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Welcome Gesture, Says Gurgaon Muslim Council; More Support Pours In For Jumma Namaz In Gurugram

New Age Islam News Bureau

19 November 2021

 

Devotees at the Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Gurugram, on November 18, 2021. The Gurudwara committee has decided to offer its premises to the Muslim community for offering Friday prayers following objections over the offering of namaz in public and open places.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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• Welcome Gesture, Says Gurgaon Muslim Council; More Support Pours In For Jumma Namaz In Gurugram

• Attacks On Shia Minorities Increase In Afghanistan: Shia Community Says We Were Never Asked Which Sect – Sunni Or Shia – We Followed

• Pakistan Frees Hardline Islamist Leader Saad Hussain Rizvi Chief Of  Sunni Militant Group- Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan Under Deal To End Violence

• Muqatada al-Sadr, Iraqi Shia Cleric Calls On Country’s Myriad Pro-Iran Shia Armed Factions To Disband

• To Tout Jewish-Muslim Coexistence, Israel Steals Photo From US Depicting Women With Islamic Headscarf And A Jewish Head Covering

 India

• Shutdown in Kashmir, Gupkar alliance writes to President

• Six Bangladeshi Patients Of Psychiatry Hospital In Agartala Repatriated

• India slams Pak law on Kulbhushan Jadhav, says no consular access yet

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South Asia

• Fitch Ratings: Policies Ripe For Islamic Finance Growth In Bangladesh

• Over 28,000 Afghans applied for temporary US visa

• Senate approves medals for troops killed in Hamid Karzai Airport

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Pakistan

• Council Of Islamic Ideology And Other Islamic Scholars Rule Smoking ‘Unlawful, Impermissible’

• Islamic banking is adapting to digitalization

• Global Islamic Finance Report 2021 launched

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Arab world

• Saudi Arabia celebrates International Day of Islamic Art

• Al-Azhar keen to foster ties with UK, Anglican Church: Grand imam tells Prince Charles

• Saudi Modern exhibition explores early architecture, urbanization in Jeddah

• Arab coalition destroys Houthi missile, says Sanaa airport Launchpad for hostile acts

• Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization signs deal with British Islamic centre

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Mideast

• Israel wages war even on Muslim cemeteries in Jerusalem

• Turkish Islamic preacher’s organization denies reports of his death

• Al-Jaafari, Khair Allah: Challenges require intensifying cooperation between Syria and Iraq

• US sanctions Iranian nationals, company for alleged vote meddling

• Israel defence minister's cleaner charged with spying for Iran

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Europe

• Far-Right Ideology Overtaking Islamist Extremism, The Biggest Cause Of Referrals To The UK

• Xenophobia And Islamophobia: As A Muslim Youth, Encountering Islamophobic Insults Is Not Unusual In UK

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North America

• Judge Exonerates Muhammad Aziz And Kahlil Islam, Who Were Convicted Of Assassinating Malcolm X In 1965

• City of Horn Lake working to settle lawsuit over proposed mosque

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Africa

• Libya: Béchir Saleh Is Officially Running For President Against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

• We Are Apolitical, Says Oyo Muslim Community

• Uganda police kill five men after suicide bombings, including Muslim cleric

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Southeast Asia

• Najib Warns ‘No Room For Arrogance’ In Umno Leaders, Especially Towards Chinese Community; Claims MCA Still Relevant

• Malaysia logs another 55 deaths, nine brought-in-dead

• PM announces plans for Bumi quotas in malls and ‘strategic locations’, says in line with ‘Keluarga Malaysia’

• Dr Noor Hisham: Do not speculate on death of MoH senior principal assistant director Dr Chai

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Welcome Gesture, Says Gurgaon Muslim Council; More Support Pours In For Jumma Namaz In Gurugram

 

Devotees at the Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Gurugram, on November 18, 2021. The Gurudwara committee has decided to offer its premises to the Muslim community for offering Friday prayers following objections over the offering of namaz in public and open places.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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By: DNA Web Team

Nov 18, 2021

Several right-wing outfits and a Hindu group objected to Muslims offering namaz in open spaces in several locations across Gurugram, after which the local Gurdwara body decided to open its doors and offer a space for Namaz to all the Muslims in these localities.

The Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti (SHSS), a Hindu group comprising several right-wing outfits such as Bajrang Dal, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, and Durga Vahini, objected to Muslims offering namaz in public spaces, sparking a row in this regard.

After this conflict, the Gurdwara association of Sadar Bazar in Gurugram has made an announcement that all Muslims are welcome to use their premises to offer namaz. The Gurdwara said that “Muslim brothers” are welcome to offer their daily namaz, keeping in mind the recent events.

The row against offering namaz was sparked in a total of eight locations- Bengali Basti Sector-49, V-Block DLF-III, Surat Nagar Phase-1, Outside Khedi Majra village, on Dwarka Expressway near Daulatabad village, Sector-68 near village Ramgarh, Near DLF Square Tower and village Rampur to Nakhdola Road.

Sherdil Singh Sidhu, President, Gurudwara Guru Singh Sabha, Sadar Bazar said, “It’s ‘Guru Ghar’, open for all communities with no discrimination. There shouldn’t be any politics here. Basement is now open for Muslim brothers who want to offer ‘Jumme ki namaz’.”

After several objections were raised by local people and the RWA, the local administration in Gurugram released a notice, cancelling the permission for Muslims to offer namaz in public places in eight out of the 37 designated locations in the districts.

Sidhu further said, “If there’s an open space, Muslims should be allowed to offer namaz. We shouldn’t fight over such petty issues. People who were offering namaz in open sought administration’s permission and those who had problems should have approached the administration before attacking them.”

Row against the decision erupted after the cancellation of the permissions from the local body, as well as some of the actions of Hindu outfits. SHSS has also organized a ritual for Govardhan Puja two weeks ago in a piece of land in Sector 12 where namaz gatherings used to take place. The ritual was also attended by BJP leader Kapil Mishra.

Source: Dna India

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Attacks On Shia Minorities Increase In Afghanistan: Shia Community Says We Were Never Asked Which Sect – Sunni Or Shia – We Followed

 

File photo: Afghan Shia women wearing Iranian chador walk in Mirza Khan, a Shia shrine in Herat. Photograph:( AFP )

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FMF Staff

November 18, 2021

The Taliban intelligence directorate asked school teachers in the Herat province to fill out a form to specify their religious identity, as well as their home address, duty station, and contact information last week.  This religious identification requirement caused panic among the Shia minorities living in the Herat province, some of whom strongly opposed the action.

A teacher told Kabul Now news that “we were never asked under the former government which Madhhab (school of Islam) – Sunni or Shia – we followed. We don’t know why they ask for specification of our religious identity.”  Teachers in Herat also expressed concern over the action and said that it would harm the unity between Sunni and Shia Muslims.

Attacks on Shia minorities have increased in recent years. On August 1, 2017, the Islamic State took responsibility for the attack on Jawadia mosque, the largest Shia mosque in Herat, which killed 33 people and injured 66 others.

On October 20, 2017, the Islamic State bombed the Imam Zaman Shia mosque in Kabul, killing at least 58 people and injuring 45 more. On October 8, 2021, an explosion at a Shia mosque in Kunduz province killed 150 and injured 300 people. A week later, on October 15, 2021, there was another attack on a Shia mosque in Kandahar that killed and injured over 100 Shia minorities. The Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP) took the responsibility for the attacks.

Shia minorities’ schools, hospitals, and universities have also been attacked. This week, there were two separate attacks on public busses located in the Dasht-e Barchi neighborhood of western Kabul, an area where the Hazara Shia minorities live. During the previous government, Shias were allowed to have guards to protect their mosques, but since the Taliban returned in mid-August, they took away the guns and left the Shia’s mosques without guards or protection.

