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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.

Arabs to urge yes vote on Palestinian UN bid

RAMALLAH/OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (Agencies) – Jordan Times. A delegation of Arab foreign ministers will urge permanent members of the Security Council next week to vote for Palestinian UN membership, a top Palestinian official said Thursday. Negotiator Saeb Erekat told Agence France-Presse the group would talk with representatives from the veto-wielding Britain, […]

US group trains troops in Somalia

The Katharine Houreld, The Associated Press, Jordan Times. MOGADISHU – On the front lines of Mogadishu’s streets, Islamist militants battle African Union troops. Standing alongside the peacekeepers are members of an American-run team of advisers, former military men who play a little-known but key role in the war against Al […]

German Interior Minister – ‘German Identity is Shaped by Christianity.’ But, is it True?

Source: Spiegel International In a SPIEGEL interview, German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich discusses the motives of Norwegian killer Anders Breivik, calls for an end to anonymity on the Internet and explains why Islam is not part of German identity. SPIEGEL: Minister Friedrich, the massacre in Norway has sparked a discussion about the […]