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Shut down Zakir Naik’s School for Spreading Hate: Muslim Leaders and Clerics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maharashtra State Intelligence Department Gives Clean Chit to Islamic Preacher Dr Zakir Naik, No Arrest on Return to India

Islamophobia in America: Muslim Organisations Alleged That California Textbooks Is Injecting “Islamophobic Content”

Gov't Forces' Advances Cause ISIL Terrorists to Flee Salahuddin in Groups

India

Shut down Zakir Naik’s School for Spreading Hate: Muslim Leaders and Clerics

Maharashtra State Intelligence Department Gives Clean Chit to Islamic Preacher Dr Zakir Naik, No Arrest on Return to India

Jammu and Kashmir: Muslim Couple Comes Out During Curfew Hours With Food For Starving Pandit Friends

J-K unrest: PM Modi appeals for peace, says no innocent will be harmed

 ‘Individual’s Views on Islam Not Binding on Muslims’: Indian Union Muslim League, Tamil Nadu

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North America

Islamophobia in America: Muslim Organisations Alleged That California Textbooks Is Injecting “Islamophobic Content”

Muslim-American Who Was Shot After 9/11 Promoting Peace through ‘World without Hate’

American Jewish leaders appear on Islamic State hit list

Kashmir an internal matter of India: US

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Arab World

Gov't Forces' Advances Cause ISIL Terrorists to Flee Salahuddin in Groups

Saudi Warplanes Violate Ceasefire across Yemen Again, Kill Civilians

Rights Groups Calls for Release of Bahraini Activist, Nabeel Rajab

Hadi Al-Ameri: Iraq Has No Place neither for ISIL nor for U

Syrian Democratic Forces Destroy ISIL Drone Site in Northeastern Aleppo

Larijani Underlines Iran's Resolve to Fight against Terrorism

Iraqi Volunteer Forces' Commander: ISIL Nurtured by US for New Middle-East Project

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South Asia

ISIS Commander Meera Jan Killed With His 13 Fighters in Nangarhar

Taliban Attack Repulsed In Farah, 10 Killed, 7 Wounded

ISIS suffer heavy loss in foreign forces airstrike in East of Afghanistan

US should cut aid to turn Pakistan into a second North Korea: Khalilzad

9 Haqqani network militants arrested before carrying out attacks in Qalat city

Pakistanis among 9 killed in Afghan Air Force raids in Nangarhar

Pentagon Chief in Afghanistan to meet Afghan leaders, US commanders

Nuristani faces opposition for appointment as Afghan Ambassador to Spain

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Southeast Asia

Philippine Troops Kill 40 Abu Sayyaf Extremists in South

Tourist Deported From Myanmar after His Leg Tattoo of Buddha Offends Monks

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Pakistan

Pakistan Operations Helping Anti-Terror Fight In Afghanistan, Says US

Pesh imam killed by unidentified gunmen in Karachi

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Mideast

Turkish PM Says ‘Not Many Reasons’ To Fight with Syria and Egypt, Hinting At Policy Change

Less Than One-Third of Syrian Children in Turkey in Formal Education

Underwater tunnel to be built crossing Istanbul’s Golden Horn

MHP leader criticizes Erdoğan’s offer of citizenship to Syrians

Three police officers wounded in suspected PKK attack in Turkey’s north

CHP questions plans to change Ankara’s architecture

Not all Syrian migrants to get citizenship, says Turkish gov’t

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Africa

Christians, Muslim Strain Returns to Haunt Nigeria

South African police arrest 4 Daesh suspects

South Africa Charges Twins Over Plot to Attack U.S. Embassy and Join ISIS

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Europe

Anti-Muslim Sentiment on Rise in Europe Due To Migration and Isil As Continent Rejects Multi-Cultural Society

EU nations REJECTING multiculturalism: Report shows ‘ISIS effect’ is dividing the bloc

Mediterranean Union issues joint anti-terror declaration

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Shut down Zakir Naik’s School for Spreading Hate: Muslim Leaders and Clerics

10 July, 2016

 ‘Naik believes in Wahhabism, which is a very supremacist, violent understanding of Islam’.

The Islamic International School, founded by Dr Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation, should be banned for indoctrinating impressionable minds, Muslim leaders and clerics have demanded. “The Islamic International School is an Islamic school managed by the IRF

EducationalTrust. The school’s main branch is located in Mumbai, India. A separate branch is currently open in Chennai and a third branch in Dubai is being planned,” information about the school stated. The website, iisschool.com, was accessible until Friday morning. But it could not be opened on Saturday. Repeated attempts from various networks failed to access the website. The website states that scientific education is imparted to students in the best Islamic environment in the school.

