RISSC Report 11/5/2014
Boko Haram Smears Islam: Saudi Mufti
Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti has condemned the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by Nigeria’s Boko Haram, saying the group was formed to “smear the image of Islam”.
"This is a group that has been set up to smear the image of Islam and must be offered advice, shown their wrong path and be made to reject it," Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, the top religious authority in the birthplace of Islam, told the Arabic-language newspaper al-Hayat in an interview published on Friday, Reuters reported.
Malala: Save My Nigerian Sisters
Boko Haram’s extremism and brutal activities are against the teachings of Allah. Islam is a religion of peace, where women are respected and education is valued above all.
It makes me sad to think that almost a month has gone by since more than 200 girls were kidnapped by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram. These are innocent young schoolgirls with their whole lives ahead of them. They have families who are going through unimaginable pain. Their only crime was no different than my own: all they wanted was to get an education.
Anonymous Saudi Man Has A Beautifully Simple Idea To Feed The Poor With ‘Charity Fridge’
Sometimes, making a difference can be shockingly simple.
A man living in the city of Hail, Saudi Arabia, came up with a brilliant idea to feed needy people in his neighborhood while sparing them the "shame" of begging, according to Gulf News.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, installed a refrigerator on the street in front of his house and invited neighbors to donate their extra food, so that hungry people could come and eat.