eDigest: Turkey Ends Ban on Islamic Veil

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The Lead Post today collected by Rafiq A. Tschannen, a Swiss Muslim, now a global citizen

 

Turkey ends ban on Islamic veil

Source: MSN During a major policy speech Monday, September 30, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will no longer ban women from wearing Hijab in state institution. “It…

THE PHANTOM MENACE: Iran’s nuclear capabilities may be greatly exaggerated

While he was vice president in the previous administration, Dick Cheney repeatedly insisted America needed to bomb the Iranians to snuff out their nuclear ambitions; so did Senator John McCain…

29th Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Australia’s Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention)

Source: ahmadiyya.org.au Jalsa Salana Australia 2013  |4th – 6th October 2013 at Baitul Huda Mosque Sydney Australia Proceedings: Flag Hoisting Ceremony Huzur’s (aba) Inspection of Jalsa Salana 2013   Huzur(aba)’s Inspection Prior to…

Ahmadiyya GA Annual Fall Bazaar by Women’s Auxiliary AMC-GA

Women’s Auxiliary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (GA Chapter) is having its annual Fall Bazaar on October 5 from Noon till4p.m. Source: norcross.patch.com Kindly click on the image to zoom it.…

Interview of Khalifa of Islam, Mirza Masroor Ahmad with Mt Druitt Standard in Australia

The Muslim equivalent of the Pope fears the unrest in Syria will spread to other parts of the world. Source:  STACY THOMAS | MT DRUITT-ST MARYS STANDARD-OCT 03, 2013 Caliph…

President Xi meets Malaysian PM on ties

Source: China Daily KUALA LUMPUR – Chinese President Xi Jinping and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak met here Friday to discuss bilateral ties and further development of China’s relations with…

Netanyahu: I’m prepared to talk to Rouhani on the phone

Benjamin Netanyahu has said he is prepared to speak with the Iranian president on the telephone, and would consider meeting him, but only to demand that Tehran abandon its nuclear…

Italy mourns 300 dead in Lampedusa migrant boat tragedy

The Telegraph Italy has declared a day of mourning for the 300 African migrants who died in a boat accident off the coast of Lampedusa, as rescuers told of a… 

 

The beginning of the end for Silvio Berlusconi? Italian senators debate expulsion

The telegraph An Italian Senate committee on Friday debated a motion to expel Silvio Berlusconi from parliament following his criminal conviction in a further humiliation for the embattled billionaire tycoon.…

British Military Honours: Gurkha fought off Afghan insurgent in hand-to-hand combat

A Gurkha who took on an Afghan insurgent in hand-to-hand combat after being shot in the helmet will be recognised in the latest round of military honours today. Acting Lance…

Israeli court rejects Israeli nationality, saying it could undermine Jewish character

By Associated Press, Updated: Friday, October 4, 9:28 AM JERUSALEM — Israel’s population registry lists a slew of “nationalities” and ethnicities, among them Jew, Arab, Druse and more. But one…

Quebec Muslims Facing More Abuse Since Charter Proposal

the globe and mail: Women’s groups are reporting a spike in verbal and physical assaults against veiled Muslim women in Quebec since the introduction of the province’s Charter of Values,…

A New Problem in Ireland: Where to Find a Non-Catholic School?

theatlantic.com: DUBLIN—Sarah Lennon’s son Ethan is just 7 weeks old, and she’s already stressing out about his applications for primary schools. A lapsed Catholic, she hopes to land him a…

Reporter gets threats for covering minorities including Ahmadis

LAHORE: The Express Tribune Chief Reporter Rana Tanveer on Thursday received a threatening letter for covering minorities. The one-page letter, bearing stamps of a Multan post office and Lahore Garden…

Calling Muslim world to curb extremism

the NorthWestern.com: by Ahmad Khan – Every time I hear of an atrocity in the name of Islam, I feel the ever growing need as a Muslim to speak to…

Why would anyone believe in the “Islamophobia industry”?

The Harlow Islamic Centre in Essex is an unassuming building. A former community centre, set back from the main road, it has seen various incidents of vandalism over the years;…

UNESCO to send fact-finding mission to Jerusalem, Palestine

Momani says King’s efforts ‘decisive’ in obtaining the resolution Jordan Times AMMAN — Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Mohammad Momani on Friday highlighted the efforts of…

Muslims must fight terrorism ?

Arab News In his article “Gulf between perception and reality of Muslims” (Oct.3), Aijaz Zaka Syed has once again echoed the feelings of all Muslims around the globe who feel…

Centenarian Indian Hajis making the most of it

Believe it or not, at a time when younger people are becoming victims of even minor infections, three Indian pilgrims above the age of 100 have arrived in the Kingdom…

Stop Talking Abbas. Now. | Israeli minister: West Bank ‘will be under Israeli control forever’

Ariel says “All the area located to the west of the Jordan River is owned by Israel and it will continue to be under Israeli control forever,” Israeli housing minister,…

The Challenges of International Justice

Huff Post Canada: By Josh D. Scheinhert – We must work to further foster a culture of justice and accountability. Inherent in that role for a state like Canada is…

Book Review: “Quiet” by Susan Cain

Author Susan Cain, Published 2003  Reviewed by Naseer A. Tahir, MD  The author Susan Cain, herself an introvert, is an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. She worked…

Saudi black op team behind Damascus chem weapons attack – diplomatic sources

RT: can be pieced together. The criminal provocation in Eastern Ghouta was done by a black op team that the Saudi’s sent through Jordan and which acted with support of the…

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