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Mohsin Ahmad, A Radicalised And Active Member Of ISIS Arrested From Delhi’s Batla House Ahead Of Independence Day

New Age Islam News Bureau

07 August 2022

  

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• Mohsin Ahmad, A Radicalised And Active Member Of ISIS Arrested From Delhi’s Batla House Ahead Of Independence Day

• Authorities Investigate Killings Of Muslim Men In Albuquerque As Possibly Connected

Islamic Jihad Leader Killed In Gaza

• Terrorists Kill 32,000 Nigerian Muslims As MURIC Counters US Lawmakers On Christian Persecution

• “Beijing To Support Dhaka On All Issues At International Forums”

• More Resources Needed To Protect Arab Cultural Treasures: Riyadh University Study

 India

• Madras High Court Ruled That A Temple Was A Buddhist Site - How Will This Impact Mosque-Temple Cases?

• Hamid Ansari—Secularism Critical for India; I’m Worried About Our Future; Muslims Hurt by Prejudice

• With eye on 2024 polls, BJP plans to expand base among Yadavs, Pasmanda Muslims

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North America

• IDF footage shows ‘beyond doubt’ that misfired Islamic Jihad rocket killed children in Gaza

• 'Targeted killings': US police suspect murder of four Muslim men are linked

• CAIR raises reward for information on recent killing of Muslim men

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Africa

• Muslim-Muslim ticket critics may scuttle power rotation to South, Adamawa APC warns

• Kenya’s Muslims: a divided community with little political clout

• Respect rights of arrested northerners, they are unarmed – Islamic group tells Amotekun

• Vice President  of Ghana Hails National Chief Imam’s Contributions to Education as he Commissions his Mosque and School

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South Asia

• Deadly Explosion in Western Kabul: IS-K Terrorist Group Assumes Responsibility

• Taliban Calls on Immediate Cessation of ‘Brutal’ Israel Attacks on Gaza

• 12 Afghan Prisoners Released by UAE Return Home

• Call To Serve Muslim Detainee Halal Food At Detention Centre In Japan

• UN Special Rapporteur Bennett Says Protecting Afghans Duty of Taliban Defence Officials

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Arab world

• Saudi Tech Experts Bring Futuristic AI Technology Closer To Reality

• Saudi Perfumier Scenting Global Business Success Through Fragrance Workshops

• Saudi Arabia ‘condemns, denounces’ Israeli attacks in Gaza

• Saudi ambassador to US visits Aramco Research Center in Detroit

• Saudi authorities arrest people with drugs

• KSrelief distributes food aid to families in Yemen and Pakistan

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Pakistan

• PTI Leaders Summoned As FIA Launches Funds Probe

• 2 Islamic savings schemes launched

• PML-Q sees no issue with Khan calling shots in Punjab from Banigala

• CPO, deputy commissioner visit mosque in Lalkurti

• NA strength reduced to 336 as ECP issues new delimitation lists

• No progress on establishment of Gandhara Heritage Centre

• PTI asks court to suspend schedule of by-elections

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Mideast

• Israeli Airstrike Kills Second Top Islamic Jihad Commander, Khaled Mansour,  As Gaza Death Toll Climbs

• Hundreds Of Israeli Settlers Break Into Al-Aqsa Mosque Amid High Tensions

• Islamic Resistance To Keep Up Efforts To Liberate Palestine: Iran Official

• Rocket Sirens Heard Near Jerusalem As Islamic Jihad Vows To Avenge Slain Commander

• Iran targets its Baha’i community with arrests and home demolitions

• Stalled Iran nuclear talks need compromises to salvage it, warn diplomats

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Europe

• Jalsa Salana: Muslims From Across Wales Celebrate At UK's Largest Islamic Convention

• New Preston mosque would be open to the whole community, amid warning of ‘them and us’ attitude

• Muslim ‘Home Alone’ film to hit UK screens in aid of charity

• UK cyclists who kill pedestrians face ‘death by dangerous cycling’ law

• Rishi Sunak Attacks Liz Truss For 'Starry-Eyed Boosterism' On The Economy

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Southeast Asia

• Zahid: Not Fair To Link Me To LCS Project, I Was Not Defence Minister Then

• Sarawak Premier: Non-Muslims Must Have State Govt's Protection To Achieve Complete Unity

• PM Ismail Sabri congratulates Joe Ee for contributing two gold at the Commonwealth Games

• Loke says possible for DAP to work with Umno

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

URL:   https://newageislam.com/islamic-world-news/radicalised-isis-batla-independence/d/127663

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Mohsin Ahmad, A Radicalised And Active Member Of ISIS Arrested From Delhi’s Batla House Ahead Of Independence Day

 

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by India News Desk

August 7, 2022

The National Investigation Agency on Saturday arrested a man, identified as Mohsin Ahmed, a permanent resident of Patna, from Batla House in New Delhi on charges of being an active member of the Islamic State. The arrest was made following searches at his premises among other locations in a case registered by the NIA regarding “online and on-ground activities of the ISIS” on June 25.

