8 January 2012 Considerable press attention has followed an appearance by Queen Beatrix and Princess Maxima in long robes and head coverings during a visit to the biggest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. The Queen tucked a blue headscarf around her hat at the Sheikh Zayed grand mosque as part of the 50th state visit of her reign. Both she and Princess Maxima donned long … [Read more...] about Dutch Queen and Princess Cover Heads for Mosque Visit
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The Spain's National Intelligence Centre (CNI) leaked to El País newspaper a “secret report” about the external founding received by some Muslims communities in Spain. According to the report, the Spanish government is struggling to stop the flow of tens of millions of dollars to Islamic groups in Spain from different Islamic countries as Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Oman, … [Read more...] about Muslim countries financing mosques in Spain
In an interview in the TV channel al-Arabiya, based in the United Arab Emirates, General Zia Kanani, head of the Iraqi anti-terrorism unit, said the Swedish suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab was trained in Iraq for three months preceding the bombing in Stockholm in December 2010. Kanani said this information was obtained from a detained Islamist and that the anti-terrorist … [Read more...] about Swedish suicide bomber trained in Iraq?
A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at back-room bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views of foreign leaders and frank assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats. The material was originally obtained by WikiLeaks, an organization devoted to … [Read more...] about WikiLeaks sheds light on US diplomacy domestically and abroad
The Globe and Mail – October 1, 2010 Three young Canadian Muslim men have gone missing. Searches are underway. The first, Ferid Imam was an honours student from East Africa, an aspiring pharmacist and, according to his high-school soccer coach, “a dream player.” The second, Muhannad al-Farekh hopped from Texas to the United Arab Emirates to Jordan to the Prairies. And the … [Read more...] about Global Search for Winnipeg, Canada Muslim Students