In a welcome move, the UK government has barred Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer from entering the United Kingdom [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23064355#TWEET802545] to address events organised by the EDL (English Defence Lesage). The EDL is a British far-right movement that is particularly anti-Muslim, considering Muslims
The terrorist bombings in Boston have brought home a very hard truth: Western moral certainty that led us through the Cold War is ceding its surefooted stance to extremist Islamists. Open and transparent justice has always worked simply: innocent or guilty, resulting in exoneration and freedom or sentence and punishment.
[http://www.irtiqa-blog.com/2013/04/the-role-of-al-azhar-university-in.html]On most aspects of women’s rights, the clock cannot be rolled back. In fact, birth control and planning can be instrumental in social and economic planning. Among the four religious power-houses that affect the social lives of 60% of humanity, the
A quick search of Google News yesterday showed that, with theexception of Reuters [http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/25/us-myanmar-unrest-idUSBRE92O0O720130325] , no Western media outlet or news agency is regularly reporting on the recent massacre against Muslims in urban Burma (Myanmar). The BBC, while reporting on a curiously silent
Link to my previous article on the subject [http://www.qern.org/en/refusing-vote-pakistan/] Respected Iftikhar Chaudhry, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and Respected Fakhruddin Ibrahim, Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan: In 2002, when President Musharraf re-established a joint electorate, he agreed to the demands of Muslim
[http://www.qern.org/en/academics-finally-take-note-of-islamophobia/islamophobia-journal-spring2012/] For a number of years, we have been taking academics to task for not doing enough to tackle rising Islamophobia. Academic research makes it way into public policy sooner or later, and a certain paralysis had descended upon the academic community after the
Here is another factually incorrect article that uses incorrect information and inappropriate words to twist the story. The problem is that this is the Associated Press’s ‘Big Story’, and its stories get picked up by other outlets: AP [http://bigstory.ap.org/article/pakistan-shuns-physicist-linked-god-particle] , Yahoo [http://news.yahoo.com/
Sai Manish, a reporter at the popular Indian magazine Tehelka [http://twitter.com/tehelkadotcom], wrote about the increasing visibility of Ahmadiyya issues in India, titled The Minority’s Minority [http://www.tehelka.com/story_main53.asp?filename=Ne280712Minority.asp]. While it did cover many areas, some gaps were left and
Robert Fisk has rightly lashed out at the scourge of the Internet – extremist anonymous people [http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/anonymous-comments-are-as-pathetic-as-the-anonymous-sources-that-contaminate-gutless-journalism-from-the-new-york-times-bbc-and-cnn-8446788.html] with too much time writing and saying things they would not otherwise say in real life. He writes, Now in the old days, when someone stuffed
(This piece is from a mailing by Ken Macdonald [http://www.reprieve.org.uk/kenmacdonaldqc], Chair, Reprieve [http://www.reprieve.org.uk]. Reprieve is an organisation that we support and with whom we agree that Habeas Corpus remains the foundation of modern liberties.) Whether they’re held without charge in
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy recently became the first Pakistani to win an Academy Award. Her Oscar-winning documentary, “Saving Face,” co-directed by American filmmaker Daniel Junge, chronicles the lives of acid attack survivors in Pakistan and follows a British-Pakistani plastic surgeon, Mr. Mohammad Ali Jawad, who performs re-constructive surgeries on them. (Wikipedia [http:
Chris Hedges writes on truth-out.org [http://truth-out.org], on Monday 30 January 2012: **What happened to Canada? It used to be the country we would flee to if life in the United States became unpalatable. No nuclear weapons. No huge military-industrial complex. Universal health care. Funding for the arts.