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Oberlin College’s 'Professor Of Peace' Endorsed Fatwa To Murder Salman Rushdie For Depicting The Prophet Irreverently

New Age Islam News Bureau

14 August 2022

  

Iranian Ambassador to the UN Mohammad Mahallati now a professor at @oberlincollege. (Photo by Bill Foley/Time & Life Pictures) (Getty Images)

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• Oberlin College’s 'Professor Of Peace' Endorsed Fatwa To Murder Salman Rushdie For Depicting The Prophet Irreverently

• Violent Attack On Salman Rushdie Against The Teachings Of Quran: Kerala  Governor Arif Mohammad Khan

• Freedom-loving Iranians Across Europe Rally To Condemn The Mullahs’ Regime

• Afghanistan Scene of World’s ‘Worst’ Humanitarian Crisis: Islamic Relief Organization

• Foreign Minister: Malaysia Uses Foreign Funds To Train Myanmar Refugees

 

North America

• Muslims In Albuquerque, NM Find Unity After Murders By One Of Their Own

• Salman Rushdie Off Ventilator And Talking After Being Stabbed In Face And Neck 12 Times

• Suspect in killings of 4 Muslim men in New Mexico left trail of violence

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India

• Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen’s Kavi Sammelan Recalls Role Of Muslims In Freedom Struggle

• Praveen Nettaru murder a revenge for Muslim man’s killing: Officials

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Mideast

• Iran Unveils Western Art Masterpieces Hidden For Decades

• Confession by Houthi-affiliated smugglers prove Iran’s role in regional instability: Yemeni minister

• Gunman Wounds Eight People In Attack On Bus Near Holy Site In Jerusalem's Old City

• Crypto Trading, Investing Illegal in Iran, Central Bank Governor Reiterates

• Iran Plans to Order More Russian Satellites After Successful Launch

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South Asia

• Islamic Foundation Chalks Out Programmes To Observe Nat'l Mourning Day in remembrance of The Martyrdom Anniversary Of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

• The Afghanistan disaster movie continues to roll, one year after US withdrawal

• Afghanistan: Civilians wounded in an explosion in Kabul

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Southeast Asia

• Tengku Zafrul: Pent-up demand will drive Malaysia's economy to grow faster

• Terengganu Sultan confers medals, awards on 91 recipients

• Magnitude 5.7 quake shakes eastern Indonesia; no serious damage reported

• Indonesia's 77th Independence Day; Depok Holds 'Culture Fashion Show'

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Arab world

• Islamic Jihad Winning In Firepower Stakes; More Than 1100 Rockets Have Been Launched By The Palestinian Resistance

• Saudi Arabia: Children Of All Ages Allowed Into The Grand Mosque In Mecca

• The trajectory of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

• HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister congratulates the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

• SPC's member discuss with Islamic Jihad representative developments in Palestinian arena

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Australia

• Australian Held Hostage By Taliban For Three Years Returns To ‘Celebrate’ Islamic Rule

• Gunman fires shots inside Canberra Airport, detained

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Pakistan

• World Body Okays Eligibility For Recognition Of Accreditation Programme: Pakistan Medical Commission

• Imran Submits Nomination For Seven More Seats

• As Punjab Flexes Muscles, ‘N’ Leaders Flee To Islamabad

• Independence Day: Pakistan Celebrates Diamond Jubilee With Patriotic Zeal And Fervour

• Pakistan has faced severe impact of climate change this year: minister

• TLP celebrates Independence Day at Faizabad

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Europe

• UK PM Race: Minister Switches Sides From Rishi Sunak To Liz Truss, Says 'Right Person To Take Country Forward'

• UK hit by another rail strike but talks planned for next week

• UN official ousted after voicing criticism of Palestinian Islamic Jihad

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Africa

• Miyetti Allah Rejects Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Obi

• Ortom to Miyetti Allah: We shall meet at the Hague

• Miyetti Allah’s ICC case: We’ll meet at the Hague, Ortom replies cattle breeders’ group

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

URL:   https://newageislam.com/islamic-world-news/oberlin-fatwa-rushdie-prophet/d/127709

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Oberlin College’s 'Professor Of Peace' Endorsed Fatwa To Murder Salman Rushdie For Depicting The Prophet Irreverently

 

Iranian Ambassador to the UN Mohammad Mahallati now a professor at @oberlincollege. (Photo by Bill Foley/Time & Life Pictures) (Getty Images)

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By Benjamin Weinthal

14-08-2022

An Islamic studies academic dubbed the "Professor of Peace" at Oberlin College in Ohio endorsed the campaign to assassinate U.S. and British writer Salman Rushdie because the famous novelist depicted the Muslim prophet Muhammad irreverently.

