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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.

Abuse in the Church

source/credit: spiegel SPIEGEL Interview with Top Jesuit Priest ‘We Kept Quiet about Sexual Abuse for Too Long’ A bishop at a meeting of the German Bishops’ Conference in February 2010. Jesuit priest Klaus Mertes, the director of Berlin’s Canisius College, sent shock waves through the German Catholic Church in January 2010 […]

The moon and the maulvi

source/credit: Tribune The holy month is fast approaching and will no doubt approach in its usual fashion — in stages. That an Islamic Republic is so strife-ridden that it is unable to agree in unity on something as simple as the moon says much for the brand of religion it […]