Author: Linda Abdelqader

Halal Advisor app locates halal food in Australia

  A free app that locates restaurants and cafes offering halal foods in Australia is now available and taking the country by storm. Businessman, Aladdin Moukhallalati, created the Halal Advisor app to accommodate the need for the availability of halal food for the growing Muslim population in Australia. With over 600 000 people who identify as Muslims across the country, Moukhallalati sought to create an app which makes the eating out process  simpler, easier and much more enjoyable. “I am a Muslim and always trying to find halal food to eat when I’m out at work or with friends socialising,”...

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Al-Aqsa Mosque shut down by Israel, No Juma Prayer

Israel closed down the Al-Aqsa Mosque last Friday 14 July where for the first time in decades Friday Juma congregational weekly prayers were cancelled. This led thousands of worshipers  to pray on the streets surrounded by a barricade manned by armed Israeli officers. The action was taken following a gun battle between three Palestinians who were later shot dead and two Israeli police officers earlier that morning. Meanwhile it has been reported that the Imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque was shot by Israeli Police outside the gates of the Mosque. The Imam, Sheikh Ikrima Sabri had just finished leading the night prayer on...

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University professor slammed for tweet against Islam

Brian McNair, a university professor at the Queensland University of Technology has been slammed online after publicly referring to Islam as “a cancer on the planet”. The 57 year old media professor took to Twitter on Sunday following the recent terrorist attack in London where seven people were killed and 48 were injured. “Enough! Islam is a cancer on the planet. It must be destroyed, or reformed. Soon. Zero tolerance!” – Brian McNair (@BrianMcnair) The tweet drew a huge amount of attention from across the nation as it circulated around social media. While some people praised the academic for...

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Dabliz gets booted of Facebook for no reason

Social media comedian and activist, Steve Dabliz, was denied access to his Facebook account for over two weeks with no warnings or justification. Although his account has been reinstated recently, there is still no clear indication why Facebook deactivated it.  Since first opening his account on Facebook ten years ago, Dabliz gained a quarter of a million followers and became a very well-known figure in the Muslim community. What initially started as a page filled with humorous skits and videos later expanded into an influential and educational page for youth around the world. Dabliz also uses his Facebook platform...

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The Nakba: Sydney rally for Palestine

More than a thousand protesters gathered on the steps of Sydney Town Hall on Monday 15 May at 6.30 pm to commemorate 69 years since the Nakba, the “day of catastrophe” that marks the illegal establishment of the state of Israel in Palestine when over 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes and 500 villages and towns were destroyed. Organised by the Palestine Action Group Sydney, the event was held for activists to voice their resentment against the ongoing ethnic cleansing being carried out by Israel today and to remember the thousands of people who have died while fighting...

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