Monthly Archive:: June 2013

Another Quetta blast: More than a thousand Shia Hazara killed by deep state sponsored Takfiri Deobandis: #SHIAGENOCIDE Suicide blast in Ali Abad, Hazara Town, Quetta. Thirty-five dead already as the toll continues to rise. Many more injured. In the last ten years more than one thousand Shia Hazaras have been killed and several times more
گلگت بلتستان : جنّت میں سیاحوں کا قتل – از منظور پروانہ:                                          
President Rouhani of Iran Says He Will Engage With the West – by Thomas Erdbrink: TEHRAN — Iran’s president-elect, Hassan Rouhani, said Saturday that he would engage with the West and fulfill his electoral promises to allow more freedom for the Iranian people. Mr. Rouhani, who calls himself a moderate, won the June 14
Reforming the civil service – by Fahad Rafique Dogar: The writer has a doctorate degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He tweets @fahadrdogar The new federal government recently presented its first budget. In response, it got its first serious flak from the opposition, media, as well as the general
Dangerous Divisions in the Arab World: Even in a region where violence has become all too commonplace, the killing of four Shiite men in Egypt last weekend seemed particularly vicious. According to news reports, a cheering Sunni Muslim mob armed with clubs, swords and machetes
پنجرے کے پنچھی: طلعت حسین صاحب کا ایک کالم سوشل میڈیا پر بڑا  رش لے رہا ہے جس میں انہوں نے خود کو ایک ایسا سورما قرار دیا ہے جس کے بس میں کچھ  نہیں ہے. اس تحریر  کا لب لباب یہ
The Fair Trial Act and lessons from the US – by Waris Husain:   The writer holds a Juris Doctorate and LL.M specialising in international law and is a member on the board of directors for Americans for Justice and Democracy in Pakistan. He tweets @warishusain The recent revelations concerning the US
Interim Inc.: The story behind Sethi’s appointment as PCB chief – by Kamran Rehmat: Najam Sethi was appointed as the acting chairman by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. -Photo by AFP. When Najam Sethi sat at the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) Annual Conference in London on Wednesday, he must have felt a little out
Case launched against police after Christian dies in custody in Pakistan: A Christian teenager has died in police custody in Pakistan after allegedly being severely tortured for six days. Adnan Masih’s funeral took place on 11 June Adnan Masih (18) from Sharaqpur Sharif was arrested on 4 June in connection
In Rememberance of a Child Slain: Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow – by A Z:   It was 27th October, 2008 and I was participating in a conference in Nairobi. At around the same time a few thousand people were gathering in the football stadium in Kismayo, a Somali town less than two hundred
20 extra marks for Hafiz-e-Quran: Haroon Arif, a Christian student victim of discrimination policy: Pakistan’s educational institutions are not teaching tolerance, peace, democratic values and universal fundamental human rights but are exacerbating religious differences and increasing discrimination. In public schools and madrassas the curriculum taught is influence by hate speech and it negatively
Raza Rumi’s dangerous ad hominem war against journalists and bloggers – by Mahpara Qalandar: “This Ali Abbas Taj let it be known, is another coward who is a puppet of Nishapuri who calls himself ‘former editor’ but orchestrates hate.” This is how Raza Rumi, the Editor of The Friday Times (TFT) and a
Nanga Parbat tragedy: Locals, politicians attend candlelight vigil- by Shabbir Mir:  GILGET: scores of people gathered some 300 kilometres from the Nanga Parbat base camp – where 10 foreign climbers and their Pakistani guide were killed by militants – and held a candlelight vigil late Tuesday night. Civil society members and
