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"Your Silence Emboldens Hate-Filled Voices And Threatens The Unity And Integrity Of Our Country ": Indian Institute of Management Students, Faculty Members To PM

New Age Islam News Bureau

09 January 2022

 

The open letter to PM Modi had 183 signatories/ Photo:NDTV

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• "Your Silence Emboldens Hate-Filled Voices And Threatens The Unity And Integrity Of Our Country ": Indian Institute of Management Students, Faculty Members To PM

• Supreme Court Decision To Set Blasphemy Accused On Bail Hailed By Civil Society Activists of Pakistan

• Iranian Officials Admit People Hate Tyrannical Rule Of The Mullahs

• Arabic Music Institute To Be Established In Saudi Arabia

• Ahmadis Rocked By Rape Allegations After Its Spiritual Leader 'Told Alleged Victim To Keep Quiet'

 India

• Muslims Who Join Communist Parties Need Not Be Atheists: Samastha Kerala Jamiat Ul Ulema Leader

• India: Salar Jung Museum To Set Up Islamic Art Gallery In Hyderabad

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Pakistan

• Opposition seeks judicial probe into govt ‘failure’

• Centre-funded projects in Sindh annoyed CM, says Asad Umar

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Mideast

• Erdoğan Accuses Main Opposition CHP Of Attacking Islam, Terror Links

• Americans' calculations have always proved wrong: Supreme Leader

• Iran ups the nuclear ante in search of Vienna negotiations advantage

• Imam Khamenei: Iranian People Turned Gen. Soleimani’s Martyrdom Into Opportunity

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Arab world

• Arab Coalition to continue peace efforts despite Houthi aggression: Spokesman

• Kurdish Leader, Masoud Barzani Receives The Top Sunni Leaders In A Swift Visit To Erbil

• Thousands of labour, residency, border violators arrested across KSA

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Europe

• Turkish Gov’t Carrying Out Project To Expand Political Islam, Macron Says

• Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says she’s prepared to override parts of Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland

• 16 amazing pictures of Islamic processions in Lancashire from 1987-1999

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North America

• CAIR To Release New Islamophobia Report: $105M Funnelled To 26 Anti-Muslim Groups

• Primary School Teacher Banned For Life For Funding Islamist Terrorists

• New Picklebarn Aims To Make Mankato A 'Pickle Ball Mecca'

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Africa

• Why Christians, Muslims Must Unite Against Terrorists- Nigerian Bishop Adegbite

• New Year Celebration By Nigerian Christians Unjust To Muslims  - Muslim Rights Concern

• NSCIA Urged To Regulate Propagation Of Islam

• Kano Agog As Muslim Faithful Pray Against Insecurity

• No difference between bandits, Miyetti Allah, declare them terrorists now – HURIWA tells Buhari

• Ortom an unreliable leader who hates Fulani with passion —Miyetti Allah

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South Asia

• Turkmenistan Delegation Visiting Kabul To Assess TAPI

• Taliban delegation visiting Iran, will discuss politics and economy

• Taliban graduated 200 Special Forces completing three-month training

• Vaccine doesn’t cut transmission, it lowers death rate: Health minister

• University lecturer Faizullah Jalal arrested in Kabul

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Southeast Asia

• Hadi, Seemingly Backing MACC’s Azam Baki, Claims Trial By Media Make ‘Clean’ Officials Lame Ducks

• Amid stock trading storm, Azam Baki gets support from three senior MACC officers who label allegations as ‘revenge politics’

• Putrajaya proposes to build four new courts in Sarawak under 12MP, says minister

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

URL:  https://www.newageislam.com/islamic-world-news/hate-filled-unity-integrity-iim-pm-modi/d/126118

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"Your Silence Emboldens Hate-Filled Voices And Threatens The Unity And Integrity Of Our Country ": Indian Institute of Management Students, Faculty Members To PM

 

The open letter to PM Modi had 183 signatories/ Photo:NDTV

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by Nehal Kidwai

January 08, 2022

New Delhi: In an open letter, a group of students and faculty members from the Indian Institute of Management requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak up against hate speech and caste-based violence in the country.

