Articles by: 5Pillarz

69% of US Muslims “plan to vote” in upcoming midterm elections

69% of US Muslims “plan to vote” in upcoming midterm elections

North America, United States of America, World October 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, has released the results of a survey indicating that 69 percent of registered Muslim voters will go to the polls on November 4 and that more than half will vote for Democratic Party candidates. Domestic [...]

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Bob Lambert

Met pays £425,000 to victim of ex undercover cop Bob Lambert

UK October 24, 2014 at 11:56 am 0 comments

The Metropolitan Police has agreed to pay £425,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by Bob Lambert who she didn’t know was an undercover police officer. Lambert later went on to lead the Met’s Muslim Contact Unit which “tackled radicalisation” in London. He also worked closely with prominent members [...]

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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK  are under pressure

Muslim Brotherhood claims British govt will clear it of terror charges

UK October 24, 2014 at 11:25 am 0 comments

The Muslim Brotherhood has stated that the British government’s investigation into the group’s activities has proved that the group is not associated with terrorism. In a statement the Brotherhood said: “The lawyers representing the group have been informed that the investigation ordered by British Prime Minister David Cameron regarding the [...]

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Irish parliament urges govt to recognise Palestinian state

Irish parliament urges govt to recognise Palestinian state

Europe, Ireland, World October 23, 2014 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

The upper house of the Irish parliament has passed a motion calling on the Irish Government to formally recognize the State of Palestine. Last week, 31 of the upper house’s 60 members signed the motion which was proposed by the Fianna Fáil party’s Averil Power. Fine Gael party senators met [...]

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King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz

Saudi King Abdullah named world’s most influential Muslim

Middle East, World October 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm 3 comments

The annual “Muslim 500” list of the world’s most influential Muslims has named King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in the top position. The makers of the list set out to ascertain the influence Muslim individuals have on their worldwide community of 1.7 billion, be it cultural, ideological, financial or political. [...]

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Saudi-Iran rivalry at heart of Middle East chaos

Saudi-Iran rivalry at heart of Middle East chaos

Opinion October 18, 2014 at 11:33 pm 0 comments

The rising tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran is a major cause of the problems plaguing the Middle East, writes Abdel Bari Atwan. The two countries are fighting proxy wars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and Palestine, and people of the region are paying the price in their blood, wealth, [...]

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How Zionist logic works in 10 easy steps…

How Zionist logic works in 10 easy steps…

Opinion October 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

Journalist Hassan Alkatib was among a number of filmmakers, academics and activists who attended the New Horizon Conference in Tehran recently. The conference looked into the power of the Zionist lobby but was labelled “anti-Semitic” by the pro-Zionist media, which gave Hassan the idea for this satirical article… I’m a [...]

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ISIS fighters in Iraq

ISIS in Japan: The new frontier

Asia, Japan, World October 16, 2014 at 7:03 pm 0 comments

ISIS has spread fear and chaos in the corridors of regional and global powers, writes terrorism expert Dr Mohammed Ilyas. Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war the group has taken large swaths of Syrian and Iraqi territory. Earlier this year the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared that [...]

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Malia Bouattia

Student rep subjected to “Islamophobic witch-hunt” over anti-ISIS motion

UK October 16, 2014 at 4:15 pm 0 comments

The Black Students Officer at the National Union of Students (NUS) has been subjected to an Islamophobic witch-hunt after refusing to back a motion condemning ISIS because of her opposition to Western imperialism. Malia Bouattia and others refused to back a motion to condemn ISIS because they felt it would [...]

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Prominent Shia cleric sentenced to death in Saudi

Prominent Shia cleric sentenced to death in Saudi

Opinion October 15, 2014 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

It is no secret that the eastern province of Saudi Arabia is discriminated against, writes Ali Bokhari following the confirmation of the death sentence on Ayatollah Nimr al Nimr. Religious minorities are also subject to prejudice, to the extent that the open practice of Christianity is banned. In 2011, the [...]

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