Day: November 16, 2012

Mysterious UFO over Denver puzzles aviation experts

RT: Video clips of a fast-moving unidentified flying object over the Denver skyline have baffled Colorado residents and aviation experts, who are unable to explain the mysterious sightings. “That is not an airplane, that is not a helicopter, those are not birds… I can’t identify it,” aviation expert, FAA accident prevention […]

Need for de-radicalisation of Pakistan

Daily Times: Dr. Haider Shah. The key measure of a de-radicalisation plan should be a complete overhaul of the syllabus of the educational institutions of Pakistan On New Year’s Eve, Britain comes alive with celebrations, fireworks and parties in every corner of the country. The freezing air fails to deter […]

Gaza calls for help

Source: New Straits Times BANGI: Gaza is in great need of basic medical supplies, which have dwindled since the recent intensified aerial attacks by the Israeli army, killing at least 20 people and injuring 200 individuals, including children. Hatem Shurrab, Media Manager at Islamic Relief Palestine (IRP), said that medical […]

Jordanians call for “downfall of regime”

Thousands of protesters chanted the Arab Spring slogan “the people want the downfall of the regime” in Jordan’s capital on Friday. Demonstrations against rising prices  are gathering force in a country so far spared the brunt of Middle East unrest. The mainly urban Muslim Brotherhood joined hitherto largely rural protests […]

“Pakistanisation”of Indonesia

Reseracher Warns against “Pakistanisation”of Indonesia The Human Rights Chief of the United Nations has condemned violence and discrimination against Christians and Muslim minorities in Indonesia. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said she had met with leaders of Christian communities as well as the Islamic minority, Shiite and […]

Attempts to disfigure the 400-year-old Charminar in Hyderabad, India

Source: http://www.indianmuslimobserver.com/2012/11/indian-american-muslims-condemn.html By Staff Reporter Muslims in India and around the world are condemning the attempts by some miscreants who are trying to illegally build a full fledged Hindu temple along the wall of the world renowned, four hundred year old Charminar monument in Hyderabad city, thereby disfiguring it. The […]

Civilisation and religion

Source: Dawn.Com By Mohammad Ali THE study of religion has been a phenomenon of interest. It is because of this curiosity that historically different perspectives have been developed to understand, interpret and extract meaning from religious concepts and practices. Some of the dominant approaches have been theological, jurisprudential, spiritual etc. […]

Jinnah did Not want an Islamic State

Pakteahouse: Akbar Zaidi and the critical re-evaluation of Jinnah By Yasser Latif Hamdani This morning writing in The News, Akbar Zaidi, a respected economist, called for a critical re-evaluation of Jinnah’s role in Pakistan’s history. Just to re-cap this was business as usual – Jinnah’s democratic credentials are questionable because of […]