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Dec27

Indonesia’s Densus 88: the most effective counter-terrorism unit in the world

By: Tom Allard and Kanupriya Kapoor Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage JAKARTA (Reuters) – As the world battles a spike in assaults and plots by Islamist militants, Indonesia’s anti-terrorism unit is drawing praise for stemming a wave of bloody attacks in the sprawling Muslim-majority nation. Indonesia has foiled at least 15 attacks this year alone and made more than 150 arrests, disrupting plots ranging from suicide attacks in Jakarta to a rocket attack from Indonesia’s Batam island targeting Singapore. Going back to 2010, a Reuters analysis of data shows the elite unit, Special Detachment 88 (Densus 88), has prevented at last 54 plots or attacks in the nation of 250...

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Dec27

Spiritual business: an example to follow

By: Moulana Muhammad bin Haroon Source: Al-Miftah How often have we purchased items from vendors on the streets and sidewalks?  Some of us who do so, also have the habit of bargaining with these poor vendors. The following Hadith is a source of guidance and inspiration on this topic: A Profound Deed Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) had purchased a camel from me. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) paid me the price, and gave me a little extra. As I departed, he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) called me back. I thought perhaps Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was unhappy with the camel and wanted to return it. When I went to him, he...

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Dec26

Turkey to work with Russia, Iran on Syria after Moscow talks

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Turkey said it will facilitate contacts between Syria’s government and opposition groups in preparation for peace talks organized together with Russia and Iran that aim to reach a nationwide ceasefire as the first step to ending an almost six-year civil war, Bloomberg reports. “We must find a way to stop this bloodiest war of the modern era,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said at a news conference in Ankara on Monday, December 26. “It’s of the utmost importance to be constructive and focus on solving the problem, and that is our approach.” Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed in Moscow last week to follow a joint approach to...

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