A 24-year-old man named Hadi Matar allegedly stabbed Rushdie on Friday in the neck and liver during the author’s speech in Chautauqua, New York. Rushdie is on a ventilator and cannot talk.

According to law enforcement officials, Matar’s social media footprint showed that he was a fan of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization. Matar was also sympathetic to radical Shia Islamism—the governing religion of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

When asked about the then-Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini’s fatwa and the "right to put a bounty on someone’s head," according to a 1989 Reuters report, Iranian scholar and former diplomat Mohammad Jafar Mahallati responded: "I think all Islamic countries agree with Iran. All Islamic nations and countries agree with Iran that any blasphemous statement against sacred figures should be condemned."

Mahallati added, "I think if Western countries really believe and respect freedom of speech, therefore they should also respect our freedom of speech. We certainly use that right in order to express ourselves, our religious belief, in the case of any blasphemous statement against sacred Islamic figures."

Fox News Digital sent a press query to Mahallati. An automatic reply from Mahallati’s Oberlin College email said: "Greetings! I am on summer leave. I will respond back whenever I can." Fox News Digital also sent press queries to the president of Oberlin College, Carmen Twillie Ambar.

The prominent Iranian-American journalist Masih Alinejad took to Twitter to blast Mahallati. She wrote: "Guess who defends Khomeini’s FATWA against #Salman Rushdie? Mahallati the Islamic Republic’s former ambassador at the UN who is a now a professor at @oberlincollege." Alinejad’s tweet went viral, securing 502 retweeets and 1,629 likes.

Iran’s regime has targeted Alinjead on New York City soil to be kidnapped and assassinated, according to law enforcement officials and experts on Iranian regime-sponsored terrorism. An armed man was indicted on Friday for standing outside of her home in Brooklyn armed with an AK-47-style rifle

In a second tweet, the women’s rights activist Alinejad wrote: "We Iranians call on @oberlincollege again to investigate about Mahallati the Islamic Republic’s former ambassador at the UN who defends the Fatwa against Salman Rushdie. I can provide many other documents showing his role on covering up the mass executions in 1988 in Iran."

A detailed 2018 Amnesty International report accused Mahallati of carrying out "crimes against humanity" for covering up the massacre of at least 5,000 Iranian dissidents in 1988. Mahallati denies that he played a role in the cover-up of the 1988 massacre of innocent Iranian prisoners.

After Fox News Digital exclusively revealed in Feb. 2021 that Mahallati called for the destruction of the Jewish state and denigrated the persecuted religious minority Bahá'í community, Oberlin College launched an investigation.

Oberlin College spokesman Scott Wargo told the local Chronicle-Telegram newspaper in Oct. 2021 that "The college could find no evidence to corroborate the allegations against Prof. Mahallati, including that he had specific knowledge of the murders taking place."

The Oberlin College student paper The Oberlin Review conducted its own inquiry and issued a scathing editorial entitled: "Evidence Against Mahallati Irrefutalble."

Source: Fox News

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Violent Attack On Salman Rushdie Against The Teachings Of Quran: Kerala  Governor Arif

 Mohammad Khan

 

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan during an Idea Exchange. (Express Archive)

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13th August 2022

By Shahid Faridi

Kerala  Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Saturday said the violent attack on Salman Rushdie goes against the teachings of Quran but added “one cannot deny that the laws which allow these acts are labelled as Muslim laws and they are also part of the syllabus in the higher courses of prominent Madrasas like Deoband and Nadwatul Ulema”.

Speaking to TNIE, Arif Mohammad Khan said: "Anything done in the name of Islam must find sanction in the book. Whatever is happening may be in accordance with laws written during the time of the Muslim Empire but goes totally against the teachings of the Quran which is more than 20 verses directs the believers “to turn away from those who say things which are vain and hurtful."

"I feel that it is not fair to call these acts Islamic but one cannot deny that the laws which allow these acts are labelled as Muslim laws and they are also part of the syllabus in the higher courses of prominent Madrasas like Deoband and Nadwatul Ulema."

He said, “the problem basically is that what is described as Muslim Law is not mostly based on Quran, rather it was laid down by individuals who were serving the governments of the day."

