Archive "Cultural"

Community Shows Support After Mosques Are Vandalized

Community Shows Support After Mosques Are Vandalized

Press Shia Agency - Two local mosques are seeing an outpouring of support from the community after they were vandalized with spray paint.Press Shia Agency - Two local mosques are seeing an outpouring of support from the community after they were vandalized with spray paint.   "I opened this , and I'm surprised," Islam Board Member Hisham Yasin said....

Muslims protest mosque closure in Italy’s Rome

Muslims protest mosque closure in Italy’s Rome

Press Shia - Hundreds of Muslims in Italy have held a demonstration in Rome to express their outrage at recent mosque closures in the capital.   Press Shia Agency - Protesters gathered in front of the Colosseum, an ancient oval amphitheatre, in central Rome on Friday, kneeling on prayer mats and tarpaulin on the pavement.   Holding placards reading, "Peace" and...

al-Mustafa International University’s developments ‘admirable’

al-Mustafa International University’s developments ‘admirable’

Press Shia Agency – Professor Tamroung Taniaveng of Thailand stressed on deepening scientific ties between al-Mustafa International University and Thai academic centres, “The scientific and cultural ties between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Thailand must be enhanced,” he said.Press Shia Agency – During a meeting with officials from al-Mustafa International University in Qom,...

Major US Quran exhibit to fight Islamophobia

Major US Quran exhibit to fight Islamophobia

Press Shia - The first major Quran exhibition in the U.S. will play an important role in the fight against increasing islamophobia in the U.S., one of the Turkish sponsors of the exhibit said Thursday.Press Shia Agency - The first major Quran exhibition in the U.S. will play an important role in the fight against increasing islamophobia in the U.S., one of the Turkish sponsors of the exhibit...

A U.S. Census proposal to add category for people of Middle Eastern descent makes some uneasy

A U.S. Census proposal to add category for people of Middle Eastern descent makes some uneasy

Press Shia Agency - After more than 30 years of lobbying, people of Middle Eastern and North African descent are finally poised to get their own classification in the U.S. Census. But at a time of rising Islamophobia and calls by presidential candidate Donald Trump to ban people from Muslim lands, some are now questioning whether the new designation could lead to profiling or otherwise put them...

Iranian Zoroastrians fully support the Islamic Republic of Iran

Iranian Zoroastrians fully support the Islamic Republic of Iran

Press Shia – Rashid Khorshidian said that Zoroastrians have participated in the process of the Islamic Revolution alongside our people and offered many martyrs to the Revolution and have been present on the scene of the Revolution from the time of its victory until today and we are supporters of the Supreme Leader.Press Shia – In an interview with Press Shia News Agency, Rashid...

University of Religions and Denominations boost cooperation with Ryukoku University

University of Religions and Denominations boost cooperation with Ryukoku University

Press Shia – The First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Iran paid a visit to the University of Religions and Denominations in Qom and became familiar with its ongoing activities.Press Shia – Hideyuki Adachi, the First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Iran, held a meeting with Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Abolhasan Navvab, the head of the University of Religions and Denominations in Qom,...

Hate-Crime Trial of Anti-Islam Politician Can Proceed

Hate-Crime Trial of Anti-Islam Politician Can Proceed

Press Shia Agency - The trial of Dutch politician Geert Wilders for inciting hate with his comments about the number of Moroccans in the country can proceed. Press Shia Agency - The trial of Dutch politician Geert Wilders for inciting hate with his comments about the number of Moroccans in the country can proceed.   Wilders can stand trial on the “suspicion of insulting a group...

CAIR condemns Islamophobic act in Bayonne mosque

CAIR condemns Islamophobic act in Bayonne mosque

Press Shia - The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate hate graffiti left at a mosque in Bayonne as a possible bias-motivated crime. Press Shia Agency - The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to...

Research center finds anti-Muslim hate crimes jump 1 to 14 in Maryland

Research center finds anti-Muslim hate crimes jump 1 to 14 in Maryland

Press Shia Agency - In Maryland, the number of hate crimes against Muslims jumped from one in 2014 to 14 last year, according to new research from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. Press Shia Agency - In Maryland, the number of hate crimes against Muslims jumped from one in 2014 to 14 last year, according to new research from the...