France's halal market, now estimated at 5.5 billion euros with about 10 per-cent annual growth, became a political issue in recent weeks as President Nicolas Sarkozy used it in an unabashed pitch for votes from the anti-immigrant far-right.
Muslim air passengers will now have the ability to know prayer times along the flight path of their air journey thanks to ‘Air Travel Prayer Time Calculator’ from ‘Crescentrating.’
Poor weather conditions are hampering recovery efforts two days after an avalanche buried more than 135 Pakistani soldiers and civilians in what is known as the world's highest battlefield.
In India, a court has convicted 23 people in connection with the killing of 23 Muslims during deadly religious riots that swept through Gujarat state in 2002. The massacre was investigated by a special team after allegations that the probe by state police was not impartial.
Some Detroit-area Muslims have been held at gunpoint, handcuffed and repeatedly harassed about their religion when returning to the US from Canada, according to a lawsuit that seeks to bar government agents from asking questions about religion.