Three decades after the ban on 'The Satanic Verses', when even the Ayatollah who issued the fatwa against Salman Rushdie has died, the rage against free speech continues. How Islamic is it to resort to violence against free speech?

Anything done in the name of Islam must find sanction in the book. Whatever is happening may be in accordance with laws written during the time of the Muslim Empire but goes totally against the teachings of Quran which in more than 20 verses directs the believers "to turn away from those who say things which are vain and hurtful. I feel that it is not fair to call these acts Islamic but one cannot deny that the laws which allow these acts are labelled as Muslim laws and they are also part of the syllabus in the higher courses of prominent Madrasas like Deoband and Nadwatul Ulema.

The problem basically is that what is described as Muslim Law is not mostly based on Quran, rather it was laid down by individuals who were serving the governments of the day which were considered by pious people like Imam Abu Hanifa as wayward and he preferred to die in jail rather than accept their offer of senior positions to him.

Now, these laws provide for coercion and the use of force. So as long as these laws are accepted as Muslim Law, it is very difficult to dismiss the criticism.

You had taken a principled stand against pandering to religious fundamentalism. How far has the nation travelled since your resignation from the Rajiv Gandhi ministry?

Exactly as expected. In 1986, the then PM Rajiv Gandhi announced the decision to overturn the Supreme Court’s Shah Bano judgment and the blowback was so severe that the government had to organize the unlocking of the gate in Ayodhya as a balancing act. The consequences were severe and the people suffered a great deal because the then government chose political expediency over national interests.

What do you think would be the best response by the Muslim community against those giving Fatwas against writers, poets and others exercising free speech?

First, stand up and say boldly that religion is about God-consciousness (Taqwa), it is about promoting moral and ethical behaviour, it is not an instrument to gain political power. Secondly, refuse to accept any law that conflicts with the Quran, notwithstanding the claims made by people for whom religion has become a profession and remember that Islam as a religion does not admit the need of any clergy or middlemen between the Creator and the creation as asserted by Allama Iqbal: Kyon Khaliq o Makhlooq mein Hayal Rahein Parde Peerane Kaleeesa ko Kaleesa se Hatado.

Source: New Indian Express

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Freedom-loving Iranians Across Europe Rally To Condemn The Mullahs’ Regime

 

Photo: People's Mojahedn Organisation of Iran

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By Matin Karim

August 14, 2022

Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) held rallies condemning the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran. These rallies were held in recent days in Amsterdam of the Netherlands, Oslo of Norway, Copenhagen of Denmark, Cologne, Stuttgart of Germany, and Rome of Italy.

In Amsterdam, the demonstrators condemned Iranian regime President Ebrahim Raisi for his direct role in the summer 1988 prison massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners, mostly PMOI/MEK members and supporters. The demonstrators are also calling on the U.S. government to deny Raisi a visa as he intends to participate in the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York next month, saying he should be arrested and prosecuted for human rights violations and crimes against humanity. These demonstrators also called on the West to end their highly flawed and failed appeasement policy vis-à-vis the mullahs’ regime in Tehran.

In Oslo, the demonstrators, consisting of freedom of loving Iranians and PMOI/MEK supporters, called for the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime by the Iranian people. “Death to Khamenei and damned be Khomeini!” they chanted, in reference to regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his predecessor, Ruhollah Khomeini, also known as the founder of the mullahs’ regime in Iran.

“Death to the mullahs’ regime principle! Hail to Rajavi!” they also chanted, referring to Iranian Resistance Leader Massoud Rajavi, and Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). The PMOI/MEK is the cornerstone member of the NCRI coalition.

In Cologne, another group of freedom-loving Iranians and PMOI/MEK supporters held a gathering to both marks the memory of the over 30,000 victims of Iran’s summer 1988 massacre and condemn the mullahs’ regime for their heinous atrocities throughout the past four decades.

In Stuttgart, Germany, those attending the gathering condemned the policies and human rights violations of Ebrahim Raisi in Iran, especially considering the recent spike in the number of executions across Iran.

In Rome, supporters of the PMOI/MEK and the NCRI coalition rallied in commemoration of Iran’s 1988 massacre victims and called for global support for the Iranian people in their ongoing struggle to establish freedom, democracy, and human rights in Iran.

In Copenhagen, Denmark, freedom-loving Iranians condemned the Belgian government’s deal with the Iranian regime that will see the release of Tehran’s convicted diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi.

