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Weed Out LeT and Its Sponsors to Boost India-Pakistan Ties
Shishir Gupta

During a meeting in New Delhi this month, the United Arab Emirates’ minister for foreign affairs, Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, surprised the Indian side when he linked the birth of global terrorism to three cataclysmic events in 1979: The erstwhile Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan; the overthrow of Shah of Iran Reza Shah Pahlavi by cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini; and the siege of the Holy Mecca shrine by ultra-orthodox Islamists known as Juhayman’s Ikhwan led by Juhayman al-Otaybi.


A Gay Muslim Filmmaker Goes Inside the Hajj

Growing up in the northern Indian city of Saharanpur, where Muslims made up a sizable minority, he was routinely bullied for being gay, Mr. Sharma said. He found solace in his mother’s Bollywood film magazines, spending hours cutting out pictures of his favorite stars to design posters for the fantastical movies he dreamed of making.


Think Morocco: Like France, India must explore cooperation with this strategic North African nation

Morocco has been championing a moderate version of Islam that is in consonance with the principles of twenty first century democracy. Under the guidance of monarch King Mohammed VI, the initiative is part of a well thought-out strategy to fight the scourge of Islamic extremism. For this purpose, the Mohammed VI Institute for the Training of Imams, Morchidines, and Morchidates – an 18 million euro facility – was opened in March this year. French imams will receive their training here.....


In Search Of the Francis Effect

Now it’s time to pivot from primary politics to papal coverage, as Pope Francis prepares to take the Acela Corridor by storm. My colleague Laurie Goodstein has an overview of the state of American Catholicism — declining in the north and east, growing in the south and west, increasingly Hispanic and consistently divided — that includes these polling nuggets on how Francis has changed American Catholic attitudes toward the church without necessarily changing their involvement with the institution:


Time to Call Pakistan's Bluff: New Age Islam’s Selection From Indian Press, 24 September 2015

Time To Call Pakistan's Bluff

By Deepak Sinha

Danger Zone: Posturing Against Pakistan Can Be Costly For India

By Sameer Lalwani

Big City Or Village, India Is Waging A War Against Women

By Samar Halarnkar

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau


'Pakistan's recent utterances and tendency to use pinpricks to try our patience appear reminiscent of 1965. We are a strong nation, emerging stronger,' says Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (retd).


The Riddle Of Urdu: Has The Pakistan Government Considered The Consequences Of Rekindling Old Disputes?

An early Muslim League president, the Aga Khan, thought Pakistan should adopt Arabic as the national language. Pakistan couldn’t do it, but General Zia-ul-Haq made it compulsory; that too didn’t work.


Immunity is not impunity: Saudi diplomat Majed Hassan Ashoor evading prosecution

Now, as anger mounts over Saudi diplomat Majed Hassan Ashoor evading prosecution for allegedly raping and torturing two Nepali maids, many Indians are asking if the time has come to revisit the immunities diplomats enjoy — one of the foundational agreements of modern international relations. ...


Hot Pursuit Of Terror Funds: New Age Islam’s Selection From Pakistan Press, 17 September 2015

Hot Pursuit of Terror Funds

By Khurram Husain

‘Jewels In Rags’

By I. A. Rehman

An Open Letter to Donald J Trump

By Harlan Ullman

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


They rose above their grim financial circumstances, overcame all sorts of odds and defied stereotypes to top exams, get into IIMs and even pursue a PhD at 15! Here are their incredible stories: of unrelenting struggle and hard work. Are you ready to be inspired?....


A New Tahrir Moment: New Age Islam’s Selection from Indian Press, 12 September 2015

A New Tahrir Moment?

By Vijay Prashad

Europe’s Immigration Debacle; Who Is To Blame?

By Mrutyuanjai Mishra

Mumbai Meat Ban: ‘Get Off the Ban-Wagon’

By Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau


The Myth of Logical Conclusions: New Age Islam’s Selection from Pakistan Press, 8 September 2015

The Myth Of Logical Conclusions

By Zoha Waseem

Can We Do More?

By Muhammad Hamid Zaman

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau


How to fight Daesh: New Age Islam’s Selection from World Press, 9 September 2015

How To Fight Daesh

By Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi

Martyrs Show Gulf’s Iron Will

By Joseph S. Nye

An Alliance Of Western Leaders, Muslim Nations And Vladimir Putin Is The Only Way To Defeat ISIS

By Evgeny Lebedev

Everything Is Getting Worse And Worse In Turkey

By Mustafa Akyol

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


There is no doubt that just like previous census reports the Muslim growth rate is certainly higher than the Hindus. Thus while the Hindu population grew by 16.76%, Muslims increased their number by 24.6%. But the vital fact which should not be overlooked is that there is a remarkable decline in the population growth of both the majority community as well as the minority community.

