Fête Nationale/Nationale Feestdag: Discours Royal/Royal Toespraak…


 

Façonner une société inclusive,
dans laquelle per
sonne ne se sent
abandonné !

♔ ♕ Un vent d’optimisme souffle sur notre économie et sur le marché de l’emploi. Une nouvelle dynamique européenne semble prendre forme. Alors comment saisir ce moment ? Comment en faire une opportunité pour l’ensemble de la société ? En continuant à façonner une société inclusive, dans laquelle personne ne se sent abandonné.

♔ ♕ Over de economie en de arbeidsmarkt waait vandaag een wind van optimisme. Een nieuwe Europese dynamiek lijkt vorm te krijgen. Hoe kunnen we dit moment aangrijpen? Hoe zorgen we ervoor dat dit kansen biedt voor de hele maatschappij? Door stevig voort te werken aan een inclusieve samenleving. Een samenleving, waarin niemand zich uitgesloten voelt.

♔ ♕ Aller à la rencontre d’une autre culture est aussi une occasion de s’enrichir mutuellement. Il y a un mois et demi, je suis allé fêter la rupture du jeûne dans une famille belge musulmane. J’ai été impressionné par la manière dont chacun des membres de cette famille s’implique dans la société. J’ai beaucoup appris sur le sens qu’ils donnent au jeûne et à ce moment de retrouvailles. En sortant de chez eux, tard le soir, j’ai été accueilli par leurs voisins. Ils m’ont offert une bouteille de vin et m’ont dit à quel point ils étaient heureux de vivre dans ce quartier. J’étais fier de voir coexister chez nous, côte à côte, ces deux manières simples et vraies d’exprimer l’hospitalité.

♔ ♕ Zijn ook ontmoetingen met een andere cultuur een gelegenheid om van elkaar te leren. Anderhalve maand geleden ging ik het einde van het vasten vieren in een Belgisch moslimgezin. Ik was onder de indruk van de manier waarop alle leden van het gezin zich inzetten voor de gemeenschap. Ik heb veel geleerd over de zin die ze geven aan het vasten, en aan het weerzien van familie, vrienden en kennissen. Toen ik, ‘s avonds laat, het huis verliet, stonden hun buren me op te wachten. Zij boden me een fles wijn aan. En ze vertelden me hoe blij ze waren in die buurt te wonen. Het maakte me trots, dat twee zo verschillende, eenvoudige en oprechte uitingen van gastvrijheid, bij ons zij aan zij kunnen bestaan.

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MESCİT Mİ? STELLARİUM MU?


 

Allah ve Peygamber ne diyor, İktidar ne yapıyor?!

⚘ Allah’ım! Bana öğrettiğin ilimden beni faydalandır. Faydalanacağım şeyleri bana öğret. İlmimi artır – Kadın ve erkek her Müslüman’a ilim öğrenmek farzdır – De ki, hiç bilenlerle bilmeyenler bir olur mu? Bilen elbette kıymetlidir – Hiç kimse, cehaletle aziz, ilim ile de zelil olmaz – İlim, İslam’ın hayatı, imanın direğidir – Beşikten mezara kadar ilim öğrenmeye çalışınız – Nerede ilim varsa, orada müslümanlık vardır – Allah’ın rezil etmek istediği kul, ilim ve edepten mahrum kalır – İlim, maldan hayırlıdır. Çünkü malı sen korursun; fakat ilim seni korur. Mal harcamakla azalır, ilim sarf etmekle çoğalır – İnsanın diğer mahlukattan üstünlüğü ilmi iledir, güç ve kuvvetiyle değildir – Ya âlim, ya öğrenci, ya dinleyici veya bunları seven olun. Yoksa helak olursunuz – Âlim olmayan veya ilim öğrenmeye çalışmayan bizden değildir – İlim öğrenmek, namaz, oruç, hac ve Allah yolundaki cihaddan daha kıymetlidir – Bir saat ilim öğrenmek gece sabaha kadar ibadet etmekten kıymetlidir. Bir gün ilim öğrenmek, üç ay oruç tutmaktan kıymetlidir – İlim, hayrın en önemli ve en faziletlisidir – Yalnız şu iki kimseye gıbta edilir: Allah’ın kendisine ihsân ettiği malı hak yolunda harcayıp tüketen kimse; Allah’ın kendisine verdiği ilimle yerli yerince hükmeden ve onu başkalarına da öğreten kimse (Çeşitli Hadis-i Şerifler; Ayet ve Din Alimlerinin özlüsözlerinden alıntılar. )

