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The Anti-Terror Treatment: New Age Islam’s Selection From Pakistan Press, 2 January 2016

The anti-terror treatment

By Salman Tarik Kureshi

Our wonder deficit

By Pervez Hoodbhoy

American Muslims ‘Trumped’

By Syed Mansoor Hussain

Welcoming the New Year

By Dr Haider Shah

The rather confused lot

By D Asghar

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


An Open Letter To Young Muslims Everywhere: The Seed Of Triumph In Every Adversity
Ramzy Baroud

Islam was not the problem when Palestine was overrun by Zionist militias, with the help of the British and, later, the Americans, turning the Holy Land into a battlefield for most of the last century. The repercussions of that act has sealed the region’s fate from relative peace into a repugnant and perpetual war and conflict.


2015: The Deadliest Year On Record For American Muslims: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 1 January 2016

2015: The Deadliest Year On Record For American Muslims

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

The Amazing Survival of the Baltic Muslims

By Tharik Hussain

Assessing the sincerity of Yemen peace talks

Manuel Almeida

2015 winner in Middle East: U.S. arms exporters

Joyce Karam

Turkey’s role in Syria essential


Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Funding Terrorism: New Age Islam’s Selection From Pakistan Press, 30 December 2015

Funding terrorism

By Mohammad Ali Babakhel

Christians in Pakistan

By Abdul Hai Aryan

Could it be the world is getting better?

By Jonathan Power

Stabilising Afghanistan

By Rasul Bakhsh Rais

Fire and rain

By Mahir Ali

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Making War vs. Hearing Citizen Sentiments in the Arab World
Rami G. Khouri

Those people in our region and abroad who seek real insights into Arab people’s views and values, rather than the fantasy and racism that define much of the public discussion of our region, would do well to read more about these findings on the website of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.


The tensions in the West Bank and Jerusalem are reaching a peak, but Palestinians seem reluctant to call this revolution the “Palestinian Arab Spring” because the Arab Spring revolutions brought nothing but disasters to the Arab World (Libya and Syria are now in the midst of a Civil War, while Tunisia and Egypt are now struggling with Salafis/Jihadist groups). That is one of the reasons most of the young Palestinians prefer to give it another name, more positive one.


Why We Need To Stop Blaming Muslims And Islam For Terrorism
Joshua Karunakaran

I don't understand why people expect Muslims to speak out in defence of their religion whenever an attack takes place. Are other religions squeaky clean?  ...


Virginia Debate Champions Stand Against Anti-Muslim Rhetoric: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 29 December 2015

Virginia Debate Champions Stand Against Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

By Erica N. West


By Bülent Keneş

Making War vs. Hearing Citizen Sentiments in the Arab World

By Rami G. Khouri

Global Common Allies and Adversaries

By Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

U.S. Should Stop Supporting Likely Saudi War Crimes

By Ivan Eland

The Reality of Kurdistan

By Philip Seib

The Cost of Turkey's Self-Interest

By Khairuldeen Al Makhzoomi

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


2015, A Year Of Milestones Of Horrors In The Middle East: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 28 December 2015

2015, A Year of Milestones of Horrors in the Middle East

By Hisham Melhem

The case against the Islamic Military Alliance

By C. Rashaad Shabab

Peace process in Syria: Talk, talk, kill, kill

By James Denselow

Gulf States: A burning priority for ISIL?

By Olivier Guitta

Has the U.N. resolution on Syria already been violated?

By Brooklyn Middleton

A Saudi vow to protect regional security and stability

By Samar Fatany

Stop insulting expat workers!

By Khaled Almaeena

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


American Muslims Are Scared: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 25 December 2015

American Muslims Are Scared

By Fakhruddin Ahmed

Compassion vs. security: What to do with Syrian refugees?

By Matt Hadro

Religion will only keep growing in the future – and here's why

By Kevin J. Jones

Middle East Christians: Caught in crossfire

By Joyce Karam

Returning to the days of military rule in Israel

By Suhad Bishara

Syrian crisis exposes many


Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Fighting Terrorism and Alienating People: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 26 December 2015

Fighting Terrorism and Alienating People

By Murat Yetkin

Thoughts on Christmas and Muslims

By Mustafa Akyol

Moderates Tackle both Extremism and Islamophobia

By Erwida Maulia

Peace In Syria Within Our Grasp

By Mohammad Javad Zarif

Council of Europe Matters for Turkey

By Abdullah Bozkurt

Libyan deal on course, but who is on board?

By Abdallah Schleifer

ISIS Sets Its Sights on the East

By Vijeta Uniyal

World far from an effective fight against ISIL

By Nursel Dilek

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Indonesia and India Offer the Solution to ISIS
Madhav Nalapat

...It is the Muslims of Indonesia and India, two countries which hopefully will work much closer together in the coming decades than they have in the past, who offer a societal pathway out of terror and turmoil, especially to the Middle East, and within which is still vibrant a theology that rejects the hate and the cruelty typified by ISIS and its ideological clones, groups that have done much damage to the image of a great faith.


Ending The Terror Campaign Against Muslims: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 21 December 2015

Ending the Terror Campaign Against Muslims

By Caitlin Steinke

How should we deal with ISIS in Western media?

By Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

Libya: Next Stop for Bombing Islamic State

By Daniel Williams

The Invention Of ‘Moderate Islamists’

 By Nuray Mert

How to crush ISIS

 By Ralph Peters

Is Indonesia winning its fight against Islamic extremism?

