Friday , 22 June 2018

World first Volunteer based News Agency

Islam

Switzerland to probe leading Swiss Muslim

Switzerland to probe leading Swiss Muslim The Swiss attorney general has opened a criminal investigation of a leading member in a Swiss Muslim organisation accused of violating a ban on jihadist groups, the attorney general’s office said on Saturday. Switzerland is on high alert after Islamist militants killed 130 people in Paris in November. A week ago, two Syrians were ... Read More »

Islamic State is also recruiting in Switzerland

Islamic State is also recruiting in Switzerland The Swiss authorities have recorded around 70 people leaving to join the jihad, a proportionally lower figure than elsewhere in Europe. Miryam Eser Davolio believes social networks could be used to prevent people from joining up. Since 2001, the Swiss intelligence services have identified 73 people who have left the country to join ... Read More »

Switzerland risks Muslim backlash after minarets vote

Switzerland risks Muslim backlash after minarets vote The legally-binding referendum result had not been widely expected and was a huge embarrassment for the neutral government in Switzerland. In the run-up to the vote it had warned that a ban would “serve the interests of extremist circles” and damage economic ties with Muslim states. Anti-immigrant right-wing populists had championed the vote ... Read More »

The Future Muslim Population of Switzerland

The Future Muslim Population of Switzerland According to a popular belief, the number of Muslims living in Switzerland has strongly increased in the last years. Some populist groups even produced graphs predicting one million Muslims in a near future – as did the Egerkingen committee just before the popular vote on mass immigration in February 2014. Others extrapolated even further ... Read More »

Swiss against Islam as an official religion

Swiss against Islam as an official religion Almost two-thirds of people living in Switzerland do not think Islam should be recognised as an official Swiss religion, according to a survey. A similar proportion believes there is no place for Islam in the country. Asked whether Islam should be granted the same official status as Christianity and Judaism, 61% of 15,617 ... Read More »

Overshadowed by Islam: minority religions in Switzerland

Overshadowed by Islam: minority religions in Switzerland Political and media debates on religion in Switzerland focus mainly on Muslims and Islam. But the country also has many people of Hindu, Jewish and Sikh faith. What do they think of this imbalance? Whether the issue concerns school, the workplace or the public domain, Islam monopolises debates on religion and integration of ... Read More »

The City UK Islamic Finance Report 2015

The City UK Islamic Finance Report 2015 Annual report by TheCityUK highlighting the UK as the leading Western centre for Islamic finance. The report summarises global trends in Islamic finance with a particular focus on the development of the UK market. The UK Islamic finance market The UK’s profile as the leading Western centre for Islamic finance has grown in ... Read More »

French and UK Islamic Banking and Takaful Activity

French and UK Islamic Banking and Takaful Activity After opening its first office in Paris, NoorAssur announced it had plans to open around 20 other branches in France in 2016. Launched in 2012, NoorAssur had been offering Shariah-compliant products online only. The bank stated it serves 3,000 clients of which 95% are retail investors and 5% are companies. According to ... Read More »

UK Government Supporting Islamic Finance with Alternative Student Finance Solutions

UK Government Supporting Islamic Finance with Alternative Student Finance Solutions Alternative Student Finance Solutions for UK Students Bookmark and Share Photo : Moyan Brenn/CC/Flickr Alternative Student Finance Solutions for UK Students Article Overview [hide] 1 Alternative Student Finance Solutions for UK Students 1.1 Download Full Paper To ensure participation and choice are open to all, the UK Government has introduced ... Read More »

Recent Developments in UK Islamic Finance

Recent Developments in UK Islamic Finance Bookmark and Share The outgoing UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne stated London will continue as a major centre for Islamic finance, stating “In recent years the City of London has established itself as a global hub for renminbi, rupee, Islamic finance and green finance, as well as leading in new markets such ... Read More »