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Yemen, Mansour al-Nogaidan and Al-Islah: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 27 August

Yemen, Mansour al-Nogaidan and Al-Islah

By Jamal Khashoggi

PLO must be resuscitated one way or another

By Daoud Kuttab

Effectively tackling terrorism

By Ali Ibrahim

Afghan graffiti artist strives to beautify Kabul

By Jennifer Glasse

The secret to Indians’ success in America

By Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Malaysia’s Welcome Wears Thin

By Tash Aw

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Punjab Government Has Been Busy Cleaning up the Seminaries — But Away from Public View: New Age Islam’s Selection from Pakistan Press, 27 August 2015

Punjab Government Has Been Busy Cleaning up the Seminaries — But Away from Public View

Dawn Editorial

'The US Is Making Pakistani Wives Divorce Their Husbands'

By Murtaza Haider

Democracy By Stay Order

By Ikram Sehgal

Hamid Gul And The Saga Of Jihad

By Adnan Falak

Saadat Hasan Manto, The Man Remains An Enigma

By Mohammad Farooq

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Evil of Extremism in Pakistan, a Fate Foretold: New Age Islam’s Selection from Pakistan Press, 22 August 2015

Evil of Extremism in Pakistan: A Fate Foretold

By Abbas Nasir

Pakistan: A Fragile State

By Dr Haider Shah

Through The Cracked Hourglass of the Muslim Brotherhood

By Arshmah Jamil

Dear Imran Sahib, Don’t Put an End to Bhabhi’s Political Aspirations

By Aalia Suleman

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Iran-Iraq Cooperation to Counter ISIS: New Age Islam’s Selection from Indian Press, 22 August 2015

When Persian Gulf Meets Arabian Gulf against ISIS

By M Mahtab Alam Rizbi

Don’t Swallow Islamabad’s Bait and Break off NSA Talks

By Swagato Ganguly

Let’s Face It: Pakistan Does Not Want Peace with India

By Ashali Varma

Trucial States to Crucial States: Why Modi Has Smelt Great Opportunity in UAE And Gulf Countries

By Ashok Malik

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Is Islam a Political Ideology: New Age Islam’s Selection from World Press, 22 August 2015

Killing For The Caliph: Is Islam A Political Ideology?

By Qays Arthur

Sunni-Shia Dialogue: What’s Feasible

By Muhamad Ali

The Bravenhearts of Wadi Al Nasara, Syria

By Franklin Lamb

Nigeria: Women's Position in Islam

By Imam Murtada Gusau

Literature for Humanity

By Aijaz Zaka Syed

A Human Rights Call for Peace

By Günal Kurşun

Prague Springs to Intolerance

By Jan Čulík

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Who Is Responsible For the Escalating Terrorism:  New Age Islam’s Selection from World Press, 24 August 2015

America Is the Gravest Danger to World Peace

By Noam Chomsky

Who Is Responsible For The Escalating Terrorism?

By Emre Uslu

Lebanon… What a Load Of Rubbish!

By Faisal J. Abbas

Lebanon’s ‘You Stink’ Protests: Uprooting the Political Garbage

By Joyce Karam

The Smiling Faces of the Iranian Government

By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

America’s Summer of Discontent

By Hisham Melhem

Turkey: The Land Of Permanent Elections

By Mustafa Akyol

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Libya Is on Its Way to Becoming another Somalia: New Age Islam’s Selection from World Press, 20 August 2015

International Readiness for War in Libya

By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

With Antiquities Scholar's Killing, ISIL Steps Up War on History

By James Denselow

Reviving Practice Of Slavery

By Sabria S. Jawhar

Why The AKP Supports Erdogan’s Gamble

By Manuel Almeida

Hezbollah Sleeping Cells in Kuwait Are a Wake-Up Call

Byu Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

The Questionable Legality of Military Aid to Egypt

The Editorial Board

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Legacies and Loudspeakers: New Age Islam’s Selection from Pakistan Press, 20 August 2015

Legacies and Loudspeakers

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

From Scotland to Pakistan, My Journey to Solitude

By Ishrat Ansari

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New Age Islam’s Selection from Indian Press, 20 August 2015

Mullah Omar: A Myth of Convenience

By Rakesh Sood

Hamid Gul: Terror’s Godfather

By Bruce Riedel

India and UAE: A Thali of Prospects

By Talmiz Ahmad

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Assaulting School Kids, Beating Children To Death, Hacking Bloggers, Raping Women Or Planting Bombs All Wear The Same Ugly Hat Of Terrorism: New Age Islam’s Selection from World Press, 19 August 2015

