Kenwyn

Musallees warned to be vigilant

A recent hijacking at the Waterloo Road Mosque in Kenwyn has raised deep security concerns for musallees who attend Taraweeh in Ramadan. Residents were left shocked this week after hijackers seen disguised in religious garb targeted a musallee who had left the masjid to attend to an emergency.  The victim[…]

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Name of ISIS girl not in public interest: MMA

Although public interest surrounding the Kenwyn teen who attempted to join the Islamic State (ISIS) has largely declined, the case has brought about concerns as to how much information the media should be allowed to divulge when reporting on stories involving children. The City Press has come under particular fire[…]

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MJC to educate ulema on ISIS recruitment

In the wake of an alleged recruitment of a teenage girl to ISIS, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) will host a workshop on Wednesday to educate the ulema on the extremist group and the dangers of social media to youth. On Sunday, a 15 year old Kenwyn girl was intercepted[…]

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Failed ISIS recruitment sparks fear in CTown

Community members in Kenwyn are not convinced that a local teenage girl had been recruited by the Islamic State (ISIS). A report of a 15 year old girl from Kenwyn (identity is withheld for her protection) who attempted to leave South Africa and join ISIS has sparked the attention and concern[…]

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Family puzzled by Palestine symbols removal

A Kenwyn family whose outside wall’s pro-Palestinian mural was painted over by Metro Police following a complaint by a neighbour says the experience was unorthodox in nature. Raighanna Waja-Ahmed, whose parents’ home until recently sported a mural of a Palestinian flag and ‘#FreeGaza’ in text beside it, says the officer[…]

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