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UP Madrasa to Introduce ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Course In Its Curriculum


















The decision, announced by Federal Territory Mufti Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri, said it does not allow Muslims to engage with the game based on a variety of factors including its harmful effects. (Photo: File)

 

38 Missing Bangladeshis Believed To Have Been Radicalised In Singapore, Malaysia and Other Countries

37 Pro-Hadi Militias Killed in Clashes with Yemeni Forces in Ma'rib Province

Islamic Authority Asks Muslims in Malaysia Not To Play Pokemon Go

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India

UP Madrasa to Introduce ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Course In Its Curriculum

Home Ministry Issues Notice To Zakir Naik’s Foundation

Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin Asks Pakistan To Snap Ties With India

India seeks US help to crack Pakistan terror fund trail

Hizbul Mujahideen blames India for posters threatening Kashmiri Pandits

J&K can become a bridge between India and Pakistan: Mehbooba Mufti

RSS backs Modi attack on cow vigilantes

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South Asia

38 Missing Bangladeshis Believed To Have Been Radicalised In Singapore, Malaysia and Other Countries

Afghan Soldiers and Taliban Suffer Casualties amid Tense Situation In Helmand

ISIS Khurasan chief reportedly killed in East of Afghanistan

Pakistani minister claims there is no ban on country’s currency in Afghanistan

2 US soldiers wounded in an explosion in East of Afghanistan

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Arab World

37 Pro-Hadi Militias Killed in Clashes with Yemeni Forces in Ma'rib Province

360,000 Foreign Nationals from Tens of States Fighting Alongside Terrorists in Syria

Militants in Aleppo in Dire Conditions

ISIL Sustains Heavy Losses in Syrian Airstrikes near Palmyra City

War with Terrorists Ravaging in Southern Districts of Aleppo

Large Amounts of US-Made Weapons Sent to Terrorists in Eastern Aleppo through Turkey

Syrian Army Ready to Launch Large-Scale Anti-Terrorism Operations in Idlib

Iran Blasts Certain Foreign, Regional States for Troubling Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Terrorists' Narrow Corridor in Southern Aleppo Still Closed under Heavy Bombardments

Iran to Start Construction of 2 New N. Power Plants

Iraqi DM Survives Mortar Attack

Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia Ink Baku Declaration

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Southeast Asia

Islamic Authority Asks Muslims in Malaysia Not To Play Pokemon Go

We Won’t Let Schools Become Too Islamic, Says Malaysian Minister

Extremist Terrorism Fresh Challenge for Singapore to Tackle, Says Lee

How Online Chats Helped Foil Rocket Attack Plan on Singapore

Indonesia to host two counter-terrorism meetings

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Africa

Boko Haram's Shekau Vows to Fight IS Group Rival for Leadership

Surely Islamic Movement in Nigeria will triumph over its arrogant enemies

1 Jihadi Dead in Attacks, Clashes With Army in Central Mali

Africa Muslim Agency to construct Mosque in Pakau Njogu

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Mideast

US Will Sacrifice Turkey for a Terrorist Unless It Extradites Gülen: Justice Minister

Top Israeli Diplomat Says Jewish, Sunni Arab States Coming to View Mideast through Same Prism

CHP head criticizes Erdoğan over remarks on death penalty at unity rally

Intel chief on Erdoğan’s plane en route to Russia for meeting with Putin

Police officer wounded in PKK attack in Turkey’s east dies

Turkish gov’t dismisses claims of plans to sell expropriated areas in southeast

Turkish military refutes reports that coup plotters escaped to Kandil in northern Iraq

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Pakistan

Non-Implementation of NAP Blamed For Quetta Carnage

No relief for Kalash in Pakistan’s Chitral Valley

Police official gunned down in Sehwan

Quetta in a daze after massacre

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Europe

What Is Islam's True Place In France?

