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16:37, 25 March 2017 Saturday
This week in History

13:25, 12 February 2017 Sunday
Hassan al-Banna the founder of Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian political and religious leader who founded of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and played a central role in Egyptian political and social affairs. 68 years before, on February 12, 1949 Banna was shot by two assassins and deliberately left to bleed to death.

18:02, 21 October 2015 Wednesday
The Siege of Antioch

On this day (21 October, 1097) the Crusaders began the siege of Antioch. They would capture the city after a seven month siege, paving the way for their continued advance towards Jerusalem.

10:49, 17 April 2015 Friday
Ahmici massacre remembered after 22 years

The Ahmici massacre was one of the worst massacres of the 20th century when Serbians torched Bosnian villages and killed nearly 3200 Bosnians near Srebrenica.

16:37, 27 December 2014 Saturday
78 years since death of Turkey's national poet

The author of Turkey's national anthem, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, passed away on December 27, 1936.

13:19, 16 September 2014 Tuesday
Japan remembers tragic sinking of Ottoman ship

540 Ottoman sailors drowned on September 16, 1890 when the Ertugrul Firkateyni sank on its return journey.

13:34, 21 May 2014 Wednesday
Circassians a tragic tale of 150 years in exile

Around 20,000 Circassian resistance fighters gathered in Kbaada on May 21, 1864. They were surrounded by around 100,000 Russian soldiers. In the end, the Circassians chose martyrdom above surrender.

12:14, 21 April 2014 Monday
Pakistan marks 76 years since passing of national poet Iqbal

One of the most prominent leaders of the All India Muslim League, Allama Iqbal encouraged the creation of a "state in north-western India for Muslims" in his 1930 presidential address.

14:57, 09 April 2014 Wednesday
Memories of the Deir Yassin massacre

Deir Yassin has become and still is a corrosive reminder of the continuous suffering, struggle and systematic genocide of the Palestinian people that has been going on for 65 years.

13:23, 09 April 2014 Wednesday
Palestinians mark 66 years since Deir Yassin massacre

On Friday, 9 April 1948, the people of the Deir Yassin village were wiped out by Israelis who were fighting to establish a Jewish homeland on stolen Palestinian soil.

16:24, 03 March 2014 Monday
90 years without a caliphate

In accordance with the verdict passed down by the Turkish parliament on March 3, 1924, the position of the Caliph was officially removed and the last Caliph, Abdulmecid and the Ottoman household was ordered to leave Turkey.

17:57, 25 September 2013 Wednesday
Edward Said passed away ten years ago today

Edward Said, a Palestinian activist and writer of the popular book ‘Orientalism’, an analysis of western perceptions on Islam and the Middle-East, died ten years ago today on 25 September 2003.



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