World Welcomes 2016 with Lavish New Year Celebrations & Fireworks


New Year Celebration @ Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, France 2016JNN 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

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Eid Ul Fitr Celebrated across the World


Muslim Children in Kosovo celebrating Eid ul Fitr

Muslim Children in Kosovo celebrating Eid ul Fitr

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

2 Hostages & Muslim Gunman Killed by Australian Police To end the Sydney Café Siege


Video grab shows a black flag with white Arabic writing held up at the window of the Lindt cafe, where hostages are being heldJNN 18 Dec 2014 Sydney : Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed a number of hostages being held there at gunpoint, in a dramatic end to a 16-hour siege in which three people including the attacker were killed. Continue reading

Shia Man injured By firing During Ashura Commemoration in Sydney , Community under threat by IS Terrorists


Shooting at Nabi Akram Center , Sydney , AustraliaJNN 04 Nov 2014 Sydney : There are fears of violence against Sydney’s Shia Muslim community by Islamic State supporters after a Shia man was shot outside the Islamic Center in the early hours of this morning in southwest Sydney. Continue reading

Australian Muslims Resists Parliament’s recommendations to Ban Passages of Quran


Australian Parliament Bans Passages of Quran

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”.

Legitimate Struggle

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.

Australian Muslim Man Stabbed to Death By an attacker at the Mosque in Melbourne


Police at the Broadmeadows Turkish Islamic Cultural Centre on Thursday.JNN 06 Dec 2013 Melbourne : Australian Muslims woke up on Thursday, December 5, to the horrible news of the death of a Muslim man who was stabbed along with two other Muslim worshippers inside a Melbourne mosque. Continue reading

American Shia Hajis attacked by Wahabi Saudi Terrorist during Haj


American Shia Hajis attacked by Wahabi Saudi TerroristsJNN 22 Oct 2013 Jeddah : A group of Shia Americans visiting Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj were threatened and attacked earlier this week on Oct. 16 by a radicalized Wahabi group of extremists. On one of the nights where Hajj pilgrims are required to stay overnight in the city of Mina, a group of young men began asking different sets of pilgrims if they were from the United States. Continue reading

Australia to Host the Muslim Women fashion exhibition


Muslim women's fashion exhibitionJNN 27 Sept 2013 Melbourne : Combining fashion and modesty, an Australian exhibition will feature stylish Muslim women couture that applies to the needs of pious women needs, filling a void in the growing market of Islamic fashion. Continue reading

Pakistani Becomes First Muslim Women to become a Member of Australian Parliament


Australian MP Mehreen-FaruqiJNN 10 Apr 2013 Melbourne :Making history in the multicultural country, a Pakistani-origin Muslim has been appointed as the first Muslim woman in any Australian parliament, breaking new grounds for politics in New South Wales. Continue reading

Frustrated’ Muslims trapped after Immigration to Developed Nations changing names to get work


JNN 12 Oct 2012 Melbourne : It has been part of Progressive Peoples lives , who opt for Immigration to foreign Lands in search of Better Opportunities and Better Life , But at the same time they do not calculate the risk of losing their Identity , faith and the Liberty they enjoy in their Homelands , and the especially in the Present World , which is closing its doors for the Muslims and especially the Shia Community , who are being victimized , on the basis of their faith and religion. Continue reading

Frustrated' Muslims trapped after Immigration to Developed Nations changing names to get work


JNN 12 Oct 2012 Melbourne : It has been part of Progressive Peoples lives , who opt for Immigration to foreign Lands in search of Better Opportunities and Better Life , But at the same time they do not calculate the risk of losing their Identity , faith and the Liberty they enjoy in their Homelands , and the especially in the Present World , which is closing its doors for the Muslims and especially the Shia Community , who are being victimized , on the basis of their faith and religion. Continue reading

Australia’s First Muslim Female F1 Driver


JNN 20 Jan 2011 : Australia seems to be going through a number of firsts when it comes to Muslims,Yassmin Abedel-Magied dreams of becoming Australia’s first female Muslim Formula 1 driver.while previously Usman Khawaja became Australia’s first Muslim cricketer Continue reading

Australia's First Muslim Female F1 Driver


JNN 20 Jan 2011 : Australia seems to be going through a number of firsts when it comes to Muslims,Yassmin Abedel-Magied dreams of becoming Australia’s first female Muslim Formula 1 driver.while previously Usman Khawaja became Australia’s first Muslim cricketer Continue reading