Placing one tragedy over another; the dehumanization of society

As Muslims mark the end of yet another Ramadan, one which has brought with it heightened tragedies across many regions; Eid has commenced with what seems like burdened grief; even though many have released photos of the Gazans celebrating Eid amidst the crushing invasion. With this inhuman invasion in Gaza, the on-going carnage in Syria, . . . → Read More: Placing one tragedy over another; the dehumanization of society

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HRCP Seminar: Against forced marriages and conversions

If people are forced to convert or marry then it creates a different situation as that is not allowed in any religion or by the law, said advocate Mukesh Kumar Karira while speaking at a workshop organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in Sukkur on . . . → Read More: HRCP Seminar: Against forced marriages and conversions

What the Western media does not show about extremist Hindus in India

By Phyllis Chesler

They are crossing the border illegally and violently displacing the indigenous population whose homes and possessions they either destroy or occupy. They are attacking the young, the elderly, and especially the girls and women, whom they kidnap, forcibly convert, or traffic into brothels. The locals are terrified of them. The police . . . → Read More: What the Western media does not show about extremist Hindus in India

The Political Economy of Intolerance in Pakistan

Intolerance in society – an individual with an intolerant mindset, or a community with values of intolerance and hatred – is the prime incubator for extremism, which manifests itself in the form of violent militancy and terrorism. Counter-terror policies are completely inadequate if they do not include the necessary social, political, educational and . . . → Read More: The Political Economy of Intolerance in Pakistan

Turning Islam into a religion of war and hate

Common Muslims between the Theology of Takfir (declaring others unbelievers) and the Politics of Takhrib (destruction)

Introduction

Scores of religious edicts and decrees are issued by Muslim theologians, muftis and Ulema almost every day denouncing fellow Muslims who do not accept their version of Islam and hundreds of debates take place on these edicts in . . . → Read More: Turning Islam into a religion of war and hate

Incredible India?

by Prem Sagar

Read it and open your eyes about great India:

900 million people earn only 20 rupees per day in India.

Out of which 500 million people earns only 10 rupees per day.

Out of which 250 million makes only 5 rupees per day.

Out of which 50 million people makes nothing.

We . . . → Read More: Incredible India?

Not so shiny India

By John Pilger

In five-star hotels on Mumbai’s seafront, children of the rich squeal joyfully as they play hide and seek. Nearby, at the National Theatre for the Performing Arts, people arrive for the Mumbai Literary Festival: famous authors and notables drawn from India’s Raj class. They step deftly over a woman lying across the . . . → Read More: Not so shiny India

No Pakistanis allowed, in heart of Islamabad

Fine French dining in the heart of Pakistan? Sounds great — that is unless you’re Pakistani and you’re not allowed.

Say, what?

That’s right, restaurant owner Philippe Lafforgue, opened the 20-seat “La Maison” last October with the controversial policy.

. . . → Read More: No Pakistanis allowed, in heart of Islamabad

Social Change in Pakistan just around the corner

By Charles Leadbeater

The country’s adaptability and resilience can hold it together, writes Charles Leadbeater

Pity the people of Pakistan, trapped between self-serving, complacent elites who preside over a crumbling state, and a rich array of violent extremists who seem determined to tear the same state apart. The extremists promote crisis and the state depends . . . → Read More: Social Change in Pakistan just around the corner