Day: April 22, 2016

Delivering on the Promises of Paris: Why the World’s Muslims Are Demanding Climate Action Now

Source: Huffington Post By Naser Haghamed CEO of Islamic Relief Worldwide, an independent humanitarian and development organisation with a presence in over 40 countries worldwide. The global Muslim community – made up of around 1.6 billion followers from world leaders to academics, from teachers and healthcare workers to business people and […]

Restrictions on Women’s Religious Attire

Source: Pew Research Center More countries restrict women’s ability to wear religious symbols or attire than require women to dress a certain way In many countries around the world, women’s choices about their attire and appearance are restricted to some degree by government laws, policies or regulations. In recent years, […]

Religion in Everyday Life

Source: Pew Research Center Highly religious Americans are happier and more involved with family but are no more likely to exercise, recycle or make socially conscious consumer choices A new Pew Research Center study of the ways religion influences the daily lives of Americans finds that people who are highly […]

Concocting lies before Iraq war

Apr 21,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – JONATHAN POWER President Barack Obama observed: “ISIL [Daesh] is a direct outgrowth of Al Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion — which is an example of unintended consequences — which is why we should generally aim before we shoot.” Many of […]

Isis documents leak reveals profile of average militant as young, well-educated but with only ‘basic’ knowledge of Islamic law

The Independent: Male, 26, single, quite well-educated but not an expert on the Quran – this is the profile of an average fighter joining Isis. Analysis of thousands of entry documents leaked from the terrorist group has provided vital new insight into the background and expertise of its international jihadists. […]