“Accused Mohsin Ahmad is a radicalised and active member of ISIS. He has been arrested for his involvement in collection of funds for ISIS from sympathisers in India as well as abroad. He was sending these funds to Syria and other places in form of cryptocurrency in order to further the activities of ISIS,” the NIA said in a statement issued on Sunday.

Source: Financial Express

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Authorities Investigate Killings Of Muslim Men In Albuquerque As Possibly Connected

 

Albuquerque police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos addresses the media Saturday about the slayings of four Muslim men since November. (KOB) (KOB)

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By Patricio Chile

August 07, 2022

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Saturday she will send additional state police to Albuquerque after the fourth murder of a Muslim man in the city in recent months.

"I am angered and saddened that this is happening in New Mexico, a place that prides itself on diversity of culture and thought. This is not who we are," said Lujan Grisham in a press statement.

The governor's office said additional state police will be on patrol in the city and they are working in close coordination with the Albuquerque Police Department and the FBI to provide necessary support.

"We will not stop in our pursuit of justice for the victims and their families and are bringing every resource to bear to apprehend the killer or killers — and we WILL find them," the governor said. "In addition, we will continue to do everything we can to support to the Muslim community during this difficult time."

The Albuquerque Police Department did not identify the man killed Friday night. The man, believed to be in his 20s, is Muslim and a native of South Asia, they said.

Police are investigating whether the killing is connected to the Monday shooting death of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain as well as the murder of Aftab Hussein on July 26 and Mohammad Ahmadi in November 2021.

Police on Thursday said they determined a connection between the shooting deaths of Hussain, 27, and Hussein, 41 -- both from Pakistan. Ahmadi, 62, was a Muslim man from Afghanistan who was killed outside a business he ran with his brother, police say.

"We've never gone through anything like this before," Ahmad Assed, president of the Islamic Center of New Mexico, said at a press conference Saturday, according to ABC affiliate KOAT in Albuquerque. "This is really a surreal time for us. We're in fear of the safety of our children, our families."

Source: Abcnews.Go

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Terrorists Kill 32,000 Nigerian Muslims As MURIC Counters US Lawmakers On Christian Persecution

 

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By Sulaimon Salau

07 August 2022

Statistics released by the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has revealed that about 32,000 Muslims were killed by terrorists within three years in Nigeria.

This figure, according to the Director, MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, indicated that more Muslims were being killed in Nigeria than Christians. He spoke last Thursday at a press conference held in Lagos.

Akintola therefore faults claims emanating from Christian leaders in Nigeria that Christians are the only ones being killed in the country.

Akintola, in reaction to the request by five US senators for Antony Blinken, the US secretary of state, to re-designate Nigeria as a country of particular concern (CPC), said they are misled by false stories.

In December 2020, the US listed Nigeria among countries blacklisted for “violating religious freedom” under the CPC designation. However, in November 2021, Nigeria was removed from the list.

Citing the attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State and the lynching of Deborah Samuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, the senators wrote to Blinken, saying there is no “demonstrable improvement in the country’s religious freedom conditions.”

Irked by this development, Akintola accused the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of claiming that only Christians are being killed in Nigeria and of lobbying US politicians until the five senators wrote to Blinken.

He said: “They exposed their bad intention towards their Muslim neighbours when they did not stop at lying within the boarders of Nigeria but went as far as the United States of America to pour venom on their compatriots and demarket their own country in a most unpatriotic and uncharitable manner.”

He said to claim that the federal government is failing to protect the religious freedom of Christian citizens is a “shameless attempt to upturn the facts of history,” adding that millions of Muslims have faced harassment in southern Nigeria.

“Boko Haram in particular has killed, maimed and displaced more Muslims than Christians, more Muslim clerics and more Muslim traditional rulers have been killed or kidnapped than Christians,” he said.

“Most importantly, more Muslim majority states are under siege by these terrorists than Christian majority states while more Nigerian Muslims have been impoverished by insecurity than Christians. Insecurity in Nigeria has had greater impact on Muslims more than Christians but our Christian neighbours are standing history on its head.

“The US should not encourage Nigerian Christians who are entangled in a cobweb of entitlement syndrome. Christian leaders are taking advantage of the precarious security situation in Nigeria which has been compounded by the Libya factor.”

Akintola challenged the US senators to provide the source of their claim that 4,000 Christians were killed in Nigeria as at 2021, adding that Christian leaders are simply capitalising on the enormity of the security challenge facing Nigeria.

“We are asking where this statistics came from. We are asking who counted the 4,650 dead bodies, where, when and how? While it is true that Nigeria has had serious security challenges in the past two years (2021 and 2022), it has been tough for all citizens. “Muslims, Christians and animists have faced daunting security challenges, but it is the Muslims in the North who have been killed the most and kidnapped in their hundreds.

