Day: January 1, 2016

New Year – a poem by Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Faiz Ahmad Faiz (Punjabi, Urdu: فیض احمد فیض ‎, born 13 February 1911 – 20 November 1984) MBE, NI, Lenin Peace Prize was an influential leftwing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most highly-regarded poets of the Urdu language, having been nominated […]

How to fight terrorism

Jan 01,2016 -JORDAN TIMES – Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh We in this part of the world welcome all efforts geared towards fighting and then eradicating terrorism, exercised by countries from the region and beyond.  While terrorism is primarily ravaging several countries in our region, it is also directly affecting several other countries […]

Muslim women who ruled 2015

It has certainly been one of the most difficult decisions to elect the top 10 Muslim Women of 2015: with success not far from revolutionary, Muslim women have not failed to prove themselves successful. But I guess 2015 has been the biggest run around for Muslim women. From the depths […]

Françoise Frenkel’s escape from the Nazis and Vichy France: A bitter, beautiful and important book

  ​ ​Françoise Frenkel’s book ‘Rien où poser sa tête’ has been rescued from obscurity. Robert Fisk celebrates an extraordinary writer, and her story which has a mystery at its heart. Robert Fisk @indyvoices Tuesday 29 December 2015 German-occupied Paris, 1942. The Jewish population were forced to wear the yellow […]

Winning God’s vote: boundaries for the candidate/clergy courtship in ’16

Religion News Service: Every election cycle an elaborate courtship ritual goes on between political candidates and clergy. Watch for it in 2016. Candidates seek out major clergy (and denominational officials, and activists, etc.) to…help validate their candidacies; (appear to) seek advice; appeal to certain constituencies; reach large in-person audiences; get pictures […]

The Closed Mind of Richard Dawkins

New Republic: An Appetite for Wonder: The Makings of a Scientist by Richard Dawkins (Ecco Press) If an autobiography can ever contain a true reflection of the author, it is nearly always found in a throwaway sentence. When the world’s most celebrated atheist writes of the discovery of evolution, Richard […]