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Practicing Muslims across the world are observing Ramadan

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...to Finnish time and admits he is tired. But despite the hunger and fatigue, he says it is a pleasure to observe Ramadan during the long Finnish days. There is another option which reduces the number of fasting hours – mark its duration by the rising and setting of the sun in countries far to the south of Finland. Dr. Abdul Mannan – a local Imam and president of the Islam Society of Nor...

Libya in the hands of the Libyan people. The rebels are taking control of Tripoli.

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...es on the ground, said Oana Lungescu, NATO’s chief spokeswoman. “What we’re seeing tonight is the regime crumbling,” Oana Lungescu told AFP. There is no information on Libya‘s former leader, Moammar Gadhafi, but two of his sons are in the rebels’ custody. In his latest message,  Gaddaffi said Tripoli would be turned into another Baghdad. “How come you all...

AWOL Campbell

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...d with those killings. He’s yet another Muslim American soldier. Gun store alerts police force to AWOL soldier   “Thanks to quick action by a Texas firearm dealer in alerting local police force to a suspicious character, and a prompt and vigorous response by the Killeen Law enforcement officials Department, we may well have averted a repeat of the tragic 2009 radical Islamic terror att...

Andrew Ali Aga Khan Embiricos, Rita Hayworth’s grandson died after an apparent suicide in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday (pictured with his mother, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan)

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...ad been battling a long and difficult drug addiction and had previously attempted suicide. According to a friend, he had been in and out of drug rehab over the past few years though seemed in good spirits in the days leading up to his death. Andrew Ali Aga Khan Embiricos was found lying on his bed in his apartment after apparently suffocating himself with a plastic bag. An investigation is under w...

The trial of Anders Behring Breivik has been adjourned while the court decides if a lay judge should be dismissed for bias

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...its a car bombing in Oslo and attacking a youth camp. However, Anders Breivik has pleaded not guilty to acts of terror and mass murder, claiming he had acted to protect Norway from multi-culturalism and Islam. Anders Breivik, 33, has also said that he does not recognize the court. Lawyers in the case have asked for the judge to be dismissed and the court was adjourned for 30 minutes to decide what...

In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the US embassy in Sanaa and burnt the US flag

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...of the US embassy in Sanaa and burnt the US flag Libya’s new Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagur told the AFP news agency there had been a “big advance” in the investigation in Benghazi. “Arrests have been made and more are under way as we speak,” he said but gave no details. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the film which gave rise to the protests as ...

Palestinians burn a US flag during a protest against the movie, Innocence of Muslims, near the UN office in Gaza City

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...sweeping across the Muslim world following the bloody attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that led to the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, as U.S. officials say they are sending warships to the coast of the volatile country in an apparent terrorist hunt. Two marines and a communications officer were also killed dead in the strike in the city of Benghazi. Also on Wednesday, U.S. officials...

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Shia Muslim militant group Hezbollah, has called for fresh protests in Lebanon on Monday over film Innocence of Muslims

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...n Monday over film Innocence of Muslims Sheikh Nasrallah branded the video the most dangerous insult to Islam ever, worse, he said, than Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses and the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, which were published in a Danish newspaper in 2005. He said he had waited for the Pope to complete his three-day official visit to Lebanon before speaking out on the matter....

Mitt Romney has called for a change of course in the Middle East, criticizing President Barack Obama on foreign policy

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...tt Romney said he would put Iran “on notice” over its nuclear plans, and called for arms to go to Syrian rebels. With four weeks to go before the election, polls show Barack Obama retains a foreign policy lead over his rival. Mitt Romney spoke at the Virginia Military Institute for his first major policy speech since the candidates met on Wednesday for their first face-to-face debate,...

Boston bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was in possession of right-wing American literature in the run-up to the attack

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...bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was in possession of right-wing American literature in the run-up to the attack The Tsarnaev brothers, ethnic Chechens, spent their early years moving around a troubled region of Russia torn by a violent Islamic insurgency. But for the last decade they lived in Cambridge, near Boston. It appears Tamerlan Tsarnaev turned against the country and became passionate a...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first court appearance denying all 30 charges against him

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...t in which he hid. “The U.S. Government is killing our innocent civilians,” the note read, according to court papers. “We Muslims are one body, you hurt one you hurt us all.” “Now I don’t like killing innocent people it is forbidden in Islam but due to said it is allowed,” he wrote, according to court papers. “Stop killing our innocent people and we will stop.” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was badly...

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in France in connection with a knife attack on soldier Cedric Cordier near Paris on Saturday

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...knife attack on soldier Cedric Cordier near Paris on Saturday The suspect was a petty criminal known to police, correspondents say. Speaking on French TV on Wednesday, Manuel Walls warned against jumping to early conclusions. The minister said that although there were signs that the suspect may be linked to radical Islam, the investigation was still in its early stages. “I remain cautious,&#...

Bashar al-Assad unharmed at a prayer service at a Damascus mosque to mark the end of Ramadan

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...r. Reports that rebel rockets hit his motorcade were “dreams and illusions”, Omran Zoabi told Syrian state TV. Rebels said they fired mortars at his convoy as it headed towards the Anas bin Malek mosque in the Malki area, where the president has a residence. Pictures showed Bashar al-Assad unharmed at a prayer service at a Damascus mosque to mark the end of Ramadan. Earlier, Islam Allo...

