

"It hurts me that there are people out there who can’t do as they please. It does bother me, because I’ve been so free my whole life," she said.

“We have the ability to cut our hair and really create a powerful symbol of support. We are showing up to say that ‘We hear you. We see you. We support you,'" said Amy Juschka of YWCA Metro Vancouver.

“I feel so encouraged. I feel like our voices are getting heard, finally, in Vancouver," she said, adding that she appreciates everyone who has attended the weekly protests, which have been going on for about 11 weeks.

“We’re going to keep going until women and people in Iran keep going. We want to be their voice because their internet has been shut down in Iran right now. They hardly can send the news out there. So we have to be their voice," said Sadeghi.

But human rights activists say the true number is much higher. They estimate more than 500 people have been killed and more than 18,000 have been detained, including journalists, activists and musicians.

It's unclear how long the fight will continue. Protesters said they refuse to back down and are willing to risk everything to see change in the country.

Source: Ctv News

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Kerala Muslim Cleric Aims Gender Justice Campaign Saying It Is Against The Fundamental Principles Of The Constitution And Islam

 

As part of the campaign, women are told to take a pledge for gender justice. (File)

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By: Express News Service

December 4, 2022

Samastha Kerala Jamait ul Ulema leader Nasar Faizy Koodathai has come out against the ongoing gender justice campaign of Kerala Kudumbashree Mission saying it is against the fundamental principles of the Constitution and Islam. This would lead to protests, he added.

This comes after the prominent Muslim cleric had last week warned against the Fifa World Cup craze among the youth and said worshipping football stars was “un-Islamic”.

The Union Rural Development Ministry has been running a gender justice campaign across the country for a month from November 22. In Kerala, Kudumbashree Mission, a poverty eradication and women empowerment mission of the state government, is the nodal agency for this campaign, which included awareness against gender-based attacks and raising the voice against such attempts.

As part of the campaign, women are told to take a pledge for gender justice. The oath says, “The daughter and the son would be given equal opportunity in education and progress; child marriage and domestic violence would be opposed. The boys and girls in a family would be given equal rights over the property of the family.”

Referring to the gender justice campaign, Koodathai wrote in a Facebook post, “Civil laws such as marriage, divorce and property rights are part of fundamental rights based on religious laws and beliefs. The pledge of the Kudumbashree makes people say that both men and women have equal rights over the property of their families.’’

Islam declared inheritance rights for women over the property of their father, husband and son when it did not exist in the world, he said. According to Quran, one man has the right to a share equal to that of two women and this was no discrimination, he added.

Source: Indian Express

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Soundstorm  Music Festival: Why The Birthplace Of Islam Is Hosting One Of The World’s Biggest Raves

 

A general view during Mdlbeast Soundstorm 2021 on December 19, 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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By Nadeen Ebrahim

December 3, 2022

Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  —  Electronic music, strobe lights, glittered faces and hundreds of thousands of people in mixed-gender gyrations are all part of a new kind of ritual in Saudi Arabia that didn’t exist just three years ago.

In just five years since Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on musical events, the kingdom’s concert scene has arguably outshined even that of Dubai, long seen as the Gulf region’s premier entertainment hub.

The country that has been better known as the birthplace of Islam than a rave capital has gone through a tremendous makeover since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (known as MBS) took control of the everyday running of the kingdom in 2017. Soundstorm is an eye-catching symbol of that change.

For three days every winter, hundreds of thousands of people from across Saudi Arabia and the region descend on a desert site outside the capital Riyadh to listen to some of the top Western and Arab acts .

The rave is a manifestation of the ethos behind Saudi Arabia’s socioeconomic transformation, according to Anna Jacobs, a senior analyst at the Crisis Group think tank. “(It) is a particularly powerful example because it seeks to bring together young people and women from across Saudi Arabia and the world,” she said.

David Guetta, Post Malone and Bruno Mars are just a few of the stars performing at this year’s event, which prides itself as being “the loudest festival in the region,” aiming to “amplify the unseen” as it supports local and international music in the Middle East. Tickets cost between 149 riyals (around $40) for a single day and 6,699 riyals (around $1,800 ) for a three-day VIP treatment.

The festival reportedly welcomed 730,000 partygoers last year. By contrast, Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival, considered North America’s biggest dance music festival, had an attendance of over 400,000 this year.

An event like Soundstorm was inconceivable in the country just six years ago, when the notorious religious police would roam the streets and censure Saudis for mixing with the opposite sex or flouting social norms. But it is now part of a liberalization initiative spearheaded by MBS, the kingdom’s de facto ruler. It accompanies a series of steps to relax social rules, including lifting the ban on women’s driving and reining in the religious police.

