Muslims and Jews Must Combine To Champion Tolerance and Stop the Isil-Inspired Hatred across the Middle East

A three-day celebration during Janmashtami is organised in Sharif Hazrat Hajib Shakarbar Dargah Dargah and people from different parts of the country participate in it.

Taliban Behead University Student, Used His Corpse as Body-Borne Improvised Explosive Device in Faryab

Muslims, Hindus Celebrate Lord Krishna’s Birth at Sharif Hazrat Hajib Shakarbar Dargah

Man Dies, Woman Injured As Couple Stoned In Swat over ‘Honour’: Police

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Arab World

Muslims and Jews Must Combine To Champion Tolerance and Stop the Isil-Inspired Hatred across the Middle East

Iraqi Forces Take Back Al-Qayara Refinery after Killing 40 ISIL Terrorists

Jeish Al-Fatah Pinned down under Heavy Fire in Southern Aleppo

Syrian Fighter Jets Smash ISIL Terrorists in Deir Ezzur

Turkish Soldiers Enter Syria

Long Convoy of ISIL’s Vehicles Hit Hard in Syrian Air Attacks

Syrian Army Continues to Advance against Terrorists in South-western Damascus

South Asia

Taliban Behead University Student, Used His Corpse as Body-Borne Improvised Explosive Device in Faryab

Karzai Says Loya Jirga Key to Resolve the Current Political Deadlock

Afghan forces suppressing Taliban offensive with high morale: Gen. Murad

Afghan man travels 22 hours strapped under a truck to reach Europe

India

Muslims, Hindus Celebrate Lord Krishna’s Birth at Sharif Hazrat Hajib Shakarbar Dargah

Baby Born To Kerala Family That Joined Islamic State in Afghanistan

Analysing the threat to Muslim youths in Hyderabad

For Janmashtami, this Muslim is most sought-after

For Muslim applicants, animal welfare cards do not mean gau raksha alone

Cow is mother of not only Hindus but also of Muslims: Swami Swaroopanand

Pakistan

Man Dies, Woman Injured As Couple Stoned In Swat over ‘Honour’: Police

MQM Created By Zia, Promoted By Musharraf: Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl

Two clerics associated with banned Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat shot in Karachi

Pak registers treason case against MQM chief over inflammatory speech

Ban sought on MQM for its ‘anti-state role’

CTD guns down militant ‘police style’

Pak seeks India’s lead into Samjhauta Express investigation

Mideast

New Policies on Syria Adopted by Turkey’s Ruling System after US-Sponsored Coup

Turkish Military Launches Operation in Syria’s Jarablus To Sweep ISIL

Turkish army backs op to take ISIL-held town

Biden to meet Turkish officials to discuss Gülen case, anti-terror fight

Turkish Special Forces: From stopping a coup to the frontline of the ISIL fight

US VP Biden visits Turkish Parliament, bombed during failed coup attempt

Erdoğan to PYD: Those issuing threats should think what will happen

586 colonels retired by Turkey’s supreme military council

Southeast Asia

Myanmar Calls On Kofi Annan to Head Landmark Rohingya Effort

Malaysia the Normandy of Islamic State?

Security stepped up in Bali over fears of attack

Africa

Inside The Islamic State’s Brutal Bureaucratic World in Libya

Deaths and abductions in Boko Haram raid on village near Chibok

Peace Is now truly possible

Europe

Sadiq Khan Bombarded With anti-Semitic Messages for Not Backing Corbyn to Lead Labour

How the past proves that Islam can be part of European identity?

On Islamic Terror, Europe Prefers to Remain Blind

North America

Muslim Population in Latin America Grows 25% Amid Radicalization Concerns

Young Muslim-Americans Try Online ‘Halal’ Dating

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Muslims and Jews Must Combine To Champion Tolerance and Stop the Isil-Inspired Hatred across the Middle East

23 AUGUST 2016

Christianity has been part of the essential fabric of the Middle East for two thousand years. Far from being a Western import as some, incredibly, now seem to suggest, it was born here and exported as a gift to the rest of the world. Christian communities have been intrinsic to the development of Arab culture and civilisation.

This central role in our region and civilisation is why it is abhorrent to us, as a Muslim and a Jew, to see Christianity and Christians under such savage assault across our region.