“To claim that the Nigerian Government is failing to protect the religious freedom of its Christian citizens is a shameless attempt to upturn the facts of history. Millions of Muslims live under duress, intimidation and harassment in Southern Nigeria where Christian governors and government officials openly dehumanise Muslims and deprive them of their Allah-given fundamental human rights.

“Female Muslim students are locked out of schools merely for manifesting their Islamic faith by using hijab. Eminently qualified Muslims are denied employment unless they converted to Christianity. Political appointments are anathema for Muslims in Southern Nigeria under Christian governors.

“It must be noted that only one state has a Muslim governor out of the seventeen states in Southern Nigeria and Muslims live under religious apartheid in all the 16 states controlled by Christians. So, which government are the US senators referring to as violators of religious freedom? We assume that a critical, holistic and comprehensive assessment will be objective here. Selective appraisal will do justice and fairness no good.

“Those who speak of blasphemy laws also need to contextualise their assertion. Which blasphemy law and which government? Federal or state? Just like in the US, Nigerian states have their own legal peculiarities based on the heterogeneity of our polity. It will be unfair and even naïve of the US senators to judge the Federal Government of Nigeria by the actions or legislations of any of its states. Yet Christian leaders who take such reports to US politicians know the truth of the matter. They are just being deliberately malicious by not putting information in its proper perspective,” he stated. 

Akintola said the fact remains that 90 per cent of the victims of Boko Haram and ISWAP are Muslims and the operations of these terrorist groups are mainly restricted to the North where Muslims are in the majority. Therefore, Muslims constitute majority of the victims of violence in Nigeria. No data can dispute that even if it is from a satellite operating on Jupiter,” he said.

“Boko Haram killed 37,500 persons from 2015 to 2018. Of this figure, 32,000 were Muslims, while 5,500 were Christians. This means that 85 per cent of those killed were Muslims. Mosques have been bombed or burnt. Imams, Shaykhs and emirs have been abducted and killed. But CAN still wants to deceive the world by claiming that it is Christians alone who are being killed in Nigeria.

“The reason killing of Christians appears more pronounced is due to difference in burial culture. Nigerian Christians display bodies of their victims and may even delay their burial for days, if not months, while Muslims bury their victims almost immediately without any fuss. It is photo trick and camera magic that egg on emotions.

“Terrorists are destroying mosques and killing the Muslim worshippers inside in their hundreds. Yet Nigerian Christian leaders say only churches are being attacked. It is absolutely absurd and incomprehensible,” he said.

The MURIC director also referenced reports of Christians launching “premeditated and well-coordinated attacks on Muslims on several occasions” and mentioned several examples including attacks on Fulani herders in the South-East.

He cited a case whereby more than 200 Muslims were mercilessly massacred and their dead bodies eaten up in a cannibal feast in Jos, Plateau State on August 29, 2011, while Christian Jarawas and Sayawas killed more than 400 Hausa-Fulani Muslims in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi State, between June and July, 2001. About 22,000 Muslims were displaced and till today, the Christians of Tafawa Balewa have not allowed a single Muslim to enter the city.

He also cited a situation whereby five buses loaded with Muslims returning to Ondo State were blockaded at Rukuba, Jos in Plateau State by the notorious Irigwe Christian militia group resulting in the killing of 22 innocent Muslims while 16 were seriously wounded, and many other cases.

He, however, said there are still good Christians in Nigeria and appealed to them to “disregard CAN’s false allegation and incitement.”

According to him, “attack on churches and mosques as well as schools, buses and trains explains the ‘crowd mentality’ of Nigerian terrorists’. They are attacking such places not for religious reasons but in order to kidnap as many people as possible for ransom. They are targeting places where people assemble in large number. When bandits stop a train or a vehicle, or when they enter a village, they don’t ask about anyone’s religion. They just pack as many people as they can conveniently take away.”

Akintola added that Nigerian Muslims do not support criminal groups. “They do not represent us. We reject them. True Muslims respect humanity. We are prepared to peacefully coexist with our Christian neighbours and we have done so for decades before the marauding Boko Haram gangs came barely fifteen years ago. They do not have our consent,”

“We as Muslims are committed to peaceful coexistence but on the basis of equality and fairness, without intimidation or harassment and definitely without blackmail. We cherish human dignity and we have respect for human life,” he stated.

Last year, the President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, condemned the killing of a group of innocent Muslims who were returning from Bauchi to Akure, Ondo State.

In another development, Sultan described the killing of Harira, her unborn child and four children as, “senseless and barbaric, maintaining that the recurring heartless and calamitous unprovoked killings and maiming in Anambra and other parts of the country are condemnable.”

