Rejecting hateful messages of Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, the British parliament will debate a petition demanding the billionaire businessman be barred from the country over his anti-Muslim rhetoric.
Offering a helping hand to the less-fortunate, a Muslim group in Aberdeen in east Scotland has helped soften the blow of the freezing temperatures by funding 1,000 meals which were handed out to the city’s homeless.
Spreading joy among the needy, a Londoner Muslim has decided to spend a very different Christmas by giving gifts to the homeless people in London who did not expect a Muslim Santa Claus in 2016.
Eighteen. That’s the number of bullets that were fired into a Muslim family’s home in a North Carolina suburban neighborhood. A mother woke up screaming in the middle of the night, during the gunfire, lying in a puddle of blood after one bullet traveled through the window and struck her thigh.
The nature of the relation between the West and the Muslim world raises this central questions: Does Islam really threaten the West? Likewise; does the modernized West endanger Islam and its civilization? What should be done to shift the relation between the two sides from confrontation and conflict to cooperation and peaceful co-existence? Studying the relation between the Muslim world and the West entails examining the relation between Islam and Christianity because the West – ideologically – approaches Islam from a Christian-Judaic perspective.
In one country — Lebanon — Syrian refugees now account for one in every five people. Despite the huge influx of refugees, the host countries have received almost no meaningful international support. The UN’s humanitarian appeal for Syrian refugees was only 23 percent funded as of the June 3, 2015. Calls by the UN for the international community to resettle refugees from Syria have largely fallen on deaf ears. The total number of places offered to refugees from Syria is less than 90,000, only 2.2 percent of the refugees in the main host countries.
History, with all its complexities, cannot be isolated from the present, notwithstanding current political turmoil. To be dubbed "history," it should not be made a landscape for underhanded political ideas masquerading as historical facts, simply because the likes of Holland can utilize past historical references and market them to his audience as genuine analogies.
When the European Commission unveiled its plan for binding refugee resettlement quotas in April 2015, few had expected the governments of ex-communist Member States — which have no Middle Eastern or African immigrant communities to speak of — to warmly embrace the scheme.
Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed has pledged to donate his entire $32 billion to charity and philanthropist projects.
The Muslim community in Malawi has rolled off a project to translate the Holy Qur’an into Yao, a language spoken among 99% of Muslims in the secular, but diverse southern Africa nation and in neighboring countries.
The featuring of a veiled doll with a message equating Muslims with terrorists and extremists is inviting the outrage of the Muslim community in the United States, in the latest sign of rising Islamophobia in the country.