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[REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE] Students of Anjuman-e-Islam in Ahmedabad practice yoga 30 minutes every day and say that it helps them keep up with fasting during Ramadan In Picture: A woman practices yoga at a public park ahead of World Yoga Day, in Ahmedabad, India. [Representational Image]Reuters

 

International Yoga Day: Islamic School Shows How Yoga Can Help In Taxing Times of Ramadan

Ramadan 2016: Israel 'Cuts off Water Supply To West Bank' During Muslim Holy Month

Anonymous Hacks Pro-ISIS Twitter Accounts, Fills Them with Gay Pride

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South Asia

Taliban Use Child Sex Slaves for Insider Attacks on Afghan Police

5 Militants Killed In Uruzgan Airstrike

Musharraf blames India for Torkham clash between Afghan and Pakistani forces

Ex-Taliban Leader Slams Pakistan for Torkham Issue

Karzai says not supporting any movement against the unity government

Zakhilwal warns Pakistani military of consequences regarding Torkham gate work

Coordinated suicide attack foiled in Jalalabad city, 8 suspects arrested

Afghanistan and Pakistan agree on ceasefire at Torkham

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India

International Yoga Day: Islamic School Shows How Yoga Can Help In Taxing Times Of Ramadan

Ahead Of UP Polls: Will Communal Politics Harm Kairana’s Secular Harmony?

Sadhvi Prachi’s Call to Rid India of Muslims Triggers Protest

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Mideast

Ramadan 2016: Israel 'Cuts off Water Supply To West Bank' During Muslim Holy Month

Opposition Up In Arms over Plans to Delete Atatürk’s Ideology in New Charter

Turkish Actor in US Admits Selling Nuclear Technology Material to Iran

Despite Brexit noise and migrant woes, Turkey committed to EU ties: Simsek

‘Hate crime’ committed against Roma people, claims CHP deputy

Draft law for more gov’t authority on company boards stirs debate in Turkey

Ten life sentences given to ISIL militants in Turkey

Erdogan calls Obama to express condolences over Orlando shooting

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Arab World

Anonymous Hacks Pro-ISIS Twitter Accounts, Fills Them with Gay Pride

12 Terrorists Killed in Clashes with IRGC in North-western Iran

Islamic Generosity in Saudi Arabia during Ramazan

UAE: 'War is over' for Emirati troops in Yemen

ISIS 'kill list' includes names of 151 Canadians

High-Ranking ISIL Financial Officials Killed in Deir Ezzur, Huge Money Stolen

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Southeast Asia

Kosovo Hacker Admits He Gave Military Members' Data to the Islamic State

Green Cards’ Distributed To Stateless Rakhine State Muslims

How is it Like to be Non-Muslims during Ramadhan in Indonesia?

Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to ease Rohingya tension

Muslims and Christians: A happy family?

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Europe

Father of Paris Attacks Victim Sues Facebook, Twitter and Google

ISIS in Europe? Belgium and France Warned Of Islamic State Attacks in Wake of Orlando Shooting

Undercover police officer 'recorded Muslim extremists calling for gay people to be thrown from a building during secret ISIS support meetings in back garden'

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Pakistan

Khyber Elders Term Torkham Clashes Indian Ploy

NAB Barred From Illegal Action Against Pervaiz

Four female students injured as school guard 'accidentally' opens fire in Swat

Bomb attack near home of former KP CM in Mardan leaves one injured

MQM slams Rangers after media cell chief booked for ‘propaganda’

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America

CIA Chief Says ISIS Working To Send Operatives to The West

Kosovo hacker faces 25 years in prison for giving ISIS a US kill list

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Africa

Is Africa’s Emerging Superpower on the Brink of Religious War?

South Africa: Tension Over Family Living in Historical Muslim Cemetery

Islamic finance could be game changer for development in West Africa

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Australia

Dozens of Prominent Australian Muslims Have Issued a Statement on the Orlando Attack

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Taliban Use Child Sex Slaves for Insider Attacks on Afghan Police

Thu Jun 16 2016

The Taliban militants are using child sex slaves to penetrate among the Afghan police forces in a bid to carry out insider attacks, it has been reported.

According to the reports, the latest technique has been used in southern Afghanistan where the security situation has been tense in a number of provinces.

The former provincial police chief of Uruzgan Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai has told AFP “The Taliban are sending boys — beautiful boys, handsome boys — to penetrate checkpoints and kill, drug and poison policemen.”

Ghulam Sakhi further added “They have figured out the biggest weakness of police forces — Bacha Bazi.”

Another police commander in Tarin Kot said “These bacha attacks have fuelled deep mistrust within police ranks.”

The Taliban group has however rejected to use the child sex slaves for staging attacks agianst the Afghan security forces in the south.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) of Afghanistan also rejected reports suggesting the involvement of Afghan police forces in sexual abuse of children ‘Bacha Baazi’.