Defining Terror: Whether It's The Terrorists Assaulting School Kids, Beating Children To Death, Hacking Bloggers, Robbing Financial Institutions, Raping Women Or Planting Bombs At Public Places, They All Wear The Same Ugly Hat Of Evil

By Rubana Huq

Teaching the Quran in Uyghur Autonomous Region

By Hasan Kanbolat

Britain’s parochial politics are unfit for Mideast challenges

By Chris Doyle

ISIS using chemical agents not hard to believe

By Raed Omari

New Arab order should make meritocracy its priority

By Khaled Almaeena

Convert or die: Ethnic cleansing in CAR

By Khaled A Beydoun

Libyan conflict: The Daesh factor

By Osama Al Sharif

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Misogyny, Rape and Silence: New Age Islam’s Selection from Pakistan Press, 21 August 2015

Multiculturalism: An Idea Gone Sour

By Nadeem F. Paracha

Dear Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahira Khan, Reham Bhabi And Ayyan Ali – Hi!

By Asif Nawaz

Trivialising Child Rights

By I. A. Rehman

Over to ‘Urdish’

By Zudeida Mustafa

The MQM Resigns

Syed Kamran Hashmi

Misogyny, Rape and Silence

By Zeeba T Hashmi

Another Terrorist Attack

Abdul Waris

Quagmire in Iraq

By Abdur Rahman Chowdhury

Contending With Paedophilia

By Syed Mohammad Ali

Militancy in Punjab

By Abdul Basit

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Promoting Regional Peace and Interreligious Tolerance: New Age Islam’s Selection from World Press, 21 August 2015

The UAE and India: Promoting Regional Peace and Interreligious Tolerance

By Abdullah Hamidaddin

Islamic State and Antiquities: Nothing Is Sacred

The Economist

The Problem with the 'Women of ISIL'

By Janine Rich

A Human Rights Call for Peace

By Günal Kurşun

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Libyans Today Look Back On The Col. Muammar Qaddafi Era As Golden Years: New Age Islam’s Selection from World Press, 18 August 2015

Meet the ‘Moderates' the U.S. Is Supporting in Syria: They're Al-Qaeda

By Eric Zuesse

Much of Egypt Celebrates, But The Wounds Have Not Healed

By H.A. Hellyer

Who Should Go First, Assad Or ISIS?

By Jamal Khashoggi

West’s Moral Bankruptcy

By Ramzy Baroud

Don’t Let Libya Down

By Linda S. Heard

Turkey, Patriots and ISIL

By Lale Kemal

Islamists Risk Rupture in Turkey’s Ties with Germany

By Abdullah Bozkurt

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau


From ‘No Talks Until Terror Stops’ To ‘Talk About Terror’: New Age Islam’s Selection from Indian Press, 18 August 2015

From ‘No Talks Until Terror Stops’ To ‘Talk About Terror’: Show Of Admirable Restraint

By Suhasini Haidar

Pakistani Punjab's Home Minister's Killing in Terrorist Suicide Bombing: Pakistan’s New Normal

By Khaled Ahmed

Why Gulzar’s Work Remains Fresh After All These Years

By Abhijit Bhaduri

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Hamid Gul, the Man Who Conceived Zia’s Strategy Of A ‘Thousand Cuts’, who Made Islamist Radicalism the Core of Pakistan’s India Strategy and Its Proxy War
Hamid Gul

Faith will probably remain wedded to Pakistan Army’s way of war. Yet secretly most Pakistani citizens aspiring for return of peace would be hoping that no more personalities such as Hamid Gul ever rise in Pakistan’s bleak political and military landscape. With the threat of the Islamic State looming in Afghanistan it won’t be long before Pakistan is hit by this wave. The only way to avoid the approaching implosion of Pakistan is to set it on a path of moderate faith and low militarization.....


Pakistan without Partition: Let's Revive the Buried Idea of Indo-Pak Confederation
Sudheendra Kulkarni

The idea of an India-Pakistan Confederation (which in today's context should also include Bangladesh) may seem far-fetched, even thoroughly impractical given the unremitting mistrust and hostility between our two countries. However, as the two South Asian neighbours celebrate the 68th anniversary of their independence from British rule -- a joyous occasion that was accompanied by the horrific Partition-induced communal bloodbath -- it is useful to remember that some sort of India-Pakistan federation or confederation was a distinct possibility when the British left our subcontinent. Jinnah's Lahore Resolution (1940) had the seed of a confederation.....

The death toll in the bomb explosion in the centre of the Thai capital has gone up to 27, said Reuters quoting local media. Several foreigners were among those killed when a bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded outside a shrine in the Thai capital on Monday....


