Britain in danger of importing religious conflict from the Middle East

Religious faith, when manipulated by the unscrupulous, is the most divisive of human impulses. Western democracies manage such fissures by safeguarding freedom of worship, conscience and belief, while ensuring that no one is deprived of civic rights on account of their religion. Tragically, Britain is importing a conflict from the Middle East that long predates, and has yet to be tamed by this Jeffersonian principle of religious liberty. Shia mosques are having to increase security through fear of attack from …

Britain: Signs of the hostility that sets Shia against Sunni

A graffiti attack on a Shia mosque in Bradford is one of the first visible examples of sectarian tension in Britain’s Muslim communities. Users of the Hussania Islamic Centre arrived at the building one morning in June to find that someone had written in spray paint on the wall: “Shia Kafir”.

Britain: The preachers of hate who want to tear ordinary Muslims apart

At a religious conference in Birmingham three months ago, a bearded cleric wearing a white turban shook with anger as he wagged a finger at his audience. The over-amplified voice of Mumtaz ul Haq echoed around the room while he hectored his audience about the differences between Sunni and Shia Muslims. This was no thoughtful theological discussion, however. Mr Haq’s lecture, available on YouTube under the title Shia Exposed, condemned the minority denomination as non-Muslims. “Such people are not just …

Sectarian hatred at the heart of British Muslim community

Religious sectarianism is on the rise in Britain’s Muslim community and threatens to spill over into violent crime and terrorism, leading clerics warned yesterday. An investigation by The Times has found a sharp but largely hidden rise in sectarian tensions between the minority Shia community and the dominant Sunni groups, driven by the long, bitter war in Syria.

Thousands of British Muslims to pledge allegiance to Caliphate

The UK’s longest standing and largest Muslim convention, Jalsa Salana, returns to Hampshire for its 49th edition from Friday the 21st to Sunday the 23rd of August 2015. Over 30,000 Muslim and non-Muslim guests from the UK and around the world including royalty, clergy from a range of faiths, ministers of states, academics and dignitaries will take part.

American Muslims hosting annual Muslim conference in Harrisburg, PA

America’s oldest Muslim community plans to gather in Pennsylvania for a conference starting Friday. The 67th Annual Jalsa Salana Convention starts on August 14th and runs through August 16th at the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex in Harrisburg,PA. The three day event is being hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.Conference guests include Members of Congress, the U-S State Department, Guatemala’s Congress, and Mali’s ambassador to the U-S.

Fundraiser & community worker Kamal Aftab dies, aged 33

TRIBUTES have been paid to a dedicated charity worker who had sadly lost his battle with cancer. The 33-year-old from Huddersfield was a regional youth leader and mentor for Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Associations (AMYA) – a charity that seeks to teach young people life skills by engaging them in community and charitable initiatives. He had raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity.

CM Indian Punjab Parkash Singh Badal attends Ahmadiyya Eid Milan Party in Chandigarh

Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Honorable Parkash Singh Badal attended an Eid Milan party organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Chandigarh on July 29, 2015 at Hotel Ashok View. After the recitation of the Holy Quran, Maulana Mohammad Hameed Kausar of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at introduced the teachings of Islam Ahmadiyya and explained the aim of the Eid Milan Party.

Indonesia’s hollow guarantee of religious freedom

LAST month, just days before Idul Fitri, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, worshippers at the An-Nur mosque in southern Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, had a problem: a mob was blocking them from entering. The worshippers were members of a 400,000-strong Ahmadiyya community in Indonesia—followers of a peaceable school of Islam holding that a 19th-century Indian, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, was a prophet and messiah. Ahmadi Muslims believe in the separation of religion and the state, and they forswear …

Canadian Muslims hold 28th annual Youth Camp

From July 24 to 26, thousands of Ahmadiyya Muslim youth from across Canada gathered to play cricket, basketball, and sports like human foosball. The events were part of the 28th annual gathering of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association. The camp is designed to teach youth about Islam, dispel misconceptions, and promote a sense of unity and brotherhood. The men played cricket, basketball, and sports like human foosball.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to debut Sinhala Translation of Quran at Colombo Book Fair

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Sri Lanka will launch Sinhala Translation with Arabic Text of the Holy Qur’an at Colombo National Education & Book Fair to be held at Public Library Premises, Colombo. The publication will be displayed as a main feature of the event at Stall No. 8 and 9.This week-long book fair, commencing July 28, will also have on display the previous copies of the Holy Qura’an translations by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in 73 languages of the world. …

American dentist being sought for killings Africa’s most famous lion Cecil

Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. Authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will appear in court for allegedly helping lure the lion outside of its protected area to kill it. The American faces poaching charges, according to police spokeswoman Charity Charamba. The American allegedly paid $50,000 to hunt the lion, Zimbabwean conservationists said, …