We need united stand against intolerance

By EKMELEDDIN IHSANOGLU The horrific and tragic incident that happened in Norway reminds us again of the importance of combating religious intolerance and promoting cultural understanding. Anti-Islam and anti-Muslim attitudes and activities, known as Islamophobia, are increasingly finding place in the agenda of ultra-right wing political parties and civil societies […]

Muslim women leaders convene at global conference

SOURCE: DAILY TIMES PAKISTAN NEW YORK: The American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) announced the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality (WISE) Conference to be held from October 14 to October 17 in Istanbul, Turkey. “Soon the world will witness how Muslim women activists, scholars, politicians jurists and poets have assumed […]

OIC raps Canadian premier’s anti-Islam tirade

By P. K. ABDUL GHAFOUR | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has denounced a recent statement made by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a high-profile non-Jewish supporter of Israel, that he considered “Islamic terrorism” as the biggest threat to world peace. “Harper’s statement will only […]

Israel to ‘punish’ Turkey

Jerusalem fights back: Foreign Minister Lieberman formulates series of tough moves in response to Turkish steps; Israel to cooperate with Armenian lobby in US, may offer military aid to Kurdish rebels Jerusalem to punish Erdogan: Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has decided to adopt a series of harsh measures in response […]

Turkish PM announces additional sanctions on Israel

Source / Courtesy: CNN Istanbul (CNN) — Turkey’s fiery prime minister ratcheted up rapidly-escalating tensions with Israel on Tuesday, comparing Ankara’s once-close middle eastern ally to a “spoiled boy” and announcing additional sanctions would soon be imposed. “We are completely suspending all of these, trade relations, military relations, related with the defense […]

Israel-Turkey storm will blow over

Source:Asiatimes on Line The leaked United Nations report on the takeover of a Turkish ship by Israeli commandos last year in which nine people died has sent relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv from cold to icy. In the immediate future, the countries will take their own separate paths navigating […]

Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdish militants in Iraq

Source: Reuters (Reuters) – Turkish war planes bombed Kurdish guerrilla positions in Iraq Sunday, while in southeast Turkey insurgents killed two soldiers and two village militia members in separate weekend attacks. Fighters of the main Kurdish separatist militant group, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), operate from camps in the Qandil […]

Turkey’s expulsion of Israeli envoy welcomed

By AGENCIES • Gul rejects UN’s report on flotilla raid • Ankara suspends military pacts with Tel Aviv • Unapologetic Jewish state further isolated GAZA/ANKARA: The Hamas movement on Friday welcomed Turkey’s decision to expel Israel’s ambassador and its criticism of the Jewish’s state blockade of the Gaza Strip. “Hamas […]

Annemarie Schimmel, German ‘Orientalist’

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Annemarie Schimmel Education Doctorate of civilization and languages, doctorate of religious history. Occupation Iranologist, Sindhologist, Orientalist, Islamic studies, Sufism studies, Iqbal studies Annemarie Schimmel, SI, HI, (April 7, 1922 – January 26, 2003) was a well known and very influential German Orientalist and scholar, who […]