Imam encouraged parading woman naked

BBC Urdu has quoted local officials saying that the imam of Nilor Bala village in Haripur, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, encouraged a group of people who publicly tortured and then paraded a 50-year old woman. The imam, Sakhawat Hussain, admitted to BBC that he was present there but did not oppose the shameful and barbaric act because ‘the [...]

Durand Line is the root of the AfPak conflict

The killing of Osama bin Laden in a Pakistan compound was a major success for the US. It may make the commitment for the troop withdrawal easier, but will have no significant effect on the Afghan problem. I had written this piece during the very hours when the operation in Abbottabad was still going on. [...]

Nationalists Declare Themselves “Russians” (VIDEO)

This Russia Today report is a perfect supplement to other trends regarding the appeal of neo-Nazism and ultra-nationalism in Russia. Just in time for Victory Day too, when 26-28 million Soviet citizens perished at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on [...]

Bangladesh to legalize political Islam, ignoring courts decision to restore secularism

Despite electoral promises and an apex court’s ruling to restore secularism, the Bangladesh parliament is poised to pass an amendment to establish Islam as the state religion and legalize religious politics. The Sunni Muslim majority nation of 158 million will relax stringent restrictions imposed in the constitution of 1972. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend [...]

The State of the Disunion – Inconsistency Backfires on European Union’s Foreign Policy

The revolutionary uprisings in North Africa have been a true earthquake for Europe’s foreign policy standing in the region. The way how the EU reacted on this critical challenge tells a lot about the state of disunion in regard to its foreign policy. Both individual EU Member States and the EU itself were slow to [...]

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