"Your silence, Honourable Prime Minister, emboldens the hate-filled voices and threatens the unity and integrity of our country. We request you, Honourable Prime Minister, to stand firm against forces that seek to divide us," the students and the faculty said in their letter.

The letter comes in light of the recent Haridwar Dharam sansad event where some Hindu religious leaders urged people to take up arms against Muslims and called for genocide.

The signatories said that even though the Indian Constitution provided the right to practice one's religion in dignity, there was a sense of fear in the country.

"There is a sense of fear in our country now - places of worship, including churches in recent days, are being vandalised, and there have been calls to take arms against our Muslim brothers and sisters. All of this is carried out with impunity and without any fear of due process," they wrote.

"Your silence, Honourable Prime Minister, emboldens the hate-filled voices and threatens the unity and integrity of our country. We request you, Honourable Prime Minister, to stand firm against forces that seek to divide us," the students and the faculty said in their letter.

The letter was signed by 183 signatories, including 13 faculty members, students and faculty members of IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Bangalore.

At the Haridwar event, a Hindu religious leader - Sant Kalicharan Maharaj - said that the aim of Islam was to capture the nation through politics.

In the controversial speech, clips of which have gone viral, Kalicharan Maharaj also urged people to elect a "staunch Hindu leader" to "protect" Hinduism.

Source: Ndtv.com

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https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/your-silence-emboldens-hate-filled-voices-iim-students-staff-to-pm-2696013

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Supreme Court Decision To Set Blasphemy Accused On Bail Hailed By Civil Society Activists of Pakistan

 

Supreme Court of Pakistan. (Photo: AFP)

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Staff Reporter

January 9, 2022

LAHORE: The civil society activists have hailed the Supreme Court decision of granting bail to a man who had been in jail in an alleged blasphemy case for the last four years.

Advocate Saiful Malook, the counsel for the accused, said the Supreme Court judgement would act as a precedent to help other people arrested under blasphemy charges because most of the time, the courts would dismiss their bail.

He referenced the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 Section 497, which states that if an individual has not been formally charged and the trial has not been concluded within two years and the delay is not due to the accused, they should be granted bail.

Voice of Justice Chairman Joseph Jansen said the majority of blasphemy cases rested on false accusations over property disputes/ personal vendetta/ religious prejudice rather than genuine instances of blasphemy. He said sometimes the allegations would lead to mob violence against the accused or the entire community.

He demanded that all those who incite or engage in violence against others based on allegations of blasphemy should be brought to justice and duly punished.

He said the accused persons would be facing imprisonment for fabricated blasphemy charges and those in pending cases in courts must also be granted bail to let them have access to a fair trial, which includes the right to defence, the right to be tried by an independent and impartial court and of the right to the presumption of innocence.

Bishop Johnson Robert observed that blasphemy laws do not consider the principles of legality and the presumption of innocence, to ascertain the intention of the accused persons as observed in the case of Stephen Masih who is behind the bars for over two years over a fabricated blasphemy accusation despite the reports of the medical board of the Punjab Institute of Medical Health which stated that he suffers from Bipolar Affective Disorder, and he is mentally unfit to stand trial.

He demanded that the honourable courts in Pakistan should hear Stephen Masih’s case on an urgent basis and drop all charges against him on account of false accusation, and his psychosocial disability and health condition.

Alyas Samuel said that the misuse of blasphemy laws have become so common which is exercised as a tool of revenge by making a fabricated accusation against innocent people without bothering about its consequence that the families of the accused have to face as observed in the case of Shagufta Kiran who is facing imprisonment for being a part of a WhatsApp group in which someone else created and shared an allegedly objectionable post. She denies the allegation.

Asif Bastian said it is a practice that the accused persons without committing any blasphemous offence are deprived of their liberty and are made to spend several years in jail. While the complainants and witnesses involved in levelling false allegations of blasphemy against the accused enjoy impunity, the government needs to enforce the existing provisions such as Section 182 of PPC to criminalise perjury, false and malicious accusations.

