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மற்றும் இன்னும் பல்வேறு தளங்களில் சோரம் போகின்றவர்கள்.... இது இலங்கை முஸ்லிம் சமூகத்தின் தலையெழுத்தாகப் போய் விட்டது. அச்சமில்லாமல் தமது கருத்தைத் தெளிவாக எடுத்து வைத்து, முஸ்லிம் சமூகத்திற்காகக் குரல் கொடுக்கின்ற தலைமைகளைக் காண்பது மிகக் கடினமானதாக இன்று இருக்கின்றது. ஆனந்தி சசிதரன் போல, அச்சமற்று
by Yusuf Dhia-Allah
Calling for reforms or exposing corruption in the kingdom could land you on the chopping bloc. So much for Saudi Islam.Saudi Arabia (proper name, Arabian Peninsula, according to the noble Messenger – r) is a self-proclaimed monarchy. The rulers claim their constitution is based on the Qur’an and the Prophet’s (pbuh) Sunnah. Yet, the Saudi constitution under Chapter 2, titled
by Yusuf Dhia-Allah
Calling for reforms or exposing corruption in the kingdom could land you on the chopping bloc. So much for Saudi Islam.Saudi Arabia (proper name, Arabian Peninsula, according to the noble Messenger – r) is a self-proclaimed monarchy. The rulers claim their constitution is based on the Qur’an and the Prophet’s (pbuh) Sunnah. Yet, the Saudi constitution under Chapter 2, titled
by Alissa De Carbonel
Only five days ago, Tatars of Ukraine's Crimea came out in their thousands, chanting Allahu Akbar in a show of loyalty to the new authorities in Kiev and opposition to separatist demands by the region's Russian ethnic majority. But now, with Moscow's military forces having unexpectedly seized control, the indigenous Muslim people of the isolated Black
by Zafar Bangash
Muslims must use their proximity to the Qur’an and the Sunnah/Sirah of the noble Messenger (saws) as a standard to determine their standing in the world. Given the chaos and mayhem that has engulfed large parts of the Muslim world — Somalia, Sudan, the Central African Republic (CAR), Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Pakistan —
by Tahir Mustafa
Saudi Crown Prince and his entourage of 100 are relaxing on the sin islands of Maldives even while hundreds of tourists had their bookings cancelled without notice or apology. “Exhausted” by his tour of a couple of countries, Crown Prince Salman bin ‘Abd al-‘Aziz felt it was time to take a break and relax on some nice tropical island. What better place than the Maldives, those
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Jutting sharply skyward from the lush jungles of southwestern Sri Lanka is the 7362 foot (2243 meter) peak of Sri Pada, the 'Holy Footprint'. Also called Adam’s Peak, the mountain has the unique distinction of being sacred to the followers of four of the world's major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. Long before the development of
by Ali Jaradat
On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly issued Resolution 181 which stipulated the division of Palestine and the establishment of two states, an "Arab" and a "Jewish" state and placed Jerusalem under international protection, meaning that it must be kept as is and none of its population or geographic features can be changed. According to the
by Ramona Wadi
Heroic illusions with regards imperialist intervention and rhetoric about a hypothetical peace agreement characterised an interview which US President Obama granted to Bloomberg.During a discussion hailing the restraint of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to declare his allegiance to Palestinians, the intentional division of Palestine to accommodate a
by Glenn Greenwald
Moazzam Begg, a native-born British citizen of Pakistani descent, spent three years incarcerated in the most notorious detention camps created in the post-9/11 “War on Terror”: all without ever being charged with any crime. Arrested in Pakistan in 2002, he was transferred to Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, where he suffered torture and witnessed U.S. interrogators beat an
by Ahmad Fahmi
The Egyptian controlled Rafah border crossing, which is located in the southern Gaza Strip, links Gaza with the outside world. The Palestinians of the tiny impoverished enclave are denied their right to freedom of movement into and out of Gaza.Gaza's population of 1.8 million can only use Cairo International Airport to fly to other countries.Endless protests and sit-in's have been held by Gazans in recent months, calling on Egyptian
by Al Jazeera
The quantity of Israeli settlements being started out in the West Lender extra than doubled in the course of 2013, the Israel central bureau of statistics has mentioned. The bureau claimed perform began on 2,534 new housing units in the settlements in 2013. The quantity of Israeli settlements being started out in the West Lender extra than doubled in the course of 2013, the Israel
By Eric Walberg
US plans for Egypt and Ukraine are falling apart and Russia is scrambling to pick up the pieces. In the latest color revolution, it was not an army but a rump parliament that pulled the plug on the elected president on a wave of protest, pushing out Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovich on 22 February. He apologized from exile in the Russian city of Rostov-on-the-Don for his weakness during the uprising, but his fate was
By Richard Falk
There is a new mood of moral desperation associated with the ongoing strife in Syria that has resulted in at least 135,000 deaths, 9.3 millions Syrians displaced, countless atrocities, Palestinian refugee communities attacked, blockaded, and dispersed, and urban sieges designed to starve civilians perceived to be hostile. As the second round of negotiations in Geneva-2 ended as fruitlessly as the earlier
By Philip Giraldi
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference begins on March 2 and will conclude with an address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 4. The organizers boast that the meeting of "America's Pro-Israel Lobby" will attract "more than 14,000 pro-Israel Americans, more than two-thirds of Congress, [and] more than 2,200 students from 491 campuses". There will be
by Ghulam Esposito Haydar
Moazzam Begg is a well known author and human rights activist, famous for experiencing horrific torture at the hands of western agents whilst incorrectly held in the infamous Bagram and Guantanamo Bay prisons without any due process or charges. He regularly speaks on mainstream news programmes and documentaries, bringing to attention the cases of those who are imprisoned around the world without
The aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres has expressed its shock at the order to cease operations in Myanmar. It said it was deeply concerned about the tens of thousands of people it was treating, particularly for HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB. A presidential spokesman alleged to the BBC that Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was biased in favour of Rakhine's Muslim Rohingya minority. MSF is one of the
