(By Dahr Jamail) In June, the US Department of Defense released its “Law of War Manual,” within which the Pentagon states clearly that journalists may be “unprivileged belligerents,” which leaves those reporting on the military in any capacity open to be treated the same as spies – or even terrorists.
“Unprivileged belligerent” is a . . . → Read More: No free speech in America… be warned
Ahead of Eid Al Adha in Pakistan on Friday, the country’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif once again flew overseas, this time to the United Kingdom on a journey that will eventually take him to the annual session of the UN General assembly in New York.
Indeed, this was not the first time that a top . . . → Read More: While the nation struggles, the PM frolics
(By Raymond William Baker) The United States is at war with a very different, mythic Islam of its own making that has nothing at all to do with this Islam of the Qur’an. To make sense of that conjured threat, scholarly studies of Islam or Islamic movements are of no help at all. Even the . . . → Read More: Which Islam is USA fighting?
In Arlington National Cemetery, there is a white headstone, which, like so many others, marks the final resting place of a courageous service-member who gave his life in combat. This grave belongs to Kareem Khan of New Jersey, who was just 20 years old. Kareem was Muslim.
Kareem’s rank was that . . . → Read More: US Presidential elections and hate against Muslims
First he bombed mercilessly, cruelly grinning throughout. Costumed in a flight suit, he proclaimed a “Mission Accomplished” after he had, with what they call “bipartisan support” (as though this lends some sort of legitimacy), destroyed the modern country of Iraq.
George W. Bush destroyed Iraq’s infrastructure, its institutions, its ruling party and its army. Then . . . → Read More: Achievements of George W. Bush
By C. Raja Mohan
That the RSS came out in support of the NDA government’s engagement with Pakistan is not surprising. But the argument advanced by the RSS in defence of a sustained dialogue with Pakistan is certainly interesting and important. After a high-level coordination meeting with the government late last . . . → Read More: Making Pakistan – India Relations work
SO why is the self-styled Islamic State (IS) blowing to pieces the greatest artefacts of ancient history in Syria and Iraq? Joanne Farchakh, an archaeologist, has a unique answer to a unique crime.
First, the IS sells the statues, stone faces and frescoes that international dealers demand. It takes the money, hands over the relics . . . → Read More: Money is the religion of IS
Gloom and doom scenario
The other day the entire ruling PML-N leadership wore a sombre look in full glare of the national media. The prime minister was chairing a meeting attended by the top party leadership with his younger brother the chief minister of Punjab in tow. To review recent setbacks suffered by the party . . . → Read More: What is happening in Islamabad
Farmers hold large sit-in in front of Punjab Assembly, demand govt announce subsidy for sector and fix prices of crops compatible with expenses YDA says won’t allow privatization of govt hospitals . . . → Read More: Farmers and Doctors against Punjab Government