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Israeli president criticises divisive Jewish nation-state bill

(Reuters) Israel’s president has said a bill promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would anchor in law the status of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people runs counter…

Does Israel Need Separation of Synagogue and State?

Epigraph: “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.” (Exodus 22:21)  Israeli cabinet approves Jewish nation-state law Epigraph: “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner,…

Israeli cabinet approves Jewish nation-state law

Epigraph: “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.” (Exodus 22:21) (Reuters) / 23 November 2014Palestinians voice concern that the new law could deny Palestinian…

Supreme Court of Pakistan takes suo motu notice of Christian couple’s lynching

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

Book Review: Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West’s Past

Source: Princeton University Press Read 25 page introduction of the book online. Author: John M. Owen IV How should the Western world today respond to the challenges of political Islam? Taking an original…

Tyranny of Piety in Pakistan’s Constitution

Written by Khaled Ahmed | Posted: November 15, 2014 12:02 am   The world will be surprised to know that the constitution of Pakistan has a provision for piety, the…

Europe and America’s Journey from Religious Bigotry to Pluralism, A Book Review

Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders Author: Denise Spellberg   Review from Amazon.com In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension…

Islam and religious minorities

Many Muslims and non-Muslims alike claim that Islam is a religion of peace and that violence perpetrated in the name of Islam is actually due to distortions or misunderstandings of…

Editorial: Indonesia: A return to Tolerance

Source: Jakarta Post For many Indonesians who were anxious about the direction the country was heading, the words of the new Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo came like a cool breeze.…

Britain’s Prince Charles urges religious freedom, tolerance

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

The myth of religious violence by Karen Armstrong

Source: The Guardian By Karen Armstrong The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never…

Religion under our Constitution of Pakistan

Source: The Daily Times By Yasser Latif Hamdani The most important reason why it is not supposed to be a theocratic constitution is because it seeks to enable Muslims to…

Sharia law in a nutshell

By Laiq Ahmed Atif, President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta. amjmalta@gmail.com The Islamic law, also known as sharia law, is one of the most misunderstood subjects in the contemporary world, both by…

True Khilafat is Spiritual Leadership and Has No Interest in Power or Government

Alislam-egazette: Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: “True Khilafat is Spiritual Leadership and Has No Interest in Power or Government” On Saturday 13 June 2014, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya…

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad

 | By TIA GOLDENBERG JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli…

What is Shariah?

Written by Dr. Lutf ur Rehman, Nashville, TN (USA) Allah says in the Holy Quran, “We have set you on a clear path (Shariah) in the matter of religion, so…

Imran Khan is no Jinnah

When asked by right wing clerics why he casually named a world-renowned Ahmedi economist as his future finance minister, he did not use this opportunity to preach equal rights for…

Are Ahmadi Muslims: A Collection of Articles?

Epigraph: Believers, be the supporters of justice and testify to what you may have witnessed, for the sake of God, even against yourselves, parents, and relatives; whether it be against the…

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