Category: Interfaith

ISNA Responds to the 2015 State of the Union Address

Mohamed Morsi: Egypt’s Former President ‘Murdered’ After Security Left Him ‘Slumped on Cage Floor’

"إندبندنت" تكشف تفاصيل 20 دقيقة بعد إغماء مرسيSecurity forces have been accused of murdering Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi after friends and colleagues say police failed to administer first aid fast enough when he collapsed during a hearing in Cairo on Monday.

Prison guards allegedly left the 67-year-old Muslim Brotherhood leader “slumped on the floor” of his courtroom cage for more than 20 minutes, despite other defendants calling for help…MORE THE INDEPENDENT

US Envoy Decries Lack of Response From Islamic World to China’s …

Image result for 'If you enter a camp, you never come out': inside China's war on IslamThe US envoy on religious liberty has said he is “disappointed” at the response of governments in the Islamic world to China’s mass incarceration of Uighur Muslims, suggesting they had been threatened by Beijing.

Sam Brownback, ambassador at large for international religious freedom, said some majority-Muslim states did not want to draw attention to their own human rights record. He was hopeful that the more Muslim populations around the world heard about the imprisonment of an estimated more than 1 million Uighurs, the more they will put pressure on their governments to speak out….MORE: THE INDEPENDENT –  taipeitimes

Xinjiang Visit by U.N. Counter-terrorism Official Provokes Outcry (U.N.???)

Ethnic Uighurs take part in a protest march calling on the European Union to do more on China's crackdown against Uighurs, in Brussels on April 27, 2018.A planned visit to China’s Xinjiang province this week by a Russian national who serves as the United Nations’ top counterterrorism official has infuriated human rights advocates and some Western governments, who fear Beijing will use the trip as propaganda.

The visit by Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov marks the first high-level visit by a U.N. official to the predominantly Muslim territory since Beijing began forcing an estimated million local members of the Uighur minority into detention camps,..MORE:  oreignpolicy

Sudan – The Delivery

Sometimes you can’t do anything except supporting. Your silence is lethal. Spreading awareness through social media is not a waste. Do it with pure intentions of helping rather than criticizing.

Muslim Members Of Congress Host A Historic Iftar In The Capitol

On Monday evening, three Muslim members of Congress ― Reps. André Carson (D-Ind.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) ― hosted a historic iftar in the U.S. Capitol to recognize the holy month of Ramadan and honor the contributions of the Muslim American community. The gathering to break that day’s Ramadan fast was the first iftar….MORE:  huffpost

Sri Lanka: Muslims must be protected from reprisal attacks | Amnesty

Image result for amnesty“The Sri Lankan authorities must protect the country’s Muslim minority as it is being targeted by mobs in horrific attacks on their homes, mosques and businesses in the wake of the Easter Sunday massacre.

“These attacks did not emerge out of a vacuum. There were clear signs that a backlash against Muslims was underway, and the authorities could have acted on reports of threats earlier, potentially preventing much of the violence over recent days….more: Amnesty

Laws that limit religious rights embolden racists, particularly Islamophobes

Charles Taylor, co-author of the Bouchard-Taylor report, speaks at a legislature committee studying a bill on secularism on May 7 at the legislature in Quebec City.Last week, parliamentary hearings began on Quebec’s Bill 21, which would ban public employees in “positions of authority” from wearing religious symbols. In his testimony, the philosopher Charles Taylor stated that he and Gérard Bouchard were wrong to propose restrictions on religious symbols in their 2008 report on reasonable accommodation.

Taylor affirmed he had been “very naïve” for not foreseeing that such proposals would stigmatize religious minorities and feed intolerance. ..more: THESTAR