Archive | February 8, 2014

EU deal-breaker? Swiss vote on bringing back immigration quotas

by Urs Geiser, February 8, 2014 – 16:50 A bitterly disputed rightwing proposal to curb immigration goes before voters on Sunday. Supporters say quotas are needed to halt an “excessive influx” of foreigners, but the government and business leaders warn Switzerland’s economic prosperity is at stake. Opinion polls indicate a high turnout – about 50% […]

Twitter account cataloguing Sochi problems goes viral

Story Summary  A Twitter account highlighting the myriad teething problems that have plagued the Winter Olympics has attracted 324,000 followers — 120,000 more than the official Sochi account.There has been widespread criticism that not all the facilities were ready on time for the Olympics, in particular accommodation for media, despite the estimated price tag of […]

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Britain Puts Mormonism on Trial

A London court called the church’s leader to account for “false” doctrines—the latest in a string of sensational charges leveled against Mormons since they first landed in Liverpool. by Naomi Zeveloff,  The Daily Beast The president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been ordered to appear before a British court […]

A Whole New Way To Think About Stress That Changes Everything We’ve Been Taught

Upworthy: by Alana Karsch — I’m totally gonna summarize this video for you: It’s not stress that’s making you sicker, it’s stressing out about stress being stressful that’s actually the problem. What? OK, just watch Kelly McGonigal. She says it much better than I do. At 2:24, people just have to laugh because what she’s […]

More white evangelicals than American Jews say God gave Israel to the Jewish people Israel defines itself as a Jewish state, and most Jews in the United States say that emotionally they are either very attached (30%) or somewhat attached (39%) to Israel. But on some measures, Jews’ feelings for Israel are equaled or even exceeded by those of white evangelical Protestants.   For example, twice as many white evangelical Protestants […]

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Why Sochi Has No Mosques?

loonwatch: Russian President Vladimir Putin calls Sochi, site of February’s Winter Olympics, “the biggest construction site on the planet,” and for good reason. Since being awarded the games in 2007, the subtropical Black Sea city has built 442 miles of fiber-optic cables, 200 miles of roads, 55 bridges, 13 train stations, nine hotels for media outlets, six […]


Friday Sermon: “The Exemplary Ahmadi Muslim” delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (ata) Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Source: Audio: Urdu: Play |download German:Play |download Text Formats: Arabic Bosnian French Verses Cited in this Friday Sermon: 3:104 61:4 3:201 2:19 13:12 5:33 About Friday Sermon:  The Jumu’ah (Friday) prayer is one form of congregational worship in Islam. It takes place every Friday. Regular attendance at the Jumu’ah prayer is enjoined on the believer. According to […]

Camil Cerimovic , Rafi Ahmad, Dr. Muhammaed Z Iqbal, Congressman, Tahir Ahmad and Mirza Naseer Ahmad, from left to right

Syracuse Muslims Meet Congressman Dan Maffei

By Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, President of Ahmadiyya Community Syracuse, NY I have been trying to present book by His Holiness, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Worldwide leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, World Crisis and Pathway to Peace, to local, regional and national dignitaries. I emailed a request for an appointment with US Congressman Dan Maffei and NY State Congressman […]

The Jewish fear of intermarriage

By Erica Chernofsky: BBC News, Jerusalem Intermarriage – when Jews wed non-Jews – has been called a threat to the future survival of the Jewish nation. So what happened when there were reports that the Israeli prime minister’s son was dating a Norwegian non-Jew? The Norwegian daily Dagen last week reported that Norwegian Sandra Leikanger and Prime […]


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