Russia, China veto Syria draft resolution

Source / Courtesy: China Daily UNITED NATIONS – Russia and China on Saturday vetoed an Arab-European draft resolution on Syria backing an Arab League plan which demands a regime change in the Middle East country, the second time since October 2011. The draft resolution, tabled by Morocco and backed by […]

What’s your poison?

Courtesy The Sunni Tehrik (ST), a Barelvi Islamist organisation, announced last Sunday that it was converting itself into a political party. To quite a few Pakistanis the ST comes across as being another sectarian outfit triggered by the controversial Islamisation process of the Ziaul Haq dictatorship in the 1980s. It […]

Can Egypt Avoid Pakistan’s Fate?

Credit NY Times as referred by Imam Wasim Saroya. ONE year after the revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian military is closing down civil society organizations and trying to manipulate the constitution-writing process to serve its narrow interests. Meanwhile, in Pakistan, where the military has also held sway […]

Shafia Murders: Imams Issue Fatwa Against Honour Killings, Domestic Violence

Source/Credit: Huffington Post MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Controversy surrounding the Shafia murder trial prompted imams from across Canada and the U.S. to issue a moral ruling Saturday officially condemning honour killings, domestic violence and misogyny as “un-Islamic.” Thirty-four imams belonging to the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, including a handful of […]

‘Blame it on London if Dhaka attacked’

Source/Credit: Dhaka, Feb 4 ( – Local government minister Syed Ashraful Islam on Saturday said that if any major terrorist attack happens in Bangladesh, it would be rooted in London. Speaking at an emergency meeting of the Awami League executive council at Ganabhaban, the party’s acting secretary general said, […]

Protesting surveillance at mosques

Source/Credit: Fatima Akbar, center, marches with her son Shafiyu, 11, left, and Ayesha Mohammed, right, towards the New York Police Department headquarters during a rally asking for the resignation of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne, in a demand for independent community control of the NYPD, […]

Racialized Communication Met With Silence In The Classroom

ScienceDaily (Nov. 20, 2008) — A new article in the journal Communication, Culture & Critique illustrates the ways some college students bear the costs of silence-mediated racialized communication in their everyday classroom activities. Specifically, the essay shows that White privilege enables racially laden communication that regenerates, albeit unintentionally, the social exclusion […]