British Muslim Delivers Presents to Homeless at Christmas

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim man on a mission to “spread peace and love” has captured the true spirit of Christmas — by delivering presents to homeless people. Nubaid Haroon, also known as Rambo Vlogs on social media, filmed himself giving…

Newcastle Muslim Community to Hold March to Promote Peace

SHAFAQNA- The North East Muslim community will take to the streets to make a stand against ISIL. The community will walk through Newcastle’s West End on January 3 for peace and to show they do not tolerate any organization which promotes…

Corsican mob trash Muslim prayer room and burn Koran on Christmas Day

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SHAFAQNA - On Friday afternoon around 150 people had gathered in front of the prefecture in a show of support for the police and firefighters, officials said in a statement. But some in that crowd broke away and headed for the low-income…

French Police Make 2,700 Raids in Month, Raising Tension With Muslims

SHAFAQNA - The French authorities have conducted more than 2,700 police raids under a nationwide state of emergency instituted after last month’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Using extraordinary powers granted by France’s National…

U.S. Officials Allegedly Blocked a British Muslim Family From Flying to Disneyland

SHAFAQNA - The U.K. government is looking for answers after U.S. officials allegedly prevented a British Muslim family from boarding a flight from London to Los Angeles for a Disneyland vacation earlier this month. At the moment, no one seems…

Oxford Faith Leaders to Mark Both Christmas, Holy Prophet's (PBUH) Birthday

SHAFAQNA- Oxford faith leaders plan special service as Christmas Eve coincides with Muslim Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) birthday. Faith leaders are to host a joint ceremony on December 24 to mark the "happy coincidence" of Christmas Eve…

France: new law threatens to make emergency measures the 'new norm'

SHAFAQNA - Many people are being targeted solely on the basis of their religious practices or vague suspicions’ - Gauri van Gulik A proposed change to France’s Constitution would put many people at even greater risk of human rights violations…

Rome-to-Paris climate marcher says COP21 failed poor nations

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SHAFAQNA - Globally influential climate activist Yeb Saño has just returned home to the Philippines disappointed, having recently trekked 1,500km from Rome to Paris only to see the COP21 climate change summit reach a spectacularly bad result…

ISIS is using IP addresses the UK sold to Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - IP addresses being used by ISIS and traced by teenage computer hackers back to the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions are likely to be among those sold to Saudi Arabian telecoms companies this year, the British government has…

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…