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Killing people for their faith bad, Sunni-Shia killings in Afghanistan sad: Dalai Lama

New Age Islam News Bureau

24 July 2022

Dalai Lama visited the Jokhang Temple, Jamia Masjid, Shia Mosque and Moravian Church as part of an interfaith pilgrimage in Leh, Ladakh

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• Killing people for their faith bad, Sunni-Shia killings in Afghanistan sad: Dalai Lama

• Govt's Spokesperson: Allowing Zionist journalist to desecrate Great Mosque of Mecca is betrayal of Allah, Islamic sanctities

• Can Germany prevent attacks by Islamist extremists?

• Christians, Muslims can engage in fruitful dialogue

• UP: Love-Jihad accusation against Muslim businessman found to be fake, 3 booked

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South Asia

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Discusses Counter-Terrorism Efforts in Afghanistan with Pakistani Foreign Minister

Bangladesh Hindu outfits stage nationwide protests over constant attack on minorities

Won't tolerate communal disharmony in Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina's minister

Twitter Storm; ‘Ban Taliban’ Vs. ‘Afghans Support Taliban’ Twitter Campaigns

Taliban Purchases 350,000 Tonnes of Iranian Oil

Bangladesh court to hear appeal on death sentences for convicts in case related to weapons supply to ULFA

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Arab world

Saudi teenage boxer knocks out stereotypes

Saudi aid agency continues health, food projects in Yemen

171,000 pilgrims visit Madinah after performing Hajj

Saudi universities offer multiple, flexible options for master’s programs

Saudi crown prince and Kazakhstan president hold talks, review bilateral ties

OIC, WHO enhance cooperation in health sector

Saudi Arabia reports 338 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

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Europe

Jimmy Carr Makes Controversial 9/11 And Osama Bin Laden Joke In New Netflix Special

Preston residents receive Brick Veil Mosque factsheet ahead of planning inquiry

‘Lisa Smith tried to ruin my reputation,’ says childhood neighbour and fellow convert to Islam

Truss pledges to extend Rwanda migrant scheme

UK's foreign secretary blames French authorities for travel chaos

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Ukrainian troops training in U.K.

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Africa

Tinubu, Atiku On The Warpath Over Muslim-Muslim Ticket

2023: God has sent APC packing, pastors supporting Muslim-Muslim ticket’ll face wrath

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India

Udaipur Killing Shows PFI is FuellingRadicalisation Through Organisations in India, Abroad: Top Intel Sources

Court dismisses Sharjeel’s bail plea, says not enough ground to grant relief

'BJP's Pasmanda outreach farce; wants Muslim-mukt legislatures': BSP MP Danish Ali

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Pakistan

Commission formed to probe ‘harassment’ allegation against ex-NAB chief

‘Criticism of institutions’ was final straw for Shujaat

Imran opposes ‘sale’ of national assets

Judges who ruled against Nawaz should not hear ‘N’ cases: Sana

Coalition seeks ‘full court wisdom’ on CM poll plea

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Mideast

Ambassadors responsible for ensuring interests, values of Islamic Republic: Iranian President

Iran Carries Out First Public Execution In 2 Years: Human Rights Group

Two books released on Istanbul's Ayasofya Grand Mosque

Campaign to save man facing death penalty in Iran intensifies

Iran floods: At least 21 killed in southern Fars province

Vladimir Putin possibly replaced by body double in Iran: Ukraine official

Iran strategic country in region: envoy

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Southeast Asia

Kelantan deputy MB says PAS-led state has higher happiness ranking than 'intelligent' Selangor

Fire destroys 33 huts at Madrasah Al-Imaniyahtahfiz school in Pahang

China-Indonesia relations set to grow with President Widodo's upcoming visit: Chinese ambassador

Azmin: Malaysia’s total trade reaches record high of RM270.39b in June

Pahang and Johor assemblymen, PKR and Pejuang officials among 30 to face police questioning over Turun rally

Sabah MP say nothing new disclosed in closed-door briefing on Sulu claims, urges Speaker to allow Parliament debate

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North America

California wildfire rages on as US bakes in record-setting heat wave

Emergency declared in US California county as wildfire erupts near Yosemite

Ottawa Muslims mourn death of popular Islamic scholar

Utah joins few states recognizing Muslim American Heritage Month

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Killing people for their faith bad, Sunni-Shia killings in Afghanistan sad: Dalai Lama

Peerzada Ashiq

JULY 24, 2022

Dalai Lama visited the Jokhang Temple, Jamia Masjid, Shia Mosque and Moravian Church as part of an interfaith pilgrimage in Leh, Ladakh

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Heart-warming scenes were witnessed in Ladakh’s Leh district on Saturday when the Dalai Lama visited a temple, a church, a Sunni Mosque and a Shia Imam Bara (a place designated for religious congregational mourning), where he joined special prayers held for peace and brotherhood in the world.

