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Muslims: Adherents of Islam
Muslims are people who follow or practice Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion. Muslims consider the Quran, their holy book, to be the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic prophet and messenger Muhammad. The majority of Muslims also follow the teachings and practices of Muhammad (sunnah) as recorded in traditional accounts (hadith). "Muslim" is an Arabic word meaning "submitter".

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Australian Muslims share 'terrifying' stories of Islamophobia

Muslim women and girls are the most common targets of Islamophobic incidents in Australia, according to a new report.
SBS - Published

'Deeply disturbing': Australia denounces documents detailing mass detention of Muslims

Australian politicians have expressed grave concerns over the details of a New York Times exposé on the Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
SBS - Published

Videos for Muslims

Sri Lanka votes for a new president [Video]Sri Lanka votes for a new president

Voting for Sri Lanka's new president is marked by an attack on buses carrying Muslims to voting stations.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published


ICC To Investigate How Myanmar Drove Out Nearly 1m Rohingya Muslims [Video]ICC To Investigate How Myanmar Drove Out Nearly 1m Rohingya Muslims

International Criminal Court prosecutors are to investigate Myanmar's alleged crimes against humanity. The reclusive country's Rohingya minority were systematically driven across the border to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

As Hindus rejoice, Muslim reaction mixed over Ayodhya verdict [Video]As Hindus rejoice, Muslim reaction mixed over Ayodhya verdict

India's top court allows Hindus to build temple on disputed holy site while promising Muslims land elsewhere for mosque.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Ayodhya: Indian supreme court gives holy site to Hindus [Video]Ayodhya: Indian supreme court gives holy site to Hindus

India's supreme court has ruled in favour of a Hindu temple on disputed religious ground and ordered that alternative land should be given to Muslims to build a mosque. The dispute over land ownership..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published

Babri Mosque case: Indian top court gives disputed site to Hindus [Video]Babri Mosque case: Indian top court gives disputed site to Hindus

Court orders formation of a trust that will construct a temple for Lord Ram while Muslims will be given alternative land.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 16:52Published

Iraqi protesters try to break into Iran consulate in Kerbala [Video]Iraqi protesters try to break into Iran consulate in Kerbala

Iraqi security forces opened fire on a crowd of protesters trying to break into the Iranian consulate in the Shi'ite Muslim holy city of Kerbala overnight, killing three, security and medical sources..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

ISIS evolved globally despite Syria defeat: State Dept [Video]ISIS evolved globally despite Syria defeat: State Dept

The global presence of Islamic State continued to advance in 2018 through networks and affiliates, the State Department counterterrorism coordinator Nathan Sales said on Friday, even though the Trump..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Islamic State Vows To Revenge Al-Baghdadi's Death [Video]Islamic State Vows To Revenge Al-Baghdadi's Death

Islamic State confirmed on Thursday that its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. U.S. forces in northwestern Syria killed al-Baghdadi in a weekend raid. In response, Islamic State vowed revenge..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Lam apologizes to Hong Kong Muslims [Video]Lam apologizes to Hong Kong Muslims

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday met with imams at the Kowloon Mosque to apologize, after police hit the place of worship with a water cannon as they battled protesters during another day of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Saudi soccer team visits Jerusalem Muslim holy site [Video]Saudi soccer team visits Jerusalem Muslim holy site

The Saudi Arabia soccer team visits a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem before their playing their first ever match in the occupied West Bank against Palestine.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:00Published

China's Xi Threatens 'Shattered Bones' For Anyone Trying To Divide China [Video]China's Xi Threatens 'Shattered Bones' For Anyone Trying To Divide China

Reuters reports Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a stark warning on Sunday. During a state visit to Nepal, Xi said that any attempt to divide China will be crushed. Anyone attempting to split China..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Kyrgyzstan to regulate religious schools [Video]Kyrgyzstan to regulate religious schools

Bishkek plans to introduce laws in an effort to increase state control over religious schools, but some say move does not cater to majority-Muslim population.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published

Pompeo compares China's Xinjiang region to Orwell's '1984' [Video]Pompeo compares China's Xinjiang region to Orwell's '1984'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday likened China's treatment of more than one million Uighur Muslims to George Orwell's "1984" novel. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

Trump to meet with China negotiator at White House [Video]Trump to meet with China negotiator at White House

U.S. President Donald Trump announced a Friday meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He as teams for both sides met for the first time since July in an attempt to end a 15-month trade war. Conway G...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:56Published

Pompeo accuses China of human rights violations [Video]Pompeo accuses China of human rights violations

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a television interview with PBS on Wednesday that China's treatment of Muslims was an "enormous human rights violation" and Washington will continue to raise..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

China tells U.S. to butt out with tech blacklist [Video]China tells U.S. to butt out with tech blacklist

China's foreign ministry had strong words for the U.S. after Washington cited Beijing's treatment of minority muslims for expanding a trade blacklist to include several Chinese artificial intelligence..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:31Published

