Day: October 19, 2011

Muslims face negative perception in Canada.

Source: Nanaimo Daily News. A new national survey that tapped the level of “positiveness” that Canadians feel toward selected groups suggests that Muslims – significantly more than 10 other subsets of society – remain a magnet for negativity a decade after the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. Just 43 per […]

Saudi mufti bans soccer for Muslims

SOURCE: IRANIAN PRESS TV A Saudi Arabian mufti has issued a religious degree (fatwa) prohibiting soccer for Muslim youth because it has been invented by Jews, Christians, infidels, the US, Russia, France and their lackeys. Abdullah al-Najdi advised Muslim youth to avoid playing soccer unless under specific conditions, IRNA reported. […]

A Saudi-Iranian cold war takes shape

By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star Lebanon The Middle East continues to experience one of its most tumultuous moments of structural change in several generations, and countries are reconfiguring both their domestic power structures as well as their intra-regional relations. In this context, we can expect much of the […]

Press Release: Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, issued a stark warning to Geert Wilders and praised Queen Beatrix

During a recent visit to Holland, the world Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, issued a stark warning to Geert Wilders, the farright Dutch politician. He warned Wilders that if he continued to defame Islam and the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) then he and other likeminded individuals would be […]

Javanese royal couple’s fairy tail wedding

Fairy tale wedding: Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Bendara (center) is held aloft by her new husband, Kanjeng Pangeran Haryo Yudanegara (right), and his uncle, Gusti Bendoro Pangeran Haryo Suryodiningrat (left) at Yogyakarta Palace on Tuesday. Reuters/Beawiharta Yogyakarta’s iconic street, Jl. Malioboro, was flooded by some 40,000 onlookers hoping to catch a […]

Militants seek arrest of takfiri preachers

By MUHAMMAD AL-SULAMI | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: Three men allegedly belonging to the Turki Al-Dandani terror cell told judges at a criminal court in Riyadh on Monday that preachers who issued takfiri (branding opponents “infidels”) religious edicts and encouraged youths to take part in jihad in Afghanistan should be arrested and brought to […]

King urges plan to modernise GID

AMMAN (Jordan Times) – His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday urged the newly appointed General Intelligence Department (GID) Director Major General Feisal Shobaki to implement a development plan that enhances and modernises the department’s performance in protecting the Kingdom. In a letter sent to Shobaki, His Majesty said enhancing the […]

Maha Akeel’s first book released

By ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: Maha Mostafa Akeel, managing editor of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Journal, celebrated the release of her first book, “Saudi Women in the Media,” at Jeddah’s Virgin Megastore in Roshana Mall on Tuesday. Maha’s friends, colleagues, relatives and prominent media personalities, including broadcaster and author […]