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Iraq War Critic: NSA Targeted Gerhard Schröder’s Mobile Phone

AP In this archive photo, then-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder can be seen making a mobile phone call in June 2002. It wasn’t only Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone that was on…

Welcome mat ; Syrian refugees move into Swiss households

swissinfo.ch and agencies February 5, 2014 – 17:16 Syrian refugees have been welcomed into homes in cantons Basel City and Aargau for the first time, a move that could soon…

Jarba says rebels to receive advanced weapons

STORY SUMMARY   Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba said Wednesday that rebels would soon receive advanced weapons because they have been waging a two-front war against regime troops and militant…

Pilgrims lose way in Grand Mosque

ARABNEWS.COM   SIGNPOSTS NEEDED: A massive Umrah pilgrimage rush continues in Makkah as large crowds come from abroad to perform their religious rituals. JEDDAH: FOUZIA KHAN Published — Thursday 6…

Egypt army chief Sisi says will run for president — report

A man stands on a bridge where huge posters of Egypt’s Army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are hanged in central Cairo on February 3, 2014. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih)  …

Ukip MEP who supported Muslim code of conduct urged halal slaughter ban

Gerard Batten wrote paper sent to members of Christian group saying religious slaughter of animals should be outlawed   Rajeev Syal, Rowena Mason and Daniel Foggo The Guardian, Wednesday 5…

On third anniversary of a brutal attack on 3 Ahmadis in Indonesia

  Indonesia’s growing religious intolerance has to be addressed   The Guardian: On the third anniversary of a brutal attack by extremists Islamist which killed three Ahmadiyah men, religious intolerance…

Atheism is an offshoot of deism

theguardian: by Theo Hobson —  In the previous article, I considered Rousseau’s political radicalism, at some speed. I want to offer a summarizing reflection on that theme, before moving on to…

Lal Khan Malik: Quebec’s ‘values’ debate sows seeds of intolerance

The Muslim Times’ has slightly modified the title of the Op-Ed By: Lal Khan Malik, the National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Canada. Source: The Star: Continued proliferation…

How “historic” Israel-Jordan water deal leaves Palestinians high and dry

Opinion/Editorial How “historic” Israel-Jordan water deal leaves Palestinians high and dry Clemens Messerschmid and Muna Dajani The Electronic Intifada 4 February 2014 The Dead Sea’s unique ecology could be further…

Cherie Blair: ‘Muslim Women: Slow But Steady Progress’

Epigraph: Surely, men who submit themselves to God and women who submit themselves to Him, and believing men and believing women, and obedient men and obedient women and truthful men and truthful…

Bill Nye Takes On Creationist Ken Ham

It was a debate for the ages — although in this case, the ages in question are either 6,000 or several billion. Bill Nye, TV’s “Science Guy,” debated the age…

30. Glorify the name of thy Lord, the Great

[56:75] So glorify the name of thy Lord, the Great. [87:2] Glorify the name of thy Lord, the Most High, Explanation: The Divine attribute Rabb (Lord Who make things grow and develop…

Residency scheme roundup: the world’s your oyster

There has been a boom in the number of tempting international residency schemes being offered in return for property investment. Here are some of the best … By Laura Henderson…

31. Remember Allah with much remembrance

31.    Remember Allah with much remembrance   [33:42] O ye who believe! remember Allah with much remembrance;   Explanation: The remembrance of God will play a great part in the wonderful…

No peace until Pakistan embraces Sharia law: TTP negotiators

The Muslim Times’ Position: Shariah and Constitution: A Personal Journey ET: ISLAMABAD: There is no chance of peace in Pakistan until the government embraces Sharia law and US-led forces withdraw completely from…

eDigest: BBC Radio: Beyond Belief: When is a Muslim not a Muslim?

    BBC Radio: Beyond Belief: When is a Muslim not a Muslim? Officially anyone who declares that “There is one God and Muhammed is his prophet” is a Muslim.…

Puerto Rico’s credit rating cut to junk by S&P

Source: CNN Money Standard & Poor’s announced Tuesday that it had cut Puerto Rico’s credit rating to junk, as the island’s government struggles to get its finances in order. Puerto…

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