A cabal of self-confessed Hindu nationalists,as distinct from Indian nationalists,consistently lauds Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel because it finds in him a soulmate. He is not praised by himself;significantly,he is always pitted against Nehru. By A.G. NOORANI
“The communalism of a majority is apt to be taken for nationalism.”
- Jawaharlal Nehru on January . . . →Read More:India’s biggest threat
BY ALEX VINES
International media reports that Angola has banned Islam have caught the headlines,but it is not what it seems. It highlights once again poor communication and clumsy policy by the Angolan authorities,and how ill thought through policies are distorted by Angolan social media,the opposition and the international press.
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By Javed Ahmad Ghamidi
Polytheism,disbelief and apostasy are indeed grave crimes;however,no human can punish another human being for these crimes. This is the right of God alone
. . . →Read More:A Pakistani religious scholar’s view on Taliban
Are you in Pakistan? Look around… what do you see? If you are in a city like Lahore and if you are in a posh area of Lahore you will probably see designer outlets,restaurants that offer every cuisine you can imagine,super expensive cars on the roads,people wearing the exorbitantly expensive brands whether . . . →Read More:When all hell breaks loose
By Amy Kazmin in New Delhi
Hundreds of Indian soldiers have been deployed to restore order in a restive district in the state of Uttar Pradesh where at least 26 people,including a television camera man and a police photographer,were killed in a weekend of deadly communal riots between Hindus and Muslims. Many more, . . . →Read More:Little hope for peaceful political process as India deploys army in UP to control communal clashes
By Shirin Naseer
Malala’s speech was expected to open doors for discussion inviting applause,criticism and preferably a change in mindsets;the possibility of it generating a response out of the Taliban was least expected. The fact that the Taliban took account of a young girl’s cry for help and felt liable to . . . →Read More:The Taliban’s attempt at Brand Management
The Ramadan celebrations have officially begun,and Muslims all over the world are joining in the festivities.
Though some specific practices may differ from country to country,and there was widespread disagreement about the start date of Ramadan,the global community is united in its observance of the holy month.
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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
By Dr. Ram Puniyani From 2002 Gujarat carnage Gujarat in particular and India in general has seen the rise of Narendra Modi on the political firmament. His propaganda machinery has given him the image whereby he is regarded as the ‘development man,non corrupt,strong and all that. A substantial section of society has bought . . . →Read More:Hindu extremist Modi enters politics