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On the subway, strange glances and occasional stares tend to be a usual occurrence. What with the horrors taking place in the world (every night, it seems, another headline), villains masquerading as ‘Muslims’ (a statement which couldn’t be further from the truth), climates of fear fueled by media furnaces churning out specifically constructed hateful rhetoric…as a Muslim woman who observes Hijab, such moments have, unfortunately, come to be expected. Such stares are neither justified nor warranted, but they happen…

 

Turkish History Does Not Start With War of Independence: Erdoğan

Afghanistan: 64 Militants Killed, 50 Wounded In Latest Air and Ground Raids of ANSF

Arab World

Bombing against Pilgrims Kills 23 near Baghdad as Hundreds Protest

ISIS Car Bombs Kill At Least 14 in Southern Iraq

Mideast

Powerful Explosion Rocks Gaziantep City in South of Turkey

South Asia

 ‘Conflict in Afghanistan Is Not Between Afghans but Imposed On Us’: Karzai

India

You Can't Be In Denial about Terrorism, India Tells Pakistan

Pakistan

India Only Wants To Talk About Terrorism: Pak's UN Envoy

Africa

'84 Migrants Still Missing After Boat Sinks Off Libya'

Europe

European Union Set To Drive Forward Visas for Turks in Migrant Deal

North America

F-16s Right Platform for Pakistan’s Counterterrorism War: US

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Iran's New Parliament Has More Women than Clerics

Deobandi Islamic Clerics Dismisses Desai’s Campaign

USA: Shiite, Sunni Muslim Women Gather to Find What's Common, Not Different

UAE Women Rising In Positions Of Power And Influence

Why Pak Is Convulsing Over a Woman’s Account Of Her Sex Life

It's Just Lunch? Not For These Strong Muslim Women

Police Investigate Alleged ‘Hate Crime’ Against Muslim Woman outside DC Starbucks

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Freshly minted zealot Muslims who abhor women visiting Sufi shrines, historic tombs, mausoleums and graves of the Prophet’s companions (Sahaba) and other great spiritual figures should rethink their position in the light of well-established Islamic traditions. Equating women’s visit to holy shrines with the pre-Islamic pagan practice of moaning and wailing at graves is untenable….

Al-Qaeda Down but Not Out

By Rene Slama

An Open Letter to President Obama

By Khalid Alnowaiser

The Improbable Reformers

By Nina L. Khrushcheva

Saving Afghan Peace Process

By Muhammad Waqas

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

 

Around the time I got pregnant, I was deeply impressed by a CNN iReport, "Why I Raise My Children Without God" written by a Texan mother who outlined under succinct subheads all the reasons why god is a pretty useless concept to teach kids: "God is a bad parent and role model... God is not logical... God is not fair... God does not protect the innocent... God is not present... God Does Not Teach Children to Be Good... God Teaches Narcissism... It all made tremendous sense then and it makes tremendous sense now...

 

Miteri relationships seem to be disappearing as times change. I feel as if Nepalese society is turning more self-centric, religion-centric and caste- and ethnicity-centric, one sign of which is the hate speech you can find on social media. But there is still a reason for me to be happy. My 10-year-old niece has also been in a "Miteri relationship" for the last four years. My niece, like me, is a Muslim, but her "blood sister" is a Hindu Brahmin.....

 

What kind of world is this that does nothing apart from holding conferences when hospitals are being pounded; the bodies of small children are being pulled from bombed-out buildings while wounded toddlers scream for their dead mothers! The words of a small boy forced to bury his baby brother because there is no one left still ring in my ears. “Why was I not taken instead?” he said through his sobs....

I somehow managed to visit Sonargaon (the golden city), the administrative and commercial centre of pre-British rulers that finds mentions in the travel memoirs of Ibn-e-Batuta and Ralph Fitch. It also has Panam City which houses a cluster of around 52 mansions inspired by European architecture, built in the 19th century. Hindu cloth merchants stayed there once upon a time....

 
Bangladesh: Extremist Spike
S. Binodkumar Singh

Alhamdulillah, By the grace of Almighty Allah, the Mujahidin of Ansar Al-Islam [AQIS, Bangladesh branch] were able to assassin Xulhaz Mannan and his associate Samir Mahbub Tonoy. They were the pioneers of practicing and promoting homosexuality in Bangladesh. They were working day and night to promote homosexuality among the people of this land since 1998 with the help of their masters, the US crusaders and its Indian allies..

 

I watched the celebrations after Bin Laden was killed. I can only hope that moment provided some amount of closure to the families of his victims. The deeper he went into hiding, though, the more he lost his terror grip on me. My favourite detail to come out of the compound raid — other than the stash of pornography ....

 

Whatever the UAE's faults and they are plentiful, pushing for a more democratic government and a free-wheeling society risks spoiling this oasis of calm and opening the country to the furies that dominate the rest of the region. Better to leave it be and encourage its influence...

 

Living together with people of different faiths can teach you many things, including the art of cordial interfaith coexistence, which is something that reading about other faiths or brief encounters with people from other religious traditions at interfaith meetings simply cannot....