“Releasing the bomber is an approval of murder and killing sprees,” the demonstrators chanted. They also called for regime change in Iran by the people of Iran, further emphasizing that there is no need for another war in the Middle East and that the West should stop appeasing the mullahs’ regime. Finally, the Iranian expatriates living in Denmark called on the Danish government to expel Iran’s ambassador.

Source: English.Mojahedin

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Afghanistan Scene of World’s ‘Worst’ Humanitarian Crisis: Islamic Relief Organization

 

Photo: Khaama Press

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By Saqalain Eqbal

13 Aug 2022

Afghans, particularly women and children, are suffering the most from an economic collapse, as a result of the combined effects of years of violence, maladministration, drought, natural disasters, and international sanctions.

In a report released on Saturday, the 13th of August, the Islamic Relief Organization stated that due to Afghanistan’s recent political and economic breakdown, a humanitarian disaster has become a reality.

The number of Afghan people who go to bed hungry every day is 19.7 million, which is one of the greatest figures ever recorded for a single country, according to the report.

The majority of all rural households and more than a quarter of urban households have now used all available resources, and they are turning to ever-distressing and dangerous measures.

That includes beggaring on the streets, selling their homes, selling their body organs, looking to take on increasingly risky work, or marrying off their young daughters to get a dowry for survival.

Behind these shocking statistics are real people. Every day, Islamic Relief teams on the ground meet mothers taking on crippling levels of debt so their children can eat one small meal a day, and fathers desperately searching for jobs that have disappeared. We meet boys dropping out of school to try to earn a few pennies to support their families, and young girls being married off as their parents can’t afford to feed them. Islamic Relief: “What is Our Future?”

This occurs as the previously acknowledged former government in Afghanistan has been overthrown by the cash-strapped Taliban, and as international sanctions, including the freezing of the country’s foreign reserves, worsen the country’s already precarious economic situation.

Source: khaama Press

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Foreign Minister: Malaysia Uses Foreign Funds To Train Myanmar Refugees

 

Foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah said the government will not use public funds to help Myanmar refugees obtain skills in this country. (Bernama pic)

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14 Aug 2022

KUANTAN, Aug 14 — The government is using foreign funds to cover the cost of skills training that will be given to Myanmar refugees, said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah.

According to him, the country has so far not been able to absorb Myanmar refugees in the employment sector because they do not have the required skills.

“Right now we have a shortage of foreign labour. Many restaurants, factories and the construction sector are experiencing labour shortages, but perhaps, employers are not willing to take them (refugees) because they don’t have basic skills.

“Thus, we are planning a skills training programme for certain people who want to work, but not using public funds, so we are thinking how the funds can be obtained...as foreign minister I also lobbied to get funds from other countries and international donors,” he said.

He said this at a press conference after the Young Voters Determine the Future of the Nation Forum, in conjunction with the Indera Mahkota parliamentary Youth Day 2022 here, today, which was also attended by the Malaysian Youth Council president, Izzat Afifi Abdul Hamid.

Commenting further, Saifuddin, who is also Indera Mahkota member of Parliament, said that thus far, Qatar is one of the countries that have contributed by channelling US$50 million (RM222 million), of which US$6 million has been spent on refugee health matters.

“I mention this so that Malaysians don’t get upset when the foreign minister talks about refugees in Malaysia and the need to provide them with opportunities for work and education. We have never used the public’s money, all of this is done from funds coming from outside using contributions from foreign countries,” he said.

Meanwhile, Saifuddin, who is also the chairman of Perikatan Nasional (PN) Pahang, when asked about the distribution of seats for the 15th General Election (GE15) in this state, said that the initial discussions with the PN coalition members stated to defend the seats that have been won by their respective parties.

“Bersatu will contest in one parliamentary seat it won, while PAS in eight state seats. Bersatu and Gerakan will not ask for the seats won by PAS. We will look at the focus seats and who is most suitable to contest.

“However, we are still looking at the appropriate formula, and the decision will be finalised at the PN Supreme Council level,” he explained.

Source: Malay Mail

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North America

Muslims In Albuquerque, NM Find Unity After Murders By One Of Their Own

Aug. 13, 2022

Muslims embrace after Friday prayer services at the Islamic Center of New Mexico during Friday prayer services on August 12, 2022. Muhammand Azfaal Hussain, whom was murdered, attended this mosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Albuquerquue Islamic Center Imam Talha Elsayed particpates in a interfaith breakfast held at the Albuquerque Convention Center on  August 11, 2022 by the city of Albuquerque.

