In Gaza, It’s the Occupation, Stupid

“The Palestinian people want to be free of the occupation,” award-winning Israeli journalist Gideon Levy summed up this week. It is that simple. This latest Israeli military assault on the people of Gaza is not an isolated event, but part of a 45-year occupation of the sliver of land wedged between Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, where 1.6 million people live under a brutal Israeli blockade that denies them most of the basic necessities of Continue reading In Gaza, It’s the Occupation, Stupid

US Presidential Debate Wrap-Up: Obama Sinks Romney’s Battleship

Who knew that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney could be so agreeable? By Tracy Bloom — With the race as tight as ever, and in light of last week’s spirited and heated debate between Obama and Romney, all eyes were on Boca Raton, Fla., on Monday night as the presidential candidates squared off for the third and final time Continue reading US Presidential Debate Wrap-Up: Obama Sinks Romney’s Battleship

Blasphemy in Islam: The Quran does not prescribe punishment for abusing any Prophet

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan….. Founder—Centre For Peace And Spirituality International

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan of India has been around for quite awhile and has known for his interpretation of the Holy Quran.  Here is an interesting essay for your  perusal. He says:  Muslims are not enjoined to violent act in order to stop the abuse of the name and character of the Prophet. Continue reading Blasphemy in Islam: The Quran does not prescribe punishment for abusing any Prophet

Persecution of Ahmadies is legal: says Pakistani law

Israelite (Jews) Rejected Jesus (as) and were subjected to wrath of God : Muslims too seem rejecting their Reformer; Masih e Maoud, Hazrat Mirza Ghulaam Ahmed (as). Fate Of Muslims may not be any different than Jews: Meray Wattan peh uttertay hoay Anadheron ko  Jo Tum kaho, Mujhey Qahr e khuda Sa Lagta hey Report: State of the nation: Urdu press seen complicit in Ahmedi baiting says Daily Express Tribunes–Pakistan By Rana Tanveer Published: May 7, 2012 LAHORE: The Urdu press and media are Continue reading Persecution of Ahmadies is legal: says Pakistani law

Meri Dunya Lut Rahi thi – Aur Maen Khamosh ….

   ‘Bearing it as silent observers’ These thoughts haunt me that we the Pakistanis engulfed in most precarious situation of our times may not be the resilient people but are used to resigning to atrocities and accept it as our fate. It took me to think over and over again that how this nation living on a God gifted land is being coerced to thin out and to disintegrate. I look back and see that: It was early 70s that General Augusto Pinochet in Chile came Continue reading Meri Dunya Lut Rahi thi – Aur Maen Khamosh ….

Should the US support an independent Balochistan?

     A handful of US congressmen support creating an independent Balochistan, carved out of mostly Pakistani land.  By Eddie Walsh – As published in Aljazeera Washington, DC – Over the last few months, a small faction of congressmen, minority Afghan groups, Baloch nationalists, and their supporters have laid out the framework for an alternative US policy approach for Continue reading Should the US support an independent Balochistan?