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Nice was a tipping point. France needs real action on terrorism now | Rachida Dati

The Guardian World news: Islam - 19 July, 2016 - 13:08

It’s time for the French government to stand up to radicalisation in a constructive and unrelenting way that will secure the long-term security of the country

The Nice outrage is the fourth terrorist attack suffered by the French people over the last 18 months. We are now at a crossroads. How many more victims must there be before this carnage stops? And what practical steps must be taken to tackle this issue head on?

Related: The Nice attack heralds a new kind of terror – one we can’t define | Peter Beaumont

We must enable young people. We must break the cycle of despondency that leads to radicalisation

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The most troubling thing about Pauline Hanson's view of Muslims? The facts no longer matter | Susan Carland

The Guardian World news: Islam - 19 July, 2016 - 06:29

It is horrifying to realise that nothing we do – short of denouncing our religion entirely - can change the unfair beliefs people have about Islam

The most troubling aspect of the current debate about Muslims in Australia is that facts are irrelevant.

So despite the fact that Australian Muslim leaders and spokespeople have publicly condemned terrorism and Islamic State again and again and again and again, Pauline Hanson can announce on Q&A that the “Grand Mufti won’t even come out and condemn the terrorist attacks that happened overseas”, and a Glen Iris mother can call ABC Melbourne local radio and say that Muslims need to start condemning terrorism.

Related: 'I'm proud of you': son's praise after father took on Pauline Hanson on Q&A

Related: TV host Sonia Kruger calls for end to Muslim migration to Australia

Related: The Pauline Hanson resurgence: as a Muslim, I'm surprised it took so long | Mehreen Faruqi

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Pauline Hanson questioned about the basis of her 'Islamophobia' on Q&A – video

The Guardian World news: Islam - 19 July, 2016 - 03:22

On ABC’s Q&A, audience member Khaled Elomar questions the One Nation senator on her policies towards the religion of Islam, which include a ban on all Muslim immigration to Australia. ‘Ms Hanson, what is the basis of your Islamophobic feelings – hate, fear, or ignorance?’ he asks. Pauline Hanson responds by asking Elomar why terrorist attacks are occurring so regularly around the world

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'I'm proud of you': son's praise after father took on Pauline Hanson on Q&A

The Guardian World news: Islam - 19 July, 2016 - 01:51

Khaled Elomar, who challenged One Nation leader on ABC show, says: ‘Australian Muslim youth are being told they are not welcome in their own country’

“I’m proud of you, and I’m a proud Australian,” Khaled Elomar’s 11-year-old son told him when he returned home after his exchange on Q&A with One Nation leader Pauline Hanson.

“In all honesty, I didn’t have to say a single word,” Elomar told Guardian Australia of his return home after his question on the ABC program on Monday. “My son stood at the door and said ‘I’m proud of you, and I’m a proud Australian’.”

Related: Pauline Hanson and Sam Dastyari clash over Islam on ABC's Q&A

Related: Pauline Hanson: Matthew Canavan warns against insulting her

Related: Radicalisation in Australia: Muslim leaders work to dissipate 'fixation' with Isis among youths

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Pauline Hanson: Matthew Canavan warns against insulting her

The Guardian World news: Islam - 19 July, 2016 - 01:10

New resources minister says while he disagrees with Hanson, insulting the One Nation leader means insulting her voters

The new resources minister, Matthew Canavan, has warned that the political class should not “insult” Pauline Hanson and her voters despite vehemently disagreeing with them.

In an interview on Sky on Monday, Canavan said that some individual Muslims want to damage Australia but Muslims should not be treated as one group.

Related: Pauline Hanson and Sam Dastyari clash over Islam on ABC's Q&A

Related: Pauline Hanson's back, and the disaffection genie is well and truly out of the bottle | Katharine Murphy

Related: Pauline Hanson should not be a 'scorned species', John Howard says

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Pauline Hanson asks Sam Dastyari on Q&A: are you a Muslim? – video

The Guardian World news: Islam - 18 July, 2016 - 23:58

One Nation leader defends her views on Islam as Labor senator, whose family migrated from Iran when he was five, asks if she would have banned him. Dastyari says her policy positions are ‘hurtful’ and ‘painful’ for the thousands of migrants like him and his parents. Hanson responds by citing Japan as an example of a country with very low numbers of Muslim migrants and no ‘terrorism on the streets’, in contrast to France and Belgium.

