Day: May 12, 2014

Don’t Blame Islam for Boko Haram

Source: The Huffington Post Dr. Faheem Younus: Muslim, professor, doctor and philanthropist When the news broke that over 200 girls had been abducted by Boko Haram, I was prepared for some Islamophobic rhetoric from the Spencer/Gellar ilk. What I was not expecting were Pulitzer prize winners like Leonard Pitts, even for once, falling for the […]

Who will be the next Indian army chief?

Source: ET In the backdrop of the ongoing worrisome Indian elections, another, totally unnecessary controversy has arisen in India; that of the appointment of Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh’s successor, when General Bikram retires in July this year. The issue is interesting since the BJP is protesting the right […]

The Boko Haram Terrorists Are Not ‘Islamic’

Source: The Daily Beast: Attention members of the media: Kindly stop referring to the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram as “Islamic terrorists,” “Islamists” or anything else involving the word “Islam.”  The despicable acts taken by this militant group—from kidnapping schoolgirls to slaughtering people at churches and mosques—have absolutely nothing to […]

I WANT YOU

Source: The Daily Beast: The leader of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic of Ukraine called on Russia to “absorb” the region following Sunday’s referendum. Referencing the 89 percent of voters in Donetsk and 96 percent in Luhansk who reportedly favor “self-rule,” Denis Pushillin called on Moscow to listen to the […]

We Wasted a Year

Source:Daily Beast: The international community’s failure to coordinate on aid and weapons for the rebels dramatically set back efforts to fight the regime, the secretary of state told opposition leaders. In a private meeting with Syrian opposition leaders, Secretary of State John Kerry said he believed the international community “wasted […]