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Rafiq A. Tschannen

Rafiq A. Tschannen is a Swiss national. He converted to Islam and joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at the age of 16 after reading the German translation of the Holy Qur'an. He worked in 15 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, first as Finance Director in the private industry and later as Chief Executive Officer of NGOs and International Governmental Organizations. He is now devoting his time to The Muslim Times as Editor for Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Switzerland and as Associate Chief Editor.

Five Questions for a Believer

Source: The Daily Beast: First, evangelicals have had a genuine biblical conversion to how God wants us to respond to “the stranger” and especially when Jesus says how we treat them is how we treat him. Second, evangelicals have had a relational conversion as immigrant families, including the undocumented, have […]

Obama’s Dangerous Nuclear Dance

Source: Daily Beast: By Leslie H. Gelb The White House press corps should ask President Obama this question: You’ve told Iran’s leaders that if they come close to marrying a nuclear warhead with a missile that can hit the United States or our allies, they should expect a U.S. military […]

A Suggestion for Pakistan Television!

  By Zubair Khan During Pervez Musharraf period electronic media started enjoying freedom of expression. With passage of time it continued.Setting aside the state controlled TV stations all other channel these days seemed to be involved in various activities exposing those aspects which for years remained  no go areas of […]

The loneliest human being’

Source: BBC There’s a thing about being alone and there’s a thing about being lonely, and they’re two different things. I was alone but I was not lonely. My background was as a fighter pilot in the airforce, then as a test pilot – and that was mostly in fighter […]

The ethereal future of battle

Source: BBC.COM The future of warfare is no longer about bullets and bombs, or dominating land, sea and air. Instead, tomorrow’s victors will dominate the ether. The voice of the foreign military commander is sinister and gloating. “On the anniversary of our nation’s most glorious sea victory, let us remember […]

The psychology of time

Source: The Economist: IN “TIME’S Arrow”, a novel by Martin Amis, the protagonist experiences time backwards. Eating involves regurgitating food into his mouth, sculpting the mush with his tongue, packaging it up and selling it to a grocery store. The passage on defecation is best left undescribed. Such a comic […]