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Conspicuously, SFs remain preoccupied with their “kill and dump” operations, while Islamabad continues to wait out the crisis in the Province. Meanwhile, the problems deepen as legitimate demands and genuine grievances are ignored. The recent and tragic incidents targeting Punjabi settlers highlight the cumulative failures of both the Federal and Provincial Governments, in restoring peace and justice in Balochistan......

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad
Will the Taliban Rise Again?
Dr. Robert D. Crane

Will the Taliban Rise Again?
Dr. Robert D. Crane

America has been associated with combat and chaos for more than a decade, so the average Pashtun wants peace and security through a Pashtun government, which means de facto Taliban, responsible for a large part of what geographically, is now known as Afghanistan and Pakistan. ….

 
Urdu Section

America Can Destroy Any Nation It Wishes  جس کو چاہیں تباہ کر ڈالیں
Asad Mufti

کانگریس  ریسرچ سروس ( سی آر ایس ) کی ایک رپورٹ میں اس بات کی وضاحت کرتے ہوئے بتایا گیا ہے کہ اوباما انتظامیہ  عراق اور افغانستان جنگ پر ہر ماہ  13 بلین  ڈالر خرچ کرتی تھی ۔ رپورٹ میں مزید کہا گیا ہے کہ صرف افغانستان پر ماہانہ  اخراجات 10 بلین  ڈالر آتے تھے، جب کہ تین بلین  ڈالر افغان سیکورٹی کے حصے میں آتے تھے رپورٹ  کے مطابق  دیگر چھوٹے موٹے اخراجات اس میں شامل نہیں ۔ سی  آر ایس نے یہ انکشاف بھی کیا کہ اوبامامہ انتظامیہ نے مالی سال 2015 کے لئے مزید فنڈز  کی درخواست کی ہے جس سے 56 بلین ڈالر صرف مڈل ایسٹ پر خرچ ہونگے ۔ رپورٹ میں یہ بھی کہا گیا  ہے کہ 2017 تک دہشت گردی کے خلاف جنگ میں امریکہ 1.4 کھرب  ڈالر خرچ کرسکتا ہے ۔

 
Urdu Section

Islam's concept of equality is best and the most fair  اسلام کا تصورِ مساوات سب سے بہتر اور مبنی بر انصاف
Maulana Asrarul Haque Qasmi

اسلام نے معاشرتی  زندگی  میں عورت اور مرد کے تعلقات  اور ان  کی نوعیتوں  پر بھی  بھر پور توجہ دی، کیونکہ  ماضی کی جتنی تہذیبیں او رمذاہب  تھے، سبھوں  نے اپنے اپنے  طور پر کوششیں کرلی تھیں،  مگر وہ مسئلہ  زن کی یا حقیقت تک ہی نہیں پہنچ  پائے تھے  یا اگر پہنچے تھے، تو اسے حل کرنے میں ناکام رہے تھے،  اسلام نے عورت کی ہر حیثیت  کو واضح کیا اور اسی اعتبار  سے اس کے حقوق بھی طے کیے اور اس کی ذمہ داریوں سے بھی  آگاہ  کیا، اسلام نے ماں کو انتہائی  بلند مقام دیا اور نبی پاک صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نےفرمایا کہ ماں کےقدمو ں کے نیچے جنت ہے، اسلام نے بیٹی کو رحمت قرار دیا او رنبی پاک صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم  نے فرمایا کہ جس نے اپنی بیٹی کی بہتر تعلیم و تربیت کا انتظام کیا اور پھر  بالغ ہونے کے بعد اس کی اچھی  جگہ شادی  کردی او راپنی ذمے داری کی ادائیگی   میں کسی قسم  کی کوتاہی نہیں کی، تو وہ  جنت میں میرے ساتھ ہوگا۔

 
Radical Islamism and Jihad
Peace, Violence and Islam
Dr. Mohammad Nejatullah Siddiqui

Peace, Violence and Islam
Dr. Mohammad Nejatullah Siddiqui

What is the role of violence in human life? Under what conditions does Islam permit violence? What rules and conditions has Islam laid down for the conduct of armed conflict? When does violence qualify to be termed as ‘terrorism’? Does Islam at all allow for terrorism?

