• Dear, Nilamini Tripahti!The accounts or reports you mentioned are all drawn on the secondary sources that evolved more than two centuries after the Prophet's ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • A few comments sprang in my mind as I went through the article. These are listed below, though some of them may be repetition of my ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • The verses relating to rape of girl before puberty, Sex with daughter in law of adopted son, killing beheading of non believers, telling lie ...
    ( By Nilamani Tripathy )
  • Islam has already the touchstone for Hadith-  the Holy Quran which is supreme. The Holy Prophet himself said that.  However, scholars and persons in ...
    ( By Bhandari P. Singh )
  • “Reformers such as Asra Nomani, Irshad Manji, Tawfik Hamid, Maajid Nawaz, Zuhdi Jasser, Saleem Ahmed, Yunis Qandil, Seyran Ates, Bassam Tibi and Abd al-Hamid al-Ansari must ...
    ( By rs )
  • "History may say that the attacks on Yemen are the start of a great civil war between Sunnis and Shia in the Middle East. ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • Nice article.
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus غلام غوث )
  • First of all, which Hadith version/collection? Shia or Sunni? Both claim to be the only real and true Muslims based on their respective books.There ...
    ( By Mubashir )
  • A candid exposition of jihadist ideology and its assositation with violent extremisim and global terrorism. New Age Islam should post more of such articles ...
    ( By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi )
  • Secular Logic,I am aware of what Tagore, Sri Aurobondo etc have said and I have great regard for these people and aware of the ...
    ( By Observer )
  • Dear Muhammad Yunus,   The revelations were exactly what were needed for the moment. They could not have appeared as disjointed to its audience. On the contrary, to ...
    ( By Observer )
  • Maybe I am not alone in my misgivings. This is the FB post of Francois Gautier, a journalist.Francois Gautier shares Historic Quotes on Islam:Every ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • Mr Observer, you must not feel slighted by disagreement. I have read the Quran. I have read how some verses jeer at polytheists and idolators. ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • Secular Logic,I did not talk about either physical or spiritual uncleanliness. This is what I said which is materially different.As far as being clean/unclean ...
    ( By Observer )
  • Secular Logic,You insist on being churlish even though in your own words, you cannot prove what you are saying!Wait till I cover every single ...
    ( By Observer )
  • Mr Observer, I am sorry that my quoting of your words sounds churlish to you. But it seems to me that the shoe fits, ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • To: Respected Muslim Readers @ New Age Islam forum   Make a careful note of this statement of “Secular Logic,” as follows:   “I strive to have nothing but the ...
    ( By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia )
  • Secular Logic,You quote my own words in the most churlish manner which describe what others do  when I ask you and Rational to hold ...
    ( By Observer )
  • Hello Sultan Shahin Saheb,   As-Salaam Alay-Kum   Just as predicted the response from “Secular Logic,” is explicitly clear. Your continued “Faith,” in advising all the Muslim leaders that one can learn a ...
    ( By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia )
  • Mr Observer, thank you for directing my attention to this article. It sounds to me like a historical account of the simultaneous geo-political and theological ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • Mr Yunus, Thank you for your intervention on the idol worship issue. I have indeed not declared myself an idol worshipper. But I come from a ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • Why are so few Hindu religious leaders campaigning loudly against this demeaning and unhealthy job assigned to the lowest castes?   Untouchability, manual scavenging and dry latrines may ...
    ( By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia )
  • Mr Yunus,Your explanation of the last line of the Surah Fatiha sounds really acceptable. But the question is:1. Do all Muslims understand it that way? ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • @Mr Yunus and Mr ObserverPermit me to club my response to your patient explanations as there is considerable overlap in the issues involved.If I ...
    ( By secularlogic )
  • Dear Observer,Point taken!You may read my comments to Siraj that has our explanation on why people entered Islam in hordes and even delegations came ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • Dear Siraj SbI have complemented Observer for his approach. I fully agree with him that they were relevant for the Meccan period as the ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • Dear Secular Logic,I just saw your comment to me as I had been busy drafting some critical comments already posted, Besides, I am not ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • To: Respected Muslim Readers @ New Age Islam   Subject: INNAHU KAANA TAWWAABA   As-Salaam Alay-Kum   With all the most valuable contributions coming forth from Muhammad Yunus Saheb and Naseer Ahmed Saheb, I personally ...
    ( By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia )
  • The following article completely demolishes the statement made in the comment section in this thread that implied that all non-Muslims hate or at least dislike ...
    ( By Sultan Shahin )
  • Excellent selection of quotes to make a very valid point!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • To: Respected Muslim Readers @ New Age Islam   Subject: “The Pursuit of Goodness”   Good Afternoon Mike,   As-Salaam Alay-Kum   First of all, I am delighted to hear that you are heading towards Aligarh ...
    ( By Mohammed Rafiq Lodhia )
  • The need is to defeat Saudis to bring back peace in the region. How is this going to happen is another subject. 
    ( By sadaf )
  • Siraj,I am not speculating when I say that the stories of the prophets Yusuf and Yunus (pbut) are found in the Meccan Surahs and ...
    ( By Observer )
  • Muhammad Yunus Sb,In your article you have mentioned Thomas Carlyle talking about tiresome repetitions in the Quran.Observer' article brings out which of the stories ...
    ( By siraj )
  • As far as the translation of verse 1 Surah An-Nasr is concerned, many of the translators have translated  "Fatah" as Victory (Maulana, Rashad, SherAli, ...
    ( By Observer )
  • Dear Muhammad Yunus and the Editor,The article can be corrected to read:“Once the “The Chiefs of Unfaith” died or were killed in battle or ...
    ( By Observer )
  • My guess as follows: 1. Badr - 30 dead 20 wounded2. Uhud - 45 - ok3. Battle of Trench - a hundred or two from ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • Dear Observer,Thanks!Don't forget that Hazrat Umar was a bitter enemy of the Prophet before conversion to Islam.Will greatly appreciate if you put the revised ...
    ( By muhammad yunus )
  • Dear Muhammad Yunus,Thanks for your comment.If none were executed after the fall of Mecca and before the amnesty period of 4 months, I have ...
    ( By Observer )
  •   Dear Muhammad Yunus, My responses to your clarifications:   1.        The statement: “The Meccans could not point out to active opponents of the new faith among” under the heading, ‘The ...
    ( By Observer )
    Urdu Section

