Protest around the World against the Confirmation of Death Sentence of Ayatullah Nimr Baqir al Nimr by Saudi Supreme Court


London Protest against Death Sentence of Ayatullah Sh. Nimr Al Nimr By Saudi Supreme CourtJNN 30 Oct 2015 Riyadh : Saudi Arabia’s Court of Appeals and Supreme Court have approved a death sentence handed to senior Shia cleric Ayatollah Nimr Baqir al-Nimr. Continue reading

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Conference & Workshop held on Shi’ism & Jurisprudence in London & Zimbabwe


Shia Studies Conference London , UKJNN 09 May 2015 London : A conference on “Shia Studies: Past and Present” will be held at the Islamic College of London on 9 May 2015. Continue reading

British Sunni , Shia Imams of Mosques take a United Stand against Sectarainism


Londom Muslim Imam of Mosques United against SectarianismJNN 09 July 2014 London : British Muslim Imams of Mosques from across the UK, of various denominations of Sunni and Shia, came together to urge British Muslims not to fall prey to sectarian divisions and to call on people not to travel to Syria or Iraq to fight in the escalating conflicts. Continue reading

Western Ice Melting – After US Now UK PM calls on Irani President after a decade


UK PM makes first call to Iran PresidentJNN 24 Nov 2013 London : British Prime Minister David Cameron has held a phone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in the first such call between a UK premier and an Iranian president in more than a decade. Continue reading

Empty Churches and House ful Mosques indicates in Nearly 10 years Islam will be Dominant Religion in UK


Mosques full of Muslims in UKJNN 19 Sept 2013 London : The UK’s official religion is dwindling at a record speed, with the decline of the Church “approaching rock bottom,” experts warn. While Christian congregations age, most British mosques are bringing more and more young people on board. Continue reading

Egypt Bans 55,000 Unlicensed MB sympathizer Preacher from Delivering Friday Sermons


Clerics supporting deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi attend a rally at the Raba El-Adwyia square where Mursi's supporters are camping in CairoJNN 12 Sept 2013 Cairo : Egyptian authorities will bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques in the latest move against sympathizers of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, the minister of religious endowments said on Tuesday.

Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood since the army toppled him on July 3.

Minister of Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa said the clerics lack licenses to preach and were considered to be fundamentalist and a threat to the Egypt’s security.

“The decision is only meant to legalize the preaching process during Fridays’ mass prayers and make only those authorized to do it, do it, Gomaa told Reuters.

Authorities moved to crush the Brotherhood following the overthrow of Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically leader. More than 2,000 Islamist activists have been arrested and most of the Brotherhood’s leaders, including Morsi, jailed on charges of inciting or taking part in violence. Some have also been accused of terrorism or murder.

Over the same period, more than 1,000 people have been killed in political violence. Most were protesters killed by security forces breaking up pro-Morsi camps in Cairo. About 100 were members of the security forces.

The military-led authorities consider the Brotherhood a terrorist group and discussions are underway on the possibility of banning it.

In Geneva, Amnesty International called on Tuesday for an independent investigation into killings by the security forces as well as torture and violations of the rights to free speech and assembly.

The military’s overthrow of Morsi unleashed an “extreme level of political violence”, the London-based group told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

“Between 14 and 18 August, at least 1,089 people were killed, many due to the use of excessive, grossly disproportionate and unwarranted lethal force by security forces,” said Peter Splinter, Amnesty representative in Geneva.

A impartial investigation was urgently needed into human rights violations, he said.

 

Mutah (Temporary Marriage) becomes Popular among young British Muslims


MarriageJNN 12 July 2013 LONDON: Young British Muslims are increasingly turning towards Mut’ah or temporary marriage for better understanding with each other and to assess if the couples are compatible and can last long but also to balance their religious beliefs with their modern Western lifestyle. Continue reading

Shia Populatiion In London and Sydney under Threats and Attack by the Radical Wahabi Groups


Radical Wahabi Groups in EuropeJNN 10 July 2013 London : Anti-terrorism police are investigating claims of sectarian attacks on Shia By Wahabi Radical Groups , after an Iraqi refugee was attacked in a suspected hate crime in central London. Continue reading

British TV Channel Plans to Broadcast Azaan in the Holy Month of Ramzan


Channel 4 to Broadcast Azaan in RamzaanJNN 05 July 2013 London : Channel 4 plans to broadcast the three-minute Azaan , call to prayer daily at about 3am during the entire month of Ramadan. It will also include the sunrise and sunset prayer times during its weather reports. On the first day of the holy month, of Ramzan which is likely to fall on July 9, it plans to interrupt programing to mark all five calls to prayer. Continue reading

Prominent Egyptian Shia Leader arrested by Biased LEA , while Protest in London against Egyptian Shia Killing


Protest in London & Arrest of Egyptian Shia LeaderJNN 29 June 2013 Cairo : Egyptian Salafai Wahabi Prosecutors on Wednesday ordered the detention of prominent Shia leader Mohamed al-Doreiny in Giza, after he was arrested Tuesday for alleged possession of illegal firearms. Continue reading

Saudi Royal Family Members involved in Murder to Bribery in UK , yet still under Impunity


King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (R) and Qu

JNN 30 May 2013 London : In recent years revelations have been made concerning the involvement of members of Al Saud royal family in scandals in the UK ranging from murder to bribery despite the Saudi regime’s efforts to keep the veil of secrecy and the British government’s attempts to downplay the controversial affairs for the sake of its petro dollars.

