Day: May 29, 2011

Begumpura “colony of wives” in Mississauga, Canada

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/998962–colony-of-wives-thrives-in-mississauga?bn=1 Ilmana Fasih was at a wedding in Mississauga when she suffered an emotional meltdown. She remembers loud, lively music, table upon table of mouth-watering food and people chatting, cracking jokes. “I just started crying,” Fasih says. “I was feeling terrible that my husband wasn’t there . . . “There […]

Memorial Day: How America Screws Its Soldiers

Everyone claims to “Support Our Troops.” But as Andrew J. Bacevich explains, telling the military it can do whatever it wants works for everyone—except for the soldiers themselves. Riders on Boston subways and trolleys are accustomed to seeing placards that advertise research being conducted at the city’s many teaching hospitals. […]

What Islam Wants: An ‘Illuminating’ interview of a Jamaat-e-Islami Leader?

Let’s Hear From Pakistan Jamat-e-Islami Leader, Maulana Nabiullah Khan “Jamhooria Islamia”, a monthly Baluchi magazine published from Panj-gar, published an interview with Maulana Nawabzadaa Nabiullah Khan, a confidant of and adviser to the Amir of leading Pakistani Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, Maulana Qazi Ahmed, which was conducted by Jalil Amir. The following constitutes are excerpts from that conversation which […]

Election of Muslim girl champions diversity

A girls’ secondary school has championed the diversity cause by appointing a veil-wearing Muslim girl to head her form. Fourteen-year-old Sara Ezabe is proof of what Blata l-Bajda’s St Ignatius College Girls’ Junior Lyceum headmaster Victor Agius insists is important for the school – diversity and tolerance. After two years […]

The cost of delaying human rights

The decision brought Malta in line with judgments delivered by the European Court of Human Rights, which on more than one occasion decreed that denying an arrested person the right to see his lawyer was in breach of the fundamental right to a fair trial. But the government’s reluctance over […]

Pakistan: National Assembly to unseal 36 years old anti-Ahmadiyya hearings transcripts

Many have long held views that the artificial exploitation of the Ahmadiyya community, the closed-door hearings and the passage of anti-Ahmadiyya constitutional amendment  in the National Assembly were all a political stunt by Mr. Bhutto to appease the extremist element in the Pakistani legislature where he was suffering from popularity deficiency.    […]

Zamzam distribution goes high-tech

By ARAB NEWS MAKKAH: The number of holy water distribution outlets at the King Abdullah Zamzam Water Purification Project in Kudai will be increased to 42. The increase is part of the new development projects and modifications, set to be launched shortly, Al-Madinah daily reported quoting well-informed sources. At present, there are 20 […]

Abbas sees no hope for talks, firm on UN path

DOHA (Reuters) – The Palestinian leader said on Saturday there were “no shared foundations” for peace talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and seeking UN recognition of Palestinian statehood was his only option. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, addressing an Arab League meeting in Doha, expressed concern that taking the […]