Source: Guardian.Ng

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“Beijing To Support Dhaka On All Issues At International Forums”

 

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UNB, Dhaka

Aug 7, 2022

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi today (August 7, 2022) said his country will continue supporting Bangladesh's development journey, describing Dhaka as their "strategic development partner".

The Chinese foreign minister said this during a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Gano Bhaban in the capital, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told reporters after the meeting.

"China will continue to support Bangladesh as a strategic development partner," the press secretary quoted Wang Yi as saying to the premier.

The Chinese foreign minister said Beijing will support Dhaka on all issues at international forums too, according to the press secretary.

At the meeting, the prime minister sought China's help to resolve Rohingya issue, saying the displaced people are an extra burden for Bangladesh.

In reply, the Chinese minister said his country expects that the issue will be solved through the bilateral discussions between Bangladesh and Myanmar. If it needs tripartite intervention over the issue, China will play its role, he added.

The PM requested China to take measures for taking back the Bangladeshi students, who had to leave China during the Covid-19 period and are yet to return to their campuses there to complete their studies.

Source: The Daily Star

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More Resources Needed To Protect Arab Cultural Treasures: Riyadh University Study

 

The GameDev Zone interior, buzzing with eager and curious Saudis looking to try the latest artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in Riyadh. (Supplied)

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Arab News

August 06, 2022

JEDDAH: A Saudi university study has called for efforts to combat terror groups to be stepped up as part of a campaign to protect cultural heritage in Arab countries.

The study, carried out by Naif Arab University for Security Sciences in Riyadh, highlighted the critical role national legislation plays in safeguarding cultural treasures against the activities of extremists seeking to damage historical monuments and archaeological sites.

Arab countries are home to world heritage, religions and cultural treasures recognized throughout history. However, some have faced threats from uncontrolled factors, such as wars and dealing in looted antiquities, resulting in damage to historical monuments and archaeological sites.

The NAUSS study noted that the Arab region — home to the oldest human civilizations and the cradle of the world’s monotheistic religions — possesses a unique cultural and civilization richness.

The paper also recommended taking advantage of training offered by global partner organizations to develop the capabilities of security forces and judicial agencies.

However, the policy analysis prepared by NAUSS’ Security Research Center, titled “The Reality and Prospects of Cultural Heritage Protection in the Arab Region,” showed that some Arab countries face challenges in carrying out an inventory and keeping track of their cultural treasures.

Based on the study, NAUSS, the scientific body of the Arab Interior Ministers Council, issued recommendations aimed at preserving Arab heritage.

The most important is an increase in funding to strengthen protection for cultural and heritage sites, as well as support for Interpol efforts to track looted items and artifacts.

The paper also recommended taking advantage of training offered by global partner organizations to develop the capabilities of security forces and judicial agencies.

Other recommendations included greater investment in conservation and security at archaeological sites, and increased coordination with the World Customs Organization in efforts to prevent trafficking and smuggling of antiquities.

In the diplomatic and judicial arena, the paper called for increased Arab efforts to recover looted heritage items, stronger national legislation to protect ancient sites, and ratification of international agreements to protect heritage and antiquities.

Source: Arab News

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India

Madras High Court Ruled That A Temple Was A Buddhist Site - How Will This Impact Mosque-Temple Cases?

Umang Poddar

07-08-2022

In July, a single judge of the Madras High Court ordered that Thalaivetti Muniyappan temple in Salem district in Tamil Nadu be removed from the control of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Department and given to the state’s archaeological department.

An archaeological survey of the shrine ordered by the court in 2017 had concluded that an idol in the temple considered to be that of the Hindu god Thalaivetti Muniappan was actually a figure of the Buddha. Maintaining that “the mistaken identity cannot be allowed to continue”, the court ordered that the “original status” of the idol be restored.

Source: Scroll.In

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Hamid Ansari—Secularism Critical for India; I’m Worried About Our Future; Muslims Hurt by Prejudice

Karan Thapar

07-08-2022

In an interview where he speaks his mind without recourse to euphemism, India’s former vice president has said secularism is critical to the integrity of the country and its steady weakening is endangering India’s future. Hamid Ansari has also said India’s 15% Muslim population is hurt by the prejudice they face and feel they are being ill-treated. He says he is worried about India’s future but he hopes that things will change.

Ansari, who as vice president also served as chairman of the Rajya Sabha for ten years, has said India’s parliament is failing in its three key duties of scrutinising legislation, holding the government to account and debating and discussing the critical issues of the day. He identified a few key steps that must be taken to reinvigorate and revitalise parliament.

Source: Economic Times

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https://thewire.in/politics/watch-hamid-ansari-secularism-india

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With Eye on 2024 Polls, BJP Plans to Expand Base Among Yadavs, Pasmanda Muslims & Other Stories

By: News Desk

AUGUST 07, 2022

The maiden launch of India’s brand new rocket is keeping the country in suspense as to its fate on Sunday morning. Hoping to celebrate in advance the country’s 75th anniversary of Independence in style the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its freshly minted rocket Small Satellite Launch Vehicle - Developmental Flight (SSLV-D1).

On its first developmental flight, the SSLV-D1 carried an earth observation satellite-02 (EOS-02), formerly known as Microsatellite-2, weighing about 145 kg and the eight kg AZAADISAT built by 750 students of government schools facilitated by SpaceKidz India.

Source: News18

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North America

IDF footage shows ‘beyond doubt’ that misfired Islamic Jihad rocket killed children in Gaza

August 7, 2022

The Israel Defense Forces on Saturday night released footage it claims shows a Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket misfiring and causing an explosion in a residential area of Jabalya that reportedly killed numerous people, including four children.

The rocket was launched at 6:51 p.m. local time, according to the IDF, and was detected by the military’s ballistic missile defense center. PIJ is experiencing an average of 20% misfired rockets, according to the military.

Source: JNS

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'Targeted killings': US police suspect murder of four Muslim men are linked

07-08-2022

Police in the US state of New Mexico have said they are investigating the murders of three Muslim men that they suspect are related to a fourth homicide from last year.

"Investigators believe Friday's murder may be connected to three recent murders of Muslim men also from South Asia," the statement said on Saturday.

Source: Trt World

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CAIR raises reward for information on recent killing of Muslim men

Tommy Lopez

August 7, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Police say another Muslim man was shot and killed overnight, and APD believes his murder is connected to three other homicides since November.

In light of all these killings, KOB 4 reached out to the Council on American Islamic Relations to get some insight on how these killings are being responded to by the Muslim community at large.

Source: Kob.Com

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Africa

Muslim-Muslim ticket critics may scuttle power rotation to South, Adamawa APC warns

By Onimsi Alao, Yola

Aug 7, 2022

The Adamawa State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has warned advocates of rotation of the presidency to the South that critics of APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket may scuttle that possibility.

The state chairman of the party, Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal, urged southerners in particular not to be misled into helping to keep the presidency in the North by contributing to the failure of the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Source: The Nation Onlineng

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Kenya’s Muslims: a divided community with little political clout

August 7, 2022

Kenyan Muslims played a part in the push to repeal repressive political laws in the country in the early 1990s. But Muslims, who account for 11% of the population, have yet to enjoy the fruits of their activist labour.

This is because they remain divided. Their division – due both to internal and external factors – means they aren’t a political power bloc big enough for the elites who run the country to seek their support as a community. In Kenya, political and economic power rests with the large ethnic groups.

Source: The Conversation

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Respect rights of arrested northerners, they are unarmed – Islamic group tells Amotekun

By Don Silas

August 7, 2022

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged the South West security outfit, Amotekun, to respect the fundamental human rights of Northern travellers arrested a few days ago.

MURIC also called on the authorities of Amotekun to apply professional decorum in the issue and to let the rule of law prevail.

Source: Daily Post

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Vice President  of Ghana Hails National Chief Imam’s Contributions to Education as he Commissions his Mosque and School

August 7, 2022

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has described the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu as "a gift to the nation from God" who has contributed immensely to education and national development

Dr. Bawumia eulogised the 103-year-old Sheikh Sharubutu on Friday August 5, when he commissioned the Sheikh Sharubutu Mosque  - a magnificent edifice built by the National Chief Imam, as well as an Islamic School beside it, in Joma Ablekuma.

Source: Africa-Newsroom

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South Asia

Deadly Explosion in Western Kabul: IS-K Terrorist Group Assumes Responsibility

By Saqalain Eqbal

07 Aug 2022

The Pol-e-Sokhta area of Kabul’s police district 6 was the site of the explosion, which happened at 03:30 local time, on Saturday. Witnesses on the site claimed that the explosion targeted the Shi’ite mourners for Muharram.

The Taliban spokesman for Kabul Police Office, Khalid Zadran, stated that two people were killed and 22 others were injured as a consequence of the blast.

Source: khaama Press

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Taliban Calls on Immediate Cessation of ‘Brutal’ Israel Attacks on Gaza

By Saqalain Eqbal

06 Aug 2022

According to the Taliban’s Foreign Ministry statement, the international community should prevent Israel’s attack on “innocent” and “defenseless” Muslims of the Gaza enclave of Palestine.

Abdul Qahar Balkhi, the spokesperson in a tweet, on Saturday, outlined the Taliban’s stance on the immediate halt to Israeli attacks.

Source: khaama Press

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12 Afghan Prisoners Released by UAE Return Home

By Saqalain Eqbal

06 Aug 2022

Taliban-run, state-controlled Bakhtar News Agency reported on Saturday that the Taliban Deputy Prime Minister, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, visited the prisoners who recently returned to Kabul.

According to a statement made by his office, Mullah Baradar told them in a meeting that he was pleased they had been released and promised to provide them employment opportunities in the country.

