Munich was in lockdown for a major police operation around the city's
Olympic Park, after the 18-year-old Iranian opened fire at the fast food
restaurant, before targeting shoppers in a busy mall in the district of
Moosach. The killer's body has been found half a mile from the scene after he
reportedly turned the gun on himself. Police now believe he may have acted
alone, after they initially went in search of three gunmen yesterday....
Lockdown: 'Several Dead' And 10 Injured In Shooting Rampage Inside A Shopping
Centre As Police Admit They Don't Know Where The Three Gunmen
My fears were proven right: Soon, I was told, there was a huge mob
outside our colony, rallying against the remarks of the Zee News anchor asking
the dead militants to be burnt along with garbage instead of being buried in
India’s land; the studio and the street were competing with each other.....
Syed Ata Hasnain
A terrorist’s days are always numbered and so were Burhan Wani’s.
Leading the new militancy in South Kashmir, the 22-year-old angry young man
from the passionately anti-India town of Tral brought an aura of romance to
terror in South Kashmir....
.... France’s two leading scholars of radical Islam — former friends —
have turned bitter rivals over their differing views. “Madman,” “thug,”
“illiterate,” “paranoid,” “ass,” “not a thinker” — these are just some of the
choicer insults the two men have hurled at each other...
Especially in India, where Muslims have best seen the benefits of
democracy, secularism, pluralism, the ideas propagated by the likes of Zakir
Naik are not only obscurantist but also dangerous. The ideas that only Islam is
the true faith and all other ways to God are wrong have to be eradicated. What
must be emphasised and enforced is the Quranic injunction of "Lakum
Deenakum Wale Yadeen" (To you your religion, to me mines). ..
The reason that Iraq is in a mess today is largely because of the
ill-advised invasion and post-invasion handling of the country. In the process
of removing Hussein, whose power had been reduced to being an irritant rather
than a threat to anyone and who had prevented Al Qaeda...
Even in their darkest hour, Bangladeshi leaders have refused to rise
above the self-destructive political feud that has dominated the country since
independence in 1971...
Yogi Adityanath may be a rustic politician and Subramanian Swamy may be
a Harvard-trained economist, but under the skin both are the same — communal in
the extreme and with a destructive ability to turn a crude phrase...
The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, the leaders of the business and banking oligarchy and the media.
"God does not want us sinking in a sea of shame," the Pastor
says. "If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife, with the wife of
his neighbour; both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.
Now that sounds drastic doesn't it and it is - God will judge sexual sin - the
Israelites didn’t get away with it back then, and we will not get away with it
The latest is Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, regarded as the spiritual
leader of the country’s Shia majority. On June 20th the Sunni-led government
said he had been promoting extremism and sectarianism. He was also an outspoken
critic of an increasingly ruthless regime....
“If you know anything about psychology, you know that people that have a
really, really strong resentment or above-average hate toward something, it’s
because deep inside that’s what they truly are,” she said in an interview at
her home in Boulder, Colo. “In Islam, it’s true that there is very low
tolerance for homosexuality. He may not have been able to be himself.”....
Tushar Ranjan Mohanty
For long, in addition to extortion and kidnappings for ransom, the
greatest source of income for terrorist groups based in KP, Peshawar and
Frontier Region (FR) Peshawar has been the 'taxation' of narcotics....
It’s no coincidence that xenophobic nationalisms have grown in the three
decades during which the European welfare states built after 1945, the product
of a century of working-class struggle, were systematically dismantled....
Yaqoob Khan Bangash
Either we wake up soon and protect their rights or very soon they will
vanish from the country, through forced conversions, rioting, or simply by
moving to India, where now a special provision is being made for them due to
their large numbers...
“We have formed a warm relationship. It feels comforting to have met
such people after seeing so much bloodshed happening right in front of our
eyes.” Standing in front of her rented house which was painted with Hindu
symbols, she said she shared a warm relationship with the daughters of the
landlord, “After we saw 13 people being killed in our village, we lost all hope
in life. But in this family we found a trusted friend. The fact that we have
such people helping others in traumatic times gives us hope.”..
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The troubled intellectual in India today is being asked to choose
between free speech that can lead to intellectual murder or a silence that can
end in intellectual suicide “Write as you speak,” a wise old man once told me,
“and speak as you think.” The advice, intended to guard writing from verbosity
and artifice, was sound....
The horror in Orlando was unspeakable. And we will learn much more about
it in the days ahead. But today the event was made that much worse by a
Presidential candidate who seeks to lead the country in complicated times and
in its darker moments with self-aggrandizing tweets and hollow words....
The UP administration has been conducting a door to door survey over the
last few days to verify Hukum Singh's claims, and a senior official Sujit Kumar
told NDTV, "We have verified 119 names. Four were found to be dead, 68
left Kairana a decade ago and 35 left five years ago in search of better
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The three classic Hindutva thrusts, the issues which built the party
over the decades, do not concern Hindus but address others. The issues are
Ayodhya (Muslims must not keep their mosque), Uniform Civil Code (Muslims must
not keep their personal law) and Article 370 (Muslims must not keep their
constitutional autonomy). What will Hindus like me get out of these demands?
Nothing I can think of....
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Can violence be beautiful? Quite by coincidence, a few weeks before Ali’s death, I was reading David Remnick’s classic King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero. “Boxing in America,” writes Remnick, “was born of slavery. Like the Roman emperors who gathered at the Colosseum to watch their warring chattel, Southern plantation owners amused themselves by putting together their strongest slaves and letting them fight it out for sport and gambling.” Ali was the Spartacus of America, the man who led the slave rebellion, fought his battles armed with art and chutzpah, and tortured his enemies with his success, achieved on their terms.
It is tragic that high-strung India and Pakistan have taken the opening
of trading routes as a threat to their security, growling at each other while pretending
to reach for their nukes. Pakistan, committed to SAARC pledges of
“connectivity”, refused to allow SAARC-members India and Afghanistan to transit
their goods through its territory....
Ultimately, peace is a long-drawn process which will not deliver fruit
in a hurry. Even if peace is a dead-end street, the possibility is still worth
exploring by talking with actors who have power to tilt the balance....
So Muhammad Ali drew on his religious beliefs and humanitarian
principles to launch a kind of Jihad of his own. It was so very different from
the version that the fanatics parade today.
In fact, not long ago Muhammad Ali had reportedly come hard on
brutalisation in the name of religion. ...