Boko Haram – a massacre that never got world’s attention

The group’s latest attack on northern Nigeria failed to make waves in the world media.

Boko Haram, Nigeria’s Islamist militants, got the world’s attention last year after kidnapping 276 schoolgirls. The despicable group still holds most of the girls, is still untamed and now appears to control much of the remote north of . . . → Read More: Boko Haram – a massacre that never got world’s attention

How not to be a Muslim

Muslims have largely brought their present pathetic position on themselves by falling into traps laid by prejudiced provocateurs

Let’s talk of the most degrading and damaging issue, the sheer stupidity of those who claim to be Muslims but commit heinous un-Islamic crimes in the name of Islam contrary to the injunctions of God and fuel . . . → Read More: How not to be a Muslim

Islam, Muslims and the West

(By Gulam Asgar Mitha) Much is being written regarding the Charlie Hebdo issue in Paris, France. I do not condone any killing but at the same time I do not support issues that violate human rights, religious freedom or freedom of speech and thoughts. Using cartoons to condemn Divine thoughts and beliefs is utterly wrong because . . . → Read More: Islam, Muslims and the West

Livin’ on a Prayer

Recently, a former politician turned television host, with a huge fan following, in his infinite wisdom placed the blame of the Peshawar attack solely on the shoulders of a much targeted minority sect on his wildly popular morning show. With absolute conviction, he stated that the members of this sect are Zionist agents and do not harbor . . . → Read More: Livin’ on a Prayer

Well, that was awkward

It was a tough year for global events. From serious conflicts in Syria and Ukraine to the Ebola outbreak and the apparent destruction of not one but two Malaysia Air passenger planes, it sometimes felt like the world was bouncing from one horror to the other, never quite able to comprehend any of them.

It . . . → Read More: Well, that was awkward

Pakistan’s hidden IS

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

JI Chief on polio, education and politics in Pakistan

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

Role of religious parties in Pakistani politics

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

A display of poor journalism by CNN’s Amanpour

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

Bush & Cheney owe the world a huge apology – Tomas Young

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