Community welcomed… Imam (leader) of the Mataura Masjid (mosque) Zamberi Bin Matyunus says the community is welcome to visit. PHOTO: MARGARET PHILLIPS A church in Main St, Mataura, has changed its religion, having been converted into a mosque. The former Anglican church was bought by the Ashburton Muslim Association in an auction in May. The… Continue reading Mataura now home to mosque in former church.
A Malaysian military man who defecated outside the house of a woman he followed home was likely to have lied about his drug use, mental health experts have said. Muhammad Rizalman bin Ismail, 39, had pleaded guilty to indecent assault on Monday, the morning his trial was due to begin in the High Court at… Continue reading Malaysian envoy defecated outside woman’s house – Crown.
STOCKING UP: Sirwan Mohamadi, his wife Lavin Shirzad and their 5-month-old son, Ariaz, in a halal butcher’s shop in Lincoln Rd. New Zealand has been exporting halal meat since the 1970s – for the most part with little government involvement, but times have changed. How did the meat industry asked for more regulation to prove… Continue reading More meat for the Muslim world.
A Muslim slaughterman’s attempts to discredit the New Zealand meat industry have drawn the attention of the country’s spy service. Meat Industry Association members said they were contacted by the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) this week after Ahmed Ghanem, an Egyptian-born halal slaughterman now living in Christchurch, published articles on a British website decrying New… Continue reading Ex-slaughterman’s action threatens meat industry