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Being Black and Muslim in the Post-9/11, Post-Ferguson Era

altmuslim - 18 July, 2016 - 21:25
By Kameelah Rashad, MS, MRP, MEd “The dead won’t let me sleep The living won’t let me die in peace My heart filled with the yesterday that never happened My hands filled with my face My long breaths bleeding between my fingers” — Amir Sulaiman, Come To The Hills (We Must Win) On the last [Read More...]

Turkish community of London react to country's military coup

The Guardian World news: Islam - 18 July, 2016 - 18:38

Fear for Turkey’s future is common among its expatriates with some believing the coup was staged

Mangal, located in the north London neighbourhood of Dalston, is one of the capital’s most popular Turkish kebab shops with nearly 20 years’ history; a frequent haunt of artists Gilbert & George and endorsed by the likes of Jamie Oliver and Yotam Ottolenghi.

This weekend, as turbulent events unfolded in Turkey following a failed military coup, the attention of its owners – like that of most Turkish diaspora living in the UK – was shifted towards their homeland. The restaurant’s co-owner, an avid Twitter user famous for his sarcasm, started live-tweeting the coup attempt on the restaurant’s account, which has more than 25,000 followers.

Related: Turkish diaspora in EU divided over Erdoğan following failed coup

Related: The death penalty must not be the legacy of Turkey’s quashed coup | Mary Dejevsky

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Little mosque on the prairie reveals a century of religious coexistence

The Guardian World news: Islam - 18 July, 2016 - 18:06

Tucked away in the rolling grasslands of north-western North Dakota is a tiny mosque – a milestone in Islam’s long history in the United States

Sitting in her white pickup truck at the gates of the Muslim cemetery in Ross, North Dakota, Lila Thorlaksen had a simple answer to a question about those who fuel the growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States.

“That’s their problem,” she answered matter-of-factly.

Related: Latino Muslims at country's only Spanish-speaking mosque: 'Islam changed my life'

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Pauline Hanson and Sam Dastyari clash over Islam on ABC's Q&A

The Guardian World news: Islam - 18 July, 2016 - 16:02

One Nation leader defends views on Islam as Labor senator demands to know whether she would have barred his five-year-old self from Australia

Twenty minutes into ABC’s Q&A program, Pauline Hanson realised she was sitting next to a Muslim.

The Muslim in question was Sam Dastyari, a Labor senator for New South Wales, who had been recounting the story of his migration to Australia as a five-year-old born in northern Iran in an attempt to rebut one of Hanson’s rightwing One Nation party’s key policies, which calls for a ban on all future Islamic immigration.

I have never understood why it is so hard for some people to embrace peaceful Muslims and condemn Islamic extremism at the same time. #qanda

It's excruciating having someone on TV tell someone else what their religion is about. "Your religion says..." #QandA

THIS GUY. GREAT GUY. #qanda pic.twitter.com/3D3z2LHWww

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ISLAMIC ESCHATOLOGY AND PRESENT TRENDS IN WORLD EVENTS

Imran Hosein - 18 July, 2016 - 13:54

SHAIKH IMRAN N. HOSEIN WILL DELIVER A LECTURE ON

"ISLAMIC ESCHATOLOGY AND PRESENT TRENDS IN WORLD EVENTS"

on JULY 29th at SURAU AL-AMIN, TAMAN SETAPAK INDAH

STAROBA CORNER, Jalan 1/23E dan Jalan 4D/6,

 

  in SETAPAK, KUALA LUMPUR

THE LECTURE WILL COMMENCE AT 5PM AFTER THE SALAAT AL-ASR AND THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND 

   

Kelvin MacKenzie was wrong to attack a hijab-wearing news presenter

The Guardian World news: Islam - 18 July, 2016 - 12:06

Whatever the reasons for Fatima Manji’s choice of dress on Channel 4 News, it is intolerant to expect her to adopt other people’s dress codes

Kelvin MacKenzie’s controversial column in the Sun about Fatima Manji wearing a hijab while presenting Channel 4 News has, unsurprisingly, come in for criticism.

