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Zia H Shah

He is a physician practicing in Upstate New York. He is the Chief Editor of the Muslim Times, which has more than 43,000 followers in Twitter. He is also Chair of Religion and Science for the Muslim Sunrise, the oldest Muslim publication in North America. He has authored more than 400 articles on Islam, Christianity, Secularism and Religion & Science. Follow in Twitter: @The_MuslimTimes

‘Fukushima worse than Chernobyl’

Certainly, in the first hours after the tragedy happened the operators were too shocked to unveil any details to the public. However, things did not get clearer with time. Deputy Director at the Russian Institute for Nuclear Engineering, Chernobyl clean-up worker Igor Ostretsov commented on the situation in an interview […]

Protests divide Syrians in Switzerland

by Abdelhafidh Abdeleli, swissinfo.ch The protests and subsequent government crackdown are dividing opinion among Syrians watching events unfold from Switzerland. While some Syrians feel the protests are a consequence of the Arab Spring sweeping through North Africa, others say wider diplomatic forces are at work. Although all the Syrians who […]

The history of religious persecution: Commemorating martyrdom of 86 Ahmadis on May 28, 2010

Photo: Google images (From the archives: On May 28, 2010 in Lahore Pakistan two mosques of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat were attacked by terrorists which resulted the death of 86 innocent worshippers who were gathered to perform their Friday Prayers. The following article was written after the attacks about the ‘history of religious persecution’, is reposted below […]

New gateway for Gaza

Gil Yaron, Special to The Star JERUSALEM—It’s been a while since a jubilant mood reigned in the streets of Gaza, but on Friday, many people were almost euphoric. “Everyone is happy — this is the dawn of a new era,” Muhammad Dawwas, a journalist from Gaza City, said in an […]

Work at King Fahd Qur’an Complex impresses Awan

By ARAB NEWS MADINAH: Pakistani Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan visited Thursday the King Fahd Qur’an Complex in Madinah. Giving the minister and her accompanying delegation a detailed briefing, Hassan Ahmed Al-Ghausi, director of the complex, said the complex is the world’s largest Qur’an printing facility of […]

Killer in the cage

Mladic’s capture signals that justice will eventually catch up with mass murderers SERBIA has finally “captured” the Serbian mass murderer Ratko Mladic. One of the three Butchers of Balkans — the other two being the late Slobodan Milosevic and Radovan Karadzic — Mladic eluded international justice for 17 years although […]