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Photos of Iraq Captured in the Second Half of 20th Century

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SHAFAQNA: Mr. Latif Al Ani is regarded as the founder of Iraqi photography. His pictures are mostly in black and white from everyday moments of Iraqi life, in a time between the revolutions, coups and wars that shaped modern Iraq, to show the…

How London's Muslims stood up to Trump

SHAFAQNA- Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of London to send an unwelcoming message to US President Donald Trump who is on an official visit to the UK. The demonstrations featured a diverse mix of ideologies and political leanings,…

British Legal System Vindicates Pro-Palestine Shia activist

SHAFAQNA- Pro Palestinian campaigners in Britain have won a major victory after the decision by the Crown Prosecution Service to drop the proposed prosecution of a human rights activist by hard-line Zionists. The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism…

Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency | by Syed Zafar Mehdi : Indian analyst Prof. Dibyesh Anand says that Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities, especially Muslims, so that majority of Hindus would think if…

British man jailed for Islamophobic tweets

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SHAFAQNA - A man has been jailed for threatening to "slit a Muslim's throat" in a series of Islamophobic tweets. Rhodenne Chand was found guilty of inciting racial hatred. according to independent, The 31-year-old Rhodenne Chand told officers…

Minute's silence marks one-year anniversary of London mosque terror attack

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Shafaqna- Relatives of victim Makram Ali joined survivors, Muslim leaders and politicians gather for a moment of silence to mark London mosque attack anniversary , killing father-of-six Makram Ali and injuring 12 others when a man drove his…

Photos: Eid al Fitr prayer at Alulbayt Foundation in London

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SHAFAQNA - In accordance with the fatwa of Grand Ayatullah Sistani, Eid al Fitr prayer offered at Alulbayt Foundation in London, on Saturday.

Al Quds Rally - A British Zionist and Far Right Defeat

SHAFAQNA- Ten thousand people or more converged on London this weekend to mark this year’s Al-Quds Day demonstration in support of the beleaguered Palestinians. The demonstration went ahead despite an unprecedented demonization campaign…

Muslim community hosts open iftar for British public

SHAFAQNA- By Muhammad Mussa LONDON  The Ramadan Tent Project (RTP) held its annual Open Iftar event Wednesday which offered members of the British public a free warm meal as well as a chance to converse with Muslims and non-Muslims from…

London Mosque Becomes the UK’s First to Accept Cryptocurrency

SHAFAQNA- The move would make the Hackney mosque in East London the first in the UK to take payments in digital currency. The chairman of the Shacklewell Lane Mosque told the UK’s news publications about the move to accept both Bitcoin…

London Hosts 4th Annual Shia Studies Conference

SHAFAQNA- The Islamic College (ICAS) in London staged a successful 4th Annual Shia Studies Conference this weekend, with a line up of leading international scholars. The College had invited abstracts to be submitted for its fourth conference,…

UK Sells $445 Million of Arms to Israel, Including Sniper Rifles

SHAFAQNA- Britain has approved the sale of arms to Israel worth $445m since the 2014 Gaza war, including components for drones, combat aircraft and helicopters along with spare parts for sniper rifles, according to figures seen by Middle East…

Got 24 hours to spend in London? Try these 4 halal food hotspots

SHAFAQNA - When you jet to a non-Muslim destination for a very quick stay, it makes sense to choose convenience at meal times and opt for something vegetarian or seafood-based. However, with more and more halal restaurants and takeaway options…

Anti war demonstration in London

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SHAFAQNA- The anti war groups had a demonstration against Western airstrike on Syria in front of the UK Parliament, today. Acording Shafaqna's reporter, they said: We strongly condemn the missile attacks on Syria last week which will have…

Protest in London / Trump & May - No More Bombs on Syria

SHAFAQNA- The largest anti war group ( Stop the war coalition ) handed a letter signed by MP's, trade unionists, celebrities and academics to No.10 to urge Theresa May to refrain from joining Donald Trump in escalating the war in Syria. At…

Human Rights Protest Against Israel's Corporate Funders

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SHAFAQNA- As Israeli attacks on peaceful Palestinian demonstrators outraged the world yet again ; in London the British based Human Rights Group - Inminds this weekend protested outside Adidas's flagship store on Oxford Street to demand Adidas…

UK: London mayor's failure to act against extremists could lead to another terror attack

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SHAFAQNA - IHRC has written to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan accusing him of facilitating another potential far right terror attack against Muslims on the streets of London similar to that carried out by Darren Osborne against Muslim worshippers…

British Governments Muslim Assimilation Agenda

SHAFAQNA- In the week that the British government finally released its Integration report The Muslim Council of Britain has published its own special report showcasing diverse voices on integration in the UK. That the British government urged…

Iran Embassy Violently Attacked In London

SHAFAQNA- A shia extremists affiliated to Ayatollah Sadeq Shirazi  attacked the Iranian embassy premises in London tonight. The Iranian Ambassador to the UK has confirmed that this attack was *NOT* stopped by UK police. In an extremist…

LSE apologises after “harassment” of female Muslim student praying

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SHAFAQNA- Perhaps one of the proudest moments for any parent is their child’s admittance into University. Even more so for a child who has been accepted into a prestigious university such as the London School of Economics (LSE) to study…

London to Host Int’l Conference on Islamic Philosophy, Theology, Mysticism

SHAFAQNA - The 20th edition of an international conference on Islamic philosophy, theology and mysticism will be held in London next month. The World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology will organize the scholarly event on February…

London Tube and Buses Chosen to Highlight Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

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SHAFAQNA- Transport for London (TfL) and police in the UK capital are working together on 200 events across in support of the broader National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Arab News reported. Muslims have been the targets of several attacks…

Violence at the Iraqi Embassy - London

SHAFAQNA - Pro-Kurdish protesters attacked this Monday the Iraqi embassy in London in a bid to denounce Baghdad's move in Kirkuk. Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish…

Arbaeen 2017 - London Procession, Marble Arch

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SHAFAQNA -  We can now confirm that the next Arbaeen UK procession will be held on: Sunday 12th November 2017   Volunteers Meeting When Sunday 5th November, 2017 @ 17:00 – 18:00 Where Islamic Centre of England…

Event at the Khoei Foundation - Youm e Zainab (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA - The Khoei Foundation will hold an event this Sunday,  22 October to mark Youm e Zainab (A.S)    

Several people injured after car mounts pavement outside London's National History Museum

SHAFAQNA - An incident involving a car has been reported outside London’s Natural History Museum. Local media says a car reportedly ploughed into pedestrians. One man has been arrested at the scene. Police say a number of people have been…

THE DAY OF ASHURA: British Muslims offer unequivocal rejection of sectarian-based oppression

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SHAFAQNA - “I came seeking reformation for the Ummah [community] of my grandfather Muhammad. I intend to enjoy good and forbid evil, to act according to the traditions of my grandfather and my father Ali ibn Abi Talib.” Imam Hussain If…

Ashura draws 1000s to the streets of London in defiance against Terror

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SHAFAQNA - In a touching display of loyalty to the third Imam of Islam: Imam Hussain ibn Ali, who, 13 centuries ago, was martyred in the plain of Karbala (Iraq) for he refused to bow to tyranny and thus renege on the Word of God, thousands took…