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Video shows beheading of ISIL hostage

A video has been released on the internet that purports to show an ISIL fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth such killing carried out by the armed group now being targeted by US-led air strikes. The video, released on Friday, begins with a news clip announcing British strikes[…]

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Open Mosque targeted in arson attack

The Open Mosque in Wynberg was the target of an arson attack on Friday night. According to police, at approximately 1:00am, they received an anonymous tip off of a fire at the former warehouse building in Lester Street, Wynberg. The area was cordoned off as fire fighters doused the flames.[…]

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Mitigating the toxic political theology of ISIS

The following link contains the Eid al-Adha khutbah of Imam Dr. Rashied Omar, as heard at the Claremont Main Road Masjid. In the khutbah, Dr. Omar dissects the ideologies and declarations made by the radical Islamic State (IS) group. Readers are advised to download the following PDF file, for their[…]

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BDS welcomes SAJBD stance

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has reportedly had a change of heart in its stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict, following statements by its president on the ENCA channel. SAJBD head, Zev Krengel, is reported to have said that the body’s views were “in line with those of[…]

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Haffajee to receive prestigious award

Renowned South African journalist and City Press editor, Ferial Haffajee, is in line to be awarded the prestigious International Press Freedom Award for her dedication in the field of journalism. The award recognizes those journalists who remain steadfast in their work despite facing criticism, threats of violence, and even censorship.[…]

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Parties react to Dalai Lama visa debacle

Some political parties on Friday reacted to the relocation of the Nobel Peace laureates’ summit, and conflicting statements about the Dalai Lama’s visa application. The Democratic Alliance Youth accused President Jacob Zuma of betraying the principles of a free, just, and fair society by allegedly denying the Dalai Lama a[…]

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Eid prayers at local masajid

Following a flood of queries to the radio station, VOC has published a list of masajid in the Western Cape performing Eid Salah and with availability for ladies: Al Azhar Masjid – Saturday – No – 7:30am Mountview Masjied – Saturday – yes – 07:00 KalkBay – Saturday – yes[…]

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Goldberg endorses Woolies boycott

Anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg on Friday endorsed a campaign to boycott retailer Woolworths over its trade relations with Israel following the war in Gaza, which killed over 2000 Palestinians. “I want to see justice for the Palestinians and if that means a boycott against Woolworths, then good,” Goldberg said in[…]

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Nine UN peacekeepers killed in Mali ambush

Nine United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in Mali in the deadliest attack yet on the UN mission to the West African country, a spokesman for the mission said. The convoy of the peacekeepers, who were from Niger, were attacked in an ambush on Friday and came under fire from[…]

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