Day: December 25, 2016

Why can’t Muslims celebrate Christmas?

Source: The Tribune Express By Azam Gill Moderating BBC Asian Network phone-ins, the DJ’s energetic voice brusquely interrupted my overlapping memories of Christmas and Eid. Coarse cotton straight from the forty-yard tha’an bolt. Shimmering saris, suits, and achkans. Coriander, jasmine and mustard seed hair oil. Old spice, khas attar, and shalimar. Narcissus and roses surrounding individually wrapped […]


As Robin Raphel worked for the State Department in Pakistan, her brand of traditional diplomacy ran into the new realities of covert surveillance. The collision turned her life upside down BY ADAM ENTOUS AND DEVLIN BARRETT THE LAST DIPLOMAT Just before 8 on the morning of Oct. 21, 2014, Robin […]