And we thought we have seen the worst form of hate towards Muslims. This person has not only been recorded eating a Muslim in front of the "peace keepers", one of whom even vomited, but he pushed the BBC reporter to interview him. The hate machine of Islamophobia is based in the US, but its dehumanization of Muslims is causing irreparable harm all around the world. Whether it is Central Africa Republic or
by Simon Hooper
London, United Kingdom - Muhammad still does not know for sure why British counter-terrorism police came to the door of his east London home shortly before dawn one morning in March 2012. It was 5:30am on the day of Muhammad and his wife's third wedding anniversary. The couple's two young children were sleeping in their cots, and his elderly parents were also visiting. "My mum woke me up, saying:
by Dr. Maung Zarni
Since 1978 the Rohingya, a Muslim minority of Western Burma, have been subject to a state-sponsored process of destruction. The Rohingya have long historical roots in the borderlands of Rakhine State Myanmar and were recognized officially as both citizens and an ethnic group by three successive governments of post-independence Burma. In 1978 General Ne Win’s socialist military dictatorship
by David Hearst
The day after the Rabaa al-Adawiya massacre in Cairo, President Barack Obama interrupted his holiday in Martha's Vineyard to say that he deplored the violence against civilians and had cancelled joint military exercises with Egypt. The massacre occupied the president for all of seven minutes, after which he returned to the golf course. Western governments are turning full circle over Ukraine- from hailing the
Demonstrates religious bankruptcy and moral decadence of the west.
By Latheef Farook
The United States President Barack Obama’s and European response to Ugandan move to ban homosexuality and lesbianism in this African country reflect the religious bankruptcy and moral decadence of the West. On Monday 24 February 2014 Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, an evangelical Christian, signed an anti-homosexuality bill into law defying protests from US President Barack Obama and Western donors. The new law punishes gay sex with up to life imprisonment, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and even requires people to denounce gays.Read more
Not politicians, wheeler-dealers and businessmen turned sell outs.
By Latheef Farook
It appears that Sri Lanka’s beleaguered and besieged Muslim community badly needs a Ananthi Sasitharan and not the spineless politicians, wheeler-dealers, businessmen ,media men and others who turned sell outs. This is the inevitable conclusion sensible Muslims are forced to arrive following last Tuesday’s ( 25 February 2014) informal gathering some of them had with Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakese. It was an opportunity to bring to Mr. Gotabhya Rajapakse’s notice the issues faced by the Muslims and its devastating impact on communal harmony.Read more
No effective measure to stop the carnage
By Latheef Farook
It appears it is now Central African Republic Muslims’ turn in Africa to pay the price under the ongoing global campaign against Islam and Muslims. According to reports massacre of fleeing Muslims continues unabated ever since violence erupted on 5 December 2013 betweenRead more
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Shameful silence of governments and people alike of Muslims worldwide
By Latheef Farook
Displaying medieval barbarity Anti –Balaka Christian militias continue to massacre Muslim minority in the Central African Republic causing the Muslim exodus of historic proportions. This ethnic cleansing of Muslims has been going for more than a month and half under the watchful eyes of the world. The Western media continue to highlight the ongoing crime, perhaps the worst ever, while the world continues turn blind eyes.Read more
Zionist war criminal Ariel Sharon died after eight years in death throes.
Western leaders’ responses demonstrate their powerlessness in the face of Jewish crimes. by Latheef Farook
Israel’s former prime minister Ariel Sharon, known for his massacres and genocides of Palestinians ,destruction of their properties and accused by an Israel commission
from middleeastmonitor Putin continues to deny the Syrian regime's responsibility for the chemical weapons attack, stating that 'the attack used an old Soviet shell of a kind no longer used by the Syrian army'Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the big question that has been the elephant in the corner as the debate continues about Syria's possession and use of chemical weapons: What about Israel's nuclear weapons? Putin was speaking in defence of Moscow's position on the Syrian crisis, in particular the chemical weapons issue. Observers were surprised
By Zafarul-Islam Khan Kandhla/Budhana/Kairana:Uttar Pradesh saw over 200 small and big communal riots since Samajwadi Party came to power in February last year. The UP government itself conceded on the floor of the state assembly that 27 serious riots have taken place since it came to power. The riot party is well-known. Their weapons too are well-known: lies and rumour-mongering, now made much more easy with electronic
from Ceylon Today At a time when few practice what they preach, Lankan scholar, writer and social activist Dr. E.W. (Edward Winifred) Adikaram (1905-1985) was an illustrious exception.As a public intellectual, he had the courage of his convictions to speak out on matters of public interest – even when such views challenged widely held dogmas or went against populist trends. As a sceptical inquirer as well as a spiritualist, he always 'walked his talk.' He never
By Pepe Escobar Life is good if you're a member of the Gulf Counter-revolution Club, officially known as Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). You can crush the Arab Spring at will. You can hire goons all across dar-al-Islam to advance a sectarian Sunni-Shi'ite divide. You can be deeply implicated in the destruction of Syria. You can treat a significant part of your own population as third-class citizens. Not only you get away with it; you get rewarded with expensive toys. And in one
By Shaik Zakeer Hussain Bangalore: When a low intensity bomb exploded on April 17, about 100 meters away from the Karnataka BJP headquarter in Malleswaram, Bangalore, the incident was termed an act of terror and eventually ended up in the arrest of 11 suspects, all belonging to the Muslim community. Six months later, the First Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court, ordered the release of three persons arrested by the police in the case.