In a statement released late last year, MoI said sexual abuse of children is an obscene and indecent act with the Afghan laws recognizing it as a criminal offense and the perpetrators will face severe punishment as per the applicable laws.

khaama.com/taliban-use-child-sex-slaves-for-insider-attacks-on-afghan-police-01271

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International Yoga Day: Islamic School Shows How Yoga Can Help In Taxing Times of Ramadan

June 15, 2016

As countdown to International Yoga Day on June 21 has begun, students of an Islamic school in Ahmedabad are setting an example of communal harmony and proving to be a fitting response to controversies surrounding Yoga Day.

Students of Anjuman-e-Islam have been practising Yoga daily for 30 minutes without associating the religion with the exercise. In fact, the students and teachers at the school believe that Yoga helps them in keeping up with the fasting during the ongoing month of Ramadan, ANI reported.

"We all know that Yoga has several benefits. Yoga is not associated to any religion and can be practised by everyone. Yoga helps us to get through the day in a healthy fashion. We are not supposed to drink water nor eat anything during Ramadan and practising this helps us with the pressure," Nameera, a student, was quoted as saying by ANI.

A number of controversies revolving around International Yoga Day erupted last year when various minority groups opposed the chanting of Om and Surya Namaskar (paying salutations to the sun) during the yoga exercises.

The Indian government has decided not include Surya Namaskar and not make Om chanting compulsory this year on International Yoga Day.

At Anjuman-e-Islam School, however, the mood is completely different -- with the faculty and students endorsing Yoga practices likewise.

Mallick Husseinbai, the Physical Health instructor of the school, told ANI that the practising Yoga is proving to be highly beneficial for the students and that chanting of 'Omkar' mantra is an option the school leaves to the students.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in a letter addressed to all the Union ministers urged them to make 'Yoga' a mass movement .

"The International Day of Yoga is not simply an event. It is a way of making yoga an integral part of our lives. It is a means of popularising yoga among the masses, across social strata, in different age groups so that we can enhance our mental and physical well being. It is towards this end that I solicit your support," Modi said in the letter, as reported by the Indian Express.

ibtimes.co.in/international-yoga-day-islamic-school-shows-how-yoga-can-help-taxing-times-ramadan-682839

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Ramadan 2016: Israel 'cuts off water supply to West Bank' during Muslim holy month

June 16, 2016

Israel has cut off the water supply to large areas of the West Bank, Palestinian authorities have claimed.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have reportedly been left without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period of fasting, at a time when temperatures can exceed 35C.

The northern city of Jenin, which has a population of more than 40,000, said its water supplies had been cut in half by Mekorot, Israel's national water company. Jenin is home to a refugee camp, established in 1953, which contains 16,000 registered refugees.

Ayman Rabi, the executive director of the Palestinian Hydrology Group, told Al Jazeera that in some areas people had not received water for more than 40 days.

He said: "People are relying on purchasing water from water trucks or finding it from alternative sources such as springs and other filling points in their vicinity.

"Families are having to live on two, three or 10 litres per capita per day."

Saleh Hijazi, Amnesty International's Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories researcher, said the reports were "alarming".

He told The Independent: "Israel already allows Palestinians access to only a fraction of the shared water resources in the occupied West Bank, with unlawful Israeli settlements getting almost unlimited water supplies which enable settlers to maintain lush gardens and even fill up numerous private swimming pools.

“Water is a basic need and a right. Mekorot should restore any water supplies to Palestinians it has cut off and the Israel authorities should end their discriminatory water policies, lifting all arbitrary restrictions it currently imposes on Palestinians’ access to this vital resource.”

According to UN guidelines, 7.5 litres per person per day is the minimum requirement under nornal conditions but in some areas of the Palestinian territories the minimum requirement is much higher.

The municipality of Jenin, several villages in Nablus and the city of Salfit and its surrounding villages claimed to have suffered cuts to their water supply.

Almost 200,000 Palestinians in the West Bank do not have access to running water, and require permission before collecting it themselves, according to a report by Amnesty International.

Since 1967, Israel has limited the water available to Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip since its forces occupied the territories.

A spokesperson for the Israeli government told The Indepedent there is "no truth" in the claims, and said the shortages were down to faulty water lines.

They said: "Several hours ago, COGAT's Civil Administration team have repaired a burst pipe line, which disrupted the water supply to the villages of Marda, Biddya, Jamma'in, Salfit and Tapuach. The water flow has been regulated and is currently up and running.

"Any effort to connect the disruptions with terror is mistaken and misleading.

"Given the failure to develop infrastructures as a result of the unwillingness on behalf of the Palestinians to convene  the Joint Water Committee (JWC), there are problems in the water supply."

Mekorot could not be reached for comment.

independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/ramadan-2016-israel-water-west-bank-cuts-off-a7082826.html

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Anonymous hacks pro-ISIS Twitter accounts, fills them with gay pride

June 15th, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -- In response to the Orlando mass shooting, the hacker-activist group known as Anonymous has hacked into dozens of pro-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Twitter accounts and infused them with gay pride, CBS San Francisco reported.

While San Francisco-based Twitter did not admit that the accounts were hacked, images of the hacked accounts and the Twitter account responsible for the hacking suggest otherwise.

