Browsing Archives of Author »Ali Arqam«

Taliban, Jamaat-i-Islami and post-Islamism

October 16, 2010

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By Ali Arqam The killing spree of the Taliban in Pakistan is not limited to combatants, notwithstanding the propaganda of their Pakistani apologists. It extends to non-combatant civilians, minority sects, tribal elders, journalists, educationists, members of parliament, clergy and intellectuals. Even shrines and mosques have not been spared. The Taliban feel that by stifling every […]

Why is CJP Afraid of Secularism?

August 20, 2010

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The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Ifthakar Chaudhary, who was reinstated to his top position after rigorous anti-dictatorship efforts of champions of democracy and pluralism, has stunned everyone with his recent remarks against the Parliament and secularism. The Chief Justice, who surely is able enough to grasp the real meaning of legal and constitutional […]

National Disaster Management Commission or a politically motivated parallel body? – by Aley

August 19, 2010

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Background Pakistan is exposed to a multifaceted hazard situation, a perilous combination of geographical and socio-political factors. Physically it is exposed to vulnerabilities ranging from earthquakes, floods, droughts, cyclones, landslides etc. The physical milieu is entwined with an awful labyrinth of political instability, bursting population, poverty, sporadic religious and ethnic conflicts, terrorism, unbridled urbanization, and […]

Why Muslims reject modernity- by Khaled Ahmed

August 15, 2010

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It is often said that Muslims in the 21st century have rejected modernity. What they are in fact rejecting is the process of suiting themselves to changing circumstances. There are two kinds of thinking: one that seeks to change in order to relate to times and one that seeks to change the world to suit […]

Floods Opening The Floodgates For Pakistan’s Extremists- By Daud Khattak

August 7, 2010

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Devastating flooding in northwestern Pakistan has now taken more than 1,400 lives and a left about 1 million people homeless. Although the government has announced it is stepping up relief efforts, it has been widely criticized for its slow and poorly coordinated response. The perceived failure of the government has opened new vistas for pro-Taliban […]

Is the Koran a constitution?

May 31, 2010

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By Dr. Abbas Zaidi Now that Fauzia Wahab has apologized in the face of Islamofascism at its worst (or best, if you may), it is only appropriate that someone should try to put her remark in its context. Unfortunately, no one—either liberals or the PPP leadership—has come to support her claim that during the time […]

No More…. by Chauhdry Ahmad Khan

May 29, 2010

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Pakistan is reeling from the murder of 70 of its own citizens-massacred due to their faith by the self-appointed guardians of faith. Anyone with a shred of conscience left in Pakistan should declare themselves as Ahmadi – “I am an Ahmadi” should be the call of the day. Just as they should have declared themselves […]

Jihadi Public Schools

May 26, 2010

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by Ali K Chishti Published Daily Times Ali K Chishti in his article on the flaws and misleading notions of  our education system has pointed out that unnecessary and often misplaced emphasis on religious education is nothing more than a clever ruse to deflect attention from the real issue: the general state of education in […]

Rant of the day: The dead parrot

May 14, 2010

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By Dr. Omar Ali Communications from well meaning leftist friends indicate that some of them misunderstand my criticism of Islamism. They seem to think that my objection is primarily moral. That I somehow think orthodox Islam is very uniquely evil and that I don’t know that capitalism and imperialism and Christian evangelicals and Sarah Palin […]

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