Source: Feminist.Org

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Pakistan Frees Hardline Islamist Leader Saad Hussain Rizvi Chief Of  Sunni Militant Group- Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan Under Deal To End Violence

 

Saad Hussain Rizvi, chief of Islamist political party Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), gestures to his supporters after being released from jail in Lahore, Pakistan, November 18, 2021. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

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November 19, 2021

Pakistan freed a hardline Islamist leader on Thursday, a week after removing his name from a terrorism watch list under a deal to end weeks of deadly protests by his followers, the government and his lawyer said.

Saad Hussain Rizvi, the chief of a Sunni militant group - Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) - was released from a jail in Lahore city, a government spokesman, Hasaan Khawar, told Reuters. His lawyer Muhammad Rizwan confirmed the release.

"By the grace of God, he is a free man now," he said.

The release came two weeks after the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan agreed to free over 2,000 detained members of the TLP movement, lifted a ban on the group and agreed to let it contest elections.

In return, the TLP would shun the politics of violence and withdraw a demand to have France's ambassador expelled over the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad by a French magazine, negotiators have said.

The TLP took to the streets in mid-October, kicking off weeks of protests and clashes that killed at least seven policemen, injured scores on both sides and blocked the country's busiest highway.

Khan's government had designated the TLP a terrorist group and arrested Rizvi amid similar violent protests earlier this year.

The TLP, which can mobilise thousands of supporters, was born in 2015 out of a protest campaign to seek the release of a police guard who assassinated a provincial governor in 2011 over his calls to reform blasphemy legislation.

It entered politics in 2017 and surprised the political elite by securing more than 2 million votes in the 2018 election.

The next national election is scheduled for 2023, and analysts expect political groups to start gearing up from early next year.

Source: India Today

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Muqatada al-Sadr, Iraqi Shia Cleric Calls On Country’s Myriad Pro-Iran Shia Armed Factions To Disband

 

Al-Sadr won in last month's general election, the results of which were rejected by pro-Iran factions [Getty- file photo]

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The New Arab Staff

18 November, 2021

Iraq’s influential Shia cleric who emerged as a winner in last month’s general elections on Thursday called on the country’s myriad pro-Iran Shia armed factions to disband if they want to join his upcoming government.

Muqatada al-Sadr also asked the factions to hand over their weapons to the government-sanctioned umbrella known as Popular Mobilization Forces, or Hash al-Shaabi in Arabic. In turn, he also asked the PMF to "purify" its ranks from "undisciplined elements" and surrender "corrupt individuals" to the judiciary.

The militias are certain to reject the demands, which in turn could complicate al-Sadr’s efforts to form a government after the vote. It could also increase tensions between Shiites who support the pro-Iran factions and al-Sadr’s own followers.

The pro-Iran factions lost a significant number of parliament seats in the October 10 elections and have called the vote fraudulent, rejecting the results. Their supporters have held protests outside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, home to government offices and foreign embassies.

The protests turned deadly earlier this month, when demonstrators tried to enter the Green Zone, demanding a ballot recount. One protester affiliated with the militias was killed in an exchange of fire, for which the militias blamed Iraq's incumbent Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

Tensions were further ratcheted up after a failed assassination attempt against al-Kadhimi at his residence the next day. The prime minister suffered a light cut and several of his guards were injured in the November 7 attack by armed drones on his Green Zone residence. There was no responsibility claim for the attack, although suspicion immediately fell on the armed factions.

"Your losses can’t be a pretext for ruining the democratic process," al-Sadr said at a rare press conference Thursday, addressing the factions.

As the winner, al-Sadr’s bloc will seek coalition partners and name the next prime minister. The protests staged by supporters of hard-line Iran-aligned militias appeared to be aimed at pressuring al-Sadr to ensure that they are part of the next Cabinet.

But al-Sadr's call on Thursday practically ruled that out, instead asking the armed factions who function outside the PMF to disband.

