Monday, 30 September 2013

Cameron expresses support for Muslim veil ban in UK schools

Al Arabiya: British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday he supports a ban on Muslim veils in the country’s schools.

His comments came amid controversy over Islamic schools in Britain imposing religious dress as the uniform for young girls, according to recent media reports.

In an interview with the BBC, Cameron said he would consider issuing new guidelines to judges, teachers and immigration officers specifying when they can ask women to remove their veils.

“We are a free country and people should be free to wear whatever clothes they like in public or in private,” Cameron said, clarifying that he does not object to women wearing the veil in public places.

On wearing the veil in schools, however, Cameron had a different viewpoint.

“In a school, it’s very difficult to teach unless you can look at your pupils in the eye.” Cameron added.
Cameron’s latest comments on the debate over the veil ban, follow a political row earlier this month over a decision by Birmingham Metropolitan College to ban veils.

The college was accused of discriminating against Muslims after ordering all students, staff and visitors to remove any face covering.

The institution backed down on its decision, however, after an oppositional petition attracted thousands of signatures. Read More ...

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Norwegian family converted to Islam after being influenced by listening to Quran

Atheist from the Norwegian town of Mugla, Marmaris is a family vacation, the mosque became a Muslim influenced by listening to the Qur'an. Family members, in tears listening to the Qur'an, he said.

Linda lives in Fredrikstad Wastrup
Nyman (34) and Frode Sigvartsen (31), a pair of children, Tuva (9), Mathies (9) and Frida (6) and came to Marmaris for the holidays. City tour of throwing into the courtyard of the Central Mosque in the family, read the Qur'an in the mosque was inspired by. Durdu'yu Hamd family in tears listening to the muezzin for 20 minutes, and then asked them to tell me Islam.
At that time decided to become a Muslim Wastrup Linda Nyman said,"It was so nice reading that we found ourselves in the mosque. Sitting in a family of 20 minutes just listened and tears began to flow through our eyes. listened, I felt off of a weight off of me. Adeta relieved, and found peace. I really felt free. Islam, I am very happy that I chose."he said.
Family to him crying in the mosque to learn Islam say they want to transfer the muezzin stopped,"I read the Qur'an at the time the family had heard a witness. Tears were in his hands, I saw the opening prayer. Maybe you did not know that what you pray. Ağladıklarına hugged his wife witnessed. Then they came to us that they are atheists. reading Setup 'An inspired by the Koran have said they prefer the religion of Islam." he said.

Norway at the request of the family went about the Marmaris Mugla Province Office of Mufti Hussain Assistant Mufti Small Town, "The family on holiday in Marmaris, Central Mosque visit the sedasından the meantime, inspired by the Qur'an to accept the Islamic religion and have expressed their desire to be a Muslim. Müftülüğümüze chose to come to the religion of Islam, saying that Islam adopted by bringing the word of martyrdom." he said.
CONVERSION Wastrup Linda Nyman ceremony, followed by "Bu" Frode Andre SIGVARTSEN "Ali", Mathies "Ayhan", Tuva ' "Esma", while Frida "Alif" took their names. Norwegian family, the young deputy Mufti was a gift by the Mushaf

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Pastor Terry Jones accidentally Burns 2,000 Bibles in Protest of 9/11 Attacks

MULBERRY, Fla. — A Florida pastor set fire to more than 2,000 Bibles that he believed to be Qurans before authorities could extinguish the flames and arrest him.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Rev. Terry Jones and his associate pastor, Marvin Sapp Jr., set out to burn 2,998 Qurans, one for every victim of the 9/11 attacks. The two men were arrested Wednesday on felony charges as they drove a 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck “towing a large barbecue-style grill filled with Qurans soaked in kerosene.”

Sheriff’s officials said that the trailer caught fire as the truck was being towed. After the fire department extinguished the flames, a closer examination revealed that the books, which were stacked inside highly flammable cardboard boxes, were actually Bibles.

