The latest US-based PEW Research Center survey,released 11 days before Pakistan goes for elections,shows that 84% of Pakistani Muslims favour Islamic sharia as their official law.
While none of the leading political parties with the only exception of Imran Khan’s PTI promises to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state,the 30th April Pew . . . →Read More:84% of Pakistanis want Shariah according to the latest poll
By Fareed Zakaria
As we learn more about the brothers Tsarnaev,we are inclined to ask larger questions about their apparent descent into terror. What does it tell us about radical Islam,Russian immigrants,Muslim communities and the breakdown of assimilation? The most accurate answer might turn out to be:not much. Larger phenomena might be at . . . →Read More:Making Muslims feel at home in America
Ecumenically minded religious leaders should seize the initiative in imposing rationality and discipline among those claiming to be “true believers”either within their own faith or against the faith of others. To date,however,even as it succeeds in lowering the barriers between us,interfaith dialogue has largely failed to establish credibility with the truly . . . →Read More:Time to reconcile the different faiths?
By Saeed Qureshi The rigid and myopic application of constitution’s articles 62 and 63 to determine the suitability of candidates for contesting this year’s elections has gone too far. While Pakistan is awash with endemic violence,unremitting abuse and infringement of every moral,social and religious injunction,paradoxically a strict religious,unrealistic and fanciful . . . →Read More:Let Pakistan be secular
By Matthew J Walton
Recent violence in Myanmar between Buddhists and Muslims in the central town of Meikhtila (also spelt Meiktila) and areas beyond,which has left a reported 43 people dead,as many as 12,000 displaced,and more than 1,000 homes and building destroyed,has raised concerns over the stability of the country’s current . . . →Read More:Buddhism’s violent streak against Muslims
Badami Bagh is no less than a ravaged town awaiting life once again. Along the sides of the roads are little yellow tents set up for the Christian families who lost their homes when an angry mob set fire to the entire residential area.
These little tents are filled with people. It is as if . . . →Read More:Conversations with Badami Bagh residents
Consumed with weapon purchases,maritime capabilities and external threats from China and Pakistan,India has it seems neglected to peek at the state of affairs within its own boundaries. In the past few months,multiple incidents infringing the right of freedom of speech have occurred which has prompted writer Salman Rushdie to smear India with . . . →Read More:Who will provide affirmative action in India?
By Ziyad Motala
A pivotal theme in current Islamic political discourse is a demand for justice,a key tenet of the Quran. A popular complaint in Islamic political argument is discrimination against Muslims in the west such as the ban of the veil in European countries,minarets in Switzerland or racial profiling in many western countries. . . . →Read More:Double standards of Saudi Arabia