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Islamic World News ( 30 Aug 2016, NewAgeIslam.Com)

ISIS Says Group's Spokesman and Chief Strategist, Abu Muhammed Al-Adnani, Killed In Syria



















Terror group says Adnani, the second in command, was ‘martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo’

 

Fury As Microsoft Bing Translates the Arabic Word ‘Daesh’ Into English as ‘SAUDI ARABIA’

Legal Opinion to Home Ministry Suggests Action against Zakir Naik for Hate Speech

Taliban Choose a New Military Chief, Mullah Ibrahim Sadar

Pakistan Deports Afghan Passengers for Having Indian Visa on Passport

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Arab World

ISIS Says Group's Spokesman and Chief Strategist, Abu Muhammed Al-Adnani, Killed In Syria

Fury As Microsoft Bing Translates the Arabic Word ‘Daesh’ Into English as ‘SAUDI ARABIA’

Terrorists Sell US-Made TOW Missiles to SDF

Syrian Army Engages in Fierce Clashes with ISIL in Eastern Province of Deir Ezzur

Senior Terrorists Commander killed in Clashes with Syrian Army in Aleppo

Syrian Army Continues to Target Terrorists’ Centres in Dara’a

Saudi-Led Airstrikes Intensified on Yemeni Cities

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India

Legal Opinion to Home Ministry Suggests Action against Zakir Naik for Hate Speech

Muslim Cop in Kerala Moves High Court for Permission to Grow Beard

There Shouldn’t Be Complete Ban on Beef: Union Minister

Lens in Geelani's Son for Terror Financing

India, US Speak in One Voice on South China Sea, NSG, Terror

 ‘Illegal Detention’ By ATS ‘Terrorising’ Muslim Youths: Rajya Sabha MP

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South Asia

Taliban Choose a New Military Chief, Mullah Ibrahim Sadar

Trained On Other Side of Durand Line, 21 Terrorists in Kandahar

Afghanistan Fighting the Forces of Devil and Darkness: Abdullah

India responds to Afghanistan’s request to equip Afghan forces

Afghanistan, US, India trilateral meeting next month

Taliban video purportedly shows captured Canadian, US citizens in Afghanistan

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Pakistan

Pakistan Deports Afghan Passengers for Having Indian Visa on Passport

Protests against Military Operations and Chinese Intervention in Balochistan

SC moved to declare MQM terrorist organisation

Sattar seeks security for temporary HQ

Cabinet to approve banking channels with Iran soon

Abdul Basit in poor terms with Indian dignitaries: Pak media

Jailed MQM leader Waseem Akhtar takes oath as Karachi mayor

US ‘closely’ monitoring situation in Karachi: official

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North America

Pak Has To Do More to Clear Terror Sanctuaries: Kerry

The American Muslim Community Is Inextricably Linked to Kaepernick’s Protest

Refugees Pour into Arctic, Next Stop — America

ISNA to hold American Muslim convention in Chicago

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Mideast

Turkish EU Minister Calls Remarks by EU Commissioner ‘Cultural Racism’

No Turkish Ceasefire with Kurdish Fighters

Israeli Forces Raid, Shut down Palestinian Radio Station

Syria split between Turkey, US remains

NATO ops not affected by dismissals in Turkish army

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Southeast Asia

Malaysia Detains 3 Suspected Militants, Foils Attacks

Suspected Islamic State Militants Arrested by Malaysian Police

Islam and Anti-Semitism in Malaysia

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Europe

Catholic and Shia Muslim Leaders Unite To Condemn WMDs, Terrorism

Islamic State Axe Attacker Planned To Move to Germany - Sources

Suspected Far-Right Extremists Brick up Mosque in Germany

Baptist church in DeKalb County rallies to help Muslim neighbour

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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ISIS Says Group's Spokesman and Chief Strategist, Abu Muhammed Al-Adnani, Killed In Syria

The Associated Press: Aug 30, 2016

ISIS spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group announced Tuesday.

The IS-run Aamaq news agency said Abu Muhammed al-Adnani was "martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns in Aleppo," and vowed to avenge his death. It did not provide any further details on when or how he died.

If confirmed, it would be a major blow to the extremist group, which has been on the retreat in Syria and Iraq, where the borders of its self-declared Islamic caliphate have been steadily eroded in recent months.