Source: Elpaso Times

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Salman Rushdie off ventilator and talking after being stabbed in face and neck 12 times

By Sophie Barnett

14 August 2022

The Satanic Verses author, who was stabbed around 12 times in the face and neck, needed surgery to treat a punctured eye and liver.

The 75-year-old's agent Andrew Wylie had earlier said Sir Salman was using the ventilator and could lose an eye after he sustained injuries to his arm and liver in the pre-planned attack.

Source: Lbc.Co

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Suspect in killings of 4 Muslim men in New Mexico left trail of violence

Aug 13, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In the six years since he resettled in the United States from Afghanistan, the primary suspect in the slayings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque has been arrested several times for domestic violence and captured on camera slashing the tires of a woman’s car, according to police and court records.

The lengthy pattern of violence — which began not long after Muhammad Syed arrived in the states — has shocked members of the city’s small, close-knit Muslim community, some of whom knew him from the local mosque and who initially had assumed the killer was an outsider with a bias against the Islamic religion. Now, they are coming to terms with the idea that they never really understood the man.

Source: Pbs.Org

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India

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen’s Kavi Sammelan Recalls Role Of Muslims In Freedom Struggle

Deccan Chronicle

Aug 14, 2022

Hyderabad: An evening dedicated to poems and poetry themed around the struggle for Indian independence and recalling the sacrifices of freedom fighters was the highlight of an emotional programme organised by the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen here on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said ‘We are not here to give patriotic certificates to anyone but to celebrate independence. Our forefathers have sacrificed their lives to liberate the country from the clutches of the British.”

Source: Deccan Chronicle

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Praveen Nettaru murder a revenge for Muslim man’s killing: Officials

Aug 14, 2022

Bengaluru: Police investigation has revealed that the murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth wing leader Praveen Nettaru in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada was a retaliation to the killing of a Muslim man, 19-year-old Masood, in the district, officials aware of the probe said.

The gang behind the murder of the BJYM leader had identified at least three targets, including Nettaru, to take revenge on the killing of Masood, a daily wage earner from Kasaragod in Kerala who was staying with his grandfather in Bellare, said a senior officer who was part of the probe into the Nettaru murder.

Source: Hindustan Times

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Mideast

Iran unveils Western art masterpieces hidden for decades

By Associated Press

Aug. 13, 2022

TEHRAN, Iran — Some of the world’s most prized works of contemporary Western art have been unveiled for the first time in decades — in Tehran.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line cleric, rails against the influence of the West. Authorities have lashed out at “deviant” artists for “attacking Iran’s revolutionary culture.”

Source: Nbc News

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Confession by Houthi-affiliated smugglers prove Iran’s role in regional instability: Yemeni minister

ARAB NEWS

August 14, 2022

DUBAI: Yemen’s Minister of Information Muammar Al-Eryani said the confessions of a Houthi-affiliated cell to smuggling weapons from Iran to the militia in Hodeida confirm Tehran’s role in arming the group and undermining truce efforts.

His comments came after Yemen’s Joint Forces released a video of Yemeni men, busted as part of a security operation in the west coast, admitting to smuggling weapons from Iran’s Port of Bandar Abbas to a dealer who works for the Houthis in Hodeida. Such operations, they said, were supervised by experts from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2142291/middle-east

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Gunman wounds eight people in attack on bus near holy site in Jerusalem's Old City

14-08-2022

A gunman has opened fire at a bus near Jerusalem's Old City, wounding eight Israelis in a suspected Palestinian attack that comes a week after violence flared between Israel and militants in Gaza, according to police and medics.

Two of the victims were in a serious condition, including a pregnant woman with abdominal injuries and a man with gunshot wounds to the head and neck, according to Israeli hospitals treating them.

Source: Abc.Net.Au

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Crypto Trading, Investing Illegal in Iran, Central Bank Governor Reiterates

by Lubomir Tassev

14-08-2022

The purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies or using the digital assets for investment purposes is prohibited, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), Ali Salehabadi, has recently told local media. At the same time, authorized persons and entities can legally mine crypto that can be employed for international settlements, the official pointed out.

Referring to regulations adopted by the bank and other government institutions such as the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade two years ago, the CBI chief elaborated that it is legal for Iranian companies to pay for imports with cryptocurrency. He was quoted in a report by the English-language edition of the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) on Friday.

Source: News.Bitcoin

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Iran Plans to Order More Russian Satellites After Successful Launch

Aug 13, 2022

Iran is planning to order at least three more satellites from Russia, from the same model as the Khayyam satellite that was launched into space this week, a government spokesman said on Friday.

