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The mediating revolutionary

By Ciara Kummert

It seems incredibly contradictory that an artist living in the nineteenth and twentieth century would have painted portraits for both the aristocracy while also being involved on the Republican side in the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. 680 more words

Art

Remembering or forgetting the Kingsmill massacre?

News in the North of Ireland for over a week has been dominated by the controversy created by Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff, who posted a tweet of himself with a loaf of Kingsmill sliced bread on his head in the shop at a service station.  1,006 more words

Sinn Fein

Pakistan: 1,800 clerics issue fatwa against suicide bombing

Source: Daily Times

By Farooq Awan

ISLAMABAD: More than 1,800 clerics have issued a fatwa forbidding suicide bombings, as part of a national counter-terrorism narrative ‘Paigham-e-Pakistan’ launched here at the President’s House on Tuesday. 736 more words

Asia

What is the Shia-Sunni divide?

By Ken Chitwood | June 8, 2017

A boy is evacuated during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran, Iran, on June 7, 2017. 161 more words

The Muslim Times

Does One Huge New Church in Egypt Make Up for Troubles with 24 Small Ones?

This article was first published at Christianity Today on January 10, 2018.

Celebrating Christmas with Egyptian Christians for the fourth consecutive year, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi presented the largest gift under the tree: A new cathedral. 218 more words

Egypt

Urdu Video: Ghamidi Declaring Ahmadis to be Muslims

The video is in Urdu:

Pakistanis, drop everything & listen to this. Q: Do you consider Ahmadis Muslim?@JavedGhamidi: Anyone who claims to be a Muslim, I have no authority to pass Takfir on them.

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Asia

Stupid Bazza!

The trouble with being a self-styled “joker” is that a lot of people just think you are a pain in the arse.

So…Barry McElduff MP for West Tyrone. 384 more words