Source: khaama Press

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Call To Serve Muslim Detainee Halal Food At Detention Centre In Japan

By MAIKO ITO

August 7, 2022

NAGOYA--Supporters of foreign nationals incarcerated at immigration detention centres are calling on the authorities to review the food menu for Muslims following the case of a man who lost significant weight due to his lack of access to halal dishes.

Akemi Mano, a resident of Tsuyama, Aichi Prefecture, who works to provide support for foreign nationals staying in Japan, said the detainee told her during a recent interview that he had lost 10 kilograms over two months.

Source: The Daily Star

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UN Special Rapporteur Bennett Says Protecting Afghans Duty of Taliban Defense Officials

By Saqalain Eqbal

06 Aug 2022

The “dreadful attack on civilians in crowded Hazara market W[est] Kabul, continuing pattern of crimes claimed by ISIS,” the UN senior official wrote on his Twitter handle on Friday.

He extended his sympathy to the victims’ families and expressed his concern for them. He also wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Source: khaama Press

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Arab world

Saudi tech experts bring futuristic AI technology closer to reality

NADA ALTURKI

August 06, 2022

RIYADH: Saudi technology experts are putting the latest developments in artificial intelligence into the hands of gamers attending a major international festival in the Kingdom.

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) has partnered with the Saudi Esports Federation for the Gamers8 event taking place in Riyadh to showcase the most recent advances in augmented and virtual reality technologies.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi perfumier scenting global business success through fragrance workshops

RAHAF JAMBI

August 06, 2022

RIYADH: A Saudi perfumier is scenting the sweet smell of business success running workshops on how to make fragrances.

Wid Jamjoom has dabbled with chemistry and cosmetics since childhood and now has more than 20 years of experience in the perfume-blending field.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi Arabia ‘condemns, denounces’ Israeli attacks in Gaza

ARAB NEWS

August 06, 2022

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Saturday condemned and denounced an attack carried out by the Israeli occupation forces on the Gaza Strip, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Israel’s military warned deadly air strikes against Palestinian militants in Gaza could last a week, as cross-border fire reverberated for a second day in the worst escalation since last year’s war.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi ambassador to US visits Aramco Research Center in Detroit

ARAB NEWS

August 06, 2022

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the US Princess Reema Bandar visited the Aramco Research Center in Detroit, Michigan, US, on Saturday.

Source: Arab News

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Saudi authorities arrest people with drugs

ARAB NEWS

August 06, 2022

JEDDAH: The Road Safety Patrols have launched a crackdown against individuals involved in possession of illegal substances in Asir region.

The patrols arrested a Pakistani resident in Uhud Rufaida in possession of 16,200 tablets that he was hiding in the car he was driving.

Source: Arab News

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KSrelief distributes food aid to families in Yemen and Pakistan

LAMA ALHAMAWI

August 06, 2022

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed 1,277 food packages and 6,000 cartons of dates to families in need in Pakistan and Yemen on Saturday.

As part of the Kingdom’s humanitarian aid projects in Pakistan, volunteers distributed food packages to those in need — including widows, orphans and individuals with special needs — in Swat, Shangla, Buner, and Deer Al-Olya in the Khayber Pakhtunkhwa province, helping 8,939 individuals.

Source: Arab News

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Pakistan

PTI leaders summoned as FIA launches funds probe

Muqaddam Khan

August 7, 2022

KARACHI / SWABI: Just a day after the Federal Inv­es­tigation Agency (FIA) con­stituted a panel to supervise teams in its respective zones investigation into the matter pertaining to the Election Commission of Pak­­istan (ECP) order in Pak­istan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) prohibited funding case, the agency’s provincial chapters summoned senior leaders of the party for next week to join the inquiry.

The FIA had on Friday constituted a five-member team to supervise inquiry teams of the agency’s respe­ctive zones probing into the prohibited funding case. Hea­ded by its Director Muh­a­m­mad Athar Waheed, the monitoring team would be responsible for coordination with and guiding the respective inquiry teams in each zone, according to a notification issued by the agency’s economic crimes wing director. Its members would be FIA’s Additional Director Khalid Anees, Deputy Director Khawaja Hammad, Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed and Assistant Director Ijaz Ahmed Sheikh.

Source: Dawn

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2 Islamic savings schemes launched

Amin Ahmed

August 7, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The Cen­tral Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) will launch two Shariah-compliant schemes — Sarwa Islamic Savings Account (SISA) and Sarwa Islamic Term Account (SITA) — from next month.

The CDNS has established an Islamic window named Rafa National Savings (RNS) whose role is to provide different Shariah-compliant inve­s­tment accounts under Sarwa Islamic Savings Account Rules 2019. These rules have already been approved by the federal cabinet, and the operation of this scheme will be allowed from all national savings centres.

