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Museum? Or Mosque?

The increasingly Islamist and authoritarian policies of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan do not stop at the doors of the Hagia Sophia. It seems the government is pursuing a new strategy for the world-famous museum.At midday on the historical peninsula of Istanbul, the few Western tourists who still venture here might feel somewhat bewildered. The …

Deutsche Welle

With mosques under surveillance, IS turns to soccer for recruitment

Abu Otaiba, the nom du guerre of a self-taught imam and Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Jordan, uses soccer to attract recruits. “We take them to farms, or private homes. There we discuss and organise soccer games to bring them closer to us,” Abu Otaiba told The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview. Abu Otaiba …

James Dorsey

‘Clock’ incident reflects US suspicion of Islam

In Texas, a 14-year-old Muslim student was briefly arrested at his school after he plugged in a ticking box he later described as a clock. Muslim rights activists say this is part of a series of discriminatory events. An audience member at a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire had a serious question for the …

Deutsche Welle

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In Pictures: Egyptians ask for intercession on Mulid Al-Hussein

  A giant whirl of people from across Egypt and the world circling the Al-Hussein mosque, square and neighbourhood, is the distinguished mark of one of Cairo’s most special nights. On the last Tuesday of the Islamic month of Rabi’ Al-Thani, Sufis and Shi’as celebrate in Egypt the memory of the burial of the Prophet …

Mahmoud Mostafa

Demands from houses of worship

Special Year End 2014 Feature:  Daily News Egypt visited mosques and churches to learn of the demands of Coptic Christians, Salafis, and other sects that fall outside the state-endorsed Azharite vision of Islam. The demands range from basic ones such as health and education that were once provided by religious institutions that have been shut …

Adham Youssef