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Fatwa called measles vaccine 'religiously forbidden' in Muslim-majority Indonesia

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SHAFAQNA- In a fatwa, or religious ruling, issued by the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI), point out country’s measles vaccine religiously forbidden because it contains ingredients derived from pigs. The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) says…

US government will reject the Palestinian right of return

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SHAFAQNA- The Trump administration will, in coming days, reject the UN definition of "Palestinian refugees" effectively snubbing the "right of return" of millions of Palestinian refugees to their homes.  The US government will "effectively"…

Muslims at haj criticized Arab disunity for relocation of US embassy to Jerusalem

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslims at the Annual hajj blamed Arab disunity for failing to block President Donald Trump’s decision to relocation of U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In December 2017, Trump called Jerusalem the capital of Israel…

Why should you eat Halal even if you are not a Muslim?

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SHAFAQNA - The Seattle Globalist | By: Muaadh Nalir : Being a student for a summer exchange program at Seattle, I couldn’t complain about anything except for one thing, FOOD! I, being a Muslim, found it difficult in finding halal meat (raw…

Jews enjoy a far better living condition than Palestinians in Israel

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SHAFAQNA - According to a health report at a parliament session published Tuesday,”Palestinians in Israel suffer more diseases than Jewish citizens. The report, put together by the Advancement of Arab Population’s Health organisation,…

Islamophobic attack in Belgium was condemned by Muslims and Jews groups

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SHAFAQNA - Two assailants attacked on a young Muslim girl in Belgium On last Monday night, taking off her headscarf and inflicting injuries upon her with a sharp object. Muslim and Jewish groups condemned this Islamophobic attack. According…

American Jews and Muslims have more in common than we thought, study finds

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SHAFAQNA- The more that American Jews and American Muslims interact with each other, the more likely they are to see the two faiths as more similar than different, a comprehensive study of Muslim-Jewish relations in America has found. Fifty-four…

Extremist Jewish settlers break into Nablus shrines to perform Talmudic rituals

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of Israeli extremist settlers at dawn Sunday stormed Awarta town, east of Nablus city, to perform Talmudic rituals in one of its historical sites. Eyewitnesses reported that 13 buses carrying hundreds of settlers entered…

A Jewish Rabbi Asks West Bank Settlers to Poison Palestinian Water

SHAFAQNA- Days of Palestine, West Bank -Israeli Jewish Rabbi Shlomo Mlma asked on Sunday Israeli Jewish settlers to poison Palestinian water resources in order to kill them. Mlma, the chairman of the Council of Rabbis in the West Bank…

Muslim-Americans help repair hundreds of vandalized Jewish gravestones

SHAFAQNA - Muslim-Americans rushed to help repair a damaged Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia Sunday, after hundreds of gravestones, some more than a century old, were vandalized. The headstones were found damaged and overturned at a Jewish…

Muslim, Christian and Jewish congregations unite to embrace refugee friends

SHAFAQNA- Religious differences quickly set aside as Oakville and Mississauga groups welcome Syrian refugees from Damascus. Members of Abraham's Children Together volunteers are shown with the Al Balkhi family, shortly…

Pittsburgh’s Residents Are Invited to Meet Your Muslim Neighbor

SHAFAQNA- As the result of such incidents and to express solidarity with Pittsburgh’s Muslim community, the Thomas Merton Center has partnered with the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh for a series of events, the first of which is a "Meet…