A spokesman of the Dalai Lama said he visited the Jokhang Temple, Jamia Masjid, Shia Mosque and Moravian Church as part “of an interfaith pilgrimage in Leh, Ladakh”.

This is the first visit of the Dalai Lama to Ladakh since it was carved out as a Union Territory from J&K in 2019. This visit also comes in the backdrop of a growing military confrontation between India and China in the region since 2020.

The Dalai Lama was seen wearing a skull cap and eating from the hands of Muslim women as they welcomed him in local mosques. He was seen praying along with Muslim priests for global peace. He also expressed unhappiness over violence driven by religion and referred to Afghanistan as an example. 

“One of my commitments is the promotion of religious harmony. All religions, whether theistic and non-theistic, have a message of compassion. These days and even in the past, sometimes because of different faiths, there are killings, which is sad and unbelievable. In our neighbourhood in Afghanistan, Sunnis and Shias are killing each other. It’s sad,” said the Dalai Lama.

He further said he joins prayers irrespective of the place being a mosque, church or temple “to promote religious harmony”. “I am happy to join Muslim brothers and sisters (in Leh),” the Dalai Lama said.

He said he left Tibet’s capital Lhasa many decades ago and came to India as a refugee. “With the sense of brotherhood here in India, I am very happy,” he added.

The Dalai Lama flagged the issue of global warming and termed it “serious”. “We have to live together, work together and help each other. Global warming is a real danger to human life. We can’t avoid it but need to remain with a genuine sense of brotherhood. There is no longer emphasis on my nation, my country or my political party. The entire humanity is facing the problem. We have to live with a sense of brotherhood and with universal responsibility,” he said.

Source: The Hindu

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Govt's Spokesperson: Allowing Zionist journalist to desecrate Great Mosque of Mecca is betrayal of Allah, Islamic sanctities

23/July/2022

SANA'A, July 23 (Saba) - Spokesman for the National Salvation Government - Minister of Information - Daifallah Al-Shami on Saturday said that the Saudi regime's allowing a Zionist journalist to desecrate the Great Mosque of Mecca is a betrayal of Allah and Islamic sanctities.

"At a time the Saudi regime prevents millions from performing the Hajj, it is easy for the Jews to enter Mecca and the holy sites, and this is evidence that this regime is loyal to the Jews and seeks to implement their plans," Al-Shami said in a statement to the Yemeni News Agency (Saba).

He stressed that "the Saudi regime does not have the right to administer the holy sites, as it is the property of Muslims and not the property of Al Saud."

Al-Shami considered the entry of a Zionist journalist to Mecca, Arafat Mount, and other sacred sites as a provocation to the feelings of Muslims, which required action to confront the scheme of Al Saud and the Zionist entity targeting Mecca and the Sacred House.

He noted that the opening of the Kingdom's airspace to the Zionist entity's planes comes within the framework of the normalization steps between the Saudi regime and the occupation state.

The government spokesman called on the Islamic peoples and the nation's scholars to take a real position against the Saudi regime and its plans against Islam and Muslims, and to demand that it lift its hand from Islamic sanctities.

Source: Saba

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Can Germany prevent attacks by Islamist extremists?

By DW News

July 24, 2022

Interior Minister Nancy Faser (m) paid her first visit to the anti-terror center GTAZ in July

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Berlin, July 24: December 19, 2016, was a particularly dark day for Germany's Joint Counter Terrorism Center. That was the day when the terrorist Anis Amri steered a stolen truck into a crowd of people at the Christmas market on Berlin's Breitscheidplatz. Twelve people died, and over 60 were injured, some of them critically. Many victims are still suffering today from the consequences of the worst Islamist attack in Germany.

Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser, who has been in office since 2021, was far away from Berlin at the time. She was a member of the Hesse state parliament. In her new role, she has paid a visit to the Joint Counter Terrorism Center, or GTAZ, in Berlin, which deals exclusively with the issue of Islamist extremism.

Here, 40 federal and state security agencies work together. The large number is mainly due to the fact that all 16 German states have their own Criminal Investigation Office (LKA) and their own domestic intelligence agency (Verfassungsschutz). Every day, the representatives meet in a long conference room to discuss the current threat levels.

The Interior Minister described this form of networking as the "most important building block" in the fight against Islamist terrorism. Since the GTAZ was founded in 2004, 21 attacks have been prevented, she said, calling this a "great achievement." But in eleven more cases, security authorities were too late, she admits. "This shows that the threat level remains high," Faeser concluded.

While the Interior Minister was upbeat in her assessment of the German "security architecture" — a label for this formalized interaction of the authorities – other politicians were more critical.

In view of the many mishaps before and after the Breitscheidplatz attack, conservative MP Stephan Harbarth came to the conclusion that, "federalism can become an obstacle to the fight against Islamist terrorism." He made his remarks following the special investigator's final report in 2017.

