Tag: Muslim

Turkey’s Erdogan: Israel restricting Muslim worship

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey accused Israel of restricting Muslim worship while calling on all Muslims to embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem. Erdogan made the call to Muslims on Tuesday during public remarks at the Symposium of Jerusalem Platform in Istanbul. A Turkish government document sent to JTA summarized his remarks.   […]

Trump’s top adviser says no plans for American Muslim registry

The newly appointed White House Chief-of-Staff to US President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday morning that there are no plans to set up a domestic registry list for American Muslims. Yet, Reince Priebus, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, noted that the administration was “not going to rule out anything” when it comes to […]

Israeli ministers to ban use of speakers for Muslim call to prayer due to ‘noise pollution’

Representatives of Israel’s Knesset have given their approval to what is known as the “muezzin bill” banning religious leaders from using loudspeakers or public address systems to summon worshippers for prayers. The Ministerial Committee for Legislation debated the bill on Sunday before authorising it for a parliamentary vote. It is likely to be passed, since it […]

Apocalypse That Wasn’t Battle of Dabiq ends with a whimper

The prophecy of Muhammed found in the Hadith, one of Islam’s holy books, states that Islam’s final battle will take place at Dabiq, Syria. The prophecy states that the Christian West will come against Islam at Dabiq, and that the Mahdi (Islam’s messiah) will come during that battle leading Islam to victory. Muslims also say […]

Pakistan Supreme Court set to decide whether to execute Christian woman Asia Bibi for ‘blasphemy’

A Christian woman from Pakistan will find out if a death sentence she received for alleged blasphemy is to be upheld at the Supreme Court in Lahore on Thursday (13 October). Asia Bibi was first arrested in 2009 and sentenced to death in 2010 for allegedly insulting the prophet Muhammad. As many as 150 senior […]

Interfaith dialogue brings Christian, Muslim leaders together

Abouzar Ebrahimi Torkman heads a religious mission to Moscow to participate in a meeting with head of Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, where a session was held on Tuesday. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow said that 10 past sessions had brought great achievements for the dialogue; “we believed such dialogues should regularly continue to […]

Jews may not pray in Muslim Quarter of Old City

A ban on Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount has been extended to the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, police officials say, justifying the series of recent arrests of Jews praying outside of entrances to the Temple Mount.   After a number of arrests of Jews praying outside of the gates of the Temple […]

Top Clinton aide held senior position at Islamist journal

Former State Department Deputy Chief of Staff and senior Clinton confidant Huma Abedin worked for more than a decade at a stridently Islamist journal which opposed women’s rights and blamed the United States for the 9/11 terror attacks, the New York Post reported on Sunday.   For more than a decade, Abedin was listed as […]

Nearly half of refugees entering the U.S. this year are Muslim

The U.S. has received 28,957 Muslim refugees so far in fiscal year 2016, or nearly half (46%) of the more than 63,000 refugees who have entered the country since the fiscal year began Oct. 1, 2015, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center. That means that […]

Dichter: Temple Mount will not be governed by Mecca rules

Israel will not let Mecca and Medina rules apply on the Temple Mount, Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avi Dichter said on Monday, referring to the two holy cities in Saudi Arabia where entrance is prohibited to non-Muslims.   “The idea that what was done in Saudi Arabia – where two cities holy […]