Posts Tagged ‘Islam



15
Oct
08

Talking Points 15th October

Hello everyone, it’s Karnie with you today. Global markets looked happier yesterday BUT today markets slide as fears of recession resurface. The finger is still being pointed in the direction of bankers. Continue reading ‘Talking Points 15th October’

23
Apr
08

Talking points for 23 April

Good morning, although there are a few stories around this morning – and I’ll get to them in a bit – nothing grabs me as a huge talking point, so we’ll probably ask “Do Muslims treat women badly?” It’s already got you talking on the blog so it we should definitely get it on air.

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03
Apr
08

On air today: Can Muslims take a joke about Islam?

Ben Elton is a comedian and writer and he says the BBC is scared of letting comedians make jokes about Islam for fear of provoking Islamic extremists. The story has been picked up by hundreds of newspapers, blogs and radio stations around the world, and we’ll hear the discussion it’s provoked.
Continue reading ‘On air today: Can Muslims take a joke about Islam?’

03
Apr
08

Talking points for 3 April

Good morning, today a question posed on the Today programme’s Thought for the Day by Professor Mona Siddiqui is “Why can’t Muslims take a joke?” You can listen here (if you try hard enough, and are reading this on Thursday). That was sparked by British comedian Ben Elton saying the BBC is too scared of jokes about Islam. What do you think?

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31
Mar
08

Do you welcome the rise of Islam?

According to the Vatican, 17.4 percent of us are Catholics and 19.2 percent are Muslims. Treat all Christians as one group and they would reach 33 per cent, but the figures are still significant. The number of Roman Catholics is static, the number of Muslims is going up. If this is happening in your country, do you care
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01
Mar
08

Is Turkey re-interpreting Islam?

Hello from Newshour. Is there a move to radically reform Islam in Turkey? This Saturday at 1230 GMT, we at Newshour will be reporting on work in progress in Turkey to reinterpret some of the Hadiths – collectively the second most sacred texts in Islam. We’ll have a panel of Islamic experts to discuss this project. Continue reading ‘Is Turkey re-interpreting Islam?’

26
Feb
08

Should Islam allow women to conduct marriages?

Hi, I’m Mohamed Gade. I’m doing work experience with WHYS at the moment. I’d like to ask you about this story. An Egyptian 32 year old called Amal Solayman Afifi has become the first female to be given permission to conduct Islamic marriages in Islamic history. Do you agree with the appointment? Continue reading ‘Should Islam allow women to conduct marriages?’




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