Muslim groups in Germany at odds over planned anti-terrorism march

The Nicht Mit Uns or Not With United States march has actually been prepared as opposition to violence in the name of Islam, however some groups state it stigmatises Muslims

A row has actually broken out amongst organisations representing Muslims in Germany over a peace march to object versus terrorism due to happen at the weekend.

Nicht Mit Uns or Not With United States has actually been arranged by Muslim activists in Cologne to make a stand versus acts of horror and violence performed in the name of Islam .

But a the nations greatest Islamic organisation has stated it would not participate in the presentation which it stated totaled up to a task of regret which remained in threat of splitting German society.

The organisers of the demonstration have actually called Saturdays occasion a Ramadan March of Peace , which they state thousands are anticipated to participate in.

They state they have actually particularly selected Ramadan , the Muslim holy month, due to the fact that of the a great deal of attacks that have actually been performed throughout the world by Islamist terrorists throughout this duration.

Listing a string of attacks from Paris and Brussels to Kabul, Baghdad and Istanbul, organisers Lamya Kaddor, an Islamic scholar and Tarek Mohamad, a Muslim peace activist, have actually contacted demonstrators to send out an effective signal versus violence and horror.

In a perverse way, terrorists have actually consistently picked this time in specific to perform a particularly a great deal of their godawful deeds, they stated.

But DITIB, Germanys greatest umbrella organisation for Muslims, has actually contacted its members to remain at house, cautioning that the march will just cause their more stigmatisation.

Demands for Muslim anti-terrorism presentations fail, a representative stated. They stigmatise Muslims and provide the impression that global terrorism leads back to their mosques and neighborhoods.

The declaration went on to state that Muslims had currently, many times, distanced themselves from acts of violent through typical public declarations, public prayer events and other efforts.

It likewise criticised the organisers for arranging the presentation on the 22nd day of Ramadan, when those observing the spiritual act are prohibited from drinking and consuming in between 3.47 am and 9.55 pm.

Fasting Muslims can not be anticipated to show for hours in the midday sun, DITIB stated.

Saturdays presentation is happening in the city where stress in between Muslim immigrants and non-Muslims increased substantially after mass sex attacks performed throughout 2015/16 New Year events which saw numerous ladies reporting occurrences of molestation and rape by guys who police recognized as being of Arab and North African origin.

Critics of chancellor Angela Merkels open door policy to refugees in the summertime and fall of 2015 have actually blamed the federal government for fear attacks such as on targeting a Christmas market in Berlin last December where 12 individuals were eliminated.

Meanwhile Muslim leaders have actually consistently dealt with claims they have actually cannot effectively deal with the occurrences.

Nicht Mit Uns has the broad assistance of Germanys political mainstream and Muslim interest groups, consisting of the Central Council of Muslims, in addition to Christian groups. Agents of political leaders from the judgment union of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, in addition to from a lot of opposition celebrations, together with authors, stars and tv characters are because of participate.

Kaddor, a book author and chair of the Liberal-Islamic Association who showed up in Germany from Syria with her moms and dads in 1978, stated the timing of the demonstration was intentional after weeks of severe violence that had actually occurred throughout the world.

Manchester was the final stroke, she informed the Klner Stadt-Anzeiger paper , describing the Manchester Arena bomb attack where 23 were eliminated and much more were hurt.

She included: We Muslims wish to come together and form a broad union versus everybody who utilizes violence, especially when they speak in our name.

DITIB stated it would be holding its own efforts of prayers for peace and versus terrorism in its mosques this weekend.

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Muslim children forced to drop ‘religious’ names in western China

Children under 16 informed excessively spiritual names such as Saddam, Hajj and Jihad should be altered in the middle of pro-Communist rallies throughout Xinjiang area

Muslim kids in Chinas far western Xinjiang area are being required to alter their spiritual names and grownups are being pushed into participating in rallies revealing dedication to the formally atheist Communist celebration.

During Ramadan, the authorities in Xinjiang have actually purchased all kids under 16 to alter names where cops have actually identified they are excessively spiritual. As lots of as 15 names have actually been prohibited, consisting of Islam , Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj, Medina and Arafat, inning accordance with Radio Free Asia.

In April authorities prohibited particular names for babies that were considered to have spiritual undertones, however the brand-new order broadens forced name modifications to anybody under 16, the age at which Chinese residents are provided a nationwide identity card.

The order accompanied millions collecting at 50,000 specific rallies throughout Xinjiang today to promise loyalty to the Communist celebration. More than a quarter of the areas population sang the nationwide anthem at 9am on 29 May and promised loyalty to the Communist celebration, inning accordance with state media reports.

Xinjiangs Muslims mainly coming from the Uighur ethnic group, a Turkic individuals. The area has actually periodically seen erratic violence which China blames on worldwide terrorist groups. Abroad observers state the huge bulk of events are an outcome of regional complaints.

Terrorists are the residue of the Uighur individuals, they are the typical opponents of individuals of all ethnic groups, stated a Communist celebration cadre leading among the rallies in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. We should deal with the opponent roughly and brush away the old to make a tidy sweep, we ought to raise our swords high and in no chance be lax.

State media accounts of the mass rallies provided no indicator regarding a factor for the unexpected display screen of patriotism. Images of some rallies revealed paramilitary soldiers completely body armour equipped with attack rifles participating in the event.

