Articles by: 5Pillars

Over $140K raised for Syrian refugee after picture goes viral

Over $140K raised for Syrian refugee after picture goes viral

Lebanon, Middle East, World 30th August 2015 at 10:03 am 0 comments

Over $140,000 has been raised after a picture of a Syrian refugee seemingly trying to sell pens on a street in Beirut with his daughter slumped over one shoulder was widely shared. The image, showing a man holding eight biros, were posted on Twitter by Gissur Simonarson, who describes himself […]

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81 yr old Muhsin Ahmed

Muhsin Ahmed: Killed because he looked Muslim

Opinion 28th August 2015 at 4:54 pm 0 comments

James Mitchinson, the editor of The Star newspaper in Rotherham, slams right-wing fascists for 81 year old Muhsin Ahmed’s death. DEAR right-wing fascists; each and every one of you that has marched through Sheffield and Rotherham now has the blood of one of the nicest elderly gentlemen anyone could ever […]

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Mohammed Desai

Virgin Active apologises to man banned for wearing pro-Palestine T-shirt

Africa, South Africa, World 28th August 2015 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

A pro-Palestinian group in South Africa – Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) South Africa – has hailed Virgin Active’s apology to its leader Mohammed Desai as a victory for freedom of expression. The health club denied Desai entry to its Old Eds branch near Johannesburg for wearing a T-shirt reading: […]

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Photo: Moshe Zusman for J Street

American Muslim woman elected head of pro-Israel group

North America, United States of America, World 26th August 2015 at 4:58 pm 0 comments

An American Muslim woman has been elected as the head of the student arm of J Street, a pro-Israel organization. Amna Farooqi, 21, a Pakistani-American and a senior at the University of Maryland, says she loves Israel, cares deeply about Palestinians and sees nothing contradictory in a Muslim advocating for […]

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Britain’s rampant hypocrisy over refugees

Britain’s rampant hypocrisy over refugees

Opinion 25th August 2015 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

While the rest of Europe sends aid and contemplates opening borders to ease the global refugee crisis that’s reached boiling point in Calais, Britain sends police forces to maintain border control, writes Rabbil Sikdar . While Syrian refugees toil in pain and misery after escaping war and tyranny, British newspapers […]

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Journalist Mohammed Kahiye

My detention at a Nairobi prison where freedom can be bought for cash

Opinion 24th August 2015 at 2:09 pm 0 comments

In Kenyan police stations money can buy you justice, writes East Africa reporter Mohammed Kahiye. On the other hand, the fact that you’re innocent and the country’s constitution can’t regardless of your alleged crime. The amount of the cash you have to pay to police chiefs to get your freedom […]

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Islamic mortgage – Pious pretender or the real deal?

Islamic mortgage – Pious pretender or the real deal?

Features, Opinion 23rd August 2015 at 10:24 am 0 comments

Islamic Finance Guru Ibrahim Khan explains why conventional mortgages are almost certainly haraam in the vast majority of cases and why Islamic mortgages – despite their sometimes negative reputation – are our only real alternative. Everyone loves having a pop at the Islamic mortgage, from the business-savvy uncle, the world-weary […]

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Glen Crawford

US court hears how man was building X-ray gun to kill all Muslims

North America, United States of America, World 22nd August 2015 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

A US court has heard how a man was building an X-ray gun to kill all Muslims from the back of his van to “help Jews get rid of their enemies.” Secret audio was played in which Glendon Crawford, 49, discussed technical aspects of his Muslim-killing ray gun. Crawford first […]

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81 yr old Muhsin Ahmed

Rotherham pensionner attacked on his way to pray dies

UK 21st August 2015 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

An 81-year-old Muslim man who sustained life-threatening injuries following an assault as he was on his way to fajr prayers in Rotherham has died in hospital. Mushin Ahmed was seriously assaulted in an area just off Fitzwilliam Road in the early hours of Monday August, 10. Detective Chief Inspector Chris […]

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Crest Academies

Majority Muslim school scraps sex segregation against parents’ wishes

UK 19th August 2015 at 6:12 pm 0 comments

Parents in the London borough of Brent are angry that sex segregation at a Muslim-majority school is to be scrapped against their wishes. Over 230 people have signed a petition urging that boys and girls at the Crest Academies in Neasden continue to be taught separately. The school was formed […]

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