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Vol. XLVIII No. 2, 2010-04-11
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UNLAWFUL ACTS IN BRITISH UNIVERSITIES
 
Universities in the United Kingdom have been illegally providing counter-terrorism police with personal details that breach the 1998 Data Protection Act. The Muslim News, UK, exposed that the principles of the Act are contravened by handing over membership information of Islamic Societies to police. Last week, James Hodgson, a Student Activities Officer, admitted that “mistakes were made” when mobile phone numbers and email addresses of Islamic Society and Medical Islam... More
 
 
 
FIRST MUSLIM CONSERVATIVE MP POSSIBLE
 
Conservative Leader, David Cameron, of UK has predicted that his party will have its first Muslim MP after the forthcoming general elections. He believes that if the Tories win the number of ethnic minority MPs from his Party could increase from two to 15. Cameron said that his Party would not follow Labour in restoring formal relations with the Muslim Council of Britain until it went further in clarifying its stance over the issue of last year’s Istanbul Declaration.
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GERMAN FORCES KILLED AFGHAN SOLDIERS
 
German forces in northern Afghanistan have killed at least five Afghan soldiers who failed to stop at a checkpoint, only hours after three German soldiers were murdered and others injured during gunfire with insurgents. The friendly fire incident happened as two cars coming from Chardara, the most restive district in the Kunduz region, drove by German soldiers on duty without stopping for checks, according to the German army’s Operations Command in Potsdam, Germany. A spokesman for th... More
 
 
 
ISLAMIC RETAIL BANK IN BAHRAIN
 
With the verbal approval from the regulatory authorities, Ithmaar Bank is set to become the region’s premier Islamic retail bank, according to its chairman, Prince Amr Mohammed Al-Faisal. Prince Amr told the bank’s shareholders that the bank had received verbal approval to proceed with its reorganisation plans, and that formal, written approval will follow shortly. Speaking at the shareholders’ general assembly that was held at the Diplomat Hotel in Bahrai... More
 
 
 
GOOD QUALITY BORNEO HONEY BEES
 
Malaysians have a wrong perception that local honey is inferior to the imported variety when the country in fact produces some top quality honey. The honey produced in Sabah, for example, is not polluted by industry or agriculture, said scientist Dr Gudrun Koeniger, who along with her husband Dr Nikolaus Koeniger have been studying honey bees in the state for more than 22 years. The couple and state Agriculture Department research officer Salim Tingek have compiled their research into a boo... More
 
 
 
3000 YEAR OLD COFFIN ON DISPLAY
 
A 3,000-year-old coffin and another worth about half-a-million ringgit will be on display at the National Museum of Malaysia. They are among the 30-odd coffins that are part of an exhibition. “The practice and tradition of using coffins for funerals has been there for centuries,” said Department of Museums Malaysia director-general Datuk Ibrahim Ismail at a press conference. “The exhibition shows the universal and special features of coffins which are not widely known... More
 
 
 
TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR GIRLS
 
The General Organisation for Technical and Vocational Training is currently establishing a technical institute for girl students in Makkah on an area of 151,000 square meters at the cost of SR80 million. The institute will teach subjects that are in demand, including computing, makeup, embroidery, photography, designing jewelry etc. Makkah municipality will grant the organisation three plots of land in the Jamjoum area of the city and three plots in Bahrah to construct more... More
 
 
 
SAUDI TOURISM CREATES JOBS
 
The Saudi tourism sector has generated revenue of SR70 billion and has contributed 6.5 percent to the country’s GDP growth. The number of tourism facilities in Saudi Arabia has reached 40,000 which together have provided employment to 445,000 Saudi nationals. The tourism sector is set to create a number of job opportunities for Saudi nationals.
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MOSQUE BUILDING PROTESTED
 
Poland, dozens of protesters demonstrated in Poland against the construction of a mosque. Some 150 people protested at the half-finished building site, a 30-minute drive from the city centre, where the Muslim League, a religious organisation established in Poland in 2004 is building what will be only the country’s fifth mosque with government permission. A telephone survey conducted on March 25 among 500 Poles showed 48 percent opposed construction of a mosque with a minaret in their ... More
 
 
 
RESTORATION OF MOSQUES
 

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has provided support for saving three mosques in Tanzania, including the one near Kizimkazi on the island of Zanzibar that is considered one of the oldest Islamic buildings on the coast of east Africa. The 2008 grant allowed for repairs and restoration of the mosque’s roof, ceiling, doors and windows as well as the mihrab, the ornate alcove that indicates the direction of Makkah. The mosque at Shumba is one of two on the island... More

 
 
 
ISLAMIC FINANCE IN USA
 
The US-based Florentez Investment Management Inc. (ShariahShares ETF) is set to launch a family of Shariah-compliant exchange traded funds (ETFs) on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange). "The company has already received an exemptive relief order from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US regulator, to launch the funds on the US exchanges," Saeid Hamedanchi, CFA, president & CEO of Florentez (ShariahShares ETF), said in an exclusive interview with... More
 
 
 
NIQAB BAN IN PROCESS
 
A Belgian parliamentary committee has voted to ban the full Islamic face veil. If the move is ratified on April 22, as expected, Belgium would become the first country in Europe to enforce such a ban. The federal parliament’s Home Affairs Committee voted unanimously to endorse a draft law proposed by Belgium’s French-speaking liberals to ban clothes or veils that do not allow the wearer to be fully identified. Burqa-wearers face a 25 euro fine and/or up to seven days in jai... More
 
 
 
ISLAMISTS RALLY
 
The Indonesian Council of Ulemas (MUI), succeeded in getting an international gay and lesbian conference banned. The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association was organising a conference for three days in the cosmopolitan port city of Surabaya. It was forced to be withdrawn because of the protests of the masses spearheaded by MUI. The conference of about 100 regional organisations was aimed to share knowledge with members from 16 countries about their problems and... More
 
 
 
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