Voice of the Cape

August2014

Boland hajjis to depart on Monday

The haj fraternity has ironed out the problems experienced by 20 hujjaj in the Boland. The South African Haj Travel Association chairperson Sedick Steenkamp confirmed on Sunday that the pilgrims will depart on time on Monday 1 September as planned. The South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) had been[…]

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GOTG begins Gaza work

Relief organization Gift of the Givers started its humanitarian work in Gaza on Sunday, after gaining entry into the besieged coastal strip late Saturday afternoon. The delegation of 10 medical doctors experienced some trouble in Cairo this week, while awaiting clearance from the Egyptian embassy to enter through the Rafah[…]

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MPlain imams take legal action against state

Three Mitchell’s Plain imams who were wrongfully arrested in January this year following an altercation with an alleged conman were acquitted of all charges against them last week. The three imams, Erefaan Martin, Shahied Lackay and Faried Hendricks, was arrested after confronting the man who allegedly scammed community members in[…]

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Palestine kefiyyeh’s on sale for Gaza Water Project

The traditional Palestine kefiyyehs have been difficult to find in Cape Town, amid a huge demand over the past two months during the recent Israeli military bombardment of Gaza. The black and white scarves is the most popular symbol of solidarity with the Palestinian people and is worn by activists[…]

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Hoosen publishes book on Israeli occupation

In a bid to help educate the Muslim community on the true nature of the Israel-Palestine issue,  Cape Town activist Omar Hoosen recently published a book titled ‘Whose Land Is It Anyway?’. The book seeks to debunk the Zionist narrative surrounding Israel’s illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories. Hoosen is[…]

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Galloway beaten for his anti-Israel views

George Galloway has been released from hospital a day after being attacked in London, allegedly for his anti-Israeli views. His spokesman said the UK MP appears to have some broken ribs and bruising to his head. Galloway, who is a MP for the Respect Party, was posing for pictures in[…]

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German intelligence warns of extremist threat

More than 400 people have left Germany to join militant groups in Iraq and Syria, and at least five have died in suicide bombings, the chief of Germany’s domestic security agency said Sunday. “We have to expect that these people will return and commit attacks here,” Hans-Georg Maassen, the chief[…]

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One dead, 400 injured in Pakistan clashes

One person was killed and more than 400 wounded in clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, hospital officials said Sunday, as a fortnight-long political impasse took a violent turn. The violence, which began late Saturday and continued early Sunday, erupted after around 25,000 people marched from parliament[…]

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ANC condemns Lesothu coup

The ANC on Saturday called on the Lesotho Defence Force to return to barracks and allow the government to continue its functions. “The African National Congress has noted with deep concern developments in the Kingdom of Lesotho where it is reported that the military has seized key buildings and installations[…]

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