Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on 23th May in Marawi city, the Mindanao province a day after the deadly siege of Marawi which claimed by ISIS. Marawi is a mainly Muslim city of about 200,000 people where Moro Muslims live for centuries.
Lawyers in Lanao del Sur Philippine expressed their “severe outrage” over alleged martial law abuses in Marawi City, Mindanao – a mainly Muslim city of about 200,000 people. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the province a day after the deadly siege of Marawi claimed by ISIS. “The IBP-Lanao del Sur Chapter hereby […]
Philippines President Duterte has given his soldiers carte blanche to commit the most heinous of crimes and that he will take responsibility if his soldiers violate citizens’ rights in Mindanao, including by committing rape.
As reported widely, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at around 21:00 pm, there was a bomb blast in Kampung Melayu area, Jakarta. The explosion caused the death of a number of people, including the perpetrators, while some others injured.
On 18th April, BBC released a video of Ye Qingfang, a Chinese Muslim woman, describing the discrimination she’s received in China because of her religion. Though China is home to more than 23 million Muslims, she points out that Islamophobia is still a significant issue.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, traveled to Beijing, the capital of China, to participate in the “Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation”, met with the Chinese President Xi for 45-minutes closed to the press. Among the delegations of the two countries made an agreement regarding, “the mutual extradition of the criminals, the transport in the […]
Earlier this month, the Malaysian government tabled the second reading on the reform of Act 164. The amendment to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) (Amendment) Act 2016 has added Section 88A (1) which states that if a parent converts to Islam, the religion of their children shall remain the same unless both parents agree […]
Question: The growing tension between the United States and North Korea is rising. The United States is carrying out large-scale military exercises in South Korea. As a result of this tension, America sent a large group of warships, including an aircraft carrier, while North Korea is warning of a nuclear war. The BBC reported on […]
On 12th April, Time.com reported a special story about the ‘heartbreaking’ plight of undocumented children in Hong Kong who live without identity as they were born from foreign migrant workers. Around 340,000 migrant domestic workers from the Philippines and Indonesia came to Hong Kong seeking better economic opportunities. However, Hong Kong government bars them from […]
US President Trump said in a Fox news interview on the 12th of April that “It’s all set up with the president of China.” He was referring directly to a scheduled telephone conversation that night, but as he repeatedly expressed how, during his summit meeting with President Xi Jinping, “There was a great feeling, between […]
Blinded through its hate towards Islam, China has extended its brutal war against the Islamic beliefs of the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang. On April 1, 2017, it enacted the Law on the “Fight Against Extremism” which once again targets the Islamic identity of Muslim women and their children as well as the Uighur Muslims in […]
As reported in Aljazeera on 01-April-17, new legislation took effect in Xinjiang on 01-Apr-17 which lists a wide range of restrictions, including rejecting or refusing “radio, television or other public facilities and services”, marrying using religious rather than legal procedures and “using the name of Halal to meddle in secular life of others”. The rules […]
Just like a fairy tale, the initial decision to ban Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has been reversed in Malaysia. The Film Censorship Board of Malaysia had initially made the decision that the film will not be allowed unless a gay scene is cut. According to the chairman of the Film Censorship Board in Malaysia, […]
Former Indonesian president Megawati Soekarnoputri commended Malaysia’s initiative to host a seminar to address sexual crimes against children. Megawati attended the National Seminar on Child Sexual Crimes which was inspired by the Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, was timely in view of the problems currently plaguing the world. Meanwhile, Rosmah said Megawati’s presence […]
Question: According to Al Jazeera.net 2/3/2017, there is news of large Chinese military build-up inside East Turkistan Xinjiang province in western China, according to the report: “The Chinese authorities have deployed, two days ago, more than ten thousand soldiers in the city of Urumqi in Xinjiang province, northwest of the country, which is inhabited by […]
A large gathering was held at Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (18th of February 2017) by supporters of the Bill of Sharia Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Bill 355). Pre and post of the gathering there was an outbreak of disagreement among scholars and politicians concerning the Bill. Arguments that were supposed to be […]
We can hear a lot about the horrible Russian crimes against Muslims, which it commits outside its own territory. But do we in the Arab world have a clear view on how our brothers and sisters live in Russia, because there are more than 20 million of them? As you know, not so long ago, […]
South China Morning Post reported on 12th February, a schoolboy has died after falling from the rooftop of an apartment building in Ma On Shan, the third Hong Kong teenager to die in such circumstances within eight days. The 15-year-old fell from Kam Pong House in Kam Tai Court on Ning Tai Road at about […]
As widely reported, in the case of blasphemy trial in North Jakarta District Court on January 31, 2017, Jakarta Governor Ahok made remarks that were obviously seen as scolding and even threatening KH Ma’ruf Amin who was present as a witness asked to testify by the attorney.
The Myanmar Rohingya Muslims have endured decades of suffering with all the persecutions they faced from extremist Buddhists and the Myanmar regime itself. These sufferings don’t go unnoticed as the world community, specifically the Muslims have raised the issue to such an extent that since fresh violence in the Maung Daw province erupted late 2016, […]
The historic Muslims’ rally in Jakarta on 4 November or 411 was not reported properly by many high-profile Medias in the region. The media coverage was not only unbalanced, but it did what is called “the media black-out”. Shutting down and silencing the essence of the message of the 411 march. Label “hardliners” or Muslim […]
Recently, speculation that the Malaysian General Election will be held in March 2017 has created a frantic call for every citizen of full age to register as voters. The call was initiated by opposition political parties and their justification is only one – to overthrow the existing government by way of elections and democracy. The […]
The despotic Chinese regime announced that on the 1st November it will be implementing new education rules in the Muslim majority province of Xinjiang that will punish parents who encourage their children into religious activities. The atheism-based government is calling people to report their neighbors, friends and relatives to the police if they, “organize, lure […]
According to the schedule, the Shariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 (the Bill) will be tabled for debate in the current sitting of Parliament, after being deferred on the day it was proposed on 26 May 2016. The Bill seeks to amend the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) to empower the […]
As widely reported in the media and on YouTube, in front of the people of Thousand Islands, Ahok (Jakarta Governor) a while ago said, “If you cannot vote for me, because you are cheated by the Quran Surah Al Maidah verse 51, that sorts of things. If you ladies and gentlemen do not feel like […]
وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلَّا أَنْ يُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيد “The only reason they punished them was because they had iman in Allah, the Almighty, the All-Praiseworthy” (Al-Buruj: 8)
16 days after the Independence Day celebration of 31st August 2016, another festivity was held to commemorate Malaysia Day, which marked the establishment of the Malaysian Federation with the joining together of Malaya, North Borneo, Singapore and Sarawak to form the nation state of Malaysia on the 16th of September 1963. This celebration was held in the oil city of Bintulu in […]
More voices were raised against the proposed amendment of Malaysian Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Revised – 1988), a.k.a. Act 355 leading to its potential re-tabling in October 2015, when the Parliament sitting reconvenes. On September 18th, The Federation of Hokkien Associations Malaysia have expressed their concerns to the new proposed bill citing that […]
Early on in 2017, regional elections will be held simultaneously in several cities/districts as well as provinces. In the regional elections, (some) non-Muslim candidates, especially in Greater Jakarta, will run for reelection as the candidates of the head regions. In this regards, Hizb ut Tahrir Indonesia states:
Malaysia celebrated its 59th year of independence from the British rule on August 31. History records that the colonization of Malaysia (known formerly as Malaya) began in 1511 when the Portuguese attacked Malacca and since then the country was alternately occupied by the Dutch and the British until independence in 1957. After the Portuguese, Malaya fell […]