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SA Muslims an example to all

OPINION by Hisham Hellyer – As European countries grow more concerned about their Muslim communities, the discourse around radicalisation and extremism becomes more problematic. Only recently, Mak Chishty, a senior British police officer, declared that young Muslim Britons who stop shopping at Marks & Spencer stores could be victims of radicalisation.[…]

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Difficult for Muslims to integrate: Hellyer

Whilst Muslim minorities have done well to integrate themselves amongst the broader majority within a South African context, Muslims face contrasting situations in other western secular countries, according to Dr Hisham Hellyer, a prominent US based commentator on US and Middle East relations. Hellyer was raised between the UK and[…]

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Muslims to mark Mi’raaj

Lailatul Mi’raaj will be observed across South Africa and parts of the world on Saturday night with great respect and devotion, as Muslims mark the countdown to Ramadan. Rajab is the month most memorable for the journey of Israa and Mi’raaj in which the gift of salah was handed down[…]

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Cuban Muslims to benefit from lifting of US embargo

The United States (US) earned significant praise earlier this year after President Barack Obama sought to improve relations with the Caribbean nation of Cuba, making moves to lift a more than 50 year embargo against the Western Hemisphere’s only remaining communist state. Whilst restrictions still remain, there has been a[…]

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US Muslims speak out after Texas shooting

Following Sunday’s controversial anti-Muslim cartoon drawing of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad contest in Garland, Texas, resulting in the shooting deaths of two gunmen killed by police officers, American Muslim leaders reasserted their position that anti-Muslim advocate Pamela Gellar is free to draw whatever she wants. “We cannot fight free speech,[…]

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Muslim scuba diver finds spirituality in the water

“The most important fact of diving is never to get into the water alone,” says Haroon Osman, a professional scuba diver and instructor. The adrenalin seeking entrepreneur was commenting on the attack on Cape Town’s Mathieu Dasnois who escaped becoming shark bait near Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape.[…]

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Ex-Pegida leader apologises to Muslims

After months of leading anti-Muslim protests in Germany, the former leader of anti-Islam Pegida movement has apologized to Muslims from spreading a campaign of hatred across Europe. “Those still belonging to the Pegida movement need to understand that they are advocating for the wrong cause,” Kathrin Oertel – once the[…]

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Muslims shine in Time 100 most influential

Celebrating their achievements, Time magazine has named several Muslim leaders and icons in its 2015 list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World on April 16. The annual list showcases five categories; Titans, Pioneers, Artists, Leaders and Icons. Muslim leaders like Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Indonesian President Joko[…]

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Oppression of Cham Muslims being overlooked

The following  is part of series focusing on Muslim communities and minorities around the world. Whilst the Rohingya community in Myanmar have faced untold hardships since becoming the subject of ethnic Buddhist aggression in 2012, their plight, which has attracted both international attention and condemnation, has largely overshadowed the existence[…]

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The roots of Islam in the Korean Peninsula

This article is part of series focusing on Muslim communities and minorities around the world. Islam is not necessarily a faith one would immediately associate with countries in the Far East, a region where oriental culture is practically engrained in the everyday lifestyle of natives. In fact, religion in the[…]

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