In 2016, Saudi Arabia established the General Entertainment Authority in tandem with Vision 2030 – the crown prince’s plan to diversify its economy beyond oil, which accounts for more than half of the government’s revenue. Among its goals was to almost double household spending on cultural and entertainment activities within the kingdom. Riyadh is now seeing more than $64 billion in entertainment investment, reported Arab News, with a significant proportion of that going to the live music industry.

Vision 2030 prides itself on offering “world-class entertainment” and says that it has organized up to 3,800 entertainment events in the country, attended by more than 80 million people.

“The whole principle about allowing festivals is to provide youth with domestic entertainment and local tourism opportunities so they don’t need to travel abroad in search of fun,” said Ali Shihabi, a Saudi author and analyst.

Some conservatives may find the festival unacceptable, Shihabi said, but given that youth make up the majority of the country’s population, they remain the primary beneficiaries.

Around two-thirds of Saudi Arabia’s population is 34 years old or younger, according to the Saudi General Authority for Statistics. Analysts say it’s the youth that MBS needs to placate, not the conservatives.

The festival is not, however, without international criticism and accusations of whitewashing the kingdom’s human rights record. Last year, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that performers should either “speak up” about Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations or not attend the festival at all.

“Saudi Arabia has spent billions of dollars hosting massive entertainment and cultural events in a deliberate (attempt) to whitewash the country’s abysmal human rights record and the Soundstorm music festival is no different,” Joey Shea, a researcher at HRW told CNN. “The creation of the country’s local entertainment industry was accompanied by waves of arbitrary arrests of dissidents, activists, human rights defenders and ordinary Saudi citizens.”

Shihabi rejects the argument that the festival whitewashes the country’s rights record, saying that it “has little to do with any global image and is purely focused on servicing local needs.”

Some however argue that opening up countries to international norms and values can allow for better discussion on human rights shortcomings.

“I think there is a way for these major international events – whether that be the World Cup in Qatar or music festivals in Saudi Arabia – to help open public discourse to critical debate,” said Jacobs.

“They can help cultivate healthy criticism and discussion around human rights issues in the region,” she added, “and as the Gulf continues to solidify its position as the region’s center of gravity, I think this is what we will see.”

Source: Egypt Independent

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Same-Sex Couples See High Stakes In Gay Rights Supreme Court Case

 

FILE - Web designer Lorie Smith is shown in her office on Nov. 7, 2022, in the southwest part of Littleton, Colo. T (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

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December 03, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples.

Rule for the designer, and the justices will expose not only same-sex couples but also Black people, immigrants, Jews, Muslims and others to discrimination, liberal groups say.

Rule against her, and the justices will force artists — from painters and photographers to writers and musicians — to do work that is against their faith, conservative groups argue.

Both sides have described for the court what lawyers sometimes call "a parade of horribles" that could result if the ruling doesn't go their way.

The case marks the second time in five years that the Supreme Court has confronted the issue of a business owner who says their religion prevents them from creating works for a gay wedding. This time, most experts expect that the court now dominated 6-3 by conservatives and particularly sympathetic to religious plaintiffs will side with Lorie Smith, the Denver-area designer in the case.

"I think it's disingenuous and false to say that a win for Lorie in this case would take us back to those times where people ... were denied access to essential goods and services based on who they were," said ADF attorney Kellie Fiedorek, adding, "A win for Lorie here would never permit such conduct, like some of the hypotheticals that they're raising."

Smith's case follows that of Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who objected to creating a wedding cake for a gay couple. The couple sued, but the case ended with a limited decision. Phillips' lawyer, Kristen Waggoner, is back before the high court Monday arguing for Smith.

Smith wants to begin offering wedding websites, but she says her Christian faith prevents her from creating websites celebrating same-sex marriages. That could get her in trouble with state law. Colorado, like most other states, has a public accommodation law that says if Smith offers wedding websites to the public, she must provide them to all customers. Businesses that violate the law can be fined, among other things.

Smith, for her part, says Colorado's law violates the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment by forcing her to express a message with which she disagrees.

The Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty put it differently, telling the court that a Jewish baker could have to fulfill the request of a neo-Nazi who wants a cake saying "Happy November 9th!" — a reference to Kristallnacht, the night in 1938 when Nazis burned synagogues and vandalized Jewish businesses throughout Germany and Austria.

Among Smith's opponents are the Biden administration and 20 mostly Democratic-leaning states including California, New York and Pennsylvania. The states told the court in one of 75 legal briefs filed by outside groups in the case that accepting Smith's arguments would allow for widespread discrimination.

