Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »


Tag Archives: Islam

Egyptian Christian teens jailed for ‘contempt of Islam’

An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced three Coptic Christian teenagers to five years in jail for contempt of Islam after they appeared in a video reciting Muslim prayers. A judge in the central Egyptian province of Minya also sent a

Organization of Islamic Cooperation: Don’t link terror to Islam

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) stressed that violent extremism and terrorism undermine its common goal to live in a peaceful and prosperous world, Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to U.N. Ambassador Abdullah Al-Moallemi said here on Friday. Addressing the General

Obama denounces anti-Muslim bias in mosque visit

President Barack Obama made his first visit to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday, in an effort to allay the fears of Americans accustomed to pop-culture portrayals of Muslims as terrorists, and to reassure Muslim American youth about their place in

On a Saudi preacher’s belief that ‘women are shameful’

By : Turki Al-Dakhil Let us overcome the current controversy over a Saudi preacher’s statement that women are shameful. It is a shameful statement, but my call to overcome this controversy stems from the need to look at the situation

Refugees in Europe and religious reform

By : Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran The general debate on religion, its interpretation and understanding, in addition to the rise of terrorist groups in the East and West, remind us of the urgent need for radical reform of religious institutions in

Anti-Islam protests planned across Europe

Rallies against “the Islamization” of Europe will take place on February 6 in 14 European countries including the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland, the far-right organizers said on Saturday. The demonstrations are being organized by the

Dutch MP stirs anger in anti-Islam ‘pepper spray’ rally

Tensions over Europe’s migrant crisis bubbled over in a Dutch town Saturday as far-right politician Geert Wilders handed out fake pepper spray, saying women must defend themselves against Muslim men. Wilders, whose Freedom Party (PVV) only holds 12 seats currently

Ban Muslims? Which ones?

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump realizes that his popularity is partly due to playing on people’s fears about Hispanic and Muslim immigrants. He has called for a ban on Muslims entering the country until the government

Muslim youths say extremists distort Islam: poll

A majority of Arab Muslim youths see the actions of extremists such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda as a perversion of Islam’s teachings, according to a new poll. The Zogby Research Services poll of

Has the Shahada really become fair game?

By : Zaid M. Belbagi Where do we draw the line? Given that we live in increasingly mixed societies, with people of different faiths and backgrounds, should there be limits on free speech when it is offensive? For the sake

Hundreds of French mosques open their doors to the public

Hundreds of French mosques are participating in a major open-house event this weekend, offering visitors the opportunity to come in for tea and a chat about Islam in a country shaken by jihadist attacks. Organized by the country’s leading Muslim

Punishment in Shariah is a mercy from Allah

Punishments for various crimes stipulated in Shariah should not be taken as a revenge. They are, in fact, a mercy from Almighty Allah, Sheikh Abdulaziz Abdullah Al-Asheikh, grand mufti and chairman of the Board of Senior Ulema and Religious Research

Muslim prayer hall ransacked on French island

Demonstrators ransacked a Muslim prayer hall and attempted to burn copies of the Quran on the French island of Corsicay, police said, following a night of violence that left two firefighters injured. Tensions had mounted in Ajaccio on Christmas Day

How ‘Islamic’ is ISIS? This debate does not matter

By : Abdullah Hamidaddin In recent weeks, there has been much debate about how “Islamic” the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is. Some people falsely claim it represents “pure” Islam, while others insist ISIS is totally out of

Protesters ransack Muslim prayer hall on Corsica

Demonstrators ransacked a Muslim prayer hall and tried to set fire to copies of the Koran on the French island of Corsica Friday, police said, in an attack condemned by the government. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls wrote on Twitter

Christmas, Mawlid al-Nabi, and Arab uprisings

By : H.A. Hellyer In a few days, Christians following the Gregorian calendar will greet Christmas Eve – the 24th of December. But on Christmas Eve this year, there is another, different date that will be marked – the day

How should we deal with ISIS in Western media?

By : Dr. Azeem Ibrahim We live in a world where it seems like things are increasingly breaking down. The environment is degrading, and we are already beginning to notice this all around us. Extreme weather events keep breaking records.

Forgiveness is strength

By : Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong,” wrote one of the 20th century’s wisest men, Mahatma Gandhi. The British ruled his country India with an iron first and stripped

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