“We don’t condone the burning of any religion’s holy book,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, “but we were absolutely sickened to discover that Pastor Jones reduced a couple thousand Christian Bibles to ashes.”

While Jones was not available for comment, Frann Ingram, a spokeswoman for his Dove World Outreach Center, said that Jones ordered copies of the Muslim holy book wholesale from Amazon. “They were supposed to arrive on the 10th, but they were a day late. We were in a hurry, and we didn’t check inside the boxes.” READ MORE ...

Thursday, 12 September 2013

German court rules Muslim girls must join swimming classes

A court in Germany has ruled that a Muslim schoolgirl should take part in mixed-sex swimming lessons.

Her parents had insisted that the girl, 13, not take part in swimming lessons at her school in Frankfurt.

Some Muslim parents say that such lessons run contrary to Islamic principles of modesty.

However, the judge in the case said the girl could wear an all-over swimming garment sometimes dubbed a "burkini" in order to accommodate her beliefs.

Some Muslim girls already wear the garment to take part in lessons.

However, others reject that solution, saying that the garment is clumsy but also that it is unacceptable for Muslim girls to be in close proximity to boys clad only in swimming trunks, the BBC's Stephen Evans reports from Berlin.

The judges in Germany's Federal Administrative Court ruled that "the basic right to religious freedom does not... provide for any demand not to be confronted at school with the behavioural habits of third parties - including those pertaining to clothing".

The judges went on to point out that such "habits" were widespread in Germany in the summer months.

The lawyer for the girl's family had said that there was already segregation of gym lessons in some Catholic areas.

There are also some secular gyms in Germany which have special segregated areas reserved for women to exercise.

The family who brought the case in question are from Morocco, the German magazine Der Spiegel reports, which adds that the girl had done well academically since joining the school.


Monday, 9 September 2013

British model Carley Watts starts preaching Islamic Teachings

London: Carley Watts, one of the top models of the Britain, 6 months ago converted to Islam. The newly wed model said that earlier she used to do modeling for fame but the Islamic teachings have guided her and she looks for forgiveness from Almighty ALLAH for her previous sins. Carley Watts, after converting to Islam is now known as Fatima Saleh. She got married in an Islamic way and entered into folds of Islam by fulfilling the Islamic rituals, offering 5 times prayers and performing the religious obligations. It is reported that she fasted the last Ramadan.

Fatima says that she felt inner satisfaction after reading the preaching of Islam. ‘It is the Islamic religion only that can help people to reap benefits in the Hereafter’. Stating about veil Fatima said that by wearing black cloak to cover her whole body and observing Hijab, her inner conscience feels satisfied and peaceful. The model turned Muslim woman also appealed to other non-followers to give up their religion and accept Islam, which is a complete religion.

The 24-year- old former model and single mom ditched her career and converted to Islam after falling in love with her boyfriend Salah, a Muslim Tunisian native. The two met when Carley, (Fatima) was vacating there. Carley felt that Salah truly loved her and his willingness to accept her despite knowing about her bare modeling for various publications and most importantly being a single mother made her to fall for him.

Presenting reasons from being a lingerie woman to a covered woman from head to toe she said that his boyfriend turned husband had told her that after our marriage your body should be only for my eyes. Hence, being fallen in love she fulfills her commands. Fatima’s in-laws are stills unaware about her previous career life. The former model says that it is Islam that gives due status and respect to women and enjoin people with better lifestyle in every way.

"Carley in interviews before her marriage said that every other guy flirted with her and did not respect her but Salah came out to him as a loving, true boyfriend who cared for her."

It is worthwhile here to mention that the decision of the former British model met many criticisms. Some stated this would not last longer while some said it is going crazy to give up career to devote you as a Muslim wife. On the other hand, Muslim people appreciated and welcomed her to enter Islam, saying that ALLAH showed her the right path.