Day: March 18, 2017

Me, Myself and My Hijab

OXFORD, England — One of the many issues that have been raised here in the aftermath of the Brexit vote revolves around identity. What does it mean to be British, to look British, to sound British? Shaista Aziz, UK March 17, 2017 NYTimes.com I was born and raised here. I […]

Muslim presenter sparks uproar

Source: The Daily Mail The BBC‘s Asian Network has provoked uproar by asking its Twitter followers ‘what is the right punishment for blasphemy?’A video posted on its account shows Muslim activist Shazia Awan asking followers to get in touch and offer their opinions on how blasphemy should be dealt with.Her […]

Who’s enemy number one?

Source: Dawn ASK people around you to identify the three greatest threats facing Pakistan. Ordinary people, chatterbox anchors, mullahs, generals and politicians will name everything from corruption, bad governance and religious terrorism, to Indian and American conspiracies, and general moral decay. But few, if any, waste sleep worrying about the […]

Wilders vs Spinoza

Mar 16,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Steven Nadler A Dutch demagogue stirs up his followers in a campaign against immigrants. Appealing to the public’s fears and nativist passions, he declares the culture of the immigrants antithetical to Dutch values and denounces their religion, which “scandalises Christians”, as a kind of infectious disease. […]