Reputed Indian Islam scholar Dr Mohammad Nejatullah Siddiqui answers these questions in this essay and concludes: It is true that we have the right to react to violence unleashed on us through counter-violence, that is to say in self-defence, but we must also keep in mind that doing so might, in many cases, have a seriously negative impact on our mission of inviting others to God's path and of being witnesses unto humanity.

Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Why 'Self-Radicalised' Individuals Are Increasingly Indulging In Terrorist Activities
Sreeram Chaulia

The opinions of some of these terrorists who survived or left views online reveal personal frustrations mingled with anger at the perceived injustices occurring to Muslims as a result of Western military operations abroad and the US alliance with Israel. Apart from their anonymity and nondescript backgrounds, what makes it particularly hard to pre-empt these types of attackers is that they do not necessarily have Islamic family origins…..

 
Islamic World News

Iraqi Security Forces and Kurds Gain Ground against Islamic State
Datuk Zaid Ibrahim

Arab World

Family Disowns Dammam University Lecturer Who Joined ‘Islamic State’

Lebanon Army Fights Militants in Tripoli, 6 Soldiers Killed

Pakistan

Chapter Being Removed From Textbook on JI Demand

Khyber Agency bombarded: 20 suspected militants killed

80 clerics put under surveillance in Islamabad

South Asia

Bangladesh Militants organise to form a common platform

29 die in violence in Afghanistan's Farah province

North America

Residents scrub hate messages off Canadian mosque

Europe

Serious Fears Of 'Wahhabi' Threat behind Chechen Leader's 'CIA-Sponsored IS Devils' Comments

Lavrov: Russia Has No Deal with US-Led Anti-ISIL Coalition on Intelligence Exchange

India

Financial regulators to issue warning against IS links

Africa

Dignity spokesman urges the tribal elders to turn in their Islamist fighters

Anti-terror raid kills 6 as Tunisian voters prepare to go to the polls

Mideast

Turkey's MPs criticize German recognition of Alevism

Iran re-arrests leading human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

Southeast Asia

Malay Leaders Cowards for Doing Nothing about ‘Hate Gang’ Using Islam

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Islam, Women and Feminism

Two Pakistani Girls Marry Brothers for Canada Nationality
Ambreen Sadiq, Britain's Muslim Female Boxer

Headscarf Ceremonies for Muslim Girls in Istanbul

Young Muslim Female Boxer Wants To Inspire Girls Everywhere

Women on Front Lines in Syria, Iraq against ISIS

India 'Love Jihad' Claims Fuel Hindu-Muslim Tensions

Saudi Women Driving Campaign Dropped

Women Walk past Headless Corpses in the Street without Raising an Eyebrow

Saudi Women Overcome Stereotypes With New Job

Blackmailing By Women Thrives Worldwide

Pakistan: ‘Forced Conversions, Marriages on the Rise’

Concerns over Kyrgyz Men -- And Women -- Fighting With IS

5 Outstanding Women to Inspire a Happier You Ahead Of Islamic New Year

Polygamy and Child Wives: Women's Rights Are Going in the Wrong Direction in Pakistan

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Islam and Sectarianism

My Enemy’s Enemy - the Battle for Secularism
Maryam Namazie

“Although we may have deeply disagreed with your views, we committed an unforgivable sin in the Arab world when we responded with indifference to the fatwas and calls for your death. So indifferent were we that we colluded – even if just by our silent complicity – in excluding and eliminating difference, while acting as if the whole thing had nothing to do with us. And so here we are today, paying the high, blood-soaked price of that collusion, and finding ourselves the main victims of the obscurantist ideology now infiltrating our homes and our cities… What a shame this much blood has had to be spilled for us to realise, finally, that we are digging our own graves when we allow thought to be crushed by accusations of unbelief.”….

