Day: January 3, 2015

Imposing faith

Dawn: IT is time to fight and take back at least some space that we have, over the last 30 odd years, ceded to self-proclaimed religious authorities, those who act as bigots and those who use religion or interpretations of religion to oppress others. If this means taking some risks, […]

Blaming the ‘other’

Source: The Nation By Saima Baig Keeping with the tradition in Pakistan, whereby each time after a terrorist attack or any tragic event, fingers are pointed against someone else, this time again the blame was laid squarely at the door of others. The hero was Amir Liaquat who invited on his […]

In defense of mosques

Source: Arab News: STOCKHOLM: Swedes expressing solidarity with Muslims have staged manifestations after a series of recent attacks on mosques.In the city of Uppsala, where anti-Muslim rhetoric was scrawled onto a mosque wall on Thursday, hundreds of people pasted red paper hearts and messages of support onto the building’s entrance […]

Truth behind the ‘oil war’

Source: Arab News: In a live television speech last week, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said, “Did you know there’s an oil war? And the war has an objective: To destroy Russia.”“It’s a strategically planned war … also aimed at Venezuela, to try and destroy our revolution and cause an economic […]