The PMF is an umbrella group of mostly Shiite groups officially under the prime minister’s command. It was created during the war against the Sunni extremist Islamic State group, which in 2014 seized large swaths of western and northern Iraq. IS was eventually defeated but the thousands of mainly Shiite paramilitary fighters who fought against it never disbanded or surrendered their arms.

Some of the most Iran-friendly militias under the PMF have shown signs of splintering into new, previously unknown groups, allowing them to claim attacks targeting U.S. interests under different names to mask the extent of their involvement.

Source: Malay Mail

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To Tout Jewish-Muslim Coexistence, Israel Steals Photo From US Depicting Women With Islamic Headscarf And A Jewish Head Covering

 

Maharat Rori Picker Neiss (left) takes a selfie with a friend in St. Charles, Missouri, on May 6, 2019. (Maharat Rori Picker Neiss/Courtesy)

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By Judah Ari Gross

18 November 2021

As part of a social media effort to hail the importance of coexistence and tolerance, Israel’s Foreign Ministry earlier this week stole a photograph of a religious Jewish woman and Muslim woman that was taken in the United States.

The photograph was shared on the Foreign Ministry’s Arabic-language Twitter account, along with the caption: “On the International Day for Tolerance. With an Islamic headscarf and a Jewish head covering, a Muslim and a Jew in a souvenir photo. How beautiful is coexistence and the spirit of tolerance.”

However, the picture was used without the permission of the Jewish photographer, who also appears in it, and without the approval of the Muslim woman featured in it — and without even informing the subjects that their images would be shared by the State of Israel to the nearly half a million followers of the Israel in Arabic account. The photograph was also shared by the Facebook page of the Israeli Embassy in Uzbekistan to its nearly 6,000 followers in September.

The tweet with the purloined picture was deleted on Thursday afternoon after The Times of Israel contacted the Foreign Ministry about the case, though it remained on the Facebook page of the Israeli Embassy in Uzbekistan as of publication.

The photograph was taken in St. Charles, Missouri, in 2019 by Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, executive director of the St. Louis Jewish Community Relations Council, and posted on her personal Twitter page.

When Picker Neiss saw that her photograph had been taken and used without her permission this week, she reached out to her local Israeli consulate, but received no response. (The Times of Israel requested and received permission from her to use the photograph in question for this story on condition we blur the face of the other woman in the photo.)

A screenshot of a since-deleted tweet featuring a stolen photograph that was shared by Israel’s Arabic-language Twitter account on November 16, 2021.

The Times of Israel contacted the Foreign Ministry for comment. A spokesperson said he was looking into the matter, but did not respond further.

Under Israeli law, it is illegal to use a photograph or any other creative work without permission, with a potential penalty of up to NIS 100,000 ($32,460).

Source: Times Of Israel

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India

Shutdown in Kashmir, Gupkar alliance writes to President

Peerzada Ashiq

NOVEMBER 19, 2021

A security personnel stands guard during a strike called by the Hurriyat Conference to express solidarity with the families of civilians killed in the Hyderpora encounter earlier this week, in Srinagar, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.   | Photo Credit: PTI

J&K government on Thursday night handed over two bodies to their families for burial following three days of street protests

A shutdown was observed in Kashmir valley on Friday in protest against the recent killings of “civilians” during an anti-militancy operation in Srinagar’s Hyderpora area, even as the J&K government on Thursday night handed over two bodies to their families for burial following three days of street protests.

Source: The Hindu

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Six Bangladeshi patients of psychiatry hospital in Agartala repatriated

Syed Sajjad Ali

AGARTALA, NOVEMBER 19, 2021

The Border Security Force and the police annually detain hundreds of persons who enter Tripura from Bangladesh

Six Bangladeshis lodged at a psychiatry hospital here were repatriated on Thursday. The Indian High Commission at Dhaka and the Bangladesh Assistant High Commission in Agartala facilitated their return.

Earlier, two Bangladeshis, a man and a woman, were repatriated on March 13. Both had been lodged for some years at the Modern Psychiatry Hospital (MPH) located near the airport.

