False Narratives Archive

False Sunni-Shia binary on Yemen in mainstream media – Abubakr Al-Shamahi: About the author: Abubakr Al-Shamahi is a British–Yemeni freelance journalist. He holds an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from SOAS, University of London. Abubakr tweets at @abubakrabdullah. His blog can be found at www.alshamahi.com. The following article,
Note to Andaleeb Rizvi: A false Sunni-Shia binary helps Deobandi and Wahhabi terrorists.: In her otherwise valuable article published in Raza Rumi’s Pak Tea House, Andaleeb Rizvi uses false Sunni-Shia and Saudi-Iran binaries and thus, inadvertently, dilutes the fact that not only Shias but also thousands of Sunni Sufis, Christians, Kurds and
Murder of ISI officer in Sargodha: An example of how Pakistani media constructs false Sunni Shia binary to hide Deobandi terrorism: This post is a very good example of how media constructs false Sunni Shia binary to hide or obfuscate Deobandi terrorism against Sunni Sufis/Barelvis and Shias. In Pakistan, Sunni Barelvis are as much a victim of Deobandi terrorist groups like
It’s Not Shias Vs Sunnis in Iraq – by Ali Khan Mahmudabad, Cambridge University:     The current conflict in Iraq is not a battle between Sunnis and Shi‘as as most news agencies and analysts are claiming. The Islamic State for Iraq and Shaam or ISIS as they are popularly referred to are
Takfir and terrorism – by Tahir Kamran:   Like khalafah, umma, jihad and shahadat, takfir has attained a wide currency in modern day Muslim discourse. For analysts, takfir has a peculiar specificity, especially when referring to modern day proponents of revivalist Islam. Takfir denotes excommunication or
Good statement by Grand Ayatollah Khamenei on Takfiri terrorism and Sunni-Shia unity against Takfiris and their imperialist mentors:   The great danger of the ‪#‎Takfiri‬ forces is not about killing the innocents, although that is a ‪#‎crime‬, a big crime, but the greater danger is that Takfiris make Sunnis and Shias distrust one another; this is a
ایک درد دل رکھنے والے پاکستانی کی جماعت اسلامی سے اپیل: جماعت اسلامی کی قیادت سے ایک گزارش!! میں اتحاد بین المسلمین کا داعی ہوں اور عملاً اس کی ترویج کرتا ھوں اور حقیر نے ھر ایسے فورم پر اتحاد کی آواز اٹھائی ھے کہ جس نے جب بھی جہاں
10 Myths about the Crisis in Iraq:   The ongoing Iraq crisis has upended many assumptions about Iraq and US policy in the Arab East (al-mashriq) and Persian Gulf. Unfortunately Western media reporting is filled with much erroneous information on the crisis. Sectarian politicians, who seek
Enough – by Arif Ahmad:     Done and dusted Left for dead We are back up on our feet Kicking, fighting Showing our resolve, our grit That stuff we are made of And the oomph we got left Besides our lingering fears Beyond
Iraq government slams Saudi Arabia for creating false Sunni-Shia sectarian tensions and enabling Salafi-led genocide in Iraq:   Baghdad slams Saudi Arabia for ‘encouraging genocide’ in Iraq The Iraqi government says that it holds Saudi Arabia “responsible” for the current crisis and has blamed Riyadh for encouraging “genocide” in the country through the backing of Sunni
London: Iraq’s Sunni and Shia Muslims demonstrate against BBC’s sectarian coverage of Iraq crisis:   A group of Iraqis have staged a demonstration in the British capital, London, to express their anger at the inflammatory and sectarian reporting of events in the Arab country by the state-run British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Press TV
عراق : سعودی حمایت یافتہ وہابی دہشت گردی کا شکار – از ڈاکٹر لال خان: ایڈیٹر نوٹ : پاکستانی قوم کا ایک المیہ یہ بھی ہے کہ جب بات دیوبندی اور وہابی دہشت گردی کی آے تو ملا ہو یا لبرل ، ملحد دانش ور ہوں یا بائیں بازو سے تعلق رکھنے والے سب
Radical Salafi and Deobandi autumn, not Arab spring – by Chris Cork:     The writer is editorial consultant at The Express Tribune, news junkie, bibliophile, cat lover and occasional cyclist. The Arab Spring was never aptly named — for one thing it is a coinage of the West rather than
Why is Western media blacking out the ISIS’s war with Al-Nusra and FSA in Deir al-Zor, Syria?: Currently, Salafi ISIS (Al-Qaeda 2) is fighting with Salafi Al-Nusra (Al-Qaeda 1) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) in order to gain control of Deir al-Zor in Syria. Sunni population in Deir al-Zor is extremely worried because of the immient
WikiLeaks: US blames Jang Group of publishing ‘false, inflammatory’ stories: ID: 180281 11/26/2008 14:10 08ISLAMABAD3712 Embassy Islamabad UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY “VZCZCXRO0447 PP RUEHLH RUEHPW DE RUEHIL #3712/01 3311410 ZNR UUUUU ZZH P 261410Z NOV 08 FM AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0399 RUEHBUL/AMEMBASSY KABUL 9470 RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW
Post-OBL false narratives in Pakistani and foreign media: For the LUBP readers, it is common knowledge that Pakistan’s military establishment routinely manufactures certain false narratives (to suit its particular requirements) which are systematically recycled by their right wing and (fake) liberal friends in the media and further