Gaza attacks: UN calls for halt to fighting as death toll passes 270 in fresh Israeli air strikes

The UN Security Council has called for an immediate end to all violence in Gaza after fresh Israeli air strikes against Palestinian targets have brought the death toll to more than 270 people. By Tim Butcher in Jerusalem and Richard Holt Last Updated: 8:36AM GMT 28 Dec 2008 Palestinian officials said that 271 Palestinians had […]

Jewish Power: The "0.002%" World Problem

Jewish Power: The “0.002%” World Problem by Mohamed Khodr (Tuesday, October 21, 2003) “We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world – no longer a Government of free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but […]

Islamic pilgrimage deeply touches two Valley men

Comments 10 | Recommend 0 Lawn Griffiths, Tribune By now, most Muslims who went on this year’s hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, are back home. They’re telling their stories of being swept up in a sea of faithful followers fulfilling some of Islam’s most sacred rituals. They’re talking about the spiritual ecstasy of […]

Israel's Terror Rampage

by Elias Akleh (Saturday, December 27, 2008) “Driven by a crazy warmongering prejudiced god, who elevates one group of people over the rest of his creation, and who orders his chosen people to perpetrate a bloody genocidal cleansing of his promised land in order to build him a mundane house to live in, Israeli politicians […]

Gaza's grim reaper

Israel always manages to commit its worst deeds when no one else is looking. By Paul J. Balles While Americans concentrate on the cost of rescuing the U.S. financial system, and Europeans worry about how the worldwide financial crisis will affect them, Israel blithely, with U.S. government and European community approval, deprives Gaza’s entire civilian […]

How to TackleTerrorism

How to TackleTerrorism By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan (tr. Yoginder Sikand) Terrorism is an international menace. Everyone condemns it but the question is: How to cope with terrorism? I would like to give the answer to this question in brief. First of all, we have to define what is terrorism. In Islam, only one kind of […]

The Hidden Holocaust: Our Civilizational Crisis – Part 1: The Holocaust in History

The Hidden Holocaust: Our Civilizational Crisis – Part 1: The Holocaust in History by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed Part 1: The Holocaust in History 1. “Hidden Holocaust” As we are all aware, the term “Holocaust” is traditionally used to refer to the “systematic, bureaucratic state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi […]

TURKEY: Ataturk's grave, head scarves and the call to prayer

Walking along Mostafa Kemal Ataturk’s mausoleum is like visiting a reproduction of an ancient temple. Though it is a burial site in a country with an absolute Muslim majority, no trace or engraving of Islam can be found. On the contrary, the creators of this spacious grave seemed to have no interest in recognizing religion, […]