Month: September 2012

ایک سادہ سوال

Awaam جہاں کل کا  روز نبی کریمؑ کی شان میں گستاخی کے خلاف احتجاج کے طور پر منایا گیا وہاں ھم مسلمانوں کو ایک دِن اور منانا چاہیے جسمیںیہ سوچا جائے کہ ہم رسولؑ کی سنت اور دینِ رسولؑ کے پیروکار کے طور پر ہر روز صبح سے شام تک شانِ رسول میں کتنی گستاخیاں کرتے ہیں، ان میں سے چند ایک تو ایسی ہیں جسکا سامنا ہم سبھی کرتے ھیں

The Innocence of Muslims”: Blasphemy as a Political Tactic

Thierry Meyssan The circulation on the Internet of the trailer for a film, The Innocence of Muslims, sparked demonstrations across the world and resulted in the killing in Benghazi of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and members of his entourage. *        *        * At first glance, these events can be located in the long line leading from Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses to the burnings of the Koran by Pastor Terry Jones. Nevertheless, this new attack differs from other incidents in that the film was not directed at a Western audience but instead was uniquely conceived as an instrument of provocation directed at Muslims.

25m children out of school in Pakistan

Dawn Pakistan has the world’s second highest rate of out-of-school children, with Sindh having the worst infrastructure for schools, says a report on children’s status released on Friday. Almost 25 million children are currently out of school in Pakistan, while seven million of them have yet to receive some form of primary schooling, according to the report, titled ‘The State of Pakistan’s Children Report 2011’, prepared by Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc).