World Bulletin / News Desk
A community of Muslims in the Philippines has surprised their Christian neighbors by rebuilding a Catholic church destroyed during a clash between the government and rebels last September.
“We thought they were just looking for damaged mosques to rebuild,” Jimmy Villaflores, the head of the Santa Catalina village told Inquirer Mindanao. “We have not heard of any Muslim helping build a chapel before.”
The Christ the King chapel, which was originally built in the early 1980’s, was almost completely razed to the ground during the clashes, but now, after a month of work, it is almost entirely rebuilt.
Father Michael Ufana of the Saint Joseph parish praised “Esperanza” (Hope), which was formed by retired police Chief Superintendent Sukarno Ikbala and a group of Muslim professionals, for conducting the work and thus helping to strengthen community ties.
Ikbala said, “I did not want the general Christian community to look down on us as bad people because we were all victims”, adding “We do hope that in our own small ways of reaching out, something beautiful will come out.”
Another senior Superintendent by the name of Julmunier Jubail also rallied local Muslims to help.
Following a military coup, Turkey banned all non-Turkish broadcasts between 1983 and 1991.
Crimean Tatars oppose joining with Russia, as they fear a repeat of the events of 1944 when Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ethnically cleansed them from their homeland.
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Legoland Winsor was due to host a private party for Muslim children on Sunday.
Maksat Hajji Toktomushev has been elected as the new grand mufti of Kyrgyzstan.
Chris Johannides, who is of Greek Cypriot origin, was banned by the Conservative Party after he compared Muslim womens' burkas to black dustbin liners.
Quebec survey says a draft law to ban state employees from wearing religious symbols is targeting women who wear a headscarf.
The council had described the killing of endangered animals as "unethical, immoral and sinful", council official Asrorun Ni'am Sholeh.
The opening of the museum was attended by many notables including Yusuf Islam, formerly known as the musician Cat Stevens. “It is a fantastic project and it is going to grow… it is just going to grow”, Yusuf Islam was quoted by SBS.
A former anti-Islamist politician, Arnoud van Doorn, has started a new Islamic party in Holland after accepting Islam.
'It is the strong view of many of those involved in counter-terrorism that there should be a clearer legal position, so that those children who are being turned into potential killers or suicide bombers can be removed into care – for their own safety and for the safety of the public,' Boris Johnson said.
The mosque in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, is due to be open by 2015.
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In the video, which is set in Ancient Egypt with the singer posing as Cleopatra, she was seen zapping a man wearing pendant with the name of Allah on it to dust.
Legoland cancels day for Muslim families after threats from far-right extremists.