Two peacekeepers killed as suicide bomb hits bank in northern Mali

Reuters 9 January 2014
By Adama Diarra and Tiemoko Diallo

A suicide bomber killed two Senegalese U.N. peacekeepers and destroyed the only operating bank in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Saturday, one day before a second round


In Muslim New Year message, Najib pledges to defend ‘Allah’

The Malai Mail Online 5 November 2013

Datuk Seri Najib Razak assured Muslims today that his government would continue to defend the name of “Allah” and uphold the position of Islam, even as it embraced the concept


Ke$ha concert banned ‘at the 11th hour’ in Muslim-majority Malaysia

Washington Times 30 October 2013
By Jessica Chasmar

Pop singer Ke$ha was forced to cancel her Malaysian concert on Saturday after authorities said it would undermine religious and cultural sensitivities. "We are distraught to


Debate Over Use of ‘Allah’ in Malaysia Continues

The Wall Street Journal 22 October 2013
By Celine Fernandez

A recent court ruling that prohibits a publication of the Roman Catholic Church in this Muslim-majority country from using the word “Allah” to represent the Christian God has far from


Malaysia Rules Catholic Paper Can't Use 'Allah'

The Wall Street Journal 15 October 2013
By Abhrajit Gangopadhyay and Celine Fernandez

Worries over the religious freedoms of minorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia are growing after Malaysia's appeal court ruled Monday that a Roman Catholic publication can't use the term "Allah" to


Malaysian court: 'Allah' is Muslim-only word

Aljazeera 14 October 2013

Court says the Catholic Herald newspaper is banned from using Islamic term, in ruling that affects other publications. An appeals panel has ruled that a Malaysian Catholic newspaper


Extremism in the name of Islam and Malaysian Muslims

The Malaysian Insider 23 September 2013
By Joshua Woo

The Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project recent report on Muslims’ values towards extremism which was based on its face-to-face interviews conducted in 11 countries


Stop baseless accusations over use of "Allah” – The Christian Federation of Malaysia

The Malaysian Insider 10 September 2013

As the hearing date of 10 September 2013 for the appeal by the Government of Malaysia against the decision of the High Court of Malaya to allow The Herald newspaper to use the


Video: Hindu Woman converted to Islam without her knowledge

Most Intolerant religion 9 September 2013
By Rahul Raj

SUBANG JAYA: An illiterate Hindu woman has been converted to Islam without her knowledge and only found out through the National Registration Department (NRD). Madinah Kanniammah Abdullah, 54, who lives in a rundown longhouse settlement in Kampung Bunga Raya, Subang, said she had never been a Muslim.


Ex-British police officer given Muslim burial

The Star Online 4 September 2013

KUANTAN: Former policeman Sgt Arthur Albert Waters (pic) was given a Muslim burial after the British High Commission approved the release of his remains from Hospital Tengku


Sharia and sky scrapers: Malaysia's artificial wonderland

Haaretz Daily Newspaper 30 August 2013
By Gideon Levy

KUALA LUMPUR - Two hardscrabble Malaysian fishermen, wearing wide-brimmed straw hats, were busy repairing their traps this week. Made out of twigs, their contraptions each


‘Christians started it’, Muslim activists say of Allah row

The Malai Mail Online 28 August 2013
By Zurairi AR

KUALA LUMPUR – A global Christian evangelical conspiracy is behind the "Allah” row, Muslim activists here alleged today, as they described a clandestine agenda to


SocGen plans $300 million sukuk program in Malaysia

Ahram Online 26 August 2013

Societe Generale will launch a 1 billion ringgit ($300 million) Islamic bond program in Malaysia, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters, becoming the second major


Malaysian gov't wins right to appeal 'Allah' case

Sacramento Bee 22 August 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysia's government on Thursday won the right to appeal a court ruling that allowed the country's non-Muslim minority to use the word "Allah" to


Keep calm, let court decide on ‘Allah’, Catholic Church pleads

The Malay Mail Online 21 August 2013

Fearing another flare-up over its claim to "Allah”, the Catholic Church called on Putrajaya to step in and douse the religious fire that has been lit ahead of its court hearing


‘Allah’ is for Muslims only, Malaysian minister tells Christians

Al Arabiya News 19 August 2013

The word "Allah” is reserved only for followers of Islam and non-Muslims must stop challenging this "absolute” right, Malaysia’s Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi


U.S. Allies Lead in Female Genital Mutilation

By Lloyd Billingsley

    UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, has issued a new report on FGM/C, female genital mutilation/cutting, that raises troubling questions about the practice and the American response to it, particularly in nations such as Egypt

"Girls and women are made to have their external genitalia removed fully or partially– some when they are just infants, others when they hit puberty,” explains UNICEF, "in the


Fasting month, so pupils told to take recess meals in bathroom – Updated

malaysiaedition 25 July 2013

A decision by a primary school administration to order its non-Muslim pupils to have their meals during recess in what appears to be the school’s shower room has gone viral and


Malaysian Muslims ask Vatican to recall envoy over use of "Allah”

The Washington Post 23 July 2013
By Richard S. Ehrlich

The Vatican’s first envoy to Muslim-majority Malaysia should quit and go back to Rome, angry Malaysian Islamists said after the Roman Catholic cleric said Christians may use


Female genital mutilation: 30 million girls 'at risk'

BBC News 23 July 2013

More than 30 million girls are at risk of being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) over the next decade, a study by Unicef has found. It said more than 125 million

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