News of the Week: 17.04.11

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On This Weeks News: The protests in the Arab world continues in Yemen and Syria with fighting still taking place in Libya between Gaddaffi’s regime and the protesters and interference by NATO. A new council has been formed within the rebel camp who have been talking to world powers about the fight against Gaddafi and his forces. In Egypt, Mubarak (82) is taken to hospital where he has been detained for 15 days alongside his sons for corruption allegations at the behest of the protesters. The former ruling party of Hosni Mubarak, the National Democratic Party (NDP) has been dissolved by the courts and assets confiscated.

In Palestine, a pro-Palestinian activist was abducted and murdered in the Gaza Strip with Hamas making arrests and further investigating the incident. Suspicions point towards Israel’s involvement as it comes before a month of the Israeli massacre on the aid flotilla last May.

Elsewhere, in France, a dozen of women were arrested on the first day of the Niqab ban taking effect amid widespread media exposure and debate about France’s ban as being part of a anti-Muslim trend. This and more with commentary.

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  1. news April 17, 2011 at 7:07 pm Reply Tweet

    JazaakAllaahu khayran.

    May Allaah increase you in good and protect you from all evil. Aameen.

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  2. Umm I April 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm Reply Tweet

    JazakAllaahu Khayram

    Can we please have the reference for the French women number?

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  3. NOTW April 18, 2011 at 12:41 am Reply Tweet

    Apologies readers, I might have got my words mixed up from this article. Dozens were not arrested for wearing the veil – but rather protesting over the veil ban. Based on the numerous article including the Independent and Guardian – so far reports of up to 4 or 5 people were arrested on the first day of the ban [possibly more afterwards] – however lets not assume they are put in jail and go to trial – more like temporary detainment and a fine possibly. Nevertheless, it is shameful when sisters who don the veil in order to please Allah and not the people, are treated as criminals.

    "On Saturday, French police arrested around 60 people who turned up for a banned protest over the veil ban which had been called by a Muslim group in Britain. One of the protesters was arrested on his arrival from Britain, a police spokesman said.

    The timing is all the more sensitive after France's ruling UMP party called a debate on the role of Islam in French society, a forum that some criticised as unfairly singling out a portion of the population as problematic." http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/11/frenc

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