Harbarth is now the President of the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe and wants to see more centralized control: "We need federal authorities to be more involved in dealing with dangerous persons," the former member of the Bundestag demanded. In his new job, he also has to deal with the issue of combating terrorism. Time and again, the Court has to deal with the security apparatus and the legislation which is the basis for the work of police agencies and intelligence services such as the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) or the domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Verfassungsschutz, BfV).

The GTAZ is a place for networking rather than an office that has a legal remit for the comprehensive exchange of information. Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser says she could imagine changing that, but the most important thing, she says, is that the cooperation can continue.

But the lack of a clear legal basis is precisely what constitutional law expert Matthias Bäcker has been criticizing for years: "So far, there is no one who is responsible for controlling the GTAZ as such," he complained even before the Breitscheidplatz attack.

On the homepage of the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), the GTAZ is described as a "cooperation platform." The "expertise of all relevant actors" will be bundled and "effective cooperation" will be made possible. In practice, however, this can sometimes go wrong, as the failure in the Anis Amri case showed particularly painfully.

Ulf Buermeyer, a lawyer and chairman of the Society for Civil Liberties (Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte, GFF) sees the GTAZ as "a symptom of a misguided development in the German security architecture."

Buermeyer filed a complaint against the Bavarian Constitutional Protection Act with the Federal Constitutional Court. In that context, he also brought up the GTAZ and its operations. His observations read like an after-the-fact explanation for why it was unable to prevent the attack on the Berlin Christmas market. This is because the "overlapping of competencies and responsibilities has considerable disadvantages for the prevention of danger. Multiple responsibilities of police and intelligence services lead to a "systematic diffusion of information." He concluded with the saying "too many cooks spoil the broth."

Source: One India

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https://www.oneindia.com/international/can-germany-prevent-attacks-by-islamist-extremists-3438105.html?story=5

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Christians, Muslims can engage in fruitful dialogue

By Msgr John Wynand Katende

July 24, 2022

Everyone ought to aim at keeping peace. PHOTO | PROMISE TWINAMUKYE

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St Peter urges Christians to understand that they are, right now, fully equipped to lead the good and godly lives they are called to. This would be the best testimony of the goodness of their faith, before people of other faiths.

July 12, saw Prince KassimNakibinge being the guest of honour at my 70th birthday anniversary celebrations. Prince Nakibinge is the titular head of Muslims in Uganda, after his late father, Prince BadiruWassajjaKakungulu.

In his own testimony, the prince cherishes memories of his father’s relationship with Emmanuel Cardinal Nsubuga. As a result, he did his early studies in very prominent Catholic schools, namely, Kabojja, Savio and St. Mary’s College, Kisubi.

When I gifted my guest with a Bible, he was quick to testify already being an ardent reader of the same. The Prince planted a memorial tree, witnessed by Catholic Bishop Mathias Ssekamanya and Anglican Bishop James Ssebaggala.

This story is an excellent showcase of interfaith dialogue, both in theory and practice. Interfaith dialogue, at this level, aims to foster mutual understanding by exploring common elements between Christianity and Islam, while also not shying away from relevant differences.

“In our time, when mankind is being drawn closer together, and the ties between different people are becoming stronger, the Church examines more closely her relationship to non-Christian religions,” says the Vatican II declaration Nostra Aetate (In our time), written in 1965.

In this document, the Church seeks to be respectful to Muslim believers, while also being honest about the different worldviews that Christianity and Islam present.

In 2017 a symposium between the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue and its Muslim counterpart, the Al-Azhar Centre for Dialogue, was held in Cairo.  It observed that among Christians, there was both a lack of knowledge about Islam and a lack of resources for attaining that knowledge. Similarly, many Muslims regularly encountered misinformation about Christianity and Catholicism. Here arises the importance of educating the faithful of both institutions.

Interfaith dialogue demands a renunciation of the polemic/controversial mode, from contentious questions, while also remaining respectful to both sides. “Given more clarity, understanding and appreciation, Islam and Christianity can be “two communities seeking God and even encouraging each other.” says Gabriel Said Reynolds, Notre Dame professor of Islamic studies. Interfaith dialogue can be a powerful tool of mitigating Neo-paganism or secularism. Interfaith dialogue does not, however, mean shying away from real theological differences. For example, the Koran describes Jews and Christians as the ‘people of the book.” This is a misinterpretation. Christianity is a religion of a person: God has revealed himself not only in words or commands but in a human being, in Jesus (John 1:14). His followers are called Christians (Acts 11:26).

The figure of Christ has been a dominant throughout the ages of Muslim-Christian dialogue. The essential question about him being God or not God, is what divides the two. For Muslims, the Christian teaching about Jesus as the Son of God is not only incoherent, but is actually offensive, because Islam teaches that God is one and God can have no son. What Christianity is claiming about Jesus is above all a view of divine love, love for creation. With this in mind, some of the controversy is lessened by an appreciation of the beauty of the Christian faith.