Ashiknaz Khokhar said that the most people label the blasphemy accused as guilty, and demand their beheading without proper investigation or trial of the case, therefore the government needs to introduce reforms to put in place adequate and effective procedural and institutional safeguards at the investigative, prosecutorial and judicial levels including, inter alia requiring evidence by accusers, ensuring proper investigation by senior police officials, allowing authorities to dismiss unfounded accusations, to ensure that the accused persons are not unjustly punished on the basis of mere allegation.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1668440/sc-decision-to-set-blasphemy-accused-on-bail-hailed

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Iranian Officials Admit People Hate Tyrannical Rule Of The Mullahs

 

Iranian people confront mullahs in the streets

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By Mahin Horri

January 8, 2022

The people of Iran are fed up with four decades of tyrannical rule by the mullahs. And Iranian officials are openly expressing their fear of the public outrage toward the mullahs.

On Friday, in a meeting with regime loyalists, Ahmad Khatami, a senior regime official and member of the Guardian Council, acknowledged that the people hate the mullahs by saying, “Some are trying to separate religion and politics.”

In the same session, Khatami, whose remarks were published by official IRNA news agency, expressed concern about the activities of the supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). Khatami warned the mullahs and regime loyalists to avoid any actions that would “encourage the MEK.”

Khatami is not the only official who has been warning about the declining reputation of the mullahs. On January 4, in comments to the state-run Hamdeli newspaper, Mohammad Taghi Fazel Meibodi, a member of the Assembly of Teachers in Qom Seminary, said, “The people are blaming clerics for the current situation.”

He also said, “Unfortunately, the people have a bad view toward clerics. Many student clerics who go to the market to buy goods or to go to stores try to do so without wearing clerical robes so that they are not insulted.”

Meibodi added, “Today, clerics wear their religious attire less in public appearances to avoid being uncomfortable. If a cleric sits in a taxi, people will insult him. People blame the clerics for high prices and all problems.”

In another article on January 4, Hamdeli warned about the consequences of luxurious life of the mullahs. “The attention of clerics to material life, the attraction of government and political positions, the tendency of clerics of luxurious life and occupying important positions has resulted in clerics seeking work opportunities in institutions and organizations in industries, oil, sports, recreation, and even the meat market.”

Mohammad Reza Zaeri, another mullah, wrote on Instagram on January 7, “In the past 10 days, people have spitted on me, I’ve been insulted, and right now, my Snap [Iranian ride-sharing app] driver made me get off the car in the middle of the street! The people who should understand and know, are they even aware of this level of hatred that we’ve been warning about for years? No. Those who come and go with their personal drivers and bodyguards aren’t held accountable. The driver emphasized three times that ‘I don’t give rides to mullahs.’”

These officials and media are barely scratching the surface with their remarks. The hatred of the people toward the ruling mullahs is so intense that the videos of people confronting mullahs have become a common scene on social media.

In one video that has been widely distributed on social media, one person tells a mullah, “You are all filthy… this dog is cleaner than [regime supreme leader Ali] Khamenei.”

Other manifestations of this hatred are the torching of the posters and statues of regime leaders and icons such as the now-dead terrorist commander Qassem Soleimani.

The flipside of the coin of the people’s hatred of the mullahs’ regime is their gravitation toward the Iranian Resistance and the Resistance Units. Every day, people from all ages and walks of life are becoming attracted to the cause of the Iranian Resistance, which has been to overthrow the mullahs’ regime and to replace it with a democratic state.

Therefore, while the remarks made by Khatami and Meibodi, and Zaeri are notable, they are just the tip of the iceberg. The people of Iran will make their feelings toward the mullahs’ regime very clear in their protests and uprisings.

Source: English.Mojahedin

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Arabic Music Institute To Be Established In Saudi Arabia

 

The oud is one of the oldest and most important stringed instruments in the Arab world’s musical heritage. (Supplied)

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Mai Almarzoogi

January 09, 2022

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Music Commission is establishing an institute to train the country’s musical talent.

Bait Al-Oud seeks to be a learning center for musicians so they can get the required training in playing traditional Arabic instruments and be educated about the instruments’ role in developing the region’s music culture.

The oud, which dates back more than 3,000 years, is one of the oldest and most important stringed instruments in the Arab world’s musical heritage and it has played a significant role through history.