    The Concept of the Hereafter in Islam  اسلام میں تصور آخرت
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

    لہٰذا، انصاف کا تقاضہ ہے کہ انصاف کے لیے ایک متعین دن ہونا چاہئے جس دن ہر انسان اپنے نامۂ اعمال کے ساتھ حاضر ہو۔ لہٰذا، موت کے بعد انسان یہ عارضی ٹھکانا چھوڑ دیں گے اور قیامت کے دن ایک ابدی دنیا میں داخل ہو جائیں گے۔ جب روز محشر کا وقت قریب ہو گا تو خدا اس دنیا کو تباہ کر کے اس کی جگہ ایک مستقل اور ابدی دنیا قائم کر دیگا۔

    Urdu Section

    Pakistan’s Superstitions: The Root of the Problem Is Not External  توہم پرستی- پاکستان کا بنیادی مسئلہ خارجی نہیں بلکہ داخلی ہے
    Harun Yahya

    پاکستانی مدارس کو اسلام اور قرآن مجید کی خالص اخلاقی اقدار کی تعلیم دینے والے ایک ادارےکی شکل میں سامنے آنا اور محبت و اخوت کو گلے لگانے والی ایک قوم کی تشکیل کرنا ضروری ہے۔ حالیہ دنوں میں رونما ہونے والے اسکول کے قتل عام کے واقعہ نے پاکستان کی عوام کو واقعی خطرناک اور ہولناک بنیاد پرستی کی حقیقت سے روبرو کیا ہے۔ ہم خلوص دل کے ساتھ یہ امید کرتے ہیں کہ ماضی کے برعکس اب اس سمت میں غیر معمولی قدم اٹھائے جائیں گے؛ ہمیں امید ہے کہ اب مسلح تصادم کے بجائے تعلیم پر زور دیا جائے گا۔

    Islamic Personalities

    Muhammad (pbuh) was the last of the Prophets and the Quran is the last among the revealed scriptures. The Quran narrates the stories of several of the important Messengers individually and the story of the rest collectively in the form of parables. The last Message or the Quran is also cumulative in that it confirms what came before and is built on the previous experience of the Messengers and the People....