Muslim Migration Meant To ‘Destabilize Europe’

Europe Offering Welfare for Terrorists

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North America

USWill Cut Off Aid To Pakistan If It Supports Terror: Donald Trump’s Aide

Texas Muslim teen’s family files lawsuit

A Muslim ghost is haunting America

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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UP madrasa to introduce ‘anti-terrorism’ course in its curriculum

Aug 09, 2016

To dispel the notion that madrasas are terror nurseries, Sunniyat Jamia Razvia Manzar-e-Islam has taken a first of its kind step by introducing a two-year ‘anti-terrorism course’. (Parwaz Khan/Representative image)

To dispel the notion that madrasas are terror nurseries, Sunniyat Jamia Razvia Manzar-e-Islam, a seminary run under Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat, has taken a first of its kind step by introducing a two-year ‘anti-terrorism course’.

Muslim scholars enrolled at the madrasa will be taught how terrorists are misusing religious texts to suit their nefarious designs. They will also learn about the background of terrorist outfits, the various such organisations active in India and the wrong means adopted by them to mislead innocent people.

“Terrorists across the globe are misusing religious scriptures to validate their sinful acts and to corrupt the innocent minds of people. This course is aimed at countering this and so we have named it as Anti-Terrorism,” said Mufti Salim Noori, head convener and spokesperson of Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat.

The course, designed by the head muftis of the dargah, is divided into two parts, Sufism and Wahhabism, and each part has several subjects.

The madrasa has selected 15 scholars aged between 22 to 26 year who are training to become mufti (Muslim legal expert empowered to give rulings on religious matters) for the course. “Position of a mufti is very revered in Islam and we want to make sure that these scholars who will become muftis in future have a thorough knowledge of the subject,” said Noori.

The selected scholars attended their first class at the madrasa on Monday where an English teacher explained the meaning of the word terrorism. “Terrorists have two weapons, violence and ideology. Violence is lethal but what is far more dangerous is ideology,” said Kamal Ahmed, the English teacher. “We cannot use violence to counter them but we can use the holy Quran to counter their ideology,” he said as the scholars jotted down notes.

According to Noori, the madrasa is planning to train 15 muftis every year as its contribution in the fight against terrorism.

“I believe lack of knowledge and wrong interpretation of Islam are the biggest reasons behind the rise of terrorism and we, in the name of Allah, will try to stop people from joining those (terrorists) who are not on the path of Allah,” said Md Saddam, 24, a scholar of the first batch.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/up-madrasa-to-introduce-anti-terrorism-course-in-its-curriculum/story-SZO4htSHRLnEpqIr39hPyM.html

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38 missing Bangladeshis believed to have been radicalised in Singapore, Malaysia and other countries

Tue Aug 09 2016

DHAKA (The Daily Star/Asia News Network) - Thirty-eight people who went abroad for jobs and studies in the last few years may have been radicalised in several countries, including Singapore, Turkey and Malaysia, according to a police investigation.

Many of them are believed to have entered Syria through Turkey to join global terror organisation Islamic State (ISIS), say sources at the police headquarters.

"Our immigration police are on alert. If any of them tries to enter the country, he will be arrested," said a police official seeking anonymity.

The records of the 38 Bangladeshis, who had gone missing in eight countries, have already been sent to the immigration police, the official added.

Of them, 13 went out of trace in Singapore, nine in Turkey, seven in Malaysia, four in the United Arab Emirates, two in Japan and one each in Qatar, Iran and Saudi Arabia, say the sources.

They are among the 51 missing people suspected to have been radicalised. The remaining 13 went missing from different parts of Bangladesh over the last couple of years.

Meanwhile, Rapid Action Battalion last night published a list of 70 missing people with their permanent addresses and pictures. Many of them are also on the police list.

The police headquarters has finalised the list of 51 after scrutinising other lists prepared independently by different law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

"The police headquarters talked to the family members of the missing people and got information that they may have been radicalised," said the police official.

Referring to some Bangladeshi students at Monash University in Malaysia, the official said they might be radicalised if the Bangladesh High Commission there doesn't keep a close watch on them.

Contacted, a senior official at the high commission said: "It is not possible for us to monitor whether any Bangladeshi student or national is getting radicalised after coming to Malaysia."

The official, however, said if they receive any information about any Bangladeshi national's involvement in militancy there, they would take necessary steps.

Two of the five Gulshan cafe attackers - Nibras Islam and Rohan Imtiaz - were students of Monash University. Another student of the university, Tawsif Hossain, also a friend of Nibras, went missing on Feb 3 after he returned to Bangladesh in November.

