Letters to Editors
The Media Desk contributes local, national and international news articles for the website and also focuses on news content of the Muslim world. etters commenting on broad issues are also regularly sent to the editors of newspapers Below are a few letters which were sent by the Media Desk and published in newspapers. Bias and negative reporting against Islam has become a very real phenomenon in the media, especially in the international press.
The Darul Ihsan Media Desk primarily monitors the media for Islamaphobic (anti-Islamic) comments and anti-Islamic sentiments made in the mainstream media and interacts positively with media portals conveying the Islamic perspective.
EU countries are currently arguing on how to cope with the tide of refugees from Syria, Iraq and other places and at the same time many EU states are to be commended for taking in both refugees and asylum seekers en masse.
Syrian and other refugees have been and are experiencing a harrowing existence and their desperation to find refuge in the EU is understandable and due - not only to its proximity - but also the promise of a better life. Refuge for them in and around countries neighbouring Syria - particularly oil-rich countries - is a closed door policy, a phenomenon which Amnesty International has called ‘utterly shameful.’
As always, those who are struggling to survive or make ends meet will be most affected by the repercussions of this on our economy.
The article “School violence taking its toll,” and “Chatsworth boys, 8 and 9, gang-raped in school toilets” The Mercury, Thursday, 06 August 2015 refers.
The internet and social media provide young people with a range of benefits, and opportunities to empower themselves in a variety of ways. Young people can maintain social connections and support networks that otherwise wouldn't be possible, and can access more information than ever before. The communities and social interactions young people form online can be invaluable for bolstering and developing young people's self-confidence and social skills.
Darul Ihsan Centre extends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and the South African government on the tragic and untimely deaths of Public Service Minister Collins Chabane and his two bodyguards - Sergeant Lesiba Sekele and Sergeant Lawrence Lentsoane.