By Alex Pasternack The drone war is obscure by design. Operated by armchair pilots from clandestine bases across the American west, the Predators and Reapers fly over Afghanistan, Yemen, and Pakistan's Tribal Areas at invisible heights, where they are on orders from the CIA to kill "high value" targets with laser-guided "surgical" precision thousands of feet below. But because of where the Hellfire missiles land, and because the program is operated in secret, verifying their precision and their lasting effects isn't easy.
by Sherwood Ross Key points in the government's version of 9/11 events do not stand up to scientific scrutiny, according to McKnight Professor Emeritus, Dr. Jim Fetzer, a distinguished philosopher of science, who has more than 20 books on scientific reasoning, artificial intelligence and cognitive science. Fetzer formerly taught at the University of Minnesota Duluth and is the founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth.
by Kyaw Min By 1990, 15 years before I went to prison, the ruling generals had been in power in Burma for almost 30 years. In those days I was an elected member of the Burmese Parliament. Then in 2005, my family and I were arrested by the police. My wife, son and two daughters and I spent the next seven years in prison. They said our "crime" was declaring our rights as ethnic Rohingya. My jailers told me that speaking up for the Rohingya was giving Myanmar "a bad name" internationally.
by Shohret Hoshur Authorities in China's restive northwestern region of Xinjiang have shot dead up to a dozen Uyghurs and wounded 20 others in a raid on what they said was a "terrorist" facility, according to local officials and residents. Police confirmed the shooting in Poskam county (in Chinese, Zepu) near the Silk Road city of Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, home to some 9 million ethnic minority Muslim Uyghurs who say they have long suffered discrimination and religious controls under
by Muhammad Wajid Akhter No one can know the depth of pain and suffering that a true Muslim goes through. There are the usual ups and downs of life that every person on the planet goes through – failure, poverty, ill health and even death. There are the long term issues that worry anyone – economy, environment and quality of life. But for a Muslim that truly sees others across the globe as his or her brothers and sisters in Islam, there is so much more that makes us seem to
from Middleeastmonitor Egyptian activists have published through social media networks a list of university professors who have been detained since the military coup which ousted the country’s first elected civilian president, Mohamed Morsi. Since the beginning of the coup, professionals of various disciplines including; lawyers, engineers, doctors, journalists and technicians have been arrested, as well as school and university students and a large number of women and young girls.
by UNICEF While the staff at UN organisations have confirmed that the Syrian child Marwan "did not cross the Jordanian border alone and that he was 20 feet away from his family", UNICEF also revealed that "about 8,000 out of the one million Syrian children who have fled to neighbouring countries have crossed the border alone since the beginning of the crisis." The photo of four-year-old Marwan that was published by Arab and
by Seumas Milne The generals are beside themselves, Whitehall's in a panic. After generations of continuous warfare, the British public has had enough. They're war-weary, the mandarins fret, and believe the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan have been bloody failures. Worse, multicultural Britain is increasingly hostile to troops marching into countries from which British citizens or their families came, defence ministry officials complain,
Compiled by Latheef Farook Marwa El-Naggar (Reading Islam) In Islam, Jesus is considered one of the five greatest prophets sent by God to mankind. Muslims’ knowledge about Jesus is based on the two main sources of Islamic knowledge: the Quran and Hadeeth (prophetic sayings). In the Quran, Jesus is referred to as Isa ibn Maryam, or Jesus, the son of Mary. The story of Mary and Jesus is best described in the Quran in chapters 3 and 19.
by Lakshman I.Keerthisinghe The British in the guise of human rights crusaders are demanding an international investigation on purported war crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the final stages of the ethnic conflict. On February 11, 2014, the Guardian (London) reported (written by Ian Cobain, Ewen MacAskill and Katy Stoddard) an account of the century of conflict the British created all over the world. The British forces are set to withdraw
By Melissa Perez I was born into a very traditional Catholic family that observes and practices all kinds of innovations that are not even related to the real teachings of the Bible. All of my family, from my great grandparents to the youngest grandchildren, are all Catholic and most of my friends and neighbors were also Catholic.
By Col. R. Hariharan It would be facile to describe the swearing-in of C.V. Wigneswaran as the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) at 'Temple Trees,' by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on 7 October 2013, as a breakthrough in the troubled relationship between the Sinhala majority and the Tamil minority. Both the communities have many more miles to go before they can forge a new relationship. After all the pre-election
by Raine Wickramatunga and Renuka Sadananden Since the dawn of independence in 1948, Mumtaz Mahal has gained eminence as the official residence of the Speakers of Sri Lanka's Parliament. A tradition that began with the colorful figure of Sir Francis Molamure, the first Speaker of Independent Ceylon, is carried on today by present Speaker MH Mohamed, who, interestingly is a kinsman of the man who built this splendid dwelling by the sea.
By Heather Shaw I was raised in a religious Christian family where religion was intertwined with all aspects of life. As a result, even at a very young age, I took religious matters seriously, and played a role in teaching the other children at church. This was also facilitated by the fact that we didn't have a television at home (for reasons of principle) and thus I would spend a great deal of time reading anything I could get my hands on,
by B M Mukthar The 'Dharga' at Dharga Town where His Holiness Aseeikhu Hassan Ibunu Uthumanul Mahdoomi (Ral) was enshrined stands as a monument to the spiritual development of the Muslims especially of the down south. Consequently devotees in their hundreds pay visits to the shrine of this great saint who was affectionately known as Alim Sahib Appa (religious scholar) by the disciples and the devotees.
