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US torture report: psychologists should no longer aid military, group says

Epigraph: One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself. One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated. The two…

Is Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law licence to kill? Activist Jibran gives the answer: Fiji Sun TV

FREMONT, CA – Speaking to American Pakistanis at a Sunday luncheon meeting hosted by TALK4PAK group at Mehran Restaurant yesterday, social activist dissented from the common belief and cited examples…

Ahmadis referenced in Reclaiming Pakistan by Jibran Nasir: Muslim News, San Franciso

Jibran Nasir on Reclaiming Pakistan references killing of Ahmadis A TALK4PAK EVENT at Fremont Mehran Restaurant By Dr. H. Koya, San Francisco Bay Area. https://fbcdn-vthumb-a.akamaihd.net/hvthumb-ak-xaf1/v/t15.0-10/s480x480/11095245_10207029298151275_706616605_n.jpg?oh=ab4755689b33b51d2ddf83803b542411&oe=55C2B9CC&__gda__=1439360669_b6d55f40a9f3b584bfb3b0f9526f7c70 (Also see attached word doc)…

Who is killing the good ones?

Dawn: RECENTLY, civil society activists gathered in several towns to shed their tears for their brutally cut down heroes — Perween Rahman, Rashid Rehman and Sabeen Mahmud prominent among them.…

Human Rights, Human Principles, and the Case of Derogatory Cartoons

February 2012 Review of Religions Jonathan Butterworth – UK Background In 2005, the Danish daily newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, published derogatory cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad(saw), the Founder of Islam. In its…

Freddie Gray death: Baltimore Protest to grow as union compares it to ‘lynch mob’

Epigraph: O mankind, We have created you from a male and a female; and We have made you into tribes and sub-tribes that you may recognize one another. Indeed, the…

Mediterranean migrants: Hundreds feared dead after boat capsizes

Epigraph: Every human life is sacred and of unlimited value, regardless of religion, race, nationality or social status, otherwise none is. (Derived from Al Quran 5:33) Source: BBC Hundreds of…

Jorge Ramos: A Voice for the Immigrants in USA

Source: Time Jorge Ramos is silver-haired and gray-eyed, but inside that ring of steel beats a heart of gold. Ramos wrangles with President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner; he…

US Supreme Court to Start Hearing Muslim Hijab and Discrimination Case Today

Epigraph: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” — First Amendment to…

Human Rights, Human Principles, and the Case of Derogatory Cartoons

Background In 2005, the Danish daily newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, published derogatory cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad(saw), the Founder of Islam. In its editorial, the newspaper argued that Muslims should endure insults…

Debate: Should human rights always outweigh religious rights?

Washington Post: I used to be a free speech absolutist; Charlie Hebdo changed that

Washington Post: By Andrés Martinez January 26 2015.  Andres Martinez is editorial director of Zocalo Public Square, for which he writes the Trade Winds column. He teaches journalism at Arizona…

Saudi Arabia publicly beheads woman in holy Mecca as blogger lashings are postponed

Source: independent.co.uk Authorities in Saudi Arabia have publicly beheaded a woman in Islam’s holy city of Mecca, prompting further criticism of the country’s human rights record. More….http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-publicly-beheads-woman-in-holy-mecca-as-blogger-set-to-receive-second-lashing-9982134.html…

France to protect all religions, vows Francois Hollande

Source: bbc.co.uk French President Francois Hollande has vowed that his country will protect all religions, saying that Muslims are the main victims of fanaticism. Speaking at the Arab World Institute,…

Turkish PM compares Netanyahu to ‘Paris terrorists’

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday accused hisIsraeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu of committing “crimes against humanity” comparable to those of the Islamist gunmen behind the Paris attacks that left…

As a Muslim, I’m Fed Up With the Hypocrisy of the Free Speech Fundamentalists

Huff Post: by Mehdi Hasan — Does it not bother you to see Barack Obama – who demanded that Yemen keep the anti-drone journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye behind bars, after…

China bans wearing burqa in biggest Muslim city

By Steven Jiang, CNN Story highlights Xinjiang province passes law to ban wearing burqa in public A spate of violent incidents has rocked Xinjiang, long inhabited by the largely Muslim…

An open letter to Geo TV

Daily Times: by Kashif N. Chaudhry — You remember well that the last time your host Mr Amir Liaquat promoted anti-Ahmedi hate speech on your forum in September of 2008,…

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