India’s settler-colonial project in Jammu and Kashmir continues apace with the pandemic making life even more miserable for the oppressed Kashmiri people. The Hindu extremist regime in Delhi is involved in land-grab and changing the demography of the state.
To resist foreign occupiers is a fundamental right recognized in international law yet colonial occupiers miss no opportunity to denigrate those that struggle for their basic rights.
Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ is a crude attempt to buy off the Palestinians by burying their aspirations forever but it has found few takers.
Even while acknowledging the wrongs done to Canada’s First Nations, both the federal government and the provincial government in Ontario continue to violate their rights to land.
First Nations people in Canada, as indeed in the US and Australia have been subjected to genocide by the European colonialists that first set foot on the continent. Today First Nations people are found on reservations living in appalling conditions.
Malala Yusufzai’s Nobel Prize has got the westoxicated Pakistani elite into a tizzy. Suffering from acute inferiority complex, they find solace in acceptance by the west.
French military invasion of Mali backed by the US, Britain and other western countries, has everything to do with the re-colonization of Africa and little or nothing with helping the Malians to fight off militants.
பலவீனமாகி நொறுங்கிக் கொண்டிருந்த ஒரு கருத்தியலால் சிக்கலுற்றிருந்த முஸ்லிம் உலகின் பழுதடைந்த அரசியல் கட்டமைப்புகளை வாய்ப்பாக்கி, அதன் வளங்களைச் சுரண்டுவதற்காக ஐரோப்பியக் காலனியவாதிகள் பதினேழாம் நூற்றாண்டு வாக்கில் முஸ்லிம் உலகின் கதவுகளைத் தட்டினர். அதிலிருந்தே முஸ்லிம் வரலாற்றின் இரண்டாம் கட்டம் துவங்கியது. முஸ்லிம்களின் அரசியல் திறன்கள் அப்போது சகல கோணங்களையும் அல்லது வருங்கால விளைவுகளையும் நுணுகியுணரும் திறன்படைத்தவையாக இருக்கவில்லை; அவர்களின் இராணுவங்கள் ஒழுங்கு குலைந்து பிளவுபட்டுக் கிடந்ததுடன், அதிக விலைதரும் எவருக்கும் தமது விசுவாசத்தை தாரைவார்க்கவும் தயாராக இருந்தன.
Muslims occupy a vast swathe of the earth’s surface. From Morocco in the west to Indonesia in the southeast, Muslims reside in a part of the globe that acts as a bridge between Europe and the vast archipelago of Southeast Asia.
In the grand old days of colonialism, European nations used all sorts of elaborate excuses for occupying the fabulously wealthy territories of Africa and Asia. Rudyard Kipling called it the “white man’s burden” to transmit (European) culture and civilization to the unwashed natives.
Lord Macaulay could not have imagined that his Minute on Education, written for the British Colonial Administration in 1835, would still be valid 170 years later. His idea to create “Brown Englishmen” in India is alive and well, but with an important difference: the brown sahibs have now arrived in Europe and North America as well, and are hard at work to please their masters.1
Clothing must be among the most important but least analyzed sites of colonization. The works that examine the connection between colonization and clothing concentrate almost entirely on the material dimension of dress...
In this paper, Zafar Bangash highlights some key elements of Dr Kalim’s Siddiqui’s understanding of the contemporary historical situation, the role of the Islamic movement as in instrument for the ‘total transformation’ of the Ummah, and the challenges facing the Islamic movement in attempting to fulfill this role.
This paper was presented by Imam Muhammad al-Asi at the ‘Dr Kalim Siddiqui Memorial Conference' convened by the Muslim Institute for Research and Planning and the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain in London on November 3, 1996.
Conference Papers to be updated.
The idea of secularization led naturally to the idea of an Indonesian 'nationalism'. But how can one inclusive 'nationalism' be created in a multi-national empire, covering an area as large as western and eastern Europe put together?