Sister of a slain Hizbul Mujahidin commander taking the forefront: New Age Islam’s Selection From Pakistan Press, 29 August 2015

Sister of a slain Hizbul Mujahidin commander taking the forefront

By Khalid Fayaz Mir

Punishment Should offer the chance of redemption, and allow criminals to repent and reform

By Irfan Husain

Sexually abusing children in the name of sex education

By Hashim Bukhari

Pakistani nuclear arsenal: Is third largest large enough?

By Pervez Hoodbhoy

Obama’s legacy: Isis and other disasters

By Aijaz Zaka Syed

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


ISIS Heritage Destruction In Syria Is A War Crime: The UN Must Consider R2P To Stop It Now: New Age Islam’s Selection from World Press, 29 August 2015

Islamic State Pretence And The Upcoming Wars In Libya

By Ramzy Baroud

ISIS Heritage Destruction In Syria Is A War Crime: The UN Must Consider R2P To Stop It Now

By Franklin Lamb

RAB And Extra-Judicial Killings in Bangladesh

By Taj Hashmi

Protests in Lebanon reflect the disease not the cure

By John Bell

Child Marriage Law and freedom of choice

By M Niaz Asadullah and Zaki Wahhaj

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Former head of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Gen. Hamid Gul, who died recently, has been described in the Indian media as a monster, the originator and perpetrator of terrorism against India. Yet, there is another side to his personality which needs to be disclosed.


From Yemen to Syria, counter-terrorism alone not the answer:  New Age Islam’s Selection from World Press, 28 August 2015

From Yemen to Syria, Counter-Terrorism Alone Not the Answer

By Manuel Almeida

What BPJS Can Do To Comply With Sharia

By Putri Swastika

Saudi Women: Candidates and Voters

By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

The Ghost Of Conflicts Past, Present And Future

By Khaled Diab

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


The Myth and the Modern World: New Age Islam’s Selection From Pakistan Press, 28 August 2015

The Myth and the Modern World

By Elf Habib

Shuja Khanzada and the Lej

By Syed Kamran Hashmi

The System under Welcome Assault

By Ayaz Amir

Purdah Online

By Saadia Gardezi

Pakistan's Afghan Problem

By Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

The Electoral Mess

By I.A. Rehman

Does Islamabad Really Care About Balochistan?

By Zahid Ali

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


The Ugly Face Of the Bangkok Explosion: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 26 August 2015

The Ugly Face Of The Bangkok Explosion

By Barrister Harun Ur Rashid

Turkey’s ISIS Problem

By Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

The Exodus to Europe

By Mahir Ali

Egypt: Making Art Public

By Sarah Mousa

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Shadow-boxing to what avail?: New Age Islam’s Selection from Indian Press, 26 August 2015

Shadow-boxing to what avail?

By Suhasini Haidar

India, Pakistan struggle to climb out of talks crater

By Rezaul H Laskar

Woman's always right? Naming, shaming 'molestors' on social media

By Jyoti Sharma Bawa

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


IS’s psy war and role of the media:  New Age Islam’s Selection from Pakistan Press, 26 August 2015

Is’s Psychological War and Role of the Media

By Manahil Ijaz

The Story Of A Lost Opportunity

By Zahid Hussain

Indian, Muslim And Female

By Rafia Zakaria

Education, Extremism And The Elite

By Imtiaz Gul

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Virus of extremism:  New Age Islam’s Selection from Pakistan Press, 25 August 2015

Virus of Extremism

By Mohammad Ali Babakhel

A Wheelchair-Bound Convict Is Set To Be Hanged In Pakistan: Mercy Please!

By Sarmad Ali

Social Media and the Radicalisation Process

By Khurram Minhas

The Nero Syndrome

By Marvi Sirmed

What Does The War On Terror Mean To Citizens?

By Shaukat Qadir

Military Interventions And Suicide Attacks

By Dr Fawad Kaiser

Pakistan’s Growing Gender Gap

By Rukhsana Shah

Karachi: Uncertain Gains

By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty

Is Pakistan Bold Enough To Give Sex-Offenders The Death Penalty?

By Sana Hameed Baba

Empowering Pakistani Women

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

Military Interventions and Suicide Attacks

By Dr Fawad Kaiser

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau


IS Blinds Journalists with Its Barbarity: New Age Islam’s Selection from World Press, 25 August 2015

IS Blinds Journalists With Its Barbarity

By Robert Fisk

Specter of another War

By Ramzy Baroud

How Evil Is ISIL?

By James Denselow

The Two Wings Of The ‘Caliphate’

By Dr. Theodore Karasik

Is It A ‘War Coalition?’

By Nuray Mert

The Brutal Fight of Bangladesh’s Secular Voices to Be Heard

By Samira Shackle

Waking Up Through Islam

By Ali Bulac

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau

India and the Hidden Hand: New Age Islam’s Selection from Indian Press, 25 August 2015

India and the Hidden Hand

By Praveen Swami

Losing the Plot on India-Pakistan Ties?

By Rakesh Sood

And The Hawks Have It

By Khaled Ahmed

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Bonding With Her Boudi

By Vivek Shukla

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

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