By: Mehdi Hasan
Dear liberal pundit,
You and I didn’t like George W Bush. Remember his puerile declaration after 9/11 that “either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists”? Yet now, in the wake of another horrific terrorist attack, you appear to have updated Dubya’s slogan: either you are with free speech… or you are against it. Either vous êtes Charlie Hebdo… or you’re a freedom-hating fanatic.
I’m writing to you to make a simple request: please stop. You think you’re defying the terrorists when, in reality, you’re playing into their bloodstained hands by dividing and demonising. Us and them. The enlightened and liberal west v the backward, barbaric Muslims. The massacre in Paris on 7 January was, you keep telling us, an attack on free speech. The conservative former French president Nicolas Sarkozy agrees, calling it “a war declared on civilisation”. So, too, does the liberal-left pin-up Jon Snow, who crassly tweeted about a “clash of civilisations” and referred to “Europe’s belief in freedom of expression”.
Burma’s Buddhist monks have been involved in the violent persecution of the country’s Muslim groups. But until recently, the monks were leading the fight for democracy.
By: Abdullah Hakim Quick
The real meaning of Khalifah is the Vicegerent or representaive of Allah on earth not a political leader. Adam (pbuh), the first human was given this responsibility by Almighty Allah and we, as a human race, are now failing miserably. Before we bombed, kill, behead, occupy, exploit and starve other people in the name of democracy, peace or law and order, we need to straighten up and deal with the earth. We can find a cure for Ebola, bring back sanity and peace if we would just stop being so bigoted and narrow minded. look at this tragedy we are facing in the north, just like our fellow human beings around the world, animals are being made refugees!!!
Look at 35, 000 walruses coming ashore and trapped at Point Lay, Alaska, right now! There is not enough sea ice to sustain them so they’re stuck on the shore.” SubhaanAllah, do we think that we are not next?
Reaction to news that UK Parliament has voted by a majority in favour of government plans to join air strikes against IS in Iraq.
Remember the financial crisis of 2008? Are we sleepwalking towards another financial meltdown? While the super-rich are thriving, ordinary households are taking on mountains of debt. Governments may have spent billions on bailout packages and in the absence of a fairer economic system, a debt-fueled bubble may burst with catastrophic results.
People in Hong Kong are protesting Beijing’s interference in the 2017 elections for Hong Kong’s main leader. But as much as Hong Kongers are calling for democracy, they’re also fighting for the economic future of Asia’s financial center.
1. Islam is the name of the religion. A person who practices Islam is known as a Muslim. The adjective “Islamic” usually refers to objects and places, not people. The term “Mohammedanism” is an outdated term for the faith and is usually considered insulting.
2. Islam is an Arabic word that means “peace,” “security,” and “surrender.” Muslimmeans “one who peacefully surrenders to God.” Anyone from any race could be Muslim; in other words, “Muslim” does not refer to a particular race.