Tag: Islam

Declaring Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism will lead to an irreversible...

News Desk | In a seminar on “Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan” at Woodrow Wilson Center on February 13, 2018, three renowned...

Saving Pakistan from border incompetence

Junaid Ali Malik | COAS Qamar Bajwa attended the 54th Munich Security Conference in Germany. While presenting the viewpoint of the state of Pakistan in...

“Padmaavat” pandemonium highlights India’s serious internal problems

Andrew Korybko | Riots have broken out in India over the release of a controversial film. The Bollywood spectacle “Padmaavat” was scandalously reported to feature...

Is the Saudi Crown Prince still encouraging moderate Islam?

James M Dorsey | Recent Algerian media reports detailing Saudi propagation of a quietist, apolitical yet supremacist and anti-pluralistic form of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism raises...

Is the Saudi Crown Prince really promoting moderate Islam?

James M. Dorsey | Plans to open a Salafi missionary centre in the Yemeni province of Al Mahrah on the border with Oman and Saudi Arabia raise...

Saudi Arabia uses international chess tournament to polish tarnished image

James M Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s hosting of an international chess tournament focuses attention on the fundamental problem wreaking havoc in international sports governance and shines a...

Turbulence in the Heart of Islam

James M Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has won the first round of what could prove to be an unprecedented power grab...

Liberal Fundamentalists and Imranophobia

Sher Ali Tareen |   Among his many achievements, Imran Khan can also boast the unique honor of attracting detractors of remarkably varied stripes and persuasions....

Why Northern European Tribalism has led to an embrace of amoral...

Adam Garrie | Many individuals throughout the world are aghast at the open displays of vulgarity and sexual obscenity in northern Europe and Scandinavia in...

UK Website encourages men to get second wife

News Desk | A UK based website named ‘secondwife.com' encourages men to seek additional wives. The website that promotes polygamy has unbelievably got more than...

Indian Deoband Seminary forbids selfies and social media photo uploads

On Wednesday 18 October, the Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh, India issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from posting photographs on social media sites. The...

Malaysian Sultan speaks up against Saudi inspired ultra-conservatism

James M. Dorsey | Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, the sovereign of the Malaysian state of Johor, does not mince his words. His repeated verbal assaults on...

Is Nauman Ali Khan a ‘womanizer’?

News Analysis | Pakistani-American Preacher, Nauman Ali Khan, finally broke the silence, after he was accused of having inappropriate WhatsApp conversations with women. After days...

Pakistan at 70: with issues but many promises

Ikram Sehgal | Thanks to the untiring efforts of former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury and a former Finance Minister of Pakistan Shahid...

“Plight of Myanmars Rohingya’s: Destabilizing Muslim Governments?”

JAMES M. DORSEY | Calls for jihad in defense of the Muslim minority prompt fears of a second front against Islamic State-linked fighters in Southeast Asia,...

Sharif on dangerous course of defiance

Aasim Kaker | Nawaz Sharif has been dismissed for the third consecutive time as Prime Minister of Pakistan, making history. Sharif’s political party ‘Pakistan Muslim...

Rana Mashood announces the restoration of old curriculum in Punjab

News Desk | A sigh of relief came for the students and parents alike when Rana Mashood, Minister for Education Punjab, in a press conference...

Iqbal tereay daes ka kya haal sunaon

Zeeshan Shahid Khan | Anyone who is trying to promote the idea that partition should not have happened is actually saying that Muslims in India...

Morality and misplaced loyalty

Ikram Sehgal | Misplaced loyalty for corrupt individuals is not the only betrayal of the community but complicity in their crimes, it lies at the...

The Gulf crisis: A battle of megalomaniacs

James M. Dorsey | There are fundamental problems in trying to learn lessons or draw conclusions from the Gulf crisis for the role of small...

Is democracy consistent with Islam?

Nauman Sadiq | Some people are under the impression that democracy and Islam are incompatible. But I don’t see any contradiction between democracy and Islam,...

How Orientalism Pitted Hindus against Muslims in India?

Nauman Sadiq | #PakistanTurns70 The most outstanding feature of Islam is its history; if one studies Islamic history, one comes to realize that Islam did not...

Hijab style trends: From the Afghan burqa to the cover of...

July 12 is National Hijab Day in Iran, a celebration that has been met by defiant protests by women driving headscarf less in their cars. At the same...

PEMRA and the fate of Indian shows

News Analysis | The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has decided to approach the Supreme Court against an interim order of the Sindh High...

Petro-Islam: The Genesis of Islamic Radicalism and Jihadism

Nauman Sadiq | The phenomena of Islamic radicalism all over the world is directly linked to Islamic madrassahs (religious seminaries) that are generously funded by...

Islamic Radicalism: A Product of Western Imperialism

Nauman Sadiq | Peaceful, or not, Islam is only a religion just like any other cosmopolitan religion whether it’s Christianity, Buddhism or Hinduism. Instead of...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: The revival of Ottoman Empire?

Ahsan Hamid Durrani | For the world he may seem an autocrat in the guise of democratically elected presidency; for western media he might be...

Jackson report puts Saudi Arabia and UK in a tight spot

James Dorsey | A report charging Saudi Arabia with funding extremism in Britain puts both the Kingdom and Prime Minister Teresa May on the spot. The report...

Empower women to fight radicalization in Southeast Asia!

Women have always been a quiet force to be reckoned with in uprisings worldwide. But, until recently, most studies focused on their roles as suicide bombers and...

How safe is Indonesia’s democracy from Islamic extremism?

In May, the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia – a Christian – was convicted for blasphemy against religion and sentenced to two years in prison. The conviction has shocked observers around...

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Cholistan Jeep Rally: Magsi takes the trophy again

News Desk | Nadir Magsi, Pakistan Peoples’ Party member for Sindh Provincial Assembly, won the Cholistan Desert Rally in the prepared category for the second...

PTI minister defends his party’s performance in KP

News Desk | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader and Minister of Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Muhammad Atif Khan, defended his party against the allegations of...

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News Desk | Jennifer Aniston has issued a statement addressing reports she is interacting with her ex-husband Brad Pitt as a shoulder to lean on...

Declaring Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism will lead to an irreversible...

News Desk | In a seminar on “Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan” at Woodrow Wilson Center on February 13, 2018, three renowned...

MQM drama continues: Farooq Sattar elected party chief again

News Desk | Farooq Sattar has been elected as the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener in the intraparty elections held on Sunday. The elections were...

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