Failing to attract Muslims to their hedonistic culture, Western regimes have embarked on policies prohibiting Muslim practices. France, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Britain are in the forefront of this vicious campaign of Islamophobia.
There is an intense struggle underway in Iraq between secularists and the Islamic movement. Unfortunately, the latter too has not fully shed sectarian tendencies despite the fact that it is the land of Prophets as well as great Imams.
Will the US take on China militarily? It is highly unlikely because the Washington warlords know they would face almost certain defeat. Instead, the US is creating alliances with various countries to confront China both economically and militarily.
Since the rise of Narendra Modi to power in India, Fascism has come out in the open targeting religious minorities. Muslims and Dalits are the principal targets but other religious groups—Sikhs and Christians—are also not spared
Joe Biden is beginning to have second thoughts about withdrawing all US forces from Afghanistan. Should he fail to honour the February 29, 2020 agreement his predecessor signed with the Taliban, there is every likelihood of intensification of conflict resulting is US forces driven out Afghanistan in ignominy.
Two years ago, when Indian troops were attacked near Pulwama in Indian occupied Kashmir, Delhi blamed it on militants from Pakistan. Recent revelations in some Indian media outlets have exposed the Modi regime’s complicity. It had advance knowledge of the attack but chose not to prevent it in order to boost its electoral chances in the April 2019 elections.
As neighbors, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey are natural candidates for road and rail links. Hitherto the railway connectivity was ignored but China’s Road and Belt Initiative has given boost to plans to build railway tracks to link the three countries and open the way for trade with Europe.
Prior to the victory of the Islamic revolution in Iran, groups in various countries vied for supremacy by aligning with either the West (capitalism) or the East (Communism). In Iran, the people turned to their own values derived from Islam. They won, and won big.
The month of March will mark six years of the brutal Saudi-led war on Yemen. Far from achieving any of its objectives, the Saudis and their allies have been given a bloody nose. The US as principal backer of Saudi Arabia has realized the futility of the war and wants to end it.
Despite its immense potential, Pakistan has not made the progress it deserves. We look at the reasons for this failure and what can be done to rectify them.
Independent investigative journalists have exposed India’s massive disinformation campaign against Pakistan spanning 15 years. Delhi’s operatives have used dormant NGOs, fake media outlets and even resurrected dead individuals to advance its nefarious agenda.
While most people have heaved a huge sigh of relief at Trump’s departure, reposing too much faith in Joe Biden would be a mistake. His record shows he is pro-war and a hardcore Zionist. He may even initiate a destructive war at the behest of the military-industrial-banking complex.
The Saudi economy is tanking, unemployment is high and the pandemic has made matters worse. Coupled with crown prince Mohammad bin Salman’s arrogance and incompetence, the kingdom is heading for disaster.
January 29 marked four years since the terrorist attack on Quebec City Mosque that left six dead and 19 injured, some permanently disabled. Have any lessons been learned from that crime? Judging by the conduct of the Quebec provincial government, the answer must sadly be ‘No’.
Among many trouble spots in the world, two stand out: Kashmir and Palestine. People in both locales face a ruthless enemy hell-bent on wiping out their identity. The people of Kashmir have been struggling for their basic rights for more than 70 years. They need our support.
Few would have imagined that Yemen’s revolutionary forces would be able to withstand the combined onslaught of several aggressive powers yet nearly six years into the war, they are winning. We look at the latest developments.
Were it not for oil, most rulers in the Middle East would still be herding camels in the desert. Nobody would pay the slightest attention to them. Yet oil wealth has gone to their heads and they are acting way above their capacity. Their fall would be painful.
Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan’s policies continue to confound observers. What is his real agenda and whether there is still a possibility of Iran-Turkish alliance that would benefit the entire Muslim world?
The United Nations was created to prevent the eruption of future wars but it has been a roaring failure. Far from solving any problems, it has created many. Whose interests does it serve?
The French suffer from an acute sense of inferiority complex. Unable to cope with this daunting reality, they are scapegoating Muslims by accusing them of "separatism". Perhaps, Muslims should opt for it.