Tag: Islam

#Kazakhstan welcomes women back from #IslamicState, warily

#Kazakhstan welcomes women back from #IslamicState, warily

| August 15, 2019

“Everybody has a right to make a mistake,” said Gulpari Farziyeva, 31, who is in a treatment center in Kazakhstan for former members of the Islamic State. Credit Tara Todras-Whitehill for The New York Times The young woman said she thought she was going on vacation in Turkey, but instead found herself in Syria, tricked, […]

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The historical Alliance Between European leftists and Islamists

The historical Alliance Between European leftists and Islamists

| February 20, 2019

A few years ago when Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, travelled to Gaza, an Israeli media outlet called her a “Communist” and an “Islamophile” – writes Erfan Kasraie The part of the statement about her being a Communist is factually accurate given her past membership in […]

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Europe must remain a safe place for #Muslim reformers

Europe must remain a safe place for #Muslim reformers

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Liberal democracy is in a parlous state. In America, Donald Trump is making his mark even before he enters the Oval Office. In Europe – despite heartening news from Austria – demagogues have the wind in their sails, writes Shada Islam. Meanwhile, free-thinking, liberal Muslim thought leaders and reformers are struggling to live and work […]

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#FriendsofEurope: EU leaders must fight fire with fire

#FriendsofEurope: EU leaders must fight fire with fire

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s easy to be sucked into the prevailing pessimistic EU narrative, says Shada Islam, director of Europe & Geopolitics at Friends of Europe. You know the one: the Union is falling apart; Brexit will prompt an exodus of others seeking to leave the bloc; and pure, white Christian Europe is being invaded by nasty foreigners, […]

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#Russia: Mufti of the North Caucasus supports #FGM for all Russian women

#Russia: Mufti of the North Caucasus supports #FGM for all Russian women

The  Chairman of the Coordinating Center of Muslims of the North Caucasus Ismail Berdiyev supports women’s circumcision. “It is necessary to make circumcision to all women to reduce lechery, to reduce sexuality,” the mufti told an Interfax-Religion correspondent on Wednesday (24 August). He pointed out that the circumcision is practiced in some towns and villages […]

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#Security: Civil Liberties Committee to debate recent terrorist trends

#Security: Civil Liberties Committee to debate recent terrorist trends

Two reports by the EU law enforcement agency Europol, on the ‘Terrorism Situation’ in the EU for 2016 and on ‘Changes in modus operandi of Islamic State terrorist attacks’ respectively, will be presented to the Civil Liberties Committee by Head of the Europol Counter Terrorism Centre Manuel Navarrete Paniagua on Monday afternoon, followed by a […]

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#Terrorism: 250 Islamic scholars condem ISIS and present solutions to countering violent extremism in Brussels

#Terrorism: 250 Islamic scholars condem ISIS and present solutions to countering violent extremism in Brussels

| March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over 250 Islamic scholars, academics and opinion leaders from all over the world convened in Brussels on 15 and 16 March to discuss the causes and counter-measures of radicalization, violent extremism and terrorism committed in the name of religion. Organised by a Brussels based NGO Dialogue Platform and KU Leuven Fethullah Gülen Chair for Intercultural Studies, the symposium […]

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