The commission aims to develop the institute to be a globally recognized center, spread awareness about Arabic musical instruments, specifically the oud, and preserve the heritage of Arabic music.

“The oud is one of the most important musical stringed instruments,” oud player Hasan Iskandrani told Arab News. “It has been called the ‘sultan of instruments’ and is usually used by composers in shaping their melodies.”

Traditional Arabic musical instruments such as the oud, duf, rebab, and mizmar, which are used in many different celebrations in the Kingdom, have played a major role in establishing the musical culture of the country and its different forms of musical expression.

There are different types of oud - including Iraqi, Syrian, Egyptian and Turkish — and it is played in different styles across the region.

Alongside Al-Jowhar are Talal Salamah and Aseel Abu Bakr Saleem who, to this day, are influencing an emerging new generation of Saudi oud players.

The oud is distinctive for being fretless and pear-shaped. It is traditionally made from lightwood, has a short neck, and is normally built with 11 strings.

Being fretless, the oud is considered a versatile instrument that gives musicians the freedom to produce more fluid notes without having to retune.

And, unlike other string instruments which typically have one large hole in the center, the oud can have up to three holes, which gives it its distinctive and mesmerizing tune.

But, had it not been for some great musical maestros, the legacy of the oud would have probably been lost. One cannot talk about the instrument without mentioning the legends who made it what it is today.

The oud has passed through prominent musicians, from the “King of Oud” Fared Al-Atrache, to Marcel Khalifeh in Lebanon, Munir Bashir and Naseer Shamma in Iraq, and Mohamed Al-Qasabgi in Egypt.

There are many beliefs about where the instrument originated from. It is believed that it evolved from the Persian barbat and was used during the Kassite period and Babylon in Mesopotamia, which later made its way to Europe through North Africa.

The institute, which will be run by an elite group of musicians, also aims to be a regional hub for Saudis of all ages to learn and develop techniques to play Arabic musical instruments.

“The Bait Al-Oud Institute will contribute to the development of the various types of stringed instruments. In addition, it will encourage the development of young music talent,” said Iskandrani. “Through the institute, it will be a forum for great music legends and new emerging musicians to share ideas, experiences, and culture for continuous development.”

The institute will also act as a platform for musicians to share and perform their musical projects with audiences who enjoy listening to oud performances.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2000576/saudi-arabia

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Ahmadis Rocked By Rape Allegations After Its Spiritual Leader 'Told Alleged Victim To Keep Quiet'

 

Pictured: The 13,000-capacity Baitul Futuh mosque in Morden, South-West London, where the sect is based

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By Abul Taher

8 January 2022

A Muslim sect which built Britain’s biggest mosque has been rocked by rape allegations involving its members and claims that its spiritual leader warned the alleged victim against involving police.

The 36-year-old complainant belongs to the Ahmadi sect, which has 30,000 followers in Britain under the leadership of Mirza Masroor Ahmad, who has been feted by senior politicians, including Boris Johnson and Theresa May.

But Imam Ahmad – dubbed ‘the caliph of suburbia’ for basing the sect at the 13,000-capacity Baitul Futuh mosque in Morden, South-West London – has been accused of trying to suppress the allegations after a recording of a 44-minute telephone call with the alleged victim was posted on the internet.

In it, the cleric appears to suggest that the woman drop allegations that she was raped and sexually assaulted by her father and three other sect members at addresses in London, Surrey, Dorset and the Pakistani city of Rabwah, the group’s spiritual headquarters.

During the call, made in July, Imam Ahmad, 71, urged the woman not to report her claims to police and wrongly says she will need four witnesses to prove a rape claim.

But she is told: ‘My advice to you is that you drop this case, even if something happened… Even if it has, I am sure those involved would have asked for forgiveness already.’

The woman later wrote on Twitter: ‘Instead of silencing victims, allegations of abuse should be properly investigated, and perpetrators punished, not protected.’ A spokesman for the imam said: ‘The allegation has been and continues to be taken extremely seriously.

‘After his conversation with the complainant, His Holiness [Ahmad] referred the matter to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK for immediate action. In turn, AMA UK promptly informed the Metropolitan Police, whose investigation is ongoing. In light of the police involvement, we are unable to comment further.’