We are appalled not only by the sickening attacks on our fellow human beings. We also know that to lose Christianity from its birthplace would be to destroy the richness of the tapestry of the Middle East and a hammer blow to our shared heritage. The reality is that we are all one community, united by shared beliefs and history. But this is increasingly denied, with Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or Daesh as it is known in our region, taking the lead both in justifying and carrying out these attacks. The most recent issue of its publication Dabiq, headlined “Break the Cross”, explicitly rejects the fundamental belief that we are all People of the Book.

Daesh peddle an apocalyptic vision that harks back to a mythic Golden Age which is solely the creation of the warped minds of today’s jihadists. They are in the same mould as those whose misguided zeal turned Christian Europe in the Middle Ages into a byword for fanaticism and oppression. Daesh want to take us to a new Dark Age, an age made even darker by the dangers that the gifts of science and technology pose in their hands.

As we have seen all too often, fundamentalists display a particular loathing for co-religionists whose views do not conform to their own

It is not just Christians, of course, who they have made targets for their hate. The search for religious purity poses a universal threat. As we have seen all too often, fundamentalists display a particular loathing for co-religionists whose views do not conform to their own. Daesh has shown itself as prepared to slaughter indiscriminately other Muslims as it has Jews, Christians and others, whatever their nationality: Jordanian or Egyptian, American, British or European.

Helping to end this dangerous slide towards hatred, self-destruction and fratricidal conflict is the main challenge for all of us involved in interfaith dialogue. This requires us to step up our efforts to increase understanding that what unites the three great faiths of our region is far greater than any differences. We must stress, too, that respect for the past and learning from it does not require us to live there.

Above all, we must emphasise the importance of interpretation, which is central and common to all the Abrahamic faiths

But this must be coupled with an honest recognition that all the Abrahamic scriptures – the Christian Bible, the Jewish Tanach and the Koran – contain texts which are divisive and include attacks on other groups. Throughout history, they have been used to justify the most appalling actions in the name of God.

These texts, which carry weight and authority, cannot be deleted or ignored.

So how do we counter their divisive message which, in the wrong hands, can be read as a license for bigotry and violence?

These words must be seen in context. It is vital, for example, to juxtapose texts from the same Scripture that offer a contrasting approach. Here, too, a better understanding of the sacred writings of other faiths may help us see the paradoxes and conflicts that we can fail to acknowledge in our own.

Above all, we must emphasise the importance of interpretation, which is central and common to all the Abrahamic faiths. This provides us with the ability to deal with texts that run contrary to what we regard as the fundamental values of our tradition.

Islam teaches haq el hurriya and haq el karama, the right to freedom and the right to human dignity. In Judaism, Pikuach Nefesh is the command that the preservation of human life takes precedence over all other commandments.

It is time to call a halt to the hate and atrocities that are causing convulsions throughout our immediate region and beyond. Peace and humanity itself hang upon the success of this interfaith exercise. It is that important.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/23/muslims-and-jews-must-combine-to-champion-tolerance-and-stop-the/

 

Taliban Behead University Student, Used His Corpse as Body-Borne Improvised Explosive Device in Faryab

Wed Aug 24 2016

The Taliban insurgents have beheaded a young university student in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan and used his corpse a Body-borne Improvised Explosive Device (BBIED).

According to the local officials in Faryab, the corpse of the university student was left on a roadside after placing a remote controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in his body.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Javid Bidar said the university student was taken out of the vehicle on a highway in Faizabad district and was decapitated by the Taliban insurgents.

He said the Afghan forces discovered and defused the IED planted in his stomach before the Taliban insurgents manage to detonate it and target the Afghan forces.

Bidar further added that the move by the Taliban militants is apparently aimed at discouraging the university students from pursuing their higher education.

According to Bidar, an operation is underway to find and arrest the perpetators of the horrific incident.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Faryab is among the volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the other insurgent groups including the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan are actively operating in a number of its districts.