Wall Street drops on trade worries [Video]Wall Street drops on trade worries

U.S. stocks fell sharply Tuesday as news that the United States was imposing visa restrictions on Chinese officials overshadowed comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that pointed to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees [Video]Yemen's Houthis unilaterally release hundreds of detainees

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group on Monday released hundreds of Yemeni prisoners in a unilateral move the United Nations hoped would help revive a stalled peace process. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

India builds first mass detention centre for 'illegal immigrants' [Video]India builds first mass detention centre for 'illegal immigrants'

Nearly two million people - many of them Muslim - were left off the National Register of Citizens, published last month.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published

 

Leaked Chinese government documents show details of Xinjiang clampdown: NYT

A trove of leaked Chinese government documents reveals details of its clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the country's western Xinjiang region under President Xi Jinping, the New York Times..
Reuters - Published

Indian Muslims to pursue review of Hindu temple site ruling

An Indian Muslim group said on Sunday it would file a petition in the Supreme Court asking for a review of a ruling that awarded a disputed site in Uttar Pradesh to Hindus, allowing them to build a..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh coast guard rescues 122 Rohingya from sinking boat

Bangladesh coast guard rescued 122 Rohingya Muslim refugees from the Bay of Bengal on Thursday as the boat they had boarded to illegally flee to Malaysia started sinking due to a mechanical problem, a..
Reuters - Published

Muslim and Jewish communities offer assistance, prayers to bushfire victims

Faith leaders are urging their communities to lend a hand during the bushfire season.
SBS - Published

Poland seizes two for plotting Breivik-style attacks on Muslims

Polish agents arrested two people accused of planning attacks against Muslims inspired by Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik and suspected white supremacist Brenton Tarrant in New Zealand,..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia urges public to report civil servants over 'radical' content

Indonesia launched a website on Tuesday that would allow the public to report "radical" content posted by civil servants, as authorities in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country push to combat..
Reuters - Published

Saudi promo video labels feminism, atheism, homosexuality as extremist ideas

A promotional video published by Saudi Arabia's state security agency categorizes feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas, even as the conservative Muslim kingdom seeks to promote..
Reuters - Published

With Indian court ruling, Modi's Hindu agenda barrels forward

Just six months after sweeping to re-election, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has delivered on two major promises of his party's Hindu agenda, electrifying his base but sowing unease among..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: What does India's ruling Hindu nationalist party want to achieve?

Six months after he was re-elected, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on course to have delivered on two big promises of his agenda: Stripping Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy and..
Reuters - Published

Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at World Court: justice minister

Gambia has filed a case at the United Nation's top court against Myanmar accusing it of committing genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, the country's Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said..
Reuters - Published

Hindus celebrate after Indian court ruling on disputed Ayodhya holy site

India's Supreme Court on Saturday ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims to build a mosque.
SBS - Published

Lebanon's grand mufti calls for protesters' demands to be met

Lebanon's grand mufti, the top cleric for Sunni Muslims, called on Saturday for those in power to meet protesters' demands of ending corruption and sectarianism.
Reuters - Published

Indian court gives disputed religious site to Hindus in landmark ruling

India's Supreme Court on Saturday awarded a bitterly disputed religious site to Hindus, dealing a defeat to Muslims who also claim the land that has sparked some of the bloodiest riots in the history..
Reuters - Published

Indian court hands disputed site to Hindus; Muslim group unhappy

India's Supreme Court on Saturday awarded a Hindu group the ownership of a centuries-old religious site also claimed by Muslims in a case that has caused deep divisions and deadly riots between the two..
Reuters - Published

Indian court rules in favor of Hindus in explosive row with Muslims

India's Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hindu group on Saturday in a centuries-old dispute with minority Muslims over a place of worship in northern India that has been a lightning rod for tension..
Reuters - Published

Indian court to rule on Hindu-Muslim feud over destroyed mosque

India's Supreme Court is due to rule on Saturday on the ownership of a centuries-old religious site claimed by both Hindus and Muslims, in a case that has fueled suspicion and sparked deadly riots..
Reuters - Published

India tightens security ahead of verdict on contested religious site

India's top court is set to deliver a ruling on Saturday on a disputed religious site that has been fiercely contested by majority Hindus and Muslims for decades, lawyers said, as it beefed up security..
Reuters - Published

Fresh clashes erupt in Baghdad despite call for calm by top cleric

Fresh clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters broke out in Baghdad on Friday despite a call for calm by the country's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric, as authorities grapple with..
Reuters - Published

Thai police accuse Muslim insurgents of attack in southern Thailand

Police in Thailand on Friday blamed the worst attack in years in the country's restive south on the region's main Muslim insurgent group, the Barisan Revolusi Nasional.
Reuters - Published

Gunmen kill 15 in southern Thailand's worst attack in years

Suspected separatist insurgents stormed a security checkpoint in Thailand's Muslim-majority south and killed at least 15 people, including a police officer and many village defense volunteers, security..
Reuters - Published