The Metropolitan Police confirmed it was investigating allegations of sexual assault between 1987 and 2012 and that a man had been interviewed under caution.

Source: Daily Mail

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10382181/Muslim-sect-Britains-biggest-mosque-rocked-rape-allegations.html

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India

Muslims Who Join Communist Parties Need Not Be Atheists: Samastha Kerala Jamiat Ul Ulema Leader

09th January 2022

By MP Prashan

KOZHIKODE: Giving heartburn to the IUML, which is intensifying the campaign against the CPM, the Sunni organisation Samastha Kerala Jamiat ul Ulema’s leader Abdussamad Pookkottoor has said the Muslims who join the Communist parties won't be disowned by the community.

In an interview to a YouTube channel, Pookkottoor, who is known as a strong IUML supporter, said all the members of the Communist parties are not atheists. “There could be many reasons for a person to join a Communist party and they need not necessarily share the atheist ideology of Communism,” he said.

Source: New Indian Express

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https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2022/jan/09/muslims-who-join-communist-parites-need-not-be-atheistskerala-jam-iyyathul-ulema-leader-2404867.html

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India: Salar Jung Museum to set up Islamic art gallery in Hyderabad

By Aftab H Kola

9 Jan 2022

Hyderabad’s famed Salar Jung Museum, which boasts the largest one-man collection of antiques and art treasures in the world, is setting up an exclusive gallery for Islamic art.

More than 2,500 rare Islamic artefacts currently displayed in various parts of the museum as well as some that have never been showcased in public will find a place in this gallery. At present, these treasures of Islamic art are scattered over various galleries under Indian, Middle Eastern, European and Far Eastern art collections.

Source: khaleej Times

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https://www.khaleejtimes.com/world/india-salar-jung-museum-to-set-up-islamic-art-gallery-in-hyderabad

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 Pakistan

Opposition seeks judicial probe into govt ‘failure’

Zulqernain Tahir

January 9, 2022

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Holding the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) government responsible for the deaths of tourists in Murree, the opposition on Saturday accused Prime Minister Imran Khan and his aides of victim blaming and demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident.

Among those demanding a judicial probe was one of the main allies of the government both in the Centre and Punjab — the PML-Q — to fix responsibility for the deaths of tourists.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1668395/opposition-seeks-judicial-probe-into-govt-failure

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Centre-funded projects in Sindh annoyed CM, says Asad Umar

Imran Ayub

January 9, 2022

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Saturday claimed that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had once directly complained to him about the federal government-funded projects in the province raising objections over Islamabad’s role in areas under his administrative control.

However, the federal minister made it clear that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government never backed off due to such complaints and it was in fact filling the gap created by the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) provincial administration due to its incompetence and bad governance.

Source: Dawn

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https://www.dawn.com/news/1668408/centre-funded-projects-in-sindh-annoyed-cm-says-asad-umar

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Mideast

Erdoğan accuses main opposition CHP of attacking Islam, terror links

Jan 08 2022

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday accused the main opposition party of terror links and attacking Islam following the party’s criticism of a pre-school religious studies programme by the country’s top religious body.

"We will put in their place and call into account those who attack our religion and the Religious Affairs Directorate,’’ T24 news site cited Erdoğan as saying during a regional meeting of his ruling party in central Karaman province.

Source: ahval news

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https://ahvalnews.com/chp/erdogan-accuses-main-opposition-chp-attacking-islam-terror-links#

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Americans' calculations have always proved wrong: Supreme Leader

Jan 9, 2022

Delivering a speech via video link to the people of Qom city on the occasion of their anti-Shah uprising on January 9, 1978, the leader said that the great movement witnessed on the second anniversary of the late General Soleimani's martyrdom this week was caused by nothing but the divine power.

The calculation system of the foes is flawed and ignorant, the Supreme Leader noted, adding that when the calculation of the status quo was wrong, the consequent decisions would also be wrong and this would lead to their failure.