No Place For Casteism And Communalism In The Country, says Indian PM Narendra Modi in his I-Day Speech
Indian PM Narendra Modi

Modi repeatedly referred to the central role of the country’s one billion-plus population – which he dubbed “Team India” – in his government’s development plans, saying the people alone will take India to new heights.

The Prime Minister, who has often been criticised for his silence on attacks on minorities by leaders of the BJP and the Sangh Parivar, said there was no place for casteism and communalism in the country....

Related:  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 68th Independence Day Speech: Full text

I Am Muslim; I Don’t Have a Ticket to Heaven: New Age Islam’s Selection from World Press, 17 August 2015

'Population Swap' Or 'Sectarian Cleansing?'

By Zeina Khodr

How Did ISIS Obtain Mustard Agent In Fight Against Kurds?

By Brooklyn Middleton

To Those Who Preached About Changes In The Middle East

By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Analyzing New Diplomatic Activity In The Middle East

By Raghida Dergham

A Last Chance For Syria

By Vijay Prashad

I Am Muslim; I Don’t Have a Ticket to Heaven

By Fa Abdul

Why Many Muslims Hate the West

By William R. Polk

Turkey Police Thwarted Against ISIL

By Abdullah Bozkurt

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I Am the Bare Pakistan: New Age Islam’s Selection from Pakistan Press, 14 August 2015

I Am the Bare Pakistan

By Syed Muzammil

Jinnah’s Letter to Pakistan: Who Do I Hold Accountable?

By Salman Zafar

In Defence of Human Rights Defenders

By Zeeba T Hashmi

What Freedom?

By Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

UAE’s Anti-Discrimination Legislation

By Syed Mohammad Ali

Alas, the Fun Is Over

Ayaz Amir

Sexual Abuse, A Taboo?

By Mehr Tarar

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Gandhi on Religion, Cow and Caste — III
Justice Markandey Katju

As regards the claim that Gandhi gave us freedom, this again is a myth. Does any country give up its empire without an armed fight for independence? Did the US get independence from the British through Satyagrah and hunger strikes, or by mobilising the Continental Army under George Washington, which fought the US war of Independence from 1775 to 1781? Did Bolivar liberate several Latin-American countries with guns or presenting flowers and bouquets to Spanish rulers? Did Ho Chi Minh defeat the French by use of arms or by salt marches?...

Gandhi on Religion, Cow and Caste — Part I and II
Justice Markandey Katju

Now, if one were a Sadhu or saint sitting in an ashram (hermitage), one can say anything. But when one enters politics and says such things in public political meetings, what effect will it have on a conservative Muslim mind? Will it not drive Muslims towards an organisation like the Muslim League? And did this not serve the British policy of divide and rule, therefore making Gandhi objectively a British agent? India is a country with tremendous diversity. Even today, some 18 percent of its population is Muslim. Before 1947, the percentage of Muslims would have been about 25 percent.. ...

How The Pakistani, Zaid Hamid,  Who Gained A Wide Following In Pakistan, Predicting A ‘Ghazwa’ To Trounce And Enslave India, Ended Up In A Saudi Prison
Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid

Nobody knows what the truth is but one Pakistani, Zaid Hamid, is said to have been nabbed in Saudi Arabia during a minor pilgrimage and condemned to eight years in jail and 1,000 lashes — bunched in weekly instalments — for badmouthing the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. If you go on the internet, the man is “Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid, founding president of an internationally recognised threat analysis consultancy and defence think tank, Brass Tacks”. He was once popular on TV talk shows in Pakistan....

With the coming of the ISIS things have changed. Now, India potentially confronts a new crop of educated and techno-savvy Jihadis with a global and millenarian outlook. As the Biswas case illustrates, these operators may have extensive and direct links with various international terror organizations, and maybe wired up for conducting real time operations in the most advanced forms of asymmetric warfare. Some of them may even be disaffiliated lone-wolf operators, or non-Muslim anti-national groups benefitting from the terrorist training available on the Internet. There is also the possibility of at least some Indian ISIS members, having real battlefield experience in foreign lands,....


Saudi Arabia Exports Radical Islam by Investing Heavily In Building Mosques, Madrasas, Schools, and Sunni Cultural Centres across the Muslim World: New Age Islam’s Selection from World Press, 14 August 2015

How Saudi Arabia Exports Radical Islam

By The Week Staff

Qaddafi Supporters Reemerge In A Disillusioned Libya

By Mohamed Eljarh

Isis Is Not America’s Fault and AirstrikesWon’t Defeat Them

By Joyce Karam

Why Isis Trumps Freedom

By Roger Cohen

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