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The Atlantic

What It Takes To Make Saudi Islam 'Moderate'
The Atlantic
Saudi Arabia is going to great lengths to present itself as “moderate”—or at least, as trying to embody “a moderate Islam open to the world and all religions,” as the crown prince recently put it. Early signs suggest that the state's rebranding ...
New winds in Saudi ArabiaThe Indian Express

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RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Muslim Leader's Arrest In Kyrgyzstan Puts Attention On Secretive Islamic Society
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
The arrest of a leader from a banned Islamic group in Kyrgyzstan has put a spotlight on a secretive community that tries to live as Muslims did in the seventh century. Kyrgyz police said on November 14 that they had arrested a man from the group, which ...



VICE

Nearly Half of Canadians Have Negative Feelings Towards Islam: Poll
VICE
“Twice as many Canadians say the presence of Islam in their country's public life is damaging as say the same about any other religion, a finding that follows a well-documented pattern in Angus Reid Institute polling in recent years. Namely: if Islam ...



The Straits Times

Johor's Malays tilt towards conservative Islam: Survey
The Straits Times
She will vote only for Muslims and applauds strict Islamic laws, such as cutting off the hands of thieves and caning fornicators. "I say yes to hudud laws for Muslims. Do it like in Saudi Arabia, nobody will dare to steal if they know their hands might ...
Sultan of Johor is a good guardian of Islam in Johor, 94 per cent of ...New Straits Times Online
Survey: More Johor Malays have hardline Islamic thinking | Free ...Free Malaysia Today
Survey: Most of Johor's Malays support hudud, over half want it applied to everyoneMalay Mail Online

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The Diplomat

Islam and Identity Politics in Indonesia
The Diplomat
From militancy in the southern Philippines to hardline preachers taking shelter in Malaysia, politicized forms of conservative Islam are on the rise in Southeast Asia. Encouraged by governments and local elites who seek to draw legitimacy from local ...




The Times

Sinead Wooding, the mother who converted to Islam, 'killed by her ...
The Times
A mother of four who had converted to Islam was murdered by her husband after she continued to see a friend he had forbidden her to visit, a court has been told ...

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Yeni Şafak English

How Islam Is Slowly Getting More Accepted In The Land Of The Rising Sun
malaysiandigest.com
Japan is not a country one would associate with Islam, with it recognised as a Shinto-majority country. Of the 127 million people living in Japan, only 100,000 Muslims reside in the country, with majority being foreign nationals. However, the Land of ...
Battle for control of Brussels' Grand MosqueRising Kashmir Daily English Newspaper (press release)

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Poor kids lured with free education,converted to Islam; 9 held
Outlook India
Hyderabad, Nov 19 Nine persons were arrested today for allegedly converting children from poor families in Telangana to Islam under the pretext of providing them free education, food and shelter here, the police said. Police rescued 17 children in age ...

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Press Herald

Amid farmers' bounty, a 'Know Islam' booth takes root - Portland ...
Press Herald
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The mother and daughter arrived just before 8 a.m., unpacking the table and folding chairs from the back of a white minivan. It was a ...

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Hartford Courant

Bristol Pastors Seek Unity After Islam Controversy - Courant ...
Hartford Courant
After controversy in Bristol about Islam and the role of religion in public schools, clergy are hoping the annual Thanksgiving Eve interfaith service will create ...

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OPINION: Commemorating 637 years of Islam in the Philippines
ABS-CBN News
November 7 marked the celebration of Sheikh Karimul Makhdum Day. It is remembered for the arrival of Islam in what is now the Philippine archipelago via Tawi-Tawi is as historical as, say, the celebration of the first Holy Mass in Limasawa island on ...



India Today

Hyderabad: 9 arrested for converting poor Hindu children to Islam
India Today
The arrested accused were running an orphanage named Peace Orphan Home Society and were luring children from poor families of Telangana and making them to convert to Islam by assuring free education, food and shelter. Police has rescued 17 ...

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Dhaka Tribune

CTTC: Ansar al-Islam man involved in Avijit, Dipan, Xulhaz murders held
Dhaka Tribune
A suspected member of Ansar al-Islam, involved with the murders of writer Avijit Roy, LGBT rights activist Xulhaz Mannan and Jagriti Prakashani publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan, has been arrested. Police's Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) ...

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Business Insider

Why people held captive by terrorist groups sometimes convert to Islam
Business Insider
Given their statements and attitudes after their release from captivity, it is likely that Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle, the couple who were held in captivity for five years in Afghanistan in Pakistan by a Taliban-affiliated group, converted to ...



Firstpost

Former model in Mumbai accuses husband of forcible conversion to Islam; Bandra police files FIR
Firstpost
Rashmi Shahbazker, who is a Hindu, has accused her husband Asif Shahbazker and his family of forcibly converting her religion to Islam. Speaking to reporters, Rashmi said,"I married Asif twelve years ago. I am a Hindu by birth. Asif is a Muslim, but at ...
Another Love Jihad? Mumbai Ex-Model Claims Husband Forced Her To Convert To IslamOutlook India
Husband tried to forcibly convert me to Islam, says former modelHindustan Times
Husband forces ex-model to convert to Islam, marries another womanZee News
Times Now -Deccan Chronicle -WION
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The Times

Mother who converted to Islam 'killed for defying husband'
The Times
A mother of four who had converted to Islam was murdered by her husband after she continued to see a friend he forbade her from visiting, a court has been told. Sinead Wooding, 26, kept seeing the female friend and members of her family after being ...