Ali Bahadori Jahromi wrote on his Twitter account that the “construction of three more Khayyam satellites in collaboration with Iranian scientists is on the government’s agenda.”

Source: Haaretz

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South Asia

Islamic Foundation Chalks Out Programmes To Observe Nat'l Mourning Day in remembrance of The Martyrdom Anniversary Of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

13 Aug 2022

DHAKA, Aug 13, 2022 (BSS) - Islamic Foundation (IF) has taken elaborate programmes in observance of the 47th martyrdom anniversary of Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Mourning Day on August 15.

The programmes include paying homage to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at his portrait, hoisting national flag half-mast at buildings, holding Quran khawani and milad mahfils at many places and mosques including Banani graveyard, Baitul Mukarram National Mosque and Mausoleum of Bangabandhu at Tungipara of Gopalganj, offering special prayers, holding discussion on Bangabandhu's life and works and providing free healthcare services, said an IF press release here today.

Source: Bss News

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The Afghanistan disaster movie continues to roll, one year after US withdrawal

MODASER ISLAMI

August 13, 2022

KABUL: When the Taliban captured Kabul on Aug. 15, 2021, amid the withdrawal of US-led forces from Afghanistan, the group’s stunning return to power marked the end of two decades of warfare, which had killed tens of thousands of Afghans on their own soil.

One year on, with the country pauperized and isolated on the world stage under its new leadership, life for ordinary Afghans has changed — largely for the worse.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2141961/world

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Afghanistan: Civilians wounded in an explosion in Kabul

by Marziya Sharif

13th August 2022

Islamabad: At least two civilians were wounded in an explosion in the western part of Kabul, the police said on Saturday.

Home-made devices were placed close to the office of the national ID card distribution centre in Police District 13 in Kabul’s Dasht-e-Barchi area, police spokesman Khalid Zadran said.

Source: Siasat

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Southeast Asia

Tengku Zafrul: Pent-up demand will drive Malaysia's economy to grow faster

By Keertan Ayamany

14 Aug 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Malaysia’s economy will grow even faster this quarter compared to the second quarter of the year, Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said in an interview with Bloomberg yesterday.

“Restaurants are packed, traffic jams have returned, the unemployment rate has fallen to below 4 per cent and the first-half tax collections have been way above our estimate,” he told the international business news wire.

Source: Malay Mail

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Terengganu Sultan confers medals, awards on 91 recipients

14 Aug 2022

KUALA TERENGGANU, Aug 14 — Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, today conferred awards, medals and honours to 91 recipients in an investiture ceremony in conjunction with his 60th birthday at Istana Syarqiyyah, Bukit Chendering.

Also present were the Sultanah of Terengganu, Sultanah Nur Zahirah and Yang Di-Pertuan Muda of Terengganu, Tengku Muhammad Ismail. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar was also present.

Source: Malay Mail

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Magnitude 5.7 quake shakes eastern Indonesia; no serious damage reported

August 14, 2022

An undersea earthquake shook part of eastern Indonesia on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 5.7-magnitude quake struck about 158 kilometers (98 miles) off Laikit village in North Sulawesi province. It said the quake was centered about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) beneath the sea.

Source: Business-Standard

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Indonesia's 77th Independence Day; Depok Holds 'Culture Fashion Show'

Laila Afifa

13 August 2022

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - West Java's Depok City Administration held a fashion show competition dubbed 'Depok Culture Fashion Show' to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Indonesian independence day.

The event was participated by the state civil apparatus (ASN), Dharma Wanita Persatuan (DWP), and the Family Welfare Empowerment Team (TP-PKK) of Depok City.

Source: En.Tempo.Co

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Arab world

Islamic Jihad Winning In Firepower Stakes; More Than 1100 Rockets Have Been Launched By The Palestinian Resistance

14/August/2022

QUDS, Aug. 14 (Saba) -Since the start of the many-day aggression on Gaza, Israeli media has been boasting about the strikes which killed commanders of the Islamic Jihad resistance group.

Picturing the Gaza-based movement as ‘weak’ and ‘defeated’, Israeli media focused on the “blows” occupation military had dealt by killing the group’s northern and southern command chiefs.

