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Author of
Islamic Pakistan: Illusions & Reality;
Islam in the Post-Cold War Era;
Islam & Modernism;
Islam & Muslims in the Post-9/11 America.
Currently working as free lance journalist.
Executive Editor of American Muslim Perspective: www.amperspective.com

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pakistan's first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan was assassinated by America Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, Pakistan's first Prime Minister, was assassinated on October 16, 1951 while addressing a public meeting in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. His assassin, later identified as Saad Akbar Babrak was shot dead on the spot. Saad Akbar Babrak was an Afghan national and a professional assassin.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why Pakistan declines Saudi request to join Arab coalition fighting in Yemen Pakistan has virtually declined Saudi Arabia's request to join the Arab coalition fighting to restore the deposed Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. After days of discussion in media and parliament, a joint session of parliament passed a resolution on Friday saying that Pakistan "should maintain neutrality in the conflict so as to be able to play a proactive diplomatic role to end the crisis".

Thursday, April 9, 2015 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US Geostrategic Objectives Behind War in Yemen While Saudia has long considered Yemen a virtual subordinate province and as a part of Riyadh's sphere of influence, the US wants to make sure that it controls the Bab Al-Mandeb, the Gulf of Aden, and the Socotra archipelago .The Bab Al-Mandeb is an important strategic chokepoint for international maritime trade that connects the Persian Gulf via the Indian Ocean with the Medit Sea via the Red Sea. Read More

Saturday, February 28, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Federal CVE program remains cause of concern for civil advocacy groups Civil advocacy organizations and Muslim groups have expressed grave concern about the Federal Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program that was a focus of Feb 17-19 White House summit on terrorism. Many groups are concerned that countering extremism programs that only focus on Muslim communities ignore the real threat of extremists in other communities while increasing negative public sentiment toward American Muslims.

Friday, February 20, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
White House hosts anti-terrorism summit The White House held a three-day anti-terrorism summit dubbed as "Countering Violent Extremism Summit," from Tuesday to Thursday (Feb. 17-19). Addressing the summit on Wednesday, President Barack Obama said the United States is not at war with Islam. He told the summit that he wants to discredit the belief that Americans and Westerners in general are at odds with Muslims.

Friday, February 13, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
When terrorism is not terrorism The seven-million strong American Muslim community was shocked and terrified by the execution-style murder of three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Tuesday.

Monday, February 9, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama's provocative remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast President Obama personally added a reference to the Crusades in his speech this week at the National Prayer Breakfast, hoping to add context and nuance to his condemnation of Islamic terrorists by noting that people also committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ, the New York Times quoted presidential aides as saying on Friday.

Sunday, February 8, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
President Obama meets American Muslim leaders President Barack Obama met on Wednesday (Feb 4, 2015) at the White House with 14 Muslim Americans for an hour-long discussion about civil rights, anti-Muslim bias and extremism.

Friday, January 23, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
'Bring the stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh home' The government of Nawaz Sharif is again under pressure to bring home the stranded Pakistanis living in miserable conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh. The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday asked the government to submit a reply by February 18 regarding the repatriation of 300,000 Pakistanis stranded in some 70 camps in Bangladesh.

Saturday, January 10, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
American Muslims fear backlash over Paris massacre American Muslim organizations have strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that killed 12 people but expressed fear of possible backlash and retribution against Muslims in America and Europe.

Friday, January 9, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Soft Martial Law is being imposed in Pakistan Perhaps following the example of Egypt, the US-client government of Mian Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, has extended military courts jurisdiction all over Pakistan.

Friday, January 2, 2015      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
2014: Another hard & difficult year for American Muslims Discrimination and hate crimes against the Muslims in America increased after the beheading of American journalists by the so-called " ISIS or Islamic State" terrorists whose sudden meteorite rise remains questionable.

Sunday, December 21, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Crucifying children at the altar of Great Power Game The stunned and shaken people of Pakistan mourned the Peshawar Army Public School massacre of 149 people including 132 children, and the government announced new measures to combat terrorism. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced the removal of the ban on the death penalty for terrorist offences which had been in force since 2008.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pakistan Taliban attack on school kills 132 students in Peshawar At least 132 students and nine staff were killed in an eight-hour onslaught at the army-run school in the city of Peshawar Tuesday (December 16). The 141 death toll makes it the country's deadliest ever terror attack. Another 124 people were injured.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The politics of Nobel Peace Prize On Friday (Oct 10) the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace to a Pakistani teenager, Malala Yousafzai and an Indian child rights campaigner, Kailash Satyarthi. At the age of just 17, Malala is the youngest ever recipient of the prize. The teenager was shot in the head by militants in October 2012 when she was on her way home from school. She now lives in Birmingham in the UK.

