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OPINION: Terrorism has deprecated, distorted and defaced Muslim image worldwide

By Javaid Bashir Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram and other militant outfits have exploited the religion to advance their agenda to create their own brand of Islam. They have presented the religion in false light. These militant groups have tarnished the image of Muslims in the world. Terrorism has deprecated, distorted …


Open Letter from a Muslim to all Muslims worldwide

“Prophets before you were mocked.”  “Pray, Forgive, And Educate Muslims”  “Islam A Mercy to Mankind”  “No Brutality” (The Holy Qur’an) By T.O. Shanavas Here We Go Again!! Two masked gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar (Allah is great)” entered the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris and opened fire, …

Boko Haram Cartoon-Mary Mihelic

Christian artist highlights plight of Nigerian girls kidnapping by Boko Haram through her artworks

[The Indian Muslim Observer is pleased to publish the artwork sent recently by U.S.-based artist Mary Mihelic highlighting the horrendous plight of 53 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic renegades Boko Haram, who are out to bismirch the fair name of Islam and portray the religion as anti-women and violence prone. …

Muslim mathematician Al-Khwarizmi

For Muslims, Social Media Debate on Extremism Is Reflected in Dueling Hashtags

By Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura London: With concerns growing in the West about the recruitment of young people by extremist Islamic groups, President Obama brought new attention last week to Muslims who have condemned the radical movement when he singled out a British group for praise in his speech at the …