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Should Uddhav Thackeray demand the resignation of Rajan Vichare over Maharashtra Sadan incident? 24.7.2014 DNA: Wide Angle
Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare who force-fed a supervisor of the IRCTC canteen in Maharashtra Sadan on July 17 said on Wednesday he regretted the incident after he came to know that the man was a Muslim and was fasting for Ramzan. He, however, added: "It's not written on anyone's face whether he/she is a Hindu or a Muslim. I got to know about it just now." Television channels throughout the day showed a CCTV grab of Vichare forcing the supervisor to eat a chapatti. As a mark of protest, the IRCTC has withdrawn its catering facilities from the sadan. On Wednesday, a two-member fact finding committee of group general managers was formed to investigate the incident. The committee will have to submit its report within three days. Suhas Mamdapurkar, the manager of the sadan, was transferred on Wednesday in the wake of the controversy. Mamdapurkar, who also held the charge of assistant resident commissioner (security), could not be contacted. Both his mobile phones were switched off. On July 17, a group of 11 Shiv ...
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Political iftar parties losing charm 24.7.2014 Patna News, News from Patna, Bihar| Latest Patna News - Times of India Patna and Bihar News
CM Jitan Ram Manjhi hosted the official iftar party at 1, Anne Marg, on Wednesday, maintaining the tradition of his ...
Delhi Police steps up security at Maharashtra Sadan 23.7.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Amid raging controversy over a Shiv Sena MP caught 'force-feeding' a fasting Muslim employee at Maharashtra Sadan, its authorities have written to the Delhi Police asking them to step up ...
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Delhi Police steps up security at Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi 23.7.2014 DNA: Opinion
Amid raging controversy over a Shiv Sena MP caught on video purportedly force-feeding a fasting Muslim employee at the Maharashtra Sadan, its authorities have written to the Delhi Police asking them to step up security at the state house. The duty manager of the new Maharashtra Sadan, which is the guest house of Maharashtra Government, has written a letter to the Station House Officer (SHO) of Tilak Marg in this regard. "We have received a letter from the Sadan for security and to avoid any law and order issue, we have deployed our force there. We will make sure no untoward incident occurs in the aftermath of the incident. Appropriate action will be taken if necessary," said Additional Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) SBS Tyagi. The duty manager also informed the police via another letter on Tuesday that the 11 Shiv Sena MPs had told him to ask their Resident Commissioner to meet them at Parliament ...
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Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam review 23.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Innes Bowen's study reveals how the government's attitude towards British Muslims has been defined in part by ignorance Along with the "Trojan Horse" controversy about the imposition of a strict Islamic ethos on a number of Birmingham schools, the disclosure that several hundred Britons have been to Syria and Iraq to fight with the jihadis has fired up those who believe that Islam represents an urgent threat to this country. Amid the hype some of it justifiable, much not nuance has inevitably been lost. It is significant that the British jihadis have chosen to realise their fantasies not here but in Mesopotamia. From a theological point of view, a caliphate can only be set up in Muslim lands. Britain would be a poor choice even for a pilot scheme it has a substantial opposing majority and a competent intelligence service. As for the Birmingham "conspiracy", that, too, is more complicated than it seems: while there have undoubtedly been moves to Islamise the schools' curricula and atmosphere, much of ...
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Now, ISIL issues decree asking Iraqi shopkeepers to veil mannequins in Mosul 23.7.2014 DNA: India
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a Sunni terror group that has wrecked havoc in Iraq and Syria, has now issued a decree asking Iraqi shopkeepers in Mosul to cover the faces of all mannequins. According to the Washington Times, the terrorist group came up with the new rule saying that doing so is in line with Sharia law. Members of the group assert that the human form is not to be depicted in statues or artwork. One of Iraq's prominent Christian politicians, Yonadam Kanna, said that this was ethnic cleansing but nobody was speaking up. He further said that it was the first time in the history that something like this had happened, adding that Muslims and Christians used to live together. Islamist militants have been forcing Iraqi Christians in Mosul to convert to Islam or pay 'protection tax' to save their lives. Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), earlier, made an announcement in city mosques that called on Christians to comply by midday on Saturday or face death if they did not leave ...
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Radical preacher back in Melbourne after deportation from Philippines 23.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Police question Musa Cerantonio, but Isis supporters offensive' social media posts not found to breach Australian law

