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‘We are one’: Palestinian Christians and Muslims unite against Trump’s Jerusalem call

JERUSALEM: Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.  It was a timely reminder that while headlines focused on Islamist calls for uprisings and Trump’s references to…

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Erdogan seeks to lead Muslim response on Jerusalem

Istanbul: Turkey’s leader is seeking to spearhead Islamic reaction to the US declaration on Jerusalem, but it is uncertain if he can coordinate a meaningful response among often disunited Muslim nations. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who regards himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause, had fulminated against President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as…

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Muslims pray outside White House to protest Trump Jerusalem move

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of Muslims attended Friday prayers in front of the White House to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Responding to the call of American Muslim organizations, worshippers laid out their prayer mats at a park in front of the president’s residence. Wearing traditional Palestinian keffiyeh scarves…

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Muslims pray outside White House to protest Trump Jerusalem move

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of Muslims attended Friday prayers in front of the White House to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Responding to the call of American Muslim organizations, worshippers laid out their prayer mats at a park in front of the president’s residence. Wearing traditional Palestinian keffiyeh scarves…

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Tillerson: Jerusalem embassy move probably not for 2 years

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem would probably not take place for at least two years. “This is not something that is going to happen this year or probably not next year, but the president does want us to move in a very…

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Palestinians observing ‘Day of Rage’ on Trump’s Jerusalem move

GAZA CITY: The Palestinians are observing “Day of Rage” on Friday in response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Rallies and protests are expected near Israeli-controlled checkpoints in the West Bank and along the border with Gaza on Friday (December 8). Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem…

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All you need to know about Trump’s dangerous Jerusalem move

For centuries now, Jerusalem has been at the heart of many conflicts and wars. The city holds special importance and is revered by the three most important religions in the world–Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Which is exactly why Trump’s hasty decision to declare Jerusalem (all of it) as Israel’s capital and his announcement to shift…

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Muslim labourer hacked, burned alive in India

Indian police on Thursday arrested a Hindu man over the murder of a Muslim labourer after identifying him from a video of the brutal killing that went viral and has sparked widespread outrage. The footage shows a man hitting labourer Afrazul Khan with a pickaxe and a machete before pouring kerosene over his body and…

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Watch: Muslims react to Trump’s move on Occupied Al-Quds

Muslim countries – governments as well as masses – condemned US recognition of Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel’s capital. Watch this report…

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KP Assembly tables resolution against Trump’s Jerusalem decision

PESHAWAR: A resolution against US President Donald Trump’s announcement to shift his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was tabled in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Friday, Samaa reported. The resolution was presented by Sher Azam of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). It was mentioned in the resolution that the United States President has…

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World rejects Trump’s move on Occupied Al-Quds; protests break out

LONDON: Muslim countries across the world condemned the US recognition of Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel’s capital. The Muslim world called it Washington’s incendiary move in a volatile region to abandon its leading role as a peace mediator. The European Union and United Nations also voiced alarm at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to move…

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Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

FILE PHOTO: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas greets delegates after addressing the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz LONDON: Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East on Wednesday condemned the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region…

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Malaysian PM Najib urges Muslims to strongly oppose Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Muslims everywhere to strongly oppose any recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reported Reuters. President Donald Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that was condemned by the Muslim countries across the world. “I call on all…

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Three activists who razed Babri Masjid have converted to Islam

AYODHYA: Three Hindu activists who were involved in razing Babri Masjid to the ground in 1992 have converted to Islam. For three persons who once were regarded as heroes in their own villages for razing down Babri Masjid, the act is now a crime that they deeply regret. The guilt-ridden former Kar Sevaks (activists) have…

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‘Modi needs a Muslim target, but this time the Gujarati Muslims are lying low’

VADODARA: Dr JS Bandukwala, a former Physics professor at MS University in India, has always been the face of dignity in the face of immense personal suffering, reports Times of India. He lost his home when it was attacked by mobs during the 2002 post Godhra riots, his long time neighbors slammed doors in his…

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Pope says his defense of Rohingya got through in Myanmar

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE: Pope Francis on Saturday defended his strategy of avoiding the term “Rohingya” in Myanmar, saying he believed he got his message across to both the civilian and military leadership without shutting down dialogue, reported Reuters. Speaking to reporters aboard the plane returning to Rome from Bangladesh, the pontiff also indicated that…

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Pakistan frees JuD chief Hafiz Saeed

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed more than 160 people, after months of US pressure on Islamabad over its alleged support for militants. Firebrand cleric Hafiz Saeed, who heads the group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and has a $10 million US…

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Nusrat Sehar Abbasi condemns ‘Black Friday’ term

KARACHI: PML-F MPA Nusrat Sehar Abbasi said on Monday that using the term ‘Black Friday’ should be condemned since Friday was an auspicious and revered day for Muslims around the globe. The PML-F leader gave a speech on Monday during a session of the provincial assembly during which she denounced the ‘Black Friday’ title. “Why…

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Traffic chaos as protesters besiege Pakistan’s capital

ISLAMABAD: Protesters from a hardline religious group blocked the main highway into Islamabad for the sixth day running Monday, virtually locking down the Pakistani capital and causing commuter fury as authorities hesitated to act. The roughly 2,000 protesters are demanding the resignation of the federal law minister over a hastily-abandoned amendment to the country’s controversial…

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Muslim father forgives son’s killer ‘in spirit of Islam’, hugs him in court

KENTUCKY: Father of a slain Muslim pizza delivery driver on Tuesday hugged and forgave his son’s murderer, telling him he did it in the ‘spirit of Islam’.  It was a sight for sore eyes when Munim Sombat Jitmoud, a Muslim resident of Lexington, Kentucky, hugged Trey Alexander Relford, the man involved in the murder of his son…

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Myanmar must resettle Rohingya in their villages: US official

Dhaka: The United States wants Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya in their own villages following their exodus from the country’s violence-wracked Rakhine state for Bangladesh, a senior State Department official said Saturday in Dhaka. Simon Henshaw, acting US assistant secretary of state who visited refugee camps in southeast Bangladesh, said Myanmar should…

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