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Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Since the 2011 Arab revolts, a loose network of underground zealots has evolved into a potent and highly vocal force. Behind the remarkable rise of Salafism lies the world’s leading producer of oil – and extremist Islam: Saudi Arabia.

How Saudi petrodollars fuel rise of Salafism By Marc DAOU (text) When protesters incensed by an anti-Muslim video scaled the walls of the US embassy in Cairo on September 11, tearing down … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Saudi Arabia embraces Salafism: Countering the Arab uprising? – By James M. Dorsey

SAUDI ARABIA has long been seen as the main backer of Salafis across the globe. It has always, however, shied away from officially endorsing the Muslim trend that until recently … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jang Group’s reporter Ahmad Noorani should remain moderate – by Attar Qadri

  According to Pakistan Media Watch, Mr Noorani, a protege of Mr Ansar Abbasi, is no stranger to religio-political hit jobs. According to research conducted by blogger Mohtasib, in April 2000, … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Jewish majority is history- by Akiva Eldar

The government’s acknowledgement that Jews are a minority in this land means one thing only: Apartheid is here. Illistration by Amos Biderman Amid a dry economic report published yesterday in … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Exclusivity of “Sijda” – by Kazim Shah

The concept of Shirk in Islam is the most critical aspect of the entire faith. The recognition of God, as one and with no affiliates is the life line which … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

World Shia Forum condemns the shooting of Malala Yousafzai

Malala was a symbol for resistance against the oppression and school burning by Talibaan. A beacon of hope for young girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan desiring empowerment and education. Much has been … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 8 Comments

Shia Muslim dynasties and countries in Islamic history – by Abdul Nishapuri

  Throughout Islamic history, Sunni Muslim and Shia Muslim empires have co-existed and contributed to the development of Islamic civilization and culture. However, in the mainstream projections (in the media, … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 4 Comments