Month: October 2011

Halloween – Harmless or Harmful Fun?

Halloween is a festival celebrated around the world on 31st October. It is a day which has become commercialised, most people being unaware of its true origins. Instead, most associate Halloween with only pumpkins, scary costumes, bonfires and trick or treating. Societies go to great lengths to ensure that no one […]

Where are they, now?

By Saroop Ijaz Published: October 15, 2011 Source/credit: The Express Tribune The former Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court, Khawaja Muhammad Sharif, has volunteered to represent Mumtaz Qadri. Ordinarily, a lawyer representing a client is an unremarkable phenomenon, even those accused of heinous crimes. The lowest of low amongst the criminals […]

Parental guidance is the key

Source: TOI on line. A $50 tattooed doll – a new product of a hugely successful toy brand in the US – has come under fire. Invoking writer Stieg Larrson’s best-selling Millennium trilogy’s edgy female heroine image, this limited edition toy has alarmed parents in America, who feel the tattoos […]

What initiatives does the Minister take to the EU, UN and Sweden should strengthen the protection of religious minorities in Pakistan?

Source: Nasim Malik from Sweeden.  A letter containing Ahmadiyya questions has been floated in Sweedish parliament. English translation. Swedish Parliament: Written question 2011/12:86 : 2011/12:86 Situation of the Ahmadiyya Muslims in Pakistan. To the Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt ( M ) “ It is reported daily about how the religious fundamentalist forces […]

My Faith: Rep. Keith Ellison, from Catholic to Muslim

http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_416x234_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=living/2011/09/01/my-faith-congressman-ellison.cnn September 1st, 2011 10:24 AM ET Courtesy: CNN By Chris Welch, CNN Minneapolis, Minnesota (CNN) –Prior to 2006, few people even knew that then-Minnesota state legislator Keith Ellison was a Muslim. Because of his English name, he said, no one thought to ask. But five years ago, when he ran […]