lunedì 26 novembre 2018

URFA, TURKEY

EML Secretary General Yvonne Ridley, was the guest of honour for the opening of a girls’ orphanage at Urfa in Turkey. The project is funded by ICNA Relief Canada and was officially opened by Sr Ridley on November 25th. She was joined by Dr Fozia Alvi and Brother Shaukat Hussain, both from Canada, at the inaugural ceremony.
Sr Ridley said: “The world’s most famous orphan was our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and look what great achievements he made.
“When you walk through these doors graduating from little sisters to young women to start your new lives, remember you are the next generation, our ambassadors of hope for the future.
“And for that reason alone, I’m optimistic and see today as a new beginning.”

sabato 24 novembre 2018

SAN PAOLO, BRAZIL

Our representative in Ecuador Ambassador Prof. Yahya Juan Suquillo partecipated at the 31 edition of America-Latin Islamic Communities.
Many brothers from all the countries were present. In this occasion Cristian groups partecipated too. A good sign of interfaith dialogue.

sabato 10 novembre 2018

BERN, SWIZTERLAND

Remembering the Great War one hundred years on ... and the contribution made by Muslims
This Sunday it will be 100 years since the end of the Great War which is still impacting on all of our lives today, regardless of our nationalities, faith and beliefs.
Remembrance Day has a special significance for it marks 100 years since the signing of the Armistice on November 11 1918 at 11am, signalling the end of World War One.
As more than 60 world leaders prepare to gather in Paris to mark the centenary anniversary it is right we at the European Muslim League should also remember and honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice as allies in Europe especially on the Western Front.
The European Muslim League joins in this period of reflection to honour all of those who sacrificed their lives regardless of their faith, but we would also like to use this solemn occasion to highlight the contribution made by Muslims as well. Their sacrifice is often overlooked but the truth is thousands of Muslims fought and died for the history and security of Europe.
While the far-right narrative tends to airbrush these facts from history the EML feels it is timely to remember the global contribution made by Muslim soldiers during World War One when more than four million Muslims either fought or served from around the world. 

Sadly the full diversity of everyone who took part in the First World War tends to be overlooked and now that the anniversary is upon us we should use this as a timely reminder of the contribution made by Muslims many of whom paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we in Europe enjoy today.

The international Muslim community also needs to use this weekend as a time to reflect and recognise the enormous contribution made by Muslims who fought in a war not of their making.


domenica 28 ottobre 2018

PITTSBURGH, USA

Today the European Muslim League reaches out to reassure all of our Jewish friends that we stand in solidarity with them following the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history.

Eleven people died when a white supremacist gunman, shouting "all Jews must die," burst into a Pittsburgh synagogue during a circumcision ceremony on Saturday. The three women and eight men killed included a 97-year-old woman. Six others, including three police officers, were injured. 

This act of pure evil appears to have been motivated by acts of kindness because the Tree of Life synagogue was one of many participating in special Shabbat services designed to reach out and help today's refugees.


The suspect had left a trail of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim messages on social media, including sharing posts denying the Holocaust. Anti-Semitism, like Islamophobia, is on the rise across America and Europe but we must not let this bigotry and hatred destroy or divide us.


We urge politicians and their leaders across the US and Europe to acknowledge that in this time of divisive politics it is all to easy to fuel religious and race hate with careless rhetoric. Respect and kindness are universal values we should promote towards one another.

No matter who we are, whether we have religious beliefs or not, we must all come together regardless of ethnicity, skin colour or race and stand as one against the sort of evil we saw unfold in Pittsburgh on Saturday. We must protect one another and make sure that we all feel safe in our communities as we go about our business.


sabato 15 settembre 2018

BENGALORE, INDIA


Today in Bengalore our Ambassador of Peace Mr. Ifanullah Khan, has introduced to Dr.Asif Iqbal Executive President IETO-Indian Economic Trade Organisation,  and to the representatives of AMP- "Association of Muslim Professionals" EML- "European  Muslims League" Mission. It's being planned in the near future  to conduct (EML & AMP) jointly a programme of Intellectuals regarding SDG - "Sustainable Development Goals" for the Community.

lunedì 20 agosto 2018

BERN SWITZERLAND

EML Eid Message

As Muslim pilgrims from around the world gather in Makkah to perform Hajj the European Muslim League would like to wish everyone both there and at home a blessed Eid Al Adha.

However this is also a time for reflection and we at EML can not let this period pass without pausing to think about those who may also remember this time as a period of hardship, strife and grief.

Our thoughts are especially with those hit by unprecedented floods in India, multiple earthquakes in Indonesia and the horrific bridge collapse in Italy as well as the ongoing humanitarian crisis through the ongoing wars and conflict in the Middle East.

Closer to home in Europe we are seeing a rise in Islamophobia, anti-semitism and other forms of racism and discrimination designed to harm and hurt.

The simple white cloth worn by those performing the annual Hajj serves to remind us that all humans are equal and we should strive to treat each other with kindness, respect and tolerance ready to give a helping hand when needed.

This forms part of the principles and values of EML and its worldwide membership. So to all those of Faith and no faith our message today is one of peace and unity as we extend the greetings of Eid Al Adha to all.

sabato 18 agosto 2018

GENOVA, ITALY

The European Muslim League  was invited to participate in the funeral of State following the collapse of the Morandi bridge in Genoa. The highest authorities of the Italian Republic were present and the President of European Parliament Hon. Antonio Tajani.
Here Alfredo Maiolese President of EML with H.E. Angelo Bagnasco archbishop of Genova who celebrated the funeral.