"We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism and the Twitter Rules make it clear that this type of behavior, or any violent threat, is not permitted on our service," a Twitter spokesperson told CBS San Francisco on Wednesday. "Since the middle of 2015 alone, we've suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS."

Anonymous hacker @WauchulaGhost has been hacking pro-ISIS accounts since at least March 2016, but possibly earlier. Around June 7, the @WauchulaGhost account was posting pornography-related images and slogans such as "I love porn" and Anonymous to pro-ISIS accounts.

The Anonymous hacker, or group of hackers, claimed on June 10 to have hacked into about 1,500 pro-ISIS, also referred to as Daesh, Twitter accounts and posted pornographic material. Anonymous also frequently tweets the pro-ISIS accounts' IP addresses, which included users in Turkey, the United Kingdom, Iraq, Jordan, Oman and elsewhere.

On June 12, the hacker account @WauchulaGhost said that Twitter had deleted the accounts after they were hacked into and altered by Anonymous.

Following the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando -- which the FBI is investigating as both a hate crime and an ISIS-inspired terror attack -- the Anonymous hacker started to infiltrate pro-ISIS accounts and then post images of rainbow flags, non-graphic gay pornography and slogans such as "I'm gay and I'm proud."

The pro-ISIS accounts that were hacked were all renamed "Jacked by a Ghost" and most linked to CIA.gov. While some of the hacked accounts have been suspended, some still exist, according to CBS San Francisco.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Anonymous hacker Twitter account appeared to still be at it, tweeting its successful takeover of the Twitter account @islamsunna111, with an IP address in Oman, and peppering that account with slogans such as "Make love, not war" and "#MoreSex #LessDeath #ISIS #ISIL #IslamicState."

cbsnews.com/news/anonymous-hacks-pro-isis-twitter-accounts-fills-them-with-gay-pride/

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South Asia

Taliban Use Child Sex Slaves for Insider Attacks on Afghan Police

Thu Jun 16 2016

The Taliban militants are using child sex slaves to penetrate among the Afghan police forces in a bid to carry out insider attacks, it has been reported.

According to the reports, the latest technique has been used in southern Afghanistan where the security situation has been tense in a number of provinces.

The former provincial police chief of Uruzgan Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai has told AFP “The Taliban are sending boys — beautiful boys, handsome boys — to penetrate checkpoints and kill, drug and poison policemen.”

Full report at: khaama.com/taliban-use-child-sex-slaves-for-insider-attacks-on-afghan-police-01271

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5 militants killed in Uruzgan airstrike

Thu Jun 16 2016

At least five militants were killed in an airstrike carried out by the Afghan Air Force in southern Uruzgan province.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the airstrike was carried out in the village of Sang Andaz in Charchino district targeting the hideout of the terrorists.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

Full report at: khaama.com/5-militants-killed-in-uruzgan-airstrike-01274

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Musharraf blames India for Torkham clash between Afghan and Pakistani forces

Wed Jun 15 2016

The former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has blamed India for Torkham clash among the Afghan and Pakistani forces.

Musharraf issued an online statement following the death of a senior Pakistani army officer who was initially injured during the fight with the Afghan forces.

“Afghanistan must not play into the hands of the divisive and subversive agenda of India and become anti-Pakistan,” Musharraf alleged.

Full report at: khaama.com/musharraf-blames-india-for-torkham-clash-between-afghan-and-pakistani-forces-01269

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Ex-Taliban leader slams Pakistan for Torkham issue

Thu Jun 16 2016

The former top Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef has slammed Pakistan for the deadly issued in Torkham, warning that Islamabad is responsible for those killed in the clash in the past three days.

Full report at: khaama.com/ex-taliban-leader-slams-pakistan-for-torkham-issue-01275

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Karzai says not supporting any movement against the unity government

Wed Jun 15 2016

Pakistan wanted Durand Line recognition KarzaiThe former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said he is not supporting any movement against the government of national unity led by President Ghani and CEO Abdullah.

Full report at: khaama.com/karzai-says-not-supporting-any-movement-against-the-unity-government-01268

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Zakhilwal warns Pakistani military of consequences regarding Torkham gate work

Thu Jun 16 2016

The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal has warned the Pakistani military of consequences if the construction work of the gate has not been halted.

In an online statement posted on his Facebook page, Zakhilwal said the construction work of the gate has not been stopped by the Pakistani forces despite an agreement was reached to halt the work and resolve the issue through diplomatic negotiations.

Zakhilwal further added that an agreement was reached with Pakistani military delegation to ceasefire, high level talks on the issue, resolve the issue through discussions by high level delegation, and prevent construction work until he issue has been resolved.

Full report at: khaama.com/zakhilwal-warns-pakistani-military-of-consequences-regarding-torkham-gate-work-01273

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Coordinated suicide attack foiled in Jalalabad city, 8 suspects arrested

Thu Jun 16 2016

A coordinated suicide attack plot by the Taliban militants was foiled by the Afghan intelligence operatives in eastern Nangarhar province.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said a group of 8 Taliban insurgents were arrested in connection to the attack plot.