Tawsif is also on the list of the missing people.

Following the terror attacks at Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital's Gulshan and near Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj early last month, police and other agencies took initiatives to prepare lists of missing people suspected to have been radicalised.

Junnun Sikder, a student of a top private university, Nazibullah Ansari, a marine engineer, and Mohammad Basharuzzaman, a private job holder, went traceless in Malaysia between January last year and January this year.

Besides, Rokonuddin Knondoker, a paediatrician at a government hospital in the capital, left the country along with his four family members in July last year.

He told his relatives that they would visit Malaysia and several other countries.

But they are yet to return home, and law enforcers suspect that the five-member family has been radicalised and is now in Syria.

The list also includes Tahmid Rahman Safi, the first of the three persons who appeared in the video clip allegedly released by ISIS soon after the Gulshan attack.

Tahmid, a singer and son of a former home secretary and an election commissioner, was identified from the video clip by friends and social media users.

He left home on April 23 last year for Malaysia, saying he was going on "honeymoon". But the travel agency from which he bought the air tickets told Tahmid's parents that he went to Turkey, a gateway to Syria.

Another missing person is Jubayedur Rahim, who used to play bass in a metal band. He left for Malaysia for higher studies, and went missing later.

Sajit Debnath, who converted to Islam while in Japan and took the name Saifullah Ojakir, is among the missing people. He went to Japan for higher studies on a scholarship in 2001.

Obtaining his doctorate from the Asia Pacific University there, he joined Kyoto University in Osaka as a teacher. In the meantime, he married a Japanese girl whose father was a businessman. The couple converted to Islam either in 2006 or 2007, according to police.

AKM Takiur Rahman Sifat, a barrister from Bogra, and his wife left for Saudi Arabia along with their 18-month-old daughter to perform Umrah around 16 months ago. They have been missing since then.

Completing his A-level, Sifat went to London to study law in 2006 and returned in 2011. His family members noticed a sudden change in his behaviour upon his return.

The elite Rapid Action Batallion (RAB), an elite anti-crime and anti-terrorism unit of the Bangladesh police, published a list on its official Facebook page around 10pm.

This is the third time Rab published such a list.

The number of missing people was 262 on its first list published on July 20 and 68 on the second list published on July 25.

Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of Rab's legal and media wing, said they prepared the new list by incorporating four to five names and dropping that of several others who include one of the nine militants killed in the Kalyanpur operation late last month.

The list includes the names of people who have been missing since 2004.

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/38-missing-bangladeshis-believed-to-have-been-radicalised-in-singapore-malaysia-and

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37 Pro-Hadi Militias Killed in Clashes with Yemeni Forces in Ma'rib Province

360,000 Foreign Nationals from Tens of States Fighting Alongside Terrorists in Syria

Militants in Aleppo in Dire Conditions

ISIL Sustains Heavy Losses in Syrian Airstrikes near Palmyra City

War with Terrorists Ravaging in Southern Districts of Aleppo

Large Amounts of US-Made Weapons Sent to Terrorists in Eastern Aleppo through Turkey

Syrian Army Ready to Launch Large-Scale Anti-Terrorism Operations in Idlib

Iran Blasts Certain Foreign, Regional States for Troubling Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Terrorists' Narrow Corridor in Southern Aleppo Still Closed under Heavy Bombardments

Iran to Start Construction of 2 New N. Power Plants

Iraqi DM Survives Mortar Attack

Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia Ink Baku Declaration

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Islamic authority asks Muslims in Malaysia not to play Pokemon Go

Aug 8, 2016

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Islamic authority on Monday asked Muslims in the country to refrain from playing the popular augmented game Pokemon Go, saying that it has negative impact on children and teenagers and will lead to accidents.

Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) Director General Othman Mustapha said the department supported the decision by the Federal Territories' Islamic Legal Consultative Committee held on August 1.

The decision, announced by Federal Territory Mufti Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri, said it does not allow Muslims to engage with the game based on a variety of factors including its harmful effects.

"This decision is in line with the view of law in other Islamic countries proving Pokemon Go game causing harm leading to incidents that claimed lives. The game also has significant negative impact on children and teenagers," he said in a statement on its Facebook page.

