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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.

Pakistan frets over femme fatales

source.asiatimes on line ISLAMABAD – The tactic of the Pakistan Taliban to use veil-clad female suicide bombers to effectively strike their targets without being intercepted has set alarm bells ringing for the security agencies which are already finding it hard to nip al-Qaeda and Taliban-sponsored terrorism in the bud. A […]

Pakistan frets over femme fatales

Source. Asia times on line ISLAMABAD – The tactic of the Pakistan Taliban to use veil-clad female suicide bombers to effectively strike their targets without being intercepted has set alarm bells ringing for the security agencies which are already finding it hard to nip al-Qaeda and Taliban-sponsored terrorism in the […]

Feminisation of faith

source: dawn.com THE lady cooking a new version of chicken curry is wearing a mint green hijab. In the midst of adding spices and emptying out bowls of beaten yoghurt and thinly chopped ginger, she pauses to narrate a hadith. Within the hour, viewers have been provided with an endearing […]

What is Business Waiting For?

Courtesy: NY Times Op-Ed Columnist Published: August 15, 2011 By JOE NOCERA When the German economy turned south after the 2008 financial crisis, the pain was mitigated by a program known as “Kurzarbeit.” The word means short work. Instead of laying off workers, German companies cut back their hours. The […]