The SCO summit held in Samarqand, Uzbekistan on September 15-16, was a major event that has ushered in major changes on the world stage. It served notice that the global economic and political balance of power has shifted to Eurasia, away from the unipolar US-led world order.
In recent days, threats to use nuclear weapons have escalated alarmingly bringing the doomsday scenario much closer. These threats are not issued by tin-pot dictators like Kim Jong un of North Korea but by those that call themselves leaders of superpowers: Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden!
The United Nations was established in 1945, even before the Second World War formally ended, with the stated aim of preventing future conflicts, to resolve disputes through peaceful means and prohibited the threat or use of force against other states. The UN has demonstrably failed in all these areas.
Since the Seerah is central to the ethos of Muslim life, it must be properly understood beyond the aspects of rituals. There is need to look at in its broader context as a process of transformation.
The toxic impact of sectarianism based on ignorance has caused much havoc in the Muslim Ummah.
That the Palestinians have not been cowed down despite the horrific cruelty of the Zionist occupiers is a testimony to their courage. Now, they are getting better organized in confronting their occupiers. Palestine Islamic Jihad has emerged as a leading challenger to the Zionists in the West Bank.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims to be a defender of Palestinian rights but he sees no contradiction in cozying up to the zionists. Israeli president Herzog visited Ankara last March. Erdogan is about to send his ambassador to Israel and plans to visit the occupied entity after Israeli elections.
There are at least 65,000 political prisoners in El-Sisi’s dungeons where they are subjected to extreme torture. Many prisoners suffer from various ailments such as heart disease, diabetes etc but they are deliberately deprived of medication. A number of them have died in prison as a consequence.
An estimated 76,000 Afghans have been brought to the US since August of 2021. Unfortunately, they are not categorized as refugees. These Afghans risked their lives collaborating with the Americans in Afghanistan but are deprived of the opportunity to legally settle in the US.
The situation in Ukraine is becoming more complicated. Referendums have been held in areas where pro-Russian sentiment is strong. They will be incorporated into Russia raising the prospects of direct war between the US-led NATO and Russia.
Moqtada Sadr is known as the maverick of Iraqi politics. While he earned much praise for taking on the Americans, his subsequent somersaults have created many problems. He enjoys widespread support among the masses but his unorthodox political tactics have caused him to lose credibility.
The racist ideology of Hindutva has captured state power in India. While the Hindutva terrorists go about killing Muslims and destroying their properties, Muslims are not even permitted to protest against such barbarism. The banning of PFI is another step in this direction.
Pakistani generals believe that if the country were to recognize Israel, the Americans will shower them with dollars. Trial balloons in the form of visits by Pakistanis, mainly from the US, to Israel have been organized to test public reaction. Imran Khan was removed from office because he refused to along with this plot.