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Attacks on Foreigners Keeps Pretoria West Tense

Umm Muhammed Umar (23/02/17)   The community of Atteridgeville in Pretoria is on edge after two xenophobic attacks had taken place there, in less than a week. Last weekend, homes belonging to Nigerian nationals were set alight in Pretoria West, less than 3km from Atteridgeville. Three days later, shops belonging …

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The Netanyahu Handshake: Mmusi Maimane’s showerhead

Ebrahim Moosa – Opinion | 21 February 2017   Just mention Jacob Zuma, and for many South Africans a reel of largely negative images begin to crystalize in the mind’s eye. 783 counts of corruption, the Nkandla cattle kraal and firepool, the insensitive giggle…It would be no exaggeration to suggest …

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Cancer Facts & Figures

#WORLD CANCER DAY Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 10 February 2017| 12 Jumadul ula 1438 What is cancer? “Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases characterized by the growth of abnormal cells beyond their usual boundaries that can then invade adjoining parts of the body and/or spread …

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The sad reality – Islamophobia in Quebec wasn’t created overnight

Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 07 February 2017| 09 Jumadul ula 1438 Canada faces hard questions about the broader climate after a far-right white supremacist killed Muslim worshippers at the Quebec City mosque last week. To what extent has Canada’s own public debate helped to stigmatise Canadian Muslims? QUEBEC, Canada — …

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Israel authorises 3,000 more settler homes in West Bank

Cii radio| Ayesha Ismail|01 February 2017| 03 Jumadul ula 1438 Netanyahu’s government announces fourth batch of construction since Trump’s inauguration. Israel has announced the construction of 3,000 settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the fourth such announcement in the less than two weeks since the inauguration of US President …

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Rohingya: Chased from Myanmar, unwelcome in Bangladesh

Bangladesh pushes on with Rohingya island plan ‘I grabbed my children and ran towards the forest, and waited there with several hundred people.’ Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – Ambia Khatun grabbed her two children and dashed out of her burning house on the early morning of November 23 last year. A …

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Quebec City mosque attack: Six dead and eight injured

Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 30 January 2017| 01 Jumadul ula 1438 Canadian prime minister decries shooting at mosque that killed at least six as two suspects are arrested. At least six people were killed in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City during evening prayers, police said. Gunmen fired …

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India – Crime of the Century – Financial Genocide

  By Peter Koenig January 20, 2017 “Information Clearing House” – A Financial genocide, if there was ever one. Death by demonetization, probably killing hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people, through famine, disease, even desperation and suicide – because most of India’s money was declared invalid. The official …

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A poetic letter to Muslims of America

Dearest Muslims of America… I know it’s easy for us to hear Trump and just laugh But we don’t know the concerns you have about your headscarf It’s easy for us to say Trump is a man we never feared But we ain’t you sitting in America wondering about our …

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DA’s stance on Apartheid Israel legitimises atrocities

Suraya Dadoo | City Press  22/01/2017 ‘Listening, learning” is what DA leader Mmusi Maimane tweeted an hour after a picture emerged of his meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Maimane has defended the hush-hush junket to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), claiming he was in the region in …

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