News: 22-Feb-10

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  1. Sunni Scholars: Aliens seeking to sow discord among Muslims
    Three Iranian Sunni scholars accused certain foreign countries of continued attempts to create a rift between the Shiite and Sunni Muslims.
  2. Imam Khomeini’s anthology rendered into Turkish
    Versified Turkish translation of poetry anthology of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, has been published in Turkey.
  3. Over 2,000 people rally in Berlin against German troops in Afghanistan
    More than 2,000 people rallied in Berlin on Saturday to protest against German military deployment in Afghanistan, according to news reports.
  4. Battling The Burqa
    No end is in sight to the fierce debate raging in France over an imminent move to ban the wearing of the burqa in public establishments. On the contrary, just about any matter involving Muslims adds fuel to it. Right now the media are focused on an issue that, on the face of it, is of little relevance to the sartorial choices of an insignificant number of Muslim women.
  5. Saudi authorities launch crackdown against Shia Citizens
    Saudi authorities launched a crackdown on Shia Muslim Citizens of Saudi Arabia for commemoration of anniversary of martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) on 10th of Muharram, first month of Islamic Calendar.
  6. Hand grenade attack in Gilgit Shia Mosque
    Five shia worshippers were injured in the hand grenade attack in Imam Zain-ul-Aabidin (AS) Mosque at airport road in Gilgit on Sunday.
  7. Indonesia Eyes to Be World’s Breadbasket
    JAKARTA – Inviting investors to cultivate huge swathes of fertile countryside, Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, is eyeing to become a global food producer. “If everything goes well, Indonesia should be able to be self-sufficient in five years,” Sony Heru Priyanto, an expert at Satya Wacana Christian University, told Agence France-Presse (AFP) Sunday, February 21.
  8. Europe’s first halal industrial park
    LONDON — A British venture capital firm plans to launch Europe’s first halal industrial park, tapping an under-served market worth up to $6.27 billion a year.
  9. Rumor of Assassination attempt against Imam of Masjid al-Haram by shia Muslims, just a big lie
    Yesterday, some Wahhabi websaites promoted a rumor accusing shia Muslims to assassination attempt against Imam of Masjid al-Haram in holy city of Madinah Al- Munawara.
  10. Islamic finance more than a blip on West’s radar
    As the world’s financial systems found themselves struggling through another challenging year in 2009, Islamic finance reached a new landmark. By year end, the steadily growing sector saw a cumulative total sukuk issuance reaching $100 billion (Dh367.3bn). In 2009, assets of the top 500 Islamic banks grew by 28.6 per cent to $822bn, up from $639bn in 2008.

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