The US Justice Department should immediately investigate the New York City police for alleged religion-based discrimination in their surveillance of Muslim communities, and make its findings public, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today in a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder recently said that the matter was “under review” at the Justice Department, but there has been no commitment to a formal investigation.
Haj Minister Bandar Al-Hajjar said on-going efforts to work out a 25-year strategic plan for Haj and Umrah operations reflect the top priority given by the Saudi government to extend the best possible services to the millions of pilgrims who come to the Kingdom every year to perform the various pilgrimages.
Sports ministers of Arab countries announced a boycott of the Adidas company on Wednesday, because of the sponsorship it gave to the Jerusalem Marathon last month.
Radio Islam has received 24 Nominations for the MTN Radio Awards 2012.
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.