"A bakery whose owner opposed mixed-race relationships could refuse to bake wedding cakes for interracial couples," the states said. A "real estate agency whose owner opposed racial integration could refuse to represent Black couples seeking to purchase a home in a predominantly white neighborhood; or a portrait studio whose proprietor opposes interracial adoption could refuse to take pictures of white parents with their Black adopted children."

Those race-based examples could get particular attention on a court with two Black justices, Clarence Thomas and Ketanji Brown Jackson, who are married to white spouses and another justice, Amy Coney Barrett, who has two adopted children who are Black. But the states gave an example involving a person's national origin too. "A tattoo studio could ink American flag tattoos on customers born in the United States while refusing to sell identical tattoos to immigrants," they said.\

Alan B. Morrison, a constitutional law expert at Georgetown University, underscored that Smith doesn't currently do wedding websites, making the case particularly speculative and, he says, problematic.

Source: Voa News.Com

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 Mideast

Constitution guarantees republic, Islamic aspects of the system: Raisi

December 4, 2022

TEHRAN – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has underlined the need for implementing the constitution, saying it guarantees the republic and Islamic aspects of the Iranian polity.

Speaking on Saturday morning at the national conference of "Responsibility for the Implementation of the Constitution," Ayatollah Raisi described the constitution as the national covenant and the embodiment of the glorious Islamic Revolution, which guarantees the republic and Islamic aspects of the system, constitutional rights and legitimate freedoms.

Noting that the constitution includes both the rights of individual citizens and the duties of officials, he said, "The fact that intellectuals and experts evaluate the quality of the implementation of the principles of the constitution not only in academic and scientific circles, but also to examine and monitor the social fields, it will be very informative and useful."

Source: Tehran Times

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Next plot: Assassinating opponents in the name of Iran!

December 4, 2022

On Thursday, the Washington Post ran a strange story titled “Rise in Iranian assassination, kidnapping plots alarms Western officials”.

“The Iranian government has stepped up its efforts to kidnap and kill government officials, activists and journalists around the world, including in the United States, according to government documents and interviews with 15 officials in Washington, Europe and the Middle East, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information,” the newspaper alleged.

The newspaper said the report by the Washington Post, which lacks any evidence, strengthens the suspicion that those opposed to the Islamic Republic are seeking to assassinate some anti-Iran figures in their countries and attribute them to the Islamic Republic, and thereby provide a new excuse for further pressure on Iran.

Source: Tehran Times

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As Raisi Hails Iran's "Freedoms", State Media Claims 200 Dead In Protests

December 04, 2022

Dubai: President Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday hailed Iran's Islamic Republic as a guarantor of rights and freedoms, defending the ruling system amid a crackdown on anti-government protests that the United Nations says has cost more than 300 lives.

A top state security body meanwhile said that 200 people, including members of the security forces, had lost their lives in the unrest, a figure significantly lower than that given by the world body and rights groups.

The protests, in their third month, were ignited by the death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police enforcing strict mandatory hijab rules.

Source: Ndtv.Com

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Europe

Islamophobia 'relegated to Muslim issue', says Bradford author

04-12-2022

An annual campaign challenging Islamophobia is not being taken seriously enough by wider society, a Bradford Muslim author has said.

While Islamophobia Awareness Month had just marked its 10th year, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan said it attracted limited interest beyond Muslim communities.

According to its website, Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM), held every November since 2012, aimed to "showcase the positive contributions of Muslims and raise awareness of Islamophobia in society".

Source: Bbc.Com

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Russian Empire Brought Blood Libel Charges Not Only Against Jews but Against Finno-Ugric and Muslim Peoples

December 3, 2022

Staunton, Dec. 3 – Almost everyone is familiar with the notorious Beilis case in which the tsarist authorities charged a Jew with carrying out the ritual murder of a Christian child, an absurd accusation that the jury rejected but a case that is remembered exclusively as an example of the anti-Semitism characteristic of the upper reaches of the Russian government.

What far fewer people are aware of is that the Russian Empire brought similar and equally absurd charges of ritual murder against other subjects of its empire, including various Finno-Ugric and Muslim peoples, as part and parcel of its imperial policy of denigrating its non-Russian and non-Orthodox subjects.

To recall this in no way lessens the horrific anti-Semitism that lay behind the Beilis case, but it is a reminder that that action in addition was part of a broader imperial policy that also deserves to be recalled and condemned, especially at a time when the Putin regime is celebrating so many aspects of the imperial past.

