More than 800 Valmikis ‘convert’ to Islam in UP’s Rampur to save homes from demolition

The Times of India 17 April 2014
By Mrigank Tiwari & Nazar Abbas

More than 800 Valmikis, fighting civic authorities to save their houses from demolition in Rampur, "converted" to Islam on Tuesday. Coming good on a threat they had issued a week


End Wahabi influence on Wakf boards, PM told

Times of India 10 April 2015
By Mahendra Singh

Religious leaders and representatives of Muslim community urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to liberate all Wakf boards from "radical" Wahabi influences. At the Monday meeting, the


Female genital cutting in Thailand's south

Yahoo! Maktoob News 7 April 2015
By Gabrielle Paluch

"Just a little," Dr Patimoh Usama says, pinching the tip of her finger showing how she cuts the clitorises of small girls.
Dr Usama runs a small clinic on Yala's main drag, just down the


India to have the largest Muslim population in the world by 2050, beat Indonesia, says Pew study

Financial Express 7 April 2015

India will overtake Indonesia as the country with the largest number of Muslims in 2050 while Hindus will become the world’s third largest population by that time, according to a


Two ‘Bangladeshi nationals’ held, one in Mumbai, for West Bengal nun’s rape

The Indian Express 30 March 2015
By Subrata Nagchowdhury

Twelve days after an elderly nun was raped at a convent in Ranaghat in West Bengal’s Nadia district, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state police claimed a


Indian Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Threatened by ISIS

The Clarion Project 30 March 2015

Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has received death threats claiming to be from the Islamic State. A letter was sent to the manager of the Jen hotel in Malaysia, where the guru


60-yr-old Muslim man rapes minor in Visakhapatnam 27 March 2015

In a shocking incident, a 16-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped by a 60-year-old man over the past eight months.On Monday the victim approached city police chief Amit Garg and


Are Pakistani Christian and Hindu women daughters of a lesser God?

Daily O 25 March 2015
By Ahmar Mustikhan

After ISIS fighters overran Yazidi villages in Iraq's Sinjar region last fall reports surfaced of massive scale of sexual slavery of Yazidi women that shook the world's conscience, but the


Imam gropes eight-year-old boy

Emirates 24/7 19 March 2015
By Eman Al-Baik

A Bangladeshi imam of a mosque, who holds a cook’s visa, allegedly groped an eight-year-old boy during a Holy Quran teaching class, the Dubai Criminal Court heard. The father of


Islam's Troubled Historic Record and Dome of the Rock

Right Side News 16 March 2015
By Tom Wallace and Shahram Hadian

Today, with Dr. Janosik's help, we are going to share a different perspective on the history of Islam. Those of you who follow this ministry are familiar with the traditional teachings on the


Cleric’s ‘fatwa’ cancels women’s football match

The Times of India 16 March 2015
By Subhro Maitra

Organizers had to cancel a women's football match and national-level players who had come from various places across the country had to return as fundamentalists


Bangladesh police stood close by during US blogger attack: Wife

The Times of India 13 March 2015

The wife of an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka last month said that police stood nearby when the couple were attacked


ISIS militants kidnap Bangladeshi

The Daily Star 12 March 2015

A Bangladeshi was among nine foreign nationals taken hostage by Islamic State militants in an attack on an oilfield in Libya on Friday. The victim, Helal Uddin, 40, from Madarganj


JMB was trying to bring Sharia law in Indo-Bangla border dists: NIA chargesheet

The Indian Express 11 March 2015
By Madhuparna Das

The chargesheet in the Burdwan blast case, to be submitted by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) to the court on March 31, allegedly claims that the Burdwan module of the


Bangladesh PM Hasina narrowly escapes bomb blast

The Times of India 9 March 2015

Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina today had a narrow escape when several bombs exploded in a busy commercial area here minutes after her convoy passed through


Indian arrested in Saudi Arabia for posting blasphemous image

ZEE News 9 March 2015

Jeddah: An Indian has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting a blasphemous image of the Kaaba on his Facebook page, a media report here said on Thursday. The


Saudi Arabia Facebook Arrest: Religious Police Detain Indian Citizen For 'Offensive' Hindu Mecca Photo

International Business Times 9 March 2015
By Lora Moftah

An Indian citizen has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting offensive religious images on Facebook, Gulf News reported on Tuesday. The man was detained by Saudi


Saudi Arabia Gives Top Award to Prominent Hate Preacher

The Clarion Project 4 March 2015

Saudi Arabia has given one of the country’s highest honors to Dr. Zakir Naik, a well-known Islamist hate preacher from India. The award, given by Saudi’s new king himself, Salman, was for


Largest counterfeit currency manufacturing unit in WB unearthed within an ISO 9001 Company owned by Muslims

Bengal Spotlight 4 March 2015

Largest Counterfeit currency racket uncovered in Kolkata and Howrah. Fake currency manufacturing unit within ISO 9001 company, Siddique Iron and Steel Private Limited. Company


Indian Muslim cleric calls Hindu deity Shiva the first prophet of Allah

A Muslim cleric in India has stirred up a controversy by referring to Hindu deity Shiva as the first of the many prophets of Allah. Mufti Mohammad Ilyas Qasmi, leader of

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