Day: October 22, 2012

Journey of Man: A Genetic Odessy

By Spencer Wells DNA is more than 99% similar among all humans, so all claims for discrimination, like caste system, polygenetic theory of human origin or some people being the ‘chosen people’ are only self indulgence.  There is very little difference in the intellectual abilities of different races or families.  […]

5 Things Americans Need to Know About Pakistan

Huff Post: Richard Clarke described Pakistan as a nation of “pathological liars” on the Bill Maher Show last year. He also called Pakistanis “paranoid.” In the public mind there is little apart from suicide bombings, terrorism, violence and corruption associated with Pakistan. Commentators freely call Pakistan a “nursery for terrorism.” […]

Political racism rears ugly head

by Simon Bradley, Islamophobic tweets and attacks against foreigners on Facebook, blogs, posters and TV – recent incidents involving politicians and party members have given food for thought as Switzerland prepares to appear before the Human Rights Council. Over the past few months a number of alleged discrimination cases […]

Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy’s letter to LUMS VC Adil Najam

Source: LUBP Note: The context of the following letter is discussed in this post: Jamia Salafia Deobandia LUMS fires Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy *********** From: Pervez Hoodbhoy Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 1:44 PM To: Adil Najam Cc:; sahil; jaffe; Sohail Qureshi; Amer Iqbal; Muhammad Sabieh Anwar; Anjum Altaf; Shahab […]

Ghana’s ‘witch camps’ places of shame, with no escape–ghana-s-witch-camps-places-of-shame-with-no-escape Ghana’s ‘witch camps’ places of shame, with no escape Published on Sunday October 21, 2012 Share on twitter Share on facebook Robyn Dixon Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG—In the witch camps of Ghana, the dying contortions of a slaughtered chicken determine the guilt of an accused woman: witch, or not. […]