Othman said the recommendations to avoid the game is consistent with the Islamic rule of Saddu Al-Zara'i, which required abstention from things leading to damage or harm on oneself.

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/world/asia/080816/islamic-authority-asks-muslims-in-malaysia-not-to-play-pokemon-go.html

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India

UP madrasa to introduce ‘anti-terrorism’ course in its curriculum

Aug 09, 2016

To dispel the notion that madrasas are terror nurseries, Sunniyat Jamia Razvia Manzar-e-Islam has taken a first of its kind step by introducing a two-year ‘anti-terrorism course’. (Parwaz Khan/Representative image)

To dispel the notion that madrasas are terror nurseries, Sunniyat Jamia Razvia Manzar-e-Islam, a seminary run under Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat, has taken a first of its kind step by introducing a two-year ‘anti-terrorism course’.

Full report at: hindustantimes.com/india-news/up-madrasa-to-introduce-anti-terrorism-course-in-its-curriculum/story-SZO4htSHRLnEpqIr39hPyM.html

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Home Ministry issues notice to Zakir Naik’s foundation

August 9, 2016

The inspection notice is the first step towards suspending or revoking registration of any NGO or organisation under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday issued an inspection notice to Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) for alleged Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) violations, a senior official of the Ministry told The Hindu.

Full report at: thehindu.com/news/national/home-ministry-issues-notice-to-zakir-naiks-foundation/article8960664.ece

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Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin asks Pakistan to snap ties with India

August 8, 2016

Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin asked Pakistan to snap diplomatic ties with India if a “peaceful solution” to the ongoing violence in Kashmir is not reached. At a press conference in Karachi on Sunday Salahuddin said Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s killing gave a “new meaning to the struggle” for Kashmir.

Full report at: indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/hizbul-mujahideen-chief-syed-salahuddin-asks-pakistan-to-snap-ties-with-india-2962155/

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India seeks US help to crack Pakistan terror fund trail

August 9, 2016

India has initiated the process to corner Pakistan globally regarding its patronage to the Al Rehmat Trust, a front for the terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), which carried out the attack at the Pathankot airbase in January this year.

Full report at: thehindu.com/news/national/india-seeks-us-help-to-crack-pakistan-terror-fund-trail/article8961156.ece

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Hizbul Mujahideen blames India for posters threatening Kashmiri Pandits

Aug 09, 2016

Days after posters threatening Kashmiri Pandits surfaced near their transit accommodations in south Kashmir, militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) on Monday blamed it on “Indian agencies to portray Kashmir’s freedom struggle as communal”.

The outfit distanced itself from the unsigned posters, issued under the name of Lashkar-e-Islam, which had appeared in Pulwama and warned Pandits to leave the Valley.

Full report at: hindustantimes.com/india-news/hizbul-mujahideen-blames-india-for-posters-threatening-kashmiri-pandits/story-sR5ZgFW3NrELPaEWc4sryI.html

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J&K can become a bridge between India and Pakistan: Mehbooba Mufti

August 8, 2016

In her first visit to Delhi, ever since protests broke out against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday to discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu-Kashmir.

After the meeting, Mufti told reporters that she is hopeful that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would use this opportunity to initiate a dialogue with the people of J&K. “There is a need to apply balm to the wounds of Kashmiri people,” Mufti said.

Full report at: indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/mehboob-mufti-kashmir-jk-delhi-india-pakistan-bridge-2961892/

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RSS backs Modi attack on cow vigilantes

August 9, 2016

Terming attacks on Dalits "inhuman", RSS asks States to take action against elements trying to "disturb communal harmony and trust".

Following two strong statements by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against cow vigilantes and their violence against Dalit communities, the RSS on Monday released a statement endorsing his position.

Full report at: thehindu.com/news/national/rss-backs-modi-attack-on-cow-vigilantes/article8960661.ece

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South Asia

38 missing Bangladeshis believed to have been radicalised in Singapore, Malaysia and other countries

Tue Aug 09 2016

DHAKA (The Daily Star/Asia News Network) - Thirty-eight people who went abroad for jobs and studies in the last few years may have been radicalised in several countries, including Singapore, Turkey and Malaysia, according to a police investigation.