Source: Monitor.Co.Ug

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https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/life/christians-muslims-can-engage-in-fruitful-dialogue-3890248

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UP: Love-Jihad accusation against Muslim businessman found to be fake, 3 booked

Jul 24, 2022

UP: LOVE-JIHAD ACCUSATION AGAI

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Police in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj have booked two people and their woman ‘accomplice’ for falsely accusing a Muslim businessman of Love-Jihad. The Delhi-based woman earlier claimed that the businessman Prince Qureshi introduced himself as Monu Gupta and proposed marriage. The woman told the cops that the man raped her when she found out about his true identity. However, she refused to undergo medical examination to confirm rape. Later, she broke down and confessed that she had made the charges as she was ‘hired’ by two men to frame the Muslim businessman. The woman registered her fresh statement before a magistrate after which she along with the two men were booked for criminal conspiracy.

Source: Times Of India

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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/city/lucknow/up-love-jihad-accusation-against-muslim-businessman-found-to-be-fake-3-booked/videoshow/93084770.cms

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South Asia

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Discusses Counter-Terrorism Efforts in Afghanistan with Pakistani Foreign Minister

By SaqalainEqbal

23 Jul 2022

In a meeting with Pakistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Zhang Ming, the Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), emphasized the importance of combating terrorism in Afghanistan and urged the Taliban to address the concerns of the international community and uphold human rights.

The Pakistani side, in the meeting on July 22nd on Friday, emphasized the necessity for increased engagement with the Taliban for regional peace, stability, and connectivity while the two countries reviewed the SCO’s development agenda.

Source: khaama Press

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https://www.khaama.com/shanghai-cooperation-organization-discusses-counter-terrorism-efforts-in-afghanistan-with-pakistani-foreign-minister-37483/

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Bangladesh Hindu outfits stage nationwide protests over constant attack on minorities

July 24, 2022

Organisations across Bangladesh held protests against the attack on the Hindu community in the country. A protest march was held in Chittagong on Friday against the attack on the Hindu community and the ongoing killing of Hindu teachers and rape of Hindu women in Bangladesh, reported local media.

Hindu Sangbad, a Bangladesh news agency wrote on Twitter, "Demonstrations by various Hindu organizations in Shahbagh and across the country were also held peacefully in protest against the barbaric radical Jihadi attack on Hindus in NarailSahapara."

Earlier, Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the government will ensure strict action against people who disturb communal harmony in the country.

The Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) also directed the Home Ministry to probe into the attacks and determine whether there was negligence in preventing them. The NHRC also said that the violence in a "secular country" is not acceptable under any circumstances.

According to ANI, the human rights body's remarks came after reports of Hindu minorities being attacked in Bangladesh came to light amid rumours of alleged Facebook posts slandering Islam.

Homes of Hindu minorities were set on fire on July 15 in the Sahapara area of Lohagara, Narail. The mobs started setting houses on fire after Friday prayers, saying that an 18-year-old man from the neighbourhood hurt their religious feelings on Facebook.

According to locals, the post was made by Akash Saha, an 18-year-old college student in the village. They gathered after Friday prayers and protested in front of the student's house, demanding his arrest.

The mob spread to neighbouring homes of Hindu minorities after it found out that the boy was missing. One of the victims whose house was burned down told the Daily Star, "After one group looted all our valuables, another group came and found our door open. As there was nothing left to loot, they set our home on fire."

"I don't know how long this threat of violence will haunt us. Who will give us justice? Who will give us security? If I were in the house while they set it on fire, I would have died. God saved me. But is this any way to survive? All I have now is the sari on my body," she added.

The police detained Akash's father, Ashoke Saha on Friday to "bring the situation under control", while they prepared to file a case under the Digital Security Act against Akash.

Source: India Today

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https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/bangladesh-protest-against-attack-on-hindus-1979213-2022-07-23

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Won't tolerate communal disharmony in Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina's minister

Sahidul Hasan Khokon

July 23, 2022

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the government will ensure strict action against people who disturb communal harmony in the country.

“No communal disharmony will be allowed here. Government is firm to ensure punishment for those who ransack communal harmony creating anarchy,” he said.

Source: India Today

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https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/wont-tolerate-communal-disharmony-bangladesh-sheikh-hasina-minister-1979201-2022-07-23

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Twitter Storm; ‘Ban Taliban’ Vs. ‘Afghans Support Taliban’ Twitter Campaigns

By SaqalainEqbal

23 Jul 2022

Following Meta’s crackdown on Taliban-affiliated pages and content, some Afghans started a trend on Twitter with a hashtag calling for a ban on the Taliban, while others started a different campaign in support of the Taliban, which became a trending hashtag in Pakistan.