Source: Dawn

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PML-Q sees no issue with Khan calling shots in Punjab from Banigala

Waseem Ashraf Butt

August 7, 2022

GUJRAT: As the Pakistan Tehreek-i- Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan practically wants to run the Punjab government led by Parvez Elahi from Islamabad, the PML-Q does not have any issue with the senior coalition partner’s strategy of issuing directions in important matters.

Well places sources told Dawn that the lists carrying names of officers mainly in administration, police and other important posts for transfer and posting are being sent to the Punjab CM office from Banigala residence of the former prime minister who reportedly wants to repeat the Usman Buzdar model.

Source: Dawn

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CPO, deputy commissioner visit mosque in Lalkurti

By APP

August 07, 2022

Rawalpindi: City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi, Syed Shehzad Nadeem Bukhari and Deputy Commissioner (DC) Tahir Farooq, here on Saturday visited Jamia Mosque Muhammadi, Lalkurti and held meeting with members of peace committee, Anjuman-e-Tajran and Ulema-e-Karam.

Ulema and representatives of Anjuman-e-Tajran appreciated steps being taken by City Police Officer (Rawalpindi) to ensure peace during Muharram.

Source: The News

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NA strength reduced to 336 as ECP issues new delimitation lists

Iftikhar A. Khan

August 7, 2022

ISLAMABAD: A key legal hitch in the way of next general elections has been removed as the polls watchdog issued final lists of national and provincial assembly constituencies, bringing down the total number of National Assembly seats from the existing 342 to 336.

Under the 25th Amendment, the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) were merged with Khyber Pakhtun­khwa pro­vince. The amendment abolished 12 NA seats of Fata and allocated six seats to KP on the basis of population. As a result, the number of general seats in the lower house of parliament came down to 266 from 272.

Source: Dawn

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No progress on establishment of Gandhara Heritage Centre

Kashif Abbasi

August 7, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has failed to set up the Gandhara Heritage and Culture and Convention Centre at the F-9 Citizen Club in the light of its board decision, as the building is still being used as a mass vaccination centre.

Officials told Dawn that last year the CDA board had decided to establish the centre in Citizen Club and sent a proposal to the federal cabinet which was approved. However, the civic agency is yet to take steps for establishing the centre.

Source: Dawn

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PTI asks court to suspend schedule of by-elections

Malik Asad

August 7, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has requested the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to suspend the schedule for by-elections till final disposal of another petition that seeks court direction to the National Assembly Speaker and Election Commission of Pakistan to approve resignations of and denotify all the 123 MNAs belonging to the party.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan earlier announced that he would contest the by-elections on all the nine seats. The ECP only a day ago announced that by-elections would be held on nine seats of the National Assembly as the seats fell vacant after acceptance of their resignation by the NA Speaker and their de-notification by the commission.

Source: Dawn

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Mideast

Israeli Airstrike Kills Second Top Islamic Jihad Commander, Khaled Mansour,  As Gaza Death Toll Climbs

7 August 2022

An Israeli airstrike killed a senior commander in the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, according to the group, which has seen its second leader to be slain amid an escalating cross-border conflict.

The killing late on Saturday of Khaled Mansour, who led the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad’s operations in the southern Gaza Strip, came a day after another Israeli strike killed the militant’s commander in the north.

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Hundreds of Israeli settlers break into Al-Aqsa Mosque amid high tensions

07/August/2022

JERUSALEM, Sunday, August 07, 2022 (WAFA) – Hundreds of Israeli settlers escorted by Israeli police broke today into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem and performed rituals across its courtyards, according to witnesses. The provocative tours are still going on until this moment.

This comes amid calls by so-called Temple Mount groups, who seek to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque and replace it with a Jewish temple, on their followers to be present at the Muslim holy place today to mark the Tisha B’av holiday, a day of fasting marking the alleged destruction of the two Jewish temples more than two thousand years ago.

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Islamic resistance to keep up efforts to liberate Palestine: Iran official

Aug 7, 2022

Mohammad Sadegh Fazli, Assistant Foreign Minister of Iran and General Director of the West Asia and North Africa Department of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, tweeted on Sunday that the Zionists’ cruelty and crime do not have any limits.

Fazli pointed out to recent fatal attack on the Gaza Strip committed by the Zionist regime, noting that as a result of a terrorist attack on Gaza 9 people were martyred and 48 Palestinians were injured.

Source: En.Irna.Ir

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Rocket sirens heard near Jerusalem as Islamic Jihad vows to avenge slain commander

08.07.22

PIJ confirmed Mansour's killing Sunday morning shortly before the attack and vowed that "his blood will ignite the campaign to defend Jerusalem" as tensions around the capital are expected to run high on Sunday due to Tisha B'Av — a day marking the destruction of both ancient Jewish temples.

"The Zionist aggression in the city of Rafah killed him... Khaled Mansour's blood will ignite the campaign to defend Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque, to which settlers will break in today," the group said in a statement.