    Islamic History

    Islam Bulldozes the Past
    Daniel Pipes

    While the seizure and appropriation of other monuments began at the very inception of Islam (i.e., the Kaaba), the destruction that has reached orgiastic heights with ISIS is something new; note that nearly all the examples listed here date from the twenty-first century. Turned around, those recently-destroyed antiquities survived so long because Muslims had left them alone. In this regard, things are far worse these days than ever before – not a surprise, as Islam is in its worst shape ever. All other major religions have moved beyond such crudely violent impulses whose motive is unacceptable and whose results are tragic....


    The Many Names of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi
    Ali Hashem

    Uncovering the man behind the demagogue was no easy task, so to find an answer I interviewed people who met him, saw him or lived with him in the past. I visited the neighbourhood where he lived in Baghdad and the mosque he led the prayer services as an imam; I saw pictures of his family members, including his sons, daughters, brothers and wife….

    Islamic World News

    Iran Film Portrays the Prophet Muhammad, Drawing Criticism
    Aasiya Andrabi, Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief


    Council of Islamic Ideology to Ensure Parliamentary Bills Conform To Islam

    30 Terrorists Killed In Khyber Agency in Aerial Strikes: ISPR

    8 Militants Killed, Several Injured By Armed Forces in Tirah Valley

    Arab World

    Over 1,500 Militants Attack Syria’s Idlib, 23 Civilians Killed

    Iraqi Forces Kill over 20 Terrorists in Anbar

    Arab Tribes Union Denounces Yemen Blasts, Shows Support for Ansarullah


    Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chief Aasiya Andrabi Booked Under UAPA for Allegedly Hoisting Pak Flag

    Case Lodged Against Hurriyat Leader for Singing Pakistani National Anthem

    South Asia

    3 Soldiers Martyred, 35 Insurgents Killed In Separate Military Operations in Afghanistan

    4 civilians killed in separate explosions in Nangarhar


    Boko Haram Kidnapped Hundreds in Northern Nigeria Town

    North America

    Obama: Dim Hope for End to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    U.S., Lebanon Discuss Efforts to Defeat Isis


    230 Suspected Militants Prevented From Leaving Australia

    Southeast Asia

    Tug-Of-War between China, Turkey over Uighurs in Thailand


    British Teachers on ‘Frontline’ of Radicalisation Fight

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Sympathy of Turks Touches Families of Missing UK Girls
    Syeda Salva Fatima

    Syrian Woman Flees Raqqa after Filming In IS Territory

    Islamic State Steps Up Recruitment of Women and Girls

    Brazil: Law Student Faces Anti-Hijab Sentiment at Exam

    Fatima to Become First Woman Muslim Pilot in India

    Angelina Jolie: I Had My Ovaries Removed To Prevent Cancer

    Palestinian Female Judges Gavel down Taboos

    JNU Students Launch All-Girl Band 'Aarohi' At an Event Organised By FFC in Delhi

    Woman Fighting Citizenship Oath Niqab Ban Favours Gender Segregation — but Not In Canada

    Out-Of-School Children: Nigeria's Ticking Time Bomb

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Debating Islam

    The West today confronts the implosion of an old order on its frontiers while inequality, financial crises and failed wars undermine its own legitimacy and authority. The great challenges before it are as much political, ideological, economic and legal as military. That’s why the obsession with Islam makes Western liberal democracies seem much like their present weapon of choice, the drone: programmed to find and exterminate supposed enemies but incapable of thinking imaginatively....

