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Mohamed Most Popular Male Baby Name in Paris Suburbs

Mohamed is now the most popular name for baby boys in Paris’s migrant-populated suburbs, according to statistics released by the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE).

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Black-Clad Pilgrims Pack Iraq’s Karbala for Ashura

Huge crowds of black-clad Shiite Muslim pilgrims thronged the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala on Wednesday, weeping and beating their chests in mourning for the seventh century killing of the prophet’s grandson.

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Saudi Columnist: Muslim Clerics Too Afraid to Speak Against Suicide Attacks

Suicide – and therefore a suicide attack – is one of the most grievous transgressions of Islamic law, a column in the Saudi daily Al-Watan claimed, and Muslim clerics do nothing to combat the brainwashing by terror groups which convinces young people to carry out these forbidden acts in the name of Allah.

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Mohammed’s Genocide of the Qurayza Jews and Knife-Jihad in Israel

Friday, October 9, 2015, brandishing a knife, Gaza cleric Sheikh Muhammad Sallah “Abu Rajab”’s sermon at the Al-Abrar Mosque in Rafah explicitly fomented murderous knifing attacks on Israeli Jews as sanctioned by Muhammad’s actions towards the Jews of the Khaybar oasis, and the Medinan Jewish tribe Banu Qurayza.

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Muslims Riot After Hindu Leader Calls Mohammed Gay

In early December, a Hindu leader in India named Kamlesh Tiwari referred to Mohammed as “the world’s first homosexual.” This did not sit well with the local Muslim community, which called for the government to prosecute Tiwari for everything from “blasphemy” to making “anti-social” statements “designed to incite a riot.”

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Why Thomas Aquinas Distrusted Islam

The 13th-century scholar Thomas Aquinas, regarded as one of the most eminent medieval philosophers and theologians, offered a biting critique of Islam based in large part on the questionable character and methods of its founder, Mohammed.

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Saudis Challenge Islamic State on End Times Theology, Egyptian Mufti Says

JAFFA, Israel – Although some member states are not aware of its existence, the ideology behind a Saudi-led anti-Islamic State coalition is challenging the jihadi organization’s theological underpinnings, the Mufti of Egypt told Asharq Al Awsat newspaper. Shawki Alam, the religious leader

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Mohammad Film Screening Cancelled After Saudi Hijacked Petition

A cinema in Scotland has been criticised for cancelling a film that portrays the life of Mohammad, but without depicting him. Less than a hundred people had signed a petition against the screening, some from Saudi Arabia and Nigeria. The

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Ten Years On: ‘No Regrets’ Says Danish Mohammed Cartoonist

The cartoonist behind an image of Mohammed which sparked bloody retribution worldwide has said that he has “no regrets” about drawing the picture, 10 years on from their first publication. Kurt Westergaard, 80, has received numerous death threats since his depiction of

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Christian Arrested in Pakistan for ‘Derogatory Remarks’ about Mohammed

The latest “blasphemy” trial from Pakistan involves a Christian laborer named Pervaiz Masih, who was working on a construction site when one of his Muslim co-workers reportedly knocked off work to listen to a religious speech. Masih told him to get back to work, an argument ensued, and according to the charges, Masih made “derogatory remarks against the prophet of Islam.”

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Muslim Group Puts Up Billboards Touting Mohammed, Islam

According to the Associated Press, the Islamic Circle of North America has now put up dozens of billboards all over the United States proclaiming the beauty of Islam. The billboards, which explain that “Mohammed believed in peace, social justice, women’s rights” and “Muhammed always taught love, not hate; peace, not violence,” may not be historically accurate, but they’re going up in San Diego, New York, Boston, Phoenix, Memphis and other cities around America just the same.

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OFFICIAL: Muhammad Most Popular Name For Baby Boys In London

The most popular name given to newborn baby boys in London in 2014 was Muhammad, according to the Office of National Statistics, after first taking the position in 2012. The name featured twice in London’s top ten baby names, with

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Charlie Hebdo Artist Will No Longer Draw Mohammed Cartoons

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Renald “Luz” Luzier, who drew the toon of Mohammed holding a “Je suis Charlie” sign for the record-breaking post-massacre comeback issue of the French magazine, says he’s done drawing pictures of Islam’s prophet.

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Turkish Mayor Builds Mini-Mecca Theme Park

Hurriyet Daily News has an odd little story from the Uskudar district of Istanbul, where the mayor has constructed a miniature replica of Mecca, Islam’s holy city. It is essentially a theme park of Mohammed’s life and times, with replicas of “the Kaaba, Prophet Mohammad’s house, the Hira cave, the Sevr cave, the Muallaq Stone, the Zamzam well and an elephant statue.”

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Cartoonist Lars Vilks Wins Prize For Courage From Danish Free Press Society

Each year, the Free Press Society of Denmark gives out the Sappho Award — a prize for courage in the advocacy of free speech, named after the Greek poet who serves as the Society’s icon. This year’s winner is cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has been dealing with death threats from Muslims in Europe ever since drawing a dog with Mohammed’s head in 2007.

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Mumbai Editor Arrested for Publishing Charlie Hebdo Cartoon

Authorities in Mumbai, India, arrested Shirin Dalvi, editor of the Uru Daily Avadhnama newspaper, for printing a cartoon from Charlie Hebdo. It appeared on the front page of the January 17 edition. Residents in Mumbra in Thane complained to the police about the cartoon.