By Fahim Masoud Is there a new “Great Game” springing into existence in Central Asia? Many pundits and journalists who write on the region and its global importance argue that there is. In fact, after the Cold War and the birth of the five republics of Central Asia, this debate has dominated much of the analysis of the region.
by Andy Human being. A notion as old as earth, known to everyone of us. A notion that "hides" my destiny, your secrets, and their personalities. Humans, that's us! Yes, all of us. None of us asked to come in this world, however we're already here. People may ask themselves: "Why am I right now and right here in this place? Why was I born? What is my mission?"
By Ann Jones In 2010, I began to follow U.S. soldiers down a long trail of waste and sorrow that led from the battle spaces of Afghanistan to the emergency room of the trauma hospital at Bagram Air Base, where their catastrophic wounds were surgically treated and their condition stabilized. Then I accompanied some of them by cargo plane to Ramstein Air Base in Germany for more surgeries at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, or LRMC (pronounced Larm-See), the largest American hospital outside the United States.
by William A. Cook Now that our President has handed over the resolution of the Syrian debacle to the United Nations, perhaps justice demands that he hand over resolution of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict to that international body as well. One can turn to the reality of the illegal machinations of the Israeli Zionist government any day of the week and see and know and feel the terror that exists for the occupied people who are defenseless
By Latheef Farook Kashmiri Muslims and their supporters worldwide observe “Kashmir Solidarity Day” on Wednesday 5 February 2014. As part of this program the Pakistani community in Sri Lanka has organized a photographic exhibition and a seminar to mark the occasion. According to latest figures issued by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Indian troops have killed, since 1989, 93,975 , custodial killings 7010, destroyed 1,05,991 houses and shops , arrested 121,978, orphaned 1,07,46 children, raped 10,083 women and widowed 22,776 women.
By Shazia Arshad Ahead of Mahmoud Abbas's speech to the United Nations today, 100 US Jewish leaders wrote to the Palestinian president urging him to announce publicly that he is giving up the "right to return" to his home. The letter was sent by the Israel Policy Forum to President Abbas and said that such a statement would show "publicly to the entire international community and emphasising the Palestinian people's willingness to live in peace with Israel would be important steps to improve the environment affecting the peace process."
by Daniel A Medina It's not my intention to belittle the government shutdown or the political showdown underway between President Obama and the GOP, but more often that not, America's fickle news media is dominated by one subject. It's what gets left out that is often more telling than what everyone (or at least the news) is talking about. Remember the food stamp fight? It was only two weeks ago that the Republican-controlled
by Nick C. The crackdown on Islamist group Al-Islah has been widely linked to the geopolitics of the Arab Spring. But while the regional ascendancy of the Muslim Brotherhood may have added urgency, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed has long had the country’s Islamists in his sights. In the midst of a major and unprecedented crackdown on Islamists, human rights activists and targeted members of Islamist
by Tariq Ramadan When it comes to religion, it may well be over the women’s issue that tensions, contradictions, and concerns are most frequent and complex. This involves human relationships, deep-seated representation, and relationship logic that, beyond scriptural sources themselves, have to do with age-old cultural and social heritages that remain deeply ingrained and highly sensitive.
by Finian Cunningham For more than six decades since its creation in 1948, the Israeli regime has hidden its crimes against native Arab people with the façade of “national security”. The Israeli usurpers have systematically stolen land from the native Palestinians, killed them, brutalized them, and pushed millions into exile or into squalid ghettos.
by TodaysZaman As Syria's civil war rages into its third year, millions of children in the country are at risk of malnutrition and face severe food shortages, an international aid organization has warned. Save the Children said four million Syrians -- more than half of them children -- are unable to produce or buy enough food. Thousands are trapped in battle zones in and around Syria's major cities, such as Aleppo in the north and in the central city of Homs, cut off from access to all but the bare minimum foodstuffs needed to survive, the US-based group said in a dramatic report released on Monday.
by Adil Salahi With the latest news about infant marriage in Yemen and the sad event of the death of the bride on her wedding night. The issue is related to Islam and what was Aishah's age when she married the Prophet? The report commonly known among Muslims is that Lady Aishah was nine years of age when she married the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
by A F Dawood If not how did Prophet speak of scientific facts? All-Quran which was revealed to Prophet Mohamed 1440 years ago in Mecca and Medina over a period of 23 years is a miracle, although the non-Muslims, specially the Christians and the Jews, attribute that Al-Quran was written by Mohamed was copied from the Bible.
by Yusuf Al-Qaradawi Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, who is considered the spiritual reference for the Muslim Brotherhood, has said that General Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi has lost his relevance and will not be president of Egypt. He also suggested that the upcoming constitutional referendum is "absurd", and said that the Muslim Brotherhood will emerge stronger from this confrontation, after having already defied two previous presidents, Gamal Abdel Nasser and Hosni Mubarak.
by Mohammad Pervez Bilgrami Egypt's de facto ruler, field marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sisi along with his foreign minister Nabil Fahmy paid a two-day long visit to Russia from 11 to 12 February; this reciprocate trip came into effect after last November’s visit of Russian foreign and defense minister to Egypt. Sisi's visit has multitude of meanings as he is looking for international recognition before assuming the presidential position in the country; if he wishes
World Bulletin / News Desk Nicknamed ‘the Wise King’, Alija Izetbegović was born on 8 August 1925 to a Muslim family. When he was in college he became curious about his religion and joined a Muslim youth club, before becoming a member of an organization for the development of ideas when he was just 15 years of age. This organization, which was originally founded for the debate and exchange of ideas, later became a leading organization for education and charitable
"Indeed our words will remain lifeless, barren, devoid of any passion, until we die as a result of these words, whereupon our words will suddenly spring to life and live on amongst the hearts that are dead, bringing them back to life as well." Sayyid Qutb There was a man called Fawad Dajawi – the coward, who claimed to be a judge (even though he was an ignorant commoner), he would make judgments upon the Ikhwanis’ in court. To show how much of a coward he was; when he went to fight the Jews in 1956, and the Jews surrounded the Muslims, he joined the side of the Jews against the Muslims. So the Jews let him go due to his betrayal of the Muslims.