Taliban behead university student, used his corpse as BBIED in Faryab

 

Muslims, Hindus Celebrate Lord Krishna’s Birth at Sharif Hazrat Hajib Shakarbar Dargah

August 24, 2016

Jaipur, Aug 24: India is known as a land of diversity and festivals play a huge importance in the country. At a time when news of communal tensions is one rise in the country, there are also places where humanity and happiness have primary importance before religion. Not many people know but Narhar Dargah, also known as Sharif Hazrat Hajib Shakarbar Dargah, situated 200 kms from Jaipur has been celebrating Janmashtami for the past 300-400 years. A three-day celebration during Janmashtami is organised in this Dargah and people from different parts of the country participate in it. During the three days, around 400 shops near dargah are decorated and events similar to temples like Qawwali and dance are held in the Dargah.

“Its very hard to say the exact time and reason from when this festival is celebrated in the dargah but this marks an important event for national and communal unity. Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs stay together and organise the event.” says dargah secretary Usman Ali Pathan. Newly wed couple come here and pray for a happy married life and people from states like Bihar, Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana and West Bengal visit this dargah during the festival. (ALSO READ: This Hindu man wakes up Muslims for Sehri during Ramadan)

“Thousands of Hindus come here and offer coconuts and flowers to the shrine and stay together. The idea behind organising this festival is to increase the love and unity among different religions in the country,” added Pathan. Devotees visiting the Dargah are surprised by such an event and the way it is smoothly organised and run from almost 400 years. Stories like this marks the unity and Hindu-Muslim brotherhood in the country. (ALSO READ- Krishna Janmashtami 2016: Importance & Significance of Golkulashtami festival!)

Janmashtami marks the birth of lord Krishna, considered as the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. This year Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 25 throughout the country. The actual celebration takes place during midnight as Lord Krishna is believed to be born on a dark and stormy night. The celebrations in the Dargah will also start during midnight and will continue for three days. Puja, aarti, blowing of the conch and will take place throughout the country to celebrate Janamshtami. (ALSO READ: Mumbai Muslims show path of communal harmony, perform last rites of Hindu woman)

Krishna Janmashtami celebrations at Mathura and Vrindavan, the places where Lord Krishna spent his life are very special. The temples are beautifully decorated for the day. Prayers are offered the entire night and Bhajans are sung in the temple. In Mumbai, Janamashtami is celebrated as Dahi Handi and human pyramid formation competition is organised in various parts of the city. The participant groups visit these places and take part in the competition where winner gets a cash prize. Last year, the Bombay High Court had restricted participation of youth below 12-year-old. The Supreme Court has also banned participation of youth below 18 from participating in the event. The organisers are in a bit of confusion as of now with just a day left for the festival.

However, celebration of Janmashtami in a Muslim village of Rajasthan with people belonging to Hindu, Muslim and Sikh religion coming together and celebrating this festival, shows the cultural equality the country shared despite the differences in the name of religion. Celebrations like these promote Hindu Muslim brotherhood and harmony.

http://www.india.com/news/india/janmashtami-muslims-hindus-celebrate-lord-krishnas-birth-at-sharif-hazrat-hajib-shakarbar-dargah-1430040/

 

Man dies, woman injured as couple stoned in Swat over ‘honour’: police

August 24, 2016

SWAT: A 27-year-old man was stoned to death and a married woman injured by her relatives in the name of ‘honour’ after the two were found in an ‘objectionable position’ in her family’s home in the Barikot area on Wednesday, police said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sadiq Akbar said the woman’s father confessed to killing the man and injuring his daughter after finding them in an ‘objectionable position’, saying he had done so in the name of ‘honour’.

Police said the woman’s husband worked abroad. According to eyewitnesses, the woman’s in-laws’ residence was near her uncle’s house, where she was allegedly caught with the man. Her relatives called her parents to the house, the eyewitnesses claimed.

When police reached the spot, they found the couple in chains. The man was dead, while the woman, who was injured, had a noose around her neck. Police said the family were planning to hang her.

Police arrested the woman’s father and another relative and collected evidence of the attack from the scene of crime. The woman was shifted to a hospital for treatment.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1279667/man-dies-woman-injured-as-couple-stoned-in-swat-over-honour-police

Arab World

Muslims and Jews Must Combine To Champion Tolerance and Stop the Isil-Inspired Hatred across the Middle East

23 AUGUST 2016

Christianity has been part of the essential fabric of the Middle East for two thousand years. Far from being a Western import as some, incredibly, now seem to suggest, it was born here and exported as a gift to the rest of the world. Christian communities have been intrinsic to the development of Arab culture and civilisation.

