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Pope Francis visit: Turkey’s Christians face tense times

BBC: It tells of a city where empires, cultures and religions collided. A building that bears mosaics of Jesus and the Virgin Mary beside calligraphy reading “Allah” and “the Prophet…

Faith debate : Questioning the role of Scientology in Switzerland

By Gaby Ochsenbein and Luigi Jorio Nov 25, 2014 – Forty years have passed since Scientology was established in Switzerland and the controversy surrounding the organisation has abated somewhat but…

Met police accused of abusing black fireman have case to answer, says IPCC

theguardian:  by Paul Lewis — Watchdog says six officers should face disciplinary action over claims they abused and Tasered Edric Kennedy-Macfoy The IPCC has concluded there was evidence the officers…

Save the Children staff furious over ‘global legacy’ award for Tony Blair

Guardian: The charity Save the Children faces a backlash from staff after it presented Tony Blair with a “global legacy award” in New York last week – despite privately acknowledging…

‘Russia’s treatment of Crimean (Muslim) Tatars echoes mistakes made by Soviets’

Guardian: The gravest ethnic and political conflict in Russia today is not to be found inChechnya nor in the xenophobic capitals of Moscow and St Petersburg. Rather, it stalks the newly…

Is Ahmadiyya in the asylum business? A strong Rebuttal by Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Germany

Note by the Editor:  In its issue of 24.11.2014 Blazingcatfur.ca   (http://www.blazingcatfur.ca/2014/11/24/germany-corrupt-ahmadiyya-in-the-asylum-business) has levied  baseless allegations against Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Germany. Few influential local papers also carried the news.  As…

The President’s Hub: Interfaith Meeting in Malta

Representatives of more than ten different faiths and religions from across Malta attended a meeting organised by The President’s Hub for Ethnobotanical Research, an entity of the President’s Foundation for…

The Caliph, a Community and a Collective Sense of Identity

Huff post: A few weekends ago, one of the largest gatherings of Muslims took place in the UK. The National Peace Symposium was held at the Baitul Futuh Mosque, the…

UK Faces Biggest Terrorism Threat In Its History: Minister

Huff Post — LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers attacked London…

Cash to crash

The Economist—- Why getting paid can kill you GETTING paid is generally good for the health. Those who are earning can buy better food and live in greater comfort; joblessness…

Pope to address MEPs on 25.11.2014 in Strassbourg

Source: Euro News: Pope Francis will address the European Parliament on Tuesday, becoming the second-ever pontiff to do so. He is likely to touch upon a number of key issues…

Women are not equal to men

Source: Euro News: The Turkish President has triggered fresh controversy, declaring in a speech that women are not equal to men.Recep Tayyip Erdogan also criticised the feminist movement, claiming they…

80 Turkish universities to have mosques

Turkey is planning to build 80 mosques inside university campuses across the country, Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) head Mehmet Görmez has announced. “Mosque constructions are ongoing at more than 80…

British fear of Islamists and Saudi fears about atheists are two sides of the same coin

theguardian: by Brian Whitaker — Young people want to know about jihadism – and it’s better that they inquire about it openly, in schools, than elsewhere Saudi Arabia’s aim of…

Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris and Bill Maher: “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps”

Salon.com: Karen Armstrong has written histories of Buddhism and Islam. She has written a history of myth. She has written a history of God. Born in Britain, Armstrong studied English…

MTA – The Voice of Khilafat – Islam Ahmadiyya

Youtube: Published on Nov 23, 2014 http://www.alislam.org A documentary about the history of MTA through the voice of Khilafat. Presentation of MTA International. Watch:  Category Education License Standard YouTube License…

What Putin says and what Putin does have long since diverged. Merkel!

Source: Spiegel: But the chancellor believes that what Putin says and what Putin does have long since diverged. Russian policy, says Erler, is currently following the “principle of organized unpredictability.…

’60 fighters from Germany have died in Syria, Iraq’

ASSOCIATED PRESS     ARABNEWS.COM Published — Sunday 23 November 2014 BERLIN: The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says authorities now know of 550 people from the country who…

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