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Kashmir’s Syncretic Culture: Pandits Welcome Muslim Brethren Back From Haj Pilgrimage

New Age Islam News Bureau

17 July 2022

 

Kashmiri Pandits performing their puja.(File photo-Representational image) (File photo)

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• Kashmir’s Syncretic Culture: Pandits Welcome  Muslim Brethren Back From Haj Pilgrimage

• Hindu Man’s Home Set On Fire In Bangladesh Over Facebook Post On Islam

• Malaysians Throng Japanese Bon Odori Dance Festival, Defy Muslim Groups’ Stay Away Call

• Tool To Assess Jailed Terrorists Before Release Criticised As Unreliable And Prejudicial To Muslims, Argue Australian Human Rights and Islamic Council of Victoria

• Iran Hard-Liners Burn US And Israeli Flags In Tehran, Slam Biden Visit

 India

• Where Is Catholic Priest And Imam: Representatives Of All Religions Should Be Invited, Said Ruling DMK MP At TN Govt 'Bhoomi Puja' Event

• After Boycott Call, at a Mahapanchayat, Muslim Families Left Slum In Manesar, Haryana: Locals

• Passenger Plane Of India's Indigo Airlines Lands In Pakistan's Karachi Due To Technical Problem

From Haj Pilgrimage

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South Asia

• EU Discusses Security and Future Trajectories in Afghanistan and the Region

• Li Jingliang TKOs Muslim Salikhov in Round 2 at UFC Long Island

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Southeast Asia

• Sarawakian activist cries foul over AGC decision not to charge Islamic preacher Syakir Nasoha

• As PKR closes ranks, Anwar pledges to reject cooperation with traitors, those opposed to reform agenda

• Anwar officially announced as PKR president, Rafizi as deputy president for 2022-2025 session

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Europe

• Blackburn mosque extension just wins planning officers' backing

• Ukrainian operated cargo plane carrying ‘dangerous material’ crashes in Greece

• British prime minister contenders set to clash in second TV debate

• Heat wave in Europe: 'National emergency' in UK as historic temps forecast and wildfires rage

• Where's Boris? PM skips second emergency heatwave Cobra meeting 'to host Chequers party'

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Mideast

• Tehran Says US Used ‘Iranophobia’ To Ramp Up Mideast Tensions During Biden Visit

• Islamic world has been physically, mentally colonized for two centuries!

• Muslims expected to increase presence on Temple Mount

• Syria Kurds urge Russia, Iran to prevent Turkish attack

• The diary of a German pilgrim in Mecca

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Arab world

• Arab Leaders, US President Biden Affirm Common Vision For Region At Jeddah Summit

• Islamic State continues to menace Iraqi-Syrian border

• Saudi Students’ Breakthrough In Fight Against Deadly Livestock Disease

• Saudi Exchange Launches Time-Assignment Speech Interpolation (TASI) Islamic Index

• Saudi Arabia’s prosthetics centre provides vital services in Yemen

• Saudi Arabia arrests 10,401 illegals in one week

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Pakistan

• Democracy Requires Moral, Not Military Strength: Imran

• Fawad doesn’t see end to political crisis after by-polls

• Alvi wants expats to back fence-mending with US

• D-Day to decide who will rule Punjab

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North America

• The White House Says Russian Officials Visited Iran To View Drones For Use In Ukraine

• Lord of the Pen and Sword: Genealogy and Sovereignty in the Medieval Islamic West

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Africa

• Muslim-Muslim Ticket: APC Woos Christians With NASS Leadership As Tinubu Launches Troubleshooting Efforts

• Why we support Muslim-Muslim ticket – Southern APC

• Catholic diocese denies endorsing Shettima, Muslim-Muslim ticket

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Kashmir’s Syncretic Culture: Pandits Welcome  Muslim Brethren Back From Haj Pilgrimage

 

Kashmiri Pandits performing their puja.(File photo-Representational image) (File photo)

 

Outlook Web Desk

16 JUL 2022

In a heart-warming gesture, a group of Kashmiri Pandits on Saturday welcomed the first batch of Haj pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia and recited praises for Prophet Mohammed at the airport here.

The group of Kashmiri Pandits stood outside the terminal building of the Srinagar international airport and welcomed the first batch of 145 Hajis who reached here in the morning on the first return flight from the annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia to the Valley.

