Day: July 18, 2014

Heaven’s Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance by Harris Irfan, review: ‘noble intentions’ Is sharia-compliant banking just a way of twisting the rules?

By Mona Siddiqui8:00AM BST 19 Jul 2014 Even those who assume to know something about sharia – Islamic law – are reticent to make claims about Islamic finance, so complex is this area of law. So when the phrase “sharia-compliant” first emerged in Western financial sectors in the early Nineties, […]

Heaven’s Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance by Harris Irfan, review: 'noble intentions' Is sharia-compliant banking just a way of twisting the rules?

By Mona Siddiqui8:00AM BST 19 Jul 2014 Even those who assume to know something about sharia – Islamic law – are reticent to make claims about Islamic finance, so complex is this area of law. So when the phrase “sharia-compliant” first emerged in Western financial sectors in the early Nineties, […]

Orthodox Jewish design duo are branded ‘appalling’ and ‘shameful’ for posting a photo of Muslim fashion blogger wearing their modest-chic wares

By LAUREN LUMSDEN PUBLISHED: 20:38 GMT, 18 July 2014 A Brooklyn-based women’s clothing line run by two Orthodox Jews has come under fire for sharing a picture to Instagram of a popular Muslim fashion blogger wearing one of their designs. Mimu Maxi, a boutique specializing in modest-yet-stylish clothing, received dozens […]

Orthodox Jewish design duo are branded 'appalling' and 'shameful' for posting a photo of Muslim fashion blogger wearing their modest-chic wares

By LAUREN LUMSDEN PUBLISHED: 20:38 GMT, 18 July 2014 A Brooklyn-based women’s clothing line run by two Orthodox Jews has come under fire for sharing a picture to Instagram of a popular Muslim fashion blogger wearing one of their designs. Mimu Maxi, a boutique specializing in modest-yet-stylish clothing, received dozens […]

NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children

Firstlook.org: Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who personally witnessed yesterday’s killing by Israel of four Palestinian boys on a Gazan beach and who has received widespread praise for his brave and innovative coverage of the conflict, has been told by NBC executives to leave Gaza immediately. According to an NBC source upset at […]

Meet The Global Muslim Peace Movement

Huff Post: by Qasim Rashid — Some 15 hours into my fast in the blistering Virginia heat my head hurt–but it wasn’t a symptom of Ramadan. Rather, I found myself digesting The Times columnist David Aaronovitch’s latest piece, “Moderate Muslims — it’s time to be outraged.” Aaronovitch argues that, “there is no […]

Abbas’ son: Peace talks are futile, one-state solution only peaceful resolution to conflict – Tareq Abbas says his father should abandon peace talks, dissolve PA, force Israel to take over West Bank.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ youngest son Tareq told the New York Times on Tuesday that he believes peace talks with Israel are futile and that the one-state solution is the only peaceful way to resolve the conflict. Like many Palestinians, Tareq objects to extending the US-led peace talks, and […]