“Not only should the government ban IRF, but also the school runs by IRF. The kind of stories that emanate from the school is scary. The criteria for admission are not parents’ education or income, but how religious the parents are, and how strictly they follow the tenets of Islam. If a particular student visits dargahs, special attention is provided to him to dissuade him and the family from doing so. They want to imbibe Wahhabism in young, impressionable students. And it is very dangerous. Quite a few parents of children who have been given admission there have spoken with me. Some who spoke with me even said that they did not take admission there due to the questions asked during the process,” Saeed Noori, founder and general secretary of Raza Academy told The Sunday Guardian. Raza Academy had organised a protest against Zakir Naik and IRF in Mumbai’s Pydhonie area. The academy sought a ban on IRF and Peace TV. Zakir Naik’s brother-in-law Mubarak Kapdi denied the allegations.

“I think this is a serious threat. Governments in Syria, Tunisia, Egypt, Nigeria have learnt it the hard way. The government and the security agencies have to watch very carefully the funding that goes into the madrasas and Masjids which impart religious education to children. Government has to watch what kind of curriculum is being taught. The same is true about schools like Islamic International School. The teachings shouldn’t go against the secular fabric of the country. If we speak about Zakir Naik, he does not believe in secularism. He believes that people from other religions don’t have the right to preach and convert. He doesn’t even believe in the 73 sects of Islam except one, Wahhabism. This is a very supremacist, violent understanding of Islam. If the school too teaches on the same lines, the government needs to monitor it,” Feroze Mithiborwala, a secular Muslim activist, told The Sunday Guardian.

‘The government and the security agencies have to watch very carefully the funding that goes into the madrasas and Masjids.’

When asked if he sought a ban on IRF, Peace TV and the school, he denied it. “The government should investigate everything. Let law take its own course,” he said. Peace TV has already been banned in India, but it is illegally beamed in many parts. The Central government plans to tighten its noose around the operators who do that.

“His doublespeak is for the world to see. He has been trying to spread Wahhabiyat in the world that is why he was awarded by the Saudi royalty. But now, the blasts in Madina-e-Sharif will prompt every Muslim to think seriously of the threat of Wahhabism,” Saeed Noori said.

He claimed that Naik’s peace conference was not given permission by the Mumbai police anytime after 2012 because of the voices raised by Muslims against him.

Muslims have been raising their voices against Zakir Naik for the past few years. The Sunnis, the Shias, the secular Muslims have issues with his ultra-conservative, violent version of Islam.

“At present, the greatest threat to Islam is from Wahhabism. People like Zakir Naik do not understand the Holy Quran, they misinterpret the Hadis. They can get away because of the money Saudi Arabia pours on them,” Mufti Mehmoud Akhtar, chief kazi of Mumbai and imam of Haji Ali Masjid, told The Sunday Guardian.

He said that in the year 2008, the Muslims had gone to the Mumbai Police against Zakir Naik’s misinterpretation of Islam. “At that time, he had apologised in writing. He does not understand Arabic. He has not been trained properly. He spreads divisiveness, propagates hatred. Figures like him should be banned,” he said.

The Shias and the Sunnis are also angry with him for supporting and praising Yazeed, who is believed to have martyred Rasool Allah’s family.

“His teachings are so ultra-conservative and derogatory, he is the example of crisis in Islam. His comments on women are so derogatory. His justification of the bombing of Bamiyan Buddha is ridiculous. He doesn’t want peace, he is a person spreading hatred. Do you think mocking Shiva and Ganesh is spreading peace?” asked Mithiborwala.

“In the past 10 years, there has been a larger Sunni outbreak against Wahhabi/ Salafi movements. The crisis in Islam is evident since the past five years. Radical Islamists want to spread terror. Earlier, very few people challenged them. But now, the challenge comes from within the community,” he said.

“Zakir Naik wants all the good of secular India, but wants it to become Wahhabi India. He even opposes Muslims wishing Christians and Hindus on their festivals. He supports sex slavery. Where are we taking this multi-cultural and plural society of ours?” he asked.

Religious leaders said that more protests will be lined up against Zakir Naik next week.

sundayguardianlive.com/news/5662-shut-down-zakir-naik-s-school-spreading-hate-say-muslims

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Maharashtra State Intelligence Department Gives Clean Chit To Islamic Preacher Dr Zakir Naik, No Arrest On Return To India

July 12, 2016

Mumbai:  The Maharashtra State Intelligence Department (SID) has given a clean chit to Dr Zakir Naik as it found no strong evidence to link the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation to terror-related activities.

SID, who was handling the investigation of the Dr. Zakir Naik case ordered by the Maharashtra government found no reason to register a case against the televangelist for now and will not and cannot be detained the preacher on his return to India based on the evidence against him, said a report on Tuesday.

The SID, as a part of his preliminary probe, has studied hundreds of YouTube videos and speeches given by  Dr. Naik in and out of India and concluded that no case can be made out against him, except the charge of hurting religious sentiments.