Fundamentally these rallies are simply a program of force, and part of the audience is the Han Chinese population in Xinjiang, to reveal the power of the state, stated Michael Clarke, a government teacher at the Australian National University and professional on Xinjiang. In terms of the Uighur population, its hard to see how these kinds of mass rallies will win the hearts and minds over typical Uighurs, and will likely do rather the opposite.

China map revealing Beijing and Urumqi.
Xis Belt and Road effort , a$900bn advancement
targeted at structure more detailed ties within Asia and beyond by building massive facilities.

In current months authorities started seizing Qurans released prior to August 2012,
stating them unlawful for including extremist material, inning accordance with a report by US-funded Radio Free Asia.

On the very same day as the mass rallies, authorities in Xinjiang revealed they had expelled a Communist celebration member for going to spiritual activities at a regional mosque. If the male was a federal government authorities or just a personal person who was likewise a celebration member, it was not clear.

Rules revealed in 2015 likewise prohibited retired authorities from going to spiritual events and prohibit them from holding and beliefs.

Additional reporting by Wang Zhen

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Pinch of salt

1-2 eggs

½ pint of milk

Method: Put on the oven for about ten minutes at 450 – 500 degrees or Gas mark 6.  Put eggs into the flour; add a drop of milk mixed with a drop of warm water to make it lighter. Beat very well and the resulting batter should be of a dropping consistency and not too thin. Put a bit of oil into a baking tray and put in the oven for ten minutes before adding batter and putting back in the oven for another ten minutes until it has risen. Serve as required.

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Written by Rumbi Mapanga

Most people don’t fully comprehend who Jesus is. They have the basic knowledge that He was of a virgin birth, but don’t know what it means and the reason why He had to be born that way. More so they are not sure whether He was there at the beginning or He only featured in the New Testament where we are given an account of His birth, death and resurrection.

If you read Genesis 1:1 it says in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and as you continue reading you will realise that God used words to create, for example he said let there be light and there was.

John 1:1-2(Amp):

1 In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ([a] Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God [b] Himself.

2 He was present originally with God.         

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Vishnu is a deity with a very different energy from Kali: a very different ‘face of the divine’. I now describe a puja to this very different deity to further convey to you the power of Hindu devotional puja in bringing into yourself the energy of a god.

Vishnu bestImagine what it is like being Vishnu. The god, Vishnu, lies back smiling in timeless immeasurable bliss, reclining sublimely on the coils of the world-snake, Ananta (endless), dreaming in ecstasy – utterly beyond, creating new universe after new universe, sustaining them until they fall away from perfection (go too far from the divine source), then reabsorbing and dissolving them – for fresh creation to occur.

The Vishnu temple at Skanda Vale offers another irreversible irruption of deity into our human consciousness. Ineffable, the God reclines in beatific ecstasy on the coils of the snake. Ananta’s heads loom protectively over him and he rests eternally on the cosmic waters. The image is situated in a small lake. Around it wild birds fly and call. The God sleeps with a smile of blissful oceanic abandon, dreaming new universes in and out of being over unimaginably vast aeons of time. Around his sacred landscape gather other deities in endless silent watch: Ganesha, Skanda, Jesus, the Buddha, Shiva, Krishna, Saraswati. Next to him is Lakshmi his consort, voluptuously smiling, sensuously big-breasted, proud, beautiful, protective and beneficent.

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Illona, what is reflexology? Reflexology is a science and an art – of working on the reflexes on the hands and feet which affect other parts of the body to bring it to a state of balance. This means it can be used to bring relief from pain and improve functioning of that part of the body.

So it can help with things like headaches? It can help all sorts of things including headaches and back problems. A reflexology treatment would usually work on reflexes for the whole body covering the entire feet, so it’s a bit like giving the body a once over or an MOT. But you could also do a little bit for yourself on your own hands or feet for things like a bad attack of sinusitis or back pain or a headache if you knew where the reflexes were and the technique. I used to teach a class in self-help reflexology to empower people to take their health into their own hands. It can make SUCH a difference.

Would you do both the hands and feet in one session? Usually, reflexologists use the feet because the hands are a lot smaller than the feet – you’ve got a bigger surface area to use with the feet – people don’t realise that the hands and feet mirror the body so closely. Think of your foot: your toes represent your head; the balls of your feet represent the chest; the arch of the foot represents your torso and your digestive system; the heel is more the pelvic area while the outside of the feet reflect the arms and legs. In addition, the inside of the feet contain all the reflexes for the head. It is important to note that the right foot reflects the right side of the body while the left foot reflects the left side of the body with the inside of the feet reflecting the spine.

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from-the-horses-mouthNOT VERY SERIOUS STARS

Scorpio 24 Oct – 22 Nov

If you’re single, a marriage proposal may be heading your way. If you’re married, your marriage is about to enter a purple patch which you will enjoy immensely on a physical level.

Sagittarius 23 Nov – 21 Dec

This month the artistic side of your personality will come to the fore which will attract a whole new crowd of friends. A man with a briefcase will be the bearer of good news.

Capricorn 22 Dec – 20 Jan

Someone you love may take up a dangerous sport but remember it is their decision and worrying about it is a waste of time and energy. Think about changing your partner if you are bored of them.

Aquarius 21 Jan – 19 Feb

July promises to be a good month for you so it might be worth buying a lottery ticket as the planets are all in your favour. Someone who is close to you may do something which leaves you gobsmacked.

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