By Abdel Bari Atwan The most striking development in Syria over the past few days has been the role of al-Nusra – which officially declared allegiance to al-Qaeda and its leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri – as mediator between the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the other rebel factions which are battling to root it out. ISIS is itself an offshoot of the al-Qaeda network but al-Nusra has sometimes joined the other factions to fight it.
This is an appeal sent to the Human Rights Council Branch, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Office at Geneva, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland by Sohail Siddiqui on behlaf of the victiims of the Anti-Muslim Violence Muzaffarnagar. by Sohail Siddiqui Submission of Complaint regarding Human Rights Violations in India of Muslims of Uttarpradesh Western UP from last three months in Anti-Muslim Violence and subsequent migration of Muslims from 192 villages to Refugee Camps of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts.
By Thalif Deen Saudi Arabia’s unyielding opposition to last week’s interim nuclear agreement with Iran has triggered speculation about its own projection of military power in the Middle East. Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former Saudi ambassador to the United States, warned in 2011 that nuclear threats from Israel and Iran may force Saudi Arabia to follow suit. Credit: cc by 2.0
by Robert Fisk Odd Karsten Tveit was always a very obsessional chap. Every story he covered, he always wanted to dig deeper, study further, hear one more tale of horror, one more joke, one more historical fact. We all covered the story of Israel’s wars in Lebanon, in 1978, in 1982, in 1996, in 2006. Over the years, I covered the story of Israel’s torturers in Khiam jail in southern Lebanon, the massive Ansar prison camp in 1982,
from Middleastmonitor Following the coup against President Morsi last July, relations between the two countries has once again deteriorated against the backdrop of Turkish support for the Muslim Brotherhood and its rejection of the results of the 30 June coupSince 1925, when Egypt and Turkey exchanged diplomatic representatives, relations between the two countries have gone back and forth between apathy and warmth.
By V.A. Mohamad Ashrof We live in a world inhabited not only by humans but also by countless other creatures that share the world with us. Animals provide resources and services that we use. They form part of the life-support system of the earth on which all life depends. Every kind of thing is produced on the earth in due balance and measure. The mineral kingdom supports the vegetable, which in turn support the animal kingdom,
by Izeth Hussain There should be a broad consensus in Sri Lanka that something effective should be done to halt the anti-Muslim campaign that has become what looks like a permanent feature of our political landscape. There have been statements against it by a wide range of civil society institutions, by our political parties, and our newspapers have been full of editorials and articles against it. Hardly anyone has declared
By Abayomi Azikiwe For nearly seven months in 2011, NATO planes — particularly from the U.S., France, Britain and Canada — carried out a massive bombing campaign in Libya intended to overthrow the government of Muammar Gaddafi. After getting the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution imposing an arms embargo on Libya and then another authorizing a so-called “no-fly zone” in which only their planes could fly, the
by Prof. Nur Masalha 'Publicly the British establishment chooses a "neutral position" on Palestine which often takes the form of silence or selective amnesia. In view of Britain's historic responsibility for the Palestinian catastrophe, there can be no such neutrality or indifference about the injustice in Palestine' The Balfour Declaration of 2 November 1917 was central to the wartime British-Zionist alliance and a powerful Zionist-Jewish propaganda tool. As the centenary of the Declaration approaches it is timely for a reassessment of the impact of the statement and British policies towards Palestine and its indigenous people. This essay also calls on the United Kingdom to acknowledge its historic responsibility for the disastrous consequences of Zionist
By Ramzy Baroud Challenging the falsehoods and simplifications that surrounded the so-called Arab Spring from the very start doesn’t necessarily mean that one is in doubt of the very notion that genuine revolutions have indeed gripped various Arab countries for nearly three years.
Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi Yusuf Al-Qaradawi Head of the International Union for Muslim Scholars Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi called on Friday for all Palestinians to put an end to their division and unite before being devoured by Israel. During his Friday sermon, Al-Qaradawi also criticised Arab leaders, who are busy in "deterring and terrorising" their nations, while the borders of their countries are being left for Israel to do whatever it wanted in them.
by Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi I do not want the approval of the late great thinker, Mohammad Abed al-Jabri, in my use of the term 'Arab mind'. This term is problematic because it gives the assumption that there is one common 'mind' shared by all Arabs regardless of their ancestry and origin. However, one cannot deny that there is a common superstitious belief among many Arabs, especially modernists, who believe that America possesses
By Khalid Amayreh Israel has markedly escalated its aggressive practices against the Palestinians, especially since Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Sisi overthrew Egypt's only democratically-elected president Dr. Mohamed Morsi on July 3. Observers in Occupied Palestine notice that the coup in Egypt — and also the genocidal massacres carried out by the Bashar el-Assad regime in Syria, especially the chemical carnage at the eastern suburbs of Damascus on Aug. 21 — have had an "emboldening effect" on Israeli behavior vis-à-vis the Palestinians.
by Jonathan Cook Forty-two years late, another Israeli war crime emerges from the shadows. In this case, dozens, and more probably hundreds, of Israeli soldiers kept a decades-long vow of secrecy. One of them is Shlomo Gazit, today a respected (in Israel, at least) academic at Tel Aviv University. In January 1972, Ariel Sharon decided that 3,000 Bedouin were in the way of a massive military exercise he wanted to conduct in the
by Yousef Munayyer There are few individuals in the modern history of Israel/Palestine whose actions have been as consistently destructive as those of Ariel Sharon. Sharon, who died on January 11, had been involved in Israel's war machine as early as 1948. He was known for his cut-throat attitude on the battlefield, often with wanton disregard for civilian lives. Time and again, Sharon left some of the bloodiest marks on the history of Palestine. Perhaps the earliest instance in this trend was the events of Qibya in 1953.
