News: 06-Oct-09

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  1. Grand Ayatollah Sistani Denies Reports about Elections Boycott
    Iraq: An official source in the office of Grand Ayatollah Sistani has declined on Monday reports which said that the Grand Ayatullah warned that he may call for a boycott of January’s general election if MPs adopt a closed voting system,Iraq’s Buratha News reported.
  2. Iran for Yemen’s sovereignty, national unity
    The Tehran government says it fully supports a united and stable Yemen, ejecting claims that Iran has been interfering in San’a’s internal affairs.
  3. Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi Call for a day of anger in support of the Al-Aqsa Mosque
    Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, the head of the international association of Muslim scholars, called for the Arab and Muslim peoples to make next Friday a day of anger in support of the Aqsa Mosque against the Zionist dangers threatening it.
  4. Al-Aqsa mosque under siege by Zionist police
    Israel has deployed thousands of security forces in and around the Al-Aqsa mosque compound amid heightened tensions over the closure of the holy site in East Jerusalem Al-Quds.
  5. Investors launch $600 mln Islamic investment firm
    Investors from Asia and the Middle East on Tuesday launched a $600 million Islamic investment firm called Fajr Capital to make investments in the financial services industry in Muslim markets.
  6. Yemeni army martyrs five Shia soldiers
    Yemeni army said on Monday it killed five Shias and wounded several others in the old city of Saada in northern Yemen, al-Jazeera TV reported.
  7. London: Muslim councillor faces backlash after stopping meeting to pray
    A Muslim Labour councillor faced a backlash when a Town Hall meeting was adjourning while she went to pray.
  8. Gov’t plans to abolish age limit for Quran courses
    Turkay Minister of Labor and Social Security Faruk Çelik has announced a plan to abolish the age limit imposed on children who wish to attend Quran courses offered for free at mosques in the summer months.
  9. Muslim honour killing book cancelled over safety fears
    A German publisher has cancelled plans to publish a mass-market novel out of fears that it might face violent protests.
  10. Egypt’s top cleric plans face veil ban in schools
    Egypt’s top Islamic cleric is planning to ban students wearing the face veil from entering the schools of al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s premier institute of learning, according to an independent daily Monday.

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