Tag: United States

Arab Spring in Pakistan? No, Thanks

In an interesting and slightly misguided article about the possibilities of an Arab Spring in Pakistan, Michael Kugelman, (a senior program associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC) begins his opinion piece with the following profound assertions: Will Pakistan experience an Arab Spring? The question has been…

Negotiate with the TTP?

  With their hands tied together, 21 abducted off-duty Levies personnel were lined up in a cricket ground near Peshawar on December 30, 2012, and then summarily executed. Negotiations conducted through village elders with TTP militants had failed after the militants refused ransom money. Instead, their demands were purely ideological: Pakistan must accept sharia law,…

Freedom to Kill, Taliban Style

To say that the murder of 82 of our fellow citizens is an atrocity is stating the obvious: But to make the Laskar-e-Jhangvi and members of other such monstrosities to see it as a monstrous act is another questions. How did we get here? What has brought us to a place in our history where…

Momin

ایک نوجوان نے ایک بزرگ کی خدمت میں حاضر کر عرض کیاکہ آپ فرماتے ہیں کہ بد نظری سے پرہیز کرو ، لیکن بازار میں جاتے ہوئے مجھ سے اپنی نظروں کی حفاظت نہیں ہوتی ، ن  وجوان ہو اور بازار میں بے پردہ لڑکی کو دیکھ کر نظر اس کی طرف اٹھ ہی جاتی…

A tribute to Ardeshir Cowasjee!

This is what I wrote to Ayaz Amir regarding Ardeshir Cowasjee (The Master Planner – The Doer of Things!) From: Shaikh Muhammad Ali Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 6:30 AM To: ‘winlust@yahoo.com’ Subject: The Devil – The Saint (All in one) Importance: High Dear Ayaz Amir Sahib, السّلام علیکم A very dear friend of mine…

Lady in pink: Interview with Medea Benjamin

U.S. is not popular in Muslim countries because it’s occupying Afghanistan, it’s carrying out drone attacks in Muslim countries, and it’s supporting Israel unconditionally. U.S. has also been supporting undemocratic countries in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain because of its economic and military interests. Medea Benjamin has been a vibrant advocate…

Freedom to hate others!

Contrary to the widely believed myth in Muslim countries that Muslims in Europe are the passive targets of hateful messages, they have effectively used the legal system to sue the writers, political activists and even actors who were responsible for producing offensive messages. The recent “Muslim Outrage”, as the U.S. media calls it, in the…

Peace March, By Shazia Kiyani

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