BNP leader stands by his anti-Islamic remarks
British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin who is accused of stirring up racial hatred said that he stood by his secretly filmed speech in which he denounced Islam as a “vicious, wicked faith.”
The 46-year-old leader told Leeds crown court on Wednesday that Islam was "a dragon, the terrible mortal enemy of all our fundamental values and something which, unchecked, will bring misery and disaster to this country".
Plans to launch an Indonesian edition of Playboy magazine angered Muslims in the world’s largest Islamic nation.
Although Local Playboy licensee Ponti Carolus Pandean claimed that the edition would not contain nudity, Indonesian Muslims, including leaders of large Islamic organizations, fiercely rejected the launch of the “immoral and un-Islamic” magazine.
RAMALLAH 26 Jan. - Pergerakan Hamas memenangi pilihan raya Parlimen Palestin semalam dengan menawan majoriti kerusi dewan dalam keputusan mengejut yang dijangka mengacau-bilaukan proses damai Asia Barat.
Perdana Menteri Palestin, Ahmed Qorei mengumumkan beliau akan menyerahkan surat peletakan jawatannya kepada Presiden Mahmoud Abbas sambil menyatakan Hamas hendaklah menubuhkan kerajaan.
Pegawai kanan daripada parti pemerintah, Fatah yang menguasai politik Palestin sejak puluhan tahun mengakui mereka telah ditewaskan oleh Hamas yang bertanding dalam pilihan raya Parlimen buat julung-julung kali.
Everest conqueror buried
KUALA LUMPUR: Everest conquerer M. Moorthy, whose death sparked an eight-day-long legal tussle for his body between his wife and the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Council (MAIWP), was buried in the Taman Ibukota Muslim cemetery in Gombak yesterday.
About three hours earlier at 11.30am, the High Court ruled it had no right to review the Syariah High Court's Dec 22 declaration that Moorthy is a Muslim.
Moorthy, whose Muslim name is Muhammad Abdullah, was given a Muslim burial by the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department (Jawi) at 2.45pm. His family issued a statement in the evening, stating that a symbolic cremation was held at 4pm at Taman Tun Teja, Rawang.
Justice Datuk Raus Sharif had in the morning dismissed an application by Moorthy's wife, S. Kaliammal, for an order that the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (KLH) hand over the body to her for burial according to Hindu rites.
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