Source: Windowon Eurasia2

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Alleged Islamic State terrorist Neil Prakash extradited to Victoria and charged

By 9News Staff

Dec 4, 2022

A Melbourne man accused of being an Islamic State terrorist has been extradited to Victoria and charged with six terrorism offences.

Neil Prakash, 31, allegedly joined and supported Islamic State in 2014, and is also accused of travelling to Syria and undertaking hostile acts in 2016.

Northern Territory Local Court Chief Judge Elizabeth Morris granted an extradition order on Friday to transfer Prakash from the NT to Victoria.

Source: 9 News.Com.Au

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Third teen charged over murders of two 16-year-old boys

By Nina Lloyd

3 Dec 2022

A third teenager has been charged over the murders of two 16-year-old boys a mile apart in south-east London, the Metropolitan Police said.

Kearne Solanke was stabbed in Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead, and Charlie Bartolo was found with stab wounds in Sewell Road, Abbey Wood, on Saturday, November 26.

The Met had been called at about 5.10pm to reports that people had been injured at both locations and both youths were pronounced dead.

Source: Mirror.Co.Uk

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Historic crown to be modified for King Charles's coronation in May

Dec 4, 2022

By Reuters: The historic St Edward's Crown, which has been the centrepiece of the coronation of monarchs in England for more than 350 years, has been removed from the Tower of London to be modified for the coronation of King Charles III next May, Buckingham Palace said.

The crown, which usually forms part of the Crown Jewels on display at the Tower, has been used since the coronation of King Charles II in 1661 after the monarchy was restored following the 10-year republic of Oliver Cromwell.

The St Edward's Crown replaced a medieval version, thought to have dated back to the 11th Century reign of Edward the Confessor which was melted down in 1649.

Source: India Today

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India

Muslim husband, Hindu wife booked under Haryana's anti-conversion law

Dec 03, 2022

Nine people, including a 22-year-old Hindu woman and her Muslim husband, have been booked under the state's anti-conversion law, police here said on Saturday.

The woman's father, who filed the complaint, alleged that his daughter had recently married a Muslim man and was forcibly to converted to Islam.

Dheeraj Shukla, a resident of SGM Nagar, in his complaint said that his elder daughter Sanskriti Shukla works in a private bank and has married a Muslim man.

Source: Hindustan Times

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Assam Jatiya Parishad Lodges Police Complaint Against AIDUF Chief Badruddin Ajmal For Advising Hindus To Try ‘The Muslim Formula’ And Marry Young

03 DEC 2022

After Chief of All India United Democratic Front (AIDUF), Badruddin Ajmal, said Hindus should adopt "the Muslim formula" by getting their boys married at 20-22 and girls at 18-20 years of age, the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) lodged police complaints on Saturday against Ajmal for targeting women and the Hindu community.

AJP vice-president Dulu Ahmed filed the complaint at Hatigaon police station here and in Hailakandi by the party's chief convenor there. Ahmed demanded immediate action against Ajmal, a Lok Sabha MP, for his comments as it has led to “widespread reactions in the society and could ignite communal violence”. The police confirmed receiving the complaint and said investigation has been started in the matter.

AiDUF chief Ajmal, on Friday, had said: "Muslim men marry at the age of 20-22, and Muslim women marry at 18 after the permissible age by the government. On the other hand, they [Hindus] keep one, two or three illegal wives before marriage, they don't give birth to babies, enjoy themselves and save money." When asked about the rise in the Muslim population—a frequent subject of right-wing invectives—the AIDUF chief said, "After the age of 40 they get married under parental pressure... So, how can one expect that they will bear children after 40? If you sow in fertile land, only then you can bear good crops. There will then be growth."

Source: Out Look India

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Campaigning ends but Muslim voters cold to BJP wooing in Khatauli, Rampur

ByS Raju

Dec 04, 2022

Canvassing ended for by-elections in Khatauli and Rampur constituencies on Saturday and voters cast their votes on Monday to elect their new representatives for the state Assembly. The result will be declared on December 8.

RLD chief Jayant Choudhary was camping in Khatauli constituency to ensure victory of RLS-SP and ASP alliance candidate Madan Bhaiya against BJP’s Rajkumari Saini. Rajkumari is the wife of the party’s disqualified MLA, Vikram Saini, after he was convicted by a court in the Muzaffarnagar riots case.

In Rampur, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bhim Army chief Chandrashekher Azad addressed an election rally in support of the alliance candidate Aasim Raza who is a confidante of the SP leader and former minister Azam Khan.

