Day: July 29, 2011

Europe’s Right-Wing Populists Find Allies in Israel

Source: Spiegel International Islamophobic parties in Europe have established a tight network, stretching from Italy to Finland. But recently, they have extended their feelers to Israeli conservatives, enjoying a warm reception from members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition. Some in Israel believe that the populists are Europe’s future.   […]

A Quiet Revolution – Book Review

Source: Los Angeles Times When I was 13, one of my classmates came to school one morning wearing a beige head scarf. This was in the 1980s, in Morocco. Surprised by her attire, I joined a group of girls who gathered around her, watching them pepper her with questions. Our […]

Taliban offers exchange for Swiss hostages

Swissinfo. An unconfirmed report says the Taliban in Pakistan will release two Swiss tourists they kidnapped at the beginning of July if the United States frees a Pakistani scientist convicted of terrorism. The Swiss pair were abducted in the southwestern Baluchistan province while travelling across Pakistan in their camper van. […]

No divorces during Ramadan in Qatif

By ARAB NEWS QATIF: The Department of Endowments and Heritage in the eastern city of Qatif has decided to ban divorces during the holy month of Ramadan, local Arabic daily Al-Riyadh reported Thursday. The department reportedly held a meeting attended by all marriage officials in the region and told them […]

Parents balk at ‘suicide’ schools

Source:asiatimes on line KAPISA PROVINCE – Wednesday’s killing of the mayor of Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar, Ghulam Haydar Hamidi, has once again thrown the spotlight on suicide bombings and the people who carry them out. The attack took place at Hamidi’s office compound. A spokesman for the provincial governor […]

Troubling and Disappointing Verdict: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today called the verdict in a February mob attack in Indonesia targeting Ahmadiyah Muslims “troubling and disappointing.” An Indonesian court sentenced the leader of the attack in Banten Province to 5 1/2 months […]

Religious History of Fasting: How it Establishes the Truth of the Holy Quran!

Credit: Ahmadiyya Gazette USA   يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ … “O ye who believe! fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard against evil.”  (Al Quran 2:184) This verse was revealed in […]

Need of Urgent Revision

Source:uktimes Another crucial point pertains to religious fundamentalism and terrorism which has engulfed the whole country. Each day blood of innocent citizens is being sucked by this curse.  In order to eradicate the menace of religious fundamentalism and terrorism, Imran khan has to look in to the root cause […]

Iqraa to telecast multilingual programs in Ramadan

By ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: To mark the launching of multilanguage Islamic religious programs on Iqraa Global Channel from the first day of Ramadan, the channel will air a special program at 10 p.m. Makkah time Friday. The channel’s Islamic programs will eventually be transmitted in seven world languages. Initially they […]

OIC calls on Somali sides to stop fighting

By AGENCIES, Arab News ISTANBUL: Member states of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) gathered in Istanbul Thursday to coordinate an emergency response to the devastating drought in Somalia. “In such a large-scale disaster, we need to join hands together and to act collectively so as to counter the […]