World

Reclaiming The Jihad: A Response to Tarek Fatah

Jun 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Religion, World
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To condemn the Woolwich incident, spine-chilling and disgusting as it may be_ is pointless. Not because it may by any stretch of imagination be justified, but because the haste and anxiety with which this is so promptly done both by spokespeople of Western nations and by Muslim leaders denotes the uncritical acceptance of the predominant […]



Woolwich and the Muslim Response

May 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Religion, World
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The murder in Woolwich has shocked everyone, no one was prepared for such a killing on the streets of the UK.  The response has been of disgust and condemnation.  This incident has raised some questions that politicians and the mainstream media have conveniently dodged.   I am disgusted and appalled by what has taken place, but why should I […]



My Response to Inaccuracies About Islam in ‘The Hindu’ Article

May 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Lauren Booth's Diary, Religion, World
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This is my response to an article on The Hindu which has several inaccuracies about Islam.”Dear Editor of The Hindu, In the Name of Allah the Most Beneficient the Most Merciful,As a Muslim convert featured in your article, I would like to request an explanation for several statements which appeared alongside my photo;In your editorial, […]



Agenda for the Nation 2013 and Beyond-3

May 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World
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Over the past five years, extremely bad governance wrought with corruption and compromise in the name of continuity of democracy has brought the country to a disastrous point. This has given rise to several crises having long-term repercussions, eroding our sovereignty, economy and even our identity as a nation. An incisive view of such issues […]



Agenda for the nation 2013 and beyond-2

May 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Pakistan, World
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What is the real nature and extent of the domestic crisis? Let me try to highlight some of its major dimensions. First and foremost, it is a ‘crisis of legitimacy’. For any country’s good governance, legitimacy is essential. Military general turned president Pervez Musharraf lacked legitimacy, and the outgoing government, despite having the semblance of […]



Agenda for the Nation: 2013 and Beyond-1

May 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Pakistan, World
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The next government, which is expected to be in power sometime this year, shall have to formulate a national agenda for the next five years in the context of global, regional and domestic scenarios. On the global scene, with haunting shadows of 9/11 still lingering, the real issue remains the need for an effective exit strategy. The […]



A Message From An American to Pakistanis

Apr 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World
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Micah Daigle, an American citizen from San Francisco, posted on Facebook after Boston Bombings. “On Friday at 7:05pm Eastern Time, Boston Police received a report that suspected terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding in a boat in Watertown.At 7:15pm, the low buzz of a drone was heard overheard. Seconds later, an enormous explosion engulfed the area, destroying the […]



Syria – History And The Current Conflict

Mar 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, World
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A SHORT HISTORY Long before the dawn of Islam, in 4th Century B.C the defeat of Persian Emperor Darius by Macedonian King Alexander was the beginning of first ‘western rule’ over Syria and after the fall of Macedonian empire of Alexander Syria became part of Roman Empire this was second time Syria came under ‘western […]



Letting Shadows Fall Behind

Mar 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, World
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When a friend from Bangladesh gifted me a jute bag with the Bangladesh flag motif painted on it, I asked her to explain the symbolism. She told me it stood for the rising sun over the green fields, reddened with the blood of liberation martyrs. After the terrible atrocities in 1971 in which many innocent […]



Tug Of War – Lord Of The Rings

Mar 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Social, World
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Ah, why Should life all labor be? Let us alone. Time driveth onward fast, And in a little while our lips are dumb. Let us alone. What is it that will last? All things are taken from us, and become Portions and parcels of the dreadful past. Let us alone. What pleasure can we have […]