West’s Apathy to Jihadists’ Oppression of the Christians – by A Z: Yesterday’s killing of Custos of the Holy Land: Fr Franҫois Mourad by Islamist insurgents in al-Ghassaniyah is just the latest incident of Christians’ persecution at the hands of Obama-backed rebels in Syria. During the past 18 months well over
Don’t talk with the Taliban -by Husain Haqqani:   WASHINGTON — THE United States is still planning to hold peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar, despite the fact that the group attacked the presidential palace and a C.I.A. office in Kabul, Afghanistan earlier this week. As was the
شیعوں کو مارنے سے میرا کام نہیں چلے گا, شائد اور بہت کچھ کرنا پڑے -وسعت اللہ خان: ایک سنی دیوبندی گھرانے میں پیدا ہونے والا وسعت اللہ خان خود کو ایک اچھا مسلمان ثابت کرنے کے لئے کہاں تک جائے، کیا کرے ؟؟؟ شاید شیعوں کو مارنے سے میرا کام نہیں چلے گا۔ شائد اور بہت
Welcome to Canada, Rimsha Masih!: Pakistan is one of the most dangerous places in the world for Christians, Shias, Ahmadis and other religious sectarian minorities. Pakistani Christians are being persecuted for years in Pakistan; their human rights are badly violated in this country. They
Appointment of Sethi as PCB chairman unconstitutional: TIP: Editor’s Note: To reward Najam Sethi for election fixing so he can go on to do match fixing is a shameful act. The postion of PCB Chair adds insult to injury. Cricket is a game so dear to Pakistanis,
Saudi Forces Hunt and Kill ‘Wanted’ Protester in Residential Area: According to netizen reports, Saudi Emergency Forces entered residential areas in the eastern city of Qatif over two nights and opened fire. An innocent bystander was killed on the first night, and a man ‘wanted’ by authorities for protesting and demanding
HRW Egypt: Lynching of Shia Follows Months of Hate Speech similar to Pakistan: Editor’s Note : We are cross posting the HRW report on a build of two years of hate speech which has placed the Shia Muslims of Egypt at risk in their own homes. The demographics are different in Pakistan,
Shias under attack across the globe – by Murtaza Haider: From Cairo to Peshawar, Shias are under attack by Sunni militants. The sectarian warfare targeting Shias has left thousands dead. The rest of the world watches silently as Muslims self-destruct in sectarian wars. Earlier on Sunday, a lynch mob
Western and Saudi backed Wahhabi terrorists kill Christians: Western backed Wahhabi terrorists kill Christians and Muslims alike. These organ eating, cannibals that Western powers are supporting jointly with with their puppet Arab monarchies in an attempt to strengthen Israel will have tremendous blow back.  If the West
Hero worship of evil renders the worshiper himself evil – by Syed Irfan Ashraf: Editors Note: We are Cross posting a good article by Syed Irfan Ashraf ET. We recommend reading it with Rusty Walker’s piece Roots of Takfiri Deobandi militancy: Hero worship of evil renders the worshiper himself evil. The reader should also get a
Interfaith discussion and religious harmony in Iran – By Syed Zafar Mehdi:   Editor’s Note: At a time when Christain minorities in Syria, Egypt and Pakistan are being targeted and persecuted by Salafists/Takfiri Deobandis, it is a positive move to bring different faith communities on the same platform to highlight common
Sharif’s not ready to Condemn Taliban and Lashkar e Jhangvi -by Mohammad Shoaib Adil: In the month of June, Pakistanis are facing worst type of terrorism. From Gilgit to Quetta and Peshawar to Karachi, terrorists are playing havoc with the lives of people. Despite claiming responsibility of terrorism by Lashkar e Jhangvi and
’طالبان نے شیعہ ہونے کی وجہ سے مار دیا‘: طالبان کا کہنا ہے اتوار کو پاکستان کے شمالی علاقے میں دس غیر ملکی کوہ پیماؤں سمیت گیارہ افراد کو طالبان ہی کی ایک شاخ نے نشانہ بنایا ہے۔ ہلاک ہونے والوں میں ایک پاکستانی علی حسین بھی شامل
Gilgit-Baltistan: Between the rock and a hard place – by Senge H. Sering: Despite abundance of natural resources and geo-strategic significance, the largely Shia region of Gilgit-Baltistan continues to face economic stagnation and political isolation Gilgit-Baltistan, a UN declared disputed region in the north of Pakistan, is known to the world as
