Turkey risks jeopardizing economic ties with China if it keeps criticizing Beijing’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, China’s envoy to Ankara warned, just as Chinese firms are looking to invest in Turkish energy and infrastructure mega-projects…….MORE: REFUTER
Chinese and Russian troops began joint maneuvers Tuesday, marking the first time Moscow has invited a country outside a tight circle of former Soviet allies to its largest annual exercises and offering Chinese generals rare and valuable experience training outside their country’s borders….more: wsj
“I first discovered Haroon Moghul when I noticed him following me on Twitter. Normally, this wouldn’t have attracted my attention, except that I was pretty sure that he disagreed with most of what I was writing…” more: tabletmag.com
(صَنَائِعُ الْمَعْرُوفِ تَقِي مَصَارِعَ السُّوءِ , صَدَقَةُ السِّرِّ تُطْفِئُ غَضَبَ الرَّبِّ , وَصِلَةُ الرَّحِمِ تَزِيدُ فِي الْعُمْر” (صحيح الجامع .
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Good works protect from evil fates. Charity in secret extinguishes the wrath of the Lord, maintaining family ties increases life span,”
Now, Larkin and a cadre of officers are regular guests at a half-dozen mosques across this gambling mecca as part of a concerted outreach effort to the Muslim community. They grasp the tensions between Shiite and Sunni factions and have learned to observe key Islamic customs — officers remove their shoes, and female officers don hijabs during Friday prayer sessions. In an effort to build trust, they have emerged as empathetic problem solvers, helping religious leaders cut through city red tape, responding to reports of vandalism and cleaning up trash and abandoned…more: washingtonpost.
November 5, 2012 Press Release PVCICS Students Forge Multicultural Ties in Pioneer Valley The Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (PVCICS) commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity brought a group of students to the heart of Muslim culture in Western…