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A Secular Constitution for a Pluralist People – Atheist Ireland Submission to Constitutional Convention

By MICHAEL NUGENT on OCTOBER 18, 2013 Atheist Ireland has today made this submission to the Constitutional Convention. 1. Executive Summary 1.1 Atheist Ireland is an advocacy group for atheism, reason and ethical…

True Khilafat compatible with Democracy

Epigraph: Indeed, Allah commands you to make over the trusts to those entitled to them, and that, when you judge between men, you judge with justice. And surely excellent is…

Bangladesh: “Religion in our hearts and Secularism on Our Sleeves”

Source: The Diplomat Blog By Sanjay Kumar “Remember Bangladesh is a young country and it is fighting hard to retain the spirit of secularism despite a looming threat from radical elements…

The Muslim Times’ Collection about Separation of Mosque-Church and State

In the Muslim Times we have a category, ‘Separation of Mosque-Church and State,’ which is under ‘Law and Religion,’ tab in the menu below the picture of the Mosque of…

Stoning, Flogging and Severing of Limbs to Be Introduced in Brunei

Time: The Sultan of Brunei announced on Tuesday the gradual introduction of harsh Islamic punishments, such as death by stoning for adulterers, severing of limbs for theft and flogging for…

Scientists More Trustworthy Than Church Leaders, Survey Finds

Huff Post: Who would you trust more, a scientist or a member of the church? Most people see scientists as the most honest of all professionals, a survey has revealed,…

Why can’t a state be based upon the “real Islam”?

el-baghdadi.com: A common comment I hear from Muslims is that a government based upon “real Islam” will be a just and prosperous government. While as a Muslim I do believe that…

Targeting of Ahmadis continues in Pakistan

indexoncensorship.org: As the Muslim festival of Eid ul Adha drew to a close last week, it left a bad taste in the mouth of several Pakistanis when they heard that those…

The Malaysian ‘Allah’ ban is about putting minorities in their place

guardian: “Allah” means God, unless you are a non-Muslim Malaysian, in which case you have to find another word. After a recent court ruling in the country, Allah can now be used…

Bangladesh Parliament member sentenced to death for crimes against Hindus

Source: Washington Post By Richard S. Ehrlich| Religion News Service,October 03, 2013 RNS () — A court in Muslim-majority Bangladesh sentenced an Islamist member of Parliament to death for genocide…

Rights groups: Some U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen may be war crimes

By Jethro Mullen, CNN updated 6:35 AM EDT, Tue October 22, 2013 (CNN) – The villagers had congregated at the tent, as they often did at the end of the workday, to…

Strengthening the state

Source: ET In a situation where we see what amounts to a breakdown of the rule of law, any attempt to strengthen the writ of the state is to be…

Syrian troops kill prominent army defector

Story Summary A senior rebel commander in southern Syria was killed in fighting with government troops in the town of Tafas on Monday, sources on both sides said. An activist…

Kung fu instructors ‘Martial arts brought us together’

by Dahai Shao, swissinfo.ch October 20, 2013 – 11:00 Jumping across rooftops or chopping bricks in half – that’s cinema. But real-life kung fu, as the West refers to Chinese…

‘KSA hospitals surpass some world-class ones’

The Kingdom has won accolades from the World Health Organization for the medical services it provided to pilgrims during the Haj season. Ezz Al-Din Al-Muhsini, WHO coordinator of elimination and…

3 divorce cases are recorded every hour in KSA, finds study

Divorce cases in Saudi Arabia increased to more than 30,000 in 2012, with a rate of 82 a day translated to almost three divorce cases every hour, found a study…

A Worldwide Fight Against Street Harassment

The NewYork Times: by Joe Sharkey – Female friends and I began having conversations with male friends who were shocked to hear our stories. One guy looked at me and…

Former anti-Islam film producer turned Muslim made pilgrim to Hajj

Albawaba: A Dutch politician, Arnoud Van Doorn, who was once a harsh critic of Islam and had taken part in the production of a highly controversial anti-Islam film (Fitna) ,…

The two Muslim narratives

JewishJournal.com: by Qasim Rashid – The Muslim world finds itself amidst a battle of two narratives — one of oppression and one of justice. The oppressive narrative enforces death for…

How Islam has Influenced Christian understanding of God

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD When Baylor University researchers asked their 1700 participants about what they think God looks like, 60 percent drew abstract or nature scenes.[1] Stated in…

Proportion of Muslims in Russia fast-growing: commentary

October 21, 2013 – 14:44 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net – Not only do ethnic Muslims account for 21 million to 23 million of Russia’s total population of 144 million, or 15 percent,…

Thomas Paine’s Quote about Titles

In the Rights of Man, Thomas Paine presents an impassioned defense of the Enlightenment principles of freedom and equality that he believed would soon sweep the “arbitrary authority” of monarchy…

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