Day: June 29, 2011

Two standards for hate speech

If the news reports of fashion designer John Galliano’s court case about anti-Semitic slurs and Geert Wilders acquittal of Muslim-hate speech had not come consecutively, I might not have connected them. The difference between the two European men? On the surface, not much. Both wore suits in court, although admittedly, one […]

Legitimizing Murder: Al Jihad Al Jihad… the only cure for Qadianis (Ahmadis) says Aalmi Majlis Tahaffuz Khatm-e-Nubuwat

The only cure for Qadianis (Ahmadis): Al Jihad Al Jihad… Aalmi Majlis Tahaffuz Khatm-e-Nubuwat calendar, 2010 On June 10, 2011, the All Pakistan Students Khatm-e-Nubuwat (End of Prophethood) Federation issued pamphlets branding members of the Ahmadiyya community as “wajib-ul-qatl” (obligatory to be killed). The pamphlet, circulated in Faisalabad District of Punjab Province, […]

Christine Lagarde named IMF chief

France’s Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, 55, has been named the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Ms Lagarde fought off Mexico’s Agustin Carstens for the job, although an IMF statement said that both candidates “were well qualified”. She received backing from America and Europe and key emerging […]

Employers face first-ever apprentice shortage

by Andreas Keiser, swissinfo.ch For the first time ever it’s an applicants’ market in the exemplary Swiss apprenticeship system. This year apprenticeship places outnumber school leavers by 4,000. The surplus is mainly seen in German-speaking Switzerland. Low-scoring students continue to find it hard to find a position but it’s still […]

” Credit “

The Cartoon reflects upon Saudis burdened with credit card debts after returning from the summer holidays. However, of course, it could refer to whole countries, such as Greece, the USA … and practically every one else.

OIC chief calls for ‘decade of action’

By SIRAJ WAHAB | ARAB NEWS ASTANA, Kazakhstan: The secretary-general of the renamed Organization of Islamic Cooperation has called for a decade of action on political reforms and peaceful resolutions for Palestine, Libya and Syria. “The Muslim world is confronted with some serious developments with direct impact on its stability, […]

Islam’s Understanding Of Hell

The following article was published in HuffPostReligion by Faheem Younus: Southern Baptists should be commended for their actions on June 15. No, not for passing a resolution to support their belief in an “eternal, conscious punishment” (or hell) for non-Christians; they were dead wrong in understanding Jesus’ teachings there. But […]

Islamic make-over for Pakistan bus stops

Pakistan is decorating bus stops with Koranic verses and Islamic calligraphy to give a more spiritual flavour to the capital Islamabad, long considered one of the country’s most liberal cities. The Capital Development Authority plans to roll out 100 new bus shelters – known locally as sunshades – painted with […]