New Zealand has been named the country that most fits Islamic ideals for the second year in a row, but the area of everyday finance is still difficult for Muslims, says a financial commentator.
In the 2019 Islamicity index, released earlier this year, New Zealand is ranked first overall, followed by Sweden, Iceland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark and Ireland. The top Muslim-majority country is United Arab Emirates (UAE) at 44.
New Zealand ranks 3rd in terms of its economy, 4th for legal and governance, 5th for human and political rights, and 8th for international relations.
According to Islam, the use of money for the purpose of making money is forbidden, meaning the concept of interest is not allowed. Wealth must be generated from legitimate trade and asset-based investment, and investors are also required to invest in things with social and ethical benefit.
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(Natural News) The similarities between communist China and Silicon Valley are just too much to ignore. Now the Chinese government is cracking down on Christian and other religious content online, joining Facebook, Google and other American tech giants in an attack on free speech and religion.
The war on Christianity is reaching its apex: Left-wing tech companies censoring and banning users for daring to share Bible verses on their platforms here in the United States, and in China, things are even worse. Bible burning and forcing Christians to denounce their faith are the new “normal” in Communist China, where the only permissible “god” is Big Government.
The war on religion in China
The Chinese were reportedly granted the right to religious freedom by the Chinese constitution in 1982 — but in recent years, animosity from the government towards religion has been escalating. Under Chinese law, citizens can only practice their religion at government-approved congregations, though many turn to underground or home-bound practice spaces.
Activists say government officials are going to extremes by burning Bibles and closing churches. The newly mounted attack on religious freedom coincides with a power grab from President Xi Jinping. A recent fusion of powers has turned Xi into the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong, the infamous communist Chairmen behind millions of deaths.
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