Full report at: telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/23/muslims-and-jews-must-combine-to-champion-tolerance-and-stop-the/

 

Iraqi Forces Take Back Al-Qayara Refinery after Killing 40 ISIL Terrorists

August 24, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi army and popular forces purged the ISIL terrorists from al-Qayara oil refinery in Southern Mosul after heavy clashes and killing at least 40 militants.

Brigadier General Najm al-Jabouri, the commander of Nineveh operations, made the announcement in an interview with Iraq’s al-Ain news agency on Wednesday morning.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950603000499

 

Jeish Al-Fatah Pinned down under Heavy Fire in Southern Aleppo

August 24, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Army’s artillery and missile units opened very heavy fire at Jeish al-Fatah’s gatherings and forced them to hide in their positions without considerable movements to open their closed supply line from Aleppo to Khan Touman, military sources said.

“The Syrian government forces engaged in heavy fighting with Jeish al-Fatah terrorists near military academy buildings, in the meantime, heavy fire of army’s artillery and missile units did not leave any chance for the terrorists to advance towards Um al-Qara’a hilltop,” the sources said.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950603000702

 

Syrian Fighter Jets Smash ISIL Terrorists in Deir Ezzur

August 24, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian warplanes carried out several combat flights over ISIL’s sites in two regions, inflicting major losses and casualties on the terrorists.

ISIL suffered a heavy death toll and its military hardware sustained major damage in Syrian airstrikes near the villages of al-Huweiqa and Huweija al-Sakar.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950603000864

 

Turkish Soldiers Enter Syria

August 24, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish special forces entered Syrian territory as Ankara began cross-border “Euphrates Shield” military operation against the ISIL group early on Wednesday.

Turkish officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the units of special forces entered Syria through the Turkish border.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950603000680

 

Long Convoy of ISIL’s Vehicles Hit Hard in Syrian Air Attacks

August 24, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several vehicles of ISIL were targeted by the Syrian fighter jets on a road in Eastern Homs, provincial sources said, adding that most of the vehicles were destroyed in the airstrikes.

“Syrian warplanes bombed ISIL’s column of vehicles on a road connecting the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) to the town of al-Sukhnah, leaving a number of the vehicles destroyed and tens of guards accompanying the convoy dead or wounded,” the sources said.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950603000825

 

Syrian Army Continues to Advance against Terrorists in Southwestern Damascus

August 24, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian army soldiers continued to beat back terrorists of Ajnad al-Sham and Liwa Shohada al-Islam from more strongholds in the town of Darayya, capturing new areas in the Central part of the town.

The terrorist groups withdrew from more building blocks in Darayya in Western Ghouta under the heavy attacks of the government forces.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950603000758

South Asia

Taliban Behead University Student, Used His Corpse as Body-Borne Improvised Explosive Device in Faryab

Wed Aug 24 2016

The Taliban insurgents have beheaded a young university student in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan and used his corpse a Body-borne Improvised Explosive Device (BBIED).

According to the local officials in Faryab, the corpse of the university student was left on a roadside after placing a remote controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in his body.

Full report at: khaama.com/taliban-behead-university-student-used-his-corpse-as-bbied-in-faryab-01769

 

Karzai says Loya Jirga key to resolve the current political deadlock

Wed Aug 24 2016

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said the Loya Jirga could help resolve the current political issues in the country as deadlock persists between President Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullha Abdullah regarding the agreement on Government National Unity.

In interview with Radio Free Europe/Rado Liberty, Karzai said the tradiional Loya Jigar should be organized to be find out a solution regarding the current political deadlock in the country.

Full report at: khaama.com/karzai-says-loya-jirga-key-to-resolve-the-current-political-deadlock-01770

 

Afghan forces suppressing Taliban offensive with high morale: Gen. Murad

Wed Aug 24 2016

The Afghan National Deputy Chief of Staff General Murad Ali Murad says the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) are suppressing the Taliban offensive in Kunduz with high morale.

Gen. Murad further added that the recent offensive by the Taliban militants has been successfully repulsed by the Afghan forces across the Kunduz province.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghan-forces-suppressing-taliban-offensive-with-high-morale-gen-murad-01768

 

Afghan man travels 22 hours strapped under a truck to reach Europe

Wed Aug 24 2016

An Afghan man was found strapped to the bottom of a truck after he travelled for a 22 hours to reach to the West of Europe where hundreds of thousands of migrants sought asylum last year.

