Category: Interfaith

ISNA Responds to the 2015 State of the Union Address

Film Documents Muslim Saviors of Jews

The film, “Besa: The Promise,” tells the story of Albanian Muslims who risked their lives to save Jews during World War II. WASHINGTON – A film documenting the heroism of Muslims who risked their lives to rescue Jews from the…

US mercenaries linked to UAE agrees deal with China to run anti-Muslim detention camps

Prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention campA controversial US mercenary group with ties to the UAE has signed a deal with China to build a training centre in Xinjiang where up to a million Uighur Muslims are reportedly held in detention camps.

Hong Kong-listed security firm Frontier Services Group (FSG), which is founded by Erik Prince, has signed a preliminary deal with the Chinese authorities. A statement posted on its Chinese website confirmed the deal but was later deleted in what appears to be an attempt to avoid a backlash against Prince’s activities.more: middleeastmonitor.com

What is the Human Fraternity Document signed By the Pope and the Imam in Abu Dhabi?

…The document is described as a “joint declaration of good and heartfelt aspirations”. The Human Fraternity document pledges to uphold the following principles:The firm conviction that authentic teachings of religions invite us to remain rooted in the values of peace; to defend the values of mutual understanding, human fraternity and harmonious coexistence. Freedom is a right of every person: each individual enjoys the freedom of belief, thought, expression and action…MORE: thenational.ae/uae

Interview: William Montgomery Watt “The whole house of Islam, and we Christians with them…”

Related imageWhat about the attitude of Muhammad (peace be upon him) towards women? It is true that Islam is still, in many ways, a man’s religion. But I think I’ve found evidence in some of the early sources that seems to show that Muhammad made things better for women. It appears that in some parts of Arabia, notably in Mecca, a matrilineal system was in the process of being replaced by a patrilineal one at the time of Muhammad. Growing prosperity caused by a shifting of trade routes was accompanied by a growth in individualism. Men were amassing considerable…more: Montgomery-Watt-Interview.pdf – or: articles _watt.htm

Nostradamus: Predictions of Things Past

…Nostradamus couched his quatrains in such vague terms that people read whatever they want into them. Nostradamus did not in fact make predictions (statements that are read and known about before they happen); instead he made post-dictions (statements that appear to come true only after the events already happened). If Nostradamus had truly predicted the September 11 attacks, World War II, or the Challenger shuttle accident, for example, the world should have known about them decades (indeed centuries) before they occurred. Predictions that only make sense after the event they foretell are no predictions at all…..more: livescience