Unconscionable bigotry

Dec 13,2015 – JORDAN TIMES The campaign of one key Republican contender to the White House, Donald Trump, has been awash with gaffes, posturing, and all sorts of irresponsible and inane declarations that often made one teeter between laughter at the lack of political savvy of this man and annoyance at […]


Source: Daily Star MIXING RELIGION WITH POLITICS An otherwise little known group Hefazat-e-Islam has become instrumental in winning election, especially at a time when everyone has thought that secularism in Bangladesh taking a strong foothold. Political use of religion–especially Islam–is back, and it seems to have all the ingredients to […]

M.T.A. Amends Rules After Pro-Israel Ads Draw Controversy

Source: NY Times. By MATT FLEGENHEIMER The Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved new guidelines for advertisements on Thursday, prohibiting those that it “reasonably foresees would imminently incite or provoke violence or other immediate breach of the peace.” The 8-to-0 vote by the authority’s board came three days after pro-Israel ads characterizing Islamist […]

Half Muslim, half…?

Daily Times; Yasser Latif Hamdani Eating pork in Pakistan is not a criminal offence. Yet hardly anyone consumes swine flesh in Pakistan. Meanwhile, the use of alcohol by Muslims in Pakistan is a criminal offence and yet alcohol is freely available and its use is widespread in Pakistan. Contrary to […]