Full report at: khaama.com/coordinated-suicide-attack-foiled-in-jalalabad-city-8-suspects-arrested-01272

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Afghanistan and Pakistan agree on ceasefire at Torkham

Wed Jun 15 2016

The Afghan and Pakistani authorities have agreed on a ceasefire at Torkham following three days of intense tensions that led to heavy clashes on numerous occasions.

The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal confirmed that a ceasefire was agreed following the meetings with the Pakistani authorities.

“Productive meetings with relevant Pak leadership on Torkham issue. Agreed on ceasefire, deescalation of tension, draw down of military buildup and steps forward for an amicable solution,” Zakhilwal said in a short message posted on his Facebook account.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghanistan-and-pakistan-agree-on-ceasefire-at-torkham-01270

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India

International Yoga Day: Islamic School Shows How Yoga Can Help In Taxing Times of Ramadan

June 15, 2016

As countdown to International Yoga Day on June 21 has begun, students of an Islamic school in Ahmedabad are setting an example of communal harmony and proving to be a fitting response to controversies surrounding Yoga Day.

Students of Anjuman-e-Islam have been practising Yoga daily for 30 minutes without associating the religion with the exercise. In fact, the students and teachers at the school believe that Yoga helps them in keeping up with the fasting during the ongoing month of Ramadan, ANI reported.

Full report at: ibtimes.co.in/international-yoga-day-islamic-school-shows-how-yoga-can-help-taxing-times-ramadan-682839

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Ahead Of UP Polls: Will Communal Politics Harm Kairana’s Secular Harmony?

Jun 16, 2016

Over a century ago, musician Abdul Karim Khan migrated from Kairana to Dharwad in Karnataka to establish the Kirana Gharana as a musical ideology that presumably forms the ‘line of actual control’ between Carnatic music and Hindustani classical.

What followed was a movement that revolutionised Indian music as we know it.

Today, a list released by a 78-year-old local BJP MP has brought another instance of migration from the same town in Uttar Pradesh. But this, in utter contrast, has struck a decidedly discordant note among the people of the state in the run-up to the upcoming state assembly polls.

Full report at: hindustantimes.com/india-news/ahead-of-up-polls-will-communal-politics-harm-kairana-s-secular-harmony/story-oP72puvz3Rf1UBHpuVVABI.html

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Sadhvi Prachi’s call to rid India of Muslims triggers protest

16th June 2016

NEW DELHI: Taking strong objection to Hindutva leader Sadhvi Prachi's recent statement calling for a "Muslim-free" India, the All India Imams Council today staged a protest demanding an FIR against the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader.

Known for courting controversies, Sadhvi had said India must be rid of Muslims now that the mission of a Congress-free India has been "accomplished".

"The statement was not only unconstitutional and offensive but it will also promote enmity between two different communities," Mafti Hanir Ahrar Qasmi, general secretary of the Imam Council said.

Full report at: newindianexpress.com/nation/Sadhvi-Prachi%E2%80%99s-call-to-rid-India-of-Muslims-triggers-protest/2016/06/16/article3485491.ece

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Mideast

Ramadan 2016: Israel 'cuts off water supply to West Bank' during Muslim holy month

June 16, 2016

Israel has cut off the water supply to large areas of the West Bank, Palestinian authorities have claimed.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have reportedly been left without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period of fasting, at a time when temperatures can exceed 35C.

Full report at: independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/ramadan-2016-israel-water-west-bank-cuts-off-a7082826.html

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Opposition up in arms over plans to delete Atatürk’s ideology in new charter

June 16, 2016

A statement by a chief advisor of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggesting that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk would be mentioned only with his “founder” title in the new constitution has infuriated Turkey’s main opposition party.

“The prevailing view is that there should be no reference to any specific ideology in the new constitution,” Mehmet Uçum, a chief adviser to Erdogan, said in an interview at the presidential palace in Ankara, Bloomberg News Agency reported on June 14, unveiling the Turkish leadership’s plans to remove references in the constitution binding public servants to the ideology of Atatürk, the nation’s secular founder, as part of a comprehensive overhaul of the state, its principles and institutions under Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/opposition-up-in-arms-over-plans-to-delete-ataturks-ideology-in-new-charter-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=100546&NewsCatID=338

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Turkish actor in US admits selling nuclear technology material to Iran

June 16, 2016

A former Turkish actor, detained in New York for illegally selling to Iran a restricted metallic powder used in missile production, pleaded guilty on June 15.

Erdal Kuyumcu, 44, the chief executive of Global Metallurgy LLC, pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn federal court on June 15 to deliberately violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), which limits trade with Iran.

The indictment said Kuyumcu collected more than 450 kilograms of cobalt-nickel metallic powder, which is used in aerospace, missile production and nuclear applications, to export them to Iran.

It added that Kuyumcu, along with another partner, then hid the metal powder in Turkey before sending it to Iran.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-actor-in-us-admits-selling-nuclear-technology-material-to-iran.aspx?pageID=238&nID=100522&NewsCatID=509

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Despite Brexit noise and migrant woes, Turkey committed to EU ties: Simsek

June 16, 2016

Turkey remains committed to closer ties with the European Union despite strains in the relationship, and wants to deepen a customs union to become the bloc’s third largest trade partner, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said in an interview.

