Day: September 29, 2011

Islam faces the greatest danger from Islamist extremists

By Qasim Yousafzai For CentralAsiaOnline.com Shehrbano Taseer, daughter of slain Pakistani Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, spoke at a panel discussion at UN European headquarters in Geneva WASHINGTON, D.C. – Islam’s greatest threat comes from those who claim to be serving it – extremist militants, Shehrbano Taseer, daughter of slain Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, said June […]

Rocket launches Chinese space lab

A rocket carrying China’s first space laboratory, Tiangong-1, has launched from the north of the country. The Long March vehicle lifted clear from the Jiuquan spaceport in the Gobi Desert at 21:16 local time (13:16 GMT). The rocket’s ascent took the lab out over the Pacific, and on a path […]

Blasphemy and Islam

It is said and believed by many people, including unfortunately many Muslims, that the punishment for blasphemy is death. Such an assertion is totally incorrect. The Holy Book of Islam, the Holy Quran – the source of all the guidance mentions nowhere that the punishment for blasphemy is death, nor even a […]

Pentagon aims at target Pakistan

Source: Asia times on line Syria will have to wait. The next stop in the Pentagon-coined “long war” is bound to be Pakistan. True, a war is already on in what the Barack Obama administration named AfPak. But crunch time in Pak itself looms closer and closer. Call it the “no […]

Strauss-Kahn faces French sex assault accuser

France 24.   In the first face-to-face encounter since his May 14 arrest in New York, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is Thursday set to face Tristane Banon (right), a French writer who has accused the former IMF chief of attempted rape in 2003. Details.  http://www.france24.com/en/20110929-strauss-kahn-french-writer-sex-assault-accuser-tristane-banon-justice-paris-france

Jordan, US sign $359m grant deals

BY OMAR OBEIDAT, JORDAN TIMES AMMAN –– Jordan and the US on Wednesday signed five grant agreements worth $359.3 million. The grants, presented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will support various sectors, including the budget, education, health and economic development in addition to a plan to […]