ISIS in Middle East: The deadly prospects

(By Alastair Crooke) ISIS is indeed a veritable time bomb inserted into the heart of the Middle East. But its destructive power is not as commonly understood. It is not with the “March of the Beheaders”; it is not with the killings; the seizure of towns and villages; the harshest of “justice” — terrible though . . . → Read More: ISIS in Middle East: The deadly prospects

West – The creators of terrorism

(By Humayun Gauhar) ‘United States of Amnesia’ includes Europe too but this is only one view.

ISIS is winning in the sense that it has got what it wants so far. Paris lives in fear. Belgium went into lockdown. By extension not only the public of the whole of Europe but also the people of . . . → Read More: West – The creators of terrorism

No difference between Muslims and no-Muslim violence level

Contrary to what is alleged by bigots like Bill Maher, Muslims are not more violent than people of other religions. Murder rates in most of the Muslim world are very low compared to the United States.

As for political violence, people of Christian heritage in the twentieth century polished off tens of millions of people . . . → Read More: No difference between Muslims and no-Muslim violence level

The struggle for dominance

(By Kamran Bokhari) While the Muslim world is plagued with the scourge of religiously inspired armed nonstate actors, geosectarianism is another equally lethal challenge that is brewing in its core. In fact, the Sunni-Shia struggle on a geopolitical scale is actually aiding jihadism and vice versa, especially as Iran is on a path toward international . . . → Read More: The struggle for dominance

Pakistan and Iran to work together on strengthening security and economy

Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Thursday Pakistan,Iran can play an important role in improving economy and security of the region. Talking to Iranian Speaker Dr. Ali Larijani, he said strong bilateral relations can serve as a role model for other countries to follow.

Dr. Ali Larijani planted a sapling in the lawn of Parliament . . . → Read More: Pakistan and Iran to work together on strengthening security and economy

What makes Tahirul Qadri tick

By Gen Aslam Beg

Tahirul Qadri suffers from an acute sense of anomie. He thinks that the social order is rotten, to be demolished and a new structure is to be raised. He claims to have the plan, to build such an utopian order. Therefore he declared “I am coming, at the peril . . . → Read More: What makes Tahirul Qadri tick

Muslims don’t need enemies

By Asif Haroon Raja

The Indo-US-Western-Israeli media has been orchestrating a malicious campaign to ridicule and defame Islam to supplement liquidation drive undertaken by the neo-con crusaders. This was coordinated by American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee. All those within the Muslim world who help them in undermining Islam and eliminating practicing Muslims and scholars . . . → Read More: Muslims don’t need enemies

YouTube ban not to be lifted any time soon

YouTube users in Pakistan will probably have to wait much longer than they anticipated before they can call up the popular video-sharing website again.

The problem stems from the fact that Pakistan and the United States lack a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), which is what the company usually uses to filter out objectionable videos.

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Rethinking the Savage vs. Civilized

By Prof. Lawrence Davidson

Back on 1 August 2012 I posted a piece entitled History on a Billboard. It reported on the placement, in the northern suburbs of New York City, of informational billboards with maps of Palestine showing the steady growth of Israeli confiscated territory and the corresponding shrinkage of territory available to . . . → Read More: Rethinking the Savage vs. Civilized

Islam and the ‘history’ of violence

Though no age in the human history is immaculate of the bloodspots of violence but in the present phase of the history when due to fast means of communication the world has withered into a village, violence has become a hot burning topic everywhere. By nature and manifestation violence is of different kinds. One is . . . → Read More: Islam and the ‘history’ of violence