Source: The Hindu

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India slams Pak law on Kulbhushan Jadhav, says no consular access yet

By Shubhajit Roy

November 19, 2021

A day after Pakistan’s Parliament passed a Bill to provide the right of review and reconsideration in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the former Indian Navy officer who is on death row over spying and terror charges, India on Thursday said that “nothing could have been further from the truth”.

“As stated earlier, the ordinance did not create the machinery for an effective review and reconsideration of Shri Jadhav’s case as mandated by the judgment of the ICJ (International Court of Justice). The law simply codifies the shortcomings of the previous ordinance,” the Ministry of External Affairs’ official spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi, said on Thursday.

Source: Indian Express

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South Asia

Fitch Ratings: Policies Ripe For Islamic Finance Growth In Bangladesh

By News desk

November 19, 2021

A recent policy push by the Bangladesh government to develop Islamic finance could, if sustained, spur the industry’s growth, said American credit rating agency Fitch Ratings.

“We believe the Islamic finance sector has the potential for significant growth over the medium term, supported by strong bottom-up public demand for Islamic products and the country’s robust economic prospects,” they mentioned in a report published recently.

Source: Pak Observer

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Over 28,000 Afghans applied for temporary US visa

By Najibullah Lalzoy

19 Nov 2021

Federal officials have said that more than 28,000 Afghans have been applied for temporary visas into the US but added that only 100 of them have been approved so far.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services have struggled to keep up with the surge in applicants but they have promised to be increasing the number of staff to expedite the approval process.

Source: khaama Press

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Senate approves medals for troops killed in Hamid Karzai Airport

By Najibullah Lalzoy

19 Nov 2021

The US Senate has unanimously approved to award Congressional Gold medals for the 11 Marines, a soldier, and a navy corpsman killed in an outside bomb explosion in Hamid Karzai International Airport on the final days of the chaotic evacuation.

Source: khaama Press

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Pakistan

Council Of Islamic Ideology And Other Islamic Scholars Rule Smoking ‘Unlawful, Impermissible’

Ikram Junaidi

November 19, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Thursday gathered various Islamic scholars who gave a ruling (fatwa) that smoking is impermissible, undesirable and unlawful, due to its negative impact on the human health.

They were gathered at a conference organised by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc) along with CII.

Source: Dawn

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Islamic banking is adapting to digitalization

By News desk

November 19, 2021

From protection of cyber data breaches to ease of banking services, Islamic banking is adapting to the digital transformation without compromising on Sharia principles, one of the region’s leading financial figures has told Arab News.

Bello Danbatta, Secretary-General of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), said digitalization is key if the sector wants to reach out to those who have been left behind by traditional ways of banking.

Danbetta was speaking at the 15th IFSB summit, held at Jeddah’s Ritz Carlton Hotel and attended by governors of central banks from across the region, as well as other leading financial figures.

Source: Pak Observer

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Global Islamic Finance Report 2021 launched

By News desk

November 19, 2021

Amidst the pandemic, Cambridge Institute of Islamic Finance (Cambridge-IIF), together with Ajman University Center for Excellence in Islamic Finance (AU-CEIF), has once again successfully managed to launch the Cambridge Global Islamic Finance Report (GIFR) in Jakarta, Indonesia – the oldest yearbook in Islamic banking and finance.

“Bringing out the 12th edition of the oldest yearbook in Islamic finance while we are still facing a number of logistic restrictions is a huge achievement on part of all those whose contributions have made it possible to continue to publish the Global Islamic Finance Report,” said Professor Humayon Dar, Managing Editor of GIFR 2021 and the Director General, Cambridge Institute of Islamic Finance.

Source: Pak Observer

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Arab world

Saudi Arabia celebrates International Day of Islamic Art

SPA

November 18, 2021

JEDDAH: Saudi Ministry of Culture on Thursday hosted the first Islamic Art Biennale at the Islamic Museum in Riyadh to mark UNESCO’s International Day of Islamic Art.

The day aims to raise awareness about the art of Islam and its contribution to culture and civilization. The ministry is working with the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization to produce the Biennale.

