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A Palestinian plan to attract Muslims back to Al-Aqsa

June 28th, 2012 Comments off

A Palestinian plan to attract Muslims back to Al-Aqsa | Reuters "The grand mosques in Mecca and Medina, the two holiest in Islam, draw millions of pilgrims annually. Al-Aqsa, the last of the three sacred sites the Prophet Mohammad urged Muslims to visit, sees only a few thousand foreign worshippers a year."
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Another Saudi posts insulting tweets about Prophet

February 24th, 2012 Comments off

Now, another Saudi Arabia national has courted controversy by posting tweets that insult Prophet Mohammad.
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The Saudi writer who fled for his life

February 9th, 2012 Comments off
An apology by Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari over his controversial tweet about Prophet Muhammad failed to dampen a Salafi campaign against him prompting him to flee his home country.  The issue has turned from a spontaneous reaction into an organized campaign run by a group of disturbed Salafis, which has included death threats.  That’s how a series of attacks quickly escalated against Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari following his tweets on the Prophet Mohammad’s mawlid(birth), which was celebrated on Saturday. Kashgari fled in the wake of the campaign. There are conflicting reports about his current whereabouts. A new twitter account believed to be his claims he headed to Canada while other news reports say he is in Southeast Asia.  The Saudi writer, who wrote for al-Bilad newspaper, did not only receive a deluge of threats. His address and phone number were circulated so that his opponents would know how to find him.

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UAE firms to shut on Prophet's birthday Feb 17

February 8th, 2011 Comments off

All private sector companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will close Feb 17 to mark Prophet Mohammad's birth anniversary, a government announcement said …
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Kuwait to withdraw Shiite cleric's citizenship

September 21st, 2010 Comments off

Kuwait will withdraw the citizenship of a Shiite cleric whose derogatory remarks about a wife of the Prophet Mohammad fanned sectarian tension in the world's No. 4 oil-exporting state, the state n…
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Qatar firm in talks to make film on Prophet

November 1st, 2009 Comments off

UPDATE 1: Media firm aims for English-language blockbuster on Prophet Mohammad backed by Hollywood producer.
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