Source: En.Irna

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https://en.irna.ir/news/84606939/Americans-calculations-have-always-proved-wrong-Supreme-Leader

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Iran ups the nuclear ante in search of Vienna negotiations advantage

NADIA AL FAOUR

January 09, 2022

DUBAI: Tehran’s proxies have been ramping up their activities on the battlefields of the Middle East in recent weeks. In Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, forces loyal to the Iranian regime have been busy, escalating attacks against US and Saudi targets.

One spark for this intensification may be the second anniversary of the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general who set in motion much of the chaos still ravaging the region. But some analysts believe the prime reason is the Iran-US nuclear talks that have resumed in Vienna.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2000646/middle-east

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Imam Khamenei: Iranian people turned Gen. Soleimani’s martyrdom into opportunity

January 9, 2022

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the enemies viewed the martyrdom of legendary anti-terror commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani as a threat to Iran, but the Iranian people turned it into an opportunity with their religious zeal.

“The wrong calculations of the United States are still going on, and the example of this is the martyrdom of Martyr Soleimani,” the Leader said in a speech on the anniversary of the popular uprising in the holy city of Qom against the former US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1978.

Source: PressTV

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https://en.abna24.com/news//imam-khamenei-iranian-people-turned-gen-soleimani%e2%80%99s-martyrdom-into-opportunity_1217056.html

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Arab world

Arab Coalition to continue peace efforts despite Houthi aggression: Spokesman

MOHAMMED AL-SULAMI

January 08, 2022

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s campaign to resolve the Yemeni crisis and reach a political solution will continue despite growing Houthi aggression, the spokesman for the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen has said.

Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Maliki’s comments came during a press conference held on Saturday in Riyadh amid a surge in fighting in Yemen as a result of Houthi setbacks.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2000446/saudi-arabia

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Kurdish Leader, Masoud Barzani Receives The Top Sunni Leaders In A Swift Visit To Erbil

Masoud Barzani

2022-01-08

The Kurdish leader, Masoud Barzani, on Saturday received a high-level delegation from Azm(Will) and Takaddom (Progress) parties in the Saladin resort near Erbil.

The delegation was headed by the Speaker of the outgoing Iraqi parliament Mohammad al-Halboosi, along with Khamis al-Khanjar, and Ahmed al-Jubouri.

Source: Shafaq News

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https://shafaq.com/en/Iraq-News/Masoud-Barzani-receives-the-top-Sunni-leaders-in-a-swift-visit-to-Erbil

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Thousands of labor, residency, border violators arrested across KSA

SPA

January 09, 2022

RIYADH: Saudi authorities arrested nearly 14,000 people in one week for breaching residency, work and border security regulations, an official report has revealed.

From Dec. 30, 2021 to Jan. 15, 2022, a total of 7,118 people were arrested for violations of residency rules, while 5,015 were held over illegal border crossing attempts, and a further 1,576 for labor-related issues.

Source: Arab News

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https://www.arabnews.com/node/2000691/saudi-arabia

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Europe

Turkish gov’t carrying out project to expand political Islam, Macron says

By Turkish Minute

January 8, 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government is carrying out a project to expand political Islam, which doesn’t comply with European values, local media reported on Friday, citing an interview by French daily Le Parisien.

When asked about Turkey’s membership in the European Union, Macron said the politics pursued by Erdoğan were aggressive and didn’t comply with European values.

Source: Turkish Minute

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https://www.turkishminute.com/2022/01/08/rkish-govt-carrying-out-project-to-expand-political-islam-macron-says/

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Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says she’s prepared to override parts of Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland

By Ruchira Sharma

January 9, 2022

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has warned she is prepared to trigger Article 16, which would unilaterally override parts of the post-Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland, if negotiations fail.

Source: Inews.co

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https://inews.co.uk/news/foreign-secretary-liz-truss-prepared-override-parts-brexit-agreement-northern-ireland-1391127?ITO=newsnow

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16 amazing pictures of Islamic processions in Lancashire from 1987-1999

By Shuiab Khan

08-01-2022

Thousands have turned out to attend Islamic processions across Lancashire for decades.

It was the eighties when the processions became larger events in Blackburn, Burnley and Accrington.

Here are some amazing images from that period and the nineties when more and more people took part in the processions.

