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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.

Sixteen myths about the Swiss

Switzerland – what images does it conjure up for an outsider? Among them are probably snow-capped mountains, chocolate and pen-knives with lots of attachments. Ah, but do they represent the real Switzerland? Here, Paul Bilton, author of The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Swiss, explodes (and confirms) a few myths. CLICK […]

600,000 workers “tricked and trapped” into forced labour in Mideast –– ILO (Hadith: “pay your workers before his/her sweat is dry)”)

by Hani Hazaimeh | JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — A study prepared by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), which was revealed on Tuesday, showed that the highest rates of human trafficking were registered in the Middle East. The study, which was named “Tricked and Trapped: Human Trafficking in the Middle East”, […]