Saturday, October 11, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US drone attacks intensify as Pakistan Army continues brutal operation in North Waziristan A US drone strike on Thursday (Oct 9) killed at least four suspected fighters in a restive northwestern Pakistani tribal area on the Afghan border taking the death toll from a flurry of such strikes this week to 25, Al Jazeera reported on Friday.The attack took place at Laman village in North Waziristan where the Pakistani military has been waging a brutal operation since June.

Saturday, September 27, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
American Muslims 13 years after 9/11 The seven-million strong Muslim American community remain under pressure, 13 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Alarmingly, mainstream American opinion of Muslims is getting worse. According to the July survey of Arab American Institute (AAI) there has been a continued erosion in the favorable ratings Americans have of both Arabs and Muslims.

Thursday, August 7, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pakistani troops to defend jittery Saudis The Times of London reported Saturday, August 2, 2014, that Saudi Arabia has deployed thousands of troops from Egypt and Pakistan along its frontier with Iraq, amid fears of invasion by the al-Qaeda splinter group that has declared a radical Islamic state across the border.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Arab Collusion in Israeli Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Arab states may be colluding with Israel, against Hamas

Thursday, July 10, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Muslim community alarmed at the NSA spying of leading American Muslims Seven-million strong American Muslim community was alarmed at Wednesday's revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) covertly spied on leading American Muslims, including lawyers, and civil rights activists.

Thursday, July 3, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
500,000 displaced as Pakistan Army continues brutal operation in North Waziristan About half a million people have been displaced in North Waziristan where Pakistan's mercenary army has launched a brutal operation at the behest of Washington.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pakistan Army launches long-awaited operation in N Waziristan The Pakistan Army Sunday launched a long-awaited operation against militants in North Waziristan Agency.

Monday, June 16, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
U.S. resumes drone attacks after six-month lull The United States Wednesday (July 11) resumed drone strikes against targets in Pakistan with two successive strikes in North Waziristan, killing 16 people.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Terrorist attack on Karachi airport: Taliban claim responsibility Heavily armed militants launched an assault on Pakistan's busiest Karachi airport, leaving at least 24 dead including 10 militants in a six-hour siege that army commandos quelled on Monday morning.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US aid to Pakistan again linked to Dr Afridi's release The US Congress has once again attached the release of Shakeel Afridi to the provision of military aid to Pakistan. In an amendment introduced to the defense spending bill, passed on May 22, the House members overwhelmingly called for the release of Dr Shakeel Afridi, who had helped the CIA by running a fake vaccination campaign in Abbottabad a month before the US forces raid on Osama bin Laden compound in 2011.

Friday, May 16, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pakistan Supreme Court case highlights plight of stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh The Supreme Court of Pakistan has finally admitted for hearing a petition filed in 2009 seeking repatriation of around 230,000 stranded Pakistanis from Bangladesh.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
NYPD coerced Muslim immigrants to become spies Seven million strong American Muslim community was alarmed by the New York Times Saturday (May 11, 2014) report that the New York Police Department (NYPD) coerced Muslim immigrants who were arrested for infractions as minor as an argument over a parking ticket to become informants to spy on their community.

Saturday, March 1, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
2,000 kilometers long march to highlight the issue of Baloch missing persons The families of Baloch missing persons today, Friday Feb 28, 2014, completed more than 2,000 kilometers protest march on foot to highlight the issue of missing persons in Pakistan's volatile Balochistan province.

Sunday, February 16, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Academic Freedom Act threatens academic freedom? Congressman Roskam, the Chief Deputy Whip and co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, and Democratic Rep. from Illinois Dan Lipinski have recently introduced the so called "Protect Academic Freedom Act" that would deny federal funding to colleges and universities that participate in a boycott of Israeli academic institutions or scholars.

Friday, February 7, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mass graves discovery gives a new twist to the issue of Baloch missing persons Discovery of three mass graves in Khuzdar has given a new twist to the issue of the missing persons in Pakistan's Balochistan province. The Deputy Commissioner of Khuzdar Abdul Waheed Shah on Tuesday confirmed the discovery of the three mass graves.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pakistan names team to hold peace talks with Taliban Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Nawaz Sharif, has announced that his government would pursue peace talks with Taliban militants despite a recent spate of attacks. Addressing a session of the National Assembly, on Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif said "Since the other side has shown intent to negotiate, we also wish to give peace yet another chance."

Monday, January 27, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pakistan resists US pressure to release Dr Shakil Afridi Pakistan government has ruled out release of CIA collaborator Dr Shakil Afridi under pressure from the United States.