Source: cbc.ca/news/world/isis-spokesman-killed-syria-abu-muhammed-al-adnani-1.3741844

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Fury As Microsoft Bing Translates the Arabic Word ‘Daesh’ Into English as ‘SAUDI ARABIA’

By DARREN BOYLE FOR MAILONLINE

30 August 2016

Mischievous users suggested a change for the English translation of Daesh

Microsoft claimed more than a thousand people suggested Saudi Arabia

The crowd sourcing elemt is designed to improve translation accuracy

Microsoft changed the translation after being alerted and apologised

A computer glitch caused international outrage as Microsoft Bing's translation service changed the Arabic word 'Daesh' into Saudi Arabia.

Daesh is a highly insulting name in Arabic for the so-called ISIS caliphate.

Mischievous users of the service used the crowd sourcing 'suggest a better translation' application to fool the computer into accepting the change.

Microsoft spokesman told The Register: 'Our product team fixed the error in the automated translation within hours of learning about it.'

Dr Mamdouh Najjar, Microsoft's national technology officer in Saudi Arabia claimed that if more than 1,000 people suggested a translation, it would be listed as a possible answer.

However, the problem has been resolved.

Source: dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3764670/Fury-Microsoft-Bing-translates-Arabic-word-Daesh-English-SAUDI-ARABIA.html

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Legal Opinion to Home Ministry Suggests Action against Zakir Naik for Hate Speech

August 31, 2016

New Delhi: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik may soon be booked under the stringent anti-terror law with a legal opinion is said to have suggested action against him and his NGO, Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).

Sources said the Home Ministry had sought a legal opinion on the possible action to be taken against Naik for his controversial activities, including allegedly delivering hate speech.

The legal opinion is understood to have conveyed to the Home Ministry that Naik’s statements in different forums allegedly promoted enmity and hatred between religious groups and inspired and incited terrorists.

Full report at: economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/legal-opinion-to-mha-suggests-action-against-zakir-naik/articleshow/53933718.cms

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Taliban Choose a New Military Chief, Mullah Ibrahim Sadar

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2016: AP

The appointment of Mullah Ibrahim Sadar could signal a commitment to more confrontation.

The Taliban have appointed a new military chief as the insurgents try to gain more ground in Afghanistan rather than talk peace under a new leadership, Taliban officials said in telephone interviews over the weekend.

They said that the appointment of Mullah Ibrahim Sadar, once a close ally of Taliban founder Mullah Omar, heralds a commitment to confrontation at a time when multiple governments are trying to coax the Taliban to the negotiating table. Sadar is a battle-hardened commander, who gained prominence among Taliban foot-soldiers following the movement’s overthrow in 2001 in the U.S.-led invasion.

Source: thehindu.com/news/international/taliban-choose-a-new-military-chief/article9051295.ece?utm_source=email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Newsletter

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Pakistan deports Afghan passengers for having Indian visa on passport

August 31, 2016

Kabul [Afghanistan]: Pakistan has deported several Afghan passengers from its airports back to Kabul as they had Indian visa on passport, reports Tolo News.

Two days back, Afghanistan had reportedly deported 250 Pakistani workers over deadlock along the Durand Line near Chaman with the border crossing remaining closed for the 10th consecutive day.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/pakistan-deports-afghan-passengers-indian-visa-passport-1010634/

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Arab World

ISIS Says Group's Spokesman and Chief Strategist, Abu Muhammed Al-Adnani, Killed In Syria

The Associated Press: Aug 30, 2016

ISIS spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group announced Tuesday.

The IS-run Aamaq news agency said Abu Muhammed al-Adnani was "martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns in Aleppo," and vowed to avenge his death. It did not provide any further details on when or how he died.

If confirmed, it would be a major blow to the extremist group, which has been on the retreat in Syria and Iraq, where the borders of its self-declared Islamic caliphate have been steadily eroded in recent months.

Source: cbc.ca/news/world/isis-spokesman-killed-syria-abu-muhammed-al-adnani-1.3741844

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Fury As Microsoft Bing Translates the Arabic Word ‘Daesh’ Into English as ‘SAUDI ARABIA’

By DARREN BOYLE FOR MAILONLINE

30 August 2016

Mischievous users suggested a change for the English translation of Daesh

Microsoft claimed more than a thousand people suggested Saudi Arabia

The crowd sourcing elemt is designed to improve translation accuracy

Microsoft changed the translation after being alerted and apologised

A computer glitch caused international outrage as Microsoft Bing's translation service changed the Arabic word 'Daesh' into Saudi Arabia.

Daesh is a highly insulting name in Arabic for the so-called ISIS caliphate.

Mischievous users of the service used the crowd sourcing 'suggest a better translation' application to fool the computer into accepting the change.

Microsoft spokesman told The Register: 'Our product team fixed the error in the automated translation within hours of learning about it.'

