Still, I Rise: Reflections on the Massacres in Egypt

Aug 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, World

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 […]

Humanity at Stake

Aug 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, World

A woman in many women- and children and men- was reported to be rushing back and forth in panic of the gunfire chasing her. A woman- another woman- was seen from her balcony with a portrait of General Al-Sisi; watching, observing, comprehending, and smiling. A grimly smile. This is not fantasy. This is not a scene from […]

When a Mob Sacked Democracy

Jul 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, World

“Truth never damages a cause that is just” ~ Ghandhi “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” ~ Martin Luthor King Today is a throbbing day for democracy, rule of law, legitimacy, truth, factuality, principle and any other word that fits into the same category. An elected head of the state, with a victory […]

Reclaiming The Jihad: A Response to Tarek Fatah

Jun 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Religion, World

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]