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The Next Phase in the War on BDS: Why Israel Detained Omar Barghouti

The Next Phase in the War on BDS: Why Israel Detained Omar Barghouti

Ramzy Baroud* The Israeli state has violated international law more than any other country, yet has rarely, if ever, been held accountable for its crimes and misconduct.   Israel’s successful public relation campaigns through the ever-willing western media partners, coupled with the relentless work and pressure carried out by its powerful backers in Washington DC, London, Paris and elsewhere, […]

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PDP-BJP Coalition ; Redefining Irony

PDP-BJP Coalition ; Redefining Irony

By Javid Ahmad Ahanger* and Javeed Bin Nabi* “The idea that two political parties can’t come together to get a mission done is foreign to me and unacceptable”   Thomas Jefferson to Maryland Republicans in 1809 said. “The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object […]

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‘Decolonizing the Mind’: Using Hollywood Celebrities to Validate Islam

‘Decolonizing the Mind’: Using Hollywood Celebrities to Validate Islam

Ramzy Baroud         As for Muslims who are feeling validated by mere celebrity interest of their religion, they ought to ‘decolonize their minds’, first by refusing to define themselves and relationships to the world through the west and its ever-sinister tools of cultural hegemony. When Terry Holdbrooks Jr., converted to Islam in […]

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Hate is inherent and Fatwa is just a propaganda

Hate is inherent and Fatwa is just a propaganda

Anwarul Huda* The frustration of likes of Paresh Rawal, Ashok Pandit and Taslima Nasreen are well understood but the excitement of liberal champions like Kavita Krishnan and Javed Akhter while jumping in the ‘savior row’ without verifying the facts has really amused people like me.   It’s not a new normal to give a massive […]

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Effacing Nationals From a Nation

Effacing Nationals From a Nation

Ryhan Abdullah*         Kashmiris as a nation need to understand their sellers and buyers. Always cursing history and the fate can never be the solution to our problem. We need to emerge as our own stakeholders. One of the most enduring dilemmas for Kashmiris has been that while outsiders have their breath […]

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‘Web of Weirdness’: US and Israeli Codependent Relationship is Not Just about Money

‘Web of Weirdness’: US and Israeli Codependent Relationship is Not Just about Money

Ramzy Baroud*         “We must look back twenty-five years to realize how far Israel has fallen in world support,” wrote famed Jewish scholar, Harvard sociologist, Nathan Glazer in 1976.   In the last forty years since Glazer wrote his piece, which was uncovered and transmitted by Philip Weiss, Israel’s global support has fallen much […]

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‘MARCH 16’- WHEN ALL KASHMIRIS WERE SOLD

‘MARCH 16’- WHEN ALL KASHMIRIS WERE SOLD

Mohammad Ashraf Khwaja* Ironically, Kashmir was resold at a time when the Britishers were promising ‘popular’ consent as the source of new political arrangements for upcoming independent dominions of India and Pakistan. Kashmir mysteriously became a part of the newly created state of Jammu and Kashmir through the so-called ‘Treaty of Amritsar’ on 16th March […]

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Kashmir: Decoding 2016 UPRISING

Kashmir: Decoding 2016 UPRISING

  By Ibrahim Khaja   In an asymmetrical warfare when the grandeur of a mighty state is challenged by a powerless civilian population it symbolizes more than public anger. It hurts the moral basis of its legitimate claims on the controlled territory. When powerless people of the controlled territory refuse to be impressed by economic growth […]

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UP Elections 2017: A drift towards soft Hindutva

UP Elections 2017: A drift towards soft Hindutva

By Anwarul Hoda As the results started showing clear mandate to BJP in Uttar Pradesh poll, different versions of narratives against the previous predictions started flowing on social media sites. The defeat of BJP was almost assumed before the exit poll declaration but unlike Bihar, most of the exit polls turned true and remained close […]

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Silence is brutal than violence

Silence is brutal than violence

“Peace is not only disturbed by the violence of few people But also by the silence of some people.” -Anonymous By UmerSaleemBhat Everyone around the globe seems to be peace thirsty, some others pretend to be. Eagle’s eye view of the globe will show a mother wailing for his son buried under the debris, a son […]