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    Are Syrian Islamists Moving To Counterbalance Al-Qaeda? Will It Last?
    Charles Lister

    This latter alliance with Jabhat al-Nusra has been a consistent facet of insurgent dynamics in Syria, but not only in terms of conservative Salafist groups like Ahrar al-Sham. In fact, while rarely acknowledged explicitly in public, the vast majority of the Syrian insurgency has coordinated closely with Al-Qaeda since mid-2012 – and to great effect on the battlefield. But while this pragmatic management of relationships may have secured opposition military victories against the regime, it has also come at an extraordinary cost. The assimilation of Al-Qaeda into the broader insurgency has discouraged the U.S. and its European allies from more definitively backing the ‘moderate’ opposition. That, by extension, has encouraged the intractability of the conflict we see today and the rise of jihadist factions like Jabhat al-Nusra, IS, and many others....

    Islam and Tolerance

    Because I am a Pakistani
    Sajeer Shaikh

    Every religion preaches forgiveness, but there comes a time when forgiveness is no longer the answer. There is no room for forgiveness, as far as justice is concerned. The finger that pulls the trigger and the hand that throws the acid or grips the knife must be cut....

    Radical Islamism and Jihad

    Indeed, many secularists blame the previous Ennahda-dominated government for the upsurge in Islamist violence because it was seen as “soft” on radical Islamism. However, the fall of the coalition government would almost certainly contribute to an even greater polarisation of opinion in the country and increase the prospects of further militant violence....

    Islamic Ideology

    Islam Views Murder as a Crime and a Major Sin
    Shawki Allam

    God upholds the sanctity of life as a universal principle. “And do not kill one another, for God is indeed merciful unto you,” says the Quran (4:29). Islam views murder as both a crime by law in this world and as major sin punishable in the afterlife as well. The prophet Muhammad said: “The first cases to be decided among the people on the day of judgment will be those of bloodshed....

    Islam and the West

    Islamic State Propaganda and How to Counter It
    Elizabeth Pearce

    Earlier this month, the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World launched two analysis papers in a panel on the Islamic State (ISIS) propaganda moderated by the project’s director, William McCants. Cole Bunzel discussed his paper, from paper state to caliphate: The ideology of the Islamic State, which draws on private correspondence, speeches, and Islamic theology to outline the development of the Islamic State’s ideology. J.M. Berger and Jonathon Morgan, authors of The ISIS Twitter census, presented the findings of their research on the demographics of the ISIS support network on Twitter, and how they participate in its highly organized online activities. Anastasia Norton, manager at Monitor 360 and an expert in counterterrorism strategic communications, joined the panel as a discussant….

    Islam and Politics

    Let justice and order prevail for everyone in Saudi Arabia
    Khaled Almaeena

    I have written articles on the raids on “violators” of Iqama (residence permit) regulations and labor laws, in which I asked who the real violators are. These articles in English and Arabic brought many responses, especially those written in English. It is heartbreaking to see the tragedy of the poor people who have been duped by their sponsors....

    War on Terror
    Terror is Terror
    Zahid Fayaz

    This is the real problem. When you knowingly identify terrorism with a particular religion, you polarise the society. Unfortunately a campaign has been launched against Islam all around the world, by the powers who feel "threatened" by its ideology, particularly by its political set up. For almost five decades, they were in tussle with an "enemy" in the form of communism and fought tooth and nail against it (at that time, Islamists were no less than comrades and no less than Mujahedeen). But once Soviet Union disintegrated in early 1990's, West found itself enemy less. They did need enemy so that aggressions which they launch from time to time, could be justified. And the new enemy were one time friends.....Islamists. And now every attempt is being made to demonize political ideology propagated by Islamists. And every violent act done is put in their bag (even though mainstream Islamists have never been in favour of violence and condemned it every time)....

    Islam and the West

    Terrorism and Islam
    S P Seth

    On top of this, satirising Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in some western publications, like Charlie Hebdo, has reinforced their sense of humiliation. As a young Parisian Muslim told the Washington Post, “You go to a night club and they do not let you in. You go to a party, they look at your beard and say, ‘Oh, when are you going to Syria to join the jihad?’ Charlie Hebdo is part of that too.” This means: “Those stronger than us are mocking us. We have high unemployment, high poverty. Religion is all we have left. And, yes, we have a hard time laughing about it.” Many young Muslims in Europe suffer from a deep sense of alienation leading them to cling to their religious identity and group think because it gives them a sense of belonging, like us and them – a binary way of looking at things. And this is quite dangerous because it is increasingly reflected in the way many Muslims look at things even when opposed to terrorist violence....

