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Philippines Reaches Peace Framework With Muslim Rebels

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine government says it has reached a preliminary peace deal with Muslim rebels in the country’s south, intended to end a decades-long insurrection that has killed more than 120,000 people. President Benigno Aquino said in a nationally-televised announcement Sunday that the deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front – or MILF – will be […]

Rights Group Urges Ethiopia to Release Jailed Muslim Protesters

Posted August 15th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based rights group is urging the government of Ethiopia to immediately release 17 Muslim leaders jailed as part of a “brutal crackdown”. Human Rights Watch says the men were among hundreds who were harassed, assaulted and detained during protests at mosques in the capital, Addis Ababa, last month. HRW says the crackdown followed months […]

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Malaysian Muslims to Receive Faith Counseling After Church Event

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Malaysian state ruler has ordered counseling for a dozen Muslims who officials believe were proselytized at a Christian church hall in August. Sharafuddin Idris Shah, the sultan of Selangor state, directed Muslim officials to help the group “restore their belief and faith.” The 12 Muslims were attending a community dinner at a Methodist church […]

Muslims in Russia Pray in the Streets to Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Muslims gathered in Moscow and Saint Petersburg for worship Tuesday on Eid al-Fitr, the three-day festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr, or Uraza Bayram as it is more commonly known in Russia, celebrates the purification achieved during Ramadan. The month of sunrise-to-sunset fasting is one […]

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Muslim Americans’ Optimism Growing

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A survey by the Gallup polling organization indicates Muslim Americans feel more optimistic than in recent years, but are more critical of U.S. foreign policy. A Dubai-based branch of the Gallup polling centers released results of a three-year survey on Tuesday that showed some 60 percent of American Muslims say they are “thriving,” an increase […]

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Muslim Americans’ Optimism Growing

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A survey by the Gallup polling organization indicates Muslim Americans feel more optimistic than in recent years, but are more critical of U.S. foreign policy. A Dubai-based branch of the Gallup polling centers released results of a two-year survey on Tuesday that showed some 60 percent of American Muslims say they are “thriving,” an increase […]

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