(This article was published in the Natal Mercury Paper on Thursday, 27 May 2010 p.15)
The recent Mail & Guardian cartoon, which attempts to depict the Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) lying on a psychiatrist’s couch and supposedly lamenting the lack of humour of his followers, has evoked an angry response and strong objection from the Muslim community.
Prosecutors have called for Hosni Mubarak to be hanged, saying he bears full responsibility for the killing of protesters during the uprising against him, in a courtroom moment unthinkable only a year ago when Egypt’s long-time leader held unquestioned power.
On Sunday at the Vodacom stadium in Bloemfontein President Jacob Zuma, in an address to 60,000 supporters, acknowledged factionalism and "political demons" within the ANC during the party's centenary celebrations.
The Arab League repeated its demand Sunday for the Syrian government to immediately stop all violence and allow more monitors in, as activists reported at least 10 more civilians killed by regime forces including two teenagers.
India's best-known school of Islamic studies, the Darul Uloom – Deoband, has called on the government to block a planned visit to the country by author Salman Rushdie.
GAZIPUR (Bangladesh) - Hundreds of thousands of Muslim devotees gathered on the banks of Turag River outside the Bangladeshi capital on Friday, to call for peace and a revival of Islamic tenets in the world’s second largest congregation after the Hajj.