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Muslims always welcome on Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg

New York : In what could be seen as a reply to the US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the US, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has welcomed Muslims to be part of the social giant and its growing users' community.

In a post on Wednesday, the Facebook founder wrote: "I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world".

"After the Paris attacks and hate this week, I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others," he added.

Netanyahu denounces Donald Trump remarks about Muslims

Jerusalem : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced on Wednesday statements made by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, ahead of the latter's scheduled controversial visit to Israel later this month.

Trump said earlier this week that US authorities should block entrance by all Muslims to the country, following the deadly terror attacks in Paris in November and in the US last week, perpetrated by Muslims who adhere the Islamic State organisation.

Pray outside, British school tells Muslim students

London : Muslim parents were considering taking legal action against a school which, they claim, forced their children to pray outside in rain and freezing temperatures.

Dozens of Muslim youngsters claim they have been left soaking wet and cold after Mirfield Free Grammar School and Sixth Form in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, refused to give them permission to offer their daily prayers indoors, a report published in Daily Mail said.

Mumbai family forced out of cinema for not standing up for National Anthem

Legal experts say it isn’t mandatory to ‘stand’ when national anthem is played although in respect one is expected to.

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Mumbai : For a Mumbai based Muslim family who had gone to watch Ranbir-Deepaka's 'Tamasha' at PVR Cinema at Kurla's Phoenix Market City turned out to be a nightmare for them when they were forced to leave after the crowd accused the man of disrespecting the national anthem by not standing up.

Indian Americans express support for Journalist Rajeena, victimized for speaking up against child abuse

By TCN News,

Washington DC: The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC -, a US based advocacy group, has expressed support for journalist VP Rajeena, who described instances of sexual abuse of children that she witnessed in a Madrasa (traditional Islamic school) over two decades ago.

Mumbai remembers heroes, victims of 26/11 terror attacks

Mumbai : The heroes and victims of the 26/11 terror attacks that left 166 people, including 28 foreigners, dead were solemnly remembered at various commemorative events held here on Thursday.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis led the main commemoration at the 26/11 memorial in the Police Gymkhana on Thursday morning, along with his cabinet colleagues and senior police officers.

He paid homage to the policemen who lost their lives during the 60-hour long operation that began on the night of November 26, 2008 when 10 Pakistani gunmen laid siege to south Mumbai.

Former IAS officer moots pressure group of Indian Muslims

By Mohammad Shafeeq

Hyderabad : A group of educated Muslims is planning to float a pressure group which will subsequently lead to a pan-India political party to take care of the community's interests in a country where it constitutes 14 percent of the 1.2 billion population.

A retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer has sought opinion from members of the community, including NRIs, on the proposed group.

Anupam Kher wraps up 'The Head Hunters Calling' shoot

Mumbai : Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who has been in the news for lambasting Aamir Khan on his "intolerance" remark, has wrapped up his shooting for "The Head Hunters Calling" in Toronto.

The actor took to Twitter and wrote: "#TheHeadHuntersCalling shooting over. On my way back to my India. Have travelled almost all over the world. No place like my country. #JaiHo."

Anupam's "no place like my country" seems like a dig at Aamir's recent statement that his wife Kiran Rao had asked them if they should move elsewhere in the state of insecurity that India is in.

Hindu Sena protests outside Aamir Khan's residence

Mumbai : Hundreds of activists of the Hindu Sena on Tuesday staged a vociferous demonstration outside the home of Bollywood megastar Aaamir Khan protesting against his statements on intolerance.

The activists shouted slogans like "Aamir Khan murdabad", "Aamir Khan chale jao", and attempted to force their way inside the actor's home in Bandra but were prevented by a substantial police presence there.

Later, around a dozen activists were detained and taken to the Bandra police station.

Muslims will not leave India, come what may: Owaisi

Hyderabad : All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said that the Muslims would not leave the country, come what may, and that they would continue to live here as "proud Indians".

"Muslims will not succumb to dog whistle politics of the Sangh Parivar and other fascist forces but continue their democratic struggle for justice, due share and the rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the country," the Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad told reporters here.