According to reports, the young Afghan man was straped by leather belts to the bottom of the truck and travelled 400 kilometers along an Italian highway.

Full report at: khaama.com/afghan-man-travels-22-hours-strapped-under-a-truck-to-reach-europe-01765

India

Muslims, Hindus Celebrate Lord Krishna’s Birth at Sharif Hazrat Hajib Shakarbar Dargah

August 24, 2016

Jaipur, Aug 24: India is known as a land of diversity and festivals play a huge importance in the country. At a time when news of communal tensions is one rise in the country, there are also places where humanity and happiness have primary importance before religion. Not many people know but Narhar Dargah, also known as Sharif Hazrat Hajib Shakarbar Dargah, situated 200 kms from Jaipur has been celebrating Janmashtami for the past 300-400 years.

Full report at: india.com/news/india/janmashtami-muslims-hindus-celebrate-lord-krishnas-birth-at-sharif-hazrat-hajib-shakarbar-dargah-1430040/

 

Baby born to Kerala family that joined Islamic State in Afghanistan

August 24, 2016

THIS Sunday morning, as K F Vincent’s family and neighbours were preparing to head to church, his first grandchild was about to be born in a small village with no electricity or running water — 2,670 km away. The fact that the ageing Palakkad patriarch’s two sons lived amid the diaspora wasn’t unusual. The details, though, were — and that ensured there were no celebrations in the Vincent family home.

Full report at: indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/baby-born-to-kerala-family-that-joined-islamic-state-in-afghanistan-2993289/

 

Analysing the threat to Muslim youths in Hyderabad

Aug 24, 2016

The issue of the radicalisation of Indian Muslims is one that has been gaining momentum for a while now. While some continue to swim in the ‘this only happens in other country’ sea of denial, others are beginning to grasp the gravity of the situation and suggesting ways to counter it. In an exclusive four-part series on radicalisation in India, Tufail Ahmad examines a variety of conditions and scenarios that have made it possible to radicalise youths in Maharashtra, Hyderabad, Kerala and indeed, India as a whole.

Full report at: firstpost.com/india/the-radicalisation-series-analysing-the-threat-to-muslim-youths-in-hyderabad-2973118.html

 

For Janmashtami, this Muslim is most sought-after

Aug 24, 2016

KANPUR: You would think his name of `Gubbare wale chacha’ is a misnomer, considering this practising Muslim is known for the range of dresses and accessories he sells for Hindu gods especially for Janmashtami. But, he reveals with a smile, he started out as a balloonseller and the name stayed.

Full report at: timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kanpur/For-Janmashtami-this-Muslim-is-most-sought-after/articleshow/53839568.cms

 

For Muslim applicants, animal welfare cards do not mean gau raksha alone

August 24, 2016

OF THE over 2,300 applications received by Maharashtra’s animal husbandry department for the non-salaried post of animal welfare officers, 25 are Muslim. If this seems ironic, there is a reason.

Most of the applications — as The Indian Express reported Tuesday — are ostensibly to track the beef ban but when it comes to Muslim candidates, their forms show that “animal welfare” goes beyond gau raksha.

Full report at: indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/for-muslim-applicants-animal-welfare-cards-do-not-mean-gau-raksha-alone-2993089/

 

Cow is mother of not only Hindus but also of Muslims: Swami Swaroopanand

August 24, 2016

Head of Dwarkashardapeeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati on Tuesday said cow is the mother of not only Hindus but also of Muslims as its milk is as much beneficial for believers of one faith as for those of another.

In a statement here, Swami Swaroopanand said a Hindu gets as much protein out of cow’s milk as a Muslim. So it is absolutely correct to say that the cow is the mother of not only Hindus but also of Muslims.

