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New German initiative unites Islamophobes and cultural Muslims

By Farid Hafez SALZBURG :Just at the height of electoral success of the most anti-racist (in terms of its program) Green party in Germany, former chairman Cem Özdemir made headlines with the founding of the “Initiative of secular Islam”. The weekly Der Spiegel ran a story on that, titled: “Prominent …

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Imran Khan once again extends olive branch to India, says war not an option

KARTARPUR: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wedenesday said it will be madness to think of war between the two nuclear-armed states and that friendship was the only option even as he asserted that the Army and political leadership in Islamabad were on the same page on improving ties with New …

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Palestinian Neurosurgeon declared Arab world’s top innovator

Online public vote, combined with the expert jury vote, earned Walid a score of 32.5 percent for his “Neurovascular Retina Analyzer” [Top four Stars of Science – (from L to R) Noor Majbour, Walid Albanna, Salim Al Kaabi and Sylia Khecheni.] Doha (Qatar): Stars of Science has announced Walid Albanna …

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Muslim student in BBC’s 100 Women leads the team building Kyrgyzstan’s first satellite

Muslim student in BBC’s 100 Women leads the team building Kyrgyzstan’s first satellite Alina is one of over two dozen Muslims from equal number of Muslim and non-Muslim states who figured in BBC “100 Women” Mumbai: Alina Anisimova – the 19-year-old Muslim student, is included on the list of 100 …

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Nearly 2 lakh Indians studied in US in 2017-18

By Arul Louis, New York : India is the second largest international reservoir for the US higher education institutions having sent 196,271 students here in the last academic year, according to latest data. Their numbers continued to grow, with a 5.4 per cent increase in 2017-18 over the previous academic …

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US elections: 55 American Muslims were elected to local, state, and national positions

  The group estimates that 128 Muslims ran in the 2018 election at all levels of government from very local (precinct captains) to national (U.S. senators). Of the 55 elected American Muslims, 11 belong to California. Michigan Democrat Socialist Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party became …

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Blasphemy protests: Pakistan court refuses to try Islamists

Islamabad : A Pakistani court has refused to try for treason the Islamist leaders who organized mass protests to oppose the Supreme Court acquittal of Christian woman Asia Bibi in a blasphemy case, the lawyer who filed the petition said on Tuesday. The lawyer, Syed Mohamed Aala Imran, told Efe …

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Beijing dismisses ‘hearsay’ on Muslim internment

  Beijing: China defended its internment of Muslims in the country’s northwest as a terror prevention measure on Tuesday, calling on the international community to reject “hearsay” and believe its official line. Up to a million Uighurs and other Chinese Turkic-speaking minority groups have been placed in political re-education camps …

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Khashoggi murder and House of Saud’s future

By Samuel Ramani The writer is a DPhil candidate in International Relations at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He is also a journalist who contributes regularly to The Washington Post and The Diplomat. OXFORD On Oct. 19, Saudi Arabia acknowledged that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died following a …

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