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Europe’s New Worry: Portugal

Source.The Financialist. In July, six months after Greece elected a left-wing, anti-austerity government, the country came perilously close to leaving the euro. So it’s easy to understand why markets are nervous at the prospect of Portugal, a poster child for European austerity, replacing its reform-friendly, center-right government with a left-wing, anti-austerity coalition. The yield on […]

Local leaders representing three of the world's major religions took part in a forum called Scriptures and Extremism on Tuesday evening at the United Heritage Church in Sydney. The panel, from left, was comprised of Rev. Rosemary Godin of the United Church of Canada, Rabbi David Ellis of the Atlantic Jewish Council, and Imam Umran Bhatti of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. More than 100 people attended the session.

Australia: Interfaith conference at the United Heritage Church Hall in Sydney discuss misinterpretations of Scriptures and Extremism

SYDNEY — It’s not every day a reverend, a rabbi and an imam get together in a church basement to discuss the extreme elements within their religions. Source: But that’s what happened Tuesday when more than 100 people gathered at the United Heritage Church Hall in Sydney for a conference called Scriptures and Extremism. The […]


Muslims, Paris attacks: We must nullify the fanatic ideology of terrorists #ParisAttack

The emphatic challenge from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is that not even one passage from the Quran or even one account in the life of the Prophet inculcated hatred or violence against non-believers. Source: “We share the same values”, he said of France and Australia. But my generation is also the most open-minded. “They don’t […]

How does the prohibition of burqa dress fit in with pluralism, and does it stem from an undercurrent of prejudice?

  Bigotry veiled as liberation Source: Middle East Eye By Adam Walker Earlier this month, the European court of human rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in which it rejected a challenge to the controversial 2011 French law banning the wearing of face veils in public. The ruling has since sparked national debates across a number […]

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Swiss High court upholds ‘hate speech’ conviction, supporting the Muslims

Source: The Local High court upholds ‘hate speech’ conviction Switzerland’s highest court on Monday upheld the conviction of a former Swiss People’s Party (SVP) politician of racial discrimination for a tweet he sent suggesting a ‘kristallnacht’ against Muslims, reported news agency ATS. Tweeting in June 2012, Alexander Müller, then a member of the Zurich branch […]

Russian court bans Moscow branch of the Church of Scientology

Authorities argued in part that since the Church of Scientology had registered its name as a US trademark, it cannot call itself a religious organisation The church slammed the court decision and pledged to appeal to Russia’s supreme court. Photograph: Startraks Photo/Rex Features AFP in Moscow Monday 23 November 2015 19.02 GMTLast modified on Monday 23 […]

UNHCR, IOM, UNICEF: New Balkan border restrictions on refugees and migrants untenable

  Written by The Sofia Globe staff on November 22, 2015 A range of new restrictions against the movement of refugees and migrants from Greece through the Western Balkans and further northwards is increasingly untenable, the UN refugee agency, the International Organisation for Migration and the UN children’s fund said in a joint statement. The […]

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Individual Responsibility or Group Punishment: Destroying ISIS and Saving the Western Civilization

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Donald Trump “would certainly implement” a database system tracking Muslims in the United States, the Republican front-runner told NBC News on Thursday night, in the wake of killing of 130 innocents in Paris by the terrorists of ISIS. “I would certainly implement […]


How The UK Is Strengthening Interfaith Bonds After Paris Attacks

Source: Huffington Post By Carol Kuruvilla; Religion Associate Editor, The Huffington Post Inter Faith Week has been celebrated in the UK since 2009. But this year, the terrorist attacks that gripped Paris last Friday gave the campaign a sense of urgency. More than 350 interfaith events have taken place in England, Northern Ireland and Wales through Saturday, […]

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‘The media have failed us’: British Muslims on coverage of the Paris attacks

Source: Guardian By Carmen Fishwick slamic leaders and Muslims were quick to show solidarity with France and condemn last Friday’s terror attacks. On social media, people used the hashtags #IamMuslim and #PrayforParis in a show of unity. But what effect have the attacks had on Muslims and do they feel public sentiment towards them and their […]


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