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
“We want to work to help achieve statehood and dignity for the Palestinians, but I was hoping that my speech could trigger a discussion, could create space for Muslims to address the real problems they are confronting—problems of governance, and the fact that some currents of Islam have not gone through a reformation that would help people adapt their religious doctrines to modernity. My thought was, I would communicate that the U.S. is not standing in the way of this progress, that we would help, in whatever way possible, to advance the goals of a practical, successful Arab agenda that provided a better life for ordinary people.” …more: theatlantic.
Springfield College Emergency Medical Services Management major and international student Mohammed Rashwan – ISWM Muslim Community member- has recently participated in some very successful programs as a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Response Team. He was a key member of the team during a recent six-month planning process with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency pictured below. This type of emergency drill is very important because this is how the response community learns how to improve before the next disaster. ..more pridenet.spfldcol.edu
1994 Lecture by the late Shamima Shams highlighting Muslim women’s role in warfare, religion, political activities, affairs of state and the private domain. Rhodes University, Muslim Students Association Islamic Week 1994 I would like to thank the Muslim Students Association…