By Mike Thomson

Saudi Arabia’s women have spoken

By Khaled Almaeena

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


The Sunni Alliance… Jihadist, Islamist Terrorism Might Constitute a New and Hard-To-Be-Surpassed World Record in Absurdity
Yusuf Kanli

Will the anti-terrorism struggle of this 34-nation alliance be limited to aerial operations? What if a need for boots on the ground arises? Will Turkey send troops for out-of-Turkey operations as a “requirement” of its new alliance? What if a confrontation with the “government elements” of Iran, Iraq or Syria eventually takes place while fighting terrorists somewhere in Syrian or Iraqi territories? Will the Turkish military engage in combat? In short, what will be Turkey’s contributions to the new alliance?

Will Pakistan ever learn?: New Age Islam’s Selection From Pakistan Press, 18 December 2015

Will Pakistan ever learn?

By Mehr Tarar

San Bernardino and Islamophobia

Abdur Rahman Chowdhury

One year after the Peshawar massacre

Syed Kamran Hashmi

A case for a persecuted people

Zeeba T Hashmi

Re-drawing the lands of Syria and Iraq

Ali Rauf Jaswal

Pakistan and the Saudi-led coalition

Zushan Ahmad Hashmi

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Then and now: Five years of Arab Spring : New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 18 December 2015

Then and now: Five years of Arab Spring

By Mark LeVine

Canada shows the way


Paris pact’s positive impact on GCC countries


An alliance against a radical ideology

By Manuel Almeida

A black-market mentality shapes Middle East politics

By Raed Omari

Muzzling silence-breakers damages Israeli democracy

By Yossi Mekelberg

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror Alliance Is Collective Self-Defense: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 17 December 2015

Saudi Arabia's anti-terror alliance is collective self-defense

By Andrew Bowen

Middle East: A breeding place for war

By David Lepeska

Far-right feasts on France's unchecked Islamophobia

By Richard Seymour

Delawareans Reject Islamophobia and Affirm Muslims

By Muqtedar Khan

Fifty Shades of Muslim

By Hannah Khan

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


To be sure, IS in its present reiteration, was not created by Saudi Arabia; it was forged in the wake of the US toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003 by among others the disbandment of Saddam Hussein's army, whose senior officers were mostly Sunnis who already had Islamist networks; the insurgency and civil war between Iraqi Shias and Sunnis that continues to this day; and the morphing of Al-Qaeda in Iraq into ISIS, which was in turn energised by civil strife in Syria and evolved into IS.


Note To World Leaders: This Is How To Welcome Refugees: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 15 December 2015

Note to world leaders: This is how to welcome refugees

By Antonia Zerbisias

If Islam Is Un-American, so Are Christianity and Judaism

By Warren J. Blumenfeld

Getting Real: An ISIL Strategy

By Michael Brenner

India, Pakistan should talk specifics of peace

By Mehr Tarar

BNP-Jamaat must explain what is Hanadar Bahini

By Sharier Khan

Dangers of relying on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in war on ISIS

By Raghida Dergham

Tunisia’s noble success, where many have failed

By Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By Good omen for peace


The horrors of Trumpistan


Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Call Islamic Terrorism by Its Name
Rudolph W. Giuliani

...We must encourage Muslim leaders to show the world that Islamic terrorists represent an antiquated and inhumane interpretation of Islam. These leaders need to loudly and dramatically speak for the hundreds of millions of Muslims who worship a peaceful, merciful and loving God. All Americans, in particular those in the media, can do their part by encouraging those Muslim leaders who come forward with a positive message about modern Islam.

Why Do Some Muslims Support Daesh?: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 11 December 2015

Why do some Muslims support Daesh?

By Samar Al-Miqrin

A Nuremberg Trial For US Funding Slaughter Of Syrians, Destruction Of Libya, Iraq & Afghanistan

By Jay Janson

Visa-waiver ban won't stop terrorism

By Mark LeVine

Washington To Whomever: Please Fight The Islamic State For Us

By Peter Van Buren

America faces a test of political and moral character

By Fareed Zakaria

Is Islamophobia on the rise in America?

By Samar Fatany

With Islamophobia on the rise I fear for my friends and family

By Sadiq Khan

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


We must understand why some Muslims turn radical: New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 10 December 2015

We must understand why some Muslims turn radical

By Iyad Ameen Madani

Plan to exclude Turkey from Mideast power struggle

By Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Arab solution for Syria has no place for Assad : New Age Islam’s Selection From World Press, 8 December 2015

Arab solution for Syria has no place for Assad

By Khaleej Times

More powers enter Mideast fray. But still no real strategy

By Raghida Dergham

ISIS problem can only be solved by regional Sunni powers

By Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

Identifying the real victims of terrorism


Explaining the Russian-Turkish fallout!

By Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau

The Politics of Terrorism
Abu Afsarul Haider

Terrorists represent only a minuscule faction of any group. The so-called IS terrorists and their affiliated groups take satisfaction in sacrificing their own lives in their belief that they are doing a glorious job (as if the heaven has been kept reserved for killers). The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of these young fighters, who happen to have Muslim names or ascribe themselves to the Muslim faith, have never read the Qur'an in its proper context. ...


Bombing Hasn't Worked. Bombing Won't Work. And yet, We Bomb
Gary Younge

...The West can’t bomb everywhere. And wherever it does bomb, it kills and injures large numbers of civilians. These civilian casualties, in their turn, stoke resentment and outrage, not least in the Muslim communities from which jihadis draw their recruits. Since 9/11, the West’s military interventions have created far more terrorists than they have killed, and have generally made things worse, not better.

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