Full report at: straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/38-missing-bangladeshis-believed-to-have-been-radicalised-in-singapore-malaysia-and

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Afghan soldiers and Taliban suffer casualties amid tense situation in Helmand

Tue Aug 09 2016

The Afghan National Army (ANA) forces and the Taliban insurgents suffered casualties amid tense situation in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said one Afghan soldier lost his life and five other were wounded in the latest wave of violence in three key districts of the province.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghan-soldiers-and-taliban-suffer-casualties-amid-tense-situation-in-helmand-01667

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ISIS Khurasan chief reportedly killed in East of Afghanistan

Tue Aug 09 2016

The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group for the so called Khurasan province has been killed during an operation of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan officials have said they are aware of the reports regarding the death of ISIS Khurasan chief Hafiz Saeed but an investigation is underway to confirm his death.

Full report at: khaama.com/isis-khurasan-chief-reportedly-killed-in-east-of-afghanistan-01668

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Pakistani minister claims there is no ban on country’s currency in Afghanistan

Tue Aug 09 2016

The Pakistani finance minister Ishaq Dar has said there was no ban holding the country’s currency in Afghanistan as a major campaign has kicked off from the southern Kandahar province to stop transactions in Pakistani rupees.

According to a statement released by finance ministry of Pakistan, Mr. Dar made the remarks following a telephone conversation with Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal.

Full report at: khaama.com/pakistani-minister-claims-there-is-no-ban-on-countrys-currency-in-afghanistan-01666

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2 US soldiers wounded in an explosion in East of Afghanistan

Mon Aug 08 2016

At least two US soldiers sustained injuries in an explosion in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission said the two soldiers sustained minor injuries after their vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

Full report at: khaama.com/2-us-soldiers-wounded-in-an-explosion-in-east-of-afghanistan-01665

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Arab World

37 Pro-Hadi Militias Killed in Clashes with Yemeni Forces in Ma'rib Province

August 9, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni army and popular forces attacked the military positions of the forces loyal to former fugitive president Mansour Hadi in Ma'rib province, killing over three dozen militias.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950519000445

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360,000 Foreign Nationals from Tens of States Fighting Alongside Terrorists in Syria

August 9, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- A sum of 360,000 foreign nationals have fought against the Syrian government in Syria since the beginning of the outbreak of the crisis in the Arab country in March 2011, a German research center's report revealed.

Over 95,000 of the terrorists have been killed so far while 90,000 other are actively fighting against the Damascus government, German-based Vril Research Center reported.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950519000699

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Militants in Aleppo in Dire Conditions

August 9, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- A source close to the terrorist groups in Eastern Aleppo has disclosed that the militants are in dire conditions and losing hope to get rid of the Syrian army and its allies' tightened siege of the region, Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, said.

Atwan quoted a Syrian journalist close to the opposition forces as saying that the militants are having a hard time in the Eastern parts of Aleppo these days.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950519000802

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ISIL Sustains Heavy Losses in Syrian Airstrikes Near Palmyra City

August 9, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian fighter jets pounded and destroyed ISIL's military hardware in the Eastern part of Homs province, killing and injuring scores of terrorists.

The Syrian warplanes destroyed the terrorists' military positions and gathering centers near Arak oilfield to the West of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in Eastern Homs.

Scores of ISIL terrorists were killed and wounded in the Syrian air raids while their military hardware also sustained heavy losses.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950519000774

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War with Terrorists Ravaging in Southern Districts of Aleppo

August 9, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian army soldiers and popular forces stormed Jeish al-Fatah's positions in al-Ramousiyeh district, inflicting major losses and casualties on the terrorists.

