Day: September 8, 2011

‘Pakistan Exists thanks to Uncle’

Source / Courtesy: The Mercury, UK dated: August 19, 2009 This article refers to testimony of Prof. Muttieeullah Dard about the historic meeting of his uncle, Maulana Abdur Raheem Dard, Imam of London Mosque in thirties and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan.  The meeting led to Jinnah’s return to sub-continent politics and eventual creation of […]

Was there an alternative?

Source: asiatimes on line The past decade, with its torture, renditions, black sites and drone assassination campaigns, has had little to do with bringing anyone to “justice”, and especially not Osama bin Laden. Why was it, then, that the Barack Obama administration chose to assassinate the al-Qaeda leader, rather than […]

Getting to Know the Opposition (in Libya)

by Manal Omar.Director of Iraq, Iran, and North Africa Programs, Center for Conflict Management, U.S. Institute of Peace. Co-authored by Tarkowski Tempelhof. Source: Huffington World With the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi, Libya has a whole new political spectrum that covers a formal transitional government to remnants of the monarchy. Each […]

Enduring freedom forever

Source. Asiatimes on Line The West in vain tries to find a form of agony worthy of its past – E M Cioran Enduring Freedom is how the United States government defined its official, military response to 9/11. It should have been Operation Infinite Justice; but then some apparatchik found […]

It’ll deepen prejudices

source:times of india To call ‘lookism’ – discriminating against people because of their supposedly unattractive looks – the ‘new racism’ and demand it be proscribed is excessive. Racism is brutal, in-your-face persecution based on skin colour. Lookism as a concept is vague, a subjective notion of how one appears to […]

The Jameel Prize 2011

By SHEYMA BUALI, LIFE.STYLE@ARABNEWS.COM Celebrating works inspired by the Islamic world around the globe The Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, London has been home to a vast collection of Islamic art for more than 150 years. Today, the Museum has taken a step beyond simply showcasing it, they have joined […]

A most dangerous place – Pakistan!

Source/Credit: The Express Tribune / By Editorial : Published: September 5, 2011 Ahmadis may be killed with impunity because their persecution by a significant segment of society is ignored by the state and the government of the day. PHOTO: REUTERS The All-Pakistan Students  Khatam-e-Nabuwwat Federation haskilled another Ahmadi in Faisalabad, the city where the […]