Speaking to the Jamaat-e-Islami’s (JI’s) three-day convention in Lahore, the ameer (chief) of the party, Sirajul Haq, told his followers that UK agents in Pakistan were trying to spread the propaganda that Jinnah had envisaged Pakistan to be a secular state. He went on to claim Jinnah had written a letter to Maulana Maududi promising . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s hidden IS
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq on Sunday said the greatest harm to polio campaign in Pakistan has been done by the United States by using it as a war tool.
Addressing the all-Pakistan inter-madaris declamation contest arranged by Majlis Sautul Islam, Siraj said that it was Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) which had done the most . . . → Read More: JI Chief on polio, education and politics in Pakistan
After independence, a number of religious scholars and parties / groups began clamoring for establishment of ‘Islamic’ or ‘shari’ah state in Pakistan. Inside the Constituent Assembly Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani, founder of the Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam (JUI), and outside the Constituent Assembly Maulana Syed Abul A’la Maudoodi founder of the Jama’at-e-Islami (JI) were two powerful voices demanding . . . → Read More: Role of religious parties in Pakistani politics
One feels a deep sense of irony in much of what is happening these days within mainstream Western media.
It is no revelation to say that it was apparently long ago collectively decided by the Western world, that there would be one set of rules for the United States (our de facto leader from . . . → Read More: A display of poor journalism by CNN’s Amanpour
By Tomas Young
Editor’s Note: News came yesterday that Tomas Young, an Iraq war vet turned anti-war activist, had passed away in Seattle at the age of 34. Tomas enlisted in the Army just two days after the 9/11 attacks. Following his training at Ft. Hood, Texas he was deployed to Iraq and paralyzed after being shot . . . → Read More: Bush & Cheney owe the world a huge apology – Tomas Young
(By Babar Sattar) How do you stay optimistic about the prospects of your country when the naked truth paints a dark picture? Is living in a make-believe world the true mark of love and loyalty or acknowledging your failures and faults with the object of stimulating change? An argument vociferously made by our ‘patriots’ is that . . . → Read More: To keep the ship afloat
“The Intercept“- Barack Obama, in his post-election press conference yesterday,announced that he would seek an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) from the new Congress, one that would authorize Obama’s bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria—the one he began three months ago. If one were being generous, one could say that seeking congressional authorization for a war that commenced . . . → Read More: From 1980 till Date – How many Muslims countries have been US target
By Amin Valliani
IN the British era, schools of the Indian subcontinent did not have the formal subject of Islamiat for their Muslim students. The senior members of a family were supposed to teach juniors through their personal conduct.
Though at some places the madressah system was helping new generations to read the Holy . . . → Read More: Teaching Islamic studies in schools
THE VOTERS WHO put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach from his predecessor.
But six years into his administration, the Obama version of national . . . → Read More: You can vote but you can’t elect
By Noam Chomsky An international poll found that the United States is ranked far in the lead as “the biggest threat to world peace today,” far ahead of second-place Pakistan, with no one else even close.
Imagine that the lead article in Pravda reported a study by the KGB that reviews major terrorist operations run by the . . . → Read More: USA the biggest threat to world peace