Islam,Terrorism and Jihad
Pakistan Is Sliding Toward Extremism
Farahnaz Ispahani and Nina Shea

Pakistan Is Sliding Toward Extremism
Farahnaz Ispahani

The reality is that Pakistan is facing a serious problem, with the mushrooming of Islamist appeal within Pakistani society reminding us that we risk seeing the Talibanisation not simply of a small minority of ordinary citizens, but large swathes of the populace of the world’s second largest – and only nuclear-armed – Muslim country. Pakistan abounds with violent sectarian and Islamist groups headquartered in semiautonomous tribal areas….

Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Will Saif Al Islam Lead The Expulsion Of The ISIS Affiliate, Al Fajr Libya?
Franklin Lamb

Countless militia are forming, merging, changing names and lying low as perceived interests dictate. Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria was re-titled, revitalized and repackaged to enhance its appeal on social media as has the Furqan Brigade of the AQIM in Tunisia. Ansar Al-Sharia is another one becoming very active. The Uqba bin Nafi Brigade, has just declared allegiance to ISIS as has the Islamic Caliphate in the Islamic Maghreb. Al-Ummah Brigade, which operates out of Libyan coasts and airports, another is Al-Battar is attracting pro-ISIS elements….

 
Islamic World News

ISIL Destroys 2 Religious Landmarks of First Abbasid Era in Salaheddine
Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais

Arab World

Kurdish TV Parodies Islamic State as Sex-Crazed Morons

Deviant Ideology Has No Place in Islam: Al-Sudais

Over 100 ISIL Terrorists Killed by Army in Iraq's Babil

South Asia

37 Taliban militants killed, 55 injured in clearing operations

Europe

Iran, Russia Create Joint Operations Headquarters to Fight IS

Latest Britons Reported Dead In Syria Are an Aid Worker and a Violent Jihadi

India

Assam Muslims for Speedy, Unbiased Probe into Jihadi Activities

India’s Warning On Pro-Pak Group’s Rally on Kashmir in London

North America

Ottawa Gunman Complained Mosque He Attended Was Too Liberal, Inclusive

Canada Vows Tougher Laws As Citizens Worry In Face Of Attacks

Pakistan

Qadri to create Hazara province when in power

Pakistan Welcomes UN Decision to Grant D-8 Observer Status

Mideast

South Yemen separatists turn out to demand independence

Africa

Osun state Governor Educates Boko Haram on the Correct Meaning of Jihad

Southeast Asia

Halloween a ploy to make Muslims godless, says Isma

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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War on Terror

Battling the CrISIS: The US-led coalition will be sucked deeper into quagmire, even as the ISIS consolidates itself as a military, political and economic force
Talmiz Ahmad

However, the more immediate confrontation remains the one between Saudi Arabia and Iran which has sectarian and strategic connotations. The Kingdom perceives an existential threat for itself in a West Asia that in its view is overwhelmingly under Iranian influence. The most recent challenge for Saudi Arabia is the dominant role now being played by the Iran-influenced Shia Houthi group in Yemen, giving the Kingdom the sense of being encircled by hostile sectarian forces....

 
Islam,Terrorism and Jihad

Canada's Innocence: Ottawa Attack Will Likely Lead To Little Change
Rex Brynen

However, political leaders from all parties have been loud and clear in drawing a sharp distinction between the Muslim faith and jihadist radicalisation, and Muslim community leaders have been equally quick to condemn the attacks. However imperfect it might be, multiculturalism is deeply engrained in much of Canadian society and robust enough to withstand whatever pressures recent jihadist violence might bring…..