Security guards have seized a man who tried to hit Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a shoe as he visited a mosque in the Egyptian capital Cairo

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...Syria’s government. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the first Iran leader to visit Egypt since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Showing the sole of a shoe is a grave insult in the Arab world. The Iranian leader is attending a summit of the Organization of Islamic Co-operation, a loose grouping of 57 mainly Muslim countries. Egypt’s new Islamist President Mohamed Morsi has sought to follow an indepe...

Swiss prosecutors have opened a money laundering investigation into Gulnara Karimova

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...money laundering investigation into Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov. The public prosecutor said in a statement that Gulnara Karimova is now part of an inquiry already looking at alleged wrongdoing involving four Uzbeks linked to her. The investigation involves the business activities of a Swedish telecoms firm. Gulnara Karimova, 41, had her diplomatic...

A New York Times in-depth report found no proof that al-Qaeda or any international terrorist groups played any role in the Benghazi attack

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...eda or any international terrorist groups played any role in the Benghazi attack “And contrary to claims by some members of Congress, it was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam.”  The Times said its investigation took months and was “centered on extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack there and its...

Tamerlan Tsarnaev travelled to Dagestan in 2012 with the intent of joining a radical Islamist group, but he never followed through with his plan

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...wo brothers were acting of their own accord when they set off the deadly explosions, officials close to the matter told ABC News. Investigators also found no manifesto written by Tamerlan Tamerlan while he was staying in Dagestan, which would have provided a clear motive for the attacks. Similarly, no evidence was found so far to suggest that Tamerlan Tsarnaev reached out to Islamist leaders on hi...

Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his ex-girlfriend Nadine Ascencao

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...iolent behavior escalated as he stopped smoking and drinking and suddenly became heavily involved in Islam. Also around that time, he demanded that Katherine Russell, born a Christian, convert to Islam – and she complied. Despite their tumultuous, on-again, off-again relationship, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Katherine Russell married on June 21, 2010. Related search articles:Nadine Moze fred coup...

David Petraeus has told US Congress that the CIA believed almost immediately that al-Qaeda-linked terrorists were behind the September 11th attacks in Benghazi

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David Petraeus has told US Congress that the CIA believed almost immediately that al-Qaeda-linked terrorists were behind the September 11th attacks in Benghazi, according to a leading Republican congressman. Representative Peter King of New York, a member of the House Intelligence Committee that David Petraeus briefed, said that the former general left a “different impression” today than he had w...

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Innocence of Muslims filmmaker, in jail for probation violations

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...t of a 21-month jail sentence for using more than a dozen aliases and opening about 60 bank accounts to conduct a cheque fraud scheme, prosecutors said. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Innocence of Muslims filmmaker, in jail for probation violations The Los Angeles Times said that it was while he was in prison that he read the Koran, looking for ways to criticize Islam. On his release he was barred fro...

IKEA Saudi catalogue removes women from its pages

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...all people and we do not accept any kind of discrimination,” the company said in a statement. Islamic Sharia law is applied strictly in Saudi Arabia, where the ruling Al Saud family espouses a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam known as Wahhabism. Women live under various restrictions, including no right to drive, and must be covered whenever they are outside the home. Saudi leader King...

Pope Francis has referred to "so many Muslim brothers and sisters" during a Good Friday procession dedicated to the suffering of Christians from terrorism, war and religious fanaticism in the Middle East

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...where in the past, 12 priests have been chosen to represent Jesus’ disciples. Before he became pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio long cultivated warm relations with Muslim leaders in his native Argentina. In one of his first speeches as pope, he called for the church and the West in general to “intensify” relations with the Muslim world. The Vatican’s relations with Isla...

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has been released on bail, after being questioned by prosecutors over allegations he insulted Islam and President Mohamed Morsi

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...oussef has been released on bail, after being questioned by prosecutors over allegations he insulted Islam and President Mohamed Morsi. Bassem Youssef was ordered to pay 15,000 Egyptian pounds ($2,190). He had spent five hours at the public prosecutor’s office, a day after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Bassem Youssef has faced several complaints over his show Al Bernameg (The Programm...

Family and friends said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared to be a party-loving guy, who was never a troublemaker

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...one single American friend”. Five months ago, Tamerlan Tsarnaev created a YouTube playlist dedicated to terrorism. Named simply “Terrorists”, it included a pair of videos, which are now no longer available. Among the songs was one called I will dedicate my life to Jihad. Tamerlan Tsarnaev also featured videos recorded by recent converts to Islam. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the other hand, who grew up in...

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev graduated from Boston's Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in 2011, and attended School No 1 in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, from 1999 to 2001

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...he wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse. Over time, the independence movement grew increasingly Islamist in character. Largely quashed by Moscow, a low-level insurgency persists in Chechnya and has leaked into neighboring Dagestan. On VKontakte, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev follows several pages devoted to Islam. He also lists one of his favorite songs as Shaggy’s Hey Sexy Lady. His brother, Tamerlan...