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  1. Islamic scholar on jihad for truth on terrorism

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam Egyptian-born Muslim Fadel Soliman arrives in Hong Kong this week to start a jihad. But don't worry, it's not what you think. The US-based Islamic scholar has just finished making a documentary called Jihad on Terrorism in which he argues that the media has misused the word jihad to mean holy war. The film will be shown to the public for the first time ...

  2. Indians hope killings will end after Muslim clerics declare fatwa against terrorism

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi A fatwa against terrorism by the most influential Muslim seminary in India has sparked a debate over whether it could prove effective in isolating extremist elements within the 140-million-strong minority. Clerics from the Darul Uloom Deoband, a 150-year-old institution that influences thousands of Islamic schools, recently declared that 'Islam ...

  3. Sacred Causes- Religion and Politics from the European Dictators to al-Qaeda

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... place. He also pays no heed to the US role in nurturing Islamic fundamentalist movements. Still, he's right that religion is back in play, and there's the rub. ...

  4. Burning of Koran would not have helped the war against terrorism

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about Islam. Speaking about the Koran he told the New York Times: 'I have no experience with it whatsoever. I only know what the Bible says.' Perhaps Mr Jones has also missed the message of the Bible as well, especially its message of unconditional love toward all, even one's enemies (Matthew: 5:44). Since he has said he views Islam as the enemy of Christianity, maybe ...


    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... be discussed. 'Many think Islam means terrorism, that it is backward or sexist to women,' Ms Ho said. 'We start by teaching them about the cultural side, that Islam is not just a religion ... Will Clem The teaching of Islam in local schools is complicated by widely held misconceptions and prejudices, the head of religious affairs at Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College told ...

  6. Islamic Crusaders in spotlight

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... India's anti-terrorism laws last year. Its campaign, waged by young fanatical students, is aimed at establishing Dar-ul-Islam (land of Islam) by converting all non-Muslims in India to Islam. Many ... ideology goes beyond merely challenging India's sovereignty over Kashmir. A pamphlet entitled 'Why are we waging jihad?' calls for the restoration of Islamic rule over India. Both ...

  7. Xinjiang terror top threat to Olympics: security official

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... named them. Mr Meng identified the Xinjiang separatist group as the greatest of the three threats. 'As for China, the main terrorism threat comes from the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, ... anti-terror meeting in Beijing is seen as a co-ordinated move to counteract the Islamic movement before and during the Games. Many members of the organisation are believed to be living and training ...

  8. West attacks Islam from behind veil of ignorance

    Posted May 12th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power Once again, the CIA and MI6 are publishing dire warnings of the vitality of al-Qaeda. Once again, the Islamic world as a whole is being tarnished by association. US presidential contender John McCain is saying that America needs a leadership 'to confront the transcendent challenge of our time: the threat of radical Islamic terrorism'. The words still ...

  9. Islam blamed for death penalty

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Jakarta As the debate on the death penalty resurfaces in Indonesia, activists have singled out Islam as one of their main obstacles to convincing the government ... of the country's Islamic leaders, who said it was in line with sharia law. Although it is a secular state, religious leaders' views hold a prominent place in Indonesia's social and political ...

  10. Attempt to rein in Islamic schools in Pakistan doomed to failure

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Kashif Khan

    ... Kashif Khan in Islamabad Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's latest attempt to curb Islamic militant groups and streamline religious seminaries promoting hatred has been welcomed, ... than 10,000 madrassas (Islamic schools) by December. The crackdown has come in the wake of the suicide bombings in London and amid reports at least three suicide bombers had visited Pakistan ...




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