Jeish al-Fatah's defense lines near Transportation Faculty close to al-Ramousiyeh came under heavy attacks by the Syrian government forces, while other units of the Syrian army engaged in tough battle with the terrorists near the artillery academy building and Taslih academy building.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950519000721

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Large Amounts of US-Made Weapons Sent to Terrorists in Eastern Aleppo through Turkey

August 9, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkey has recently dispatched a large cargo of US-made weapons and equipment to the terrorists in Northern Syria, Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, said.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950519000658

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Syrian Army Ready to Launch Large-Scale Anti-Terrorism Operations in Idlib

August 9, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army troops have deployed a large number of ready-to-fight forces to Lattakia-Idlib border preparing for large-scale operations in Southwestern Idlib near the border with Turkey, military sources said.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950519000638

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Iran Blasts Certain Foreign, Regional States for Troubling Anti-Terrorism Efforts

August 9, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani lashed out at certain regional and trans-regional countries for imposing obstacles to anti-terrorism efforts in the region.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950519000590

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Terrorists' Narrow Corridor in Southern Aleppo Still Closed under Heavy Bombardments

August 9, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian and Syrian warplanes and army artillery units continue to target heavily the only narrow passage that Jeish al-Fatah has opened in al-Ramousiyeh in Southern Aleppo, and did not allow the terrorists to use it as a supply route, battlefield sources said Tuesday.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950519000521

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Iran to Start Construction of 2 New N. Power Plants

August 9, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced the country's plans to build two new nuclear powers plants.

"The executive operations to build two new nuclear power plants will start at the president's order," Salehi told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday.

He added that a sum of $10bln of investment has been considered for the construction of the two power plants.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950519000261

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Iraqi DM Survives Mortar Attack

August 9, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi survived an assassination attempt during a trip to Northern regions of the Arab country.

Obeidi’s motorcade was targeted by mortar fire on Monday during a visit to a military operations center in Nineveh, a statement released on the Iraqi Defense Ministry’s website said, press tv reported.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950519000491

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Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia Ink Baku Declaration

August 9, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, his counterpart Ilham Aliyev and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement in Baku to broaden all-out cooperation among the three countries.

The final document of a trilateral summit attended by the three presidents was signed in the Azeri capital on Monday night.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950519000520

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Southeast Asia

Islamic authority asks Muslims in Malaysia not to play Pokemon Go

Aug 8, 2016

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Islamic authority on Monday asked Muslims in the country to refrain from playing the popular augmented game Pokemon Go, saying that it has negative impact on children and teenagers and will lead to accidents.

Full report at: deccanchronicle.com/world/asia/080816/islamic-authority-asks-muslims-in-malaysia-not-to-play-pokemon-go.html

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We Won’t Let Schools Become Too Islamic, Says Malaysian Minister

Full report at: freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/08/09/we-wont-let-schools-become-too-islamic-says-minister/

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Extremist terrorism fresh challenge for Singapore to tackle, says Lee

Tue Aug 09 2016

SINGAPORE: Extremist terrorism is one of the fresh challenges outlined by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (pic) in his National Day message.

Singapore celebrates its 51th birthday Tuesday.

"We have a harmonious multi-racial society, but extremist terrorism can tear our society apart," Lee said.

Full report at: thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/08/09/extremist-terrorism-fresh-challenge-for-singapore-to-tackle-says-lee/

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How Online Chats Helped Foil Rocket Attack Plan on Singapore

August 9, 2016

Batam: It was social media chatter that gave him away. Changing his profile picture on the LINE messaging app to a banner pledging "Indonesian support and solidarity for ISIS" probably didn't help.

Full report at: news18.com/news/tech/how-online-chats-helped-foil-rocket-attack-plan-on-singapore-1279382.html

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Indonesia to host two counter-terrorism meetings

09 Aug 2016

JAKARTA: Indonesia is hosting two counter-terrorism meetings in Bali this week. The Second Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit takes place from Aug 8 to 11, while the International Meeting on Counter-Terrorism takes place on Aug 10.

The conferences will be jointly organised with Australia and will see the participation of representatives from about 30 countries and international organisations.

Full report at: channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/indonesia-to-host-two/3027916.html

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Africa

Boko Haram's Shekau vows to fight IS group rival for leadership

2016-08-09

A struggle within Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram is playing out in public, with a new leader named by the Islamic State group accusing the longtime leader of killing his own people and living in luxury while fighters' babies starve.

Full report at: france24.com/en/20160809-boko-haram-shekau-vows-fight-group-leadership-barnawi-islamic-state

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Surely Islamic Movement in Nigeria will triumph over its arrogant enemies

August 9, 2016

Nigerian government is confident Islamic movement in Nigeria cannot be crushed and at last it will triumph over its arrogant enemies that is why U.S and Israel army were invited to do everything at their disposal to stop spreading the teaching of AhlulBayt in this country.

