SAMNET: ‘Islamophobia taught in the police force?’

With South Africans four weeks into the national lockdown implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19, 41 congregants were arrested at the weekend in separate parts of the country for apparently disobeying lockdown regulations. On Saturday, in a video that has gone viral, police intruded on a group of Muslim[…]

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Muslim civil society adds voice to Saudi executions

South African civil groups are adding their voices to calls for the Saudi Kingdom to halt a pending execution of three moderate Islamic scholars, who have been labelled as political dissidents for their views on Saudi politics. Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari have been in prison since[…]

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Anger over Lotus FM presenter’s comments on Islam

The South African Muslim Network (Samnet) has lodged a complaint with the SABC and Human Rights Commission over alleged comments made by a Lotus FM presenter, accused of being Islamophobic. In a Facebook post, Pauline Sangham allegedly stated that “Islam is a false religion based upon a false book and[…]

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National Open Mosque Day on Heritage Day

As South Africans mark Heritage Day on Sunday 24th September, there are calls for the Muslim community to open up their sacred spaces to people of other faiths to demystify Islam and encourage interfaith learning and tolerance. The idea was sparked by the South African Muslim Network (Samnet), as an[…]

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