“There is no case to be made out against the English-speaking preacher, except maybe the possible charge of hurting religious sentiments,

but even that cannot be established from his speeches. We are tracking his movements and only if he speaks out of turn, can we ‘pin’ him

down on a charge. For now, we are closely monitoring him,” a senior police official was quoted as saying by the Hindu.

The founder of Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation became the centre of a controversy after reports emerged that perpetrators of the

Dhaka terror attack was inspired by the preacher.

Shiv Sena has demanded arrest of Naik on his landing in India and dismantling of his TV network.

Meanwhile,Samajwadi Party Maharashtra unit President Abu Azmi came in support of Naik and sought to know why action has not been taken for the last 25 years if his speeches are inspiring terrorists, and called for a fair inquiry into charges against him.

siasat.com/news/maha-sid-gives-clean-chit-islamic-preacher-dr-zakir-naik-no-arrest-return-india-984791/

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Islamophobia In America : Muslim organisations alleged that California  textbooks is injecting “Islamophobic content”

July 11, 2016

Washington , July 12: A group of 15 top American Muslim organisations has alleged that a California board responsible for developing school textbooks is injecting “Islamophobic content” in the new curriculum.

“The injection of Islamophobic content into the teacher’s manuals would inflame how student discussions are framed. Students, teachers, and communities all suffer when the content is rigged to cause disruption,” the top Muslim American group said in a letter to California State Board of Education which is in final stages of revising and updating the K-12 History-Social Science Framework for public schools.

“The bombardment of prejudicial ideas, from media outlets to candidates in the Presidential election primaries has left no one immune. Even the educators our children look up to are impacted by the hateful discourse,” the letter told the California Board which is considered to be very influential as its textbooks are followed and adopted in several US states.

In the letter, the organisations alleged that contrary to the treatment given to other religions, Islam has been introduced in the curriculum primarily under a narrative of war and conquest.

Prominent among them include the Islamic Society of North America (National), Islamic Circle of North America, Northern California Islamic Council (NCIC), Islamic Shura Council of Southern California and Indian American Muslim Council.

“The curriculum text in its current form is prejudiced in its references to alleged forced conversions of non-Muslims to Islam, often when no such forced conversions are even reported in historical sources,” the letter said.

“Likewise, the curriculum text completely obliterates the role played by United States’ foreign policy in funding extremist religious Muslim groups to achieve short term political objectives and advances the idea that religious extremism is to be found only among Muslims, placing the blame squarely on ‘Radical Islam’,” it said.

The letter alleged that only Islam is singled out when it comes to the study of religious nationalism even though Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army has killed tens of thousands of people in Africa in the name of Christian nationalism.

“Despite India being the second most populous country in the world, the dramatic rise of Hindu nationalism in that country and its violent consequences to religious minorities have been reduced to a passing reference in the curriculum under the religious nationalism section,” it alleged.

“It is disconcerting to see hundreds of edits submitted by groups and individuals that insert more Islamophobia into the already problematic California school curriculum,” the letter said.

indialivetoday.com/islamophobia-america-muslim-organisations-alleged-california-textbooks-injecting-islamophobic-content/12855.html

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Gov't Forces' Advances Cause ISIL Terrorists to Flee Salahuddin in Groups

July 12, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Local sources said that the recent advances of the Iraqi army and popular forces against the ISIL in two vast regions in Salahuddin province have left no choice for the ISIL fighters and their families but to flock to Mosul in Nineveh province to find safer shelters.

"The ISIL security forces in Nineveh have increased checkpoints and prevent fleeing ISIL members and their families from entering Central parts of Mosul," the sources said.

"We are ordered to prevent you to enter Mosul," this is the response of the ISIL forces to fleeing members and their families.

"There have been several cases of arguments and even clashes between the ISIL security forces and fleeing people," they further added.

In the meantime, local civilians of outhern Mosul and Northern Salahuddin who moved towards government-held regions have been warmly accepted and sent to temporary camps.

Reports said earlier today that Leader of the ISIL terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has ordered his men to arrest at least 20 field commanders in Northern Salahuddin on charges of fleeing from the battlefield and continued failures in clashes with Iraqi government forces, a commander of the Iraqi volunteer forces of Hashed al-Shaabi said.

"Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has issued a decree for the arrest of at least 20 local commanders of the Takfiri group in al-Sharqat and al-Qayara on charges of fleeing the battlefield and negligence in leading their forces in the battlefronts," Jabar al-Ma'amouri said.