With thousands of tweets supporting it thus far, the hashtag “BanTaliban” become a global trend. The trend, which is rapidly expanding, has received extensive media attention in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Europe, and India in addition to the United States of America.

Source: khaama Press

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Taliban Purchases 350,000 Tonnes of Iranian Oil

By SaqalainEqbal

23 Jul 2022

According to a statement from the Taliban’s Ministry of Finance on Saturday, the Afghan delegation, on its visit to Iran, entered into a contract with an Iranian firm to purchase 350,000 tonnes of oil from the neighboring country of Iran.

A high-ranking Afghan delegation of representatives from the Taliban’s Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Central Bank, Afghanistan Oil & Gas Corporation, and Afghanistan National Standard Authority visited Iran.

Source: khaama Press

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Bangladesh court to hear appeal on death sentences for convicts in case related to weapons supply to ULFA

by NE NOW NEWS

July 23, 2022

DHAKA: Ahead of the general elections in Bangladesh, the opposition in the country – the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its ally, the Jamaat-e-Islami – finds itself in troubled waters.

Notably, top leaders of the previous BNP-Jamaat government in Bangladesh, including two ministers, were convicted for involvement in the case.

Source: India Today

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https://nenow.in/north-east-news/assam/bangladesh-court-appeal-convicts-case-weapons-supply-ulfa.html

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Arab world

Saudi teenage boxer knocks out stereotypes

YASSMIN JABRI

July 23, 2022

RIYADH: This era is the most promising for Saudi women to be the face of boxing.

The sport is becoming more well-known in the Kingdom, and more women are taking a leap of faith in pursuing their fighting passions. Saudi amateur boxer, Salma Fahad, is only 19, and she is ready to show the world the potential of Saudi women in boxing.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2128106/saudi-arabia

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Saudi aid agency continues health, food projects in Yemen

ARAB NEWS

July 23, 2022

RIYADH: Mobile medical nutrition clinics of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center provided treatment services for 37,883 patients in Yemen’s Hodeidah Governorate in one month.

The services included clinics for epidemiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, reproductive health, nutritional therapy, immunization, obstetrics, awareness and education, surgery and surgical dressing.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2128156/saudi-arabia

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171,000 pilgrims visit Madinah after performing Hajj

ARAB NEWS

July 24, 2022

MADINAH: Around 171,000 pilgrims have arrived in Madinah after completing their Hajj rituals in Makkah, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.

Statistics from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah showed that the Madinah immigration center received more than 160,000 worshippers who arrived by bus, almost 8,000 made their way overland to the Land Pilgrim Reception Center and more than 3,000 traveled on the Haramain high-speed railway.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2128231/saudi-arabia

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Saudi universities offer multiple, flexible options for master’s programs

HEBSHI ALSHAMMARI

July 23, 2022

RIYADH: Saudi universities are now offering scores of flexible options for students interested in pursuing a master’s degree.

In 2019, the Saudi Council of Ministers approved a law to give independence to universities to develop their own academic  and administrative regulations in accordance with state-approved policies.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2128101/saudi-arabia

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Saudi crown prince and Kazakhstan president hold talks, review bilateral ties

ARAB NEWS

July 24, 2022

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with visiting Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Jeddah on Saturday and the two leaders reviewed the bilateral relations between their countries, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The crown prince and Tokayev also discussed enhancing cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan in various fields, and discussed a number of issues of common interest.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2128201/saudi-arabia

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OIC, WHO enhance cooperation in health sector

ARAB NEWS

July 23, 2022

JEDDAH: The assistant secretary-general for humanitarian, cultural, and social affairs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Tarig Ali Bakhiet, recently met the director general of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in Geneva.

Bakhiet, who is also the special envoy of the OIC secretary-general to Afghanistan, and Ghebreyesus discussed resource and support mobilization to strengthen the health sector in Afghanistan, and the Sahel region, including through enhancing access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2128131/saudi-arabia

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Saudi Arabia reports 338 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

ARAB NEWS

July 24, 2022

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia reported 338 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health. As a result, the total number of cases in the Kingdom over the course of the pandemic grew to 807,215.

Of the new infections, 89 were recorded in Riyadh, 66 in Jeddah, 30 in Dammam and 20 in Makkah. Several other cities recorded fewer than 20 new cases each.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2128236/saudi-arabia

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Europe

Jimmy Carr Makes Controversial 9/11 And Osama Bin Laden Joke In New Netflix Special

Anish Vij

22 July 2022

The Best Of Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival features a highlight reel of some of the world's leading comedians, with a few surprise guests along the way.

Source: One India

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https://www.ladbible.com/news/jimmy-carr-says-he-got-pete-davidsons-approval-for-joke-about-his-dad-20220221

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Preston residents receive Brick Veil Mosque factsheet ahead of planning inquiry

24th July, 2022

Kate Rosindale

Residents close to the proposed Brick Veil Mosque have received a factsheet ahead of the planning inquiry.

