Trump's remarks on Muslims are 'divisive, stupid and wrong': Cameron

SHAFAQNA - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday strongly criticized remarks by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Muslims, branding them as “divisive, stupid and wrong”. “I think his remarks are divisive, stupid and…

Merkel now wants to curb migrants into Germany

SHAFAQNA - Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said  she wanted to “drastically decrease” the number of refugees coming to Germany, signalling a compromise to critics of her open-door policy from within her conservatives on the eve of…

Amputee soldier's heartfelt Muslim Facebook post goes viral

SHAFAQNA - A British soldier who had his leg blown off by a bomb while serving in Iraq has taken the internet by storm after his Facebook post attacking Islamophobia went viral. Chris Herbert, who served in the British Army in Basra, Iraq,…

Young Scottish Muslims 'scared to speak about politics in case they are branded terrorists'

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SHAFAQNA - Young Muslims are scared to speak out about politics or foreign policy because they fear being branded as potential terrorists. AMINA, the Muslim Women's Resource Centre, claims that young people are feeling the brunt of Islamophobia…

Karbala camp 2015 in Bolton UK at the Ahlul Bayt Centre

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SHAFAQNA - Karbala camp from 20 to 22 Nov. 2015 in Bolton UK at the Ahlel Bayt centre. Sisters from diverse cities including Bradford, Newport, Blackburn, Manchester, Birmingham among others camped at the Islamic centre. This year's camp focused…

The Humanitarian Crisis in the Middle East: Solutions and Consequences

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SHAFAQNA - “Dialogando” (in dialogue) was back again this year in the beautiful city of Stintino, a coastal commune in the Province of Sassari in the Italian Island Sardinia. The municipality of the Italian city opened on December 4, 2015…

Why did mainstream media ignored Muslims' stand against radicalism in London?

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SHAFAQNA - Organisers of an anti-ISIL march in London have spoken of their frustration after mainstream media outlets failed to cover the demonstration. Thousands of people took part in the annual UK Arbaeen Procession, coordinated by the…

Muslims march in London to call for unity and peace

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SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of Muslims marched through central London at the weekend to call for peace and unity. Yet the organisers of the annual procession said not one single mainstream media outlet covered it because it was not "juicy" enough. Men,…

Veterans For Peace protests war in Syria

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SHAFAQNA - British war veterans have thrown away their medals outside Downing Street in protest against the Government's decision to bomb Syria and to bust the “mythology” of heroism connected to the military. Ex SAS soldier Ben Griffin,…

The Quran's Experiment - How prejudices cloud our reality

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SHAFAQNA - If people actually read their Bibles, they would know that it is just as violent and misogynist as the Quran. And these people clearly hadn’t read their own Bibles, because they were made to look like complete fools after…

#YouAintNoMuslimBruv Becomes Top Trending Hashtag on Twitter after Knife Attack in London

SHAFAQNA- People on Twitter are speaking out about the knife attack in London with the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv. A witness captured video of police restraining the suspect. In the video, a Londoner be heard shouting, “You ain’t no…

Iranian Film 'Muhammad (PBUH)' Received Well in Sweden

SHAFAQNA - Muslim and non-Muslim movie-goers in Sweden warmly welcomed a recent screening of the Iranian film ‘Muhammad (PBUH), the Messenger of God’, made by acclaimed director Majid Majidi. The film was screened in the Swedish capital…

Jeremy Corbyn calls for sanctions against terror collaborators

SHAFAQNA - The UK should be more proactive about imposing sanctions on banks and countries suspected of funding or supporting the militant group Isis, the leader of the Labour party has said. Jeremy Corbyn told David Cameron to push for…

The End of Schengen?

SHAFAQNA - EU interior ministers mull over extending the ability of member states to legally suspend open borders with other members from 6 months to 2 years due to the recent refugee crisis. The plan was discussed at a two-day summit in Brussels. “Today…

Being Muslim in Europe ... in between fear and repression

SHAFAQNA - Caught in a crossfire between terrorists who claim to belong to Islam and commentators calling for “fundamental reforms” to their religion, Muslims in Europe are enduring a very uncomfortable time. The terrorists use distorted…

Britain goes to war ... again protesters say they are outraged

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SHAFAQNA - Britain will join the coalition of nations conducting airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria after MPs in the House of Commons voted to authorise the UK’s participation. MPs voted 397 to 223 in favour of sending RAF…

Azerbaijan launches crackdown on Shia Muslims in Nardaran

SHAFAQNA - The Azeri government has launched a harsh crackdown against Shia Muslims in the country’s eastern town of Nardaran. On Tuesday, hundreds of Azeri forces carried out a raid on the town, harassing the population and tearing…

As a Muslim woman I was never fearful in Britain. But today I’m afraid

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SHAFAQNA - I have despaired at much of what I have seen and heard over the past 15 years. There was a time when people asked me quite frequently whether I was pro al-Qaida; whether I thought the 9/11 attacks and the 7/7 bombings were a good…

Italy Drives Muslims Underground

SHAFAQNA - Every day around noon a group of four or five men roll out a faded red prayer rug on the sidewalk about midway down the narrow one-way Via Aurelio Saffi that leads from the Janiculum Hill to the medieval district of Trastevere. They…

Polish Muslims rally against racism and terrorism

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of people protested in the Polish city of Poznan on Sunday against terrorism and racism, in one of the first such demonstrations called by Muslim leaders in the overwhelmingly Catholic country. Around 300 demonstrators…

Climate change demo in London - Exclusive

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  SHAFAQNA - Campaigners in central London have marched to demand that global leaders take urgent action to tackle climate change. The event was the largest of about 2,500 demonstrations taking place around the world ahead of a critical…

French minister condemns social exclusion of young Muslims

SHAFAQNA - The social exclusion of young Muslims in France partly explains their radicalization, and the government must give people from poor suburbs more hope of success to reduce the risk of more violent attacks, a cabinet minister said…

Putin tells Hollande ready for cooperation in fight against terrorism

SHAFAQNA - French President Francois Hollande and Russian leader Vladimir Putin agreed Thursday to coordinate strikes against Islamic State, but differences over Syria's future hampered efforts to bring Russia into a wider alliance to fight…

Anti-Muslim sentiments spiral out after two mosques are vandalized in Wales

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SHAFAQNA - An investigation has been launched after two Newport mosques in Wales, UK, were vandalized with anti-Islamic graffiti. The Muslim Council of Wales (MCW) has said it is “extremely disappointed” as they have worked tirelessly…

UK protests austerity measures - London Exclusive

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SHAFAQNA - The finance minister will on Wednesday unveil budgets for government departments over the next five years, in a spending review expected to herald further austerity measures and bitter recriminations. George Osborne, a possible…

Hate crimes against Muslims rise following Paris attacks in the UK

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SHAFAQNA - Anti-Muslim incidents including attacks on women and hateful graffiti have flared up across Britain and France in the week since Islamist militants killed 130 people in Paris. Tell MAMA, a monitoring group said it had recorded…

Anniversary of Ayatollah Khoei in London/Exclusive

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SHAFAQNA - The Khoei Foundation in London held a special event to mark the anniversary of Ayatollah Khoei, the founder of the organization and inspiration behind its educational work. A prestigious charitable organization, the Khoei…

Muslims in France condemn Paris attack

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SHAFAQNA - A French Muslim’s emotional plea for his community to lead the battle against Islamic terrorism is getting a lot of traction. In a video that has gone viral throughout his country, Bassem Braiki, who is from the city of Vénissieux…