Day: January 6, 2014

Now it’s Middle Eastern regimes fighting al-Qa’ida, while the US ties itself up in knots This is “Arab unity” as we have never seen it before. But watch out

By Robert Fisk, The Independent And so, for the first time in recent history, it seems that the “war against terror” – and specifically against al-Qa’ida – is being fought by Middle East regimes rather than their foreign investors. Sure, American drones still smash into al-Qa’ida operatives, wedding parties and […]

Atheist Church Split

Huff Post — Though the Sunday Assembly “atheist church” was founded just last year bycomedians Pippa Evans and Sanderson Jones, it expanded quickly from just one London congregation to 28 in cities around the world. Perhaps then, it isn’t so surprising that its dynamism has now led to a schism […]

Saudi Arabia bars ‘political’ sermons

Saudi Arabia bars ‘political’ sermons souce: Published: 2014-01-03 17:33:46.0  Saudi Arabia has decided to disallow Imams who politicise Friday sermons at mosques to continue in their positions.  The  Arab News reported this quoting Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Affairs Minister Saleh  Al-Asheikh. The minister reportedly made a statement in this regard […]

Pakistan versus Ahraristan

Daily Times: Many years ago, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and other bigots drove out the Muslim modernist, Dr Fazlur Rahman Malik, a great scholar of Islam and the head of the Central Institute of Islamic Research, from Pakistan because he favoured the Maqasidi approach to Islam Dr A Q Khan — […]