Religion

New York imam, his assistant killed near mosque

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG A New York imam and his assistant were gunned down in broad daylight Saturday after prayers at a nearby mosque, police said. The two men were both shot in the head about 1:50 p.m. in Ozone Park, a working-class section of Queens with a burgeoning Bangladeshi population. “There is nothing in the preliminary investigation that would ...

ISIS MILITANTS , THE LACK OF SELFE- COTROL AND DISCIPLINE

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG Two years ago, the so called ISIS militants in Iraq launched a vicious attack on Yazidi ethnic minority who practice faith other than the Islam. The terrorist group went wild in executing any man on their way, abducting young women, rapped them, and taken many as slaves. Their houses were looted and burned down. Older people ...

Pakistan girl’s brutal death: ‘It is not honor killing, it’s just plain murder’

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Her name was Ambreen. She was just 15. Her alleged crime: Helping a neighbor and her boyfriend elope. For that, she was dragged from her home, injected with sedatives, strangled, tied up in a van and then burned, Pakistani officials said. More than a dozen people have been arrested in the brutal and barbaric killing, including ...

NORTH SUDAN GOVERNMENT CAUTION AGAINST RELIGIOUS EXTRMISM

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG It seems as a positive move to those who do not know Islamic government in Sudan north towards terrorism activities (support). In the latest news, Muslim scholars are now cautious against religious extremism they supported for years. It seems that the Islamic government realized that many young people have gone to Syria and Iraq to join ...

WHY ARE WRITERS AND BLOGGERS BEING KILLED IN BANGLADISH ?

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG Why writers and bloggers are in the extremist hit list? The radical groups are killing those who voice their thoughts through Facebook, Twitter, or other social media. It is apparent that there is no protection for writers, bloggers, and journalists in Bangladesh. The government is doing little to provide safety for writers who challenge fundamentalist views. ...

A Muslim country that loves America

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG Welcome to Albania. The small Muslim majority nation in the Balkans, a region that until recently was synonymous with political turbulence, is a model of inter-religious coexistence. And it is also one of the most pro-American countries on Earth. How did that happen? The answer contains important lessons for America on the global stage. Walk around ...

POPE BRINGS 12 SYRIANS MUSLIMS REFUGEES WITH HIM TO VATICAN,ROME AFTER HIS VISIT TO GREECE

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG The Vatican confirmed that the Pope is returning home with dozen Muslims refugees families who were in detention centre in Lesbos, Greece. The Catholics Pope set a perfect example by taking with him to Vatican 3 Muslim families who lost hope of being deported back to Turkey. Further, Pope signed a declaration calling the international community ...

15 charged in India for lynch killing of Muslim man and seriously injuring his son who allegedly ate beef

Police in India have charged 15 people with murder in connection with the killing of a Muslim man for allegedly eating beef. In September, a mob attacked Mohammad Akhlaq, a 50-year-old blacksmith, for allegedly eating and storing beef at his home. His was one of the two Muslim households in that neighborhood of more than 6,000 people. The incident took ...

Miss Puerto Rico suspended after anti-Muslim tweets

Miss Puerto Rico 2015 has been suspended indefinitely for posting a series of anti-Muslim messages on Twitter. Destiny Velez tweeted filmmaker Michael Moore last week after he launched a campaign that encouraged people to make signs saying “We are all Muslim” and post photographs of themselves holding the signs online. Her Twitter page has since been taken down, and Velez ...

North Korea sentences Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim to life in prison

North Korea sentenced a Canadian pastor Wednesday to life in prison “for subversive plots and activities,” according to its state news agency. The official news agency KCNA reported that the Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim “confessed to all heinous crimes he had committed.” The report accused Lim of having “committed anti-DPRK religious activities, conducted false propaganda among overseas Koreans, and took ...

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