1. UK election: Prospects of aspiring Muslim MPs
    The prospects of having more Muslim candidates elected at the General Election are much brighter than in 2005. Although there are around the same number standing (80 compared to 79 in 2005), more will be elected than in 2005, including several women, from various parties.
  2. UK official critical of anti-Muslim laws
    The UK government’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has expressed concerns about the use of stop and search operations on Muslim citizens by British police.
  3. Muslim groups demand fresh probe into Mecca Masjid blast
    Muslim groups in Hyderabad have demanded a fresh probe into the 2007 bomb blast at Mecca Masjid in view of the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) revelation that the 2007 blasts at the historic mosque and the Ajmer shrine were linked.
  4. Gadkari plans new-look BJP with Muslim cadre
    BJP president Nitin Gadkari plans to build a cadre of 10-20,000 odd Muslim BJP activists who will work to dispel the “wrong perceptions” many Muslims have about his party.
  5. Iraq starts ballot recount amid doubts
    Iraq has started a manual recount of votes cast in Baghdad during the March 7 parliamentary elections amid reports of irregularities in the process there.
    An £18million “mega-mosque” at the centre of a far-right protest has been scrapped.
  7. Pakistan Taliban leader alive, threatens U.S. attacks
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, reported killed in a CIA drone aircraft attack in January, has appeared alive in Internet videos, threatening revenge suicide strikes in the United States.
  8. Blasts at Somali mosque kill 39
    MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Two explosions at a mosque in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu Saturday killed 39 worshippers, wounded scores more and hurt a senior member of the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab rebels.