“Our Kashmiri Pandits welcoming Hajis at Srinagar airport today by singing traditional Naat seeking the blessings of Prophet. This is our syncretic culture believers of Islam are enablers of Amarnath Yatra & the followers of Shavism are messengers for unity,” Bhan wrote on Twitter.

In the past as well, Kashmiri Pandit singers like Vijay Malla have sung some of the most popular Muslim eulogies and Muslim singers have done similar with devotional songs to Hindus.

Over 6,000 pilgrims from J-K have gone on the annual pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia this year. The Haj resumed this year after a gap of two years due to Covid-19.

The last return flight carrying pilgrims from J-K will arrive here on August 2, according to officials.

Source: Out Look India

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Hindu Man’s Home Set On Fire In Bangladesh Over Facebook Post On Islam

 

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Geeta Mohan

July 17, 2022

A Hindu man’s home and a temple in Narail’s Lohagara in Bangladesh were allegedly set on fire on Friday over a Facebook post allegedly belittling Islam in the latest spate of violence targeting the religious minorities in the country. The attackers also hurled stones.

Police fired warning shots to disperse the mob that vandalised several homes and torched one of them in Digholia village on Friday evening, said Haran Chandra Paul, an inspector at the local police station.

Haran said a youth posted something to Facebook, triggering anger among Muslims, who later carried out the attack. Police took the youth Akash Saha, and his father Ashok Saha, in custody.

Source: India Today

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https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/hindu-man-home-set-fire-bangladesh-over-facebook-post-islam-1976585-2022-07-17

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Malaysians Throng Japanese Bon Odori Dance Festival, Defy Muslim Groups’ Stay Away Call

 

Malaysians and Japanese dance during the Bon Odori festival in Shah Alam, Selangor, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

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17 Jul, 2022

Thousands of Malaysians thronged a festival of Japan’s traditional summer Bon Odori dance on Saturday evening, defying conservative Islamists’ call for Muslims to stay away.

After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, many locals, including hijab-wearing Muslim women, turned up in kimono and “yukata,” or casual summer kimono, at a stadium in Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor state, which surrounds Kuala Lumpur.

The Bon Odori dance festival has been held annually in the Muslim-majority country since 1977 without any issue, with the Japanese embassy in Kuala Lumpur and the Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur being involved as organisers.

But it was suddenly thrust into the spotlight last month when Islamic affairs minister Idris Ahmad advised Muslims to avoid the festival due to its “religious elements.” Other Islamic authorities weighed in, saying the festival has links to ancestor-worship that could lead to polytheism.

The sultan, who had attended the event in 2016, said in a statement last month that the event was merely to promote Japanese culture and there was no religious ceremony involved that could compromise the faith of those observing.

He ordered authorities not to obstruct anyone from attending and even asked minister Idris and other religious officials to observe the event themselves.

At a press conference on Saturday, Japanese ambassador to Malaysia Katsuhiko Takahashi said Tokyo highly appreciates Malaysia’s cultural diversity and tolerance.

“This diversity and tolerance has been an engine to promote bilateral relations in all aspects, including this Bon Odori festival,” he said.

Dai Hoshiai, chairman of the organising committee, said at the press conference that everyone, including Muslims, can join in the dance.

“Personally, I feel this is a unique event,” said Umar Hakimi, a 23-year-old interior designer who came with his kimono-clad hijab-wearing female friend. “It unites a lot of people, not just Japanese but different races and culture in one place.”

He dismissed the Islamists’ call for Muslims to avoid the event, saying, “As a Muslim, you are thought to embrace other culture, increase your knowledge. My advice to people who are sceptical is to come here and see for yourself.”

Source: www.Scmp

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Tool To Assess Jailed Terrorists Before Release Criticised As Unreliable And Prejudicial To Muslims, Argue Australian Human Rights and Islamic Council of Victoria

 

The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Islamic Council of Victoria argue the assessment tool used to determine the risk posed by released convicted terrorist is flawed. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP

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Nino Bucci

16 Jul 2022

A tool used by authorities to assess the risk posed by convicted terrorists before their release from prison is unreliable and should be investigated, the Australian Human Rights Commission and a peak body for Muslims have argued.

