Europe: Integrating Islam

Source / Courtesy: Council on Foreign Relations Author: Toni Johnson, Senior Staff Writer Updated: July 25, 2011 Since 9/11, Western Europe’s growing Muslim population has been the focus of debate on issues ranging from immigration policy to cultural identity to security. Several incidents in recent years have increased tensions between […]

Democracy – an inventory

With the camp-in on Wall Street, public anger over the crisis has ended up covering the entire political and geographic arc from Greece to the United States. At first glance, the two cases seem to have little in common. While the Greece of Papandreou is in crisis due to an […]

Offering support

The Jordanian government decided to send a large delegation of officials and business leaders to Libya to offer support for its reconstruction, a move that is necessary, even if it came a bit late in the hour.The minister of industry and trade will head the delegation – hefty from the […]

Qur’an Open House in Brockville

Source: The Recorder and Times A Muslim youth group that has visited 190 communities in Canada since last fall to promote peace and condemn terrorism will stop for a four hour open house on the Holy Qur’an this saturday at the Brockville Public Library. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of […]

Egypt’s military rulers ban discrimination

By ASSOCIATED PRESS ARABNEWS CAIRO: Egypt’s transitional military rulers have issued a decree prohibiting all forms of discrimination, including on the basis of religion. The step comes about a week after 26 people were killed in clashes involving minority Coptic Christian protesters, the military and others. It was the worst […]

One State for All?

By Robert Patton Can you imagine being born in a refugee camp, living out your entire life in the camp, and finally dying there. Yet this is what a good many Palestinians have experienced. More than sixty years ago, innocent people were uprooted from their homes and forced to live […]

Indonesia’s Growing Confidence

Although there are some uncertainties, the Indonesian economy is well placed for what will now almost certainly be a sharp downturn in the world economy. Foreign reserves were at a record high at just under US$120 billion at the end of the second quarter, inflation was down to below 5 […]

Abdullah interfaith center set up in Vienna

By ARAB NEWS VIENNA/RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, Austria and Spain set up Thursday a new center for interfaith dialogue in Vienna. Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger signed the founding document Thursday along with his Spanish and Saudi counterparts Trinidad Jimenez and Prince Saud Al-Faisal. “The dialogue with and between religious communities […]

Egypt protesters urge Muslim-Christian unity

By ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO: Hundreds of protesters marched from Egypt’s state mosque toward Cairo’s Tahrir Square to denounce a bloody attack on Coptic Christian protesters, only to be stoned by a Acrowd of onlookers outside Al-Azhar mosque. A crowd of onlookers threw rocks at the demonstrators outside Al-Azhar mosque. Undeterred, the group marched […]