Chinese Muslims protest against plan to demolish mosque

By Michael Martina BEIJING, Aug 10 : Hundreds of ethnic Hui Muslims are staging a sit-in protest in China’s western region of Ningxia against government plans to demolish a huge new mosque, amid tightening curbs on Islam to pull its practice in line with the Chinese mainstream. China officially guarantees freedom of religion, but in […]

Germany dismisses ‘Islam law’ as integration debate resurfaces

By Paul Carrel BERLIN, Apr 3 : Germany has no plans to introduce an ‘Islam law’ codifying the rights and obligations of Muslims, a government spokesman said today, dismissing an idea floated by allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of federal elections in September. Merkel, who will seek a fourth term in what is expected […]

Rights advocates slam Trump plans on Muslim immigrants, refugees

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK, Jan 26 : Immigrant and refugee advocates today denounced White House plans to temporarily stop receiving refugees and suspend visas for people from seven Middle Eastern and North African countries, saying they target Muslims and will make America less safe. A draft executive order seen by Reuters that Trump is […]

Rights advocates slam Trump plans on Muslim immigrants, refugees

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK, Jan 25 : Immigrant and refugee advocates today denounced White House plans to temporarily stop receiving refugees and suspend visas for people from seven Middle Eastern and North African countries, saying they target Muslims and will make America less safe. Making good on campaign promises, President Donald Trump is expected […]

From Jakarta to Lagos, many Muslims voice dismay at Trump win

By Kanupriya Kapoor, Asad Hashim and Omar Fahmy JAKARTA/ISLAMABAD/CAIRO, Nov 9 : Many Muslims around the world expressed dismay today at Donald Trump’s election as US president, saying they feared it might raise tensions between the West and Islam and contribute to radicalisation. While Egypt’s president made an early congratulatory call to Trump, ordinary Muslims […]

Trump has shifted away from complete Muslim ban – Pence

By Steve Holland Washington, Oct 6 : Donald Trump has backed away from a total ban on Muslims entering the United States, vice presidential running mate Mike Pence said today, a shift from one of the Republican presidential candidate’s most provocative proposals. Trump’s call last December for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering […]