Day: December 16, 2011

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: An Introduction

The Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community In  the 19th century, Islam as a religion and Muslims as a nation were  helpless. Muslim empires were crumbling all over the world. In the  subcontinent of India, the Mughal Empire was brought down by the British. Islam was being attacked by all […]

The false monolith of political Islam

Source: Asia Times: The leaders of the American government make the gravestmistake possible for a world power. They believe their own propaganda. Elected officials and media pundits warn American citizens of the ever-increasing peril of “Islamic terrorism”, “Islamic fundamentalism” or the supposedly extant ideology of “Islamofacism”. A multitude of states […]

The Unraveling: Pakistan in the Age of Jihad

Source: Asia Times. With relations between Pakistan and the United States in cold storage, John R Schmidt, a senior US diplomat, sheds some light on the reasons. He argues that Islamabad’s dual policy of supporting US military actions in Afghanistan while maintaining its connection with radical Islamic groups is understandable […]

The war is pronounced dead

Source: Asia Times. By Pepe Escobar (Spoiler alert: this is the alternate remix of a New York Times original.) BAGHDAD – The Pentagon officially pronounced its US$3 trillion-and-counting, “war on terror”-related invasion, occupation and decimation of the Iraqi nation dead on Thursday even as the country prepared for a low-intensity […]