Turkey’s relations with Europe have soured over demands it amend its anti-terrorism laws on human rights grounds under a deal to curb migration, prompting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month to angrily warn: “We’re going our way, you go yours.”

Its decade-long efforts to join the EU have meanwhile been dragged into Britain’s acrimonious debate over exiting the bloc, reinforcing the view of some Turks that Brussels was never serious about Turkish membership in the first place.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/despite-brexit-noise-and-migrant-woes-turkey-committed-to-eu-ties-simsek.aspx?pageID=238&nID=100550&NewsCatID=344

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‘Hate crime’ committed against Roma people, claims CHP deputy

June 16, 2016

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Izmir deputy Özcan Purçu has said he will file a criminal complaint against the mayor of the central province of Afyonkarahisar for calling Roma people who live a nomadic life in the outskirts of the city “crime machines,” adding the mayor’s remarks constituted a “hate crime.”

Making a press statement in front of the Afyonkarahisar municipal building, Purçu said he was Roma and living a nomadic life was the case for most of these people.

Saying that he called Afyonkarahisar Mayor Burhanettin Çoban to request services such as water, a playground and toilets for the Roma people who live in tents in the province, Purçu added his demand was first regarded positively but then was neglected.

“We requested water, a playground and toilets by talking to Mayor Burhanettin Çoban on the phone. The mayor said he would try to help. But there has not been any developments for three months,” said Purçu, adding that he tried to contact the mayor recently via his advisor but received a negative response.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/hate-crime-committed-against-roma-people-claims-chp-deputy.aspx?pageID=238&nID=100551&NewsCatID=339

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Draft law for more gov’t authority on company boards stirs debate in Turkey

June 16, 2016

Opposition politicians and academics in Turkey have condemned a recent draft that broadens the government’s authority to appoint boards of trustees to companies, which they said will be used as a “political weapon.”

Harsh criticisms were made by deputies of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), while lawmakers from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) praised the changes.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/draft-law-for-more-govt-authority-on-company-boards-stirs-debate-in-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nID=100544&NewsCatID=338

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Ten life sentences given to ISIL militants in Turkey

June 16, 2016

A total of 10 aggravated life sentences have been given to three militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who staged an attack in the Ulukisla district of the Central Anatolian province of Nigde in 2014.

The Nigde Criminal Court of Serious Crimes sentenced Benjamin Xu to four aggravated life sentences, 179 years and six months in prison and a 225,000-Turkish Lira fine.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/ten-life-sentences-given-to-isil-militants-in-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nID=100549&NewsCatID=509

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Erdogan calls Obama to express condolences over Orlando shooting

June 16, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called U.S. President Barack Obama on June 15 to express Turkey’s support in the aftermath of a shooting in Orlando that left dozens of people dead on June 12, presidential sources have said.

According to the sources, Erdogan said the shooting at an LGBT club “once again” revealed the need for the international community to stand together in the struggle against terrorism.       

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/erdogan-calls-obama-to-express-condolences-over-orlando-shooting.aspx?pageID=238&nID=100548&NewsCatID=510

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Arab Wolrd

Anonymous hacks pro-ISIS Twitter accounts, fills them with gay pride

June 15th, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -- In response to the Orlando mass shooting, the hacker-activist group known as Anonymous has hacked into dozens of pro-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Twitter accounts and infused them with gay pride, CBS San Francisco reported.

While San Francisco-based Twitter did not admit that the accounts were hacked, images of the hacked accounts and the Twitter account responsible for the hacking suggest otherwise.

"We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism and the Twitter Rules make it clear that this type of behavior, or any violent threat, is not permitted on our service," a Twitter spokesperson told CBS San Francisco on Wednesday. "Since the middle of 2015 alone, we've suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS."

Full report at: cbsnews.com/news/anonymous-hacks-pro-isis-twitter-accounts-fills-them-with-gay-pride/

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12 Terrorists Killed in Clashes with IRGC in Northwestern Iran

June 16, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour announced that his forces have clashed with two terrorist cells in Northwestern Iran, killing several militants.

"Two terrorist teams affiliated to the anti-revolutionary grouplets who wanted to pass through the Oshnavieh bordering areas to conduct sabotage and terrorist acts (in Iran) were identified and attacked by the IRGC forces stationed at the IRGC Ground Force's Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada base," Pakpour said on Wednesday.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950327000517

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Islamic Generosity in Saudi Arabia during Ramazan

June 15th, 2016

Thursday, 16 June 2016 15:47 Posted by Madiha Shakeel E-mail  Print  PDF  Views: 2

imageRamadan is the most sacred month in the Muslim year. Muslims around the world take part in the holy month of Ramadan, a period of intense prayer, dawn to dusk fasting and nightly feasts.