Source: Saba.Ye

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Saudi Arabia: Children of all ages allowed into the Grand Mosque in Mecca

Tawfiq Nasrallah

August 14, 2022

Dubai: Saudi Arabia has announced that children of all ages can now enter the Grand Mosque in Mecca, local media reported.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on Saturday that parents could now take their children with them to the mosque. The ministry, however, clarified that children over 5 years must get permit through the Eatmarna application, while those under 5 do not need an entry permit.

Source: Gulf News

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The trajectory of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

TAHA KILINÇ

14 AUGUST 2022

The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Ismailia, Egypt in March 1928, and four years after its establishment, its headquarters moved to the capital, Cairo. The goal of Hassan al-Banna, the founding leader of the group, was not only to grow this movement faster, but also to establish contact with Administration and royal rule, but he was not able to reach Abdeen Palace until the king's death in 1936, during which time the Brotherhood and their leader were under British intelligence surveillance.

Hasan al-Banna was interested in studying advocacy and guidance in Cairo, in addition to his interest in publishing books and magazines. During this period, the first monthly magazine for the Brotherhood (Nazir) was issued.

Source: Yeni Safak

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HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister congratulates the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

13 May 2022

Manama, Aug. 13 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, today sent a cable of congratulations to the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, HE Dr. Arif Alvi, on Pakistan's Independence Day.  

Source: Bna.Bh

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SPC's member discuss with Islamic Jihad representative developments in Palestinian arena

13/August/2022

SANA'A, Aug. 13 (Saba) - Member of the Supreme Political Council (SPC), Muhammad Saleh Al-Nuaimi, met in Sana'a on Saturday with the representative of the Islamic Jihad Movement, Dr. Ahmed Baraka.

The meeting, which was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein Al-Ezzi, and the leader of the Jihad movement, Dr. Magdi Azzam, reviewed the developments on the Palestinian arena and the victories achieved by the resistance and the Palestinian people over the Zionist enemy.

Source: Saba

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Australia

Australian held hostage by Taliban for three years returns to ‘celebrate’ Islamic rule

By Pamela Constable

August 14, 2022

An Australian teacher who was kidnapped in Kabul by Taliban forces in 2016, then held hostage for three years before being released in an exchange deal with US officials, has returned, announcing that he planned to “celebrate” the upcoming first anniversary of Taliban rule.

Timothy Weeks, 53, arrived at Kabul’s international airport clad in a black tribal turban and white Afghan tunic. He told waiting journalists that he had first come to Afghanistan “with a dream to learn about Afghanistan, and now I’m coming again to complete my journey”.

Source: Brisbane Times

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Gunman fires shots inside Canberra Airport, detained

14-08-2022

A gunman has fired about five shots inside Canberra's main airport, sending passengers fleeing but injuring no-one before he was detained by Australian police.

Images posted on social media showed a police officer restraining a man on the ground inside the terminal as the emergency alarm sounded in the capital's main airport.

Source: Trt World

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Pakistan

World Body Okays Eligibility For Recognition Of Accreditation Programme: Pakistan Medical Commission

Ikram Junaidi

August 14, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) on Saturday stated that after completing the mandatory requirements to become eligible for the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) for recognition of its accreditation programme, it has applied to the federation to initiate the process.

The statement comes in the wake of apprehension that graduates from medical colleges in Pakistan may not be able to appear in the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), which is mandatory for practice in the US, after January 2024.

Source: Dawn

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Imran submits nomination for seven more seats

Dawn Report

August 14, 2022

PESHAWAR/KARACHI/LAHORE: After filing his nomination papers on Friday for contesting by-elections on two of the nine National Assembly seats up for grabs in the Sept 25 by-polls, former prime minister Imran Khan filed his candidature for the remaining seven seats as well, as the deadline for filing nomination documents expired on Saturday.

On Friday, the PTI chief filed nominations for the NA-22 Mardan and NA-24 Charsadda seats, while on Saturday, his representatives filed his nominations for the remaining NA-31 Peshawar, NA-45 Kurram, NA-108 Faisalabad, NA-118 Nankana Sahib and Karachi’s NA-237, NA-239, and NA-246 constituencies.

Source: Dawn

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As Punjab flexes muscles, ‘N’ leaders flee to Islamabad

Zulqernain Tahir

August 14, 2022

LAHORE: As the PML-Q-PTI coalition government in Punjab tightens the noose around close aides of the Sharif family in the province in various cases, the PML-N leaders have flown off to the ‘safer confines’ of Islamabad, where their party is in power, to evade arrest.

