Day: July 9, 2011

Road to “designer baby”?

Germany Approves Genetic Testing For Human Embryos In a conscience vote held Thursday, the German parliament approved the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), a procedure in which one or two cells are extracted from a developing embryo in order to test for genetic disorders, according to Reuters reports. In […]

DC protesters say no to Libya war

Dozens of anti-war activists have held a demonstration in front of the White House to condemn the US role in the Libya war. The protesters cite reports by the Libyan health minister, who says that over 700 people have been killed and more than 4,000 wounded in the NATO attacks, […]

Indonesia urged to repeal blasphemy laws

Indonesia has been urged to repeal its blasphemy laws and provide greater protection to religious minorities – including Christians and the Muslim Ahmadiyya sect – in order to safeguard its reputation as one of the world’s most progressive and tolerant Muslim-majority countries. “If extremists are allowed to continue to terrorise religious minorities with impunity, […]

Turkey seeks Cyprus referendum in 2012

Turkish foreign minister says divided island should be reunited in time to assume European Union presidency in 2012. Turkey hopes terms for the reunification of Cyprus can be agreed upon by the end of the year so that a referendum can take place in early 2012 before the island takes over […]

Somehow, the Unemployed Became Invisible

GRIM number of the week: 14,087,000.  Fourteen million, in round numbers — that is how many Americans are now officially out of work. Word came Friday from the Labor Department that, despite all the optimistic talk of an economic recovery, unemployment is going up, not down. The jobless rate rose […]

Readers react to growth of Muslim population in Canada

Reaction at globeandmail.com to Monday’s article on Muslim youth in Canada was swift, and divided. Many online commenters expressed fear about how growth in the Muslim population will change Canada. In response, Muslim readers went online to address misconceptions about how they reconcile their faith with their citizenship. In one exchange, […]

Malta’s former First Lady, Mrs. Mary Fenech Adami passed away: Nation mourns on the death of a great Lady – Ahmadiyya Expressed Condolences

Source/Credit: The Times of Malta:   As the church bells chimed three o’clock yesterday afternoon, the nation mourned the loss of former First Lady Mary Fenech Adami who passed away six days after she was taken ill at a wedding reception. Mrs Fenech Adami, 77, was hospitalised last Saturday after suffering a heart […]

WOMEN IN ISLAM

PART: 2 Women in Islam, speech delivered by by Laiq Ahmed Atif, president Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta, in the ‘Seminar about Women’, on Friday 17th June 2011. This especial event was organised to commemorate the “International Women’s Day Centenary 1911-2011″, by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta. Find original post:

Khartoum recognizes South Sudan

By REUTERS Published: Jul 8, 2011 20:47 Updated: Jul 8, 2011 20:47 KHARTOUM/JUBA: Sudan became the first state to recognize the independence of its oil-producing south on Friday, smoothing the way for the division on Saturday of Africa’s largest country into two. Underdeveloped South Sudan secedes Saturday — a hard-won […]