The Violent Extremism Risk Assessment 2 Revised, known as VERA-2R, is used to measure the threat posed by extremists, often when considering whether they will be subject to strict court orders once their prison sentence is completed.

The federal government said 21 people in jail with terrorism convictions were due for release before 2027. The tool has already been used in about a dozen cases, the majority of them in NSW.

But according to separate recent submissions made to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM), the AHRC and Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) have serious concerns the tool could be used to justify an offender’s detention after they had served their sentence.

“Post-sentence orders based on anticipated harm can only be justified where there is cogent and compelling evidence of future risk,” the AHRC said in its submission.

“It is clear from experience in a number of cases that the primary tool relied on by expert witnesses in PSO [post-sentence order] matters, VERA-2R, is not sufficiently reliable for this purpose.

The Islamic Council said in its submission the factors measured using VERA-2R meant Muslims were more likely to be considered at risk of extremist violence than non-Muslims.

“Fundamentally, there is a lack of evidence to support that the VERA-2R has predictive validity in its application to assess risks posed by individuals suspected to have a propensity to commit acts of terrorism, as well as future risks after an offender’s sentence is served.

“The tool was never designed to be used outside of prisons and jails, and certainly not as a predictive tool of radicalisation to violence in the community.

Source: The Guardian

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https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/17/tool-to-assess-jailed-terrorists-before-release-criticised-as-unreliable-and-prejudicial-to-muslims

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Iran Hard-Liners Burn US And Israeli Flags In Tehran, Slam Biden Visit

 

July 17, 2022

Dozens of Iranian hard-liners rallied on Saturday at a square in downtown Tehran, burning US and Israeli flags and denouncing President Joe Biden's visit to the Middle East.

The demonstrators also protested against the normalisation of ties between Israel and several Arab nations that started under the previous US administration.

Biden said at a wider regional summit in Saudi Arabia on Saturday that the US would not walk away from Middle East's security and leave a vacuum that Russia, China or Iran could try and fill.

Separately, Iran announced on Saturday that it was imposing sanctions on 61 Americans, including Mike Pompeo, the former secretary of state, and John Bolton, the former national security advisor, over their support for foreign-based dissident Iranian groups.

In June, an Iranian court also ordered the US government to pay over USD 4 billion to the families of Iranian nuclear scientists who have been killed in targeted attacks in recent years.

Source: WWW.Business

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https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/iran-hard-liners-burn-us-and-israeli-flags-in-tehran-slam-biden-visit-122071600974_1.html

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 India

Where Is Catholic Priest And Imam: Representatives Of All Religions Should Be Invited, Said Ruling DMK MP At TN Govt 'Bhoomi Puja' Event

By PTI

July 16, 2022

The ruling DMK's Lok Sabha MP, S. Senthilkumar objected to 'bhoomi puja' for a road project by a Hindu priest and said that representatives of all religions should be invited to offer prayers for any such an event.

The Dharmapuri Lok Sabha MP, on his arrival at the spot in his home district asked an official if he was aware a government function should not be held in such a manner involving prayers of only one particular religion.

Source: The Week

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https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2022/07/16/where-is-catholic-priest-and-imam-asks-dmk-mp-at-tn-govt-bhoomi-puja-event.html

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After Boycott Call, at a Mahapanchayat, Muslim Families Left Slum In Manesar, Haryana: Locals

Jul 17, 2022

MANESAR: Two weeks after a panchayat by right-wing outfits in Manesar called for a boycott of Muslim shopkeepers and a verification of their photo IDs, a row of 60-70 shanties in Sector 1 has emptied out. Neighbours said the Muslim families living in these shanties, behind IMT Manesar, had "left overnight", fearing hostilities.

The cluster of shanties - across the Bengali Market - was home to families of migrant labourers. Most of them worked as rag pickers and domestic staffers in the housing societies in the vicinity. A pile of clothes here, some utensils there and a pair of sports shoes spoke of a hurried exit.

Source: Times Of India

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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/after-boycott-call-muslim-families-left-slum-in-manesar-locals/articleshowprint/92930017.cms?val=3728

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Passenger Plane Of India's Indigo Airlines Lands In Pakistan's Karachi Due To Technical Problem

17-07-2022

A passenger plane of India's Indigo airlines has been diverted to the Pakistani city of Karachi due to a "technical defect".

