New York Times Archive

An obituary of The New York Times:   Working with the government to suppress stories, covering up election fraud in the ruling party and ruthlessly campaigning against the main US opposition leader, The New York Times has sentenced itself to wither away into irrelevance. Remembered only
A roar at a Funeral, and Yemen’s war Is altered:   SANA, Yemen — Large speakers played verses from the Quran as hundreds of mourners filed through the fanciest reception hall in Sana, the capital, to pay their respects to a prominent family after the death of its patriarch.
NYT’s editorial : The world reaps what the Saudis sow – Agha Shaukat Jafri:   The Editorial Board of the New York Times have exhibited all the moxie and the mettle in offering the summation of a most comprehensive and convincing investigation by that Newspaper’s foreign correspondent Carlotta Gall. Not much can be
[EXCLUSIVE] The village turned to rubble in Yemen’s “forgotten war”: As part of the mission covering the war in Yemen, Euronews correspondent Mohammed Shaikhibrahim visited the historic village of Attan Fort. It was built by the ancient Yemenis or people who are known as “the Montagnards” in Yemen. It
The world reaps what the Saudis sow: Saudi Arabia has frustrated American policy makers for years. Ostensibly a critical ally, sheltered from its enemies by American arms and aid, the kingdom has spent untold millions promoting Wahhabism, the radical form of Sunni Islam that inspired the
Senate passes bill exposing Saudi Arabia to 9/11 legal claims:     WASHINGTON — A bill that would let the families of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the terrorist plot passed the Senate unanimously on Tuesday, bringing Congress closer to
Bangladesh Police suspect Deobandi militants in Professor’s killing:   DHAKA, Bangladesh — A professor of English was hacked to death and nearly beheaded near his home in northwestern Bangladesh on Saturday, in what the police said they suspected was the latest in a series of targeted killings
Obama in Saudi Arabia, exporter of oil and bigotry:   A college senior boarded a flight and excitedly called his family to recount a United Nations event he had attended, but, unfortunately, he was speaking Arabic. Southwest Airlines kicked him off the plane, in the sixth case reported
Saudi Arabia warns of economic fallout if Congress passes 9/11 bill:   WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would
How many Sunni and Shia Muslims in the Middle East – NYT report:   There are about three Shiites for every five Sunnis in the Middle East, i.e., 60% Sunnis and 40% Shias. Most of the Shiites are in Iran, but they are also the majority in countries like Azerbaijan, Bahrain and
Saudi Arabia’s dangerous sectarian game:     WHEN Saudi Arabia executed the Shiite cleric and political dissident Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr on Saturday, the country’s leaders were aware that doing so would upset their longtime rivals in Iran. In fact, the royal court in Riyadh
A profile of Sheikh Nimr by The New York Times:   BAGHDAD — In 2008, an American diplomat traveled to a poor village in eastern Saudi Arabia to visit a thin, bearded preacher who was known for criticizing the government and wrote him off as “a secondary player in
Don’t fear all Islamists, fear Salafis (or Deobandi/Wahhabi extemists):   Editors’s Note: While the author is talking about Salafis, the same hate teachings have been used by Deobandis in South Asia. A substantial number of ISIS fighters are recruited at Deobandi Madrassas in South Asia. Other terms like
Why is Saudi Arabia dodging responsibility for Tashfeen Malik’s radicalization?: Editor’s Note: It is now a matter of public record that the moderate Sunni Barelvi relatives of Tashfeen Malik distanced themselves from the hardline Deobandi views espoused by her father. It is also a fact that Tashfeen and her
Condolences to Siraj ul Haq Deobandi and Zawahiri: Al-Badar militants of the Jamaat-e-Islami’s Al-Qaeda wing killed in drone attack in Afghanistan: LOWER DIR, Pakistan — A mass funeral on Friday for as many as 20 local militants said to have been killed by American airstrikes in neighboring Afghanistan drew hundreds of mourners in the northwestern Pakistani district of Lower Dir,
Its Declan Walsh yet again – anyone got a panadol please? – Mubasher Lucman:   This man Declan Walsh never ceases to amaze me. He comes up with the most atrocious stories on Pakistan, its institutions and those who have any stature here. Not surprisingly he got kicked out of this country after
The New York Times clealry mentions ‪‎Deobandi‬ identity of 75 year old Imam who molested a child in Chicago:   ELGIN, Ill. — She ordinarily did not wear a veil. But it was required at the Islamic school where she worked, and she remembers being surprised when the head of the school, a conservative imam, suggested that she
Pakistan’s baffling response to Extremism: Despite the grief and rage that followed the massacre of 148 students and their teachers by Taliban militants at an army-run school in Peshawar last week, Pakistan persists in its duplicitous and self-defeating response to the extremism that is
Getting Close to Terror, but Not to Stop It: Editor’s Note : Are the suicide bombing, Shia-Hindu-Sufi-Zikri killing Jundullah another example of “moderate” rebels that should be supported. Oh why Not! Supporting Salafi-Deobandi terrorist groups has worked out great since inviting the Muslim Brotherhood to the White House
Europe Tries to Stop Flow of Salafi and Deobandi Citizens Joining Jihad – Steven Erlanger: BIRMINGHAM, England — European countries pressed ahead on Tuesday with efforts to deter the growing numbers of their Salafi and Deobandi citizens seeking to join radical Islamic movements in Iraq and Syria, as some experts warned that the United States-led
New York Times: Pakistani Deobandi militants step up attacks in Iran:   TEHRAN — Sunni insurgents in Pakistan increased attacks on Iranian border posts in the southeast of the country this week, employing methods similar to those used by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. In one instance, a
Iran, the Thinkable Ally – Roger Cohen: LONDON — Breakfast last week in New York with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran was a cordial affair, bereft of the fireworks of his predecessor, whose antics made headlines and not much more. Rouhani, flanked by his twinkly-eyed foreign
The Ancestors of ISIS – David Motadel:   CAMBRIDGE, England — IN the last few years, there has been a dramatic rise of a seemingly new type of polity: the Islamic rebel state. Boko Haram in West Africa, the Shabab in East Africa, the Islamic Emirate
lawmaker assails foreign donations to think tanks – Eric Lipton: WASHINGTON — Prominent Washington think tanks that routinely provide Congress with policy advice should refrain from taking foreign government donations, particularly from nations like Qatar that have been associated with financing Salafi Wahhabi Deobandi extremist groups, a senior House
Club Med for Terrorists – by Ron Prosor:   THE hostilities in Gaza between Israel and Hamas persist and the diplomatic war at the United Nations continues, also without resolution. While there is no shortage of opinions on the way forward, the most obvious solution is strikingly
NYT: UAE and Egypt launch airstrikes on Salafi Wahhabi terrorists in Libya:   CAIRO — Twice in the last seven days, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly launched airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior American officials said, in a major escalation of a
A comment on NYT’s article on creeping Deobandi extremism in Pakistan’ Sindh province: Saba Imtiaz and Declan Walsh recently wrote an article in the New York Times with title Extremists Make Inroads in Pakistan’s diverse South. In this article, the authors present the expansion of religious militancy in Pakistan’s Sindh province by constructing false Shia-Sunni binary,
سعودی عرب کی ایران اور شام پر حملے کی دھمکی: چور مچائے شور: سعودیہ عرب کے برطانیہ میں سفیر محمد بن نواف بن عبدالعزیز آل سعود کا ایک مراسلہ امریکی اخبار نیویارک ٹائمز میں شایع ہوا-اس مراسلے کے مندرجات کو اگر غور سے پڑھا جائے تو اس کا لب لباب یہ بنتا
Editorial: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif is the political face of Deobandi terrorists: New York Times vindicates LUBP’s claim: On the eve of Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s visit to the White House last month, the New York Times published an op-ed piece, “An incomplete democracy”, by Michael Kugelman, a senior program associate for South Asia at the Woodrow
Shia Hazaras of Quetta reject misleading report on #ShiaGenocide by New York Times’ Declan Walsh – by Jafar Hazara: In his interview to the PBS News Hour, Mr. Declan Walsh (Pakistan bureau chief of the New York Times), has provided some details which obfuscate the county-wide Shia genocide. Here’s a link to his interview: In essence, Declan Walsh:
Declan Walsh, the New York Times Pakistan Bureau Chief, is shaping a new discourse – by Karrar Hussain: Declan Walsh, the New York Times Pakistan Bureau Chief, is shaping a new discourse: How the disappearance of a ‘popular’ Twitter satirist/humorist (@majorlyprofound) may rupture Pakistan’s social fabric. Pakistan’s alternative media (LUBP) has in the past archived Walsh’s dubious
Missing Baloch vs Missing Tweeple: On NYT Pakistan bureau’s priorities: In Pakistan’s alternative media and critical circles, increasingly there are concerns about elitist agendas and dubious discourses of foreign correspondents in the country. One such example of crooked priorities is Declan Walsh who has an elaborate trail of dubious
maan tujhe salaam: Four excellent articles on Begum Nusrat Bhutto: Editor’s note: We are pleased to post four excellent articles about Begum Nusrat Bhutto, her relentless struggle against tyranny and oppression, and sacrifices for the cause of democracy in Pakistan. While Begum Bhutto was mentally and physically tortured by
A comment on Bruce Riedel’s proposed accountability of Pakistan army: Related posts: Appeal to international community: Impose travel restrictions on all senior officers of Pakistan army The world may help Pakistan through United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission on Pakistan (UNMOVICP) Urgent Petition: Stop Pakistan Army’s Crimes against
NYT urges Washington to get ISI chief removed: Asserting that the ISI has become inimical to the interests of the US and Pakistan, The New York Times has asked Washington to seek the removal of Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha as its chief and slap sanctions against
Necessity Pushes Pakistani Women Into Jobs and Peril – by Adam B. Ellick: Cross Posted from: New York Times Her conservative brother berated Ms. Sultana for damaging the family’s honor by taking a job in which she interacts with men — and especially one that requires her to shed her burqa in favor
YouTube has started removing Al-Qaeda’s videos: YouTube has reportedly started removing hundreds of videos of Anwar al Awlaki, the radical American-born cleric based in Yemen who has been linked to several terrorist plots against the US and the UK, under the instructions of American and
Friedman and Pakistan-bashing- by Yasser Latif Hamdani: Oscar Wilde once described patriotism as “the virtue of the vicious”. In the many articles published in this newspaper, I have tried to steer clear of the vicious kind of narrow chest-thumping patriotism, preferring Benjamin Franklin’s version instead —
Pakistan’s ISI aids Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan: WikiLeaks Afghanistan War Diary 2004-2010: Pakistan Aids Insurgency in Afghanistan, Reports Assert By MARK MAZZETTI, JANE PERLEZ, ERIC SCHMITT and ANDREW W. LEHREN Article Source: New York Times, July 25, 2010 Data Source: WikiLeaks Afghan War Diary, 2004-2010 Americans fighting the war in Afghanistan
The “FREE” Taliban Apologist Media – by M Ilyas Khan: By M Ilyas Khan BBC News, Islamabad The arrest did not receive extensive coverage The Pakistani media’s response to the arrest of top Afghan Taliban military commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been surprisingly muted. Mullah Baradar was arrested