Monthly Archives: February 2014

Judge rules in favor of Muslim woman on no-fly list

A Muslim woman now living in Malaysia struck a blow to the U.S. government’s “no-fly list” when a federal judge ruled Tuesday (Jan. 14) that the government violated her due process rights by putting her on the list without telling … Continue reading

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OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) concludes its 4th Session

The OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) held its 4th Session in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2 – 6 February 2014. The Session was attended by Representatives of Member-States, Observer States, Officials of the OIC General Secretariat, … Continue reading

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Israel to bar some from al-Aqsa mosque prayers

By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Friday, 28 February 2014 Israeli will limit access for Muslim men to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound during Friday prayers to prevent possible clashes following services, Agence France-Presse reported the country’s police as saying. … Continue reading

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Denmark set to lose millions following halal slaughter ban

Denmark is likely to lose millions of dollars in trade and tourism revenues following its ban Monday on slaughtering animals in accordance with Islamic standards. Halal (Islamically slaughtered) beef and poultry products are imported in large quantities by Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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US court orders removal of anti-Islam film from YouTube

WASHINGTON: A US appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google Inc to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islam film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world in 2012. By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the US Circuit … Continue reading

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Amarapura Nikaya bans its monks from politics

Executive Sangha Council of the Amarapura Sirisaddhammawansa Maha Nikaya has decided to ban all monks belonging to the Chapter from engaging in any kind of active politics or election- related matters, at a meeting held last evening. Accordingly, member monks … Continue reading

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The young Muslim entrepreneur who is hungry for success

By Will Smale Business reporter, BBC News Shazia Saleem jokes that she started her food company simply because she was hungry. The bigger story is that she spotted both a gap in the market and a way to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Asirimalai – animosity grows between two communities over ownership of land

By Indrachapa Liyanaarachchi from Trincomalee Asirimalai, which means the Mountain of Wonder, located in Trincomalee, had been a point from which, for many centuries, Lord Buddha’s message to the world was delivered to the world. But today, it is akin … Continue reading

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Watareka Vijitha Thera in a fast against BBS

By Rashini Mendis Watareka Vijitha Thera has launched a fast in front of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) complaining that his human rights are being violated. He also complains that he has received death threats from the … Continue reading

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Mosque in Dehiwala ordered to close down NSC dismayed

By Aisha Nazim The National Shoora Council (NSC) comprising prominent Muslims and religious organizations, has expressed dismay at the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs, directing the Divisional Secretary, Dehiwala, and the police, to close down a mosque in … Continue reading

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