"After rapid advances of the Iraqi soldiers and popular forces in Salahuddin in the recent days, the ISIL terrorists and their families have started fleeing al-Sharqat and al-Qayara regions to Mosul to find safer shelters there," the commander further added.    

en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950422001094

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India

Shut down Zakir Naik’s School for Spreading Hate: Muslim Leaders and Clerics

10 July, 2016

 ‘Naik believes in Wahhabism, which is a very supremacist, violent understanding of Islam’.

The Islamic International School, founded by Dr Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation, should be banned for indoctrinating impressionable minds, Muslim leaders and clerics have demanded. “The Islamic International School is an Islamic school managed by the IRF

EducationalTrust. The school’s main branch is located in Mumbai, India. A separate branch is currently open in Chennai and a third branch in Dubai is being planned,” information about the school stated. The website, iisschool.com, was accessible until Friday morning. But it could not be opened on Saturday. Repeated attempts from various networks failed to access the website. The website states that scientific education is imparted to students in the best Islamic environment in the school.

Full report at: sundayguardianlive.com/news/5662-shut-down-zakir-naik-s-school-spreading-hate-say-muslims

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Maharashtra State Intelligence Department Gives Clean Chit To Islamic Preacher Dr Zakir Naik, No Arrest On Return To India

July 12, 2016

Mumbai:  The Maharashtra State Intelligence Department (SID) has given a clean chit to Dr Zakir Naik as it found no strong evidence to link the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation to terror-related activities.

SID, who was handling the investigation of the Dr. Zakir Naik case ordered by the Maharashtra government found no reason to register a case against the televangelist for now and will not and cannot be detained the preacher on his return to India based on the evidence against him, said a report on Tuesday.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/maha-sid-gives-clean-chit-islamic-preacher-dr-zakir-naik-no-arrest-return-india-984791/

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Jammu and Kashmir: Muslim couple come out during curfew hours with food for starving Pandit friends

July 12, 2016

Srinagar, July 12: Several parts of Jammu and Kashmir are under strict curfew following heightened tension over the death of 22 people

during protests against the killing of a top Hizbul commander, Burhan Wani. The restriction on public movement has hit the normal life of

people. Shops are closed, there is no means of transport and state police and military forces have limited public movement. In this

difficult times, a Muslim couple took a risk of their lives as they walked through the violent streets to bring food for their starving

Pandit friends.

Full report at: india.com/news/india/jammu-and-kashmir-muslim-couple-come-out-during-curfew-hours-with-food-for-starving-pandit-friends-1325182/

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J-K unrest: PM Modi appeals for peace, says no innocent will be harmed

July 12, 2016

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who chaired a high-level meeting today to review the situation in Kashmir, presently rocked by

violent protests in wake of the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani, appealed to people of the valley to maintain

peace and assured them that no innocent would be harmed.

Emerging from the meeting, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh told the media that Prime Minister Modi has extended every possible assistance and cooperation to the state government in dealing with the present situation.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/j-k-unrest-pm-modi-appeals-peace-says-no-innocent-will-harmed-984776/

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‘Individual’s Views on Islam Not Binding on Muslims’: Indian Union Muslim League, Tamil Nadu

Jul 12, 2016

Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) Tamil Nadu president Khader Moideen, on Monday, said Muslims in India should go by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s (AIMPLB) interpretation of Islamic laws and that reinterpretation of the religion by individuals need not be accepted.

Reacting to controversies surrounding Mumbai-based Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, in whose defence the IUML in Kerala had issued a statement, Mr. Moideen said there were reports that the government was probing his activities. “If anything contradictory to law is found, the law should take its course,” he added.

Full report at: thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/individuals-views-on-islam-not-binding-on-muslims/article8837014.ece

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North America

Islamophobia In America : Muslim organisations alleged that California  textbooks is injecting “Islamophobic content”

July 11, 2016

Washington , July 12: A group of 15 top American Muslim organisations has alleged that a California board responsible for developing school textbooks is injecting “Islamophobic content” in the new curriculum.

“The injection of Islamophobic content into the teacher’s manuals would inflame how student discussions are framed. Students, teachers, and communities all suffer when the content is rigged to cause disruption,” the top Muslim American group said in a letter to California State Board of Education which is in final stages of revising and updating the K-12 History-Social Science Framework for public schools.

Full report at: indialivetoday.com/islamophobia-america-muslim-organisations-alleged-california-textbooks-injecting-islamophobic-content/12855.html

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Muslim-American who was shot after 9/11 promoting peace through ‘World Without Hate’

July 11, 2016

(WTNH)–On this edition of “Nyberg,” a powerful story of a Muslim-American, Rais Bhuiyan, who was shot in a convenience store at age 27 in Dallas and was left to die. It was 10 days after 9-11. The gunman had killed two other Muslims, blaming them for what happened to America.

Full report at: wtnh.com/2016/07/11/muslim-american-who-was-shot-after-911-promoting-peace-through-world-without-hate/

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American Jewish leaders appear on Islamic State hit list

July 12, 2016

Department of Homeland Security officials briefed Jewish leaders on the inclusion of American Jews in an Islamic State “kill list.”

