Would Women Prevent Bangladesh's Descent to Islamism?
Amidst rising Islamism and Islamic terrorist violence in recent years in Bangladesh, female voters voted for a centre-left secular coalition in force, thereby, inflicting crushing defeat of the Islamists in the latest election. Does it mean an end to the Islamist menace in Bangladesh? May or may not!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008(4 comments)
Religions Unite or Divide?
Religions do not abolish 'Us vs. Them' and 'High vs. Low' distinctions among humans. Instead, they create and nurture such divisions.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Preserving Freedom of Expression with Provocations
A series of provocations against Muslims' religious sensitivity, from Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses to Wilders' Fitna, are fostering tolerance among Muslims, thereby helping secure the future for freedom of expression.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
UN's "Farcical" Human Rights Council
The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is meant for protecting and promoting human rights, including the fundamental right of freedom of expression of the individual. By adopting a resolution condemning blasphemy, the UNHRC is making a mockery of its own central mission.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008(2 comments)
Benazir Bhutto: In Life and Death, a Blessing to the Jihadists
Probably unwittingly, Benazir Bhutto fueled Jihad in Kashmir and helped the Taliban sweep to power. She was killed by a death-cult she had helped prop up. But finger-pointing by Pakistanis at Musharraf, America, Israel and India etc. for Bhutto's death have further weakened the secular fronts and emboldened the Jihadists.
The Moral Dilemma of Saddam's Execution
On the same day, dozens of others have faced the same fate for crimes negligible to Saddam's. Should I then split my hairs over the morality of executing Saddam for whatsoever arguments?
Friday, December 29, 2006(8 comments)
Unfettered Religious Freedom in Islam A Fact or Fiction?; Part 3
Against much propaganda of peace, tolerance and religious freedom in Islam, the religious freedom for the idolaters, pagans and heathens is the acceptance of Islam or death, while subjugation to Islam and payment of jizyah (poll-tax) for the Christians and Jews, according to the Koran.