Source: dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3764670/Fury-Microsoft-Bing-translates-Arabic-word-Daesh-English-SAUDI-ARABIA.html

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Terrorists Sell US-Made TOW Missiles to SDF

August 31, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and other Kurdish fighters are in possession of a large cache of the US anti-tank TOW missiles purchased from the terrorists stationed in Northern Aleppo and Northern Idlib, sources said on Wednesday.

Informed sources were quoted by Hadath News as saying that the al-Shamiyeh Front terrorists sold a large number of TOW missiles to the Kurdish forces in Northern Syria during 2014 and early 2015, adding that their arms deals were made in Afrin city.

According to the sources, the terrorists had received their weapons directly from the US.

It is surprising that the US, despite its claims of supporting the Kurds, has not armed them with the TOW missiles and has only supplied them with the French MILAN missiles or different types of Russian missiles bought from the Eastern Europe countries.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950610000437

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Syrian Army Engages in Fierce Clashes with ISIL in Eastern Province of Deir Ezzur

August 31, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army troops hit ISIL’s gatherings hard in Deir Ezzur’s neighborhoods and airbase, slowing their movements down in the region.

The Syrian soldiers repelled ISIL’s attacks on government positions near airbase, ending in the killing or wounding of several terrorists.

The Syrian army men also targeted ISIL’s strongholds in Panorama, al-Orfi, al-Sina’ah and al-Rasafa neighborhoods, claiming lives of several militants.

ISIL’s military hardware also sustained major damage in the attacks.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950610000897

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Senior Terrorists Commander killed in Clashes with Syrian Army in Aleppo

August 31, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- A notorious commander of Ahrar al-Sham was killed in tough battle with Syrian Army troops and popular forces in the Southwestern districts of Aleppo city.

Majid al-Shawa, a field commander of Ahrar al-Sham, was killed in clashes between the Syrian government forces and Jeish al-Fatah coalition in military academy buildings.

The Syrian army and popular forces pushed Jeish al-Fatah terrorists back from more building blocks in military academy , which also left at least 25 terrorists dead and many more wounded.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950610000762

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Syrian Army Continues to Target Terrorists’ Centers in Dara’a

August 31, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army troops struck terrorists’ concentration centers and gatherings in the Central districts of Dara’a city, inflicting major losses and death toll on the terrorists.

Syrian military forces hit terrorists’ centers hard in Dara’a al-Mahatta, killing or wounding several of them.

In the meantime, another army unit targeted a gathering and armored vehicles of terrorist groups in al-Jizeh town in Eastern Dara’a, destroying a number of their vehicles and a mortar launching pad.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950610000709

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Saudi-Led Airstrikes Intensified on Yemeni Cities

August 31, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi-led airstrikes are intensified on several cities in Yemen, destroying civilian targets and vital infrastructures of the country.

At least 20 people have lost their lives and many others sustained injuries in a number of Saudi airstrikes against residential neighborhoods across Yemen, al-Masirah television network reported.

According to reports, Saudi fighter jets pounded al-Rawdah Village and the Nihm district in the Yemeni province of Sana’a in addition to an area close to a military academy in the capital, Sana’a, leaving four people dead and scores of others injured.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950610000732

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India

Legal Opinion to Home Ministry Suggests Action against Zakir Naik for Hate Speech

August 31, 2016

New Delhi: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik may soon be booked under the stringent anti-terror law with a legal opinion is said to have suggested action against him and his NGO, Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).

Sources said the Home Ministry had sought a legal opinion on the possible action to be taken against Naik for his controversial activities, including allegedly delivering hate speech.

The legal opinion is understood to have conveyed to the Home Ministry that Naik’s statements in different forums allegedly promoted enmity and hatred between religious groups and inspired and incited terrorists.

Full report at: economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/legal-opinion-to-mha-suggests-action-against-zakir-naik/articleshow/53933718.cms

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Muslim Cop In Kerala Moves High Court For Permission To Grow Beard

30/08/2016

Kochi, 30 August (PTI) — A Muslim civil police officer here has moved the Kerala High Court challenging a denial of permission to grow a beard as per his religious faith.

In his petition, Riyaz K, posted in the Armed Reserve Camp at Ernakulam, submitted that he wanted to keep a beard, being a religious obligation of a devout Muslim.

He had made a representation to the state police chief in this regard but the latter in a communication had informed him that his request to grow a beard cannot be considered.

Challenging this, he contended that there was no law prohibiting sporting of beard by a police officer in the Kerala Police Service.

Admitting the petition, the court yesterday issued notice to the state government and the state police chief.

Full report at: huffingtonpost.in/2016/08/30/muslim-cop-in-kerala-moves-high-court-for-permission-to-grow-bea/

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There Shouldn’t Be Complete Ban on Beef: Union Minister

August 31, 2016

New Delhi:  A day after suggesting that people should be allowed to eat meat of bulls and bullocks as a source of protein, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday opposed a complete ban on beef saying farmers will suffer.

The Social Justice Minister said it will be economically difficult for farmers to keep cows and bulls which are of no use.

However, he said the cow is an auspicious animal and there could be a temporary ban during auspicious days.

Full report at: indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/there-shouldnt-be-complete-ban-on-beef-ramdas-athawale-3004545/

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Lens in Geelani's son for terror financing

Aug 31, 2016

NEW DELHI: Intelligence agencies are tracking terror financing in Jammu & Kashmir through local tour businesses offering Haj services with the possible involvement of Nayeem Geelani, son of Hurriyat hardliner Ali Shah Geelani, under the scanner for links with a prominent Srinagar-based operator.

The new methods of terror financing have agencies scanning the possible role of top separatists, their kin and some local tour operators as conduits for channelising funds into the latest cycle of violence in the Kashmir valley.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Lens-in-Geelanis-son-for-terror-financing/articleshow/53939744.cms

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India, US Speak in One Voice on South China Sea, NSG, Terror

August 31, 2016

New Delhi: Nearly two months after an international court ruled against China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, India and the US on Wednesday called for “utmost respect” for global law, maintaining that there must be “unimpeded lawful commerce” throughout the disputed region.

The two countries, which held their annual Strategic and Commercial Dialogue on Tuesday, also said they will “redouble” efforts towards India’s early entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) which was opposed by China. The US urged the NSG member countries to support India’s bid for their “common interest”.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/india-us-speak-one-voice-south-china-sea-nsg-terror-1010857/

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‘Illegal Detention’ By ATS ‘Terrorising’ Muslim Youths: Rajya Sabha MP

August 30, 2016

NCP president Sharad Pawar today accused the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of “terrorising” youths of the minority community by “illegally detaining” them on mere suspicion of being associated to banned Muslim outfits.

“A 28-member delegation representing various Muslim organisations met me recently and complained that the ATS is terrorising Muslim youths in the name of ISIS and other banned organisations. This delegation strongly condemned ISIS and said the youths of their community would never support their activities,” Pawar told reporters here.

Full report at: indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/illegal-detention-by-ats-terrorising-muslim-youths-pawar-3004457/

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South Asia

 

Taliban Choose a New Military Chief, Mullah Ibrahim Sadar

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2016: AP

The appointment of Mullah Ibrahim Sadar could signal a commitment to more confrontation.

The Taliban have appointed a new military chief as the insurgents try to gain more ground in Afghanistan rather than talk peace under a new leadership, Taliban officials said in telephone interviews over the weekend.

They said that the appointment of Mullah Ibrahim Sadar, once a close ally of Taliban founder Mullah Omar, heralds a commitment to confrontation at a time when multiple governments are trying to coax the Taliban to the negotiating table. Sadar is a battle-hardened commander, who gained prominence among Taliban foot-soldiers following the movement’s overthrow in 2001 in the U.S.-led invasion.

Source: thehindu.com/news/international/taliban-choose-a-new-military-chief/article9051295.ece?utm_source=email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Newsletter

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Trained on other side of Durand Line, 21 terrorists in Kandahar

Wed Aug 31 2016

At least 21 terrorists operating in four different groups were arrested by the operatives of the Afghan intelligence in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), said the militants belonged to Quetta Council, a term normally referenced to the Taliban group and Haqqani Network leadership based in Pakistan.

A statement by NDS said the militants were involved in plotting and coordinating suicide attacks, coordinated terrorist attacks, assassination of tribal and influential elders, and attack on convoys in southern Kandahar province.

Full report at: khaama.com/trained-on-other-side-of-durand-line-21-terrorists-in-kandahar-01809

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Afghanistan fighting the forces of devil and darkness: Abdullah

Wed Aug 31 2016

The Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah said Afghanistan is fighting the forces of devil and darkness as he insisted on increasing support to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).

In his speech during a conference on the Future of Police in Afghanistan, CEO Abdullah said Afghanistan is facing a fight that is against humanity.

Abdullah further added that the terrorist groups fighting in Afghanistan have no faith in peace and stability.

The CEO also emphasized to increase the number female service members among the Afghan police ranks, insisting that such a move could bring the communities closer to police.