Source: Lancashire Telegraph

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https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/19833969.16-amazing-pictures-islamic-processions-lancashire-1987-1999/

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North America

CAIR to release new Islamophobia report: $105M funneled to 26 anti-Muslim groups

January 8, 2022

On Tuesday, January 11, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, plans to release its latest Islamophobia report. Titled “Islamophobia in the Mainstream,” the report identifies 35 major charitable institutions and foundations that funneled almost $106 million to 26 anti-Muslim groups between 2017-2019. 

CAIR’s new “Islamophobia in the Mainstream” report shows mainstream funding for Islamophobic organizations has dropped in recent years, but such organizations continue to receive large sums of money through private family foundations and mainstream donor-advised funds that are ultimately used to spread bigotry against Muslims.   

Source: CAIR

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https://en.abna24.com/news//cair-to-release-new-islamophobia-report-105m-funneled-to-26-anti-muslim-groups_1216709.html

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Primary school teacher banned for life for funding Islamist terrorists

9 January 2022

Miriam Sebbagh, 52, who taught children at Hunwick Primary School in Crook, County Durham, was sending Islamic terrorists thousands of pounds, a Teaching Regulation Agency disciplinary panel found.

Police discovered £4,670 in a safe at her address which was intended to fund terror attacks. The money was subsequently forfeited under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 and Ms Sebbagh was also ordered to pay costs of £12,654.

Source: New Englishre View

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New Picklebarn aims to make Mankato a 'pickleball mecca'

By John Reinan

JANUARY 8, 2022

MANKATO — Sidney and Mitch Elofson were top-flight tennis players in St. Peter, Minn., where they grew up, and at Gustavus Adolphus College, where they went to college.

But they're making a multimillion-dollar bet on another sport: pickleball, a sort of cross between tennis and ping-pong that's taking the nation by storm. More than 4.2 million Americans play the paddle sport, a jump of more than 20% in just the past year. Locally, the Mankato Area Pickleball Association has more than 250 members, less than a decade after the group was started by about a dozen people.

Source: Medieva Lists

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Africa

Why Christians, Muslims Must Unite Against Terrorists- Nigerian Bishop Adegbite

By Adeola Ogunlade

Jan 9, 2022

As the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) celebrates its 40th anniversary, Lagos State Chairman of the CAN, Bishop Stephen Adegbite met with selected journalists and bared his mind on the state of the nation, US delisting Nigeria from religious violators, lingering insecurity and sundry issues. Adeola Ogunlade was there.

Source: The Nation Onlineng

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New Year Celebration By Nigerian Christians Unjust To Muslims  - Muslim Rights Concern

BY SAHARAREPORTERS

JAN 08, 2022

The Muslim Rights Concern has urged the Nigerian Government to declare the first of Muharram Hijrah, which is the first day in the Islamic calendar, as a public holiday to favour Muslims.

According to Akintola, the New Year celebrations according to the Gregorian calendar was “unfair, unjust and undemocratic” to Muslims in Nigeria.

Source: Sahara Reporters

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NSCIA Urged To Regulate Propagation Of Islam

By Mumini AbdulKareem

09 Jan 2022

The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has been advised to regulate propagation of Islam in the country.

Prof Lateef Oladimeji gave the counsel while delivering the maiden inaugural lecture of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, at the weekend.

Source: daily trust

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Kano Agog As Muslim Faithful Pray Against Insecurity

By Clement A. Oloyede

09 Jan 2022

Muslim faithful in their thousands Saturday gathered in Kano to pray for divine intervention to end insecurity and other challenges confronting Nigeria.

The prayer sessions, which was led by the leader of the Tijjaniyya sect from Algeria, Maulana Sheikh Ali Bil-Arabi, a grandson of the late founder of the sect, Sheikh Ahmad Tijjani, was held in a fully packed Sani Abacha Stadium at Kofar Mata area.

Source: daily trust

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No difference between bandits, Miyetti Allah, declare them terrorists now – HURIWA tells Buhari

By Ochogwu

January 8, 2022

Following the spate of killings and kidnapping across the country, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently declare the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, as a terrorist group.

In a statement issued on Saturday by its national coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, the rights group said there is no difference between the MACBAN and bandits who were recently designated as a terrorist group.