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Veil your mannequins, ISIS tells Iraqi shopkeepers 23.7.2014 Rediff: Intl News
Following the strict Sharia law, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have ordered shopkeepers in the Iraqi city of Mosul to cover the faces of mannequins.
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Gender justice based on Quranic tenets should gain legitimacy 22.7.2014 DNA: Top News
Your views on the Supreme Court ruling that shariat courts have no legal sanctity? Will the judgment help Muslim women? We welcome the judgment although it states nothing not known already. The BMMA runs the Aurton ki Shariat Adalat. Alternate dispute resolution forums draw legitimacy from the Constitution, otherwise they cannot exist. They are not parallel but are complimentary to the formal legal system which is expensive, inaccessible, formal and formidable. A poor woman is ill-equipped to seek recourse without loads of money and patience. The problem is the lack of State monitoring. So anti-Quranic and anti-constitutional orders get pronounced. The scope for arbitrary and unjust edicts/judgments, which are invariably against women, recedes with a codified, Quran-compliant Muslim family law. Rules regarding age of marriage, polygamy, method of divorce, mehr amount, custody of children, maintenance and inheritance are much-needed and our draft serves this purpose. How do you expect the All India Muslim ...
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Multi-Sectoral Development Programme for Minorities 22.7.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Besides implementation of the existing schemes, the present Government has taken following initiatives for the welfare and upliftment of the minority communities:-
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Muslims aren't shocked to discover we are watched. But we won't be scared | Laila Alawa 22.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Can revelations about 'sting' operations move the government beyond 9/11-era discrimination? Because you can't stop terrorism by alienating a generation of people Even after immigrating as a child from Syria, for a new life, I learned to view my new government with a certain level of suspicion. My parents drilled into my head the understanding that law enforcement and government officials were there to protect "the community" but whether that protected community would be mine, well, that felt like an open question in the United States after 9/11. Our parents had to caution my siblings and I to be wary of strangers at the various mosques and community centers that we frequented, just in case those strangers might try to convince us to participate in radically-informed activities. My father himself was no stranger to the odd men who would appear out of nowhere, spout plans to commit "jihad" against the "horrible American government" and then disappear entirely once they discovered that nobody else was ...
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Shahawar Matin Siraj: 'impressionable' young man caught in an NYPD sting 21.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Siraj was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2007 for conspiring to plant bombs in New York City. The way he got there is similar to a spate of US 'stings' to capture terror suspects since 9/11

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Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots 21.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Human Rights Watch documents 'sting' operations
Report raises questions about post-9/11 civil rights

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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina joins Iftar party with journalists 21.7.2014 DNA: Money
Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, joined an Iftar party with journalists and other guests during the holy month of Ramadan here in her nation's capital on Friday. Hasina wished a safe and happy life for the citizens and hoped to make Bangladesh a developed country by 2021. "Bangladesh is developing and will continue to develop. By 2021, we will make Bangladesh a developed country. I congratulate everyone here and I hope that they live a happy and safe life. We will take this country forward together. People criticise our country but we wouldn't let anyone sully our country's image in the world," Hasina said. She also offered prayers before leaving the venue. Ramadan falls in the ninth month of 12-month Islamic calendar. The month honours the Angel Gabriel's revelation of the Koran, the holy scripture of Islam, to the Prophet Mohammed at a meditation retreat in a cave about 1,400 years ...
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Tamil Nadu youth joins ISIS, family recalls his journey into insurgency 21.7.2014 TOI: India
In March this year, Usman Ali of Paranagipettai near Cuddalore, a picturesque coastal village north of Tamil Nadu, was shaken out of his ...
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Iftar goes off political turf 21.7.2014 Telegraph: Nation
July 20: The Gaza conflict and the change of guard since the general election seem to have taken a toll on Delhi's political iftar scene.
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Indias courts in the dock fail to give justice to Dalit village 20.7.2014 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
The acquittal of the 21 men serving life terms in the 1991 Tsundur massacre once again confirms that for the oppressed justice is hard to secure writes Harsh ...
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Christians flee Mosul after ISIL ultimatum 19.7.2014 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
Thousands of Christians poured into Kurdistan as they fled a Saturday ultimatum by jihadists who overran northwestern Iraq last month and proclaimed a ...
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Fears of Islamophobia gave activists free rein in Birmingham schools 19.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Scathing report prompts call for rethink of schools oversight as MP threatens to name council officials who took no action

A group of fundamentalist "activists", mostly men of Pakistani origin, infiltrated the management of at least 10 schools in Birmingham, sometimes breaking the law in order to introduce Muslim worship and sex segregation, according to a highly critical report.

Their activities were unimpeded by council officials who were fearful of allegations of Islamophobia, whoand who forced ousted teachers to sign gagging clauses rather than treating their complaints seriously as whistleblowers, Ian Kershaw, the authority's independent adviser, concluded.

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The Trojan horse plot shows we must clarify religions place in state schools | Usama Hasan 18.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Isolationist and xenophobic tendencies must be challenged robustly and not accepted as part of faith or cultural practice In my youth I was a member of a UK organisation that called itself The Movement to Reform the Muslim Youth. Back then, we regrettably had an extremist mindset that was characterised by dreams of global domination for Islam. These would involve the re-establishment of a caliphate and the enforcing of a narrow, sectarian, xenophobic and puritanical theology. This organisation went on to become Jimas , which has since come a long way and now embraces an ecumenical and inclusive philosophy. However, it also gave birth to a more reactionary offshoot that maintained the ultra-conservative Islamism and the original name of the organisation, led by Tahir Alam from Birmingham until its closure in ...
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