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A bunch of amateurs: Indonesia's homegrown jihadis ridicule Isis after Jakarta attack 11.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Four weeks after Islamic State claimed killings, veteran extremists scorn its lack of relative success while experts fear local groups are now a growing threat with ‘foreigners’ in their sights

As Abu Tholut sips on his guava juice, his wispy silver beard brushing against the glass, he mulls the state of global jihad and his not insubstantial role in it.

Related: Three hours of mayhem, panic and bloodshed as terror comes to Jakarta

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B'luru advertiser puts his faith & funds on billboards 11.2.2016 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
For months now, citizens of Bengaluru, the eastern parts in particular, have been seeing huge billboards at vantage points with the tagline,'Islam: Facts Vs Fiction', offering a free copy of the Quran from the ...
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Cage leaks training materials for Prevent anti-extremism strategy 11.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Campaign group says manuals and videos for public sector workers on spotting signs of radicalisation are ‘naive and dangerous’

Training manuals and videos used to train public sector workers on how to spot signs of radicalisation were leaked yesterday by Cage, the group that campaigns on behalf of communities affected by the war on terrorism.

Cage released a slew of documents used to train teachers, doctors and local government officials to deal with individuals who are vulnerable to extremism. The material, said Cage, will be hosted on a website for researchers and academics.

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Muslim leader fails in bid to bar Donald Trump from entering UK 10.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Kamran Malik fails to get court order to ban US billionaire over remark that parts of London are so radicalised that Met officers fear for their lives


A Muslim political leader has failed to win a court order banning Donald Trump from entering the UK for two years.

The move at the high court in London is part of Kamran Malik’s legal battle against the billionaire over his claim that parts of the city are so radicalised that Metropolitan police officers fear for their lives.

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Nine Indians who fell for Islamic State 10.2.2016 TOI: India
A lot of planning went into the recruitment and assignment of work and clear hierarchy was set according to the level of ...
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Pakistan approves Hindu Marriage Bill after decades of inaction 9.2.2016 DNA: Opinion
After decades of delay and inaction, the Hindu minority community in Pakistan will soon have a marriage law as a parliamentary panel has unanimously approved the Hindu Marriage Bill. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice yesterday passed the final draft of Hindu Marriage Bill 2015, where five Hindu lawmakers were specially invited. Though the delaying tactics continued almost to the last, the committee adopted the bill unanimously after making two amendments to fix the minimum age of the marrying male and female at 18 and making the law applicable to the whole country, Dawn news reported. The bill will now be tabled in the National Assembly where it has fair chances of being passed as the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party is supporting it. Committee Chairman Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk expressed regret over the long-drawn tactical delay in framing family law for the Hindu community. "It was unbecoming of us Muslims in general and the political leaders in particular. ...
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Haji Ali dargah row: Maharashtra govt says fundamental rights prevail over traditions 9.2.2016 DNA: Opinion
The State Government on Tuesday informed the Bombay High Court that only if the ban on entry of women inside the inner sanctorum of the Haji Ali Dargah, is enshrined in the Quran or its tenements then it should be allowed, if the ban is because of a commentary by an expert who has inferred the quran then it cannot stand. Advocate General Shrihari Aney, clarifying the stand of the government said, “The laws of tradition and customs have to give way for Fundamental rights, under Article 14 of the Constitution of India, which allows equal right before the law to every citizen. Thus the ban on entry of woman is not correct.” On the aspect of whether the court can interfere in customs and traditions of a religion, Aney said, “The court will have to go to the root of it and see whether the ban on entry of woman is an integral part of religion. Whether if the entry is allowed, will it lead to the fall of the religion (Islam), if it does then ban will prevail over the Fundamental rights.” Quoting the verse from ...
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Finally, Pak approves Hindu Marriage Bill 9.2.2016 Rediff: Intl News
After decades of delay and inaction, the Hindu minority community in Pakistan will soon have a marriage law as a parliamentary panel has unanimously approved the Hindu Marriage Bill.
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Valerie Amos: the coolest of cool to handle Soas’s hot potato 9.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
That new Soas director and first female black head of a UK university has a lifetime of achievement and diplomacy to draw on. In these troubled times, she may need it • 100 years of Soas in pictures The curious thing about Valerie Amos is most people have never heard of her and those who have can’t quite put their finger on what she’s done. In fact, her achievements are staggering. When she became international development secretary in 2003, she was the first British cabinet minister from an African-Caribbean background. Now, newly installed at age 61 as director of London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas), she is the first black woman to head a UK university . She has been leader of the House of Lords, high commissioner to Australia and, despite being a Labour life peer, was recommended by David Cameron for a top UN post as undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs . She ought, you feel, to be an inspiration for young black Britons and a prominent spokesperson for their ...
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Making of a jihadi: How Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh became Indian face of Islamic State 9.2.2016 TOI: India
The Economic Times accesses interrogation details of Mudabbir and those he recruited to piece together the spread of IS in ...
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After PM Modi's appeal, Barelvi Sufis hit out against Wahabism in India 9.2.2016 TOI: India
An anti-terrorism Sunni conference organised by All India Tanzeem Ulama –e- Islam (AITUI) in the national capital on Monday spewed venom against the Wahabi ideology and cautioned the community against the radicalisation being funded by the Saudi and Qatar ...
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'If it loses its minority character it will be the end of AMU' 9.2.2016 Rediff: Interviews
'AMU is a secular university with an Islamic ethos.'
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World Cup drunks will be treated ‘gently’ in Qatar 8.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
• Special courts could be set up to deal with drinkers
• Alcohol served only at elite hotels in the Gulf state

