Day: February 9, 2016

20 Brilliant 2015 photographs

20 brilliant photographs which hugely impressed us in 2015 Sometimes, you see a photograph which summons a whole  storm of emotions inside. Often this is down to a perfectly  chosen angle or a shot taken at just the right A herd of sheep pass through a gate The heavens open. […]

Fighting Radicalization: 13,000 men shaved in Tajkistan

Police in Tajikistan shaved the beards of nearly 13,000 men and convinced 1,770 women to stop wearing the hijab in the last year in a bid to tackle ‘foreign influences’, it has been reported. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/tajikistan-police-shave-beards-of-13000-men-to-tackle-radicalism-a6825581.html At a press conference yesterday, the Muslim-majority central Asian country’s law enforcement services revealed that […]

Islam in China

Source: Review of Religions January 2009 By Fazal Ahmad – UK A lot of global political attention in recent years has been on China as it emerges as a heavyweight in the global economy. Mention is often made of its Muslim minorities in the West of China and their push […]

African polygamy: Past and present

  James Fenske 09 November 2013 Several theories link polygamy to poverty. Polygamy is concentrated in west Africa and has declined in recent decades. Geographic variation in women’s agricultural productivity does not predict differences in the prevalence of polygamy, but historical inequality and exposure to the slave trade do. Although […]

Knesset suspends three Arab lawmakers

Knesset suspends three Arab lawmakers PNN/ Jerusalem/ Reuters said that three Arab lawmakers were suspended on Monday from speaking in parliament as punishment for supporting families of Palestinian assailants killed by Israeli forces after “attacks.” The Knesset “Ethics Committee” ruled that Balad party members Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas would be barred […]