⚘ Her müslümanın dinî vecibelerini yerine getirecek, helal ile haramı, hakk ile batılı birbirinden ayırt edecek kadar ilim sahibi olması farz-ı ayındır – Mehmet Deri;

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From EP to Erdoğan: You cannot sit and wait while situation in Turkey is deteriorating!


 

MEPs vote on plans to suspend accession talks with Turkey should controversial changes to its constitution go ahead.

☪ ⚠ ⛔ The Parliament speaks with one, clear and loud voice in condemning the Turkish government’s serious decline in democratic standards, and continues to support the Turkish population – millions of whom would like to continue to see the EU as an anchor for reforms in their country.

☪ ⚠ ⛔ Taking note of the outcome of Turkey’s recent referendum and the expansion of presidential powers, the resolution calls on the EU Commission and the EU national governments “to formally suspend the accession negotiations with Turkey without delay if the constitutional reform package is implemented unchanged.

☪ ⚠ ⛔ The resolution also recognises the importance of good EU-Turkey relations and maintaining a constructive and open dialogue, which is key to addressing common challenges, such as migration, security or terrorism. MEPs support upgrading the EU-Turkey Customs Union, asking for human rights and fundamental freedoms to be a part of a new agreement.

☪ ⚠ ⛔ The Parliament is planning to send an ad-hoc delegation to Ankara in the autumn with the aim of renewing parliamentary dialogue.

☪ ⚠ ⛔ The resolution was approved by 477 votes to 64, with 97 abstentions.

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Integration, integration, integration…


 

Time to think about integration policy as a priority for migrants!

⚒ The very large and sudden inflow of asylum seekers at the time when most European countries were still grappling with the impact of the Great Recession has fuelled public concerns as to whether governments can manage such large flows and whether they can effectively integrate those migrants who will stay. Public opinion often calls for more selective
and restrictive admission of future migrants, if not for the closing of borders. Past integration outcomes have indeed often left something to be desired.

⚒ The OECD-EU report, Indicators of Immigrants Integration: Settling In (2015), showed very clearly that all too often life chances of people are determined by their country of origin rather than their abilities and ambitions. The unemployment gap between native-born people and immigrants has widened in many countries since 2007 and is nowalmost 5 percentage points in Europe

⚒ The recent initiative of the European commission, “Employers Together for Integration”, is building on this positive dynamic.

⚒ Integration is not only a domestic question. There is a strong case for international co-operation in this area:

⚒ The economic, political and social costs associated with the lack of integration in one country may have negative spill-overs for others.

⚒ In a context of increasing diversity, the development of inclusive, cohesive and harmonious societies will have a positive impact on international relations.

⚒ Better integration outcomes are essential for the migration-development nexus – unless migrants’ skills are well used in their host countries, they will not be able to contribute to the development of their origin countries.

⚒ At this critical juncture, it is not only time for concrete actions on supporting the integration of migrants and their children into our labour markets and societies. Now is the time to think about integration policy as a priority not just within countries, but also at global level.

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«Kutuplar Diyarı»nın iki kızı…


Biri al yazmalı, diğerinin fuları kırmızı!

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Türkiye’de Türk (Türkiyeli) olmak…


Dışarıda Türk (Türkiyeli) olmak!

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Yazarlarımızdan farklı 19 Mayıs 2017!


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