Zimbabwe opposition to attend sweraing in of new mps

Picture: (AFP/File/Paballo Thekiso) Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe gestures during the SADC summit. Mugabe will open the new Zimbabwe parliament on August 26, despite opposition warnings that this would jeopardize power-sharing talks. A party official told AFP today...

Israels secret police vet candidates for imam

By Jonathan Cook (source: The National) Sheikh Ahmed Abu Ajwa has been preaching at Jabalya mosque since he was 19. Warrick Page for The National JAFFA // Job interviews for the position of imam at mosques in Israel are conducted not by senior clerics but by the Shin...

British prime minister steps down as jnf patron

By Asa Winstanley (source: The Electronic Intifada) Bedouins carrying signs reading “JNF robs Bedouin land” protest in front of the Jewish National Fund office in Jerusalem, 1 February 2011. A spokesperson for David Cameron on Friday refused to comment on the...

Sixty years of global economic expansion ending?

By Nat Weinstein You load sixteen tons, and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. Saint Peter, don’t you call me, ‘cause I can’t go; I owe my soul to the company store.1 I was struck by the number of unusually pessimistic reports on the deplorable...

Urgent press release

ISSUED BY THE UNITED MUSLIM FORUM OF SOUTH AFRICA 1.  As a result of an offensive33published in the Mail and Guardian on the 21st  of May 2010, an urgent meeting was called at which the following organizations, representing the broader Muslim community , being:-...