Gilgit Baltistan: You have taken away our livelihood – by Dr. Zaeem Zia: A tourism rescue system should be established and intelligence agencies should do their job rather than poking their nose into the minute internal matters of the region. PHOTO: PUBLICITY Yesterday was a sad day for Pakistan. 10 foreigners, who
Islamofascists and fake liberals join hand in justifying attack on a Shia judge – by Mahpara Qalandar: As Justice Baqir Maqbool struggles between life and death after surgery on his head, both the Islamofascists and Najam Sethi-led fake liberals have started justifying the assassination attempt on his life. While taking responsibility of the attack on Jutice
Next Taliban demands: separate schools for Non Muslims, Wahabis, Sunnis, Shias. – by Shahryar Khan: The writer is a student at Ohio Wesleyan University, currently working as an associate at Green Peak International Sports Management. He tweets @Shahryar92 Recently, a controversial statement was made by MNA Arif Alvi, who also happens to be the
علی نام ہٹا لو ورنہ بیٹا مارا جائے گا- از سید حیدر: وطنِ عزیز پاکستان میں جب سے شیعہ مسلمانوں کو شناختی کارڈ اور نام دیکھ دیکھ کر مارے جانے کی رسم نے زور پکڑا ہے تب سے سنی مسلمان بھی عدم تحفظ کا شکار ہیں۔بالخصوص وہ سنی مسلمان جن کے
Accomplished moderate Judge barely survives terrorist attack by ASWJ-TTP nexus: Justice Maqbool Baqar, one of Pakistan’s few moderate and non-compromised High Court judges was targeted in a suicide attack that claimed 7 lives and left more than 15 people injured in Karachi today. His attack was a direct result
اہل تشیع کا قتل بزرگ ترین کبیرہ گناہوں میں سے ہے، جامعہ الازہر مصر: جامعہ الازہر مصر نے سلفی شدت پسندوں کے ہاتھوں 4 اہل تشیع کے بہیمانہ و ظالمانہ قتل پر اپنے ردعمل میں کہا ہے کہ اہل تشیع کا قتل بزرگترین کبیرہ گناہوں میں سے ہے۔ جامعہ الازہر نے مطالبہ کیا
شام ایسے جیسے ہو غریب کی جورو: تاریخ میں جب بھی آپ کو ایک ایسے گروہ سے واسطہ پڑتا ہے جو آپنے آپ کو راہ راست پر خیال کرتا ہو اور باقی سب کو غلط تصور کرلے اور اس بنیاد پر دوسروں کو مٹاڈالنے کی تہیہ
What We Have Learned From Afghanistan – by Congressman Ron Paul:     Last week the Taliban opened an office in Doha, Qatar with the US government’s blessing. They raised the Taliban flag at the opening ceremony and referred to Afghanistan as the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan”—the name they used
سیاحوں کا قتل اور ڈس انفارمیشن مہم – شمعون سلیم: سیاحوں کا قتل اور ڈس انفارمیشن مہم **************************** جب اسلامی دہشت گردوں کی کوئی کرتوت بالکل قابلِ دفاع نہیں ہوتی تو میڈیا میں داڑھیوں والے اور کلین شیو انصار عباسیوں کا ٹولہ اپنے لاڈلوں کے حق میں حرکت میں
Increasing Salafist influence in Egypt death-warrant for the Muslim Brotherhood – by Sadiq Ameen: By now the world knows that in a savage incident in Egypt Sunday, thousands of Salafists lynched and murdered four Shias in Giza-district village of Zavia Abu Muslam, beating them and burning their houses down. Coptic Christians have also
شام کے حالات کو خراب کرنے میں امریکہ و اسرائیل کیساتھ خطے کی بادشاہتیں بھی ملوث ہیں، ڈاکٹر معراج الہدیٰ صدیقی: جماعت اسلامی پاکستان صوبہ سندھ کے امیر ڈاکٹر معراج الہدیٰ صدیقی کا تعلق کراچی سے ہے اور آپ پیشے کے لحاظ سے پیتھالوجسٹ ڈاکٹر ہیں۔ آپ نے 1984ء میں اسلامی جمعیت طلباء میں شمولیت اختیار کی۔ آپ ناظم جمعیت
Ahmadi-owned magazine’s office under siege – by Rana Tanveer: Saleemudin said they were trying to victimise the magazine staff for their religious beliefs. PHOTO: FILE LAHORE: The vigilante siege of an office on Turner Road, where a weekly magazine owned by an Ahmadi family is produced, has not been
Sheikh Hassan Shehata and four other Shia Muslims brutally murdered in Giza, Egypt:   In an unparalleled event, four Shiite Muslims were killed by angry Salafists in Giza. At least 3000 angry locals attacked the houses of Shiites, killing four and injuring 32. Five houses owned by Shiites were also completely torched.