Full report at: indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/cow-is-mother-of-not-only-hindus-but-also-of-muslims-swami-swaroopanand-2992957/

Pakistan

Man dies, woman injured as couple stoned in Swat over ‘honour’: police

August 24, 2016

SWAT: A 27-year-old man was stoned to death and a married woman injured by her relatives in the name of ‘honour’ after the two were found in an ‘objectionable position’ in her family’s home in the Barikot area on Wednesday, police said.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1279667/man-dies-woman-injured-as-couple-stoned-in-swat-over-honour-police

 

MQM Created By Zia, Promoted By Musharraf: Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl

August 24, 2016

SUKKUR: Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazal ur Rehman has said the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is the product of dictator Gen Ziaul Haq while it was promoted by Gen Pervez Musharraf and today the MQM workers raise slogans against Pakistan.

He was addressing JUI-F workers convention held at the ground adjacent to Madressa Mazharul Uloom Hamm­adia, Manzil Gah, here on Tuesday.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1279542/mqm-created-by-zia-promoted-by-musharraf-says-fazl

 

Two clerics associated with banned Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat shot in Karachi

August 24, 2016

Karachi: Karachi police on Tuesday said two clerics associated with the banned Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) were gunned down at a seminary in the city’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal area. They described it as a case of target killing.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/target-killing-two-clerics-associated-banned-outfit-shot-karachi-1006415/

 

Pak registers treason case against MQM chief over inflammatory speech

August 24, 2016

Karachi / Islamabad: A day after Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain described Pakistan as “a cancer for the entire world” and raised anti-Pakistan slogans, a treason case was registered against him in Karachi.

Sindh police chief A D Khawaja on Tuesday confirmed that a case of treason had been registered against the MQM supremo for his inflammatory speech to party workers outside the Karachi Press Club.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/pak-registers-treason-case-mqm-chief-inflammatory-speech-1006424/

 

Ban sought on MQM for its ‘anti-state role’

August 24, 2016

PESHAWAR/KOHAT: The activists of Jamaat-i-Islami’s youth wing, Peshawar chapter, and Peoples’ Students Federation on Tuesday held separate protest demonstrations against the MQM chief Altaf Hussain for speaking against the state and its institutions, and demanded ban on the party.

The protesters holding banners and placards inscribed with different slogans demanded of the government to bring the MQM chief to Pakistan through Interpol and award him capital punishment for such provocative speeches against the country and armed forces.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1279604/ban-sought-on-mqm-for-its-anti-state-role

 

CTD guns down militant ‘police style’

August 24, 2016

LAHORE: An alleged militant was found shot dead after an exchange of fire with the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel in a Gujrat village on Tuesday.

His other accomplices fled, while the one found dead was killed by the firing of his own accomplices.

Full report at: dawn.com/news/1279611/ctd-guns-down-militant-police-style

 

Pak seeks India’s lead into Samjhauta Express investigation

August 24, 2016

Islamabad: Expressing concern over delay in the investigation of Samjhauta Express train bomb blasts that killed 68 people on the intervening night of February 18 -19, 2007, Pakistan has asked the Indian Government to share information about the investigation proceedings.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement on Tuesday said that forty innocent Pakistani nationals lost their lives, adding Indian attempts to exonerate some of the individuals involved in the attacks.

Full report at: siasat.com/news/pak-seeks-indias-lead-samjhauta-express-investigation-1006409/

Mideast

New Policies on Syria Adopted by Turkey’s Ruling System after US-Sponsored Coup

August 24, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined the US involvement in the recent failed coup in Turkey, and said Ankara felt the necessity for changing its policies on Syria after the recent developments.

Full report at: en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950603000453

 

Turkish military launches operation in Syria’s Jarablus to sweep ISIL

August 24, 2016

The Turkish military and U.S.-led coalition forces launched an operation in the Jarablus region of Syria to sweep the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group from its borders early on Aug. 24.

Operation “Fırat Kalkanı” (Euphrates Shield) began at around 4 a.m., with Turkish artillery units launching a total of 294 fires on 81 targets followed by four separate air operations by Turkish and coalition warplanes bombing ISIL targets.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-military-launches-operation-in-syrias-jarablus-to-sweep-isil.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103174&NewsCatID=352

 

Turkish army backs op to take ISIL-held town

August 24, 2016

The Turkish military backed operations to take a northern Syrian town along the Turkish border controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) by shelling their targets on Aug. 23, after mortar shells and rockets hit two Turkish provinces.