Interfaith Dialogue

The New Switzerland of Asia Can Become a Joint Victory Stand for India and Pakistan (Part – II)
Hamid Mir

The people of India and Pakistan have started collaborating with each other in Afghanistan. They are defying the policies of those who order firing and shelling on the India-Pakistan border. The new Switzerland of Asia can become a joint victory stand for India and Pakistan. If Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi can share a Nobel Peace Prize, then surely India and Pakistan can also share victory against terrorism and extremism in Afghanistan…..

Current Affairs

Divide and Win: Owaisi Brothers Reap the Benefits
Barkha Dutt

It is of course true that parties like the Congress and the Samajwadi Party must take primary responsibility for failing to provide Muslim voters with an imaginative or modern leadership that doesn’t box them into a corner. The fact that secularism today is increasingly seen to have become a slogan prostituted by cynical politics has only reinforced the absence of options for India’s minorities...….

Islam and Politics

Tunisia: The Arab World's Full-Fledged Democracy?
Soumaya Ghannoushi

It had watched helplessly from a dark distant corner as ordinary Arab men and women rose up to topple the corrupt despots who had crushed them for decades. As the mass popular movements of protest came to occupy the centre stage of history, its grandiose exhibitionist spectacles of violence and devastation looked more absurd than ever. Its claims about the impossibility of change except through bombs, bullets and blood rang hollower than empty drums. Never did al-Qaeda seem more isolated and less relevant….

 
Islam and Spiritualism

Artistry of Allah in the Spider’s Web
Harun Yahya

In contrast to natural or man-made fibbers, the silk produced by spiders can harden or soften, meaning that it can bear different types of load. Compared with other materials used in web construction, spider silk is 6 times more resistant to falling branches or powerful winds. When any pressure is placed on a web, only a single strand will break, and instead of having to spin a whole new web the spider renews the web by just repairing one strand. Spider silk, less than 1/1000 millimetre in diameter, is 5 times stronger than steel wire of the same dimension. Despite being 5 times stronger than steel, the silk is also 30 percent more elastic than rubber and can stretch up to 4 times its own length…..

 
The War Within Islam

‘We Are Ready For Normalization with Israel’
Verda Özer

The insecurity, instability and uncertainty in the region urge regional countries to be flexible and form new alliances. These conditions also make Turkey’s need for regional allies projecting security and stability more important than ever. The longer and deeper the war, the stronger this need will become. The fact that Ankara is keeping its door open to Israel and Egypt implies such flexibility….

 
Current Affairs

Disagreeing To Disagree: Opinions Are Becoming Absolute and Space for Dialogue Is Shrinking Drastically
Pavan K Varma

The Vedas begin with a sense of eclectic wonder at the miracle of creation. The Upanishads explore the ultimate essence of existence not by reiteration of dogma but by intellectual enquiry. Our sages, thousands of years ago, were prepared to accept that truth can have many facets, Ekam Satya, Bipraha Bahuda Vedanti: The truth is one; the wise call it by different names. Shankaracharya, who revived Hinduism in the 8th century CE, propounded his theory of Advaitavad, not by fiat, but through dialogue, discussion and informed argumentation, Shastrarth…

Spiritual Meditations
The Second Pillar
Aiman Reyaz, New Age Islam

The Second Pillar
Aiman Reyaz, New Age Islam

When we look at the bulk of the verses of the Quran related to Prayers, almost all of them mentions Prayer in the form of plural- establishing Prayer in a group. Which means that while Prayers, in one sense, is an individual act of worship, in the Quran it is seen also as a collective act of worship? And this has a significant implication….