Full report at: en.abna24.com/service/africa/archive/2016/08/09/770839/story.html

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1 Jihadi Dead in Attacks, Clashes With Army in Central Mali

AUG. 8, 2016

DAKAR, Senegal — An Islamic extremist group says at least one of its fighters has been killed in clashes with Mali's army in the West African country.

Full report at: nytimes.com/aponline/2016/08/08/world/africa/ap-af-mali-violence.html

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Africa Muslim Agency to construct Mosque in Pakau Njogu

Monday, August 08, 2016

Africa Muslim Agency on Sunday laid the foundation stone of a grand mosque in Pakau Njogu in Upper Nuimi, North Bank Region.  The construction is expected to last four months.

Alh. Sheriff Jallow of Kerr Mama laid the foundation stone on behalf of the Khalipha General of Medina Serigne Mass.  He said the mosque would strengthen the Islamic faith and called on Muslims to be God fearing and uphold the teaching of Islam.

Full report at: thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/africa-muslim-agency-to-construct-mosque-in-pakau-njogu

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Mideast

US will sacrifice Turkey for a terrorist unless it extradites Gülen: Justice Minister

August 9, 2016

The United States would sacrifice Turkey for the sake of a terrorist if it does not extradite U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said.

“There has been no official response from the U.S. regarding Gülen’s extradition yet. Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/us-will-sacrifice-turkey-for-a-terrorist-unless-it-extradites-gulen-justice-minister.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102631&NewsCatID=338

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Top Israeli Diplomat Says Jewish, Sunni Arab States Coming to View Mideast Through Same Prism

AUGUST 8, 2016

The director general of Israel’s ministry of foreign affairs said on Monday that Jerusalem has been cooperating with regional powers to confront common security threats.

Full report at: algemeiner.com/2016/08/08/top-israeli-diplomat-says-jewish-sunni-arab-states-coming-to-view-mideast-through-same-prism/

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CHP head criticizes Erdoğan over remarks on death penalty at unity rally

August 9, 2016

The leader of the main opposition has criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over his remarks on capital punishment at a massive unity rally in Istanbul on Aug. 7, arguing that the head of state had not learned “his lesson,” while nonetheless expressing his hopes that the present climate of unity will continue.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/chp-head-criticizes-erdogan-over-remarks-on-death-penalty-at-unity-rally--.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102607&NewsCatID=338

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Intel chief on Erdoğan’s plane en route to Russia for meeting with Putin

August 9, 2016

The head of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), Hakan Fidan, has accompanied President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on a visit to St. Petersburg to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a breakthrough meeting following the jet crisis between Ankara and Moscow last year.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/intel-chief-on-erdogans-plane-en-route-to-russia-for-meeting-with-putin.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102633&NewsCatID=338

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Police officer wounded in PKK attack in Turkey’s east dies

August 9, 2016

A police officer who was wounded in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Gürpınar district of the eastern province of Van succumbed to his injuries on Aug. 9.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/police-officer-wounded-in-pkk-attack-in-turkeys-east-dies.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102630&NewsCatID=341

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Turkish gov’t dismisses claims of plans to sell expropriated areas in southeast

August 9, 2016

The Turkish government has refuted claims that an expropriated area in the country’s southeast would be sold to private companies and that these companies had been preselected.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-govt-dismisses-claims-of-plans-to-sell-expropriated-areas-in-southeast.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102610&NewsCatID=345

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Turkish military refutes reports that coup plotters escaped to Kandil in northern Iraq

August 9, 2016

The Turkish General Staff has refuted reports suggesting a group of coup plotting soldiers crossed into northern Iraq and escaped to the Kandil Mountains, known as the headquarters of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), after the failed coup attempt of July 15, which was blamed on the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-military-refutes-reports-that-coup-plotters-escaped-to-kandil-in-northern-iraq.aspx?pageID=238&nID=102632&NewsCatID=341

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Pakistan

Non-implementation of NAP blamed for Quetta carnage

August 9, 2016

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly suspended its routine agenda on Monday to condemn the suicide attack in Quetta, with some of its members accusing the government of not effectively implementing the National Acton Plan (NAP) on counterterrorism while others criticising the security establishment for its pick-and-choose policy in rooting out extremism from the country.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1276355/non-implementation-of-nap-blamed-for-quetta-carnage

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No relief for Kalash in Pakistan’s Chitral Valley

August 9, 2016

Islamabad, Aug.9 (ANI): Economic deprivation and alleged forced conversion to Islam has reduced the once large Kalash minority tribe to a population of about 4000 today.

