Tag: Muslims

Dr Mahathir calls on Muslim nations to unite in wake of Soleimani assassination

Kuala Lumpur— Speaking to members of the press on Tuesday (Jan 7), Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad called for Muslim nations to unite for their own protection after US President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani on...

Citizenship fears fuel anger among India’s Muslims

by Jalees Andrabi with Ammu Kannampilly in Mumbai and Aishwarya Kumar in New Delhi Habib-ur-Rehman was locked up for four years after failing to prove he's Indian, and now worries he may be expelled. It's a fear shared by other Muslims under Hindu nationalist Prime...

India protests rage over ‘anti-Muslim’ law

by Aishwarya Kumar with Jalees Andrabi in Guwahati and Sailendra Sil in Kolkata Fresh protests rocked India Monday as anger grew over new citizenship legislation slammed as anti-Muslim, with six people dead in the northeast and up to 100 reported injured in New Delhi. The law...

Six dead in protests against Indian citizenship law

by Jalees ANDRABI / Anup SHARMA / with Sailendra Sil in Kolkata The death toll from violent protests in northeast India against a contentious citizenship law has risen to six, officials said Sunday, as authorities maintained internet bans and curfews to quell unrest. Tension remained high...

China defends Xinjiang crackdown after criticism from European leaders

China on Thursday defended its security crackdown in Xinjiang after French and German leaders condemned its mass detention of religious minorities in the region. The French foreign ministry on Wednesday called on China to "put an end to mass arbitrary detentions" in Xinjiang. German chancellor Angela...

Malaysian company faces backlash over alleged memo banning Muslim staff from praying

Amid backlash, a company in Klang, Malaysia retracted a memo barring its Muslim staff from performing prayers during office hours. The memo, which did not have any signatures, went viral in Malaysia where Muslims take it as their right to pray five times a day...

Prison in Malaysia certified ‘Halal’

The Marang Prison in the state of Terengganu, is the first jail in Peninsular Malaysia to obtain Malaysia’s Halal Verification Certificate (MHVC), Bernama reported. The national news agency quoted Marang Prison director Wan Sani Ab Latiff who says the success was a result of the...

Did the Star picture Muslims in prayer as terrorists?

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The biggest selling newspaper in Malaysia, The Star is in trouble with the law for portraying Muslims in prayer as terrorists. At least this is what the cover of the newspaper's Saturday edition is telling, according to netizens who blew their temper over the front page...

Malaysia’s Islamic battle takes a ‘heavenly’ path

In the Islamists version of hell, that is the one in Malaysia, voting against the PAS is a vote to hell. This is part of the campaign to promote a united PAS-UMNO front in Malaysia, and the elite of the Islamist party are going national...

Isolated Malaysian PR Zakir Naik pits Muslims against Hindus?

With Islamic preacher Zakir Naik playing a bigger role in Malaysia's domestic affairs, every responsible citizen's are asking what's in it for Malaysia? Certainly, in the wake of a massive war of words that has been declared by both Zakir and the Hindu activist group...