Source: Hindustan Times

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Arab world

UN report: Iraqi Christians victims of Islamic State’s crimes against humanity and war crimes

12/03/2022

Today's other news: North Korea publicly executes two minors for distributing South Korean films; Indonesia is set to approve a law that punishes extramarital sex with prison for both Indonesians and foreigners; China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Russia on the US "blacklist" for violations of religious freedom; the number of child brides is up in Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power.

In 2014, after conquering a third of the country, the Islamic State group committed crimes against humanity and war crimes against Iraqi Christians, this according to a report presented to the UN Security Council. The document describes in detail forced displacement and conversions, persecution, seizures of property, slavery, sexual violence, and destruction of cultural and religious sites.

North Korean authorities publicly executed by firing squad three young men, two for distributing South Korean films, and a third one for killing his stepmother. People in Hyesan were forced to watch the execution after being told that the alleged crimes committed by the offenders, aged 16 and 17, were of equal seriousness.

Source: Asia News

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Finding answers in the field of humanities tops Riyadh Philosophy Conference’s agenda

HEBSHI ALSHAMMARI

December 03, 2022

RIYADH: The Riyadh International Philosophy Conference brought together philosophers, scholars, historians, politicians, and artists from around the world to help drive research in the field of humanities, the CEO of the Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission told Arab News.

“As a result, we may state that the things that are contradictory to realities and possibilities of time are at the center of philosophy’s activity.”

He added: “The conference comes at a time when such cultural activities are needed to fill a vacuum that has always been unoccupied. It is also needed to reinvigorate dialogue.”

Source: Arab News

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Virtual Reality Zone hits center stage at Red Sea International Film Festival

AMEERA ABID

December 03, 2022

JEDDAH: The Virtual Reality Zone came into its own at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah on Saturday, showcasing 10 different projects, six of which were directed by women, ranging from video games to stories and art galleries.

“Unlike movies, where you know that it has a beginning, middle, and an end on a flat screen, in VR you may be doing something with one person, two, or 100.”

She added: “We make sure that we have something for everyone, so there are things for younger people, families and people who have different tastes.”

Source: Arab News

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Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Souk welcomes storytellers

AMEERA ABID

December 04, 2022

JEDDAH: The Red Sea Souk returned for the second Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah on Saturday.

The four-day souk will be packed with pitching sessions, meetings, screenings, industry talks and networking events.

Last year’s souk had more than 3,500 accredited industry professionals and organizers, with executives from 46 countries. This year is expected to have an even bigger number of people making it happen.

Source: Arab News

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North America

CAIR CONDEMNS DISTRIBUTION OF HATE PROPAGANDA IN MISSOURI, CONNECTICUT

DECEMBER 03,2022

WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/2/2022) - The Missouri and Connecticut chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MO, CAIR-CT), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the distribution of white supremacist and antisemitic hate propaganda in those states.

Residents in Southbury, Conn., discovered white supremacist material in sandwich bags in their driveways and on porches last month.

“We condemn this attempt to spread racist hate in our communities and urge political and religious leaders to speak out strongly against the growing bigotry we are unfortunately seeing nationwide,” said CAIR-Connecticut Chair Farhan Memon.

Source: Blackstar News

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CAIR, Maryland Muslim Prisoner Project Joined by Community Partners to Seek Religious Accommodations for Incarcerated Muslims in Prince George’s County Prison

Ibrahim Hooper

December 3, 2022

(BALTIMORE, MD, 12/3/22) – On Friday, December 2, 2022, CAIR’s Maryland office and the Maryland Muslim Prisoner Project were joined by Prince George’s County Muslim Council and Justice for All at Jumah prayer followed by a news conference outside the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections to demand religious accommodations for Muslim inmates to congregate for Friday prayer, be served halal meals and to wear hijab.

“No one should ever have the SWAT team called on them for exercising their constitutionally protected right to peacefully assemble for prayer,” said CAIR’s Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry. “Incarcerated Muslims are especially vulnerable to having their rights trampled over, and prisons have an obligation to make sure that they can practice their faith free from discrimination and intimidation. We call on administrators at Prince George’s Corrections to green light these basic accommodations and uphold their legal obligation to protect their rights.”

Source: Www.Cair.Com

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Seek knowledge for liberation, Banire urges muslims

By Opeyemi Babalola

04 December 2022

Legal luminary, Muiz Banire, yesterday, encouraged Muslim faithful to get committed in seeking knowledge, saying it is the light and liberation from ignorance.

Banire, who chaired the first International symposium organised by the Lagos Academy for Training and Research, otherwise known as MAJMA’ LAGOS, with the theme, ‘Emerging Concerns over Arabic Language, Economic Development and Islamic Jurisprudence,’ challenged the Muslims to embrace the learning of the Arabic language, adding that, it is the only way they can clearly understand the religion and make them a practicing Muslims.

