• Islamophobia and the fear of ‘the other’ in Myanmar

    Published on : 11 06 2012

    The mob that set upon and killed a group of Muslims riding a bus through western Myanmar on June 3 displayed a depravity normally the hallmark of the country’s military. News reports that emerged in the wake of the incident, allegedly in response to the gang rape and murder of a Buddhist girl by three […]


  • Internet cafe, a threat to youngsters

    Published on : 06 01 2012

    I happened to visit an Internet cafe in my locality a few days ago in the morning, as net service was not functional at my home.


  • Islamophobic media in Pakistan

    Published on : 21 12 2011

    A man is taking a walk in Central park in New York. Suddenly he sees a little girl being attacked by a pit bull dog. He runs over and starts fighting with the dog. He succeeds in killing the dog and saving the girl’s life.


  • Reflection on the death of Gaddafi

    Published on : 01 11 2011

    It was a matter of a few weeks ago when he called his people rats and he, by the will of Allah, vanished hidden in a sewage pipe like a rat.


  • Blaming Muslims – yet again

    Published on : 25 07 2011

    With at least 92 people dead and several injured, the brutality of Friday’s attacks in Norway left the country reeling.But who to blame for the bomb blast that tore through Oslo’s government district and the shooting spree that left scores of teenagers dead at a youth summer camp in nearby Utoya?


  • Assad’s regime of torture

    Published on : 16 05 2011

    “Bashar is God! Bashar is God!”As the fists and boots and sticks pummelled his body and bloodied his face, the college student screamed out what he thought his interrogators wanted to hear: The name of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad.


  • How ‘Unarmed’ Bin Laden Resisted Capture?

    Published on : 05 05 2011

    A big question mark is hanging over the killing of Osama bin Laden in a US raid on his compound in Pakistan after Washington said Al-Qaeda leader was “unarmed” when shot.


  • Osama’s death raises questions

    Published on : 04 05 2011

    In Kabul, the news of Osama bin Laden’s death has, more than anything, brought questions. Questions about what the end of al-Qaeda’s leader means to the ongoing war and the Taliban’s launch of a new fighting season. But most importantly, it has raised resounding questions about the nature of Pakistan’s cooperation in the “war on […]


  • What next after Bin Laden death?

    Published on : 03 05 2011

    Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s death is politically momentous for US president Barack Obama – witness the cheering crowds which gathered outside the White House even before his speech on Sunday night.


  • Why have strong Arab regimes collapsed?

    Published on : 27 04 2011

    We will continue to discuss: Why did the Mubarak regime in Egypt collapse? How did it happen in Tunisia that one of the most influential security regimes was overthrown by a minor incident? How does it happen that Gaddafi’s state now is on the verge of collapse, following four decades of rigid rule? In Syria, […]