Source: independent

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Ortom an unreliable leader who hates Fulani with passion —Miyetti Allah

By Dachen Isaac

January 8, 2022

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has reacted to a request by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to declare the association a terrorist organisation.

Ortom had, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Nathaniel Ikyur, on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to declare the Miyetti Allah and the Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM), as terrorist organisations.

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South Asia

Turkmenistan delegation visiting Kabul to assess TAPI

By Najibullah Lalzoy

09 Jan 2022

A Turkmen delegation headed by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan arrived in Kabul on Saturday, January 8, 2022, and is supposed to meet with Taliban officials over the development of TAPI.

The Head of commerce chamber of Herat province has said that the head of TAPI is also part of the Turkmen delegation to Afghanistan.

Source: khaama Press

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Taliban delegation visiting Iran, will discuss politics and economy

By Najibullah Lalzoy

09 Jan 2022

An Afghan delegation headed by acting Foreign Minister Amir khan Motaqi is visiting Iran and is supposed to discuss problems of Afghan refugees in the country, economic and political issues.

It is the first time that a high-level delegation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is visiting Iran after they recaptured power on August 15 last year.

Source: khaama Press

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Taliban graduated 200 Special Forces completing three-month training

By Sadaf Shinwari

09 Jan 2022

Interior Ministry of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in a statement on Saturday, January 8, 2022, said that a battalion of 200 Special Forces graduated after completing the three-month course in Kabul.

The statement reads that the Forces are equipped with Night Vision scopes and Laser mounted weapons and are given rigorous physical, mental and ideological training.

Source: khaama Press

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Vaccine doesn’t cut transmission, it lowers death rate: Health minister

Star Digital Report

Sun Jan 9, 2022

Health Minister Zahid Malique today said vaccine does not prevent the spread of Covid-19 but it certainly reduces the death rate.

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University lecturer Faizullah Jalal arrested in Kabul

By Najibullah Lalzoy

08 Jan 2022

Family members and close relatives of a university lecturer and political commentator Faizullah Jalal confirmed that he was arrested from his home and taken to an unknown place on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

Son and daughter of Jalal Tweeting from their father’s Twitter account have asked people and humanitarian agencies to help release their father.

Source: khaama Press

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Southeast Asia

Hadi, seemingly backing MACC’s Azam Baki, claims trial by media make ‘clean’ officials lame ducks

BY SYED JAYMAL ZAHIID

09 Jan 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 — PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang hit out at the media today, accusing them of playing judge and executioner in the stock trading controversy implicating the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Tan Sri Azam Baki.

Abdul Hadi took to Facebook to lament the way the press had covered the fiasco, taking aim at the concept of press freedom that he suggested was responsible for putting the MACC chief commissioner in the imbroglio that has called the latter’s credibility into question.

The PAS president, who himself has been severely criticised for having done little as special envoy to the Middle East with a ministerial pay-grade as well as member of Parliament, claimed that government officials accused of power abuse and corruption have often been found guilty even if the courts have yet to do so, which he attributed to press freedom as advocated by the West.

Source: Malay Mail

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Amid stock trading storm, Azam Baki gets support from three senior MACC officers who label allegations as ‘revenge politics’

BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY

09 Jan 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 — Three senior officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today issued a statement offering their full support to their chief Tan Sri Azam Baki who is currently embroiled in controversy over stocks acquired back in 2015.

The statement was signed by Datuk Seri Ahmad Khusairi Yahaya, Datuk Seri Norazlan Mohd Razali and Datuk Junipah Wahid who are the deputy chief commissioners in charge of operations, prevention and management and professionalism respectively, and follows ongoing investigations by the Securities Commission (SC) against Azam over possible conflict of interest after he admitted to proxy stock trading.

Source: Malay Mail

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Putrajaya proposes to build four new courts in Sarawak under 12MP, says minister

09 Jan 2022

KUCHING, Jan 9 — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the federal government is proposing to build four new courts in Sarawak.

“The new courts will be located in Kapit, Limbang, Mukah and Sri Aman and are being evaluated by the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department,” he said when met at the Kuching Court Complex today.

Source: Malay Mail

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