Sunday's flight was to fly to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates from the southern city of Hyderabad, according to local news agencies.

Source: Trt World

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https://www.trtworld.com/asia/indian-flight-lands-in-pakistan-s-karachi-due-to-technical-problem-58912

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South Asia

EU Discusses Security and Future Trajectories in Afghanistan and the Region

By Saqalain Eqbal

16 Jul 2022

Andreas von Brandt, the EU Ambassador to Afghanistan, pointed out that Pakistan has not received enough attention while talking about the state of affairs in Afghanistan and the future course of events for the West and the South Asia region.

The conference, which was attended by the EU ambassador to Afghanistan, Andreas von Brandt, Member European Parliament (MEP) and Chair of the delegation for relations with Afghanistan, Petras Auštrevičius, Afghan scholars as panelists and engaging audience, pinpointed Pakistan’s culpability in Afghanistan.

Source: khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/eu-discusses-security-and-future-trajectories-in-afghanistan-and-the-region-47392/

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Li Jingliang TKOs Muslim Salikhov in Round 2 at UFC Long Island

17-Jul-2022

Li Jingliang of China beat Muslim Salikhov of Russia by technical knockout at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Long Island at the UBS Arena in Elmont, New York on Saturday, securing the most meaningful win of his career.

This was Li's first fight in 2022 and it happened nine and a half months after his loss to Khamzat Chimaev of Sweden at UFC 267. Both missed an opportunity of takedown in the first and second rounds. Salikhov was patiently waiting to catch Li off guard and strike with his signature flashy spin kicks.

Source: News.Cgtn.Com

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Southeast Asia

Sarawakian activist cries foul over AGC decision not to charge Islamic preacher Syakir Nasoha

17 Jul 2022

KUCHING, July 17 — A Sarawakian activist has questioned the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ (AGC) decision not to charge Islamic preacher, Syakir Nasoha, for his allegedly disparaging remarks about other religions.

Peter John Jaban, a Global Human Rights Federation (GHRF) vice secretary, claimed that the decision exposes double standards in the system, citing the case of Siti Nuramira Abdullah who was charged in court for her stunt in a comedy club in Kuala Lumpur where she allegedly removed her headscarf and baju kurung.

Source: Malay Mail

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https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/07/17/sarawakian-activist-cries-foul-over-agc-decision-not-to-charge-islamic-preacher-syakir-nasoha/17843

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As PKR closes ranks, Anwar pledges to reject cooperation with traitors, those opposed to reform agenda

By Shahrin Aizat Noorshahrizam

17 Jul 2022

SHAH ALAM, June 17 — After declaring a ceasefire in his ideological war with Rafizi Ramli, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim pledged to reject any cooperation with traitors and those who do not support the reform agenda.

During a press conference today, Anwar said that he had learned his lesson during Pakatan Harapan (PH)’s short stint in government, which saw a series of betrayals that led to its fall.

“As Keadilan, our role is to strengthen PKR and the PH coalition. When it comes to discussions with others, it does not stop me because I am the Opposition Leader and I have to talk to every Opposition member,” he said after the party’s national congress concluded today.

Source: Malay Mail

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https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/07/17/as-pkr-closes-ranks-anwar-pledges-to-reject-cooperation-with-traitors-those-opposed-to-reform-agenda/17905

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Anwar officially announced as PKR president, Rafizi as deputy president for 2022-2025 session

17 Jul 2022

SHAH ALAM, July 17 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was today officially announced as Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president for the 2022-2025 session at the party’s 16th national congress after winning the post uncontested in the 2022 PKR Election.

Former Pandan Member of Parliament (MP) Mohd Rafizi Ramli was officially announced PKR deputy president after beating the party’s secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail in the contest for the post.

Source: Malay Mail

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Europe

Blackburn mosque extension just wins planning officers' backing

By Bill Jacobs

17-07-2022

The committee of the Madina Masjid in Oak Street in Bastwell in Blackburn have asked for approval for the building which includes a new ladies hall despite have already started its construction.

Their report concludes: "This application has been recommended for approval in relatively marginal terms and it should be noted at this stage that any further increases in the capacity of the site are unlikely to receive the council’s support."