Turkey’s shelling came as activists said hundreds of Ankara-backed rebels were preparing an offensive against ISIL to seize control of Jarablus, a town located just across from the southeastern Turkish province of Gaziantep’s Karkamış town.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-army-backs-op-to-take-isil-held-town.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103135&NewsCatID=341

 

Biden to meet Turkish officials to discuss Gülen case, anti-terror fight

August 24, 2016

Turkey and the United States will hold high-level talks in Ankara on Aug. 24, as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will arrive in the Turkish capital as the highest ranking American official to pay a visit to the NATO ally since the July 15 coup attempt.

Biden is set to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım after visiting the Turkish parliament, where he will view the bombed parts of the parliamentary building along with Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/biden-to-meet-turkish-officials-to-discuss-gulen-case-anti-terror-fight-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103160&NewsCatID=358

 

Turkish Special Forces: From stopping a coup to the frontline of the ISIL fight

August 24, 2016

The Turkish Special Forces are playing a key role in the operation launched at 04.00 a.m. on Aug. 24 to back the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to free the Syrian town of Jarablus from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

According to military sources speaking on condition of anonymity, Turkish special forces “like those of others such as the Americans, Russians, British, etc.,” are not carrying out the actual fight but are supporting the FSA movements.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-special-forces-from-stopping-a-coup-to-the-frontline-of-the-isil-fight.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103178&NewsCatID=352

 

US VP Biden visits Turkish Parliament, bombed during failed coup attempt

August 24, 2016

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on the morning of Aug. 24 paid a visit to the Turkish Parliament, which was bombarded by soldiers attempting to stage a military coup on July 15.

He was escorted by Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman as he inspected damaged parts of the parliament building in Ankara.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/us-vp-biden-visits-turkish-parliament-bombed-during-failed-coup-attempt.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103177&NewsCatID=358

 

Erdoğan to PYD: Those issuing threats should think what will happen

August 24, 2016

The Turkish military launched the Jerablus operation “against terror organizations such as DAESH and the PYD,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), warning that threats from the latter will be responded to in kind.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/erdogan-to-pyd-those-issuing-threats-should-think-what-will-happen.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103176&NewsCatID=352

 

586 colonels retired by Turkey’s supreme military council

August 24, 2016

A total of 586 colonels have been retired from the army according to decisions taken at a meeting of Turkey’s Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) on Aug. 23, which convened for the second time in less than a month after the failed coup attempt of July 15.

A total of 470 of the retired colonels were from the Land Forces, 71 were from the Naval Forces while the other 45 were from the Air Force, the Defense Ministry announced, marking a first as previous decisions of the council had been announced by the Presidency.

Full report at: hurriyetdailynews.com/586-colonels-retired-by-turkeys-supreme-military-council.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103156&NewsCatID=341

Southeast Asia

Myanmar calls on Kofi Annan to head landmark Rohingya effort

AUG 24, 2016

The creation of the group — which has a year to report back — comes after thousands of people were trapped at sea last year amid a crackdown on the smuggling of Rohingya and others from south Asia through Thailand and Malaysia. The commission marks the first time international advisers have been invited publicly by Myanmar to give their views on a subject so combustible at home, where Buddhist ultranationalists have for years whipped up anti-Muslim feeling.

Full report at: ft.com/cms/s/0/59b2f3b4-69c2-11e6-a0b1-d87a9fea034f.html#axzz4IFQku3hy

 

Malaysia the Normandy of Islamic State?

24 AUGUST 2016

MODERATES VS EXTREMISTS: If radical Islam gains a foothold in Asia, there will be dire consequences. OUR times are marked by a period where one part of the developed world, Europe and the United States, live terrified by the power of the Islamic State.  However, the real threat of IS is not only felt on the streets of Paris, or in the fear of what could happen in New York or Washington, but in the set of strategic moves focused on the conquest of a dominant position in Asia, which in numerical terms could completely change the balance of power on an international level. Full report at: nst.com.my/news/2016/08/168023/malaysia-normandy-islamic-state

 

Security stepped up in Bali over fears of attack

AUG 24, 2016

DENPASAR (Indonesia) • The Indonesian authorities have tightened security in Bali after reports at the weekend of a suspected militant plot to attack the holiday island.

“In connection with information about a terror arrest and a planned action in Bali, we are increasing security at all points of entry into Bali,” said provincial police chief Sugeng Priyanto.

