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No silence on IS

“We cannot remain silent when such atrocities are perpetrated in the name of Islam. The sanctity of human life is a supreme value in Islam and nothing is worth the cost of a human life. Such heinous acts of murder and violence are dishonourable and betray any expression of faith[…]

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Gaza on brink of health crisis

Health officials in Gaza have warned of an impending health catastrophe in the conflict stricken enclave, expressing fears that over crowding in the UN-run schools may give rise to the spread of infectious diseases. The situation has been worsened by a massive shortage of health supplies at the regions various[…]

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Jewish learner lodges complaint with HRC

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is now investigating alleged victimization of a King David High School pupil for his views on Gaza. This follows a recent, but unrelated, incident that caused an online outcry after Jewish pupil Joshua Broomberg was seen on social media posing in a keffiyeh[…]

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Crime increase in Walmer Estate

Walmer Estate residents are worried about an increase in criminal activity in the area, following three armed robberies in two weeks. On two occasions, a cigarette delivery van was hijacked and robbed while delivering at local shops. On Sunday late afternoon, a female resident was attacked and her car was[…]

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Muslim owned businesses join boycott

For the past month since the beginning of the Israeli-Gaza conflict many individual South Africans, anti-Israeli lobby groups and public figures have called for the boycott of products sourced from, and manufactured on Palestinian occupied territories and within Israel. Last week the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in South Africa[…]

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Woolies boycott picking up steam

It seems as if the momentum in the national boycott targeting Woolworths is growing as more consumers latch on to the campaign. The boycott was announced last week in light of an intensified consumer campaign against certain companies stocking Israeli products in response to the Zionist government’s recent military assault[…]

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SA to join Gaza flotilla

A coalition of humanitarian NGO’s from across the world have decided to re-launch an aid flotilla, to challenge the Israeli blockade on the war ravaged Gaza Strip. The decision comes in the midst of intense discussions between Hamas and Israel, which are also set to address the issue of the[…]

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Iraq a disintegrated society: analyst

The United States has deployed a further 130 military advisers to the Iraqi region of Kurdistan, in a bid to assess an escalating crisis near the Northern town of Sinjar. Thousands of Iraqi Yazidis have been forced to flea to Sinjar Mountain, after the town was overrun by rebels from[…]

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Police facing court action over arrest of protesters

The Action Forum for Palestine are planning to take action against the South African Police Services (SAPS), over the treatment of five pro-Palestinian supporters arrested on Sunday after allegedly staging an illegal protest. The protesters were pulled over by police after returning from a picket near the Sea Point Pavilion,[…]

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Gazans weary of IDF breaking truce: Qattawi

With a 72-hour ceasefire currently in effect, residents of the troubled Gaza Strip have gone about resuming their normal daily activities, with some departing from the make shift refugee centres to discover the fate of their homes. Many Gazans have fled their family homes in the more stricken areas, seeking[…]

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