Day: November 15, 2012

On Religions and Spirituality

The Gazette: Jillian Page. In case any readers are wondering, I am not anti-Christian or anti-Muslim or anti-religion. In fact, as my regular readers know, I am very spiritual and identify as a Theosophist. I believe that all religions have value, and that we gravitate to those that best fill our […]

The politicisation of religious identity

The Express Tribune: Nadir Hassan. The politicisaton of religious identity can be traced back to the Objectives Resolution and, after that, the anti-Ahmadi riots of the 1950s. Groups like the Jamaat-e-Islami and others, who had opposed the creation of Pakistan, suddenly found themselves with a political niche in the new country. […]

Four key tests face the Syrian opposition

By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star Lebanon The rapid developments in recent days in the world of the Syrian groups fighting to overthrow the regime of President Bashar Assad will be a game-changer if the new coalition of opposition forces actually becomes a unified movement that achieves four critical […]

It’s a girl – 3 deadliest words in the world

http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1287421–it-s-a-girl-documentary-explores-gendercide-in-china-and-india An Indian woman clutches her neck and giggles nervously as she describes how she strangled eight of her newborn daughters to death. “Women have the power to give life and take it away,” she says. According to director Evan Grae Davis’ documentary It’s a Girl, this woman’s story is […]

Toronto Muslim barber refused to cut woman’s hair

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1288023–woman-denied-haircut-goes-to-human-rights-tribunal-of-ontario Tim Alamenciak Toronto Star – Staff Reporter A request for a lunch-hour haircut has turned into a battle over human rights, pitting freedom of religion against a woman’s right not to be denied service based on her gender. Faith McGregor walked into the Terminal Barber Shop on Bay St. […]

Lebanon: Lessons from Two Assassinations

Source: Stratfor: On Oct. 19, Lebanese Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan was assassinated on a narrow side street near Sassine Square in downtown Beirut. The attack involved the detonation of a moderately sized vehicle-borne improvised explosive device as al-Hassan’s car passed by the vehicle in which the device was hidden. The […]

BBC: A Journalistic Disaster Waiting to Happen

Source: Jakarta-Globe. Christopher Patten, chairman of the BBC Trust, claims he will be able to find a new director-general for the beleaguered broadcaster within weeks. London. Christopher Patten, the chairman of the BBC, Britain’s state-funded broadcaster, claims he will need “weeks rather than months” to find a replacement for the […]

5bn-euro EU aid package boosts Egypt

ARAB NEWS .CAIRO: The European Union has approved a 5.0 billion euro financial aid package to Egypt after its economy was battered by a 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, the presidency said yesterday. The European Investment Bank will grant Egypt 2.0 billion euros and the European Bank for Reconstruction […]

Islam Mila na Roti

Source: Nasir Rajput Aslamo Alaikum , Wah safi mian wah, zaberdast, bohat maza aya artikl purh kar. Allah apko khush rakhe ke ap ne mujhe khush kar diya. All Tala humarey hum watnoon ko aqal aur hosh ke nakhun day,aur woh waqt ki awaaz ko pehchaney warna pichli qoomoon ki […]

Muslims call for change in UK blasphemy laws

The NEWS: Murtaza Shah: LONDON: Muslims in Britain have urged the government to take seriously the threats they face as anti-Muslim hatred is reaching worrying heights in Britain and across Europe.   ENGAGE launched a unique exhibition and a month long campaign “Islamophobia Awareness Month”, highlighting the spread of Islamophobia […]