Cricket-crazy Pakistanis Battling Cancer of Terror — New Indian Express com

The Pakistanis heaved a sigh of relief when their cricket board chairman—a senior colleague of mine from the foreign service days—announced that the Zimbabwe cricket team will, after all, be coming to Pakistan next week as scheduled. (…) Adherents of the minority Ismaili sect of Muslims have a universal reputation for their pacifist strain. They…

“Non-violent resistance in Syria: Sowing the seeds of democracy”— Kristin Helberg’s article on local initiatives preparing the ground for a free and pluralistic political system

***** Read this article in Deutsch “Gewaltloser Widerstand in Syrien:Keimzellen der Demokratie ***** There is no nation-wide democracy movement in Syria, but there are local initiatives that are defying the war, strengthening civil society and preparing the ground for a free and pluralistic political system, writes Kristin Helberg     Three years into the Syrian…

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan: The Muslim Gandhi – DW World de News

Khan and Gandhi were united in the fight for independence against the British rulers. Many people described Khan as the ‘Muslim Gandhi.’ When Khan died in Pakistan in 1988, people in both Pakistan and India mourned. Both Gandhi and Khan fought for freedom and an undivided India   Seeing Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan next to…