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Shahid bin Yusuf Takala says his prolonged stay at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque has been a 'great blessing'.

Separatism: Bringing <em>Islam</em> and France's Muslims to heel

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be French, writes Raphaël Kempf.

Algeria slashes activist's jail term for 'offending <em>Islam</em>'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria slashes activist's jail term for 'offending Islam'

An Algerian court has cut the sentence of a Hirak activist who was found guilty of “offending Islam” from ten years in jail to one year.

'Respect my hijab', Muslim model Halima Aden tells industry

Diana Alghoul

'Respect my hijab', Muslim model Halima Aden tells industry

Hijabi model Halima Aden announced quitting the runway after she decided she no longer wants to be pressured into compromising her Islamic ...

Mobashra Tazamal

MuslimPro's 'data sale' is not just an outrageous betrayal

Comment: MuslimPro's sharing of private data with brokers who passed it on to US military exposed its Muslim users to the lethal consequences of US state surveillance, argues Mobashra Tazamal.

Courtney Freer

Understanding the Saudi, Emirati 'excommunication' of the Muslim Brotherhood

Comment: Behind the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a 'terrorist, rebellious' group by Saudi and Emirati religious authorities lies a ...

The New Arab Staff

Algerians outraged by Macron’s statements of support for Tebboune

Statements of support by Emmanuel Macron for Algerian leader Abdelmadjid Tabboune have caused outrage in Algeria, with opposition leaders ...

The New Arab Staff

UAE religious authority brands Muslim Brotherhood as 'terrorist organisation'

The UAE is the latest to take aim at the Muslim Brotherhood despite a global statement by Islamic scholars condemning such moves.

Pakistan minister retracts Macron 'Nazi' jibe after French demands

The New Arab Staff

Pakistan minister retracts Macron 'Nazi' jibe after French demands

Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari deleted her tweet after an angry response from France's foreign ministry.

The New Arab Staff

'Foreigners leave': Mosque in Germany plastered with Islamophobic posters

Right-wing extremists targeted a mosque in Germany on Friday, reports confirmed, amid heightened Islamophobia in Europe.

Death of Pakistan's firebrand cleric clouds future of movement

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Death of Pakistan's firebrand cleric clouds future of movement

In just a few short years, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, known for profanity-laced speeches and theatrical gestures, gained mass support and rose to ...

Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

The New Arab Staff

Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

Bahrain Abdullatif Al-Zayani used a glass of water, instead of champagne, to toast his leader during a trip to Israel.

Al-Azhar professor says comments on inter-faith marriage were misunderstood

The New Arab Staff

Al-Azhar professor says comments on inter-faith marriage were misunderstood

Professor Amna Nosseir sparked public outcry after she said there is no text in Islamic law that prevents a Muslim woman from marrying a ...

Macron accuses Turkey of promoting anti-French sentiment in Africa

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron accuses Turkey of promoting anti-French sentiment in Africa

Macron accused Turkey of 'distorting' his words and 'playing on post-colonial resentment' in Africa.

The New Arab Staff

CAIR slams President Macron’s ultimatum to French Muslim leaders

CAIR accused President Macron of turning 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité' into 'repression, inequality and division'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Founder of hardline Pakistani Islamist party dies aged 54

The firebrand leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, a hardline Pakistani Islamist party, has died.

The New Arab Staff

France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

France will introduce an identification number system to help enforce the controversial legislation.

The New Arab Staff

Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

President Macron has asked the French Muslim community to draw up a charter that stipulates Islam is a religion and not a political ...

A Match Made In Heaven: Muslim women talk desire

Tahmina Begum

A Match Made In Heaven: Muslim women talk desire

Book Club: A new anthology of stories by British Muslim women exploring romance and desire proves to be a powerful and nuanced response to ...

The New Arab Staff

France could reduce visas to Maghreb due to 'radicalisation'

The Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin presented a list of 231 individuals France wants to expel due to suspicions of 'radicalisation'.

Two Saudi judges suspended over anti-shisha, anti-shaving rulings

The New Arab Staff

Two Saudi judges suspended over anti-shisha, anti-shaving rulings

The two judges are currently under investigation and could face penalties.

US Muslim representative Ilhan Omar slams Trump's 'Klan' rallies

The New Arab Staff

US Muslim representative Ilhan Omar slams Trump's 'Klan' rallies

'The Squad' member and Minnesota congresswoman likened Donald Trump campaign rallies to racist Ku Klux Klan meets and slammed the incumbent US ...

Britain's equalities watchdog is missing something crucial: BAME representation

Taj Ali

Britain's equalities watchdog is missing something crucial: BAME representation

Comment: If the EHRC can't root out racial discrimination under its own roof, asks Taj Ali, what hope is there it will do an effective job at ...

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