Religion in the 21st Century

Source: Huff Post, by Akash Arasu. Recent times have seen an increasing trend in non-affiliation to religion in many parts of the world — in the United States there’s been an increase of nearly 5 percentage points in the past five years. Coupled with this, there has been an increase in atheism, dubbed “New […]

How did modern Islam become so intolerant?

Source: The Independent, by Yasmeen Alibhai Brown. Internal and external intolerance is now Islam’s brand. Those great past Muslim civilisations famous for diversity, humanity, science, extraordinary achievements have died. Education, the arts, photographs, television, sports, even work are denounced by crazed imams online and in mosques worldwide, including the UK. […]

Can Liberalism tolerate Islam? by Abdul Hakim Murad: Must one be liberal to belong to the West? For all the polite multiculturalist denials, this question is being put to us more and more insistently. The European Union, as it struggles to articulate a common cultural as well as economic vision, regularly toys with […]

Here’s How Rabbis And Priests Are Fighting Extreme Anti-Muslim Ads by Laura Templer: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders gathered in Colorado on Monday to launch an official counter movement against the recent trend of plastering extreme Islamaphobic ads —  calling Muslims “savages” and showing pictures of the burning World Trade towers — on buses and subway stations. The religious coalition created […]

Indonesian clerics vs. Santa Claus

Global Post: Patrick Winn. Is “Merry Christmas” forbidden in Muslim-majority Indonesia? Another Christmas season, another year of hand wringing for Muslim-majority Indonesia‘s arbiters of piety. As the Jakarta Globe reports, Indonesia’s top Islamic rule-making body (the Indonesia Ulema Council) is again warning Muslims toforego all Christmas “rituals”. In other words, don’t […]

Muslim conflicts By Munir Akram, former Pakistan ambassador to the UN FROM the desert of the Sahel to the islands of the Pacific, Muslim peoples and states are today afflicted by conflicts and violence of varying dimensions and intensity. The malicious myth propagated by Islam’s adversaries is that Muslims are prone […]

What’s going on in Pakistan?

Mid Day:   Sushant Singh. Last Saturday, Shri Rama Pir Mandir, a century-old Hindu temple in Soldier Bazaar in Karachi, along with surrounding houses of the Hindus, was destroyed by the authorities. Although the Sindh High Court is hearing a petition on the matter, Karachi police denied the existence of […]

Necessary Illusions

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies Author(s) Noam Chomsky Publisher South End Press, Pluto Press Publication date June 1989 Media type Paperback Pages 422 ISBN 0-89608-366-7 OCLC Number 19457706 Dewey Decimal 302.2/3 19 LC Classification P95.8 .C48 1989 Necessary Illusions: […]