He said the leadership of the Ministry of Interior and senior level commanders have been instructed to take extra measures to reach out to the police who are sacrificing their lives for the people of Afghanistan.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghanistan-fighting-the-forces-of-devil-and-darkness-abdullah-01808

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India responds to Afghanistan’s request to equip Afghan forces

Wed Aug 31 2016

India has responded positively to a request by the Afghan authorities to equip the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDS), it has been reported.

The Afghan Ambassador to India, Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali, has said the request was made by the Afghan Army Chief of Staff General Qadam Shah Shaheem during his visit to New Delhi.

He told RFE that Gen. Shaheem met with his Indian counterpart and other officials of the Ministry of Defense of India on Tuesday to share the demands of the Afghan army.

According to Abdali, the government of India has accepted to deliver the last Mi-25 gunship to Afghanistan and help the Afghan government with the repair and maintenance of some helicopters in Afghanistan’s inventory.

Full report at: khaama.com/india-responds-to-afghanistans-request-to-equip-afghan-forces-01810

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Afghanistan, US, India trilateral meeting next month

Wed Aug 31 2016

A trilateral meeting will be organized between Afghanistan, the United States, and India next month, the US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday.

Addressing a new conference during his visit to New Delhi, Kerry said Washington would launch trilateral talks with New Delhi and Kabul next month.

The meeting is expected to be organized at next month’s United Nations meetings in New York.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghanistan-us-india-trilateral-meeting-next-month-01806

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Taliban video purportedly shows captured Canadian, US citizens in Afghanistan

Wed Aug 31 2016

A new video has emerged online which purportedly shows the captured Canadian and American citizens in Afghanistan taken hostage by the Taliban insurgents.

The Canadian man and his American wife are shown in the video warning that their Afghan captors will kill them and their children unless the Kabul government ends its executions of Taliban prisoners.

The US Department of State said Tuesday it evaluating the video released by the insurgents recently.

The video which could not be verified purportedly shows Canadian Joshua Boyle and American Caitlan Coleman, who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012, calling on Canada and the United States to pressure the Afghan government into changing its policy on executing captured Taliban prisoners.

Full report at: khaama.com/taliban-video-purportedly-shows-captured-canadian-us-citizens-in-afghanistan-01805

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Pakistan

 

Pakistan deports Afghan passengers for having Indian visa on passport

August 31, 2016

Kabul [Afghanistan]: Pakistan has deported several Afghan passengers from its airports back to Kabul as they had Indian visa on passport, reports Tolo News.

Two days back, Afghanistan had reportedly deported 250 Pakistani workers over deadlock along the Durand Line near Chaman with the border crossing remaining closed for the 10th consecutive day.

The Friendship Gate was closed 10 days ago after Pakistani officials claimed that several Afghan demonstrators attacked the gate and disrespected the Pakistani flag.

Earlier too, tension intensified between the two neighbouring countries on several occasions during the past recent months, mainly due to the establishment of gates and other installations.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/pakistan-deports-afghan-passengers-indian-visa-passport-1010634/

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Protests against military operations and Chinese intervention in Balochistan

August 31, 2016

Awaran (Balochistan) [Pakistan]: The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) activists carried out a protest rally in Kolwa area of Awaran district against military operations and Chinese intervention in Balochistan.

The rally was carried out yesterday to protest the recent military operations in different parts of Balochistan including Dera Bugti and the intervention of China on Baloch soil.

The protestors raised slogans in support of top Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti besides chanting “down with Pakistan, long live Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti.”

Full report at: siasat.com/news/protests-military-operations-chinese-intervention-balochistan-1010646/

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SC moved to declare MQM terrorist organisation

August 31, 2016

ISLAMABAD: A private citizen approached the Supreme Court on Tuesday with a plea to order the federal government to declare the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) a “terrorist organisation”.

Filed by Advocate Tariq Asad, chairman of the National Council of Human Rights, the petition requests the court to summon relevant record from the Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, intelligence agencies and the provincial government.

“And if the apex court is satisfied that the material and evidence are sufficient to establish that the MQM is involved in terrorist activities, it may direct the federal government to make such a declaration,” it says.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1281109/sc-moved-to-declare-mqm-terrorist-organisation

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Sattar seeks security for temporary HQ

August 31, 2016

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan head Dr Farooq Sattar has asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to provide proper security to his party’s temporary headquarters set up in his PIB Colony residence.

In an SOS letter sent to the PM and the CM on Tuesday evening, Dr Sattar also expressed dissatisfaction over the security provided to him and demanded a Rangers escort, in addition to the two police mobile vans he already had.

