- Written by Mohamad Bazzi, MEMO
In the early hours of 7 April, the US military launched a series of missile strikes against an air base in northern Syria, in retaliation for the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons attack against civilians three days earlier.
The strike shows that President Donald Trump is more willing to use military force in Syria than his predecessor, Barack Obama.
- Written by www.islam21c.com
We wake to the news that the Americans have launched a cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase in direct, and almost immediate, retaliation for the recent chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, killing over 70 people. This came after frantic diplomacy at the UN where the Americans were actively seeking agreement for a very strongly worded resolution condemning the Syrian regime.
So why the sudden ‘change’ in strategy regarding Syria?
- Written by Avay Shukla, Hillpost.in
Dadri is back with us. Earlier this week a group of “gau rakshaks” stopped a truck carrying cows in Alwar ( Rajasthan), beat up the occupants and killed one of them. The police registered a case against the Muslims for cow smuggling and arrested all of them. Only a case of ” man-handling” was lodged against the killers and none arrested. The Home Minister of Rajasthan defended the vigilantes and said they were needed to curb crimes against the cow! A Union Minister even denied the incident in Parliament ! It was only after a national outrage that the police registered a case of murder and.
- Written by Ram Puniyani, Ummid.com
One Pehlu Khan from Haryana came to the cattle fair in Jaipur to purchase a buffalo. He was a dairy farmer. In the fair he was impressed by high milk yielding Cow and bought that instead of his plan of buying a buffalo. On way back in Alwar ‘Gau Rakshak’ (Protectors of Cow) attacked his group and mercilessly beat them up. (April 05, 2017) In the attack Pehlu Khan died. Police was no where around when the brutal beating was going on. Police explained that there are Cow smugglers who escaped their watch and were caught by Go Rakshaks.
- Written by IndiaToday.in, Ganesh Kumar Radha Udayakumar
National Conference chief and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Dr Farooq Abdullah today said the violence and loss of lives during the Srinagar bypoll "are a tragedy and a failure of the government of the day."
National Conference chief and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Dr Farooq Abdullah, who is contesting the state by-elections from Srinagar,
- Written by Ian Simpson, Reuters.com
A groundbreaking black jurist who became the first Muslim woman to serve as a U.S. judge was found dead in New York's Hudson River on Wednesday, police said.
Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a 65-year-old associate judge of New York's highest court, was found floating off Manhattan's west side at about 1:45 p.m. EDT (1745 GMT), a police spokesman said.
- Written by Shah Abdul Hannan, Al Jazeera
China has banned "abnormal" beards and full-face coverings in the remote western region of Xinjiang as part of tighter "anti-extremism" regulations that also prohibit rejecting state media. Inside Story: Uighurs in the firing line in China?
Xinjiang is home ot about 10 million Uighur Muslims, who have said they routinely face discrimination.
Chandrika Emphasizes Minority Rights for Reconciliation at felicitation to MLC Principal Mrs. Jurangpathy
- Written by Latheef Farook
Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga emphasised the need to ensure minorities the rihts and privileges enjoyed by the mahority community to bring about reconciliation and move the country ahead for the benefit of all.
Addressing a recent reception to Bambalapitiya Muslim Ladies College retired Principal Mrs. Faleela.B. Jurangpathy, Mrs. Kumaratunga added that Sinhalese,Tamils and Muslims jointly fought for independence.
- Written by Amirah Masnavi, ME Eye
The Trump administration got off to a raucous start in 2017, with millions worldwide marching in solidarity for universal freedoms that seemed to be lost on a president who won the Oval Office not through the popular vote but through an archaic Electoral College process.
Trump’s triumph sent many into cringing mortification. There are plans for a wall on the Mexican border to keep illegal immigrants out of the United States (was nothing learned from El Chapo?), more plans to restructure participation in Nato, threats to recall multilateral strides made in the Iranian nuclear deal, and the departure from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would affect 40 percent of the world’s economy if signed into law.
- Written by Daoud Kuttab and Edu Montesanti, Global Research
Daoud Kuttab is an award-winning Palestinian journalist. In this conversation, journalist and author Edu Montesanti speaks to Kuttab about the future of U.S.-Israel relations under U.S. President Donald Trump, mainstream international media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and challenges to a peace agreement.
Edu Montesanti: How do you see the meeting between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Feb. 15, especially the following observations by the U.S. president: “I’m looking at two-state and one-state” formulations,