Tag: muslim


Leicester: Call For Calm After Hindu-Muslim Unrest In UK City

Hindu and Muslim community leaders in the British city call for an immediate end to ‘provocation’ after weeks of violence. Community leaders and local politicians in the British city of Leicester have called for an immediate end to “provocation and violence” after weeks of unrest that was triggered following a cricket match between India and Pakistan late last month. Leaders […]


Israel Asks Saudis To Let Mecca Pilgrims Fly In From Tel Aviv

Israeli official asks Saudi Arabia to admit direct flights from Tel Aviv for Muslim pilgrims ahead of US President Joe Biden’s visit to the kingdom. Israel’s regional cooperation minister says that he has asked Saudi Arabia to admit direct flights from Tel Aviv for Muslim pilgrims to perform the Hajj, pointing to a possible new accommodation by Riyadh ahead of […]


Taliban Say No Christians Live In Afghanistan; US Groups Concerned

Husain Andaryas was a religious fighter in the war against the invading Soviet army in Afghanistan in the early 1980s, but almost a year after the Soviets left, he converted to Christianity. For the next nine years, Andaryas wandered in several regional countries, suffered torture, and was finally offered a job at a church in Virginia, enabling him to migrate […]


France Mourns Jihadist Attack At A Church

The southern French city of Nice mourns the death of three people killed by a suspected jihadist attack at a church. This latest attack comes within a few weeks of a French teacher’s beheading by a Muslim extremist. A makeshift memorial has been set up outside the Notre-Dame basilica, where people have placed flowers and lit candles for the recent […]


India Stands With France Amid Muslim Leaders Backlash

The beheading of a French teacher by a Muslim extremist in France recently has evoked a troubling response from countries around the world. The French President Emmanuel Macron sparked outrage across the Muslim world by accusing French Muslims of “separatism” and describing Islam as “a religion in crisis all over the world.” His statement has prompted calls from many leaders […]


Bloodletting And Destruction Continue In Disputed Nagorno-Karabakh Region

Charges and counter-charges continue between Armenia and Azerbaijan’s leadership amid brutal attacks on the civilian population. According to the latest press reports, thirteen civilians have been killed, and more than 40 people were injured in an early-hours missile attack on Azerbaijan’s second-biggest city, Ganja. A missile raid leveled a row of homes in Azerbaijan’s second city of Ganja, killing and […]


UAE And Israel Normalizing Ties A Historical Step

August 13 was probably one of the most historic days of the decade when Israel and UAE announced that they would be normalizing ties and opening diplomatic relations with each other. The United Arab Emirates is the first gulf and third Arab country to open a diplomatic relationship with Israel. This announcement will cause a significant shift in the geopolitics […]


Erdogan Pokes World Leaders In The Eye

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decree of the reconversion of Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia church building into a mosque has met with sharp criticisms from world leaders. However, as is said on this side of the pond, talk is cheap, and Erdogan rests his case on the altar of sovereignty, and in his book, no one can do a damn […]


COVID-19 Puts A Damper On Hajj 2020

Photo credit: Adli Wahid The annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca (HAJJ) is scheduled for this month and will take place from Tuesday, July 28th to Sunday, August 2nd, this year. Hajj is a chance for all Muslims to wipe away their sins, not a one-time event. This time, however, it will all be different due to the effect of Covid-19. […]


New Bill Breeds Protests In India

Photo credit: DiplomatTesterMan People took to the streets to protest a new citizenship bill passed by the Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. The new law excludes Muslim immigrants from becoming citizens. The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) will fast-track citizenship for religious minorities, including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians, from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Opposition […]