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Opinion: Why Muslim lives don’t matter

Irrespective of what rallying cries, signs or adapted hashtags proclaim, Muslim lives in America don’t matter. The aftermath of the murder of the three American students in Chapel Hill, and the broader context that spurred it, reconfirms this brutal truth. The … Continue reading

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In Egypt the Military is Supreme by ESAM AL-AMIN

The Generals have done it again! Egypt’s president, Mohamed Morsi, was deposed one year after being democratically elected by the Egyptian people. For those opposed to Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), the move by the military is seen as … Continue reading

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Pakistan politics: Key players

The Pakistani government has often been at loggerheads in recent years with the judiciary and military. Judges have been accused of meddling in politics by disqualifying Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in 2012 and of playing a role in the … Continue reading

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Imran Khan: the man who would be Pakistan’s next prime minister – The Guardian – 04 Mar.13

Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi, 59 years old, currently of Bani Gala village on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, is certain of many things. He is certain that “a huge change” is coming to his country. He is … Continue reading

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So, Really, Why Do They Hate Us? – PAUL ATWOOD – 23 Sep.12

Recent attacks on American embassies and consulates in numerous Muslim countries are claimed to be irrational and undue reactions to a film portraying the Muslim prophet Mohammed in a degraded manner. The film is intentionally sacrilegious and incendiary toward Islamic … Continue reading

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Israel breaks silence over army abuses – Ex-soldiers admit to appalling violence against Palestinian children – The Independent – 26 Aug.12 –

Hafez Rajabi was marked for life by his encounter with the men of the Israeli army’s Kfir Brigade five years ago this week. Sitting beneath the photograph of his late father, the slightly built 21-year-old in jeans and trainers points … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s System is at the heart of its Political Corruption By Atif Salahuddin

Despite fierce anti-American sentiment throughout the country, especially after the US Salala attack in November 2011 which killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, Pakistan’s civil and military rulers have once again decided to ignore public opinion and move ahead to safeguard US … Continue reading

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