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Mumbai: B-Town continues mourning for Peshawar attack victims

B-Town continues mourning for Peshawar attack victims Mumbai, Dec 17 A day after 132 children were brutally killed in a gruesome Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan’s Peshawar city,…

Qur’an lesson for today: 325. Commandment – Wine and the game of hazard and idols and divining arrows are forbidden and unlawful

325. Commandment – Wine and the game of hazard and idols and divining arrows are forbidden and unlawful   [5:91] O ye who believe! wine and the game of hazard and…

Pakistan attack reveals the truth about terrorism: it kills more poor Muslims than rich westerners

theguardian: by Ben Doherty — Those who suffer most from Islamist extremism are not people in rich western nations, but other poor Muslims. This is the fundamental truth that obliterates…

Our Denial has killed children in Peshawar

Source: Dawn There is no sight uglier than a child’s corpse. I can say this because I have seen one dying before my eyes. When a child dies, no words…

Pakistan must not give in to Taliban dream of Islamic ‘perfection’

Source: CNN (CNN) — Established in 2007 following the Red Mosque siege, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), or Pakistani Taliban, is now a prominent actor in that country’s politics. It is…

Jordan’s Palestinian draft calls for peace with Israel in a year

UNITED NATIONS: Jordan formally submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution calling for peace between Israel and the Palestinians within one year that “fulfills the…

Islam condemns the killing of children — Queen Rania

AMMAN — “When did children become legitimate targets for radicals? When did global human rights treaties designed to protect children cease to matter?” Her Majesty Queen Rania asked in an opinion…

Pakistan’s greatest enemy is denial

India Express: Over the last few decades, Pakistanis have become accustomed to terrorists, as well as terrorism. But the Taliban’s slaughter of schoolchildren in Peshawar on Tuesday was an unprecedented…

Jakarta Post Editor’s Blasphemy Case ‘Under Review’: Police

By Dominic Diongson on 10:37 am Dec 16, 2014 Category Crime, Front Page, News, Politics Tags: blasphemy, Islam, Jakarta Post, Meidyatama Suryodiningrat Jakarta. Hints emerged on Monday the police may be softening their stance in the blasphemy investigation against The…

Qur’an lesson for today: 324. Commandment – what is forbidden and unlawful for you

324. Commandment – what is forbidden and unlawful for you   [5:4] Forbidden to you is the flesh of an animal which dies of itself, and blood and the flesh of swine; and…

Pakistani Army Chief Asks Afghans to Help Find Taliban Commanders

Pakistani Army Chief Asks Afghans to Help Find Taliban Commanders Behind Massacre By ISMAIL KHAN DEC. 17, 2014 Photo A soldier stood guard amid the damage at the Army Public…

MIDDLE EAST PEACE : Israel criticised at Geneva meeting

DEC 17, 2014 – 15:56 Construction materials being unloaded at a new housing unit in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Har Homa (Keystone) A total of 126 of 196 parties…

Is Saudi System of Government Islamic?

By Syed Zubair Ahmad, “Al Mamlikat Al Saudia Al Arabia”. It’s clear from the name itself that this empire has nothing to do with Islam or Muslims at all. It…

‘Terror has no religion’: MP urges ban on phrase ‘Islamic terrorist’ in mass media

RT: A Russian lawmaker proposes a ban on expressions such as ‘Islamic terrorist’ and ‘Islamist militant’ in the mass media, claiming they give people the wrong impression about Islam and…

‘Palestinians to press’ UN vote despite US veto warning

AFP | Dec 16, 2014 | JORDAN TIMES RAMALLAH — The Palestinians are to submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council on Wednesday as planned although US Secretary…

Jordan: House speaker urges restraint as MPs reject projected gas deal with Israel

by Raed Omari | Dec 16, 2014 | 23:49 MP Mahmoud Kharabsheh (second left) is among signatories to a memo calling for a no-confidence motion in the government (Photo by…

Robert Fisk: Peshawar school attack: Massacre of the innocents in Pakistan born of ambivalence towards Taliban. Army and security police have wavered between backing and attacking the group

It was a massacre of the innocents. Every report must admit this – because it’s true. But it is not the whole truth. The historical and all-too-real connections between the…

Murdering Our Own Children: The Deep Bigotry of Pakistan’s Sadness

Epigraph: And We (Allah) have sent thee (Muhammad) not but as a mercy for all peoples. (Al Quran 21:108) Written for The Muslims Times by Dr. Abdul Alim, Editor for…

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