Posts Tagged ‘Muslim’

All Germany’s Muslim MPs vote yes to same-sex marriage Comments 0

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Germany’s “marriage for all” bill was passed last Friday with 393-226 votes and four abstentions. Surprising conscience vote results show all six Muslim MPs voted in favour of it. Chancellor Angela Merkel, known for her liberal views, voted against it. Four of the six Muslim MPs are with the Green Party, one is with the Read more

Muslims lend Christians hijabs to escape ISIS Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Muslims are helping their Christian brothers and sisters escape ISIS militants in the southern Philippines city of Marawi. About 1,000 residents are said to remain trapped in the besieged city. Fighting continues around them between the Philippine Army and Islamist rebels. Escape stories are emerging. “Some of the stories that stuck were Muslims helping protect Read more

Canada’s faith leaders seek help for famines Comments 0

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Faith leaders in Canada, including the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Baha’i faith leaders are asking for help to tackle the famines causing  death,  suffering and displacement in the world today. They have named four countries that need urgent help. Read more Related Posts:Pope Francis tells religious leaders “we Read more

Muslims terror in Galway mosque attack Comments 0

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

A hundred Muslims at prayer in Galway’s Masjid Maryam mosque were traumatised when it was attacked on Monday evening. Rocks hurled through the windows terrified the worshippers, who included women and children. Imam Ahmad Noonan said “The rocks came smashing through the windows and could have seriously injured one of my members. “We have had Read more

Terrorism’s battle between good and evil Comments 0

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

A battle between good and evil, rather than between religions is behind the global war on terror, President Donald Trump says. It is not a war between “different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations,” he said in a speech to leaders from Arab and Muslim-majority nations. Read more Related Posts:Hexing President Trump is dangerous say Read more

Sonny Bill Williams tries traditional treatment after head knock. Comments 0

Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Not for the first time, Sonny Bill Williams has resorted to hijama, an ancient Middle Eastern treatment to fix his rugby wounds. Hijama has been around for millennia. It was recommended by the Prophet Muhammad. Williams left the field just before halftime in the Blues Super Rugby match against the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday Read more

Ordeal of an American Muslim Comments 0

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

One of the happiest days in my life was the day in 1999 when I became an American citizen. Born in Italy while my Syrian father, then a medical student, was doing his residency there, I had later met and married a Syrian-American U.S. citizen, Rashid Jijakli, the father of my three American-born children. Three Read more

Pope meets Catholic-Muslim delegation Comments 0

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

An English Cardinal and four Muslim leaders from the UK met with Pope Francis this week. They discussed interfaith relations between the religious communities in Britain. Cardinal Vincent Nichols and other Catholic leaders have been working for the past 30 years to develop strong ties with the UK’s local Muslim communities. Francis greeted the group Read more

A Dominican priest and a great imam scoop award Comments 0

Monday, March 20th, 2017

A Dominican priest and a great imam have been held up as models “to the entire African continent for interreligious ‎harmony active in daily work”. The African branch of United Religions Initiative (URI) presented Father James Channan and Abdul Khabir Azad, the great Imam of the royal mosque in Lahore, with the “Award for Interreligious Read more

Muslim critic calls for ‘assimilation centres’ for Muslim migrants and refugees Comments 0

Monday, March 6th, 2017

A leading world critic of Muslim extremism says New Zealand should establish “assimilation centres” for migrants and refugees from Muslim countries. Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Netherlands MP for the right-wing People’s Party, has been under police protection since she made a film in 2004 about violence against women in some Muslim cultures. Continue Read more