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Iraq’s draft child marriage law seen as political stunt – and sign of times

FaithWorld - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 2:30pm
(Hussein Younis Ali, 14 walks with his bride Nada Ali Hussein, 17, during the wedding party at his home in Tikrit, 150 km (93 miles) north of Baghdad, October 8, 2013.REUTERS/Bakr ...
Categories: General Blogs

The Conversation: Operation Trojan Horse: examining the ‘Islamic takeover’ of Birmingham schools

walls come tumbling down - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 1:45pm
A version of my Birmingham Brief article examining ‘Operation Trojan Horse’ has now been published by The Conversation. You can read the full article by clicking here. Operation Trojan ...
Categories: Current Affairs Blogs

Tabsir Redux: The Last American, #1

Tabsir - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 12:12pm
There was a time when “Oriental Tales” were the rage of the age. Montesquieu penned Lettres Persanes in 1721 and Oliver Goldsmith followed up several decades later with The Citizen ...
Categories: General Blogs

[Reader Discussion] Being Productive When You’re Not Feeling Well

Productive Muslim - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 3:09am
Become an active member of the ProductiveMuslim community and enrich it with your thoughts. Leave a comment on this article and with it, your presence. We look forward to reading your ...
Categories: Lifestyle Blogs

Anti-Muslim suspicion in Britain has a whiff of McCarthyism about it

LoonWatch - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 11:29pm
Anti-Muslim suspicion in Britain has a whiff of McCarthyism about it By Salma Yaqoob (The Guardian) Allegations that 25 schools in Birmingham are at risk of an “Islamic takeover ...
Categories: Current Affairs Blogs

Shadow education secretary warns against religious extremism in schools

CommentIsFree - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 11:14pm
Tristram Hunt's remarks to NASUWT conference follow claims of plot to take over schools and run them on strict Islamic principlesTristram Hunt, the shadow education secretary, will warn on ...
Categories: General Blogs

Foxman decides to oppose false allegations of antisemitism

Jews sans frontieres - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 11:03pm
And about time too but I am surprised at Abe Foxman, of all people, denouncing a practice that has earned him over half a million dollars a year for the whole of this century and a big chunk of ...
Categories: Palestinian Blogs

Be Easy with The Lovers!

The Revival - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 8:19pm
Look at this beautiful but sad poem as narrated by Imām al-Asma‘ī: On the authority of al-Asma‘ī, that he said, “I was once walking in the village when I came across a stone. Someone had written ...
Categories: General Blogs

Filipinos nailed to cross in Good Friday ritual frowned on by Catholic Church

FaithWorld - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 7:18pm
(A penitent grimaces as he hangs on a cross during the reenactment of the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga in northern Philippines April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De ...
Categories: General Blogs

Mega salaries are evil, papal preacher tells Vatican Good Friday service

FaithWorld - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 7:07pm
(Pope Francis lies on the ground as he prays during the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer) The Vatican’s ...
Categories: General Blogs

Greek Christians hold rare Good Friday liturgy in Turkish north Cyprus

FaithWorld - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 7:00pm
(A Greek Orthodox bishop and an Islamic cleric attend a Good Friday liturgy at the Church of St. George Exorinos in Famagusta, northern Cyprus, April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Andreas Manolis ) Hundreds ...
Categories: General Blogs

Police Nab Man Who Allegedly Threatened To Kill Muslim Teen

LoonWatch - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 5:58pm
Police nab man who allegedly threatened to kill Muslim teen Police have arrested the man who allegedly called a 15-year-old Muslim girl “a terrorist” and threatened to kill her on an MTA ...
Categories: Current Affairs Blogs

Pakistani cleric names Islamabad school library after Osama bin Laden

CommentIsFree - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 2:52pm
Maulana Abdul Aziz, controversial and hardline cleric, wanted to pay tribute to al-Qaida leader, 'the martyr'A Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital of Islamabad ...
Categories: General Blogs

Multnomah Books Attacked Over Pro-Gay Title In Related Imprint

Barth's Notes - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 2:29pm
From Christian Retailing (links added): Convergent Books, an imprint of Random House’s Crown Publishing Group, plans to release a pro-gay book the company describes as an “affirmation of ...
Categories: Political Blogs

Happy British Muslims: the video that made me dance for joy

CommentIsFree - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 1:56pm
A video of British Muslims bopping to Pharrell Williams' song Happy has already delighted hundreds of thousands of YouTube viewers. Here's why I joined inFrom Jerusalem to Jamaica, feelgood video ...
Categories: General Blogs

Birmingham Brief: Operation Trojan Horse: examining the ‘Islamic takeover’ of Birmingham schools

walls come tumbling down - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 1:42pm
This article was published as the ‘Birmingham Brief’ on Thursday 17th April 2014. Whilst the first few paragraphs are reproduced below, the full article can be read here. Operation ...
Categories: Current Affairs Blogs

FUCUps go for broke

Jews sans frontieres - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 1:35pm
I've only just seen this Engage piece by David Hirsh about a preliminary hearing on costs in the Fraser v University and College Union case.  The case was possibly the biggest disaster to ...
Categories: Palestinian Blogs

Mormons in Marib

Tabsir - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 11:24am
N-H-M in Sabaean Not being a resident of Utah, I sometimes forget that there are people who take The Book of Mormon (the original and not the Broadway play) seriously. There is a passage in 1 ...
Categories: General Blogs

God Is Enough For Us; And How Excellent A Guardian Is He!|Yahya Ibrahim

Muslim Matters - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 8:45am
The Garden is hypnotic. Enchantingly reverent and dignified. Those who visit the Rawdah and are blessed to pray near the grave of our Prophet Muḥammad in the very masjid that he erected with his ...
Categories: General Blogs

The Unseen Shackles of Muslim Social Media Activism

Muslim Matters - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 2:14am
Back in the late 90′s and early 2000′s, internet da‘wah really started to gain ground. People who were otherwise lacking in scholarly credentials created beautiful facades in the form ...
Categories: General Blogs
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