Canadian Imams issue fatwa against honor killings Islamic Supreme Council of Canada Date: February 4, 2012 For Immediate Release ISCC affiliated Imams Issue Important Fatwa on Honour Killings Misogyny and Domestic Violence Honour Killings, Domestic Violence and Misogyny Are Un- Islamic and Major Crimes (Mississauga) On the blessed day of Eid Milad un Nabi (the birthday […]

Religious radicalism and cultural change

Dadang Kahmad West Java has long been known for the tolerant nature of its society and culture. ‘Siger tengah’, or ‘the middle road’, is an underlying principle of Sundanese culture that promotes moderation and the avoidance of extremes of both right and left. ………….. Nevertheless, in recent times, it is […]

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 […]