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Some 200 Jewish leaders joined the conference call on Friday organized by the Secure Community Network, the security arm of the national Jewish community, in the wake of the July 3 release of the Islamic State list that included members of synagogues and churches among 1,700 individuals. The names of the synagogue members were pulled from the synagogue websites, among other sources, according to SCN.

Full report at: timesofisrael.com/american-jewish-leaders-appear-on-islamic-state-hit-list/

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Kashmir an internal matter of India: US

July 12, 2016

Washington: Describing Kashmir as an internal matter of India, the US has said it is concerned over the violence and asked all stakeholders

to make efforts towards finding a peaceful resolution to the issue following the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani in the Valley.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/kashmir-internal-matter-india-us-984840/

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Arab World

Gov't Forces' Advances Cause ISIL Terrorists to Flee Salahuddin in Groups

July 12, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Local sources said that the recent advances of the Iraqi army and popular forces against the ISIL in two vast regions in Salahuddin province have left no choice for the ISIL fighters and their families but to flock to Mosul in Nineveh province to find safer shelters.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950422001094

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Saudi Warplanes Violate Ceasefire Across Yemen Again, Kill Civilians

July 12, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Saudi fighter jets violated the UN-brokered ceasefire across Yemen on Tuesday.

In Ma'rib province, the Saudi warplanes hit Sirwah region several times, killing a number of civilians.

In Hajjah province, the Saudi fighter jets pounded the Midi region at least twice, inflicting severe damage on people's houses.

In Amran province, the Arab coalition's warplanes also pounded Harf Safyan region killing a number of civilians there.

The Saudi fighter jets also pounded al-Mojaveh region in Sana'a province at least four times on Tuesday.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950422001051

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Rights Groups Calls for Release of Bahraini Activist, Nabeel Rajab

July 12, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Dozens of Bahraini and international rights groups called on the Al Khalifah regime to release prominent human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab, who faces up to 13 years in prison over tweets critical of the ruling dynasty.

“We remind the Bahraini government of its obligation to preserve the right to free expression,” 26 campaign groups, including Human Rights First and Physicians for Human Rights, said in a statement, presstv reported.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950422001085

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Hadi Al-Ameri: Iraq Has No Place Neither for ISIL Nor for US

July 12, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces, Hadi al-Ameri emphasized that Iraq is neither a place for the ISIL terrorist group, nor for the United States.

Ameri's remarks were in response for US Defense Secretary General, Ashton Carter, who said his country would send 560 troops to Iraq as part of fight against ISIL, Al Manar reported.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950422001059

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Syrian Democratic Forces Destroy ISIL Drone Site in Northeastern Aleppo

July 12, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) opened heavy fire at one of the large bases of the ISIL terrorists near the town of Manbij and destroyed its drone site and bomb-making workshop.

The SDF, mainly comprising of the Kurdish fighters, tipped off by their intelligence agents, targeted the ISIL's site of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and a bomb-making workshop, which ended in the complete destruction of the site and workshop and the killing of several militants in the base.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950422001039

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Larijani Underlines Iran's Resolve to Fight against Terrorism

July 12, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined his country's firm determination to continue campaign against terrorism, and expressed pleasure in the Iraqi army and popular forces' recent victories against the militants.

Larijani made the remarks in a meeting with Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim in Tehran on Tuesday.

During the meeting, he voiced pleasure in the Iraqi government, nation and army's recent advances against the terrorist groups, and called for more internal integrity and unity among all ethnic, religious and political groups until full establishment of security.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950422000979

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Iraqi Volunteer Forces' Commander: ISIL Nurtured by US for New Middle-East Project

July 12, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of Iraq's volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) said the US has created and nurtured the ISIL terrorist group to use it as an instrument for its new Middle-East project.

"We believe that the US is running a major plot in Iraq, and the ISIL is only the project's executor; the main aim of this project is creation of a new Middle-East; the US is the first and last supporter of the ISIL and we believe that if it hadn't been for the US aid, the ISIL project would have never come to life," Commander of the Brigade 18 of Hashd al-Shaabi Seyed Hamed al-Jazzayeri said on Tuesday.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950422000898

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South Asia

ISIS commander Meera Jan killed with his 13 fighters in Nangarhar

Mon Jul 11 2016

A commander leading the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group was killed during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province.

According to the defense sources, the ISIS commander was identified as Meera Jan and was killed together with his 13 fighters.

Full report at: khaama.com/isis-commander-meera-jan-killed-with-his-13-fighters-in-nangarhar-01459

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Taliban attack repulsed in Farah, 10 killed, 7 wounded

Tue Jul 12 2016

A Taliban attack was repulsed by the Afghan security forces in Farah province located in western part of the country, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Tuesday.