Source: Arab News

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Al-Azhar keen to foster ties with UK, Anglican Church: Grand imam tells Prince Charles

Ahram Online

18 Nov 2021

El-Tayyeb, the head of the world's leading Sunni Muslim institution, received the royal couple on Thursday in Al-Azhar Mosque in Islamic Cairo.

The meeting sought to discuss means of enhancing dialogue among religions and to review ongoing social crises across the world, at the top of which is climate change, Al-Azhar said in a statement.

Prince Charles hailed the El-Tayyeb's efforts over the past years in countering extremism and promoting a culture of dialogue among religions.

Source: English.Ahram

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Saudi Modern exhibition explores early architecture, urbanization in Jeddah

SALEH FAREED

November 19, 2021

JEDDAH: Contemporary artists and architects are flocking to the heart of Jeddah’s historical downtown to showcase works that depict the city’s first major urban development phase in a new exhibition, going back to “where and when” it all started.

The exhibition titled “Saudi Modern” tackles the narrative of architecture and urban development in the coastal city between 1938 and 1962 by contemporary artists and architects. It was launched at the newly renovated iconic Tamer house, owned by one of the families that lived in the old town.

Source: Arab News

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Arab coalition destroys Houthi missile, says Sanaa airport launchpad for hostile acts

ARAB NEWS

November 19, 2021

RIYADH: The Arab coalition on Friday said it had shot down a Houthi missile targeting Jazan, in southern Saudi Arabia.

Source: Arab News

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Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization signs deal with British islamic center

SPA

November 18, 2021

RABAT: The director general of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Dr. Salem bin Mohammed Al-Malik, and the director of the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies in Britain, Dr. Farhan Nizami, signed a memorandum of understanding to promote and develop cooperation in the fields of education, science and culture.

Source: Arab News

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Mideast

Israel wages war even on Muslim cemeteries in Jerusalem

BY NAJLA M. SHAHWAN

NOV 19, 2021

It's sad but seems true that Palestinians have no respite from Tel Aviv's attempts to strip them of their dignity and humanity, even when it comes to death. The sordid violation triggered understandable panic among Palestinians that their interred loved ones would suffer the same obscene fate. Since 1948, Israel’s colonial project has been to change Jerusalem’s historical identity and transform its character and its nature into a modern-ancient Jewish city based on the Bible and the Old Testament. To build a story of a new Jerusalem, the Israeli authorities have always tried their best to erase the history of the Arab, Islamic and Palestinian identity in the holy city.

In this context, ancient Muslim cemeteries have become a target in particular. Last month the Israeli occupation authority started the destruction of the historic Muslim cemetery, Al-Yusufiya, near the walls of the Old City of East Jerusalem. An Israeli municipal crew escorted by police forces stormed the cemetery and began bulldozing, digging up and destroying Palestinian and Jordanian martyrs’ graves. Several local residents intervened to protect the graves of their relatives, but police forces expelled them from the yard and prevented them from entering.

Source: Daily Sabah

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Turkish Islamic preacher’s organization denies reports of his death

19.11.2021

The news disseminated in the Turkish media about the death of Turkish Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of plotting the coup attempt in July 2016, does not correspond to reality. A source close to the leadership of the Golden Generation organization created by Gulen in the US State of Pennsylvania told about this to TASS on Thursday.

Source: News.Am

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Al-Jaafari, Khair Allah: Challenges require intensifying cooperation between Syria and Iraq

18 November، 2021

Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Bashar al-Jaafari, discussed on Thursday with senior Undersecretary of the Iraqi Foreign Affairs’ Ministry, Nizar al-Khair Allah and an accompanying delegation issues of common interest between the two brotherly countries and ways to boost bilateral relations and push them forward.

Source: Sana.Sy

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US sanctions Iranian nationals, company for alleged vote meddling

18 Nov 2021

The United States has sanctioned six Iranian nationals and an Iranian cybercompany for “attempting to influence” last year’s US presidential elections.