by Dr. Javed Jamil Arvind Kejriwal has proved to be a master strategist. In my view, the shrewdest politician is one who makes the people believe that he is no politician. Relinquishing power in politics more often than not brings back greater power. Kejriwal has mastered the art of relinquishing for his grand objectives. First he “relinquished” his job for the “cause” of the people and became an activist that gave him greater power than he
Dr Abdul Hamid Omran 'During the October War, Israel faced two united armies that were highly trained and well armed, led by seasoned leaders of economically strong and independent countries in Syria and Egypt. The picture is very different today'. It is important for analysts to be absolutely accurate in their deliberations and data if they are to retain any credibility. Likewise, it is important for the analysis itself not to be slanted to favour
By Ramzy Baroud Since the Hamas election victory in January 2006 — and particularly after the Hamas-Fatah clashes and split between Gaza and the West Bank in the summer of 2007 — Gaza has undergone a disturbing human experiment, whose toll is unprecedented in the history of the impoverished Strip. The plotters involve the usual suspects, each with a clear set of objectives behind the isolation and targeting of Gaza.
by Oliver Wainwright Two million Muslims have flooded into Saudi Arabia's Mina Valley from Mecca for the start of the Hajj pilgrimage this week. Dressed in simple white garments and freed from their worldly possessions, they are following in the footsteps of the prophet Muhammad. But in Islam's holiest city, there is increasingly little sign of the prophet's legacy – or the frugal life he espoused. “The authorities are trying to destroy
By TCN News, Swami Aseemanand, incarcerated in Ambala Central Jail for abetting terrorist attacks on various targets between 2006 and 2008—Samjhauta Express (February 2007), Hyderabad Mecca Masjid (May 2007), Ajmer Dargah (October 2007) and two attacks in Malegaon (September 2006 and September 2008)—which together took the lives of 119 people, has made a revelation to The Caravan which has been published in the latest issue of the magazine.
By Zulfakar Mohamad Shariff On August 4, 2013, the first day of the official elections campaigning period, opposition leader Tony Abbott spent his evening having Iftar with Muslim community leaders in the Western Sydney region. At the event, Mr. Abbott praised Australia’s multiculturalism as a “beacon of hope to a troubled and divided world”. His counterpart, leader of the Australian Labour Party and Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd, recorded a message a few days later to wish Australian Muslims an Eid greeting after a month of “introspection and prayer.”
By Dr. Ruslan Kurbanov Two non-presumable news came this December about Azerbaijan - the Muslim post-Soviet Republic located between Iran and Russia. Recently Iranian channel Press-TV informed that Azerbaijan uses ultra-light Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles "Orbiter" and "Hermes-450" to patrol the border with Iran and Nagorno-Karabakh.
by Gulfnews.com Newly crowned Miss World Yu Wenxia of China after she won the Miss World 2012 beauty pageant at the Ordos Stadium Arena in inner Mongolia, China. One of Indonesia’s most influential Islamic groups is urging the government to cancel the Miss World pageant scheduled for next month, saying the exposure of skin by women in a competition violates Muslim teachings, an official said Monday.
by Tasnim Nazeer Liberal Democrat Jeremy Browne's call for a national debate into banning the veil is yet another show of religious intolerance and disrespect for freedom of choice. Ironically Mr Browne told the Telegraph that, "I think this is a good topic for national debate. People of liberal instincts will have competing notions of how to protect and promote freedom of choice." Taking away the right for a Muslim woman who chooses to wear the face veil on her own
from Crescent An American journalist that co-authored the story about Saudi intelligence chief’s supply of chemical weapons to the rebels in Syria is being threatened. Dale Gavlak who works for the Associated Press, has received threats from the Saudis to “end her career”. The story carried on the Minnesota-based Mint Press website on August 29 was filed by Yahya Ababneh from Syria and apparently translated and edited by Gavlak. Ababneh is a Palestinian student/reporter.
By Yusuf Fernandez During his recent visit to Moscow, some weeks ago, Saudi intelligence chief Bandar bin Sultan told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Saudi-controlled militants in the Caucasus will not disrupt the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi only if Russia backed away from its support for Syria. Putin reportedly rejected the proposal. “We know that you have supported the Chechen terrorist groups for a decade.
by Mahin Khan After 40 years, the Bangladesh government is hosting an International War Crimes Tribunal (ICT). These trials are aimed at individuals who allegedly committed war crimes during the brutal nine-month civil war that rocked the country and culminated in its formation in 1971. This has been controversial in numerous ways, from being conducted by a country wholly inexperienced in dealing with such legal proceedings to the serious criticisms from international lawyers.
By Abdullah al-Ahsan On January 30, 2014 Matiur Rahman Nizami was awarded the death sentence by a Bangladesh court for smuggling arms to facilitate insurgents in neighboring India. For years, the political situation in Bangladesh has been marred by deaths in imprisonment, in police custody, in the streets, and in people’s houses. After the 1971 war for Bangladesh’s independence, the recent years have witnessed the highest
By Amena Saleem The new Middle East online editor for BBC News has been praised by a pro-Israeli website for being "willing to listen to his critics" after he sent internal emails guiding BBC staff to write more favourably about Israel.