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Liberty Nation (press release)

What Hollywood and Islam Have in Common: Sex Abuse
Liberty Nation (press release)
Editor's Note: This is the third and final part in a series of articles in which author Laura Valkovic digs deep into the sexual abuse cesspool. Much has been said about sex abuse since the stunning allegations against Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein ...



OCRegister

Teaching the teachers about Islam? Some say a workshop turned political
OCRegister
CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush was among the speakers at a workshop to help teach educators about Islam. The workshop later was criticized by some as being overly political, though Ayloush was not linked to that complaint. (File photo by ...



France's war on radical Islam — Hafiza Nur Adeen Nor Ahmad
Malay Mail Online
In this article, I argue that the Charlie Hebdo shooting in January 7, 2015, followed by the November 13, 2015 Paris attacks and the Nice attack on July 14, 2016 needs to be analysed beyond the conventional studies of the modern rise of Islamic terrorism.



The Independent

Saudi plans to modernise Mecca slammed as 'destroying the cradle of Islam'
The Independent
Alleged Saudi government plans to build a retractable roof over Mecca's holy Kaaba have been met with outrage over concerns the modifications will destroy the historic character of one of Islam's most sacred sites. While there has been no official ...

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Beliefnet

6 Facts You Need to Know About Islam
Beliefnet
Islam is one of the world's largest religions. With 1.6 billion followers, Islam is second in size only to Christianity and Islam's large base of adherents is continuing to swell. Islam has worked to convert people since its founding, and the number of ...

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NewsBusters (press release) (blog)

NY Times Chides DC Bible Museum, Suggests Critics of Islam as Bad as ISIS
NewsBusters (press release) (blog)
The New York Times jabbed at Christians and conservatives in two articles Saturday related to museum exhibitions. Emily Cochrane nitpicked the new Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., while an art critic looking at a Paris exhibit on the history of ...

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The Guardian

UK far-right activists attend military-style camps with anti-Islam group
The Guardian
Young British far-right activists are travelling overseas for military-style training hosted by an anti-Islam group, according to a TV documentary. Three women went undercover for the ITV film Undercover – Inside Britain's New Far Right, with far-right ...

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POLITICO.eu

Geert Wilders cancels Molenbeek 'safari of Islam'
POLITICO.eu
Geert Wilders, the head of the Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV), canceled a visit to Molenbeek on Friday after local officials banned him from organizing an event he had called “a safari of Islam.” Brussels Mayor Philippe Close and Françoise ...
Police stop 'Islam safari' from visiting Brussels neighbourhoodeuronews
Wilders banned from 'Islam safari' in Brussels suburbsDutchNews.nl

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Daily Mail

'I've been called a racist and a bigot': Stepfather explains why he complained when school asked his girl, 12, to ...
Daily Mail
A stepfather who slammed his 12-year-old's school for making her write a letter about 'converting to Islam' has been called a 'racist bigot' and is terrified of violent repercussions. Mark McLachlan, 43, complained to Kepier School in Houghton-le ...
Father refuses to let stepdaughter, 12, do homework about converting to IslamMetro

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Washington Post

Saying God picked Trump, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan portrays him as both truth-talking hero and racist ...
Washington Post
the Nation of Islam leader said, referring to Trump during the morning event at the Watergate Hotel ballroom, which was filled to capacity with more than 500 people, mostly Nation members and other Farrakhan supporters. “What did you say, Farrakhan?
Louis Farrakhan Calls On Trump to 'Repent' for America's 'Evils'TIME

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The Guardian

I will return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam, says crown prince
The Guardian
Earlier Prince Mohammed had said: “We are simply reverting to what we followed – a moderate Islam open to the world and all religions. 70% of the Saudis are younger than 30, honestly we won't waste 30 years of our life combating extremist thoughts, we ...
Saudi crown prince promises 'return to moderate Islam'Aljazeera.com
Saudi Arabia promises a return to 'moderate Islam'CNBC
Crown prince says Saudis want return to moderate IslamBBC News
CNN -The Independent -Mirror.co.uk
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BBC News

Rape claims hit Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan in France
BBC News
French prosecutors are investigating allegations by two women who say they were raped by Tariq Ramadan, a renowned Islamic scholar and Oxford professor. One of them, Henda Ayari, told a French TV interviewer that Mr Ramadan had assaulted her in a ...
Swiss Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan hit by rape claims: reportPOLITICO.eu
Islam's Harvey Weinstein?FrontPage Magazine
Who's Afraid of Tariq Ramadan? |Tariq Ramadan
Critical Muslims - blogger
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Aliran Monthly

Thought control in Malaysia stifles Islamic intellectual development
Aliran Monthly
Given the events that ensued from the Akyol incident, Malaysia may have squandered any attempt at becoming a leading light in the Islamic world, writes Mustafa K Anuar. Contrary to the insistence of Malaysian religious authorities, freedom of thought ...



Aliran Monthly

Thought control in Malaysia stifles Islamic intellectual development
Aliran Monthly
Given the events that ensued from the Akyol incident, Malaysia may have squandered any attempt at becoming a leading light in the Islamic world, writes Mustafa K Anuar. Contrary to the insistence of Malaysian religious authorities, freedom of thought ...