The government called-in the planning application for the Broughton mosque in April after it had been approved by Preston City Council in early February.

Source: Blogpreston

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https://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2022/07/brick-veil-mosque-factsheet-sent-to-residents-ahead-of-planning-inquiry/

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‘Lisa Smith tried to ruin my reputation,’ says childhood neighbour and fellow convert to Islam

Maeve Sheehan

July 24 2022

Carol Karimah Duffy has zero sympathy for terrorists. There was a time, however, when she almost felt sad for Lisa Smith, who ran off to join Islamic State (IS) in Syria, got stuck in a squalid camp in Turkey with her two-year-old child and begged the Irish Government, through interviews with journalists, to get her out.

Source: Blogpreston

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https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime/lisa-smith-tried-to-ruin-my-reputation-says-childhood-neighbour-and-fellow-convert-to-islam-41862872.html

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Truss pledges to extend Rwanda migrant scheme

by Jack Peat

2022-07-24

Liz Truss has said she will extend the controversial Rwanda asylum scheme, in a move to firm up support among Tory party voters in the race to succeed Boris Johnson.

The Foreign Secretary, in an interview with the Mail on Sunday, suggested that as Prime Minister she would extend the Rwanda policy, despite it currently being in legal limbo.

Source: The London Economic

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https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/truss-pledges-to-extend-rwanda-migrant-scheme-330381/

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UK's foreign secretary blames French authorities for travel chaos

24-07-2022

The UK’s foreign secretary has blamed France for the travel chaos faced by many travelers and holidaymakers at the Port of Dover in southeast England.

Liz Truss, on Saturday, accused French authorities of not sending enough officials to man border posts and rejected French claims that Brexit was the cause of the chaos.

Source: Trt World

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https://www.trtworld.com/europe/uk-s-foreign-secretary-blames-french-authorities-for-travel-chaos-59113

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Ukrainian troops training in U.K.

By Staff

July 23, 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took part in a training exercise with visiting Ukrainian troops in Yorkshire.

Source: Global News

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Africa

Tinubu, Atiku On The Warpath Over Muslim-Muslim Ticket

By Taiwo Amodu

Jul 24, 2022

THE Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress may have finally set former vice president and Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on the warpath with his long-time associate and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu.

Source: Tribune Onlineng

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2023: God has sent APC packing, pastors supporting Muslim-Muslim ticket’ll face wrath

By Seun Opejobi

July 24, 2022

The leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has warned men of God against supporting the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muslim-Muslim ticket ahead of the presidential election in 2023.

Primate Ayodele said God has sent the APC government packing, hence men of God shouldn’t support the party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket.

Source: Daily Post.ng

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India

Udaipur Killing Shows PFI is FuellingRadicalisation Through Organisations in India, Abroad: Top Intel Sources

By: Manoj Gupta

JULY 24, 2022

The Popular Front of India (PFI), whose role is being carefully investigated in the Udaipur beheading case, is working mainly on multiple forums and their coordination with external and internal organisations have increased in recent years, top intelligence sources have told News18.

Recently, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) conducted raids in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to arrest PFI members trying to create disharmony among Muslim youngsters. Documents recovered after raids in different places suggest relations with PFI and their roadmap.

Source: News18.Com

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Court dismisses Sharjeel’s bail plea, says not enough ground to grant relief

Jul 24, 2022

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed the interim bail plea of JNU student Sharjeel Imam, arrested for allegedly giving seditious speeches during the anti-CAA protests.

The court had on January 24 dismissed the regular bail plea of the accused. It had also framed charges against the accused in the matter.

Source: Times Of India

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'BJP's Pasmanda outreach farce; wants Muslim-mukt legislatures': BSP MP Danish Ali

24th July 2022

By PTI

NEW DELHI: BSP MP Danish Ali on Sunday dubbed the BJP's outreach to 'Pasmanda' Muslims a "farce" and alleged that the ruling party wants "Muslim-mukt" legislatures throughout the country.

He accused the BJP of indulging in "majority appeasement" and targeting minorities by allegedly getting false cases registered against them and demolishing their houses using bulldozers.

Source: New Indian express

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Pakistan

Commission formed to probe ‘harassment’ allegation against ex-NAB chief

Syed Irfan Raza

July 24, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The government on Saturday constituted an inquiry commission to probe into the allegation of sexual offence levelled by a woman named Tayyaba Gul against former National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal.

According to a notification issued by the Cabinet Division, the commission comprised three members, including National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) chairperson RabiyaJaveri Agha, NCHR member (Sindh) Anis Haroon and NCHR member (Punjab) Nadeem Ashraf.

Source: Dawn

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‘Criticism of institutions’ was final straw for Shujaat

Mansoor Malik

July 24, 2022

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) President Chau­dhry Shujaat Hussain, the man whose letter supposedly turned the tide of the Punjab chief minister’s election, went on record with his reason for opposing the PTI-backed candidature of his cousin, Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, saying he could not support “anyone who criticised state institutions”.

