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Views on the News 05/02/2021

Headlines: • Covid-19: 4,000 Variants of Coronavirus around the World, British Minister says • US Report Highlights Pakistan-China Closeness in Afghanistan • UK Tribunal to Hear Witnesses on China Genocide Accusations Covid-19: 4,000 Variants of Coronavirus around the World, British Minister Says There are around 4,000 variants of the virus that causes Covid-19 around the […]

View on the News 31/01/2021

 Headlines: • A Global Vaccine Apartheid is Unfolding. People’s Lives Must Come Before Profit • Pakistan Wants Closer Engagement with US for Regional Stability • These Three Pacific Military Flashpoints could Shape Biden’s China Strategy A Global Vaccine Apartheid is Unfolding. People’s Lives Must Come Before Profit Nine months ago world leaders were queueing up […]

High as Well as Low Interest are Both Haram!

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke at the admission of the DEIK Executive Board. While criticizing the high interest, Erdogan emphasized financial discipline. Erdogan stated that he knows how the banks exploit the business world and said “We almost pride ourselves on sinking many of our companies. Whether they listen to me or not, I’m against […]

The Older Generation is not Respected under the Designs of Capitalism

A mentally ill man who starved to death after his benefits were stopped was left at risk of “serious harm” by the government, the High Court has heard. Errol Graham’s emaciated body was found in June 2018 when bailiffs broke into his Nottingham flat to evict him. His family believe the Department for Work and […]

The British Government Propagates the Lie of Extremism to Fabricate Suspicion and Hatred for Islam and Muslims

n a speech on Friday, Home Secretary Sajid Javid accused Muslims of having “extreme views” and called for “further integration within society, more help for people to learn English, greater support for communities and a celebration of national identity.” Such a speech China’s President Xi Jinping would have been proud of. All the same excuses […]

Russia is the Terrorist and not the Pious Muslim Jannat Pespalova

Today, hundreds of Muslims are imprisoned in Russia’s prisons because of their participation in Hizb ut Tahrir’s work. They were falsely accused of “terrorism” based on the 2003 Supreme Court’s shameless decision to classify Hizb ut Tahrir as a terrorist organization. According to this unique decision, the Islamic Political Party became a “terrorist” party. With […]

British Liberals Harass the Muslim Charities, while Ignoring the Abusive Secular Charities

An extreme secular British think-tank has published a report accusing Muslim charities of exploiting the UK charitable sector, and recommending that the government “wind-up” charities that have trustees showing sympathies with what it calls “a network of Islamist extremists… which seeks to delegitimise and push out moderate voices.”

I never fully believed that British Muslims were being victimised, but then I was stopped at Heathrow

وَلَنْ تَرْضَىٰ عَنْكَ الْيَهُودُ وَلَا النَّصَارَىٰ حَتَّىٰ تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمْ ۗ قُلْ إِنَّ هُدَى اللَّهِ هُوَ الْهُدَىٰ ۗ وَلَئِنِ اتَّبَعْتَ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ بَعْدَ الَّذِي جَاءَكَ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ ۙ مَا لَكَ مِنَ اللَّهِ مِنْ وَلِيٍّ وَلَا نَصِيرٍ

“The Jews and the Christians will never be pleased with you until you follow their religion. Say, ‘Allah’s guidance is the true guidance.’ If you were to follow their whims and desires, after the knowledge that has come to you, you would find no protector or helper against Allah.”

(Al-Baqara, 2:120)


Independent

It’s so distressing when those who are supposed to protect you treat you like a criminal

HANNA YUSUF

I’ve always been aware of the injustices British Muslims face, but I’ve sometimes doubted the narrative of the “Muslim victim”.

Sales of books on Islam rocket in France

سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنْفُسِهِمْ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ ۗ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ

“We will show them Our Signs on the horizon and within themselves until it is clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not enough for your Lord that He is a witness of everything?”

(Fussilat: 53)


The Local

Books on Islam are selling out in France after the deadly extremist attacks in the capital have raised uncomfortable questions about Europe’s fastest-growing religion.

A special magazine supplement focused on the Koran has flown off the shelves, and shops are selling more books on Islam than ever after the Paris attacks in January that left 17 dead.

Russian prosecutors ask media watchdog to block websites supporting Hizb ut-Tahrir

يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّهُ إِلَّا أَنْ يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ

“They desire to extinguish Allah’s Light with their mouths. But Allah refuses to do other than perfect His Light, even though the kafirun detest it.”

(At-Tawba, 32)


Moscow, April 3, Interfax – The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has urged the country’s information technology and media watchdog (Roskomnadzor) to limit access to websites that support the activities of the Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami terrorist organization, Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Marina Gridneva told Interfax on Friday.

Russia Detains Two Alleged Members Of Banned Group In St. Petersburg

مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللَّهَ عَلَيْهِ ۖ فَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ قَضَىٰ نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَنْتَظِرُ ۖ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلًا

“Among the believers there are men who have been true to the contract they made with Allah. Some of them have fulfilled their pact by death and some are still waiting to do so, not having changed in any way at all.”

(Al-Ahzab, 33:23)


RFERL

Security officials in Russia’s second largest city say they have detained two alleged members of a banned Islamic organization.

Federal Security Service officials in St. Petersburg said on April 2 that the two Russian citizens, whose names were not disclosed, are suspected of leading a cell of the group Hizb ut-Tahrir group in the city.

French court summons ex-Guantanamo chief in torture probe

Al-Arabiya

AFP, Paris

A French court on Thursday summoned former Guantanamo prison chief Geoffrey Miller over accusations of torture by two former detainees, their lawyer told AFP.

Nizar Sassi and Mourad Benchellali, both French citizens, were arrested by U..S forces in Afghanistan before being transferred to the notorious prison set up in Guantanamo Bay to hold terror suspects after the 9/11 attacks.

Muslim population in Europe to reach 10% by 2050, new forecast shows

قَالَ مُوسَىٰ لِقَوْمِهِ اسْتَعِينُوا بِاللَّهِ وَاصْبِرُوا ۖ إِنَّ الْأَرْضَ لِلَّهِ يُورِثُهَا مَنْ يَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ ۖ وَالْعَاقِبَةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ

“Musa said to his people, ‘Seek help in Allah and be steadfast. The earth belongs to Allah. He bequeathes it to any of His slaves He wills. The successful outcome is for those who have taqwa.'”

(Al-A’raaf, 128)


Guardian

Pew Research study predicts that America’s Muslim population will grow to 2.1% by 2050, and Muslims will exceed Christians worldwide by 2070

Alan Yuhas in New York

Muslims will nearly double their numbers in Europe – to more than 10% – by 2050 and will outnumber Christians worldwide by 2070, according to a new forecast of the growth of religions around the world.

300 Cases Launched Against Russians Accused of Joining Foreign Terrorist Groups

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ

“Those who persecute men and women of the believers, and then do not make tawba, will have the punishment of Hell, will have the punishment of the Burning.”

(Al-Burooj, 10)


The Moscow Times

An Islamic State flag hangs on the wall of an abandoned building after the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) took control of the area.

Criminal cases have been launched against hundreds of Russian citizens suspected of having joined the ranks of terrorist organizations abroad, RIA Novosti reported Monday.

“At present, criminal cases have been launched with respect to 300 people,” Vladimir Makarov, deputy head of the Interior Ministry’s anti-extremism department, said in comments carried by RIA Novosti.

Number of Hizb ut-Tahrir supporters drastically down in Crimea – Russian Interior Ministry

يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ

“They desire to extinguish Allah’s Light with their mouths but Allah will perfect His Light, though the kafirun hate it.”

(As-Saff, 61:8)


Interfax

Moscow, March 31, Interfax – The number of supporters of the Hizb ut-Tahrir terrorist organization active in Crimea has been reduced since the peninsula rejoined Russia a year ago, Vladimir Makarov, deputy director of the Russian Interior Ministry’s central department for the fight against extremism, has said.

“Thanks to the preventive measures taken by us, the number of supporters of the Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami outlawed terrorist organization, which, however, has not been prosecuted in Ukraine, has seen a significant decrease – from 10,000 to 2,500 people,” Makarov told a meeting of the Kremlin Human Rights Council.

Seven Arrested in Bulgaria’s Pazardzhik, Plovdiv for Preaching Radical Islam on Facebook

Novinite

Bulgaria: Seven Arrested in Bulgaria’s Pazardzhik, Plovdiv for Preaching Radical Islam on Facebook Photo by BGNES

Seven people were arrested early on Tuesday in the Roma neighborhoods of Plovdiv and Pazardzhik for preaching radical Islam on Facebook.

The arrests were made in the Roma districts of Plovdiv, Asenovgrad, and Pazardzhik under the supervision of the prosecuting authority, according to reports of the Focus news agency.

The majority of voters doubt that Islam is compatible with British values

قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْكَافِرُونَ

لَا أَعْبُدُ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ

وَلَا أَنْتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ

وَلَا أَنَا عَابِدٌ مَا عَبَدْتُمْ

وَلَا أَنْتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ

لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ

In the name of Allah, All-Merciful, Most Merciful

Say: ‘Kafirun! I do not worship what you worship and you do not worship what I worship. Nor will I worship what you worship nor will you worship what I worship. You have your deen and I have my deen.’

(Al-Kaafirun)


Telegraph

How can politics unite two communities that don’t trust one another?

By Joel Faulkner Rogers

Cold War historian John Lewis Gaddis once divided his colleagues into “lumpers” and “splitters”. Those in the first camp usually sought to generalise about neat patterns that reduce the untidiness of history, he noted, while the second group preferred to reject these patterns in favour of complexity and endless distinctions. Getting the right balance between lumpers and splitters, wrote Gaddis, was “no easy thing”.

It seems a cultural version of the lumper-splitter problem now burdens the painful debate on why a steady flow of young Britons are aspiring to become jihadi brides and henchmen.

Personalised ‘Islam’ number plates banned by DVLA ‘in case they cause offence’

Mirror

Government officials turned down a driver’s application for the number MY15 LAM – the Muslim Council of Britain said it was not aware of the decision

PAMY15 LAM number plateDecision: Plates can be withheld on political, racial and religious grounds

Personalised number plates that potentially spell out the word Islam have been banned by the DVLA – for fear of causing offence.

The new ruling was ­revealed when one driver who tried to ­order a MY15 LAM plate – my Islam – was told no, reports the Sunday People.

A DVLA spokesman said: “We regularly review the appropriateness as ­society changes.