Day: May 30, 2013

Bahraini dies battling Assad forces

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE ARABNEWS Friday 31 May 2013 DUBAI: Bahrain has urged its citizens not to travel to Syria to fight alongside fighters ranged against government forces after a Bahraini youth was killed there in battle, local press reported yesterday. “Supporting the right of the Syrian people to self defense […]

No to Blasphemy Laws

Daily Times: by Marvi Sermad. One is amazed at the audacity of the advocates of blasphemy laws, who think of themselves as vigilant guards of not only the Almighty, but religious personages as well, thereby creating an illusion that God and the Prophet (PBUH) might not be able to deal […]

Chinese worker cleared of blasphemy

Daily Times: MUZAFFARABAD: Authorities in Azad Kashmir on Thursday cleared a Chinese man accused of committing blasphemy by desecrating a holy Quran, officials said. Lee Ping, the administration manager of a Chinese consortium building a major hydropower project, was accused on May 17 of throwing the Islamic holy book on […]

Violent militants are not Muslims by Fouzia Saeed: Citizens of peaceful countries cannot continue to live in fear, seeing the space for their daily activities steadily reduced. The Boston Marathon bombing has created the potential for generating worldwide support to deal with the menace of terrorism. Many militants call themselves jihadis and crusaders of […]

The World’s Muslims’ Poll and Women Rights

Source:  Pew Research Center A new survey report looks at attitudes among Muslims in 39 countries on a wide range of topics, from science to sharia, polygamy to popular culture. The survey finds that overwhelming percentages of Muslims in many countries want Islamic law to be the official law of their land, […]