Meanwhile, the academy will graduate its pioneer set in Lagos today after 14 years of its establishment as an empowerment-focussed training outfit committed to professional training on Arabic-English-Arabic translation and interpretation.

Source: Guardian.Ng

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Pakistan

Pakistan confirming veracity of reports about IS-K claiming attack on Kabul embassy

Tahir Khan

December 4, 2022

The Foreign Office (FO) said on Sunday that it was “verifying the veracity of reports” regarding the militant Islamic State group claiming responsibility for the attack on Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul two days earlier.

On Friday, the embassy in Kabul came under attack with Chargé d’Affaires (CdA) to Afghanistan Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani targeted. Nizamani was unscathed but his guard was critically wounded.

The Islamic State group’s Khorasan chapter (IS-K) on Sunday claimed responsibility for the attack, confirming that it was targeting the Pakistani envoy.

Source: Dawn

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Centre censured for withholding provincial shares

Ahmad Fraz Khan

December 4, 2022

LAHORE: The governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa came down hard on the federal government on Saturday over the “ongoing financial crisis”, alleging that the Centre had withheld provincial shares at a time when they were conducting flood relief operations.

Since coming to power in April, the coalition government had not transferred Rs120 billion to the KP government alone, KP Finance Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra told reporters at a press conference in Lahore. He was accompanied by Punjab Finance Minister Mohsin Leghari and Punjab government spokesperson Musarrat Jamshed Cheema.

Of this withheld amount, Rs30bn was meant for the newly merged tribal areas, stifling development projects, Mr Jhagra said, insisting that cutting off these areas from the mainstream could have far-reaching security-related consequences that would not be limited to just Peshawar and KP.

Source: Dawn

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PTI MPA Haji Fazal Elahi faces arrest over Peshawar rally outside corps commander’s house

Bureau Report

December 4, 2022

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar police have informed the deputy speaker of the provincial assembly about their plans to arrest MPA of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Haji Fazal Elahi for protesting outside the residence of Peshawar’s corps commander after the Nov 3 gun attack on former prime minister Imran Khan.

Mr Elahi and several other PTI leaders were booked for staging the protest against the ‘assassination attempt’ that wounded Mr Imran in the leg during a rally in Punjab province’s Wazirabad city.

The East Cantonment police station had registered an FIR under sections 341, 353 and 437 of the Pakistan Penal Code for “wrongful restraint, assault to deter public servant from discharge of his duty and committing mischief by causing damage to property.”

Source: Dawn

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SC throws out joint petition against perks of KP teachers

Nasir Iqbal

December 4, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Saturday regretted the treatment meted out to teachers by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government by discontinuing their conveyance allowance during summer and winter vacations and observed that it did not find any irregularity or perversity in the judgments passed by the service tribunal.

“The future development and wellbeing of every country is highly dependent on good educationists, being a vivid source of learning, achievements and enlightenment for the benefit of their students,” observed Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar but regretted that the discriminatory treatment with teachers was totally ill-founded, prejudicial and inequitable.

Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial, a three-judge Supreme Court bench had taken up a joint appeal moved by KP chief secretary and provincial secretary of elementary and secondary education and higher education, archives and libraries department.

Source: Dawn

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Imran says his offer for talks ‘misread’

Mansoor Malik

December 4, 2022

LAHORE: In what appeared to be an attempt to clear the air after his offer for talks to the coalition government on snap polls supposedly backfired, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chair­man Imran Khan on Saturday insisted his offer was ‘misunderstood’, as he made it in the larger interests of the country.

He then implored “the handlers” of the federal government to realise the country was fast heading towards a default and urged them to act to save the 220 million people from a perpetual loss.

However, Mr Khan while speaking during an interview with Bol News late in the night, gave a new dimension to his stance. The PTI chief said he may delay the dissolution of Punjab and KP assemblies if political players agreed to come to the table and decide that general elections would be called maximum by the end of next March.

Since March will be the month of Ramazan, Mr Khan’s new suggestion implies that PDM government should immediately announce the elections date, dissolve all assemblies and call for general elections. But he said the elections can be held in the fasting month too.

Source: Dawn

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MQM’s London property case to resume in the new year

A Correspondent

December 4, 2022

LONDON: The court battle between MQM-London and MQM-Pakistan over seven properties in the British capital will recommence in January 2023, as the witness testimonies could not be completed until the time stipulated by the judge.