The request from Dr Sattar came after wall chalking by a hitherto unknown Badla (revenge) group emerged on Monday night in PIB Colony close to his residence.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1281111

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Cabinet to approve banking channels with Iran soon

August 31, 2016

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani cabinet is likely to approve the resumption of Pakistan-Iran banking relationship that will boost bilateral trade significantly, Minister of Commerce, Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Tuesday.

In a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Mehdi Honardoost, the minister said the two countries have reached an understanding on the first draft of a free trade agreement (FTA).

Pakistan will pursue this vigorously and negotiations are likely soon, he added.

The two sides discussed areas of mutual interest and bilateral relations in the fields of commerce and trade.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1280996/cabinet-to-approve-banking-channels-with-iran-soon

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Abdul Basit in poor terms with Indian dignitaries: Pak media

August 31, 2016

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Abdul Basit, Pakistani High Commissioner to New Delhi seems to be on poor terms with all Indian dignitaries for his hawkish personality and unnecessary aggression highlighted a leading Pakistani daily, adding despite being a top diplomat he hasn’t met Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Basit who was appointed as the High Commissioner in New Delhi in February 2014, is being treated as a ‘persona-non-grata’ by the Indian authorities and hence, has not been allowed to meet Swaraj or high profile dignitary, reports Daily Times.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/abdul-basit-poor-terms-indian-dignitaries-pak-media-1010607/

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Jailed MQM leader Waseem Akhtar takes oath as Karachi mayor

August 31, 2016

Karachi: Jailed Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader (MQM) Waseem Akhtar on Tuesday took oath as Karachi’s mayor and Arshad Vohra as his deputy at Bagh-i-Quaid-i-Azam.

Akhtar is among four mayors and 200 chairmen of as many municipal bodies across Sindhwho took oath of their offices today, reports the Dawn.

KarachiMetropolitan Corporation (KMC) Commissioner Samiuddin Siddiqui administered oath to Akhtar and Vohra.

Akhtar reportedly opened his speech with a slogan of “Long live Muttahida, long live Bhutto and long live Imran Khan.”

Full report at: siasat.com/news/jailed-mqm-leader-waseem-akhtar-takes-oath-karachi-mayor-1010492/

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US ‘closely’ monitoring situation in Karachi: official

August 31, 2016

Washington: The US is “closely” monitoring the situation in Pakistan’s Karachicity where security forces have arrested several Muttahida Qaumi Movement workers after violent protests, a senior American official said today.

“We are monitoring these events closely and continue to support Pakistan’s efforts to maintain Lawand order in Karachi,” a State Department spokesman told PTI.

“The US is also committed to defending freedom of speech, rule of Lawand due process, freedom of expression, and judicial independence,” the official said when asked about the crackdown on MQM – Karachi’s single largest party.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/us-closely-monitoring-situation-karachi-official-1010475/

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North America

 

Pak has to do more to clear terror sanctuaries: Kerry

August 31, 2016

New Delhi: The United States today said that it is clear that Pakistan has to do more work towards clearing the terror sanctuaries and push harder against “indigenous groups” operating from its soil that are affecting ties with India and Afghanistan’s peace and stability.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is on a three-day visit here, said that he has discussed with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif the issue of taking stronger action against groups such as the Haqqani network and LeT.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/pak-clear-terror-sanctuaries-kerry-1010666/

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The American Muslim Community Is Inextricably Linked To Kaepernick’s Protest

August 30, 2016

The American Muslim community has become inextricably linked to the most controversial sports story of 2016.

Before an NFL preseason game in Santa Clara, Calif., on August 26, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose to sit down rather than stand up for the traditional pregame playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Kaepernick, 28, explained afterward that his silent and entirely peaceful protest was made on the grounds that the United States of America's national anthem and its flag represent a country that “oppresses Black people and people of color.”

Full report at: muslimmatters.org/2016/08/30/the-american-muslim-community-is-inextricably-linked-to-kaepernicks-protest/

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Refugees Pour into Arctic, Next Stop — America

31 Aug 2016

The vast influx of Syrian refugees sweeping across Europe and seeking asylum are now migrating further north — as the once-welcoming countries in the south become reluctant to grant them entry.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-armed welcome to more than 500,000 refugees in 2015 soured severely after a string of terrorist attacks struck the country during the summer — not to mention the infamous bout of sexual harassment and assaults Germany witnessed New Year’s Eve. As Germany began to discuss limits, the refugees turned elsewhere. Now that it is becoming clear that they have exhausted much of the good graces and hospitality of the European nations, refugees hailing from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa are setting their sights on Scandinavia.

