JNN 30 Oct 2014 Myanmar : A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in the last two weeks, according to residents and a leading expert. Continue reading
JNN 29 Oct.2014 DHAKA — Bangladesh’s largest Islamist Party chief Moti ur Rahman Nizami was sentenced to death in capital Dhaka Wednesday for war crimes including mass killings. Continue reading
JNN 29 Oct 2014 KARACHI: A nine-month-old Baby girl lost her life while eight others, including six women, were injured when a hand grenade was lobbed at the Islamic Research Centre (IRC) at Ayesha Manzil, Karachi on Tuesday evening. Continue reading
JNN 28 Oct 2014 Lahore : Lahore Anti-Terrorisim Curt (ATC) has order for the immediate release of top Pakistani Shia leader, Syed Ghulam Raza Naqvi on Monday after he was passed his 18 years imprisonment without any charges. But the Biased Punjab Govt has still not released him.
JNN 28 Oct 2014 Sanaa : Fighters from the Shia Houthi Ansarullah movement have reportedly managed to take control of a strategically-important crossing along Yemen’s northern border with Saudi Arabia. Continue reading
JNN 27 Oct 2014 Islamabad : The Saudi Funded and Administered International Islamic University of Islamabad , Held a UN Debate in which Israeli Culture was Promoted , which was Organized by the Foreign Women Students of the University .
JNN 26 Oct 2014 DAMASCUS, – The Syrian army on Thursday recaptured the vast majority of a strategic town in central province of Hama after battles with the Terrorist Groups, Syria’s national TV reported. Continue reading
JNN 26 Oct 2014 Washington : The ISIS has become the world’s wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions of dollars a month from illegal oil sales and ransoms, US officials said Thursday. Continue reading
JNN 21 Oct 2014 Baghdad : A bomb explosion in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad has left 17 Shia worshipers Martyred and dozens wounded. At the same time Dozens of Shia , Sunni and Kurd Volunteers , who have joined forces to fight ISIL Terrorist have been Killed in the Airstrikes by the US and Allied forces ,which are suppose to be against the ISIL Terrorists, but on the ground have killed the Volunteers fighting against the Occupying ISIL Terrorists.
JNN 20 Oct 2014 Riyadh : Gunfire aimed at security forces set fire to an oil pipeline in eastern Saudi Arabia Saturday, official media said, three days after a dissident local Shiite cleric was sentenced to death. Continue reading
JNN: 18 Oct 2014 Brussels : Hajj Maria is a Belgian who has recently reverted to Islam. Continue reading
JNN 19 Oct 2014 GAZA : Israeli authorities continue to restrict the access of Palestinians to the al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied West Bank for the third consecutive week. Continue reading
JNN 19 Oct 2014 TEHRAN – Iranian Grand Ayatollahs and Associations have deplored Death sentence against Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Saudi Arabian Shia cleric. Continue reading
JNN 18 Oct 2013 Sanaa : The Houthi Shias of Yemen have celebrated the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Ghadeer in the Capital Sana’a on the Mass Scale for the first time. Continue reading
JNN 18 Oct 2014 Sydney – Feeling targeted by the new anti-terror laws, Australian Muslim scholars have demanded the removal of the offence of “advocating terrorism” from the so-called Foreign Fighters Bill, seeing its broad definition as criminalizing those who teach certain passages of Qur’an and Old Testament.
A scholar could fall foul of the new law even if he simply “advocated the duty of a Muslim to defend his land,” Grand Mufti of Australia Ibrahim Abu Mohammad and the Australian National Imams Council said in a submission to the parliament, Sydney Morning Herald reported on Wednesday, October 8.
“We are therefore concerned that the proposal has serious implications on free speech and will have a chilling effect on legitimate religious and political debate,” the submission, made by the Council representing 250 imams, said.
The Muslims’ recommendations were made after attorney general, George Brandis, said that the public would have a chance to comment on second tranche of national security legislation, commonly known as the Foreign Fighters Bill.
The bill is currently examined by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (JCIS).
Appearing in front of the committee on Wednesday, members of the Muslim Legal Network said the laws should target the extreme fringe, not mainstream Muslims.
They said any religious community could face being charged with a terror-related offence “if they refer back to stories in the Qur’an, Bible and Torah in their sermons”.
Scholars have pointed out that the Old Testament includes violent imageries as well, citing Psalm 137 which threatens Babylonians that “blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rocks”.
Another submission was made by the Islamic Council of Victoria which warned that the new law would incriminate Muslims who support “legitimate forms of armed struggle”, including resistance to the Assad regime in Syria and the Palestinian conflict with Israel.
“The broad definition of ‘terrorism’ and the way in which it is sometimes selectively applied to such groups is problematic … [and] the power of the Attorney-General to list terrorist organizations without oversight and consistency exacerbates this problem,” it said.
“Broadening this definition to include ‘foreign incursions’ and ‘treason’ when Australia already has laws which deal with these further muddies the water on the issue of what can be considered terrorism and what should be considered legitimate resistance to oppression.