Insolvency and Companies Court (ICC) Judge Clive Jones had granted a five-day hearing for the case last week, but the prosecution was unable to cross-examine all witnesses from the defendant side within this time. The testimonies of MQM Supremo Altaf Hussain and MQM-London member Sufyan Yousuf are yet to be heard by the court, and are expected to take place in the new year.

Source: Dawn

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South Asia

Afghan, Foreign Investors Meet in Kabul for Future Opportunities

By Arif Ahmadi

December 3, 2022

Kabul, Afghanistan – Afghan and foreign investors held a joint meeting in capital city Kabul to improve business ties and discuss opportunities for investment in Afghanistan.

This marks the first meeting since the takeover last August, which came weeks after local businesses held exhibition to showcase domestic products in Kabul.

“We share our problems with each other, and every side shares the problems with officials. We hope the meeting will have a good outcome,” said Sultan Mohammad Safi, the deputy head of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment, as TOLOnews quoted.

Source: khaama Press

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Attack on Pakistan Embassy in Afghan Capital Spurs Reactions

By Saqalain Eqbal

December 3, 2022

The attack on the Pakistani embassy in Kabul was deemed a terrorist attack and strongly denounced by the United Nations Security Council members on Friday.

The members of the Security Council stated that all parties demand the security of diplomatic premises, consulates, and foreign personnel of UN member states.

The fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises was emphasized, along with the receiving states’ obligations under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations to take all necessary measures to ensure diplomatic and consular premises, according to a statement from the council members.

Source: khaama Press

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Pakistan’s First Consignment of Medical Assistance Reaches Afghanistan

By Saqalain Eqbal

December 3, 2022

In a string of tweets on the official handle of the Afghan Ministry of Public Health on Friday, December 2, the first batch of the series of consigned medicines has reached Afghanistan.

According to the tweet from the ministry, Pakistan has begun consigning medicines worth close to two hundred million in Pakistani currency.

Three specialized hospitals that Pakistan established in Afghanistan will receive these medicine shipments, according to the announcement.

Source: khaama Press

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Authorities in Afghanistan Denounce Attack on Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Office

By Saqalain Eqbal

December 3, 2022

Two armed assailants on Friday, December 2, attacked Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s office, the headquarters of Hizb-e-Islami (Islamic Political Party) located in Kabul police district 6.

The attack on the Iman Mosque of Hizb-e-Islami office of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in the Darulaman area of Kabul resulted in the fatalities of two guards and two assailants.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar survived the assassination attempt; however, the clash between the assailants and guards resulted in 4 deaths, 2 from each side.

Source: khaama Press

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Air pollution costs Bangladesh up to 4.4% of GDP: World Bank

Dec 04, 2022

Bangladesh’s economic losses from ambient air pollution are estimated to be as much as 4.4% of the country’s gross domestic product, the World Bank said.

Air pollution was estimated to have caused between 78,145 and 88,229 deaths, and between 1 billion and 1.1 billion days lived with illness in Bangladesh in 2019, according to the report published Sunday. It assessed the short-term impact on physical and mental health due to exposure to outdoor air pollution using data from 12,250 individuals in Dhaka and Sylhet.

Bangladesh was ranked as the most polluted country in the world, and Dhaka as the second most polluted city each year between 2018 and 2021. Air pollution was deemed the second largest risk factor leading to deaths and disability in Bangladesh in 2019, with four out of the top five causes of total deaths being directly associated with its exposure.

Source: Hindustan Times

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Bengal publishers likely to showcase publications in Bangladesh soon

Dec 03 2022

Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS): Publishers of Bengali literature from West Bengal might get an opportunity to showcase and market their publications in Bangladesh soon.

Just as the Bangladesh Book fair is organised in Kolkata annually for the last ten years, similarly, there might be a Kolkata Book Fair or West Bengal Book Fair in Dhaka in the same lines.

A specific assurance has come in this regard from the education minister of Bangladesh, Dipu Moni, who was in Kolkata on the occasion of the inauguration of the 10th Bangladesh Book Fair at College Square in central Kolkata.

Source: Daiji World

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Southeast Asia

Amin reiterates govt support for banks' conversion to Islamic banks

04-12-2022

Makassar, South Sulawesi (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin on Saturday reiterated the government's commitment to advancing the Islamic economy through the National Committee of Islamic Economics and Finance (KNEKS) by supporting the conversion of conventional banks to Islamic banks.

Amin, as the executive head of the national committee, also commended the planned conversion of Makassar-based Sulselbar Regional Development Bank (BPD) into an Islamic bank to encourage the growth of Islamic financial institutions in provinces.

