Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Speaking up for Britain’s unseen, unheard Muslims

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Source: The New European, by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown Excerpt: My own Shia community, the Ismailis, are guided by the Aga Khan, an enlightened, savvy, internationalist, well connected leader, respected by royals, presidents and prime ministers. His lineage goes back to the Prophet’s daughter Fatima and son in law, Ali. This July we…

Germany and Islam: “Muslims are already German” — Interview with Dr. Esra Ozyurek on Qantara de| “ Muslims rebuilt this war-torn country and today they are an indispensable part of the urban culture”

Many people these days are asking whether Islam and Muslims belong to Germany. In her recent book “Being German, Becoming Muslim”, the Turkish anthropologist Esra Ozyurek provides an answer. Her results are more than clear. Interview by Emran Feroz There has been a marked increase in people migrating to Germany from Muslim-majority countries in recent…

Farah Pandith: 1 Billion Muslims Under 30: More Conservative Than Their Parents?

Belfer Center Published on 2 May 2016 Farah Pandith, Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center’s Future of Diplomacy Project and formerly the first ever Special Representative to Muslim communities at the U.S. State Department, sits down with Aroop Mukharji to talk about how to curb the spread of violent extremism, particularly among Muslim youth. ->>>>><<<<<-

Rick Perry: We Are ‘Not in a War’ With Muslims

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Rick Perry is frustrated with political rhetoric that he sees as discriminatory toward Muslims, and says he “owes it to America” to share a different message. “The message I want to get out is we are in a war with radical Islam—we are not in a war with all people of…

A thriving Muslim community in this unexpected city — By Amanda Ruggeri on BBC com|Hui Chinese Muslims in Beijiing Niu Jie and neighbourhood

Beijiing’s unexpected Muslim enclave A deep-rooted religion Despite being officially atheist, and historically most closely associated with Buddhism, China has a deep-rooted relationship with Islam, dating as far back as the 7th Century. At least 1.8% of the population, or roughly 24 million people, identify as Muslim, making China’s Muslim population roughly the size of…

British Muslim minister named most influential Asian in UK — IINA News org

British Muslim Cabinet Minister Sajid Javid. Image from the Guardian online news. London, (IINA) – Topping the ‘Power 101 Britain’s Most Influential Asians 2015’ list, British Muslim Cabinet Minister Sajid Javid was named the most influential Asian in the UK in the list released on Wednesday, according to media reports. The Business Secretary Javid has…