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Monday 2nd of May 2016
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Air strike on Afghan MSF hospital last year not a war crime: US military

A US military investigation has concluded that a deadly air strike in Afghanistan last year that destroyed a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) did not amount to a war crime but was caused by a number of factors, including human errors. Forty-two people were killed and 37 were wounded during the October 3 strike that destroyed a hospital run by the international medical charity. An initial US investigation in November found that US ...

Iraq: Two Car Blast in Shiite City of Samawa, 110 Martyred, Injured; Isis Claims Responsibility

At least 33 Shia people killed and 75 others injured in two car bombs in the southern Iraqi city of Samawa, security and medical officials ...

Sheikh Zakzaky’s Daughter Tells about Army’s Massacre in Zaria

The following day, Nigerian forces also raided Zakzaky’s home and injured and arrested him after killing those attempting to protect him. Zakiya Zakzaky told IQNA that his father and mother are in hospital under confinement. She noted that one of the Shia cleric’s eyes was injured in the attack on his house and he cannot move his legs since he was shot during the raid. They ordered the female members of the family to remove the ...

Bahraini opposition leader, Sheikh Mohammed Ali Mahfouz, released from jail

A Bahraini court had sentenced Mahfouz to 10 years in prison, but the court of appeal ruled in November 2012 to reduce his jail term to five years. Anti-regime protesters have been holding rallies across Bahrain since mid-February 2011, calling on the ruling family to relinquish power. Rights groups have repeatedly blasted Manama for handing down long-term sentences to anti-regime ...

Kerry expressed concerns over Syria's Aleppo; US working to stop bloodshed there - says Kirby

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ISIS Dispatching Hundreds of Troops from Raqqa to Aleppo

The ISIS has dispatched tens of its terrorists to the town of Dabeq which is of strategic importance to the terrorist group, a group monitoring the war said on ...

Dozens of Shiite pilgrims martyred in a car blast in Iraq's Baghdad

A car bomb targeted Shiite pilgrims in an area near Baghdad Saturday, killing at least 24 people and wounding at least 38, security and medical officials said.  A car bomb targeted Shiite pilgrims in an area near Baghdad Saturday, killing at least 24 people and wounding at least 38, security and medical officials said.The bomb was left on a road in the Nahrawan area used by Shiite pilgrims who are walking to the shrine of Imam Musa Kadhim ...

Bahraini Leader 'Sheikh Mahfouz' Released After 5 Years in Regime's Prison

Bahraini regime released today 30th April 2016 a revolutionary opposition leader and the president of the party of the Islamic Action Society (جمعية العمل الإسلامي), Sheikh Mahfouz after five years in prison. AhlulBayt News Agency - Bahraini regime released today 30th April 2016 an opposition leader and the president of the party of the Islamic Action Society (AMAL) (جمعية العمل الإسلامي), Sheikh Mahfouz ...

Hundreds of protesters storm Baghdad's Green Zone

Hundreds of supporters of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday stormed Baghdad's Green Zone and some entered the parliament building after lawmakers failed to convene for a vote on overhauling the government, two witnesses said. The protesters, who had gathered outside the heavily fortified district housing government buildings and foreign embassies, crossed a bridge over the Tigris River on Saturday chanting, "The cowards ran ...

Media Bias: London Muslims March Against ISIS Goes Unreported By Mainstream Media

Mainstream corporate media is ruining the United States elections, and in this insightful video, Amy Goodman from Democracy Now explains why. She compares Bernie Sanders — someone who is currently making history and garnering the attention of millions — to Donald Trump, noting how Trump’s airtime greatly exceeds that of Sanders. This is not surprising, however, as Sanders himself has called ...

Muslims must ‘participate’ in U.S. democracy

Most recently, Texan participants at the Muslim Day event in Washington, D.C., were denied a meeting with presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz despite their repeated efforts and despite the fact he represents them in Congress. The hateful rhetoric is hurtful. It generates a sense of disconnect among the roughly 10,000 to 15,000 Muslims residing in Oklahoma, largely due to a false notion of their religious ideology being ...

Muslims in Canada becoming more religious and happy to be Canadian, survey shows

These are some of the interesting results from the Environics Institute’s updated study on Muslims in Canada released Wednesday. The phone survey conducted between November and January asked 600 Muslim adults across the country their views on a variety of religious and social questions, updating a similar study done in 2006. Muslim leaders and scholars participated in the development of the survey. This religious devotion is strongest ...

City Council in Australia Rejects Mosque Plan

Casey City Council, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, voted down plans for a mosque at their meeting on Tuesday night. The council decreed that the excessive paving was “unsympathetic” to the landscape and scenic qualities of the area, while VicRoads objected on the basis that the development was “premature” and did not “represent sufficient orderly planning” in the area. “I am very proud of the ...

Faces of Islam: Award-winning photographer snaps Brisbane Muslims for special project

The lives, ambitions, and beliefs of more than 40 members of Brisbane’s Muslim community have been put under the spotlight in a new project aimed at dispelling misconceptions about Islam and its followers. Award-winning documentary photographer Matt Palmer interviewed and photographed 41 Muslims living in the Queensland capital for his online project, Faces of Islam. For three days earlier this month he sat down with children, community ...

Shia Islamic Center Looks to Open in Elk Grove, Illinois

Elk Grove Village trustees were considering a request at Tuesday’s (April 26) village board meeting to conduct a public hearing before the village’s plan commission. They were considering a request by Ali Yun Wali Allah Islamic Center, Inc., for a special use permit to open a religious institution at 1550 Higgins Rd., just west of where Higgins briefly merges with Oakton Street in the business park west of Busse Road. The center ...

Poll in Canada shows many Muslims feel discriminated against

The poll by Environics asked the fastest-growing religious minority in Canada about pride and belonging, Muslim identity and practice, discrimination and perceptions of domestic support for violent extremism. “The survey results broadly reinforce my own experiences in Canada and in the Canadian Muslim community,” said Idris Elbakri, president of the Manitoba Islamic Association. “Canadian Muslims love and appreciate ...

Bahraini protesters decry regime's demolition of Shia mosques

They also held up anti-regime banners and the pictures of the demolished mosques, chanting slogans like “The Ruling Family is Criminal.” Last month, nearly 40 Shia clerics said in a statement that Bahraini Shia citizens “have always called for citizenship equality... without any discrimination based on ethnicity, color, religion or sect.” The clerics stated that their majority community in Bahrain has never sought ...

Daesh using Iraqis as human shields in Mosul: Witnesses

Most of them spoke of being locked in their homes, snipers hiding on their rooftops, and being forced to share their homes with terrorists. Salih went on to say that several civilians have been killed as a result such tactics by Daesh militants. “My neighbors had a Dash mortar in their house and it was bombed. Three people were killed,” he said. Muhannad al-Sabawi, another resident, said Daesh militants rounded up civilians and ...

Imam Khamenei: US continues deception after JCPOA

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US has resorted to “deception” to obstruct international trade with Iran despite a nuclear agreement. “On paper, the Americans say banks can trade with Iran but in practice they act in such an Iranophobic way that no trade can take place with Iran,” the Leader told a group of Iranian workers in Tehran Wednesday.US and European businesses are reluctant ...

Iraqi Shiite Turkmen, Kurdish Peshmarga agree to withdraw forces from Tuz Khurmatu after clashes

The Turkmen population of Tuz Khurmatu is primarily Shia Muslim; these civilians are discriminated against for their ethnic and religious make-up. Over the years, the Turkmen of Tuz Khurmatu have built a strong relationship with the Iraqi government and powerful paramilitary forces like Kata’eb Hezbollah and Hashd ...