Day: February 5, 2012

Canadian Imams issue fatwa against honor killings

Click to access fatwa-honour-killings-misogyny-domestic-violence.pdf Islamic Supreme Council of Canada Date: February 4, 2012 For Immediate Release ISCC affiliated Imams Issue Important Fatwa on Honour Killings Misogyny and Domestic Violence Honour Killings, Domestic Violence and Misogyny Are Un- Islamic and Major Crimes (Mississauga) On the blessed day of Eid Milad un […]

Religious radicalism and cultural change

Dadang Kahmad West Java has long been known for the tolerant nature of its society and culture. ‘Siger tengah’, or ‘the middle road’, is an underlying principle of Sundanese culture that promotes moderation and the avoidance of extremes of both right and left. ………….. Nevertheless, in recent times, it is […]

Russia, China veto Syria draft resolution

Source / Courtesy: China Daily UNITED NATIONS – Russia and China on Saturday vetoed an Arab-European draft resolution on Syria backing an Arab League plan which demands a regime change in the Middle East country, the second time since October 2011. The draft resolution, tabled by Morocco and backed by […]

Overcoming Islamophobia in American elections

Individual tolerance or fear of different groups is not confined to political elites by DR. MUQTEDAR KHAN, ARABNEWS Islam has become an important part of American discourse leading up to the 2012 federal elections and candidates everywhere appear eager to take a position on Islam for political gain. Across the […]

What’s your poison?

Courtesy The Sunni Tehrik (ST), a Barelvi Islamist organisation, announced last Sunday that it was converting itself into a political party. To quite a few Pakistanis the ST comes across as being another sectarian outfit triggered by the controversial Islamisation process of the Ziaul Haq dictatorship in the 1980s. It […]

Can Egypt Avoid Pakistan’s Fate?

Credit NY Times as referred by Imam Wasim Saroya. ONE year after the revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian military is closing down civil society organizations and trying to manipulate the constitution-writing process to serve its narrow interests. Meanwhile, in Pakistan, where the military has also held sway […]

Shafia Murders: Imams Issue Fatwa Against Honour Killings, Domestic Violence

Source/Credit: Huffington Post MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Controversy surrounding the Shafia murder trial prompted imams from across Canada and the U.S. to issue a moral ruling Saturday officially condemning honour killings, domestic violence and misogyny as “un-Islamic.” Thirty-four imams belonging to the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, including a handful of […]

‘Blame it on London if Dhaka attacked’

Source/Credit: Dhaka, Feb 4 ( – Local government minister Syed Ashraful Islam on Saturday said that if any major terrorist attack happens in Bangladesh, it would be rooted in London. Speaking at an emergency meeting of the Awami League executive council at Ganabhaban, the party’s acting secretary general said, […]