Day: December 1, 2014

Modi faces day in US court

Source: Asia Times: The US State Department has declared that Modi, as India’s head of state, receives sovereign immunity from US lawsuits, even if they allege human rights violations he committed as an individual while Chief Minister of Gujarat. Attorneys for the victims beg to differ, and a US Superior […]

Do you know the difference between a Holocaust and a holocaust? The Armenians do Despite what some sub-editors might think, the genocide of 1.5m Armenian Christians in 1915 was not a holocaust

BY ROBERT FISK, THE INDEPENDENT What’s in a name? Let’s start with the Persian Gulf. Or the Arabian Gulf. Or just the Arab Gulf. I’m indebted to reader (and surgeon) Ross Farhadieh for complaining to me last week about my use of “The Gulf” – bland, dull and historically anaemic […]

Qur’an lesson for today: 309. Commandment – when they are with him on some matter of common importance which has brought them together, go not away until they have asked leave of him

309. Commandment – when they are with him on some matter of common importance which has brought them together, go not away until they have asked leave of him [24:63] Those only are true believers who believe in Allah and His Messenger, and who, when they are with him on […]