Source: Lancashire Telegraph

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https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/20283346.blackburn-mosque-extension-just-wins-planning-officers-backing/

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Ukrainian operated cargo plane carrying ‘dangerous material’ crashes in Greece

By Costas Kantouris

July 17, 2022

Palaiochori: An Antonov cargo plane operated by a Ukrainian airline has crashed near the city of Kavala in northern Greece with residents reporting seeing a fireball and hearing explosions for two hours after the incident.

Drone footage shows that small fragments are all that remain from the plane that Greek Civil Aviation authorities said was heading from Serbia to Jordan on Saturday. The An-12, a Soviet-built turboprop aircraft, was operated by cargo carrier Meridian.

Source: Brisbane Times

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https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/europe/ukrainian-operated-cargo-plane-carrying-dangerous-material-crashes-in-greece-20220717-p5b290.html

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British prime minister contenders set to clash in second TV debate

17 July, 2022

The five Conservative contenders still vying to be Britain's next prime minister will clash in a second televised debate on Sunday when they are set to renew hostilities over tax policy and issues such as transgender rights.

With no clear candidate to succeed Boris Johnson who is stepping down after a series of scandals, the battle to be the next leader remains unpredictable and increasingly fractious, exposing rifts in the ruling Conservative Party.

Source: English.Alaraby

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Heat wave in Europe: 'National emergency' in UK as historic temps forecast and wildfires rage

Claire Thornton

16-07-2022

An ongoing heat wave is fueling wildfires, causing heat-related deaths and breaking records in Western Europe.

British authorities are issuing dire warnings, as temperatures may reach 104 degrees Fahrenheit in southern Britain, a region usually known for moderate summer heat, with July highs in the 70s. It's the first time such a forecast has been made in the area.

The heat poses a serious health risk, as people will need to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness. In Britain, few homes, apartments, schools or small businesses have air conditioning, making residents particularly vulnerable.

Source: USA Today

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Where's Boris? PM skips second emergency heatwave Cobra meeting 'to host Chequers party'

By Emma Soteriou

17 July 2022

Ministers gathered in the Cabinet Office on Saturday afternoon for a second emergency Cobra meeting ahead of the impending heatwave.

But the Prime Minister was instead at Chequers - his country retreat in Buckinghamshire - preparing to hold a leaving do of his own for friends and family, it is understood.

Source: Lbc.Co.Uk

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Mideast

Tehran says US used ‘Iranophobia’ to ramp up Mideast tensions during Biden visit

By TOI STAFF

17-07-2022

Tehran accused the United States on Sunday of using “Iranophobia” to amplify tensions in the region during US President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel, the West Bank and Saudi Arabia.

“The United States has once again sought to create tension and crisis in the region by appealing to the failed policy of Iranophobia,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani, according to the Reuters.

Source: Times Of Israel

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https://www.timesofisrael.com/tehran-says-us-used-iranophobia-to-ramp-up-mideast-tensions-during-biden-visit/

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Islamic world has been physically, mentally colonized for two centuries!

YUSUF KAPLAN

17 JULY 2022

Explaining the physical and mental destructions in this country or civilization region through external factors alone indicates intellectual weakness and incompetence.

Additionally, failing to see the burning truth that modern history is a savage colonial history, through which Western imperialist actors produced a multilateral and broad attack that wiped out all other civilizations of the world, without giving any of them the chance to survive, and disregarding the destruction caused by all these attack forms, reveals intellectual misery and languor.

Source: Yeni Safak

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https://www.yenisafak.com/en/columns/yusuf-kaplan/islamic-world-has-been-physically-mentally-colonized-for-two-centuries-3648802

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Muslims expected to increase presence on Temple Mount

Dalit Halevi

Jul 16, 2022

Sheikh Ikharma Sabari, who heads the Supreme Muslim Council of "Palestine" and gives sermons at Al Aqsa Mosque, has warned that "those extremists loyal to the Temple Mount" intend to "break into Al Aqsa Mosque" on Sunday.

Sunday marks the 17th day of the Jewish month of Tamuz, which is one of four fast days commemorating the destruction of the Holy Temples, which were built on the Temple Mount before Islam was founded.

