Monday, January 20, 2020

His Islamophobia Prepared Him to Become a Devout Muslim Leader

“I wanted to kill Muslims, now I am one”, Richard McKinney’s (a.k.a.Omar-Saeed Ibn-Mac) As the world comes to terms with the recent events that unfolded...

11 contestants disqualified by DIHQA for poor performance

39 full Quran memorisers have so far sat for the final tests of the competition's 21st edition. The Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) has...

14 Riverside attack was revenge for Trump’s Jerusalem policy: militants

Somali militant group al Shabaab has revealed that they launched a deadly attack on the 14 Riverside hotel and business complex because of U.S....

On living and learning in Somalia: ‘For every story of violence … there are...

Coming of age in Edina, Karsten Potts learned about Somali culture, language and history though a group of Somali-American friends. He left Minnesota to study...

Islamophobia and Radicalized Perceptions

The current U.S. presidential election has placed Islam and Muslims on the center stage of a nasty campaign politics. Fear politics and interpersonal political...

Yesilcam overtakes Hollywood and Bollywood in Somalia

Turkish TV series attracts Somali cinema audiences as Ankara's soft power spreads across the Horn of Africa country.  It used to be Hollywood. Then it...

Eastleigh forum seeks govt support to fight extremism

Muslim leaders in Eastleigh, Nairobi, have asked the government to support a community initiative to enlighten the youth against joining extremist groups.Local community leaders...

The difficulty of being Muslim in France

As the far-right makes electoral gains in the wake of the Paris attacks, France's Muslims are feeling the pressure.Kamel Fertass and his friends are...

Somalia: Harun Maruf launches book on Al-Shabaab inside story

The deadliest terror attack in Africa’s history began with a loaded truck barreling down a busy street in Somalia’s capital, seemingly bound for the...

Some Muslims defy Chief Kadhi to end Ramadhan

Hundreds of Muslims in Mombasa and Lamu on Friday defied Chief Kadhi Ahmed Muhdhar’s advice to mark the Idd-ul-Fitr on Saturday. The faithful flocked various...

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More Soldiers, Civilian Officials Abandon Puntland Responsibilities to Re-align with Somaliland

Thirty police officers of Boocame district, Sool, who had, hitherto, been loyal to the Somalia Federal state of Puntland laid aside their allegiance to...

Somalia PM Pauses Implementation of $112-Million WB Project

Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Khaire Saturday suspended a World Bank-funded development deal signed between Finance Minister Abdirahman Beyle and representatives of three regional states...

Can Ethiopia Hold a Credible, Free, Fair Election in 2020?

PM Abiy Ahmed, upon coming to power in April 2018, promised to hold democratic, credible polls with a clear timeline The much-anticipated announcement of voting...