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Two distinct political camps have emerged from the election, largely based on different interpretations of Islamic political theology and regional identities. Jokowi, who is widely expected to win re-election according to preliminary returns, is supported by a coalition of moderate Muslims....

It was the image that finally drew the eyes of the world to Sudan’s revolution: a young woman, swaddled in white, standing on top of a car with her hand aloft and a finger raised in rebuke as she addressed protesters gathered around her. A sea of mobile phone cameras beneath her lights up the dusk...

 

The second phase of Arab Spring has dawned on the Arab world. It is not a surprise that people in Algeria and Sudan have risen to demand changes in the leadership in their countries, while Libya is also locked in serious conflict over who should rule the country. The “Smile Revolution” of Algeria dethroned President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on April 2,...

 

For Hindutva, the Muslim is the perfect ‘enemy’ in the overall project to destroy the diversity of Hinduism itself. For seculars, once the Muslim vote has been secured, nothing more needs to be done....

Eight years after protests swept through the Arab street toppling several dictators, anti-government demonstrations erupted in Sudan and Algeria (picture) in recent months....

 

Palestinians have wanted to shake free of Israeli domination since the West Bank was first occupied in the Arab-Israeli War of 1967. For more than a quarter-century they have waited for the United States-led peace process to deliver them a state of their own...

 

It seems that people from very odd quarters — such as Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan — want Narendra Modi to win the upcoming elections. Khan’s recent comments, in which he desired victory for his counterpart as good for the future of a peace initiative, may be driven by pragmatic reasons...

 

A mosque in Jakarta. “Our war is to get moderate Islam to fight for millennial Muslims who are hungry for Islam,” one researcher said. “But people don’t see us as passionate, as charismatic. It’s hard to change this.”...

However, the media and social media wing of the ISIS continued to operate unabated and was busy producing large numbers of a new breed of Jihadists, radicalised and motivated through social media, ready to fight wherever they feel their Muslim brothers are under threat, popularly termed as “Lone Wolf” or “Lone Ranger.”...

This is the moment for all the citizens to work together in unity…You will see the commission tasked with investigating corruption and recovering state assets function with the support of the new Parliament…..

 

The pogrom of middle-class professionals unaligned with the government was so intense in those early days that for a brief period it became a regular occurrence that entire families fled the country at short notice....

 

Their months-long struggle has inspired students, workers, radicalised layers of middle class including doctors, teachers and traders.....

 

Over the centuries, Iran and its indigenous culture have been much diminished. But there is still a spark underneath the ashes of a once glorious civilization, which periodically seeks a renaissance. ...

But the most unfortunate part of the tragic developments over the issue of the Uyghurs is that except Turkey, no Muslim country has raised its voice condemning Chinas arbitrary detention and torture of Uyghur Muslims and demanded the closure of these “re-education camps”. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he did not have a fair idea of the Uyghur issue while Saudi Arabia the self proclaimed spokesman of Muslim world has shamelessly said that China was right in taking steps to curb terrorism in Uyghur dominated area....

Due to these operational successes, Pakistan-backed Islamist terror formations, as well as Daesh and Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the last two of which have been attempting to make inroads since 2014, have failed comprehensively in their ambitions....

 

It was an incredible time for mosque building in Xinjiang. After the Cultural Revolution, Uighur and Kazakh Muslims began to reconnect with their faith. They resumed the traditional practices of pilgrimage and festivals at the shrines that lie deep in the Taklamakan desert....

 

Algeria's army has always played a pivotal role in the country's politics. The army was actually backing Bouteflika since 1999, when he was first elected. The role of the army in easing out the wheelchair-bound president has been crucial as the military wanted to maintain stability in the oil-rich North African state of 42 million people. ..

 

The less demanding requirements for immigration into Southeast Asia (such as Malaysia) and the Middle East, in addition to the lower cost of living, have attracted a sizeable Chinese Muslim migrant community from the northwest....

 

Eventually, they will realise that only a share in power can save them from political oblivion. These regional Muslim parties must be open to all kind of political alliances, including the BJP. The only thing that should matter is who is giving them a better deal...

This new mediation process must be conducted in the spirit with which the Supreme Court has ordered it, that of healing hearts and minds. Without the spirit of accommodation and trust, the talks are bound to fail, and become a platform to further polarise the country, currently in the middle of one of its most crucial general elections.....

 

The top leadership of the CPIM, who were basically from the other side of border, never gave any thought to the Muslim question in West Bengal. They had to tolerate the Muslims and even maintain a veneer of secularism because Muslims were their most loyal vote-bank. But beyond that, their historical antipathy towards Muslims blinded them to think in terms of any ameliorative action for this destitute community. ....

Patterns of communal violence are changing in Uttar Pradesh. As Sudha Pai and Sajjan Kumar had shown in Everyday Communalism: Riots in Contemporary Uttar Pradesh (OUP, 2018).....

 

East Pakistan was ethnically homogenous, dominated by a Bengali ethnic majority, and nearly a quarter of the population were Hindu. In contrast, West Pakistan was ethnically diverse but had less religious diversity. West Pakistan deployed political Islam...

 

In India, home to the second largest population of Muslims in the world, we saw no such initiative. Indian Muslims were killed in the massacre but no compatriot sympathised with them. It is futile to expect the governments and political classes to join their kin in their mourning. We happily accept the foreign currency they bring but would not share their loss....

More importantly, it reflects the thinking among a section of the OIC that India, with a Muslim population of 180 million, the third largest in the world, should not be kept out of an organisation dealing with issues pertaining to Muslims globally. Countries like Bangladesh and Turkey have been wanting an important role for India in the OIC....

 


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