Day: August 16, 2014

Human rights and moral wrongs

GMA Blogs: Why does the term ‘human rights’, like ‘democracy’ and ‘justice’, elicit passionate devotion from some people, but cold scepticism from others? In truth, unless we can explain what underpins human rights in a clear and consistent manner, any attempt to invoke them in defending human wellbeing risks not […]

Occupation must end, says Palestinian PM

Occupation must end, says Palestinian PM Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah is a technocrat, leading a government of nonpartisan technocrats. He enjoys the confidence of President Mahmoud Abbas and all Palestinian factions. With Gaza in ruins following the devastating Israeli attacks, all eyes are on him for reconstruction and […]

Selective outrage

Summary The international community appears to be stepping up to the developing crisis in northern Iraq, one which the U.N. warned Wednesday had the potential to descend into “genocide”. The U.S. is launching airstrikes against ISIS militants, as well as, with other countries, dropping much-needed humanitarian aid for the starving […]

Qur’an lesson for today: 202. And Allah sets forth for those who believe the example of the wife of Pharaoh and Hazrat Maryam (Mary – mother of Hazrat Issa (Jesus)

202. And Allah sets forth for those who believe the example of the wife of Pharaoh and Hazrat Maryam [Mary – mother of Hazrat Isaas (Jesus Christ)] [66:12] And Allah sets forth for those who believe the example of the wife of Pharaoh when she said, ‘My Lord! build for […]

The telegenically dead

Aljazeera: by Sarah Kendzior Why Israel and its supporters fear Gaza’s dead. In the beginning, they were the “telegenically killed”. That is what Charles Krauthammer, in his July 17 article in Washington Post stated. To Krauthammer, Palestinians are not people but production values. War does not destroy families: It “produces […]

‘He was killed because of his faith,’ sister of slain doctor says at Muslim sect’s peace conference in Harrisburg

pennlive.com: by Julianne Mattera — Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA’s 66th annual weekend peace convention, the Jalsa Salana, continues at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. A poster board tells the story of Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar, an American cardiologist who was shot dead in Pakistan […]