He clarified that while Elahi “was, is and would remain” his candidate for the office of chief minister, he (Shujaat) could not allow him to become “the nominee of PTI”.

Source: Dawn

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Imran opposes ‘sale’ of national assets

Staff Reporter

July 24, 2022

ISLAMABAD: A day after the federal cabinet approved an ordinance pertaining to the sale of national assets in a bid to overcome the economic crisis faced by the country, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan opposed the legislation and said the “thieves” should not be allowed to sell the assets.

On his Twitter account, the former prime minister said: “How can imported government brought to power through US conspiracy, led by ‘crime minister’, whose family along with Zardari have volumes written on their corruption, be trusted with the sale of national assets and that too through bypassing all procedural and legal checks.”

Source: Dawn

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Judges who ruled against Nawaz should not hear ‘N’ cases: Sana

Staff Reporter

July 24, 2022

LAHORE/KARACHI: Judges who disqualified PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif should not hear cases related to the party, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Saturday as coalition partners toughened their line in the wake of the Supreme Court order to Hamza Shehbaz to stay on as a “trustee” Punjab chief minister.

The minister was apparently referring to Justice Ijazul Ahsan, who is a member of the three-judge bench hearing Chaudhry Parvez Elahi’s appeal against Hamza’s re-election and who was also part of the five-judge apex court bench that disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office in a landmark decision on the Panama Papers case in 2017.

Source: Dawn

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Coalition seeks ‘full court wisdom’ on CM poll plea

Syed Irfan Raza

July 24, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Following in the footsteps of its main rival, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), the ruling coalition has also started exerting pressure on state institutions, and vowed to fight the “darkness of fascism”.

On the other hand, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz claimed the “Constitution was being interpreted to benefit PTI Chairman Imran Khan”.

Source: Dawn

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Mideast

Ambassadors responsible for ensuring interests, values of Islamic Republic: Iranian President

24 July 2022

Tehran (ISNA) – Iran’s President said that the ambassadors are the representatives of the Islamic system, who should represent and secure the interests and values of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

A group of new ambassadors of the Islamic Republic of Iran met and talked with the President before leaving for their mission today.

Source: En.Isna.Ir

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https://en.isna.ir/news/1401050201054/Ambassadors-responsible-for-ensuring-interests-values-of-Islamic

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Iran Carries Out First Public Execution In 2 Years: Human Rights Group

July 24, 2022

Iman Sabzikar, who had been convicted over the murder of a police officer in February 2022 in the southern city of Shiraz, was hanged in the early morning at the scene of the crime, Norway-based NGO Iran Human Rights said.

It said that Iranian state media has reported on the public execution taking place and that the convict had been identified as Sabzikar, whose sentence of being hanged in public had been confirmed by the supreme court earlier this month.

Source: Ndtv.Com

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Two books released on Istanbul's Ayasofya Grand Mosque

24-07-2022

Türkiye’s Communications Directorate has unveiled two books on Istanbul's Ayasofya Grand Mosque, a day ahead of the 2nd anniversary of its reopening for worship.

The books detail architectural features of the mosque, and reaction of Turks on its conversion, the Communications Directorate said in a statement on Saturday.

Source: Trtworld

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Campaign to save man facing death penalty in Iran intensifies

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

JULY 24, 2022

The Iranian government is slated to execute California resident and German citizen Jamshid Sharmahd for his work as a radio journalist and his dissident activities, according to the 67-year-old's family.

Speaking from California last week, Sharmahd's daughter Gazelle told The Jerusalem Post that a Tehran regime lawyer told the family a "death sentence is certain." Gazelle said that the sixth hearing of her father's "sham trial" will be announced.

Source: Jpost.Com

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https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/article-712881

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Iran floods: At least 21 killed in southern Fars province

By Malu Cursino

24-07-2022

The city of Estabhan was hardest hit with heavy rain swelling the Roudbal river, governor Yousef Kargar said.

Floods in Iran have been worsened by droughts, because rain water is unable to permeate through the sun-baked earth.

Source: Bbc.Com

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Vladimir Putin possibly replaced by body double in Iran: Ukraine official

By Patrick Reilly

July 23, 2022

Someone may have been Putin on an act.

Russian leader Vladimir Putin may have been replaced by a lookalike body double during a trip to Iran this week, a top Ukrainian intelligence official said.

Source: Nypost.Com

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Iran strategic country in region: envoy

Jul 24, 2022

TEHRAN, Jul. 24 (MNA) – Pointing out that Iran is a strategic country in the region, the Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Chang Hua said that the development of relations between the two countries of Iran and China is very important.

He made the remarks in a meeting with the governor of the northern province of Gilan on Saturday.

