Friday, October 24, 2014

Perspective: What links ISIS to World War One, Gaza and nuclear catastrophe | Noam Chomsky

No comments:

We have come perilously close to disaster before, says Noam Chomsky, and are toying with catastrophe again. 

Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: Stop the War Coalition
By Noam Chomsky | October 20, 2014

In October 2014, the Plymouth Institute for Peace Research (www.pipr.co.uk) asked Noam Chomsky to comment on some important world developments, including the threat of nuclear war, the recent escalation of violence in Gaza, and the growth of ISIS in Iraq.

This year commemorates the centenary of the 1914-18 First World War. What are your reflections?

THERE IS much debate about assignment of responsibility/blame for the outbreak of this horrendous conflict, along with general agreement about one point: There was a high level of accident and contingency; decisions could easily have been different, avoiding catastrophe. There are ominous parallels to nuclear catastrophe.

An investigation of the history of near-confrontations with nuclear weapons reveals how close the world has come to virtual self-annihilation, numerous times, so much so that escape has been a near miracle, one unlikely to be perpetuated for too long.  The record underscores the warning of Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein in 1955 that we face a choice that is “stark and dreadful and inescapable: Shall we put an end to the human race; or shall mankind renounce war?”

Canada: Calgary Muslim groups speak out against recent attacks in Otawa

No comments:

“Like always, we as a community share the concerns of every Canadian about the violent radicalization of some Canadian youth by the ISIS terrorists. We always stand against the terrorism of any kind around the world or inside our country.”

Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: 660 News | Calgary
By Ian Campbell | October 24, 2014

They want answers, they want an end to the radicalization of Canadian youth and they’re offering condolences to the families of two soldiers killed in Ottawa and in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec.

Calgary Muslim groups are speaking out against the attacks orchestrated by two recent converts.

In a written statement, the Hussaini Association, on behalf of Shia Muslims in Calgary, says its members strongly condemn the “detestable killings” that have taken place.

“We would like to share the grief of sorrow and extend our condolences to the families of these two soldiers,” it reads. “Like always, we as a community share the concerns of every Canadian about the violent radicalization of some Canadian youth by the ISIS terrorists. We always stand against the terrorism of any kind around the world or inside our country.”

Canada: Edmonton Ahmadi Muslim community disgusted by Ottawa shootings

No comments:

“When someone gets radicalized to violence it’s not based on the colour of their skin. It is not based on their faith. It’s based on an individual’s vulnerability.”

Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: Metro News
By By Ryan Tumilty | October 23, 2014

Muslim leaders in Edmonton said Thursday they’re disgusted by the acts of violence committed in the name of their religion.

“We’re very sad and really upset that such things are happening, especially that they are happening in the name of Islam,” said Mohyuddin Mirza, the outreach director with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

He said the attack against military members in Ottawa and Quebec don’t reflect an understanding of the faith.

“It’s the foundation of our understanding of Islam that there is absolutely no violence,” he said.

He said the community is worried people will respond against the faith because of these actions.

“It can always happen. We have already tightened the security at our Mosque. There is always the potential there,” he said.

Perspective: Nathan Cirillo won’t be forgotten

No comments:

Corporal Nathan Cirillo of Hamilton has expressed his love and loyalty for the country at the expense of his life, and has shown that Hamiltonians are proud Canadians..

Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: Hamilton Spectator
By Tariq Azeem | October 24, 2014

The loss of a Canadian soldier in our nation's capital has brought sadness to all Canadians.

I am an Imam of an Ahmadiyya Mosque in the Prairies, but having spent my childhood in Hamilton, I have a special attachment to this city. My deepest condolences go to the family and friends of the soldier killed in the attack. Corporal Nathan Cirillo of Hamilton has expressed his love and loyalty for the country at the expense of his life, and has shown that Hamiltonians are proud Canadians who are willing to make every sacrifice to defend their country.

Being an Ahmadi Muslim, I believe in the Prophet Muhammad's saying "Loyalty to one's nation is part of the faith." For this reason, all true Muslim residents of Canada would sense honour in serving this great country and making sacrifices to guard their homeland, Canada.

Corporal Nathan Cirillo and his services to Canada will not be forgotten.

Tariq Azeem, Imam/Missionary, Lloydminster Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at, Lloydminster, Alberta

Read original post here: Nathan Cirillo won’t be forgotten

USA: More than 450 attend Ahmadiyaa Mosque's event on Prophet Muhammad in Fremont

No comments:

"For the vast majority of peace loving Muslims, among which is the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, it is especially painful to see that certain fanatics and misguided people have hijacked the name of Islam and the values imparted by the Prophet Muhammad."

Imam Azhar Haneef. Photo: Twitter Ramlah Malhi @RamlahMalhi  
Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: San Jose Mercury News
By Aliyah Mohammed - Fremont Bulletin
Posted October 23, 2014

Despite having 1.6 billion Muslims around the world from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, or in spite of it, the religion of Islam and its adherents are still largely misunderstood.

That is something Ahmadiyaa Muslim Community of Milpitas is hoping to change, with its pilot educational community event entitled "Muhammad -- the Astonishing Story of the Holy Prophet," held on Sunday afternoon at Ohlone College's Smith Center.

According to Idrees Munir, an event organizer, there is a negative sentiment toward Islam and Muslims, much of which is caused by "horrific acts of violence committed by some who incorrectly justify their actions through distorted interpretations of Islamic values and teachings."

Nigeria: Ahmadiyya urges Nigerians to vote credible candidates

No comments:

The Sadr – head of the elders group of the Ahmadiyya Muslim jamaat in Nigeria expressed regret that people do not usually benefit from the regular general elections to make positive changes.

File photo
Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch | Int'l Desk
Source/Credit: Vanguard | Nigeria
By Vanguard report | October 24, 2014

The head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Nigeria Elder Council – Majlis Ansarullah, Alhaji Mikhail Odukoya, has urged Nigerian electorates to vote for credible candidates in the 2015 general elections across the country.

He gave this advice at the 40 annual consultative meeting – Shoora of the Majlis Ansarullah of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat held at the national headquarters of the organization in Ojokoro, Lagos.

Alhaji Odukoya, a retired public servant in the Ogun state civil service said this call became imperative against the backdrop of election of incompetent people into public office over the years and apparent complaint from Nigerians that the political leaders are not performing to expectations in their responsibilities to the citizens.

Top stories during last 7 days