By Kourosh Ziabari After delivering that ludicrous speech to the UN and displaying the childish cartoon of a bomb with a fuse to the world leaders in 2012, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again made himself a laughing stock by parroting nonsensical, hallucinatory words about Iran’s nuclear program and its newly-elected President Hassan Rouhani in the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. Bibi Netanyahu described
By Robin Broad and John Cavanagh With the help of Forbes magazine, we and colleagues at the Institute for Policy Studies have been tracking the world’s billionaires and rising inequality the world over for several decades. Just as a drop of water gives us a clue into the chemical composition of the sea, these billionaires offer fascinating clues into the changing face of global power and inequality. After our initial gawking at the extravagance of this year’s list of 1,426, we looked closer.
by A.B. al-Mehri Ash-Shaheed (the Martyr) Sayyid Qutb, who some thirty years after his death is still the most influential ideologue of the as-Sahwah (Islamic revival) in thecontemporary Muslim world, began life in the obscurity of the village of Musha (or Qaha) near Asyut in Upper Egypt. He was born there in 1906 to a fatherwho was well regarded in the village for his zuhd (piety) and ilm (learning). He was the eldest of five children and was followed by a brother, Muhammad Qutb, also destined to gain fame as a prolific writer and da’yee (caller to Islam).
by Ben White In recent weeks the UK government has once again shown itself to be entirely unwilling to hold Israeli war crimes suspects to account, to the extent that the Foreign Office is leaving its procedures open to ridicule. At the end of last month, IDF Major General (res.) Doron Almog was scheduled to visit Britain in order to meet with the UK Task Force, an organisation that coordinates engagement by Jewish groups on issues relating to Palestinian citizens of Israel.
by Simon Hooper A Muslim preacher identified in the British media as a "key influence" on the two men convicted of killing a British soldier on a London street has denied any involvement with the pair and says he is a victim of press harassment. Newspapers including the Sunday Times and the Guardian alleged that both Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale attended a prayer group in Woolwich run by Usman Ali, who the Daily Mail described as forming part of a "powerful web of Islamic radicals and terror convicts".
by Veronique Mistiaen This article was pubkished in the Guardian. It was edited on 14 October 2013. Since the interviews, Kristiane Backer's personal circumstances have changed, and the piece has been changed to reflect this. Also, an additional, anonymous interviewee has been added at the end. Around 5,000 British people convert to Islam every year – and most of them are women. Six of them talk about prejudice, peace and praying in car parks.
by Harriet Sherwood More than 50 public figures in Britain, including high-profile artists, musicians and writers, have put their names to a letter opposing an Israeli plan to forcibly remove up to 70,000 Palestinian Bedouins from their historic desert land – an act condemned by critics as ethnic cleansing. The letter, published in the Guardian, is part of a day of protest on Saturday in Israel, Palestine and two dozen other countries over an Israeli parliamentary bill that is expected to get final approval by the end of this year.
By Lawi Weng & Paul Vrieze Arakanese Buddhist villagers in the company of government security forces attacked a Rohingya Muslim village in southern Maungdaw Township in strife-torn Arakan State on Tuesday morning, leading to the deaths of possibly dozens of Rohingya women and children, a human rights group reports. Many other villagers have been arrested, while hundreds have since fled their homes, according to initial reports from
By Chrishanthi Christopher While the Colombo city beautification project continues, the government has turned its attention towards Bauddhaloka Mawatha and the residents around the proposed new Russian Embassy complex are facing eviction. The Sri Lankan Government has sold nine acres of prime land to the Russian Embassy, for its upcoming project, bordering Bauddhaloka Mawatha, in the most sought after location of the country.
By Lawi Weng Local authorities are preparing to resettle hundreds of Muslims displaced by inter-communal violence in March between local Buddhists and the Muslims in Meikhtila Township, Mandalay Division, according a state-run newspaper. Muslim neighborhoods of Meikhtila were razed to the ground during the violence. Authorities say Muslims made up the majority of the 7,845 people who have since been living in temporary camps outside the town.
by Haroon Siddique Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has stopped short of directly condemning anti-Muslim violence in the country and said that it was motivated by fear. Burmese opposition leader stops short of condemning anti-Muslim violence and insists no ethnic cleansing is taking place in Radio 4 interview. Sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims began in western Rakhine state last year, with hundreds killed and
from BBC At least five Muslims were killed by Buddhist mobs in the Burmese state of Rakhine on Tuesday, police say. The bodies of four men were found near the town of Thandwe. Earlier a 94-year-old woman was confirmed killed. Reports say terrified Muslims are hiding in fear of their lives. The renewed violence comes as President Thein Sein visits Rakhine. Tensions between Buddhists and Muslims have risen in recent
By Joseph J. Schatz When it comes to human rights, few names carry quite as much weight as Aung San Suu Kyi’s. In more than two decades of facing down Burma’s former military junta, the opposition leader earned reverence at home and admiration across the globe — not to mention the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize. Her release from years of house arrest in 2010 and her election to Burma’s parliament last year helped persuade Western nations to relax sanctions on the current, civilian-led government.
by Dr Syed Zair Hussain Rizvi Two things are full of benefits for the human being, lukewarm water and pomegranate. Pomegranate is a seasonal fruit in Pakistan so I tried an experiment with dried pomegranate seeds, prepared a decoction boiling the fistful of dried seeds in half litre of water for 10 minutes, squeezed the seeds, strained the decoction and advised those patients suffering from painful angina to use a glass of lukewarm decoction on an empty stomach in the morning, amazing result was observed.
by Prof Ziauddin Ahmad Hazrat Umar, the second Caliph, was an ideal and exemplary Muslim Ruler who discharged his duties remarkably setting a model and mould for an Islamic state. His policies and precepts were based on the principles and teachings of the Quran and Sunnah. All the pious Caliphs had a Consultative Assembly, called the Majlis-i-Shura, composed of some able and learned companions, who were
By Adolphus Washington Whether you are an expert or novice on the current political situation in Egypt, one cannot help but compare the actions of the Sisi-led Egyptian military to that of pushing a reset button on a game console. The democratically-elected Muslim Brotherhood candidate President Mohammed Morsi was removed from office and arrested, and the constitution was suspended on July 2013.