Source: Mehr News

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Southeast Asia

Kelantan deputy MB says PAS-led state has higher happiness ranking than 'intelligent' Selangor

By Kenneth Tee

24 Jul 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — Kelantan’s fifth position in the inaugural Malaysia Happiness Index (MHI) 2021 is a testament to how happy and satisfied its residents are “even if there are problems”, according to its Deputy MentriBesar Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah.

News portal Malaysiakini today reported Mohd Amar pointing out that both Kelantan and neighbouring Terengganu under PAS-rule outscored more “advanced” states like Selangor under the Pakatan Harapan coalition.

Source: Malay Mail

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Fire destroys 33 huts at Madrasah Al-Imaniyahtahfiz school in Pahang

24 Jul 2022

KUANTAN, July 24 — Approximately 33 wooden huts at the Madrasah Al-Imaniyahtahfiz school in Kampung Darat, Jalan Sungai Ular, here were destroyed in a fire early today.

Pahang Fire and Rescue Department operations assistant director Ismail Abdul Ghani said they received the distress call at 9.39am and 16 firefighters with three engines from Gebeng and InderaMahkota fire and rescue stations were rushed to the scene.

Source: Malay Mail

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China-Indonesia relations set to grow with President Widodo's upcoming visit: Chinese ambassador

23-Jul-2022

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, will visit China from July 25 to 26, becoming the first foreign head of state to be invited for a visit to China in two years. His visit will serve as a testament to the ever-deepening bilateral relations and will herald even greater cooperation between the two Asian countries, which will help

Source: News.Cgtn.

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Azmin: Malaysia’s total trade reaches record high of RM270.39b in June

24 Jul 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — Malaysia’s total trade recorded double-digit growth of 43.3 per cent year-on-year in June 2022, reaching a record high of RM270.39 billion, Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said.

He said Malaysia managed to maintain the positive momentum of economic growth through the export segment driven by encouraging performance in domestic exports and re-exports.

Source: Malay Mail

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Pahang and Johor assemblymen, PKR and Pejuang officials among 30 to face police questioning over Turun rally

By Soo Wern Jun

24 Jul 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — Pahang state lawmaker Young Syefura Othman today confirmed she has been called to give a statement to the police regarding yesterday’s street demonstration to protest price hikes here.

A first-time Johor state lawmaker and other Youth activists are among the 30 who will be asked to give their statements to police in the next few days starting tomorrow.

Source: Malay Mail

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Sabah MP say nothing new disclosed in closed-door briefing on Sulu claims, urges Speaker to allow Parliament debate

24 Jul 2022

KOTA KINABALU, July 24 — DAP member of parliament (MP) for Kota Kinabalu, Chan FoongHin said that the closed-door briefing on the claims of the descendants of the Sulu Sultanate held on Thursday night had nothing confidential in terms of content.

He further urged the Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, Azhar Harun, to approve the motion by Putatan MP Awang Hussaini for debate by MPs.

Source: Malay Mail

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North America

California wildfire rages on as US bakes in record-setting heat wave

24-07-2022

A California wildfire ripped through thousands of acres Saturday after being sparked a day earlier, as millions of Americans sweltered through scorching heat with already record-setting temperatures due to climb.

The heat wave encompassing multiple regions has increased the risk of blazes, such as the major Oak Fire, which broke out Friday in California near Yosemite National Park, where giant sequoias have already been threatened by flames in recent days.

Source: Gulf Today

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Emergency declared in US California county as wildfire erupts near Yosemite

Noah Berger

Jul 24 2022

A fast-moving brush fire near Yosemite National Park has exploded in size to become one of California's largest wildfires of the year, prompting evacuation orders for thousands of Americans and shutting off power to more than 2000 homes and businesses.

The Oak Fire started on Friday afternoon (local time) southwest of the park near the town of Midpines in Mariposa County and by Saturday had grown to nearly 48 square kilometres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire.

Source: Stuff.Co.Nz

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Ottawa Muslims mourn death of popular Islamic scholar

Uday Rana

Jul 24, 2022

Born in Winnipeg in 1975, Alshareef's willingness to preach in English helped him connect with younger Muslims in diaspora communities — and for many English-speaking Muslims, he was their link to their faith.

He launched the AlMaghrib Institute in the United States in 2002 with 30 students. In the last 20 years, AlMaghrib has expanded its presence to 40 cities around the world, with the institute's website saying they now have over 80,000 students.

Source: Cbc.Ca

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/muhammad-alshareef-muslim-scholar-ottawa-dies-47-1.6530320

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Utah joins few states recognizing Muslim American Heritage Month

By Sydnee Gonzalez

July 23, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Friday declared July as Muslim American Heritage Month, joining only a few states that recognize the month.

"Today Utah is enriched by its Muslim American people and culture in the arts, cuisine, business, government and sports," reads a declaration from Cox. "For over a century, Muslims have been making valuable contributions to virtually every aspect of American society."

Source: Ksl.Com

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