Day: January 25, 2014

Religious Freedom: who has it worldwide?

theguardian: by Mona Chalabi — To measure religious restrictions around the world, the Pew Research Center has attempted to look at government policies and social hostilities. Their findings suggest that religious hostilities are at their highest level since 2007. We’ve mapped all of their results here. Click on the drop down list […]

Pakistan is in the grip of chaos

Source: BBC Violence is soaring to new levels in Pakistan, with militants unleashing a wave of deadly attacks – and the government is dithering about what to do, writes guest columnist Ahmed Rashid.Tuesday 21 January was a fairly normal day in Pakistan. Twenty-nine Shia Muslims were killed by Sunni militants […]

Pressure on two fronts

Source: ET Pakistan is a sovereign country and much of its respect is drawn from that status. However, on two issues one feels that its sovereignty, earned after much hard work and numerous sacrifices, has been trampled upon. The first is the drone attacks issue and the second is the […]

Toronto issues extreme cold weather alert

Toronto issues extreme cold weather warning Blowing snow and reduced visibility have OPP advising caution or closing highways altogether. The Toronto Star 24/1/2014 Save to Mystar Bernard Weil / Toronto Star/Getty Images It’s another icy weekend for the GTA, ensuring these ice formations on the Lake Ontario shoreline at Len […]

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association planted over 1,000 trees on a Surrey farm last weekend

Source: Youths from Raynes Park, Wimbledon, New Malden, Kingston and Putney planted over 1,000 trees on a Surrey farm last weekend. More than 70 volunteers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) gathered at Old Lodge Farm, Carshalton, to support AMYA’s national tree planting campaign, designed to help educate young adults and children about the environment. […]

Bradford Ahmadiyya Group Appeals to politicians in the UK and Pakistan about imprisoned British-Pakistani national

Source: A Bradford group has written to senior politicians in the UK and Pakistan about the detention of a British-Pakistani national imprisoned on blasphemy charges. The external affairs spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Bradford, Dr Abdul Bary Malik, said the group had deep concerns about 72-year-old Masood Ahmad, who […]

Press Release GMA (Global Minorities Alliance): International community urged to stop the ‘silent genocide’ of Rohingya Muslims

Source: Glasgow: A Scotland-based human rights organisation is calling on the international community to intervene in what is being called the ‘silent genocide’ of the Burmese Rohingya Muslims, who the United Nations has called the most persecuted minority group in the world. Global Minorities Alliance, a human rights group which advocates […]

eDigest: International Conference Human Rights Crisis in South Asia Marginalization & Persecution of Minorities, Today

Lead post collected by Jari Khan, Texas   International Conference Human Rights Crisis in South Asia Marginalization & Persecution of Minorities, Today Courtesy: Jari Khan, Texas    … France’s Hollande ‘to split from Valerie Trierweiler’ Source: BBC French President Francois Hollande is to formally announce his separation from his official […]

Moral implications of ‘values charter’ not limited to Quebec

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Salam, Abdus Salam

The News: by Adil Najam — Four days from now, on January 29, much of Pakistan will forget – or refuse to remember – Dr Mohammad Abdus Salam on what would have been his 88th birthday. Let us choose not to be amongst them.  Imagine yourself in Stockholm on December […]