Full report at: lifezette.com/polizette/refugees-pour-into-arctic-next-stop-america/

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ISNA to hold American Muslim convention in Chicago

Aug 31, 2016

CHICAGO, Illinois — The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is scheduled to host its 53rd annual convention in Chicago. The theme of the four-day convention starting on Sept. 2 is Turning Points: Navigating Challenges, Seizing Opportunities. ISNA’s annual convention is the largest gatherings of Muslims in North America.

Last year, the convention drew tens of thousands of attendees. One of the main public attractions is the annual bazaar which features over 400 vendors, including cloth designers, booksellers, non-profit organizations and much more.

Full report at: saudigazette.com.sa/world/americas/isna-hold-american-muslim-convention-chicago/

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Mideast

 

Turkish EU minister calls remarks by EU commissioner ‘cultural racism’

August 31, 2016

Turkey’s EU minister has said comments by Germany’s European commissioner, in which he said Turkey would probably not join the EU while President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was in the Presidency, showed “cultural racism.”

Turkish EU Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik was referring to remarks by EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Guenther Oettinger, who said Turkey’s EU membership “would be an issue after Erdoğan,” and Turkey would not be able to join the union in the upcoming decade.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-eu-minister-calls-remarks-by-eu-commissioner-cultural-racism.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103410&NewsCatID=510

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No Turkish Ceasefire with Kurdish Fighters

August 31, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish military has not agreed to any ceasefire with Kurdish fighters in Northern Syria, Turkish military sources said on Tuesday, after a Kurdish official said a truce was holding.

Separately, the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement that Turkey's military operation in Syria would continue until all militant threats to Turkish security were removed, Reuters reported.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950610000781

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Israeli Forces Raid, Shut Down Palestinian Radio Station

August 31, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli officials stormed the office of a Palestinian Arabic-language radio station and taken it off the air over what they described as its attempts to further escalate tensions in the occupied West Bank.

On Wednesday morning, Israeli military forces raided the office of Radio Sanabel in the town of Dura, Southwest of the city of al-Khalil (Hebron), ransacked the building, and confiscated the radio’s broadcasting equipment, Arabic-language al-Ahed news website reported, press tv reported.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950610000745

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Syria split between Turkey, US remains

August 31, 2016

Tension between Ankara and Washington over Kurdish forces in Syria is continuing to simmer amid contradicting statements on Turkey’s recent military operation on Syrian soil, with the latter insisting that Turkey should hit the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) but not Syrian Kurdish fighters, whom Turkey describes as “terrorists.”

Despite the differences, Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria have reached a “loose agreement” to stop fighting each other, a U.S. defense official told Agence France-Presse on Aug. 30.

“In the last several hours, we have received assurance that all parties involved are going to stop shooting at each other and focus on the ISIL threat,” said Col. John Thomas, Central Command spokesman.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/syria-split-between-turkey-us-remains.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103368&NewsCatID=352

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NATO ops not affected by dismissals in Turkish army

August 31, 2016

Operations to cleanse the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) of followers of the U.S.-based Islamic scholar of Fethullah Gülen have not had an effect on NATO, the alliance’s Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Tacan İldem has stressed to daily Hürriyet.

“It is perfectly natural for officials and people in the country to expect the perpetrators who participated in the coup attempt to be brought to justice,” İldem told daily Hürriyet, adding that NATO accepts this “with respect.”

“The evaluations made up to now show that [operations against Gülenists] have not had an effect on NATO’s ongoing operations,” he added, emphasizing that the TSK has “prestige” in NATO.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/nato-ops-not-affected-by-dismissals-in-turkish-army.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103392&NewsCatID=359

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Southeast Asia

 

Malaysia Detains 3 Suspected Militants, Foils Attacks

August 31, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Malaysian police foiled possible attacks on the eve of the country's Independence Day with the detention of three suspected ISIL members.

Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar says the three men had planned to attack entertainment centers in Kuala Lumpur, a Hindu temple that is also a popular tourist destination and police stations with grenades or firearms on Tuesday, ahead of national day celebrations on Wednesday, Fox News reported.

He says the men, detained in a three-day operation from Saturday, had received orders to launch attacks from a Malaysian fighting with the ISIL in Syria.

Khalid said Wednesday that the trio had planned to fly to Syria to join the ISIL following the attacks.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950610000595

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Suspected Islamic State Militants Arrested by Malaysian Police

Aug. 31, 2016

Malaysian police said they arrested three suspected Islamic State radicals who were planning to attack entertainment venues and a Hindu temple outside Kuala Lumpur on the eve of the country’s Independence Day on Wednesday.

