Violence and religion – the deep connection

Terrorism can’t be blamed on religion alone, but murder and brutality are elemental to almost every major faith.

The year 2015 has opened to slaughter in the name of gods. In Paris, two Islamist brothers executed Charlie Hebdo cartoonists “in defense of the Prophet,” while an associate killed shoppers in a kosher grocery. In Nigeria, . . . → Read More: Violence and religion – the deep connection

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

The group’s latest attack on northern Nigeria http://t.co/I0933lTWCb failed to make waves in the world media.

Boko Haram, Nigeria’s Islamist militants, got the world’s attention last year http://fw.to/mZxFCNB 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

Seven conflicts of 2014 not reported much

2014 has been a brutal year. The death toll of Syria’s ongoing civil war likely eclipsed 200,000, while the hideous rise of the Islamic State spurred a U.S.-led bombing campaign. A separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine led to thousands of deaths and clouded relations between the West and Moscow, which is believed to be aiding . . . → Read More: Seven conflicts of 2014 not reported much

9/11 – A US, Israel and Saudi Arabia’s brainchild

“This 9/11 data dump is so radioactive the US Government will likely collapse. The world will never be the same when nations everywhere see this report!” – Veteran 9/11 Investigator

State of the Nation

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Mr Kaplan got it wrong… intentionally!

In an article published in Forbes—“Rearranging the Subcontinent”—the author Mr Robert D Kaplan starts with the profound observation that-‘the division of the Indian subcontinent may not be history’s last word in political geography’— thereby implying that the situation is in some kind of flux and may be resolved with changes. The fact is that a . . . → Read More: Mr Kaplan got it wrong… intentionally!

No mercy for militants – Pakistan Army

After pledging for years to crack down on violent Islamists, Pakistani authorities are now taking exceptional steps to do so, with a major military operation against the militants and a vow to rein in radical propaganda.

The government’s campaign has intensified in the wake of a massacre at an elite army-run school in Peshawar this . . . → Read More: No mercy for militants – Pakistan Army

Narrative that can defeat terrorists

The closer you want to get to eradicating the menace of terrorism, the bigger this menace seems to get.

For the past week, following the attack in Peshawar, our leaders, both in Khaki and Mufti, have deliberated and deliberated. But this piece is not about them and the solutions they might come up with. It . . . → Read More: Narrative that can defeat terrorists

Roots of Arab terror in Pakistan

As Pakistan reels from yet another terrorist attack, this time on schoolchildren in Peshawar, the world is stunned and united in its pain at the loss of innocent women and children. The brutal tactics of the Taliban in Pakistan have been replicated by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. The most significant . . . → Read More: Roots of Arab terror in Pakistan

Taliban’s senseless desperation behind their brutality

By David Rothkopf

Why the Taliban can’t win in its fight against the future — and other bad omens for 2015.

Jihadis are waging the most futile war possible. Perhaps that explains the senseless desperation behind their brutality. They are not battling America or the West or regimes that seek to end their violence. Rather, . . . → Read More: Taliban’s senseless desperation behind their brutality

TTP’s choice of target has a deadly symbolic meaning

Pakistan is no stranger to militant attacks, but the brutal assault that left at least 132 children dead at an army-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday shocked the nation.

It also drew international condemnation, from the likes of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Pakistani . . . → Read More: TTP’s choice of target has a deadly symbolic meaning