Day: November 9, 2011

China’s barrage of Halal products

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has confirmed a dramatic rise in the number of halal food products coming in from China, but remained skeptical over that country’s developing halal industry. “The number of halal products from China has increased by 50 to 100 percent since last […]

GDP growth: Strongest in Southeast Asia

Analysis: Harry Su, Bahana Securities Helped by strong domestic demand and exports, Indonesia reported continued solid third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 6.5 percent year-on-year, flat over the last two quarters and slightly lower than our and consensus estimates of 6.6 percent (exhibit 2). We note that growth across […]

Religious plurality is our aim

In Indonesia, religious peace is at risk Berlin (ENI news). Indonesia has seen a sharp increase in religious violence over recent years, with radical Muslim groups targeting both Christians and members of the minority Ahmadiyah community. But at an ecumenical seminar in Germany, the chair of the Communion of Churches […]

US commission: Pakistan schools teach Hindu hatred

Source/Credit: Atlanta Journal Constitution ISLAMABAD — Text books in Pakistani schools foster prejudice and intolerance of Hindus and other religious minorities, while most teachers view non-Muslims as “enemies of Islam,” according to a study by a U.S. government commission released Wednesday. The findings indicate how deeply ingrained hardline Islam is […]

A short poem about prayers (Dua)

نماز میں لذت و حلاوت کے حصول کے لئے دعا ارشاد عرشیؔ ملک اسلام آباد اے خدا میں اندھا و ناکارہ و بد ذوق ہوں تیری الفت کی حلاوت سے نہیں ہوں آشنا ہاں مگر سنتا ہوں میں جب بھی ندا تو تھکے قدموں سے آتا ہوں ترے دربار میں […]

IMF very sad of losing Russia as its prey

  Maksim Khrustalev. Pravda.Ru. 09.11.2011 The recipes from the IMF took Russia to the default in 1998, which automatically ended the “fruitful cooperation” with the fund. Strange as it may seem, Russia began to recover after that. The IMF could not be happy with that, of course. The Fund became concerned with […]

The camera we need for panoromic pictures: Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 SLR Digital Camera

Consider this camera for wonderful photograpy, if you can afford. Product Highlights 24.6 Megapixel Full-Frame (24x36mm) CMOS Sensor Dust & Weather-Resistant In-Camera Image Stabilization 3.0″ 921,600-Pixel LCD Display ISO 100-6400 5.0 fps Burst 100% Coverage, 0.74x Viewfinder Sony’s Alpha DSLR-A900 SLR Digital Camera (Body Only), their first “full frame” model, has […]

Jamaatud Dawa to protest against India’s MFN status

By Owais Jafri Published: November 9, 2011 Religious organisation Jamaatud Dawa on Wednesday announced organising countrywide protests and marking Fridays as black days if the Pakistani government opts to grant the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India. Jamaatud Dawa calls itself a charity group and denies having anything to do with militancy, […]

Most encouraging and joyful news for Ahmadis

Source: Nasim Malik of Sweeden Response to Written Question 2011/12: 86 November 3 Answer to question2011/12: 86 Situation of Ahmadiya members in Pakistan Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. Question has been asked to foreign minister what steps he intends to take to strengthen the protection of religious minorities in Pakistan. Answer: “Oppression due to religious beliefs is […]

Malta: Prime Minister’s motion of confidence passes, Gonzi: ‘we’re sending a message of stability’

Source/Credit: /Wednesday, November 9, 2011 , by-Christian-Peregin Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi leaving Parliament last night. Photo: Darrin_Zammit-Lupi A vote of confidence was approved last night, as expected, after a three-hour debate inside a packed Parliament. “If we get it wrong, we will get it very wrong” PM Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi […]