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.
Strong Condemnation of Boko Haram from SA Muslim Community
Boko Haram's mass abduction of the girls has sparked international disgust and anger.
Ending the Road Carnage
Just a few days after the shocking bus accident in which 8 young Zulu maidens and two minders lost their lives we are faced with the horrific accident at Field’s Hill which claimed the lives of at least 22 people, with many critically injured.
Headlines Show Downward Spiral
Residents fight speeding cars
It is unacceptable that communities have to take to the streets to voice concern over motorists who speed through their neighbourhoods. The lives of all residents, especially children, are at constant risk and at the mercy of speeding cars.
Second take – Drugs war changing
Drug abuse in South Africa, in common with most first world countries, has grown to reach near epidemic proportions with an alarming and parallel growth in drug-related crimes.
‘Sex work’ in any form is immoral.
Decriminalisation of sex work would create more social problems and impact negatively on SA’s religious, moral, conservative, family and marriage values.
'An Act of Terror' during 'War on Terror'
Across news channels, there has been relatively guarded use of certain words in profiling suspects in the reporting of the callous bombing in Boston where two explosives went off within seconds of each other, near the crowded finish line of the city’s annual marathon race.
Anti-Muslim campaigns in Burma
During recent weeks anti-Muslim campaigns have been getting stronger in Burma. The aggression is targeted, coordinated, and premeditated against the Rohingya and Muslim population of Myanmar.
When Injustice Prevails and Human Rights are trampled….
Human rights are conceived as universal and egalitarian. The sanctity of life, dignity, value and blood of every individual is something which all humans generally subscribe to.
Reggies Toy Stores End their Support for Israel's JNF
The new owners of "Reggies" toy stores, Mr. Christian Larsen and Mr. Mohsin Mia, have gone on record confirming that Reggies toy stores have ended their relationship with the Jewish National Fund (JNF), an Israeli para-statal directly involved in Israeli human rights abuses against the Palestinian people.
No to TV Pornography
Darul Ihsan Centre, a non-profit welfare, educational and Islamic organisation would like to place on record our absolute objection and opposition to TopTV’s application and intention to broadcast pornography via its satellite television network.
Motor vehicle accidents and fatalities
There needs to be a concerted effort to avoid the high motor vehicle accident rate and fatalities on our roads.
Butchers mislabel meats
The article “Butchers mislabel meats,” Daily News, Monday December 10 2012 refers.
Investigate and punish those milking the state
PUBLIC Protector Thuli Madonsela, in her recent address to business leaders in Stellenbosch, stated how corrupt government officials and the unethical business fraternity were siphoning large sums of public money by submitting false bills to government departments.
‘Gaza Under Attack’
BDS South Africa together with the Coalition for a Free Palestine and others have called for a national week of action (19-25 November) in protest of Israel's recent attacks on the Gaza Strip.
SA ‘needs effective anti-graft body
The article “SA ‘needs effective anti-graft body’,” Mercury, Thursday, 19 April 2012 refers.
Many South Africans have embraced the idea of Ubuntu and many have been made to believe that the spirit of Ubuntu is all pervasive in our society.