Newspaper Articles Archive

This Muharram, I realised that my father’s childhood is still alive: The beggar who did his beat in my old neighbourhood knew his audience well. The whole year he would beg by lamenting his misfortune with mixed results, but from the first day of Muharram he would change his tactic.
Who was Hussein and why does his sacrifice matter in 2016?:   An arrow through the eyes. Three spears in the center of an infant’s chest. Women in chains. A final, lone solider beheaded for his stand against injustice. This is the story of Karbala, the story you were never
Lal Masjid Deobandi DAESH mosque of Islamabad threatens Pakistani Judicidicial system: ISLAMABAD: As the top court is set to hear Aasia Bibi’s appeal against her death penalty on Thursday, Islamabad’s Lal Masjid has warned against her ‘possible’ release. Bibi, a Christian woman, is on death row for committing blasphemy. The Supreme
ہم سب کوفہ والے ہیں: “‫کوفہ کسی ایک جگہ کا نام نہیں ہے، بلکہ جہاں جہاں ظلم ہے اور اس پر چپ رہنے والے موجود ہیں، وہ جگہ کوفہ ہے۔” یہ الفاظ واقعہ کربلا کے شاہد اور مظلوم حضرت امام علی ابن الحسین زین
How Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat uses politics to support Its campaign of Anti-Shia terror in Pakistan:   On September 13, two suicide bombers attempted to target an imam bargah (Shia Muslim mosque) during the Eid prayers in the district of Shikarpur in Pakistan’s Sindh province. The carnage was averted when one of the suicide bombers
UN human rights watchdog orders Saudi Arabia to stop stoning children:   The United Nations has called on Saudi Arabia to repeal laws that allow stoning, amputation, flogging and execution of children. Children over 15 years are tried as adults and can be executed, “after trials falling short of guarantees of due
محرم تو سب کا ہوتا تھا – حسنین جمال: ہندو تعزیہ داروں میں ایک عجیب قسم کی رسم رائج تھی۔ کچھ لوگ دسویں محرم کی رات کو “پیک” بنتے تھے۔ انہیں کچھ لوگ “ناتک” بھی کہتے تھے۔ ان کا حلیہ بہت عجیب سا ہوتا تھا۔ سر پر بہت
Expose: Pakistan’s lame, apathetic foreign service: The following article was initially published in a widely-circulated English daily of Pakistan, who subsequently removed it from their website for unspecified reasons. It is being published here with permission of the author. The arrow shot by the archer
Saudi skeptics gain strength in Congress:   Lawmakers in both parties are growing more skeptical of the U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia. This week, 27 senators — three Republicans and 24 Democrats — voted against a $1.15 billion arms sale to the country. That wasn’t
US State Department: We are not arming Al-Nusra, but our allies might be: Al-Nusra Front is a terrorist group and the US will never provide it with any aid, said the State Department, reacting to revelations in a German newspaper – while admitting that unnamed US allies might be backing the jihadist
The global Terrorism index : Pakistan gets 4th Position: As the 20th Century has given way to the New Millennium, terrorism has remained on the rise in a diverse range of countries from around the world. Record numbers of people have died in terrorist attacks over the past
Prince Charles to visit Bahrain: Here are some things he should consider:   Prince Charles is to make an official visit to Bahrain in November despite the escalating human rights crackdown in the country. This endorsement comes after Queen Elizabeth sat next to the king of Bahrain at her 90th birthday celebrations
For the first time, Saudi Arabia is being attacked by both Sunni and Shia leaders:   The Saudis step deeper into trouble almost by the week. Swamped in their ridiculous war in Yemen, they are now reeling from an extraordinary statement issued by around two hundred Sunni Muslim clerics who effectively referred to the
Despite crackdown, some Deobandi militants walk the streets of Pakistan: BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan—After a suicide bomber killed more than 70 people on Easter Sunday in a park in the eastern province of Punjab, the government vowed to go after Islamist militants in the area. The massacre in the provincial capital
Saudi Wahhabis turn the house of Prophet & Khadija into public lavatories:   Millions of hajj pilgrims are preparing to head home, after five days performing ancient rites, revering a God omnipresent in the city of Mecca. They have stoned figurative devils, they have slept in the world’s largest tent city,
Salafi and Deobandi extremists commit Genocide supported by Saudi Wahabis:   Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi woman who escaped ISIS captivity after her family was slaughtered, has been named a new U.N. Goodwill Ambassador and has been nominated for both a Nobel Peace Prize and as one of TIME
Syrian Christian leader tells West: ‘Stop arming terror groups who are massacring our people’:   The world leader of Syria’s besieged Christians has issued a heartfelt plea to the West to “stop arming and supporting terrorist groups that are destroying our countries and massacring our people.” The Patriarch of Antioch, Moran Mor Ignatius
Dr Shakil Auj and modernity: It has been two years now, when in a flicker of a moment, our whole world was turned upside down. And we understood death for the first time when it put its hand upon our father. The never-ending flashbacks
Deobandi Taliban blow up Shia and Sunni Muslims at Mohmand Agency Friday prayers:   PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in Mohmand Agency’s Anbar tehsil during Friday prayers, leaving at least 24 people dead and 31 others injured, official of the political administration said. Assistant Political Agent Naveed Akbar told DawnNews
WAHHABISM: The ideology of hate:   On the 13th of September, Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif penned an Op-Ed in the New York Times, titled, “Let Us Rid the World of Wahhabism.” Reactions to his piece have been mixed. While many
