Day: May 16, 2013

‘Muslim’ vs ‘Islamic’

By Jan-e-Alam Khaki | From the Newspaper DAWN.COM WHEN writing about the history of Muslims or history of issues related to Muslim societies, there is nowadays a tendency to call this entire area of study ‘Islamic’ without much thought as to the use of this important epithet. For example, in […]

America’s Chosen Muslims

Tikkun Daily: Saadia Faruqi: On May 11 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, approximately 300 people gathered to listen to a speech about standing up to extremism and intolerance in Islam. The topic was certainly not new, just another clarification of the old story: Islam doesn’t condone terrorism. The real reason why […]

Ahmadis, Shiites reject award for SBY

The Jakarta Post: The Ahmadiyah and Shia communities in East Java are urging the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, a non-profit organization established by US Jewish leader Rabbi Arthur Schneier, to reconsider its plan to award President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for the religious tolerance in Indonesia. The leader of Sampang Shiites in refuge, Iklil Al Milal, […]

Apartment construction slows sharply

A sharp pullback in apartment and condominium construction led to a big decline in overall home building in April, even as single-family home construction remained strong, according to government data released Thursday. The Census Bureau reported that housing starts fell 17% in the month to an annual pace of 853,000. […]