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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.

Ambassador of harmony

Source: Asian Age If you have found a purpose in life, you will know how to make time for it. In spite of a tight schedule, young professional Ravi Nitesh is an active campaigner for various causes. If he’s not voicing his concern at Jantar Mantar, he’s tied up with […]

To the barricades, again

Source: The Economist.   WITH angry crowds across the nation baying against him, Egypt’s president wagged his finger at the people in a late-night televised speech. He declared a curfew for some cities, he called for support for the police, he deployed the army to the streets. Seemingly as an […]

Who will be caretaker prime minister?

Source: Friday Times. Asma Jehangir – a veteran activist against controversial laws, subjugation of women, suppression of minorities, highhandedness of state institutions, and dictators and dictatorial mindsets – is seen by some political players as unsuitable for the office of caretaker prime minister. There had been speculation for quite some […]