Archive | April 9, 2014

Indonesia: Ahmadis, Shiites cast votes in hope for change

Source: In Sidoarjo, East Java, the Sampang Shiites also cast their votes near their displacement camp. A number of police and military personnel were deployed to the location for security reasons. “Eveything is good. There’s no problem,” Sidoarjo Police chief Adj. Comr. Marjuki said as quoted by Sixty-seven Shia families were forced to leave […]

Casting a ballot: An Ahmadiyah refugee from the Wisma Transito shelter in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, casts his ballot at a polling station near the shelter, closely monitored by the National Commission on Human Rights, on voting day for the legislative election on Wednesday. (JP/Panca Nugraha)

Indonesia: Displaced Ahmadiyah in Mataram cast votes

Source: We hope the elected people’s representatives will embrace all people without differentiating them based on ethnic, religious or racial background. Seventy-one displaced Ahmadiyah at Wisma Transito in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, cast their votes for the legislative election at polling stations (TPS) near the shelter on Wednesday. An election observation team from the National […]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Association to hold a ‘Holy Founder’s Day’ in Burton

Source: A MUSLIM group will hold a day of outreach activities to create a ‘bond of brotherhood’ in Burton. The town’s branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association will hold a ‘Holy Founder’s Day’ with a question and answer session from 11.30am on Sunday, May 4. The event, which will also include speeches on different religions […]


Qasmi, “The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan”

Source: Next month, Anthem Press will publish The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan by Ali Usman Qasmi (Lahore University of Management Sciences). The publisher’s description follows. ‘The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan’ traces the history of the political exclusion of the Ahmadiyya religious minority in Pakistan by drawing on […]

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Bill Clinton on Snowden: An ‘imperfect messenger’

Posted by CNN’s Leigh Ann Caldwell (CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton weighed in on Edward Snowden, calling the controversial National Security Agency leaker an “imperfect messenger.” Clinton said Snowden’s release of highly classified surveillance programs that include the surveillance of Americans “has raised all of these questions about whether we can use technology to […]

Indonesia’s Islamic parties surprise with strong showing in election

by kanupriya kapoor AND randy fabi Indonesia’s Islamic parties surprise with strong showing in election  il JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s Islamic political parties are poised to grab a larger-than-expected share of the vote in Wednesday’s general election, indicating a loyal following in the world’s most populous Muslim nation despite a spate of corruption scandals. The […]

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Missing Malaysia plane: Search ‘regains recorder signal’

Source: BBC Teams searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have reacquired signals that could be consistent with “black box” flight recorders. An Australian vessel heard the signals again on Tuesday afternoon and evening, the search chief said. Signals heard earlier had also been further analysed by experts who concluded they were from “specific electronic […]


Oslo may get its first Islamic school This fall, Oslo may get its first Islamic primary school. The AssociationMothers for Muslim Primary School has fought for several years to have their application approved to open up a school with up to 200 students. The association’s proposal has been rejected several times, but now the Directorate of Education has approved the application, and the […]

France says it backs the evacuation of Muslims in Central African Republic ‘as last resort’

Global Post: France said on Tuesday it supported the evacuation of Muslims under threat of reprisals in Central African Republic “as a last resort,” saying that the priority was to save lives despite concerns it could lead to the division of the country. The United Nations said on April 1 it was trying to evacuate 19,000 Muslims urgently from […]


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