Are European fears of the Islamization grounded in reality?

Mar 10, 2015

Are European fears of the Islamization grounded in reality?

The headlines would suggest Europe is under siege: Thousands of Germans march against the continent’s “Islamization.” French readers flock to read a novel about a Muslim president who imposes Shariah law on their country. Commentators warn darkly about an encroaching age of “Eurabia” in ...

The Osaka imam who represents Islam's growth in Japan

Nov 26, 2014

The Osaka imam who represents Islam's growth in Japan

An Egyptian legal scholar based in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, says he is working to increase understanding between the Japanese people and the more than 100,000 Muslims who live among them. Islam has gradually put down roots in Japan. There are now around 60 mosques, ...

China sentences nine 'terrorists' to death: report

Jun 5, 2014

China sentences nine 'terrorists' to death: report

China has sentenced nine people to death on terrorism-related charges in its ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang, state media said Thursday, as authorities crack down following several deadly attacks. Multiple courts in Xinjiang sentenced 81 suspects on various terror-related charges, state broadcaster CCTV ...

China fingers separatist group for Urumqi train station attack

May 18, 2014

China fingers separatist group for Urumqi train station attack

China on Sunday blamed a separatist militant group for carrying out a deadly attack at a train station in the western Xinjiang region last month, underscoring Beijing’s claims that the country faces a threat from an organized militancy with elements based overseas. China had ...

Mar 30, 2014

Muslims praise Yokohama site

More than 90 percent of Southeast Asian Muslims surveyed say the “restaurants,” “mosques” and “suggested itineraries” links on the Muslim Tourist Information website are useful, the Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau said Friday. The website, set up in December, provides information based on recommendations ...

Myanmar relents, says Doctors Without Borders can stay

Mar 2, 2014

Myanmar relents, says Doctors Without Borders can stay

A day after Doctors Without Borders announced its expulsion from Myanmar, the government backpedaled, saying the aid organization would be allowed to resume operations everywhere but Rakhine, a state plagued by bloody bouts of sectarian violence. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning group expressed grave concern ...