    Islamic Society

    Islam stresses the importance of education for both men and women. Prophet Muhammad said, “It is the duty of every Muslim man and every Muslim woman to acquire knowledge.” In another place talking about the status of daughters, the Prophet said, “He who brings up two girls through their childhood will appear on the Day of Judgment attached to me like two fingers of a hand....

    Urdu Section

    How Madrasas Can Reform their Curriculums to Promote a Broad Worldview  انتہا پسند نظریات کے بجائے ایک وسیع اور روادار نظریہ کو فروغ دینے کے لیے کس طرح مدارس اپنے نصاب کی اصلاح کر سکتے ہیں؟
    Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

    حالیہ دنوں میں مذہبی انتہا پسندی کے فروغ پر قدغن لگانے کے لیے اسلامی تعلیمات میں اصلاحات کے لیے الازہر کے شیخ احمد الطیب کی تاکید و تنبیہ خود احتسابی کی ایک خوش آئند علامت ثابت ہوئی۔ اہم بات یہ ہے کہ اسلامی تعلیم اور دہشت گردی کے درمیان اس ربط کو سعودی عرب میں بھی تسلیم کیا گیا اور مدارس کے نصاب میں تبدیلی کی تجویز بھی پیش کی گئی ۔ سعودی عرب  ایک ایسا ملک ہے جو وہابی سلفی نظریہ سے متاثر مدارس کی ان کتابوں کا مخزن ہے جن کتابوں میں  طالب علموں کو نفرت، عدم رواداری اور دوسروں سے نفرت و حقارت کی تعلیم دی جاتی ہے ۔ اور سب سے زیادہ اہم بات تو یہ ہے کہ یہ تمام باتیں مکہ مکرمہ میں منعقد ہونے والے ایک انسداد دہشت گردی کانفرنس کے موقع پر انجام پذیر ہوئیں۔

    Urdu Section

    Combat Radical Ideologies by Mobilising the Muslim World  انتہا پسندی اور عسکریت پسندانہ نظریات؛ مسلم دنیا کو درپیش دو بڑے خطرات
    Samar Fatany

    آج مذہبی انتہا پسندی اور عسکریت پسندانہ نظریات کی شکل میں اسلامی کو دو عظیم ترین چیلنجز کا سامنا ہے۔ محققین کا یہ ماننا ہے کہ اب بھی سخت گیر خیالات کے حامل مسلم علماء اپنے نوجوانوں کو گمراہ کرنے اور انہیں آسانی کے ساتھ عسکریت پسند اور دہشت گرد تنظیموں میں شمولیت اختیار کرنے کی اجازت دینے میں اہم کردار ادا کرتے ہیں۔

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    Combat Radical Ideologies by Mobilising the Muslim World
    Samar Fatany

    Religious extremism and militant ideology are the two greatest challenges that the nation of Islam faces today. Researchers believe that Muslim scholars with hard-line views still play a pivotal role in misguiding our youth and allowing them to be easily recruited by militants and terrorist organizations…..

    Islam and Spiritualism
    Journey after Death
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan for New Age Islam

    Journey after Death
    Maulana Wahiduddin Khan for New Age Islam

    Every human being goes through two basic experiences—first, the experience of life; and, then, the experience of death. If you seriously reflect on these two experiences, you are bound to discover the amazing fact that our having been created and sent into this world is not as a reward for anything, but, rather, that it is an examination. In this world, we think and feel that we are free....

