Newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Mahathir is adopting policies that could reshape the Southeast nation’s relations with powerful Gulf states. A series of anti-corruption measures as well as statements by Mr. Mahathir and his defense minister, Mohamad (Mat) Sabu, since this month’s upset in elections that ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak from office, are sparking concern in both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
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A recent upsurge in insurgent activity in Kashmir likely explains Pakistani and Chinese reluctance to crackdown on internationally designated militant Hafez Saeed and the network of groups that he heads.
Mr. Sharif’s remarks, moreover, stirred up a hornet’s nest because Pakistan is likely to next month be put on a watch list by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global financial watchdog that monitors the funding of political violence and money laundering worldwide. The remarks also put China in a difficult position.
Salam Al-Marayati, President of MPAC, noted that he is very optimistic of where Muslims in America are heading, in particular making progress towards celebrating its diversity amongst Sunni and Shia Muslims. In his closing remarks, Dr. Soboh, Chairman of the Islamic Shura Council, offered sensible methods to create harmony, including visiting the other madhab’s masjid and praying together.
Few studies analyze minorities among the African American Muslims in the United States. The absence of ethnographic research shows that the current scholarship neglects the minority status of African American Twelver Shias.
On 20 April 2018, the United States (US) Department of State released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the report’s substantive section detailing the wide range of US human rights concerns in Bahrain, but urges the State Department to implement new policies that will work to ameliorate – rather than intensify – these serious abuses.
Edited remarks at The Middle East and the Geopolitics of Religious Soft Power, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University and the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, Washington DC 18-19 April 2018 There has long been debate about the longevity of the Saudi ruling family.
The Shia Muslim Council of Southern California is an umbrella organization of 15 Shia Islamic centers in the southern California area. It was established September 17, 2014. The current elected board members of the Shia Muslim Council are: President: Imam Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini Vice-President: Hajj Khalil Dewji Secretary: Dr. Fatima Hakkak Treasurer: Hajj MehdiReza Hirji Councilor: Sheikh Mujahid Abdul Karim Councilor: Br.