Browsing Archives of Author »Awais Masood«

A Chance to Promote Peace on Our Roads

August 30, 2014

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 Pakistani electronic and print media has played no positive role in countering the hate, xenophobia and bigotry that has permeated into our society. The public space in Pakistan, specially Punjab, has been taken over by the right-wing organizations. It has been filled with callas for jihad, social and monetary boycott of religious minorities, incitement to […]

Amrika Chalo! –Really?

January 5, 2012

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by Awais Masood While going to watch Ajoka Theatre’s new play ‘Amrika Chalo’, I had in mind the pleasant memories from last year when I watched its play ‘Dara’, a beautiful ensemble of colours, costumes, music and dance that brought to life the historical tragedy of Dara Shikoh.  Keeping in context, the history of Ajoka […]

Pakistan ki Tareef

December 24, 2011

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by Haseeb Asif Originally published at Kafila Islami Jamhooriya Pakistan ki tareekh Hindustan se bohut purani hai. Balkay Islam se bhi purani hai. Jab aathveen sadi mein Muhammad Bin Qasim Islam phelane bar-e-sagheer tashreef laye tau ye jaan ker sharminda huwe ke yahan tau pehle hi Islami riyasat maujood hai. Yahan kufr ka janam tau […]

Islamic fundamentalism, post-modernism and science

November 23, 2011

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by Awais Masood Published Daily Times – November 23, 2011 The recent killing of Yemeni-American Imam, Anwar al-Awlaki, in a drone attack has brought to front the significance of Islamist propaganda in cyberspace and its effects on terror recruitment. Hundreds of sermons by Awlaki were available on the internet. He operated a Facebook page, ran […]

Haspataal puhancha day yar, mujhay haspataal tau puhancha day’

June 12, 2011

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Sarfaraz Shah, a youth died in hope for mercy. by Sonia Wahab These are the last words of Sarfaraz Shah, murdered in cold blood by six paramilitary rangers in Karachi. There is very little known to us that how this video was shot so closely and how it got a chance to spread so quickly […]

Let’s talk about it…

April 14, 2011

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by Samina Naseem Yesterday I read in the State News online here in East Lansing, Michigan that Michigan State University (MSU) is celebrating “Pride Week” to celebrate and appreciate the presence of diverse population at MSU. It is mainly about celebrating LBGTA (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender & ally) community and their contribution to the university […]

Because I am an Idol Worshiper

January 26, 2011

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by Samina Naseem Interesting claim that han! Well, born in an orthodox Christian family, brought up in a very traditional system, going church regularly and o yes! Singing in choir and participating in Christmas and Easter programs as well. My parents were blessed Christians and wanted their children to be like them too. They struggled […]