Day: August 5, 2012

Islamophobia, Sikhophobia and Media Profiling

Huff Post: Simran Jeet Singh   On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks shook the American nation to its core. Nineteen individuals associated with al Qaeda coordinated to hijack four passenger jets and use them as weapons of mass destruction. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 claimed approximately 3,000 lives, including all […]

Philippine school bans the hijab, sparks controversy

Philippine News: A ban on Muslim students wearing the hijab at a Catholic-run school in the Philippines, has sparked complaints and controversy. Pilar College in Zamboanga has defended its decision to ban Muslim students from wearing thehijab. Many of the schools 3,000 pupils are Muslim.Ciibroadcasting reported the college president, Sister Maria Nina Balbas, defied the complaints the […]

Martha Nussbaum: Standing up for rights of Muslims

The Post that inspired me to save her Wikipedia page in the Muslim Times: Philosopher Martha Nussbaum takes aim at anti-Muslim intolerance. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Martha Nussbaum Martha Nussbaum in 2008 Born Martha Craven 6 May 1947 (age 65) New York City Era 20th-century philosophy […]

FIJI NEWS – Former Fiji PM jailed on corruption charges

Military rulers suppressing opposition in Fiji: lawyer Updated 4 August 2012, 8:09 AEST A prominent lawyer says the jailing of Fiji’s last democratically elected prime minister shows the military government is trying to remove its opposition ahead of elections slated for 2014. Jailed for corruption: former Fijian prime minister Laisenia Qarase. (Credit: ABC) […]

Scam behind the man touting water kit KARACHI: Sindh Senior Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ayaz Soomro is the latest to jump on the infamous ‘water kit’ bandwagon, having called the man touting the ‘invention’ a national hero. “Agha Waqar’s invention of a water kit has proved and recognised Sindhi people on world level,” Soomro told […]