Day: July 25, 2014

Bishkek: Supreme Court outlaws Ahmadis — The country’s highest judicial authority rejects the appeal filed by the community for state registration and freedom of worship. In practice, it will also be impossible for Ahmadis to pray in private. The ruling “is equal to banning us in Kyrgyzstan,” a believer says. Bishkek (AsiaNews) – Muslims […]

Four Ahmadis booked for ‘preaching’

Dawn: BADIN: The Tando Bago police have registered a criminal case against four men belonging to the Ahmadi community for allegedly preaching their faith. Mohammad Ramazan Rustmani, a local cleric, who is also an office-bearer of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl), lodged an FIR (96/2014) against the four men — Abbas […]

On arrogance and war: How and why is Israel weakening Abbas, strengthening Hamas, and destroying Gaza?

Marwan Bishara ALJAZEERA Only a few weeks ago, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to get away with it all. He rebuffed the Obama administration’s peace overtures, expanded illegal settlements in the West Bank, and reneged on his agreement with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by refusing to release the last […]

The new generation of Muslim American leaders

When widespread criticism arose from President Barack Obama’s gratuitous lecturing of Muslims at a White House iftar, about Israel’s right to defend itself as unarmed civilians in Gaza died by the hundreds, it signalled a generational shift in Muslim American leadership. This year’s White House iftar could have proceeded uneventfully like the many others […]