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Abdus Sattar Ghazali Executive Editor, American Muslim Perspective www.amperspective.com
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Author and journalist.
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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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 6, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Episode and Pakistan's Dispirited Mercenary Army Four days after the Abbottabad episode, Pakistan's dispirited mercenary army, in a terse statement, called Thursday for cuts in the number of U.S. military personnel in the country to protest the US operation in Abbottabad that "killed Osama bin Laden." The army also threatened to cut cooperation with Washington if the U.S. stages more unilateral raids on its territory.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Questions after Osama bin Ladin's episode! Has Pakistan civil, military leadership failed totally? Pakistan is really a sold nation. We have truly become America's voice. We have no decision of our own. We have stopped thinking and acting independently, and we can't believe Pakistan can survive without Washington's support.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 15, 2011
Beggers can't be choosers: US resumes Drone attacks in Pakistan as CIA turns down ISI plea to halt controversial strikes After a brief lull, US has resumed Drone attacks in Pakistan. At least eight people were killed Wednesday in two US drone strikes at Angoor Adda in South Waziristan Agency. The attack came just one day after a Washington meeting between CIA Director Leon Panetta and Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha, the chief of Inter-Services Intelligence agency, who called for an end to the strikes that have caused deep anger.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 4, 2011
Blackwater and RAW trying to stir sectarian riots in Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan, a leading religious political party, has accused the Blackwater and Indian intelligence agency RAW for Sunday's bomb blasts at the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Sarwar in DG Khan which claimed at least 49 lives and left scores wounded. In a press statement, the JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan, said the enemy agencies were out to spark sectarian riots in the country to harm the national unity.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 31, 2011
Bahrain hiring Pakistani ex-soldiers to suppress uprising While the world attention is focused on the US-led NATO invasion of Libya, the ruler of the tiny Persian Gulf state of Bahrain -- headquarters of the 5th US fleet - is brutally suppressing month-long Shiite majority protest with the help of Saudi invasion forces and recruiting Pakistani ex-soldiers.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 21, 2011
Has US accepted the Sharia principle by securing Raymond Davis' freedom under a controversial Diyat law? Not unexpectedly, a Pakistani court last Wednesday (March 16) released the CIA contractor Raymond Davis, the killer of two ISI agents in Lahore on January 27. The US secured his release under a controversial Diyat law under which 18 relatives of the two victims, Faizan and Faheem were paid $2.352 million as blood money. The release of Raymond Davis, through a hush hush, court proceeding left many questions unanswered.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 7, 2011
Fearing spill over of Bahrain riots Saudis release Shiite cleric Amid mounting unrest in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Shiite majority province and elsewhere in the kingdom, the Saudi authorities Sunday released a prominent Shiite cleric, Sheikh Tawfiq Al-Amer, who was detained on 27 February after a call for a constitutional monarchy.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 21, 2011
Bahrain riots alarm oil-rich Persian Gulf states with restive Shiite minorities The tension between the Sunni rulers and the Shiite majority of Bahrain runs deep, as it does throughout the Arab Middle East. Bahrain riots have broader regional implications since Saudi Arabia has a significant Shiite minority in its eastern, oil-producing districts.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 17, 2011
Debate Over Raymond Davis Release Touches Off Suicide, Protests in Pakistan Under intensive US pressure to release of the American national Raymond Davis who admits killing two Pakistanis in self-defense, US client government in Pakistan has called an all-party conference to discuss the issue.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 15, 2011
What next for Egypt after Mubarak? A new chapter in the history of the Middle East opened on February 11, 2011 when 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak ended in the face of unprecedented mass uprising against his brutal pro-US regime. The collapse in Egypt took just 18 days of bold protest, inspired by the overthrow of Tunisia's long-standing strongman, President Zein Al Abidin, just weeks before.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 12, 2011
US aid to Pakistan linked to Raymond Davis' release After intensive diplomatic pressure failed to secure release of American citizen, Raymond Davis, - who says he killed two young motorcycle riders in self-defense -- Washington has now threatened to cut financial aid to its client government in Islamabad. Three members of the House of Representatives drove home the point to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani last week.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Unfolding drama of Raymond Davis The US-client government of President Asif Ali Zardari is resisting the US pressure to release US citizen Raymond Davis who told a court on Friday that he killed two Pakistani motorcycle riders last Thursday in self-defense in the crowded Mazang area of Lahore, the second largest town of Pakistan.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 28, 2011
US official guns down two motorcyclists in Pakistan Lahore, the second largest city of Pakistan, was scene of anti-America demonstrations Thursday after Raymond David, a US Consulate official, shot at and killed two young motorcyclists while another motorcyclist was run over by his colleagues riding another car, according Pakistan media reports.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 15, 2011
Swami Aseemanand exposes Hindu terrorism A jailed leader of India's extremist Hindu organization "Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sang (RSS)" Jatin Chattenjee alias "Swami Assemanand" has confessed that he and several RSS activists have a direct role in several terror attacks on Muslims across India during the last three years as well as terrorist attacks BLAMED on Muslims.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 10, 2011
Gabby Giffords -" A victim of the politics of hate "I know nothing about the man who shot Gabby, and what was going through his mind when he did this. But I will tell you this - if he shot Gabby out of hatred, then it wasn't Gabby he was shooting, but rather some cartoon version of her, drawn by her political opposition," these words of Alan Grayson, Democratic Congressman from Florida, perhaps best describe the motives behind the assassination of Congresswoman Giffords.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 26, 2010
2010 another hard year for American Muslims American Muslims were hoping that the anti-Islam and anti-Muslim bigotry movements will be rolled back with time. However, no such end is coming in the near future, particularly, with the Republicans taking control of the House of Representative. Alarmingly, Rep. Peter King, incoming Republican chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, has announced a witch hunt targeting the Muslim community.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The Politics of the Nobel Peace Prize Alfred Nobel said the Peace Prize should be awarded to an individual who had contributed to "fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." This, unfortunately, has not always been the case. The selection of individuals for the Nobel Peace Prize in recent years defeats the will of Alfred Nobel.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wikileaks reports seen a plot to harm Muslim countries ties Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting of Pakistan's National Assembly has termed the release of Wikileaks reports as a conspiracy to harm relations among the Muslim countries. "Wikileaks' aim behind the release of the reports is just to disturb the relations between the Muslim countries" noted all the members of the NA committee at a meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 29, 2010
Judge bars certification of Oklahoma anti-Islam constitutional amendment In a strongly-worded ruling a federal judge in Oklahoma Monday granted an injunction that bars certification of an anti-Islam state ballot measure (SQ 755) passed in the November 2 election.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Judge extends ban on Oklahoma anti-Islam amendment A federal judge in Oklahoma has extended a restraining order barring certification of an anti-Islam state ballot measure (SQ 755) passed in the November 2 election.

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