by Simon Hooper
Muslims and Jews living in the same North London neighbourhood are making a stand together against hate crime amid concerns of an increased threat to both communities in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. Jewish communities in the UK have been on a heightened state of alert since a siege orchestrated by a gunman at a kosher supermarket in the French capital left four hostages dead, with police and Jewish neighbourhood watch groups stepping up security around synagogues and schools.
by Husam Ad-Din ibn Musa `Afana
Nowadays some satellite channels receive astrologists as guests. The viewers call them and give them information about themselves, such as their birth dates, so that the astrologists, using computers, predict the future events that may occur to them. What is the viewpoint of Islam on astrology?
There are two related terms that are often confused with one another, astronomy and astrology.
by Tariq Mehanna
"Before the end of time, there will be years of treachery. In them, the truthful person is disbelieved, the liar is believed, the trustworthy is distrusted, and the treacherous is trusted." In this authentic hadith, Allah's Messenger (sall Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) described our era. Confusion and deception are so prevalent today that it's difficult for many to accurately assess the world and the people in it.
by Ramzy Baroud
French President Francios Hollande seems to be borrowing the same costly policies that were implemented by former US President George W Bush after the deadly attacks of September 11
Francois Hollande is not a popular president. No matter how hard the “socialist” leader tries to impress, there never seems to be a solid constituency that backs him. He attempted to mask his initial lack of experience in foreign affairs with a war in Mali, after his country enthusiastically
by Creede Newton
In December, a wave of support for the recognition of a Palestinian state swept over Europe, culminating in the European Parliament’s (EP) vote on a motion that expressed support for an independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders and a continuation of stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The motion, largely symbolic, passed with 498 EU parliamentarians voting in favour, 88 voting against, and 111 abstaining.
Collaborated with Judeo-Christian forces to destroy Muslim countries.
By Latheef Farook
Saudi Arabia’s 90 year old ruthless dictator Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud died on Friday 23 January 2015. Though ascended to the throne on 1 August 2005 Abdulla has been the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia since 1995 when his brother the king Fahd suffered a stroke.
His wealth was estimated at more than $21 billion. This is in complete violation of Islamic
by Stephen Bell
MEMO's important book "The Battle for Public Opinion in Europe" analysed changing perspectives in Europe towards the Palestinian struggle. A look at the trade unions in Britain reveals that a similar process is underway. Given that these bodies are the largest social movement in the country, with approximately 7 million members, the change is not unimportant.
by Yvonne Ridley
Tony Blair continued to let the British public believe that Al-Qaida was out to get themWe are fast approaching the anniversary of Colin Powell's now infamous speech before the United Nations as the Bush administration ramped up the case for invading Iraq ten years ago. You might think that there's nothing new to say and that the long-awaited Chilcott Inquiry into the Iraq War, if and when it is finally published, will contain no great revelations.
By Riley Waggaman
Hillary Clinton is a comedic genius. Just listen to her "impersonate" Vladimir Putin. Do you hear that husky, not-at-all-Russian voice? It's like she NSA wire-tapped into Putin's voice box and then temporarily share-wared his most inner thoughts. Amazing. When she loses the 2016 elections, she will surely have gainful employment as a children's entertainer. She'll need that job, too, after her husband is through with the legal bills associated with his most recent flying
By Khalid Amayreh, Occupied Palestine
I don't have hard factual evidence linking Israel to the current wave of anti-Islam protests, now sweeping some German towns such as Dresden. However, there are many indications that the Zionist state is one way or the other implicated in mobilizing anti-Islam and anti-Muslim sentiments in Europe, especially in countries with sizeable Muslim communities, such as Germany, France, Britain and Sweden.
by Kandy Forum
Recently concluded presidential election was a very crucial one for the country and most importantly for Muslims. The victory of common candidate was made possible by several forces and decided by a diverse group of people that includes crucial minorities as well. The role played by Muslims shouldn’t be just limited to number of votes and it wouldn’t be a wise idea to portrait that as well; rather to make use of the opportunity at this important juncture to influence
A U.S. court has issued summons to Secretary of State John Kerry calling for his response within 60 days to a lawsuit demanding that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) be designated a “foreign terrorist organisation.” Judge Laura Swain of the District Court of the Southern District of New York said in her summons that Mr. Kerry was required to answer the “declaratory lawsuit” filed by Sikhs for Justice, a human rights group that had earlier filed a case against
by Ahmad Al-Laythi
Informed sources within the Muslim Brotherhood claim that the Egyptian regime has sought ways and means to reconcile with the movement ever since the coup in July 2013. The Brotherhood, it is said, has rejected all such overtures. Speaking to Arabi21, the sources explained that the discussions that took place between regime officials and some Brotherhood leaders, at times directly and on other occasions via mediators, focused on the acquiescence of
by Samira Shackle
The US officially maintains that a lasting political solution will require Assad to step down, it is quietly supporting other diplomatic efforts to end the conflict, and is not calling as loudly for Assad’s resignation as it has in the past. From the very early days of the Syrian war, the American government – along with other western administrations – has taken a strong position on the conflict.
This is to inform all our readers that the illegal and immoral blockade of my website, Latheeffarook.com, by Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, TRC, since first week of August 2014 was lifted this morning- 13 January 2015.
The was done by TRC following the election of Mr. Maithripla Sirisena as the country’s new president on 8 January 2015 and the swearing in of a new 27 member cabinet on 12 January 2015.
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Sri Lanka is passing through the worst ever political, economic, social and moral crisis since independence. Unfortunately, Muslim politicians are not doing the work expected of them. However veteran journalist Latheef Farook addresses the issues which the mainstream local media conveniently ignore or distorts.
But he needs financial assistance to carry on his work.
Latheef worked at the Daily News and Ceylon Observer between 1970 and 1979 and re-launched Gulf News in Dubai in 1979. After working in the Gulf for a quarter century, he returned home in 2003 and began highlighting Muslim issues in the print and electronic media..... Read more
War crime backed by US, UK Europe and Arab dictators led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt
by Latheef Farook
Gaza is a small beach side strip of around 365 sq miles by the Mediterranean Sea. Sandwiched between Egypt and Israel this territory with about 1.9 million Palestinians is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Most of the inhabitants here are refugees who traditionally owned their homes andRead more
This article is in response to an article published in the Ceylon Today on 17 July 2014,under the title " International Hypocrisy".
In the Face of Blood Thirsty Settler State of Israel’s never Ending Barbarity
So called human rights champions US, UK and Europe have been traditional collaborators while UN remains helpless.
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by Latheef Farook
Buddha preaches love and compassion. If the Buddha is there, he will protect the Muslims whom the Buddhists are attacking- Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.
While the Sinhala Zionist Bodu Bala Sena,BBS,gangsters were killing Muslims, looting and burning Muslim owned properties in Aluthgama, Dharga Town, Beruwala and the surrounding areas on June 15 and 16, 2014 in Colombo an all out effort was made to cover up this carnage with a media blackout.Covering up the Carnage on Muslims of Aluthgama, Dhargha Town, Beruwala & the surrounding areas
Masjid Al Aqsa is crying for your help
by Latheef Farook
Masjid Al Aqsa, the first qibla of the Muslims, second oldest masjid after Makkah and thethird most important holy place in Islam after Makka and Madina is located in the city ofJerusalem known to Muslims worldwide as Al Quds (The Holy) or Baitul Muqaddis (The Houseof Holiness).Read more