From religion to politics, Saudi Arabia feeling chill of isolation:   For the Saudis, the bad news kept on coming. On Friday, at the start of the annual 5-day Hajj pilgrimage, Lebanese daily Al Akhbar published online a shocking database from the Saudi Ministry of Health. The leaked documents list,
Shikarpur suicide attack: A cancer emerged from strategic partnership of Neo-Deobadism and Saudi Wahhabi clergy:   In District Shikarpur two Suicide bombers tried to target congregation for Eid-prayer but they failed while one suicide bomber blew himself and other was caught alive by local people present there.Suicide bomber who blew himself and died was
Mohammad Javad Zarif: Let us rid the world of Wahhabism:   Tehran — Public relations firms with no qualms about taking tainted petrodollars are experiencing a bonanza. Their latest project has been to persuade us that the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, is no more. As a
The sex trade in Yemen: How Al-Qaeda makes millions by trafficking children:   Yemen you might already know has suffered under the yoke of a brutal war – one which has plunged the impoverished nation into the arms of famine, death, and despair. Yemen today however does not just resemble a
Islamic conference in Chechnya: Why Sunnis are disassociating themselves from Salafists:     The world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, Asharq Al-Awsat, reported that an international Islamic conference was organised in Grozny, a city in Chechnya with more than 100 top Muslim clerics from all around the world. The agenda was
Amazing: CNN correspondent calls Al-Nusra ‘Heroes’:     [ Ed. note – If we assume, just for the sake of argument, that 9/11 really was carried out by an Islamic terror organization known as Al-Qaeda, it is ironic beyond belief that today, 15 years later
90,000 pilgrims killed in Mecca over 14 years: Al-Akhbar:   On the anniversary of Mina catastrophe, Lebanese newspaper of Al-Akhbar posted a report in which it cited a database leaked from the Saudi Ministry of Public Health, documenting the death of over 90 thousand multinational pilgrims in Mecca
Religion meets realpolitik – Sabtain Naqvi:   Centuries ago a group of people made their way towards Mecca. They were unarmed and wanted to go to the Kaaba for pilgrimage. In spite of a dispute between them and the citizens of Mecca, they hoped that
Grand Ayatollah Sistani sends food, medicine for 8,000 Sunni families to uproot seeds of sectarianism:   Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Sistani, the highest Shiite religious authority in Iraq, has been trying to extract the seeds of sectarianism that have been planted in Iraq for many years. Having already issued many fatwas (religious decree) aimed
’ریاستی اور دہشتگرد تنظیموں کے گٹھ جوڑ کے ثبوت موجود ہیں‘: پاکستان کی سینیٹ میں حزب مخالف کی سب سے بڑی جماعت پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی کے سینیٹر فرحت اللہ بابر نے کہا ہے کہ کرپشن اور شدت پسندی کا آپس میں گٹھ جوڑ ضرور ہوگا لیکن اس گٹھ جوڑ سے
’مسلم اُمّہ حج پر سعودی اختیار ختم کرنے کا سوچے‘: ایران کے روحانی پیشوا آیت اللہ علی خامنہ ای نے ایک مرتبہ پھر سعودی عرب کو حج کے انتظامات کے حوالے سے شدید تنقید کا نشانہ بنایا ہے۔ پیر کو ان کی ویب سائٹ پر جاری ہونے والے بیان
Saudis must face consequences for promoting extremism:   Last December, Farah Pandith of the Council on Foreign Relations, who was the first State Department special representative to Muslim communities, called for Saudi Arabia to face consequences if it did not stop promoting extremism. She wrote in
US, Western allies know Saudi Arabia is backing terror groups: Noam Chomsky:   Noam Chomsky, a renowned American political activist and philosopher, has accused the United States and its Western allies of knowing about but choosing to turn a blind eye to Saudi Arabia’s support for terrorist groups. In an interview with Lebanese
Israel and the western alliance with Al-Qaeda in Syria: Earlier this year, former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy granted a telling interview to Al-Jazeera’s Mehdi Hassan. In it, he confirmed much of what I have been reporting in this column for years: Israel has been in a tactical alliance
محمد عامر حسینی سے شفقنا اردو کی خصوصی گفتگو: محمد عامر حسینی پیشے کے لحاظ سے صحافی ہیں اور کافی عرصہ سے سوشل میڈیا پر فعال کردار ادا کر رہے ہیں۔ انہوں نے کراچی یونیورسٹی سے فلسفے کی ڈگری لی جبکہ سٹیٹ یونیورسٹی ماسکو سے اپلائیڈ سائیکولوجی میں ایم
Yemen is becoming the new Syria – and Britain is directly to blame:   “Tell the world!” the old lady pleaded with me. “We are being slaughtered!” A few feet away from us, in the heart of the Yemeni capital Sana’a, stood the remains of an apartment complex. It had been hit
Saudi Arabia ‘too arrogant to accept defeat’ in Yemen:   Days after over 100,000 Yemenis rallied in Sanaa against Saudi Arabia for the latter’s continued shelling campaign, US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Riyadh to discuss the ongoing bloodbath. The founder of the UK-based Islamic Human
Partying with Takfiri Deobndis: Editor’s note: While OBJ blames Zardari for rehabilitating the Lal Masjid and its cleric, he has deliberately overlooked the role of the then Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and other pro-Taliban elements in the Establishment! During the
U.S. invades Syria, and warns Russia:   On Monday, August 22nd, the United States government — which demands the overthrow of the internationally-recognized-as-legal government of Syria — officially announced that America’s military forces in Syria will continue to occupy Syrian land, no matter what the
Sunni Sufi Imam was killed in U.K by British Bangladeshi Deobandis: Two Isis supporters murdered an imam because they viewed his practice of Islamic healing as “black magic”, a jury has heard. Jalal Uddin, 71, suffered multiple injuries to his head and face in an attack, thought to have involved a