Nothing exposes US—and western hypocrisy in general—better than their selective morality and outrage. Indiscretions of enemies are condemned but their own criminal conduct is conveniently ignored. Torture of US victims represents a glaring example of such hypocrisy.
While all rulers have to look after the interests of their own country that may necessitate periodic political somersaults, there are two rulers who are brazenly opportunistic: Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler MbS, and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Muslims throughout the world commemorate the Day of Ashura when Imam Hussain and his entire family were martyred in the plains of Karbala. The struggle between Haqq and batil is waged daily in countless ways, big and small. Muslims must decide which side they are on.
When the Prophet (pbuh) left this earthly abode, the vast majority of Muslims were newcomers to Islam, hence not fully immersed in the values of Islam. Even the Prophet’s committed followers (the Muhajiroon and Ansar), at time made decisions concerning issues of justice and equality that may have fallen short of the Qur’anic and Prophetic standard. We should not, however, impute ulterior motives to them.
Who is Malala Yusufzai and why is she being promoted by the west while others like Nabeela, the victim of US drone strikes, is virtually unknown? What about Dr Aafia Siddiqui? We highlight their details.
The Serbs’ genocidal war on the Muslims of Bosnia was perpetrated between April 1992 and December 1995. It resulted in the slaughter of more than 350,000 Muslims as well as some 60,000 women raped. Western regimes were complicit in this crime.
Iran’s joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as a full member is a game-changer in global politics. Being the dominant regional power, its inclusion will lead to far-reaching changes economically, politically and militarily.
August 2023 marks 10 years of the gruesome massacre of innocent civilians in Rabaa Square in Cairo. The slaughter was ordered by General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi but it had the full backing of the west. Unable to defeat Islam at the ballot box, they resorted to the wholesale slaughter of innocents.
There appears no light at the end of the tunnel for Pakistan. The thugs in khaki insist on political engineering while making moves to exclude Imran Khan, the former prime minister, from the political process. The khakis don’t care what happens to Pakistan so long as they control the process.
Cuba, the tiny Caribbean country, has a population of only 11 million, of which about 10,000 are Muslim, mostly indigenous. Under US sanctions for 60 years, Cuba has helped other countries in the medical field. It is also opening a new mosque and Halaal food business to cater to Muslims, indigenous as well as visitors.
Muslims must find more creating ways of confronting episodes of Qur’an-burning in Sweden and Denmark. Merely holding demonstrations and shouting slogans, while reflecting Muslim anguish, will not resolve the issue. It requires hitting the offenders in their pockets.
Despite facing enormous odds against the heavily-armed Israeli soldiers, Palestinian resistance has become quite sophisticated. The Jenin Brigades lead the way inspiring others to rise up to resist zionist barbarism. The resistance is succeeding. Israel is beginning to panic.