MUSLIM

  • Hindu group reconverts 10 people, says won't stop untill Christians and Muslims stop conversion 11 hours 11 minutes ago

    Chennai: A fringe Hindu outfit in Chennai claims to have reconverted ten people from Christianity and Islam to Hinduism. The Bharat Hindu Munnani claims they have reconverted at least 50 people in the recent past back to their religion. They say they were brainwashed and converted to other religions....
  • Muslim forum on 'terrorism' seeks education reform 2 days ago

    Jeddah: A counter-terrorism conference attended by senior Muslim scholars from around the world on Wednesday called for education reform to tackle religious extremism. Participants at the meeting in the Saudi holy city of Mecca urged Muslim leaders to review the religious messages in education, to achieve a more moderate approach." The recommendation...
  • Kashmiris join insurgency against India at highest rate in two decades 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir is increasingly dependent on homegrown, educated fighters with the highest number of local youth joining in two decades, according to Indian army data seen on Tuesday. The trend represents a new threat in the region where Muslim separatists have been fighting Indian forces since 1989. At...
  • To fight extremism, Barack Obama calls on us to embrace its Muslims February 19, 2015

    Washington: In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the US has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims. With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in the Mideast and Africa, Obama has sought...
  • Muslim group demands SIT probe into 1992 Ayodhya riots in Uttar Pradesh February 17, 2015

    Uttar Pradesh: A Muslim group has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to set up Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1992 Ayodhya riots post Babri mosque demolition. The demand has come after Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government announced an additional compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the victims of 1984...
  • Swine flu claims 624 lives, 9,311 cases reported so far across India in 2015 February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu is spreading its tentacles and has claimed 624 lives across the country in the last 45 days. A total of 9,311 people have contracted swine flu in 2015 with Gujarat, Rajasthan, Telangana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh the worst-affected states with their respective tolls standing at 150,...
  • Government urged to allow Muslim organisations to run college in Mumbai February 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Agitated over media reports that the Maharashtra government plans to set up a National Law University in the 65-acre campus of Ismail Yusuf College in suburban Jogeshwari, several NGOs demanded in Mumbai on Monday that the college be handed over to Muslim educational organisations. The administration of the college should...
  • Swine Flu scare: Aligarh Muslim University suspends classes till Feb 25 February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Aligarh Muslim University has suspended its classes till February 25 after a suspected Swine Flu death. The AMU had already suspended classes in its women's college for five days after the death of a female student of suspected swine flu. With more cases of swine flu being reported from AMU...
  • Obama condemns 'outrageous murders' of Muslim students February 14, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama condemned the "brutal and outrageous murders" of three Muslim students in the state of North Carolina earlier this week and said that no one should be targeted for their looks or modes of worship. "No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted...
  • Jordan says pilot murder 'turning point' in Islamic State fight February 7, 2015

    Amman: The burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State group is a "turning point" in the kingdom's fight against the jihadists, a minister said in remarks published on Saturday. Air strikes carried out so far by Jordan's air force were "the beginning of an ongoing process to...
  • Aam Aadmi Party rejects Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's offer of support to it in Delhi Assembly elections February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) on Friday rejected Delhi Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari's offer of support to it and his appeal to the Muslim community to vote for the party in Delhi Assembly elections. While claiming that his party has always been against communal politics, AAP leader Sanjay...
  • Delhi polls: AAP's Okhla candidate supported a terrorist, says Shazia Ilmi February 5, 2015

    In the last leg of campaigning, political parties are leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters. The BJP has now pulled out the minority card. Shazia Ilmi said, "Kejriwal changed all 5 muslim candidates who fought from muslim areas." ...
  • Obama meets Muslim leaders, discusses extremism challenge February 5, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama met Muslim leaders and discussed a host of issues with them including the efforts required to combat the dreaded IS and its "horrific" acts of terrorism. "The President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly...
  • AAP eyes Muslim votes to tilt the balance, Congress fears exodus of its vote bank February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Muslim votes have always played a big role in the outcome of Delhi elections. According to an estimate, 31 Assembly seats in Delhi have more than 10 per cent Muslim voters. Traditionally, Muslims have been voting for the Congress since Independence. In the last assembly election in 2013, the...
  • Congress to take up Muslim quota, drought during budget session January 28, 2015

    Mumbai: Congress would take on the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra aggressively on the issues of drought and denial of reservation to Muslims during the budget session of the state legislature, scheduled to start from March 9, it said on Wednesday. Leader of opposition in the Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil today...
  • Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims January 25, 2015

