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Celebrities & Nobel laureates stand up for #Gaza in new video: Freedom for Palestine

Published on Jul 28, 2014 Jewish Voices for Peace: Prominent Jews and Palestinians and others stand for Palestine in this heartbreaking video with Jonathan Demme, Gloria Steinem, Tony Kushner, Diana…

“Only Islam bothers me more and more,”

Source: The Local  “I don’t believe in God, but at the same time Christianity, Judaism or Buddhism don’t bother me. Only Islam bothers me more and more,” wrote Nicolaus Fest,…

US, EU impose ban on PIA cargo service

Theloadstar: The European Union and United States have imposed ban on the PIA cargo service over improper security arrangements, ARY News reported. The European Union (EU) and United States authorities…

eDigest: Norway: Ramadhan in the Land of the Midnight Sun‏

Epigraph: The month of Ramadan is that in which the Qur’an was sent down as a guidance for mankind with clear proofs of guidance and discrimination. Therefore, whosoever of you…

Pakistani mob kills two children including a baby and their grandmother after ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post

Telegraph: A seven-year-old and her baby sister were killed alongside their grandmother, police said, after another member of the Ahmadi sect was accused of blasphemy. A mob killed a seven-year-old…

Six seconds of exercise ‘can transform health’

Source: BBC Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers in Scotland. A pilot study involving 12 pensioners showed going…

Palestinian children tortured, used as shields by Israel: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – A United Nations human rights body accused Israeli forces on Thursday of mistreating Palestinian children, including by torturing those in custody and using others as human shields.…

Why the British government stands with Israel no matter how large the solidarity with Gaza protests

Guardian: Pro-Israel lobby group bankrolling Tories, film claims 50% of MPs in the shadow cabinet are Conservative Friends of Israel members, according to Channel 4′s Dispatches Channel 4′s film alleges…

Why are so many people obsessed with Muslim women’s wardrobes? It’s dangerous to target a minority of women for the way they dress, argues Shaista Aziz

If someone asked you to list the most sinister developments of our time, I guess a few of us would say the atom bomb, warfare, the HIV virus, global hunger…

Norway: Ramadhan in the Land of the Midnight Sun

The Muslims of Tromsø: Ramadan in the Land of the Midnight Sun By Dennis Betzholz  in Tromsø, Norway Der Spiegel Thomas Grabka / DER SPIEGEL During Ramadan, Muslims fast until…

Exclusive: UK sustained civil war in Syria, says former army chief

Former Chief of General Staff is damning of the British Government’s policy in Iraq and Syria, saying that it helped to sustain civil wars by unleashing forces it did not…

My brother, the suicide bomber: why British men go to Syria

Waheed was an ordinary boy who played football and loved sci-fi movies. This year, he blew himself up in Aleppo. Abu Jamal left to join the jihadis. Tauqir is an…

Islamic State ‘fatwa’ ordering FGM ‘likely to be a hoax’

The Telegraph: by Richard Spencer — A “fatwa” by the extremist group Islamic State ordering women in areas of Iraq under its control to undergo female genital mutilation is now…

My soul was thirsty till I found Islam

Source: Arab News By:  DR. ABDUL KARIM GERMANUS Dr. Abdul Karim Germanus is a well-known Orientalist of Hungary and is a scholar of world repute. He visited India between the…

Human Rights Council establishes Independent, International Commission of Inquiry for the Occupied Palestinian Territory

UNCHR: 23 July 2014 The Human Rights Council this afternoon concluded its Special Session on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, after adopting a…

Secret to happiness is having Danish genes

The key to happiness is having Danish DNA, scientists have claimed. Researchers who looked at data from 131 countries found that the closer a nation was genetically to the Danes,…

What British Jews really think about the Gaza conflict

The British Jewish community is often portrayed as being united on Israel – but opinion is far more complex and wide-ranging than that by Keith Kahn-Harris theguardian.com, Wednesday 23 July…

SEEKING ASYLUM : Swiss lawyer targets possible Snowden visit

Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden has asked a Swiss lawyer to explore the possibility of the United States fugitive coming to Switzerland. Snowden is currently holed up…

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