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Libyan Grand Mufti Urges Muslims To Boycott Hajj Over AlSaud...

( Libya )

Tripoli: The Tripoli-based Grand Mufti has urged Muslims to abstain from making the pilgramage (Hajj) to Mecca because of the crimes committed by the Saudi state. Libya’s Grand Mufti Sadiq al-Ghariani called on Muslims around the world to boycott Hajj because the Saudi government is allegedly using the pilgramage revenues to commit crimes against “fellow Muslims”. In Ghariani’s opinion, making the pilgramage to Mecca is important for all Muslims, but going a second time...

Who is new IRGC commander General Salami?...

( Iran )

Leader of the Muslim Ummah and Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Hossein Salami, a senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), as the new chief commander of the military elite force, promoting him to the rank of major general. In his decree, Ayatollah Khamenei stated that the appointment was made in view of Salami’s commitment and valuable work experience in large-scale management fields and different posts in the IRGC. “In the...

Egypt’s parliament approves law keeping Al Sisi in power u...

( Egypt )

Cairo:Egypt’s parliament has voted in favor of a number of constitutional amendments that would extend the rule of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and would allow him to stay in power until 2030. The 596-seat legislature, which is dominated by Sisi loyalists, also backed other sweeping changes to the constitution on Tuesday, including giving the military greater influence in political life as well as granting Sisi more control over the judiciary. “The president’s current...

US, Israel angry with IRGC victories in Middle east: Alexan...

( Iran )

Washington:The American and Israeli officials are irritated by victories that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have gained in fighting terrorism throughout the Middle East, says a commentator. Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his official Twitter page on Thursday that “targeting #IRGC won’t revive ISIS and Nusra,” which are “clients and very creations” of the United States and its allies in the region. In an interview with Press TV...

UAE minister says Israel boycott was wrong, time for Arab wo...

( UAE )

Abu Dhabi:A senior official in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has called on Arab nations to change their decades-long strategy of having no diplomatic relations with Israel, which he brands as a mistake. Anwar Gargash, the tiny Persian Gulf regime’s minister of state for foreign affairs, said that the Arab world needed a “strategic shift” in its ties with the regime in Tel Aviv. “Many, many years ago, when there was an Arab decision not to have contact with Israel, that was a very,...

PM Ardern quotes Prophet Muhammad’s hadith and expressed ...

( New Zealand )

Aucland:New Zealand has broadcasted adhan, Muslim call to prayer, and observed two minutes of silence in Christchurch, one week after the terror attack that left 50 people dead in two mosques in the city. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern leaves after the Friday prayers at Hagley Park outside Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 22, 2019. “We are one,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told mourners in Christchurch, and quoted a hadith from Prophet Muhammad...

Mosque attacker is terrorist and will face full force of law...

( New Zealand )

Auckland:New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the terrorist who killed scores of Muslims at two mosques in the country will face “the full force of the law.” In a condolence speech in parliament on Tuesday, Ardern said she would also never speak the name of the 28-year-old Australian attacker, who she said “sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety.” “That is why you will never hear me mention his name. He is a terrorist. He is a criminal. He...

Global condemnation, condolences over New Zealand mosque ter...

( New Zealand )

Chicago:World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent anti-Islam sentiment. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the events in Christchurch represented “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence” and called it “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” Police have...

At least 49 killed, 48 injured in terror attack on mosques i...

( New Zealand )

Chicago:The Muslim community in Chicago is taking measures to ensure safety here, after 49 people were killed in coordinated terrorist attacks at two mosques in New Zealand. The Muslim Community Center in the Old Irving Park neighborhood plans to hire extra security to keep watch in and around their building as a result of the shootings. It’s also requesting extra police patrols at their mosque in Old Irving Park, their education center in Morton Grove, and their campus in Skokie.
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Turkey PM Erdogan called Netanyahu a tyrant and child murder...

( Turkey )

Ankara:Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu a “tyrant” who kills Palestinian children, as a heated war of words between the two officials continues. “Hey Netanyahu, behave yourself. You are a tyrant, you are a tyrant who massacred seven-year-old Palestinian children,” Erdogan told supporters in capital Ankara. The remarks were a direct response to Netanyahu’s attacks earlier in the day, who called the Turkish head of state a “dictator”...