Police said the three suspects were planning to use grenades and firearms in the attacks but were thwarted by antiterrorism officers at three locations in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor State and Pahang State between Aug. 27 and Aug. 29. A temple at Malaysia’s famed Batu Caves were among the targets, officials said.

Authorities said the suspects had been in contact with Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi, a Malaysian national fighting with Islamic State in Syria, who has been involved in plotting previous attacks in predominantly Muslim Malaysia.

Authorities said the suspects had been in contact with Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi, a Malaysian national fighting with Islamic State in Syria, who has been involved in plotting previous attacks in predominantly-Muslim Malaysia.

“The three suspects planned to go to Syria to join the terrorist group with the help of Muhammad Wanndy after launching the attacks,” National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement on Wednesday.

Full report at: wsj.com/articles/three-suspected-islamic-state-radicals-arrested-by-malaysian-police-1472627611

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Islam and Anti-Semitism in Malaysia

August 31, 2016

Malaysia, a majority-Muslim country in Southeast Asia, is rapidly turning to Islamic fundamentalism through the state's sharia-like legal system and the country's growing number of Islamic militant sympathizers. Malaysia's government is a federal parliamentary democracy under an elected constitutional monarchy. The country of more than 30 million people is made up of 13 states and three federal territories. It is a multi-ethnic country: Malay Sunni Muslims make up 50.1% of the population, Chinese people make up 23.6%, indigenous people 11.8% and Indians 6.7 %. However, the Malaysian Constitution declares Islam alone to be the official religion.

Full report at: gatestoneinstitute.org/8739/islam-antisemitism-malaysia

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Europe

 

Catholic and Shia Muslim leaders unite to condemn WMDs, terrorism

Aug 30, 2016

(CNA/EWTN News).- Shia Muslim religious leaders from Iran and U.S. Catholic bishops say they have a common fight against weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and violent religious extremism.

“Christianity and Islam share a commitment to love and respect for the life, dignity, and welfare of all members of the human community,” they said in an Aug. 18 joint declaration. “Peaceful coexistence is built on equity and justice. We call upon all to work toward developing a culture of encounter, tolerance, dialogue, and peace that respects the religious traditions of others.”

Full report at: catholicnewsagency.com/news/catholic-and-shia-muslim-leaders-unite-to-condemn-wmds-terrorism-

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Islamic State ax attacker planned to move to Germany - sources

Wed Aug 31, 2016

An Islamic State supporter who was shot dead in Russia after he attacked police officers with an ax had planned to travel to Germany to join members of his family there, two people who knew him told Reuters.

Usman Murdalov, 21, and his friend Sulim Israilov, 18, armed themselves with axes and attacked a traffic police post near Moscow on Aug. 17. In a video posted online a day later, they professed loyalty to Islamic State.

The two people who knew him said that Murdalov, up to the point when he left his home village in the Russian region of Chechnya on Aug. 12, had been making arrangements to travel to Germany to join his father and his step-mother who moved there three months earlier.

Germany has seen a spate of violent attacks in the past few months, including two blamed on Islamists. Security officials have said that people with extremist links, some of them Chechens, are getting into Germany by passing themselves off as migrants and asylum seekers.

Full report at: reuters.com/article/us-russia-germany-islamists-attacks-idUSKCN1160W0

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Suspected Far-Right Extremists Brick up Mosque in Germany

Wed Aug 31, 2016

Suspected far-right extremists in northern Germany have blocked the entrance of a mosque with concrete blocks and covered it with anti-Muslim slogans in a show of protest against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s pro-refugee policies.

According to a report published by the Telegraph on Wednesday, the incident occurred in the town of Parchim in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on August 26.

For some time, Muslims, who had come there for Friday Prayers, were barred by the vandals from entering the mosque.

Full report at: presstv.ir/Detail/2016/08/31/482523/Germany-Merkel-mosque-Parchim-Muslims

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Baptist church in DeKalb County rallies to help Muslim neighbor

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Malik Waliyani arrived at his store last week to find the registers damaged, items stolen and an undetermined amount of cash gone.

Waliyani, who bought the gas station and convenience store three months ago, was devastated.

Insurance probably wouldn’t cover all of his losses.

Then help arrived from an unexpected source.

A member of nearby Smoke Rise Baptist Church heard about the burglary on social media and rallied others in the congregation.

So, after services on Sunday, dozens of members arrived by van, truck and car at the TruBuy BP station on Lilburn-Stone Mountain Road.

Full report at: ajc.com/news/lifestyles/baptist-church-in-dekalb-county-rallies-to-help-mu/nr2HY/

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