Qatar may create special courts during the 2022 World Cup to deal quickly and “very gently” with alcohol-consuming fans who break the law in a conservative Muslim state where public drunkenness is prohibited.

Qatari officials have said that the 500,000 football fans expected to descend on their country during the World Cup will be allowed to consume alcohol in designated zones, but how to best balance the country’s cultural values with Fifa’s requirements for the tournament remains contentious.

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ISIS active in India under different names, claims Muslim body 8.2.2016 DNA: Popular News
A body representing Sufi-Sunni Muslims on Monday claimed that dreaded terror outfit Islamic State (ISIS) is "active" in the country under "different names" and sought a ban on fronts representing such groups to prevent threats to national security. The comments by the All India Tanzeem Ulema-E-Islam (AITUI) came against the backdrop of remarks by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on December 27 that ISIS has not been able to "establish its roots" in the country due to family values of the Indian culture. At its day-long 'Anti-Terrorism' conference held in New Delhi, the AITUI also made a strong pitch for "critical examination" of Islamic studies imparted across varsities in the country and sought to promote Sufi content to remove "extremist influence" on youth. "Terror activities are on rise in the world. We condemn it and assert the Sufi-Sunni Muslims are in no way engaged in such activities. But we want to highlight, the ISIS is active in India under different names. The ISIS front outfits are holding ...
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To avenge insult, lawyer hatched plan to frame muslim youth in terror activities 8.2.2016 TOI: Cities
In a bizarre attempt to prove a Muslim youth as terrorist, a lawyer with his nephew hatched a plan and tried their level best to frame his (lawyer’s) female friend's son-in-law in alleged terror ...
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'Islamism, a Phoenix waiting to arise from the ashes' 8.2.2016 Rediff: Columns
'Small bands of terrorists believe they can destabilise superpowers if they are ready to become martyrs.'
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Delhi cleric was IS recruiter: NIA 7.2.2016 TOI: Cities
Muslim cleric Abdus Sami Qasmi, a Delhi resident arrested on Friday from Hardoi in UP, was under watch for almost a year, and is seen as an important link in terror outfit IS's presence in India as he was allegedly instigating youth to plan jihadi attacks in the ...
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Woman fighting deportation is Abu Hamza's daughter-in-law, says MP 6.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Philip Davies MP told the House of Commons the Moroccan woman, whose case has been boosted by the European court of justice, is related to the radical cleric

A Moroccan woman with a criminal record whose fight against deportation has been boosted by the European court of justice’s (ECJ) advocate general is the daughter-in-law of the radical cleric Abu Hamza, a Tory MP has said.

The woman has a British son and, in a preliminary opinion, the ECJ advocate general has ruled that EU law means the UK cannot automatically deport her simply because she has a criminal record unless she is deemed to pose a “serious” threat to society.

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Jamiat to SC: You can't test Muslim divorce law validity - Times of India 6.2.2016 Google News India
Jamiat to SC: You can't test Muslim divorce law validity Times of India NEW DELHI: Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind, the powerful body of Muslim clerics, has said that Muslim personal law flows from the Holy Quran and cannot be subjected to any scrutiny by the Supreme Court based on principles of the Constitution. "Mohammedan law ...
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Court can't test validity of personal law: Muslim group to Supreme Court 5.2.2016 DNA: Opinion
The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind to become a party in a suo motu PIL instituted to deal with various issues including gender bias against Muslim women, with the organisation contending that the court cannot test the validity of personal law. A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices A K Sikri and R Banumathi, which had issued notices to the Attorney General and National Legal Services Authority on the PIL, directed the Centre and the organisation to file reply within six weeks. In its plea, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has contended that the apex court cannot examine the constitutional validity of the practices of marriage, divorce and maintenance in Muslim personal law on the ground that provisions of personal laws cannot be challenged by the reason of fundamental rights. "Personal laws do not derive their validity on the ground that they have been passed or made by a legislature or other competent authority. The foundational sources of personal law are their respective ...
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