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Human Rights: Gaza-bound flotilla vessel seized by Israeli navy

Activists say the Marianne was intercepted by Israel’s military around 100 nautical miles from Gaza’s shore. 29 Jun 2015 17:35 GMT | Human Rights, Politics, Gaza, Israel Israel has boarded…

Beyond the Greek Impasse

Beyond the Greek Impasse Geopolitical Weekly JUNE 30, 2015 | 08:00 GMT By George Friedman The Greek situation — having perhaps outlived the term “crisis,” now that it has taken…

Video: Pope Francis and the Shroud of Turin

Additional Reading As the Shroud of Turin Goes on Display, Some Suggested Reading…

Assimilating the 44 Million Muslims in Europe; A Collection of Articles

Epigraph: Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for…

Ramadan in St Petersburg – the city where the sun doesn’t set

Epigraph: The month of Ramadan is that in which the Qur’an was sent down as a guidance for mankind … Therefore, whosoever of you is present at home in this…

Why there is NO Gandhi or Mandela statue in any Muslim country

The Conflict is Not between East and West but between Islamic Faith (Religion) and Science By Dhirendra Sharma, courtesy New Age Islam 28 June, 2015 Neo-conservatives believe that modern science was…

Afzal Khan MEP: Foreign Policy Double Standards Feed Radicalisation

Source: Press Release Afzal Khan MEP, has called for an new approach to tackling the spread of radicalisation across Europe and for a greater understanding of the grievances behind it. …

BBC Hardtalk: Stephen Sackur speaks to Dr. Juergen Todenhoefer

Watch now Jürgen Todenhöfer – Writer and Filmmaker HARDtalk Stephen Sackur speaks to Jürgen Todenhöfer. The so-called Islamic State movement has very publicly murdered western journalists and aid workers who…

Shelter from the storm in Europe

Jun 29,2015 –  by Mohamed A. El-Erian Dark clouds are lowering over Europe’s economic future, as three distinct tempests gather: the Greek crisis, Russia’s incursion in Ukraine and the rise…

Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness For Catholic Church’s Persecution Of Waldensians

Source: The Huffington Post Reuters  |  By PHILIP PULLELLA Posted: 06/28/2015 Pope Francis asked forgiveness on Monday for the Roman Catholic Church’s “non-Christian and inhumane” treatment in the past of…

More than 5,000 migrant children ‘disappear’ in Italy after crossing the Mediterranean

Charities fear the unaccompanied minors are vulnerable to being forced into crime and prostitution Some were rescued by the Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark, part of a pan-European naval force  Photo:…

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Hounslow criticise “unhelpful” use of the term “Islamic extremism”

Prime Minister Mr Cameron referred to “Islamist” rather than “Islamic” extremism in his speech, a small but crucial difference indicating that while ISIL may align itself to Islam, its adherents…

Closing Europe’s Harbors, The urgent case for stopping the flow of illegal migrants across the Mediterranean

Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa arrive in Augusta, Sicily, in April. Having been screened for disease and photographed by police, they wait to be bussed to a reception center.Alessio Mamo /…

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Halesowen declare its wrong to link extremism with Islam

Source: halesowennews.co.uk THE Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Halesowen supports the Government’s action to root out extremism. Any genuine attempt to curb extremism is to be welcomed. No true Muslim could contemplate acting…

It’s not the religion that creates terrorists, it’s the politics

By Giles Fraser, The Guardian The radicalisation hypothesis steers us away from the real causes of terrorism – and enables the west to maintain its denial about a role in…

Rare copy of first Bible printed in English to be auctioned

theguardian — Copy of William Tyndale translation expected to fetch £35,000 at Sotheby’s, 50 years after current owner bought it for 25 shillings in a secondhand bookshop The current owner…

France opens terrorism probe after beheading attack at gas factory

France opens terrorism probe after beheading attack at gas factory CATHERINE LAGRANGE SAINT-QUENTIN-FALLAVIER , France — Reuters Published Friday, Jun. 26, 2015 5:56AM EDT Last updated Friday, Jun. 26, 2015 10:02AM EDT   45…

UK: Peace Convention Between The Pan-African Ahmadiyya Muslims And Shia Muslims

Report by Mr. Toby Thauban Ephram, PAAMA Regional President Midlands The world today is characterised by so much violence that usually emanates from fanatical misunderstandings at grassroots levels. Recognising the…

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