Officials say at least 15 killed in attack in Thailand's restive south

Suspected separatist insurgents killed at least 15 and wounded four village defense volunteers in a late-night shooting at a security checkpoint in Thailand's Muslim-majority south, security officials..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says U.S. troubled by reports of China harassing families of Uighur Muslim activists

The United States remains deeply troubled by multiple reports that the Chinese government has "harassed, imprisoned, or arbitrarily detained" family members of Uighur Muslim activists and survivors of..
Reuters - Published

Three killed as Iraqi protesters try to break into Iran consulate in Kerbala

Iraqi security forces opened fire on a crowd of protesters trying to break into the Iranian consulate in the Shi'ite Muslim holy city of Kerbala overnight, killing three, security and medical sources..
Reuters - Published

Indian Muslims anxious as court prepares to rule on destroyed mosque

In the Indian town of Ayodhya, minority Muslims are feeling under siege as they await a Supreme Court ruling on a centuries-old religious dispute that has cast a shadow over their relations with the..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand bans video game glorifying Christchurch mosque shooting

New Zealand's Chief Censor said on Thursday he had banned a video game that appeared to glorify the mass shooting in Christchurch earlier this year that killed 51 Muslim worshippers.
Reuters - Published

Bosnian Serb ex-soldier jailed for 20 years for burning Muslim civilians

A Bosnian court jailed a former Bosnian Serb soldier for 20 years on Wednesday for setting ablaze 57 Muslim Bosniaks, of whom 26 including a two-day-old baby died, near the eastern town of Visegrad..
Reuters - Published

China warns U.S. that criticism over Uighurs not 'helpful' for trade talks

The United States and 22 other countries at the United Nations pushed China on Tuesday to stop detaining ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, prompting China's U.N. envoy to warn it was not "helpful" for..
Reuters - Published

U.S., Britain, others to push China at U.N. to stop detention of Uighurs

The United States, Britain, Germany and more than a dozen other countries will push China on Tuesday at the United Nations to stop the detention of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, said diplomats, a..
Reuters - Published

India allows EU lawmakers into Kashmir in first foreign visit since clampdown

A group of European Union lawmakers will visit Indian Kashmir on Tuesday, the first foreign delegation since the special status of the Muslim-majority territory was revoked, Indian officials said.
Reuters - Published

Islamic State's Baghdadi: a trail of horror and death

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself "caliph" of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, has been targeted in a U.S. military operation in Syria.
Reuters - Published

Apology accepted, Hong Kong's Muslims lament water cannon staining mosque

Municipal workers scrubbed away noxious blue dye from the steps of Hong Kong's biggest mosque on Monday, while Muslim worshippers expressed frustration over police firing a water cannon outside the..
Reuters - Published

Four killed in Bangladesh over Facebook post

At least four people were killed and about 50 injured on Sunday in clashes with police in Bangladesh over a Facebook post that offended Muslims, officials said.
Reuters - Published

India court ends hearings on disputed religious site, decision in weeks

India's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered an end to hearings in a long-running dispute between Hindus and Muslims over a place of worship, laying the ground for a verdict that could lead to further..
Reuters - Published

Accused Victorian terror plotter wanted to 'target left-wing and Muslim groups'

A man is standing trial in Victoria's Supreme Court charged with preparing for a terrorist act against left-wing Melbourne groups.
SBS - Published

China's Xi warns attempts to divide China will end in 'shattered bones'

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Sunday that any attempt to divide China will be crushed, as Beijing faces political challenges in months-long protests in Hong Kong and U.S. criticism over its..
Reuters - Published

Putin says no reliable information about who attacked Saudi oil plants

Russian President Vladimir Putin said before his first visit to Saudi Arabia in more than a decade that Moscow could play a key role in easing regional tensions given its good ties with Sunni Muslim..
Reuters - Published

At evangelical conference, concerns about Syria but cheers for Trump

Prominent evangelical leaders have sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump over his decision to pull American military forces out of Syria, saying he was endangering tens of thousands of..
Reuters - Published

Sudan appoints first female judiciary head to fight corruption

Sudan appointed a woman as the head of its judiciary on Thursday for the first time in the history of the Arab Muslim country, the ruling Transitional Sovereignty Council said.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says China's treatment of Muslims 'enormous human rights violation'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that China's treatment of Muslims, including the Uighurs, in western China was an "enormous human rights violation" and Washington will continue to..
Reuters - Published

Beijing says U.S. smeared China with accusations of rights violations

Beijing said on Thursday that comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accusing China of human rights violations in its treatment of Muslims constituted a smear against China.
Reuters - Published

China condemns U.S. visa restrictions over treatment of Muslims

The Chinese Embassy in Washington on Tuesday denounced the U.S. imposition of visa restrictions on some Chinese officials over China's treatment of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang as interference in..
Reuters - Published

U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over Muslim treatment

The United States has imposed visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials it believes responsible for the detention or abuse of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang province, the..
Reuters - Published

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