- Prophet Mohammad cartoon angers South African Muslims
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African weekly on Friday published a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad complaining that his followers lack a sense of humor, angering Muslims and raising fear of reprisal attacks during next month’s World Cup.
- Major Blast Rocks Baghdad
A few days after the hanging of 63 Al-Qaeda ringleaders in Iraq, a major blast rocked the Iraqi Capital, Baghdad.
- Pro-burqa protesters plan rallies in Belgium
Muslim protesters banned from rallying in Brussels plan instead to hold demonstrations elsewhere in Belgium and outside Belgian embassies in several European capitals.
- Al Maliki: State of Law Coalition to Keep Premiership
London, Asharq Al-Awsat – Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki said on Thursday that the next premiership will only come out of the State of Law coalition, indicating that he will remain Prime Minister for a second term as there are no other candidates from the coalition for this position.
- America’s First Muslim College To Open This Fall
Letters of admission went out last month to the approximately 20 students who will make up the inaugural freshman class of Zaytuna College, which founders hope will become the nation’s first accredited Muslim institution of higher learning.
- Saudi Editor Who Interviewed Bin Laden Resigns
Khashoggi was on his second stint as editor after having been forced to resign in 2003 over an Al-Watan editorial criticising 14th century Muslim theologian Ibn Taymiyya.
- Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ), reorganise itself to target Shia Community
Pakistan Intelligence agencies have warned that the banned terror organisation, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ), has reorganised itself and formed two new subgroups – Jhangvi Fidai Force (JFF) and Sunni Fidai Force (SFF) – to target Shia leaders and police officials across the country, sources told Daily Times.
- Wahabi terrorists kill Two Shia youth’s in Karachi
Terrorists of outlawed Wahabi Organization taking the benefit of ongoing target killing in Karachi on Thursday morning martyred two Shia youths at Bhukkar Goth, Abul-Hassan Isphani Road Karachi.
- Balochistan Shia’s to hold rally on May 23rd in Quetta against the genocide of Shia’s in Balochistan
Balochistan Shia leaders demanded of the Government to take stern notice of these terrorist attacks and target killings aimed at terrorizing the innocent people. They condemned the killing of innocent Shia Muslims in Balochistan and asked the Provincial government to arrest the terrorists involved in the killing of innocent people.
- Maliki slams Iraqiya for failure, delay
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has accused the Iraqiya coalition of delaying the political process of forming the county’s new government.