JNN 27 Sept 2016 New York : Fifty-five mosques in the US have been targeted so far this year, making 2016 one of the worst years on record for anti-mosque incidents, according to new report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy organization. In 2015, there were 79 recorded incidents, the highest number reported in a single year since experts began tracking the data in 2009, according to CAIR. In 2009, 13 mosques reported incidents. Continue reading
JNN 04 Aug 2016 WASHINGTON : The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four American Spies detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward. Continue reading
JNN 18 July 2006 , Washington — Oil, Iran and air bases, seem to be issues of recent times. Not indeed. It was some 55 years back that these issues were very much in play and a recently declassified document indicates that these were the reasons behind the assassination of Liaquat Ali Khan, Pakistan’s first prime minister on Oct. 16, 1951. Continue reading
JNN 21 July 2016 WASHINGTON : A special death squad assassinated Pakistans former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on the orders of former US vice-president Dick Cheney, claims an American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. Continue reading
JNN 08 Apr 2016 New York : Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump predicted that the United States is on course for a “very massive recession,” warning that a combination of high unemployment and an overvalued stock market had set the stage for another economic slump. Continue reading
JNN 07 Feb 2016 New York : The United States federal debt has surpassed $19 trillion for the first time in history according to the Treasury Department. However, the real figure could exceed $65 trillion, according to a former US Comptroller General. Continue reading
JNN 31 Jan 2016 New York : The apparent Israeli-Saudi alliance, even though hidden from the masses for now, matches the interests of the US in the Middle East and Western Asia. Washington hopes that this will weaken anti-Israeli feelings in the Arab and Muslim world, create a reliable counterweight in the region to a possible strengthening of Iran, and isolate to the extent Shiite groups. Continue reading
JNN 27 Jan 2016 Moscow—According to Russian daily Novaya Gazeta, Mr. Dmitry Peskov ,the press spokesman for the Russian President, lambasted the Saudi regime in his weekly press conference for sowing terrorism and backing al-Qaeda inspired guerrillas throughout the crisis-hit Syria. Continue reading
JNN 25 Jan 2016 New York : Judge Carolyn Walker-Diallo, a Muslim woman, took oath as a civil court judge in New York on Thursday, while swearing to abide by the US Constitution placing her hand on the Holy Quran. Continue reading
JNN 24 Jan 2016 New York : New York City and Long Island were under a travel ban Saturday, including all transit from New Jersey bridges and tunnels into and out of the city as a deadly blizzard left major cities, roadways and airports along the East Coast largely immobilized. Continue reading
JNN 18 Jan 2016 Vienna : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has described the nuclear deal with world powers, implemented Saturday in Vienna, as a “golden page” in the country’s history. He told lawmakers that it was also a long-awaited opportunity for Tehran’s economy to cut its “umbilical cord” to oil. Continue reading
JNN O1 Jan 2016 London : New Year’s Eve celebrations have kicked off with lavish fireworks displays as people around the world usher in 2016. However, some cities remain on high alert in the wake of terror threats. Continue reading
JNN 23 Dec 2015 New York : Another major global forecast has suggested that the oil price has a lot further to fall yet – and that it could go as low as $20 a barrel. Continue reading
JNN 16 Nov 2015 Baghdad : By studding this article you will know better understanding why ISIS takes swats of Iraq and Syria, or Why ISIS takes Mosul by lightening offensive. Why Use-led coalition is so un-efficient or why Russia intervention in fight against ISIS opposed by West. This article shows prominent figure like Bin laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and other terrorist groups were less than chess pieces and more important we have a better understanding why fight against terrorism in Middle east is so long… Continue reading
JNN 26 Aug 2015 NEW YORK—Oil prices plunged to fresh six-year lows Monday on concerns about a slowdown in Chinese demand and growing crude-oil supplies in the U.S. Continue reading
JNN 06 Aug 2015 New York : Two security consultants have created a new computer worm, the Thunderstrike 2, that attacks the core hardware of a Mac computer once unleashed. The worm was designed to expose vulnerabilities in the once-assumed airtight security of Apple products. Continue reading
JNN 29 July 2015 Riyadh : On 8th Shawwal, Wednesday, in the year 1345 AH (April 21, 1925 A.D ), mausoleums in Jannatul al-Baqi (holy city of Medina) were demolished by King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud.
