Pakistan

Pakistan: The secular myth

Dawn: IN a recent address, Chaudhry Nisar hit out at political opponents by classifying them as ‘secular’ and equating the term with ‘non-believing’. Clearly, the interior minister needs tuition in history and political philosophy. There is no simple thing, place or peoples called the ‘secular’, the ‘religious’, the ‘West’, ‘good’ […]

Pakistan’s US problem: the first betrayal

Source: ET As per conventional wisdom about small states and their foreign policy formation, neo-realism or systemic and structural-level theories provide rich insight to predict small states’ foreign policy priorities given their focus on the dynamics between ‘power’ and ‘security’. According to the neo-realists, small states are driven to form […]

A dangerous coalition

Source: Dawn THE obscenely opulent reception arranged in Donald Trump’s honour, with Arab autocrats lining up to pay homage to the American president, forgetting his inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric and his likening of the Saudi royal family to ‘slaveholders’ in the past, did not come as a surprise. Nor did the […]

The secular myth

Source: Dawn IN a recent address, Chaudhry Nisar hit out at political opponents by classifying them as ‘secular’ and equating the term with ‘non-believing’. Clearly, the interior minister needs tuition in history and political philosophy. There is no simple thing, place or peoples called the ‘secular’, the ‘religious’, the ‘West’, ‘good’ […]

How Pakistani-Americans are entering interfaith and interracial marriages — and making them work

“I rebelled. I said ‘I’m going to marry whomever I want.’” FAHAD NAVEED | HUFSA CHAUDHRY Saks and Suzie’s Pakistani-Palestinian-American-Muslim family Saks Afridi and Suzie Afridi. — Photo courtesy Saks Afridi Fifteen years ago, at a crowded picnic in Redwood City, California, young college student Saks (short of Sakib) Afridi […]

Faith education

Source: Dawn By Jan-e-Alam Khanki, who is an educationist with an interest in the study of religion and philosophy. RELIGIOUS education is an integral part of all faith communities, who try […]

Truth its three types – religious, spiritual and scientific

مذہبی سچ‘ روحانی سچ اور سائنسی سچ  15-05-2017 ڈاکٹر خالد سہیل 1,090 Views  http://www.humsub.com.pk/63825/khalid-sohail-22/ بعض لوگوں کا ایمان ہے کہ ساری دنیا میں صرف ایک ہی سچ ہے. بعض لوگوں کا خیال ہے کہ دنیا میں اتنے ہی سچ ہیں جتنے انسان. اور بعض لوگ یہ سمجھتے ہیں کہ ہم سچ کو […]

Ahraristan not Pakistan

It is quite a popular thing to trample on religious liberty of the citizens of Pakistan provided it is done in the name of Islam By: Yasser Latif Hamdani 15-May-17 I hate to keep repeating myself, but repeat myself I must so long as necessary. Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam was a party founded […]

Immigration, Islam and the West

Source: ET Colonialism brought Europe and the West to Asia and Africa. The tide has now turned. Demographic change and immigration are now bringing Asia and Africa to the West. The West prevailed in the first encounter that took place in the 18th and 19th centuries. The lands it conquered […]