According to a statement by MoI, a group of Taliban insurgents launched coordinated attack on a police check post in the village of Karez located in the center of Farah.

The statement further added that the attack was launched on Monday evening but the Afghan forces efficiently responded to the Taliban fire.

Full report at: khaama.com/taliban-attack-repulsed-in-farah-10-killed-7-wounded-01463

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ISIS suffer heavy loss in foreign forces airstrike in East of Afghanistan

Tue Jul 12 2016

The loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group suffered heavy loss during an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the airstrike was carried out by the foreign forces in the restive Achin district.

Full report at: khaama.com/isis-suffer-heavy-loss-in-foreign-forces-airstrike-in-east-of-afghanistan-01462

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US should cut aid to turn Pakistan into a second North Korea: Khalilzad

Tue Jul 12 2016

A top former American diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad has said the United States should aid to Pakistan in a bid to turn the country into second North Korea, accusing the country for supporting the regional terrorism.

Khalilzad who has also served as the US Ambassador to Afghanistan has said the United States specifically the country’s lawmakers have became confident that the Taliban group and Haqqani network leaderships are based in Pakistan.

Full report at: khaama.com/us-should-cut-aid-to-turn-pakistan-into-a-second-north-korea-khalilzad-01461

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9 Haqqani network militants arrested before carrying out attacks in Qalat city

Tue Jul 12 2016

A group of 9 Haqqani network militants were arrested by the Afghan intelligence operatives before they manage to conduct attacks in Qalat city, the provincial capital of Zabul province.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), said the Afghan intelligence operatives confiscated at least 12 Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from the detained militants.

Full report at: khaama.com/9-haqqani-network-militants-arrested-before-carrying-out-attacks-in-qalat-city-01467

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Pakistanis among 9 killed in Afghan Air Force raids in Nangarhar

Tue Jul 12 2016

At least 9 Taliban insurgents were killed during airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the airstrikes were carried out in Khogyani district targeting the militants in Pira Khel, Morgi, and Zhora areas.

The officials further added that five militants were also wounded during the airstrikes and various types of weapons, ammunition and explosives belonging to the Taliban insurgents were destroyed.

Full report at: khaama.com/pakistanis-among-9-killed-in-afghan-air-force-raids-in-nangarhar-01466

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Pentagon Chief in Afghanistan to meet Afghan leaders, US commanders

Tue Jul 12 2016

The US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has arrived in Afghanistan to meet with the Afghan officials and US commanders based in Afghanistan.

The visit by Carter follows days after Washington and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders renewed pledge to support Afghanistan and maintain forces in the country.

He is expected to meet with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah during his visit.

This comes as President Barack Obama announced last week to keep 8,400 US troops in Afghanistan through January 2017.

Full report at: khaama.com/pentagon-chief-in-afghanistan-to-meet-afghan-leaders-us-commanders-01464

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Nuristani faces opposition for appointment as Afghan Ambassador to Spain

Tue Jul 12 2016

The Office of the Chief Executive has opposed with the appointment of Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani as the Afghan Ambassador to Spain.

A spokesman for  CEO Abdullah Abdullah Javid Faisal has said the Office of the Chief Executive hopes that the selection of Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani as Ambassador to Spain is not true.

According to Faisal, Nuristani has been repeatedly recommended to CEO Abdullah for the post of the Afghan Ambassador to Spain but it was rejected.

Full report at: khaama.com/nuristani-faces-opposition-for-appointment-as-afghan-ambassador-to-spain-01468

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Southeast Asia

Philippine troops kill 40 Abu Sayyaf extremists in south

July 12, 2016

Indonesian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo, right, speaks to the media as Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, second left, listens after their meeting on the abduction of three Indonesians by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 11, 2016. The suspected militants kidnapped three Indonesian fishermen on the weekend in the latest of a series of incidents highlighting weak security in the Celebes Sea that borders Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Indonesian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo, right, speaks to the media as Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, second left, listens after their meeting on the abduction of three Indonesians by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 11, ...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine troops have killed 40 Abu Sayyaf extremists and wounded 25 others in two battlefronts in the first major counterterrorism offensive in the south under the new president, the military said Monday.

Full report at: washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/11/philippine-troops-kill-40-abu-sayyaf-extremists-in/

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Tourist deported from Myanmar after his leg TATTOO of Buddha offends monks

12.07.2016

A Spanish tourist boasting a leg tattoo of Buddha has been deported from Myanmar after he offended monks with his inking.

The influence of religious hardliners is growing in the country and the man was initially detained in Bagan, an ancient town in central Myanmar where tourists flock to visit thousands of picturesque temples and pagodas. 

