Nowruz Messages from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, and Prime Minister Harper in a conversation as they proceed to the signing ceremony of the protocol of understanding between the Ismaili Imamat and Canada in February 2014 when the 49th Ismaili Imam addressed the Canadian Parliament. They are flanked on either side by the flags of…

Who are the Iraqi Kurds? —Research by PEW Research org plus video on the pluralistic and diverse Kurds throughout the History and other related information

In the continuing conflict in Iraq, Kurds frequently are mentioned alongside Iraq’s Sunni and Shia Muslim populations as one of the key groups involved in power struggles for which sharp religious divides have played a major part. But while the Kurds are a crucial part of Iraq’s political makeup, they are an ethnic group, not…

Sunniten gegen Schiiten Der 35-jährige Krieg — Cicero de (In German)

Von Stefan Buchen Was der 30-jährige Krieg für das Christentum war, ist der Konflikt zwischen Sunniten und Schiiten für den Islam. Es ist dieser brutale Religionskonflikt, der auch den Vormarsch der Terrorgruppe Isis im Irak erklärt. Eine Analyse ***** Der bärtige Mann mit Turban personifiziert für die westliche Welt scheinbar das “Gespenst des Terrors” –…