According to a Voice of America (VOA) report, the Kalash minority tribe is now confined to the three small valleys of Rumbur, Brumbret and Birir), high up in the Hindu Kush mountains.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/no-relief-kalash-pakistans-chitral-valley-998723/

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Police official gunned down in Sehwan

August 9, 2016

HYDERABAD: An assistant sub-inspector was gunned down in Khosa Mohallah of Sehwan, while an unidentified pedestrian was injured in the incident which took place near the Sehwan police station late Monday night, police said.

The deceased was identified as Niaz Panwhar.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1276407/police-official-gunned-down-in-sehwan

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Quetta in a daze after massacre

August 9, 2016

QUETTA: At least 70 people were killed and over 100 others wounded in a suicide bombing on Monday at the emergency ward of Quetta’s Civil Hospital, where scores of people had gathered to mourn the death of Balochistan Bar Association (BBA) president Bilal Anwar Kasi in a gun attack earlier in the day.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1276340/quetta-in-a-daze-after-massacre

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Europe

What is Islam's true place in France?

August 9, 2016

"How can one be Persian?" So asks a worldly and skeptical Parisian, assured of the universality of French values, in Baron de Montesquieu's 18th century novel, The Persian Letters. The joke is that the Parisian poses the question to a Persian who, dressed like a Frenchman, she takes for one of her own. The question, which raised smiles 300 years ago, now raises fears in France. How, indeed, can one be Persian — or, more broadly, Muslim — in France today? The country's future depends on all parties — secularists and believers, Muslims and Catholics, socialists and conservatives — getting the right answer.

Full report at: theweek.com/articles/640672/what-islams-true-place-france

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MUSLIM MIGRATION MEANT TO ‘DESTABILIZE EUROPE’

August 9, 2016

VESZPREM, Hungary (ChurchMilitant.com) - The archbishop of Veszprem in Hungary is denouncing the open border policies in Europe, saying the massive migration is pushed financially by the Arabs with the goal to "destabilize Europe."

Full report at: churchmilitant.com/news/article/hungarian-archbishop-warns-against-migration

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Europe Offering Welfare for Terrorists

08 Aug 2016

European countries may have unwittingly funded Islamic terrorists with taxpayer dollars due to liberally applied welfare benefits — even as they planned attacks to massacre the nations’ citizens.

Full report at: lifezette.com/polizette/europe-offering-welfare-terrorists/

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North America

US will cut off aid to Pakistan if it supports terror: Donald Trump’s aide

August 9, 2016

A top national security advisor to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said the US will treat Pakistan “harshly” and “cut off” assistance if it continues to be the “safe haven” for terror groups like Taliban, Haqqani and al-Qaeda.

Full report at: indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/us-will-cut-off-aid-to-pakistan-if-it-supports-terror-donald-trumps-aide-2963217/

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Texas Muslim teen’s family files lawsuit

August 9, 2016

The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Texas school officials and others, saying the incident violated the 14-year-old boy’s civil rights, prompted death threats and forced them to leave the United States.

Full report at: thehindu.com/news/international/texas-muslim-teens-family-files-lawsuit/article8961334.ece

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A Muslim ghost is haunting America

August 9, 2016

A Muslim ghost is haunting America: The ghost of United States Captain Humayun Khan.

It was a perfect trap - and like a clumsy hippopotamus Donald Trump fell right into it and, once there, he kept digging himself ever deeper into a hole.

Hillary Clinton had given him a clue to the danger when during her acceptance speech in Philadelphia she said: "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons."

Full report at: aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/08/muslim-ghost-haunting-america-160809075852071.html

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