Monday, January 20, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama's cosmetic changes for NSA surveillance President Obama's Friday speech on NSA surveillance was a calculated endeavor to calm a furor at home and abroad over the US dragnet surveillance. However, the proposed changes do not provide any fundamental changes in the intelligence gathering activities.

Monday, January 13, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
MLK: Also a victim of NSA surveillance Martin Luther King Jr. day is being celebrated on January 20th 2014 amid heated debate on massive dragnet surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA). Ironically, he was himself a victim of NSA surveillance as unveiled by declassified documents in September last year. King's status as an NSA target has been known since the 1970s; nevertheless, this was probably the first time that the US govt had declassified it.

Thursday, January 2, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
2013: Another hard year for American Muslims Year after year we wrote about the eroding civil rights as the biggest challenge for the seven-million strong American Muslims in the post-9/11 America. However, after the Snowden revealations that the National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting data on each and every US citizen, the civil rights of everybody now stand abriged.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pakistan shelves talks with Taliban amid controversy over martyrdom? Pakistan government has virtually abandoned the projected peace talks with the Pakistani Talibans after the killing of the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) leader Hakeemullah Mehsud in a US drone attack on November 1, 2013. The killing of Hakeemullah Mehsud has not only resulted in the rupture of plans of peace talks with the Taliban but also sparked a heated debate on who is a martyr?

Sunday, November 10, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hardliner Mullah Fazlullah, Who Ordered Shooting of Malala, Chosen as New Pakistani Taliban Leader The Pakistani Taliban Thursday elected Mullah Fazlullah, a fiery cleric from Swat, to succeed Hakimullah Mehsud who was killed in a US drone attack on November 1. Sheikh Khalid Haqqani from Swabi was elected as his deputy by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Sunday, November 3, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Killing of Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud in drone attack described as a fatal blow to peace process Killing of Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud in drone attack is described as a fatal blow to peace talks between the government and the Pakistani Talibans. Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday said the death of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader, Hakimullah Mehsud was in fact a fatal blow to the peace process in the region.

Monday, September 23, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Carnage at Pakistan church after Sunday mass: 81 killed in suicide bombing A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a 130-year-old All Saints Church in the city of Peshawar after Sunday Mass, killing at least 81 worshippers while injuring 145 in the deadliest attack on Christians in Pakistan. Among the dead were 38 women and 7 children, according to official sources.

Thursday, September 12, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pakistan denies reports of prisoner swap ahead of talks with Taliban The Pakistan Army has denied western media reports of a prisoner swap ahead of talks with the Taliban. The western media reported Wednesday that the Pakistan army and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) exchanged prisoners. The report stated that the exchange included six TTP militants and two paramilitary Frontier Corps soldiers.

Sunday, September 8, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
American Muslims 12 years after 9/11 Twelve years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, American Muslims remained besieged through reconfiguration of US laws, policies and priorities. Profiled, harassed, reviled, attacked, peeped at by the CIA and the FBI, interrogated and permanently controlled at airports, the whole community felt excluded of American society.

Sunday, September 1, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
NYPD declares mosques as terrorist organizations The seven-million strong America Muslim community was shocked to know that the New York Police Department (NYPD) has secretly designated mosques as "terrorist organizations." The Associated Press reported on August 28, 2013 that the designation allowed the police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, even without any evidence of criminal activity.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jailbreaks new phenomena in political struggle? Last week, Pakistan elected little-known Mamoun Hussain as the 12th president to replace Asif Ali Zardari, whose term expires next month. Hours before the election of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's loyalist (read crony) the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) sent a strong message to the ruling elite about the precarious security situation in the strife-torn country with a military-precision raid on the Dera Ismael Khan prison.

Friday, August 2, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Imran tells Kerry drones helping terrorists Pakistan Tahreek Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, in a one-on-one meeting in Islamabad Thursday, told visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry that US drone attacks in Pakistan's volatile tribal territory were helping the terrorists.

Saturday, July 13, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Serbian leader to face genocide charge for Srebrenica massacre While the Bosnians observed the massacre anniversary with the burial of 409 victims of the Srebrenica massacre 18 years after their death, the International Criminal Tribunal in the Netherlands Thursday reinstated a genocide charge against the Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic linked to the massacre at Srebrenica.