    Islam, Women and Feminism

    Kabul Cleric under Fire for Endorsing Murder and Burning Of Woman

    Egyptian Teacher Jailed for Cutting Girl’s Hair for Not Wearing Hijab

    Great Women in Islamic History: 4 Muslim Women Who Ruled Maldives

    Protecting the rights of Muslim women must not be used as a basis for denying their agency

    UN Blames “Israeli Occupation” as Main Obstacle to Advancement of Palestinian Women

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

    Islamic World News

    Sporadic Car Bombings in Baghdad Claim 19 Lives, Wounds 36
    Rajnath Singh, Home Minister of India

    Arab World

    Peshmerga Forces Kill 13 ISIL Takfiris in North Iraq

    Iraq Warplanes Target ISIL Positions in Tikrit


    Ruling Class Blocking Introduction of Islamic System, Says JI

    Islamic State Activates Operation in Pakistan

    Drone Strike near Khyber Border Kills Nine, Including Driver of LI Chief


    Muslim Population No Issue, Conversion Is, Says Home Minister

    MoS External Affairs Attends Pak Day, Then Tweets ‘Disgust’

    Southeast Asia

    Under Islam, ‘Haram’ and ‘Sinful’ To Impose Goods and Services Tax: Hardline Islamist Group

    Egyptian Al Azhar to Help Promote Moderate Islam in Indonesia


    Algeria Temporarily Evacuates Turkish Workers after ISIS Threat

    Jordan to Help Train Syrian Rebels To Fight ISIS

    North America

    California Muslim Police Officers Allege Harassment

    U.S. opens up to Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, and Iran

    South Asia

    Amid Political Chaos, Bangladesh Fears a Rise in Militancy

    Bangladesh Approves Islamic Instruments

    ISIS is targeting Afghanistan: Ashraf Ghani


    Turkey Scholars Warn Against Fertilization

    Yemen Risks: Separatism, Sea Lanes, Al-Qaeda, Sectarianism


    UK To Investigate Sharia Courts, Crack Down On Extremist Preachers

    Paris Warns Of Unprecedented Terror Threats

    Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

    So, by assembling and defeating ISIS decisively at Dabiq, we would defeat them not only in actuality, but in appearance; we would be crushing their very Souls, because if it has been preordained by Allah that they are to be victorious against the 'armies of Rome' in this location, but instead are defeated….

    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad
    Modern Mongols of Iraq
    Aijaz Zaka Syed

    Modern Mongols of Iraq
    Aijaz Zaka Syed

    Marx said history repeats itself first as tragedy and then as farce. In its long history, Iraq, the cradle of civilisation, has seen enough of both. It is said that when the Mongols ransacked Baghdad, the seat of Islamic caliphate and a great centre of learning and civilisation, the city’s fabled rivers turned dark......


    Islam,Terrorism and Jihad
    Facing The Jihadist Challenge: Muslims Need To Refute Jihadis’ Xenophobic, Supremacist, Millenarian Thesis And Focus On Islamic Pluralism, Says Sultan Shahin At UNHRC In Geneva
    Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

    Facing the brutalities of Islamist terror, while President Obama will not go beyond calling it violent extremism, the head of Sunni Islam's oldest seat of learning, Jamia al-Azhar admitted in a counter-terrorism conference in Mecca that extremism was caused by “corrupt interpretations of Quran and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad”, and Islamic curriculums needed to change.

    This call for reform, coming from Jamia Al-Azhar, is gratifying. But a half-hearted approach to reform will not work. The problems Muslims face are very basic and cannot be solved with mere tinkering with text-books. The global Muslim community will have to introspect. One question repeatedly asked, for instance, is about the contextual verses of the holy Quran that are utilised by Jihadists to brainwash our youth. Jihadists present these contextual verses as an eternal guide for Muslims.

    One would imagine that the followers of Islam who believe, and many certainly do, that Islam is a religion of spirituality, peace, coexistence and tolerance, would be up in arms against the Islamic State. But while routine denunciations from some sections do come occasionally, there is no outrage visible in the Muslim society. The world cannot help noticing that while tens of thousands of Muslims come out on streets to demonstrate the moment there is an allegation of so-called blasphemy against any one, hardly any Muslim would protest at the myriad brutalities perpetrated by Islamist terrorists.

    Clearly there is something wrong, some disconnect, some deeper and more complex phenomenon at work than what can be understood from a superficial look at the issue. Instead of expressing outrage, we find thousands of Muslim young men and women running from their comfortable homes, private schools and cushy jobs to fight and join in the brutalities of the so-called Islamic State. Some 12,000 Muslim young men and women are said to have joined so far from 80 countries……

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