The UN migration agency says up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia have been “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast. Continue reading 50 refugees killed after smugglers deliberately throw them off boat near Yemen. Where’s our humanity??
Hundreds of asylum seekers in Finland converting from Islam to Christianity
Muslim asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq are converting to Christianity by the hundreds, according to Evangelical Lutheran administrators. A parish in eastern Finland is organising additional religious teaching for the new converts.
It’s not Trump’s ban. It’s an American ban, since Trump was democratically elected by the Americans.
That is a fact.
On Monday, Americans through US Supreme Court partially revived President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, agreeing to hear arguments in October and allowing the administration to suspend travel for some foreign nationals and refugees until it decides the case. Trump immediately took to Twitter to declare triumph, but many travellers he hoped to ban can still enter the US, claiming their own victory.
And the Court has not reached the merits of the case that pits executive power on issues of immigration and national security against prohibitions on religious discrimination. That, along with a host of other legal issues, are weighty determinations the Court may be eager to avoid.
Until the Court issues its final decision, the ban “may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”. That connection would allow those with familial ties and students and employees to enter. But for those who cannot satisfy the requisite connection, the Court held, “the balance tips in favor of the Government’s compelling need to provide for the Nation’s security.”
Seven Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya – for 90 days, and suspending the refugee programme for 120 days, with an indefinite restriction on Syrian refugees.
Actor Kal Penn has donated $25,000 to a Palestinian refugee agency after winning celebrity Masterchef.
Penn, who has featured in hit shows Designated Survivor and House, said he was “thrilled” to help the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
The 39-year-old has a political career outside of acting. He served as co-chair for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012 and is a former official in the White House Office of Public Engagement.
During Monday’s cooking showdown, Penn beat his rival Cheryl Hines to claim the $25,000 prize.
He said: “Only in America can a guy make tacos on Fox TV, almost lose an eye, and win $25,000 to support Palestinian refugees.
“I’m thrilled to be helping UNRWA do its critical work in Gaza and Syria.
“They’re a lifeline for so many families that have been struggling for decades to meet their basic needs and achieve their rights.”
The UNRWA provides humanitarian support to Palestinian refugees across the Middle East. Its American branch is called UNRWA USA.
Penn sent a series of tweets to his followers urging them to watch the episode and explaining why he was supporting the refugee agency.
Late July 2016, German MP of the National Democratic Party (NDP) of the extreme right, Werner Klawun, reverted to Islam at the age of 75 years. Werner, which was previously known by its fierce opposition to immigration and refugees, is now of the biggest supporters of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Late July 2016, German MP of the National Democratic Party (NDP) of the extreme right, Werner Klawun, reverted to Islam at the age of 75 years. Werner, which was previously known by its fierce opposition to immigration and refugees, is now of the biggest supporters of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading A former Pro-Nazi Islamophobe German MP embraces Islam at 75 years old – Meet our new brother, Mr Werner Klawun (Ibrahim)
Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his anguish over the plight of children in war-shattered Syria and made a donation to help fund emergency supplies in Aleppo as reported by AP News. Continue reading “Syrian children, you are the true heroes and I am with you” says Cristiano Ronaldo as he showed his support for Syrian people