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Iran targets its Baha’i community with arrests and home demolitions

by Farnaz Fassihi

August 6, 2022

Iran has begun a sweeping crackdown on its Baha’i community, a long-persecuted religious minority, arresting dozens of people and destroying property belonging to members of the group, according to accounts this week from the government, residents and rights groups.

The Iranian Intelligence Ministry said in a statement Monday that an unspecified number of people from the Baha’i community had been arrested, accusing them of being spies with links to Israel and of propagating the Baha’i faith by “infiltrating various educational sectors across the country, including kindergartens.”

Source: Indian Express

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Stalled Iran nuclear talks need compromises to salvage it, warn diplomats

August 7, 2022

Diplomats involved in talks to salvage the stalled Iran nuclear deal in Vienna warned against too many demands being made and not enough compromises.

E3 officials, as the representatives from Germany, France and Britain are known, warned Iran earlier that the text that has been negotiated would not be dismantled, only discussed anew.

Source: Business-Standard

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Europe

Jalsa Salana: Muslims from across Wales celebrate at UK's largest Islamic Convention

7 August 2022

Muslims from around Wales have joined others from across the UK for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at the UK's longest running Islamic convention.

The convention, known as Jalsa Salana, has attracted around five hundred Muslims from around Wales to come together and connect with others from across the nations.

Source: Itv.Com

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New Preston mosque would be open to the whole community, amid warning of ‘them and us’ attitude

By Paul Faulkner

7th August 2022

The planned place of worship would also be “progressive” and open for women to pray within its walls - although it is thought unlikely that many would take advantage of the opportunity.

Details of how the Brick Veil Mosque would operate were presented on Friday during the fourth day of the inquiry, which will help determine whether the facility is ultimately allowed to be built on land alongside the Broughton roundabout.

Source: Lep.Co.Uk

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Muslim ‘Home Alone’ film to hit UK screens in aid of charity

ARAB NEWS

August 06, 2022

LONDON: A film dubbed the “Muslim version of ‘Home Alone’” is set to appear in UK cinemas in aid of international charity Penny Appeal’s campaign on behalf of orphans.

The critically acclaimed “Super Hijabi,” which stars a Muslim girl wearing a hijab, will be screened in five British cities — London, Bradford, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow — from Aug. 19-29.

Source: Arab News

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UK cyclists who kill pedestrians face ‘death by dangerous cycling’ law

By Asher McShane

6 August 2022

Mr Shapps said the law is needed to "impress on cyclists the real harm they can cause when speed is combined with lack of care".

It comes four years after the Government ran a consultation on proposals for new offences of causing death or serious injury while cycling.

Source: Lbc.co.uk

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Rishi Sunak Attacks Liz Truss For 'Starry-Eyed Boosterism' On The Economy

PA Media

07/08/2022

Rishi Sunak has contrasted his “clear-eyed realism” with the “starry-eyed boosterism” of his Tory leadership rival Liz Truss, while she vowed to use a September emergency budget to “immediately” cut taxes.

The two candidates vying to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister continued to clash over their plans for the economy after the Bank of England warned this week that the UK would fall into the longest recession since the financial crisis, with inflation set to soar to more than 13%.

Source: Huffington Post

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Southeast Asia

Zahid: Not fair to link me to LCS project, I was not defence minister then

By Yiswaree Palansamy

07 Aug 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has denied any involvement in the alleged financial improprieties regarding the Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) project, saying that he was not defence minister at the time the project was awarded.

The LCS project is the largest procurement in the history of the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) with a total cost of RM9 billion. The said contract began in 2013 with a ten-year time frame and six LCS ships were expected to be built and delivered to the country by the end of 2023.

Source: Malay Mail

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Sarawak premier: Non-Muslims must have state govt's protection to achieve complete unity

By Sulok Tawie

07 Aug 2022

KUCHING, Aug 7 — Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg today stressed that the state government will protect non-Muslims and care for them to achieve togetherness and inclusion.

He said as an example the Sarawak government has channeled aid to non-Muslims through the Unit for Other Religions (UNIFOR) on the basis that non-Muslims also need the protection and care of the state government.

Source: Malay Mail

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PM Ismail Sabri congratulates Joe Ee for contributing two gold at the Commonwealth Games

06 Aug 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has congratulated national rhythmic gymnast Ng Joe Ee on her success in garnering two gold medals at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games today.

"Ng Joe Ee just 16 years old had made the nation proud with two gold medals. You are the pride of Keluarga Malaysia,” he said in a tweet today.

Source: Malay Mail

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Loke says possible for DAP to work with Umno

By Soo Wern Jun

07 Aug 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke has not ruled out a collaboration with Umno deeming this as ‘anything is possible in politics’.

“I will not rule out anything because what is important is that we (all parties) must be agenda based,” he said in a FMT report adding that DAP was open to working with any party pursuing the same agendas.

Source: Malay Mail

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