Saturday, July 6, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Cairo's military is the best friend the U.S. has got: Indyk Amid violent demonstrations orchestrated by Tamaroud group, Egypt's pro-US army Wednesday deposed and arrested the elected President Mohammad Morsi. Adly Mansour, the head of the Supreme Constititonal Court, with which Morsi had repeated confrontations, was sworn in as interim president.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Around the San Francisco Bay Area, you're being watched Across the Bay Area -- from Pittsburg to San Francisco, from Tiburon to Gilroy -- you're being watched, the San Jose Mercury News reported Sunday adding: "It's not just the National Security Agency secretly vacuuming up your personal data but local police agencies are increasingly adopting Big Data technologies such as automatic license-plate readers that gather information about everyone, whether they've broken the law or not

Thursday, June 27, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
City Council votes to increase oversight of New York Police Amid a growing national debate over security and privacy ignited by the National Security Agency whistle blower Edward Snowden, the New York City Council this morning approved by veto-proof majorities a pair of bills aimed at increasing oversight of the Police Department and expanding New Yorkers' ability to sue over racial profiling by officers.

Monday, June 24, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Silicon Valley Has Long Had Ties to U.S. Military and Intelligence Agencies The Mercury News (CA) reported today that disclosures about a secret government intelligence effort called Prism have rocked some of Silicon Valley's leading Internet companies, but the program is hardly the first instance of U.S. military and intelligence officials turning to the tech industry for help.

Friday, June 14, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Republican Congressman broad-brushes American Muslims The American Muslim community was alarmed by Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo's statement that the Muslims here have not condemned acts of terrorism against the U.S. and therefore are complicit in those and any future attacks.

Friday, June 14, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Are we living in Orwell's 1984 Oceania surveillance state? Perhaps, Georg Orwell's worst nightmare has come true in the wake of whistleblower Edward Snowden's startling revelations of secret government surveillance. Writing under the title, "So Are We Living in 1984?" Ian Crouch of New Yorker argued that Edward Snowden, sounded, in the Guardian interview in which he came forward, like he'd been guided by Orwell's pen.

Sunday, May 26, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
President Obama's speech on national security policy draws mixed reaction President Obama's speech on national security has drawn mixed reaction.The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence panel, Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, dismissed the speech as rewarding detainees at Guantanamo who are carrying out hunger strikes. Human rights groups said moving toward a smaller, more transparent drone program would be a positive step, but called on the president to do more.

Monday, May 13, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pakistan elections do not augur well for President Zardari Many surprises sprung by Saturday's elections in Pakistan will have grave repercussions for the political spectrum with the Pakistan People's Party confined to Sindh, the Awami National Party facing a split and President Asif Ali Zardari denied a second term in office, says Shaheen Sehbani of The News.

Sunday, May 12, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Nawaz Sharif stages comeback in Pakistan's landmark election Defying political pundits, former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif's Muslim League (PML-N) emerged as the leading political party in Saturday's general election in Pakistan. According to unofficial results PML-N was leading on 117 of 272 seats of the National Assembly.

Monday, May 6, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Greeting card turns veiled Muslim doll into terrorist doll In the latest sign of rising Islamophobia in the country, the seven-million strong American Muslim community was shocked at the fabrication of a birthday card that depicts a veiled girl doll as a suicide bomber who'll "Blow Your Brains Out."

Thursday, April 11, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Florida, Oklahoma poised to pass anti-Sharia bills As anti-Muslim bigotry creeps into state legislatures around the country, Florida and Oklahoma law makers are poised to pass the so-called anti-Sharia bills. On April 8 Oklahoma legislature moved one step closer to passing anti-Sharia bill when the state Senate approved on a 40-3 vote the bill HB 1060. On the same day a committee of Florida Senate passed a similar bill.

Thursday, February 28, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Terrorism in Pakistan -- the Indian factor US Secretary of defense designate Chuck Hagel suggested in a previously unreleased 2011 speech that India has for many years sponsored terrorist activities against Pakistan in Afghanistan. In a speech, delivered at Oklahoma's Cameron University, Chuck Hagel said: "India for some time has always used Afghanistan as a second front, and India has over the years financed problems for Pakistan on that side of the border."

Friday, January 18, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Islamabad sit-in ends after agreement with govt Tehrik-e-Minhajul Quran chief Allama Tahir ul Qadri Thursday announced lifting the four-day siege of the capital, Islamabad, after he signed a four point agreement with the government regarding his demands of revamping the electoral system and Election Commission, dissolution of parliament and appointment of an interim government .

Sunday, January 6, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
2012: Another hard year for American Muslims The seven-million strong American Muslim community was shocked at the horrendous murder of Sunando Sen, who was pushed by a women to his death on the tracks of a New York subway station because she thought he was Muslim.

Sunday, December 16, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Cynthia McKinney held briefly on return from Pakistan On December 12, former six-term Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was detained briefly at Atlanta airport while entering the United States on her return from a visit to Pakistan where she campaigned for the release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui who is serving 86-year imprisonment for her alleged attempt to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan.

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