Day: May 20, 2014

Is India supposed to forget Modi’s past?

Question being debated in India is whether Narendra Modi is capable of distancing himself from his divisive words and deeds to rule diverse nation. SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP/GETTY IMAGES Indian Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi waves to supporters after performing a religious ritual at the banks of the River Ganges in […]

Modi elected, Jinnah vindicated

ET: ‘Every action,’ Narendra Modi once quoted Newton’s third law of motion, ‘has a reaction.’ Modi was referring to the murder of parliamentarian Ehsan Jafri. As blood flowed in the streets of Gujarat in 2002, a Hindutva mob had surrounded Mr Jafri’s home in Gulbarg Society. They were armed with kerosene […]

Debunking the Extremist Myth That Islam is Anti-Jewish

New bus ads in DC say the Qu’ran promotes Jew-hatred. It’s a meritless, dangerous accusation.  Now, certainly some Muslims are anti-Jewish, as are some Christians, agnostics, atheists—you get the idea. However, nothing in the Qur’an or in Prophet Muhammad’s example supports the myth of “Islamic Jew hatred.” As I detail in my […]

Hopes are Alive

Source: Balkan Insight: The only signs of hope have been seen in the responses of ordinary people, who have banded together in an attempt to ensure each other’s survival. Their parents may have been on different sides in wartime, but young people from Tuzla went out to the villages to […]