In a statement on Thursday, the US Treasury Department said “state-sponsored Iranian cyber actors” between August and November 2020 “executed an online operation to intimidate and influence American voters, and to undermine voter confidence and sow discord”.

Source: Aljazeera

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Israel defence minister's cleaner charged with spying for Iran

Nov 18, 2021

A man employed in the home of Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz was charged Thursday with attempting to spy for the Black Shadow hackers, who are purportedly linked to Iran.

According to the indictment published by Israel's justice ministry, Omri Goren Gorochovsky, a 37-year-old resident of the central city of Lod, was arrested on November 4.

Source: Hindustan Times

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Europe

Far-Right Ideology Overtaking Islamist Extremism, The Biggest Cause Of Referrals To The UK

Simon Rushton

Nov 19, 2021

Far-right ideology has overtaken Islamist extremism as the biggest cause of referrals to the UK Government's anti-radicalisation programme for the first time, figures show.

About 25 per cent of cases, or 1,229 reports, sent to Prevent raised the alarm on suspected far-right radicalisation in the year from April 2020 to March 2021, the Home Office said.

Source: The National News

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https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/uk-news/2021/11/19/far-right-extremist-reports-to-uks-prevent-outnumber-those-on-islamists-for-first-time/

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Xenophobia And Islamophobia: As A Muslim Youth, Encountering Islamophobic Insults Is Not Unusual In UK

Nadra Nittle

November 18, 2021

On social media, Salma Rashad routinely sees the same xenophobic and Islamophobic question: “Are your parents 9/11 brown or 7/11 brown?”

“I’ve seen that phrase all over TikTok, all over Instagram,” said Rashad, an 18-year-old Egyptian-American Muslim. “In the past two days, I’ve seen it maybe eight to 10 times on social media.”

Source: 19thnews

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https://19thnews.org/2021/11/muslim-students-schools-hijab/

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North America

Judge Exonerates Muhammad Aziz And Kahlil Islam, Who Were Convicted Of Assassinating Malcolm X In 1965

By Alice Gainer

November 18, 2021

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Applause erupted Thursday when a judge exonerated Muhammad Aziz and Kahlil Islam, two of the three men convicted of murdering civil rights activist Malcolm X in Washington Heights in 1965.

Aziz and Islam served more than two decades in prison for a crime they did not commit. The Manhattan District Attorney formally asked the court to vacate their convictions after a 22-month investigation, CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported.

Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. apologized to the men, their families and the family of Malcolm X. He acknowledged the FBI and NYPD withheld evidence that would have exonerated the men.

Source: New York

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https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/11/18/malcolm-x-assassination-convictions-exonerated-muhammad-aziz-kahlil-islam/

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City of Horn Lake working to settle lawsuit over proposed mosque

By Tom Dees

November 18, 2021

HORN LAKE, Miss. — Legal pressure may have a north Mississippi town reconsidering plans for a house of worship.

A number of people who live near the proposed site for the mosque told FOX13 they don’t want it. They wouldn’t go on camera but said they are concerned about noise and traffic.

Source: Ocregister

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https://www.fox13memphis.com/news/local/city-horn-lake-working-settle-lawsuit-over-proposed-mosque/OCHVNS6WQBH75HRTR2Z4L4DIOE/

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Africa

Libya: Béchir Saleh Is Officially Running For President Against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

By Jihâd Gillon

19 November 2021

Some thought that he would be back in Libya rallying behind Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who registered as a candidate for Libya’s upcoming presidential election on 14 November. However, Saleh, the former regime’s big money man and previous head of the Libyan sovereign wealth fund, has other plans. Following his arrival in Sebha, he filed his own candidacy in the same city as the former Guide’s son.

As a matter of fact, relations between the two men have been reduced to a minimum in recent years. Gaddafi’s entourage coldly received the news, which minimises the event’s significance. “His candidacy was planned, but he does not carry much weight in public opinion.”

