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Nicaragua to expel United Nations team after critical report

WordForPeace.com Guillermo Fernandez Maldonado, chief of the UN’s human rights mission in Nicaragua, said in a news conference Friday that he and his team would leave the country Saturday. The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after the body published a report blaming it for the violent repression of opposition …

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(India) Leaders of different faiths welcome Hajis at Kolkata Airport

WordForPeace.com For the first time in India the Haj pilgrims were welcomed by people from different faiths. Today morning when the flight from Jeddah carrying the Haj pilgrims arrived at the Kolkata International airport the Hajis were given a warm welcome by not just the people from the State Haj Committee but also 5 members from the All Faith Forum. …

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(India) Muslim ‘brother’ performs Hindu’s last rites

WordForPeace.com In a stellar example of interfaith brotherhood, the final rites of a Hindu man, whose father is an accused in the 2002 Naroda Gam massacre, were performed by a Muslim man, whose brother is a witness in the riots case. Kishor Thakor, 23, died in a road accident last week, and at his condolence meet on Thursday, Yusuf Malek, …

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(India) Catholic priest surprises Muslims speaking at Kerala mosque

WordForPeace.com Vechoor: For a change, a Catholic priest in Kerala chose a mosque to deliver his sermon. Father Joseph (Sanu) Puthussery on August 31 visited the Juma Masjid at Vechoor in Kottayam district during Jum’ah (Friday prayers) and delivered a thanksgiving speech at the masjid prayer hall. The Muslims had fed the flood victims who had taken shelter at his church …

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(Germany) Yazidis seek church asylum

WordForPeace.com The names of the refugees and nun in this article have been changed to protect their identities. Update: Since this article was written, Haider, Samira and Amer have left the church after it was decided they would not be deported to Romania. There are currently seven refugees in the church; five have since completed their stays. In a German …

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Social media: New ways of extremist indoctrination سوشل میڈیا : تباہی کے دلچسپ اورنئے دہانے

WordForPeace.com عبد المعید ازہری آج پوری دنیا میں 246؍بلین صارفین انٹرنیٹ کے ذریعہ سوشل میڈیا سے جڑے ہو ئے ہیں۔ ہندوستان میں انٹرنیٹ کے صارفین کی تعداد تقریباً 460؍ملین ہے۔ جس میں سے 196؍ملین ہندوستانی سوشل میڈیا جیسے کہ فیس بک، واٹس اپ ایپ، ٹویٹر جیسے دوسرے پلیٹ فارم پر فعال ہیں۔ لیکن گذشتہ برسوں میں دوسرے سائنسی ایجادات کی …

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Fight extremism in all forms and manifestations: Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi

WordForPeace.com On September 3, 2018, the World Sufi Forum (WSF), an apex body of Indian Sufi-oriented Muslims, wrote a letter to the UN Secretary, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), European Union (EU) and other international bodies. In this letter, the WSF called for enacting the international laws against disrespecting holy Prophets and sacred personalities. This letter has been written in …

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World Sufi Forum: International bodies must enact laws against disrespecting holy Prophets and sacred personalities

WordForPeace.com September 3, 2018 World Sufi Forum (WSF) wrote a letter to the UN Secretary, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), European Union (EU) and other international bodies to introduce laws against disrespecting holy Prophets and sacred personalities. This letter has been written in the wake of the recent failed plan to draw contemptuous cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad (peace …

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UN human-rights council’s final verdict on Rohingyas

WordForPeace.com Aug 28th 2018 A year on from the start of the assault by Myanmar’s army on the Muslim Rohingya of Rakhine state, the UN human-rights council has finally issued its verdict. It is as damning as it is comprehensive. It is unequivocal about the fact there is fully enough evidence to try Burmese army commanders for the most serious …

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