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  • Visiting the King Abdullah Interfaith Center
    Interfaith

    Visiting the King Abdullah Interfaith Center

    The King Abdullah Interfaith Center, Vienna, Austria It was my privilege to meet the first of September with Fahad Abualnasr, chief of staff, of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID)in Vienna, Austria. KAICIID was founded to enable, empower and encourage dialogue among followers of different faiths and cultures around

  • Heavy metal, Middle Eastern band of brothers!
    Interfaith

    Heavy metal, Middle Eastern band of brothers!

    We’re constantly bombarded by implicit and explicit images of the relationship that Jews and Muslims supposedly have in today’s world. We are bombarded with the cliched reminder that we “used to get along” but recently have become enemies. We’ve almost become used to it, accepted it as some sort of reality. And, ironically, all these

  • My life-changing visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Museum and Park
    Interfaith

    My life-changing visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Museum and Park

    Last updated 3 November 2014, 4:02 AM… Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombed On August 6, 1945, 8:15 AM, after 44 months of increasingly brutal fighting in the Pacific, the Enola Gay, an American B-29 bomber loaded with a devastating new weapon, appeared in the sky over Hiroshima, Japan. Minutes later, that new weapon—a bomb that released its

  • False Stories About Muslims Fuel Hate Crimes & Prejudice
    Islam

    False Stories About Muslims Fuel Hate Crimes & Prejudice

    In the past week, three pieces about Islamophobia in the UK caught our attention. They underscore the depth of anti-Muslim prejudice in British society, and point to some of the reasons behind it. On Tuesday, The Guardian reported that a study conducted by the charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) revealed that more than one-third of schoolchildren in the UK believe

  • Bangladesh responds to the Rohingya refugee crisis
    Peacemaking

    Bangladesh responds to the Rohingya refugee crisis

    I recently traveled to Bangladesh on an assignment to meet with Rohingya refugees who, for the past 30 years, have been fleeing persecution in their home country Myanmar. I learned a lot about the history of Bangladesh as well. The following is what I found… Banglandesh history The early history of the Bengal region featured

  • Rohingya ‘caught between the devil and the deep sea’
    Peacemaking

    Rohingya ‘caught between the devil and the deep sea’

    JEDDAH — The ongoing crisis involving Rohingya migrants being stranded at sea while trying to flee persecution in Myanmar is “unsurprising” given the circumstances that caused them to escape in the first place, said an American expatriate in Jeddah who recently witnessed firsthand the conditions the community is living in. Samuel Shropshire, who has more

  • ‘We will be cruel to them’
    Islam

    ‘We will be cruel to them’

    Failed congressional candidate pleads guilty in plot to massacre Muslims: ‘We will be cruel to them’ A former congressional candidate admitted to plotting the annihilation of a Muslim village identified by Sean Hannity and other conservatives as a terrorist training camp. Robert Doggart was arrested last month after FBI officials said the ordained minister tried

  • Praying to the God of Abraham
    Religious Reconciliation

    Praying to the God of Abraham

    Praying to Abraham’s God  Last night I was invited by three Muslim friends to join them in the holy city of Mecca. I took this photo (above left) of my Muslim brothers praying at the Kaaba (a worship place built by Prophet Abraham). It reminded me of another photo (above right) I had seen of Jews

  • Myanmar’s shame
    Peacemaking

    Myanmar’s shame

    THE Rohingyas have often been called the most persecuted people in the world—with good reason. Most have lived in Rakhine state in western Myanmar for generations, yet have always been denied citizenship by the government. Indeed, they are not even recognised as one of the country’s 135 official ethnic groups. Over the decades these Muslim

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