Posts Tagged ‘Muslim’

Holland’s far right speaks of Muslim scum Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Holland’s far right presidential candidate, Geert Wilders, wants to prevent the spread of Islam and Muslim “scum” from the Netherlands. Islam is an ideology that “poses an existential threat to core European values”, he says. Wilders wants to close all mosques, ban the Quran and seal the Dutch borders to asylum seekers and immigrants from Islamic countries. He Read more

Iraqi archbishop caught by US ban on visitors Comments 0

Friday, February 10th, 2017

An Iraqi archbishop has been caught by President Trump’s temporary ban on citizens from several Muslim countries from  traveling to the US. Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq, was due to visit the US at the invitation of  New Jersey politician, Chris Smith. He intended visiting Washington DC and New York. He was Read more

Meet me before you judge me: Muslim says to his neighbours Comments 0

Friday, February 10th, 2017

A Muslim imam and missionary Mustenser Qamar has extended an invitation to his Lower Hutt community: come over for a cuppa and a chat. The idea behind it is for people to get to know a Muslim. “I was encouraged to do it by what is going on in the world – the proposed Muslim ban [in Read more

3 religions share same small church Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2016

On a wooded lane on Long Island, a white steeple rises from a historic church, home to a congregation established by Dutch settlers. The sign out front says: “Brookville Church, Founded 1732.” It also says Muslim Reform Movement Organization. And New Synagogue of Long Island. And Interfaith Community of Long Island. Together, these four communities Read more

Muslims buy church from Indebted Catholic community Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016

A Catholic church in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was sold last week to a Muslims. The Immaculate Conception B.V.M. Catholic Church in Bristol Township, located 25 miles outside of Philadelphia, was purchased by the United American Muslim Society, based in Brooklyn, New York, for $1.775 million last Friday. The real estate transaction was announced during weekend Read more

Muslim cultural society buys Catholic church – parishioners positive Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2016

A Muslim cultural society has bought a Catholic church. The money raised will help the church community pay debts of close to $1 million. The Immaculate Conception B.V.M. Catholic Church near Philadelphia, was purchased by the United American Muslim Society for US$1.775 million. The church had been closed since the start of this year. The Read more

Vanuatu Christians boycott reconciliation ceremony involving Muslims Comments 0

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Christian groups in Vanuatu would not support an international reconciliation ceremony which  involved Muslims. The reconciliation took place on Sunday. The chairman of the Vanuatu Christian Council, Pastor Allan Nafuki, said they would not support the ceremony and instead plan a march for all Christians in Vanuatu next Friday. The want to  send out a Read more

Women make history and lead prayers at Denmark’s first female-run mosque Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Muslim women don’t usually go to mosques, which are traditionally male-only. This is slowly changing – and in some cases, women voices are being heard very clearly. When the call to prayer rang out on Friday at Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen, history was being made for the voice was that of a woman. Women also Read more

Kiwi kids making happy splash in burkinis Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Disney-themed burkinis are making a splash in New Zealand, spurred by a woman’s desire to help Muslim girls and women lead more active lives. Merissa Santoso has lived here for about five years. A keen swimmer, she sought to buy a burkini – modest women’s swimwear covering the head and body – to wear in Read more

Muslim women’s beach ‘burkini’ banned – but some say it’s better than briefer togs Comments 0

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The burkini – modest swimwear designed for Muslim women – is causing controversy and outrage, with some wanting it banned and others claiming it’s better than togs that expose too much flesh. The ban on the Islamic burkini swimsuit on some French beaches has triggered disdain in English-speaking countries, where outlawing religion-oriented clothing is seen Read more