CAIRO – A YouTube video shared by a Saudi paper has showed 500 Chinese Muslims reverting to Islam after being touched by the “simplicity” of the funeral of the late King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz.
“They all became Muslims after chanting through loudspeakers ‘there is no God but Allah, Mohammed (PBUH) is the messenger of Allah,” the YouTube film, published by Ajel Arabic language daily, said.
The video showed the Chinese workers gathering near their company offices in the eastern town of Jubail and reciting the Shahada, or the declaration of faith.
A Palestinian official says Ziad Abu Ein’s autopsy proves the minister died of a violent act, while Israeli officials cite heart failure. Thousands of Palestinians attended his funeral on Dec. 11 in Ramallah. Calls grew for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to suspend security coordination with Israel.
A grand jury began hearing evidence Wednesday in the Michael Brown case. But, there’s growing support for the 28-year old police officer, Darren Wilson, who shot the unarmed teenager in Ferguson Missouri. Michael Brown’s funeral is planned for Monday, Aug. 25th.
Solidarity between the Christian minority and Muslim majority is growing in Gaza as both suffer under the Israeli offensive, with churches sheltering all religions and prayers being offered up on all sidesMourners gather at the funeral of Palestinian Christian Jalila Ayyad (AA)
By: Mohammed Omer
GAZA CITY – Without prior warning, an Israeli missile hit the house of the Ayyad family last Saturday. The Ayyads, who are Christian, were the first family among the tiny minority in Gaza to be targeted since the offensive began three weeks ago.
The Ayyad’s home was severely damaged. Furniture was ruined and family belongings such as children’s toys were strewn everywhere as a result of the missile’s impact. But naturally the human cost was much greater.
Jalila Ayyad was known among the people of Gaza as a woman that had nothing to do with any militia groups. “We are a Christian minority and have no links to Hamas or Fatah – we keep to ourselves and avoid problems,” says Fouad Ayyad, Jalila’s nephew.