Naxalite movement holds half of India hostage

(By Sabena Siddiqui) The Naxalite movement is India’s largest insurgency, second only to the Kashmir movement yet virtually unknown to the world in general. It started in 1967 and has been continuing to defy the state of India for the longest time. India houses one of the largest poor populations in the world, the benefits . . . → Read More: Naxalite movement holds half of India hostage

ISIS – A Historical Perspective

The rise of ISIS with its brutal methods of expanding their hold on vast piece of land and resources remind people of other brutal conquests like Vikings of Europe and Mongols of Central Asia. The response from Europe is one of fear and nervousness. The source of this nervousness is rooted in the history of . . . → Read More: ISIS – A Historical Perspective

Myanmar’s Rohingyas are still suffering

Late last month, Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin announced to delegates at the UN General Assembly that a long-expected “action plan” for Rakhine state, the site of the country’s most urgent human rights crisis, was “being finalized and will soon be launched.”

The minister claimed the strategy was designed to ensure “peace, stability, harmony . . . → Read More: Myanmar’s Rohingyas are still suffering

Saudi Arabia’s support for extremists

The following are not exactly household names in the United States, though perhaps they ought to be, given the coalition partners President Obama has lined up to assist in the fight against the Islamic State: Ahmed al Ghamdi, Hamza al Ghamdi, Saeed al Ghamdi, Hani Hanjour, Nawaf al Hazmi, Salem al Hazmi, Ahmad al Haznawi, . . . → Read More: Saudi Arabia’s support for extremists

Islam has nothing to do with terrorism

Beheadings, stoning to death, blasphemy, conversion by the sword, caliphate — words that have come back to haunt us from the Middle Ages. You just have to open a newspaper or watch TV and you read about the Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Islamic State of Iraq . . . → Read More: Islam has nothing to do with terrorism

The wrong targets

Governments and militaries in India and Pakistan have the legitimate rights to adopt the strategy and tactics that they deem appropriate on Line of Control/International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. Actions taken could be for inter se dominance – physical or moral, benefits of internal politicking either institutional between Army and Sharif Government in Pakistan . . . → Read More: The wrong targets

Australia’s growing hate against Muslims

The victim had her head bashed into the wall of the train a number times by an unknown woman who was shouting abuse before being pushed off the train.

A 26-year-old Muslim woman suffered injuries after being racially abused, assaulted and thrown off a moving train in Australia’s Melbourne last week, in . . . → Read More: Australia’s growing hate against Muslims

Wither away Justice!

By Ikram Sehgal

Smashing more than half a dozen vehicles parked around the Minhajul Quran Secretariat on June 17 in Model Town, Lahore, under the rather benign patronage of the Punjab police, the man who perpetrated the vandalism refuses to go away from the public eye. The term ‘Gullu’ may likely become part . . . → Read More: Wither away Justice!

How best to destroy Pakistan

This is not easily done. To even begin serious work on this project you first have to be a Prime Minister with a solid mandate. Then you need to have the covert support of a world power that is vested in this design. And lastly you have to be a very dedicated, hardworking individual, not . . . → Read More: How best to destroy Pakistan

Human Rights groups slam unfair trial in Iran

A 37-year-old man has been executed in Iran after being found guilty of heresy and insulting prophet Jonah, according to human rights activists.

Mohsen Amir-Aslani was arrested nine years ago for his activities which the authorities deemed were heretical. He was engaged in psychotherapy but also led sessions reading and reciting the Qur’an and providing . . . → Read More: Human Rights groups slam unfair trial in Iran