- Grand Shia Cleric Warns U.S. and Obama Accountable if Quran Burned
TEHRAN – Grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpayegani has warned the United States that there will be major repercussions if the plan to burn the Quran on the 9/11 anniversary is carried out.
- India urges media blackout of planned Koran burning
NEW DELHI — India, home to the world’s third-biggest Muslim population, called Thursday for the US to take “strong action” to prevent a planned Koran burning ceremony and demanded a media blackout.
- Muslim drive for restraint
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has asked community members across the country to avoid provocative celebrations or demonstrations once the Ayodhya verdict is delivered.
- Indonesia urges Obama to stop Quran burning
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono wrote a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to stop a Florida church that said it will burn copies of the Quran, a presidential spokesman told CNN Thursday.
- Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon announce Eid al-Fitr on Friday
Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon announced they would celebrate the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, on Friday.
- Muslim outfit tries to disrupt Iftar party in Lucknow
Several members of a Muslim outfit Wednesday tried to disrupt an Iftar party hosted by the American Embassy at a five-star hotel here, police said.
- Russian Caucasian city rocked by suicide bombing; 15 killed
In an upsurge of militancy in Russia’s Muslim dominated Caucasus, a suicide bomber rammed his car into a central market in Vladikavkaz, the capital of of North Ossetia, killing 15 people and wounding more than 100.
- Quranic and Cultural Products Fair in Bosnia
As Eid-ul-Fitr approaches, Iran’s Cultural Center in Bosnia has organized a Quranic cultural exhibition in the country.
- Bahrain under fire over Shia torture
British rights activists have criticized Bahrain for arresting opposition leaders, accusing the kingdom of violating human rights and oppressing the opposition.
- Multinationals go halal to tap Muslim market
An increasing number of multinational companies are looking to tap Muslim consumers by certifying their products halal, a leading Malaysian halal certifier has told Arabian Business.