Posts Tagged ‘Mulsim’

Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to Iraq improves relations with Muslims

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Despite the naysayers who opposed the pope’s visit, Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to Iraq (March 5-8) went beyond expectations in achieving the three goals of his trip: showing pastoral solidarity with his suffering Christian flock, calling for peace and reconciliation for the Iraqi people and establishing improved relations between Christians and Muslims. In the run-up to Read more

The pressure is to appear normal: the crisis in modest fashion

Monday, March 8th, 2021
Modest fashion

Are Muslim women being asked to change too much of themselves in order to fit in? ‘Modest fashion’ has been a defining style for the past decade. The trend for oversize silhouettes and loose layers has united fashion fans, religious and secular; it has been in part an attempt by western brands to buy into Read more

Language, love, laïcité and violence

Monday, November 9th, 2020
clamour and silence

I write in support of Imam Gamal Foude’s comments on the need for love and respect in combatting violence. With all due respect to French leaders, I think they could start by reviewing the implications of laïcité. At this time, they have much to say about “Islamic terrorism”.  Worse, some of the language they are Read more

Local body politician objects to non-christian prayers

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

A Manawatū District councillor is not backing down from his opinion about the use of non-Christian prayers at council meetings. Steve Bielski says he would not accept Muslims or any non-Christians praying at the council because they believed in different gods. Councillors were discussing a proposal to invite members of different faiths to open meetings Read more

Organ harvesting: Unmatched wickedness

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
organ harvesting

Two new reports conclude that China is engaging in organ harvesting and a child separation campaign against the country’s Uighur Muslim minority. China’s ambassador to the U.K., Liu Xiaoming, has denied a BBC investigation’s findings, which concluded that Muslim children in the Uighur-majority region of western Xinjiang are being systematically separated from their parents. The Read more

Black Cap who prays five time a day

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Ajaz Patel, the 29-year-old India-born left-arm spinner, is believed to be the first Muslim to play for the Black Caps. He doesn’t see himself as a role model for young Muslims but said if he can inspire anyone to follow their dreams and stick to their beliefs then he would be proud of that. He says Read more

Sonny Bill Williams says fasting helps mind and body

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Sonny Bill Williams had only a small meal of grilled fish and steamed vegetables, and drank a glass or two of water, before he took to the field for the first test match between the British and Irish Lions and the All Blacks. The had the meal just after the sunset at 5.10pm. As a Read more

Minority faiths face discrimination in workplace

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Some employees who belong to minority faiths face discrimination because of their beliefs. Employers find it okay to employ Buddhists and Hindus but are wary of hiring Muslims, an AUT study has found. Indian Christians in the research faced the least barriers, and acknowledged the benefits derived from having westernised names, a Western dress sense Read more

Anti-Muslim rant MP builds bridges

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Eight months after his notorious “Wogistan” anti-Muslim rant NZ First MP Richard Prosser says he received more messages of support than of criticism during the resulting furore – something he now has mixed feelings about. Continue reading

French Religious leaders warn Sarkozy against Muslim debate

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

France’s main religions are protesting plans by President Nicolas Sarkozy, to hold a debate next week on Islam’s role in the country. The leaders of France’s Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox Christians, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists published a joint statement Wednesday saying the debate could fuel prejudice  and add to the confusion in the times preceding the election. In Read more