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Eid al-Fitr to start on Sunday

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday. “Saturday will be the last day of the sacred holy month of Ramadan and Eid …

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Police hunt starts after Muslim cleric shot dead in Bugiri

Bugiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Busoga East police Friday night set up roadblocks in Bugiri area after unknown assassins gunned down Sheikh Masoud Mutumba, the Imam of Iwemba mosque in Bugiri district. Busoga East police spokesperson James Mubi says that a team of detectives has been dispatched at the deceased’s home …

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Mubaje worried over individual led religious discrimination

Jinja, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje has expressed concern over individual led religious discrimination in the country.  Speaking to journalists after inspecting different Muslim led projects in Jinja district on Friday, Mubaje, says it is unfair for people created by the same God …

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Francis in Arabia, the Muslim-friendly pope

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | When Francis becomes the first pope to visit the Arabian peninsula on Sunday, he takes another important step in his efforts to build bridges with Islam and confirms interreligious dialogue as a keystone of his papacy. In the long, complicated and often bloody …

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Why Muslim profiling could backfire

Why Muslim profiling could backfire Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | It was a nondescript mosque only noticeable because of its makeshift mabati walls in the congested Kisenyi slums, a notorious suburb of Kampala city. But when police raided Usafi Mosque on April 27, allegedly while pursuing a criminal on its …

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Court forces DPP to close the Muslim Clerics case

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene compels prosecution to close its evidence against ninteen treason suspects including a woman who is related to Australian based Cardiologist , Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi. Justice Musene noted that much he has heard evidence of nine witnesses, the State has …

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THIS WEEK: Mbale sheikh dies mysteriously

THIS WEEK: Mbale sheikh dies mysteriously Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fears have spread in Mbale town, an area dominated by Muslims, after Sheikh Issa Wampongo, a teacher at Yusra Primary School, was found dead lying in a stream. Mbale District Police Commander, Steven Ahweera, dismissed reports that Wampongo …

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