Her colleagues and bosses were less than impressed with the attack and, at the time of writing, are preparing to issue a statement to that effect (which I’ll carry once it is released).

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'This is what I'm meant to be doing': the vicar welcoming Muslims to church

The Guardian World news: Islam - 18 July, 2016 - 07:00

Refugees helped by the Rev Sally Smith have transformed St Mark’s in Stoke-on-Trent – and are among many converting to Christianity across Europe

The congregation of St Mark’s church in Stoke-on-Trent are in tears. The old walls are amplifying a booming version of the traditional Christian hymn Thanks to God as an hour-long baptism ceremony draws to a close. It’s a powerful, emotive rendition, yes, but the tears are for something else.

This particular voice is the Iranian Muslim Amir Nowjavni, singing in Farsi, who is one of 16 asylum seekers converting to Christianity on a Saturday afternoon.

Related: European churches say growing flock of Muslim refugees are converting

Related: How the Church of England and the British government fell out over the ‘moral crisis’ of refugees

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TV host Sonia Kruger calls for end to Muslim migration to Australia

The Guardian World news: Islam - 18 July, 2016 - 04:04

Presenter says there is a correlation between the number of Muslims in a country and the number of terrorist attacks

The TV presenter Sonia Kruger has called for an end to Muslim immigration to Australia, saying she agrees with the US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s stance on immigration.

The host of Channel Nine’s The Voice and Today Extra was discussing the massacre in Nice when she said she agreed with the views expressed by the Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt, who argued in a column “the more Muslims we import, the more danger we are in”.

Related: Pauline Hanson gets a little mixed up in Facebook video to supporters

Related: Anne Aly: I can't control how people are going to see me

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Sonia Kruger on Muslim migration to Australia: 'I would like to see it stop' – video

The Guardian World news: Islam - 18 July, 2016 - 03:21

The Australian media personality Sonia Kruger calls for a ban on Muslim immigration on Channel Nine’s Today show. Showing support for a recent article by Andrew Bolt, Kruger says ‘there is a correlation between the number of people who are Muslim in a country and the number of terrorist attacks’. Despite saying she has ‘a lot of very good friends who are Muslim’, she says ‘personally I would like to see it stop now for Australia’

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Enoch Powell was right says Simon Heffer

Islamophobia Watch - 16 July, 2016 - 10:37

“There is one particularly disturbing question about the London bombings: how could four young British subjects, who had spent their lives in our free and democratic country, murder their fellow Britons so callously? The answer lies in the British state’s policy of multiculturalism….

“In 1968, Enoch Powell was vilified for predicting what the Press misquoted as ‘rivers of blood’ if we did not protect and advance the culture and traditions of our country. He has been proved right. It is now up to our political leaders to make multiculturalism a dirty word, and overturn the victory of the ‘enemy within’.”

Simon Heffer in the Daily Mail, 16 July 2005

Pauline Hanson tells Malcolm Turnbull she won't back down on Islam policies

The Guardian World news: Islam - 16 July, 2016 - 01:20

Queensland senator-elect tells prime minister she ‘cannot just ignore a religion or an ideology that is not compatible with the Australian culture and way of life’

The Queensland senator-elect Pauline Hanson has told Malcolm Turnbull she refuses to back down on her Islam policies, during a phone call with the prime minister.

The One Nation leader, whose policies include a ban on building new mosques until a royal commission into whether Islam is a religion or an ideology has been held and installing CCTV cameras in all existing mosques, said Turnbull called her on Friday night to congratulate her on winning a Queensland seat in the upper house.

Related: Pauline Hanson should not be a 'scorned species', John Howard says

Related: The Pauline Hanson resurgence: as a Muslim, I'm surprised it took so long | Mehreen Faruqi

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