"Today, the South Sulawesi Regional Committee of Islamic Economy and Finance has been established. I also wish to commend the planned conversion of Sulselbar BPD as Sulselbar Sharia Bank," the vice president said at a gathering of the academic community at the Muslim University of Indonesia (UMI) here on Saturday.

Source: En.Antaranews

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Sarawak activist asks if DPM Zahid has time for ministerial duties while on trial for 47 criminal charges

By Sulok Tawie

04 Dec 2022

KUCHING, Dec 4 — Sarawak-based human rights activist Peter John Jaban today questioned if Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has the time to fully discharge his ministerial duties while he is on trial facing 47 court charges.

He said Ahmad Zahid, who was sworn in yesterday, will have to concentrate on establishing his innocence and free himself of the charges.

"He should weigh carefully whether he has the time and the energy to prepare for his court case and still carry out his duties as the deputy prime minister,” Jaban said when responding to the appointment of Ahmad Zahid by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Source: Malay Mail

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Nothing political about Zahid’s appointment as DPM, says Umno sec-gen

04 Dec 2022

ROMPIN, Dec 4 — The appointment of Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as deputy prime minister was not made based on political interests but in consideration of his position in the party hierarchy.

Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said the appointment of Ahmad Zahid to the country’s second-highest office was also aimed at stabilising the unity government which was formed after no party won a simple majority of 112 seats in the Dewan Rakyat.

“There has never been a Cabinet that has not been criticised. How often do we see something that is 100 per cent perfect? There must be disagreements here and there.

”If we give it (the position) to someone other than the president (Ahmad Zahid), that stability is somewhat in question. Firstly, the strength of Umno and secondly the unity government itself.

Source: Malay Mail

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Be more like DAP and put country first, Zahid tells Muhyiddin

By Zarrah Morden

04 Dec 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today blasted Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for criticising the newly formed Cabinet, defending DAP and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Using Muhyiddin's given name of Mahiaddin, Ahmad Zahid said on Facebook that the former prime minister should follow the example set by DAP and prioritise the country over parties and individuals.

"Mahiaddin and his allies should be ashamed of being seen as too power-hungry until they're willing to dispute the Malay Rulers.

Source: Malay Mail

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Africa

Thousands of Islamists rally against UN mission in Sudan

03 December, 2022

Thousands of Islamists in Sudan rallied Saturday against efforts by the United Nations to solve the political crisis sparked by last year's coup, AFP journalists said.

The demonstrations, the latest by Islamist factions in recent weeks, came one day after military leaders and a key civilian bloc announced plans to sign an initial deal.

Political turmoil has gripped Sudan since army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan led an October 2021 military takeover, derailing a fragile transition to civilian rule installed after the 2019 ouster of long-time Islamist autocrat Omar al-Bashir.

Source: New Arab.Com

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2023: Muslim-Muslim ticket will be met with electoral consequences – Cardinal Onaiyekan

4th December 2022

Among other issues, the former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) said that Nigerians are looking for a new kind of government in 2023, saying that he does not believe it is impossible.

Yes, I am not strongly against it. I made it very clear. Maybe it is good to have an opportunity to explain what I said. I said for me, the issue is not religious, that for me, the APC, in their wisdom, have come to the decision that the easiest way for them to win the election is to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket, which means that decision is not even a religious decision, it is a political decision. Since it is a political decision, they should be prepared to pay for the political consequences of that decision. For me then, a political decision that ends up in a Muslim-Muslim ticket tells volumes as regards what kind of government to expect from such a group of politicians who take this kind of political decision.

I thought I have been clear enough that the APC, it has taken it as a political decision, they want to win the election and they believe the easiest way for them to win the election is to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket. They know that there are non-Moslems around. Even the man they have selected to push the whole thing is a Catholic man – to push for them. If it was a matter for promotion of Islam; that would have been a decision taken from the Mosque and it would have been a Moslem thing. They have not done so. It has a religious connotation, of course, but that is because our religious identity is part and parcel of the factors that any politician should take into consideration. And if you don’t take my religious identity into consideration in your political discussion, don’t blame me if I say I cannot vote for you.

Source: SAunnews Online

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11 injured as gunmen attack mosque in Delta

By Chiamaka Okafor 

December 3, 2022

At least 11 people were injured on Friday when gunmen attacked a mosque in Ughelli, Delta State.

Residents told the News Agency of Nigeria that the attack happened at about 6:47 a.m. on Friday morning while Muslim faithfuls held their morning prayers at the Central Mosque, located along Okoroda street in Ughelli.

Residents said they were awakened by gunshots and screams from the mosque but were too scared to come out.

Source: Premium Times Ng

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