According to the Arab News, In Riyadh, Generosity is particularly pervasive among Muslims in the Kingdom during Ramadan, said Dr. Mohsin Shaikh Al-Hassan, a prominent Saudi Islamic scholar and TV host.

Full report at: brecorder.com/ramazan/ramazan-around-the-world/303512-islamic-generosity-in-saudi-arabia-during-ramazan.html

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UAE: 'War is over' for Emirati troops in Yemen

June 15th, 2016

The United Arab Emirates says the "war is over" for its troops in Yemen, though it may continue to keep them there for "counterterrorism operations".

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi's crown prince and deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, carried the announcement on his official Twitter account late on Wednesday.

He was quoting Anwar Gargash, UAE's junior minister for foreign affairs, who had given a speech saying the "war is over for our troops".

Full report at: aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/uae-war-emirati-troops-yemen-160616044956779.html

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ISIS 'kill list' includes names of 151 Canadians

June 15th, 2016

There are 151 Canadians about to get an uncomfortable phone call from police.

It may go something like this: "It's probably nothing, but … your name appears to be on an ISIS kill list."

Imagine getting that call. Imagine being the constable assigned to make it.

Is ISIS preparing for 'Plan B' as losses mount?

Conservative motion to label ISIS actions genocide fails

CBC has obtained a copy of the list, which contains the names, and email and physical addresses of some 8,300 people around the globe. It's hard to tell what unites them.

The Canadian names are mostly of women, from predominantly small centres in Canada, although there are some from large cities, too.

Full report at: cbc.ca/news/canada/isis-kill-list-canadians-1.3637214

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High-Ranking ISIL Financial Officials Killed in Deir Ezzur, Huge Money Stolen

June 16, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- An ISIL member killed three high-ranking financial officials of the terrorist group responsible for collecting the revenues earned from oil wells of the two al-Omar and al-Tanak regions in Deir Ezzur and stole their properties worth billions of Syrian liras.

A local source in Deir Ezzur said that after the incident, the ISIL declared an alert situation in al-Mayadeen and Boqruss cities and detained some members.

The source added that oil income is ISIL's last weapon to protect and arm its member and matters much to the terrorist.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950327000600

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Southeast Asia

Kosovo Hacker Admits He Gave Military Members' Data to the Islamic State

Wed Jun 16, 2016

A hacker arrested in Malaysia last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing the personal data of U.S. service members and passing it to the Islamic State terrorist group.

Ardit Ferizi, a 21-year-old citizen of Kosovo who was living in Kuala Lumpur, used the Twitter handle "Th3Dir3ctorY" as part of a collective of hackers from his home country.

Last June, according to prosecutors, he hacked into a server used by a U.S. online retail company and obtained data on about 100,000 people. Later in the summer, he sent the names, email addresses, passwords and locations of about 1,351 federal employees and military members to the Islamic State.

Full report at: thespec.com/news-story/6724399-hacker-admits-he-gave-military-members-data-to-the-islamic-state/

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Green Cards’ Distributed To Stateless Rakhine State Muslims

Wed Jun 16, 2016

On top of handing out the green cards to those who are eligible, officials are counting the number of people already holding the cards. Citizenship scrutiny in line with the 1982 Citizenship Law is expected to follow after this initial step, as part of the government’s 100-day plan to conduct citizenship scrutiny nationwide.

The project was meant to start in three Muslim-majority townships on June 7, but disagreements over the cards in Ponnagyun Township have obstructed verification there thus far. The cards that are handed out do not mention race or religion, and the Rohingya community in the township has reportedly refused to cooperate because they cannot self-identify.

Full report at: mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/20886-green-cards-distributed-to-stateless-muslims.html

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How is it Like to be Non-Muslims during Ramadhan in Indonesia?

Wed Jun 16,2016

Jakarta, GIVnews.com – As Muslims observe fasting in the holy month of Ramadhan, non-Muslims minority in Indonesia are adjusting their life, especially in regions where Muslims comprise of the majority population.

Some non-Muslims chose to join fasting. A non-Muslim who would like to be called Maria does this so that she can join her fasting friends, in addition to show her tolerance for her colleagues, whom are mostly Muslims. She added that since the fasting month is actually about controlling one’s desire, she felt fasting bring her positive effects.

“I felt fit, refreshed and healthy. My body weight is also under control,” Maria said in a focus group discussion.

Full report at: globalindonesianvoices.com/26636/how-is-it-like-to-be-non-muslims-during-ramadhan-in-indonesia/

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Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to ease Rohingya tension

Wed Jun 16,2016

The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, has urged Myanmar's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to make efforts to reduce tensions between the Muslim minority and the Buddhist community.

Speaking at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, the spiritual leader said on Monday that it is Suu Kyi's moral responsibility as the state counselor and the leader of the ruling party, to try to ease tensions.

"She already has the Nobel Peace Prize, a Nobel Laureate, so morally she should ... make efforts to reduce this tension between the Buddhist community and Muslim community," he said.

Full report at: mwcnews.net/news/asia-pacfic/59348-rohingya-tension.html

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Muslims and Christians: A happy family?

