International

  • Obama: Tying Himself into Knots in Afghanistan

    Barack Obama shot to political stardom on a slogan of ‘change.’ The American people, fed up with the antics of George W. Bush and thirsting for real and not ersatz change in the style of governance and policies of their country boug...

  • Islamic Lessons from London’s Mayor

    By Anver Kamal Siddiqui Mayor Mr Boris Johnson's strong advice to the citizens of London to visit Mosques in order to learn about Islamic virtues is worthy of emulation by leaders all over the world for apparently the respected Mayor h...

  • Arab Conference on Boycotting Israel: Arab Boycott of Israel Is Legitimate

    Damascus: The 83rd Conference of the Liaison Officers to the Arab and Regional Offices on Boycotting Israel kicked off on Tuesday to confirm the Arab boycott of Israel as a legitimate struggle in confronting Israeli crimes and violations agains...

  • The chickens are coming home to roost for Pakistan

    First it was a daring attack on the citadel of the Pakistan Army-the fortress GHQ in the heart of Rawalpindi, the twin city of Islamabad, the capital, in broad daylight. That deadly drama lasted for more than 60 hours and took a toll of several...

  • War Clouds Gathering

    By Firdaus Ahmed firdyahmed@yahoo.com Kissinger gets it wrong again. He got it wrong earlier in his extension of the bombing campaign into Cambodia during the Vietnam war; in bullying India during its humanitarian intervention in East Pa...

  • Fort Hood homicide: US Muslims react with grief

    By Abdus Sattar Ghazali   The seven-million strong American Muslim community has reacted, with grief and fear of backlash, at the shooting at Fort Hood in Texas by Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. All major Arab and Muslim organizations we...

  • Afghanistan-Pakistan: Between the Rock and a Hard Place

    She was supposedly on a mission to impress her hosts in Pakistan with a 'charm offensive.' However, the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, ended up stirring a controversy that even her most ardent well-wishers would find hard to ...

  • US shields Israeli war criminals

    By SM Mohamed Idris The hypocrisy and double-standard practiced by the United States in dealing with Israel’s blatant violations of international law and human rights was again exposed during the special session of the Human Rights C...

  • Taliban decline US offer of 6 provinces for 8 bases

    By Aamir Latif ISLAMABAD The emboldened Taliban movement in Afghanistan turned down an American offer of power-sharing in exchange for accepting the presence of foreign troops, Afghan government sources confirmed. "US negotiators ...

  • Abbas admits failure of the peace process

    By Khalid Amayreh Ramallah: Mahmoud Abbas, the beleaguered head of the Palestinian Authority, has finally but belatedly admitted that the so- called Peace process with Israel has completely failed and that the Palestinian people will have ...

  • What Swirls Around Fort Hood - Can the Major Speak?

    By Vijay Prasad Words have ensnarled the rampage at Fort Hood. Nothing more needs to be said. Thirteen dead, and thirty-one injured. What sets this massacre apart from the bombing at Oklahoma City (with 168 dead) and Columbine High (with 1...

  • USA Offers Taliban 6 Afghan Provinces for 8 Bases

    By Aamir Latif Islamiabad: The emboldened Taliban movement in Afghanistan turned down an American offer of power-sharing in exchange for accepting the presence of foreign troops, Afghan government sources confirmed. "US negotiators ha...

  • 45% US Muslims marry outside their faith

    Interfaith marriage is more than steadily increasing among all faiths in America. From 1996-2001, 47 percent of marriages involving Jews in America were interfaith marriages (1). Another survey showed that more than 40 percent of couples marrie...

  • American Muslims seek protection

    Fearing a backlash, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) called upon law enforcement agencies to provide immediate protection for all Mosques, community centers, schools, and any locations that may be identified or misidentifie...

  • The Politics of Minaret

    By Abdus Sattar Ghazali asghazali@gmail.com In a referendum on November 29 the Swiss voters approved a ban on the construction of new minarets on mosques. Under Switzerland's system of direct rule, the referendum is binding. Switzerl...

  • Fear Mongering, Muslim Americans, and Fort Hood Tragedy

    By Louay Safi Muslim bashing is the new cottage industry with its own industrial barons and wide web of fear mongering bloggers ready on a moment notice to echo the noise generated at the industry’s hate mills. The buzz word at the anti...

  • Is Obama a Man of Peace?

    In the second week of December, President Obama will be heading for Oslo, Norway, to accept the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009, conferred on him, gratuitously, by the people in charge of awarding this most coveted of prizes in the world. When the a...

  • Morsi of Egypt is Islamophobes’ Latest Paranoia

    The Arab Spring was a totally unexpected development for the Islamophobes in the west. It caught them by surprise. On top of it, the loud and vociferous demand for democracy and democratic culture in a number of Arab countries-from Tunisia to B...

  • A Day from Hell in an American Town

    By Kaleem Kawaja Friday December 14, 2012 was a day from hell in the small, lily-white gorgeous New Town, nestled in a  beautiful valley in America’s western Connecticut state. This town is just 60 miles west of the big city of ...

  • New Fitna being Exported to Pakistan

    By Brig. (Retd) Uman Khalid We all know about Hizbul Tahrir (HuT). When its leader in the UK, Omar Bakri, became a destabilising nuisance, he was advised to disassociate himself with HuT and he set up another organisation under the title o...