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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
At Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit: India rejects China's One Belt One Road project
In the joint Qingdao Declaration of the Council of Heads of State of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, India was the only member in the eight-nation bloc to refuse to endorse China's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project, according to Indian Express. India claims that OBOR or the Silk Road project a threat to its sovereignty over concerns on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which goes through Pakistan-ruled Kashmir.
Egyptian Kangaroo Court jails 65 Morsi supporters up to 10 years
Egypt's top kangaroo court upheld on Saturday (May 12) jail terms from seven to 10 years against 65 loyalists of the currently outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group over committing acts of violence in 2013 in the capital Cairo, official MENA news agency reported.
The Politics of Nobel Peace Prize Take Two
A group of 18 GOP lawmakers led by Rep. Luke Messer of Indiana have formally nominated President Donald Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his work toward peace in the Korean Peninsula. The nomination letter states that President Trump has worked "tirelessly to apply maximum pressure to North Korea to end its illicit weapons programs and bring peace to the region."
India is alarmed at growing China-Maldives ties
The Maldives' ambassador to China Mohamed Faisal says that the country would push ahead with Chinese projects and seek more investment from the country, regardless of concerns raised by regional power India.
When a terrorist is not a terrorist?
"Why won't Trump call Austin bomber what he is? A Terrorist," this is the title of the story by Alice Salles of Carbonated TV. The Austin bombing suspect is being called a domestic terrorist by people on social media, but why won't the media and the White House call him that?, she writes.
Rewriting Indian history in the image of Hindu chauvinists
The Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, a right wing Hindu nationalist political party in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, released a Hindu New Year calendar which says that Taj Mahal along with several mosques and monuments from the Mughal era, are "Hindu Temples," Times of India reported Monday (March 19).
China becomes world's fifth largest arms exporter
China has become the world's fifth-largest arms exporter, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).China replaces Britain in the top five arms-dealing countries between 2008 and 2012, a group dominated by the United States and Russia, which accounted for 30 percent and 26 percent of weapons exports, SIPRI said Monday March 13.
Two-front war not a good idea, says Indian general
Arguing for a greater role of diplomacy to bring normalcy in tense relations with neighboring Pakistan, Lt. Gen Surinder Singh, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, has said that a two-front war is not a "smart idea".
Extra-judicial killings mount in BJP-ruled India
The Uttar Pradesh (UP) state government of Yogi Adityanath continued allowing police encounters since BJP came to power in the state in March 2017, Caravan News of India reported Monday (Feb. 26, 2018).
Turkey to deploy forces in the Gulf of Aden
As Turkey expands its geopolitical and economic presence in the Middle East and East Africa, Turkish parliament has approved deployment of its forces in the Gulf of Aden, Somalia, and the Arabian Sea.
Fabricating a fig leaf of democracy in Egypt
A fig leaf of democracy is being developed in Egypt amid persecution of opposition, mass executions and imposition of state of emergency to give wide powers to suppress all kind of dissent of a quazi-military government of US-client President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi who deposed Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohammad Morsi in July 2013.
Sunday, January 21, 2018(1 comments)
Redrawing the map of Syria
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said the United States "does not want to keep Syria as a state in its current borders", accusing Washington of seeking to establish a Kurdish-controlled entity along Turkish and Iraqi border zones.
Saturday, January 20, 2018(1 comments)
Russia supplies military essentials to Pakistan, Says Russian Minister
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov has said that his country was supplying military equipment to Pakistan.Morgulov's statement came on Thursday (Jan 18) in a geo-political conference organized jointly by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and an Indian think-tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF).
Wednesday, January 17, 2018(1 comments)
China slams Indian Army chief's remarks on Doklam border dispute
China on Monday (Jan 15) slammed comments by the Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat for calling Doklam a disputed territory. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said his "unconstructive" comments not helpful for maintaining peace at the borders.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018(1 comments)
Only those Muslims will stay in India who assimilate into Hindu culture
Surendra Singh, a legislator of the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has said that once India becomes a "Hindu rashtra", only those Muslims will stay in the country who assimilate into the Hindu culture. "There are a very few Muslims who are patriotic. Once India becomes a Hindu rashtra (Hindu nation), Muslims who assimilate into our culture will stay in India.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Pakistan warns India against any misadventure
Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said Saturday (January 13) that Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's remarks about Pakistan amount to "invitation for nuclear encounter".
Trump Administration to deport 250,000 Salvadorians
The Trump administration announced Monday, Jan 8, that it will end "temporary protected status" (TPS) that was first granted to Salvadorans nearly two decades ago. Roughly 263,000 people from El Salvador are covered by the program, which allowed the immigrants to stay and work in the United States legally.
Egypt's executions spree alarms UN HR Commissioner
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed deep shock over the execution of 20 people in Egypt within one week, amid concerns that due process and fair trial guarantees did not appear to have been followed.
China supports Pakistan against Trump's tweet
A day after bitter criticism of Pakistan from President Donald Trump, China supported Pakistan by lauding its efforts for "outstanding contribution against terrorism" which should be acknowledged by "the international community".
Monday, January 1, 2018(1 comments)
Trump aligns with India his policy towards Pakistan?
In an apparent tilt of U.S.-Pakistan policy towards India, President Trump Monday (January 1, 2018) threatened to cut financial aid to Pakistan, accusing Islamabad of harboring violent extremists and lying about it.
Friday, December 29, 2017(1 comments)
2017: Another difficult year for American Muslims
The seven-million American Muslims remained under siege since 9/11/2001 through reconfiguration of US laws, policies and priorities but their plight has taken a new twist under President Donald Trump whose anti-Muslim policies alarmingly fomented hate crimes against them.
The Politics of Jerusalem & the Arab World
Fulfilling his election promise, President Donald Trump announced, on December 6, recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. However, this reversal of long-time U.S. policy did not come out of blue. A series of reports published since December 6 unveil the role of major Arab countries in Trump's not-unexpected announcement.
The Syrian War orphans one million children
As many as a million children have been orphaned by the war in Syria which is in its sixth year, Aljazeera reported Sunday (Nov 19). The UN has warned against the dangers facing children without parents such as lack of education, trafficking and being indoctrinated by armed groups.
Hate crimes -- especially against Muslims -- went up in 2016: FBI
Incidents of hate crimes, particularly against African-Americans, Jews and Muslims, went up to 6,121 during 2016, seeing an increase of 4.6 percent compared to the previous year, according to data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Monday (November 13).