Natenyahu’s speech and screech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is refusing to meet with a group of ardently pro-Israel Democratic senators next week in Washington, but he very much wants to see the faces of Arab ambassadors in the audience during his controversial address to Congress.

Netanyahu’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, has tried, without success, . . . → Read More: Natenyahu’s speech and screech

LLF: Lahore not scared of terrorists!

A suicide bomber struck in the Pakistani city of Lahore, just two days before its annual literary festival was due to start.

The night before, the provincial government tried to stop the three-day festival from going ahead, insisting it was not safe.

Then, on the day itself, the darkest of storm clouds invaded, stealthily . . . → Read More: LLF: Lahore not scared of terrorists!

Should China and Pakistan be worried about Indian nuclear weapons?

India’s nuclear weapons program is a cornerstone of New Delhi’s security strategy for the 21st century. For most of the post-war period, India badly trailed the established nuclear powers in weapon quality, quantity, and the sophistication of delivery systems. In recent years, however, India has indicated a willingness to take the steps necessary to becoming . . . → Read More: Should China and Pakistan be worried about Indian nuclear weapons?

My Islam and your Islam

The scenario I’m about to describe has happened to me more times than I can count, in more cities than I can remember, mostly in Western cities here in the U.S. and Europe.

I walk into a store. There’s a woman shopping in the store that I can clearly identify as Muslim. . . . → Read More: My Islam and your Islam

The silver lining

This ‘resilient’ nation of ours loves to criticize just for the sake of it, it seems. The entire furor over the recent string of attacks on the Shia community appears to be extremely unwarranted. I mean, approximately 132 civilians lost their lives as a result of the Peshawar massacre; on the other hand, the total . . . → Read More: The silver lining

Reasons behind failing systems

(BY YASMEEN AFTAB ALI) According to a report by Duniya News (Feb 6, 2013) seven thousand flights were delayed, both domestic and international, during the five months prior to the report. The main reason has been owing to the VIPs boarding flights.

It may be reminded here that a woman gave birth to her baby . . . → Read More: Reasons behind failing systems

Sectarian divides can be eliminated

SHIKARPUR on Jan 30, Peshawar on Feb 13, Rawalpindi on Feb 18. In less than three weeks, suicide bombers have targeted three imambargahs packed with worshippers. Outside of Syria and Iraq, Pakistan is the world’s deadliest country for Shia Muslims. Hazara are fleeing Balochistan, and barricades surround segregated Shia urban neighbourhoods. The government said yesterday . . . → Read More: Sectarian divides can be eliminated

GM crops being force fed to African nations

US agencies, funders such as the Gates Foundation, and agribusiness giant Monsanto are trying to force unwilling African nations to accept expensive and insufficiently tested Genetically Modified (GM) foods and crops, according to a new report released today. [1]

“The US, the world’s top producer of GM crops, is seeking new markets for American GM . . . → Read More: GM crops being force fed to African nations

The comedy of blood

(By David Swanson) This is the serious part of tonight’s event, except that Lee often deals with very serious topics. So what I mean is: this is the unfunny part of tonight’s event, except that I’m going to talk about the United States government. One of my favorite things that Mark Twain didn’t really say . . . → Read More: The comedy of blood

A leader without a leadership

By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

I have been driving around Karachi for last few weeks and many of its walls are adorned with the graffiti saying hamain manzil nahi rehnuma chahai (we want the leader not the destiny). In November 30th PTI jalsa in Islamabad I was sitting on stage 2 listening to speeches. Almost . . . → Read More: A leader without a leadership