Shia Muslims march in Manchester to denounce Terror

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SHAFAQNA - This Sunday (May 28, 2017) the Shia Muslim community of Manchester took to the streets to denounce the ideology of terror and call upon all people and all faith to come together against radicalism. Keen to position themselves against…

Hundreds of Muslim children and their families marched to the Manchester Arena

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of Muslim children and families said prayers and laid flowers outside the Manchester Arena for those killed and injured in Monday’s attack. North Manchester Jamia Mosque in in Cheetham Hill organised the walk to show…

The 10th Day: Footsteps to Freedom

SHAFAQNA - 'Humanity…With the month of Ramadan approaching, it is a good time to reflect and think about what others are going through. It is important to remember we are all brothers and sisters in humanity, however much people want to…

Theresa May Pushing For UK Intervention in Syria Following Manchester Attack

SHAFAQNA - Following the recent Daesh (ISIS)-linked terror attack in Manchester, England, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May raised the country’s terror threat level to critical, the first time it has been raised to that level since…

Muslim leaders in Manchester report rise in Islamophobic incidents

SHAFAQNA - Muslim leaders in Manchester have expressed concern about a number of Islamophobic incidents in the city, from verbal abuse to criminal damage to mosques. Senior members of the Muslim community say that they have received reports…

Mosque in UK suffer for retaliatory attack after Manchester

SHAFAQNA - On the wake of Manchester's attack this May a mosque in Manchester city - Oldham, was attacked in what is believed to be a retaliotary response. The Muslim community in Manchester is calling on residents in the city to be careful…

Where is the West's compassion & condemnation following terror attacks in Middle East?

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SHAFAQNA - Facebook users were not instructed to do so, but may nonetheless wish to change their profile pictures in solidarity with the families and friends of victims of recent terrorist attacks. A great many of the victims were aspiring…

Britain’s Prince Harry to share Ramadan Iftar with Singaporean Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Britain’s Prince Harry will join an iftar with Singaporean Muslims this Ramadan during his visit to the south-Asian country aimed at raising fund for his charity. Queen Elizabeth II’s 32-year-old grandson is due to drop by…

UK varsity removes Muslim prayer space ahead of Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - Ahead of Ramadan, a top UK university has decided to remove prayer space available on campus for Muslims, citing a "lack of space" during exam season as the reason behind its move. The only daily prayer space available on campus…

Labour’s manifesto is a template for the struggling left worldwide

SHAFAQNA - Wanted: a compelling vision for a left-of-centre party. Must invest in economy, modernise essential services, get the well-off to pay more tax. Free wifi on trains a bonus. Someone answered my personal ad! Labour’s manifesto –…

Corbyn: Opposing the War Routine

SHAFAQNA - Jeremy Corbyn’s speech today on defence and foreign policy was one that you could never have heard from either a Tory or a Blairite politician. He spelt out in the clearest terms what his philosophy was, why he had spent a lifetime…

Shia – Sunni Unity Conference Sparkbrook Masjid Birmingham

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SHAFAQNA - Sparkbrook Central Mosque in Birmingham held an Intra-faith conference for Shia-Sunni unity on Sunday April 29th in conjunction with UK Islamic Mission. The panel included well-renowned scholars from different Muslim schools of thought…

May launches personal attack on Corbyn as Labour closes gap

SHAFAQNA - UK Prime Minister Theresa May has launched a harsh personal attack against Labour leader Jeremy Corybn, calling her main challenger in the upcoming general election “weak, unstable and nonsensical.” “I am strong and stable,…

Rally in London denounces Bahrain's injustice vis a vis Sheikh Isa Qassim

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SHAFAQNA - Protesters gathered this Sunday in London to denounce al-Khalifa's wave of oppression against pro-democracy protesters and the systematic targeting of Bahrain's Shia leadership. Bahrain's most senior and revered Shia cleric, Sheikh…

London students protest Israeli envoy’s planned speech

SHAFAQNA - A planned speech by Israel’s ambassador to Britain at a university in London has been met with protests by anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students on the campus. Mark Regev, the Israeli envoy, who is a former aide to Israeli…

London students protest Israeli envoy’s planned speech

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SHAFAQNA - A planned speech by Israel’s ambassador to Britain at a university in London has been met with protests by anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students on the campus. Mark Regev, the Israeli envoy, who is a former aide to Israeli…

Rally & Press Conference on Bahrain - UK

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SHAFAQNA - Bahrain Opposition Bloc in UK­ ­ Cordially invites you to a ­ Rally­ & ­Press Conference 3.00-5.00pm Sunday 30th April Marble Arch, London W1H 7DX­ The Alkhalifa regime has ­instensified its aggression on…

Arron Banks accuses Ukip of 'going to war on Muslim religion’

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SHAFAQNA - Arron Banks, a former donor to the party, made the comment after he withdrew his application to be Ukip’s candidate in Clacton for June’s general election. ​Ukip has been accused of going to “war on Muslim religion”…

UKIP ban burqa and sharia courts ahead of June election in Britain

SHAFAQNA - The UK Independence Party (UKIP), which campaigned for Britain’s exit from the European Union in the 2016 referendum, is whipping up Islamophobia in the country ahead of the June election. In an interview with BBC on Sunday, UKIP…

Jeremy Corbyn: I Might Not Allow A Drone Strike On Isis Leader

SHAFAQNA - Jeremy Corbyn today refused to say if he would sanction a drone strike on the leader of so-called Islamic State if he became Prime Minister. In an interview on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show this morning, the Labour leader said…

UK to continue arms deals with repressive regimes: Analyst

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SHAFAQNA - The UK government will continue to strike new arms deals with other countries regardless of their human rights record in order to cope with the consequences of Brexit, says an analyst. Ian Williams, a senior analyst with Foreign…

London Iranian Film Festival 2017 - GET YOUR TICKET Sunday 23 April

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SHAFAQNA - London Iranian Film Festival is an annual, independent film festival held in London, United Kingdom. It is now entering its seventh year. It is the only festival in the UK that is dedicated to Iranian independent cinema, with this…

Theresa May calls for snap UK general election June 8

SHAFAQNA - Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a UK general election to be held on June 8. May says she has only "recently and reluctantly" come to the conclusion that a general election is necessary. "Since I became prime minister…

Muslim Medical Student Handles Racist Patient Like A True Professional

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SHAFAQNA - It's sometimes astonishing how people can keep their cool in moments of stress, upset, anger or prejudice. Just earlier this week we marveled at Saffiyah Khan who smiled in the face of a member of the far-right English Defence League…

Manchester United gets its first Muslim captain

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SHAFAQNA - In Sunday’s Manchester United game against Sunderland, Marouane Fellaini was picked by Jose Mourinho as the first Muslim captain of the Red Devils squad. The decision came as both Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney were out of…

May trying to base Britain’s future on Saudi war crimes

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SHAFAQNA - British Prime Minster Theresa May is “positioning herself in defense of grand war criminals” in order to boost her country’s economy, according to a political commentator in London, but “you can’t base growth or even…

May trying to base Britain’s future on Saudi war crimes: Analyst

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SHAFAQNA - British Prime Minster Theresa May is “positioning herself in defense of grand war criminals” in order to boost her country’s economy, according to a political commentator in London, but “you can’t base growth or even…

UK PM May gets top Saudi honor as UK bombs rain on Yemen civilians

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has presented visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May with the kingdom’s highest civilian honor as UK-supplied bombs keep raining on Yemenis during Riyadh's war on the impoverished…