JNN 31 Jan 2015 Karachi : At least 61 people were Martyred in a Suicide Blast at a crowded Shi’ite Jama Masjid Karbala e Maula in Pakistan during Friday prayers, the latest sectarian attack on the Shia Population of Pakistan , 2nd in the Year 2015 . Continue reading
JNN 28 Jan 2015 Beirut : Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah,targeted an Israeli convoy of nine vehicles in occupied Shebaa Farms on Wednesday, killing 4 Soldiers and injuring a large number of Israeli soldiers. Continue reading
JNN 28 Jan 2015 New York : An emergency has been declared in several US states as a storm bringing hurricane-force winds and 90cm (36ins) of snow barrels down on the north-east. Continue reading
JNN 27 Jan 2015 BAGHDAD : , A top army officer announced troops had “liberated” the Diyala province from ISIS Terrorists. Across the border in Syria , A Kurdish militia has driven Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants out of the Syrian border town of Kobane after months of heavy fighting, a monitor and spokesman said Monday, dealing a crucial blow to the Takfiri Terrorists. Continue reading
JNN 27 Jan 2015 Abuja : Takfiri Boko Haram terrorists have captured Nigeria’s northeastern town of Monguno after fierce clashes with the West African country’s army, security sources say. Continue reading
JNN 26 Jan 2015 Tehran : Last Week Irani Supreme Leader has Written an Open Letter addressing the Western World Youth , and given some Points to them to Ponder and Get the Real and Factual Results about Islam , So they can easily Judge them selves , What is right and What is Fake Picture is being Shown to them , by their and the Enemies of Islam.
Following is the Full Text of the Letter Written By Syed Ali Khamenai :
“ In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful
To the Youth in Europe and North America,
The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents, rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.
I don’t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.
Negative image of Islam in the West
I would like to talk to you about Islam, particularly the image that is presented to you as Islam. Many attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy. The provocation of a feeling of horror and hatred and its utilization has unfortunately a long record in the political history of the West.
Here, I don’t want to deal with the different phobias with which the Western nations have thus far been indoctrinated. A cursory review of recent critical studies of history would bring home to you the fact that the Western governments’ insincere and hypocritical treatment of other nations and cultures has been censured in new historiographies.
The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is admirable.
By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don’t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?
West’s Islamophobic agenda
You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusionary fear of the “other” have been the common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy of spreading “phobia” and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.
The Holy Qur’an
My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.
I don’t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don’t allow this dynamic and effective reality in today’s world to be introduced to you through resentments and prejudices. Don’t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of Islam.
Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through the Qur’an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the Qur’an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?
Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals throughout several centuries?
I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don’t allow them to besiege you within fabricated and mental borders.
Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.
Therefore, don’t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.
Seyyed Ali Khamenei ”
JNN 24 Jan 2015 TAXILA: Preliminary investigation has revealed that Kosar Ali, the suicide bomber who blew himself up at a police picket in Wah on Tuesday, had been a student at the seminary in Lal Masjid. Continue reading
JNN 24 Jan 2015 TEHRAN — Iran’s supreme court has sentenced a former vice president to five years in prison and ordered him to pay a 10 billion rial ($300,000) fine, the country’s official news agency said. Continue reading
JNN 23 Jan 2015 Riyadh : Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died at the age of 90, according to Saudi media. Continue reading
JNN 21 Jan 2015 Yangon : Hundreds of protesters led by Buddhist monks rallied in Myanmar on Friday to denounce a visit by a human rights envoy of the United Nations, which has urged the government to grant citizenship to persecuted Rohingya Muslims. Continue reading
JNN 22 Jan 2015 TEHRAN : A film titled “La Nihayah” (eternal) featuring the character of Imam Hussein (AS) was screened at the third film festival held at Maysan Province of Iraq. Continue reading
JNN 21 Jan 2015 Baghdad : The Ministry of Defense announced Wednesday, that the security forces have regained control over the entire area of al-Harariyat in Anbar province. Continue reading
