Three Muslim Men Beaten by Vigilantes in India


By Akhlad Khan – Twitter @BawaNaaved A 35-year-old Muslim driver of a pick-up van was mercilessly beaten up by vigilantes in Mathura’s Raal village of Uttar Pradesh state, on Sunday night, over suspicion of ‘ferrying beef and smuggling cattle’ in his vehicle. Several videos of the driver, identified as Mohammad Aamir, being thrashed by 2-3 men with belts while his […]

The Kashmir Files: New Indian Movie Flagged as Provoking Violence


By Akhlad Khan – Twitter @BawaNaaved Controversy erupted after two videos from theaters showing a newly released Indian movie, ‘Kashmir Files’, went viral. The controversial movie left many theatre goers with the impression it is targeting women belonging to the Muslim minority Uttar Pradesh state in India. Samajwadi, a political party Member of Parliament in […]

Expelled Muhajir: ‘HTS Laughed as they told us we were Expelled’


‘after we expel you from the city, we will expel the immigrants from Kefraya and Al-Fu`ah’, he said while laughing. Words of a HTS security force member to a muhajir OGN Staff After being informed of the decision to evict them from their homes by HTS, many families of muhajirin have begun leaving their homes […]

Fundamental Rights Under Fire in Narendra Modi’s India

BY AKHLAD KHAN @BawaNaaved The hijab row came to light on January 1 at Government PU College in Udupi of Karnataka state in India, where six female Muslim students were barred from entering classrooms wearing hijab. The students held a press conference, where they said that permission was sought but college authorities refused to let them enter […]

Al-Shabab Launch Fierce Attack in Somali Capital


OGN Staff Last night at 1am local time Al-Shabaab launched a multi-pronged attack in Mogadishu, Somalia. One of their targets included the neighborhood of Daresalaam. One police station in Kahda was virtually leveled in the attack. Some civilians were affected by the attacks as the police stations and security checkpoints in Somalia are in the […]

Foreign Fighters Fingerprinted and set to be Evicted in Idlib


OGN Staff As we reported yesterday, in the past few days more than a dozen muhajir families living in Idlib city have been handed eviction orders by HTS. Upon reporting to the local municipality to further enquire about and to contest the decision, they had their photos, full names and even fingerprints taken. The families, […]

HTS Gives Muhajireen Families Four Days to Leave their Homes in Idlib, Syria


OGN Staff HTS has notified more than a dozen Muhajir families from different parts of the world that they have four days to vacate their ghaneema homes in Idlib, Syria. A ghaneema house is a home that was confiscated by rebel forces from known supporters of the previous regime of Bashar al-Assad, including members of […]

Kidnapped & Tortured 6yr Old Syrian Boy Safe at Home


6 year old Fawaz al-Qatifan who was kidnapped in Daraa, Syria, was released yesterday, after his family paid the required ransom money and was reported to be in good health. Fawaz’s father, Mohammad al-Qatifan, said the kidnappers left Fawaz outside a pharmacy in Nawa, west of Daraa, where he waited till he was reunited with […]

Hyundai, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, KFC Submit after Row Over Kashmir Day Posts

BY AKHLAD KHAN @BawaNaaved Hyundai, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, KFC Bowed Down To India after Row Over Kashmir Day Posts Fast-food restaurant chains KFC and Pizza Hut on Monday found themselves in trouble after their Pakistan-based dealer posted a message supporting separatists in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) is that part of the Jammu and Kashmir […]

HTS security forces Kill Displaced Widow in Syria


On Thursday, 10th February 2022, Fatima al-Hamid, a displaced widow supporting four young orphans, was fatally shot in the head by HTS security forces at a checkpoint on the border between Atmah in Idlib and Deir Balut in northern rural Aleppo. According to local media, Fatima was traveling to Atmah from Deir Balut to smuggle […]