Radicalism

Bihar Chief Minister Pays Tributes To Hazrat Imam Hussain

WordForPeace.com Patna: On the eve of the mourning of Muharram, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday urged the people of the state to draw inspiration from Hazrat Imam Hussain and his associates who had attained martyrdom in Karbala. In a solemn tribute to Hazrat Imam Hussain and the 72 martyrs, Mr Kumar said “they shall always be remembered for their …

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Fight extremism in all forms and manifestations: Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi

WordForPeace.com On September 3, 2018, the World Sufi Forum (WSF), an apex body of Indian Sufi-oriented Muslims, wrote a letter to the UN Secretary, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), European Union (EU) and other international bodies. In this letter, the WSF called for enacting the international laws against disrespecting holy Prophets and sacred personalities. This letter has been written in …

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Pakistani Diplomats Threaten Journalists in Canada! | Word for Peace

WordForPeace.com Pakistani diplomats and Canadian MPs of Pakistani origin are threatening journalists they deem objectionable in Canada.  They are also wielding their influence over Canadian politics on all levels. Recently, the Pakistan High Commission Office in Ottawa attacked MP Maxime Bernier over his tweet: “Canada under extreme Liberal multiculturalism: While a statue of our country’s founder is being removed in one …

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Sexual violence against men? Need to talk about it

WordForPeace.com Sexual violence against men is widespread, especially in conflict and post-conflict zones, yet efforts to understand its causes and develop strategies to reduce it have been hampered by a dearth of theoretical engagement. Sexual Violence Against Men in Global Politics, a new book co-edited by the Graduate Institute’s Elisabeth Prügl and Paula Drumond, along with Marysia Zalewski and Maria Stern, sets out to …

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“Stop philosophizing” say Egyptians: Do philosophers have answers to Egypt’s current challenges?

WordForPeace.com CAIRO — “Stop philosophizing” say Egyptians to indicate their irritation and boredom when they are treated to a long didactic monologue. To that end, a group of philosophy professors from the American University in Cairo (AUC) started a project in 2017 that aims to change the common belief that philosophy is didactic, boring, elitist and irrelevant to daily life. “Philosophy in Arabic” is a …

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Indian Ulema who fought for freedom: Part 3 By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi

WordForPeace.com Maulana Ahmaddullah Shah Madrasi (1787-1858) In his well-researched work in Urdu, Taarikh-e-Jang-e-Azadi-e-Hind 1857 (page: 205), Syed Khurshid Mustafa Rizvi writes: “Ahmaddullah Shah prominently figures the list of ulema who prepared the whole country for the 1857 Revolt….He visited different parts of the country and instigated the people for the Revolt.” Ahmaddullah Shah was a spiritually inclined Alim or Islamic …

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Is Progressive Islam/Progressive Muslim Thought “Secular” or ‘Western”

WordForPeace.com Dr. Adis Duderija In my previous post I discussed a number of the reasons why I use the adjective ‘progressive” when theorising progressive Islam/progressive Muslim Thought”, a question that is frequently put to me in my discussions with various people on the subject matter. In this post I want to address another issue that arises in relation to progressive Islam, …

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Malala Yousafzai condemns arson attack on girls’ schools in Gilgit-Baltistan

WordForPeace.com Peshawar: Youngest ever Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai has strongly condemned the burning down of 12 schools, half of them all-girls’, in Pakistan, saying the “extremists” have shown that a “girl with a book” frightens them the most. The schools were burnt down late Friday by unidentified assailants in coordinated attacks in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan, triggering protest by local …

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Those who defend Section 35A tacitly accept J&K’s future lies within Constitution: Omar Abdullah-Kashmir Images

WordForPeace.com Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said that those out to defend Section Article 35-A were tacitly accepting that future of the state lies within the Constitution of India. A batch of petitions is before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the provision which confers special status to permanent residents of Jammu and …

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