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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 […]

Switzerland: New intel leads to more suspected jihadist cases

TERRORISM WATCHLIST New intel leads to more suspected jihadist cases NOV 22, 2015 – 13:15 The Swiss federal prosecutor is receiving more tips of suspected jihadis (Keystone) The office of the Swiss attorney general says it has opened nearly a dozen new investigations into potential adherents of jihadist groups over the past two months. Swiss Attorney […]


UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Tooting organizes 1st Peace Conference – A Report

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Tooting Condemns the Paris terror attack and similar in Bamako, the event in Tooting Leisure Centre Hall which was themed “Peace” had been organised to share the thoughts of religious believes on peace and to tackle extremism. 1st Peace Conference Of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Tooting Chapter was organized on 22nd Nov 2015 […]

Siobhain McDonagh MP addressed the women on Saturday

UK: Multi-faith peace gathering of women in Baitul Futuh Mosque of Morden

Source: Hundreds of women have joined together at the Baitul Futuh Mosque to discuss the aim to “nurture today, protect tomorrow”. More than 300 people attended the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association’s 7th Annual Peace Symposium on Saturday, November 21, to talk about inspiring and guiding young people and the importance of women’s education. The day […]

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 […]


The Paris Attacks Are a Reminder We Should All Listen to the London-Based Khalifa (Caliph) of Islam

Source: The Huffington post By: Atif Rashid Freelance writer, community events organiser, speaker on religious platforms and aspiring journalist. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, we’d all be wise to listen to the 5th Khalifa of theAhmadiyya Muslims Community who has repeatedly been giving viable solutions to remove the poison of ISIS while exhorting […]

Thinking machines: jobs that could be taken over by robots

Analysts warn that automation is now affecting mental labour as well as physical. So what tasks are vulnerable? Image Credit: ©Gulf News Picture for illustrative purposes only. Published: 13:15 November 14, 2015 By Alex Hern and Dan Milmo SHARE RssShare on facebookShare on twitterAdd on google plusSend Email to FriendAddthis2 London: The fear that robots […]


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