Reader’s Links, Oct. 25, 2018

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174 Replies to “Reader’s Links, Oct. 25, 2018”

  1. European visas don’t come cheap on Iran’s latest black market (mee, Oct 25, 2018)

    “As the economy has continued to slide under renewed US sanctions, Iranians have found a smattering of products, like diapers and tomatoes, in short supply.

    But perhaps the most difficult of all items to get one’s hands on? A European visa.

    From taxi drivers to university students, more Iranians are thinking of leaving the country for a better life free from the pressure of sanctions.

    Although official statistics haven’t been released, a government adviser and economist put the figure of those trying to emigrate at 1.5 million, which he said was “a scary number”…”

  2. Six immigrants die in flood on Turkish-Syria border: Anadolu (reuters, Oct 25, 2018)

    “Six immigrants died on Turkey’s border with Syria after being swept away by a flood, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Thursday.

    The immigrants were trying to cross illegally to Turkey on the Syrian border of Turkey’s southern province of Hatay, Anadolu reported. It did not give the immigrants’ nationalities…”

  3. Turkey: First Islamic financial center, then global hub (AA, Oct 25, 2018)

    “Before Turkey becomes a global financial center, as a Muslim country, it should first become an Islamic financial center, said the head of state-run participation lender Vakif Katilim bank on Thursday.

    “We are rapidly moving towards becoming an Islamic financial center by taking necessary steps in terms of human resources and product diversification,” Ikram Goktas told Anadolu Agency.

    Saying that there are no hurdles to Turkey becoming a global financial center, Goktas stressed that the government and participation banks have taken serious steps on this.

    Goktas said the sector has 5 percent of the Turkish market share, attributing this to participation banking not having been sufficiently explained in the country.

    “I think participation banking has great potential in Turkey,” Goktas said.

    Participation banking is an interest-free Islamic banking system, he said, adding that such banks serve their customers in line with Islamic principles along with a modern banking approach.

    “Our country and Istanbul will first become an Islamic financial center, then a global financial center in short order,” he said.

    Goktas said they expect participation banking’s market share to grow to 15 percent by 2025, adding that they believe in the potential of the sector.

    In the first half of 2018, Turkey’s participation banks’ total assets were nearly 186 billion Turkish liras ($45.5 billion) and net profits were 1.2 billion Turkish liras ($290 million).

    In the same period, Turkey’s five participation banks had over 1,000 domestic and international branches while employing staff of around 15,300. “

  4. Muslims ‘uneasy’ with growing Islamophobia in Europe (AA, Oct 25, 2018)

    “Muslims are annoyed by growing Islamophobia, especially in Europe, head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate said on Thursday.

    “The blaze of Islamophobia needs to be reduced especially in the European countries. As Muslims, we are uneasy with this,” Ali Erbas said at a meeting with Vatican’s Ambassador to Ankara Paul Fitzpatrick Russell.

    Erbas said both Christian sphere and institutions under Vatican should work in this regard.

    He also called on Christians to cooperate in the fight against terrorist organizations, which carry out their activities under the cover of Islam.

    “Our struggle continues against organizations, which are turned into terrorist organizations and are active in Islamic world. Seeing or showing them as representative of Islam disturbs us,” Erbas added.

    Russell, for his part, said cooperation among religions are needed to resolve conflicts and disputes in the world.”

  5. Press TV – Oppressed African Americans choose Imam Hussain as role model

    Young black males rap about Imam Hussain in Karbala, Iraq

  6. VoA – Voice of America – The Embracelet Embraces Refugees

    A young man in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has set out to do something about the global refugee crisis even if it has only a modest impact. He started a fashion company while in college selling accessories with a special connection to refugees.

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