Full report at: dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3684575/Myanmar-deport-Spanish-tourist-Buddha-tattoo-police.html

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Pakistan

Pakistan operations helping anti-terror fight in Afghanistan, says US

July 12, 2016

WASHINGTON: The US State Department said on Monday that Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts in Fata had reduced the ability of some militant groups to use the area as a base for insurgency in Afghanistan.

This is the first indication in months of a renewed US confidence in Pakistan’s efforts to fight terrorism in the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan and precedes a congressional hearing aimed at highlighting the country’s alleged lack of cooperation with US efforts to stabilise Afghanistan.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1270236/pakistan-operations-helping-anti-terror-fight-in-afghanistan-says-us

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Pesh imam killed by unidentified gunmen in Karachi

July 12, 2016

KARACHI: A pesh imam at Masjid Siddiq Akber succumbed to his injuries after being shot at by two gunmen in his residence on Monday.

Two unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen shot the pesh imam, Habibur Rehman, at his residence in Masjid Siddiq Akber in Karachi's Gulistan-i-Jauhar area near Safoora Chowrangi, Superintedent Police Gulshan-i-Iqbal Fahad Ahmed said.

Habibur Rehman, in his mid-thirties, did not appear to be the victim of a sectarian killing, the SP said, adding that the body had been shifted to Memon Hospital.

dawn.com/news/1270337/pesh-imam-killed-by-unidentified-gunmen-in-karachi

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Mideast

Turkish PM says ‘not many reasons’ to fight with Syria and Egypt, hinting at policy change

July 12, 2016

Turkish PM says ‘not many reasons’ to fight with Syria and Egypt, hinting at policy change

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said there are “not many reasons” to fight with any countries in Turkey’s region, including Syria and Egypt, vowing that Ankara would continue to try to improve relations with its neighbors.

“There are not many reasons for us to fight with Iraq, Syria, Egypt and countries in all regions. But there are many reasons to carry relations forward,” Yıldırım said at a meeting of his Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) “Politics Academy” in the capital Ankara on July 11.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-pm-says-not-many-reasons-to-fight-with-syria-and-egypt-hinting-at-policy-change.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101493&NewsCatID=510

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Less than one-third of Syrian children in Turkey in formal education

July 12, 2016

Only 170,000 of 625,000 school-aged Syrian children living in Turkey are receiving formal education at Temporary Education Centers (GEM) inside and outside refugee camps, according to the Education Ministry.

Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz provided information on the education situation of Syrian refugee children upon a parliamentary question by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul deputy İlhan Cihaner.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/less-than-one-third-of-syrian-children-in-turkey-in-formal-education.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101498&NewsCatID=341

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Underwater tunnel to be built crossing Istanbul’s Golden Horn

July 12, 2016

Underwater tunnel to be built crossing Istanbul’s Golden Horn

A tender process for a project linking Istanbul’s Fatih and Beyoğlu districts through an undersea tunnel passing beneath the Golden Horn (Haliç) waterway is set to begin this month, with construction of the tunnel expected to be completed within 700 days. The Atatürk Bridge over the Golden Horn will be demolished as part of the project.

With the plan approved by the Istanbul Municipality, ground traffic connecting Fatih’s Unkapanı area to the Şişhane, Kasımpaşa and Karaköy areas in Beyoğlu will be taken completely underground, with a 900-meter-long tunnel that will have a total of six equally divided lanes.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/underwater-tunnel-to-be-built-crossing-istanbuls-golden-horn.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101502&NewsCatID=341

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MHP leader criticizes Erdoğan’s offer of citizenship to Syrians

July 12, 2016

The leader of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over his remarks on offering citizenship to Syrians who are taking refuge in Turkey.

“The issues regarding citizenship are not in the authority of the Presidency. Turkish citizenship is not a title that is left to the will of the Presidency,” MHP head Devlet Bahçeli said during the parliamentary group meeting of his party on July 12, as he added “the social dilemmas caused by Syrians threaten the peace of society.”

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/mhp-leader-criticizes-erdogans-offer-of-citizenship-to-syrians-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101500&NewsCatID=338

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Three police officers wounded in suspected PKK attack in Turkey’s north

July 12, 2016

Three police officers were wounded late on July 11 in two separate suspected outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attacks in the Black Sea province of Giresun.

Unknown assailants opened fire on a police vehicle patrolling in the province’s Dereli district at around 11 p.m. Police officer Suat Elidar was slightly injured in the attack.

Meanwhile, another two police officers were wounded when an explosive was detonated near the scene.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/three-police-officers-wounded-in-suspected-pkk-attack-in-turkeys-north.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101494&NewsCatID=341

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CHP questions plans to change Ankara’s architecture

July 12, 2016

An Ankara deputy from Turkey’s main opposition party has questioned whether the president and the government were aiming to erase traces of the republic era in the capital city via a conscious policy.

