New strategy for Afghanistan?

31 08 2009

General Stanley A. McChrystal, the commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan has called for a ‘tweaking’ in the Afghan policy. The General does not want any new troops as he thinks that the current policy is flawed. Instead, he thinks that the strengthening of Afghan Army and Police would be sufficent to counter Taliban threat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saudis failing to control terrorists

28 08 2009

In the recent episode of rising violence in Saudi Arabia, a terrorist detonated himself in the office of Prince Muhammad bin Nayef. Prince Nayef is leading Saudi forces in countering terrorism. Also, this is the first attack on any person of the royal family in decades. The ease with which the bomber entered the office of Nayef and carried out this attack speaks volume about the flaws in Saudi security apparatus. Read the rest of this entry »





Malaysian woman awaiting ‘caning’

24 08 2009

As we discussed earlier, Malaysia is on a way backward. Although Malaysia is not an overwhelmingly Muslim country, non-Muslims are forced to adhere to Islamic principles. As for the Muslims, some people are trying to impose Taliban-style shariah in the Malay land. These people, with some hidden support from certain government quarters, are waging a war against Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Read the rest of this entry »





Shame on Pakistanis

3 08 2009

Yet another episode of shameful behavior that has become a hallmark of Pakistani Muslims. Scores of Christians were burned to death and their residential quarters were gutted by an angry mob of Muslims. The incident took place in a small town of Punjab — the largest province of Pakistan by population with the largest population of Christians.

Pakistan, especially Punjab, has a long history of violence against Christians. They are free to do that under the Islamic laws of Pakistan that allow violence against minorities if they are found to be blasphemous to Islamic teachings. One can even be sentenced to death if he or she is found to be desecrating any Islamic principles or figures.

Mullahs take full advantage of this clause and accuse non-Muslims with blasphemy. They gather large crowds that attack non-Muslims and burn their properties, sometimes also killing them. Interestingly, the later judicial inquireis have never been able to confirm the charges of blasphemy.

Things will continue the same unless and until the draconian blasphemy laws are not repealed by the Pakistani government. Western governments, especially the United States, should put some pressure on Pakistanis to mend their ways. US is giving billions of dollars in aid and it reserves the right to withhold its aid package if human rights condition in Pakistan remains pathetic.





The weird blasphemy

29 07 2009

Blasphemy is one of the most favorite words in the Muslim world. The sensitivities run so high that non-issues become a great dispute. Some Muslims love to make a mountain out of a mole hill. It is an understandable fact that Muslims do not want any dirt smacking on the holy figures. But why they became so insane while protesting?

The answer lies in the ignorance of a common Muslim that can be easily brainwashed by the mullahs. Interestingly, these mullahs remain at the sideline (as usual) and a common Muslim dies during violent protests. During the 2006 caricature controversy, dozens of Muslims died in Pakistan, Egypt, Bangladesh and other Muslim countries. There was a massive loot and arson where banks, offices and shopping centers were set on fire.

There are also minor controversies fueled by religious zealots in the Muslim world. Pakistan is the worst affected country as most Pakistanis think themselves to be the guardians of Islam. This ‘assumed’ guardianship means that they are free to carry out violent protests and chant anti-western slogans. The situation is almost the same in Egypt, Bangladesh and in India. The concept of freedom of speech is virtually non-existent in the Muslim world.

On an end note, there is an old anecdote running under varying scenarios in different Muslim countries. A group of angry Muslim protesters were chanting slogans against a western country (Outside its embassy) in a Muslim world. Police was standing on the sidelines and the protest was turning violent. Suddenly someone started shouting in the crowd that the visa window has been opened and that country is offering free tickets and accommodation. The crowd soon dispersed and one could see a long line of the applicants at the said window.

The crux of the matter lies in the ignorance, poverty and religious extremism. Even those who are educated are not ready to accept the controversial and hypocritical attitudes of Muslim theocracy and that is a real shame.





Iran continues on its discriminatory path

14 07 2009

Iran has not budged from its position on the discrimination and brutal suppression of minorities. Although the conservative militant regime is oppressive of every moderate voice, the treatment of minorities is absolutely shameful. As we reported earlier, the regime is continuing with its ‘speedy’ justice as it just hanged 13 more Sunni rebels in the south-eastern region of Baluchistan. Read the rest of this entry »





Massacre in Xinjiang

6 07 2009

Chinese government is on the path of tyranny again. According to a report from New York Times, more than 140 people have been killed in the south western state of Xinjiang. The state, dominated by the Muslim Uighurs, is facing an insurgency for over two decades. Although the struggle was and still is largely peaceful, the authorities have unleashed a rein of terror. Read the rest of this entry »