Source: Israel National News

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https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/356615

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Syria Kurds urge Russia, Iran to prevent Turkish attack

AFP

July 17, 2022

HASAKEH: The commander of US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria has urged Russia and Iran to prevent Turkey from launching a new attack in the country’s north, days before an expected Syria summit.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — who will meet his Russian and Iranian counterparts on Tuesday to discuss Syria — has warned that he may soon launch a new offensive in Syria against Kurdish fighters waging an insurgency against the Turkish state.

These include the US-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which formed a crucial part of an international coalition against Daesh.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2123611/middle-east

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The diary of a German pilgrim in Mecca

TAHA KILINÇ

17 JULY 2022

“Caught in stop and go traffic, we did not reach Muzdalifah – close but yet so far – until 11pm.

Led by an imam from Rabat, we were holding our evening and night prayers together, our sore knees resting on just those tiny but sharp pieces of gravel, the size of chick peas, from which we were to pick up 49 pebbles in order to be appropriately supplied for the rites of stoning (rajm), that were to take place on the following days. At about two o’clock in the morning, our bus returned to Mina and stopped near one of the three pillars that were to be stoned.

Source: Yeni Safak

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https://www.yenisafak.com/en/columns/taha-kilinc/the-diary-of-a-german-pilgrim-in-mecca-3648803

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Arab world

Arab leaders, US President Biden affirm common vision for region at Jeddah summit

ARAB NEWS

July 17, 2022

JEDDAH: The one-day Jeddah Security and Development Summit, hosted by Saudi Arabia, brought leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council member countries, in addition to Jordan, Egypt and Iraq, together with US President Joe Biden.

In a joint statement at the end of the event, the leaders affirmed their common vision for a region where peace and prosperity prevail. They renewed their call for Iran to fully cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency and with regional countries to keep the Gulf free of weapons of mass destruction.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2123541/saudi-arabia

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Islamic State continues to menace Iraqi-Syrian border

Shelly Kittleson

July 16, 2022

Both sides of the border between Iraq and Syria continue to experience attacks as concerns grow about tens of thousands of women and children in limbo, many of whom exposed to Islamic State indoctrination, and joblessness heightens desperation. There is also a generalized distrust from a lack of reliable information.

In late June, IS claimed to have captured and executed a member of the Jughayfa tribe in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province and tribal fighters on the Syrian side of that border.

Source: Al-monitor

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https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/07/islamic-state-continues-menace-iraqi-syrian-border

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Saudi students’ breakthrough in fight against deadly livestock disease

HEBSHI ALSHAMMARI

July 16, 2022

RIYADH: Two Saudi undergraduate students have been awarded a patent for a breakthrough discovery that could revolutionize the fight against foot-and-mouth disease, the highly contagious viral illness that can devastate livestock herds and ruin farmers.

Fahad Shaya Al-Mutib and Abdullah Fahad Al-Dosari from Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University were given the patent from the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property after discovering a chemical component isolated from the plant Peganum harmala, also known as wild rue or African rue, which is effective against the virus that causes the widely feared disease.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2123456/saudi-arabia

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Saudi Exchange Launches Time-Assignment Speech Interpolation (TASI) Islamic Index

Gulf News Report

July 17, 2022

The Saudi Exchange has launched the TASI Islamic Index, its first Shariah compliant index, it announced on Sunday.

This comes in response to growing demand and interest from local and international investors for Shariah compliant investment tools.

Source: Gulf News

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https://gulfnews.com/business/markets/saudi-exchange-launches-tasi-islamic-index-1.89315507

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Saudi Arabia’s prosthetics center provides vital services in Yemen

SPA

July 16, 2022

MARIB: The prosthetic limbs and physical rehabilitation center in Marib governorate, Yemen, has continued to provide medical services for Yemenis through the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center.

The center provided 380 services to hundreds of beneficiaries in one month, including the manufacturing, fitting, delivery and maintenance of prosthetic limbs for 71 patients.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2123511/saudi-arabia

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Saudi Arabia arrests 10,401 illegals in one week

SPA

July 17, 2022

RIYADH: Saudi authorities arrested 10,401 people in one week for breaching residency, work and border security regulations, according to an official report.

From June 7 to 13, a total of 6,786 people were arrested for violations of residency rules, while 2,444 were held over illegal border crossing attempts, and a further 1,171 for labor-related issues.

