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Why Extremism in US & Pakistan لماذا التطرف في الولايات المتحدة وباكستان

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لماذا التطرف في الولايات المتحدة وباكستان COMRADE Stalin must be laughing in his grave. The two states, the US and Pakistan, that collaborated to bring down the empire he had assembled, are now being threatened by the monster they had created together — religious radicalism — to dismantle the `evil empire`. Two recent events bring home the truth more poignantly than any number of books and speeches. The cold-blooded murder of Governor Salman Taseer by a religious fanatic in Pakistan, and the near-fatal shooting of liberal Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford and the killing of six others in the US by a right-wing fanatic, Jared Loughner, happened at about the same time. This is not the only similarity. Let`s see how these events were seen in the two countries. The religious conservatives in Pakistan haven`t even condemned this act of unmitigated murder, nor have they expressed any regret for the constant drumbeat of hateful rhetoric against the voices of moderation. The reaction of the right-…

Muslims Today: Changes within, challenges "المسلمون اليوم : التغييرات داخل والتحديات"

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"المسلمون اليوم : التغييرات داخل والتحديات" "Muslim Hari Ini: Perubahan dalam, cabaran"
The discourse of double-critique, which is an attempt to carve out a critical space for dissenting against religious authoritarianism as well as American imperialism, is becoming widespread in contemporary Muslim thinking.Tariq Ramadan and Sheikh Hamza Yusuf are two prominent examples. Chandra Muzaffar’s work, Muslims Today: Changes within, challenges without, is part of the reformist tradition of Islamic thinking with a staunch emphasis on human rights, democracy, gender equality, tolerance and freedom. What is also remarkable is Muzaffar’s [Malaysian Muslim political scientist, and an Islamic reformist and activist. He has written on civilisational dialog, human rights, Malaysian politics and international relations.] analytical and stinging critique of American-led globalisation and its eco-nomic and political hegemony over certain regions of the Muslim World.
Muzaffar’s work is…

The Mughal legacy- Education

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HISTORY as part of the curriculum in the education system of a nation state is vital for creating an understanding of its roots and identity for its populace as well as pride in its past. It was in a recent teacher training workshop on Pakistan Studies for secondary school teachers that a heated argument arose about whether the Mughals had contributed to India anything other than buildings and gardens while praising the British rulers for developing India through education, roads and railways.
Both sides were unwilling to give in to the other and, finally, the matter was left unresolved. This perception is prevalent among history school teachers who, perhaps, have not read widely on the subject to form such an opinion. What is not delved into here is the fact that history has to be a balanced account or narrative and students must be made to use their thinking skills to analyse and evaluate historical facts rather than be swayed by foregone conclusions.
More recently, with the decline i…

Verdict on Godhra गोधरा पर फैसला

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गोधरा पर फैसला TUESDAY’S order … for now decides one aspect of the infamous happenings in Gujarat in February 2002 — the burning of Coach S-6 of [the] Sabarmati Express at Godhra railway station, in which many kar sewaks returning from Ayodhya were travelling — which was followed by … brutal anti-Muslim violence in the state … and was widely alleged to have been facilitated with the complicity of the state government headed by Mr Narendra Modi.
The special court held that the burning of the coach was the consequence of a planned conspiracy — that it was not an accident. This is exactly the position maintained all along by Mr Modi and the BJP — and opposed by the Congress, the Left parties and many ‘secular’ and liberal-minded sections of society…. The BJP is naturally jubilant at Tuesday’s verdict…. But there are troubling aspects arising from the Godhra train-burning affair, and its echoes will … fade only when closure is applied to the numerous cases relating to that unfortunate perio…

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New Posts Update # 240211:
Gaddafi, Libya's falling tyrant, the pseudo Revolutionary now killing people : wp.me/pCgrB-BqOpen Letter to Muammar al-Gaddafi رسالة مفتوحة إلى الزعيم الليبي معمر القذافي.. http://peace-forum.blogspot.com/2011/02/open-letter-to-muammar-al-gaddafi.htmlNew Arab World: The Genie is Out of the Bottle جديد العالم العربي : لقد خرج الجني من القمقم"... Support all the Oppressed people in their struggle for Freedom دعم جميع الشعوب المضطهدة في كفاحها من أجل الحرية O' Oppressed people of Africa, Middle East & all over the world Remain Steadfast in your peaceful Freedom struggle. peace-forum.blogspot.com/2011/02/suppor…Washington Must Learn from the Egyptian Experience واشنطن يجب ان يتعلم من التجربة المصرية peace-forum.blogspot.com/2011/02/obamas…Davis, Trigger happy US Mercenary, Killer Rambo style posing as diplomat - Source of Unrest in Pakistan... peace-forum.blogspot.com/2011/02/davis-…Ijtihad and reconstruction of…