The Lahore police on Saturday initiated action against the prime minister’s special assistant Atta Tarar, a ‘blue-eyed’ associate of Hamza Shehbaz, as well as former PML-N minister Rana Mashhood in the Punjab Assembly attack case (registered by Chief Minister Parvez Elahi over hooliganism during the chief minister’s previous election on April 16).

Source: Dawn

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Independence Day: Pakistan celebrates diamond jubilee with patriotic zeal and fervour

Dawn.com

August 14, 2022

Pakistanis today (Sunday) are celebrating the country's diamond jubilee with traditional zeal and fervour, with commemorative ceremonies being held in different cities.

Addressing the flag-hoisting ceremony at the Jinnah Convention centre in Islamabad, he stressed the need for a national dialogue and developing consensus on a charter of economy in order to transform Pakistan into an economic power.

Source: Dawn

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Pakistan has faced severe impact of climate change this year: minister

Jamal Shahid

August 14, 2022

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s protected areas have suffered immensely due to the catastrophic impact of climate change.

This was stated by Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman while speaking at Trail 5 where a clean-up drive was organised by her ministry to mark the 75th Independence Day.

Source: Dawn

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TLP celebrates Independence Day at Faizabad

Aamir Yasin

August 14, 2022

RAWALPINDI: Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) took out a rally from Liaquat Bagh to Faizabad Interchange in connection with the Independence Day on Saturday.

TLP chief Allama Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi led the ‘Nazriya-i-Pakistan’rally, which was also participated by Qazi Mehmood Awani, Sahibzada Hafiz Anas Hussain Rizvi, TLP Punjab emir Allama Pir Syed Inayatul Haq Sultanpuri, Allama Dr Shafqiue Amini, Allama Ghulam Abbas Faizi, Allama Farooqul Hassan Qadri.

Source: Dawn

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Europe

UK PM race: Minister switches sides from Rishi Sunak to Liz Truss, says 'right person to take country forward'

Aug 13, 2022

A senior cabinet minister who was backing Rishi Sunak in the UK prime ministerial contest on Saturday became the first high-profile figure to switch sides to the opposing camp of Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.

Writing in ‘The Daily Telegraph’, Sir Robert Buckland said he now believes Truss is the "right person to take the country forward" and that her plans are the best shot for the UK to reach its potential as a "high-growth, high-productivity economy".

Source: Hindustan Times

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UK hit by another rail strike but talks planned for next week

The National

Aug 13, 2022

Rail strikes in the UK continued on Saturday with train drivers from the Aslef union walking out for 24 hours, although parties on both sides of the dispute said talks were planned for next week.

As a result of Saturday's strike, there were partial or no services running across the country with football fans, tourists and holidaymakers among tens of thousands of passengers affected.

Source: The National News

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UN official ousted after voicing criticism of Palestinian Islamic Jihad

BY DAMIAN PACHTER

August 14, 2022

A United Nations official has been forced to step down as head of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Palestinian Authority after criticizing the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s rocket attacks on Israel during “Operation Breaking Dawn.”

On Aug. 8, Sarah Muscroft tweeted that she was “relieved” to see a cease-fire that would end hostilities “impacting both Palestinians and Israeli civilians” and condemned “indiscriminate rocket fire of [Palestinian] Islamic Jihad” that “provoked Israeli retaliation.”

Source: Jns.Org

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Africa

Miyetti Allah Rejects Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Obi

By Enioluwa Adeniyi

August 14th, 2022

The Miyetti Allah group has charged Fulanis in Nigeria not to vote for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi in the 2023 general elections.

According to Miyetti Allah, Obi has the interest of Biafran which would not favour Fulanis in the country if he emerge as president in 2023.

Source: Naija News

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Ortom to Miyetti Allah: We shall meet at the Hague

13th August 2022

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has told the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore that he is ready to meet them at the International Criminal Court of Justice in the Hague, Netherlands.

The Chief Press Secretary to Ortom, Nathaniel Ikyur, in a statement made available to Sunday Sun, said the governor stated this while reacting to media threats credited to the Fulani group whose members have continued to wreak incalculable havoc on Benue communities, thereby killing thousands and rendering many others homeless.

Source: Sunnews Online

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Miyetti Allah’s ICC case: We’ll meet at the Hague, Ortom replies cattle breeders’ group

August 13, 2022

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has told the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore that he is ever ready to meet them at the International Criminal Court of Justice.

The Governor said this while reacting to media threats credited to the Fulani group whose members have continued to wreck incalculable havoc on Benue communities thereby killing thousands and rendering many others homeless.

Source: Vanguardngr

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