Day: August 17, 2011

A matter of interpretation

Source:  The Express Tribune Author: Khaled Ahmed A bright young scholar with a PhD from Heidelberg and currently involved in postdoctoral work at the University of London, Ali Usman Qasmi, has given us a brilliant book: Questioning the Authority of the Past: The Ahl al-Quran Movement in the Punjab (OUP […]

Pakistan frets over femme fatales

source.asiatimes on line ISLAMABAD – The tactic of the Pakistan Taliban to use veil-clad female suicide bombers to effectively strike their targets without being intercepted has set alarm bells ringing for the security agencies which are already finding it hard to nip al-Qaeda and Taliban-sponsored terrorism in the bud. A […]

Pakistan frets over femme fatales

Source. Asia times on line ISLAMABAD – The tactic of the Pakistan Taliban to use veil-clad female suicide bombers to effectively strike their targets without being intercepted has set alarm bells ringing for the security agencies which are already finding it hard to nip al-Qaeda and Taliban-sponsored terrorism in the […]

Feminisation of faith

source: dawn.com THE lady cooking a new version of chicken curry is wearing a mint green hijab. In the midst of adding spices and emptying out bowls of beaten yoghurt and thinly chopped ginger, she pauses to narrate a hadith. Within the hour, viewers have been provided with an endearing […]

Suicide bombing is reprehensible but what about ‘fast unto death,’ as a protest?

Source / Courtesy BBC online Indian PM: Anti-corruption protest ‘misconceived’ Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told parliament that the hunger strike by the anti-corruption activist, Anna Hazare, is “totally misconceived”. He said the 74-year-old was trying to circumvent democracy by demanding the overhaul of an anti-corruption bill. Mr Hazare spent the night […]

An Interview with Deden’s Lawyer

Radio Australia: Nurkholis Hidayat is the Director of the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute and is Mr Sudjana’s lawyer. Speaker: Nurkholis Hidayat,Director of the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute; Andreas Harsono, consultant, Human Rights Watch Indonesia Presenter: Alma Mistry MISTRY: Deden Sudjana’s hand was almost severed by a machete as he attempted to stop an angry mob who […]