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Born in Protest, a Soccer Team Hailed by the People and the Government

Born in Protest, a Soccer Team Hailed by the People and the Government

By Carlotta Gall ALGIERS — They have a reputation for smashing everything in their wake. Their nickname is the Chnawa, literally “the Chinese,” a politically incorrect reference not only to their large numbers but also to their reputation as an unstoppable horde. They are the fans of Mouloudia Algiers, the doyen of soccer in Algeria

Casting Light on Little-Known Story of Albania Rescuing Jews From Nazis

Casting Light on Little-Known Story of Albania Rescuing Jews From Nazis

By Joseph Berger There were a handful of European nations where the Nazi killing machine sputtered, but few seem more remarkable and less illuminated than Albania. With ordinary Albanians moving Jews from hide-out to hide-out to elude capture, Albania saved virtually all of its 200 native Jews and 400 Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria. The

Muslim Women more likely to suffer Islamophobic attacks than men – study

Muslim Women more likely to suffer Islamophobic attacks than men – study

By Haroon Siddique Muslim women are more likely to be subjected to Islamophobic attacks than men, especially if they are wearing the niqab or other clothing associated with their religion, a study has found. Maybe We Are Hated, a report on the impact of Islamophobic attacks, written by Dr Chris Allen, a social policy lecturer at

Osborne sukuks up to Islamic finance, but will it work?

Osborne sukuks up to Islamic finance, but will it work?

By Thomas Seal The government could soon issue its first taxpayer-guaranteed sukuk, marking the UK’s entry into the lucrative, rapidly expanding market of Islamic finance, which was until now exclusive to Muslim countries. But what are sukuk and why are they important? Sukuk (plural of ‘sakk’) are essentially government bonds that must comply with the

Discovering Muslim Women in Six Words

Discovering Muslim Women in Six Words

By Samina Ali If you had to write your entire life’s story in six words, what would those six words be? Seems impossible, right? I mean, how can anyone sum up an entire life with just six words? As a novelist, I understand this initial gut response: at least 300 pages and 100,000 words are

People of the Book ‘Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an,’ by Denise A. Spellberg

People of the Book ‘Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an,’ by Denise A. Spellberg

By Kirk Davis Swinehart Divining a man’s beliefs from the books in his library is a perilous business. And when that man happens to be Thomas Jefferson, it’s like trying to staple vinaigrette to the ceiling. The third president, an omnivorous bibliophile, owned perhaps as many as 10,000 titles. He also was a reticent man

Mighty, Muslim and Leaping Off the Page

Mighty, Muslim and Leaping Off the Page

By George Gene Gustines With most superheroes, when you take away the colorful costume, mask and cape, what you find underneath is a white man. But not always. In February, as part of a continuing effort to diversify its offerings, Marvel Comics will begin a series whose lead character, Kamala Khan, is a teenage Muslim

Drone strikes: tears in Congress as Pakistani family tells of mother’s death

Drone strikes: tears in Congress as Pakistani family tells of mother’s death

By Karen McVeigh The family of a 67-year-old midwife from a remote village in North Waziristan told lawmakers on Tuesday about her death and the “CIA drone” they say was responsible. Their harrowing accounts marked the first time Congress had ever heard from civilian victims of an alleged US drone strike. Rafiq ur Rehman, a

David Cameron to unveil plans for £200m Islamic bond

David Cameron to unveil plans for £200m Islamic bond

By Nicholas Watt David Cameron will on Tuesday pledge to make London one of the world’s “great capitals of Islamic finance” when he unveils Treasury plans to create a £200m Islamic bond by early next year. In a speech to the first meeting of the World Islamic Economic Forum to be held outside a Muslim country, the prime minister

Malala’s Muslim Faith: A Voice Of Islam For The Next Generation

Malala’s Muslim Faith: A Voice Of Islam For The Next Generation

By Yasmine Hafiz Malala Yousufzai was shot by the Taliban for standing up for the education of girls and has electrified the world with her determination and courage in the face of ignorance and hate. She’s also the voice of Islam’s next generation of moderate Muslims. Though only 16 years old, the charismatic teenager fearlessly articulates