Her desire to focus on the positive and ultimately inspire young Somalis around the world to help rebuild the country made her famous – and her death in Friday’s attack on a hotel in the southern city of Kismayo has prompted an outpouring of grief.
She and her husband Farid Juma Suleiman were among the 26 people killed as gunmen stormed the Asasey Hotel, where regional politicians and clan elders were discussing a forthcoming regional election…more: BBC
…As private companies develop and sell cutting-edge surveillance technology to governments for tens of millions of dollars, human rights groups say the scant oversight over the practice invites rampant misuse. And no company is more central to the battle than the NSO Group, one of the best-known creators of spyware that invades smartphones…NYTIMES
“Why did you embrace Islam ? What was it that attracted you particularly ?” — and I must confess: I don’t know of any satisfactory answer. It was not any particular teaching that attracted me, but the whole wonderful, inexplicably coherent structure of moral teaching and practical life program. I could not say, even now, which aspect of it appeals to me more than any other. Islam appears to me like a perfect work of architecture. All its parts are harmoniously conceived to complement and support each other: nothing is superfluous and nothing lacking, with the result of an absolute balance and solid composure. Probably this feeling that everything in the teachings and postulates of Islam is “in its proper place,”…more: leopold-weiss
Journalist: Religious freedom, Islam greatest challenges church facesNovember 14th, 2012 By Valerie Schmalz (Photo by Valerie Schmalz/Catholic San Francisco) ‘We are witnessing the rise of an entire new generation of Christian martyrs.’ – John Allen Engaging Islam and weathering challenges…
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BEIRUT/TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese woman journalist died of wounds sustained in Aleppo on Tuesday, the scene of heavy clashes between Syrian forces and rebels, a Syrian activist group said in a statement. Japan’s Kyodo news agency, quoting an official…
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