JNN 19 Jan 2015 BEIJING – A total of 49 fugitive suspects of corruption and other duty-related crimes were returned to China from overseas by prosecutors nationwide in 2014, an official of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Monday. Continue reading
JNN 20 Jan 2015 Beirut : Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah confirmed the death of six fighters in the new Israeli airstrike on the southwestern strategic Syrian city of Quneitra. Iran also confirmed the Killing of One of its IRGC General in the same airstrike Continue reading
JNN 19 Jan 2015 London : It may become a “duty” of Nurseries and Elementary Schools in the UK to track and report any child that shows signs of sympathy with terrorists or is a risk of potential radicalization, according to the government’s plans aimed at preventing extremism. Continue reading
JNN 19 Jan 2015 Sanaa : Heavy clashes erupted between Yemen’s presidential guard and Shia Houthi fighters around the presidential palace in the capital, Sanaa, media reports said. Continue reading
JNN 17 Jan 2015 Kabul : Islamic State Terrorists are reportedly recruiting and operating across the south of Afghanistan in a bid to expand their self-proclaimed “caliphate”. Continue reading
JNN 16 Jan 2015 Brussels : The euro fell to $1.1861, its weakest level since 2006 on the back of uncertainty over Greece’s position within the single currency. A strong dollar and expectations that the European Central Bank will beef up its stimulus program have also not helped. Continue reading
JNN 15 Jan 2015 Delhi : Hundreds of people have died in a major cold snap that has struck the Indian capital, New Delhi, as thousands of homeless people struggle to overcome the extreme cold without adequate shelter, Media reports. Continue reading
JNN 15 Jan 2015 Paris : More than 50 anti-Muslim incidents have happened across France – including shootings – in less than a week since the deadly attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, according to the nation’s Muslim community, which is calling for heightened security. Continue reading
JNN 15 Jan 2015 Yaoundé – The Cameroonian army killed 143 Boko Haram fighters who attacked a military base in the northern town of Kolofata on Monday, in what the government said was the militants’ heaviest loss yet on its territory. Continue reading
JNN 13 Jan 2015 SOUTHFIELD (Michigan): Vehicles that drive themselves on the freeway or take over in traffic jams may be on the road in large numbers by 2017 and autonomous cars might create a $42 billion market for the technology by 2025, Boston Consulting Group said.
JNN 11 Jan 2015 RAWALPINDI: A powerful blast rattled an Imambargah in a densely populated Shia Majority area of Rawalpindi on Friday, killing at least eight people and injuring at least 16 others. Continue reading
JNN 07 Jan 2015 LAHORE: A PML-N Punjab Assembly member has revealed that a multinational food chain, McDonalds, imported 71 tonnes of substandard meat into Pakistan and some multinational companies earned $230 million in the country and sent it abroad. Continue reading
JNN 06 Jan 2015 Islamabad : The Rawalpindi bench of LHC acquitted four prisoners accused of a 2002 suicide attack on an Imambargah Shah e Najaf , Lahore , in which 11 people were killed and 19 were injured. They were sentenced to death on December 9, 2009. Continue reading
JNN 06 Jan 2015 Tehran : Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says it has arrested a terrorist group in the southeast of the country. Continue reading
JNN 04 Jan 2015 Riyadh : In a surprise fatwa (religious edict), Saudi Arabia’s top Islamic scholar has urged Muslims to stop staging ceremonies to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him), saying such celebrations amount to heresy. Continue reading
JNN 04 Jan 2015 Manama : “The West believes in the protection of human rights and democracy, but when it comes to the regimes in the region, such values are ignored and not discussed at a greater level because of these interests they have in the Persian Gulf,” Sheikh Salman told Press in an interview just before his arrest on December 28.
JNN 01 Jan 2015 New York : The Obama administration on Tuesday bowed to months of growing pressure over a 40-year-old ban on exports of most domestic crude, taking two steps expected to unleash a wave of ultra-light shale oil onto global markets. Continue reading
JNN 01 Jan 2015 Stockholm : Swedish police were hunting Thursday for at least one suspect following what is believed to be the third arson attack on a mosque in a week.
“Someone threw a firebomb, a Molotov cocktail at the building,” Torsten Hemlin a spokesman for Uppsala police told Swedish news agency, adding that the bomb did not set the mosque in eastern Sweden alight.
“They also wrote some vulgar racist words,” he said, adding that no one was in the building at the time of the attack.
Police in Sweden’s fourth largest city Uppsala were alerted by passers-by who reportedly saw a man throw a burning object at the mosque at around 0430 GMT.
“The crime has been classed as attempted arson, vandalism and incitement to hatred,” the police said in a statement appealing for eyewitnesses to come forward.