Full report at: straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/security-stepped-up-in-bali-over-fears-of-attack

Africa

Inside the Islamic State’s brutal bureaucratic world in Libya

August 23, 2016

SIRTE, Libya — When the Islamic State’s religious police arrived at his door, Ahmooda Abu Amood feared he would never see his family again.

The two militants drove up in a beige sport-utility vehicle, Abu Amood said, the kind used to transport anyone who broke the rules to an office to pay a fine, to get a whipping – or to jail.

But the men didn’t come to arrest him that cool February evening. They offered him a job.

Full report at: stripes.com/news/middle-east/2.1198/inside-the-islamic-state-s-brutal-bureaucratic-world-in-libya-1.425242

 

Deaths and abductions in Boko Haram raid on village near Chibok

AUGUST 24 2016

KANO — The Islamist militant movement Boko Haram attacked a village near Chibok in northeastern Nigeria at the weekend, killing 10 people and abducting 13 women, the west African nation’s military said.

Full report at: bdlive.co.za/africa/africannews/2016/08/24/deaths-and-abductions-in-boko-haram-raid-on-village-near-chibok

 

Peace Is now truly possible

AUGUST 24 2016

Earthquake in central Italy leaves at least 13 deadMumbai Catholic creates Mother Teresa canonisation logoMother Teresa: Bring Jesus to the poor and the poor to Jesus, Revelations and visions (II)Fragment of Christ’s Cross stolen from California churchKenya: Church calls on government to end arsons in schoolsBANGUI: His was one of the most appreciated interventions in this first brief period of the 37th Rimini Meeting.

Full report at: heraldmalaysia.com/news/central-africa-peace-is-now-truly-possible/31255/2

Europe

Sadiq Khan Bombarded With anti-Semitic Messages for Not Backing Corbyn to Lead Labour

Wednesday 24 August 2016

London’s Muslim mayor threw his support behind Owen Smith, who has been a Parliament member since 2010 and is Jeremy Corbyn’s only challenger for the party leadership.

Full report at: haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.738364

 

How the past proves that Islam can be part of European identity?

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Like Islam, Christianity is also of Middle Eastern origin. Even when Emperor Constantine the First signed “treaty of Milan” that recognised social status for Christians in Roman Empire, this edict labelled Christianity as a sect of Jewish faith, practised by Hebrew Israelites.

Like Christianity and Buddhism, Islam is a universal religion and is not a nation or culture, as nationalists claim. Full report at: thenewfederalist.eu/how-the-past-proves-that-islam-can-be-part-of-european-identity

 

On Islamic Terror, Europe Prefers to Remain Blind

23 AUGUST 2016

As I was traveling to Europe this summer, it struck me what especially distinguishes Israeli from European ‎security measures: Israeli security is about dealing with the harsh reality. European security relies largely on wishful thinking ‎and denial.‎

Take airports for example. Airport security has been an issue since Arab ‎terrorists began hijacking airplanes in the 1970s. Full report at: algemeiner.com/2016/08/24/on-islamic-terror-europe-prefers-to-remain-blind/

North America

Muslim Population in Latin America Grows 25% Amid Radicalization Concerns

24 Aug 2016

Islam had an estimated 3 million adherents in Latin America and the Caribbean as of the end of last year, marking an increase of nearly 25 percent from the 2.3 million who were residing there in 2010, a Breitbart News analysis of U.S. Department of State (DoS) data shows.

Among the Muslims in the region are people who emigrated from Muslim majority countries – including Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, and Pakistan – and locals who converted. Most of them are recent migrants and descendants of those who made the journey years and even generations ago, namely Palestinians, among others.

Full report at: breitbart.com/national-security/2016/08/24/state-data-muslim-population-latin-america-caribbean-grows-nearly-25-3-million-since-2010/

 

Young Muslim-Americans Try Online ‘Halal’ Dating

August 23, 2016

Many young Muslim-Americans report having difficulty finding a spouse in the traditional way, so they are using websites that connect Muslims who want to be married.

Filza Satti and Obaid Akram have been married for more than a year. They met on a website for Muslims who want to take part in “halal dating.”

Halal dating is a way for Muslims to learn about one another to decide if they want to be married, while at the same time observing the beliefs of Islam.

Full report at: learningenglish.voanews.com/a/halal-dating/3465241.html

 

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