Religious Leaders Stress Enforcement of Islamic System in Pakistan

Video Shows Jeish Al-Islam Receives Millions of Dollars from Foreign Sources

Hillary Campaigns with Lawmaker Who Said US Schools Should Use Madrasas as A Model

India

Growing Local Support for Militancy Has J&K Cops Worried

Pakistan

Blasphemy Case against Six for ‘Desecrating’ Sikh Youth’s Turban

Arab World

Iranian Shia Scholar Calls for 'Mercy-Oriented Interfaith 'Dialogue

North America

ISIS Hackers Publishes Hit List Of Over 70 US Military Personnel

Even an Ex-Mayor Can’t Build a Mosque in New Jersey Town

Europe

'Allah's Soldiers': How 'Lost, Frustrated, Suicidal Youths' Are Used For Jihad

Jeremy Corbyn Refuses To Denounce Terrorist 'Friends' Hamas and Hezbollah

South Asia

‘No More Mosques’ Sticker from the National Front Sparks Outrage in South Shields

9 Taliban Militants Killed After Stepping On IED Planted By Fellow Fighters

Africa

Boko Haram Fighters Slaughter 30 Fulani Herdsmen in Borno State

Somalia: 11 Soldiers Killed as Extremists Retake Town

Mideast

Turkey and US-Led Coalition Pound Islamic State Group

5 Soldiers, 2 Officers Killed In Weekend Terror Attacks

Southeast Asia

Philippine Militants Threatened To Slit Our Throats, Says Freed Indonesian Hostage

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This Daughter of Indian Soldier Wants Peace with Pakistan

West African States with 181 Million Muslims Support Banning the Burqa for Security Reasons

Isma’s Secret War on Women’s Rights

German Far-Right Party Calls For Ban on Minarets and Burqa

Nigerian Muslim Women Seek Harmonisation of Teacher’s Salary with Civil Servants

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The Dilemma of the Arab Policymaker

By Khaled Almaeena

Putin: Leader of the Orthodox Slavs

By Mshari Al Thaydi

Time for a Reality Check

By Nadeem Mumtaz Qureshi

Upholding Mandela’s Legacy

By Ramzy Baroud

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

 

MQM or PSP?

By Shahab Usto

A New Fata

By Mohammad Ali Babakhel

The Less Explored Foreign Policy Options

By Nasuruallah Brohi

Compiled By New Age Islam Edit Bureau

 

For ISIS and Al-Qaeda's Nusra, this status quo is ideal in Syria in terms of preying on civilians' tragedies to increase recruitment, emerge as a hard-line alternative to the more moderate groups and confirm the conspiratorial sentiment that the West is allied with Assad. Given the brutal nature of the war and the very low likelihood for an action plan to protect civilians, Srebrenica moments are only bound to repeat in Syria....

 

Since November, ISIS’s pseudo-caliphate has lost forty per cent of its territory in Iraq and ten per cent in Syria, as well as tens of thousands of fighters, tons of arms, and hundreds of millions of dollars stored in warehouses that have been bombed by the U.S.-led coalition. ISIS fighters are dying faster than they can be replaced. For the first time, ISIS no longer seems invincible.....

The high point of her trip was going to a Mandir so that she could ring the bells loudly as she had seen so many times on screen! The largest brand of ‘lawn’- that Pakistani innovation of unstitched Shalwar-Quameez fabric that has become all the rage is called Khaadi, and its ads are everywhere. Indian entertainment channels are available on cable, and the IPL is covered live...

 

Many well-meaning Indian Muslim modernists like the Aga Khan III and Syed Ameer Ali wrote letters of appeal to Ataturk asking him to preserve the institution of Caliphate, to even become the Caliph himself, but Ataturk refused to budge. There are many historians and scholars of constitutional law who have questioned Ataturk’s decision to follow the French model instead of the British model that would have accommodated some role for religion....

 

In cases of people who have left to join Jihadis in Syria or elsewhere, the chances of getting them back are slim, Köhler says. “Maybe 5%.” So the key is to stop them going in the first place. He recalls “night-time conversations with mothers and sisters calling to say a son is on Skype from Syria, his father is talking to him in the next room, and our job is to try to keep him chatting”. Köhler says the longer the dialogue can be kept up – talking about the family pet, fond memories of family life – the higher the chance is to save them.....

 

This wilful closed-mindedness is not an inherent feature of Islam. A thousand years ago, Muslim societies were open and curious, while Christian Europe was insular and fearful of “blasphemy.”  ... In theology, too, Muslim thinkers like Ibn Rushd, also known as Averroës, developed sophisticated arguments that would inspire Christian thinkers....

Amidst the failed confidence-building measures between India and Pakistan, a Facebook video posted by the daughter of a Kargil War martyr has given a strong message to policymakers of both countries without uttering a single word....

He pointed to ... Iran’s majority-Shiite regime, where Sunnis, Christians and Baha’is have been persecuted, imprisoned and even sentenced to death on dubious unrelated charges. And in Pakistan more people are on death row or serving life sentences for blasphemy charges than in any other nation in the world....

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