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Prophet dome removal reports rubbished

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The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques has strongly denied reports that surfaced in Western media outlets claiming that the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in Madinah may be removed. “This is the personal opinion of a researcher, who had expressed his views in a study, and it does not reflect the views of the presidency ... Read More »

Palestinian shift brings war crimes case closer to Israel

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BY: ANTHONY DEUTSCH AND DAN WILLIAMS THE HAGUE/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The possibility of a war crimes investigation into the conduct of Israeli forces in Gaza, until recently unthinkable, has grown after the Palestinians said this week they wanted to become a party to the International Criminal Court. The world's permanent war crimes court in The Hague declined two years ago ... Read More »

Boycott Israeli products” – A note on barcodes: Israel has not “changed it’s barcode to defeat BDS”

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Stories and images have been doing the rounds on social media sites claiming that Israel has changed it’s barcode from 729 to 871 (or other numbers like 500) in order to fool people looking out for the 729 barcode. This mistaken belief stems from a misunderstanding of how barcodes work. A barcode only tells you which country a company is ... Read More »

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem Denounce Israeli ‘Genocide’ in Open Letter

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Dozens of Spanish film stars, directors, musicians and writers, led by Oscar winners Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem have denounced Israeli incursion into Gaza. In an open letter published on Tuesday, they described Israel’s actions as "genocide." They also called on the European Union to "condemn the bombing by land, sea and air against the Palestinian civilian population ... Read More »

Bethlehem Christians fast with Muslims in Ramadan

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World Bulletin / News Desk Christians in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem have been observing Ramadan fasting in solidarity with their fellow Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. In a survey of Bethlehem’s Christians conducted in 2006 by the Palestinian Center for Research and Cultural Dialogue, 90% reported having Muslim friends. Speaking to Al-Arabiya News, Mike Kanawati, ... Read More »

Utah polygamous family says going on TV liberating

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The newest Utah polygamous family featured in a reality TV show says sharing their story with a wide audience has been liberating. Brady Williams and his five wives were a bit apprehensive ahead of the airing of a pilot episode in September, but they said this week in an interview with The Associated Press that ... Read More »

RIS Convention Gathers World Muslims By Muneeb Nasir OnIslam Correspondent

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TORONTO – Amid inspirational speeches from renowned scholars around the world, the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention got underway on Friday, December 27, in Toronto welcoming thousands of people who traveled from across North America and beyond to attend the landmark annual gathering. “These conferences are an exercise on how to live as a community,” Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan told ... Read More »

Madrassas in India attract Hindu students

Islamic seminaries with modern curriculum in eastern Indian state of West Bengal are helping to bridge religious divide.   Clad in white and blue salwar kameez (traditional Indian dress) and translating an Arabic verse from her Islamic studies textbook into Bengali, 15-year-old Puja Kshetrapal could pass for a Muslim. But she, along with almost half of the 200 tenth graders ... Read More »

Attacks a travesty of Islamic Teachings

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Sailan Muslim Foundation unreservedly condemns the recent attacks on All Saints Church in Pakistan and a shopping mall in Nairobi by terrorists purporting to act in the name of Islam. The cowardly attacks only goes on to show how misled these elements are and the mischief they are bent on causing to the good name of Islam.   The killing ... Read More »