Day: March 30, 2012

The Meaning of Life (and Death)

Source: Huff Post Socrates was right: “The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being.” I like to ponder the big questions worth asking. The meaning of life, and all that. Robert Fulghum (the “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten” guy), once said that […]

The Dutch-Ottoman alliance against Spain

Dutch ship flying Ottoman flags. Impression by Arie Zuidhoek. By Abdul Haq Compier Source: Alislam-eGazette January 2010 Prince William of Orange ruled the Netherlands in name of the Spanish king Philip II, but experienced moral difficulty in the execution of the persecution laws. Orange appealed many a time to Philip […]

Europe Agrees to $1 Trillion Bailout Fund for Euro

COPENHAGEN — European finance ministers agreed Friday to create a permanent bailout fund for the euro zone with temporary lending capacity of €800 billion, the latest signal sent by Europe to show its determination to overcome a two-year-old crisis of confidence. The decision gives Europe a so-called firewall against future […]

Build bridges for communal harmony

Source: Tehelka LIFE IS full of paradoxes, and not all of them are upsetting. Some of them give a pleasant cozy feeling too. Recently, on March 25, 2012, people saw the Pakistan Deputy Attorney General Muhammad Khurshid Khan polishing the shoes of devotees in Gurudwara Rakabganj, Delhi. This work is part […]

Forced conversions hike Pakistan minorities’ fears

The Muslim Times Editor for Pakistan  KATHY GANNON, Associated Press  Updated 12:19 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 2012 LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — It was  barely 4 a.m. when 19-year-old Rinkal  Kumari disappeared from her home in a small village in Pakistan’s southern  Sindh province. When her parents awoke they found […]

Nuclear war threat real: Tariq

Credit: The Fiji Times via Waseem Sroya. THE Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat has backed the call by its mother branch for world leaders to join forces in the face of the looming threat of a nuclear war. President Fazalullah Tariq called on big nations to understand the significance of peace and […]