Discordant approaches to Islamic movements

As the US edges towards dialogue with groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, neo-con rhetoric dominates British politics A discordant trend is tearing apart the Western alliance and its Middle East policies. The armed intervention in Libya has highlighted this graphically, with the US giving only token assistance to the […]

For God’s sake – stop talking

The US takes pride in its separation of church and state, but the current political scene is ‘strangely’ religious.   Lately, there would seem to be a whole lot more people who have a direct channel to the Big Guy Upstairs than one could have humanly thought possible. It is oft-said […]


By Dr. Naseer Tahir, Rochester, NY He had taken months to prepare and only two minutes to deliver it.  On  November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln’s address at Gettysburg is undoubtedly the best speech in the history of the United States. But he was not the main speaker that day. Edward […]

Convention concludes today

Photo By Claudio Cugliari The 35th annual convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Canada came to an end today at the International Centre. Bob Rae, interim leader for the Liberal Party of Canada, Mississauga-Erindale MPP Harinder Takhar and Etobicoke North MPP Kristy Duncan delivered speeches to cap off the […]

Pakistan, Islam face danger from Islamists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Islam’s greatest threat comes from those who claim to be serving it – extremist militants, Shehrbano Taseer, daughter of slain Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, said June 27. Shehrbano said that militants, whom she repeatedly called “hate mongers,” have misinterpreted Islam. “Islam is a peaceful religion,” she said. […]

Names of the Dead

The Department of Defense has identified 1,633 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans this week: BERNIER, Nicholas P., 21, Specialist, Army; East Kingston, N.H.; 10th Mountain Division. GOYET, Mark R., 22, Lance […]

Awaiting the Latest Strauss-Kahn Legal Turn

  Robert Stolarik for The New York Times Outside the main criminal courts building in Manhattan, the crowds started to gather in the early-morning hours on Friday, preparing for the latest twists in the legal saga of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Mr. Strauss-Kahn arrived shortly before 11 a.m., about a half-hour before […]

US rejects demand to vacate Shamsi base

// The Financial Times quoted Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar as saying that Pakistan has already stopped US drone flights from the Shamsi air base.—Reuters photo //   // WASHINGTON / ISLAMABAD: The US is rejecting demands from Pakistan that American personnel abandon a military base used by the […]

US sees bigger role for India as trade partner

The US wants India to become one of its top 10 trading partners, treasury secretary Timothy Geithner said as the two countries agreed on improving access to each other’s markets. He made the remarks after meeting India’s Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee at the second India-US Economic and Financial Partnership. India is currently the […]