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Terror attack in Istanbul claims 29 lives

At least 29 people, including 27 police officers, were killed in two separate bomb attacks in the Besiktas district of Istanbul, the country’s interior minister said early Sunday. Two police chiefs were among the deceased, while at least 166 people were injured, Suleyman Soylu told reporters in Istanbul. Ten suspects have been detained as part of ongoing probe, he added. Health Minister Recep …

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This week a report which gathered data on what British Muslims really think was released – and the results were surprising

Muslims, it turns out, are actually more likely to condemn acts of political violence than the UK population as a whole. But they are also more likely to believe conspiracy theories. Today, a report was quietly released by the Policy Exchange that examined exactly what Muslims living in Britain really think about the country and its people. Its title was …

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Turkey welcomes Meskhetian Turks from east Ukraine

ERZINCAN, Turkey (AA): More than 300 Meskhetian Turks from the Turkish-speaking minority in eastern Ukraine arrived in Turkey’s eastern Erzincan province early Friday. The group also known as Ahiska Turks have fled their homes during the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the eastern region of Ukraine. This is the fourth group that has so far been brought …

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Muslim teacher among dead in Brussels attack

Students and teachers mourn the loss of Loubna Lafquiri, a young mother of three, after she was killed on the metro. A popular teacher who worked at an Islamic school in Brussels was among those killed in the Brussels attacks. Teachers and students have been mourning the loss of Loubna Lafquiri, a young mother of three, after the confirmation of …

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Netanyahu asks for ‘Israeli apartheid’ tube posters to be removed

The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has asked the UK government to remove hundreds of flyposters on London Underground trains put up by pro-Palestinian activists which claim that his country’s policies amount to apartheid. The posters, designed to look like genuine adverts, were pasted on tube trains by London Palestine Action as part of this year’s Israeli Apartheid Week. Political leaders in …

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Muslim Students Break Ramadan Fast With Homeless At University Of London

Muslim students are inviting the homeless to join them in breaking their fast for Ramadan in the hope to challenge misconceptions about Islam. Students from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) are welcoming the public to their “Ramadan Tent” during Islam’s holy month. The university, in Bloomsbury, is being used as the site where iftar, …

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Ireland: Muslims to reach out to neighbours in Ramadan

Ireland’s Muslim community is being urged to reach out to neighbours of all faiths by hosting a Ramadan Iftar (fast-breaking dinner) in their mosques and Islamic centres during coming weeks. Ramadan, the annual month of fasting in Islam, begins on June 18th and continues for 30 days until July 17th. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual …

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First woman to lead Friday prayers in UK

A Canadian author will become the first Muslim-born woman to lead a mixed-gender British congregation through Friday prayers tomorrow in a highly controversial move that will attempt to spark a debate about the role of female leadership within Islam. Raheel Raza, a rights activist and Toronto-based author, has been asked to lead prayers and deliver the khutbah at a small …

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Muslims in the Arctic Circle forced to come up with new rules for Ramadan when they are banned from eating during the day… because the region has 24-hour sunshine

Muslims in the Arctic Circle are urgently coming up with new rules for Ramadan when they are banned from eating during the day – as the region will have 24-hour sunshine. Lack of darkness: Muslims in the Arctic Circle are urgently coming up with new rules for Ramadan when they are banned from eating during the day – as the region …

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