In October 2010, a British court sentenced a Saudi prince to the maximum penalty of life in prison for murdering his servant.

Prince Saud Abdulaziz Bin Nasser, a grandson of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz, was jailed for killing Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz in London’s Marylebone hotel on 15 February 2010, after subjecting him to a “sadistic” campaign of violence and sexual abuse.

In March 2013, however, Britain’s Ministry of Justice confirmed that the 36-year-old royal flew back to Saudi Arabia after he was granted a transfer to a prison in his homeland.

In June 2010, British Foreign Secretary William Hague also released details of crimes diplomatic staff were accused of, citing staff from the Saudi Arabian mission being suspected of human trafficking and sexual assault.

Moreover, in July 2011, a report showed the number of foreign diplomats and embassy staff in London being arrested over crimes is on the rise, with Saudi Arabia’s embassy topping the list.

According to the figures released by the Metropolitan Police, Saudi Arabia’s mission has produced the highest number of offenders, with four of its embassy staff nabbed for drink-drive charges and another for shoplifting.

Meanwhile, in July 2012, Saudi Princess Sara bint Talal bin Abdul Aziz claimed asylum in the UK over fears for her safety back home.

The princess went to the UK in 2007 after she fell out with her 80-year-old father Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.

The political asylum request, which came weeks after the death of her uncle and main supporter Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, who was an opponent of her father, offered an insight into the tensions within the Saudi royal family.

In August 2012, Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) opened an investigation into allegations that a British defence firm deposited millions of pounds into a bank account in Switzerland belonging to one of the members of the Saudi royal family.

The deposit was reported to have been made to ensure that British Ministry of Defence (MoD) would grant a two-billion pounds contract to GPT, a British wing of European Aeronautic Defense & Space (EADS).

The bribery allegations were first brought to light by Ian Foxley, former employee of GPT Special Project Management, who claimed he was sacked after telling the SFO that Saudi officials had been given jewellery, luxury cars and briefcases full of cash.

In 2004, the BBC revealed that secret slush funds were used by the UK’s leading arms maker, BAE Systems, to grease the wheels of the biggest arms deals in British history.

Prince Turki bin Nasser, the Saudi official in charge of the al-Yamamah deal, was found to have been the principal beneficiary of a £60 million slush fund paid through Traveller’s World, a West End travel agency.

The UK Serious Fraud Office launched an investigation into allegations of bribery relating to BAE and the Saudi royals. But the UK government stopped the probe, fearing that it could ruin lucrative arms contracts with Saudi Arabia.

The then British Prime Minister Tony Blair said in December 2006 that the fraud inquiry was being suspended as it was putting diplomatic cooperation between Riyadh and London at risk.

In 1985, the British and Saudi governments began negotiations on a series of unprecedented arms contract known as Al-Yamamah. However, allegations emerged that BAE Systems made corrupt payments totalling £6 billion to Saudi royals to secure the arms deal.

Prince Bandar, son of Prince Sultan, the Saudi Defence Minister also played a key role in negotiations for the deal. According to the reports, the deal brought more than $30 million (£15 million) to Bandar’s dollar account at Riggs Bank in Washington.

In March 2013, court papers showed Prince Mishal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a former defense minister, and his son Prince Abdulaziz bin Mishal, were involved in a case of London-based company that allegedly facilitated money laundering.

According to contested allegations in court documents obtained by the Guardian and Financial Times, a brother and nephew of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz are embroiled in litigation with Jordanian businessman Faisal Almhairat over London-registered telecommunications company FI Call Ltd which they jointly owned.

 

3 Pakistani Origin Muslim Mayor of England for the Year 2013 -14


Pakistani Origin Muslim Mayors of England 2013 - 14JNN 30 May 2013 LONDON – In a major leap for the Muslim minority in Britain, a Pakistani Born Muslim woman Naveed Ikram was named on Tuesday, May 24, as the lord mayor of the district of Bradford. Pakistan born British citizen, Councilor Naeem ul Hassan has been elected as the new Lord Mayor of Manchester, The Mayor of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames for the Municipal Year 2013/14 is Councillor Meena Bond. Continue reading

Islam could be dominant UK religion in 10 years – census analysis


Shiite Muslims comemorate Ashura in Hyde Park , LondonJNN 17 May 2013 London : One in 10 people under 25 are Muslim, while Christianity is in decline, the 2011 UK census reveals. An explosion in the Muslim population and an aging Christian demographic could mean Islam will be the dominant religion in the UK in 10 years. Continue reading

FAA predicts 10,000 Drones will Be in the US skies by 2020 , with a Right to Kill the Unwanted Americans


US Drones IndustryJNN 12 Apr 2013 New York : The idea of thousands of drones buzzing high above Main Street, USA may sound just a bit too Orwellian for most people. But according to the FAA, the future is already here. As now after the Obama administration said it reserves the right to kill Americans who are believed to pose a threat to national security – without any due process whatsoever. Continue reading

