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Hizb Ul Terir reveals foreign funding

The investigation of arrested members of Hizb Ul Terir took a dramatic turn when law enforcement agencies were informed that the organization was receiving funds from United Kingdom-based outfits.

Muslim airline pilot claims his religion cost him his job

A Muslim airline pilot who claims his religion cost him his job has told an employment tribunal that his bosses feared he might copy the September 11 attacks.

An Open Letter to the Taliban


Southwest apologizes to Muslim passenger kicked off plane

A San Diego State University graduate student was kicked off a flight at San Diego International Airport because a zealous flight attendant thought her saying "I've got to go," on her cell phone, befo

Catering to Muslim travelers

In his days as a jet-setting telecom executive, ready-to-eat meals were a regular part of Fazal Bahardeen's luggage.

Islam and Halal Cuisine is a growing market

Islam is the fastest-growing religion with an estimated global Muslim population of two billion. In many European countries, Muslims are poised to become the most significant minority population.

Mistreatment reported by another Muslim traveler wearing a hijab

A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group today sent a letter to President Obama seeking action on concerns that Muslim travelers wearing religious head scarves, or hijab, are now be

Will tourism come back one day to Thailand’s deep South?

Leaving the airport, the billboard immediately catches the attention of the travelers: “Welcome to Narathiwat,” it says in English.

Malaysia’s “moderate” image marred

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – After a series of flip-flops, authorities in Malaysia decided this week that a 32-year old Muslim woman caught drinking beer in violation of Islamic law would not be caned a

Special tour package for Muslim travelers offered by Thai Airways

Thai Airways has expanded their Royal Orchid Holiday program to include a very special package for Muslim travelers.

TSA security personnel force disabled Muslim woman to lift dress and...

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to investigate an incident in which a disabled Muslim traveler from Pennsylvania was f

Forbidden love on Gaza beach

It seems Palestine, too, has taken a more conservative approach towards local tourists and residents going to the beach, walking along Gaza shores and showing public display of affection.

Strange but true, only in Egypt

Aside from massive sectarian clashes reportedly taking place in the Upper Egyptian village of Tayibba in Samallut, there are other unexpected and bizarre events making headlines.

Old monastery sparks rift between monks and Bedouins

For several months now, clashes have taken place in the Minia area of Egypt where the Monastery of Abu Fana stands.

Halal cuisine to lure Muslim tourists to RP spots

MANILA, Philippines - Making halal cuisine readily available in tourist destinations will encourage more tourists from Muslim countries to visit the Philippines.

Malaysia keen on luring more US travelers amid challenges

HONOLULU - (eTN) - Hawaii is a tourism success, which made it an ideal US destination for a high-level delegation of Malaysian tourism officials, headed by Malaysian Tourism Minister Azalina Othman Sa

British Muslims say: Put Christ back in Christmas

LONDON (Reuters) - Muslim leaders joined Britain's equality watchdog Monday in urging Britons to enjoy Christmas without worrying about offending non-Christians."It's time to stop being daft about Christmas. It's fine to celebrate and it's fine for Christ to be star of the show," said Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Tanzania pilgrims’ saga ends in heartbreaks

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) – After nine days agonizing over their fate at Tanzania’s Julius Nyerere International Airport, Muslim pilgrims scheduled to fly to Saudi Arabia for Hajj caravan have lost hope to join other Muslims in the world to fulfill the Fifth Pillar of Islam.