By Eric Margolis The United States has the Iranian tiger by the tail. Washington doesn’t know whether to hold on or let the big beast go. The Mideast diplomatic thaw begun by Russia’s clever Vladimir Putin, and Iran’s democratic change of presidents, opened the diplomatic path to progress over Syria, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and, lest we forget, the question of Palestine. For the first time since 1979, senior US and Iranian
By Deana Nassar Facing yet another challenge and being vulnerable, it was only natural that during these trying times I backtrack to help myself recover. As a Muslim raised in a non-Muslim country, trials have been tough and one was prone to putting up a front to face some confrontations where in all fairness could have faced anyone especially as peer pressure growing up could take its toll. Trying to explain why you pray to teachers, discrimination on wearing the veil, standing up in class when Islam is attacked and sometimes
by Sophie Cousins Palestinian children playing with marblesPalestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) are arguably the most vulnerable sub-population affected by the Syrian crisis. Having been uprooted twice from their homes, those now in Lebanon face a myriad of additional challenges.They have fewer legal protections than other communities, few employment opportunities and largely reside in the poorest host communities throughout
By Sarah Hannan A subcontinent rich in cultural heritage, South Asia has seen a convergence of dynamic ethnicities with diverse religious practices. The birth place of two major religions – Hinduism and Buddhism – South Asia also saw people embracing Islam and Christianity due to trade ties and colonisation by the Portuguese, Dutch and British.
by Yassir Al Zaatara Some wish this dialogue to fail as long as it does not bring about their own desired outcome, which is to marginalise the members of Al-Nahda Party or send them back to prisonAl-Nahda Party is struggling to make sure that what happened to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt does not happen in Tunisia. More importantly, the party is working towards sparing the Tunisians the fate of the Egyptian revolution.
by Ameen Izzadeen They plan to hold the Olympics on the bones of our ancestors, on the bones of many, many Muslims buried on our land by the Black Sea. As Mujahideen we are required not to permit that, using any methods that Allah allows us,” said Dokku Umarov, the self-styled Emir of the Caucasus.
OnIslam Flocking to Mekkah to join hundreds of thousands of forgiveness seekers, more than 11,000 Chinese pilgrims have arrived the holy land to perform hajj and fulfill one of Islam's main pillars. "Chinese pilgrims have now arrived in Makkah and Madinah. They are all in good health," Mustapha Young Jee Poo, chief of the Chinese Hajj mission was quoted by Arab News.
by Vishnugupta The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has been dominating the national discourse in the past few weeks. The media, print as well as electronic, in the constant exchange of opinions and commentaries, have been disgorging one after the other, the pros and cons of Sri Lanka's moral justification to host the 'Summit' of the countries of the Commonwealth fraternity. The miserable performance of
by Amy Goodman Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author, weighs in on today’s 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks and how the civil war in Syria appears destined to permanently break the country apart. “[9/11] was very significant, a major terrorist act, thousands of people killed,” Chomsky says. “It’s the first time since the War of 1812 that U.S. territory had been attacked.
by Noam Chomsky Chomsky made this statement during an interview with the Turkish newspaper Yeni Şafak about the Egyptian crisisAlthough the world may have expected to watch the Egyptian people "withdraw silently into their shell" after the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi early last month, the Egyptian people’s uprising in the face of the "coup" has instead revived the spirit of the Arab Spring, according to the renowned American thinker, Noam Chomsky.
Noam Chomsky has insisted that nobody can alienate the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. He criticised the military coup which ousted Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi in July, accusing its supporters of making a major mistake. The American professor of linguistics was speaking at a seminar organised by the Egyptian Students Association in New York when he made his comments. He said that a military regime cannot build a state and pointed out that it is inaccurate to refer to "Egyptians" as if everyone in Egypt is thinking the same way; they're not, and it is misleading to suggest otherwise, he claimed. Professor Chomsky urged the army leaders to avoid using the term "the people" to give credibility to the action that they took in July.
by OnIslam Destroyed mosques, slaughtered or evacuated families were some of the little news about anti-Muslim atrocities in the Central Africa Republic that found its way to the international media. “Women, children, even pregnant women were slaughtered by the anti-Balaka,” Yahiya Abu Bakr, chairman of a committee that oversees the local mosque in Bangui told Anadolu Agency (AA) on Thursday, December 19.
by Sarah Bosley Doctors and psychologists working for the US military violated the ethical codes of their profession under instruction from the defence department and the CIA to become involved in the torture and degrading treatment of suspected terrorists, an investigation has concluded. The report of the Taskforce on Preserving Medical Professionalism in National Security Detention Centres concludes that after 9/11,
by Uri Avnery This is not merely a fight between Israel and the US. Nor is it only a fight between the White House and Congress. It is also a battle between intellectual titans. On the one side there are the two renowned professors, Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer. On the other, the towering international intellectual, Noam Chomsky. It’s all about whether the dog wags the tail or the tail wags the dog.
World Bulletin/News Desk On October 1, CIA declassified 300 documents related to the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995 during the presidency of Bill Clinton. According to the war in Bosnia seen through the CIA documents and Clinton eyes, "some European leaders were not eager to have a Muslim state in the heart of the Balkans". Former President Clinton will on this occasion speak during a symposium titled "Bosnia, Intelligence, and the Clinton
Lady escapping with two children in AleppoHundreds of Syrians have been killed in Aleppo in recent days as a result of government airstrikes. According to the London-based Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), 114 Syrians were killed on Sunday alone. The number of causalities included 21 children and seven women.Read more...