Day: April 23, 2013

Editorial: Ahmadi exclusion

Express Tribune: As has been the case since 1985, the country’s 200,000 Ahmadis will not be casting their ballots on May 11. They remain a community without representation and voice, marginalised within a society where they have been subjected to ceaseless discrimination, denied jobs and education, ostracised, beaten and sometimes […]

Boston Bombers Do Not Represent American Muslims

Source: The Huffington Post By Rabbi Marc Schneier: President, Foundation for Ethnic Understanding; Vice President, World Jewish Congress In the wake of the horrific attacks in Boston last week perpetrated by two ethnic Chechen brothers who appear to have been motivated by extreme Islamist ideology, we are already seeing a dangerous […]

Confucius Institute opens in DC

Updated: 2013-04-11 10:54 By Joseph Boris in Washington (China Daily) Source: China Daily On a day of unseasonable heat that ensured all of Washington’s cherry blossoms had burst into full bloom, Chinese and American dignitaries opened the first Confucius Institute in the US capital, expressing hope for a flowering of […]

Ambitious’ scholarships launched

Source: China Daily The $300 million scholarship fund for foreign students to study in China launched by US private equity tycoon Stephen Schwarzman represents a “remarkably ambitious” effort to boost understanding of China by the United States and other Western nations, an executive member of the Asia Society said. “For […]

Keith Ellison: The first Muslim to be elected to the US Congress

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  This article is about the Congressman. For other people named Keith Ellison, see Keith Ellison (disambiguation). Keith Ellison Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota‘s 5th district Incumbent Assumed office January 3, 2007 Preceded by Martin Olav Sabo Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from the 58B district […]