MUSLIMS

  • Hardly any Indian Muslim indulges in terrorism: Pranab Mukherjee October 13, 2014

    Oslo: Asserting that the problem of terrorism in India was imported, President Pranab Mukherjee has said that indigenous terrorist activity was "extremely negligible" with hardly any involvement of the 150 million Muslims of the country. "Of course there may be one or two out of hundred fifty million but all...
  • Meerut Love Jihad row: Girl denies rape, forced conversion to Islam October 13, 2014

    Meerut: In a recent development, there is a new twist to the Meerut love jihad case. Weeks after Bhartiya Janta Party has raked up the issue, the woman at the center of the controversy who alleged forceful conversion in Meerut has now claimed that she is under pressure from her...
  • Salman Rushdie attacks 'mangled' language of 'jihadi-cool' October 12, 2014

    London: Eminent British Indian author Salman Rushdie has attacked the "mangled" language of religion which is turning British Muslims towards extremism. "The language of religion has been horribly mangled in our time, by Christian extremists in America and by Hindu extremists in India but the overwhelming weight of the problem...
  • At least 42 killed in suicide bombing in Yemeni capital October 9, 2014

    Sanaa: A suicide bomber killed at least 42 people on Thursday when he detonated an explosives-laden belt in a district of the Yemeni capital where the powerful Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement had planned to hold a rally, medics and witnesses said. A Reuters witness in Sanaa counted at least 20 bodies...
  • Hundreds of children enter world of letters in Kerala October 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Cutting across barriers of religion, caste and class, hundreds of children in Kerala entered the world of letters by undergoing the "Vidyarambham" ritual on Vijayadasami day. Clad in new clothes, children sat in front of well-lit 'Nilavilakku' and elders wrote the auspicious letters "Hari..Sree..." with gold rings on their...
  • Hindu-Muslim girls unite to organise Durga Puja October 3, 2014

    Kolkata: As a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity, a group of girls from both the religions are organising a Durga Puja inside a shelter home for trafficked women. Rescued earlier this year after being trafficked to Mumbai from West Bengal's Murshidabad, two Muslim girls are not only taking part in the festivities...
  • Delhi: Ramleela unites Hindus, Muslims October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The 90-year-old Dharmik Leela Commitee Mandal in Old Delhi has seen Muslim men and women playing important characters like Sita, Kaushalya and Ravan for years now. Eighteen-year-old Faisal Khan is a devout Mulsim as well as a Ram leela enthusiast. But this contradiction doesn't end here. This young Muslim...
  • At least 40 arrested after religious clashes in Gujarat September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Authorities in Gujarat arrested at least 40 people after late-night clashes between Hindus and Muslims in Vadodara and suspended mobile phone Internet and bulk text messaging services for four days, officials said on Sunday. Crowds from the two religious communities pelted each other with stones and set several vehicles...
  • Egypt court jails 73 Muslim Brotherhood members September 25, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced 73 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to 15 years in prison for assaulting a police station a year ago. They were convicted of violence, sabotage, attempted murder, robbery of security headquarters equipment, and weapons possessions in the Delta province of Kafr-el-Sheikh following the...
  • Muslims make dandiya sticks but barred from garba venues in Godhra amidst love jihad row September 25, 2014

    Godhra: Unease prevails in the town of Godhra in Gujarat as a pro-Hindutva outfit has convinced garba organisers not to allow Muslims into garba venues in the wake of the love jihad controversy. Muslims, too, have decided to stay away from garba venues to avoid confrontation. "Those who don't endorse our...
  • Gujarat: Man slaps Muslim cleric who called Navratri a 'festival of demons' September 24, 2014

    Anand: A Muslim cleric arrested for making controversial statements about the 'navratri' was on Wednesday slapped in Gujarat. The incident took place when the cleric Imam Mehadi Hasan was being taken to court after being arrested for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of a community by making a remark that navratri...
  • Muslim organisation in Australia to start hotline September 22, 2014

    Canberra: Following the attack on a mosque in Sydney last week, the Islamic Council of Western Australia (ICWA) is planning to set up a hotline for its members in Western Australia, media reports said. A mosque was damaged in Sydney last week, said the organisation's spokesperson Abdullah Eshtewi, watoday.com reported. Over 800...
  • Eightyearold girl in Australia asks Muslim youth to back jihad September 22, 2014

    Sydney: An incident has shocked not only the Australian security agencies who are chasing the Islamists on the ground, but also the entire world. According to a report in 'Australian', an eightyearold girl has called the Muslim youths to back jihad. The worst fears have come true. The report says,...
  • Shiv Sena backs Modi's remarks on Muslims, says his 'Hindutvawad' not reduced by it September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena has backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments on Muslims in India by saying that his 'Hindutvawad' has not reduced because he called them patriotic. An editorial in Sena's mouthpiece Saamna said, "As a Prime Minister, Modi represents people from all communities and there...
  • What Modi said on Indian Muslims is idealistic and sounds nice, says Singhvi September 22, 2014

    Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on Muslims said, "A lot of what he says is idealist. I wish he would say the same to Yogi Adityanath and Sadhvi Pragya. A lot of what they say is hypocritical." ...
  • Muslims in India don't need Modi's certificate for their patriotism: Khurshid September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Union minister Salman Khurshid hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his comments on the Muslims and said that the community in India doesn't need a certificate from him to prove its patriotism. Khurshid said, "It's as if Modi just discovered that Muslims are patriotic. They need...
  • Narendra Modi should practice what he preaches: Singhvi September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Indian Muslims will live for India, die for India" remark has evoked reactions from political leaders across the party lines. Reacting to Modi's remark, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, "A lot of what Modi says is idealist, I wish he would say the same...
  • 'Hindu' word invented by Muslims: Veerappa Moily September 21, 2014

    Bangalore Former Karnataka chief minister and union minister M Veerappa Moily has kicked up a row. Speaking at a function in Bangalore on Sunday, Moily said that the word 'Hindu' was invented by the Muslims in the medieval age. He said, "The word Hindu was invented by the Muslims. They wanted...
  • Muslim cleric's remarks on Navratri an attempt to malign Hinduism, says VHP; seeks his arrest September 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday took strong objection to what it termed as "provocative" remarks on Navratri festival by Maulana Mehdi Hasan, saying it is a deliberate attempt to "malign" Hinduism and demanded his arrest. VHP has also called for a statewide movement in Gujarat to bar Muslim youths...
  • Experts hail Modi interview, say PM not responsible for all statements by party members September 21, 2014

    Reacting to Narendra Modi interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, experts says the PM has rigntly struck the chord. His words will boost confidence in country. ...
  • We cannot question patriotism of Muslims, CPI supports PM's statement September 21, 2014

    CPI leader Reddy says that the PM rightly said that patriotism of Muslims can not be questioned. ...
  • PM should practice what he preaches: Singhvi September 21, 2014

    Reacting on 'Muslim of India will live and die for India.' remark Abhishek Manu Singhvi of Congress said that the Prime Minister Narendra modi should practice what he preaches. ...
  • AlQaeda dreaming if it thinks Indian Muslims will listen to it: PM Modi September 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "My understanding is that they are doing injustice towards the Muslims of our country. If anyone thinks Indian Muslims will dance to their tune, they are delusional. Indian Muslims will live for India. They will die for...
  • Bilawal one of the 'daydreamers' in Pakistan: Muslim League September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Union Muslim League on Sunday dubbed Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as one of the "daydreamers" in Pakistan for his Kashmir remarks and said that every inch of Indian territory will be protected to the last minute. "The utterances of Pakistan's Opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto is nothing but to show...
  • Locals cry for basic amenities on the 6th anniverasry of Balta encounter September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Six years have gone by but the stigma of the infamous Batla House encounter still haunts residents of the largely Muslimdominated locality in the heart of South Delhi, who also have been grappling with a range of issues like lack of proper roads, water supply and other necessities. The...
  • India need not become China, it has to regain its lost glory: PM in CNN world exclusive interview September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Asserting that the current era belonged to Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a world exclusive interview to CNN said that India was at par with China, adding that the two nations were growing at a similar pace. Reminiscing the days when India was called the 'Golden Bird', Modi...
  • Modi's statement on Indian Muslims is not political but nationalistic: BJP September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on Indian Muslims is not "political but nationalistic" and hit out at those deriving negative meaning from it, saying they have realised that secularism can no longer be used to win votes. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not given this...
  • UK Muslim clerics issue video appeal to free British hostage September 20, 2014

    London: Senior Muslim clerics in Britain have made a direct video appeal to the Islamic State terror group to free a British hostage under their captivity. In a You Tube video, Shakeel Begg and Haitham alHaddad said there was no justification for holding 47yearold Alan Henning, who was captured in Syria,...
  • BJD supports Modi's viewpoints on Indian Muslims, says Jay Panda September 20, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Biju Janata Dal member Jay Panda said that he supported Modi's view points in the interview the PM gave. "We support what PM has said about Indian Muslims," said Panda. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 19, 2014

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