Tag: muslims

Will there be any Muslims left among the Chinese Uyghurs?

The Chinese government says it protects freedom of religion, as long as believers follow laws and regulations – including a ban on religious education for minors. As a result, the number of Uyghurs practicing Islam is dwindling.
Tursunjan Mamat, a practicing Muslim and ethnic Uyghur in western China’s Xinjiang region, said he’s fasting for Ramadan but his daughters, ages 8 and 10, are not. Religious activity including fasting is not permitted ….more:csmonitor

I Wanted To Kill Muslims — Now I Am One| AJ+

Richard McKinney planned to blow up an Islamic Center, but in a heated moment witnessed by his young daughter, the former U.S. Marine started questioning his hate, and in an unlikely twist of fate – well, watch the video.

Macron’s version of ‘French Islam’ is state coercion against Muslims

Last month, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a “historic” initiative: the creation of a formal council of imams to officialise the status of religious prayer leaders. The French secular state, which has justified its policing of virtually all public manifestations of Muslim identity in the name of laicite, is creating an official registry of Muslim imams…MORE:middleeasteye

Austria’s Muslims wary of backlash after attack

Vienna attack hero Osama Abu El Hosna has been hailed for his courageVienna attack hero Osama Abu El Hosna has been hailed for his courage JOE KLAMAR. When Osama Abu El Hosna found himself under a hail of bullets during the shooting rampage in Vienna, he heroically risked his life to save a policeman at the scene.But while Hosna has been lauded for his courage, other Muslims say they are now scared to walk the streets of the city they call home as they fear a backlash against their community. Monday’s attack was carried out by an Islamic State supporter who had been convicted and imprisoned for trying to join the IS group in Syria…more:france24

French philosopher criticizes Macron: Muslims have morals and a sense of honor

In a television episode broadcast last Friday, and in a heated debate between two French thinkers known for their controversial positions, French philosopher Michel Onfray praised Muslims for the famous French program “Face à l’Info” on CNews, in his debate with journalist and writer Eric Zamour about the recent events in the country.

Onfray – known as an atheist – considered that Islam offers a system liberated from materialism, saying that “Muslims teach us a lesson in anti-materialism,” and added, …more:tellerreport