JNN 26 July 2015 Baghdad : An Iraqi tribal leader underlined that the Arab country’s tribesmen have not received any help from the US in their ongoing fight against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. Continue reading
JNN 21 July 2015 Washington : The United States and Cuba have formally commenced their full diplomatic missions after 54 Years , On Monday after restoration of ties. Continue reading
JNN 19 July 2015 : Muslims around the world are celebrating the three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. with group prayers and large family gatherings. Continue reading
JNN 17 July 2015 Tennessee : Shootings occurred at two military recruiting centers in southeastern Tennessee leaving five people dead, including the gunman, with three others wounded. One person is in critical condition. Another victim, a police officer, is stable. Continue reading
JNN 17 July 2014 Vienna : Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East. Continue reading
JNN 10 July 2015 Washington : Under the plan the Army will have 450,000 soldiers at the end of the 2017 budget year, its smallest number since before the United States entered Second World War Continue reading
JNN 18 June 2015 Karachi : Muslims Majority across the World will mark the start of Ramadan on Thursday, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and Preparing One’s Self to lead a Integrate his / Her Life according to the set Principles of Islam in the daily Routine life . Continue reading
JNN 04 May 2015 NEW YORK — Marchers in the Israel Day Parade up Fifth Avenue faced Resistant as the Anti-Israeli protesters have blocked the way : Orthodox Jews who don’t believe Israel should exist. Continue reading
JNN 27 May 2015 Washington : A California boy, 11, just graduated from college with three degrees. Tanishq Abraham says his dreams are to become a doctor, a Nobel Prize-winning medical researcher, and President of the United States. Continue reading
JNN 07 May 2015 Washington : America is the worst developed country in the world to be a mother, ranking 61st globally in maternal health, a groundbreaking analysis of global health inequalities has found. Continue reading
JNN 05 May 2015 Washington : The Notorious Terrorist Organisation Islamic State ,which emerged from Syria and Iraq , has reportedly declared it was behind the attack in Garland, Texas, via its Al Bayan radio station. Continue reading
JNN 28 Apr 2015 WASHINGTON — Maryland governor Larry Hogan Monday evening declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to address the escalating violence and unrest in Baltimore City following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. Continue reading
JNN 22 Apr 2015 Frankfurt : A mosque was set on fire in Germany on Tuesday morning in the university city of Witten, located in the district of North Rhine-Westphalia. Another Mosque was vandalized in Oklahama, US .
German daily DerWesten reported that an identified man was filmed from inside the mosque on Monday night at around 23:30 local time entering the mosque and pouring the contents of a gasoline can in the prayer room. After he reportedly set the gasoline on fire, he fled the scene using the entrance gate of the mosque. The man was reported to have entered the building from the back, via its window.
There were four families with children living in the building, but fortunately, the fire extinguished by itself. One of those living in the mosque, Veysel Arslan discovered that the smoke had filled the praying room as he woke up to morning prayer.
The police seized the crime scene and experts are examining the burn marks. Xenophobic attack has not been excluded from the investigation.
In recent months acts of Islamophobia have been on the rise in Germany.
Oklahoma Mosque Vandalized
Before Sunday prayer service, raw bacon was discovered by a child at a local mosque in Edmond, US State of Oklahoma.
“I always felt safe here. I always felt it was a comfortable place to go,” Adam Soltani, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) executive director, said.
On Sunday, vandals tossed bacon along the doorway of an Edmond mosque near the University of Central Oklahoma.
“Someone would have to know that according to the Islamic faith, pork is not allowed for Muslims to eat, so it sends a message that they know that and that they want to offend,” said Soltani.
Students are shocked to see this happen in their community.
“It’s really disgusting, actually. I just don’t understand why people would do that,” Erick Larson, a student at the University of Central Oklahoma, said.
“Whenever we see a surge in anti-Muslim rhetoric and speech in a local community, it seems to be coupled with unfortunate incidents of hate crimes and vandalism,” Soltani said.
This isn’t the first time a mosque has been targeted in the metro. In 2012, vandals shot paint balls at the Grand Mosque of Oklahoma City.
In 2013, surveillance video was released showing a suspect painting racial slurs on the walls of another metro mosque. Both were investigated as hate crimes.
“I think with each incident, the concern grows even stronger,” Soltani said.
The mosque filed a police report with Edmond.
At the same time, CAIR has contacted the FBI in hopes they will investigate this latest incident.
Anti Muslim Sentiment Give Rise to attacks in France
Abdallah Zekri, the head of the Observatory said in a statement that anti-Muslim acts rose by 500 percent, compared to the same period in 2011, the World Bulletin reported.
“Never since the establishment of the Observatory in 2011 have Islamophobic acts known such an implosion of actions or threats, especially on social networks,” Zekri said.
Zekri stated there were 222 anti-Muslims acts during the 1st quarter of 2015, (56 attacks and 166 threats) against a total of 37 acts in 2014 – ” An increase of 500 percent,” said Zekri.
Zekri added that the number of anti-Muslims acts in January 2015 reached 178.
He explained that the “burst” was mainly due to the deadly attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Jan. 7, followed by a hostage situation in a kosher supermarket two days later, leaving a total 17 people dead.
“However, those horrific and terrifying crimes cannot justify under any circumstances the steep rise of hatred or revenge against Muslims in France,” stressed Zekri.
“They (Muslims of France) are not responsible or guilty of committing these terrorist acts that devastated the country,” he added.
Zekri said the assaults targeted men and women, generally in public places and transportation, and in some instances pregnant women.
He also said that in certain cases, targeting mainly places of worship , grenades and firearms had been used.
“This is simply racism and rejection of men and women who aspire to just be respected,” said Zekri.
“Does the motto of the Republic ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’ make any sense? Unfortunately, the question (must be asked),” added Zekri.
Zekri went on to accuse political leaders of remaining silent in the face of such an increase of anti-Muslim acts.
“All this happens without any reaction from politicians, who, instead of denouncing, try to find excuses,” he said.
Zekri said that the political silence fed radicalization and pushed youths to leave to join extremist and terrorist groups.
JNN 18 Apr 2015 Washington : Americans murdered the first elected Patriot Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawabzada Liaqat Ali Khan through the Afghan government, declassified documents of US State Department disclosed. Continue reading
JNN 16 Apr 2015 Beijing : The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved 57 countries as founding members after including an extra seven, according to China’s Finance Ministry. Continue reading
JNN 05 Apr 2015 New York : The World’s Muslim population is growing so rapidly that by 2050, the number of Muslims will be nearly equal to the number of Christians across the planet—possibly for the first time in history. Continue reading
JNN 03 Mar 2015 Tehran- Well-wishers hailed Iran’s nuclear negotiators as they returned to Tehran Friday from reaching a potentially historic framework deal with world powers, but Israel warned it was a “very dangerous” step. Continue reading
US JNN 31 Mar 2015 Washington : Two people tried to run their vehicle through the National Security Agency’s gates near Washington on Monday before guards at the spy agency fatally shot one of them, said officials, who added there was no evidence of a link to terrorism. Continue reading
JNN 20 Mar 2015 London : Millions of people in the UK and northern Europe have glimpsed the best solar eclipse in years. Continue reading
JNN 01 Mar 2015 Caracas: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a new mandatory visa requirement for all Americans visiting the country. The leader also called to review and downsize the number of US embassy staff in Caracas. Continue reading
JNN 26 Feb 2015 Washington : A retired U.S. General has acknowledged that Washington’s allies created the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group to confront the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah. Continue reading
JNN 25 Feb 2015 Tehran : An American lady, “Elina Emily”, converted to Islam in Imam Reza (AS) holy Shrine on Thursday, and then adopted Zaynab as her new name. Continue reading
JNN 02 Feb 2015 Washington : An Artificial Intelligence pioneer is embracing the controversial idea of uploading the memories, thoughts and feelings of a living person into a computer to create a Mind Clone or “second self.” The prototype for this new self is called ‘Bina-48’. Continue reading
JNN 04 Feb 2015 Cairo : As the clock ticks towards the launch of the World Hijab Day event, several Muslim organizations across the world announced plans to mark the event with several activities to raise awareness about the Islamic headscarf. Continue reading
JNN 29 Jan 2015 Brussels : The Swedish Security Service (Säpo) has announced that at least one hundred Swedish nationals have joined the ranks of the ISIL Takfiri Terrorist group, are fighting alongside the IS terrorists in Syria and neighboring Iraq. 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 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 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 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