- Written by Latheef Farook, Colombo Telegraph
About five years ago in an article I emphasized the need to reorganize the All Ceylon Jamiathul Ulema, ACJU, to suit the need of the time. As expected the clueless community remained indifferent.
However following the Colombo Telegraph article last month on ACJU’s statement that women are not equal to men and defending marriage before puberty has triggered a campaign calling for complete overhauling of ACJU with genuine scholars.
- Written by Techofheart.co
.. We might teach him the interpretation (ta'weel) of events. ~ The Qur'an, 12:21
The writing is on the wall,if you can read the writing. ~ Sheikh Imran Hosein
Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein (born in the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1942) is a contemporary Islamic scholar, thinker, philosopher and expert in Islamic Eschatology and International Monetary System. His knowledge in a number of subjects related to Islamic Eschatology is phenomenal and unparalleled in any time in Islamic history.
- Written by Paul Milligan, dailymail.co.uk
Six mass graves features the remains of dozens of Palestinians killed during the Israeli-Arab war of 1948, when the Jewish state was founded have been uncovered in the Jaffa district of Tel Aviv. An official at the Muslim cemetery there told AFP that the grisly find happened on Wednesday when ground subsided as builders carried out renovation work.
In 1948 Jaffa was a Palestinian town but there was an exodus of most of its Arab population when it fell to the fledgling Israeli army and right-wing Jewish militias.
- Written by Daud Abdullah, MEMO
One hundred years of oppression have not diminished or erased the Palestinian hope for freedom. Throughout this year, 2017, they are marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which started their tragedy. The occasion is about the past, as well as the future. And, it is in this context that the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas has launched its new General Policies and Principles Document.
When Hamas issued its founding Charter in August 1988, the occupied territories were in the grip of the First Intifada (uprising).
- Written by Nasim Ahmed, MEMO
Few have mastered the art of division and diversion better than Israeli governments, and even fewer have used it to greater effect. The manufactured outrage over the UN’s alleged bias against Israel is a classic example; instead of addressing the issues raised by many different UN bodies, Israel and its supporters have accused the organisation of anti-Semitism.
This is nothing new, while individual and national critics of Israel half expect to be smeared in this way, this kind of strident denunciation of the entire international umbrella organisation as a racist entity is rare.
- Written by Humra Quraishi, The Milli Gazette
I have just switched off the idiot-box. Can no longer cope viewing shots of military-might over a civilian population. It gets much too un-nerving to view. Nostalgia overpowering, I recall in the early 1990s when the militancy had first taken off in the Valley, human rights activists together with writers and journalists had traveled to the Valley not just to document horrifying violations but also to cry halt to the State unleashed killings. But today there seems an uneasy quiet spreading around. Except, of course, in the television studios where the so-called ‘experts’ of the day come out with outrageous violent options.
- Written by Ram Puniyani, coastaldigest.com
The turmoil in Kashmir, which got intensified after the fake encounter of Burhan Wani (July 2016), does not seem to abet. It has been worsening as reflected in the ongoing violence leading to low turnout of voters in the by poll (April 2017). Shockingly there was a turn out only of 7.14 percent of voters. The by-polls were also marred by violence in which, many a civilians and security force person also died and lately one witnessed with great horror a Kashmir youth being tied to the military truck to prevent stone pelters from throwing stones on the vehicle.
- Written by Whitney Webb, mintpressnews.com
Massive rallies and Facebook campaigns calling for Palestinian genocide are ignored by Western mainstream media and Facebook despite concerns and collaborations aimed at stopping “calls to violence”.
Since last October, the Israeli government has accused Palestinians and their allies of “inciting violence” against Israelis, despite the fact that only 34 Israelis have died in that time frame compared to 230 Palestinians.
- Written by Shabir Ibn Yusuf, greaterkashmir.com
“i’m interested what ppl are experiencing on the ground. do u have mobile access? internet? other media? #Kashmir,” he wrote. A day after Jammu and Kashmir government banned as many as 34 social networking sites, a United Nations rapporteur on Free Speech has sought feedback from the people Kashmir about the ban.
The rapporteur, David Kaye, took to twitter on Thursday and asked Kashmiris to tell him whether they are able to access internet. He also asked the people to inform him via e-mail what they knew about the ban.
- Written by Aijaz Zaka Syed, thenews.com.pk
It seems nothing will now stop the juggernaut called Narendra Modi. After recent electoral successes, most notably in Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister looks totally unassailable – the lord of all he surveys. Even his worst critics like Aakar Patel and Rajdeep Sardesai have concluded that Modi is the most powerful politician and Prime Minister India has ever had. Not a small feat for someone who had long been haunted by the infamous Gujarat 2002 pogrom and remained an international pariah for years.