“Criminalizing the act of ‘advocating terrorism’ adds another layer of complexity to this issue. The scope of what constitutes ‘advocating terrorism’ is unclear.”
The council identified what it says is a double standard in Muslims wanting to go to Syria and Iraq to provide aid having their passports cancelled “while ignoring the travel of Zionist Jews wishing to travel to Israel – a state which illegally occupies Palestinian territory with intention of fighting in a war against Gazans and has been accused of war crimes”.
Muslims, who have been in Australia for more than 200 years, make up 1.7 percent of its 20-million population.
In post 9/11-era, Australian Muslims have been haunted with suspicion and have had their patriotism questioned.
The anti-Muslim sentiments further increased following last week’s anti-terror raids, deemed the biggest in Australian history, in which 15 people were arrested from north-western Sydney.
The raids were followed by a huge number of anti-Muslim attacks, including a mosque being defaced in Queensland and direct threats issued against the Grand Mufti of Australia.
JNN 17 Oct 2014 STOCKHOLM – A 27-year-old Bosnian Muslim immigrant has been named the new Swedish minister of education, setting a role model for young, active Muslims. Continue reading
JNN 17 Oct 2014 Kuwait : The coalition to fight ISIS is a fraud and ISIS is selling Muslim women to Jews, according to Imam Saleh Jawhar. Continue reading
JNN 17 Oct 2014 Baghdad : Four car bomb attacks and a mortar strike around Shi’ite parts of northern Baghdad killed 36 people and wounded 98 within a span of two hours Thursday afternoon, police and medical officials said.
JNN 15 Oct 2014: Six Senior figures in the Pakistani Taliban have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a symbol of the terrorists’ expanding influence among Islamist groups. Continue reading
JNN 10 Oct 2014 Delhi : Leaders at the Karbala Mosque in New Delhi said 200,000 people across India – including Sunni Muslims, Christians and Hindus – had registered their interest to volunteer in Iraq since June.
JNN 09 Oct 2014 Istanbul : Turkey’s military on Wednesday imposed a curfew in parts of the southeast after at least 18 people were killed in pro-Kurdish protests over the government’s failure to act against ‘jihadists’ attacking the Syrian border city of Kobani.
JNN 09 Oct 2014 Tehran : Iranian intelligence forces recently arrested tens of people with links to terrorist Takfiri groups and thwarted several planned terror attacks across the country, Iran’s intelligence chief says.
JNN 08 Oct 2014 Sanaa : Yemen’s Shia Revolutionaries Known as Ansarulla have rejected the new Yemeni Prime Minister just hours after his appointment, in a blow to hopes of restoring order two weeks after they overran the capital. saying the decision has been made at the behest of the United States. Continue reading
JNN 08 Oct 2014 Istanbul : Turkish Cypriots have been allowed to pray in a mosque in the Greek Cypriot-controlled southern Cyprus for the first time in 40 years. Continue reading
JNN 06 Oct 2014 New York : A gun range in Arkansas is stirring up controversy across the United States after it banned Muslims from using the establishment following alleged complaints over “Allah Akbar” ringtones belonging to Muslim customers with poor English skills. Continue reading
JNN 06 Oct 2014 HONG KONG—Student pro-democracy leaders urged their supporters to occupy demonstration sites Saturday night as police and government officials demanded an end to the protests, marking a hardening of positions with a day left before the city’s work week begins. Continue reading
JNN 06 Oct 2014 Myanmar : A radical monk who heads a movement accused of stirring violence against Muslims in Myanmar has announced a partnership with a hardline Buddhist group in Sri Lanka to defend their religion. Continue reading
JNN 05 Sept 2014 London : Britons’ spending on prostitution and illegal drugs bolsters the UK economy by as much as £11 billion (US$17.8 billion) per year, according to newly published figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Continue reading
JNN 05 Oct 2014 Quetta : 5 Martyred Dozen injured in a Suicide Blast in a crowded market of Aliabad , Hazara Town in Quetta where people were shopping for Eid . Seven dead in a separate IED explosion targeting police vehicle in Quetta Dozens more injured in explosion hitting a passenger van at a bus stop in Kohat city Continue reading
JNN 02 Oct 2014 Riyadh : Saudi Arabia has so far barred 98,000 would-be pilgrims from reaching Makkah after they failed to show the documents that would allow them to enter the sacred city in the western part of the kingdom during the Hajj season. Continue reading
JNN 02 Oct 2014 Kabul : Two Taliban suicide bombers hit army buses in Kabul on Wednesday with initial reports of six people killed in the twin attack, police said, one day after the new Afghan government signed a deal for U.S. troops to stay in the country.
JNN 01 Oct 2014 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) government is trying to Back Out from an International Contract , and rather considering to shelve the already much delayed Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project by exploring an alternate gas import plan to plug the gap between demand and supply Continue reading