Author: Funsho Animashaun

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Do Cats Really Avoid Stepping on Quran? … Funsho Animashaun

Assalam alaekum waramotullahi wabarakatu I was surfing the net when I stumbled on a video published by famous Christian apologist David Wood where he demonstrated in a YouTube video a cat stepping on Quran. He was trying to refute the famous video which has been circulating around of a cat who avoided stepping the Quran…
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May 28, 2018 0

Thousands ‘stand up to racism’ and the far right in London

Protesters blame the rise of the far right and capitalism for the racism seen across Europe. by Claire Gilbody-Dickerson  London, England – Thousands of people braved freezing temperatures in London to unite against the “evil of racism” and the growth of far-right movements. Protesters gathered near Oxford Circus on Saturday for the Stand Up To Racism march…
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March 19, 2018 0

UpFront special: Islam, ISIL and the Papacy

In this special on religion, Tahir ul Qadri attacks ISIL’s ideology, and we debate if Pope Francis is a reformer FROM THIS EPISODE Tahir ul Qadri: ‘No rule of law’ in Pakistan Is Pope Francis a real reformer? Islamic scholar: ISIL ‘enemies of Islam’ In this UpFront special on religion, prominent Pakistani Islamic scholar Tahir…
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February 28, 2018 0

Islam in USA

A decade ago, we travelled across the US to explore the roots and influence of Islam in pre-Trump America. Ten years ago, Rageh Omaar embarked on a unique journey across the United States to reveal the truly surprising, counter-intuitive, and little-known world of Islam in America. From the major conurbations of New York City and…
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February 27, 2018 0

Syria’s civil war explained from the beginning

In March, the Syrian conflict will enter its 8th year. Meanwhile, more than 465,000 Syrians have been killed in the fighting, over a million injured, and over 12 million – half the country’s prewar population – have been displaced from their homes. Here is the story of the conflict in Syria, explained from the beginning: What caused…
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February 27, 2018 0

US to open Jerusalem embassy in May 2018

Announcement labelled ‘provocation to Arabs’ as May 15 marks Nakba Day and the mass displacement of Palestinians. The US decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem prompted angry protests [File: Ammar Awad/Reuters]   The US State Department has said the new US embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018, to coincide…
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February 24, 2018 0

Confusion over missing Nigerian girls, parents demand answers

Parents express grief and disappointment after the government retracts a statement that some girls were rescued.  Families of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls have expressed grief and disappointment after the authorities retracted a statement that some of the missing girls had been rescued by the military. Police said on Wednesday that 111 girls from the government Girls Science…
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February 24, 2018 0

Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa’s president

Ramaphosa was sworn in at the parliament in Cape Town [Rodger Bosch/Reuters] Cyril Ramaphosa, head of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), has been sworn in as South Africa’s president, fewer than 24 hours after the resignation of embattled ex-leader Jacob Zuma. “I will try very hard not to disappoint the people of South Africa,” Ramaphosa…
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February 16, 2018 0

Florida shooting: Nikolas Cruz held on 17 murder counts… Why not Terrorism?

Police in the US state of Florida has charged a 19-year-old suspected of shooting students and adults at his former school with 17 counts of premeditated murder. The man, identified as Nikolas Cruz, was accused on Thursday of opening fire the previous day at a high school in the town of Parkland, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern…
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February 16, 2018 0

Florida high school shooting: What we know so far

  At least 17 people have been killed in a shooting at a high school in southeastern Florida. Police say a gunman opened fire shortly before the school day ended on Wednesday. The suspected attacker has been taken into custody and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. At least five people have life-threatening injuries. Here’s what we know…
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