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Haji Mohammad Rafiq Ahmad TSCHANNEN, a Swiss national, converted to Islam at the age of 15 after reading Sura Fateha and the last ten Suras of the Holy Quran. By profession Rafiq first had a long international career as Director of Finance & Administrator in private industry and later as Chief Executive for an International Governmental Organization.

Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | By Shadee Ashtari Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new study published in…

Qur’an lesson for today: 183. To recognize the sign of Allah

183. To recognize the sign of Allah [27:94] And say, ‘All praise belongs to Allah; He will soon show you His Signs, and you will know them.’ And thy Lord…

Can Putin survive?

STRATFOR Geopolitical Weekly MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014 – By George Friedman There is a general view that Vladimir Putin governs the Russian Federation as a dictator, that he has defeated…

Jordanian volunteer doctors denied entry to Gaza via Rafah

by Merza Noghai | Jul 21, 2014 | 23:35 AMMAN — Egyptian authorities have refused to allow a Jordanian medical delegation to enter the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border…

​‘Netanyahu does not want peace between Israel and Palestine’

There is not going to be peace as long as Benjamin Netanyahu is the Prime Minister of Israel; it was Netanyahu who broke off talks in April, Dr. Charles Cogan,…

Indonesia to declare winner of hotly contested presidential election

By Randy Fabi JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian election officials were expected on Tuesday to officially declare Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo the winner of a hotly contested presidential election in…

US Government agents ‘directly involved’ in most high-profile US terror plots

• Human Rights Watch documents ‘sting’ operations • Report raises questions about post-9/11 civil rights Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured…

Time is running out for Iraq as nation spirals into chaos

By Erin Evers BAGHDAD, Iraq – Militiamen saunter unchallenged along Baghdad streets with rocket-propelled grenade launchers slung across their shoulders. Neighborhood after neighborhood is being ghettoized and sealed off by…

University Contract Details Hillary Clinton Speech Demands

On top of the $225,000 she is charging the UNLV Foundation to speak at an event in October, former first lady Hillary Clinton is requiring an additional $1,250 to pay…

Why I Attended The White House Iftar

Muhammed Chaudhry National Spokesperson, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community This Ramadan I had the opportunity to attend the White House Iftar. And yes, it was an opportunity — one I embraced. Meanwhile,…

Saddam’s Former Deputy, the Red Skull of Baghdad, Still at Large in Iraq and Allied With ISIS

BAGHDAD — He’s like a ghost from the nightmare world of Saddam Hussein. Izzat Ibrahim al Douri was for decades one of the Iraqi tyrant’s blood-covered right-hand men and—this is…

Gaza’s crisis, Israeli ambition, and US decline

By Hillary Mann Leverett and Flynt Leverett. As Israel’s military kills and injures hundreds of civilians in Gaza – whose population Israel is legally obligated to protect as an occupying…

Mahatma Gandhi on the Jews in Palestine (1938)

By Mahatma Gandhi (26-11-1938). PNN Several letters have been received by me, asking me to declare my views about the Arab-Jew question in Palestine and the persecution of the Jews…

Qur’an lesson for today: 181. Safeguard the sign of Allah (she-camel) and do not harm her

181. Safeguard the sign of Allah (she-camel) and do not harm her [26:156] He said, ‘Here is a she-camel: she has her turn of drinking, and you have your turn…

Christian exodus from Mosul sparks outrage

Summary Political and religious leaders expressed outrage and demanded action Sunday after ISIS militants drove Mosul’s Christians from the northern Iraqi city, effectively ending a presence there dating back to…

Massacre fails to break Gaza

Summary Israeli warplanes and tanks Sunday battered a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City, killing at least 65 Palestinians in the deadliest single incident of an onslaught that has claimed well…

Robert Fisk: Why do television producers think a grey blob over a dead person’s face shows respect?

Robert Fisk Sunday 20 July 2014 To die is one thing – to be turned into a blob quite another matter. The blob is the weird, mystical “cloud” which weak-kneed…

Despite war, Israel must act with magnanimity

Israel must strive for a cease-fire that would allow Gazans to live honorably and prevent another violent round in the near future. Haaretz Editorial | Jul. 19, 2014 | By…

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