Category: Interfaith

ISNA Responds to the 2015 State of the Union Address

Assad can Still be Brought to Justice – and Europe’s Role is Crucial

The hope must be that criminal justice will one day close in on Syria’s murderous dictator Bashar al-Assad, his henchmen and his enablers. And on that front, there’s been some good news recently: the arrests in Germany and France of three Syrian intelligence officials suspected of torture were groundbreaking. This came on top of the issuance of warrants and the filing of dozens of criminal complaints in a number of European countries, including Sweden and Austria…MORE: THE GUARDIAN

Constitutional – High-school unit on Islam did not violate Constitution

Image result for nclawyersweeklyA school did not violate the Establishment or Free Speech clauses by presenting an 11th-grade history unit that provided information about Islam, and tested a student’s understanding of that knowledge through a test. Background During the 2014-2015 school year, Caleigh Wood was an 11th-grade student at La Plata High School. As part of the “Muslim World” unit …more:   nclawyersweekly

‘Eastern Lightning’: The banned religious group that has China worried

Stills said to be of Eastern Lightning's female Christ-figure, left, and founder, Zhao Weishan, released by Chinese police.…. “Go to hell, demon,” one of the accused, Zhang Lidong, yelled as he beat the woman with a steel mop handle, telling her she would “never come back in the next reincarnation.” Other members of the group threatened diners that they would kill anyone who intervened, reported Chinese state media.
By the time police arrived at the fast food outlet in the city of Zhaoyuan, in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, they found the victim, a 37-year-old mother named Wu Shuoyan, lying in a pool of blood….more: CNN

When the Caliphate Saved 150,000 Jews

  In July 1492, the new state of Spain expelled its Jewish and Muslim populations as part of the Spanish Inquisition. As a response, the Caliph of the Islamic state, Sultan Bayezid II, sent out the Ottoman Navy under the command of Admiral Kemal Reis to Spain in order to evacuate them safely….more ILMFEED.COM

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