Wed Jun 16,2016

My father and I have a very difficult relationship. But still, no matter how miserable it can get, I am his son. This means I am his successor. I am neither better nor worse, just younger and newer. I can honestly say that I hate him sometimes because of the things that happened in the past. I see him in myself and myself in him. I have qualities he doesn’t have and he has traits that weren’t passed on to me. I often blame him for my misery and I’m very observant and critical of his behavior. Although I should know better, I occasionally feel superior and condemn his flaws. He feels the same way about me sometimes, by the way. On the other end, I respect him and enjoy the things I can learn from him about myself. Our father-son relationship reminds me of the ongoing dance between love and hate by the two major world religions: Christianity and Islam.

No turning other cheek

Full report at: theislamicmonthly.com/muslims-and-christians-a-happy-family/

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Europe

Father of Paris Attacks Victim Sues Facebook, Twitter and Google

Jun 15,2016

The father of a young woman killed in the Paris massacre last November is suing Google, Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc., claiming the companies provided “material support” to extremists in violation of the law.

Reynaldo Gonzalez, whose daughter Nohemi was among 130 people killed in Paris, filed the suit on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California. The suit said the companies “knowingly permitted” the Islamic State group, referred to in the complaint as ISIS, to recruit members, raise money and spread “extremist propaganda” via their social-media services.

Full report at: wsj.com/articles/father-of-paris-attacks-victim-sues-facebook-twitter-and-google-1466039830

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ISIS In Europe? Belgium And France Warned Of Islamic State Attacks In Wake Of Orlando Shooting

Jun 15,2016

Belgium's anti-terror authorities warned police that a group of fighters from the terror organization known as the Islamic State group may have left Syria 10 days ago with plans to attack France and Belgium, multiple Belgian newspapers reported Wednesday. The Belgian police have maintained the security alert at Level 3, refusing to raise it to the highest tier of Level 4, which indicates the immediate threat of attack.

Full report at: ibtimes.com/isis-europe-belgium-france-warned-islamic-state-attacks-wake-orlando-shooting-2382347

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Undercover police officer 'recorded Muslim extremists calling for gay people to be thrown from a building during secret ISIS support meetings in back garden'

Jun 15,2016

An undercover police officer recorded British Muslim extremists calling for gay people to be thrown from 'high buildings', a court heard today.

Five men are accused of addressing or arranging meetings in support of the terror group at a church hall and the back garden of a home in Luton, Bedfordshire, last summer.

The first defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly told one gathering: 'We know that Islam is going to dominate all of this earth.'

He is one of four defendants who are said to have attended a meeting on June 27, 2015, in which a speaker criticised the annual Gay Pride parade in London, saying 'there's no pride in being gay'.

Full report at: dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3643379/Undercover-police-officer-recorded-Muslim-extremists-calling-gay-people-thrown-building-secret-ISIS-support-meetings-garden.html

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Pakistan

Khyber elders term Torkham clashes Indian ploy

June 16, 2016

PRINTPESHAWAR: The elders of Khyber Agency have expressed serious concerns over clashes between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Torkham border and described it a plot of India.

Addressing a news conference at Peshawar Press Club on Wednesday, they assured security forces of their full support. They said that Pakistan being a peace loving independent state wanted to construct a gate at Torkham border to stop movement of terrorists but Afghan government was opposed to it.

Speaking on the occasion, Malik Zahir Shah Afrdi said that tribal people had always played effective role to protect borders of the country. He said that they would give a crushing defeat to the attackers if army allowed them.

Assure security forces of their full support

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1265167/khyber-elders-term-torkham-clashes-indian-ploy

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NAB barred from illegal action against Pervaiz

June 16, 2016

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday restrained the National Accountability Bureau from taking any illegal action against former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf with regard to probe into bogus recruitment in Gujranwala Electric Power Company (Gepco).

However, a two-judge bench headed by Justice Mahmood Maqbool Bajwa turned down a request of the ex-premier’s legal panel and did not set aside the NAB inquiry and the summons.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1265131/nab-barred-from-illegal-action-against-pervaiz

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Four female students injured as school guard 'accidentally' opens fire in Swat

June 16, 2016

SWAT: Four female students sustained injuries when a watchman at their school 'unintentionally' fired a bullet from a 12-bore gun in Madyan area here on Thursday.

The firing, which has been declared an accident, took place at 8am inside the Government Girls Higher Secondary School's building when the girls were on their way to class.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1265225/four-female-students-injured-as-school-guard-accidentally-opens-fire-in-swat

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Bomb attack near home of former KP CM in Mardan leaves one injured

June 16, 2016

PESHAWAR: At least one person was injured in an explosion outside the Mardan residence of former chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haider Khan Hoti on Thursday, police said.

The bomb had been planted in front of Hoti's house in an umbrella at a traffic police checkpost at Akbar Phatak, police sources said. Traffic police used the umbrella as a shade to escape the sun while on duty.

