PROPHET MOHAMMAD

  • France takes battle against radical Islam into schools January 22, 2015

    Paris: France announced new measures on Thursday aimed at helping schools combat radical Islam, racism and anti-Semitism in reaction to deadly Islamist attacks two weeks ago. The moves, including more teacher training and civic and ethics education in the country's secular curriculum, come after dozens of schools complained of pupils refusing...
  • Charlie Hebdo 'All is Forgiven' edition sells out in minutes January 14, 2015

    Paris: The first edition of Charlie Hebdo after an attack by Islamist gunmen sold out within minutes on Wednesday, featuring a cartoon of a tearful Prophet Mohammad on a cover that defenders called a moving work of art but critics saw as a new provocation. French readers queued up at dawn...
  • Egyptian cleric warns Charlie Hebdo against publishing 'racist' cartoons January 13, 2015

    Cairo: Egypt's Grand Mufti warned the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Tuesday against publishing a new caricature of the Prophet Mohammad, saying it was a racist act that would incite hatred and upset Muslims around the world. Charlie Hebdo is due to publish a front page on Wednesday showing a...
  • 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...
  • Danish newspaper says won't print Prophet cartoons January 10, 2015

    Copenhagen: Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which angered Muslims by publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad 10 years ago, will not republish Charlie Hebdo's cartoons due to security concerns, the only major Danish newspaper not to do so. "It shows that violence works," the newspaper stated in its editorial on Friday. Denmark's other major...
  • Paris makes Charlie Hebdo "honorary citizen", support pours in Paris January 10, 2015

    Paris: Paris made the Charlie Hebdo journal an honorary citizen and the creator of Asterix offered to draw for it on Friday as support poured in for the satirical weekly decimated by Islamist gunmen for mocking Prophet Mohammad. French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin said the government was ready to grant the...
  • French siege ends as Charlie Hebdo suspects killed; 4 hostages also dead, others freed January 9, 2015

    PARIS: The siege in Paris ended as two brothers suspected for shooting 12 people at the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo were killed on Friday in a police assault on the print works north of Paris where they had been holed up with a hostage. While four hostages were...
  • An extremist in Pakistan wanted to sentence me to death: Zuckerberg January 9, 2015

    Washington: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said an extremist in Pakistan had sought to sentence him to death as he refused to ban anti-Islam content on his social networking site that offended him. "A few years ago, an extremist in Pakistan fought to have me sentenced to death because Facebook...
  • Danish newspaper says won't print Prophet cartoons January 9, 2015

    Copenhagen: Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which angered Muslims by publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad 10 years ago, will not republish Charlie Hebdo's cartoons due to security concerns, the only major Danish newspaper not to do so. "It shows that violence works," the newspaper stated in its editorial on Friday. Denmark's other major...
  • UP Police to arrest BSP leader Yakub Qureshi who announced Rs 51 crore reward for Paris attackers January 9, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police is conducting raids to arrest Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Yakub Qureshi who had praised and announced Rs 51 crore reward for the gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo's Paris office. Defending the French satirical magazine attackers, Qureshi had said that disrespect to the Prophet will invite death....
  • World defends freedom of expression, rallies held with people holding pens in hand January 8, 2015

    From Berlin to Bangkok, tens of thousands took a stand against living in fear, as rallies defended the freedom of expression and honored the victims of a Paris newspaper attack. Viewing the Paris killings as a cold-blooded assault on democracy, people from all walks of life - journalists and police officers,...
  • Charlie Hebdo shooting: France hunts for two brother suspects; nation mourns their victims January 8, 2015

    Paris: Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. French police hunted down the two heavily-armed brothers suspected in the massacre to make sure they do not strike again. French President Francois...
  • US news media avoid Islam cartoons linked to deadly attack January 8, 2015

    Leading US news outlets mostly declined to show controversial cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday after suspected Islamist gunmen in Paris killed 12 people at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Online news sources the Daily Beast and Slate published the cartoons, but major US publications, including the New...
  • Timeline: Major security incidents in France January 7, 2015

    Paris: Gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, renowned for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades. Here is a timeline of some major security incidents over the last 40...
  • Attacked French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo often lambasted religion, especially Islam January 7, 2015

    Paris: Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical newspaper that was victim of a bloody attack on Wednesday claiming at least 12 lives, has never pulled its punches when it came to lambasting religion, especially radical Islam. From publishing the Danish cartoons of Mohammad that sparked Middle East riots in 2005 to renaming...
  • Danish newspaper boosts security after Paris attack January 7, 2015

    Copenhagen: Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which angered Muslims by publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad 10 years ago, has stepped up security after Wednesday's attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Jyllands-Posten published 12 cartoons by various artists in September 2005, most of which depict the Prophet Mohammad. It sparked...
  • US: 'AntiIslam' film director held in Los Angeles September 28, 2012

    Los Angeles: The California man behind a crudely produced antiIslamic 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 'antiIslam' 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 HezbeIslami 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...
  • Mumbaistyle 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 JyllandsPosten 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...