Wailing in Grief, Iranians Flock to Mourn Slain CommanderReuters
Soleimani’s body was returned home on Sunday – given a hero’s welcome as it arrived in the southwestern city of Ahvaz and then flown to the holy Shi’ite Muslim city of Mashhad.
Iran Unfurls Red Flag to Show They Are Ready for War After US AirstrikeMetro UK
Iranian state television aired the image from a mosque in the Shiite holy city of Qom, showing the flag flying above the minarets. Red flags in Shiite tradition symbolise both blood spilled unjustly and serve as a call to avenge a person who is slain.
Muslim Women Spread Christmas Cheer in GazaReuters
Muslim women in the Palestinian Gaza Strip have been hand-crafting gifts for the approaching Orthodox Christmas as part of a project to empower a traditional community.
Archaeologists Find Hoard of Islamic Coins in Israel: 'It's Like a Hanukkah Present'Haaretz
Coins placed in a clay juglet 1,200 years ago included rare specimens from North Africa and one issued by Caliph Haroun A-Rashid, on whom ‘One Thousand and One Nights,’ was based.
What Muslims Expect From the Liberal Government in 2020The Star
The Canadian Muslim community is an engaged member of the Canadian family, consistently turning out at higher than average rates in both federal and provincial elections. Community leaders, organizations, mosques and Imams across the nation are actively engaging with the community and the government at all levels on issues affecting Canadian Muslims.
'Foolish': Muslim Convention Criticised for Hosting Anti-Palestinian PoliticianMiddle East Eye
Attendees criticise decision to host Ontario Premier Doug Ford whose political party has been accused of Islamophobia.
US Detains More Than 60 Iranian-Americans at Canadian BorderMiddle East Eye
Iranian-Americans detained by US Customs and Border Control as they return from a concert in Canada.
Can Muslims Become Strong Voice in American Politics?Middle East Eye
Muslim-American organisers want to build on political momentum gained over past three years.
MAS-ICNA Convention Turned to the Largest Islamic ConventionPatch
The annual MAS-ICNA Convention was held from December 27-29, 2019. The convention takes place in Chicago, every year during the holiday season.
What It's Like to Convert to Islam as an Adult in WalesWales Online
‘I am British Muslim and happy to be. Islam explains things to me. The answers are all there.’
Under Boris Johnson, Islamophobia Will Reach a Sinister New LevelThe Guardian
With the government’s plans – from immigration to counter-extremism – pandering to prejudice, Muslims will be unsafe.
Nationalism Tops Agenda for Croatia Presidential Hopefuls: ReportAl Jazeera
HDZ seeks adversaries in Serbs, Serbia, Bosnia, Yugoslavs, migrants and refugees and of a so-called “Islamic threat” due to a “somewhat schizophrenic policy” led by Grabar-Kitarovic, IFIMES noted.
Czech Mosque Vandalised With Death ThreatsFrance 24
A mosque in the Czech Republic’s second city of Brno has been vandalised with graffiti threatening to kill Muslims, police said on Saturday.
Satellite Images Show China’s Destruction of Muslim CemeteriesWashington Examiner
Satellite images compiled by CNN revealed that more than 100 cemeteries have been flattened by the Chinese government as part of its campaign against Uighurs Muslims. Nearly 1 million Muslims have been targeted by the Chinese government as it works to abolish the Islamic faith within its borders.
To Invoke Allah or to Not: Secular Islamophobia and the Protesting Indian MuslimCaravan Magazine
Solidarity from liberals is conditional because of their understanding of Muslims as quintessentially illiberal.
(Dis)integrating Muslims, Dismantling IndiaThe Diplomat
India, where Muslims have been at home for more than a millennium, is trying its hardest to alienate, disenfranchise, and disintegrate them.
Many Indian States 'Will Not Implement' Modi's Citizenship LawAl Jazeera
Kerala’s Pinarayi Vijayan writes to 11 of his counterparts, urging them to unite and coordinate efforts against the law.
'We Are Not Safe': India's Muslims Tell of Wave of Police BrutalityThe Guardian
Police in Uttar Pradesh state have embarked on ‘reign of terror’ against Muslims in wake of new citizenship law.
Australian Muslims Join Christians in a Public Prayer for Rain in Bushfire and Drought-Ravaged AreasDaily Mail
A group of Muslim worshipers have come together in a park to pray for rain amid the worsening drought and bushfire crisis.
IMN in Nigeria: Life as a Member of the Banned Shia GroupBBC
Jummai Karofi, a member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), a Shia organisation, says her children have been missing since a crackdown on its followers in Zaria, northern Nigeria, in 2015.
2010-2019 The Decade ISIS Overtook Al-Qaida and Changed the Face of Radical IslamHaaretz
The head rush from the Arab Spring protests turned to panic as ISIS took radical Islam where no terror group had gone before: Establishing a caliphate which, at its height, spanned the size of Britain.
The World’s Indifference to Muslim WoesFinancial Times
Donald Trump and Boris Johnson jeopardise what remains of the west’s human rights credibility.
Islam, Reform and the Battle of NarrativesThe Spectator
There is no religious, cultural or doctrinal reason why Jews should not be the allies of Muslims.
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