Day: May 13, 2016

Pakistan Doesn’t Owe You a Free Mansion

Source: The New York Times By MOHAMMED HANIF Mohammed Hanif is the author of the novels “A Case of Exploding Mangoes” and “Our Lady of Alice Bhatti,” and the librettist for the opera “Bhutto.” KARACHI, Pakistan — I once knew a building contractor who worked for the government of Pakistan. […]

Religion Declining, Secularism Surging

Source: Huffington Post By Phil Zuckerman Professor of Sociology and Secular Studies, Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. An ongoing spate of recent studies – looking at various countries around the world – all show the same thing: religion is in decline. From Scandinavia to South America, and from Vancouver to Seoul, […]

Book review: The Mirage

The Mirage by Jamal Sanad Dr. Al-Suwaidi The Mirage is an expression of His Excellency Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi’s perspective that the struggle in which many Arab and Muslim countries are currently engaged against extremist groups and organizations is not limited to the realm of military and security operations; it […]

I’m not a Muslim leader, says London mayor

Source: ET Sadiq Khan attends the signing ceremony for the newly elected Mayor of London, in Southwark Cathedral, London, Britain, May 7, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON: New London mayor Sadiq Khan said Wednesday he was not a Muslim leader but represented everyone in the city, after making history by becoming the […]

“If We Want Peace We Should Value And Prioritise Giving Rights To Other People”– Head Of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad makes remarks during interview with Sydsvenskan newspaper in Sweden. On 11 May 2016, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad was interviewed by the Sydsvenskan newspaper at the Mahmood Mosque in Malmo, Sweden. Upon being […]

Europe sells out

May 12,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – Guy Verhofstadt Europe’s refugee crisis is far from solved, but there are signs that the agreement finalised by the European Union and Turkey on March 18 is reducing the flow of refugees and migrants from Turkey to Greece. According to Frontex, the European border-management agency, […]

Time to recognise the state of Palestine

May 12,2016 -JORDAN TIMES – George S. Hishmeh This time around, presidential candidates from both parties in the US seem to attach as much importance to foreign policy as to local. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the presumptive Democratic and Republican nominees respectively, have demonstrated their discredited positions on the […]