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Sheikh asks all who Ssebaggala owed to come out now

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sheikh Jamil Muwonge, the Kisaasi Muslim Sub County Chief has asked people who the deceased former Kampala Mayor, Nasser Ntege Ssebagala owed or who owed him, to come out before his burial today. Sheik Muwonge said anyone can do this by either paying what …

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Calls for Islamic Banking dominates Eid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The call to operationalize Islamic Banking dominated Eid al Fitr prayers at Kibuli Mosque on Tuesday. Islamic banking is a system based on the Islamic economic guidelines in as far as the Sharia law is concerned. Under this system, the banks make profits through …

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Facts about Sharia law around the world

Hong Kong, China | AFP |  Brunei on Wednesday introduced harsh new sharia laws — including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex — despite a storm of global criticism from rights groups. Although most Muslim nations incorporate elements of sharia law in their legal systems, very few carry …

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Rushdie: from fatwa fugitive to free speech hero

Paris, France | AFP | On February 14, 1989 Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called for British writer Salman Rushdie to be killed for writing “The Satanic Verses”, which the cleric said insulted Islam. In a fatwa, or religious decree, Khomeini urged “Muslims of the world rapidly to execute …

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MPs Juma prayers undermined Muslim structures – UMSC

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) has supported a move by the Uganda Police Force to block Juma prayers, which had been organized by Members of Parliament. The Supreme Council says that the prayers undermined the Muslim structures. The Prayers which had been …

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Iran TV boss fired over Jackie Chan sex scene

Tehran, Iran | AFP | A regional boss of Iran’s state broadcaster IRIB has been fired after inadvertently letting a Jackie Chan sex scene slip through its tight censorship rules, local media reported on Monday. Viewers on Iran’s Kish Island were shocked when their local TV station showed the martial …

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Suspected militant attack kills 12 in north Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Twelve people have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack in northern Mozambique, with thousands of villagers fleeing into neighbouring Tanzania, police sources said Sunday. Hardline Islamists have launched several attacks in the majority -Muslim province during the last year, stoking unrest just as …

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Curfew declared in Nigerian city after deadly sectarian violence

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerian authorities declared a 24-hour curfew Sunday in Kaduna after clashes between young Christians and Muslims left at least 55 people dead. Governor Nasir El-Rufai posted a statement on Facebook from his spokesman stating: “The state government has declared a curfew in Kaduna metropolis and …

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