In a parliamentary motion presented to Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman’s office on July 10, Republican People’s Party (CHP) Ankara deputy Necati Yılmaz recalled recently delivered remarks by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan concerning the architecture of Ankara.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/chp-questions-plans-to-change-ankaras-architecture.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101467&NewsCatID=338

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Not all Syrian migrants to get citizenship, says Turkish gov’t

July 12, 2016

Not all of Turkey’s nearly three million Syrian refugees will be offered citizenship, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş told reporters on July 11, saying the aim is to offer Turkish IDs to qualified and educated Syrians “with a clean record.”

“Studies are being conducted on how those Syrians who can be of benefit Turkey, who have never been involved in acts of terror, and who could serve as a bridge between Turkey and Syria, could become Turkish citizens,” Kurtulmuş said at a press conference during a break in the weekly cabinet meeting.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/not-all-syrian-migrants-to-get-citizenship-says-turkish-govt.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101475&NewsCatID=338

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Africa

Christians, Muslim strain returns to haunt Nigeria

July 12, 2016

Christians, Muslim strain returns to haunt Nigeriafrom EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria

ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE alleged murder of Muslims by the Army, killings by the Fulani herdsmen in mostly Christian areas and the Boko Haram insurgency have brought to the fore the long running inter-religious tensions in Nigeria.

The West African country, the largest in terms of population with more than 180 million people, is beset by a number of social issues, Christian-Muslim strife, which can be traced back to 1953.

Full report at: cajnewsafrica.com/2016/07/11/exclusive-christians-muslim-strain-returns-to-haunt-nigeria/

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South African police arrest 4 Daesh suspects

11.07.2016    

South African police have arrested four people suspected of having links to the terrorist group Daesh in Johannesburg, authorities said Monday.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, spokesperson for South Africa’s serious crimes unit, the Hawks, told Anadolu Agency that the suspects, between the ages of 20-24, were arrested on Saturday. They were under police surveillance for over a year.

“Last year, we stopped them at the airport from flying to Syria. We have since been investigating their activities,” Mulaudzi told via telephone.

He said investigations showed the suspects were involved in terror related activities and intended to leave South Africa to join Daesh.

Full report at: aa.com.tr/en/africa/south-african-police-arrest-4-daesh-suspects-/605711

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South Africa Charges Twins Over Plot to Attack U.S. Embassy and Join ISIS

July 12, 2016

JOHANNESBURG — The South African authorities filed terrorism-related charges on Monday against twin brothers who they say plotted to attack the United States Embassy in South Africa and tried to fly to Syria to fight for the Islamic State.

The brothers were arrested on Saturday, along with two accomplices, after investigators with the nation’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation found ammunition and grenades in a home belonging to one of the suspects in Johannesburg, said Hangwani Mulaudzi, a spokesman for the directorate.

Full report at: nytimes.com/2016/07/12/world/africa/south-africa-islamic-state.html?_r=0

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Europe

Anti-Muslim sentiment on rise in Europe due to migration and Isil as continent rejects multi-cultural society

July 12, 2016

urope is rejecting the idea that multi-culturalism is beneficial to society following a year in which the migrant crisis and Isil-inspired terror attacks have boosted anti-Muslim sentiment across the continent, a new Europe-wide survey has shown.

The data from Pew Research, the leading non-partisan US social attitudes survey company, will serve as another sharp warning to Europe’s political elites about the growing strength of grassroots sentiment over the migration issue.

Full report at: telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/12/europe-rejects-multi-cultural-society-says-survey/

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EU nations REJECTING multiculturalism: Report shows ‘ISIS effect’ is dividing the bloc

July 12, 2016

Since the rise of ISIS and its horror attacks in Paris and Brussels, communities across the main bloc are beginning to become wary of their neighbours, and anti-Muslim sentiment has been boosted.

A Europe-wide survey has shown the migration issue is devisive and fear is beginning to set in following killings by suicide bombers and gunmen.

The data from Pew Research, the leading non-partisan US social attitudes survey company, will serve as another sharp warning to Europe’s political elites about the growing strength of grassroots sentiment over the migration issue.

Full report at: express.co.uk/news/world/688549/European-nations-REJECTING-multiculturalism-Muslim-ISIS-terror-attacks-Brussels-Paris

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Mediterranean Union issues joint anti-terror declaration

12th Jul 2016

ROME (AA): The Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean on Monday issued a joint anti-terror declaration following an initiative by Turkey.

At a bureau meeting held in the Italian Senate, representatives from Egypt, Italy, Turkey and the European Parliament held a minute of silence for the victims of a terror attack last month in Istanbul.

Full report at: muslimnews.co.uk/news/europe/italy-mediterranean-union-issues-joint-anti-terror-declaration/

 

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