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Hollande to meet with Jewish, Muslim leaders

French President Francois Hollande will meet Tuesday with the heads of the country’s leading Jewish and Muslim organizations, the Elysee Palace said, in an attempt to subdue a public rift between the two factions. Dalil Boubakeur, the rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris and president of the French Council[…]

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Chai FM guilty of hate speech: BCCSA

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) has reprimanded Jewish radio station Chai FM for broadcasting content that amounted to hate speech and propaganda. “As a sanction the tribunal issued a firm reprimand, cautioning the broadcaster that if a similar finding is made in future, a fine will be considered,”[…]

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Muslims must change views of Islam: Sisi

Muslims should take a more modern view of their religion and think about the factors that lead to  terrorism, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Thursday in Davos. “Islam is a tolerant religion, but this was not always clear to the world during the past 20 or 30 years,” al-Sisi said[…]

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Muslim turnout ‘underwhelming’: ANC

The African National Congress (ANC) says they have noticed a lack of interest from Muslims despite a strong legacy of people from the community participating in party activities. This comes despite a drive to garner a large amount of support from Cape Town’s Muslim community for their 103rd Anniversary celebrations[…]

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CAR Muslims in dire straits

At least 470 Muslims from the Peuhl ethnic minority, trapped for several months in the Central African Republic town of Yaloke, around 200km from capital Bangui, need to be relocated as a matter of urgency, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said. Dalia al-Achi, public information officer for the UNHCR[…]

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Support growing for Australia Muslim community

The Australian community is still reeling after Monday’s incident in which a lone gunman, identified as Iranian born refugee and self-style ‘imam’ Man Haron Monis, held up more than a dozen hostages in a cafe in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Monis was killed after a successful rescue offensive[…]

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Muslims and condemnation

OPINION by Safiyyah Surtee Condemning the Taliban and other criminal groups every time they commit yet another atrocity is necessary but it is not effective. It can seem like we only care and express outrage after the deed is done, when truly we need to be speaking, acting and working[…]

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Knysna Muslims make appeal for masjid

The Knysna community has recently appealed to neighbouring Muslim communities to support their intention for the establishment of a Masjid in the attractive tourist town. The Knysna area currently houses some 250 Muslim residents and provides two salah rooms for prayers. The Knysna Muslim Council’s Riedwaan Omar told VOC News[…]

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‘Not in my name’, say SA Muslims

Frustrated with having to defend Muslims and Islam in the wake of a brutal terror campaign by the Islamic State (IS), a group of South Africans are planning an interfaith demonstration calling for peace and justice. Faithworks, a network of South African Muslims, will host an interfaith vigil for people[…]

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Samnet tackles bad Muslim perceptions

The South African Muslim Network (Samnet) held a meeting on Tuesday evening, to discuss the seemingly negative manner in which Muslims have been portrayed by the local and global media. The meeting came on the back of several issues that have further deterred the reputation of the global Muslim community.[…]

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