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Manama continues to enforce Friday Prayers ban In Diraz

    SHAFAQNA - Shiite worshipers in Bahrain’s northwestern village of Diraz were once again confronted with concrete barricades and armored vehicles as Manama continues to enforce its ban on Friday prayers. Diraz is home to…

Bahrain’s eldest prisoner of conscience tells family 'he is going to die'

    SHAFAQNA - The jailed Bahraini rights activist, Mohammed Hassan Jawad Parweez, told his loved ones on Tuesday that he is “going to die”. During a family visit at Bahrain’s notoriously brutal Jaw Prison that lasted…

British Muslim women speak out against stereotypes

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SHAFAQNA - From a jaded TV chat show host to a Middle Eastern actress who longs to be cast as a ghostbuster, not endless jihadi brides, the stories in Sabrina Mahfouz's anthology of British Muslim women all do one thing: challenge stereotypes. Mahfouz,…

UK Rights Group Calls for Fight Against Islamophobia as Anti-Muslim Crimes Surge

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SHAFAQNA - A British rights group has commented on a media report, citing police data, saying that the number of hate crimes against Muslim places of worship in the UK has doubled between 2016 and 2017. UK anti-racism advocacy group Hope…

Saudi warplans target Sa’ada with cluster bombs

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    SHAFAQNA - Saudi warplanes on Monday dropped ten cluster bombs on areas in Yemen’s Sa’ada province despite the global outcry against the use of such internationally-banned weapons by the Riyadh-led coalition. The districts…

Saudi jets kill dozen Yemeni civilians

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    SHAFAQNA - A dozen civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when Saudi fighter jets targeted a residential area in Yemen's Southwestern province of Ta'izz as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with…

Saudi propagates on Yemen war

    SHAFAQNA - The New York Times inexplicably gives the Saudi ambassador to the UN a platform to recite some propaganda. The third fallacy is the assumption that Yemen is cholera-infested and famine-threatened. Yes, there is…

Saudi Arabia detaines 46 people over posts on social media

    SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia has detained 46 people over their posts on social media amid a heavy-handed crackdown on dissent in the Arab kingdom. The official Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday that 22 people were arrested…

Syria demands immediate international move against US-led coalition

      SHAFAQNA - The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry of Syria addressed on Thursday new letters to the chiefs of the UN and the international Security Council over the constantly repeated attacks of the US-led coalition…

IUS Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign

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SHAFAQNA - IUS Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign would like you to once again join us and donate blood across London sessions in the name of Imam Hussain (as). Hurry! Book your appointment now! www.ius.org.uk/giveblood/sign-up/ Remember…

No respect, no justice, no equality in Saudi Arabia

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    SHAFAQNA - A Riyadh University professor, who preferred not be to named, said, "The people of Arabia have no common vision of a nation-state called Arabia - no sense of citizenship. The mosque and the soccer team are about…

UK Muslims still suffer media bias

SHAFAQNA - The “inaccurate and misleading” depictions of Muslims and Islam in some British newspapers has fueled hostility, a senior official from the Muslim Council of Britain has told Shafaqna. Miqdaad Versi, assistant secretary general…

London Mayor Sadiq Khan compares Trump’s speeches to ISIS rhetoric

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SHAFAQNA - London Mayor Sadiq Khan has hit out at US President Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, saying its tone reflects the propaganda touted by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Speaking at an event hosted by the Guardian…

Yemen’s Ansarullah mocks Saudi condemnation of Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims

    SHAFAQNA - Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has mocked Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir's recent condemnation of Myanmar’s deadly crackdown on Rohingya Muslims while the Riyadh regime is itself killing Yemenis. Jubeir…

US-made bomb kills and maims Yemeni children in deadly strike

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    SHAFAQNA - A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Yemen’s capital last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 more – including a five-year-old girl called Buthaina whose photograph went viral after the strike…

Britain Announces Ban on Military Training in Myanmar amid Rohingya Muslim Crisis

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SHAFAQNA- The British Ministry of Defence will "stop all defense engagement and training of the Burmese military” until it ends its security crackdown against the Muslim Rohingya minority, the Prime Minister said. More than 310,000 people…

London rally urges rapid action for massacre of Rohingya Muslims

SHAFAQNA - “Stop Rohingya Genocide” was the common slogan during a protest in front of the government offices at 10 Downing Street in the British capital, London on Saturday. Around 200 people staged a protest holding pictures, placards…

Britain exploiting Qatar crisis for own profit through arms exports: Report

    SHAFAQNA - Britain is exploiting a rift between several Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and Qatar through designating both sides as the “priority markets” for its arms sales, a report suggests. The Middle East Eye…

Young UK Muslims face social mobility barriers – Report

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SHAFAQNA - A new report by the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) has found that young Muslims living in the UK are facing enormous social mobility challenges. Analysing barriers to improved social mobility for young Muslims in education and…

Take in London's best Muslim sites by open-top bus

SHAFAQNA - London is one of the world’s top Islamic tourist spots, and visitors now have the chance to view the capital’s historic Muslim sites by open-top bus. Billed as “London’s first halal bus sightseeing tour”, the four-hour…

Islamophobia holding back UK Muslims in workplace, study finds

SHAFAQNA - One in five Muslim adults in full-time work compared with 35% of overall population, Social Mobility Commission says. Muslim men and women are being held back in the workplace by widespread Islamophobia, racism and discrimination,…

UK - Bradford Muslims threatened with acid attack

SHAFAQNA - Police have launched a hate crime investigation after anonymous letters threatening acid attacks on Muslims were posted in Bradford. West Yorkshire police said they were taking the threats “extremely seriously” and had increased…

EXCLUSIVE - The London Halal Food Festival

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SHAFAQNA - Over 18,000 people attended this weekends spectacular Halal Food Festival.The event - the only one of its kind, was staged at London’s historic Tobacco Dock. The festival attracts visitors from across the UK keen to discover new…

Wahhabism at Saudi Arabian foreign policy's service

SHAFAQNA - Since emergence of Saudi Arabia in 1932, Al Saud has exploited the instrument of Wahhabism to tackle the challenge of the kingdom's inconsistent political, social, and religious structures. Ever since, the function of the Wahhabi…

Trump silent on imminent unjust 14 Saudi Shia executions

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SHAFAQNA - With the fate of 14 men facing execution in Saudi Arabia hanging in the balance, rights groups and anti-death penalty activists are pushing US President Donald Trump to speak up. All 14 defendants are Shia Muslims, an oppressed minority…

Saudis to withdraw from Yemen, UAE daydreams leading West Asia

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  Mohammad bin Salman has confessed to two former US officials he "wants out" of the 29-month bloody war he started on Yemen, and added that he was "okay" with Washington engaging with Riyadh main regional rival Iran. The 31-year-old…

It’s Time To Stop Stigmatising Muslim Recruits

SHAFAQNA - Colonel Richard Kemp was Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan and a former head of the international terrorist team at the Cabinet Office so no one can argue with his military pedigree - but that’s no guarantee of good sense. I…

Mosque in London holding open weekend to introduce people to Islam

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SHAFAQNA - Kingston Mosque is reaching out to the community and encouraging people to visit its open weekend. This Saturday and Sunday (August 5 to 6), there will be an exhibition, free food, some activities for children and the opportunity…