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  • Woman helps over 1,000 Belgians converts to Islam

     

     

    'Prejudices stem from not being introduced to real Islam properly,' said Veronique Cools, a 25-year-old Belgian convert to Islam.

    World Bulletin / News Desk

    Veronique Cools, a 25-year-old Belgian convert to Islam, has has helped over 1,000 people who have accepted Islam in the past 8 years.

    Cools, who accepted Islam herself at a very young age after being influenced by her Muslim friends and researching into the religion, turned her home into an Islamic center for Belgian Muslims seeking to learn more about their religion.

    Saying that she herself had to overcome many prejudices when looking into Islam, Cools then successfully helped her family overcome them too. Now her close family are also Muslims.

    'Prejudices stem from not being introduced to real Islam properly,' she said as she was preparing iftar food packets for visiting Muslims to break their Ramadan fasts. 'As Muslims we need to explain ourselves to society a lot better.'

    The center now has more than 1,000 members, most of them Belgian women, and is open for all of Belgium's 50,000 Muslims. 

     

     source-   http://www.worldbulletin.net/haber/140549/woman-helps-over-1000-belgians-converts-to-islam

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  • South African paster sprays pesticides on congregants to heal them

     

     Lethebo Rabalango from the Mountzion General Assembly in Limpompo, South Africa is allegedly spraying ‘DOOM’ insect killer on his church congregants to heal them.

    Prophet Rabalago told eNCA on Monday that he uses Doom insect killer to heal people with cancer, HIV or any other illness. He says that he prays over the insecticide the same way as in the case of the people who use oil or water for blessings.

     

     

     

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  • Saudi Finance Ministry says no to fees on foreign workers' remittances

    RIYADH: The Saudi finance ministry said on Sunday there would be no fees applied on remittances out of the country, days after the kingdom's advisory Shoura Council said it was looking at a proposal to impose a 6 percent levy on expatriate remittances. 
    Saudi Arabia is "committed to the principle of free movement of capital in and out of the kingdom, in line with international standards," the ministry said on its official Twitter account.
    Around a third of Saudi Arabia's 30 million inhabitants are foreigners, many of them attracted by the absence of tax and higher pay than they can get at home.
    But the country has been facing a budget squeeze from low oil prices and announced reform plans last year, which included a proposal to impose income tax on foreign workers.
    Proposals endorsed by the Shoura Council are not always adopted and the kingdom's central bank governor and finance minister said in the autumn that there were no plans to tax remittances or income.
    The country has already introduced a range of new fees to help close a budget gap created by low oil prices.
    For example, the government has raised the cost of visas and introduced gradually rising monthly fees on expatriate workers and their dependents. 

     

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