- Sahel-Saharan states co-ordinate fight against al-Qaeda
Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger military chiefs of staff met at the Tamanrasset joint military command on Sunday (September 26th) to co-ordinate efforts against al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
- Wahabi Militants kill Shia travelers in Kurrum Agency Pakistan
Pro-Taliban militants have opened fire on a convoy in Pakistan’s restive northwest, killing 16 Shia Muslims and injuring several others.
- World Bank approves $115 mln loan for Tanzania
DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 29 (Reuters) – The World Bank has approved $115 million in concessionary loans to Tanzania to help fight poverty in east Africa’s second biggest economy, a statement of the bank said on Wednesday.
- Muslim Brotherhood expert discusses Maghreb Salafism
Alaya Allani is a professor of contemporary history at the University of Manouba in Tunis and a specialist in political Islam. He has published several studies on the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist currents in the Arab Maghreb. Magharebia sat down with Allani in Tunis to discuss the dangers of the spread of Salafism and what he sees as the root causes of the problem.
- Local US Farmers Cater to Muslim Traditions
Many Muslim-Americans have often had difficulty finding Halal-certified meat, or meat slaughtered in according to Islamic tradition, in their local grocery stores. Sometimes, they have resorted to buying whole goats or lambs on farms and slaughtering them on-site themselves, in accordance with tradition. But this is illegal in many parts of the United States. Realizing the growing Muslim market in the U.S., some American farmers are opening legal halal-certified slaughterhouses with great success.
- Iraq’s Shi’ite union backs incumbent Maliki as PM
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s Shi’ite alliance backed incumbent Nuri al-Maliki as the next prime minister Friday after months of argument, but he still faces severe obstacles in his bid for a second term.
- British Police apologises for installing cameras in Muslim areas
London: British police on Thursday apologized for installing surveillance cameras in predominantly Muslim neighbourhoods as part of a counter terrorism program. Though the cameras were never switched on, the action brought distrust and caused anger to the community said police officials.
- ‘French Muslims victims of Islamophobia’
More than 1,000 racist attacks took place in France last year, one third of which targeted Muslims, who make only about 10 percent of the country’s population, media reports say.
- HRW issues new warning to Bahrain for discrimination over Shia
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) blasts Bahrain’s recent travel ban on three rights activists, saying Manama should rather probe the claims of detainee abuse it faces.