Bomb Disposal Squad personnel said 500 grams of explosives were used in the making of the bomb.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1265207/bomb-attack-near-home-of-former-kp-cm-in-mardan-leaves-one-injured

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MQM slams Rangers after media cell chief booked for ‘propaganda’

June 16, 2016

KARACHI: An official of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, on Tuesday night filed a complaint against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s media cell in-charge and others for launching a ‘venomous propaganda’ against the force, prompting the MQM to react angrily over the ‘false’ case.

The complaint filed at the Azizabad police station was later turned into an FIR, which was registered against MQM leader Aminul Haq on a complaint lodged by Rangers DSR Mohammed Ishaq of Sachal Rangers at Gulberg, said officials on Wednesday.

A police officer said the case was lodged under Sections 499 (defamation), 502 (sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code and Sections 6M (involves serious coercion or intimidation of a public servant in order to force him to discharge or to refrain from discharging his lawful duties) and 7H (the act of terrorism falls under clauses (h) to (n) of sub-section (2) of section 6 shall be punishable on conviction to imprisonment of not less than five year and not more than but may extend to imprisonment for life and with fine) of 7-ATA of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1265101/mqm-slams-rangers-after-media-cell-chief-booked-for-propaganda

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America

CIA chief says ISIS working to send operatives to the West

June 15th, 2016

WASHINGTON –  CIA Director John Brennan will tell Congress on Thursday that Islamic State (ISIS) militants are training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West and will rely more on guerrilla-style tactics to compensate for their territorial losses.

In remarks prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee, Brennan says ISIS has been working to build an apparatus to direct and inspire attacks against its foreign enemies, as in the recent attacks in Paris and Brussels — ones the CIA believes were directed by ISIS leaders.

Full report at: foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/16/cia-chief-says-isis-working-to-send-operatives-to-west.html

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Kosovo hacker faces 25 years in prison for giving ISIS a US kill list

June 15th, 2016

Last June – almost a year to the day – a hacker from Kosovo who went by the handle Th3Dir3ctorY breached a server containing databases of personal information about US servicemen and federal employees.

Over the next three months, he supplied data pertaining to more than 1,300 US military and government personnel to ISIS. His contact in the terrorist group, a hacker named Junaid Hussain, condensed it into a 30-page document and shared it online with a tweet that read, “NEW: U.S. Military AND Government HACKED by the Islamic State Hacking Division!”

Full report at: thenextweb.com/us/2016/06/16/kosovo-hacker-faces-25-years-prison-giving-isis-us-kill-list/#gref

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Africa

Is Africa’s emerging superpower on the brink of religious war?

Wed Jun 16,2016

A new report claims that the vast nation of Nigeria is a ticking time bomb, with violence and discrimination threatening to tear the country apart and spread its existing refugee crisis throughout the West African region.

“Nigeria is a country on the verge of fracturing along religious fault lines,” stated a report “Nigeria: Fractured and Forgotten” released by the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative June 8.

“What is unfolding in Northern and Central Nigeria is one of the worst, most neglected humanitarian crises in the world,” Elijah Brown, executive vice president of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, stated at the Heritage Foundation on June 9, introducing the report.

Full report at: cruxnow.com/cna/2016/06/16/africas-emerging-superpower-brink-religious-war/

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South Africa: Tension Over Family Living in Historical Muslim Cemetery

Wed Jun 16,2016

"You don't want to do anything that's going to starve the kids," says neighbour

For Muslims, the Tana Baru Cemetery in the upper reaches of Bo-Kaap is a historically important and holy burial site. It is also home to a family of four, living in poverty.

John Swartz and his family say they have been living in the cemetery for 32 years. His wife, Sarie Rex, and two children, Ebrahim (age 5) and Shahieda Rex (age 10), live in a dilapidated one-room house held together with pieces of wood, broken furniture, plastic and cardboard.

Full report at: allafrica.com/stories/201606150777.html

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Islamic finance could be game changer for development in West Africa

Jun 15,2016

The fourth edition of the International Forum on Islamic Finance of West African countries concluded in Dakar, Senegal on 3 June. The event discussed how Islamic finance could be game changer for development in West Africa as the region seeks to build bridges to Gulf countries for investment.

Delegates heard how Islamic finance can assist in the funding of infrastructure and development of the agriculture sectors.

Senegal is positioning itself to become the region’s centre for sharia compliant financial products. Kathrine Ogunde of CCTV Africa reported on the event.

islamicfinance.com/2016/06/islamic-finance-game-changer-development-west-africa/

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Australia

Dozens Of Prominent Australian Muslims Have Issued A Statement On The Orlando Attack

Jun 15,2016

Nearly 60 high profile Australian Muslim individuals and organisations have signed onto a statement regarding this week’s mass shooting in Orlando, labelling it a “targeted attack” on the LGBTQI community. The statement also addresses the particular sense of “shock and grief” being felt by LGBTQI Muslims.

“The LGBTQI community has a long history of experiencing prejudice, vilification and violence. Whilst investigations are still on foot, the mass shooting in Orlando was a targeted attack on that community. There is no justification for such homophobia,” the statement reads.

Full report at: junkee.com/dozens-prominent-australian-muslims-issued-statement-orlando-attack/80904

 

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