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Islam Information Dropping from Social Studies in Schools?

Islam Information Dropping from Social Studies in Schools?

Press Shia - School officials have dropped most of the Tennessee middle school social studies standards involving Islam as part of newly proposed standards. Press Shia Agency - The Kingsport Times-News reports that an entire section on Islam currently taught to seventh-graders has been removed from the state Board of Education's draft, which went online for public review Sept. 15. Most...

Two bombs explode near mosque in east Germany, no casualties

Two bombs explode near mosque in east Germany, no casualties

Press Shia - Two bomb attacks have hit near a mosque and a congress center in the eastern German city of Dresden, with no reports of casualties, police sources say. Press Shia Agency - The first explosion occurred as an improvised explosive went off outside the Fatih Camii Mosque on Huhndorfer Strasse in Dresden’s eastern neighborhood of Cotta at 21:53 local time.   ...

UK Muslims no longer trust police due to discrimination: Burnham

UK Muslims no longer trust police due to discrimination: Burnham

Press Shia Agency - The UK government’s so-called “Prevent” policy has alienated Muslims across Britain to a point that they no longer trust the British law enforcement, says prominent Labour lawmaker Andy Burnham. Press Shia - Speaking at a conference organized by a non-profit called Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND), Burnham called for a “root and branch review”...

Saudis urge government to treat women as full citizens

Saudis urge government to treat women as full citizens

Press Shia - Thousands of Saudis have signed a petition calling on the Riyadh regime to treat women as full citizens by recognizing their complete rights and ending the controversial male guardianship system. Press Shia - Under Saudi law, a woman must have permission from a male family member, normally the father, husband or brother - in the case of a widow, sometimes her son - to obtain a...

Muslim Woman Attacked in Vienna ‘for Wearing Hijab’

Muslim Woman Attacked in Vienna ‘for Wearing Hijab’

Press Shia - A Muslim woman wearing a headscarf was beaten and bitten in Vienna in what her family suspect was an Islamophobic attack. Press Shia Agency - The 51-year-old woman, identified only as Mrs. D, was on her way to work at 6am in the south of the Austrian capital when she was attacked from behind, the Independent reported on Thursday.   Police confirmed they were...

Millions of Muslims across world celebrate Eid al-Ghadir

Millions of Muslims across world celebrate Eid al-Ghadir

Press Shia Agency – Millions of Shi’a Muslims across the world, including in Iran, are celebrating the Eid al-Ghadir, which marks the appointment of the first Shi’a Imam, Ali ibn Abi Talib, by Islam’s most revered figure, Prophet Muhammad, as his successor.Press Shia – Iranians from various walks of life are celebrating the auspicious occasion, which annually falls on the 18th of...

'Hate crimes in UK increased following Brexit vote'

'Hate crimes in UK increased following Brexit vote'

Press Shia Agency - European Union embassies in the United Kingdom have reported a rise in xenophobic attacks on their citizens by Britons. Press Shia Agency - The EU embassies in Britain recently filed 60 incidents of suspected hate crime and abuse against their citizens.   On Monday, the British daily The Guardian published a survey based on which xenophobia, which...

Police investigating hate crime against Edinburgh mosque

Police investigating hate crime against Edinburgh mosque

Press Shia - Police in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh have launched a hate crime investigation after a mosque was damaged by fire. Press Shia Agency - The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday, when an object was thrown at the Central Mosque in Potterrow, causing damage to an entrance door.   The attack caused no injuries but burned parts of the garden area...

One in four French Muslims opposes secular laws: Poll

One in four French Muslims opposes secular laws: Poll

Press Shia Agency - One in four French Muslims is against the country’s secular laws and values, a new study suggests, as the government pushes for more restrictions on Muslims practicing their religion in the society. Press Shia - The results of the survey by Ifop, the French Institute of Public Opinion, published on Sunday showed that 24 percent of those who identify themselves as...

Nine Shia Bahraini Hajj pilgrims detained in Saudi Arabia

Nine Shia Bahraini Hajj pilgrims detained in Saudi Arabia

Press Shia - A Bahraini human rights group says authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested nine Shia Bahraini Muslims in the kingdom after they had performed Hajj rituals, refusing to provide any information about the charges leveled against them. Press Shia - Hussain Radhi, with the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, said on Saturday that Saudi security forces had detained the Bahraini...