Britons consider Immigrants as UK’s biggest problem


Imigrants a Problem to UKJNN 6 Feb 2013 London : A new poll has revealed that the British public considers immigration as the biggest problem the society is faced with, but UK citizens are basically tolerant to immigration, as long as new arrivals are in work and integrate into society. Continue reading

Protest around the World Against the Shia Target Killing in Pakistan


Protest in Toronto  against Shia Target Killing in Pakistan Jan 2013 cJNN 22 Jan 2013 London : There is a World wide resentment found among the member of Shia Community over the ongoing Target Killing of Shia community members in Pakistan by the Wahabi Takfiri Groups namely Tehrik e Taliban , Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan , Lashkar e Jhangvi , and to show their resentment and to have their Protest registered , Sit In Protest and Demonstrations were done in different cities of the world. Continue reading

Protest at Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC Demanding for Immediate Action against the Shia Target Killer’s in Pakistan


JNN 16  April 2012 WASHINGTON : On Saturday 14th April 2012 Hundreds of people protested outside the Pakistan Embassy In Washinton DC, calling for immediate action against those responsible for “target killings of Shias” across Pakistan. Continue reading

A Huge Protest against the Shia Target Killing in Pakistan by the Muslims Of UK ,infront of Pakistani Embassy in London


JNN 14 April 2012 London : A Huge Protest was Organised by the Muslims of Great Britain, against the Target Killing of the Shia Population of Pakistan out side the Pakistani Embassy in Knightsbridge, Central London, in which hundreds of Protester have come to Participate in the Protest to condemn and Wake up the People Running the Government of Pakistan.  Continue reading

A Revolutionary within the Saudi Monarchy – Princess Basma Bint e Saud


JNN 11 April 2012 London : Youngest daughter of the country’s second king King Saud and niece to its current ruler Princess Basma Bint Saud Bin Abdulaziz , Educated in Britain and Switzerland, and who is a Widow and is living in Acton ,London , with her children , wants to revolutionize the Saudi Culture and Constitution , and to bring it in accordance with the teachings of Islam. As she thinks that its laws are in confrontation to Islam . Continue reading

Police crack down on Protesters in London


JNN 13 Nov 2011  London : Thousands of students marched through London on Wednesday in the latest display of anger against the British government’s austerity measures, with large numbers of police aiming to prevent a repeat of violence and rioting seen last year. Continue reading

Rioters battle Police in Central London , after Anti Cuts Rally by Quater of a Million


JNN 27 Mar 2011 London : Black-clad, masked youths battled riot police and attacked banks and luxury stores in central London on Saturday, overshadowing a protest by more than a quarter of a million Britons against government spending cuts.

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Rioters battle Police in Central London , after Anti Cuts Rally by Quater of a Million


JNN 27 Mar 2011 London : Black-clad, masked youths battled riot police and attacked banks and luxury stores in central London on Saturday, overshadowing a protest by more than a quarter of a million Britons against government spending cuts.

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“1,001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World” In New York


JNN 15 Jan 2011 New York : Eight-year-old Marissa Campis is playing a game that is part of the new exhibition, “1,001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World” at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. The touch screen displays a family room, asking visitors to select the items invented during the height of Islam’s “Golden Age”, which lasted for 1,000 years between the 7th and 17th centuries. Continue reading

Ahlulbayt TV Fundraiser a complete Sold out in Toronto, Canada


JNN 15 Jan 2011 : December 19, 2010 marked a special day for the Toronto Muslim community. For over two months, the Ahlulbayt TV team based in London, UK, with the help of dedicated volunteers in Toronto, had been working hard organizing and planning its first North American fundraising dinner at a prestigious local Golf Club. Continue reading

Number of homeless to double in Britain


 

JNN 31 Dec 2010 : A coalition of charities has warned that homelessness will soar across Britain after the coalition government enforced housing benefit cuts.

Seventeen charities said the government’s cuts to housing benefits could double the number of people sleeping on the streets within a year, British media reported.

The government announced, as part of its public spending review plan, it will no longer pay for 25-34 year-olds from 2012 to live in a one-bedroom flat, but it could instead only cover the costs of a room in a shared property.

According to the government’s own figures, the reform will see 88,000 people lose an average of £47 a week with many whose benefits will be halved.

The coalition of charities said in a statement last month that the number of the “visibly homeless people” could surge unless the government reverses its plan to cut welfare.

“Vulnerable people who have been homeless, are leaving care or prison … sharing is often inappropriate and can be particularly detrimental to well being”, said the statement.

“We have about 8,000 rough sleepers in the country and the government’s reforms could easily put another 8,000 on the streets,” said Howard Sinclair, the chief executive of the homeless charity Broadway and a signatory to the letter.

The problem is that local authorities have no legal duty to help house young single people. “They do not have family, no real social networks … they are outsiders and they will have nowhere but the streets to go,” he said.

London, where roughly half of the country’s rough sleepers live, has seen a rise in homelessness in recent years as the financial crisis hit.