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Israel, US locked in spat over Kerry boycott remark

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israel and Washington were at loggerheads on Sunday after senior Israeli figures attacked US Secretary of State John Kerry for warning of a growing boycott threat if peace…

The concept of trinity baffled me

Involved with the neo-Nazi skinhead movement, Marc Springer grew up as an anti-Islam, anti-Muslim racist. His passion into reading eventually led him to read about Islam and Muslims, and finally…

Umrah pilgrims bring cheers to merchants

The shopping boom has begun in Jeddah, the gateway to the Two Holy Mosques, with the arrival of thousands of Umrah pilgrims in the city. Thanks to the electronic system…

Occupation belies the Hollywood mind

February 01, 2014 12:05 AM By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star STORY SUMMARY If you think the controversy of actress Scarlett Johansson’s relationships with Oxfam and the Israeli company…

Palestinian indignity makes peace an elusive goal

February 03, 2014 12:15 AM By David Ignatius The Daily Star STORY SUMMARY Hoping to understand the current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in human terms, I made a visit last week to…

World Muslim Leader Condemns Violence and Warfare in Muslim Countries

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad prays for peace and an end to atrocities The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and Fifth Khalifa, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, lamented the “pitiful…

I left the US because of their hatred towards Muslims… this is my story

ET: I was born in 1982, in the beautiful American city of San Jose, California. A proud patriotic Muslim American, my dad would decorate our house with lights every Fourth…

County’s first domed mosque set to open: Nasir Mosque Gillingham Kent

Kentnews: THERE are dozens of mosques well established in the county, but for the first time the traditional dome and minaret familiar with the building will pierce the county’s skyline.…

A White Trail: How not to run an Ideological State!!

http://odysseuslahori.blogspot.co.uk: If we did not know that the lives of minorities are under immense threat in Pakistan, Haroon Khalid’s A White Trail, gobsmacks, nay, sucker punches us with the reality. The language…

The limited allure of extremism

By Richard Wike, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Richard Wike is Director of Global Attitudes Research at the Pew Research Center. You can follow him @RichardWike. The views expressed are his own.…

eDigest: ‘Dear Einstein, Do Scientists Pray?’ Asks Sixth Grader

Epigraph: And when My servants ask thee (Muhammad) about Me, say: ‘I am near. I answer the prayer of the supplicant when he prays to Me. So they should hearken to…

Ohio man buried riding his 1967 Harley-Davidson motorcycle in extra-large grave

Credit: NYDailyNews.com/us Billy Standley was spectacularly laid to rest in a Mechanicsburg cemetery on Friday while seated on the back of his 1967 Electra Glide cruiser thanks to the handiwork of…

Century of Violence: What World War I Did to the Middle East

World War I may have ended in 1918, but the violence it triggered in the Middle East still hasn’t come to an end. Arbitrary borders drawn by self-interested imperial powers…

Hundreds swarm ancient Pakistan ruins for grand cultural gala

MOENJODARO, Pakistan: Hundreds of people swarmed the ancient ruined city of Saturday to attend an inaugural festival commemorating Pakistan’s cultural heritage, days after experts warned the event endangered the UNESCO…

Al-Qaeda fighters in Syria kill rival rebel leader

BEIRUT: Al-Qaeda fighters killed the leader of a rival Islamic brigade in a twin car bombing near Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, an attack likely to further exacerbate rebel infighting…

Women Hold up Half the Sky

Additional Reading Gender Equality in the Holy Qur’an – In the Beginning Man and Woman Were Equal Cherie Blair: ‘Muslim Women: Slow But Steady Progress’…