Posts Tagged ‘Moslem’

Killer not responsible because he smoked weed

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

A Muslim man who killed his Jewish neighbour in Paris while shouting about Allah. He is probably not criminally responsible for his actions because he had smoked marijuana beforehand, a French judge ruled. Continue reading

Playboy features woman wearing hijab

Friday, September 30th, 2016

For the first time ever, Playboy has featured a woman wearing a hijab. The magazine’s October issue includes an interview with 22-year-old journalist Noor Tagouri, who’s a reporter for online news outlet, Newsy. The accompanying photo shows a fully-clothed Tagouri wearing the traditional Muslim head scarf in front of a red, white and blue backdrop. Read more

Halal Supermarket told to sell pork and alcohol or close down

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

A halal supermarket in Paris has been ordered by local authorities to sell pork and alcohol or face closure. The Good Price mini-market in Colombes has not followed the conditions of its lease, which states the shop must act as a “general food store”, the local authority has said. It argues that members of the Read more

Muslim school taking time to get up and running

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Plans to establish a secondary boarding Muslim school for boys in South Dunedin have had another setback. The Al-Noor Charitable Trust is trying to be selected as a Ministry of education partnership school. The proposed school would be exclusively for boy boarders, with a capacity for 100 students in Year 11 to Year 13 groups. Read more

NZ Muslims extend hand to PM

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The Federation of Islamic Associations says it still wants to meet Prime Minister John Key so it can help efforts to combat Islamic State (IS) It comes after Mr Key yesterday said the number of people on a Government watchlist of potential threats had grown. He said 30-40 people were on the list because of Read more

Muslim school to go ahead

Friday, June 20th, 2014

A multimillion-dollar secondary boarding school for Muslim boys is to go ahead in South Dunedin, the Al-Noor Charitable Trust has confirmed. It will be based at the former St Patrick’s Primary School in Melbourne St, in Dunedin, New Zealand, which the trust plans to develop. Trust chairman Dr Mohammad Alayan said the $8 million An-Nur Read more

Auckland mosque closed amid tensions

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

A mosque in Auckland has been shut down indefinitely following violent attacks and the declaration of jihad, or holy war, against private security staff hired to guard the premises. The mosque has been closed because of violence and tension between two groups that can’t agree over who should be in charge. It was closed after Read more

Brunei moves to introduce national Sharia code

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Sultan of Brunei says his country will begin enforcing a tough Islamic penal code in six months’ time. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said authorities had been considering the new Sharia Penal Code for years and it will be enforced in ‘phases’. Punishments under the Hudud code may include stoning for adultery, amputation for theft and Read more

Islam’s pilgrimage to Mecca – the Hajj

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

What is Hajj? The annual Hajj pilgrimage is one of the world’s largest gatherings, as hundreds of thousands of people flock to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to participate in one of Islam’s five pillars of faith. Muslims from all over the world will gather together for five days to pray as one community, celebrating their history Read more

Church bulldozed – violence against Christians in Indonesia

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Violence against Christians in Indonesia continues with a number of new incidents occurring last week. On Thursday, the congregation of the Batak Protestant Church (HKBP) in Taman Sari, Setu district in Bekasi regency, watched the local administration demolish their unfinished church building. The congregation formed a barrier between their church and the idling bulldozer. They Read more