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France: Police question 8-year-old Muslim Pupil for “Glorifying Terrorism”

Rabat - Collective hysteria has apparently engulfed France since the Charlie Hebdo attacks. French authorities appear to be going too far in their campaign against hate speech.  An eight-year-old French boy, Ahmed, from the southern French city of Nice was reportedly questioned by police on Wednesday after he allegedly made comments in school supporting the Parisian terrorists who attacked satirical weekly ...

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Facebook to Officially Censor Criticism of Islam

Rabat - Social media network giant Facebook is working on implementing a formal policy of censoring criticism of Islam, particularly pages mocking and offending the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). According to Top Conservative News, Facebook has recruited many censors that will be working for $1.50 an hour to delete every post criticizing Islam. Approximately half of them work from an office in Morocco. “Facebook ...

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Why France Understood Nothing from the Holocaust

By Sahar Amarir Paris - Today the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp from the Nazis. It is a strange and cynical spectacle to watch how so many people talk about this tragedy on this day, but it speaks volumes about our ongoing delusional mindsets and our tragic ignorance as Westerners. But it shouldn't come as a surprise, most people speak as they ...

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I am Jewish and I Love Muslims

By Joshua Kohen Washington D.C - Last May, I had an interesting encounter on a train ride from Marrakesh to Rabat. It was my fourth visit to Morocco as an American Jew, visiting a land my paternal ancestors had left many generations ago. As usual in Morocco, people are friendly on train rides, especially within the small confines of a cabin. Several Moroccan passengers began talking to me in Arabic out of c ...

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5 Powerful Islamic Teachings to Become Your Strongest Self

New York - I am firmly convinced Islam is the best medicine for any human affliction. It is the ultimate source of psychological, emotional, spiritual, physical and even financial well-being. Islam reconnects us with our true essence and with all that is good, honorable and pure. It is the natural answer to a human being’s instinctive quest for truth, justice, and beauty and teaches us the path to prosperit ...

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Muslims in the Arab World: Time to Denounce Violence and Focus on Priorities

Fez - The prophet of Islam, Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him), is a sanctified figure in the eyes of Muslims. He is revered because of the revolutionary changes he made to eliminate horrendous practices such as infanticide, slavery, and human trafficking. Such barbarities were engendered in the pre-Islamic era, when women were treated like possessions. The divine revelation he received advocates peace and compas ...

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Algerian author Yasmina Khadra: “I don’t have the right to be Charlie”

By Kevin Kriedemann London - In this week’s episode of Talk To Al Jazeera, award-winning Algerian author and former military officer Yasmina Khadra discusses the Charlie Hebdoattack with Jacky Rowland. The Kouachi brothers - the gunmen - were born in France to Algerian immigrant parents, but Khadra says discussions of the terrorist’s nationality are irrelevant. “For me, the murder doesn’t have an identity. ...

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French Comedian Dieudonné Arrested Over ‘Hate Speech’

Rabat - French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala has been arrested on grounds he condoned terrorism. The comedian, known by his stage name Dieudonne, posted on Facebook saying that he sympathized with one of the Paris gunmen, a judicial source has said. He wrote on Facebook: "I feel like Charlie Coulibaly", putting together the slogan "Je Suis Charlie" and the gunman, Amédy Coulibaly, who is accused of killi ...

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German President reassures German Muslims: “we are all Germany”

Rabat - During his speech at a rally organized on Tuesday to promote tolerance and religious freedom in the wake of last week's attacks in Paris, German President Joachim Gauck reassured his country's four million Muslim community that "we are all Germany". The president delivered his speech after an imam inaugurated the event by reciting verses from the Quran condemning killing. "We, democrats with our dif ...

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Chechen leader criticizes the West over hypocritical views towards terrorism

Moscow - In the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks against Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, posed several questions over what he believes are the double standards by which the notion of terrorism is being grasped by the West. In his Instagram profile, the Chechen leader first condemned the killing of unarmed people by terrorists and welcomed the "single-h ...

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New Fatwa Prohibits Building Snowman in Saudi Arabia

Agadir - Following the recent snowfall in the north of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Mohammad Saleh Al Munajid formally prohibits building snowman, describing it as idols worship. “Who said building a snowman is an innocent activity”? Said Mohammad Saleh Al-Munajid, one of the most influential sheikhs of Saudi Arabia,who has just issued a Fatwa prohibiting the hobby of snowman building. At IslamQA.info, where the Sh ...

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Charlie Hebdo’s Wednesday edition to include Prophet Mohammed cartoons

Rabat - Charlie Hebdo's Wednesday edition will reportedly feature cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Richard Malka, the magazine's lawyer, said that Charlie Hebdo's next edition will "naturally" contain drawings of the Prophet Mohammed. "We will not give up, otherwise all of this will not have any sense," Malka said in an interview with France Info radio on Monday. "The spirit of Charlie is the right to blas ...

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