Prophet Mohammad

  • US: 'Anti-Islam' film director held in Los Angeles September 28, 2012

    Los Angeles: The California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video posted to YouTube that has inflamed parts of the Middle East was arrested for violating terms of his probation, authorities said on Thursday. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was convicted in 2010 for federal check and sentenced to 21 months in...
  • Obama to address UN today, may speak on 'anti-Islam' film September 25, 2012

    Addressing the UN General Assembly on its 67th annual session, the US President is likely to express his views on the repercussions of the film that allegedly mocks Prophet Mohammed. ...
  • France to close its embassies, schools in 20 countries September 19, 2012

    Paris: A French magazine ridiculed the Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday by portraying him naked in cartoons, threatening to fuel the anger of Muslims around the world who are already incensed by a film depiction of him as a lecherous fool. The drawings in satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo risked exacerbating a crisis...
  • Afghan militants say bomb revenge for film September 18, 2012

    Kabul: A suicide attack on a minibus in the Afghan capital killed 12 people on Tuesday, including seven foreigners, and the Hezb-e-Islami insurgent group claimed responsibility, saying the blast was retaliation for a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad. "A woman wearing a suicide vest blew herself up in response to the...
  • Records detail mosque spying; NY police defend it February 24, 2012

    New York: The New York Police Department targeted Muslim mosques with tactics normally reserved for criminal organisations, according to newly obtained police documents that showed police collecting the license plates of worshippers, monitoring them on surveillance cameras and cataloging sermons through a network of informants. The documents, obtained by The Associated...
  • UP polls rescheduled; to begin on February 8 January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The first phase of Uttar Pradesh's Assembly elections has been postponed and the polls will now be held on February 8 instead of the February 4 because of the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. The decision was taken after several political parties, especially in Bareilly, gave written undertakings...
  • Mumbai-style terror attack foiled in Denmark December 30, 2010

    Copenhagen: The Danish police believe the five suspects were planning a massacre at the Copenhagen offices of Jyllands-Posten - the Danish newspaper that had published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad back in 2005. Four men were arrested in Denmark, the fifth was arrested in Sweden in connection with the same plot....
  • Lecturer's hand cut off: No bail for accused September 8, 2010

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Wednesday dismissed the bail applications of seven activists of radical outfit Popular Front of India, arrested in connection with the brutal attack on a college lecturer for preparing a question paper with alleged derogatory reference to Prophet Mohammad. The seven accused are Siyad, Sikander, Kamarudeen, Abdul...
  • '2.5 mn Muslims threaten to leave Facebook' July 16, 2010

    London: Angry over the removal of certain Islamic pages from Facebook, more than 2.5 million Muslim users are likely to quit the social networking website, according to a media report. Following the removal of four extremely popular Islamic pages from the website, the Muslim community has expressed anger and a template...
  • 2 arrested in Kerala lecturer attack case July 14, 2010

    Kochi: Two more activists of the Popular Front of India (PFI), a Muslim radical outfit, have been arrested in connection with the attack on a college lecturer, taking the total number of those apprehended so far in the case to six. Rinees, a dentist, was arrested on Tuesday night in connection...
  • Kerala lecturer's family satisfied with security July 5, 2010

    College Professor T Joseph was brutally attacked and his hands chopped off by unidentified men in Cochin on Saturday when he was returning home from church with his mother and sister. Prof Joseph was out on bail after being arrested in April for preparing an inflammatory question paper that triggered...
  • Test paper on Prophet sparks campus violence May 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Muslim students at the Ranchi University turned violent over a question that was asked in their MA History exam. Students allege that the question was an insult to Prophet Mohammad as it refers to the Prophet as a 'businessman' and a 'raider' in his early days. The question...
  • Pak may end up as loser for banning YouTube February 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The Danish cartoons on Prophet Mohammad posted on YouTube as well as teasers to a new film by a Dutch filmmaker kicked up a controversy recently. Reports said the content included Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that have outraged many. But one report said a trailer for...
  • Editor jailed for three years over Prophet cartoon January 19, 2008

    Vienna: Belarus court sentenced a newspaper editor on Friday to three years in prison for reprinting a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad that sparked worldwide riots when it was initially published in a Danish newspaper. In Vienna, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe protested the sentence and called for...
  • Prophet's sketch brings Qaeda's wrath on cartoonist October 13, 2007

    Hoganas, Sweden:After the Danish cartoon controversy of 2005, another Scandinavian cartoonist is in trouble. Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks has depicted the Prophet Mohammad as a dog in one of his works. Vilks says he wanted to take a stand for artistic freedom. "It should be possible to insult all religions in...
  • Danish cartoon lawsuit rejected October 26, 2006

    Copenhagen (Denmark): A Danish court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Muslim organisations against the newspaper that first published the Prophet Muhammad cartoons that touched off protests in the Islamic world. The City Court in Aarhus said it could not be ruled out that some Muslims had been offended by...
  • New Prophet cartoons in Denmark October 9, 2006

    Riyadh: A fresh cartoon controversy is brewing over Prophet Mohammad, with the Danes again getting involved in the row for allegedly ridiculing the Prophet. Danish state TV on Friday broadcast amateur video footage showing members of the anti-immigrant Danish People's Party (DPP) at a summer camp in August, drinking, singing...