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Daughters of Jihad: The German Women of Islamic State

By Jörg Diehl, Hubert Gude, Barbara Schmid and Fidelius Schmid     www.spiegel.de DPA/ Syriadeeply.org Much is known about men leaving Germany to take up arms on behalf of Islamic State.…

Extremists are telling Muslims not to vote, and Muslims are laughing at them

 by Dina Rickman in news You may have seen these anti-voting posters on Twitter or on the streets of north London, Luton or Leicester. They are from Islam the Right…

Islam finds a place in Germany’s classrooms

Christian Science Monitor: Mr. Kumlu nods. Allah, he says, is also the god of the Jews and Christians. “All of us have common roots,” he says. “Jews, Christians,…

#MuslimApologies is a witty and informative response to Western Islamophobia

Source: The Independent, October 2014 By AMMAR IBN AZIZ AHMED As an increasing number of people fail to see the difference between Isis and peaceful followers of Islam, Muslims…

Asia

Syria needs a Syrian fix

The Daily Star The pace of military developments in Syria has picked up noticeably in…

The fatwas that can change Pakistan’s blasphemy narrative

Dawn: This article is the second in a five-part series on the untold story of…

Northern Iraq: Fear of ISIS massacre of 500 Ezidi men

In the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar and ISIS stronghold west of Mosul, several hundred…

‘Israel’ steals Palestinian gas, sells it abroad

PNN  Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 11:00 Days of Palestine Day of Palestine reported…

450. Commandment – Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets

450. Commandment – Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the…

Religion and Philanthropy, A Collection of Articles

Epigraph: And what is the matter with you that you struggle not in the cause of Allah and…

Americas

Baltimore riots: Looting, fires engulf city after Freddie Gray’s funeral

Baltimore (CNN) Latest developments: • While light rail “is operating normally,” three Baltimore subway stations — Mondawmin, Upton and Penn-North — were “temporarily closed” Tuesday morning, the Maryland…

Foreign funds promoting ‘extreme Islamic jihadist’ views in Canada

Money is coming into Canada to promote extremist ideology and much of it is going to religious institutions, the prime minister’s national security adviser testified at a hearing…

#MuslimApologies is a witty and informative response to Western Islamophobia

Source: The Independent, October 2014 By AMMAR IBN AZIZ AHMED As an increasing number of people fail to see the difference between Isis and peaceful followers of Islam, Muslims…

Talk ideas, not burritos, when discussing Hillary

Summary by Fareed Zakaria, The Daily Star, Lebanon   The discussion of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has, so far, thoroughly explored her video announcement, restaurant choices, clothes, health, ethics…

In the West, foreign policies are awash with empty phrases

Summary by Ana Palacia, The Daily Star   Among the numerous challenges the West faces, one is consistently overlooked: its addiction to meaningless rhetoric. course, the inherent complexity…

Africa

Nigeria: Why Ahmadiyya, Orthodox Muslims Differ (1)

All Africa.com: Unlike most Muslims, Ahmadis believe that their sect’s founder, a 19th century Indian named Mizra Ghulam Ahmad, was a…

Book Review: Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

Why Mona Eltahawy’s Provocative New Book, Headscarves and Hymens, Falls Short In Its Goal to Change the Arab World By Stephanie…

Egypt’s government looks for new ways to keep on the lights

Summary Alfred Jasins Brendan Meighan| The Daily Star    After years of doing little to rectify Egypt’s energy and electricity troubles, the…

In Libya’s anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade

AP | Apr 23, 2015 | JORDAN TIMES Migrants crowd an inflatable dinghy as rescue vassel ‘ Denaro ‘ (not in…