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The Second Coming

Jul 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest, World
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Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.                                                                         -W.B. […]



Israel’s Zionist Foundation and Expansionist Dream – A Short History

Jul 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest, World
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‘At Basel, I founded the Jewish State. If I said it out loud today, I would be answered by universal laughter. Perhaps in five years, and certainly in fifty, everyone will know it.’[1] ~ (Theodor Herzl writes in his diary about Basel Zionist Conference, 1897 where Zionism was officially coined) The birth of the State […]



The Regime of Reason

Dec 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Social, World
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Your intelligence is different from mine. And mine is different from yours. Times changed. “My intelligence is superior to yours”, said Reason. Who and what is ‘Reason’? Reason was born and raised like any other intelligence. It too lived on the imaginative outskirts of human minds. It too insisted that it had a point. ‘A […]



Down to Earth – With a Bump

Dec 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Lauren Booth's Diary, Religion, World
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It doesn’t happen quickly, it takes time. For a long time you can’t imagine it happening at all. Then one morning, you wake up and it’s living within you. A spiky, pebble in the midst of joyous certainty; disappointment. Disappointment in the Ummah, you are now a part of. For ‘born Muslims’ the acknowledgement that […]



From Christopher Columbus to Malala Yousafzai‎

Oct 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World
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Parallax errors of selective historical and contemporary view points A simple definition of Parallax would be “an apparent change in the position of an object resulting from a change in position of the observer”. By some accounts on October 12 Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas [1]. 521 years later a girl, Malala Yusufzai, from Swat, Pakistan […]



The Political Economy of Hatred

Oct 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World
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Hatred is a scam. Just like a lot of stuff Capitalism and its globalizing effects want to sell us. This is what they do right? They come at our doors and they sell stuff. We buy stuff. But we also buy into stuff. Into the ideology of stuff. The ideology of stuff isn’t your next […]



Who is Behind the Bloodbath?

Sep 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World
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The catalogue of bloodbath in the Muslim world is harrowing and sickening. I want to know who is responsible for it all. It has been a bloody week – the Westgate shopping centre massacre in Nairobi that left 67 people dead, the killing spree of students in North Eastern Nigeria has left 50 students dead, […]



Reclaiming Rainbows

Sep 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, World
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Human thought finds a rather romantic metaphor in a rainbow. With reflection one may find more in it than a fleeting comfort. Perhaps find even a way to reconnect with our purpose and reassurance that God ordered the perfection of Angels to bow to the ‘imperfection’ of humanity. “Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: “I […]



How I Came to Love the Veil

Sep 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, Social, World
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Politicians and journalists just love to write about the oppression of women in Islam … without even talking to the females beneath the veil. They simply have no idea how Muslim women are protected and respected within the Islamic framework which was built more than 1400 years ago. Yet, by writing about cultural issues like […]



Still, I Rise: Reflections on the Massacres in Egypt

Aug 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, World
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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. “By the sky containing great stars. And by the Promised Day. And [by] the witness and what is witnessed, Woe to the makers of the pit (of fire)! Fire supplied (abundantly) with fuel: When they were sitting near it. And they witnessed (all) that they were […]