Day: January 19, 2014

What purpose organised atheism?

theguardian  — Zoe Williams says that if you place religious belief on the human rights agenda then you have to allow atheism equal weight (Comment, 15 January). It would be better to simply place “religious belief or non-belief” on the agenda. This is because the term “atheist” is freighted with much excess […]

Humanity Is Becoming Increasingly Less Violent, with One Exception — Religious Violence

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Yarmouk: A camp without hope for a people without a land. Of its 250,000 Palestinians, scarcely 18,000 now remain; up to 1,500 are dead, many of them due to hunger

by Robert Fisk, The Independent, UK Not long after the start of the Syrian civil war, from the heights of the Qasioun mountain north of Damascus, I watched with Syrian friends as the first shells exploded upon the Yarmouk Palestinian camp. The Syrian army artillery behind us fired lazily, maybe […]

Peace possible in Syria as political landscape changes. The terrible butchery could end now that the US and Russia both want to finish the war

By Patrick Cockburn, THE INDEPENDENT Gloomy predictions precede this week’s Geneva II peace talks aimed at ending the three-year-old war in Syria. US Secretary of State John Kerry says the meeting is about a mutually agreed political transition in Damascus, while the Syrian government insists it should focus on how […]

Where is the Muslim Mandela?

Source: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Malta By Laiq Ahmad Atif English translation of an article published in the TORCA in Maltese language. Peace, tranquility and serenity are so valuable fruits of life that everyone wants to benefits to the utmost. Those people who have worked for peace throughout their lives are […]