Pakistan: ‘Investment in education must for a better future’ — General Raheel Sharif, Chief of the Army Staff | Working toward Terrorist free country

Rawalpindi – December 28, 2015: The 49th Convocation Ceremony of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP), was held today at Jinnah Convention Centre, Islamabad. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif was chief guest on the occasion. Prof. ZafarullahChaudhry,President CPSP in his welcome address acknowledged COAS for his historical contributions and strenuous efforts…

“Syrian” conflict: Four conflicting parties on the ground – Assad, IS, the rebels and the Kurds backed by regional and international backers writes Hakim Khatib

Chronicle of a war foretold,Redefining the “Syrian” conflict — by Hakim Khatib on Qantara de The war waging in Syria, hijacked by opposing ideologies just months after it began, has had an irrevocable impact on the Syrian people. Although not much is heard of Syrians outside the refugee camps, Americans, Europeans, Russians, Turks, Iranians, and…

Flammender Appell von Navid Kermani | DW Nachrichten – Kirmani recited prayers for peace and for the victims in Middle East at the end of his speech during receiving peace prize

Published on 18 Oct 2015 Navid Kermani ist mit dem Friedenspreis 2015 des Deutschen Buchhandels ausgezeichnet worden. Seine Dankesrede geriet zu einem flammenden Appell hinzuschauen: auf die Verbrechen islamischer Extremisten, auf das Leid ihrer Opfer. Related posts on PBSJ Blog “Freeing Islam from the clutches of the fanatics”- Navid Kermani′s Peace Prize acceptance speech —Qantara…

“Freeing Islam from the clutches of the fanatics”- Navid Kermani′s Peace Prize acceptance speech —Qantara de| It was the saddest speech anyone had ever heard there

***** Read in Deutsch: “Den Islam aus den Klauen der Fanatiker befreien” – Navid Kermanis Frankfurter Friedenspreisrede ***** For the first time, Germany′s most important cultural prize has gone to a child of Muslim immigrants, the German-Iranian writer and Islamic studies expert Navid Kermani, born in 1967. According to Stefan Weidner, his combative speech may…

Vicious cycle of radicalisation — Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung de which says political Islam has lost power almost everywhere, and its radical and violent manifestations prevail

By Thomas Birringer The Muslim Brotherhood and ideologically related groups in North Africa initially emerged as winners from the Arab Spring. By now, political Islam has lost power almost everywhere, and its radical and violent manifestations prevail. One reason is the failure to tackle the people’s problems. The other one is a vicious cycle of…

Palestinian toddler burned to death in ‘settler’ arson attack —Yahoo News com|George Galloway accuses media of ignoring arson attack

Duma (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – A Palestinian toddler was burnt to death in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers on homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, sparking clashes in which a teenager was shot and died Saturday. Relatives carry the body of 18-month-old Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha, who died after his house was…

Pakistan: Local U.S. Embassy Employee Killed In Pakistan — RFERL org

Pakistani police say gunmen have killed a local employee of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. The man was identified as Iqbal Baig, a Pakistani national who worked for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in the embassy. Police said he was gunned down at his home early on July 26. They are investigating several possible motives,…

Video: Pluralism in Islam

Americans Together Published on 1 Apr 2015 Pluralism is respecting the otherness of others and accepting the God given uniqueness of each other. In this video, Mike quotes from Quran and the Prophet’s examples, and how pluralism is a way of life in Islam. There are no conclusions, we have simply made an effort to…

Shooters of Color Are Called ‘Terrorists’ and ‘Thugs.’ Why Are White Shooters Called ‘Mentally Ill’? — by Anthea Butler on Common Dreams org

This racist media narrative around mass violence falls apart with the Charleston church shooting. Media pundits have already started to use the “mental illness” narrative to characterize suspected shooter Dylann Roof. Why not call him a suspected terrorist?  (Facebook account of Dylann Roof) Police are investigating the shooting of nine African Americans at Emanuel AME…