Day: December 7, 2014

Robert Fisk: Isn’t it important to realise who our enemies really are? Children are so often the forgotten victims of conflict – regardless of the perpetrators

Well, heaven preserve us: the most useless “peacemaker” on earth has just used an Arabic acronym for the greatest threat to civilisation since the last greatest threat. Yup, ol’ John Kerry called it “Daesh”, which is what the Arabs call it. It stands for the “Islamic State in Iraq and […]

Senator Jay Rockefeller singlehandedly kills Freedom of Information Act reform

http://boingboing.net/: The House unanimously passed a bill that would bring much-needed improvements to the Freedom of Information Act; the Senate had bi-partisan support for it, too — but outgoing Sen Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) singlehandedly killed the bill in a closed-door committee meeting. He offered vague, bullshitty excuses for this, citing nonspecific issues […]

How ISIS Drives Muslims From Islam

NY Times: THE Islamic State has visibly attracted young Muslims from all over the world to its violent movement to build a caliphate in Iraq and Syria. But here’s what’s less visible — the online backlash against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, by young Muslims declaring […]

Religious freedom in 21st century Pakistan

Pakistan can be allowed to become radicalised or it can be salvaged as a large Muslim majority, democratic nation state Starting with the Lahore Resolution, every major landmark constitutional document, including the Objectives Resolution, has promised religious freedom and equal rights for minorities in Pakistan. Despite this, the situation of […]

The Inspiring Life of Abdus Salam

Book Review : The Inspiring Life of Abdus Salam Author  Dr Mujahid Kamran , vice chancellor Punjab University, Department of Physics, Government College Lahore Publisher – University of the Punjab, Lahore 2013     ISBN 978-969-9325-11-3 The Inspiring Life of Abdus Salam by Dr. Mujahid Kamran   I purchased a copy of […]

100 Notable Books of 2014

Courtesy New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 By THE NEW YORK TIMES DEC. 2, 2014 Photo Credit Illustrations by Jon McNaught Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Share This Page Email Share Tweet Pin Save more Continue reading the main story The year’s notable […]

9 Things Remarkably Successful People Never Do

Inc.com: by Jeff Haden — Stay at your mental and emotional best by avoiding a few common habits and beliefs. Possibly you’ve stopped paying attention. Or possibly you’ve fallen into bad habits. Or possibly you’ve grown complacent. Whatever the reasons, you’re now compromising, settling, or flying on unhappy autopilot. Remarkably successful people […]