Friday, September 17, 2021

religion

Guan Eng slams PAS as party with ‘outright hostility’ to non-Muslims

The DAP leader wants the prime minister to explain a bill that will extend a ban on propagating faiths other than Islam to Muslims to the federal territories.

‘I’m not afraid of terrorism. I’m afraid of being accused of being a terrorist’: Growing up Muslim after 9/11

Students in Australia speak of the pressure to self-censor and manage political and religious expression at school.

Unvaccinated religious teachers, officials may be relieved of duty, says Selangor sultan

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah says those who have chosen not to be vaccinated will endanger themselves and others around them.

Why do Muslims slaughter animals for God?

Perhaps one lesson for Muslims is that they should be cautious about obeying what seems to be the will of God and compare religious commandments with their moral sense.

Pilgrims arrive in Mecca for second pandemic haj

This year's haj, with participants chosen through a lottery, is larger than the pared-down version staged in 2020 but drastically smaller than in normal times.

Call to prayer draws crowds in Covid-wracked Indonesia

There have been reports of rampant safety violations, including unmasked children and devotees praying inches apart.

Bosses can ban headscarves in some cases, EU court rules

A ban on religious symbols such as headscarves 'may be justified by the employer's need to present a neutral image towards customers or to prevent social disputes', the European Court of Justice says.

Cops probing report of vandalism at Ipoh mosque

The words 'jangan buka bunyi terlalu kuat' had been painted on the wall near the main entrance, according to the muezzin.

Bangladesh to lift lockdown for Eid festival despite record infections

All restrictions will be eased ahead of the festival in a move which the Cabinet says will 'normalise economic activities' ahead of the celebrations.

The tangled business of tying the knot during the Covid-19 crisis

Those who place high value on the presence of family and loved ones may have to wait until the pandemic subsides in order to sign on the dotted line.

11 convicted of cyberbullying French teen with death threats over anti-Islam videos

The case addressed sensitive issues in France, from the effects of cyberbullying to attitudes to religious minorities.

Canadian Muslim family killed in hit & run truck attack

'These were innocent human beings who were killed simply because they were Muslim.'

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