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Lal Masjid cleric announces another controversial event

Lal Masjid cleric announces another controversial event

Our Desk   ISLAMABAD:  Abdul Aziz, the controversial Lal Masjid cleric, has announced that there would be a public gathering at the mosque on July 7 to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2007 military operation there in which around 150 people were killed. The announcement came weeks after authorities had stopped the firebrand cleric and the […]

Iran cleric says bad driving a sin as 700 die over new year

Iran cleric says bad driving a sin as 700 die over new year

By AFP TEHRAN, IRAN:  Some 700 people were killed over the Persian new year on roads in Iran, which are among the deadliest in the world despite Islamic leaders declaring bad driving a sin. The two-week break for Nowruz that ended at the weekend actually saw a 12 per cent improvement on last year’s death […]

Popular Saudi cleric banned from Twitter

Popular Saudi cleric banned from Twitter

Popular Saudi cleric banned from Twitter REUTERS Awad al-Qarni.─Photo courtesy: twitter A Saudi Islamic leader with more than two million Twitter followers has been banned from writing by a court that him of jeopardising public order. Awad al-Qarni, previously accused of links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, was also fined 100,000 riyals, Okaz newspaper reported […]