Thursday’s attack came just three days after a late night blaze at a mosque in Esloev in southern Sweden which police suspect was also arson.
On Christmas Day five people were injured when a petrol bomb was thrown through the window of a mosque in Eskilstuna, east of the capital Stockholm.
The country’s leftist Prime Minister Stefan Loefven called the Christmas attack a spurt of “hateful violence” and said Sweden would “never tolerate this kind of crime”.
According to the anti-racism magazine Expo, there have been more than a dozen attacks on mosques in Sweden in the last year.
The attacks come as debate intensifies in the country over immigration and the integration of asylum seekers in the traditionally tolerant Nordic country.
Last month the far right Sweden Democrats — which doubled its support to 13 percent in September elections — came close to bringing down the left-green government over its liberal refugee policies, further boosting its support in opinion polls.
Islamic Center Vandalized in California , USA
A man was arrested for vandalizing an Islamic center in the US state of California, authorities say.
On Saturday, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the perpetrator, identified as 28-year-old Asif Mohammad Khan, caused more than $10,000 in damage at the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno (ICCF).
Khan broke a number of windows, bleached an American flag, and vandalized a nearby medical office among other things, said the police chief.
Police suspects the case might be a hate crime as a mosque has been targeted, Dyer noted.
Samia Khan, the suspect’s sister, said his brother was suffering from a mental illness and therefore not guilty.
Fresno police investigators will notify the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whether the move was a hate crime after they interrogate the suspect, Dyer said.
Khan’s family has apologized for desecration of the mosque, Samia said adding the family was part of the city’s Muslim community.
Hate Crimes Against Muslims on the Rise in UK
The number of Muslim women reporting hate crime has risen by up to 10%, according to a UK charity.
TELL MAMA, a national project measuring anti-Muslim incidents, has told Sky News that over the last 18 months they have seen a 5-10% increase.
Fiyaz Mughal, director of TELL MAMA, says over the last two years our data has shown that women suffer more incidents of hate and they also suffer more aggressive incidents of hate.
Research has shown that Muslim women are subjected to “opportunistic” verbal or physical attacks, mostly by men, on the street.
Yasmeen Khalid, 21, from Bromsgrove, says she has always faced abuse, but the problem has become worse in recent months.
She says out of 30 different hate crime incidents, she has only ever reported two, and admits wearing a hijab has made her a target.
“By looking, they instantly know I’m Muslim… sometimes people call me a terrorist, sometimes they say ‘Paki’, sometimes someone has called me ‘Taliban’ or stuff like that,” she said.
“Sometimes I walk off humiliated – I shouldn’t be humiliated but I am humiliated.
“Sometimes I speak up, sometimes I just cry, go away somewhere, and cry because I don’t know what to do.”
Fiyaz Mughal, from the TELL MAMA campaign, says there’s “been an enormous shift in the language of anti-Muslim hate. International and national incidents create differences in the way narratives are set.”
Shalina Litt, from Birmingham, has been the victim of racist abuse on the street while wearing the hijab.
“Actually we are mothers, we are daughters, we are sisters,” she said.
“I really just hope that any mothers, any daughters etc., can speak to their sons and say actually it’s not right and we do need to change how we approach this.”
The TELL MAMA project highlights there is still “substantial under reporting” by the Muslim community about hate crime.
Part of their approach involves working with different agencies through community outreach and education.
JNN 02 Jan 2015 Moscow : The 400 richest billionaires in the world added another $92 billion to their names in 2014 and now sit on assets worth $4.1 trillion, but Russia’s super-wealthy have been hit by economic problems resulting from the Ukraine crisis. Continue reading
JNN 26 Dec 2014 Frankfurt : Iran and Germany have signed a cooperation agreement to launch a Shia studies program at a German university. Continue reading
01 Jan 2015 Kampala – Two Muslim clerics has been Martyred by Assailants, On Christmas day, the Leader of the Shia Muslim Community in Uganda, Sheikh Dactoor Abdu Kadir Muwaya, was killed by unknown assailants in an eastern Uganda district. Muwaya was shot dead at his home. Continue reading
JNN 01 Jan 2015 Shanghai : A stampede killed at least 36 people during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Shanghai, authorities said, possibly caused by people rushing to pick up fake money thrown from a building overlooking the city’s famous Bund waterfront district. Continue reading