    (Reuters) - An Arab-American civil rights organization has asked "American Sniper" director Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper to denounce hateful language directed at U.S. Arabs and Muslims after the release of the film about a Navy marksman. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) said in a letter to Eastwood and Cooper...
  • Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman January 23, 2015

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television. King Salman has named his half-brother Muqrin as his crown prince and heir. "His Highness Salman...
  • Muslim population in India rose by 24 per cent during 2001-11 January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Muslim population in India has grown by 24 per cent between 2001 and 2011 against national average of 18 per cent with the community's representation rising to 14.2 per cent from 13.4 percent of total population. Among all states in the country, Jammu and Kashmir has the highest Muslim...
  • Bihar: Hindu widow saved 10 Muslims in Muzaffarpur riots January 21, 2015

    Azizpur: A Hindu woman who saved lives of 10 Muslims in this village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district during the recent clashes in which five people died is being hailed as a hero, officials said. Shail Devi, a frail widow in her early 50s, risking her own life, gave shelter to her...
  • Muslim prisoner can grow his beard: US Supreme Court January 21, 2015

    Washington: The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously that an Arkansas prison cannot prevent a Muslim inmate from wearing a half-inch long beard, in keeping with his religious beliefs. The case was brought by Gregory Holt, also known as Abdul Maalik Muhammad, who is serving a life sentence for a domestic...
  • UP: Hindu boys enrol in madrassa, Muslim boys in RSS-run school January 18, 2015

    Rampur (UP): Breaking stereotypes, 11 Hindu children have enrolled in a madrassa while as many as 140 Muslim boys have joined an RSS-run school. According to the principal of Madrassa Jameeatul Ansar, it is the parents' love for the Urdu language and literature which motivated them to put their children in...
  • Lawsuit against Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots case dismissed by US court January 15, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not have to face a US lawsuit claiming he failed to stop anti-Muslim rioting in 2002, a federal judge in New York ruled on Wednesday. ...
  • BJP's Sadhvi Prachi hits out at Owaisi, asks him to accept Hindu identity or go to Pakistan January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sadhvi Prachi hit back at All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's Asaduddin Owaisi and said that all Indians are Hindus and if he cannot accept it, he must move to Pakistan. Sadhvi Prachi said, "Every child born in India is a Hindu. Owaisi's father was born in...
  • Bangladesh gets its first Hindu Chief Justice in SK Sinha January 12, 2015

    Dhaka: Justice SK Sinha was on Monday appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh to become the first Hindu to hold the highest judicial post in the Muslim-majority country. President Mohammad Abdul Hamid appointed Sinha, the senior most judge of the apex court, as its Chief Justice who will have a term of...
  • Paris shooting: Kouachi brothers' journey to jihad January 11, 2015

    What drove the two orphaned Kouachi brothers to execute the massacare at the Charlie Hebdo office? The brothers are the exact kind of jihadis western intelligence fears. ...
  • More than 700,000 rally in France after Islamist attacks January 11, 2015

    Paris: More than 700,000 people on Saturday took to streets across France in tribute to the 17 people killed in three days of violence by Islamist extremists, the interior minister said. From Nice and Marseilles in the south to Besancon in the east and Lille in the north, people poured onto...
  • Paris: New audio clip emerges of terrorist Amedy Coulibaly defending his act January 11, 2015

    A new recording of terrorist Amedy Coulibaly who was killed in this weeks siege has now emerged where he tried to justify himself to his hostages he held captive at a grocery store in Paris. Coulibaly can be heard saying his attack was revenge for the French military attacking Muslims...
  • Sleeper cell awakes France's worst fears in 3 days of terror January 11, 2015

    Paris: Blood-curdling, al-Qaida-inspired murder that tore at the heart of the nation which raised him wasn't ghoulish enough for Cherif Kouachi. His body, felled by elite soldiers' bullets and stun grenades, wasn't yet cold when he also came back from the dead. Kouachi had picked up the phone when a reporter...
  • Suspect hunted over Paris attacks left France last week: Sources January 11, 2015

    Paris: A woman hunted by French police as a suspect in the attacks on a satirical paper and Jewish supermarket in Paris left France several day before the killings and is believed to be in Syria, Turkish and French sources said on Saturday. After killing the gunmen behind the worst assault...
  • Chinese city in restive Muslim region bans burqa January 10, 2015

    Beijing: China on Saturday banned burqas in public places in the capital of its Muslim-majority Xinjiang region which is often hit by separatist violence, a day after regional authorities prohibited extremist content on the web to prevent radicalisation of youths. Authorities in the regional capital Urumqi cited France and Belgium, where...