Arabic Section

Muslim Denial Knows No Bounds   هل الاعتبار- حسبما یقول السيد أبو العرفان الفرنجي- بأن البغدادي يهودي وعميل للموساد ينجح في وقف أنشطة من يسمى نفسه ‘الخليفة’؟
Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

هل أبو بكر البغدادي المعروف بإبراهيم الذي يسمى نفسه "خليفة المسلمين" ليس إلا يهودي و عميل سري للموساد الإسرائيلي؟ هل هو  جاسوس عامل لمصلحة القوات الأوروبية التي تخلق حالة الفوضى وسفك الدماء والفتنة بين المسلمين؟ هل هو جزء من خطة تقدم المسلمين كمجتمع يعتقد في القتل بدم بارد والعنف بإسم الإسلام؟ قد أثارت العديد من المدونات الإلكترونية والمنشورات على الإنترنت هذه الأسئلة نقلا عن التقارير العديدة التي تدعي أن أبو بكر البغدادي الذي يسمى نفسه "الخليفة" و "أمير المؤمنين" هو في الواقع يهودي من أب وأم يهوديين. وإسمه الحقيقي هو "شمعون إيلوت" الذي التقطته أجهزة المخابرات الإسرائيلية ليحصل على تدريب عال على التجسس، ومن ثم يرأس تنظيم داعش بهدف نشر الفوضى وسفك الدماء في الشرق الأوسط بحجة إقامة حكم الله تعالى أعني "الخلافة الإسلامية في الدول العربية". 

Interfaith Dialogue

Towards Joint Victory: Sufis Are a Binding Factor between Afghanistan, Pakistan and India Part - I
Hamid Mir

Warriors are controversial in our history but Sufis are not. Sufis spread the message of peace in this region. Hazrat Ali Hajwairi (Data Ganj Bakhsh) came to Lahore from Ghazni (Afghanistan). His follower Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti (Khawaja Ghareeb Nawaz) came to Delhi from Herat (Afghanistan). These Sufis still enjoy respect in the whole region by the followers of different religions. While many of the warriors are not our mutual heroes, the Sufis are a binding factor between Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.....

Current Affairs

The festival started on Wednesday and the main congregation and prayer were held on Friday. Inside the Krishna temple, which is the main temple for the few Hindu inhabitants of the twin cities, was a riot of colour. Shiny streamers in pink, red and blue hung from the walls, and garlands of red roses and orange and yellow marigold decorated the altar. While oil lamps and candles set entire rooms agleam…..

 
Radical Islamism and Jihad

The inherent problem in attempting to tackle radicalisation is that often it is too late. By the time its signs begin to show, the scene is already set. Extremism of any kind is a symptom of an unhealthy society and, like any illness, in order to eradicate it; we should look to treat its cause…..

 


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Radical Islamism and Jihad
Facing massive appeal of Radical Islam, Moderate Muslims must refute Jihadist theology of violence with a coherent narrative of Islamic moderation, says Sultan Shahin at UNHRC in Geneva
Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam

We, the silent majority of moderate Muslims are disoriented. Can those Muslims who cherish democracy, peace, and pluralism still have a say in world affairs? Only a tiny fraction of one and a half billion Muslims see in the Quran and Hadees a permission to kill innocents from other sects and communities. But Islam or Islamism is being equated with terrorism because the vast majority of Muslims are still passive and silent.

Thirteen years after 9/11, the Islamist terrorist threat has become more diverse, more complex, and more dangerous. It seems that while the world has focused on fighting the terrorists militarily, it has not faced the challenge of the ideological narrative that Jihadism offers. It is this Islamist extremist narrative that has gained momentum now, animating not only groups like al-Qaeda, Taliban, Boko Haram, al Nusra, ISIS, etc but also independent actors who may prove even more dangerous. ...

What are we, the Muslim moderates, doing wrong? Why are our youth joining the radicals?

What has happened is that Jihadists have worked out a radical narrative of Islam, a complete theology of violence, xenophobia, hate and Islam-supremacism based on common Muslim beliefs which they are using to brainwash Muslim youth, while we moderates have no coherent narrative or theology of peace, pluralism, co-existence and gender justice to counter that.

So what is the way forward? In my view, this situation calls for a clear refutation of the Jihadist ideology and working out a coherent narrative and a consistent theology of Islamic moderation, peace and gender justice. If not now, when?.....

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