Source: New York

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https://www.theafricareport.com/148273/libya-bechir-saleh-is-officially-running-for-president-against-saif-al-islam-gaddafi/

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We Are Apolitical, Says Oyo Muslim Community

By Saheed Salawu

Nov 19, 2021

THE Muslim Community of Oyo State (MUSCOYS) is not concerned with politics. Its interest lies in the protection of the interest of Muslims and fighting for their rights.

The chairman, Alhaji Kunle Sanni, stated this in Ibadan at a reception organised by the state chapter of the National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO) for new Muslim commissioners, local government chairmen, the National Amirah of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

Source: Tribune Onlineng

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https://tribuneonlineng.com/we-are-apolitical-says-oyo-muslim-community/

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Uganda police kill five men after suicide bombings, including Muslim cleric

Associated Press

19 Nov 2021

Ugandan authorities have killed at least five people, including a Muslim cleric, accused of having ties to the extremist group responsible for Tuesday’s suicide bombings in the capital.

Four men were killed in a shootout in a frontier town near the western border with Congo as they tried to cross back into Uganda, police said on Thursday. A fifth man, a cleric named Muhammad Kirevu, was killed in “a violent confrontation” when security forces raided his home outside Kampala, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said.

A second cleric, Suleiman Nsubuga, is the subject of a manhunt, he said, accusing the two clerics of radicalising young Muslim men and encouraging them to join underground cells to carry out violent attacks.

Source: The Guardian

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/19/uganda-police-kill-five-men-after-suicide-bombings-including-muslim-cleric

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Southeast Asia

Najib warns ‘no room for arrogance’ in Umno leaders, especially towards Chinese community; claims MCA still relevant

BY KENNETH TEE

19 Nov 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 — Malay leaders from Umno who display arrogance towards the Malaysian Chinese community will be sternly disciplined, with swift action taken against them, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.

Najib, who is also Barisan Nasional advisor, acknowledged that there was such arrogance on display by Umno leaders prior to the 14th General Election in 2018, which contributed to the loss of Chinese votes that persisted even after the election had concluded.

He was earlier responding to whether it was the arrogance of Malay leaders, including policies introduced by BN that had led to the loss of Chinese votes in consecutive general elections held since 2008.

Source: Malay Mail

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https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/11/19/najib-warns-no-room-for-arrogance-in-umno-leaders-especially-towards-chines/2022091

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Malaysia logs another 55 deaths, nine brought-in-dead

BY EMMANUEL SANTA MARIA CHIN

19 Nov 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 — Malaysia reported another 55 Covid-19 deaths over the last 24-hours, as the death toll inches closer to 30,000 confirmed fatalities.

Data on the  Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal showed that nine out of the newly reported deaths involved individuals brought-in-dead, with the cumulative death toll now at 29,892.

Source: Malay Mail

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https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/11/19/malaysia-logs-another-55-deaths-nine-brought-in-dead/2022044

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PM announces plans for Bumi quotas in malls and ‘strategic locations’, says in line with ‘Keluarga Malaysia’

BY ASHMAN ADAM

18 Nov 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 — The government has proposed quotas for Bumiputera-owned businesses in strategic locations such as shopping malls as part of efforts to increase the community’s participation in the economy, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Ismail Sabri, who is also the chairman of the Bumiputera Prosperity Council (MKB), said the quotas would be managed transparently and fairly so that its ultimate goal can be achieved, in line with the aspirations of Keluarga Malaysia.

Source: Malay Mail

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https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/11/18/pm-announces-plans-for-bumi-quotas-in-malls-and-strategic-locations-says-in/2021902

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Dr Noor Hisham: Do not speculate on death of MoH senior principal assistant director Dr Chai

18 Nov 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 — Members of the public have been told to refrain from making any speculations over the death of Health Ministry (MOH) senior principal assistant director Dr Chai Koh Meow yesterday until the official result of the post-mortem is out.

Source: Malay Mail

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https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/11/18/dr-noor-hisham-do-not-speculate-on-death-of-moh-senior-principal-assistant/2021948

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