Source: Arab News

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Pakistan

Democracy requires moral, not military strength: Imran

Dawn Report

July 17, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday deplored the imbalance in civil-military relations, as he blamed previous PPP and PML-N governments for ceding space to the army to ‘save their skin’ in corruption cases.

The former prime minister made these remarks at a seminar on freedom of expression, a day ahead of crucial by-polls in Punjab, where his party is contesting on 20 Punjab Assembly seats across the province.

Source: Dawn

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Fawad doesn’t see end to political crisis after by-polls

Staff Reporter

July 17, 2022

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf ‘s former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry alleges that the Election Commission of Pakistan is working as a ‘PML-N wing’ to ensure rigging and adds that no action is being taken though the party has submitted constituency-wise complaints.

Speaking at a press conference flanked by former ministers Shaukat Tarin and Hammad Azhar and Sentaor Ejaz Chaudhry here on Saturday, Mr Chaudhry said the ECP delayed notification of five reserved seats MPAs for one month so that Hamza Shehbaz could sail smooth for the chief minister slot.

Source: Dawn

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Alvi wants expats to back fence-mending with US

Anwar Iqbal

July 17, 2022

WASHINGTON: President Arif Alvi has said that the present government, like its predecessors, is trying to improve relations with the US and Pakistani Americans should support this effort.

“Pakistan belongs to all and all parties, when in power, have tried to maintain close relations with the United States,” the president told the annual convention of the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America (APPNA).

Source: Dawn

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D-Day to decide who will rule Punjab

Zulqernain Tahir

July 17, 2022

LAHORE: The Sharifs’ Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) are both bracing for a high-stakes provincial assembly election on 20 seats on Sunday (today), as political pundits declare the contest a matter of ‘life and death’ for both major competitors who practically have their political futures in the province on the line.

Law enforcement agencies, including the army, have been placed on alert to avert any violence, especially in five of the 20 constituencies — four in Lahore and one in Multan.

Source: Dawn

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North America

The White House says Russian officials visited Iran to view drones for use in Ukraine

July 16, 2022

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Russian officials visited an airfield in central Iran at least twice in recent weeks to view weapons-capable drones it is looking to acquire to use in its war against Ukraine, the White House said.

The Biden administration released the intelligence as President Joe Biden met Saturday with leaders of six Arab Gulf countries, plus Egypt, Jordan and Iraq for a regional summit. Biden told fellow heads of state at the summit that the United States was committed to the Middle East and "will not walk away and leave a vacuum to be filled by China, Russia or Iran."

Source: WWW.Npr.Org

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Lord of the Pen and Sword: Genealogy and Sovereignty in the Medieval Islamic West

by Mohamad Ballan

17-09-2022

Mohamad Ballan’s project closely examines the phenomenon of the “scholar-statesman”—litterateurs, physicians, and jurists who ascended to the highest administrative and executive offices of state—in late medieval Islamic Spain and North Africa.

Source: Medievalists

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Africa

Muslim-muslim Ticket: APC woos Christians with NASS leadership as Tinubu launches troubleshooting efforts

By Omeiza Ajayi

July 17, 2022

As controversy continued to trail the emergence of Muslim-Muslim ticket, indications have emerged that the presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has begun reaching out to Christian stakeholders across the nation, particularly in the North.

Expectedly, controversy greeted Shettima’s choice as some northern governors and other stakeholders in the party expressed reservations.

Source: Vanguardngr

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Why we support Muslim-Muslim ticket – Southern APC

17th July 2022

Despite the public uproar trailing the party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket, many of the state chapters of the APC seem to be undisturbed.

While some consider the Muslim-Muslim ticket as a winning formula, others said Nigerians should focus on the pedigree of the candidates as persons with the capacity to salvage the country from its current woes.

Source: Punchng

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Catholic diocese denies endorsing Shettima, Muslim-Muslim ticket

By Kingsley Jeremiah

16 July 2022 

The Catholic Diocese of Idah in Kogi State has denied endorsing a Muslim-Muslim ticket or the emergence of Kashim Shettima as the running mate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential flag bearer, Bola Tinubu.

Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Idah, Most Rev. Fr., Anthony Adaji disclosed during a priestly ordination that viral reports that he endorsed the former Borno State Governor were false.

Source: Guardian

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