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KSA committed to Islamic education

KSA committed to Islamic education RIYADH: Education Minister Azzam Al-Dakhil has reiterated his commitment to widen the scope of Islamic education. “We need to exert concerted efforts to review and discuss Islamic awareness which will help us in guiding our children onto the correct path for their emotional and intellectual development,” he said. Al-Dakhil made the statement during a phone ... Read More »

Muslims Will Be Fined for Wearing a Burka in Switzerland

Muslims Will Be Fined for Wearing a Burka in Switzerland In a controversial new law, Swiss authorities will fine Muslims up to US$10,000 for wearing a burka in public. Authorities in a southern Swiss province Friday handed out their first fines following the passage of a controversial new ban on Muslim women wearing veils, or burkas. Police in Ticino ticketed ... Read More »

MUSLIMS IN SWITZERLAND RISE UP AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA AND RACISM

MUSLIMS IN SWITZERLAND RISE UP AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA AND RACISM The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS) is taking a ground-breaking step by hosting a demonstration against Islamophobia and racism in the city of Bern on October 29th, 2011 which is expected to be the largest Islamic festival ever to have occurred in Switzerland. The Festival With an appealing festive feel ... Read More »

Switzerland denies citizenship to Muslim immigrant girls who refused to swim with boys: report

Switzerland denies citizenship to Muslim immigrant girls who refused to swim with boys: report The Swiss government recently rejected citizenship for two Muslim immigrant girls who refused to swim with boys in a coed class at school, USA Today said Tuesday, citing reports from Swiss media outlets. “The girls, whose names were not disclosed, said their religion prevents them from ... Read More »

THINK SWITZERLAND IS A POLITICAL UTOPIA? HERE’S ONE THING YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW

THINK SWITZERLAND IS A POLITICAL UTOPIA? HERE’S ONE THING YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW IN THE POPULAR IMAGINATION Switzerland is a land of fancy cheese and chocolates, alpine idylls, and chalets galore. A nation with a robust direct democracy, strong universal healthcare, and an uncannily potent economy, it’s a political model for many casual observers. (There are literally posts on question ... Read More »

Islam in Switzerland: dialogue between cultures

Islam in Switzerland: dialogue between cultures Approximately 310,000 Muslims live in Switzerland today: 4.5% of the total population. Muslims in Switzerland are migrants from different countries: 42% Turks, 36% ex-Yugoslavs, 4% North Africans, 3% Lebanese, 15% Africans, Asians and Americans. The majority of them (75%) live in the German-speaking part of the country, while 14% reside in the French-speaking area ... Read More »

Switzerland: Multicultural Paradise?

Switzerland: Multicultural Paradise? A controversial new report by the Swiss government claims that Muslim immigrants are so well integrated into Swiss society that no further federal policies or programs are needed to promote Muslim integration or to counter Islamic extremism. Published by the Swiss Federal Council [Bundesrat] on May 8, the 102-page study — known by the short title, “The ... Read More »

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 »