International

  • 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...

  • Hatred or Misinformation & How to counter it

    By Abidullah Ghazi Executive Director of IQRA’ Int’l Educational Foundation When you think of Switzerland what comes to your mind? Of course I am referring to before the Minaret Vote. Let me tell you what comes to my mind: natur...

  • Pakistan’s Crisis of Morality in Politics

    One of the most popular political jokes making the rounds in Pakistan—and also abroad among the Pakistani diaspora—runs something like this: An old woman accosts President Asif Ali Zardari and chides him that he should stop harassin...

  • A Humiliated Israel Plans further Punishment of Palestinians

    Anyone inclined to give Israel and its Zionist leaders the benefit of doubt and hoping that they would have learned some lesson from their recent debacles in Gaza, and at UN General Assembly, should reconsider their optimism. The revanchists in...

  • Ban on Iranian media: a sector with no links to the nuclear programme

    By Hasan Rahimi Majd The US and the West, in addition to their unilateral economic and financial sanctions, which lack UN support, have recently made the Iranian media also the target of their illegal actions. This time the victims of the ...

  • Hypocrisy of Egypt’s Liberals and Secularists

    By M.A. Kader Egypt’s liberals and their allies have exposed themselves to be hypocrites who, while demanding democracy, are opposing the process to achieve it. They have organised demonstrations and boycotts by judges against Presid...

  • 2009: Another hard year for American Muslims

    By Abdus Sattar Ghazali asghazali@gmail.com Minnesota Congressional candidate says Islam promotes criminal behavior and that the US constitution does not apply to Muslims. In Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, vandals spray-paint "...

  • Is Yemen Next on the U.S. Hit List?

    By all accounts, official as well as those in the print and other media, it was a close call. The 23 year-old Nigerian, with a Muslim name, nearly succeeded in blowing up a Delta Airlines flight, from Amsterdam to Detroit, in mid-air. The would...

  • The World’s Betrayal of Gaza

    By Khalid Amayreh Occupied Jerusalem: Despite the passage of an entire one year since the cruel Israeli onslaught against the people of the Gaza Strip, the international community has done very little to remedy the effects and aftereffects...