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14 I ORLD NEWSW Passion Islam I August 2009
Canadian cleared of terror
Sudanese born Canadian finally cleared of charges and U.S. charges that he provided
Abousfian Abdelrazik was finally returned to his home in Canada administrative and logistical
acquitted of terror charges. last week after six years in exile support to al-Qaeda.
In a related development in Sudan. Abdelrazik, who denied being a
that underscored Mayr Harting’s Abdelrazik was forced to remain terrorist, vowed to clear his name
criticism of the list’s flaws, in exile when he left Canada to and have officials who accused
Abousfian Abdelrazik, a Sudanese visit his ailing mother in Sudan him face justice. His assets remain
born Canadian who was accused after the U.N. Committee had frozen.
of having ties to al-Qaeda, was placed sanctions on him following passionislam.com
Germany ducks
Kuwait
criticism over to hold
Marwa murder
National
Quran
contest
13th edition of Kuwait’s national
Quran Memorization and Recitation
Contest will be held late September,
Kuwaiti al-Ghabas daily reported.
According to Manal Al-Sagar,
Amid world condemnation over the pregnant, was suing her neighbor for
head of the Endowments Fund for
murder of a pregnant Egyptian woman insulting her and calling her a terrorist
Quran, the contest is to be held at
in a Dresden courtroom, the German for wearing an Islamic head scarf,
the country’s great mosque under the
government says it should not be held when the defendant approached the
patronage of Kuwait’s ruler Sheikh
responsible for the incident. witness stand and stabbed her 18 Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
More than a weeks after the brutal times in front of her 3-year-old son.
“The competition is the greatest
murder of Marwa al-Sherbini sent Her husband, who had attempted
Quranic event in Kuwait and the
shockwaves around the world, Iranian to shield his wife, was shot by security
Middle East which is annually held
government advisor Zahra Sajjadi guards who had confused him with
by the Endowments Fund for Quran
accused the German government of the assailant.
orchestrating the incident. While the incident has shaken the
in cooperation with Kuwait Ministry of
Sajjadi, in a recent interview with Muslim world to its core, the German
Endowments and Islamic Affairs,” he
Fars News Agency, called for the state and media have ever since been
added.
formation of an international fact- in a state of denial.
Manal Al-Sagar said that the
finding committee to find the real The Tehran government has called
contest will be held under the two
reason behind the German court’s for legal action against the German
categories of Quran memorization
failure to ensure Marwa’s safety. court officials who stood by and and Tajweed separately for men and
German government spokesman watched Marwa get stabbed to death.
women.
Thomas Steg rejected the accusation Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah
He termed motivating the youth
on Thursday, saying the claim was Mahmoud Shahroudi said Tuesday
to memorize the Quran and serving
“absurd”. that the German judicial authorities
holy Quran as the objectives of the
Christian Avenarius, a spokesman who were present at the scene should
with Dresden prosecutor’s office, has be prosecuted for “sheer inaction”.
contest.
also argued that there was “absolutely President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
Al-Sagar also said that “Mabrah
no evidence” that el-Sherbini meanwhile, has charged Germany
al-Rabbaniyin” and “Ahlul Bayt (AS)”
would have been in danger in the with double standards on human
Quranic Charity Associations will
courtroom. rights and has asked the UN Security
cooperate in holding the Quranic
Marwa, who was about four months Council to take appropriate action.
event.
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